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Bob Pilgrim

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Compact Stinger

In Vietnam, the bugs are big. Centipedes, spiders and other insect vermin can reach the size of small rats—and the rats look like domestic cats. While in Hue–Phu Bai, my battalion moved into hardbacked tents and set up camp. I was the rifle company’s exec and reported to my rudimentary office early one steaming morning. I...

HIT Improving Technology

Government scandals involving a solar power company aside, the military at a number of combat installations, including Forward Operating Bases, is augmenting its fossil fuel power generation with solar panels. Most of these panels are used to charge portable electronic equipment such as radios and GPS devices,...

WICKED STICKS | Long-Range Mountain Shoot

Ashbury International Group, Inc and Ashbury Precision Ordnance (APO) are not household names, particularly among the hordes of AR aficionados, but among ultra long range, reach out and touch you professionals, the Charlottesville, Virginia company represents top tier among the small community of craftsmen dedicated to the...

Battle Bug | Taurus 738 TCP

A police officer carries many tools of the trade on his ever-burgeoning pistol belt. Any weight savings is not only appreciated by the end user, but has become a health issue for many as well. Externally acquired weight is also a comfort issue, and sometimes a police...

Scar Junior | ISSC MK22 Rifle

Very few military assault rifles have excited the shooting public as has the FN Special Operations Forces (SOF) Combat Assault Rifle. Designated the MK16/17 SCAR Light (5.56x45mm) and Heavy (7.62x51mm) by the military, civilians have passionately agitated for a semiautomatic civilian legal version and a few years ago were finally rewarded for their efforts. However, the MK16...

Transferable Skills

Advantage Arms 1911 .22 Conversion Kit I am an unabashed fan of Advantage Arms (AA) sub-caliber conversion kits and have written two previous reviews on their Glock conversions for S.W.A.T. Magazine. For the money, these kits offer the most bang for the buck (pun intended) of the majority of kits currently on the market. As...

Taking Full Advantage | Advantage Arms Glock 19/23 Conversion Kit

  Several years ago, I obtained an Advantage Arms (AA) .22-caliber conversion kit for my Glock 17 (G17) pistol. It was a beautiful shooting accessory that aptly came in its own jewel-style case. It allowed me to continue shooting while recovering from a neck injury that required surgery. Next to the G17, its younger...

Multi-Caliber Glock 29

Robar Teams Up With KKM Precision After carrying the 10mm on duty and competing with it in action pistol, I became a fan of the now fairly obscure caliber. The ten is a heck of a round and in its more robust renditions serves as an excellent handgun hunting cartridge. Its...

Serious Steel

Robar Customized Colt New Agent Pistol I cut my FBI training teeth with a Smith & Wesson M&P .38 Special revolver with four-inch barrel. I even traveled with it to my first office in Los Angeles. But I quickly augmented it with Smith’s M19, so I could fire Magnum loads if...