Monthly Archives: October 2014

A windy day

Keltec RDB, Primary Arms 1-6x scope

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38 Super as a submachine gun round?

Has US adopted 38 Super as standard pistol and SMG round right before World War 2, do you think 9mm Luger would have ever gained such high popularity? (Update: I just realized that 38 Super would have had to evolved … Continue reading

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Yugo SKS

The main difference between tolerating an SKS and enjoying it is a little bit of rubber over the steel buttplate. To me, SKS always had an unpleasant recoil despite the moderate cartridge…until this little addition.

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Suppressed 300 Blackout

Primary Weapons System Mk.1 carbine and Gemtech sound suppressor.

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Quality control

It would be nice to have some. Of the guns I worked with this year, perhaps 40% either arrived non-functional or partly functional, or failed within fifty rounds. While that’s skewed by the high percentage of prototypes I encounter, enough … Continue reading

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In some times and places, slaves could buy their own freedom

When my parents and I left the USSR in 1989, we had to pay to get rid of the Soviet citizenship. At the time, that was viewed as an outrage, rather similar to requiring slaves to buy themselves out. And, … Continue reading

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New on CTD blog: AR57

At the range with AR57. The ammunition for this article was provided by Lucky Gunner.

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Guns on the rocks

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Upcoming Keltec carbines in the field


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One happy family

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Smaug, Jr

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Casting call: Cocoa, FL for November 4-9

I am looking for models of all ages, sexes and looks for photo shoots with Kel-Tec. Familiarity with basic gun safety is required. Proficiency with firearms is definitely welcome. Please send an email to with an introduction, available dates … Continue reading

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Three Musketeers

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Magnified EOTech

TWS | EOTech

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Norden Performance 1-6x scope

Scope (and an informative review of it) | TWS optic rail (maintains zero even with 10x scopes)

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Idaho newlyweds


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Another flying life form

We waited for the future with flying cars. Ended up in the future with flying people.

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Keltec CMR30 carbines

With Gemtech 22wmr suprpessor (left) and PWS Triad .223 flash hider (right). Lucid red dots on both.

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Tropical uniform

Boberg XR45-S, a small, accurate, softly recoiling bullpup .45 pistol.

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A very traditional Remington 870


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