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Trijicon AccuPoint 1-6X24 Circle-Cross

Trijicon, best known for the legendary ACOG, has released a new lineup of AccuPoint and AccuPower rifle scopes.  The most intriguing of the new products is the AccuPoint 1-6 model – something many More »

Precision Rifle Series – RO perspective

I recently was invited to work as an RO at the Shoot for the Green match hosted by Oklahoma Practical Precision Shooters (OPPS) that took place in Vici, Oklahoma. More »

Hardened Arms 300 Blackout Review

I got a new toy, in a new caliber. (for me) My first 300 Blackout. Not liking to get away from mainstream military cartridges this was a leap for me. I decided 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 »

Mega Arms MKM MATEN

  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 »

 

Trijicon AccuPoint 1-6X24 Circle-Cross

Trijicon AccuPoint 1-6X24

Trijicon, best known for the legendary ACOG, has released a new lineup of AccuPoint and AccuPower rifle scopes.  The most intriguing of the new products is the AccuPoint 1-6 model – something many avid shooters have been requesting for some time now.  This is a crowded market segment these days but Trijicon’s reputation for building some of the finest optics in the world was motivation enough to request an early production scope for review.  The AccuPoint 1-6X24 is built on a 30mm tube and is available in six different reticles including the familiar Triangle Post and German #4.  

BLS Eagle IFAK

 

Almost everyone dreams about being the hero in an emergency, being the right person, in the right place, at the right time, with the right equipment.  But what is the right equipment?  There are thousands of first aid products on the market these days, whether individual items or sold in kits.  How many of those products are actually useful and which products will in reality mean the difference between life and death. Let’s face it; putting a ban- aid on someone isn’t saving their life.  While they might appreciate it, it’s not the same as keeping that gunshot victim from bleeding out.  

MyCaseBuilder Custom Gun Case

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Do you need a custom case for your guns and gear?  Look no further than MyCaseBuilder.com.  MyCaseBuilder stocks a wide selection of the best-known cases (at competitive prices) and offers their unique Photo Tracer program.  The Photo Tracer program allows you to take photos of your gear, upload the images to the design utility, trace an outline of the shape, and have a foam insert laser-cut to your specifications.

White River Jerry Fisk Sendero Knife

Jerry Fisk Sendero

White River Knife & Tool have teamed up with Master Bladesmith Jerry Fisk to produce the Sendero Bush Knife.  Mr. Fisk states, “this is the best overall using knife I have made in an outdoors knife.”  This is a beautiful semi-custom knife featuring an Olive Drab G10 handle and a CPM S30V blade.  It is almost too pretty to take into the field but I was anxious to see how it performed.

The fit to hand is perfect – it just feels right.  Light weight at only 4.8 ounces.  The blade measures 3.6 inches with an overall length of 8.25 inches.  It is the sort of gear that causes other hunters to pause and ask, “Wow, what kind of knife is that?”

AADMOUNT 34mm scope mount

AAD 34mm mount, Leupold Mark 6, Wilson Combat 308

There are a lot of optic mounts on the market for AR15s.  Some are quick detach with a promise to return to zero.  Some are bolt on with either nuts or allen/torx head bolts to lock them into place.  Unless you really need tool less removal I have come to prefer a well done “non QD” mount. The AADMOUNT is in my mind the most solid mount on the market.

Thermal hog hunt on video with the Silencer Shop and Lonestar boars

TGR LoneStarBoars and SilencerShop pig hunt May 2015

I recently met Todd Huey from LoneStarBoars.com due to our mutual love of hog hunting.  He has been making some awesome thermal hunt videos.   I hooked up with him and Dave from the SilencerShop for a hunt in central Texas.  We had a great time driving around at night with night vision and looking for pigs with thermal spotters.  Once we found a group we would sneak in with the wind in our face and get within 50 yards of them.  We would line up and do a countdown, 3, 2, 1 pew!

ADM AD-RECON Scope Mount

AD-RECON

American Defense Manufacturing (ADM) scope mounts have been a personal favorite of TGR staff writers for many years – and with good reason.  ADM mounts are of the highest quality, many feature the rock-solid Quick Detach Auto Lock Lever system, and they are designed and built in the USA.  Top off a great product with fantastic customer service and you can see why ADM mounts are so popular.  I recently required a 30mm scope mount for a new Trijicon AccuPoint and the AD-RECON was my choice of mounting system.

LaserLyte Center Mass CM-K15B

LaserLyte Center Mass

The LaserLyte Center Mass weapon sight allows the shooter to choose between a traditional single dot or the very cool Center Mass pattern.  The Center Mass option projects a green center dot plus a ring of eight green dots for fast target acquisition.  The dot pattern grows in size at approximately one inch per yard of distance.  Like many men, I see a green laser way better than red especially in daylight conditions.  The pattern is changed by removing (or replacing) an attached cap.

Invincible Arms Acquires Black Forge Weapons

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MAY 29, 2015 – Willoughby, OH – Invincible Arms, LLC is proud to announce that it has recently acquired the assets of Black Forge LLC and has completed relocating those assets to Willoughby, OH to operate along with its parent company. As part of the acquisition, Invincible Arms™ has taken possession of all Black Forge Weapons’® raw and finished goods inventory, along with ownership and control of all intellectual property. On-hand inventory of Black Forge branded products will be sold until that inventory is exhausted and Invincible Arms has no plans to build new product under that brand name at this time.

DevilCat Pack – Upgrade your ALICE!

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What is a DevilCat mod? It’s what happens when you take some new USMC hardware and upgrade an ALICE pack.

I’ve been playing around with ALICE packs for a while now. I love the Medium ALICE, especially the woodland pattern radio pack case version. However, it isn’t big enough for an overnight hike, especially in the winter.

As part of a large purchase from Lee Surplus Outlet, I got a used FILBE main bag. It’s part of the FILBE rucksack the Marines now use. The interesting thing about this new rucksack is that it fits on a Down East 1606 airborne assault frame, which can also take an ALICE pack. In fact, these frames have been used for a while by ALICE enthusiasts as a lightweight alternative to the hold frame.

Samson Evolution Series Hand Guard

Samson Evolution

As I was building my new 6.8 SPC II Short Barrel Rifle, I began putting together my wish list of parts and accessories.  The first thing I settled on was the barrel – Wilson Combat 11.3″ Match Grade Stainless.  Next decision was which hand guard to install to compliment the Wilson Combat barrel running a Templar Tactical Crux Nemesis30 suppressor.  Requirements – light (no quad rail for this guy), free floating, easy to attach accessories, comfortable in hand, and a solid mount to a mil-spec barrel nut.  The Samson Evolution Series 10″ fit the criteria and I am very pleased with the end result.

Best Selling Guns

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Gunbroker has released their list of the Top 5 selling guns by category for April.  In the New Semi-Auto Pistol category, the top seller was (surprisingly) the Kel Tec PMR-30 followed by the Springfield XD-S.  For calendar year 2014 the Sig Sauer 1911 was the best seller.  Of course, Gunbroker has to make some decisions on how to roll up model variations into the statistics but the results are interesting.  The Ruger American Rifle was the top selling New Bolt-Action followed by the venerable Remington 700.