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MCMILLAN RANGE EXPERIENCE

I Followed RKB around the NRA annual convention held at the Phoenix Convention Center like a junior suck-up monk following the Dali Lama.

 

GRATEFUL NATION TEAMS UP WITH TAPCO TO SUPPORT THE TROOPS

Grateful Nation offers a unique look into what drives these soldiers to serve their country and to protect our freedoms. Far removed from the streets of Baghdad or the mountains of Afghanistan, the veteran feels the adrenaline rush that can only come from viewing big game through the crosshairs of your scope. GN takes each returning warrior deep into the woods on the best hunt of their lives.

KAHR P380

Coming from a company known for making pint-sized powerhouses, the new Kahr P380 takes downsizing the pocket pistol a step further.

 

COMMAND GUIDANCE

Anti-gun New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg announced the “Denying Firearms and Explosives to Dangerous Terrorists Act of 2009,” a bill that would give unprecedented authority to the Attorney General to prohibit someone from exercising his or her Second Amendment rights based on nothing more than mere suspicion.

 

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HEROIC CAPTAIN HONORED

COMMON SENSE

“What are you Americans thinking?” asked the young woman in perfect, if slightly accented, English. She was wearing a name tag with “Marie” in both Cyrillic and Latin print and had greeted us pleasantly when we ducked out of the rain and into her store to buy postcards and mementos for our grandchildren. Her question about American “thinking” came in the midst of a conversation about how dramatically life in Russia had changed during her 27 brief years.

AN OTTOMAN CASTLE AND A SYRIAN SNIPER

Author Chris Osmand, is a former Marine and US Navy SEAL with multiple tours in Afghanistan and Iraq. Below is his description of the operations of SEAL sniper teams which were tasked to provide security during the Iraqi elections in 2005.

 

TERRORISM SITREP

UNITED STATES GPS BREAKDOWN POSSIBLE after 2010, says GAO in a report, citing delays in launches. The Air Force says the system won’t go down, and it is launching replacement satellites. CHENEY VS.

FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION COMBAT ENGINEERS AMPHIBIOUS TRAINING

The Legion is proud of its tradition of being the pioneers and builders of the French Army. The first permanent headquarters of the Legion was in Sidi Bel Abbas in Algeria. Traditionally, virtually since its creation, the Legion served overseas in the French colonies in Africa and Asia.

A MEXICO ARMS TRAFFICKING REALITY CHECK

I have been moving around Latin America for 20 years as a Marine Corps officer and private consultant to congressional investigative teams targeting Latin and South America. Recently, I was sitting in a bar in Miami International Airport and I was shocked to hear Secretary of State (SOS) Hillary Rodham Clinton in a televised broadcast declare, in no uncertain terms, that our country was solely responsible for arming the bad actors in the drug war "below the border.”

GREEN BERET WHACKS VC IN NAM

SOF editors recently sat down and interviewed adventure author and Vietnam Green Beret veteran Don Bendell of Florence, Colorado. A former Special Forces captain, Don served in the top secret Phoenix Program in Vietnam. He was the executive officer and civil affairs/psychological operations officer of ODA-242 Dak Pek with the 5th SF Group in 1968 and 1969 until he was medically evacuated to Japan and eventually Fort Bragg.

COLT’S NEW MODEL 6940

When Mr. L. James Sullivan designed a smaller version of Eugene Stoner’s AR-10 rifle to start the AR-15 on its long, infamous life, the M1913 rail (informally referred to as the “Picatinny” rail) did not exist. While firearms designed after 1991 have had the potential of being conceived with the M1913 rail system in mind, the AR-15, like a number of 20th century rifles, had to play catch-up.