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The KISS Rifle

As seen in Thunder Roads LA-MS Feb. 2018 Vol. 14 – Issue 1.

These days, it seems that keeping things simple is a lost art. With tactically-oriented training methods at an all-time high for focus; the platforms seen within the classes tells a story of “pay-to-play” being prevalent within a decent part of the community. It may be odd to see that term being used but, there’s enough proof to say that the assessment is correct. Practice is foregone for the “high-speed”, and you must buy into the latest and greatest of weapon-mounted equipment to be a part of the “high-speed”.

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The Kalashnikov

As seen in Thunder Roads LA-MS Dec. 2017 & Jan. 2018.

Everyone, within the firearms community, has a platform that first brought them into said community. The Kalashnikov platform held it for me early on. It was entirely based on an unmatched simplicity and a higher reliability than other rifle platforms available on our market. Of course, there is no such thing as the perfect machine, but the AK and its derivatives come very close. With the endeavors of American companies, followed up by the pursuits of the Russians, the Kalashnikov platform can be made as modular as any AR-15. Spetsnaz rifles started showing up with Texas Weapon Systems Dog-Leg top covers, EoTechs and UTG forward rail-integrated systems (RISs). All before the days of ZenitCo. But, they learned from what they moved out of the U.S.

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Tavor SAR Review

As seen in Thunder Roads Louisiana Oct. 2016 Vol. 13 – Issue 10.
Also in Thunder Roads Mid-Atlantic Dec. 2016 Vol. 5 – Issue 4.

I was fortunate to have recently come into possession of an IWI-US Tavor SAR rifle from a long-time friend of mine. The gentleman in question operates the Midnight Run news page and also works with the Individual Sovereignty page on Facebook. My love and fascination of the Tavor rifle series did not begin when Michael Kassnar announced that he was assisting Israeli Weapons Industries in opening a factory within the U.S..

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