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Leica Geovid 10×42 HD Range Finding Binoculars

I have been testing the new Leica Geovid HD 10×42 HD range finding binoculars.  To say I am impressed is an understatement. More »

Steiner T5Xi 3-15 review

We test out the new Steiner T5Xi 3-15 scope.. how did it do? More »

Liberty Centurion 9mm Pistol silencer review

Looking for a light and compact silencer for your 9mm pistol or carbine?  Want a versatile one that you can also run on a 22lr or 300 Blackout?  Check out the Liberty More »

Burris XTR II 3-15X50 Review

Why try a Burris? Several reasons led me to want to demo a Burris XTR II. I have seen other reviewers, as well as average consumers praise the scope that Burris created. More »

Spike’s Tactical Integrally Suppressed 9mm AR Review

What is more fun than an integrally suppressed AR shooting 9mm? Hmm, not sure there is anything! We spent a weekend with the new Spike’s Tactical Brown Recluse! Check them out at More »

Knights Armament Company (KAC) QDC 5.56 Silencer

Anyone who is serious about weapons and their use in not so friendly places knows who the Knights Armament Company (KAC) is. They have been in the industry for 30 years supplying the More »

Southern Precision Rifles 6.5 Creedmoor

I just received my 6.5 Creedmoor from master builder, Greg Young at Southern Precision Rifles.  I commissioned this rifle with Greg for use in PRS club matches.  And of course, being from More »

Trijicon HD 8×42 Binoculars

When I saw that Trijicon had come out with some new HD binoculars I knew I had to check them out.  I have never had a single issue whatsoever with any Trijicon More »

 

Trijicon AccuPower 2.5-10X56 Scope Review

Mike Coker

Trijicon is known for producing high quality, battle-proven optics.  I requested the Trijicon AccuPower 2.5X10X56 for review, mounted it on my LMT .308, and headed to the range for first impressions.

The AccuPower model line uses a single CR2032 battery to power the illuminated reticle.  This is a decidedly different approach from the Trijicon AccuPoint that uses fiber optics and a tritium reticle.  AccuPower scopes are less expensive to produce than AccuPoints and this particular model is $200 cheaper than the corresponding AccuPoint unit.  The AccuPower controls the illuminated reticle with eleven (11) brightness settings with an “off” position between each.  I do not like scopes that make you spin all the way back to zero to turn off power to the reticle.

22 Nosler!

Nosler continues to push the envelope with the introduction of the Nosler 22.  Any new cartridge is met with some amount of skepticism but Nosler brings a certain measure of respect and accomplishment to the argument.  It is interesting that Midway already has complete AR uppers available and in stock for less than $500.  I’m a big fan of the 22-250 so that keyword caught my eye.  The press release follows. 

What do you think?  Does the world need another AR-15 cartridge?  

Two LAR Grizzly 44 Mag Pistols: A Comparison

By: Cary Kieffer

I landed a 2nd LAR Grizzly. I wrote a piece on my first one and I absolutely love it. A man named Jerry Adams commented on my last LAR Grizzly piece saying he wanted to get rid of one. I emailed him and we made a deal. Jerry is a cool dude, it was a pleasure to talk to and deal with him. If it wasn’t for a couple thousand miles between us, we’d have been good buddies. Anyway, I now have 2 44 magnum LAR Grizzlies. To my surprise there are a lot of differences. Jerry’s was one of the first 100 made, mine was one of the last 100 made…only 1000 ever made so this is a unique opportunity to see the differences from the beginning to the end of a sadly short production life.

S&W M&P M2.0 Series

For those of you who love the polymer pistol goodness of the Smith and Wesson M&P line, an exciting new development has occurred. The M&P M2.0 series has been released. We here at Tactical Gun Review got our greasy mits on a few and here are our reactions to the new line:

Cole-Tac HTP Suppressor Cover

When shooting suppressed, one of the best ways to take care of your suppressor is with a cover.  There are several on the market currently, and making a choice depends on what you are looking for in a suppressor cover.  For the last several months I have had the privilege of testing out the latest from Cole-Tac, their High Temperature Python (HTP) suppressor cover, and I must say, it has not disappointed me in the least bit.

Laser Edge Engraving

Laser Edge Engraving

TGR Approved Vendor:  Laser Edge Engraving in Spring, TX.  This is the place where I take my Form 1 SBR lowers to be engraved.  The owner, Gerald Courville, is highly skilled and his work is first-rate.  As the name implies, this is all precision laser engraving not a rotary cutting tool.

Gerald has a handful of different engraving machines intended for different purposes.  He can engrave leather, wood, Yeti tumblers, firearms, pretty much any application you might need done.  

Desert Tech TRASOL Ballistic Calculator

TRASOL Ballistic Calculator

Desert Tech’s TRASOL is a new ballistic application that features an innovative Heads-Up display.  The Trajectory Solutions App accesses your phone’s camera to provide a heads-up display of target and app tools.  To my knowledge, this is the first ballistic app to provide this functionality.   By using the camera, you are able to capture still images or video of your shots!  

Silencer Shop Authority: Surefire SOCOM556-RC2

SureFire SOCOM556-RC2

Surefire has certainly become a dominant player in the suppressor market.  I remember buying my first Surefire flashlight many years ago (the “FBI” model) and it still serves me well today.  Today, Surefire is also known for producing innovative silencers.  As the labeling indicates, the SOCOM556-RC2 has been adopted by US Special Operations Command.  I had the opportunity to run the can on my 5.56 custom build over the weekend.

Gemtech Tracker Silencer Review

As part of our continuing series of silencer reviews in partnership with the Silencer Shop today I am covering the Gemtech Tracker.

Are you in the market for a lightweight precision can?  If so, you definitely need to check this out.

Leica Geovid 10×42 HD Range Finding Binoculars

I have been testing the new Leica Geovid HD 10×42 HD range finding binoculars.  To say I am impressed is an understatement.

Thompson Contender G2 Suppressed Pistol project

Fun little project in the works..
TC Contender G2 with custom threaded barrels from Match Grade Machining.

Steiner P4Xi 1-4X24 – Excellent 3 Gun or Patrol Optics

Steiner P4Xi

Steiner has been on a roll lately and their new P4Xi 1-4X24 is an excellent choice for 3 Gun or Patrol Rifle.  Featuring a true 1X, innovative P3TR illuminated reticle, and a sweet price point the new “Made in the USA” P4Xi deserves consideration for your next build.  I mounted it on my new custom-build 5.56 AR and headed out to our private range south of San Antonio for a field test.

First impression is one of “quality.”  It just feels solid.  Magnification power ring functions smoothly, especially with the Steiner throw lever.

Cedar Parks Gunworks Gatlin gun double AR15!!!

Dropped off a barreled action tonight to get it cerakoted over at my friend Chris’s place..
They do damned good work!

He showed me this.