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Todd Burgreen

Todd Burgreen has been a freelance writer for the last 20 years with articles appearing in numerous publications. He has attended numerous personal defense, team tactics, firearms, and driving courses over the years from some of the most influential training personalities and schools in the country.

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Shotgun With an AK Attitude-Krebs Custom Saiga-12 Tac-18

The operating standard for the combat shotgun has been the pump-action fed via a tube magazine located under the barrel. There have been lever and bolt-action shotguns as well, but these did not impinge on the pump-action’s status to which all others are compared. This is based on its simplicity of operation, reliability and ability...

Tactical Toughness | ArmaLite AR-30A1

The AR-30A1 I tested was the standard model with fixed buttstock and no rail past the receiver. The AR-30A1 Target model features an adjustable buttstock and extended rail system for anyone contemplating night vision or other accessories. AR-30A1 FEATURES The aluminum stock is better described as a “chassis.” It...

Firearms Alchemy | Stonewall Krebs SBR AK

Certain weapons evolve over time as users search for their best utility. Previous experiences with other AK-type pistols led Bill Randolph, co-owner of Stonewall Arms LLC, to an appreciation of the handling and performance enhancements gained by converting the AK pistol into an SBR by adding a...

Old West Classic | Rossi M92 Lever-Action Rifle

Webster’s College Dictionary defines “classic” as: 1. serving as a standard of excellence; 2. characterized by simple tailored lines in fashion year after year. Few would argue against the lever action being considered a classic on both counts of the definition, especially on this side of the...

Bullup With Bite | FNH USA FS2000 Tactical

Bullpup-style rifles have always generated strong opinions—both for and against. The bullpup is a firearm configuration in which the action is located behind the trigger group in the space normally solely reserved for the stock. This permits at least a seven- to ten-inch shorter firearm length for...

Sons Of Guns AK | Red Jacket Firearms ZK-MR

Thanks to the successful Discovery Channel TV series Sons of Guns, Will Hayden’s Red Jacket Firearms (RJF) is no stranger to the spotlight. What many may not realize is that years before the show, RJF was—and still is—a leading source of innovative AK rifles. I was fortunate to make Will’s...

Triple Play | All-Around Rugers

Generally speaking, I have found that firearm manufacturers specialize production into categories. By categories, I mean sporting arms, competition and personal defense. Most firearms companies want to be the single source for all their customer’s needs within a certain product line. This ensures loyal repeat customers, which are the key to steady sales performance as a company....

Made In America

It is often said imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Century International Arms is a major source of U.S.-made versions of well-known weapons, thus allowing the firearms to be distributed stateside. Century offers semiautomatic sporting versions of AK-47s, Sterlings, PSLs, Golanis (Galils), AK-74s, Tantals, and the CETME. It has just introduced the C93....

Pumped-Up Pony

 Colt .38 Super Commander John Browning’s 1911 pistol has beyond a doubt earned the right to be called an icon. The early 20th century design is still going strong more than 100 years after its adoption by the U.S. military. Mr. Browning would take satisfaction in the fact that military units with...