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Recoil May/June 2013

Our magazine is gear heavy featuring guns, trucks, atv's, knives, watches, and more. Get Recoil digital magazine subscription today for gun evaluations, interviews with industry personalities, shooting tips from the pros, shooting sports, defense, do it yourself articles, and much more. We aim to appeal to the casual shooter as well as the core enthusiast.

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on the cover

OFF CAMERA 01 FOREGRIP BRAND: Crimson Trace Corp. MODEL: MVF-600C MRSP: $2,199 URL: 02 BUTTSTOCK BRAND: ACE Ltd. MODEL: Ultra Light Modular Fixed Stock MRSP: $65 URL: 03 SIDE-FOLDING ADAPTER BRAND: US Machinegun MODEL: Side Folding AR/Tube Stock Adapter MRSP: $39 URL: 04 PISTOL GRIP BRAND: Ergo Grip MODEL: Suregrip (ambidextrous) MRSP: $26 URL: 05 LOWER RECEIVER BRAND: Del-Ton Inc. MODEL: DTI Stripped Lower Receiver MRSP: $120 URL: 06 UPPER RECEIVER BRAND: Faxon Firearms MODEL: ARAK-21 MRSP: $1,459 URL: 07 RAIL COVER BRAND: Ergo Grips MODEL: 18-Slot Lowpro Ladder Rail Cover MRSP: $32 URL: 08 OPTIC BRAND: Trijicon MODEL: SRS MRSP: $1,075 URL: 09 RIFLE MAGAZINE BRAND: Magpul MODEL: PMAG 30 AR/M4 GEN M3 Window Magazine MRSP: $18 URL: 10 SLING BRAND: BDS Tactical MODEL: CQB Single Point Sling MRSP: $45 URL: 11 HANDGUN BRAND: Glock MODEL: 30S MRSP: $637 URL: 12 WATCH BRAND: Christopher Ward MODEL: C60 Trident Pro Automatic MRSP: $925 URL: 13 BELT BRAND: Blade-Tech MODEL: Reinforced Looper Gun Belt MRSP: $55 URL: 14 HOLSTER BRAND: Blade-Tech MODEL: Nano IWB MRSP: $60 URL: 15 RADIO POUCH BRAND: Blue Force Gear MODEL: Multi-Radio Pouch MRSP: $40 URL: 16 MAG…

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down range

A little more than a year ago, a new magazine took the firearms world by storm. With a whole new look and feel, this wasn’t your daddy’s gun mag. And I, like so many others, was blown away by its attention to detail, choice of subjects, and the fact that it didn’t just focus on guns. The new kid got a lot of attention, won a bunch of awards, and then slid out and hit a guardrail. How you come back from life’s hard knocks is a measure of character — it’s not how you fall down that counts, but how you pick yourself back up. And RECOIL has made a bunch of changes to get back on track. I’m extremely honored to have been asked to come on board as…

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1 Tactical Tailor melds form with function in the new Modular Adjustable Tactical Vest (MAT-V). Its Airmesh material and adjustable sides allow for maximum comfort and exact fit. The front has removable front buckles, hook-and-loop modular webbing panels, dual map-and-pen pockets, and belt hangers. The back has a zippered hydration pocket. BRAND: Tactical Tailor MODEL: Modular Adjustable Tactical Vest MSRP: $165 (black, coyote brown); $180 (multi-cam) URL: 2 Taran Tactical Innovations recently released the Glock Firepower Base Pad, designed to improve your shooting performance and increase magazine capacity. Made in the USA and CNC machined from billet aluminum, the base pad adds weight so the magazine drops easily and allows for faster, more consistent reloads. It has a pushpin design so no specialty tools are needed for disassembly. It’s available in small and large,…

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the secret history of history

Some people might think of history as done, permanent, set in stone. But the reality is that history — as taught in schools and covered in the media — is continually interpreted and reinterpreted. Researchers, scholars, and authors revise the public record of generations past and of our own as new information comes to light. More often than we realize, however, there are stories behind the “official” versions of history we know — tales that cannot be told for a variety of reasons. Since ancient times, espionage has influenced the course of history. Shedding light on the unseen world of spying and intelligence gathering is the mission of the International Spy Museum (ISM). Hiding in plain sight just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C., the ISM is…

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ain’t no status symbol

The image of the Land Rover as one of the preeminent off-road rigs has somewhat faded in mainstream American consciousness. Instead of recalling gritty photos of European soldiers driving the Series IIA in war-torn landscapes, or of hunters wheeling the civilian versions on African safaris, most Americans these days think of Land Rover as nothing more than a luxury vehicle. You can thank Victoria Beckham and all those trophy wives, Hollywood celebrities, and bubblegum pop singers for that. Well, it’s time to take back the brand from all those yuppies, who wouldn’t know a leaf-spring from a coilover if one smacked them upside their heads. Inspired by the Willys Jeep of World War II, the Land Rover was born as an all-terrain 4x4 meant to tackle harsh conditions. By the mid-20th century,…

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unusual suspects

The karambit has gotten a bad rap in the Western weapons world. Some of the most common complaints about this clawshaped knife are that “it’s a glorified farming tool” and “its curve makes it useless as an EDC utility blade.” What few people realize is that in the hands of a welltrained user, the karambit can be one of the most effective self-defense knives available. We equate it to selecting a longrange scope — if you can’t utilize the reticle, it’s nothing but a paperweight. Knowledge and practice make the karambit a powerful weapon. Sure, the karambit is used by farmers and fishermen, but it’s also used in a group of martial arts known collectively as silat, which is found in Indonesia, the Philippines, and other parts of Southeast Asia. Though the…