Gear Review: Rekkr Custom Kydex Holster

Rekkr Custom Kydex holster (Sara Tipton for The Truth About Guns)

When Rekkr Custom Kydex approached TTAG to a review one of their holsters, I jumped at the chance.  First, I love reviewing holsters. I’m always interested in exploring carry options for women.  Second, I haven’t found a Kydex holster yet that I’ve liked; especially one that will take my EDC (Springfield XD Sub Compact) with laser. I always have to remove the laser  – unless I go with a more elastic style holster, such as a belly band or Can Can She Bang. Anyway, when Mike Rekkr says “custom,” he means it . . .

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Gear Review: 1911 Gripwrench

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I’ve had more than a few 1911s over the years. A couple of them required a barrel bushing wrench to disassemble. One of them required a barrel bushing wrench and a mallet. I got rid of those guns, both Les Baer 1911s in .45ACP. They were shockingly accurate guns, they just took a lot of maintenance. The necessity of a tool, or tools to disassemble them made maintenance much more difficult. Apparently I’m not the only one who’s annoyed no end by a tight barrel bushing. Dd Fab of Canada has created what they call the 1911 Gripwrench. It’s a barrel bushing wrench that has a little swivel hook on the side of it for 1911s with, in my opinion, overly tight bushings. While I already have a few 1911 openers, this one seemed worth a try . . .

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Gear Review: TacShield Magazine Pouches

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Several months ago, TacShield shipped me one of their belts and a set of MOLLE-compatible magazine pouches. I found their belt to be sturdy enough for EDC use and very fashionable…as long as it remains covered by a nice collared shirt. It was also relatively affordable given what it offered. Their magazine pouches – both pistol and rifle – seem to be in the same league. Affordable, durable, and functional . . .

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Gear Review: Warne 45° Picatinny Tactical Side Mount Scope Adapter Base (3-Slot)

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This is a guest post written by my buddy, CASES4CASES:

Warne Scope Mounts has a reputation for high quality, possibly over-engineered, and simply rock-solid optics mounting systems, bases, and rings. With their beginnings dating back to 1940’s Australia, Warne has a very interesting history. Currently based out of Tualatin, Oregon, Warne locally operates and oversees its engineering and manufacturing processes, which utilize 3D modeling, alloy creation, metal extrusion, CNC cutting, and a variety of finishing processes, including epoxy powder coat, anodize, cerakote, and bluing. . .

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Gear Review: Talon Grips

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By Bud Harton

Back in 1969 when I first started carrying a handgun, it was a revolver. I couldn’t afford a Colt Python so I opted for an S&W Model 19. Grips weren’t a problem because there were plenty of aftermarket grips available. Wood, manufactured and rubber, there was no shortage of choices. But then I changed to my first semi-automatic pistol, a S&W Model 39 . . .

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Gear Review: Shockwave Technologies Blade Pistol Stabilizer

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Only a few years ago I was happily scoffing at those who owned pistol versions of “proper” rifles. Their clunky form factor made for an awkward shooting position and a generally strange experience on the range. It was only with the introduction of SB Tactical’s SB-15 pistol arm brace that these guns finally became both usable and somewhat attractive looking. Naturally, other companies saw the sales success of the SB-15 and wanted in on the action. One of the more popular entries is Shockwave Technologies’ Pistol Stabilizer, and they were nice enough to send us one for review . . .

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Gear Review: Ballistic App for iPhone

RF posed a question of the day asking about long range shooting. The responses were great, and it appears that a good portion of our readers are shooting out to the 1K line on a pretty regular basis. It warmed my heart to see a couple of our readers taking shots to way past that point. Personally, I’m a huge fan of long shots, and if I had to pick just one discipline, long range rifle shooting would absolutely be it. Part of my love of the sport has to do with the part RF hates the most; the math. And thanks to the proliferation of powerful smart phones, and a thriving app marketplace, there are calculators like Ballistic that can do the heavy lifting for you…

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First Look: SIG SAUER MCX .177 Cal Semi-Automatic Air Rifle

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This is a guest post written by my buddy, CASES4CASES:

It had been on my list to pick up another air rifle. So when the SIG MCX Semi-automatic air rifle in .177 caliber became available for pre-order at a discounted price I put down the cash, crossed it off the list, and stuck it in the back of my mind due to the estimated several months wait. Well, today I was surprised by the arrival of the air rifle – nearly a month early. Apparently it caught SIG off-guard, as well. . .

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Gear Review: Altamont KKC Stock for the Ruger 10/22 Target

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One of the best things about the Ruger 10/22 is that there are endless ways to customize one to suit your exact needs or desires. For me, that means heavy aftermarket barrels, replacement trigger groups, and colorful aftermarket laminated stocks. So when I saw Altamont’s new KKC stock at the 2015 SHOT Show, I had to have one. It took a while, but I finally acquired one and it was worth the wait . . .

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Gear Review: Mag-Pod

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Have you ever tried to use the magazine of your AR 15 as a monopod? If you have, you know that it doesn’t do a very good job of supporting your rifle. It’ll work in a pinch, but there’s some lateral movement, and generally speaking, there’s usually a better and more stable way to shoot your rifle. But if you’re hellbent on using your magazine as a shooting aid, Mag-Pod has a solution for those who seek near-monopod stability from their magazines . . .

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Gear Review: Galco Stow-N-Go Inside The Pant Holster

(courtesy The Truth About Guns)I’ve been a big fan of appendix carry in a belly band since I began concealing some four years ago. I found it to be the most comfortable and efficient way to hide my Springfield XD-Sub compact in the clothes I normally wear (mostly jeans and T-shirts). Now that it’s a little cooler, I’ve been wearing sweaters, or at least a looser blouse over a more summery top – an ensemble that allows more options for concealing. When I encountered a Galco Stow-N-Go holster in small gun store in Idaho I decided to try a new concealment method . . .

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