When you think of Masterpiece Arms, you generally think of the MAC variants that they have. Things are definitely changing for this company. In June of last year Masterpiece Arms acquired Spencer Rifle Barrels, Inc in Virginia. This one acquisition coupled with their in-house machining capabilities gave them the ability to build a very precise in-house weapon, and that they did. The MPA Bolt Action series weapons are based on a Stiller TAC 30 action and bolt; you can’t go wrong with that decision. From there, they used the Spencer/MPA hand lapped barrel and either a Timely 510 or Calvin Elite Trigger, and you can see, things are starting to get interesting. Short of the action and the trigger, everything is made in-house.
I recently was in the market for some AR 500 steel targets to take to the range to practice for my precision rifle and two-gun matches when I came across an thread on a local gun forum advertising new targets from THETARGETSOURCE.COM. based out of Convington, Georgia.
- Robust weight 35 ounces compared to 38 of my Nightforce ATACR
- Length 13 inches compared to 14.3
- Positive clicks on elevation and windage knobs
- Sticky power adjustment ring but loosened up after a few back to back turns so not a deal breaker.
CRKT has come out with a few new products this year and not all of them are knives. They are stepping out of the box from what we consider to be "typical" CRKT products and design. This is very exciting for us and should be for the consumers as well. As always they are bringing high quality products combined with affordability. One of these new products is the Onion Survival Parasaw.
There have been many times in varying situations and scenarios that I have said I would kill for a belt cutter or oxygen tank tool. These are a few of those little things that cause some of the biggest inconvenience on hostile or emergency type scenes. Lots of different companies have their versions of a multi tool that try to incorporate these little items into one tool. These tools are as varied in size, shape, color and design as you can possibly imagine. CRKT entered their contender into this market first thing in 2013.
Daniel Defense announces the launch of its “Build Your DDM4” section on DanielDefense.com. This announcement comes after months of extensive planning and development.
Integrated into the existing Daniel Defense web site, customers can fully customize a weapon in any configuration desirable.
Situational awareness is very important, not just for personal security but as a fundamental building block in collective security. Because of this importance, Stratfor has written about situational awareness many times in the past. However, we believe it merits repeating again in order to share these concepts with our new readers as well as serve as a reminder for our longtime readers.
So I've finally done it! I finally took the time to play with the pile of knives from CRKT that Shooting Resources has in inventory. I am covering pocket knives, everyday carry (EDC), some strictly utility and even tactical knives. I am representing the female perspective, so hopefully, this article will prove helpful for the average female looking for the perfect carry knife, whether mostly for everyday use or maybe self defense. Of course, some knives I do feel would be better for a man to handle or for a woman looking for something more substantial, so don't ignore me gentlemen! This info could be useful to you as well!
Since the beginning of war itself delivering medical care even in its basic form to injured on the battlefield has been a challenge. As the face of war has changed so has the medical care. Medics can now provide life saving care to those wounded in a battle hundreds of miles from the nearest medical station, or even friendly territory. Combat medical care has undergone many changes and improvements in equipment and training. With these changes have come new challenges never thought of before, some have remained the same though. One of these universal challenges is how to get all your life saving equipment to those that need it on the battle field. Let’s face it sometimes you can’t land on the patient’s location with a helicopter or even drive up to them in any type of vehicle.
For years there has been a quest for the perfect jungle bag. Unfortunately for those of us seeking this it does not exist yet. There are those bags that come close though. One of those is the Snugpak Jungle Bag. I have had the chance to try this bag out on a few occasions now and while I plan on doing more extended time testing I felt the need to put my initial opinion about it out there so to speak at this time. At this time I have tested this bag as a bivy over a sleeping bag
Over the past few years VooDoo Tactical’s name has become with synonymous with high quality tactical gear. They have proved that tough, dependable, quality tactical gear does not have to cost and arm and leg. Their dedication to this shows not only in current products but also the new products that have come out. Now most operators think vests and packs when they thing new tactical gear, this however is not always the case. When VooDoo Tactical sees or hears a need for a new product and then produce something to meet this need even if this product only files a small niche. Nowhere is this is more evident than in the new Scout Swimmer bag.
Adventure Medical Kits name is synonymous with high end high quality medical/survival kits. It is very hard not to pick up any type of outdoor magazine and not see some type of review or advertisement for their products. Advancements in the products used in the survival/medical area come slow and infrequent. So when a company like Adventure Medical comes up with and improvement or a new product it is definitely worth taking a look at.
511 tactical makes all sorts of bags and packs to suit most anyone in the tactical/medical world, but one place they really didn't have a market was "covert looking" bags. I was looking for a bag that could carry my laptop as well as my weapons in a discrete way as not to bring attention to the fact of what i was doing much less carrying. 511 must have had a few requests for this cause they have not introduced the Rush Delivery Messenger Bag.
One of the constant and on going debates with in the Tactical Medical community is how do you provide medical care to a team member that you cannot get to. The simple answer is you cant since you are not there with the team member. I have heard this over and over again and I respectfully disagree. If you have done your job as a Tactical Medical provider for your team then your team should have received several things that would allow you to do this. One is current and on going first aid training and hands on simulation, simulating if they are down, hurt and separated from the team. This should also include you being able to see them and talk them through lifesaving treatment on the radio. This should be practiced over and over again so the situation if and when it arrises is not new to either side and can be delt with accordingly with minimal time loss.