Tag Archives: steel

The utility of armor

Getting hit isn’t fun even with hard armor on, but trauma pads spread the impact widely enough to avoid most injury. ┬áDefinitely beats being able to see daylight through your own torso.

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Weight is a relative concept

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I really like vz58 in .223

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Snapshots of a sharp, pointy thing

Skallywag Tactical

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Steel target sweepstakes

My friend Brad at Challenge Targets is giving away one of his neatest targets, a stake clanger. As the picture below shows, it’s very simple and robust. Takes about a minute to assemble, and only a few seconds to install … Continue reading

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Reactive steel targets: a shout-out for a friend

The stands can be adjusted to fall from a single shot or require multiple hits. “Live” area can also be adjusted by varying the plate size and position. Anyway, you can win one of these but you’ll have to hurry. … Continue reading

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Ceska zbrojovka, the classics.

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Sometimes simple solutions work very well

My friend Nikolay makes these by hand in his smithy. This example is high carbon spring steel, holds an edge really well and fits the hand perfectly. I noticed that his wife and his friends all had some variant of … Continue reading

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