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 »
On this installment of Silencer Sunday we will do a comparison of the Griffin Armament M4SD II vs the Gemtech Halo. Both silencers are full auto rated 5.56 cans that attach to mil-spec flash hiders. They attach in slightly different ways but both seem simple and a great idea for those who do not intend on replacing muzzle devices or want to use a thread on can.
This just in from the Silencer Shop!
Brand new Browning 1911-22 Black Label. Featuring a threaded barrel, ambidextrous safety and a Picatinny rail.
Lawrenceville, Ga. (November 2014) – Dead Air Armament®, producers of game-changing, 100 percent USA-made suppressors, launches the 7.62 Sandman® product line, which includes the Sandman-S®, Sandman-L® and Sandman Ti® models. What sets Dead Air suppressors apart from the competition is attention to detail in engineering and materials. Sandman® baffles are constructed from 100 percent Stellite®, more costly than traditional stainless steel, but offering better performance under extreme conditions and usage than Inconel®. Tubes are made from high performance precipitation hardened stainless steel, making the Sandman® series lightweight with no sacrifice on strength.
I’ve been lusting after a British Short Back PLCE military bergen for about 9 months now. Just a clarification of terms, “bergen” means the same as backpack. PLCE stands for Personal Load Carrying Equipment. Think of it as the British equivalent of our old ALICE system. I’ve tried everything to replicate on, from a medium alice to a ILBE Marine pack. Nothing has worked quite like I wanted to. The ILBE is just too damn long, meant to be carried like an alpine rucksack and transfer the weight of your load to your hips via its padded hip belt.
The ALICE is decent, but the frame is a bit too long to sit on top of webbing. When I try to The MOLLE II rucksack came close when I shortened it up, but I didn’t care for the external plastic frame. As for the ALICE? Well, I’ve tried a mixture of MOLLE and ALICE parts, including chopping up an ALICE frame. No success just yet. I needed a Short Back PLCE bergen.
Might this be the ultimate youth hunting rifle? Ruger introduces the Ruger American Rife Ranch in a 300 Blackout with a youth stock and 16″ threaded barrel.
My second year in Iraq, I took along a MSA TC2000 ballistic helmet. More commonly known as the MICH (or in the Army, the ACH), this helmet provides level IIIA protection from fragments and pistol rounds. Why did I buy my own instead of taking what the Army would give me at CIF down in Ft. Benning? Easy; I was a contractor and the Army hated my guts.
Everyone wants an ACOG, but if you’re not able to drop $1,300 on a fixed, four-power optic, are you relegated to crappy imitations? Well, imitations, yes. But crappy? Not anymore. Enter the Primary Arms 4x Compact scope. It’s affordable, accurate, durable and innovative. The quality of this scope far exceeds its price point.
The multi-caliber reticle allows you to use this sight on an AK-74, an AR-15 or a FN FAL, in 5.45mm, 5.56mm and 7.62 NATO, respectively. It’s roughly the same weight as an ACOG or Leupold HAMR and is a fraction of the cost.
On this edition of Silencer Sunday I take a look at the Griffin Armament Checkmate QD silencer. This little can is a lot of fun, and it’s attachment method is unlike anything else on the market for rim fire cans. The 3 lug Checkmate mount is compression based and works very well. The can has a 6061 T6 Aluminum body and the baffles are constructed of 17-4 Stainless. The silencer has a length of 5.75″, a weight of 5.3oz and a diameter of 1″ which puts this in line with other silencers in this category. The silencer is rated for .22lr, .17HMR, .22WMR, and even .17 Mach2 making this silencer very versatile.
New sight specifically designed for use on AR-15 and M4 carbine style rifles
Chantilly, VA, October 20, 2014 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the introduction of a new sight designed specifically for modern sporting rifles such as the AR-15. This new product, known as the Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO), expands upon the company’s already proven designs and focuses these features into a high quality, entry priced optic.