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Win AR Upper from Noveske and Grey Ghost Gear

The Ghost Is Giving Away Noveske Uppers!

GGG Noveske

That’s right!  They’re giving away a Noveske Rifleworks upper every Friday for five weeks! The first winner will be selected tomorrow, July 11th.

Enter to WIN on their Facebook page.

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Dave’s Custom Airsoft – Custom Galil AR AEG

Congratulations to Richard Cairns who won the recent Charity auction for a Custom Built Galil Battle Rifle from Dave’s Custom Airsoft.  Richard placed the all of which will be donated to Help For Heroes. 


Join us in extending congratulations and thanks to Richard for his generosity – and also to Dave’s Custom Airsoft – for supporting this worthy cause.

Larry Vickers’ CAR-15 – from Panama to Iraq


This is how quiet professionals Improvise – Adapt – Overcome.

Read the full story here.


LAV Machine AK

You might have seen this on Soldier Systems Daily already, but I thought its so cool it deserved a repeat – and SSD kindly gave their permission to do so.

Larry Vickers Russian-SOF inspired 5.56mm AK build:



– Arsenal SLR-106CR
– Texas Weapon Systems Dog Leg Rail
– Aimpoint T-1
– Larue T-1 Mount
– Zenit Extended Rail Cover
– Survival Corps AK-100 Side Folding Collapsing AR Stock Adapter
– Krebs Extended Safety Lever
– Tromix Extended Charging Handle Knob
– Bulgarian 4-piece Krinkov brake
– Wilcox Industries Raptor laser w/white light
– Magpul CTR stock
– Tango Down / US Palm AK grip
– Magpul vertical grip
– Blue Force Gear Vickers Sling
– Polish Mag

Remember – if you’ve got a cool custom build or mod that you want to share, you can send us the details (and photos) through the email address listed on our ‘contact us’ page.

This is my rifle: SKS TAPCO Rebuild

Text and Photos by Scott Bain

There are almost as many reasons to own a “Black Rifle” as there are accessories to put on one. The weight reduction from wood to plastic, the addition of specialized optics / sighting systems and increased magazine capacity. Besides, they also look cool!

TAPCO has a long history of making quality parts for some of the most popular guns around. Their products have made good guns better and brought old ones up to speed with modern times – and all their products are made in the USA.

I had seen a series of SKS stock being offered by TAPCO and shot them an email. A few days later a box arrived and the fun began! Now there is an amount of hesitation that comes when you begin to tear down a firearm beyond what is needed for cleaning…

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