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Category Archives: Staff Video Reviews

Accuracy testing the Wilson Combat 308 long range.

Wilson Combat 308 and WIlson Combat 556

You know the saying, “only accurate guns are interesting” .  Well, the Wilson Combat 308 with the 18″ fluted barrel is VERY interesting.  It has proven to be very accurate and extremely important to me, especially for a 308 is that it is not finicky and shoots well with multiple types of ammo.  I have shot it with 165-178g ammo of about 10 different types.  All of them have the same point of impact.  Even out to 500 yards.  I have shot this gun and made hits out to 1K.  For hunting I would feel comfortable running several different loads of 165/168g ammo out to 400, 500 on a calm day.  If it is windy, of course the 175/178s work better at 500 and beyond.   In this video I run from 2-600 yards in 100 yard increments.  (special thanks to Copperhead Creek shooting range in Marble Falls, TX).  Optic on the 308 is a Bushnell LRHS (this is a fantastic scope) and the suppressor is a Templar Tactical Archangel.

TGR hired for firearms advisor for video

Check this cool high def slow motion video of a 308 blowing up watermelons caught ultra high speed cameras with the Slow Mo Guys

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IceHole 35gt cooler review

In the market for a highend cooler that is made in the USA? Check out Icehole coolers.

Challenge Targets Stake and Shoot review

By staff writer: Charles Coker

Have you been looking for some steel targets but they all seem like a pain to deal with?

I had been looking around at options that could be used for both rifle and pistol that were easy to transport and setup that also didn’t take up a lot of space in the garage.  I really wasn’t finding anything that grabbed me when I came across this new target called the Stake and Shoot from Challenge Targets.

Sneak Peak: Templar Tactical Titanium suppressors videos

Templar Tactical Suppressors

We just got these in and we captured the first few shots with them

TGR Staff Review: Redfield Counterstrike AR15 Integrated red/green dot and laser sight.

Redfield, a division of Leupold has introduced a new sight for the AR15 platform the Redfield Counterstrike.  Featuring a mount designed to put the sight at the correct height on a picatinny rail on the upper receiver.

It features a 4 MOA dot that can switch between red and green as well as a red laser that can be co-witnessed with the dot if desired. Both are independantly controlled and can be run simultaneously. All for only $189.00 MSRP.

TrackingPoint Precision Guided Firearms

TrackingPoint is an Austin based company formed as a marriage between long-range hunting and technology.  The goal was to create a state-of-the art precision firearm with active target tracking and sophisticated fire control.  It is simply amazing.

TrackingPoint has deep pockets.  Let’s put it this way.  Floor space at SHOT Show is expensive and smaller companies play a waiting game trying to move up to better locations.  Not TrackingPoint – this new company had a premium spot between Sig Sauer and GLOCK!!!

 

Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed M4 Chest Rig

Previously, I’ve written several articles on body armor and armor carriers. However, armor is heavy and not always appropriate to the situation. What if you want to run a chest rig unarmored and are looking to keep weight to a minimum? Enter the Blue Force Gear Ten-Speed M4 Chest Rig. This ultra-lightweight piece of gear is simplicity at its finest.

Scorpion Tactical Upper Receiver

Testing rifle components is a time-consuming and laborious process. It’s also one that requires a large amount of precision. And if there’s one thing that I’ve learned in testing various AR-15 components, it’s that you need a quality upper. Handguards, barrels, charging handles and bolt carrier groups are all routinely swapped out in my dedicated testing upper receiver.

Grand Power Duo – the K100 Mk7 and P1 Mk7

After they sent me the Stingray-C pistol, I got an email from Century International Arms, listing their new products. At first, I thought the email was simply an advertisement. Then I noticed they were asking which of their new products I wanted to review. I had to quell the urge to respond, “Everything.”

My eye settled on a pair of Slovakian handguns. The K100 Mk7 an P1 Mk7, both made by the company Grand Power. Before long, Dina Sanders of Century (who is quite helpful, by the way) had arranged for the Slovak Twins to be sent to me. Before long, my dealer called me up and said, “More pistols here for you. Damn, how do you do this?”
“What can I say? The CIA sends me guns.” Yeah, I know it’s a bad joke. Thankfully, there’s nothing bad about the Grand Power pistols.

Surefire SFMB-556-1/2-28 muzzle brake

Previously, I’ve reviewed muzzle brakes from Griffin Armament and Rainier Arms, finding them to be quite effective. Each has its benefits and drawbacks. I found myself looking for a brake to permanently attach to a 14.5″ barreled upper I was building. Like everyone who has ever watched Chris Costa (or a host of other high-speed, low-drag, tactical dudes), I saw him using a 14.5 inch AR-15 upper equipped with a Surefire muzzle brake