Gear Review: Lyman Auto Advance Target System

As first world problems go, walking downrange to change your targets is pretty horrific. Trekking hundreds of yards in Texas in August, battling heat and snakes? Fuggedaboudit! Thankfully Lyman has come to the rescue with their Auto-Advance Target System. This sweet piece of kit changes targets remotely, is affordable, and works out to 200 yards. […]

Gear Review: SilencerCo SCO15 Lower Receiver

With demand at an all-time high, SilencerCo chose the perfect moment to launch its new AR-15 stripped lower receiver, the SCO15. Silencer Shop got their hands on a couple of samples (if you’re interested in snagging one once they’re in stock, join the mailing list here) and I was lucky enough to borrow one and […]

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 […]