The Coolest Guns in Canada are Coming out of Turkey Right Now

I’m a big fan of shotguns. I’ve got a soft spot for guns that feed from box magazines.

A flurry of announcements yesterday solidified for me the idea that’s been floating around for years: all of the coolest shotguns in this country and coming out of Turkey right now. They’re doing things that no one else is, making them at an affordable price, and exporting them.

The big reveal is that the RCMP has ruled several versions of the Uzkon BR99 to be non-restricted. Expect to see guns from Trigger Wholesale, O’Dell Engineering, and Corwin Arms all coming out in 2016.

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The Colt Canada IUR: My Current Obsession

Just when I thought I didn’t need another AR-15 variant in the safe, the Colt Canada IUR goes on sale.

If you’re not familiar, Colt Canada was formerly Diemaco, and produces the light arms issued to the Canadian Forces. As a result, they make interesting milspec guns, and have done very little with civilian sales until 2015. Back in February they released the SA20 and SA15.7, which are semi-auto versions of the C7 and C8 rifles, along with a handful of IURs.

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IDF Tavor 1 on 1 After Action Review

Zahal Tavor Course AAR

This is an After Action Report written by Michael, who attended the course! I’ve published it in it’s entirety here with his permission. I’m far too closely tied to this project to offer an objective review of my own. Thanks Mike!

Nov 6-8, 2015
Calgary Shooting Center
Instructor: Lovie Malespin
Facilitator: Edward Osborne –TV PressPass
Zahal: Yoav Dotan
Prologue, Friday Evening.

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Running My First Carbine Course: Zahal, The Tavor, and IDF Instructor Lovie

This is not an AAR, or a review: I was intimately involved in making this course, not the guy taking it!

But it was a hell of a lot of fun, and I’m going to write about it anyways. This course was a long time coming, and it was immensely rewarding to finally see it come together.

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Night Vision Phase One

Here’s the first wave! This central video will grow as each feature piece is added on. I’ve been working with night vision for years. Looking at different systems and solutions for different people and budgets. This series is going to lay out some of that in as simple a way as possible. There’s lots of details and specific scenarios when it comes to working in the dark, but my goal is to give you the basic understanding and present some comparisons. From there we can start to tackle the fun-stuff.

Stay tuned! Each companion piece will take us into deeper detail on it’s system and topic. And if you have any specific questions about NV gear and the dark, let me know!

The New CDTSA Range in Milo Alberta

I’m doing a lot of my shooting here now. It’s a stellar facility, so I put together a quick feature looking at it:

I was lucky to scoop up a membership back in January and have spent most of the summer shooting at the new site! You can see CDTSA events and apply for membership on their website: http://www.cdtsa.ca/

3-Gun Shotgun Review: Akdal Mka 1919

I’ve been shooting this shotgun in 3-Gun matches for over a year now, and finally put all my thoughts together. It’s a solid system, despite being restricted, it’s a great way to get a familiar system in a shotgun. Which probably means I should be competing with an AR-15 instead of the Tavor if I want to share muscle memory! There are lots of parts and pieces for the MKA 1919, but I think I’ve hit on a successful combination…