Eric W. Eichenberger

Eric Eichenberger is an avid outdoorsman, skilled marksman, and former certified range officer and instructor with nearly 40 years experience handling and repairing firearms. A skilled craftsman with a strong love for working with his hands, Eric spent 20 years as a carpenter and custom woodworker in high end homes. As a gold and silversmith he has created hundreds of pieces of jewelry over the years using the lost wax casting method. The grandson of humble country folk, he was raised with the “do it yourself” mentality and so is accustomed to coming up with unique solutions to problems utilizing materials at hand.

Eric W. Eichenberger
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What Is MOLLE and Why You Should Care

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]OLLE (pronounced Molly, like the girls name), is the acronym for Modular Lightweight Load-carrying Equipment. Molle gear is the current Army standard for equipment carrying load bearing packs worn by the combat soldier. NATO troops, especially the United States and Great Britain, utilize the MOLLE system. These systems are often employed by law enforcement agencies …

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Making Armor Piercing Ammunition – Improvised Arms and Ammunition 11

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n the world of firearms and ammunition, projectiles are designed to accomplish a certain function. For hunting small to medium game, most projectiles are designed for maximum expansion in order to create the largest wound channel possible, to bleed the animal out quickly for a clean kill. For large and dangerous game, the projectile is …

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Flamethrowers – Improvised Arms and Ammunition Part 10

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he flamethrower. When most people hear those words they usually think about WWII. During WWII the soldier wore a backpack of tanks and carried a “gun”/ wand kind of thing that he used to spew fire 150-300 feet or so ahead of him burning everything in its path. Those were cool, huh? Ancient fiery streams …

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Single Shot Shotgun – Improvised Arms and Ammunition Part 9

Making a Shotgun from a Pipe [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e made a slider shotgun in another article, now we will move on to a more complex design that will provide a more “gun-like” homemade pipe shotgun. This type of pipe gun takes considerable more time, but functions like an actual single shot shotgun (other than the method of …

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Axes, Hatchets, Spears, Improvised Arms and Ammunition Part 8

Read our previous article on axes and hatchets here. [dropcap]W[/dropcap]hile the ideal weapon may be more along the lines of a pistol, rifle, machine gun, or even a grenade launcher, the best weapon is the one that you have access to. In the event of an emergency if you find yourself unarmed, access to ANY weapon …

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