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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.

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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Gear Review: Geissele Armorer’s Package

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I’m a man on a mission. A special tools mission that is. I guess it started with my first action block. A polymer affair that clamshelled over a standard flat top upper. As soon as it arrived, I eagarly invited a friend over to assemble his box of AR parts so we could try out my new tool. He brought all the pieces including a Noveske barrel, the necessary gas block bits, and a non mil spec upper receiver. Which is where the problems started…

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Gear Review: BCM KMR13 KeyMod Free-Float Handguard

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It seems that on every free-floated hand guard review I’ve written, reader Tex300BLK has weighed in strictly to ask me when I was going to test the BCM KMR rail. So I forwarded his comments to the fine folks at BCM and asked real nicely. They happily responded and asked me for my address and a few short days later, I had a 13″ KMR rail on my doorstep . . .

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Hunting: Fire, Flood, Plague, Pestilence – The Leghorn Calamity – Part 2

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When we last left off with Part 1 of the Leghorn Calamity, I’d looked up at the sound of a crash to watch as our Polaris Ranger Crew assumed an orientation other than horizontal. I immediately shucked my knife and gloves, and started at a dead sprint towards the downed Ranger. While I found a gear that I hadn’t used since my college track and field days, I remember thinking that I had nothing in the way of first aid supplies, my phone was dead, and the nearest medical attention was nearly 45 minutes away . . .

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Gear Review: Geissele Super Gas Block

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Gas blocks for the AR 15 come in a variety of different flavors. From the venerable A2 style to adjustable types to the ones with a Picatinny rail on top. The world is your oyster when it comes to the type you desire, but the lightweight low profile gas block seems to be all the rage. It should be functional, minimalist, and as light as possible. Oh, and it shouldn’t impede the installation of a free floated hand guard in any way..

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Hunting: Fire, Flood, Plague, Pestilence – The Leghorn Calamity

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About a week ago, I experienced a range of emotions unlike anything else I’ve ever felt whilst hunting. Frustration at watching a guy I respect a lot miss some shots that appeared to be well within his skill level. Happiness at finally getting to sit in my new blind. Relief at watching my coworker and friend emerge under his own power from a mangled wreck of machinery. And utter contempt for the same friend several hours later when he locked me out of my own truck . . .

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Hunting: The Pigs Have Arrived

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Like a lot of Texans, I hate pigs. I doubt I hate them more than the farmers and ranchers that have their land and fences destroyed by the porcine infestation. To this point, the Kee ranch has managed to avoid the pig problem, save for a few very rare sighting over the years. But now we’re in full-on invasion mode. And thanks to the fine folks at Stealth Cam, I have some juicy footage of what we’re dealing with…

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Range Review: Ben Avery Shooting Complex

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Ladies and Gentlemen, I have seen the promised land of shooting ranges. I was there all day yesterday with the guys from Tac-Con, and I’m smitten. Imagine for a second, tactical bays out to 100 yards as far as the eye can see. Pistol bays that stretch still further. A 1000-yard range with wind flags each 100 yards along the way. Trap. Skeet. And even sporting clays. Folks, I give you . . .

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New from Tac-Con: User Selectable Single Stage AND Two Stage Trigger

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I’ve been out in Phoenix since Monday hanging with a bunch of other new media types and the guys from Tac-Con, manufacturers of triggers that got a bunch of press and notoriety a few months back when they released their 3MR trigger. The 3MR sports a traditional semi-automatic position along with a third mode that featured an extraordinarily short reset allowing very quick follow up shots. They haven’t been sitting around since that release and are now working on a trigger called the 241 (two for one, geddit?). To quote our illustrious and eloquent vice president, “This is a big f*cking deal” . . .

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Tac-Con Media Day: Mid-Day Break

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We’ve broken for lunch after a morning of shooting with the guys at Tac-Con, makers of AR trigger groups. They’ve debuted some new products, modified some of their existing lineup, and reduced prices. I’ve managed to burn through a few hundred rounds this so far, watched an AK nearly catch fire, and started the formation of some opinions . . .

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