New from Leupold: LTO-Quest Handheld Thermal Optic

If you’ve ever been hunting at dusk, you know that no matter how hard you try for a clean kill, it doesn’t always work out that way. And it can be awfully difficult to track down wounded game in twilight conditions. Enter Leupold with their new LTO-Quest handheld thermal optic, a pocketable thermal scanner that […]

NWSSE: Leupold Custom Shop

This year at the first Northwest Shooting Sports Expo, Leupold was in the house with its custom shop products in tow. That’s right, Leupold has a custom shop and they had a booth all to themselves. What you can expect from these guys are customizations to Leupold’s off-the-shelf products with quick delivery and agile capabilities. […]

Gear Review: Primary Arms 1-6x ACSS Reticle Scope

A year ago we reviewed the .22 LR version of Primary Arms’s ACSS reticle optics line, which is made to quickly and intuitively range cans, bottles, and clay pigeons out to 200 yards. Focused more on combat use, the 1-6x scope‘s patented ACSS reticle is designed to range, well, combatants. It blows traditional range-finding reticle technology back […]

Gear Review: Leupold RX-800i/TBR Rangefinder

Visual range estimation is one of the most difficult elements of long-range marksmanship. You can have an amazing rifle, match ammo and perfect trigger control, and you can memorize the ballistic and atmospheric charts for your favorite handload, but you’ll never pass for Carlos Hathcock or Matthew Quigley if you don’t know the range to […]

SHOT 2012: I’m So Sick of Zombies I Could Puke

If some other bloggers are calling SHOT 2012 “The Year Of The Zombie,” I think they’re missing something important. SHOT 2012 was really “The Year The Zombie Jumped The Shark.” Zombie ammo? Check. Zombie ammo boxes? Got it. Zombie knives (obviously not designed by anyone who’s read Max Brooks’ survival guides)? Roger. But why stop […]

Leupold VX-R Patrol Riflescope: Unboxing

Modern 3-Gun competitions challenge shooters with targets at a variety of ranges which make Nutnfancy’s ‘Sledgehammer’ rifle course seem a bit monotonous.  When you need to engage targets from 5 yards out to 200 yards with the same rifle, it’s hard to find the right sighting system.  You could mount an ACOG for more distant […]

Gear Review: XS Rifle Sights

RF: Sorry to hear about your Marlin 1894C breaking in half at the range last week.  I’ve been looking forward to comparing my retro classic lever hunting rifle to your Urban Cowboy Assault Rifle, something John Wayne might have carried in the classic movie “Tom Clancy’s: The Searchers.” Looks like my project is coming along […]

Have Big Gun Sales Stalled?

The media focused a lot of attention on the pre-Obama assault rifle boom. Sorry, “modern sporting home defense gun that’s not used by domestic terrorists or Mexican drug lords or anyone else other than hunters and your 84-year-old grandmother.” Anyway, credit where credit’s due: American gun buyers bought-up ARs like they were going out of style. […]

Gear Review: Leupold Tactical Flashlights

If you’ve read any of several of my earlier posts on tactical flashlights, you’ll already know I’m a fan. I carry one on a daily basis, and I’ve found it to be more useful than any other piece of gear I carry. Part illumination tool, part self defense weapon and part strategic tool to level […]