August 10, 2018
Of course, several follow up purchases come shortly after you get that new pistol. I quickly added snap caps, FMJ training rounds, hollow point defense rounds, and spare magazines (no joke for H&K VP9 platforms) among other things. I also wanted to start fresh with a quality cleaning kit, and immediately I thought of Otis Technology.
Read Otis Defender .38cal/9mm Cleaning Kit Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
August 06, 2018
Someone once said: “You are known by the company you keep.” And in the world of the bobwhite, this could not be truer. The company of fine guns and fine companions make the quail hunt. Whether you are shooting a Greener or Parker double, a Browning Semi-auto or a Remington pump gun, Mr. Bob does not care what you throw at him. He has the innate ability to evade shot patterns like a prom queen evades suitors.
Read Southern Quail Hunting on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
August 02, 2018
No matter who you carry a conversation with in this line of work, everyone can confirm that BLACKHAWK! has grown to be one of the most reputable tactical companies on the market today. Although they primarily channel their gear towards law enforcement and military, most of their designs apply to the civilian sector as well. From duty belt setups, to flashlight holsters, or even magazine pouches, one of their more commonly requested products is the BLACKHAWK! Serpa Holster.
Read BLACKHAWK! Serpa Holster Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
July 27, 2018
Every day carry, or EDC, can be defined as the items you carry on your person daily. This could be anything from your car keys to your wallet, cell phone, etc. For some, this is all they need; however, many of us choose to carry items to ensure we are ready at a moment’s notice. The trick to EDC is that there are no set rules or requirements for what this should include. It is entirely your decision.
Read EDC: What It's About on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
July 26, 2018
Recently, I had the opportunity to purchase a new Glock model 43 9mm pistol with a factory installed Crimson Trace laser unit. Unfortunately, despite the great price and features, it did arrive with the factory white plastic sights. I quickly researched my options since the model 42 / 43 were still relatively new and on a different size platform than other model Glocks. That's when I learned about a business making top notch fiber optic sights called the Williams Gun Sight Company.
Read Williams Glock 42/43 Sights Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
July 19, 2018
I must admit, I am partial to Streamlight from being raised with a police officer in the house and this being one of his primary components on his duty belt. I carried this light for three years and never once had any issues with it, which lead me to believe that I would never retire this. I was mistaken when I was scanning the selection and found the Streamlight ProTac 2L-X, which made a significant difference.
Read Streamlight PtoTac 2L-x Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
July 16, 2018
Much like the chicken & egg conundrum, I’m not sure which came first, the broadhead or its name. What I am sure about is the original RAMCAT broadhead does live up to its self-descriptive name and slogan – it “Hits like a Ram, Cuts like a Cat.” This broadhead is also one of the most accurate I have used. With performance features like these, all the bowhunter needs to do is put his/her RAMCAT tipped arrow on target for a quick kill and short recovery.
Read the Ramcat Broadhead Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
July 13, 2018
Do you have a hidden agenda? I'm not talking about a secret or mysterious plan. It's a method of concealed carry that's very surreptitious. It's called Hidden Agenda from Galco, and it's an alternative for women and men that must dress professionally for work and may not choose to carry a briefcase or wear a concealed pistol on their person.
Read Galco Hidden Agenda Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
July 11, 2018
Regardless of how you pronounce it, LEVERevolution Ammunition by Hornady® revolutionized the shooting industry. In 2005, Hornady did what other ammunition manufacturers refused to do, they reinvented ammunition for some of the most popular cartridges ever produced.
Read Hornady LEVERevolution Ammunition Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
July 09, 2018
In 2015, the first civilian legal, semi-auto model 9mm subguns from KRISS USA debuted at the industry only trade show known as SHOT SHOW as the KRISS Vector. Not only did these new models offer the Super V Recoil Mitigation System, but they also functioned using the most popular pistol magazines on the planet, the Glock 17 / 18 9mm high capacity mags.
Read Kriss Vector Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
July 06, 2018
Pre-job planning is a method in which you evaluate a job and determine what gunsmithing tools, supplies, and processes you will need to complete the job. If I am going to disassemble a gun for cleaning, I gather the tools the specific gun requires and have them readily available.
Read Keys To Gunsmith Shop Organization - Solutions on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
July 05, 2018
As with most things in life, good house keeping can be accomplished in a number of ways. No gunsmith shop is the same, and depending on time constraints, work load, shop size, and personnel, some methods of organizing gunsmith tools may not work as well as others.
Read Keys To Gunsmith Shop Organization - The Mess on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
June 28, 2018
To change the outcome, “distractions” are a gun in the arsenal of personal protection. They can buy you time until either help arrives, you’ve escaped or secured your handgun to meet the threat. Planning and visualizing alternatives may save your life.
Read Preplanning Distractions on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
June 25, 2018
In almost any side-by-side comparison there will be some subjectiveness and personal preference, and this is particularly true with binoculars that are evaluated through human eye. And, while some performance characteristics like field-of-view can actually be measured, others like clarity and comfort cannot. Thus, this review of the Zeiss Conquest HD 10x42 and Zeiss Terra ED 10x42 binoculars will compare features and performance in terms of value, with lesser emphasis on which is the better optic.
Read Zeiss Conquest HD vs. Zeiss Terra ED on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
June 18, 2018
Most of your modern-day firearms are commonly associated with semi-automatic configurations. Whether you are a Sig Sauer, Glock, or even Smith & Wesson fans, it is hard to forget that revolvers, otherwise known as “wheel guns,” are still widely available and offered in a variety of sizes and calibers. This edition of TOP FIVE will cover some of the most sought-after revolvers for conceal carry.
Read TOP FIVE - Revolvers on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
June 11, 2018
To understand why the Ruger Super Redhawk revolver is still such a powerhouse in the handgun hunting world, we must take a quick look at where it came from first. Building off the rock solid Redhawk double action revolver design from the late 70’s, the Super Redhawk debuted in 1987 chambered in the top hunting cartridge of the time, .44 Magnum.
Read Ruger Super Redhawk Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
June 08, 2018
The SIG Sauer SP2022 is impressive. When I picked it up, it immediately fit my hand like a glove. The SP2022 has a width of 1.40” and the backstrap comfortably fit in the webbing of my hand and still permitted me to easily reach and pull the trigger with my trigger finger. The DA requires 10 lbs. of pressure and 4.4 lbs. for SA.
Read SIG Sauer SP2022 on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
June 04, 2018
The Leupold VX-Freedom line is priced on the lower end of the market, and address all major shooting styles and disciplines. And even though the feature sets are simplified compared to “nicer” Leupold optics, the VX-Freedom is still covered under Leupold’s famous warranty. And one of their major selling points is that despite the lower retail pricing, they are still U.S. made.
Read Leupold VX-Freedom Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
May 31, 2018
There are numerous styles and brands of shooting rests available: monopods, bipods, tripods, some full-size, others telescoping. Then there is the TruGlo® Hip•Shot™ Adaptive Shooting Rest. The Hip•Shot™ is versatile monopod-style rest for use when stalking, hunting from a ground blind, hunting from a tree stand, shooting from a table or bench, or any situation where stability and accuracy are needed.
Read TruGlo Hip Shot Review on the 1800GunsandAmmo Blog.
May 29, 2018
With names such as Krieghoff, Kolar, and Perazzi, one can purchase a fuel-efficient passenger car cheaper than what a lot of professional and Olympic shooters prefer. For the rest of us mere morals who like to occasionally bust a clay pigeon or two with friends, there are much more affordable shotguns on the market. This week, we take a look at the Mossberg Silver Reserve II Shotgun.
Read Mossberg Silver Reserve II Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
May 24, 2018
Whether you are building your first rifle or a true beginner, you may notice others around you are either sporting a red dot atop their rifle or strictly running iron sights. Many older generation shooters may prefer iron sights, either because this was what they trained with in the military or their first rifles only had iron sights. On the other side of the equation, many newer shooters have decided to make the switch to a red dot sight or are even running both.
Read Rifle Iron Sights vs. Red Dots on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
May 24, 2018
Announced at this year’s SHOT Show, SIG Sauer unveiled what they consider the future of concealed carry with their new compact, striker-fired model SIG P365. SIG has long been known as the “professionals choice” among the industry due to their quality and great reputation for innovation, reliability and accuracy.
Read SIG Sauer P365 Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
May 22, 2018
One optic company stood out in my research because of its selection of crossbow scopes; Hawke® Sport Optics. As I combed the catalog, weighing the features and options of the various models of crossbow scopes available, I settled on the Hawke® Sport Optics XB1 SR 1.5-5x32 Crossbow Scope.
Read Hawke XB1 SR Crossbow Scope Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
May 21, 2018
So when the Steiner H4Xi 3-13×56 came across my workbench, the first thing that jumped out was… well, nothing. The format is dead-simple, even traditional. While it doesn’t offer anything really fun or new, it does have some nuanced “under the hood” features that make it an excellent choice for the serious hunter. It’s just a simple, well-executed hunting scope, through-and-through.
Read Steiner H4Xi 3-12x56 Review on the 1800GunsAndAmmo Blog.
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