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 »

Hunting with the LMT LM8MWS 308

Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT) is recognized for producing high quality rifles in demand by law enforcement and military.  The British Army and New Zealand Army have selected LMT weapon systems. More »

Testing silencers on a 17 HMR, does it really matter?

Let’s take 4 popular rimfire suppressors and test them on a 17 HMR. Who will will come out on top? More »

Ruger Precision Rifle vs Savage 12LRP head to head which is better and why

With the Precision Rifle Series gaining wild popularity, people are looking at getting into the sport but are unsure if they want to drop $4,000 on a rifle and $2,000 on an More »

Silencerco Salvo – Is it worth it?

With movies making silencers out to be tools of an assassin like the move ‘No Country for Old Men’, our not so friendly liberal left has ammunition to keep the legislation of More »

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 »

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 »

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 »


SIG Sauer P938


I never set out to buy a SIG Sauer P938 Nightmare. I was pretty happy with my sub-compact 9mm handgun (a Heckler and Koch P2000SK). However, it was a bit large for real concealed carry. As a firearms technician for a national sporting goods chain (big deal, right?), I see a lot of pistols. Anytime a gun comes in for trade-in, I clean and inspect it before it goes out onto the floor.

So, I was in the back, examining the recent trade-ins. Among them was a barely-used SIG P938 Nightmare. The thing was in pristine condition. Now, I like the 1911 style, but hadn’t considered it for a carry gun. Upon examining the the Nightmare and was impressed with the fit, finish and crisp trigger. Then I raised it up and aimed down the sights. I blinked and lowered the weapon. I raised it again.

Steiner T5Xi 3-15 review

Steiner T5Xi 3-15

We test out the new Steiner T5Xi 3-15 scope..

how did it do?

Silencer Shop Authority: AAC Aviator 2 Review

AAC Aviator 2

The Aviator 2 is one of two rimfire suppressors manufactured by Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC).  The Aviator 2 is an upgraded version of the Pilot 2 and features two extra baffles for improved performance.  The Aviator 2 tube is manufactured from 7075-T6 aluminum.  The nine baffles are also aluminum with the exception of a stainless blast baffle.  MSRP is $300 with a street price a bit lower (the Silencer Shop currently has it on sale for $245).  By comparison, the titanium Element 2 is $479.

2017 Polaris Ranger XP 1000

Texas Outdoors Network has one of the first 2017 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 vehicles to hit the dirt.  Texas Outdoors Network is part of the Coker Tactical operation.  The Ranger XP 1000 takes over from the highly regarded XP 900 and is the gold standard of side-by-sides.  The 999cc twin cylinder engine boasts 80 horsepower while the new Kawasaki Mule has an 812cc Chinese engine producing a puny 47hp.


Smith and Wesson M1917 Revolver


The Smith and Wesson M1917 revolver is an oddity; a wheel-gun chambered in an auto cartridge. It’s a military arm with a long and storied past. How much history? Well, mine is 98 years old. It’s so old that Smith and Wesson doesn’t even have web page for it. The closest thing you can find is their Model 22, a remake. More than just being historical, the M1917 is downright fun to shoot and one recently became part of my collection. I will admit that until recently, I’ve been rather utilitarian about my firearms purchases. Every gun filled a tactical niche. However, the Smith and Wesson broke me of that habit

Silencer Shop Authority Gemtech GM-22 Review

Gemtech GM-22

The new Gemtech GM-22 rimfire suppressors is one of the shortest and lightest suppressors we have tested.  At 5 inches in length and only 2.5 ounces it is barely noticeable on a .22 rifle and does not affect the balance of a handgun.  But how does it perform?  Quite well actually.

Is it the absolute quietest rimfire silencer on the market?  No, however .22 is not that loud to start.  The GM-22 reduces sound signature by 36-39 decibels.  Honestly, I could not tell the difference between the GM-22 and several other rimfire suppressors while testing for this review article.  Certainly when you drop down into subsonic loads it is whisper quiet.  A longer suppressor with more internal volume will be marginally quieter but there is a trade-off in weight and balance.

A Treasure Trove of Handgun Ballistic Data

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The Lucky Gunner Labs team just wrapped up a massive experiment that makes 117 handgun loads worth of data accessible to the shooting public at large.

In detail, the project tested various 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP and 380 ACP hollow point rounds into fresh Clear Ballistics gelatin and meticulously recorded the results. From there, the team published the data in a public repository that might be the most complete collection of user-friendly ballistic data around. Each round tested includes a number of high-resolution photos as well as high speed video so users can plainly see what happened when each load was fired into ballistic gelatin.

Fin Super Gun Lubricant Review

Fin Super Main

Do You Hate Cleaning Your Guns? I’m going to admit something that no gun owner would be proud of: I hate cleaning my guns. I find it tiresome, boring, and time-consuming, and I’ve often wished there was a way to make it easier.

A lot of this has to do with lubricant. I know, it sounds weird for a guy who doesn’t mind being elbow-deep in deer guts to complain about messy oils. But it’s really about quality and efficiency. Most gun oils begin to collect particles immediately. They then form a paste that becomes corrosive and abrasive, and they also cause jams if left too long. There’s nothing more annoying than missing a duck or rabbit because I couldn’t rack a shell in time.

Streamlight 88031 2L ProTac Tactical Flashlight Review

Ultra light and compact in looks and nature this TLR 3 weapon mounted tactical flashlight features the latest LED technology and is a must have for all gun lovers. One needs to look further for the rail clamp design incorporated with it and how to use Streamlight 69220 TLR-3 Weapon Mounted Tactical Light with Rail Locating Keys with a gun. Once you have used this flash you will be very sure to recommend it to others as well.

Why should you buy Streamlight 69220 TLR-3?

Keltec RFB Accuracy/Range Report


By: Cary Kieffer

I didn’t really want this Keltec RFB, it wasn’t on my list of wants or needs but for the price I just couldn’t say no. If all else failed I could have made money on it, now I think maybe the Keltec RFB stays.

Fenix PD35 TAC Flashlight Review

Fenix PD35 TAC

The first thing I noticed about the Fenix PD35 Tactical flashlight was the overall impression of a quality product. The packaging graphics, detailed specifications, instruction manual, accessories, and tactile feedback of the flashlight controls are all excellent. The Fenix PD35 TAC produces a phenomenal 1,000 Lumens. According to Cree, “the new XP-L LED redefines system performance, cost, and size of LED lighting.”

The PD35 TAC is an upgrade over the popular Fenix PD35 by adding a Tactical mode. Tactical mode turns the side switch off and all control is on the tail switch. Outdoor mode works off of the side switch and engages all of the lighting levels. It is a simple operation to switch modes. 

Liberty Centurion 9mm Pistol silencer review

Liberty Centurion on a M&P

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 Centurion.