Glock 19 ATEI RMR Project – Detailed Look

I have had this Trijicon RMR04 topped Glock 19 set up for just about a month now and around 500 rounds through the combo and have been very impressed so far.  More »

Wilson Combat 308

I have been wanting an AR10 for sometime but nothing really grabbed me until I saw the Wilson Combat 308 announcement.  Having 2 of their rifles and a pistol I knew the quality More »

Copperhead Creek 3 gun match 3-8-2014

Built up a new rifle and got my Templar Tactical Nemesis30 in a few days ago… What better way to test gear than hit a 3 gun match. More »

US Optics SR8 with Horus and US#4 follow up.

I think the look on my face says it all!  After spending some quality time with the US Optics SR8, it’s clear to me that the scope is fantastic.  US Optics has More »


  If you enjoy shooting common calibers such as .223/5.56 you most likely own or enjoy shooting AR-15 rifles.  From competition to self defense there are countless reasons to love AR rifles.  More »

LaRue Tactical 7.62 PredatOBR

    I had the chance to do a quick review of the latest rifle from LaRue Tactical, the 7.62 PredatOBR.  The Larue PredatOBR is an interesting rifle that comes packed into More »

Aimpoint PRO

Red dots are an almost immediate upgrade for anyone who owns a firearm because they are extremely simple and highly effective. What the hunter, the sport shooter, our military, and law enforcement More »

Nightforce NXS 2.5-10×42 Review

The new Nightforce NSX 2.5-10×42 is an outstanding scope.  I spent considerable time evaluating it at the range and out in the field hunting.. want to know more? More »

Templar Tactical Archangel and Ark30 Blackout Suppressors

Spent some time at Best of the West shooting range testing the Templar Tactical Suppressors.  The Templar Tactical Archangel is very impressive in terms of  sound suppression and repeatable accuracy as well. More »

TRIJICON VCOG (variable powered 1-6 ACOG)

We told you last May about the new Trijicon VCOG.  They are now shipping to dealers and we have one in for testing. Trijicon has combined the legendary toughness and function of More »


Wilson Combat 308

Wilson Combat AR10 308 18" Recon in Federal Brown

I have been wanting an AR10 for sometime but nothing really grabbed me until I saw the Wilson Combat 308 announcement.  Having 2 of their rifles and a pistol I knew the quality and customer service were first class.

Ironically, I got into the 6.8 because the AR10s were all boat anchors.   When I picked this up at the Silencer Shop several guys were checking it out and all commented on how light it was.

Going to hit the range today and stretch it’s  legs!

Super Sniper 5-20X50 Tactical Riflescope

Super Sniper 5-20X50

I started using First Focal Plane (FFP) on a Bushnell Elite Tactical 4500. It has an old school Mil dot reticle, and 5 Mils per rev.  I believe this was in 2010. I hunted with it, and competed in Tactical Long Range rifle matches reaching to 1000 yards, and occasionally beyond. I started the scope on a Savage .308 Win from the Law Enforcement and Military line. The scope is still in my collection atop a .22-250 I use for prairie dog hunting. I went on a quest in search of a scope with better features, and had a wish list of features I wanted in the next scope. I wanted, at least, 20 X on the high end of the magnification.  I wanted to keep the 50 mm objective, keep side focus, I wanted a better reticle, one with .5 Mil hash marks between the 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 etc.,  sub-tensions, and I wanted 10 Mils per revolution. 

Jesse James Suppressor testing

Jessse James Suppressor

Jesse James has launched his new line of suppressors with some pretty bold claims. We have offered to test his suppressors with a state of the art DB meter on video and are anxious to hit the range.

It is an interesting design.  It appears to be two halves that are bolted together vs the normal tube.  Clearly there was some work involved in the design and manufacturing.

I hope they take me up on my offer.  I have no dog in this hunt.

Update:  We are on!  Jesse has extended an invitation to come over to his shop and then out to a local range for some objective testing.  We have secured a professional db meter from the Silencer Shop and a well-respected competitor (silencer manufacturer) is organizing the event.  This will be epic!


Jessse James Suppressor

British Tactical 3-Row Hippo Belt and Yoke – Field Testing


Over the last few weeks, I’ve been testing British Tactical’s 3-Row Hippo belt. I’m continually impressed at how much I can put onto the Hippo belt and Yoke Webbing system. At present, it’s about 30 pounds. When I pick it up, I think, “Damn, that’s heavy.”

Then I put it on. The Hippo belt and yoke spread the weight so well about my body that I hardly feel it. Mostly, it stays on my hips, but the yoke helps redistribute some of the burden to my shoulders, especially when I’m moving.


Trijicon HD Binoculars and Spotting Scope

Spotting Scope

SHOT Show:  Trijicon® Extends its Legendary Optics Pedigree with the Launch of the Trijicon HD™Binocular and Trijicon HD™Spotting Scope.  Trijicon has combined the legendary durability and clarity of its award winning optics to a new binocular and spotting scope line of products. New for 2015, Trijicon will enter this market with their inventive Trijicon HD Binoculars and Trijicon HD Spotting Scope.

Leupold D-EVO (Dual Enhanced View Optic)


SHOT Show:  Dual View Technology.  Leupold introduces the D-EVO (Dual Enhanced View Optic), a revolutionary new tool for the tactical rifleman, competitive shooter and anyone who needs the speed of a 1X red dot sight and the precision of a 6X magnified optic, all with just the twitch of the eye.

The cutting-edge Z-shaped D-EVO is designed to work with the Leupold Carbine Optic, or any other brand of red dot sight. By looking around the red dot sight, D-EVO delivers pinpoint 6X accuracy with a simple shift of the eye.

Chance to win a Nighthawk custom 1911 for a good cause


This was sent to me from Thomas over at Copperhead Creek shooting club.

This is to raise funds for Kara’s Hope that maintains a threefold mission. One aspect of the organization is focused on assisting and supporting families who have children diagnosed with Holoprosencephaly (HPE). The goal is to offer supplemental support for expenses not covered by traditional medical insurance programs. Our heart is to help other families by providing funds for additional diagnostic procedures like 3D Ultrasounds, to provide financial assistance with un-reimbursed travel expenses, specialized baby furniture or equipment and any other equipment needs which will allow families to care for these special babies.  For more information on Kara’s Foundation, click the link below:

For more information on an awesome range in central Texas:

Leupold Mark 4 H32 spotter and Sniper Ops Tactical Tripod

Leupold Mark 4 h32 tactical tripod

Look for more on the Mark 4 12-40 spotting scope with the inverted H32 reticle.

As this scope needs to be mounted “upside down” I got a new head and some other upgrades to my Sniper Ops Tactical Tripod from Dave

Testing the new 175g Sierra tipped bullet (TMK)


Dead Air Armament™ Announce New Mask-22™ Suppressor

Dead Air Armament

Lawrenceville, Ga. (January 2015) – Dead Air Armament™, the suppressor company founded by Mike Pappas and distributed through BPI Outdoors, is proud to announce the latest addition to their 100% USA made, unique product line, the Mask -22 silencer.

Dead Air’s new .22LR suppressor is available in two versions, a Heavy Duty constructed of titanium and stainless steel and a Light Duty model that is a proprietary blend of titanium and 7075 T6 Aluminum. Since the .22LR caliber is well-known to be one of the “dirtiest” rounds, Dead Air came up with the ultimate solution by making the Mask-22 disassemble easily and completely for cleaning.  A Cerakote finish on both models prevent corrosion and wear from what will be years of shooting enjoyment.

All Seasons 100 lb Hercules Road Feeder

All Seasons Hercules

All Seasons Feeders have a reputation for reliability and durability.  We have used them extensively on our deer lease for a number of years and they just run – day after day.  When deciding upon a new road feeder the obvious choice was All Seasons.  We ultimately purchased the 100 lb Hercules over the standard galvanized model because we can be tough on equipment.  The All Seasons Hercules is one solid piece of gear that should last many years.

EAA Witness P-Carry 10mm: Nice but NOT My Bear Gun

right side

So my girlfriend is a stick n string bear hunter. Me, I’ll pass on that craziness. I told her I’d back her up with my M-1 Garand and a Ruger 454 across my chest with a couple speedloaders and en-bloc clips in my pocket. So we have this black bear hunting trip planned and I wanted a concealable, light weight pistol for our nature walks and daily run for cardio. She tells me wolves are a much bigger concern than black bear are…OK…Sounds like I need a 10mm then.

Hornady match 308 ammo


Thanks Hornady for the match 308 ammo!  These will come in handy for testing the Wilson Combat 308

Special thanks to Neil Emery!