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Old Workhorse: SBR Mini Draco AK47 Fall 2017 Update

Old Workhorse: SBR Mini Draco AK47 Fall 2017 Update

| October 11, 2017 | 7 Comments

We carry pistols because they are convenient, not because they are effective. – John Farnam In November of 2011 I purchased a Mini Draco AK47 pistol, with the intent of converting it to a short barreled rifle (SBR) and carrying it daily. I carried it for about two years before experimenting with my .300 Blackout AR15 […]

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Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

Force on Force Personal Training Equipment

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

When I did my first force on force training I carried a G19, a G26, and a box cutter. All of my formal, adult self defense training at the time was with firearms. I knew very little, and as such my options — and FoF gear — were limited. In the last six years, I’ve […]

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Nova Modul PAK-9 9mm AK47 Pistol

Nova Modul PAK-9 9mm AK47 Pistol

| January 25, 2017 | 5 Comments

In 2015, Italian firearms manufacturer and importer Chiappa Firearms announced they were going to bring a 9mm AK47 pistol to the United States. Built by Nova Modul of Cugir, Romania, the PAK-9 accepts Beretta 92 magazines. Reviews are mixed, but some recent developments have piqued my interest. Specifications 6.3″ barrel 14.25″ overall length 96 ounces […]

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October 2016 EDC Updates

October 2016 EDC Updates

| October 27, 2016 | 6 Comments

Here’s an update on my primary EDC bag and its contents. I continue to carry my Adidas Rydell sling bag the vast majority of the time (98%?). It’s starting to show signs of wear, and I will do a post about this in the future. However, it still does exactly what I want to do, […]

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What Do I Wear? Choosing an EDC Bag

What Do I Wear? Choosing an EDC Bag

| August 30, 2016 | 2 Comments

YouTube channel viewer PerfectTangent asked What informs your decision to carry a given bag with a given weapon on a given day? Situation? Taste? This article will address why I choose the bags / tools to carry at any given time. This is not an article about what I look for in a bag (see this […]

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I’m Thinking About Going Back

I’m Thinking About Going Back

| December 17, 2015 | 33 Comments

Back to the AK, that is. I started my first two SBR projects about five years ago. One was my now failed Glock enclosure project, and the other was a Mini Draco AK47 SBR. I carried the Mini Draco for some time before opting for my AR15 pistol in .300 Blackout. The primary driver for […]

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2015 QSI Training Advanced Rifle Class

2015 QSI Training Advanced Rifle Class

| September 3, 2015 | 4 Comments

Last Saturday I attended my third advanced rifle training class from QSI Training. Their classes and techniques continue to evolve as they watch students perform and advance their own educations. This year’s advanced rifle class was radically different for many reasons, and it was a fantastic experience. Class Overview Twelve students participated in live-fire training that […]

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Loaded Magazine Weight Comparison

Loaded Magazine Weight Comparison

There are many decision factors where selecting a weapon for everyday carry. In the case of a bag-carried support weapon, weight, size, concealment, ease of deployment, steps to deployment, caliber, and expected contact distances are all important factors. In some cases, you may give up caliber and barrel length to lessen weight and increase concealment. The […]

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Flex Your Guns 2015 Photo Contest: Week #5

Flex Your Guns 2015 Photo Contest: Week #5

“Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.” My first vSBR project was a Mini Draco AK47 pistol. I purchased it in 2011 and learned a lot about the NFA, NFA trusts, and EDC bag carry with this heavy, reliable slug thrower. Over the years different people have sent me their Mini Draco-based vSBRs, and seeing […]

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Flex Your Guns 2015 Photo Contest: Week #1

Flex Your Guns 2015 Photo Contest: Week #1

| April 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve already gotten more Flex Your Gun entries this year than we did the entire contest last year. KEEP EM COMING Let’s start the contest off with a classic, and a modern interpretation of a classic. NPAP Underfolder from DB Standard Yugo NPAP AK47 underfolder in 7.62×39. This is a completely stock firearm that has only been […]

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