Scope Review: Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56

For about six months now I have been shooting with this Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56.  And absolutely love it. Okay, maybe love is a bit much. To love a scope, I’d have to have it for more than six months; my relationship with this Leupy is still fairly new. So maybe I should say I’m open […]

Gear Review: Crimson Trace Lasersaddle

I recently reviewed the Mossberg Shockwave and found it to be lots of fun, but less practical than I would have liked. I found the Shockwave a little hard to aim effectively other than at the closest of distances. It seemed like the perfect candidate for the application of some technology. Namely, I figured that […]

What’s The Best Electronic Hearing Protection?

Electronic hearing protection has significant advantages over standard passive, non-electronic hearing protection. You can hear a whole lot more of what’s going on around you and the sound is still dampened enough to protect your hearing from the sound of gunfire. Typical ear pro uses baffling to reduce ALL sound. Electronic ear muffs (or whatever […]

5 of the Best AR-15 Scope Options

It’s a question that comes up in gun groups on a regular basis: what’s the best AR-15 scopes under X dollars? And just as regularly comes the stream of replies, most forgetting a minor detail beyond their own bias one way or another: application. What’s the intended use of said affordably priced optic? How rigorously […]

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 […]

Gear Review: USA 1SHOT Pistol Brace

By Anner So there I was, minding my own business, searching for a 10mm pistol caliber carbine (PCC) for less than Kriss Vector street price.  I’d had my fill of sourcing parts for an AR pistol build, only to find that reliably feeding 10mm into an AR-15 platform is a giant Dremel-abusing PITA.  Upon Stumbling […]