What is Accuracy?

A Definition Accuracy can be subjective. For example, if I said that I had a pretty accurate rifle, but did not clarify that statement, one listener might think that I had a rifle that could shoot .5 MOA (1 MOA…

Why Fox News is Wrong About the M4 Carbine

Today, Fox News published this article about the M4 Carbine. It contains numerous inaccuracies which seem to be in three areas – accuracy, reliability, and terminal effectiveness. I will address each of these in turn. However, I must clarify a few things…

Vltor Modstocks on Sale

Due to the introduction of the IMod, Bravo Company is clearing out the “old” Vltor Modstocks for $50 apiece. Considering that you normally see used versions for $75, that’s a very good deal. At this price, it’s cheaper than the…

Beyond "The Chart"

Most AR-15 enthusiasts, especially those who spend time online, are familiar with “the chart” – a document comparing M4 type carbines from various manufacturers via a number of features. These features are generally checked or unchecked, and weapons that check…

Bravo Company MFG vs. Spike's Tactical

I feel that a comparison such as this has been due for quite some time. Both companies have provided me with T&E rifles, and it is only fair to my readers that I give my honest impressions of each product…

Does Nickel Boron Reduce Heat?

We’ve been bombarded with a variety of coatings and platings over the past few years, most of which are called “proprietary” and given a cool name. In reality, there aren’t a whole lot of finishes or metal treatments out there….

Fake Tourniquets

Because I’m seething with rage at the moment, I won’t write very much, other than that fake tourniquets, manufactured in China, are apparently finding their way into the hands of American servicemen overseas. These fake tourniquets cannot be used to…

Heat Dissipation: Insulate or Circulate? Gas Tube or Op-Rod?

Standard disclaimer: I’m not a scientist and this was not a scientific test. Any conjecture on my part is purely an uneducated guess. As I’ve written before, POF-USA provided me with two of their upper receivers – one is of…

Spike's Tactical Midlength LE Upper Receiver Assembly

Some people are in the market for a new AR or AR upper. Some people don’t think they’re in the market until something special catches their eye. This could be a part that has special features, or a good product…