Video of the Day: How to be an Operator

Sometimes being serious all the time gets kinda dry. So here is a link to a video that made me laugh my pants off a few days ago. Found these guys on YouTube thanks to our friend Caleb at GunNuts.Net. Be sure to watch this one and check out the rest of the videos on the same channel. You’ll be glad you did.


A Commentary on Dick Metcalf’s Near Overnight Implosion

In the 2013 December issue of Guns and Ammo, Mr. Dick Metcalf managed to kick over a hornets nest when he gave us a glimpse of his true colors.


“Many argue that any regulation at all is, by definition, an infringement. If that were true, then the authors of the Second Amendment themselves, should not have specified “well-regulated.”

I wondered whether those same people believed that just anybody should be able to buy a vehicle and take it out on public roadways without any kind of driver’s training, test or license.

I understand that driving a car is not a right protected by the Constitution, but to me the basic principle is the same. I firmly believe that all U.S. citizens have the right to bear arms, but to me the basic principal is the same“. — Dick Metcalf, Guns & Ammo


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UPDATE: 15% Off All SIRT Products Thanks to Next Level Training

We at MSW have been big proponents of Next Level Training’s SIRT pistol since we discovered them a couple years ago. With current ammunition shortages and prices, training with the SIRT to maintain marksmanship and gun handling skills is a no-brainer. Even with an endless supply of ammunition, the SIRT pistol helps replace bad habits formed by recoil management.

Thanks to our friends at Next Level Training, the discount offered to all MSW readers and 10-8 Consulting / 10-8 Performance fans is now 15% OFF. To receive your discount, simply enter the code 10-8 in the coupon code box after adding at least one SIRT product in your shopping cart on the Next Level Training website.




S&W Model 28-2, “Highway Patrolman,” 4 inch. Classic “N” frame, .357 magnum,  unpolished blued, used by local and state police. In production 1954-1986. Stocks by Ahrends.  Extreme duty fixed U-notch rear and front sight by Cylinder & Slide.

S&W Model 66-2. Classic “K” frame, .357 magnum, 2.5 inch stainless,  introduced in 1982. In service with the Department of Treasury, including U. S. Secret Service, Customs Service, and ATF.   Stocks by Ahrends.


Every year SHOT Show brings the excitement and anticipation of new products, training, and advancement of the firearms industry. Sadly, this year’s show was somewhat overshadowed by the current political climate and the untimely passing of John Novekse. However, all of us remain hopeful that we as a nation will pull together and examine the gun control issue logically, rather than fall for the play on emotions by those who wish to promote their personal agendas.

Nevertheless, Hilton and I endeavored to find the latest and greatest gear to share with you here. In no particular order: Continue reading


I know we’re a little late, but in case you didn’t hear, Blue Force Gear’s lightweight Helium Whisper pouches have received National Stock Numbers. Here’s the official press release!

SAVANNAH, GA—January 7, 2013—Blue Force Gear® announced today that seven of their Helium Whisper™ backed pouches received National Stock Numbers (NSNs).  These Patent pending Helium Whisper pouches fulfill an immediate SOCOM Load Carriage System Contract and can be purchased by government customers with access to DLA.

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So what do we do now?



I do not typically make political statements on social media or our website, but we as law abiding gun owners find ourselves in quite a predicament. Emotions are running high, and those against civilian gun ownership are poised to take advantage of recent high profile crimes and horrific events to further their agenda. Continue reading


Next Level Training is having a 20% off Christmas Special on all products for MSW readers and 10-8 fans!


As many of our readers know, Hilton and I are big fans of Next Level Training’s SIRT Pistol. If you are not familiar with it, read Hilton’s Intro to the SIRT.

In celebration of the holiday season, our friends at Next Level Training is offering 20% OFF ALL PRODUCTS to the readers of Modern Service Weapons and fans of 10-8. To receive your discount, enter 10-8XMAS into the coupon code box during checkout. This applies to all NLT products. Due to the time required to process your order, you need to place your order by December 13, 2012 to guarantee delivery by Christmas. Even if you miss the delivery deadline, this offer will be good until January 1, 2013.

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