Gear Review: Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14×40 CDS-ZL Rifle Scope

When it comes to hunting scopes, Leupold has always been my go-to scope brand. I own over 30 samples of their work. They are rugged and durable, resolve detail in low light, and are very lightweight compared to the competition. Leupold now adds a significant improvement to their venerable VX-3i design: zero lock turrets on […]

John Moses Browning and Fabrique Nationale d’Herstal – The Greatest Partnership In Firearms History

  [ED: We first published Joe’s excellent article on the partnership between John Moses Browning and FN back in 2015. It’s well worth running again for those who may have missed it.] Mention the name “John Moses Browning” to knowledgeable American gun owners and their usual reaction is profound respect and great appreciation. This is […]

Gear Review: Sly Tactical Slings

By Joe Grine and Tony T. Tactical slings have come a long way since the Vietnam-era field expedients that we used in the Army as late as the early 1990s. One of the hottest slings on the market is the Sly Tactical Quick Conversion Sling (“QCS”). While not offering “new” technology per se, the QCS […]

Gear Review: Air Armor Tech Inflatable Long Gun Case

In 2017, Air Armor Tech released its innovative line of inflatable rifle cases. These offer the same level of protection as a hard case, but in a lightweight package that rolls up into a sleeping-bag-sized package. I’ve had this T&E sample for 18 months, which is longer than we usually take to test products, but […]

Optics Review: SIG SAUER TANGO6 5-30x56mm Rifle Scope

Optics Review: SIG SAUER TANGO6 5-30x56mm Rifle Scope From the moment I first picked up the Tango6 5-30x56mm from SIG Optic’s Tualatin, Oregon headquarters, I knew I was going to like this scope. That was well over a year ago. I’ve now managed to put around 2,500 rounds of 6.5 Creedmoor downrange with the TANGO6 riding […]

Gun Review: American Rifle Company’s Mausingfield Action (LRI Build)

Thanks the rise of competitive shooting leagues such as PRS and movies such as American Sniper, precision rifles have been gaining popularity Does the American Rifle Company’s innovative “Mausingfield” action meet the market demand for an improved Mauser-style receiver maximized for long-range accuracy? . . . I discovered the Mausingfield action at SHOT Show 2016, when I meet Theodore […]

Mec-Gar Releases New 10 Round Mag for Beretta 84/Browning BDA.

Mec-Gar is undoubtedly my favorite aftermarket pistol magazine maker. Among others, I run them in my Sigs P-229s, Beretta 92s and especially on my CZ-75, because they’re high quality and are typically cheaper than OEM mags. So when Mec-Gar said they needed some beta testers to air out their new 10-round commie state-compliant mags for […]

Gear Review: Boyds Rimfire Stocks

  One of my favorite shooting sports is pest control using rimfire rifles. Farmers’ fields get overrun with problematic alfalfa-gobbling ground squirrels, and so we have to do our part to help control the population. Over the years, my friends and clients have built many semi-custom varmint hunting rigs optimized for this task. For the […]

Gun Review: Blaser LRS 2 Rifle

  Blaser Jagdwaffen GmbH is a German firearms manufacturer primarily known for manufacturing high-end shotguns and multi-caliber hunting rifles in the European tradition, including the well-regarded straight-pull R-8. In 1997, when SIG purchased Blaser, Blaser released a police-sniper version of its now-discontinued R-93 action under the euphemistically benign name of “Long Range Sporter” (LRS).   […]

Gun Review: TNW Firearms Aero Survival Rifle (9mm and 10mm)

The concept of a lightweight blowback-operated pistol-caliber centerfire carbine for use in survival situations isn’t new. Feather Industries and Kel-Tec cracked that nut a long time ago. In 2012, TNW Firearms of Oregon released its own version: the 5.5 lb. Aero-Survival Rifle (“ASR”). Overview   The TNW ASR is notable for its removable barrel and […]