Gear Review: Blue Force Gear Vickers Slings

Slings serve four purposes: they stabilize your rifle when shooting, retain it when you need to punch someone in the face go “hands-on” or transition to your pistol, and help you carry it comfortably. A few months ago, Blue Force Gear sent me the Vickers Combat Application Sling in black and coyote, the same sling with […]

Gun Review: PWS MK116 Mod 2

A few weeks ago Jeremy S handed me a Primary Weapon Systems MK116 Mod 2 rifle. As I’ve been busy shooting various piston driven AR15s, I was curious to see if a high end version is worth an extra grand or two. PWS ships the MK116 Mod 2 rifle equipped with a BCM stock, grip […]

IWI Tavor X95 300 BLK: Second Look

The Tavor was my combat rifle in the IDF. When RF told me that IWI was shipping TTAG the X95 in 300 Blackout, I jumped at the chance to spend some more trigger time with my beloved bullpup and follow-up on Jeremy’s four-star review. The first thing I noticed about new 300 Blackout Tavor: the […]

GLOCK Custom Slide Work by AMF Defense

I’ve never been a big fan of customized handguns. Why bother? A gun is a tool, not a bauble. As for trigger and slide jobs, I worry that they’re going to compromise a firearms’ structural integrity and function. So when I sent two of my GLOCK 19 Gen4 slides to AMF Defense for slide work […]

Gun Review: GLOCK 19C Gen 4 9mm Pistol

There’s something to be said about shooting a fire-spewing handgun. Specifically, most people don’t want one. Should they? This is not the first compensated/ported GLOCK. Back in the day, Gaston’s gang sold a compensated Gen3 GLOCK 19. It was not a hit. In fact, I only saw it once in the hands of a southern […]

Gear Review: Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6x24mm Riflescope

The AR-15 is one of the most versatile firearms platforms in the world, available in a myriad of calibers and configurations. Without the proper optic, though, the AR’s flexibility — for hunting, self-defense, target shooting or plinking — is easily greatly diminished. Is the Vortex Razor HD Gen II 1-6×24 variable magnification rifle scope up […]

Gun Review: Kahr S9 9mm Pistol

I’ve never carried a single stack pistol. So when RF handed me a single-stack Kahr S9 in 9mm to review, I was on unfamiliar territory. While I appreciate the extra-concealability of a single stack handgun, is it worth sacrificing capacity for stealth and comfort? The Kahr S9 combines a matte stainless steel slide with a […]

Gear Review: CapArms Level III+ Body Armor

Body armor has been way down on my tactical shopping list. For one thing, it’s expensive. While I’ve always wanted a good plate carrier and armor for “just in case” scenarios and for my pistol and rifle classes, I could never justify the cost.   CapArms has just introduced an extremely affordable solution: their $200 […]