First Look: Wake Island Sports Battery Buttstock Power Source (Prototype)

Like it or not, electronic technologies continue to “invade” the traditionally very mechanical firearms space. As consumers rely more and more on smart phones, rangefinders, smart scopes, night vision optics, rechargeable lights, smart targets, chronographs, GPS units, tablets, and lord knows what else while out on the range, the need for portable power grows and […]

Gear Review: Leupold VX-Freedom 1.5-4×20 Duplex Reticle Scope

I’ve rarely been dissatisfied with Leupold optics. Their consistent quality and durability are characteristics I have come to rely on throughout the years. For certain, that gold ring carries some weight. In late January Leupold announced their newest family of optics, the VX-Freedom Series. One hundred percent designed, machined, assembled, and (if necessary) serviced in […]

Gear Review: SecureIt Agile Model 52 Gun Cabinet

SecureIt says they designed their Agile Model 52 gun cabinet to do everything that a traditional gun safe does in a lighter, do-it-yourself package. As they put it in their promotional material, “Traditional gun safes do not stop thieves or fires. They are just metal and drywall. One can cut through a safe in minutes […]

Gear Review: GPM Kit Outdoor Applications Belt

Reader Greg P. Chabot writes, I’ve always had difficulty finding a comfortable belt and buckle for hiking and other activities. Having a belt buckle digging into your waist while rucking can make for a miserable experience. GPM Kit, a small Veteran-owned company based in Carson California has come up with a solution to that problem, their […]

Book Review: The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide (Vol. 2)

I didn’t realize how much I missed instructional books until last month when a copy of The AR-15 Complete Assembly Guide (Vol.2)  by Walt Kuleck and Clint McKee arrived at my doorstep with the inaugural parts of my latest project, the FAR-15 rifle. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve become quite accustomed to digital dialogue […]

Gear Review: JM4 Tactical RELIC IWB Tuckable Holster

Yawn. It’s a plastic inside the waistband holster with a clip. Who cares, right? Before you click the back button, hold on a minute. Because the JM4 Tactical RELIC Series Tuckable holster isn’t like the other IWB concealed carry rigs you’ve seen. First, the RELIC (Reliable, Easy, Light, Individual, Carry Holster) isn’t made of Kydex. Like […]