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The Makarov

As seen in Thunder Roads LA-MS August 2018 Vol. 14 – Issue 8.

Firearms technology has evolved heavily, since the end of World War II, across all platforms. It is debatable on whether the modernization of firearms became simpler or more complex over time. The materials have certainly changed but, due to optimizations for many different end-user aspects, it seems as if modern designs are more complex by comparison to the preceding models. The 9×18 Makarov handgun has an uncanny beauty about it and is very specifically tailored.

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Underground

As seen in Thunder Roads LA-MS May 2018 Vol. 14 – Issue 5.

Amid the chants of “Traitor!”, Governor Phil Scott (R-VT) signed expansive firearms controls into Vermont law; which has ranked in the top-ten best pro-firearms states in most polls since 2010. Scott signed two control bills into law. S.55 covers a raise of age to all firearms at 21-years unless a hunting license is presented, a hard limit to 10- and 15-rounds for long-gun and handgun magazine capacities, bans all non-family and non-reported private sales, and bans bump-stocks. S.221 covers “extreme risk protection orders”.

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Solace

As seen in Thunder Roads LA-MS Nov. 2017 Vol. 14 – Issue 10.

Solace: to make cheerful.

On occasion, a trip to the range comes with a desire to relax while seeking quiet entertainment. By far, the most fun that I have during range trips is when I go out shooting .22 LR in some form or fashion. The most annoying aspect of shooting rimfire, with my Tinnitus, is the periodic splattering of blowback from some rounds in semi-automatic rifles. It doesn’t diminish the quality of the experience, though. I challenge myself to take the white from inside the paper target’s diamond or removing clay pigeon chips off a range berm.

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Suppression

As seen in Thunder Roads Louisiana July 2017 Vol. 14 – Issue 7.

First off. Happy Independence Day, everyone. I hope you are all well this year and wish you well for the remainder of it.

If you have ever thought about getting into the NFA scene, then you already know that suppressors are probably the most rewarding category to get into. The suppressors and short-barrel firearms nearly break even, in regards to the expense of the items alone. Both categories can range between $400 to $1,500+ or so – depending on the manufacturing quality. This is before you pay the $200 registry tax, paid in full upon submitting the appropriate forms, to the ATF. I am here to share some things that I have learned from owning suppressors and what I’ve learned from others.

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Unity

As seen in Thunder Roads Louisiana June 2017 Vol. 14 – Issue 6.

The recent NRA-ILA Leadership Forum was rather underwhelming. The opportunity was given to America, by Americans during the election, to start fresh and start tearing down the old firearms controls. These controls are set forth in Federal law, presidential sanctions on foreign countries, and in BATFE determinations. The United States firearms community has always been divided, just other social issues divides us, but there is hope that the division would be set aside for unity.

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