Hands-On With The Archon Type B [VIDEO]

Due to finally hit the U.S. market in mid-to-late spring of this year, the Archon Type B is the next evolution of the Arsenal Strike One. The unique action and design of these pistols remains highly appealing to me, and the Archon even addresses the trigger issues I had with the Strike One . . […]

An Account of My First SHOT Show

I departed Austin, Texas on Sunday the 21st in a Xanax-fueled daze. After my first pill kicked in I forgot I’d already taken it. So I took a second one, reserved for the return flight. I haven’t taken this sort of stuff in years so my tolerance is apparently very low. Needless to say . […]

Maxpedition’s New Products: SHOT Show 2017

This year at SHOT Show, Tim Tang, President of Maxpedition, gave us a tour of some of their new products. Naturally, we focused on their various bags and accessories that have CCW applications and work well at the shooting range . . . Backpacks, messenger bags, laptop bags, cross-body shoulder bags, wallets, holsters, and more… […]

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 […]

CMC Triggers GLOCK Trigger: SHOT Show 2017

CMC Triggers has been selling very nice, drop-in AR-15 triggers for many years. Just last year they branched out into AK-47 triggers and, in what was certainly a surprise to me, this year at SHOT Show they were showing off a replacement GLOCK trigger. It still sports the unique CMC flat trigger face with hooked bottom. […]

Spartan Precision Equipment Carbon Fiber Bipods: SHOT Show 2017

Spartan Precision Equipment is a UK outfit specializing in carbon fiber and aluminum bipods, tripods, and shooting systems designed for the hunting and tactical markets, including LE and special forces. Their unique designs employ a patented quick-release mount system that allows the bipod to be carried separately, if desired, then instantly snapped onto the rifle. […]

Beretta Off Shot Hearing Protection: SHOT Show 2017

This year at SHOT Show we got a sneak peek at Beretta‘s new “Off Shot” hearing protection line. Included in the lineup is active electronic ear pro with bluetooth connectivity, ambient sound amplification, a 32 dB NRR, and impressive [rechargeable] battery life. Oh, and that’s all jammed into a lightweight, in-ear earbud design. It ain’t cheap, but […]

Polymer 80’s 80% Pistol Lowers: SHOT Show 2017

Polymer 80 specializes in 80% receivers made from, you guessed it, polymer. Since they’re a maximum of 80% completed, they aren’t considered a firearm by the Powers That Be; these paperweights can ship straight to your door sans paperwork. The end user can then finish the simple machining steps necessary to turn them into functional receivers. […]