Author Archives: Tyler Kee

Tyler Kee is a small town kid trying to make it in the big city of Austin, TX. A salesman by day, he is an avid motorcyclist and aspiring chef out of the office.

Just Arrived: Chiappa X-Caliber


I live in north Austin. My FFL, Central Texas Gunworks, is down south. Those who have lived, worked, or played in Austin know that going from north to south and back north again is a frustrating exercise at the best of times. And it’s rises to the level of self flagellation during rush hour. But I like CenTex. They’re fast, inexpensive, and friendly. But they pulled a fast one on me. I’m expecting a very accurate rifle from a certain Italian conglomerate that I’ve wanted going on eight years. So when CenTex called to say I had a rifle to pick up, I texted my family to tell them that my big day had finally come. What’s all that have to do with a multi-caliber survival rifle? Great question . . .

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Hunting: Duck Addict Edition


As you might have seen earlier today, my first ever morning of duck hunting was a rousing success. Expect a full review of the Benelli Super Black Eagle II that I shot this morning, but rest easy, it’s a duck killing machine. And uhhh gosh is this fun…

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Hunting: Duck Season Cometh


As you read this, I’m in and around Port Aransas, TX looking for ducks. Saturday morning, the South Zone duck season opens here in Texas, and I’m a very willing participant. As the picture suggests, Benelli has been nice enough to supply me with a Super Black Eagle II for my journey. I picked up a fresh case of 3-inch #2 steel shot, and my hunting buddy Will has gone over the finer points of what to do to take ducks from the sky to the cast iron skillet . . .

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Gear Review: Tech Sights TSR 200


Having just run my new Tech Sights through a weekend of Appleseed shooting, I felt it necessary to review them. And I gotta tell you, they’re really great. If you’re looking to add irons to your Ruger 10/22, look no further. But why would you want to add irons to a gun that already has them from the factory? Well, for starters . . .

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My Appleseed Experience


Fredericksburg is a cute little Texas tourist town nestled in the heart of the Hill Country wine region. It’s not the kind of place you’d expect to find the Appleseed project, a course designed to teach Americans how to shoot a rifle, laced with lessons on U.S. history. But then Fredricksburg is also the birthplace of Fleet Admiral Chester Nimitz, a man who knew a thing or two about guns. Big guns. So I packed my relatively small rifle, sharpened my pencil and headed to the metaphorical ballistic orchard . . .

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Gun Review: FNH USA FN 15 Rifle

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FNH USA is way late to the AR party. The FN-15 rifle was introduced earlier this year, well past the peak of the AR fever of 2013. You’d think the company responsible for manufacturing the military version of the M16A4 (and a large percentage of U.S. military rifles) would quickly tool-up to crank out civilian versions of the rifle. But that’s not the way FN rolls . . .

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Off To My First Appleseed


When I went to Pecos for Run n Gun a few months ago, I realized that my slung shooting wasn’t great. Good enough for that race, but it definitely could have been better. I’m especially weak offhand and from kneeling. So I decided to do something about it . . .

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Gear Review: Geissele SSA-E Trigger


Hi, My name is Tyler, and I’m a trigger snob. I’ve been a trigger snob my whole life. I feel it is arguably the most important part of any gun, and if anyone asks about potential upgrades, I tell them to spend good money on good triggers. There are a lot of AR trigger manufacturers, and one day, I’ll test ‘em all. But one company always comes up first when it comes to quality triggers for the AR platform – Geissele . . .

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Hunting: Thanksgiving Morning Edition

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Back in the day, before I was of legal age to drink, I used to spend my post turkey, tryptophan-induced coma in the woods. I’d always tell my family that I was off to do some “hunting” but in reality, I’d find a comfortable tree to lean up against, and take a snooze for a few. Now that Thanksgiving in the Kee house includes liberal dashes of Jameson and orange juice, my afternoon hunting excursions have been called off in the name of safety and UT football . . .

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Gun Review: PWS MK109


I’m a recent SBR convert. For the longest time, I wasn’t on board with the whole idea. Sure, I thought the NFA was stupid, but I really thought I’d get a can before I got a lower receiver serialized. But now? I think a honest to goodness SBR would be a really nice thing to have in the safe. And if my perfect AR platform SBR exists, it’ll be chambered in .300 BLK. And piston driven. Enter the MK109 from Primary Weapons Systems . . .

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Moms Demand Action Gets Behind Shall Issue Laws. Apparently.

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Lest we go a day here at TTAG without pointing out some of the blatant hypocrisy of Moms Demand Action, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg Industries, here’s a fun one. The above photo was tweeted from the official Moms Demand Action account earlier today with no explanation. While it’s beyond my skillset to tease out the true meaning of this, I was just pleased that they’ve finally gotten onboard with shall issue carry…

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