MISTAKE: Ditching the M4 for a 7.62 Interim Rifle

If you’re a “gun guy” you’ve read a flurry of articles on the Army considering fielding a 7.62mm rifle to replace the 5.56mm M4 as an interim step to eventually adopting a new caliber next decade.  The driving force is a perceived overmatch by our current and future potential enemies. It’s an effort fraught with …

UNIFORMS: Towards the Practical Part 2 1914-1975 by Yankee Papa

 …August 22, 1914.  The day started with heavy fog and no idea where the German army might be.  At least the French knew where *they* were… spread out from Northern France into Southern Belgium.  As the fog began to burn off, most of the men found themselves in forest country… and the Germans were immediately …

Latest Round Counter Tech from Secubit

Round counters were once a dream or concept for science fiction movies.  They may have finally become a real world practicality facilitating a huge leap in weapons maintenance.  ADS and Secubit will be showcasing their paradigm changing approach WeaponLogic, at Shot Show 2017. Since the advent of large capacity magazines, soldiers have searched for ways …

TCM TAC Ultra FS Rock Island Review

Rock Island’s TCM TAC Ultra Full Size (FS) is the third pistol in my series of reviews on the company’s innovative new 1911’s chambered in 9mm AND 22TCM.  When I opened the box the movie Robocop came to mind.  I learned the passing similarity to the Desert Eagle wasn’t the only thing the guns have …

November 10th 2016 Marine Corps Birthday by Yankee Papa

Every November 10th, Majrod has me address some Birthday comments to the Marines that prowl around this site from time to time.  Every year I remind them that the Marine Corps is so besotted with glory that it is as well to remember that other services… especially the Army… have played their own part in …

Aerial Target Interdiction Course by BAT Defense

I had the once in a lifetime opportunity to sit through BAT Defense’s Aerial Target Interdiction Course last Saturday given at Altair in the Florida everglades.  I probably won’t be able to do justice to the event.  From top to bottom it was awesome.  If you’ve “done everything” when it comes to shooting, put this …

Hacksaw Ridge, a Story of Commitment, Principle & Courage

I watched Hacksaw Ridge tonight and left the theatre spent.  It’s an inspiring story that celebrates being true to one’s self in the cauldron of combat.  I highly recommend it to anyone interested in movies with a strong moral theme.  It’s also a very well done action movie and has much to offer those that …

UNIFORMS: Towards The Practical Part One 1775-1915 by Yankee Papa

…Brisk April morning.  Roughly zero dark thirty.  Troops had been waiting forever, but the brass had insured “hurry up and wait” by trying to micro-manage an evolution that they had never seen fit to practice before.  They were late getting all the men into the boats and underway.  It would be long after dawn before …