6.5 Creedmoor vs .308 Winchester…No Contest

I’m sorry to break it to you, but sharp, sleek, and fast 6.5 Creedmoor is not a “hipster caliber.” It’s here to stay, and that’s because it’s better than the old glue horse we call .308 Winchester / 7.62mm NATO in every single way. Almost. There you have it, dull old .308 on the left. […]

Suppressing Hollywood Blanks — Does it Work?

While reviewing the YHM Turbo-K, I was grabbing some .223 and 5.56 from my stash and saw my box of blank ammo. I’ve had two types for years: grenade launching blanks and Hollywood blanks. The latter are designed to provide all of the flash and most of the bang of an actual gunshot, just without […]

Silencer Shop and Orchid Advisors Team Up to Serve FFLs

As a relatively new FFL holder myself, I can attest to the fact that maintaining perfect compliance with the myriad processes, technicalities, requirements, records, and regulations of manufacturing and dealing in firearms is a daunting task. Complicating things further, every aspect of this requires navigating multiple systems — software, websites, physical paperwork — with multiple […]

Silencer Review: Dead Air Nomad-Ti Suppressor

Nearly two years ago I lucked out and was one of the first people outside of Dead Air Silencers to shoot their then-new Nomad-30 suppressor. Over the next few months, the more I shot a Nomad the more it solidified its place as one of my very favorite .30 cal cans. Now, with the release […]

Silencer Review: Q jumbo SHRIMP

Made entirely of titanium, the lightweight Q jumbo SHRIMP is one of the few 6.5mm-specific suppressors on the market. It’s targeted toward PRS and other precision rifle style shooters plus hunters looking for a compact, lightweight can that will protect their hearing while not getting in the way. I feel like a bit of a […]