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 »
Trijicon is known for producing high quality, battle-proven optics. I requested the Trijicon AccuPower 2.5X10X56 for review, mounted it on my LMT .308, and headed to the range for first impressions.
The AccuPower model line uses a single CR2032 battery to power the illuminated reticle. This is a decidedly different approach from the Trijicon AccuPoint that uses fiber optics and a tritium reticle. AccuPower scopes are less expensive to produce than AccuPoints and this particular model is $200 cheaper than the corresponding AccuPoint unit. The AccuPower controls the illuminated reticle with eleven (11) brightness settings with an “off” position between each. I do not like scopes that make you spin all the way back to zero to turn off power to the reticle.
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.
TGR Approved Vendor: Laser Edge Engraving in Spring, TX. This is the place where I take my Form 1 SBR lowers to be engraved. The owner, Gerald Courville, is highly skilled and his work is first-rate. As the name implies, this is all precision laser engraving not a rotary cutting tool.
Gerald has a handful of different engraving machines intended for different purposes. He can engrave leather, wood, Yeti tumblers, firearms, pretty much any application you might need done.
Desert Tech’s TRASOL is a new ballistic application that features an innovative Heads-Up display. The Trajectory Solutions App accesses your phone’s camera to provide a heads-up display of target and app tools. To my knowledge, this is the first ballistic app to provide this functionality. By using the camera, you are able to capture still images or video of your shots!
Surefire has certainly become a dominant player in the suppressor market. I remember buying my first Surefire flashlight many years ago (the “FBI” model) and it still serves me well today. Today, Surefire is also known for producing innovative silencers. As the labeling indicates, the SOCOM556-RC2 has been adopted by US Special Operations Command. I had the opportunity to run the can on my 5.56 custom build over the weekend.
As part of our continuing series of silencer reviews in partnership with the Silencer Shop today I am covering the Gemtech Tracker.
Are you in the market for a lightweight precision can? If so, you definitely need to check this out.
I have been testing the new Leica Geovid HD 10×42 HD range finding binoculars. To say I am impressed is an understatement.
Fun little project in the works..
TC Contender G2 with custom threaded barrels from Match Grade Machining.
Steiner has been on a roll lately and their new P4Xi 1-4X24 is an excellent choice for 3 Gun or Patrol Rifle. Featuring a true 1X, innovative P3TR illuminated reticle, and a sweet price point the new “Made in the USA” P4Xi deserves consideration for your next build. I mounted it on my new custom-build 5.56 AR and headed out to our private range south of San Antonio for a field test.
First impression is one of “quality.” It just feels solid. Magnification power ring functions smoothly, especially with the Steiner throw lever.