Don’t Leave Home Without it: Insight Technology HX Series Flashlights

I’ve worked with, tested, and carried the HX120 (above). The flashlight’s strobe function will put James Guthrie into deer in the headlights mode. The max brightness setting is angry enough to leave spots on your vision even at high-noon. The momentary activation function is easily operable in any of the main flashlight holds from the various schools of light ’em […]

Gear Preview: Insight WL1-AA Weapon Light

At SHOT this past January, Insight Technologies rolled out a new set of weapon lights – the WL1-AA weapon mounted tactical light. With a brightness of 150Lumens and an “on” time of 90 minutes, you might just walk right by. . .  There was no fanfare, no parade, just the humble presentation of a low profile […]

Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: NC Teen Tyler Hodge and Friends

Fourteen-year-old Tyler Hodge (not shown) of Reidsville, NC. Tyler and friends were playing in the woods at a family gathering, celebrating a birthday late Sunday afternoon. At some point, a friend of Hodge’s ran from the woods and flagged down a passing car, telling the driver that his friend had “accidentally been shot with a BB gun.”  Tyler was pronounced […]

Leupold Introduces New Tactical Optics

Press release: Leupold, maker of accessories from flashlights to precision rifle optics, launches a new line of aiming devices targeting the tactical market. Be it a modern sporting rifle, good ‘ole Ma Duece .50, or your coveted Mk19 grenade launcher – Leupold wants to be the optic you wear. The Army likes ’em for sniping, […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson E-Series SW1911Sc

The 1911 is the dictionary definition of “been there shot that.” Especially now, during the centennial celebrations marking its debut. You could equip an Army unit with all the variants clamoring for a modern gun buyer’s attention, none of which is particularly noteworthy in terms of its mechanical innovation. But familiarity with John Moses Browning’s […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P15 Sport

There’s innovation, and then there’s beating a dead horse. A few firearms have fallen into this latter category, like John Moses Browning’s 1911 design. At over 100 years old, the 1911 has been done, redone, re-redone, and retro-redone with anniversary editions released that hearken straight back to the original weapon. I say that lovingly as […]

Gun Review: Hi-Point C9 9mm Pistol

TTAG contacted Hi Point’s PR peeps in late January / early February. We were up front about our plan: test the pistol to destruction. To prove (we hoped) that what the Hi-Point C9 lacked in refinement it made up for in simplicity and reliability. When asked if the pistol would be in “sellable” condition after […]

The Joy Of Holstering

As with many other things in my trip to Gunsite, I saw the light on holsters and holster replacement. What are the tell tales signs that it’s time to replace that leather? Are you putting yourself at risk? Is a few extra bones really that much to spend on something you carry ’round everyday? Answers […]