AR500 XL Plate Carrier Review

AR500 XL Plate Carrier Review

October 16, 2018

For a couple weeks, I’ve been trying out the AR500 XL Basic Plate Carrier. This is a heavy duty AR500 steel designed to protect major organs. The AR500 XL Plate Carrier is the largest plate carrier they offer, and it designed for operators who are searching for an extra-large complete body armor solution.

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Nikon P-Tactical SPUR Reflex Sight Review

Nikon P-Tactical SPUR Reflex Sight Review

October 15, 2018

Recently, I had the privilege of testing a new red dot, the Nikon P-Tactical SPUR Reflex Sight. This sight was announced during this year’s industry only trade show in Las Vegas known as the SHOT SHOW, but it did not start shipping for sale until a few months later. Despite this optic being Nikon’s first attempt at an illuminated red dot reflex sight, I could tell right away based off having tested dozens of red dots in the past, the SPUR had a solid construction and well thought out design.

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SIG Sauer Kilo1200 Laser Rangefinder Review

SIG Sauer Kilo1200 Laser Rangefinder Review

October 12, 2018

In today’s technologically driven, overly complicated world, it’s nice to find a product that is simple to use, affordable and performs as advertised. The SIG Sauer Kilo1200 Laser Rangefinder is one of those products. Along with its big brother the SIG Kilo1250, these are uncomplicated and easy to use, super-light weight yet durable, lightening fast, and extremely accurate.

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Open Vs. Concealed Carry

Open Vs. Concealed Carry

October 11, 2018

Open carry allows you options that are otherwise unavailable with other forms of carry. For instance, most OWB holsters include level II and level III retention. To break this down, level II utilizes retention along the trigger guard that is disengaged by a single release, like the BLACKHAWK! Serpa Level II.

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Otis Professional Pistol Cleaning Kit Review

Otis Professional Pistol Cleaning Kit Review

October 09, 2018

Since it is "all guns, all the time" at our ranch, between teaching, competing, and writing about guns - mostly handguns - I could be classed as a professional shooter. So, I tried the Otis Professional Pistol Cleaning Kit, using it to clean .38, 9mm, and .45 pistols.

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Nikon P-Tactical SuperDot Review

Nikon P-Tactical SuperDot Review

October 08, 2018

Overall, I enjoyed my time with the Nikon SuperDot red dot sight. I was able to successfully use the optic on a wide variety of firearms without any major issues other than needed to retighten the mount once during testing.

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Bravo Concealment Kydex Carry Options

Bravo Concealment Kydex Carry Options

October 01, 2018

While I’ve been trying out Bravo holsters, I’ve also been testing out their magazine pouches. Currently, I’ve been wearing the double magazine pouch to hold my Glock mags as part of my EDC. While I’m at the range, I’ve been using the AR-15 magazine pouch. Bravo’s magazine pouches stand just as tall as their firearm holsters. The magazine pouches are made from the same durable Kydex material as their holster lines.

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Bravo Concealment Torsion And BCA Holster Review

Bravo Concealment Torsion And BCA Holster Review

September 27, 2018

If you are well-versed in the industry, you may have heard the name Bravo Concealment. Based in Alamo, Texas, this company has engineered an array of gear such as holsters, gun belts, and magazine pouches fit for almost any configuration on the market.

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Nikon M-Tactical Riflescope 3-12x42mm SF Review

Nikon M-Tactical Riflescope 3-12x42mm SF Review

September 25, 2018

Nikon has broken new ground when it comes to combining performance and value in its new-for-2018 M-Tactical riflescope line. The modest prices are enough to give shooters reservations, but after getting behind some of the optics at length, I have no doubt the quality is there to last a lifetime of headache-free use. If not, Nikon’s No Fault Lifetime/Repair/Replacement Policy has you covered.

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Streamlight TLR-1 Weapon Light Review

Streamlight TLR-1 Weapon Light Review

September 24, 2018

Streamlight TLR-1 Flashlights are known for their durability, versatility, and bright beams, and they are applicable both professional and casual users. Your firearm is an expensive, highly-capable tool. Why use a cheap accessory? The top three selling points when looking for a duty light is compact, lightweight and the ability to mount securely and quickly to a wide range of firearms.

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How To Deal With Trespassers

How To Deal With Trespassers

September 21, 2018

With the affordability of game cameras today, there really is no reason land owners don’t have an array of cameras watching your property 24/7/365. Whether you use cell cameras or regular game cameras, having them placed where you suspect trespassers access, you increase your chance of catching them and having evidence to prosecute them.

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SureFire Tactician Flashlight Review

SureFire Tactician Flashlight Review

September 18, 2018

The SureFire Tactician Flashlight has a smooth black finish, and it is just about five inches long and weighs 3.5 oz. with batteries. A Mil-Spec finish protects against abrasions and corrosion. The flashlight is O-ring sealed to keep out dust, dirt, and moisture. It is impact and heat resistant. The aluminum body is extremely resistant to damage from impact, crushing or bending.

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FMJ vs. Hollow Points – Choosing the Right Ammunition

FMJ vs. Hollow Points – Choosing the Right Ammunition

September 12, 2018

Some of the top-rated hollow point brands include Hornady Critical Defense, CCI Speer Gold Dot, and Federal Hydra-Shok to name a few. Although some have different opinions in this category, note that these brands were run through and passed the FBI standards with exemplary results.

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MagnetoSpeed M-Series Grip Review

MagnetoSpeed M-Series Grip Review

September 11, 2018

Earlier this year, MagnetoSpeed, one of the leading manufacturers of ballistic chronographs, released the M-Series grips and accessories. The grip is very ergonomic and feels good in the hand when shouldering the rifle. The aggressive texture on the sides combined with the pebbled rib-like rear texture and front strap finger groove make the grip rock solid in my hand regardless of wet or dry conditions.

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Laser Ammo SureStrike And LaserPET Review

Laser Ammo SureStrike And LaserPET Review

September 07, 2018

In my Laser Ammo testing sessions, I looked at essentially the two primary devices you need to get started in laser training, the Laser Ammo SureStrike Cartridge and the Laser Ammo LaserPET Electronic Target. The SureStrike Cartridge is compatible with a variety of firearms, which means you can train with your chosen handgun while simulating the same weight and handling as at the range.

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Sabre Red Pepper Spray Review

Sabre Red Pepper Spray Review

September 05, 2018

When it comes to pepper sprays and OC spray, the #1 most trusted brand would have to be Sabre. Pepper sprays are a common everyday carry for stay at home moms, college students, and any other busy lifestyles. OC sprays are utilized by law enforcement and other police agencies as well.

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9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP

9mm, .40 S&W or .45 ACP

August 23, 2018

In addition to the 9mm, there are a copious amount of options when seeking both range and carry ammunition in .40S&W. With the increase in power, you will notice an increase in price as well. For instance, a 50-round box of American Eagle 40 S&W 165gr FMJ will cost a bit more at roughly $15.99 compared to the $10 box of 9mm.

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Six Best Handguns for Hunting

Six Best Handguns for Hunting

August 22, 2018

Staying in the wheelguns, the Taurus Raging Bull in .454 Casull (MSRP $1,129) has been thought to be too much gun for most game. But the .454 Casull in a 300 grain bullet carries over 1600 ft. lbs. of energy at the muzzle. This caliber is exceptional when hunting larger game like elk, moose and even bears.

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Otis Tactical Cleaning Kit Review

Otis Tactical Cleaning Kit Review

August 20, 2018

The answer is easy, but rounding up the brushes, rod, patches and solutions that inevitably migrate to unseen corners of your backpack or shooting bag can be like herding cats. That’s the beauty of the Otis Tec Tactical Cleaning Kit. Everything stays together in a tidy 4x4x2.5-inch soft-sided nylon case with molle attachment straps.

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SIG Sauer P320 X-VTAC Review

SIG Sauer P320 X-VTAC Review

August 16, 2018

When the US military searched for a new service pistol to replace their aging Beretta semi-automatics, SIG Sauer answered the call. After a long, grueling series of expert testing, the polymer, striker-fired SIG model P320 beat out submissions by other top names in the industry such as Glock, FN and Smith & Wesson to win the Modular Handgun System trials.

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Glock vs. 1911: The Debate

Glock vs. 1911: The Debate

August 14, 2018

If you look at any discussion, forum, or firearm page, you will find the age-old argument between what is better: 1911 or Glock. Whether you are a fan of the all steel, single-action configuration, or the double-stack, polymer frame, these two platforms are arguably the most common, sought after, and debated in the industry.

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Otis Defender .38cal/ 9mm Cleaning Kit Review

Otis Defender .38cal/ 9mm Cleaning Kit Review

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.

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Hunting Southern Quail

Hunting Southern Quail

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.

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BLACKHAWK! Serpa Holster Review

BLACKHAWK! Serpa Holster Review

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

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