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 »

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 »


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.

2A Holster: Custom Holsters for Your Gun and Your Light


Who here would carry a light on their pistol if you could find the right holster? I would and I know a lot of people who would too. Thing is getting the right holster and light combo for your carry needs is very difficult if not impossible for most guns. Why holster companies have not produced more options for carrying with a light I don’t know. Is it because there are way to many models, styles and lights to tackle them all? Maybe, but all that has changed. Mr. Tom Wise who owns and operates  can make whatever combination your heart desires with or without a light. That in itself is awesome, thing is he does it fast and on a budget anyone can afford.

Silencerco Spectre 2 Suppressor

Silencerco Spectre 2

The Silencerco Spectre 2 suppressor is an outstanding choice for anyone wanting a durable multi-caliber rimfire suppressor.  The Spectre 2 is rated for .22lr of course but also .17 HMR, .22 MAG, .22 WMR, .22 Hornet, and 5.7mm.  I have tested this suppressor on both pistol and rifle and it has delivered as promised.  There is very little “first round pop.”  It is 5.98″ in length and weighs 6.8 ounces.  It is user serviceable – critical in a suppressor firing dirty .22 ammo.  Enjoy the video.

Accuracy testing the Wilson Combat 308 long range.

Wilson Combat 308 and WIlson Combat 556

You know the saying, “only accurate guns are interesting” .  Well, the Wilson Combat 308 with the 18″ fluted barrel is VERY interesting.  It has proven to be very accurate and extremely important to me, especially for a 308 is that it is not finicky and shoots well with multiple types of ammo.  I have shot it with 165-178g ammo of about 10 different types.  All of them have the same point of impact.  Even out to 500 yards.  I have shot this gun and made hits out to 1K.  For hunting I would feel comfortable running several different loads of 165/168g ammo out to 400, 500 on a calm day.  If it is windy, of course the 175/178s work better at 500 and beyond.   In this video I run from 2-600 yards in 100 yard increments.  (special thanks to Copperhead Creek shooting range in Marble Falls, TX).  Optic on the 308 is a Bushnell LRHS (this is a fantastic scope) and the suppressor is a Templar Tactical Archangel.

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 to dip my toes in the new water with a Hardened Arms 300 Blackout 10.5 inch upper because it was cheap. I paid $230 for this…let’s see if it was worth it. 20150228_154731_resized

Steiner T5Xi Riflescopes

Steiner T5Xi 5-25X56

The Next Generation of Precision Optics For Tactical and Competition Shooting

GREELEY, CO. (Jan. 2015) — Steiner, world leader in optics for military and law enforcement, introduces T5Xi precision riflescopes specifically designed for tactical and competitive shooting. The new T5Xi series features the patented Steiner Never-Lost™ turret with second rotation indication, which shows each mil of elevation through the indication window on the elevation turret. After the first revolution of 120 clicks, the mil numbers on the scale change automatically, preventing the shooter from getting lost on the dial. In addition, the T5Xi’s new SCR™ (Special Competition Reticle), is a clutter-free, precision reticle for extreme long-range shooting. For CQB and 3-gun scenarios, a new, daylight bright 3TR™ reticle features an easy-to-locate center dot and stadia lines to engage targets out to 600 meters. Calibrated in both 5.56 and 7.62, every T5Xi is built with the Steiner quality, performance and reliability standards the United States military has trusted for decades.

Mossberg 590A1 AOW Review


So I bought this AOW Mossberg 590A1 with my Trust, it is the 14 inch barrel version. Let’s take a  brief look at what your 429.99$ and 5 months of wait time on the ATF gets you.

OxyLed MD50 500 lumen Cree Flashlight vs Streamlight Protac

oxyled 50

So a lady named Kelly Zhu from on  kindly sent this to me and asked for a review, no problem. So today we look at the OxyLed MD50 high performance light and will put it up against my favorite light the Streamlight 600 lumen ProTac.

New TGR staff writer: Jason Garvey

I have been following Jason’s posts on the Texas Hunting Forum for a few years.  He knows what is talking about and has always offered good advice.  He is a long range competitor, hunter and shooting instructor.  Recently Jason opened up an 800 yard range north of Dallas where he conducts training.  By all accounts he does a very good job on introducing someone new to the long range game.  He even has a loaner rifle if you haven’t already made the investment.  We will be going up there in the spring to have some fun for sure!

Check out his website:

Staff Review: Devil Dog Concepts Hard Charger


by Kurt Gruber, staff writer

When I was recently contacted to test the Hard Charger from Devil Dog Concepts, I was intrigued.  I am a fan of the concept of side charging AR platform rifles, but have not seen many good implementations of the concept.  When I was told the Hard Charger would convert a standard AR upper to a side charging upper without any machining my interest was piqued.  I will say that I, for the most part, was not disappointed at all.

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