A Pinch of Prepper: Hand-Crank Emergency Tool

We recently came across a dandy little gadget called the “Hand-Crank Emergency Tool,” that may be of interest to both “Prepper” and forward-thinking homeowner alike. We are referring to a rechargeable LED flashlight, AM/FM radio, siren-blinker and power bank all rolled into one—which was among Petron Corporation’s giveaways last Christmas. While most corporate giveaways are … Continue reading A Pinch of Prepper: Hand-Crank Emergency Tool

Custom Micarta Grips by XO: tux for your 1911!

By Miguel C. Gil A global ban on the commercial use of ivory served as an impetus for pistol grips manufacturers to search for alternative raw materials. In the early 1990’s we started reading about a synthetic material called Micarta, which was billed as the next best thing to real elephant tusk. Some pioneer makers … Continue reading Custom Micarta Grips by XO: tux for your 1911!

CAA RONI: extra oomph for the home defender

By Miguel C. Gil The pistol-to-carbine conversion chassis was a novel concept that excited the Filipino shooting community from the very start. Being able to transform the highly popular Glock pistol into something that looks and feels like a submachine gun was a great novelty. In a country of fickle gun laws and where the … Continue reading CAA RONI: extra oomph for the home defender