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 […]

Gun Review: Walther P22 QD

The first generation Walther P22 was my first pistol. I bought it on price and the Walther name. I shot thousands of rounds through the gun — when it worked. To say my P22 was unreliable would be like saying TTAG tells the truth about guns . . . That P22 was picky about ammo. CCI mini […]

Grand Power K22: SHOT Show 2017

Speaking of underrated guns, Slovakia’s Grand Power — at least in the U.S. of A. — is one seriously underrated brand. Don’t fret if you aren’t familiar; TTAG will be bringing you a few Grand Power reviews soon. Though they make pistols in 9mm, .40, .45, and even 10mm, I’m perhaps most excited to test […]

Gear Review: TTAG’s Rimfire Suppressor Round-Up

Silencer Shop added me to their SOT, which means I can now borrow suppressors from their extensive inventory. In a couple of weeks I’ll be a Texan, and close enough to Silencer Shop’s HQ to also borrow professional dB metering equipment to start producing more meaningful, complete suppressor reviews for y’all. In the meantime, they loaned […]

Gear Review: Q El Camino .22 LR Suppressor

The El Camino is the first silencer to come out of Q, Kevin Brittingham’s new venture. I believe for the first year it will be a Silencer Shop exclusive, and they loaned this one to me for a little quality time. As the Q guys were originally the AAC guys, and the AAC Element 2, which […]

Ammo Review Follow-Up: CCI COPPER-22

We’ve already reviewed CCI’s new COPPER-22, the fastest .22 LR ammunition anywhere, but I left some questions unanswered. What’s the velocity like through an extremely short barrel? A longer barrel? Does it really lose accuracy in dramatic fashion past 75 yards? We headed back to the range to find out. Velocity: I brought the CZ […]

Ammo Review: CCI COPPER-22, the Fastest .22 LR Ever

CCI’s new COPPER-22 advertises that it sends a 21 grain lead-free projectile down range at 1,850 fps. Actually meeting that figure would make it the fastest .22 LR on the market — perhaps ever — by about a 100 fps margin. Designed for plinking as well as for small game and varmint hunting, the non-lead projectiles make the COPPER-22 […]

Gear Review: Primary Arms 6X ACSS .22 LR Scope

March 11, 2014: the U.S. Patent Office approves a patent for the Advanced Combat Sighting System, or ACSS. This novel reticle design combines near-instant, intuitive ranging of human targets out to 800 yards with built-in bullet drop, windage, and running target compensation markings. A full review of Primary Arms’ 1-6X ACSS is forthcoming. But, for […]

Gun Review: Primary Weapons Systems T3 Summit Rifle

SHOT Show 2011: Primary Weapons Systems introduces its T3 Summit Rifle, a 10/22-based, .22 LR rifle with a really slick toggle action (think biathlon gun). It is one of the coolest, sexiest looking rifles anywhere with its carbon fiber tension barrel and sculpted, laminated stock. It’s lightweight, lights out accurate, and whisper quiet when suppressed. Yet, fast […]

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