Joseph Pilyushin

Joseph Pilyushin was an accomplished sniper that fought for the U.S.S.R. on the Eastern Front up at and around Lengingrad which was his home before and after the war. At 38 years old, Joseph was quite old when he went off to war but had been in the civil defense forces before the war and that is where he learned to shoot well by competing on a rifle team. Like many soldiers, Joseph was injured a number of times during combat and even lost his right eye, which was his shooting eye, at which point he learned to shoot left handed. While the Red Army labeled him unfit for combat… Read more »

Review

Walter Birdsong and his Black-T® and Green-T® finish

When it comes to rifle finishes, the standard by which all the others are measured is the legendary Black-T. Black-T is specifically singled out as the required finish on the weapons from numerous government agencies around the world, including the FBI’s HRT rifles and 1911’s. One of the interesting things about the Birdsong company is that they do no advertising and really do not push their product, making public available information fairly scarce. Well, we recently had the opportunity to sit down (on the phone) and talk for a while to Walter Birdsong himself and learn about his finishes and a bit about the history of the company and development… Read more »

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Leupold Mark 8 3.5-25x56mm M5B2

Leupold is probably one of the most trusted brands of scopes and they could even be considered one of the pioneers in the tactical scope market. We take a hard look at their latest in the tactical scope lineup.

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Sig Sauer SSG 3000

We take a hands-on look at Sig Sauer’s latest entry into the Sniper rifle field. Find out how it stacks up.