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KAHR P380

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

 

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.

FIX BAYONETS!

On 21 May, 2004, Mahdi militiamen engaged a convoy consisting of approximately 20 British troops from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders 55 miles north of Basra, Iraq. A squad from the Princess of Wales Regiment came to their assistance. What began as an attack on a passing convoy ended with at least 35 militiamen dead and just three British troops wounded. The militiamen engaged a force that had restrictive rules of engagement prior

ESCAPING THE LAOTIAN COMMUNISTS

The Following account is based on an interview with Paul Lo, who escaped the Communist regime in Laos for fear of retribution on his father who had been a military official working with the U.S. supported government in Laos before the Communists took over. Here is his story as adapted for SOF. I chose to present it as a narrative rather than in an interview format in order to give the tale the greatest impact and continuity.

WELCOME TO COMMIE HORROR

Paul Lo, who escaped Laos after the communists took over, came to our office. I asked him how he had escaped. Lo told his story in his very broken, but good English. (See THE ESCAPE in this issue) Lo is a vivacious, outspoken advocate for Laotian refugees, specifically the Hmong. He has a wonderful sense of humor and a real zest for life in the United States. When the U.S.

A PATRIOT FOR PATRIOTS

Revolvers

Charter Arms is known for their line of self-defense revolvers.

 

THIS LITTLE PIG ATE TOO MUCH LEAD

Well, it didn’t take much of a sales job or convincing by Steve Langford, longtime hunting buddy of SOF and product development manager for Bushnell. “Brown,” he yelled over the phone, “let’s go hunt some pigs!”

 

“DANIEL BOONE” GOES TO VIETNAM

WHACKED FROM THE TOP OF A COCONUT TREE

Though relatively unknown, the most highly decorated and most accomplished American sniper of the Vietnam War was Staff Sergeant Adelbert F. Waldron of the U.S. Army’s 9th Infantry Division.

THAI–CAMBODIA TEMPLE STANDOFF

CAMBODIAN AND THAI SOLDIERS FACE OFF