Steiner T5Xi 3-15 review

We test out the new Steiner T5Xi 3-15 scope.. how did it do? More »

Liberty Centurion 9mm Pistol silencer review

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 More »

Burris XTR II 3-15X50 Review

Why try a Burris? Several reasons led me to want to demo a Burris XTR II. I have seen other reviewers, as well as average consumers praise the scope that Burris created. More »

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 More »

Knights Armament Company (KAC) QDC 5.56 Silencer

Anyone who is serious about weapons and their use in not so friendly places knows who the Knights Armament Company (KAC) is. They have been in the industry for 30 years supplying the More »

Southern Precision Rifles 6.5 Creedmoor

I just received my 6.5 Creedmoor from master builder, Greg Young at Southern Precision Rifles.  I commissioned this rifle with Greg for use in PRS club matches.  And of course, being from More »

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 »


Trijicon AccuPower 2.5-10X56 Scope Review

Mike Coker

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.

Silencer Shop Authority: Innovative Arms Interceptor 5.56 Suppressor


This is a review of the Innovative Arms Interceptor 5.56 Exoskeleton suppressor.  OK, what is the “exoskeleton” all about?  The exoskeleton is basically a shroud that covers half of the suppressor and acts as both a heat sink and grip surface.  Innovative Arms offers the Interceptor in both 7.62 and 5.56 models.  Many of us routinely use our .30 caliber suppressor on a 5.56 platform using the proper thread adapter.  This is normally done because most people buy a .30 caliber suppressor first because of the versatility.  However, you may like to have a dedicated 5.56 can.

CGS Hyrda-Al Silencer Review

cgs hydra

Another installment of our silencer reviews in partnership with the Silencer Shop.

I should point out something.  Our reviews of silencers are absolutely unbiased and the Silencer Shop does not have any influence on our reviews.   The only thing they do is provide us an inventory of demo units to test.

Today we cover the CGS Hydra-AL which is an inexpensive, compact and very lightweight 22 rimfire silencer.

Surefire Genesis 7.62 Silencer Review


Another silencer test brought to you in partnership with the Silencer Shop.  Today, we test the Surefire Genesis 7.62.

Alliant BE-86 Load Data: 38 Super & 10mm


By: Cary Kieffer

About 2 months ago I asked my main man Smiddy at Johnson Sporting Goods in Adrian MI. for a good powder for high velocity pistol that was flash suppressed. He recommended trying Alliant’s relatively new BE-86, he said to think of it a lot like Power Pistol without all of the flash. Sounds perfect. I like Alliant’s Power Pistol, it is my go to powder for all of the cartridges I reload from 380acp all the way up to 460 Rowland, once I hit 44 magnum I switch to H110. BE-86 is a newer powder, so not a lot of data to go on out there, here is a few 38 Super and 10mm loads I’ve been working with and what happened.

MTM Air Stryk II watch review


If you are in the market for an awesome tactical watch that is made tough and can withstand the harhest conditions you need to take a serious look at the MTM watches.  Today we cover the Air Stryk II.

Silencer test: Griffin Armament RSTA .30 cal review


We have tested quite a few Griffin Armament products over the last few years and they have all performed very well. I like their story too, two brothers, both vets starting their own business, working hard and succeeding, it’s the America we all grew up loving and appreciating. In the age of big corporations it is very nice to see the “little guy” succeed.

Leupold VX-R 2-7X33 scope review

Mike Coker

The Leupold VX-R line of optics is an outstanding value for an illuminated reticle hunting scope.  We had one of the first VX-R scopes to hit the field and have it used it for several seasons now.  The scope features the Leupold Index Matched Lens System for superior light management.  In our field testing, we can attest to a clear, bright image even in low light.

The design is clean, slim, and light with an attractive matte finish.  Length is 11.30 inches with a weight of 12.70 ounces.  Magnification is 2x – 7x with 33mm objective lens.  Tube is 30mm for better light transmission.  

SIG Sauer P938


I never set out to buy a SIG Sauer P938 Nightmare. I was pretty happy with my sub-compact 9mm handgun (a Heckler and Koch P2000SK). However, it was a bit large for real concealed carry. As a firearms technician for a national sporting goods chain (big deal, right?), I see a lot of pistols. Anytime a gun comes in for trade-in, I clean and inspect it before it goes out onto the floor.

So, I was in the back, examining the recent trade-ins. Among them was a barely-used SIG P938 Nightmare. The thing was in pristine condition. Now, I like the 1911 style, but hadn’t considered it for a carry gun. Upon examining the the Nightmare and was impressed with the fit, finish and crisp trigger. Then I raised it up and aimed down the sights. I blinked and lowered the weapon. I raised it again.

Steiner T5Xi 3-15 review

Steiner T5Xi 3-15x50

We test out the new Steiner T5Xi 3-15 scope..

how did it do?

Silencer Shop Authority: AAC Aviator 2 Review

AAC Aviator 2

The Aviator 2 is one of two rimfire suppressors manufactured by Advanced Armament Corporation (AAC).  The Aviator 2 is an upgraded version of the Pilot 2 and features two extra baffles for improved performance.  The Aviator 2 tube is manufactured from 7075-T6 aluminum.  The nine baffles are also aluminum with the exception of a stainless blast baffle.  MSRP is $300 with a street price a bit lower (the Silencer Shop currently has it on sale for $245).  By comparison, the titanium Element 2 is $479.

2017 Polaris Ranger XP 1000

Texas Outdoors Network has one of the first 2017 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 vehicles to hit the dirt.  Texas Outdoors Network is part of the Coker Tactical operation.  The Ranger XP 1000 takes over from the highly regarded XP 900 and is the gold standard of side-by-sides.  The 999cc twin cylinder engine boasts 80 horsepower while the new Kawasaki Mule has an 812cc Chinese engine producing a puny 47hp.