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Recoil May/June 2014

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

01 CARBINE MAKE: Lancer Systems MODEL: L30 MSRP: $3,000 URL: 02 SCOPE MAKE: Steiner MODEL: M5Xi Military 1-5x24 MSRP: $2,990 URL: 03 MOUNT BRAND: Warne MODEL: SKEL MSRP: $120 URL: www.warnescope 04 RIFLE MAGAZINE BRAND: Lancer MODEL: L7AWM 20-round MSRP: $50 URL: 05 PLATE CARRIER BRAND: High Ground MODEL: HGPC MSRP: $250 URL: 06 RIFLE MAGAZINE POUCHES BRAND: Tactical Tailor MODEL: 7.62 Single Mag Pouch MSRP: $20 URL: 07 SHIRT BRAND: FirstSpear MODEL: Field Shirt MSRP: $50 URL: 08 BELT BRAND: RazorSix Tactical MODEL: Remora Rapid Belt MSRP: $80 URL: 09 PANTS BRAND: Vertx MODEL: Phantom OPS Powered by Airflow MSRP: $100 URL: 10 WATCH BRAND: Smith & Bradley MODEL: Atlantis MSRP: $350 URL: 11 KNIFE BRAND: Blade-Tech MODEL: Pro Hunter Magnum MSRP: $170 URL: 12 GLOVES BRAND: Rogers MODEL: Shooting Gloves MSRP: $40 URL: 13 PISTOL BRAND: Springfield Armory MODEL: XDm 5.25-Inch 9mm with Talon Grips MSRP: $795 URL: 14 HOLSTER BRAND: Blade-Tech MODEL: OWB with dropped and offset Tek-Lok MSRP: $70 URL: 15 PISTOL MAGAZINE POUCHES BRAND: Blade-Tech MODEL: Revolution MSRP: $30 URL: OFF CAMERA 16 EYE PROTECTION BRAND: Rudy Project MODEL: Airblast MSRP: $350 URL: 17 EAR PROTECTION BRAND: SureFire MODEL: EP4 Sonic Defenders…

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down range

In this issue we examine whether an AK-based shotgun can actually perform, get hands on with Remington’s new single-stack 9mm, try to break POF’s Gen-4 piston AR (spoiler alert: we failed), and look at what to do if you can’t get to your self-defense gun before a bad guy smacks you upside the melon. In other news, we look at the subject of manufacturing your own firearm — specifically, making an AR-15 receiver from an 80-percent lower. As far as I’m aware, RECOIL is the first print publication to touch the subject, and I’ll leave better minds than mine to speculate as to why this might be. After all, making things from scratch should appeal directly to the rugged individualist in most Americans, and the fact that you can legally build…

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1 Do you fancy yourself a modernday samurai? Then the Obake, designed by Lucas Burnley, might be your go-to fixed blade. The 3.64-inch blade is made of 8Cr14MoV stainless steel with a titanium-nitride finish that’s acid-etched, giving each knife a unique pattern. Overall, the Obake is 7.63 inches long and just 2.4 ounces. Comes with a glass-filled nylon sheath. BRAND: Columbia River Knife & Tool MODEL: Obake MSRP: $60 URL: 2 Though spring is technically upon us, the nights can still be chilly — and there might even be some stubborn snow on the ground in your region. So, the Icon Softshell Vest is a good fit for this season. It keeps your core protected from wind and rain without suffocating you when the sun’s out. Available in black, khaki, LAPD navy, and olive. BRAND:…

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the nawlins connection

Dedicated to the Greatest Generation, the National World War II Museum in New Orleans chronicles the story of the American G.I. during the Second World War. It features galleries devoted to D-Day, the war at home, and the war in the Pacific through artifacts, personal tales, and even cutting-edge technology. When it first opened on June 6, 2000, on the 56th anniversary of the D-Day landings, the National D-Day Museum — as it was then known — initially focused on the amphibious invasion of Normandy. The choice of New Orleans as the site for the facility was seen as odd by some, considering it’s known more for its food, music, and nightlife than World War II. On the topic of war history, most would connect the Big Easy with the Battle…

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2011 TOYOTA TUNDRA 5.7L V-8 4WD/SIX-SPEED AUTOMATIC We’re usually not ones to feed into the current, though thankfully fading, undead fetish. You won’t see a special RECOIL flesh-eaters issue or a buyer’s guide on zombie-green rifle accessories. But we have to admit that if there were a living-dead pandemic, we’d have no fear being at ground zero so long as we were behind the wheel of this off-road rig. In recent years, we’ve seen many a truck souped up to serve as zombie apocalypse vehicles. Some are serious tanks that can handle any terrain thrown at them, while others are really just trailer queens disguised with a lot of automotive makeup and not enough muscle. This 2011 Toyota Tundra, however, doesn’t need a boost of creatine. “Another ’Yota?” you might ask. Sure,…

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small pocket knives

FLIP THE PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS ON EACH KNIFE As one wrinkly, green Jedi likes to say, “Size matters not.” But he’s wrong. Size does matter — just not always in the way you think. Similar to the debate surrounding caliber, pundits often say that the bigger the knife, the better. But as knife nuts know, there’s a task for every blade length. Imagine you’re lost in the jungle with no supplies and no signs of help. Naturally, you’ll want to attack the dense foliage with a machete to make a fire and build a shelter. Now picture you going back to work stocking shelves at a grocery store. Suddenly, that same zombie-chopping blade seems like an expensive paperweight compared to your $1 box-cutter, no? It should always be the mission —…