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SHOT 2014 — Will the Bullpup unseat the AR? Desert Tech’s Micro Dynamic Rifle

If the AR platform has a challenger going forward, it may not be the AK. Although not new, the bullpup design affords the versatility and shootability of an AR with the same length barrel, but an overall shorter length rifle. The bullpup seems to offer all of the advantages without any of the disadvantages. Last year, IWI saw success with its bullpup design—the Tavor. For 2014, Desert Tech is introducing its own bullpup—the Micro Dynamic Rifle (MDR).


The ‘Second 10’ Articles as of August 17, 2013

This compilation of the most-read Shooter’s Log articles by all-time rank from No. 11 to No. 20 talks about a range of topics, from exercising good manners at the gun store to the provocative question, “Will you turn over your guns” if the government demands them? Click the headlines to check them out for yourself.


Curious Goings-On in Cancelled Carbine Competition

The Army has concluded the Improved Carbine Competition (ICC) without having selected a winner. Reason: the Fabrique National FNAC, Heckler & Koch’s HK416A5, a modified Remington ACR, Adcor Defense’s B.E.A.R. Elite, the Beretta ARX-160, and the Colt Enhanced M4 couldn’t pass the Army’s Phase II standards for accuracy, reliability, and durability. Huh?


Top 10 Most-Read Posts of 2012

Chronicle staff writers pay attention to stories that the CTD community enjoys, both for how information is delivered and what topics our readers prefer in The Shooter’s Log.

A Thompson T5 1927 1C Lightweight


SHOT 2013: Some Old Favorites Make a Cameo

There is something about old models of guns, especially military firearms. At the 2013 SHOT Show, Kahr, Auto-Ordnance and Magnum Research put out a couple throwbacks I thought the world should see.

Desert Tactical Arms SRSA1-Chassis


SHOT 2013 Preview: Stealth Recon Scout A1

Can your favorite get any better? If your favorite is made by Desert Tactical Arms, it just may. Even if it isn’t made by Desert Tactical Arms, you may want to take another look because DTA has announced its newest iteration of the SRS rifle system.