Category Archives: Arms and the Citizen

Gun-Day Monday: “The Most Armed Man in America”

F A S C I N A T I N G  article on a guy in Colorado named Mel Bernstein. Mel Bernstein – known as the Dragon Man – has earned the title the ‘most armed man in the US’ … Continue reading

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Gun-Day Sunday: Farnam on “Less Than Optimal”

Mr F’s latest quip, and him at his best: When I start a tactical drill, I look at a student and say, “Go!” Students are expected to instantly spring into action, get moving, devise a plan on the run, and … Continue reading

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You’re Already on a List

A tale from down-under about the best efforts of some folks to stay off someone’s radar. The best line from an otherwise depressing article? “Most Australians did not turn in all their guns during the infamous and mandatory Australian gun … Continue reading

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Weapons Wednesday: The “ICSR” and Some Good Words from Mr Farnam

Many thanks to the excellent MDL, who forwarded this along, referring to our previous post on the Army seeking a 7.62 M4. Here are the reqs: • The rifle must be a Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS) system readily available … Continue reading

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Weapons Weapons: Army Chief Wants a 7.62 M4

(Have we not been discussing this recently?) Kited slightly from the good Mr Slater, GEN Milley says he needs a bigger round to defeat enemy body armor: Milley told lawmakers Army officials at the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort … Continue reading

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Another Trip Down the New Rifle / New Caliber Road

Here. The weapon designs being tested will be “unconventional,” officials said, and likely not one that is currently commercially available. Some intermediate calibers being tested include the .260 Remington, 6.5 Creedmoor, .264 USA as well as other non-commercial intermediate calibers, … Continue reading

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Marine Rifle Company Goes Quiet

A very interesting article here, “US Marine unit in Norway first to deploy with rifle suppressors”: When Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 2nd Marines, arrived here in January, they weren’t just beginning a brand-new rotational deployment. They were also the first … Continue reading

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