Loading Mags — Angry Stag’s Electric AR-15 Magazine Loader

Emptying your loaded magazines by shooting them is fun; loading a bunch of magazines isn’t fun but is a necessity in classes, equipment testing, and organizational qualifications when the shooters aren’t rolling up with their loaded magazines. How do we get those loaded magazines? In the military, it was easy –  have a detail of privates sent to the ammunition point. Or, you do it yourself after detail striping and cleaning your magazines. Both are [...]

By |December 26th, 2023|

Staging Your Long Gun

By |November 7th, 2023|

A fair amount of defensive firearms training comes from the experience of domestic law enforcement. That is not necessarily a bad thing, as it can be experience-driven. Likely, it is vetted within local and federal statutes and case law. Unfortunately, it means development and evolution can be hampered by decades [...]

We Were Slingin’

By |March 1st, 2023|

A long time ago, in what was another country, I heard it said that a sling is to a rifle or shotgun what a holster is to a handgun. The sling fulfills several purposes. It is a way to secure (or store) your long gun when you want it handy [...]

Bolt Carrier Solves AR Magazine Loading Issue

By |January 31st, 2022|

American COP's Brent Wheat takes a look at Speed Tac's new Bolt Carrier for the AR platform. It allows the shooter to insert a fully loaded magazine with the bolt closed and a round in the chamber. For more information, visit www.speed-tac.com. Read more here. 

MARLIN 1895 .45-70 LEVER-ACTION | Still Viable for Defense or Hunting

By |September 24th, 2021|

The Springfield Trapdoor Cartridge Rifle and Carbine was produced for the military in 1873. It came chambered in an equally new, powerful cartridge. Commonly called .45-70 Government or simply .45-70, the actual nomenclature for the cartridge was .45-70-405. In order, the numbers stand for the caliber, how many grains of [...]


By |July 19th, 2021|

The inimitable J.D. Jones while working under S.S.K. Industries (a company he started) invented the .300 Whisper caliber in 1992 as a wildcat cartridge. The parent case that J.D. Jones used to make the .300 Whisper was the .221 Remington Fireball necked up to accept .30 caliber bullets. The end [...]


By |April 23rd, 2021|

  Carbines that use the same ammunition as a pistol are nothing new, even semiautomatic carbines. The Marline Camp Carbine was introduced in 1985 and had a fair amount of success until in was discontinued in 1999. Two versions were available: the one chambered in .45 ACP used 1911 magazines [...]


By |March 24th, 2021|

  Back in the early 1970s Colonel Jeff Cooper started the American Pistol Institute, now known as Gunsite Academy. Today Gunsite is known worldwide for firearms training, from a quality facility with top notch instructors and staff. Some of the best warriors have attended and continue to train there. Recently [...]

AR MAGAZINES | The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

By |March 2nd, 2021|

  No matter how much money you spend on an AR, the fact is that if you want it to run reliably you must use quality magazines. Now this would seem common sense, but more often than not I have run across shooters using either old, worn out or cheap [...]

EIGHTY PERCENT LOWERS | Are They Worth The Trouble?

By |February 26th, 2021|

  With all the media about the government trying to take out Second Amendment Rights away there has been increased interest in the eighty percent lower (EPL) receivers. The common thought behind the idea is if it is delivered without any Gun Control Act (GCA) paperwork then no one knows [...]

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