Tactical Life

Tactical Life March 2020

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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Athlon Media Group
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compact crusader

Founded in 2001 by Marty Daniel, Daniel Defense’s slogan, “Lighter, Stronger, Better,” is more than just words. When Marty Daniel started the company, he had one product—a sling adapter. From there, the company expanded to produce other accessories, including a new handguard for the M4. The Rail Interface System, or RIS II, was designed to meet a specific request from the United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM). Specifically, the RIS II allowed operators to mount an M203 grenade launcher while the barrel floated freely. After extensive testing, USSOCOM chose Daniel Defense as the sole source provider, and the MK18 carbine with the RIS II has become the standard for U.S. special operations personnel as well as other units around the world. Over the last 18 years, the company has grown, and…

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tomasie’s top tips

Travis Tomasie is one of the most recognized and successful professional shooters in the world. He’s the captain of Team Remington and, unlike some other pros, has years of teaching experience as well. With this perfect mix of skills, I felt it would be a great opportunity to learn more from him at the Gunsite event. Like everyone else, I was looking for some tips on how to get the most out of my gun and build my speed and accuracy. Tomasie was beyond generous and offered these three solid tips. Recoil Management: “With a shotgun, recoil management is very important. As always, rule number one is to focus on fundamentals, but you really need to work on your stance. Use your legs to build a really solid platform to mitigate…

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anna rising

It’s no secret that smart and fearless women are the fastest-growing demographic among gun owners. The same can be said for women entering the rough and-tumble world of politics, and women fighting hard to maintain our Second Amendment rights. Dozens of national and local groups of all-female “2A” advocates are letting their voices be heard loudly and proudly. We prepared this issue of Tactical Life alongside the February/March 2020 issue of Ballistic, featuring the young firebrand Anna Paulina Luna. She is currently running for election to the U.S. House of Representatives for Florida’s 13th Congressional District. In a world of fake news, false promises and well-trained politicians, Luna is a breath of fresh air. As author Karen Hunter put it, “We live in a nation where we’re clinging to freedom instead…

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pint-sized bull-pump

KelTec first unveiled its KSG bullpup shotgun in 2011. This pump-action design features twin magazine tubes beneath the barrel that each hold seven 2¾-inch shells for a total capacity of 14+1 rounds. It also accepts 3-inch shells, which reduces the capacity by one shell in each magazine. The user can manually switch between the two magazine tubes as well. The KSG really took off after some bugs were worked out in a second-generation model, and special operations units in the United States, Great Britain, France and South Korea took notice. The gun is still quite popular today, but more recently, KelTec introduced a new version designated the KS7 that’s worth a look. KS7 SPECS The biggest difference between these two shotguns is the magazines. To reduce weight and make the KS7 a bit…

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first shot

The first two decades of the 2000s were a bit rocky, to say the least. We can’t forget the attacks on 9/11 and the ensuing Global War on Terror, then the Great Recession, not to mention all the political upheaval between and ever since. Social media truly made its stamp on history—both good and bad—as technology continued ahead at lightning speed. It seems like it’s already been 40 years since the new millennium began, right? Hindsight is always 20/20, but we’re using this new year to look ahead. Ford is turning out its first electric “Mustang” SUVs, Tesla unveiled its all-too-angular Cybertruck, and Samsung has promised us folding smartphones that actually work when you need them to. The future is here! In the gun world, 2020 is sure to bring new calibers,…

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motoschützen 2019

My wife tells me that I am simple and predictable. My passions may wax and wane, but my interests remain boringly constant. Apparently, I am not alone. I recently learned that there is an 80-percent crossover between gearheads and firearms enthusiasts. Odds are, if you like anything bearing an internal-combustion engine, you probably like things that send small pieces of lead downrange at hundreds or thousands of feet per second with pinpoint accuracy. Which brings us to the sixth annual Motoschützen. When my editor told me to go to Cody, Wyoming, to cover it, I told him I wasn’t familiar with it. He laughed and explained that I would be responsible for exposing the week of motors, machine guns and mayhem to the world. (I still can’t believe I get paid…