One amazing award citation…

The Marine in question did a hell of a job… On 18 June 2010, CAAT White Bravo was screening in the Musa Qal’eh Wadi when it came under intense and accurate machine gun fire. After the vehicles returned fire, dismounts…

Direct Impingement Conversion Kit (DICK)

Several retailers have started offering a Direct Impingement Conversion Kit (DICK). This kit replaces a number of moving parts and springs which may be found on piston “conversion” AR-15s. In addition, the DICK corrects geometry issues and reduces heat at…

Day at the Range

Today I did some 200 yard shooting with various handguns. I wasn’t as good as I would have liked to be, but I did snap a good photo after I was done… Miss, hit, hit…

FN FNX-9 Handgun Review

What is the "TDP?"

Since the topic is highly controversial at times, here’s a pretty simple description: MIL-C-70559 is the military specification for the M4, which incorporates Colt’s technical data package (“TDP”). The M4 TDP consists of a series of prints and geometries (dimensions), a system…

9mm Handgun Recoil Comparison

Here’s another one of the dozen. From the top, Kimber Stainless II 9mm, FN FNX9, Glock 19. Same ammunition.

PTR-91KF vs FNAR: Recoil

One of about a dozen things I’m working on at the moment.

Vltor A5/HK416 Test Data

It’s hard to find a more contentious topic in the AR world than “piston vs. DI” – that’s why it’s nice to have some hard data to work with. Vltor conducted testing of 10.5″ and 14.5″ HK416s, specifically, their rates…

Cutaway AR-15 – Preview Video

Noveske provided me with several cutaway parts, including an upper receiver. Here’s a “short” sample of what I’ll be doing over the next few days. Note how fast the bolt carrier moves – this is a seriously overgassed barrel, but…

Glock 22 Gen 4 Review