The Five Best AR-15 Rifle Slings


By Norman Gray POMA Member

Arizona ( –  The humble rifle sling is one of the most valued, yet strangely enough, under used part of a rifle. Anyone who has ever served their country or just hunted this great land knows the value of a rifle sling. It is used in the act of shooting, transporting your rifle from place to place and allows you to use both hands while keeping your rifle close or transitioning to a handgun. In the worst of times it has served as a tourniquet and saved lives. But most of the time I find it’s left behind until the time its needed most and not available. Wise hunters and shooters carry their slings with them for times like this. But which sling to buy, one point, two point, three point, quick detach, sport, professional, educate yourself before you purchase, this will help make the wisest choice for your application. . . .

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Gear Review: Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 Holster


First contact with Alien Gear holsters was made almost exactly two years ago, when they invaded the market with a new species of hybrid holster. Now on version 2.0, the Cloak Tuck was hatched to be the most comfortable holster possible, while landing at a price that’s out-of-this-world low. My close encounter of the 2.0 kind started last November. . .

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Gear Review: GunfightersINC Ronin Concealment OWB Holster


All outside the waistband Kydex holsters are pretty much the same, right? Some thermoplastic, a little judiciously applied heat, a few rivets, and voila! You’ve got yerself a carry rig. Only there’s a little more that goes into putting one together than that. Factors like ride height, cant, shaping and finishing are the details where the devil lives. Get ’em wrong and you end up with an uncomfortable thing hanging from your hip that advertises you’re carrying and inhibits a clean draw. Get ’em right and you’ve got a piece of gear that lets you effortlessly keep your gun at your side morning, noon and night. The people at GunfightersINC seem to be well aware of all that . . .

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New From Discrete Defense: Custom AR-15 Truck Mount


I keep thinking I should buy a truck. I’m in Texas, after all, y’all. The thing is: I love cars. I love every kind of car. I just want to hug all of them. But I can’t. And my car isn’t suitable for hauling guns…unless I want to look like an arms dealer. Which I do, sometimes. Which I kind of am if you think about it. Where was I? Assuming you have an AR and a pickup truck, where do you put your AR in your pickup truck? If you’re like TTAG writer Jonathan Wayne Taylor . . .

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Gear Review: Mr. Bulletfeeder


While I have been shooting for more decades than I would like to recall, I am a relative newcomer to reloading. I load both .45ACP and .38 Specials. My primary carry gun is .45, but I shoot a lot of .38s through my revolvers to smooth my trigger pull. At the behest of my local gun shop which specializes in reloading, I purchased a Dillon RL 550B. I learned the craft and churned out a few thousand rounds. But it didn’t take me long to tire of the chore of loading cases into the press and placing bullets on the powdered cases. I longed for a case feeder and bullet feeder to speed the process . . .

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Gear Review: Hogue G-Mascus G10 Grips


Three years ago I replaced the grips on my CZ SP-01 — which sported G10 grips from a different, popular manufacturer — with a set from Hogue. The purchase was made just for aesthetics, as I liked the look of the Hogue Extreme G10 G-Mascus ones better or, maybe, it was simply time for something new. I had no complaints about the function or feel of the ones that I had been using. After all, they are highly regarded and may well be the most popular G10 grip choice for CZs. Opening the Hogue package was a pleasant surprise, however, as. . .

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Gear Review: MagnetoSpeed V3 Chronograph


MagnetoSpeed was at SHOT Show this year, displaying its magnetic field (read: no light necessary) chronographs and demonstrating them on range day. New for 2015 is the “Sporter” model, which is available for around $189. However, I’ve been so annoyed in the past few months attempting to use a traditional photo sensor chronograph in overcast weather, at the indoor range, or even in sunny weather with roving clouds and moving shadows that I picked up the top-of-the-line V3 model ($399). I hoped it would pull its weight and ensure that wasted 2-hour round-trip drives to the woods were a thing of the past. What I’ve found is. . .

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Gear Review: Brown Coat Tactical EDC Belt

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By Brandon via

Your belt is an extremely important part of your concealed carry setup. When looking for the perfect belt for you, it’s vital to get something that will keep everything where it needs to be. One thing about a sturdy belt; you’ll have to adjust your rig much less. Today we’re taking a look at the EDC Belt from Brown Coat Tactical. This belt has been reviewed by quite a few people on YouTube, but as good as it is, it deserves more attention . . .

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Gear Review: Elftmann Tactical Drop-In AR-15 Triggers


First up in a series of about eight AR-15 drop-in trigger reviews are the Elftmann Tactical ELF Match and 3-Gun triggers. I’ve been playing with these since early November and — spoiler alert — I like ’em a lot. That said, I have no way of testing out claims such as “incredibly fast lock time.” Actually, this may be changing as we’re working on borrowing a Dvorak TriggerScan to objectively compare all of these AR triggers back-to-back, so stay tuned. Regardless, the ELF triggers have a couple of features that set them apart from the pack . . .

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Gear Review: DARA Holsters Custom OWB


In an earlier review, I declared the DARA Holsters & Gear Custom IWB one of the finest Kydex appendix carry holsters I’d ever tested. Sure, it wasn’t leather, but it was a really nice rig. So imagine my excitement when DARA sent me an OWB holster to try out as well. Figuring that if they’d done such a good job on their IWB, their OWB must be super awesome too. Real life resultL Meh, not so much . . .

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