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Tactical Life

Tactical Life

August/September 2021

TACTICAL WEAPONS is the complete source for military, law enforcement and general shooting enthusiasts firepower - past, present and future. Published four times a year, each issue of TACTICAL WEAPONS is packed wiith exclusive guns-of-the-elite reviews on shotguns, combat handguns, battle rifles and long range precision weaponry, SWAT and personal defense tactics, reports from the front lines of GWOT and US Border Patrol, high-tech hardware and much more. TACTICAL WEAPONS is an absolutely essential piece of kit to keep you well armed, well informed and completely ready for duty!

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United States
Athlon Media Group
7 Issues

in this issue

1 min
support the second amendment, but�

A new training video made by Michael Bloombergfunded Everytown for Gun Safety for anti-gun politicians instructs them that no matter what question they are asked about guns, the response should always start with, “I support the Second Amendment, but…” Latest information from the White House indicates that Press Secretary Jen Psaki had the strategy down pat after “circling back” on it only a few times, and Vice President Kamala Harris was already an expert at the strategy from the 2020 campaign. President Biden, on the other hand, is apparently having some difficulty. “I support the, ah, you know, uh, the thing,” Biden said in his latest practice session in anticipation of his next press conference. “Now what’s this part about a butt?”…

1 min
chipman says helicopters were not really “shot down”

In an explanation that sounded more like County Extension Agent Hank Kimball from Green Acres, President Joe Biden’s nominee for head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has admitted the Branch Davidians didn’t really “shoot down” two helicopters at the Waco debacle back in 1993. “I’m David Director, your nominee for ATF Chipman,” he recently told a Congressional Committee. “Wait, no, I’m David Chipman, your nominee for ATF Director. I guess that sounds better. Well not better, but more accurate. Well, not really more accurate, but…” When pressed on his recent statements that .50-caliber Barrett rifles were used to “shoot down” two Texas National Guard helicopters, Chipman again channeled his inner Kimball. “At first I said they were ‘shot down,’ but they weren’t really ‘shot down,’” he said. “They…

3 min
beyond classic colt

Itseems like 99 times out of 100 we come across a fascinating firearm with no known history, and with little chance of learning more about it. However, here’s one with more history than we bargained for. Born in 1867, Guy George Palmer joined the U.S. Army and within two years he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, becoming a Judge Advocate and traveling to dozens of Army forts in the southwest in addition to the Philippines to hear cases involving the Army. In 1898, Lt. Palmer was commanding officer of Fort Huachuca in Arizona, but soon was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and transferred to the 16th Infantry, where he was ordered to Cuba during the Spanish American War. On July 3, 1898, the 16th Infantry came to the assistance of the 6th Infantry…

8 min
fine-arse falkor

SPEC BOX FALKOR DEFENSE OMEGA CALIBER: 6.5 Creedmoor BARREL: 22 inches OA LENGTH: 43.25 inches WEIGHT: 10.25 pounds (empty) STOCK: Luth-AR MB1 SIGHTS: None ACTION: Direct-impingement semi-auto FINISH: Hard anodized CAPACITY: 20+1 MSRP: $4,210 Modern sporting rifle (MSR) terminology for the AR is an industry attempt to help define the growing role that AR-type rifles have assumed beyond strictly a tactical gun. AR rifles are versatile, easily accessorized and suitable for a wide variety of recreational, sport shooting and professional applications. While ARs were quickly embraced for varmint hunting, caliber expansion has steadily increased popularity with hunters for larger sized game as well. The Falkor Defense Omega is a great example of the growing potential of ARs in the hunting arena, long-range shooting competitions and precision tactical applications. The Falkor Omega highlights all the AR positives in its MSR form, especially when…

8 min
pellet rifle with a pedigree

In the 1930s, John C. Garand designed the U.S. military’s first semi-automatic battle rifle, the M1, which served our forces admirably throughout WWII. In the 1960s, it was deemed necessary to upgrade and improve the M1 and the M14 was born. Some weight was shaved off, a 10-round box magazine replaced the eight-round clip loading method, a flash suppressor was added and the caliber was changed to 7.62x51mm (.308 Win.) to align with the ammo used by our NATO allies. The next iteration came in 1974 as a semi-auto only version for the civilian market, and Springfield Armory named it the M1A. It gathered a large following after the successes of shooters using it at the Camp Perry National Matches. Fast forward to SHOT Show 2020, where Air Venturi, of Ohio,…

1 min
fake-tical news

Court Rules Against Cali’s One-Round Mag Capacity Limit A ruling by a federal district court judge that California’s one-round magazine capacity limit is unconstitutional has anti-gun bureaucrats in the Golden State furious. In the ruling, District Judge Roger Benitez stated, “California is going to have to stop with the infringements at some point. Otherwise, law-abiding citizens will be left with single-shot .22 rifles and nothing else to defend themselves.” State Attorney General Rob Bonta called the decision “fundamentally flawed” and vowed to appeal. “There is no sound basis in law, fact or common sense for anyone to need more than one round in a magazine and one in the chamber,” Bonta said in a statement. “This law will keep mass murderers from shooting up our schools, disrupting our important teaching of mask shaming strategies, critical…