A Philippine firearms manufacturer sees healthy export sales in 2013 based on the steady demand growth in key markets overseas. On the TV talk show Practical Business last December 6, Metro Arms Corporation president Hector Rodriguez revealed that almost 90 percent of his company’s production is now exported while only the remainder is sold to the local market. He said the manufacturing capacity of Metro … Continue reading Good prospects for PH arms exports
By Miguel C. Gil The introduction of the .22 TCM (Tuason-Craig Magnum) by Arms Corporation of the Philippines (Armscor) over a year ago yet again proves man’s enduring fascination with speed. By all indications, it is also proving to be a big commercial hit for the Philippine’s firearms and ammunitions manufacturing giant. But is the perceived success of this new cartridge more attributable to marketing … Continue reading .22 TCM: The future of just another fad?
By Miguel C. Gil The recent introduction of the .22 TCM cartridge (Tuason-Craig Magnum) by local firearms giant Arms Corporation of the Philippines (ARMSCOR) left much to the imagination as far as its true ballistic potential. Initially chambered only in the company’s high-capacity 1911-style pistol, the brand-new all-Filipino cartridge instantly got the attention of a shooting public thirsty for something new yet something familiar. But … Continue reading HDJ Exclusive: Armscor’s TCM Rifle!
By Miguel C. Gil Social networking sites may be a definitive realization of futurist and author Alvin Toffler’s vision of a “global village.” With the press of a few buttons, we can get in-touch with relatives, old friends and classmates whom we haven’t seen in decades. While intended for “social” use, these sites can also open many doors for entrepreneurs, big and small, because it … Continue reading Master key to the 21st century home
No handgun has generated such a loyal, almost cult-like following in the past one hundred years as the 1911. From its early utilitarian version intended for the US military, the design has since been refined, and then refined some more. Despite the string of upgrades, however, John Moses Browning’s iconic Government Model remains unchanged where it counts! But we will not go into history. The … Continue reading A Contender for the 1911 throne
Don’t expect the authorities to throw you a party or pin a medal on your chest in the event that you fatally shoot a criminally inclined intruder in your house! In the ideal world, the police should give you no hassles so long as it is readily apparent that your actions were legally justified. In fact, they should even offer you protection against possible reprisals … Continue reading Have a less-lethal option
The shotgun is to firearms what the Swiss Army Knife is to cutlery, it can be argued. There is a shotgun for the hunter, the trap shooter, the recreational shooter, the law enforcer, the home defender and many other shooters in between. Now, that’s versatility! But let us set aside the shotgun’s hunting, sporting and law enforcement applications. How viable is it as a home … Continue reading The shotgun approach