West Texas Ordnance SwitchLug – 2017 SHOT Show

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One of the most common things I kept running into at the 2017 SHOT show were rifles equipped for switching barrels quickly and with a minimum of tools. It seems…

CADEX Defence Kraken – 2017 SHOT Show

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I dare you to find a greater joy than walking into a big room, finding the most expensive thing, and then making the salesperson for that thing give you the…

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Hands on with Leupold’s LTO-Tracker – SHOT Show 2017

In late October 2016, Leupold released a hand held thermal optic called the LTO Tracker as an accessory for the modern hunter. Unfortunately, they’ve been made of unicorn teeth since…

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Hawkins Precision New DBM – SHOT Show 2017

I’m a sucker for precision rifle gizmos, especially those geared towards competitive precision rifle shooting. Seen above is Hawkins Precision new-for-2017 detachable bottom metal for Remington 700 pattern rifles. Following…

Leupold Updates Mark 8, VX Series – SHOT Show 2017

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Perusing the Leupold booth at the 2017 SHOT show, I was reminded of the old saying – “Nobody ever got fired for hiring IBM.” Sure, the guys in the crisp…

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Gerber Brings a Bald Eagle to SHOT – Freedom Ensues

Like any conference, SHOT Show exists to get eyeballs looking at products. One of the easiest ways to do that is via the tried and true “booth babe” concept that our…

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OTIS Patriot Cleaning Kit – SHOT Show 2017

If you’ve ever set foot inside a sporting goods or gun store, you’ve no doubt seen the name Otis. They’re synonymous with gun cleaning and their Breech-to Muzzle cleaning cable…

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Vanguard Optics & Accessories at the 2017 SHOT Show

With a few minutes to kill before a meeting and a mandate from the bossman to find optically related things, I took the opportunity to check out Vanguard and their line…

AimPoint Introduces Micro S-1

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Anyone who has given consideration to the purchase of a red dot sight has surely looked at the Aimpoint line, especially the Micro series of sights. Having spent some time…

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Eberlestock Rapid Acquisition Shooting Rest (RASR)

Shooting in the field from whatever you can scrape together is, in a word, hard. Some of the shooters I respect most are those that can put together a stable shooting…

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Freedom Armory Titanium Silencers – SHOT Show 2017

Like the perfect hunting rifle, the perfect silencer weighs practically nothing, never affects your shot, allows you to leave your ear pro at home, and costs pennies. Though I keep…