Hunting & Fishing

Recoil July/Aug 2019 #43

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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In this issue

1 min.
down range

In just four short months, team RECOIL will be headed to the Hunter Games. I hope you’ll join us for what should be a fun, exciting, and one-of-a-kind event. Whether you hunt with a rifle, shotgun, or bow, you’ll find a competition to test the skills you’ll take to the field in a realistic setting. Hosted at Rockcastle Shooting Center on September 20-22, we’ll be joined by top shooters, media, and companies from the firearms and hunting world. We’re big advocates of using black rifles for putting meat on the table, as nothing undercuts the mewling simpletons who claim you can’t use an AR for hunting quite like passing them a piece of jerky from the deer you tagged with one. In that spirit, there’ll be an additional prize for anyone…

1 min.

Editorial. Editor/ Iain Harrison Editor, Concealment/ Rob Curtis Managing Editor/ Laura Peltakian Features Editor/ Dave Merrill Senior Editor/ Tom Marshall Contributing Editor/ Steven Kuo Editor // Online/ Candice Horner Network Manager/ John Schwartze Director, Video Production/ Calvin Coulthard Contributors/ Alexander Crown, Lynsey Davis, Ryne Gioviano, Niccole Elizabeth, Lukas Lamb, Kenda Lenseigne, Roy Lin, Frank Plumb, Mark Saint, Mike Searson, Peter Suciu, Patrick Vuong Special Thanks/ Angeles Armory, Josh Bashaw, The Bullet Ranch, Ms. Ellie, David Furman, John Nealy Art Direction & Design. Senior Art Director/ Gene Coo Art Director/ Sarah Lampert Advertising. General Manager/ Glen Castle 813.675.3495 Senior Account Executive/ Shawn Sloan 813.675.3552 Senior Account Executive/ Ryan Farner 760.809.8729 National Account Executive/ Matt Johnson 952.240.9794 Account Executive/ Lori McDaniel 715.498.3768 CMG West, LLC. VP, Group Publisher/ Mark Han Financial Controller/ Jenni Sexstone Operations Director/ Gregory S. Krueger Circulation/ NPS Media Group llevasseur@npsmediagroup.com…

7 min.

1 Handmade in the USA by Metal Art of Wisconsin, the Carbon Fiber Freedom Cabinet Slider isn’t just an artistic expression of liberty but also an RFID lock-enabled safe that can store your guns, ammo, knives, booze, porn stash — whatever you don’t want getting soiled by any unauthorized paws. Using a keycard, you can slide the flag-covered door to the right, revealing an interior that’s stuffed with high-density foam that you can configure to hold your handguns, SBRs, or any other items that can fit inside its 21-by-12.5-inch interior. Metal Art of Wisconsin doesn’t just make safes; this family-owned business can also craft custom-made signs, monograms, and other artwork out of metal. MAKE: Metal Art of Wisconsin MODEL: Carbon Fiber Freedom Cabinet Slider MSRP: $385 URL: metalartofwisconsin.com 2 The Backripper Tomahawk is sharp, featherlight, and meant for everyday concealed carry.…

7 min.
combat air museum

What started out as a small private collection of military aircraft has evolved into one of the most impressive museums to military aviation anywhere in the country. Founded in 1977 as the Yesterday’s Air Force (YAF) and built around the collection of David Tallichet, it was reorganized in 1979 as the Combat Air Museum. Today, it has more than 40 aircraft in its collection representing 100 years of flight, in addition to numerous displays of aircraft engines, military vehicles, and other aviation-themed displays. Located at the Topeka Regional Airport/Forbes Field — formerly the Forbes Air Force Base — outside of Topeka, Kansas, the privately owned museum is dedicated to the preservation, conservation, and exhibition of aircraft, artifacts, technology, and art associated with the military aviation history of the United States. Today the Combat…

6 min.
hidden agenda

Many of you might remember a 1980s arcade game called Spy Hunter, in which you’d use a machine-gun-equipped sports car to take out enemy vehicles that’d shoot at you, try to spike your tires, or run you off the road. Your car would also rendezvous with a semi truck that’d upgrade your weapons with smoke screens, oil slicks, and missiles to thwart and destroy the other vehicles. Although much of this was a mishmash of stuff seen in James Bond movies and Knight Rider, it certainly made that coin-dispensing kid pine away over owning a vehicle with these capabilities one day. Not only has AddArmor provided an answer to that fantasy, they’ve redefined the term “armored vehicle” into “mobile safe room.” As mentioned in the “What if Your Vehicle is Attacked…

2 min.
unusual suspects

If you’ve ever studied (or just watched an online video of) a traditional martial art that has swords and knives, you’ve probably seen a barrage of slashes, draw cuts, and twirling techniques. But many of those moves require years of discipline and practice to perfect. That’s why most thugs opt for a shiv they can shove repeated into their victim’s guts — it takes no training, just violence of action, to end someone’s life that way. But prisoners and gangsters aren’t the only ones who can benefit from a shiv. That’s why we’re taking a pointed look at spikes in this edition of The Unusual Suspects. These tools have no cutting edge, no spring-assisted opening, and no fancy locking mechanisms. Instead, they have just one purpose: put a deep hole into…