Recently I purchased the standard AUG stock and 7 magazines for it. One magazine is the 42 round magazine which is always the starting magazine, on purpose. When I ordered the stock and the magazines, I was wondering if the magazines would actually fit any of my magazine pouches as well as my AR magazines.
The biggest concern and claim of people looking at the AUG or criticizing it is this notion that the magazines won't fit in AR magazine pouches because they are too thick all the way around. I think the picture above proves that this is an untrue evaluation of the AUG magazines. They are pretty much the same size as a Magpul magazine. The Magpul magazine is bigger around than a STANAG magazine, but not by much.
In the picture above, I am sure you can tell that the AUG magazine is very close in size to the STANAG magazine. The STANAG magazine is very slim and square, obviously, which makes it incredibly easy to fit in almost any mag pouch.
The only characteristic of the AUG magazine design is that it has a different lockup which includes protrusions that act as over-insertion protection and a locking piece. Those tiny pieces do not get in the way hardly at all, do it is not an issue like I had thought previously. The only other thing that is off about the AUG magazine is that the base plates are a bit fat, but no worse than the Magpul magazines. Overall, I like the AUG magazines for their smooth feeding, light weight, transparent characteristic, and their slightly better reputation for durability and reliability. I look forward to testing these magazines more in the future, but I can tell you already that I have had nothing but good things happen with them so far. They have a direct feeding characteristic and are exactly what the AUG was designed to use anyways. Whats not to be happy about. A more reliable set of mags but without sacrificing size and mag pouch compatibility.
I'm sure that many of you reading this article have seen and used this piece of equipment while serving in the military at some point or another. This is the system I learned Combat Marksmanship with in boot camp. I learned how to crank out speed reloads and I wore this along with the old school flak jackets. This is a new and unused M88 Enhanced Load Bearing Vest. I got this piece out of nostalgia and then came to realize that it was worth analyzing its use and effectiveness compared to the current standard molle systems.
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The Remington Ultimate Defense is quite obviously a repackaged Golden Saber. What many people don't know is that there were minor improvements to the Goldensaber design in the form of altering the led in order to get it to the right ratio for the desired results to be consistent through a variety of velocities/barrel lengths.
In many of the videos on YouTube, you might notice that the reviewers lay their MRE contents out on a tray as if it is to be a cafeteria meal instead of a field ration. This is quite odd considering that many of these folks actually have used them in the field in the military. My goal is to discuss how you will typically find yourself using an MRE when you use it in the field like in the military. Before I write about this, I think we should start with a bit of a backstory on the history of how the MRE came to be.
In this day and age, civil unrest is highly anticipated, which has swelled the ranks of many militias. Unfortunately this has encouraged individuals to consider preparing to fight. I do not like the way that militias go about training, and in fact, I find their methods and ideals to be derpy at best. Alot of these members participate in strictly conventional warfare training and training that does not prepare them for reality. In this article, I merely wanna talk about the kind of loadout that I would find to be respectable and practical, from the perspective of someone who has had to haul ammo and gear in combat. Not to pat myself on the back too much, but I feel that I have enough experience to give solid recommendations for efficiently operating in hostile territory.
There is a constant complaint about full size pistols that they are too large to be carried comfortably or without printing. The Clinger Holsters No-Print-Wonder V2 proves that there are holsters out there that can functionally conceal a full size pistol like the Beretta PX4 Storm. Though I would not classify this holster as the ultimate in comfort, it certainly has made carrying one of my favorite full size pistols easy.
Winchester is well known these days for their premium lines of self defense ammunition like the Ranger T-Series and the PDX-1. It is not often that we hear about the more generic ammunition produced by Winchester for self defense. In fact, it is common for people to steer away from using generic ammunition like this for self defense. My intention is to investigate whether this ammunition is actually fit for use in self defense. Is this economical line of ammunition any good, or should we keep paying a Dollar per round.
It has been a while since I took the Walther PPS out for some range time. I figured that I might as well give it a shot and see how I perform with it. While I was at it, I figured that it would be a good time to test other products like the Comfort Cling from Clinger Holsters and my preferred carry load, Remington 115 grain JHP. I had fun shooting the pistol, and I found some things that I think are very relevant to share.
Out of all the people that have a dedicated EDC system or kit, you can bet that they are going to have a knife, if not several on them. In this article, I figured that I would just add my input into the point of a carry knife and what I see them being good for.
There are plenty of modifications that you can do to enhance the performance of your firearms these days. The Beretta 92/96 series of pistols have their own of modifications available. Some are inexpensive and others are costly. Wilson combat is a big producer of products for 1911 and Beretta 92/96 series pistols. Usually the upgrades and services that they offer are not known to be inexpensive in the least. The Shok-Buff for the 1911 and the 92FS/96 is one of the few products that seems to fall in the category of affordable upgrades.
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Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, gun enthusiast, and passionate firearm and gear evaluator.