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 »
Another installment of our ongoing silencer reviews made possible by the good guys at the Silencer Shop!
The Rugged Obisdian 45 pistol silencer might just be my favorite one on the market!
Trijicon’s purchase of IR Defense was announced last August. In the presser, Stephen Bindon, Trijicon President and CEO stated, “The night vision market continues to grow at a phenomenal pace and the acquisition of IR Defense Corp. gives us a very unique opportunity to enter this market by providing thermal imaging products to end-users across the spectrum. We see an opportunity to invest in and grow the business while providing strategic technology to Trijicon.”
With FLIR buying Armasight, these are interesting times and clearly signal that night vision / thermal is going more mainstream. Tactical Gun Review is based in Texas where hog hunting has exploded in popularity and there is no better way to hunt hogs than with thermal imaging.
Griffin Armament has built a reputation for making fantastic suppressors and their Revolution 9 is best of the breed. For those who don’t care for or require the modular design of the Revolution, and want to save a few bucks along the way, the Griffin Armament Resistance 9 is an excellent choice.
Manufacturer claims 31.5 DB sound reduction. The Resistance 9 is built on a 7075 T6 aluminum tube with 17-4 stainless steel anti-rotation baffles. Length is 6.7 inches. Full specs here.
By: Cary Kieffer
Everybody has been the new kid on the block at one point or another. I remember not so long ago when nobody knew who Rock River Arms was and I was hesitant to buy one of their rifles. In those days if you didn’t have a Colt then the common opinion was you should have bought one. I did end up buying the Rock back then and then never bought another Colt again. Now we have a plethora of choices but not as much in the blow back, pistol caliber AR’s. So when I was looking for a ramped 9mm BCG I came across Kaw Valley Precision. Who?? Never heard of them. Ran the name past a couple of gun nuts I talk to regularly and same answer. Never heard of them…The one guy said I wouldn’t buy one…Why?? “Cause I never heard of em”…Well, now you have. Going back to the very first sentence everybody was new once. I bought it and it is good to go.
Mike Davidson of Gunwerks and Western Lands Outfitters sort through dozens of big bulls to find a 400 class monster for hunter Bruce Jardine. The shooting tip demonstrates Ultra Long Range shooting with the new MOA Ballistic Turret from G7. The long range ballistics segment illustrates proper shot placement.
Looking at pistol cans? Perhaps you have an AR in 9mm or an MP5, CZ Scorpion, etc.. that you want to suppress. We take two popular silencers and do a comparison shooting both full power and subsonic loads out of a Wilson Combat AR9 pistol with an 8″ barrel. Another installment of our reviews in partnership with the Silencer Shop.
The CTK Precision P3 Ultimate Gun Vise is an excellent choice for your gun cleaning and maintenance. Add the optional Shooting Rest Attachment to quickly convert the Vise into a nice shooting rest. The platform includes a three point leveling system and easily adapts to most rifles and pistols. The P3 Ultimate Gun Vise has claimed a permanent spot on my workbench.
The CTK Precision P3 Ultimate Gun Vise is solid and securely cradles your rifle for cleaning and maintenance.
The El Camino rimfire suppressor is from industry leader Kevin Brittingham’s new company Q. TGR had the opportunity to run this outstanding new suppressor over the weekend and came away very impressed. It is a slick, clean design that is lightweight, quiet, and accurate.
My host platforms were a Browning Buck Mark pistol and a Savage MK II FV-SR rifle. Ammo was a variety of .22lr – mostly Remington subsonic.
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?
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.
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:
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.