Gear Review: Champion Workhorse Electronic Trap

Busting clays is a blast (no pun intended)! But if you’ve used one of those spring-loaded manual traps or the hand-held plastic whip things, you know the definition of frustration….

Ammunition Review: Allegiance Ammo Silent Strike Frangible Subsonic .223 Rem (5.56 NATO)

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Guns are loud, and short barreled AR-15s are the worst. When I’m taking newbies to the range for the first time that noise is usually what scares them the most….

Gear Review: TANDEMKROSS hiveGrip for SW22 Victory

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Smith & Wesson’s SW22 Victory is a great .22 pistol. Robert gave it a four-star review, withholding that coveted fifth star due to the SW22’s slippery grip. With removable grip…

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Gear Review: Catalyst Arms Mag Release Extension for Ruger Precision Rifle

By Louis K. Bonham Since its introduction two years ago, the Ruger Precision Rifle turned the market for long-range precision rifles on its ear. For a street price of about…

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Gear Review: Maven S.1A Spotting Scope

My first exposure to Maven was at the Gunwerks L201 Advanced Long Range Shooting Course (reviewed here). On the range, helping us spot out to 1,440 yards, were half a dozen…

Gear Review: DI Optical RV2 Red Dot Optic

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Reader Brian P. writes: Who — or what — is DIO? It’s the US arm of Dong In Optical (hold the jokes, please), a Korean manufacturer of optical aiming accessories for…

Gear Review: Lyman Auto-Advance Target System

As first world problems go, walking downrange to change your targets is pretty horrific. Trekking hundreds of yards in Texas in late July battling heat and snakes? Fuggedaboudit! Thankfully, Lyman…

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Gear Review: SnapSafe Super Titan XL Modular Vault

In February I moved from Washington to Texas. My 650-pound safe didn’t. The cost and complication just wasn’t worth it. The rental house we would be moving into, sight unseen,…

Gear Review: Faxon Firearms ARAK-21 Upper Receiver

ARAK. That’s AR as in AR-15, plus AK as in AK-47. From Faxon Firearms, the ARAK-21 is a long-stroke gas piston upper receiver with a self-contained recoil system that fits…

Gear Review: CapArms Level III+ Body Armor

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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”…

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Silencer Review: NG2 Defense MAXFLO 3D

Ever since the first Maxim designs, silencer makers have focused on one thing: containment. The sound of gunfire is caused by the rapid expansion of super-heated gasses escaping as the…

Dead Air Sandman Ti vs. GEMTECH Tracker vs. YHM NITRO 30: Silencer Review

It’s easy to get trapped in the rabbit hole of chasing dB ratings, but as long as you’re within that “hearing safe” zone it isn’t usually the deciding factor. Simply…