Gear Review: Short Action Precision Positional Sling

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Spend enough time with people of the gun, and the topic of shooting with the aid of a sling will inevitably bubble up. I was indoctrinated early by virtue of knowing Mr. Leghorn, an accomplished Olympic smallbore shooter, who spoke highly of the leather slings being turned out by the fine folks at Turner Saddlery. I bought one, and fell in love with the added stability. The downside, and one you can see if you ever get to watch Nick get into his zen place, is that it takes quite a bit of time to get in (and out) of a “traditional” sling with a cuff. Enter the Short Action Precision Positional Rifle Sling….

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Gear Review: TUOR Sights MKII

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There’s no shortage of BUIS — back-up iron sights — on the market, as long as you’re happy to choose fixed, flip-up, or offset versions. But with the TUOR Sights — both their MKI and MKII models — you get all of those in one. The same folding sights can orient straight up and down to co-witness with an optic, or can be rotated 45° in either direction for offset use to the right or the left . . .

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Gear Review: Atibal Velocity 1-4x Free-Floating Crosshair FFP Scope

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There are a ton of good “budget” scopes in the 1-4X magnification range available for right around the $300 mark. So at $575 (street price) the Atibal Velocity Free-Floating Crosshair FFP might seem wildly overpriced. But that’s not what Atibal sees as their competition. The new company is trying to punch above their weight here, going up against rivlas like the Vortex Razor HD II which runs north of a grand. If they can give scopes like that a run for their money, they have a real shot at making a name for themselves in the optics market. It looks like the new company’s off to a good start . . .

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Gear Review: ProSounds M-Series Electronic Muffs

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Until we get European-style suppressor laws and any Tom, Dick or Harriet can walk into their local gun store an walk out with a suppressor the same day, shooters will have to protect their ears. And even then. If you’re shooting indoors or even with suppressed larger calibers outdoors, you still have to make sure your ear drums aren’t traumatized. The best way to do that (while still hearing things in your environment and/or carrying on conversations) is with a pair of dynamic over-the-ear electronic muffs. They let you hear normal level sounds while blocking the noise spikes. ‘But they’re expensive!’, you say. Au contraire, mon frere . . .

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Gear Review: Odin Works KeyMod Handstop & Fortis Aluminum Rail Section

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Written by CASES4CASES:

I don’t know about you, but with the plethora of Modern Sporting Rifle components and accessories available to today’s consumers (I’ll now proceed to reference RF’s recent reference of Stendhal syndrome) I get really excited when I find two products from different manufacturers that work extremely well together. Right now I’m feeling that excitement with this great match, and it’s terrific . . .

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Gear Review: Bigfoot Gun Belts 14 oz + Core Belt

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Bigfoot Gun Belts is sandwiching a thin, spring-steel core in the middle of 14 oz English bridle leather to create this 14oz Leather + Steel Core belt. That sheet of steel is plenty bendy in your standard belt direction — you know, the curly way so it can easily wrap around your waist — but it’s extremely stiff vertically and relatively stiff torsionally, which is what we’re often looking for in a gun belt . . .

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Gear Review: Griffin Armament Recce 5 & Recce 7 Suppressors – Part 1

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As an industry, I think we’re in a golden era for silencers. Ten years ago, our options were somewhat limited if we wanted to suppress our rifle(s). Fast forward a decade to this year’s SHOT Show and you couldn’t throw a business card without hitting a silencer manufacturer. As a guy who likes options, this pleases me greatly. Speaking of great pleasures, thanks to the generosity of the team at Silencer Shop, I was able to spend a few hours at a private range putting rounds through several of Griffin Armament’s silencers. As Griffin offers quite a few options, I’ve elected to break the results of that trip into several posts, the first of which will focus on their muzzle device attached Recce series . . .

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Gear Review: Gear Head Works CZ Scorpion Magazine Release

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As I’d list the location and functionality of the CZ Scorpion Evo’s factory magazine release as one of the gun’s great features, attempting to “upgrade” it hadn’t really occurred to me. Despite this, when I saw Gear Head Works‘ replacement unit I figured I’d give it a test drive in my ongoing quest to try out a bunch of aftermarket Scorp accessories. To my great surprise, the “fast paddle magazine release” crushed my low expectations and actually has succeeded in upgrading the factory unit . . .

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Gear Review: Trijicon HD Night Sights

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Our maximum leader and chief content creator often says that criminals are nocturnal animals. As such, any gun designed for usage in defense of self or home needs the ability to be aimed in the dark. During the daylight hours, said sights need to be crisp and easy to acquire as well. Triiicon HD Night Sights have long been the gold standard for no, low, and bright light sights for self defense handguns. Eager to see what all the fuss was about, I secured a set for my EDC M&P 9 . . .

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.30 Caliber Muzzle Brake Shootout

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In response to popular demand, we’ve scaled it up a notch and have taken the 5.56 muzzle brake testing to 7.62. Specifically, 24 muzzle devices threaded 5/8-24 for use with .30 caliber cartridges joined in the fun, all of them getting tested for recoil reduction prowess on a .308. Come on in, the water’s just fine . . .

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