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The Guns of Cinco de Mayo – Mexico’s Victory Over French Forces

Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862
Puebla, Mexico -( It’s not uncommon for people to mistake Cinco de Mayo as a day to celebrate Mexico’s independence, but that’s actually September 16, 1810. Instead, Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s May 5, 1862, victory over French forces in Puebla City.
In 1861, Mexico had just ended a civil war and was in a financially ruinous state. As a result, President Juarez suspended all payments of foreign debt. France, Great Britain, and Spain were owed significant sums of money and they were not pleased with this decision, so the three countries banded together to demand repayment.
By early 1862, Mexico had convinced Great Britain and Spain to stand down with the promise of future payments. However, France was undeterred and their troops remained on Mexican soil. War was inevitable.
Baker rifle illustration, ca. 1803 (wikipedia)
The battle at Puebla involved approximately 11,000 soldiers: 4,500 Mexicans commanded by Ignacio Zaragoza and 6,000-6,500 French commanded by Charles de Lorencez. When the dust settled, Mexico had won, with France sustaining a casualty ratio of 5:1.
The guns and other arms used by both sides have been the subject of debate and speculation for years. There are very few first-hand accounts of the battle, and even fewer in English, which make this kind of research no easy task. Make no mistake: this piece will not definitively settle what was used there, but it will give some insight as to what might have been there – and you’ll probably be surprised by some of the items listed here.
Mexican Forces
Puebla was fairly well-fortified, with two different forts nearby providing artillery coverage. The types of cannons used are unknown, but they most likely would have been a mix of older smoothbore guns of various sizes firing both solid shot and grapeshot.
Their infantry would likely have still been armed with a wide variety of British surplus arms that had been purchased in the previous decades. This could have included any number of flintlock “Brown Bess” smoothbore muskets and P1800 flintlock “Baker” rifles.
Percussion conversions of earlier flintlock arms and even some percussion production guns would also have been likely candidates at this time. For example, a photo of the firing squad that executed French-installed Emperor Maximilian I of Mexico in 1867 show the men posing with percussion arms fixed with bayonets. While this incident takes place five years later, it’s unlikely that a massive step forward in arms had taken place during that time, especially given the conflict that was gripping the country.
Emperor Maximilian’s firing squad (wikipedia)
Cavalry forces at Puebla would have likely carried lances and any number of British or US-made sabers and swords.
It’s also not outside the realm of possibility that some Colt percussion revolvers were also present at the battle. This would include the Model 1851 Navy as the most likely candidate, but there might have also been a smattering of earlier Dragoon pistols – and maybe even a Walker or two.
French Forces
French Zouave infantrymen would likely have carried P1851 Minié rifles, which were .70-caliber muzzleloading percussion-ignition rifles very similar to the smaller .58-caliber P1853 Enfield and M1861 Springfield guns used on both sides during the American Civil War of the same period.
Another likely candidate for longarms was the M1859 Chasseur rifle, a .69-caliber percussion rifle developed and manufactured throughout France.
Lefaucheux M1858 revolver
Their Sappers were considerably less well-equipped. Some carried boards with rungs nailed to them, which were “clearly insufficient for the task but the only things that could be obtained in haste.” Others carried bags of gunpowder that were to be used to blow the gates of the redoubt.
Their artillerymen would have likely been manning “Canon de l’Empereur,” which we know today as “Napoleon” or “12-pounders.” They were high-tech at the time and could deal serious blows to the enemy defenses and their soldiers.
French cavalry are known to have carried a limited number of the Lefaucheux M1858 revolver. This gun was based on designs created by French gunsmith Casimir Lefaucheux. The M1858 was developed for the French navy and fired a 12mm pinfire cartridge. Interestingly, though the revolver was used by the French navy and cavalry, it was never officially issued to their army.
P1851 Minie rifle (NAM)
It wasn’t until 1867 that the conflict of which the battle of Puebla and the inspiration for Cinco de Mayo officially ended and Mexico returned to republican government. In 1876, Porfirio Díaz- who had commanded the cavalry at Puebla – ran a successful campaign for president and held the office for eight terms until 1911, making him the longest-serving president in the country’s history.
So there you have it: the true origin of Cinco de Mayo lies with a battle during a conflict more than half a century after Mexican independence.

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About Logan Metesh
Logan Metesh is a historian with a focus on firearms history and development. He runs High Caliber History LLC and has more than a decade of experience working for the Smithsonian Institution, the National Park Service, and the NRA Museums. His ability to present history and research in an engaging manner has made him a sought after consultant, writer, and museum professional. The ease with which he can recall obscure historical facts and figures makes him very good at Jeopardy!, but exceptionally bad at geometry.
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WMMF Podcast Ep. 554 with Ken McAlister from K&M Arms

Category : Firearm News , Hank Strange

Hank Strange Shooting K&M Arms M17S In 308
U.S.A. –-( I have to admit of all the Awesome Categories of Guns: Bullpups are my Favorite so I’m definitely a collector of any firearm with its action sensibly positioned behind the trigger. (go ahead leave your comments below I already expect it) That being said I always make a point of making friends with the experts and manufacturers in the often maligned and downtrodden Bullpup Ilk. Ken McAlister has been one of those friends for over five years, and Episode 554 is his third appearance on the WMMF Podcast. Walter Keller of Safety Harbor Firearms who manufactures a 50 BMG Upper that goes on your AR-15 Lower was also on the show as my Co-Host.
Our show is usually two hilariously entertaining hours long, starting promptly at 7 pm Eastern time and ending around 9 pm. With our guests beaming in from their homes and business around the country, and we always have a lively audience adding to the mix on YouTube. We don’t really plan out our conversation, usually allowing the subject matter to flow naturally, however, we do try to break the show up into six twenty-minute sections (which mostly never works out perfectly) However to give you some flavor of the conversation here we’ll go ahead and break the show down into six rough segments.

[First 20 Minutes] K&M Arms is located in Chandler Arizona, so based on the current Covid-19 Lockdown tyranny the first thing we wanted to check in with Ken on was how is his part of the world affected by the crisis?
[Second 20 Minutes] The second part of our conversation turned to discussing what its like to be a niche manufacturer. Both K&M Arms and Safety Harbor Firearms that our Co Host Walter Keller runs falls squarely in that category. Also we went over the pluses and minuses of running a small business, like costs of materials, managing employees etc.
[Third 20 Minutes] Yes we’re Gun Nerds! The third section of the podcast finds us angling the conversation towards the passion necessary to avoid the burnout that inevitably comes with running your own business, especially when facing completion from larger gun makers. Also Ken goes over the cool guns on his wall in the background (you have to watch the video to see this, however we do explain them on the audio version as well).

[Fourth 20 Minutes] This section of the show we turned to politics, specifically the 2020 Presidential Elections, is it really going to be Trump verses Biden or will some other person jump in at the last minute?
[Fifth 20 Minutes] Here we turn to the Bullpups we would like to have in our collections, how and where do we find rare and sometimes very collectable guns from?
[Sixth 20 Minutes] In the final minutes of the show Ken explains the problem with developing a 300 Black Out variation of his Rifle and then we get into what calibers we would like to see K&M Arms M17S in the future.
Or Guests on Tonight’s Episode 556 are Joe From 13C Gun Reviews on YouTube & Richard Of BWE Firearms.
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About Hank Strange
Hank Strange is an Enthusiastic Supporter of The Second Amendment, An Avid Filmmaker, Writer, Blogger, Music Producer, and Digital Artist: Hank is a Prolific YouTube Content Creator having Published over 1000 Videos to date relating to Lifestyle in the realms of Firearms, Cars, and Technology. A Proud American Citizen Since 2003 Hank was born of Mixed Race Parentage (his Father having African Ancestry and his Mother being of East Indian Ancestry amongst others) in Guyana, South America. He has traveled to a few places in the world with his Family living in London, England, and Nigeria in West Africa before settling in NYC. Hank & His Wife Lola are both Federal Firearms Licensees and currently live and work in Florida. Passionately Pursuing The Lifestyles Of The Locked And Loaded! Tune in to the daily Gun Culture News “Podshow” Who Moved my Freedom Podcast (WMMF) on the LIfestyles of the Locked and Loaded youtube channel. Hank’s work can also be seen on, Facebook, Instagram, his Personal Blog, and other Social Media.
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FN Awarded $383M Foreign Military Sales Contract for M16A4 Carbines

Category : Firearm News , FN America

FN’s M16A4 rifles are still being built for militaries around the world.
McLean, VA -( FN proves that reports of the M16’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Sure, the full-size intermediate caliber rifle may have been phased out of US military service years ago, but other countries are seeing the value of the rifle. Which, given its increased ballistic efficacy when combined with 55-grain M193 rounds, isn’t truly surprising. Still, one might imagine the market for full-sized Stoner rifles would be somewhat limited given how many are in circulation. Evidently, they’d be mistaken – FN just announced a five-year, 383-million-dollar contract to build M16A4 rifles. Check out the full details below in the official release.
FN America, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a five-year, firm-fixed-price Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to supply M16A4 carbines through the U.S. Army. The contract was a split award with another company and has a potential value of up to $383 million.
Throughout its history, FN has been one of the largest suppliers of small arms to the U.S. military. In addition to the M4 and M4A1, the company currently holds contracts for the FN M240 medium machine gun and its variants; the FN MK 46, MK 48, MK 17 and MK 20 SSR for USSOCOM, and various other contracts.
For more information about FN’s military product line or current U.S. military contracts, please visit

About FN America, LLC
Carry the Future | FN America, LLC, the U.S. subsidiary of Belgium-based FN Herstal, S.A. provides U.S. military, law enforcement and commercial customers with a complete range of state-of-the-art, groundbreaking solutions developed around small caliber firearms and associated ammunition under the FN brand name.
FN Herstal is the Defense & Security entity of Herstal Group that also includes a Hunting & Sports Shooting entity (Browning and Winchester Firearms’ brand names) and operates globally.
FN product lines include portable firearms, less lethal systems, integrated weapon systems for air, land and sea applications, remote weapon stations, small-caliber ammunition, as well as modern and cutting-edge solutions to provide enhanced combat, logistics, maintenance and communication capabilities.
In addition to FN America – headquartered in McLean, Virginia, with manufacturing operations in Columbia, South Carolina –, FN Herstal is the parent company of FNH UK in England and Noptel (electro-optics) in Finland.
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Brownells BRN-180S – The Pistol Configuration Build Up (Part 1 of 3)

Brownells BRN-180S – The Pistol Configuration
U.S.A. –-( The BRN-180?  What’s that?  Do you remember as a kid when Grandma made those really sweet chocolate chip cookies, and your Mom made the best oatmeal cookies ever?  Those are some of the best memories, ever.  However, you’ll never forget the night you spent over at Jimmy’s house only to catch a whiff of his Mom’s cookies, wafting through the kitchen window outside where you were playing.  The mind-blowing part of that playdate was when you took your first bite – Jimmy’s Mom, known as “the coolest” henceforth had put chocolate chips in her oatmeal cookies and merged to the two best treats in your childhood into one yummy little package.  Thus, the BNR-180…
Some of you may know the history of the AR-18.  It was another Stoner design coming out of the time period the AR-15 had been conceived.  The AR-180 was the semi-auto version of the select-fire AR-18.  They employed stamped steel receiver work, not a great deal different than an AK.  There was some welding involved, but not a lot.  I could write an article solely on the AR-180, but I’d rather point out some of the features and move forward.  What we’re primarily focusing on is the short-stroke piston contained in the upper portion of the AR-180.
Brownells has been doing some innovating as of late.  Only 25 miles from my custom shop, I spend plenty of time there and know many who work there.  I was excited when I heard that not only had there been some life breathed into this platform, but someone decided to build this up so it would mate to an AR-15 lower receiver.  Genius!  I love it!  I nearly gave Pete Brownell a hug the next time we visited.
There isn’t a huge need for a piston in most AR-15 applications.  Direct gas impingement works fine.  But if you intend on making a short weapon and not only configuring it for a small storage footprint but expect it to work in that same small footprint, your options dwindle quickly and elevate in cost.  The idea that I could snag a 10.5” BRN-180S upper, utilized an AR-15 lower, and also incorporate a side-folding brace or stock that allowed the weapon full use with or without the brace folded was exactly what I’ve been looking for.
Brownells BRN-180S – The Pistol Configuration Build Up
I opted to avoid the “Short Barrel Rifle” designation this time, and instead went with a wrist brace.  I built up a 10.5” BRN-180S pistol instead of an SBR.  My intended use is ‘general’ in the grand scheme of things, but it was intended on becoming a truck gun if you will.  I don’t mean the kind of junk you toss under the seat just in case you need something someday.  No, this is meant to fit into a small space, be rapidly accessed, and go like mad.  I came up with the following build list (Brownells part numbers included):

078-000-537 10.5″ Brownells BRN-180S Upper
080-001-382 BRN-180 Lower Receiver
100-013-641 BCM mod 3 gunfighter grip*
078-000-330 Lower Parts Kit
100-025-392 BAD enhanced parts
100-028-507 Elftmann trigger
100-032-047 side folding wrist brace

(*note – I ordered in the BCM Mod 3 that contains the “duckbill” thinking I was going to use a different lower receiver.  While I zipped that duckbill off with a belt grinder in 4 seconds, if your lower won’t accommodate the “duckbill” that protrudes above your middle finger, then order a different model.)
Brownells BRN-180S – The Pistol Configuration Parts
I had a Sig Romeo 5 I had ordered in from Primary Arms for a different project that was unused, so I mounted it for the optics.  I also had been wanting to get my hands on the new SilencerCo 36M I’d heard so much about.  My relationship with SilencerCo goes way back and they’ve really treated me well over the years.  I love their product and how the product is supported by their representatives.  You can find that can at Primary Arms HERE.
Brownells BRN-180S – The Pistol Configuration Parts
When I get in the parts I’ve ordered for a buildup, I organize them and make a quick note on everything.  When I laid these pieces all out, it really hit me just how simple this genre of ‘building’ truly is.  The upper is self-contained, there is no buffer nonsense on the lower, and the trigger was a ‘drop-in’ to boot.  If you can’t put this thing together, any self-respecting smith can, and in a hurry.  I’m not suggesting you run out and burn your Gadsden Flag in protest, but this type of work is very beginner level, so don’t let that intimidate you.
One of the things that slap you in the face pretty quickly is the rear end of the Lower Receiver.  Often referred to as a ‘buffer tube’ by the industry, you have no need for a receiver extension. Thus, the Brownells matching lower for this unit employs a Picatinny rail instead.  This makes the attachment of a side-folding brace very quick and eliminates parts, cost, and weight.
BRN-180 Lower Receiver (Bottom)
BRN-180 Lower Receiver (Left)
BRN-180 Lower Receiver (Right)
I’m not sure I logged more than just a few moments putting together the Lower Receiver.  In fact, this was the first Elftmann Trigger I’d installed with the idea of keeping it, so I paired this skeletonized trigger with some parts from Battle Arms Development.  They paired nicely in terms of appearance and the BAD product is known for quality, so I decided to try them.
These pictures, just as many, don’t offer the BRN-180S justice.  This is a great option, and you can see it pleases the eye.  Curb appeal aside, I’m really anxious to run this through the paces.  The BRN-180S checks all the boxes for what I have long wanted to accomplish with a price tag that won’t break the bank, coupled with a weight that isn’t extreme.  I have two follow up articles to this one where I’ll take you through the performance, features, components, and how it worked out as a truck gun.  The BNR-180S on face value is solid, so I’m hoping it proves to meet or possibly even exceed my expectations.
Brownells BRN-180S – The Pistol Configuration Build Up

About Michael Ware:
Michael is a Christian husband and father to two children. He owns and operates Controlled Chaos Arms, a premier custom weapons shop in the Midwest. He serves as Chairman of the board of Directors at the Iowa Firearms Coalition. The pursuit of truth drives him in research and his writing.
Michael enjoys shooting, hunting, and fishing throughout the Midwest and Rockies. An avid outdoorsman and tireless supporter of all Second Amendment virtues, he can be found in his gun shop, in a tree stand with his kids, or on Capitol Hill lobbying in support of Freedom and Liberty at any given time.

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EAA Corp. Announce the Newest Girsan Regard Model: the Regard Gen 4

Category : EAA Corp. , Firearm News

EAA Corp. Regard MC Gen 4 Pistol
Cocoa, Fla. ( – European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.), importers of select quality and affordable handguns, rifles, and shotguns, is introducing the next generation of Girsan Regard pistols with the Regard  Gen 4. Based on the highly popular and reliable original Regard MC, the new Regard Gen 4 takes it up several notches with functional features to elevate your performance.
Regard Gen 4 pistol from EAA Corp
The Regard Gen 4 features a competition-style slide and barrel with deep slide serrations fore and aft and an accessory rail in front of the trigger guard. The single / double action, slim competition trigger has a very nice pull with a clean break and fast reset. The sporty G-10 grips in Blue or Black feature a window to view the magazine capacity through the windowed magazine as well as grooved finger slots to enhance your control. The sight system has a front dot dovetail sight and adjustable low profile 2-dot rear sight. The Regard Gen 4 includes a rebounding decocker system, large slide release, oversized magazine release, thumb rest take down leaver and competition hammer.The Regard Gen 4 in matte black finish is perfectly balanced and ergonomically designed enhancing any target practice or competition event for the user. You’ll find the Regard Gen 4 at your local gun shop for under $510.00.
Girsan Regard MC Gen 4 Specifications:

Caliber:                                 9mm
SKU:                                     390087
Barrel Length:                       4.9”
Mag Cap:                              18+1
Overall Length:                      8.6”
Height:                                   5.5”
Width:                                    1.375”
Weight:                                 2.15 lbs.

For more information on EAA Corp., visit or check them out on Facebook, YouTube, or Pinterest.

About European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.):

Based in Florida and founded in the early 1990s, European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.) has brought value to firearms owners with an array of right-priced, affordable handguns, rifles, and pistols from respectable international manufacturers. EAA Corp’s mission has always been “good quality products at reasonable prices.”
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MasterPiece Arms (MPA) Introduces the MPA35DMG 9mm Pistol with Arm Brace

MasterPiece Arms MPA35DMG 9mm Pistol
Comer, Ga. ( – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce a new 9mm pistol into their Defender product line: the MPA35DMG 9mm Pistol with Arm Brace. Based on the MPA30DMG, MPA’s new 9mm pistol includes a fully machined aluminum pistol grip that accepts GLOCK Magazines (17 and 33 round magazines only) and includes a handguard, side folder, and KAK Shockwave 2.0 Arm Brace.
This MPA35DMG 9mm Pistol with Arm Brace can be utilized in either the folded or non-folded positions. In the folded position, it measures 16,” while at full length (non-folded) it measures 23.75.” It includes a side cocker, scope mount, adjustable front and rear sights, decal grip panels, a lower Picatinny rail for flashlight or laser systems, MPA polymer case, MPA short handguard, ergo grip hand stop and barrel extension. The inner diameter of the handguard is 1.560” and will accept any 9mm suppressor that is 1.550” or smaller.
MPA35DMG 9mm pistol in folded position
The attachment of the KAK Shockwave 2.0 Arm Brace does not make this pistol an SBR and requires no tax stamp. Please be sure to read ATF regulations and the latest opinion letter about this. This pistol, like all others, requires the purchase to go through a licensed FFL. Please allow three to four weeks for the MP35DMG 9mm Pistol with Arm Brace to be completed and shipped.
MPA35DMG 9mm Pistol with Arm Brace Specifications:

Caliber: 9mm
Barrel Length: 5.5”
Threads: ½ x 28
Weight: 8 lbs.
Accepts standard GLOCK style High Capacity Magazines (1 17-round magazine included)
MSRP: $799 – $925

The MPA35DMG 9mm Pistol with Arm Brace is available in a black Cerakote® finish. Tungsten, Burnt Bronze, Marine Red, NRA Blue, Sniper Green, and Gunmetal Cerakote finishes are available for an additional charge of $125.
For more information on MasterPiece Arms and their product line of rifles, chassis systems, and accessories, visit

About MasterPiece Arms:

MasterPiece Arms main offices, located in Comer, Georgia, combines quality engineering and state-of-the-art manufacturing to design and produce firearms, such as highly successful BA Rifles and Chassis Systems. Masterpiece Arms uses high accuracy CNC machining, turning, barrel making, laser cutting, and bending in its manufacturing process controlled by their ISO9002/TS16949 Registered Quality System.
MPA engineers test and retest our weapons to provide customers with one of the most enjoyable guns available. With versatile uses, such as personal and home protection, long-range shooting, hunting, and tactical interests, MPA products are one of a kind and backed by a lifetime warranty for original owners. Learn more about MasterPiece Arms products at or call 866.803.0000.
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Ultradyne C4 Precision Folding Front & Rear Sights – Review

Opinion, Rex reviews the Ultradyne C4 Precision Folding Front & Rear Sights.
Ultradyne C4 Precision Iron Sights – Review
U.S.A. –-( It’s rare that I hear discussions on iron sights these days.  Many talk about red dot sights versus low-power variables versus fixed power prismatic optics, but the old way is certainly being phased out.  Strangely, every shooter I’ve ever asked has agreed that shooting with iron sights is a necessary skill, and most agree using irons should be learned before using other optics.  Why then has so little aftermarket attention been paid to improving these basic necessities?  Well, Ultradyne has been working to push the capabilities of the venerable old back up iron sights (BUIS) with their C4 Precision sights.
Ultradyne C4 Precision Folding Front and Rear Sights
At first glance, the C4 precision sights seem to be pretty standard.  On further inspection, they not only hit every benchmark for features, they push the line forward.  They’re pop-up, with a solid locking mechanism.  They’re sturdily constructed from 7075 aluminum and 4140 steel in the “HK” hooded style, with anodized and salt-bath nitride finishes to match.  The rear sight has BDC adjustments in 50-yard increments, from 200 out to 600 yards.  Both the front and rear sights have individual elevation and windage adjustments.  All that together is past where most BUIS stop.  Ultradyne has one more trick up their sleeves though, with their Dynalign sighting system.
Our eyes naturally like lining up circles.  Concentricity makes sense to our brains.  The front sight post in the C4 Precision irons is roundish, which lines up nicely inside the circular aperture in the rear sight.  Furthermore, the front sight differs from most standard front sights in that the post has a circular hole cut through it.  Your aren’t lining up a squared-off post halfway up your target with a C4 Precision BUIS, you’re centering the circular opening.  This means you’re actually going to be able to see what you’re shooting at!  Gone are the days where your holdover at distance means totally obscuring your target, and hoping it doesn’t move while you can’t see it, before taking your shot.
Ultradyne C4 Precision Iron Sights
All of that would be enough to make the C4 Precision BUIS among the best ever.  Ultradyne has gone further though and added a few additional refinements.  First, the front sight doesn’t need a special tool to adjust elevation.  Simple depress the spring-loaded protective “ears”, and spin the front post with your fingers.  When you let the ears pop up again, they lock the front post in place.  Easy!  Second, the side-plate by which the C4’s attach to the top rail isn’t a standard 1913 side piece (which can be mistakenly affixed upside-down), it has a horizontal peg that only allows it to be affixed in the correct orientation.  The third and final refinement may be the ultimate one.  Both the front sight post and the rear aperture are easily replaceable with various options.  Want a 10, 12 or 14 MOA opening in the front post?  Or even a standard squared post?  Available.  Need to narrow the rear aperture from .07″ to .05″ for precision shooting?  The option is there.  With Ultradyne’s C4 Precision sights, you have many options at hand.
Ultradyne C4 Precision Iron Sights
The Ultradyne C4 Precision BUIS are as simple to use as you’d expect.  They really excel as a benchrest setup in their OEM configuration, giving a very precise sight picture and little else.  I’m going to take some time to swap them over to a more “combat backup” oriented package and see how they fare in that role.  While I don’t practice much with iron sights outside of maintaining proficiency, I can still keep ~2 MOA with the Ultradyne C4’s out to 200 yards, which is far better than with any other iron sights I’ve used.  I attribute that to two things:  1. Being able to see the target through the front sight aperture and 2. Using the BDC adjustment on the rear sight so I’m not forced to hold over with the front sight (which would negate item #1).
Ultradyne C4 Precision Iron Sights
The bottom line is that while back up iron sights (or even primary iron sights) have fallen out of favor in the last couple decades, they’re still the most durable and “Murphy”-proof option.  It’s up to each shooter to decide how much emphasis (and budget) to put into their tried and true iron sights.  One thing is clear to me, and that’s that Ultradyne’s C4 Precision iron sights are the most capable and well built in the industry, bar none.  So if you’re looking for an upgrade, or finishing off your build, you’d be well-served checking these out.  Precision doesn’t come cheap though, as Ultradyne’s C4 set (front and rear) run $249 as a pair.  They also have 45° offset sights and barrel mounted options.  Check em out!

About Rex Nanorum

Rex Nanorum is an Alaskan Expatriate living in Oregon with his wife and kids. Growing up on commercial fishing vessels, he found his next adventure with the 2nd Bn, 75th Ranger Regt. After 5 tours to Afghanistan and Iraq, he adventured about the west coast becoming a commercial fisheries and salvage SCUBA diver, rated helicopter pilot instructor (CFII) and personal trainer, before becoming a gear reviewer and writer.”

Jens “Rex Nanorum” Hammer

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EAA Corp. Featured on CloverTac Podcast

Cocoa, Fla. ( – European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.), importers of select quality and affordable handguns, rifles, and shotguns, was featured on the CloverTac podcast’s Firearm Friday on April 24, 2020. Hosted by the Tactical Leprechaun, Chris Dover, the program highlights EAA Corp’s company history in the firearms industry and highlights some of the new products for 2020 and what’s coming in 2021.
Keith Bernkrant, president of EAA Corp. discussed the new handguns and the new line of Churchill sporting shotguns unveiled at SHOT Show 2020 and due in the US in several weeks. A new left-hand version will be forthcoming later in the year. Besides the new Girsan Regard MC Sport Gen 3 and 4, the Girsan Noel and the Tanfoglio Witness Match Xtreme, Domina Xtreme, Witness Stock II and III Xtreme and Witness Limited Custom Xtreme, one of the biggest pieces of news from EAA is their new Direct Mount. As handgun optics continue to evolve, EAA has designed an innovative optic system that can adapt a gun with iron sights to an optic bearing gun. This transitional Direct Mounting Optic does not require the addition of an adaptor platform, thus making the EAA Direct Optic lower on the pistol for easier target acquisition and visual of the red or green dot. Simply put, the closer the optic is to the barrel axis, the easier it is to acquire the optic’s dot and shoot comfortably and accurately. Another benefit is by removing the need for an adaptor plate, the requisite vibration is gone, which means less chance of optic failure and overall better shooting performance.
The new Direct Optic makes the transition from traditional iron sights to red dot optics faster and easier. EAA also released a new YouTube video demonstrating the MC28SA-TV Direct Mount which shows how you can mount three different optics directly to the slide with no adaptor plate needed. EAA’s new Direct Optic is coming in 2021.
EAA Corp MC28SA-TV Direct Mount Optic
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About European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.):

Based in Florida and founded in the early 1990s, European American Armory Corporation (EAA Corp.) has brought value to firearms owners with an array of right-priced, affordable handguns, rifles, and pistols from respectable international manufacturers. EAA Corp’s mission has always been “good quality products at reasonable prices.”
About CloverTac:
CloverTac is a Texas company that strives to “Chain Fire Freedom.” So, what does this mean? It boils down to furthering education on a subject by first learning that subject then passing it on. CloverTac works to educate in hopes that those it educates will pass that knowledge forward. Firearms and reloading are the topics of education, typically. CloverTac is particularly involved with youth shooting sports programs. However, it also works with some pro firearm organizations to reach adults that are interested in education. CloverTac loves its experts too! CloverTac works with a myriad of experts, trainers, and businesses in an effort to further knowledge, as well as test, review, research and recommend products of interest. In short, CloverTac loves and supports its firearm enthusiast community.
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Daily Gun Deals: Taurus G2C 9mm 3.2” Pistol in Black & OD Green just… $239.99

Taurus G2C 9mm 3.2” Pistol, Black & OD Green Deal April2020
USA – -( Palmetto State Armory has a sale on the Taurus G2C 9mm 3.2” Pistol in the Matt Black & OD Green colorway for just $239.99! A great price on a great gun, what more need we say?
To get this deal working you need to purchase the Taurus G2C 9mm 3.2” Pistol online at Palmetto and pay $199.99 at check out then go to the rebate link below and apply for the additional $25.00 prepaid credit card.
A new standout in concealed carry performance. The Taurus G2C series was engineered specifically for everyday carry, and it delivers. With its streamlined, ergonomic, rugged design and compact polymer frame, you’ll find the G2 series strikes the perfect balance between comfort and confidence in any situation.

Caliber: 9mm
Capacity: 12+1
Barrel Length: 3.2”
Overall Length: 6.3”
Height: 5.1”
Width: 1.2”
Weight: 22.0 oz
Front Sight: Fixed
Rear Sight: Adjustable
Frame Finish: Olive Drab Green
Slide Finish: Black

Taurus G2C 9mm 3.2” Pistol, Black & OD Green $239.99 MIR FREE S&H
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Springfield Armory Releases SAINT Victor Pistol in .308

Springfield Armory Releases SAINT Victor Pistol in .308
U.S.A. –-( Want the heaviest hitting round available yet in a SAINT pistol? Then look no further than the new Springfield Armory SAINT Victor Pistol in .308.
As part of the highly respected SAINT Victor line, this hard-hitting pistol is loaded with premium components. Purpose built for defensive use, the SAINT Victor Pistol in .308 is a serious use firearm, featuring an HPT (High Pressure Tested) and MPI (Magnetic Particle Inspected) bolt to confidently handle a heavy round count schedule. From its Melonite® finished barrel, to its pinned low profile gas block, to its crisp and grit free enhanced nickel boron coated, single stage flat trigger, the SAINT Victor Pistol in .308 adds a potent defensive platform to the SAINT pistol family.
This new SAINT pistol packs .30-caliber power into a 10.3″ CMV-barreled package that measures just over 28″ with the SB Tactical SBA3 five-position brace fully collapsed. Round that out with excellent appointments such as a BCMGUNFIGHTER Mod 3 pistol grip, 20-round Magpul PMAG Gen M3 magazine, a patented, rock solid, free float M-Lok® handguard, and an SA 2-Piece Blast Diverter, and you have a pistol that easily tames the .308 cartridge while remaining handy and compact.
“The SAINT Victor Pistol in .308 gives shooters a premium featured AR pistol that delivers serious power in a small, lightweight and easily maneuverable platform,” says Steve Kramer, Springfield Armory’s Vice President of Marketing. “If you want a SAINT Pistol that offers more power than 5.56, then this is the one for you.”
The forged lower receiver features Springfield Armory’s Accu-Tite Tension System for a tight, zero-movement fit with the forged upper, and the Picatinny rail allows you to mount the optic of your choice. For iron sight use, the slim, interrupted free-float handguard has Picatinny rail at the muzzle to mount a front sight.
The result is a potent, purpose built defensive firearm with enough .308 power to handle any situation you may encounter.
The SAINT Victor Pistol in .308 – Purpose Built Power.

About Springfield Armory
In 1794, the original Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the defense of our young, free Republic.  The Armory functioned as a firearms supplier for every major American conflict until 1968 when the government sadly closed its doors. In 1974, nearly two centuries after its inception, Springfield Armory Inc. in Geneseo, Ill. revived the iconic heritage of the Armory to carry on its legacy.
We strive to honor this responsibility as guardians of the original Springfield Armory legacy by manufacturing the highest quality firearms to enable responsible citizens to preserve their right to keep and bear arms in the defense of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
With an unmatched emphasis on craftsmanship, performance and exceptional customer service, our mission is to forge superior firearms and provide the tools necessary to defend individual freedoms and equality for those who embrace the rights and principles secured by our Founding Fathers.  For more information, please visit us at:
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