Grand Power K22: SHOT Show 2017

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Speaking of underrated guns, Slovakia’s Grand Power — at least in the U.S. of A. — is one seriously underrated brand. Don’t fret if you aren’t familiar; TTAG will be…

Top 3 Most Underrated Sub-Compact 9mm Carry Pistols

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GLOCK 43, Springfield XD-S, Smith & Wesson M&P9 SHIELD. If you like those 9mm sub-compact guns, buy those 9mm sub-compact guns! Tens of thousands of satisfied consumers do. But they’re hardly…

CMC Triggers GLOCK Trigger: SHOT Show 2017

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CMC Triggers has been selling very nice, drop-in AR-15 triggers for many years. Just last year they branched out into AK-47 triggers and, in what was certainly a surprise to me,…

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Spartan Precision Equipment Carbon Fiber Bipods: SHOT Show 2017

Spartan Precision Equipment is a UK outfit specializing in carbon fiber and aluminum bipods, tripods, and shooting systems designed for the hunting and tactical markets, including LE and special forces….

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Beretta Off Shot Hearing Protection: SHOT Show 2017

This year at SHOT Show we got a sneak peek at Beretta‘s new “Off Shot” hearing protection line. Included in the lineup is active electronic ear pro with bluetooth connectivity, ambient sound…

Polymer 80’s 80% Pistol Lowers: SHOT Show 2017

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Polymer 80 specializes in 80% receivers made from, you guessed it, polymer. Since they’re a maximum of 80% completed, they aren’t considered a firearm by the Powers That Be; these paperweights…

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Ammo Weight Contest Winners Announced

Howdy y’all. I’m now a Texan. As our house won’t be move-in ready for a couple of weeks, one of the first things I did upon arriving was load precisely…

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Fire Funder: A New Crowdfunding Source for the SHOT Community

“Crowdfunding” allows companies to raise capital without traditional borrowing (debt financing) or selling stock (equity financing). Those in the “crowd” (you and me) who pony up capital are rewarded with…

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Contest: Guess The Ammo Weight, Win An Aero Precision Complete Upper

In two days’ time my move from Washington to Texas begins. After organizing most of my ammo into boxes on the floor, I began to wonder how much it all…

New From 3M PELTOR: Bluetooth Active Electronic Hearing Protection

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It isn’t every day we get excited about a topic as banal as hearing protection, but at SHOT Show 2017 we got the scoop on two new ear pro offerings…

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Tikka T3x TAC A1, Compact Tactical, and Arctic Rifles at SHOT Show 2017

As I understand it, Tikka is the more affordable line from Finnish manufacturer SAKO (both ultimately owned by Beretta Holding S.p.A., along with a whole lot more), but is still definitely…

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Nighthawk Custom at SHOT Show 2017

Nighthawk Custom is guaranteed to come up in any discussion of where one can find the best 1911 available. A quick stroll through their SHOT Show booth this year left…