Having owned several $3,000-$5,000 precision rifles, the quest for accuracy can be expensive. The goal of this build was a rig with fine, precise accuracy with a price tag most shooters could afford. At full MSRP this complete ready to shoot setup is under $1,800 including gun, optic, rings, and magazine and easily delivers sub-.5-inch 100-yard groups—all day long.
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Ruger has done something few companies have ever done outside of the AR-15 market by designing and offering the Ruger PC Carbine with out-of-the box functionality with another competing manufacturers magazines, along with Ruger’s own SR-series magazines. The brilliant 10/22-influenced design is everything we could hope for in a inexpensive, reliable, and easily serviceable $650 MSRP rifle.
The Ruger Precision Rifle is a competition killer—in the factory precision rifle market—from a number of perspectives. Everything is included—billet precision chassis, fully-adjustable buttstock, folding stock adapter, AR compatible safety, outstanding factory trigger, tri-lug-style bolt, free-floated, AR-15 compatible forend, and AICS compatible box-fed magazine. Best of all, the RPR is available in .223!
Over the years, I have changed my opinion on AR-15 pistols. At one time, I believed these short little AR-15s were useless fun-time range toys, but then I started shooting some very high-end AR-15 pistol builds, and my mind was swayed. The Law Tactical AR-15 Folding Stock Adapter transforms that short little higher performing AR-15 pistol into something ever shorter that can easily be slipped into most backpacks.
The biggest weapon lighting trend at this year’s SHOT show was integrated weapon light and laser combos. Streamlight and Crimson Trace both had some of the most well integrated models I saw at the show—each with their own unique features.
During a recent training, Major Pandemic was introduced to the world of realistic training with the help of airsoft guns and rubber dummy targets. Previously, he had no idea the high quality airsoft trainers were so realistic, accurate, or well made. And, when coupled with Rubber Dummy Targets, his world of live fire, force on force, entry, and concealment drills expanded in new ways. Read the full details here.
Magpul has been on an aggressive innovation design track for the last couple years with one product after another. One…Read More >
For those not familiar with the original Galil line, it was developed in the 1960s and has continued refinement to current times. The rifle and has been tuned and tweaked over the years by IWI into what many say is the pinnacle of AK perfection. All the features and accuracy of military M16/AR platforms, but with AK reliability and power—indeed the perfect AK. Read the full review.
The Bond Arms have proven to be infallibly reliable and easy to shoot. Add in a premium quality not found on most guns these days and you have a tough to beat firearm. Sure, on almost any given day, I have a high capacity semi-auto on my hip, however there are many times the flexibility of the Bond firearm is more than just handy—it’s lifesaving.
Over the last six months, I have worked through a set of theories based on some discussions with some deeply experienced friends, which I would like to share. One high ranking Army friend—formerly a Night Stalker—said, “There is no one perfect small arm for any situation. The dynamics of the environment you expect to be engaged in dictate the armament.” For several reasons, it is my theory that an AR-15 pistol is the better personal defense and road travel firearm to have stowed in your vehicle.