Gear Review: Vortex Diamondback Binoculars

Hunting is roughly fifty four and a half minutes of sitting and waiting with five minutes of looking and seeing accompanied by thirty seconds of sheer panic thrown in for good measure. Those five minutes are supremely important, and nothing compliments your experience more than a good set of binoculars. Fact is, most game animals can stand […]

Gun Review: War Sport GPR-CC Rifle

After years of reading “Meh, another overpriced AR” hundreds of times in the comments section here, I’ve come to the conclusion that a certain vocal portion of our readership will never see the value in spending car downpayment money on a modern sporting rifle. As a guy who has seen what $100 worth of training buys, […]

Silencer Review: Dead Air Sandman L

The silencer, range time, and metering equipment for this review were provided by Capitol Armory based in Cedar Park, Texas Last month, I published a review of Dead Air’s Sandman S. As I alluded to in that review, Dead Air made their initial offering to the market with a series of .30 caliber silencers. Instead of […]

Gear Review: MultiTasker TWIST

As the years of workshop ownership pass, I’ve found myself in possession of more and more specialty tools. If you’d asked a spry tween named Tyler if he’d ever need a bench-mounted barrel vise, he would have likely cocked his head to the side like a dog who heard a whistle. Similarly, how many MGW […]

Pig Trapping: Lessons Learned

As it relates to the world of guns, the term ‘epidemic’ is thrown around willy nilly. Normally, it follows the phrase “gun violence” and is used by politicians seeking to curtail the rights of law abiding citizens like you and me. Down here in Texas, the word epidemic is more closely associated with the words “feral […]

Silencer Review: Dead Air Sandman S

The silencer, range time, and metering equipment for this review were provided by Capitol Armory based in Cedar Park, Texas Many years ago, in a land far away, the team at SilencerCo was like a large oak tree. Big, beautiful, and capable of nearly blotting out the sun with its size and scope. Over the years, […]

Gun Review: Mossberg MVP LR-T

I’ve spent nearly a decade and thousands of rounds trying to identify the Ultimate Texas Hunting Rifle. For most of my life, it’s been a Ruger M77 Mark II in .243 WIN. Last year, I hacked four inches off the barrel, screwed on a silencer and fitted the stock with a cheek riser. It felt as if my […]

Gun Review: Bergara LRP Elite

As a small child, not even firmly in the double digits for age, my parents attended a conference for work hosted at the Broadmoor Hotel. To this day, I’ll never forget the bacon they served for breakfast. It was otherworldly in texture and flavor, no doubt wasted on my yet-to-develop palate. At the time, I […]

Gear Review: McMillan Stock Measuring Kit

My very first bolt action rifle was a Ruger M77 Mark II chambered in .243 Win. I love that gun very much, and even though TTAG affords me a certain level of access when it comes to rifles, each hunting season, that gun is in the blind with me. That said, it’s not a very […]

Gear Review: Action Target Dueling Tree

Many years ago, Nick gave me a steel target as a thank you for helping him find a job in Texas. Years later, I still have it, and while it’s much worse for the wear, it still faithfully serves out on the range at the family ranch. Little did I know at the time that […]

TTAG Rifle Build: The Ugly Duckling

When Nick and I visited Accurate Ordnance  last year, I made a proclamation in the car as we left. “I’m going to find a way to have these guys build a rifle for me. Hell or high water.” Fast forward a year, and the right rifle, the right project, and the right companies have all […]