Gear Review: ATN X-Sight Digital Day/Night Optic

  There are few things in this world cooler than night-vision optics, and next to a Batman-style grappling hook I can’t think of many gadgets I’ve wanted more since I was a little kid. Unfortunately,...
Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14x40 CDS Rifle Scope

Gear Review: Leupold VX-3i 4.5-14×40 CDS-ZL Rifle Scope

When it comes to hunting scopes, Leupold has always been my go-to scope brand. I own over 30 samples of their work. They are rugged and durable, resolve detail in low light, and are...
Primary Arms PLx5 6-30x56

Optics Review: Primary Arms PLx5 6-30x56mm First Focal Plane Rifle Scope

The best thing that The Truth About Guns has done for me, other than introducing me to so many of you fine people, is make me appreciate budget optics. Or maybe it's just how...

Optics Review: SIG SAUER TANGO6 5-30x56mm Rifle Scope

Optics Review: SIG SAUER TANGO6 5-30x56mm Rifle Scope From the moment I first picked up the Tango6 5-30x56mm from SIG Optic's Tualatin, Oregon headquarters, I knew I was going to like this scope. That was well...
AR-15 Self Defense Stories

AR-15 Red Dot Sights and Astigmatism – How to Diagnose and What to Do

By Brad Steenrod Why Your Red Dot Looks Blurry and What to Do About It When you look through a red dot sight, do you see a crisp, clearly-defined reticle, or something completely different? If you see...

Gear Review: Shield Sights RMS (Reflex Mini Sight)

Shield Sights isn't yet a household name in the U.S., but it should be and likely will be soon enough. SHIELD has been around for about 30 years making optics, suppressors, suppressed weapons, stocks,...

Gear Review: Aimpoint PRO (Patrol Rifle Optic)

Aimpoint's PRO -- Patrol Rifle Optic -- is an extremely rugged, always-on red dot optic designed for duty use by law enforcement, military, and the armed citizen. Freeze it, torch it, drop it, SCUBA dive...

Gear Review: Bushnell Elite Tactical SMRS 1-6.5×24

Perhaps the biggest improvement to the basic M-16/AR-15 design was the move away from the integral hand guard in favor of a more optic-friendly “flattop” design featuring M1913 Picatinny rails adorning the upper receiver....
Leupold RX-2800 TBR/W Laser Rangefinder

Gear Review: Leupold RX-2800 TBR/W Laser Rangefinder

It was a shot I would have likely passed on 20 years ago. On the very last afternoon of our special doe season here in the Texas hill country, the deer were at a...

How To Mount and Zero a Rifle Scope (With a Free Printable Target)

By Kevin Wabiszewski You’re ready to throw that new glass on your rifle and see what damage you can do from afar. First, you’ll have to zero that scope. If you’ve never done that before,...

Scope Review: SIG SAUER TANGO6 4-24×50

  There was a time when SIG SAUER did one thing and did it well — making handguns. Those times are past. SIG SAUER now does just about everything and . . . still does...

Gear Review: Swampfox Blade 1×25 Prism Sight

What is the point of a 1X prism sight? Some will most certainly point out that a 1X prism is a red dot replacement for those with astigmatism. The dot in a prism sight...