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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 »

 

A Treasure Trove of Handgun Ballistic Data

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The Lucky Gunner Labs team just wrapped up a massive experiment that makes 117 handgun loads worth of data accessible to the shooting public at large.

In detail, the project tested various 9mm, 40 S&W, 45 ACP and 380 ACP hollow point rounds into fresh Clear Ballistics gelatin and meticulously recorded the results. From there, the team published the data in a public repository that might be the most complete collection of user-friendly ballistic data around. Each round tested includes a number of high-resolution photos as well as high speed video so users can plainly see what happened when each load was fired into ballistic gelatin.

Fin Super Gun Lubricant Review

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Do You Hate Cleaning Your Guns? I’m going to admit something that no gun owner would be proud of: I hate cleaning my guns. I find it tiresome, boring, and time-consuming, and I’ve often wished there was a way to make it easier.

A lot of this has to do with lubricant. I know, it sounds weird for a guy who doesn’t mind being elbow-deep in deer guts to complain about messy oils. But it’s really about quality and efficiency. Most gun oils begin to collect particles immediately. They then form a paste that becomes corrosive and abrasive, and they also cause jams if left too long. There’s nothing more annoying than missing a duck or rabbit because I couldn’t rack a shell in time.

Streamlight 88031 2L ProTac Tactical Flashlight Review

Ultra light and compact in looks and nature this TLR 3 weapon mounted tactical flashlight features the latest LED technology and is a must have for all gun lovers. One needs to look further for the rail clamp design incorporated with it and how to use Streamlight 69220 TLR-3 Weapon Mounted Tactical Light with Rail Locating Keys with a gun. Once you have used this flash you will be very sure to recommend it to others as well.

Why should you buy Streamlight 69220 TLR-3?

Keltec RFB Accuracy/Range Report

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By: Cary Kieffer

I didn’t really want this Keltec RFB, it wasn’t on my list of wants or needs but for the price I just couldn’t say no. If all else failed I could have made money on it, now I think maybe the Keltec RFB stays.

Fenix PD35 TAC Flashlight Review

Fenix PD35 TAC

The first thing I noticed about the Fenix PD35 Tactical flashlight was the overall impression of a quality product. The packaging graphics, detailed specifications, instruction manual, accessories, and tactile feedback of the flashlight controls are all excellent. The Fenix PD35 TAC produces a phenomenal 1,000 Lumens. According to Cree, “the new XP-L LED redefines system performance, cost, and size of LED lighting.”

The PD35 TAC is an upgrade over the popular Fenix PD35 by adding a Tactical mode. Tactical mode turns the side switch off and all control is on the tail switch. Outdoor mode works off of the side switch and engages all of the lighting levels. It is a simple operation to switch modes. 

Liberty Centurion 9mm Pistol silencer review

Liberty Centurion on a M&P

Looking for a light and compact silencer for your 9mm pistol or carbine?  Want a versatile one that you can also run on a 22lr or 300 Blackout?  Check out the Liberty Centurion.

Purchasing NFA – Rule 41F Background Checks for Responsible Persons

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Anyone who owns a suppressor or NFA item is very aware of ATF Rule 41F which went into effect on July 13, 2016.  Rule 41F is the final version of the initial Rule 41P.  Over 9,500 comments were submitted.  The primary source of anxiety was a proposal to require NFA Gun Trusts to obtain Chief Law Enforcement Officer (CLEO) signature – which is virtually impossible in most parts of the country.  Indeed, the unprecedented rise in NFA Gun Trusts is tied directly to the dramatic increase in suppressor sales during the past decade as CLEO signature was not required for a Trust entity (as it is was for an individual applying for a Form 1 or Form 4.

The good news is that the final ATF Rule 41F dropped the CLEO signature requirement to only CLEO “notification.”  NFA Gun Trusts and individuals are now pretty much handled the same.  After July 13, 2016 the following rules apply for a Form 1 or Form 4 application:

Spikes Tactical / Green Mountain barrel AR Pistol Build

It's going to look pretty cool when I get that skull highlighted.

By: Cary Kieffer

I know you give up some velocity but I really like the AR pistol idea. They are obviously shorter, lighter and to a lot of people handier. Especially when turning corners in a building or getting out of a vehicle. To me the best part is I get rifle like performance from a pistol that is perfectly legal to carry loaded in your car with your CPL in Michigan. I keep one in the Jeep at all times incase of a rainy day. Ya never know…we have a lot of trouble in this country. I’d rather know I have the weapon and a 6 pack of extra 30 round mags back there and never need them than need them and not have it. Anyway, here’s the specs on the build, an accuracy report and some chrono numbers.

Underwood Ammunition 460 Rowland Chronograph Results

Underwood 460 ammo boxes with their speed claims.

By: Cary Kieffer

I got a neat new toy to play with, a Caldwell Ballistic Precision Premium Chronograph. Yesterday was the first time I ever played with it. I had a blast and learned a lot. Some of it I did not want to know, some was great but my precious Underwood 460 Rowland ammo came up short. A big thanks to Deputy Chris H, of the Lenawee County Sheriff’s Dept for hooking me up with this gizmo. Let’s see what happened.

SIG SAUER Advanced Sport Pellet Airguns

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SIG SAUER is known for producing some of the world’s finest firearms.  Did you know they manufacturer their one line of high-quality airguns?  Using the tag, “Shoots like a SIG – because it is one” the Advanced Sport Pellet line includes both pistols and rifles modeled after some of SIG’s most popular models.  These airguns are excellent choices for training new shooters or practicing in your back yard.  SIG sent me a MPX and P250 (along with an assortment of their pellet targets) to review.

SIG SAUER ASP Rifles.

SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammunition

SIG SAUER Ammo

SIG SAUER 124gr 9mm V-Crown® Elite Performance Ammunition was named ‘Ammunition of the Year’ at the 1st Annual Firearms Industry Choice Awards held in July.  The competition was conducted at the Rockcastle Shooting Center in Kentucky and the SIG SAUER 124gr 9mm V-Crown beat out 21 different brands and calibers over three days of live-fire testing.  All SIG SAUER Elite Performance Ammunition is manufactured by SIG in the United States.

SIG SAUER now manufactures an extensive product lineup of Elite Performance Ammunition.  In addition to pistol cartridges, SIG also offers Match Grade rifle ammunition in 223, 308, and 300 WIN MAG as well as several 300BLK options.  

Hearing Protection Infographic

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Our friends at The Smoking Barrel sent us a neat Infographic explaining hearing protection as related to the shooting sports.  This ties in perfectly with our support of the Hearing Protection Act.  The Hearing Protection Act is promoted by the American Suppressor Association. Learn more.  Check it out this neat Infographic by clicking the Read More link below.