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 […]

New AR Optics from Bushnell

Bushnell has been one of the better-known optics companies in the gun industry for more than 65 years. Since they became a subsidiary of Vista Outdoors several years ago they’ve continued to grow and have – in my opinion – also experienced an increase in quality and design performance. Their AR Optics line is tailored […]

Gear Review: Vortex Optics High Country Tripod

As a hunter with a photography background, I can attest to the difference high-quality glass can make in the field. Seasoned outdoorsmen will invest a thousand dollars or more in a single pair of binoculars or a spotting scope to gain a better view of game. Long range and small-bore (non-hunting) shooters can relate. Thing […]

Gear Review: Warne TW65 Torque Wrench (1/4″ Drive, 65-in/lbs)

Warne produces some mighty fine optics mounts. Like many other quality-seeking shooters, I’ve trusted their products for years and have their MSR and tactical mount 1/2-inch hex nut torque specification engrained in my brain – 65-inch/pounds. Adjusting a torque wrench to 65-inch/pounds isn’t typically a tiresome task; however, many wrenches like the Vortex Torque Wrench […]

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 […]

Gear Review: Lucid HD7 Red Dot Sight

In this economy everyone’s looking to save a buck. For gun people this concept tends to manifest itself more prominently when it comes to accessories we strap on our toys. Optics tend to be the priciest of all and can subtract money from our bank accounts faster than Eric Holder can say, “I only learned […]

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 […]