As a few of you may know, I am a contributing writer and a columnist for Shooting Sports Retailer magazine. SSR, “The Voice of the Independent Retailer“, is the leading trade mag for gun shop owners and others in the retail side of the shooting sports industry. I write a couple of feature stories a year and pen a regular column called “Battleground” which covers military and tactical guns and issues.
I recently received permission from my editor to re-post my writing for the magazine on my sites, and I really appreciate this as the archives are not available online. Since the trade magazine is not for sale on the newsstands, it makes my articles and columns hard to come by for those that don’t subscribe.
In light of the recent poor showing by the direct-gas M4 carbine in Army dust chamber tests against piston-powered challengers, I thought I’d begin clearing the backlog by posting The Next Wave of ARs from the May/June 2007 issue over at my new GunPundit site. Go check it out if interested.
Also, if you’re in the shooting industry, consider picking up a free subscription to Shooting Sports Retailer. It’s a top-notch publication with a fine group of dedicated writers (virtually all of whom have decades more experience than ol’ Murdoc) and each issue is filled with great info on developments in the industry and how to make your shop the best that it can be.