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 »


Serbian Zastava PAP M92 Mods and Range Report

Here she is all finished. Looks great in my opinion but let's see if it shoots as good.

By: Cary Kieffer

Here is a transformation of a Serbian PAP M92 pistol into something a bit more usable. I’m not really a big AK fan but I’ve had enough of them shot at me that I wanted a couple in the collection. So here is my “tacti-coolest” one.

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 the Silencer Shop!

Voodoo Tactical Shotgun Sheath


By: Cary Kieffer

Recently I had a reader ask me about the Voodoo Tactical Shotgun Sheath and how it had worked out. I actually had forgotten about it and never bought it. So after a quick search on Ebay I had one on it’s way for $24. Here it is.

SightMark Ghost Hunter 1×24 Night Vision Review

Now look slightly left and the Jeep comes clearer and the back end of the 61 I.H. Scout in barn gets wavy.

By: Cary Kieffer

I bought a set of SightMark Ghost Hunter 1×24 Gen 1 Night vision goggles on Ebay for $350 to my door. They were used once by the guy and like new in every way. I used Gen 3 in combat in Iraq and own 2 sets now of Gen 3. Never having used Gen 1’s I only thought I knew what to expect, let’s take a look at them.

Springfield TRP 45 Super Review


By:  Cary Kieffer

A while back I picked up a Springfield custom shop TRP Operator with the monolithic rail. I love the full length rail and the weapon is gorgeous and built to last. I was in my local dealer Johnson’s Sporting Goods in Adrian MI, they had a mint in box one come in on consignment for 1000$. It wasn’t out on the shelf yet but was on the website because my ole’ weapon light hating buddy Gary saw it and happened to walk in and asked to see it. I told him I would trample his dead “f’n” body to get it, if when they brought it out from the back, it had the monolithic rail. He put his hands up and said that would be unnecessary. It did have it and the second he passed on it I bought TRP Operator with the intention of shooting 45 Super from it.

Carson Digital Night Vision Mini Aura NV-200 Review

Everything the Carson NV-200 comes with.

By: Cary Kieffer

I picked up a Carson Digital Night Vision Mini Aura NV-200 Monocular NIB from Ebay for $80. What do you get for $80? Well, I got my $80 bucks worth and on the flip side I got $80 bucks worth if you know what I mean. Let’s take a look at it.

Texas Outdoors Network launched!


We are proud to announce the launch of Texas Outdoors Network!  Texas Outdoors Network is dedicated to promoting and preserving hunting and fishing in the Great State of Texas.   We are a resource to bring together sportsmen, guides, outfitters, and manufacturers.  Texas is the biggest and best outdoor market in the world and we are proud to be a part of it.

Everyone is invited to participate.  Guides and outfitters are encouraged to publish fishing and hunting reports and to promote their business.  Writers and bloggers can share their experiences and link to their own website.  All we ask in return is to include a link back to Texas Outdoors Network on your website.

Texas Outdoors Network had a soft opening at SHOT Show back in January.  SHOT provided the opportunity to discuss the new site with a wide variety of heavy hitters and the results were overwhelmingly positive.  We have a bunch of ideas in the works and are excited about this new opportunity to share our love of the outdoors.

Texas Outdoors Network.  Publish your hunting or fishing trophy today.


YHM 9mm Sidewinder Suppressor Review

YHM Sidewinder 9

Yankee Hill Machine Co, Inc. (YHM) released their new Sidewinder pistol suppressors in 2015.  These suppressors are lightweight, feature a mono-core baffle and are user serviceable.  I had an AAC Illusion 9 in at the same time so I was able to compare and contrast the two.  They are similar in length and weight.  I prefer the Sidewinder’s mono-core to the Illusion’s baffle stack.  The Illusion is sexier due to its offset design and slimmer diameter.  Yankee Hill lists an MSRP of $699 for the Sidewinder 9 which is very reasonable.  Even better, the Silencer Shop currently has them on sale for $521 which is a great deal.  

Ashbury Precision Ordnance RSTA II

Today we take a look at the Ashbury Precision Ordnance RSTA II. A full tripod system for all of your field shooting requirements.

LAR Grizzly MK IV 44 Magnum Review


By: Cary Kieffer

Long since out of production, I finally brought home an LAR MK IV Grizzly 44 Magnum! I’ve wanted one of these so bad..I’ve written letters to LAR twice with no reply, my “texter” went off at work a few weeks ago and here she is, my Grizzly 44!

AAC Ti-RANT 45 Suppressor on a M&P 9

AAC TiRant

Purchasing your first suppressor can be intimidating.  Not only is a high quality suppressor expensive but the entire buying experience is confusing to first-timers.  In addition to the purchase price itself, you also have the added expense of a $200 tax stamp along with a months-long wait.  That wait is a killer – kind of like Christmas morning being postponed four months.  Two pieces of advice, 1) purchase your silencer (yes, “silencer” is an acceptable term, don’t let the NFA snobs tell you otherwise) from a reputable shop that sells a high volume of silencers, and 2) make your first purchase a 7.62 for rifles or a .45 ACP for pistols.

Sig Sauer SRD762Ti

Sig Sauer 762Ti

Sig Sauer has been making quality firearms for many years.  When they decided to start making suppressors, I had mixed feelings.  Initially I felt that maybe they should stick to what they do so well and keep making those firearms, but after getting to shoot one of their cans, I have to say, Sig definitely knows what they are doing.