Gear Review: Maven 8×42 B.1 Binocular

Man, is this review of Maven's B.1 binocular overdue. It was originally planned for December 2020 after a trip to Mozambique...and then there was some...
Winkler Utility Knife

Things That Don’t Suck: Long-Term Winkler Utility Knife Test

A while back my friends at The Knife Connection sent me a Winkler Utility Knife to put through some hard use tests. When say...

Gear Review: Darkside Dashboard by Kiote Rifles

On a recent prairie dog hunt with John Stewart, the owner of Kiote Rifles, I watched him pull out a tripod and screw a...
Miculek Magnetic Buffer System

The Miculek Magnetic Buffer System for AR-15 Rifles

Why would anyone spend money to reduce the recoil of an AR-15 rifle? That's the question some will ask given the fact that a...

Gear Review: Pnuma Outdoors 3L Element Rain Proof Jacket

If you had asked me at the beginning of the year what would be my favorite piece of hunting gear for 2021, I would...

Gear Review: Vortex Spitfire HD Gen II Prism Scope

While red dots and LPVOs seem to rule the carbine market, I’ve always been a fan of prism-style optics. I blame it on my...

Things That Don’t Suck: Olight BALDR S Tactical Light

If you've read our gear reviews, you've read about Olight's weapon lights and combination light/lasers. Olight's latest is the new BALDR S Tactical light....

Book Review: The Family Business

Baen Books has released Mike Kupari's latest novel, The Family Business. It's a dystopian (perhaps post-apocalyptic*) tale of a Federal "Recovery Agent" on the...
Bushnell RXS-250 Reflex Sight Review

Gear Review: Bushnell RXS-250 Reflex Sight

With pistol red dots becoming more popular seemingly by the week, the choices have expanded and the prices have come down. Competition is a...
Leupold Santiam HD 42mm binoculars (image courtesy JWT for

Gear Review: Leupold BX-5 Santiam HD 10x42mm Binoculars

2021 has been a good year. So far, I've been hunting in South Africa, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, all over Texas, and more. I've gone...

Gear Review: Vortex SPARC SOLAR Red Dot Sight

The phrase "budget red dot" has mostly lost its meaning. Most red dots -- outside of a prominent Swedish firm -- have dropped in...

Silencer Review: Radical Firearms Sinter 3D Printed .30 Cal Suppressor

Made via DMLS, or direct metal laser sintering, the Radical Firearms Sinter suppressor is made from ~2,600 layers of sintered titanium to become one...