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 »

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 »


  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 »


Trijicon MRO – Aimpoint Killer?

Trijicon MRO

Trijicon continues to release exciting new products at an incredible rate.  The new Trijicon MRO (Miniature Rifle Optic) is out and Tactical Gun Review was on the list for an early test unit.  As MRO rumors began to circulate the most asked question was, “How does it compare to the Aimpoint Micro?”  We are big fans of the Aimpoint Micro series and have run them on a variety of weapons over the years so we had the same questions.

The first thing you notice is that the Trijicon MRO is slightly larger than the Aimpoint Micro.  For practical purposes it is about the same size and weight as the Aimpoint.  The obvious differences are that the MRO is certainly a bit taller than the Micro and the objective lens is larger (providing a “tapered light path” according to Trijicon).

Steiner T5Xi 1-5×24 is here!

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The latest from Steiner Optics.

The new T5Xi 1-5 from the tactical series which are using German parts and being made in the US.


We need to get some real tange time on this! We got the 7.62 reticle and will be running it on buddie’s SOCOM 16.
We have the 5.56 reticles coming as well.

The Steiner T5Xi 1-5×24  scope has a lit center dot with BDC markings.  It is definitely daytime bright. It features capped elevation and windage with .1 mil adjustments.  There is not zero stop but it does have resettable zeros.  Adjustments feel good.

Glass is outstanding and it is very flat from edge to edge.

It comes with a throw lever, nice touch.

This is going to be a GREAT 3gun scope!

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Everyday carry (EDC) is a topic of conversation that can you get you into an argument quicker than politics or religion. With so many options on the market, the possibilities seem endless, and can be overwhelming for the unprepared. However, unlike some, I believe there is no one perfect firearm for EDC that fits all individuals. An individual needs to be comfortable with the firearm they carry and the firearm needs to be comfortable and easily concealable.

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 deregulation off the table.  The stigma attached to some of these items is hard to overcome. Not to mention the fact that silencer technology had been slowly creeping up until the last few years. Recently we have seen an explosion of silencer technology from a large number of innovative companies such as Silencerco.  They have released a good number of industry firsts and there seems to be no slow down of that trend for them. One silencer that I’ve been itching to try is the Salvo.  A 12ga shotgun silencer that attaches via a choke tube adaptor. I managed to spend the weekend at my annual West Texas Dove Hunt using one and my impressions are positive.

British PLCE Webbing Set

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I’ve wanted a set of PLCE webbing for years now and have always balked at paying huge sums to get one from the overseas. This set of webbing is a great deal, since just a single PLCE utility pouch from Amazon costs $40 itself. For anyone who has ever wanted to own an interesting piece of British military history, this is a great find.

Griffin Armament Sportsman – introduction for long term review


In my search for lighter products that perform, I was looking for a can that is as light as possible and still performs well on multiple rifles. I looked at Ti cans and while there was a great deal of weight savings, they tend to be more expensive.  I came across the Silencerco Harvester and liked all the specs and weight, but it was direct thread only.  I wanted something with a lightweight option that would be able to use a QD mounting system that works on a family of mounts with lots of variety. Then I met Evan, owner of Griffin Armament.  Evan introduced me to the Sportsman and it’s ability to use a variety of Taper Mounts and comes in at a whopping 12.5 oz.  The Sportsman is as light as the Harvester but with more volume.  I purchased one and this an introduction for my long term review.

Sexy Beast: LMT LM8MWS 308


The Lewis Machine & Tool LM8MWS 308 is a serious gun built for serious men.  While many AR-15s and AR-10s appear to be pieced together from a variety of sources the LM8MWS is a purpose-built design.  It just looks “right” with the slick Monolithic Rail Platform that integrates the receiver and handguard.  The receiver and rail system is machined from solid aluminum forging and is rock-solid.  The British military have adopted the platform as the L129A1.

The LM8MWS is a slimmed down version of the renowned LM308MWS.  This is a high-quality AR-10 308 featuring innovative design elements.  The Monolithic Rail Platform and Modular Weapon System set this rifle apart from the competition.  

NeoMag, the best option concealed mag carry


As a Police Officer, I’ve been carrying a gun on and off duty for the last 7+ years.  I carried with my CHL prior to my career in Law Enforcement for several years.  A universal issue I’ve had is, where do I carry my spare magazine when I carry in plain cloths or off duty? A new product called NeoMag is just the solution I’ve been looking for. It is so simple, I can’t believe it took this long to make. 

Condor Single Rifle Tactical Case

Condor Tactical Gun Case

Condor Outdoor Products
Condor Outdoor Products has been in the outdoors/camping accessory market for some 25 years and initially started out with backpacks and other camping gear. They were drawn into tactical gear as terrorism exploded and demand for tactical cases/packs increased dramatically. Their 3-day pack got so much attention that it became the heart of their tactical gear line. Condor Outdoor Products is now offering an “Elite” line of gear distinguished by its high quality materials and craftsmanship.

FailZero EXO Bolt Carrier Group

FailZero EXO

Anyone who runs a suppressed semi-automatic gun like an AR-15 knows just how dirty the chamber gets.  Filthy, in fact.  A suppressor works by slowing down the gas through a series of internal baffles.  The slower the gas is released the quieter the perceived sound.  However, this tends to raise the pressure levels and force more of the dirty gas – containing unburned powder, dirt, oil, and carbon – back into the chamber.  An adjustable gas block certainly helps but there is no way getting around it – a suppressed gun is a dirty gun.  And few us like to clean guns especially if you have to clean or lube during a range session or match.

Faxon Firearms 16″ SS Pencil Barrel – Initial Impressions

Faxon pencil barrel

What first caught my eye about the Faxon Firearms 5.56mm stainless steel pencil barrel was its ridiculously light weight. I blinked, looking at Faxon’s website’s at the stated barrel weight of 1.19lbs – just over 19 ounces. That couldn’t be right; my pencil-profile 14.5” middy weighs 21 ounces. So I called up the folks at Faxon and asked if their website was accurate or just a typo. They assured me the data was correct, and as soon as the barrels were back in stock, I ended up with one on my doorstep.

Trijicon launches the new MRO

Trijicon MRO

Wixom, Mich. – Trijicon® takes the science of the red dot sight to the next level with the Trijicon Miniature Rifle Optic or MRO™, a red-dot sight tough enough for combat, the mean streets of law enforcement, competition shooting or hunting in the harshest of environments. Light and rugged, the Trijicon MRO mounts easily, zeros quickly and adapts to almost any shooting scenario.

With its large objective lens and shortened optical length, the MRO virtually eliminates the “tunnel vision” or tube-effect common to so many red dot sights. The 2 MOA dot is bright and crisp, and is perfectly sized for fast target acquisition at CQB distance out to extended ranges.