Hands on with Rugged Suppressors’ Surge 7.62

In my efforts to keep my ear to the ground on things silencer-related at SHOT Show 2016, I enlisted the help of my friend Mark Kuczka at Accurate Ordnance. Mark is well versed in the happenings of the gun industry and served me well as my wilderness guide, helping me forge through the miles of […]

Hands on with Stiller’s 2500XR

Several years ago, Nick and I accepted an invite from a friend of the Kee family to check out his extensive gun collection. As two young pups, neither of us have amassed anything that could really be called a “collection.” Weirdly, of all the very interesting rifles he had in his collection, the one we […]

ALG Introduces AK Recoil Spring

ALG Defense has been slowly adding more SKUs to their lineup in the last year with a special eye towards AK owners. Late in 2015, they debuted a low cost AK trigger replacement, and the 2016 SHOT show saw them bring several new springs to the market. One of those is a new recoil spring […]

Griffin Armament Introduces Their New AR-15

Griffin Armament has been on a tear lately releasing new silencers for 2016, and ramping up production to meet the demand generated by dealers. I’ve had the chance to shoot some of their cans and I found them to be well built, and very quiet. I’ve exchanged quite a few emails and texts with owners, […]

War Sport Introduces GPR-CC

War Sport is a maker of high end (read: expensive) AR 15s designed to be just the gun you need out of the box with no further improvements necessary. I had the opportunity to shoot some of their rifles in 2015 and found them to work as advertised. For 2016, War Sport has cleaned up their […]

ALG Updates 6-Second Mount to Accept RMR

The ALG 6-Second Mount has been on my bucket list for testing for quite some time. As a fan of optics on a handgun, I’ve always been interested in trying out a frame mounted red dot, but a lack of Aimpoint T1 or a Gen 3 GLOCK in my life has thwarted me. If you find […]

A Quick Stop to Check out Team Wendy Helmets

Given that my background is in the motorycycle industry, and I count myself as one of the statistics that make up the “Helmets Save Lives” campaign, I’m always interested in ways to protect my melon. Unfortunately, the gun industry doesn’t lend itself to the noggin protection game very easily. In fact, most helmets exist more to […]

Griffin Armament Introduces Alpha Silencer

I was tasked with finding new silencers at SHOT, and boy did I. It seems you couldn’t throw a rock at SHOT without hitting a can, many of them quite modular. A point we’ve beat to death around here, buying cans is expensive and time consuming. As such, consumers are demanding “do it all” silencers that […]

Mike Pappas and Gary Hughes Silenced an AK

During Media Day at the 2016 SHOT Show I made a mandatory stop at the Dead Air booth. As your intrepid scribe, I had a duty to report on Dead Air’s new Ghost-M. As a lover of all things gun, I had to swing by to see Mike Pappas and his brand new head of […]

Thunder Beast Introduces .22 Takedown Silencer

I’m the proud owner of a Thunder Beast Arms Corporation 22S-1 that I rescued from silencer jail a few months ago. So far, so good, but I’ve held off on reviewing it as I wanted to beat on it a bit more in the interest of thorough coverage. Having now spoken with the TBAC guys about their […]

Dead Air Armament Debuts Ghost-M

With silencers going more and more mainstream every day, many companies have capitalized on the idea of modularity in their products. As we’ve covered in great depth here and elsewhere, buying a silencer isn’t easy or cheap, so the American gun buyer is very interested in maximizing his investment. The market has responded in kind […]