Ballistic – April-May 2022
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If you’re plugged into mainstream TV news outlets and the censorship tyrants of social media (for your general health and wellbeing, we do not recommend this), then you know the world’s pretty much FUBAR on all fronts. My favorite T-shirt (and morale patch)—one that always invokes thumbs-up comments from passersby around town—is from the patriots over at standstrongart.com. Said swag seem to say it best: “They Are Lying To You.” Point is, if you want to get facts, not propaganda and narratives fed (and paid for) by statists and the global elites, then you ought to start plugging into independent media programming (as well as everything you read on ballisticmag. com). Currently, both Rumble and Bitchute have yet to be infiltrated by the highly sinister and divisive overlords. GETTR seems to be gaining traction and legitimacy, and the jury’s still out on 45’s Truth Social platform.
That said, we here at Ballistic are thankful that you subscribed or picked this magazine issue up from a newsstand. And we solemnly swear that what you are about to read is packed with meaty facts—nothin’ but the facts. (The only exceptions might be in the “Brew Ha Ha” column on page 8 and “FUBeAR” on page 160.) Some stories are meant to educate you so that we can help you in your survival, EDC and gun buying/ shooting endeavors. But the bulk of this issue—most issues, in fact—happens to be sheer gun lifestyle entertainment.
Take our cover guns for instance—the Cabot Serenity, Laugo’s Alien and our specially-built, “Ballistic Custom Challenge” Plasma 556 TerminatAR. All three are, simply put, outta this world! Are we all going to be able to afford to shell out the greenbacks/crypto to own such firepower? Eh, not likely, but it sure is fun reading and dreaming about owning such one-of-a-kind guns.
As for some real-world hardware that all can sink their teeth into, we have 17 pages devoted to new hunting rifles, ARs and range gear our team uncovered at SHOT Show 2022. There’s also plenty of companion digital content ready to be consumed now at ballisticmag.com, tactical-life.com, personaldefenseworld.com and skillsetmag.com.
On the lighter side of things, we’ve got the very first FUBeAR cartoon strip, a “Wild Kitchen” installment that’ll help you in planning your very own Crabapalooza, a hilarious fireside chat between a 1911 fella and a Glock fanboy, and an “After Hours” column that you (promise!) will never forget.
As always, we appreciate your good, bad and downright ugly feedback. The best way to connect with our team is by emailing us at [email protected] athlonoutdoors.com. Stay safe, ready and happy, friends. —Nino Bosaz