Strategic Armory Corp. Acquires McMillan Firearms

McMillan TAC-50 -
McMillan TAC-50 –

McMillan gained its start in the firearms world hand-laying fiberglass stocks in a garage at the McMillan family home. Forty years later it has expanded it’s business, supplying rifle stocks for some of the highest end custom and factory rifles in the world. Not satisfied to be a stock maker, McMillan diversified into building its own line of hunting and tactical rifles to include the far reaching TAC-50.

On Tuesday Strategic Armory Corp. announced that it had acquired McMillan Firearms Manufacturing, LLC. This places McMillan alongside Armalite, Surgeon Rifles, AWC Silencers and AWC Ammo. It will be interesting to see how SAC makes use of these companies across their product lines. I for one will be very interested to see if any of the Surgeon Rifles influence finds its way into McMillan products and vice-versa. reported Kelly and Ryan McMillan will be remaining onboard in a long term consulting capacity.

Sources say that McMillan’s stock manufacturing business will remain family owned and operated.

“Momentary” Glock Safety from Sure-Draw


From Sure-Draw’s Website:

Sure-Draw’s momentary safety device for Glocks provides the solution to a long-known problem – reducing the chance of negligent discharge.

This accessory appears to prevent the Glock trigger bar or connector from releasing the striker. It is not a traditional safety or selector. It looks to address the issue of negligent discharges during holstering.

I have long been against “hardware solutions” to “software problems”. I don’t like to put gadgets on guns to fix something that training should address. When holstering a weapon, your finger should be straight and off the trigger and your thumb should be on the back of the slide. Your holster should have been selected specifically for the weapon in question. If we are talking about a Glock, then there should be no straps or accessories that can fit into the trigger guard. If you have followed these guidelines then there is no need to add a safety to prevent a discharge.

If you are a nervous-nelly and you are uncomfortable handling a weapon without a safety, then don’t buy a Glock. I have carried Glocks for years in a professional capacity. I am a Glock Certified Armorer. I am all for innovation, but I feel this product may be a step backwards.

Sure-Draw lists a $29.99 sale price and First Quarter of 2014 availability.

Improved AK Build – Rifle Dynamics M4 Stock Adapter, Magpul MOE and AFG

The AK gets a little Magpul goodness.

Mail Call Mondays Season 2 #43 – Home Defense AR, Resizing for semi-autos, Reticle Calibration

Due to numerous hiccups on YouTube’s part and my extremely slow internet connection, it took a little longer than usual to upload the episode. However perseverance pays.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

This video just cropped up on youtube. Apparently this is a “prank” where a person dresses up like “Michael Myers” from the “Holloween” movies and then walks about in public with a realistic looking toy rifle. The goal appears to be to watch people run in terror.

I can see how this might appeal to the younger generation. It makes for an interesting video, mainly because you get to see how the public reacts to fear of serious bodily harm. This causes a problem for me though. This is not a closely monitored experiment. There don’t appear to be any safety controls in place. Lets assume that while they were performing this little stunt, one of the “victims” was legally carrying a concealed weapon. If you saw people running and screaming with a masked gunman behind them, what would you think? If you were placed in the position of being able to stop a mass-murder spree, would you fire the first shot? Would you wait to see if the gun was real? Continue reading Play stupid games, win stupid prizes!

S2 for Operational Snipers and Precision Marksmen