UDMC’s S22LR “Hantik” semi-auto carbine: A tactical rimfire with a vicious sting

“Hantik” is Tagalog for “Philippine Fire Ant”—which are angry little creatures whose bite is not something you would soon forget, should you be unlucky enough to run afoul with one (let alone a whole bunch of them). It seems this is a very fitting name for United Defense Manufacturing Corporation’s (UDMC) new AR-15-inspired .22LR semi-automatic … Continue reading UDMC’s S22LR “Hantik” semi-auto carbine: A tactical rimfire with a vicious sting

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U.D.M.C. rifles for the private citizen

By Miguel C. Gil The recently enacted Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Act of 2013 is far from being a perfect law. In fact, it contains certain provisions that many gun rights advocates continue to find rather objectionable. Still, it fills-in the ambiguities of the Philippines’ old gun law—which used to change with the caprices of … Continue reading U.D.M.C. rifles for the private citizen

The Essential Four: ammo you need to survive Doomsday

By Miguel C. Gil The global financial meltdown of 2008 may have been the catalyst for the renewed interest in post-Apocalyptic survival preparations. What began with the US subprime market’s collapse quickly spread to developed countries in Europe and Asia—where it continues to sow uncertainty. Suddenly faced with the threat of poverty, citizens of developed … Continue reading The Essential Four: ammo you need to survive Doomsday