Gear Reviews

  • Tyrant Designs GLOCK two piece 2-piece sight Things That Don’t Suck: Tyrant Designs Two-Piece Iron Sights for GLOCK Pistols - You won’t find a lot of fans of the standard iron sights on GLOCK pistols. There’s nothing wrong with the…they’re perfectly functional. But they also seem to be one of the first things that are swapped out by those who own GLOCKS. Tyrant Designs makes a series of nicely machined 7075 aluminum iron sight options […]
  • Raven Concealment Systems ModuLoader Things That Don’t Suck: Raven Concealment Systems ModuLoader Shotgun Shell Carrier - Have you ever had an idea you thought was utter genius, something no one has come up with before…only to find out later that, yes, it’s already been done? That’s how I feel about Raven Concealment Systems and the ModuLoader. Years ago, a friend of mine was messing around making Kydex holsters and mag pouches, […]
  • Things That Don’t Suck: 1791 Gunleather’s Kydex IWB Holster - By Tim Stetzer I’ve been carrying a pistol concealed for over 30 years now as both a cop and a civilian. Over that time I’ve tried a lot of carry methods and various brands and styles of holsters. Like many of you, I have a bin of hardly-used holsters, and that’s after giving a lot […]
  • Nightstick SFL-11GL Shotgun Light and Laser Gear Review: Nightstick SFL-11GL Shotgun Light and Laser - Pump-action shotguns and lights don’t always get along well. They can be tricky to use, and typically the best way is an entire forend replacement. Surefire started the trend, Streamlight followed, and now Nightstick wants to take up the mantle. The Nightstick SFL, or shotgun forend light, replaces the pump on your gun with a […]
  • Things That Don’t Suck: Hawaiian House Shotgun Loader V2 - What’s a Hawaiian House? It’s a website that sells a few different tactical products, a few patches, some hats, shirts, etc. I ran across a short video on Reddit showing this fancy Shotgun Loader V2 that worked like a Pez dispenser for twelve gauge rounds. I was intrigued, went to the website, and ordered two. […]
  • Things That Don’t Suck: Beretta Off Shot Passive Earplugs - I was in Nashville last week for the rollout of Beretta’s new, updated APX A1 pistol. I’ve been to more than a few of these kinds of events and the companies that put them on are always nice enough make eye and ear protection available for everyone in attendance who don’t bring their own. I […]
  • RCBS Chargemaster Supreme (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com) Gear Review: RCBS Chargemaster Supreme Electronic Powder Dispenser - I started reloading back when we were still hiding under our school desks to protect ourselves from Brezhnev’s A-bombs. My RCBS beam-style powder scale isn’t much younger than that. I still load thousands of rounds every year with it and a pair of RCBS single stage presses from the same era. In fact, almost all […]
  • Things That Don’t Suck: Lingle Industries Lowers - I reviewed the APC9K sometime back and thoroughly enjoyed it. What I didn’t enjoy was the cost of the gun and the cost of its magazines. I know B&T makes GLOCK and P320 lowers, but I don’t care for pistol mags in my subguns/PCCs. I like real SMG mags, and that’s what lead me to […]
  • Gear Review: Vortex Diamondback HD 2000 Laser Rangefinder - For the longest time, I thought I didn’t have use for a rangefinder. I shot only at known distances at ranges marked as such. The bench sitting at 100 yards was, in my mind, at 100 yards away. I accepted that as fact, though it wasn’t necessarily set in stone. Thinking back, I remember when […]
  • 5.11 AMP12 25L Backpack Tactical Things That Don’t Suck: 5.11 AMP12 25L Backpack - I’ve been carrying 5.11’s AMP12 as an everyday carry pack for the last six months or so. That means it’s been with me in the car, in coffee shops, at shooting ranges, on planes…virtually everywhere I’ve been since last September. In that time, it’s done everything I’ve needed it to do, and then some. The […]