37 mm Havoc Launchers

37 mm Havoc Launchers

One of my favorite parts of basic training was trying out the special weapons, and at the top of that list was the M203 grenade launcher. While it is possible to get one as a civilian (difficult and very expensive), there is an alternative I’ve been looking at for a little while now.

Spike’s Tactical offers two styles of picatinny rail mounted 37 mm flare launchers. One is a 12 inch standard slide breach design; the other is a 9 inch swivel breach design. Both launchers are machined from solid billet material and are composed of 6061 T-6 aircraft grade aluminum and 1018 cold rolled steel. As such, the Havoc 37 mm launchers have a cleaner look to them vs. some of the welded launchers available. With the cost of the 12 inch launcher being just under $300 and 9 inch launcher under $350, these are two well priced launchers.

Sold as is, it is a flare launcher and is not a “destructible device,” meaning that if you fire something lethal through it you’ve committed a felony. However, I’ve read that it is possible (meaning less difficult and expensive than purchasing an M203) to get a flare launcher registered as a destructive device, which would then allow you to put all kinds of fun things through a launcher such as this. Of course, you would want to do your own research to find out if this is possible where you live.

Who else would like to see one of these mounted on their rifle? Do any of you happen to have a 37 mm Havoc launcher? If you do, how do you like it?

 

 

 

 

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Concealed Carry Options

Concealed Carry Options

Between reading magazines, online forums, and stopping into local gun stores, I’ve noticed an increasing number of handguns that are designed to be highly concealable. Typically these guns feature a single stack magazine and noticeably smaller height, length, and width measurements. Included in this list would be the Berretta Nano, Walther PPS, and Smith & Wesson’s M&P Shield amongst others.

 

I like the idea of a small gun for concealed carry, but when holding one my largest concern is not having enough of the grip in my hand. For me, this in turn often results in poor shooting habits and less accuracy. With more practice this could be overcome, but if I’m spending several hundred dollars on a gun I want a comfortable feel in my hand, even if it means a slightly larger gun.

Is the physical size of your gun an important factor to you when concealed carrying? What are your thoughts on these smaller guns meant for concealed carry? Would you buy one?

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AK 47 Classic or Modern?

AK 47 Classic or Modern?

The AK-47 is an iconic weapon. Amongst other things, it is a symbol of revolution and rugged durability. As with most things, it has undergone some cosmetic changes over the years and has more variants than I care to guess at. One thing remains the same though, an AK-47 looks like an AK-47.

I’ve always been a fan of the classic look. The wood furniture just speaks to me in a way that the more modern looking ones can’t. The textures of wood and metal complement one another, and to me at least, represent man’s longing for nature in a modern world.

I’m curious to know where other people stand concerning the look of the AK-47 and its many variants. Do you prefer the classic look or the modern, and what do you like about it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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