T&E: Centurion Arms Rail System

Rainier Arms has provided a Centurion Arms midlength extended rail system for T&E. Even when barrel nuts are considered, it has roughly the “length to weight ratio” of a Daniel Defense Lite Rail (this one is 12.4oz, compared to a…

End of Month Thoughts – AR-15 Lower Receiver "Printing" & CZ 805 Kills Russians

I’m not quite sure what to make of this. An AR-15 lower “printed” at home, using a 3D printer? My initial thoughts are that even if the lower was manufactured from a weak material, it would most likely maintain functionality…

Russia to quietly phase out AK-74?

Beyond the temporary cessation of AK-74 purchases reported by Steve at The Firearm Blog recently, this article from RIA Novosti seems to suggest that the Russian military is looking for an entirely new replacement. Military sources say the army is…

Comments on AR-15 Maintenance, Cleaning, Lubrication, & Reliability

Regular readers/viewers of this blog will not be surprised by the information contained herein. I produced this primarily for the Youtube audience. It’s a basic summary of why I believe the AR-15 to be an incredibly reliable weapon, with a…

AR-15 Buffer Comparison – Enidine Hydraulic vs H2

I was recently loaned an Enidine hydraulic buffer by Rich at Arizona Armament, and dropped it in my Spike’s Tactical lightweight AR-15 for some comparison shooting with the “regular” buffer that rifle normally is used with – an H2. Right…

CTT Solutions Tactical Training & Consulting

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you’ve probably seen me mention Mike Pannone. He’s the owner of CTT Solutions and a very experienced individual. I first met him almost 5 years ago, right after I returned from Iraq,…

300 AAC Blackout Subsonic Velocity Data

As mentioned previously, I am working with a series of 300 AAC Blackout uppers courtesy of Deliberate Dynamics and Rainier Arms. These uppers have Noveske stainless steel barrels and will be run through a series of tests to determine their…

Kudos to Surefire Customer Service

I bought several Surefire E1Bs years ago, and they’ve seen heavy use since then. Surefire’s warranty covers everything but bulbs and tailcaps, but when one of the E1B tailcaps failed – instead of wearing out, it actually came apart –…

SGT Dakota Meyer, USMC

Damn. If you’re unfamiliar with this story, read this. After Wanat, COP Keating, and Ganjgal, two things are very clear to me: 1. The United States Army needs to clear out some field and staff grade officers. 2. The United…

When Will We See True Firearm Innovation?

As yet another major firearm manufacturer announces a “groundbreaking, game-changing” product that is anything but, I have to ask – when will we see something that’s truly innovative? Every new firearm that’s been announced for the last few years –…