Smoke grenades have been used for centuries by various militaries around the world for both providing temporary concealment and for signalling.
Before the modern, wire-pull or pin release canisters, armies used devices wrapped in paper and ignited with a torch or sparks.

Don’t Mess with Texas | SOTG 1045

A bill is working its way through the Texas State House that would preempt and nullify Federal gun control and confiscation within the borders of the state.

Ammo: Now is the Time | SOTG 1046

Have you been holding out, waiting for ammunition prices to drop back to where they were in 2019? During our Brownells Bullet Points segment, Paul and Jarrad will discuss the state of the industry.

Recommended Reading: Operation Diomedes: The Operator Book 3

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Article: Century Arms AP5: Nakatomi Plaza Collection [Review]

AP5 from Century Arms Review

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