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PU Replicas: Re-inventing the Iconic Russian Riflescope

  By Ilya Koshkin I grew up in Russia (Soviet Union at the time).  I was largely a child of the 80s, but despite the fact that WWII was long over, we were all brought up on a great variety of WWII movies.  We called it the Great Patriotic War, …

Ilya Koshkin

  I hold a B.S. in Applied Physics from Caltech and an MBA from UCLA I have spent most of my professional career working on projects related to test and measurement as well as image and data analysis. I started out working in telecommunications with fiber and micro optics. In …

Going Off The Rails: Key-Mod, M-Lok, Picatinny, Weaver, And Rail Systems Explained

  By Jorge Amselle In the bad old days if you wanted to add an optic to your rifle you had to take it to a gunsmith who drilled and tapped the receiver in order to install scope rings. And if you wanted to get tactical by adding a flashlight …

1800GunsAndAmmo Helps Sponsor Free CHL Course For Service Members

  This past week, 1800GunsAndAmmo helped sponsor a free CHL course for active members of any military service branch as well as their spouses and civilian staff. The free course was taught by Dalworthington Gardens Police Chief Bill Waybourn, and it was held in nearby Arlington, also the home of …

Taurus 709 Slim Review

  By Jason Herbert I recently exercised my right to carry in Michigan and went with a few friends to take a CPL (Concealed Pistol License) class. I found the class very informative and helpful. After the class, I waited a few months due to finances, and then I finally …

Reloading Part 1: The Key To Being A Better Shot

  By Seth R. Nadel Ahh reloading – an arcane mix of science and alchemy, requiring obscure knowledge of black arts and mystical incantations – NOT. Reloading is a simple mechanical series of process that almost anyone can master. But it is critical if you want to be a better …

Glock 34 MOS Product Review

  By Trampas Swanson Originally introduced in 1998, the Glock model 34 was designed to be a competition ready 9 mm pistol based off of the world famous model 17 service weapon. Since its debut, what shooters have discovered is the 5.32 inch barrel G34 makes for a fantastic all …

Big Game Profile: Rocky Mountain Elk

  By Tony Martins The majestic Rocky Mountain elk is truly a North American icon. If you have never experienced the powerful whistling, growling “bugle” and courtship behavior of a love-sick bull you have missed one of the true wonders of nature. European explorers named these large deer “elk” as …

Mirage: It’s Not What It Seems

  By Guy J. Sagi It doesn’t take a degree in physics or a working knowledge of the theory of relativity to harness the power mirage to improve your shooting. In its most basic application, it can be an advantage in hunting, explain one problem at the range, and, with …