Weapons & Tools

Weapons & Tools

Instead of diving straight into the survival knife reviews, let’s start with something very basic – what a survival knife is for. Most everybody knows that survival knives are fairly large, arguably around 6 to 8 inches in blade length with relatively thick blades and sturdy construction. They need to be strong and versatile; after [...]

As a gunsmith and competitive shooter, I know a lot about firearms but I have never been in a firefight. Not knowing about Gunshot Wound Treatment in the event I am in one and someone I care about is hit scared the hell out of me and prompted me to write this article.

Cleaning Is the Most Crucial Part of Gun Maintenance  This article will explain step-by-step the most basic of gunsmithing skills, cleaning. Of the hundreds of guns I look at each year, 65% of them just need a good cleaning. I charge around $40 to do this simple procedure, but it can easily be done at [...]

Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) Part 3 Part three of our series Reloading the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington) covers testing the completed rounds with a shooting chronograph, building a ballistics table, and testing terminal ballistics. Read Part One and Part Two if you want to start at the beginning. So, on the last occasion [...]

This article is the second part of our Reloading for the 5.56 NATO (Remington .223) series and covers the aspects of powder charging, slug selection, bullet seating, and crimping. *Reloading ammunition is a skill and an art. We suggest anyone interested in reloading train with a professional first.* Is Your Brass Prepped and Reading for Reloading? [...]

This article covers the basics of reloading for the 5.56 NATO (.223 Remington), including how to choose the right equipment, component explanations, and the prepping of brass for accepting a powder charge and slug. *Reloading ammunition is a skill and an art. We suggest anyone interested in reloading train with a professional first.* Scarcity of  [...]

What to Look for in a Survival Knife:  Quick Study Sheet Knife Brand – Ultimately, the reputation, policies and specifications of a brand (knife manufacturer) are the only things short of your own field-use that indicate the quality of a survival knife. Knife Type – Fixed or folding blade. Almost all survival knives are fixed-blade, compared [...]

Survival Knife Blade Design & Type

Survival Knives: Blade Design There are thousands of blade designs – wandering through a well-stocked knife shop or website can be bewildering. The design of a blade is supposed to be the result of intended function. It’s ‘supposed’ because with knives as other things, form doesn’t always follow function. Sometimes aesthetics or custom is at [...]