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THE M14 TODAY, Parts I and II

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KIMBER'S CUSTOM COVERT II

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THE PKM: THEN, NOW, and TOMORROW

Check out this article by Gary Paul Johnston from the January 2008 issue of SOF about the Russian PKM machine gun!

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New Bullet Tech?

Kimber - 1911 Pistols

Gun "Registration," so "Common Sense!"

In 2008, Washington DC liberals passed an ordinance that required all
privately-owned guns to be "re-registered" every three years. The ordinance is, of course, being challenged, but, as of 1 Jan 14, all guns that were already duly registered before 2011, must now be re-registered!

Re-registration requires most of a day, payment of a fee, and a whole new "
background check," as well a fingerprints, etc. Naturally, a falter at
any step makes one a criminal!

Many will find the whole process so onerous and inconvenient, they will

Pistol Calibers

"It all depends..."

For my first Quip of 2014, I will talk briefly about trends in serious
pistol calibers.

When asked about pistol calibers and guns, and which is "best," I'm
reminded of this poetic advice given to aspiring poker players by one of my
favorite authors on the subject, John Vorhaus:

"Poker is a challenge, built on tendencies and trends
And many tough decisions, upon which a session bends
So, when I'm asked for advice by strangers, or by friends,
I look them squarely in the eye and answer,

'It depends'"

... I am just a politician

STOPPING SCHOOL ATTACKS

Fire Extinguishers for School Defense Weapons

As far back as the early the 1980s Jim Shults* talked about how police SWAT units could use a dry powder fire extinguishers (and other everyday devices) as non-lethal assault "weapons" for use against opponents in structures. Shults also lectured how these could be used in hostage events either by the police in rescue attempts or by defenders against an assault.

Shults' idea faded over time and was not used but has seen some minor Internet discussion in the recent few years, but not in the context presented here.

Kalashnikov

Mikahil Kalashnikov, 1919-2013

Comments on the life of Kalashnikov:

When confronted, innumerable times, by air-headed Western journalists (is
there another kind?) with regard to his AK-47 rifle and it ubiquity,
Kalashnikov always replied with some variation of:

"I sleep well. It's politicians who are to blame for failing to come to
agreement and resorting to violence."

In context, Kalashnikov was a patriot, who did his country a significant
service by recognizing a gap in its war-fighting toolkit during the aftermath