Murdoc’s reward to himself for the recent publication of a feature article in Shooting Sports Retailer magazine:
It’s the DPMS Panther AP4 Carbine. Not pictured is the A2-style carry handle and rear sight.
Next reward will be forearm rails, possibly followed by a 6.8 SPC upper receiver for shooting larger dogs. I shot the 6.8 for the first time last week at the SHOT Show, and it seems to be a true “middle ground” round, shooting a lot like a 5.56 but hitting a bit like a 7.62. Any recommendations on rails?
Incidentally, my article in Shooting Sports Retailer is called “No Stranger to Danger” and covers private military and security contractors. As SSR is a trade magazine for independent retailers, I also have a few basic tips for selling to this growing market. The magazine is not available in stores, and unfortunately they do not re-publish articles online, so it might be tough to check it out. If you’re in the shooting trade, though, I recommend you take a look at the magazine if you get a chance. Lots of good stuff in every issue, particularly for store operators. I also write a regular column called “Battleground” in the mag which deals with tactical news and products, which SSR is making a concerted push into.
I will have more on the private military contractor issue in the near future here on MO.
In the meantime, I’m going to check out my new AR. Which way to the poodles?