Gun Review: MAC 3011 SSD in .40S&W

The Metro Arms MAC 3011 SSD in .40SW is a double stack 1911 style pistol aimed directly at competition shooters looking for a solid firearm on a budget. Hit or miss? [reviewadinsert]   The MAC 3011 SSD a good-looking gun right out of the box; characteristically blocky and heavy in the right places for an overall “race gun” […]

Gear Review: K Rounds Concealed Range Back Pack

In Monday’s CapArms Question of the Day: Got Backpack? RF talked about how a feature as simple as PALS webbing can reduce a covert carry bag to a tactical target. I don’t know about you, but whenever I see PALS webbing or other tactical gear in public you can bet I’m scanning and scrutinizing everybody […]

A Wounded Veteran’s First Precision Rifle Match

As these things do, my trip to Alabama on behalf of Veteran Outdoors started innocently enough. A friend in the Atlanta, GA area texted me to ask if we’d ever get to shoot a rifle match together. I sent a message to one of the owners of Accurate Ordnance, my riflesmith of choice, to see […]

Gun Review: FN 15 Competition AR-15 Rifle

Some rifle owners never do more than stand and deliver. For others, the adrenal thrill of 3-Gun competition is their ballistic raison d’etre. While run-and-gunners can shoulder most any semi-auto rifle for competition, a rifle purpose-built for the task is what you really, really want. Is the FN 15 Competition that gun? FN has been making M16 and M4 rifles for the […]

Gun Review: Bersa Thunder 9 Pro XT

The Argentinian gun maker Bersa has a cult following. And for good reason. While I’ve never found them to be particularly good looking guns, I’ve shot a few of their Thunder .380ACP pistols in the past. I’ve found them to be good, simple guns at a relatively low price points. The Bersa Thunder 9 Pro XT […]

Gear Review: K Rounds Pancake-Thigh Conversion Rig

K Rounds, located just outside of Seattle, is a purveyor of high-quality, American-made Kydex holster solutions and has slowly been entering the public soft goods market. They’re known for the use of thicker Kydex in their products than most, as well as their detailed attention to “finishing”. They also work with customers to create one-off […]

AR-15 Muzzle Brake Shootout #3

Welcome to the third installment of our 5.56 muzzle brake testing series. This time around we’ve put 42 new muzzle devices to the test, measuring the recoil reduction performance of each. Recoil Testing The procedure for this test was the same as the previous brake tests. You can find the first one here, the second one there, […]

Pecos Run ‘N Gun 2016: Silt Kills All

I just returned from my third outing to Pecos, Texas for the annual Pecos Run n Gun. While newer, shinier, longer, and “harder” biathlons have come online in the last few years, I consider the Pecos event the original and therefore the best. In years past, the weather has dictated that the majority of my […]

New From Atibal Sights: XP8 1-8×24

Atibal Sights is a relative newcomer to the market, looking to provide high quality sights for competition, hunting, and defensive use at competitive price points. Nick reviewed their Velocity 1-4x, giving it four stars for great glass, a large field of view, and solid mechanicals, while dinging it for the reticle choice. Eventually we’ll have […]

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