Tactical Gear

1911 Handgun Sights

A Look at 1911 Sights

By Robert Campbell The original 1911 sights were embryonic military style sights.They were more than bumps on the slide, but not much more, and they were not ideal for accurate fire. The 1911A1 featured improved sights but until the days of the National Match pistol there was little to choose from. Custom pistols miths...

Bug-Out Bag

How to Make a Winter Bug-Out Bag

There is a lot of talk these days about putting together some sort of bug-out pack. I agree it is a good idea to be prepared for emergency, but there are a host of ideas as to what a bug-out pack is for. Lots of folks think they could throw a minimal pack on...

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American-Made Firearms Helped Protect Olympians

  Firearms manufactured by Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT), a privately-owned Midwestern maker of elite weaponry, were used to protect the 2012 Olympics in London, England, against terrorist attacks. As reported by the Daily Express in the UK, airmen from Royal Air Force assigned to protect the Olympics were armed with the LMT...

Review of Shootrite Katana Tactical Rifle

Gun Review: Shootrite Katana Tactical Rifle

  By Hal Herring In JKD, one does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. The height of cultivation is really nothing special. It is merely simplicity; the ability to express the utmost with the minimum. It is the halfway cultivation...

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Prepare to Survive: Get a Pack, a Plan, and the Skills You Need

Survival, disaster preparedness and bug-out bags are among the hottest topics these days, and Gun Digest has what you need to be prepared. Make sure you have a pack, a plan, and the skills necessary to survive real emergencies that could occur in your part of the world.

Scott Wagner with a survival shotgun

Survival Shotguns: Not Just for CQB

  Editor’s Note: The author offers some great tips for selecting a survival shotgun in this article. Keep in mind you’re not likely to find a literal “survival shotgun” for sale. Survival shotguns are sporting or tactical firearms purposed for preparedness. The shotgun has some marvelous advantages for the person who is preparing for...

Zombie gun with Zombie Annihilator

Why are Zombie Guns So Popular?

  I have a simple explanation as to why I approve whole-heartedly of the zombie gun phenomena sweeping the industry. Are you ready for it? Here it comes: Zombies are fun. Fun gets and keeps people interested. Fun sells guns. Anyone that is really, and I mean seriously, worried about a zombie apocalypse should...

Marine Special Operations will use Colt .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols

Marines Special Operations to Use Colt .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols

  Colt Defense LLC will manufacture more than 10,000 new .45 Close Quarter Battle Pistols for the Marine Corps’ elite special operations. This new contract for the 1911-style pistols will phase out the M45s currently used by the Corps. As reported by Military.com, “The July 19 [2012] contract, which has a total value of...