Silencer Central Banish Backcountry First Shots

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The popularity of mounting a suppressor on a hunting rifle has grown with quantum leaps over the past two decades. The secondary benefit of a suppressor—hearing protection—seems to be the prevailing driver behind the...

The Wilderness Belt by Tactical Products LLC: A Forgotten Classic

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In the early 2000s I needed a nylon belt to wear on the range as a firearms instructor. I didn’t want a heavy duty belt or Sam Browne belt to lug around all day,...

The Sionyx Opsin: Military Grade Night Vision is Finally Affordable

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Almost two decades ago I decided I needed a PVS14 monocular. I had used PVS7’s on the U.S./Mexico border, then been issued a PVS14 in Afghanistan, and after I came home, I went down...

Gear Review – The Williams Gun Sight LRS

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Williams Gun Sight is a bit of a legacy company that's been producing various forms of high-visibility iron sights as long as I've been modifying guns. They've always been an iron sight company, until...

Goldilocks Riflescopes: Four scopes that are just right for ringing steel and scoring on...

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Riflescope design and market appeal are a little like Goldilocks’ beds and porridge, swinging from too basic (second-plane duplex reticles in 3-9x42 configurations) to too complicated (first-plane precision reticles in monster 5-30x56 configurations). But happily...

Cheap VR Rifle Stock Makes Things A Lot More Realistic

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As I've pointed out several times before, virtual reality (VR) can be a powerful tool for training. It's obviously no substitute for live fire, but when done right it can be a great way...
5.11 Tactical Blazer

Dressed to Kill: 5.11 Tactical’s New Blazer Redefines Carry Style

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One thing I have come to recognize over the years is gun owners, and more specifically people who carry guns for self-defense, come in all shapes and sizes and certainly hail from all walks...

SHOT Show 2024: Angstadt Arms Vanquish Suppressor

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I was baffled by the baffleless suppressor that's currently being produced by Angstadt Arms. Okay, I'll admit that's not my joke, but the guy at the Angstadt Arms booth hit me with it. The...

SHOT Show 2024: CZ Releases A Rimfire Scorpion

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I'm a big fan of the Scorpion platform. It's the right combination of an effective firearm, a clean and aggressive aesthetic and it's a fairly affordable firearm. I own three of them, and I'm...
Streamlight Wedge XT Rechargeable Light

Things That Don’t Suck: Streamlight Wedge XT Rechargeable EDC Light

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  I've been carrying a Streamlight Wedge for the past couple of years as my primary EDC light. It's a great light. It's flat, and it has a pocket clip so it carries much like...

Aimpoint Announces the Release of the New Acro S-2 Sight

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Aimpoint just announced a new red dot that's to be released at the SHOT Show next week. The Acro S-2 is designed for use on shotguns with a vent rib. It's geared toward bird...
Groove Belt carry belt

Concealed Carry for Women: Groove Life, Groove Belt

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A common barrier to concealed carry, particularly for many women, is a distaste for belts. And it’s no surprise when we’ve become accustomed to the style options of comfortable stretch pants and leggings. Thankfully, many...