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Gilboa M43, a gunfighters carbine

I was fortunate enough to get an advanced copy of the brand new Gilboa M43 AR style battle rifle chambered in 7.62×39 after seeing it previewed at the 2016 NRA show. The Gilboa is purpose built in Israel as an individual combat carbine, taking advantage of the AR style rifles but using the popular and […]

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How to detail strip a 1911

How to detail strip a 1911 Hunter and I decided to do a slower detail strip tutorial after complaints of the no-tool strip demo being a little too fast to follow. I opted to use an original/correct 1918 Black Army Colt for the honors…because I thought it’d be cool to use one that old…and because […]

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1911 Observations: Then and Now

1911 Observations: Then and Now There are two basic problems with the 1911 pistol. One is that it’s been around for so long, a lot has been lost in the translation. I hear the pundits speak of it being “finicky” or “Picky about ammo” and that it requires constant attention to keep it running. One […]

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