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Recoil November/December 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

1 RIFLE MAKE: American Defense Manufacturing MODEL: UIC Mod 2 MSRP: $2,000 URL: 2 MAGAZINE MAKE: Lancer MODEL: L5AWM MSRP: $16 URL: 3 SCOPE MAKE: Trijicon MODEL: VCOG 1-6x24 MSRP: $2,800 URL: 4 SCOPE MOUNT MAKE: American Defense Manufacturing MODEL: AD-B3 Modular Base MSRP: $80 URL: 5 IRON SIGHTS MAKE: Griffn Armament MODEL: Fail Safe Angle Sights MSRP: $195 URL: 6 LIGHT MAKE: SureFire MODEL: M300 Mini Scout MSRP: $369 URL: 7 LIGHT MOUNT MAKE: American Defense Manufacturing MODEL: AD-SF SureFire M600B/ M300A Scout Light MSRP: $67 URL: 8 SUPPRESSOR MAKE: Griffn Armament MODEL: M4SD II MSRP: $995 URL: 9 GRIP STOP MAKE: Lanco Tactical MODEL: Grip Stop Mod 2 MSRP: $65 URL: 10 SHIRT MAKE: Massif MODEL: Army Combat Shirt MSRP: $170 URL: 11 PANTS MAKE: Crye Precision MODEL: G3 Combat Pant MSRP: $202 URL: 12 GLOVES MAKE: Mechanix MODEL: MultiCam Original MSRP: $25 URL: 13 PLATE CARRIER MAKE: High Speed Gear MODEL: Weesatch MSRP: $210 URL: 14 POUCHES MAKE: High Speed Gear MODEL: Pistol Taco MSRP: $25 URL: 15 BELT MAKE: High Speed Gear MODEL: Suregrip Padded Belt MSRP: $79 URL: OFF THE COVER 16 FOOTWEAR MAKE: Under Armour MODEL: OPS…

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down range

Exactly two years ago, RECOIL went through what might be euphemistically termed a rough patch. Indeed, the events of September 2012 will probably be used as a case study in sundry business schools under the heading of, “How to ruin a brand in a weekend.” We admit it — we screwed up. Since then, we’ve tried to learn from our mistakes, listen to our readers, and not take anything for granted. In the past 24 months, the RECOIL team has worked its ass off, and I’m immensely proud of the guys whose names appear on the masthead — and honored to be a small part of the world’s best gun publication. It’s been an interesting couple of trips around the sun and hugely entertaining to see the changes happening on the…

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1 No matter the decade, aviator sunglasses will be as enduring as 1911 pistols, Ford Mustangs, and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s accent. Now you can rock this style of eyewear on the range knowing it’s rated for shooting. The SI Ballistic Crosshair is one of the world’s frst Mil-spec wire-frame glasses (MIL PRF 32432). It also has 100-percent UVA/UBA protection, high-defnition optics, and anti-fog coating while meeting ANSI Z87.1-2010 standards. Gray lenses available with either matte black or gunmetal frames. MAKE: Oakley MODEL: SI Ballastic Crosshair MSRP: $250 URL: 2 Known for sturdy storage solutions in vehicles, Tuffy’s translated that U.S.-made quality construction to its Portable Safe. The lockable welded-steel storage box is ideal for carrying a handgun, cash, or other valuables to and from your home. It’s secured by a three-digit combination lock and a…

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budapest’s museum of military history

Budapest is considered among the most picturesque of European cities. Situated on the Danube River, the capital of Hungary is actually three cities that over time have merged together: Buda, Óbuda (Old Buda), and Pest. Overlooking this modern metropolis of 1.74-million inhabitants is Buda Castle, the historic palace complex located on Castle Hill on the Buda side of the Danube River. This World Heritage Site is also much more than just the palace. Buda Castle today actually encompasses much of the hill and is practically a city in and of itself. While the castle walls date to the 13th century, Budapest was the site of many sieges and epic battles — the most recent being the 1956 uprising against the Soviet rule. Thus much of the beauty of Budapest has actually been recreated,…

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little big rig

In this issue of RECOIL you’re going to read a lot about vehicular necessity versus preference. The point being that none of us have unlimited budgets. In a perfect world, we’d love to outft our bug-out vehicle with every piece of kit and performance upgrade imaginable. Since that isn’t practical for all of us, we like to show you alternatives that may help spur some ideas you hadn’t considered or just plain didn’t know were possible. Some of you may even have fabrication skills to your credit. If that’s the case, you may want to resist the temptation to buy all that great aftermarket stuff, and instead fre up the acetylene torch, pretend you’re John Hannibal Smith, and customize something that’ll ft your needs and fnancial constraints. Take Tony Ashwill’s Suzuki…

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unusual suspects

When this author was but a wee lad, his older cousin bought him his frst blade: a Swiss Army Knife. “Keep it clean or it’ll rust,” the cousin said. To a 7-year-old, that pretty much fell on deaf ears. Sure enough, it took no more than a couple of weeks for little spots of reddish orange to grow on the multitool’s blade. And so began our frst lesson in rusting and what the term “stainless steel” truly means. No, it’s not a synonym for “stain-proof.” It means that the steel will stain less than other types. In other words, it’s more corrosionresistant — thanks to high chromium content, which makes it harder to sharpen, by the way. For knife nuts, corrosion means the oxidation of iron and steel. While we don’t…