Gun Review: Stoeger M3500 Semi-Auto Shotgun

I’m a Benelli owner and a bird hunter. So when the Stoeger M3500 hit my doorstep, I was curious to see what Benelli’s modestly priced Stoeger cousins bring to the table. Or rather the field . . . The Stoeger M3500 is a 7.8-pound inertia-driven semi-automatic shotgun capable of cycling everything from light 2 3/4-inch to heavy […]

Gear Review: Trinity Force 7-Inch Atlas Keymod Freefloat Rail

Trinity Force knows there’s a market for good looking, reliable AR-15 / MSR parts and accessories that don’t cost a fortune. Their products are foreign-made to help keep costs down, and the quality of some components is reflective of that approach. Trinity Force recognizes that not everyone needs or wants (or can justify paying for) high-end components. […]

Gear Review: Vortex Torque Wrench Mounting Kit

Back in June when I was at C.a.R Firearms talking to Fred Hastings about how he uses a digital protractor at his workbench, I was introduced to Vortex’s Torque Wrench Mounting Kit. Fred has a nice selection of torque wrenches which include the usual (and some unusual) choices, but his go-to choice is the fairly […]

Gear News: Advanced Firearms Accessories Releases New Products

Earlier today we announced the launch of Advanced Firearms Accessories website and AFLoader Ingiegogo campaign. AFLoader is a robotic pistol caliber magazine loader that runs on a rechargeable battery and takes up very little space. At the same time, AFA has announced a smattering of other new accessories currently available through the campaign. AFA’s CEO […]

Gear Review: Sitka Gear Bomber Belt for Sidearm Carry

Sitka Gear is the crème de la crème of hunting equipment. The only consistent knock on Sitka’s products I’ve heard over the years is the price. But the quality of the Gore-Tex®, WINDSTOPPER®, and Primaloft® technologies utilized across their products combined with the high level of craftsmanship have always been unimpeachable. In preparation for this year’s […]

Scope Mounting with a Digital Protractor: Pro-Tip

C.a.R Firearms is a small shop that specializes in custom work and related services (think build vs. assemble) located south of Seattle. Every time I’m there I make a mess, drooling over fantastic, precision-built guns — either their creations or customer-owned. But mostly, I enjoy visiting C.a.R Firearms because the proprietor, Fred Hastings, and his staff […]

Gear Review: JMT AR-15 80% Composite / Polymer Lower

TTAG’s readership is a well-informed crowd. So I’ll spare you an explanation of the purpose(s) of an eighty percent lower. I will say, however, that if you’re not making at least a portion of your (where legally permitted) DIY firearms each year you should strongly consider doing so. At the very least, it’s a great […]

Gear Review: CapArms Quiet Shuttle Tunable Buffer System

I’ve never met anyone who likes the sproing! Sure, there are those who, “Don’t mind it,” possibly because they know not their options. But given a choice, I bet most would eliminate the unpleasant, springy creek and slap of a Mil-spec buffer system that can run down your spine like nails on a chalkboard…or like when […]

Gear Review: K Rounds Concealed Range Back Pack

In Monday’s CapArms Question of the Day: Got Backpack? RF talked about how a feature as simple as PALS webbing can reduce a covert carry bag to a tactical target. I don’t know about you, but whenever I see PALS webbing or other tactical gear in public you can bet I’m scanning and scrutinizing everybody […]