Do you own a ballistic sledgehammer? Is the .308 Winchester only good as a distance cartridge? Can rifles chambered in 7.62mm NATO be employed as close quarters fighting tools?

We have the DS Arms SA-58, a faithful reproduction of the FN FAL and we will run the gun rapidly and in close quarters. You can decide for yourself whether or not the FAL has “too much recoil” for rapid shooting or even double-taps.

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Paul G. Markel has worn many hats during his lifetime. He has been a U.S. Marine, Police Officer, Professional Bodyguard, and Small Arms and Tactics Instructor. Mr. Markel has been writing professionally for law enforcement and firearms periodicals for nearly twenty years with hundreds and hundreds of articles in print. Paul is a regular guest on nationally syndicated radio talk shows and subject matter expert in firearms training and use of force. Mr. Markel has been teaching safe and effective firearms handling to students young and old for decades and has worked actively with the 4-H Shooting Sports program. Paul holds numerous instructor certifications in multiple disciplines and a Bachelor’s degree in conflict resolution; nonetheless, he is and will remain a dedicated Student of the Gun.

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