Alien Gear’s CT 3.0 IWB Holster Receives Official Patent


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The award-winning Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB Holster by Alien Gear Holsters is now protected by an official United States patent. This comfortable and concealable inside the waistband holster earned its official patent by utilizing an original steel core insert within a multi-layered design. As of April 5, 2016, patent # US 9,301,595 B2 protects the “multi-layered holster,” which includes the usage of the supportive and innovative spring-steel core. The official US paten reads . . .

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Timberwolf Glock Frames – The Solution to Your Grip Problems [Content Contest]


By Paul K.

**Warning** the following article may contain sarcasm. If you are a GLOCK fan boy, or have be running GLOCKs since before I was born, then please scroll right to the comments and comments flaming. Reader discretion is advised.

If you own a GLOCK and you are thinking about modifying or upgrading the frame in any way, STOP. Don’t waste one cent or minute of your time trying to “perfect perfection” and just do it right the first time. Head over to and buy a Timberwolf frame, and you’ll never look back . . .

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The AR-15 Drop-In Trigger Roundup


There may be a zillion aftermarket triggers for the AR platform, but there’s a fairly finite number of drop-in units. In fact, in the photo above you’re looking at very nearly every drop-in trigger available — plus a standard, 3-piece unit — and a couple that aren’t quite on the market yet. After shooting with all of them and running each through the Dvorak TriggerScan, we’re ready to present the following roundup . . .

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Devil Dog Concepts Hard Charger AR Side Charging Handle

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One of the only problems some shooters have with the ubiquitous AR platform is its charging handle. When the adrenaline’s pumping and time is of the essence, the mil-spec handle takes a fair amount of attention and fine motor skill. Sure, you can train for it, but many find it less than ideal. That is, not as intuitive and fast handling as an AK- or SCAR-style side charger. But opportunity and cash being the motivators they are, a couple of solutions are out there. Devil Dog Concepts’ Hard Charger gives you the side charging, non-reciprocating option you want without losing receiver Pic rail space. We’ve asked for one to see if it’s as cool as it looks and will report back soon.

[h/t LB]


AutoTargets Reactive Target System Updates


Last summer I did a full review on the reactive target system from AutoTargets. It’s a pretty intense, awesome, and expandable setup that rapidly presents targets in different shooting scenarios and scores your hits, elapsed time, and more. I still have three of my loaner units and have benefited from software updates that improved performance, but some other updates from AutoTargets were big enough to warrant this follow-up post . . .

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Dead Air Launches Retro Comblock AK-47 Silencer


There’s something strangely beautiful about the Cold War Soviet-era style. When you’re relying on secluded, secretive designers and slave conscript labor to actually manufacture stuff the results can be, well, interesting. Case in point: the old Soviet era PBS-1 silencer. A device so strange looking that it seems more at home in a modern art museum than a battlefield. For those looking to have an “authentic” Soviet Afghanistan experience, though, it’s required equipment, and now the folks at Dead Air are designing a can to make that happen . . .

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Handi-Racker? I Just Met Her!

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Handi-Racker is one effortless way to rack the slide on most any semi-auto pistol. Yes, most of us can rack a slide with our hands. But for those with arthritis, weak or small hands, or who may be disabled (even missing an appendage), slide operation can be difficult or impossible! Handi-Racker makes these problems disappear. Simply place . . .

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Iowa Moves to Legalize Suppressors

You could say that Hollywood is mainly responsible for maintaining public support for the federal licensing system for silencers, by making suppressed guns look extra special lethal. For example, James Bond dispatched a couple of bodyguards in his last outing with a simple pffft for each baddie. No screaming, no thrashing, no noise to wake their employer — who discovers Bond anyway and chases him through the streets of Paris. Where was I? Suppressor? I just met her! And it seems like she forgot to get dressed this morning. Meanwhile, in Iowa . . .

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New From Lehigh Defense: .45 ACP Xtreme Defense Bullets in Underwood Ammunition


Our readers loved Lehigh Defense’s Xtreme Defense ammo. So much so that they voted it Reader’s Choice Best New Ammunition of 2015. TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia apparently aren’t the round’s only fans. Lehigh has just announced (press release below) that they’re teaming up with Underwood Ammo to offer their superior performing .45 caliber personal defense projectiles in Underwood’s cartridges . . .

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SilencerCo: Radius Target Ranging Gizmo Makes Your Range-Finding Binoculars Obsolete

“When we first decided to create our own rail mounted rangefinder, we wanted something that would allow us to range out to incredible distances reliably without having to come off of the gun and without breaking the bank,” SilencerCo’s presser proclaims that “that’s exactly what we’re delivering. Additional features of the Radius include a user configurable display, continuous ranging for 12 hours with (2) CR123 batteries, and resistance to even extreme elements.” Let’s hope it’s resistant to TTAG commenters’ derision, given that . . .

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TracFind GPS System for Guns: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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I’m not sure why the inventors of the TracFind are targeting gun owners. You could attach their real time GPS tracking tag to, say, the bottom of your wife’s shoe to, you know, to make sure she’s safe when she’s — thinking out loud here — meeting an old friend for lunch. But there’s TracFind on Indiegogo, pimping their “Gun Safety Solution.” Here’s the elevator pitch from company founder and CEO Clark East via Tampa’s . . .

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