Dutch Marines Retake Container Ship – Video

In this helmet cam video, we see a team of Dutch Marines fastrope from a helicopter and retake a container ship that had been boarded by Somali pirates. How could I not post this video, since my blog title means…

The Hypocrisy of Mexico

I’m going to deviate from the subject I normally cover on this blog and discuss current events. As pretty much everyone knows by now, the governor of Arizona recently signed legislation relating to illegal immigration. There has been loud and,…

The M4 Barrel Profile And You

Recently, I’ve been hearing a lot of people say “You know what the AR-15 market needs right now? More M4 profile barrels.” Actually, no, I haven’t heard people say that. And yet, it seems that every new carbine length upper…

Federal XM9HA Chronograph Test

In a recent AR15.com thread, it was claimed that Federal 9mm ammunition identified as XM9HA was a contract overrun of 147gr HST hollow point projectiles loaded to the impressive velocity of 1180 feet per second. That’s 9mm Major territory – and beyond….

BCM Mk12 Mod0 Upper Initial Accuracy Report

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been putting a fair amount of match ammunition through the BCM Mk12. Most of that has been Prvi 75gr Match, but I’ve also shot Hornady 75gr, Black Hills Blue Box 68 and 75gr, and…

LWRC IAR Drop Test

I’ve been told that the following information is OK to release. It’s pretty self explanatory. I removed the names of certain individuals, but the information is otherwise unedited. Land Warfare Resources Corporation Engineering Memorandum Engineering Memorandum To: IAR Team From:…

The 1% Solution for Customer Service Issues

1% of the cost of a rifle or upper receiver assembly. Maybe that’s too much to ask. I do know that margins are pretty low in this business. What am I talking about? I’m asking manufacturers to spend 1% of…

AR-15 Gas Block Placement

Assembling an AR-15 is a fairly easy task. Even if one starts with everything disassembled, and has never done it before, the process should take no more than an hour or two, and requires only a few basic tools, a…

Bravo Company 14.5" Midlength Accuracy Report

Just a brief note… I don’t have a large number of groups shot through it yet, but from the bench using handloads, I was able to fire a number of 1.5-2MOA groups with the BCM 14.5″ Midlength. Those groups were…

PSA: Don't Be an Idiot!

As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words… Here are two cases I found at the range last week. On the left is a properly fired 7.62x54R case. On the right is a 7.62x54R case that was fired…