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Newhall Shooting: 50 Years Later

There’s a constant, ever evolving world of tactics and technology, especially for those of us in the line of duty. With the 50th anniversary of the infamous Newhall Incident upon us, I wanted to...

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Metacamouflage

Not much changed in the first hundred years of military camouflage. For most of the 20th century there had been a unifying goal: prevent your people and things from being seen by the enemy....

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The Swedish M/1896 Mauser

About a year ago, a local shop was going under and liquidated their entire inventory. They had 3 Mausers on the wall: A Zastava M48, a Zastava M24/47, and a Carl Gustaf Stads M/1896;...

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Plinking Quietly With Mr. Bond

The Walther began sales of the PP in 1929. The Polizeipistole (Police Pistol) was followed in 1930 by the PPK, Polizeipistole Kurz or Police Pistol Short. The Kurz featured a shorter length and shorter...