33,000 Hits…Almost

After barely topping 20,000 the past few months, in August, we hit 32,970, with about 5 minutes left in the month. All of that while seriously attempting to minimize the number of references I made to the blog on various…

Botach Has Cheap Safariland 6004s

Yes, it’s Botach. But I’ve had fairly good luck with them, and the holsters are only $25. If you see something you want, you should probably act fast.

New T&E Rifle: FN SCAR

Thanks to a member of FNForum.net (and a member of both FNForum.net and M4Carbine.net who did some legwork), I’ve been loaned an FNH-USA SCAR-16S. I’ll be doing high speed video later today, with a review to follow.

Elzetta ZFH-1500 Flashlight Mount

When I first saw the Elzetta ZFH-1500 in photos, I didn’t think I would like it. It’s a flashlight mount designed to attach to the FSB – and place the light right under the barrel. A “brief,” “abridged” history of…

Cleaning Your AR-15 is Pretty Much a Waste of Time

I’m not the first person to say something like that. I’m definitely not the most experienced AR shooter to say something like that (Recently, Mike Pannone published an article called “The Big M4 Myth” regarding fouling. I don’t want to…

The New 5.45 Upper Finally Chokes (At 2778 Rounds)

Yes, after several thousand rounds, the Spike’s 5.45 upper finally started malfunctioning: the weapon wouldn’t go into battery. This was pretty sudden and quite consistent. I had noticed that the weapon was operating in a sluggish manner for a short…

Spike's Tactical Midlength 5.45x39mm Upper Receiver Assembly

I’ve been a fan of 5.45x39mm for quite some time. It’s a caliber that allows me to shoot “full recoil” ammunition for practice purposes, but at a fraction of the cost of 5.56mm ammunition. I like it so much that…

Battle Comp Night Shoot Comparison

For the past two nights, we’ve traveled out into the desert in an attempt to get video of the Battle Comp in action. Our first night was cut short by a thunderstorm (and a very angry bull), but last night…

GAO Objects to DOD Handgun Replacement Program

I know everyone hates bureaucracy standing in the way of the military getting new weapons, but in this case, the GAO has good points. Well, they did in March of 1982, that is. While reading about the SIG/ATF handgun trial…

Ammo.

Spike’s Tactical arranged for AIM Surplus to send me 1,830 rounds of 5.45×39 – a tin of surplus and 750 rounds of Silver Bear. I’ll be putting a good portion of that through my pre-production T&E Spike’s 5.45 tomorrow, and…