Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Desert Tactical Arms SRS Covert Review From Military Arms Channel

Tim from Military Arms Channel takes the Desert Tactical Arms SRS Covert out for some testing.
It's definitely a compact little package and has several ambi- controls not usually seen on a bolt action rifle.
We also learn that microwaveable pizza bites is the breakfast food of a true rifleman.


Monday, November 18, 2013

Is Armed Citizens United The New NRA?

For as long as any of us can remember, National Rifle Association has been the leader of the pack when it comes to firearms advocacy groups. With their vast funds and widespread network, they have been the power of the gun owner in Washington...or have they?
There are a lot of people out there that feel that the NRA has sold out many of us in the name of "common sense co-operation", and in conceding in certain areas of the gun rights fight, they have let down the folks who have been counting on them to fight the big fight against the politicians in DC.
One option to the NRA has been the GOA, or Gun Owners of America, and they have always campaigned themselves as the "zero compromise" gun group.
Now, we have a 3rd option in the fight for gun rights, in the form of Armed Citizens United.
According to their promoters, they plan to take the fight where the other gun rights groups are not willing to go. They plan to reaching out to America's youth, who so many have been brainwashed to fear gun ownership.
According to their website, these are their initiatives for 2013 through 2014:
 ACU 2013-14 Initiatives
  • Be the first to respond in every national gun related crisis and/or gun debate with a proactive PR and media approach
  • Contribute to a stronger 2nd Amendment lobbyist presence in Washington D.C.
  • Lead letter writing, postcard and social media advocacy campaigns
  • Organize Voices & Represent Nationwide
  • Continue to strengthen our grassroots and local associations with finances and media tools
  • Provide resources for events, training and education for local organizations that have demonstrated merit
  • Provided updates, current and relevant web content that is of true value
  • Proactively establish a Public Relations and press/media presence
  • Provide email blasts, mailers and newsletters that have relevance and provide real value
  • Leverage our media contacts to ensure our voices are heard
  • Provide members content for websites, blogs and videos
  • Establish a Grant Program for State and Local organizations
  • Assist in promoting shooting sports
  • Lead crowdsourcing initiatives
  • Provide legal services
  • Armed Citizens – 101 Series
  • Provide videos, articles, links and white papers
  • Develop Law Enforcement education sessions with our inside experts
  • Provide concealed carry info, what you really need to know, updates that you should be aware of
Our Continuing & Long-Term Objectives
  • Lead the charge for 2nd Amendment advocates that organize at every level in every state. Federal, State and Local.
  • Become the trusted resource for gun owners and those that believe in the 2nd Amendment by providing a platform for high quality writers, videographers and other 2nd Amendment advocates who offer ideas and information to share with our national community.
Among the members of its founding board, is Tim Harmsen, host of the Military Arms Channel on Youtube.
We're sure you have seen his videos on here as well as in every aspect of the gun community. Tim is one of our favorite firearm and gear reviewers, and if he is willing to help build this from the ground up, it's something worth standing behind, in our opinion.
Please, know we are NOT suggesting you leave the NRA, or the GOA. Due to the current climate in America, any and all pressure on the anti-gun zealots in America is good pressure. This is merely a suggestion for an additional friend in fight. 
ACU is still in its infancy, but in time it certainly may become the leading force in the battle to preserve our fundamental right to keep and bear arms, without capitulation or compromise.
If you wish to learn more about Armed Citizens United, please go to their website HERE:
Also they have a Facebook page as well:

Monday, October 21, 2013

From Matt Bracken: "Arm Thy Neighbor"

We present to you another excellent essay from author Matt Bracken, the mind behind the "Enemies" Trilogy.

by Matt Bracken
If you don’t presently own any firearms, you may have been considering taking that step in order to protect yourself and your family. Or perhaps you already have what you consider to be an adequate home armory, but is it really enough? In the event that our economy tanks, one certain outcome will be much higher levels of criminal violence. Read Fernando Aguirre’s excellent “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse,” based on his experiences in Argentina after 2001, to see what happens to civil society when a national currency collapses and the banks are closed. Today’s career criminals will be that much more desperate and willing to use violence against their victims. The feral youths who need little encouragement to bust heads for sport in times of relative plenty may be starving, and no moral consideration will keep them from sticking a gun in your face or a knife in your back.
At the same time, the federal government may define this surge of criminal violence as civil disorder and enact emergency decrees, especially if armed citizens begin to fight back on a wide scale. One need look no further than the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to see how officials react toward ordinary people with firearms during a period of civil disorder. A freeze on gun sales and/or ammunition is a predictable outcome during government-defined “emergencies.”
Most of the readers of this column probably don’t need to be convinced of the wisdom of owning and practicing with firearms. You may even believe that you already possess all of the guns you need, whether a .38 caliber revolver in your bedside table or a small battery of handguns, shotguns and rifles in your closet or gun safe. You may even own one or more of those liberally despised so-called assault rifles. In any of these cases you may think you don’t need to consider any more gun purchases.
There is, however, one reason to purchase at least a few more weapons: to arm thy neighbors. I can hear you saying, “What is Bracken talking about? If that foolish grasshopper of a neighbor didn’t bother about his security when guns were readily available, why should I worry about him now? Besides, he may even be an anti-gun liberal, so the hell with him!”
This reasoning is short-sighted on several levels. First, we have all heard the old saying that “a conservative is a liberal who has been mugged.” When violence explodes during an economic collapse, millions of new conservatives will be created from former left-wingers. And besides philosophically anti-gun liberals, many folks simply grow up in families where guns are not present and reach adulthood having never touched a firearm. But no matter why they don’t own firearms, when the ultra-violence breaks out your neighbors down the street will deserve a way to defend themselves from criminal predation. Simple charity, Christian or otherwise, suggests that we should not leave the elderly couple, the widow or the single mom with young children defenseless against evildoers bent on rape, robbery or murder.
When the incidence of home invasions, carjackings and “express kidnappings” skyrockets, some of your neighbors will discover a sudden interest in acquiring firearms, just when firearms may not be available through normal channels. These unarmed neighbors may then ask if you have any extra firearms to lend to them. Which one of your carefully considered collection of guns will you hand over to arm your defenseless neighbor? Your high-end “concealed carry” pistol, which fits your hand like a glove? Your wife’s? Your pump-action shotgun? Your AR-15 Sport Utility Rifle? The fact is, you will be loath to give away any of them, not even to a neighbor in need. You have acquired each of them for a carefully thought-out reason! But your neighbor is still defenseless.
That is why I encourage you to buy a few extra firearms in anticipation of this future need. I would suggest that a revolver is the simplest entry-level firearm to provide to a non-shooting neighbor. There are no magazines, safety catches or slides to learn to manipulate. You simply open the cylinder, insert the bullets, close the cylinder and the revolver is ready to go. A revolver has the shortest “learning curve” of any firearm. Anyone can learn basic gun safety and effective close-range self-defense with a revolver in one afternoon. In dire extremes you could hand a revolver to a non-shooter after a five-minute period of instruction and dry-firing. Revolvers are intuitive; you can even see if they are loaded or unloaded simply by looking at the cylinder.
Of course, a much greater level of firearms training is highly desirable if there is time for it. If possible, take your non-shooting neighbor to a gun range now, in advance of a period of “civil unrest.” Training a non-shooter in the safe operation of firearms also shows your own overall knowledge of security issues. This demonstrated firearms proficiency will stand you in good stead when your leadership skills and tactical knowledge may benefit your overall neighborhood security posture.
Beyond the simple morality of providing a means of self-defense against criminal violence, there is another reason to be prepared to arm thy neighbors: the force multiplying synergy of multiple fields of fire. Recall the old cowboy movies when the gang of black hats rode into a town where the citizens were forewarned and prepared. As an historical example, consider what happened to the vaunted James Gang on the Northfield Minnesota Raid when they lost the element of surprise. Only Frank and Jesse escaped unhurt. The rest of the armed gang were killed by the townsfolk or captured shortly after, badly wounded.
An armed and alert neighborhood is a very dangerous environment for criminals. In a time of rampant violence, with the ever-present threat of home invasions, more armed neighbors mean more angles of fire for the criminals to confront. Instead of focusing their evil intent on a single home, selecting one sheep in a helpless flock, they will be threatened by fire from many directions and their retreat may be cut off. This compounds their risk compared to attacking a neighborhood where most folks are unarmed and cringing in corners, praying to remain unmolested.
Of course, it is best if your neighbors have all received a high level of firearms training. Otherwise, the risk of a “friendly fire” accident while repelling an armed gang with shots from multiple directions is increased. And of course, you should not provide a firearm to a drunk, a druggie, or a mentally unstable neighbor for obvious reasons. But the danger of living in an unarmed neighborhood is even greater, because such an area is a magnet for repeated violent criminal attacks.
The best outcome would be to leverage your training of individuals in safe firearms usage into general neighborhood self-defense drills. Then if the “James Gang” rides in…they won’t necessarily ride out! Word will get around, and your neighborhood will achieve an aura of armed strength that deters future criminal incursions. Consider why tiny Switzerland has never been invaded by its much more powerful and often bellicose neighbors. It’s not because of the Alps. It’s because the Swiss have a strong tradition of armed self-defense at every level. Both invading armies and criminal gangs go around “hard targets” that are known to shoot back!
If nothing else, from a strictly selfish standpoint, the humble .38 revolver you lent to that widow might provide you with a critical early warning of imminent danger when she fires it in self-defense. Forewarned is forearmed, even if the warning is a rapid series of pistol shots heard from up the street at oh-dark-thirty. But in any case, I would rather hear the widow’s defiant shots than her helpless screams.
So, consider buying a few extra firearms and ammunition while you can easily and inexpensively do so. A used revolver in good working condition can be purchased for as little as $250, a used pump-action shotgun for not much more. And if you don’t know what an SKS rifle is or what they cost, find out.
Then you will have the option of arming your neighbors in a time of extreme peril, without diminishing your own family armory.
Matt Bracken is the author of several successful books, including the Enemies Foreign and Domestic" trilogy as well as "Castigo Cay". Mr. Bracken is a a former Navy SEAL, and a perpetual thorn in the side of Tyrants and globalists the world over.
He is a regular contributor to Western Rifle Shooters Association, and you can find more about him at 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Jason "The Viking" Wyman Tells Us Why Revolution Is No Game

There are a lot of people in our corner of the gun and gear community that actually fantasize about a revolution. And while revolution seems more and more likely these days considering the current climate, it is far from romantic or fun.Jason Wyman talks to us about the brutal reality of a post Collapse America.


Monday, July 22, 2013

The Zimmerman Trial: My Thoughts

With the advent of facebook, people all around the world can chime in on the current events of the day. And after the George Zimmerman verdict last week, everyone on the face of the planet with an internet connection magically earned their law degrees over night. 
And apparently, these arm chair Johnny Cochran's don't have to back up their opinions with any real facts or information. While I am certainly no Antonin Scalia, or a scholar on the framework of law, I do however approach all things with the wish to understand it, and know all of its facts.
I am appalled at the knee-jerk, emotion driven reactions I have seen and heard from every facet of American life regarding the outcome of this case.
People who I have always considered pretty level headed when it comes to all things firearm, and self defense related had somehow been swept up in this fervor that has been so deviously whipped up by the mainstream media. For example, a shooting buddy of mine says to me yesterday on the phone, "Well hell, all that poor little boy was gonna do was beat him a little bit, that's all...no need to shoot him."
Let's analyze that statement. Trayvon Martin was anything but a "little boy", he was a 17 year old with a history of criminal behavior. He was no angel, or some poor weak thing to be pitied.
If someone jumps on you and tells you "You gonna die tonight Mutha%^%a", I would consider that more than a simple beating. If someone does that to me, I will unleash every round at my disposal, until they have ceased the attack or I can see light pouring through the other side of their person.
Most of these people making statements regarding what George Zimmerman should or should not have done, have never once in their life faced the situation where they might have to take a life to save their own.
I have. And it's not fun. Twice I have had a situation where I thought I might have to kill a man to make sure I went home to my wife, and looking back at it now, I wonder if the same thing that occurred with the Zimmerman case could have happened to me. But would it have changed my decision to open fire? Not a chance. I can say that without a doubt I would have sent them to meet whatever dear and fluffy god they happen to believe in. Thankfully, in both cases the situation seemed to cool itself off, once the individual realized that I was not one to be trifled with.
Was George Zimmerman the Good Guy? I'd have to say no.At best he was an overzealous neighborhood watchman who got caught up in his own title, and at worst a guy obsessed with being a "hero", out to save the neighborhood. The worst decision he ever made in life was to follow Martin that night. He screwed up. And now it will cost him his freedom. Even though he will never set foot in a prison for this, his life is now forfeit, the days of simple living are over. That is a man that will look over his shoulder for the rest of his life, never knowing what might come his way. He is going to reap what he has sowed. Although, on a side note, has anyone ever considered the unknown factors that well will never be able to calculate? What if he had never paid Trayvon Martin one bit of attention that night, and later on down the line, the punk kid ends up hurting or killing someone, someone's wife or child? Would Martin be your little angel boy in the hoodie then?
The idea that Zimmerman did this all because Martin was black, some sort of "White on black violence" is ridiculous, and frankly offensive to my intelligence.
Zimmerman is Hispanic, an Obama supporter (don't know if he is now, since Lord Obama all but called for his head)
and even started an activism committee, after a homeless black man was savagely beaten by the cops, in the end it cost the chief of police and if I remember correctly, a couple of officers their jobs. (Maybe a reason why they were so quick to charge him, a little payback perhaps). Zimmerman might be a lot of things but racist isn't one of them.
The whole situation has been warped, twisted and manipulated by the likes of MSNBC (which is some of the dumbest garbage on TV) as well as their counterpart on the other end FOX News (equally as asinine) into a race issue that is cutting a deeper wound in this already dying nation. America will not be able to take much more of this.
And people are playing right into their hands. Ask yourself this, if George Zimmerman had not been armed that night, and Trayvon Martin would have made good on his threat to "kill a mutha$&%^a," do you think anyone would have given a damn about a dead white guy , or Hispanic guy...depending on how the media would have liked to portray or not portray it?
In the end, who was the real victim here? Poor Trayvon Martin, the "sweet little kid" who just wanted to be left alone, or poor George Zimmerman , the "Heroic watchman" guarding his neighborhood?
In the end, the American people are the real victims, drawn in on falsehoods and lies, perpetrated by an out of control media machine operating under order from the Administration's cronies.
In the end, Self defense laws, gun rights, Stand Your Ground laws will all take a hit, and the control freaks in this country will be eating it up with a spoon.
As for me, I will continue to live by the old saying "It's better to be tried by 12, than carried by 6."

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Tavor is Officially Here!

I wasn't sure if the US made version of the Israeli Tavor would actually see the light of day here in the US since all the anti-gun sentiment had flared up.
But we have held out and the Tavor is starting to show up in gun shops across the US.
Sturmgewehre of Military Arms Channel just got his in, and he's putting it through it's paces.

Check out the video here:

Friday, February 22, 2013


Well, the Elite just keep pushing and pushing the gun control agenda.
From New York, where the Draconian laws have already passed restricting mag capacity to 7 rounds and making once law abiding gun owners into overnight criminals, to now Colorado where legislation is moving through their House and poised to pass through their Senate to put the boot to the gun owners of the Centennial State as well.
Magpul Industries has already threatened to leave the state if this occurs, and I am sure they will stick to their word.
In this video from Nutnfancy discusses what gun owners in Colorado will face in the future.