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Tactical Life December 2019

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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.
first shot

In nature, honey badgers are anything but sweet and cuddly. But Black Hills’ cutting-edge line of HoneyBadger ammo is about as sweet and badass as can be. Hollow points? Who needs those? HoneyBadger ammo represents a complete rethinking of how premium defensive rounds ought to look, fly and penetrate. That’s why we had author Will Dabbs cover its development, do some of his own testing and show what the future might hold for defensive ammo. Speaking of new ammo, we also have a “first look” in this issue of the 6.5 Weatherby RPM as well as that company’s brand-new Mark V Backcountry rifles and 18i shotguns. These exciting introductions are all part of Weatherby’s recent move out to Wyoming from increasingly restrictive California. Another road trip this issue leads to the Guntec…

6 min.
gear up!

BIRCHWOOD CASEY GUN PLUMBER The new Gun Plumber from Birchwood Casey has all the utensils you need to keep your revolvers, 1911s and striker-fired handguns operating at a high level. This compact and easy-to-use multi-tool features an integral patch loop and a separate internal threaded rod for quick and effective bore cleaning. There are also several helpful screwdriver blades, a pin/sight pusher and a bushing wrench. (birchwoodcasey.com) BIG FRIG TUMBLER There is no denying the popularity of stainless steel, vacuum-formed tumblers. They’re a durable way to keep your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold. The 20-ounce Big Frig Tumbler is the perfectly portable way to enjoy your beverages all day long, whether you’re out hunting, fishing, enjoying a baseball game or just lounging in the backyard. Engineered from sturdy 18/8 stainless steel,…

8 min.
a better beretta

Incorporating the favorite elements of different Beretta pistols into one dream gun is a luxury most of us will never have. Not so for Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat, who has enjoyed a long and productive list of collaborative efforts with Beretta. Wilson Combat’s new offering, the 92G Brigadier Tactical with a Vertec grip frame, is an example of Wilson’s unique relationship with the world-renowned gun-maker. “Being a serious Beretta collector, I have always considered the 92G-SD the best model ever produced, but it’s almost too expensive and rare to shoot. I feel fortunate to have been able to work with the fine people at Beretta USA to produce a pistol that, in my opinion, is an improved 92G-SD. Having Beretta USA build my dream 92 series pistol is awesome, and…

6 min.
spyderco’s web

Spyderco is an iconic knife manufacturer that stands out for many reasons. It’s still a family-run business after 40 years, and the original founders keep a hand in corporate affairs. Spyderco was also the first company to place a hole in the blade of its folding knives for quick one-handed opening, the first to use fiberglass-reinforced nylon (FRN) in a production knife and the first to install a pocket clip on a production folding knife, among many other innovations. A proud American company founded in 1976, Spyderco is nestled in the foothills west of Denver, not far from the Coors brewery in Golden, Colorado. What began as an itinerant knife sharpener sales business operating out of an old bread truck converted into a mobile home and warehouse has blossomed into a…

4 min.
tmpr tantrum

Purpose driven, reliable and a damn good time. No, I’m not describing your best friend or the qualities you look for in a mate. I’m talking about the unmatched innovation of the Tri-Modular Prism Riflescope, or TMPR, from Burris. When it comes to attention to detail, the new Burris TMPR sighting system doesn’t miss a single feature, no matter how small. Upon seeing it for the first time, I immediately knew that this was an optic I would want in any situation. You can tell right away that it was made to be reliable and to withstand a hell of a beating if required. But calling it an optic is misleading; it’s an entire system. With the TMPR 3 Kit that I had the pleasure of testing, the 3x32mm TMPR 3…

5 min.
big box blunder

Every time a deranged madman indiscriminately shoots into a crowd of innocent people—regardless of where he got his guns and ammo, or how many times officials have been warned about him—a small but vocal segment of society yells, “We’ve got to do something!” Unfortunately for gun owners and other lovers of freedom, that “something” usually further erodes our right to keep and bear arms as protected by the Second Amendment. Such is the case with Walmart’s recent announcement that it would no longer sell ammunition for handguns and AR-style rifles. In a statement to associates, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said the company would institute several new measures. “After selling through our current inventory commitments, we will discontinue sales of short-barrel rifle ammunition, such as the .223 caliber and 5.56 caliber, that,…