3 Tips for Choosing a Duck Hunting Load

As is the case with brass-cased cartridges for personal defense, there will always be, uh, “discussion” about which soft-shell load kills ducks the best. Marketing tactics pushing the newest shot formulas or wad designs will surely tempt even the most seasoned waterfowler. But a 12 gauge cartridge that dropped ducks during the Dust Bowl era […]

Three Ways to Start Preparing for Next Duck Season Now

Duck hunting season has come to an end for most throughout the country and the inability to drop a limit of drakes means the onset of Duck Depression (yes, it’s real) for many. For those of us who practically live to hunt waterfowl, duck season never really ends…it just bleeds into the preparation period for […]

Gear Review: GAEMS Picatinny Rail Electronics Stands

The Picatinny quad rail is one of the most recognizable and adaptable M4 components. Many functional firearms curiosities have been born from the quad rail. This past September at Rainier Arms’ inaugural Northwest Shooting Sports Expo I was introduced to a company that has leveled-up the retro rail for the gaming industry, and the firearms […]

Gear Review: Trinity Force Alpha Stock Kit

Trinity Force has brought to market a number of firearms accessories and optics, mostly at highly competitive prices. They’ve introduced a number of new products lately including their Alpha Stock Kit for AR pattern rifles. The stock kit includes: • Alpha Stock (7.2 oz.) • Mil-spec Anodized Aluminum Buffer Tube (3.975 oz.) • Buffer (2.975 oz.) • Buffer Spring […]

Gear Review: Fix It Sticks Ultimate Kit

In late October I was scanning the endless sea of imagery on Instagram when a post by Fix It Sticks caught my eye. Unfamiliar with the company, I dug into their offerings and found that they are well-known in the cycling community for their simple, functional, and reliable pocket-sized T-wrenches and tool kits. The Instagram […]

Gear Review: Magnetic Ammo Can Labels

Unless you’re a die-hard trial-by-fire kind of individual, at some point you’ll need to organize your ammunition. You may choose to do it at the last minute; while loading mags at the firing line, for instance. Or maybe you’re so organized you apply a FIFO approach to storage and use your ammo based on date […]

Gear Review: K Rounds Pancake-Thigh Conversion Rig

K Rounds, located just outside of Seattle, is a purveyor of high-quality, American-made Kydex holster solutions and has slowly been entering the public soft goods market. They’re known for the use of thicker Kydex in their products than most, as well as their detailed attention to “finishing”. They also work with customers to create one-off […]

Gear Review: Hanks Gun Leather IWB Holster for SIG P238

As soon as SIG SAUER worked through the initial hiccups with the P238, I had one on order. And when Underwood Ammo’s 90-grain .380 Auto Xtreme Penetrator +P round utilizing Lehigh’s CNC’d billet copper bullet hit the market, the P238 became my EDC sidearm of choice. At the time, the market’s general interest in the […]