August 2014

Educational Zone #175 – The Dragunov FPK Sniper Rifle

My buddy Liem called and asked me if I’d like to shoot his Dragunov sniper rifle. I said that sounded like a great idea. So today, we went to the range. His rifle is a Romanian FPK Dragunov rifle. This general model has been made by many countries since 1963 until the present. It is the “other side’s” sniper rifle and is well known and often seen in war photos. Here it is: It is a semi-auto rifle in 7.62 X 54R [...]

Educational Zone #174 – The .22 TCM Pistol

My friend Liem recently obtained a new pistol and he graciously invited me to test it with him. It is a Rock Island .22 TCM. TCM stands for Tuason Craig Micromagnum and it is a proprietary cartridge developed by Fred Craig and Rock Island Armory. Some folks have mistakenly said it is a 9mm necked down to .22, but that is not correct. It is actually a .223 case, shortened and necked down to .22 with ballistics similar to [...]