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Myth Busted – The DI Gas System of the M4 Makes it Unreliable?

Mike Pannone wrote an excellent article on Defense Review entitled The Big M4 Myth: “Fouling caused by the direct impingement gas system makes the M4 Carbine unreliable.” There is no shortage of misinformation out there surrounding the M4/M16 family of weapons and this article does a good job of dispelling one of the biggest myths. The AR-15, when built with quality components, is one of the most reliable weapon systems on the planet. With proper maintenance, it will not let you down. After you read this article you will appreciate the DI system and its accuracy promoting simplicity instead of fearing its apocryphal reputation as a design flaw. It will also make you consider dropping some coin on a BCM upper.

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Soldier Systems – Grey Man Lesson: Spotting a Hidden Handgun

While this graphic actually dates from 1992, it does contain quite a few details that are of use both offensively as well as defensively. Originally, published in the New York Times the data came from NYPD Detective Robert Gallagher based on criteria he used to size up suspects…

ML Knives Blog – 1095 High Carbon Steel

I think it was back in March of last year I posted a little about
the steel I use. There are allot of opinions/debates and information
floating around on the internet about knife Steel.
Simple fact is most custom makers that forge knives have a
steel they favor and if there forging most likely it is a high
carbon steel of some type…

Survival Blog – Stealth Edible Landscaping with Unusual Berries

Want to eat a wolfberry? How about some vaccinium jam? Some chokeberry wine? They don’t sound too appetizing, do they? Few people know it, but the fruits of these plants are not only edible, but delicious. They have unappealing names and don’t look familiar to most Americans, so if you incorporate them into your landscaping you will have a supply of fresh, nutritious fruit that your neighbors won’t recognize as food…

The Firearm Blog – Colt M1911 Machine Pistols

Back in the 1930s Colt developed a few experimental fully automatic M1911 pistols. It is hard to believe that anyone thought that a .45 ACP machine pistol was a practical idea!

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ITS Tactical: How to Keep Your AR Running Part 1

Many people own AR’s, but unfortunately don’t know the first thing about the history, functionality or even what spare parts to have on hand to ensure success…

Grey Group Tactical – Green Zone: The Real Villians Are SOF, WTF?

Being a fan of the “Jason Bourne” movies I had high hopes for the coming movie Green Zone.  Those hopes began to waver with the release of the first trailers depicting an Army Warrant Officer being “off reservation” and engaged (in a hostile manner) with American SOF.  I saw the movie this weekend, and was pleasantly surprised that Matt Damon’s character at least did not directly kill any other American Service Members, because well…he was the hero, you couldn’t have the hero do that, right?

Soldier Systems – More on MTP

Strike Hold! caught a BBC broadcast providing some new details of the new British Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) designed by Crye Precision for the Ministry of Defence…

Death Valley Magazine – Physical Body Language Indicators of Imminent Violence

One of the most often overlooked aspects of your training regimen is conflict avoidance. We train and train on how to resolve a violent encounter in the most efficient and (in certain cases such as an attack on principle in a High threat environment, or when someone is trying to kill you in) the Most violent manner possible to end the threat for our clients, our teams and ourselves…

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LMS Defense – Dear Pistol Log…

The keys to healthy living are living a balanced life, making sure you take in adequate servings of sunlight, water, carbs, protein, healthy fats, and pistol training…

Kit Up – Army Could Be Open to PMAG Buys

The Magpul-designed PMAG is very popular among Joes and Grunts in the Box. With its high-impact resistant plastic construction, textured grip and MagLevel window for round count verification, the PMAG is a versatile alternative to the standard-issue mag — which as you all know had some troubles before the Army’s redesign…

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Soldier Systems – Vltor Drops Magpul Suit

Vltor Weapons Systems has announced that they have reached an amicable agreement with Magpul…

Death Valley Magazine – The FN FAL – My Battle Rifle of Choice

There is no golden conex full of high speed low drag toys for most contractors working the mean streets of Baghdad or taking on the Mountain Apes in the crags of some Hindu Kush type shithole, but there are gems out there if you look hard enough. The FN FAL is just such a gem given you are lucky enough to score one in your AO…

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