Obscure Object of Desire: SIG SAUER 556R Rifle

The SIG 556 rifles didn’t have a great run in the United States. They lasted around ten years and came in various calibers and configurations over that time. They died an uneventful death in 2017. Throughout their lives, they were plagued with issues. Early guns had accuracy and reliability issues and weren’t well regarded, especially […]

Gun Review: Smith & Wesson SW99c

One gun I chased for a long time was the Walther P99c AS. I love the P99 design, the DA/SA striker-fired system is brilliant, and the trigger has always been outstanding. The P99c is the compact variant with the same Anti Stress trigger system. The P99c is also as rare as hen’s teeth. Do you […]

Gear Review: Streamlight TLR RM 2 Weapon Light

When it comes to weapon lights, I’m a big Streamlight fan. They present features, functions, and designs that fulfill the roles I need while not breaking the bank. To me, they are the perfect mix and compromise between what I need a weapon light to do and their price point. The new Streamlight TLR RM […]

Gear Review: Swampfox Trihawk 3X Prism Sight

I’ve been a big fan of fixed power prism sights since my time behind an ACOG. I’ve also appreciated their simplicity, their compact and lightweight design along with a hair of magnification. Following on their Blade 1X Prism optic, I received the Swampfox Trihawk, a 3X fixed power prism sight that’s due to begin shipping […]

Gun Review: Mossberg 590 Retrograde Shotgun

Just a short while back, I reviewed the pump action Mossberg 500 Retrograde and found it to be a fun, lightweight, easy-shooting gun. It was as simple as shotguns get. But the 500 is not the only Retrograde model, Mossberg also introduced two 590 Retrograde models. I got my hands on the manlier version of […]

Magpul Teases A Friday New Product Release

Magpul is a company big enough that they never seem to be the type to dump a press release in my inbox. Instead, they just rely on their massive, and well-deserved fanbase to spread the word. Well that and the occasional short, cryptic, Youtube video. Released only a few minutes ago (at least as I […]

Gun Review: Mossberg 500 Retrograde Shotgun

In a world where we can cover just about anything with Picatinny rails, it’s nice to see the industry slow down and take a moment to simplify things. Don’t get me wrong, I love my rails, my M-LOK handguards, my lasers, lights, and optics. However, there’s a real appeal to the simple nature of the […]

Gear Review: Swampfox Blade 1×25 Prism Sight

What is the point of a 1X prism sight? Some will most certainly point out that a 1X prism is a red dot replacement for those with astigmatism. The dot in a prism sight won’t streak, blur and go crazy like a standard red dot for those who suffer from astigmatism. That’s true, but a […]

FORCE IMI Launches new Full Operational Training and Readiness Center in Florida

FORCE IMI (@force_imi) is announcing today that it is operating a Homeland Security (“HLS”) training center in Immokalee, Florida. The training facility, branded FORCE CENTER, formerly served as the location of the Hendry Correctional Institute Complex. The Company offers the Center to government entities and third parties for private on-site training use. It also works […]

Obscure Object of Desire: Intratec TEC-DC9M

Let’s be real here; this isn’t an attractive, well-crafted or particularly effective firearm by any objective measure. We’ll go into why, but the TEC-DC9M is not a great gun. Why, then, is it an obscure object of desire? For me, it’s because this gun was so hated by gun control proponents like Diane Feinstein. It […]

Gear Review: Athlon Optics Argos BTR Gen2 1-8×24 Rifle Scope

Do you remember when optics were pretty much divided into either cheap crap or very expensive, high performing glass? Thank God for the powers of free market capitalism that have brought us a happy middle ground in the world of optics. Companies like Athlon Optics are producing high-quality optics at great prices, scopes like the […]