Things That Don’t Suck: Benchmade Mini Bugout 533BK-2 EDC Folding Knife

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This is the best of times and the worst of times for EDC knife lovers. It's the best of times because there are a slew of manufacturers making more great knives featuring wonderful designs...
80 Percent Arms GST-9 Mod 1 Completed (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com)

Gear Review: 80 Percent Arms GST-9: MOD1 Pistol Frame and Jig

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Last year, I had a good time building an 80 Percent Arms GST-9, not quite GLOCK 19 pistol. That was a fun gun to build, and it has run without a hiccup. Since then,...

Things that Don’t Suck: FRED Hollowgraphic 3D Cardboard Targets

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When it comes time to switch up your training, it's easy to try new drills, new positions, new guns, and the like. Have you ever thought about changing your targets? I do, all the...

Gear Review: Mantis Blackbeard Trigger System for AR-15 Rifles

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Dry fire with a AR-15 is hardly an entertaining event. Focus, get a good stance and grip, pull the trigger carefully and repeat. Every time you take a shot, you have to run back...

Gear Review: AXIL GS Extreme 2.0 Electronic Earbuds

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The eternal ear protection battle of buds versus muffs rages on in the ears of shooters around the world. For the longest time, I've been a big fan of muffs. They've always been comfier...
Align Tactical P320 Thumb Rest

Things That Don’t Suck: Align Tactical’s Thumb Rest Takedown Lever for the SIG P320

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The SIG P320 is among the softer-shooting 9mm handguns, but that doesn't mean muzzle flip isn't an issue. If you're looking for a way to better manage it, Texas-based Align Tactical makes a replacement...

Gear Review: Holosun AEMS Multi-Reticle Micro Red Dot Sight

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Holosun has been making waves in the optics industry. The company went from producing simple red dots to producing affordable, but surprisingly durable mini red dots like the 507C and 509T and the class-leading...

Gear Review: Clip & Carry STRAPT-TAC Belly Band Holster

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Way back when, when I was a young buck who just starting to carrying a gun, I gave them all a shot. I tried every type of holster possible...or close to it. Belly bands...
Sig P320 Stuff (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com)

Gun Review: So Many Possibilities With the Modular P320 Fire Control Group

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About five years ago, the Department of Defense announced that SIG SAUER won the Army Modular Handgun contract. By the time of the announcement, there was little surprise. The P320 was reliable enough, accurate...
Gatorz MILSPEC Ballistic Delta glasses

Things That Don’t Suck: Gatorz MILSPEC Ballistic Delta Glasses

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Eye protection is eye protection, but not all eye protection is created equal. After watching Kentucky Ballistics nearly die when his 50 BMG rifle exploded, I began reevaluating my choices in personal eye protection....
Crimson Trace RAD Pro red dot reflex sight

Gear Review: Crimson Trace RAD Pro Red Dot Sight

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It's hard to find a new handgun model these days that doesn't have an optic-cut slide option..or just comes that way standard from the factory. That's because of the exponential increase in the popularity...
Primary Arms GLx 2X Prism sight acss gemini

Gear Review: Primary Arms GLx 2X Prism Sight With Gemini 9mm Reticle

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I know pistol caliber carbines are most often paired with red dots, but I've long advocated minimally magnified optics that get you closer to the target. I love the red dot, but the Primary...