Gear Reviews

  • Silencer Review: Q ERECT9R (Erector 9) Modular 9mm Suppressor - After much anticipation and a long wait, the Q ERECT9R has dropped! It’s the 9mm version of Q’s ERECTOR, which we reviewed here way back in 2017. Much like the ERECTOR was for .22 LR, the Erector 9 is both the shortest and the longest 9mm pistol suppressor on the market as well as the […]
  • Olight PL-Pro Valkyrie Things That Don’t Suck: Olight PL-Pro Valkyrie Weapon Light - Olight’s PL-Pro Valkyrie is designed as a powerful, full-featured weapon light for pistols, rifles or shotguns. The PL-Pro Valkyrie has Olight’s integral quick-release mount that makes attaching it to any rail fast and simple. It comes with interchangeable bars for either GLOCK or standard 1913 Pic rails. Olight lists the PL-Pro as being compatible with […]
  • Hands-On: PepperBall TCP and Compact Launchers - Whether for legal or safety reasons or just personal preference, non-lethal means of self-defense are certainly valid and effective in many situations. PepperBall, “the established leader in non-lethal defense,” loaned TTAG two of their new PepperBall launchers, the TCP and the Compact, to test them out on the range. Dan and I were fairly surprised […]
  • red gun rifle dummy guns from ASP and a Blackhawk chest rig. ASP’s Red Gun Rifle: Dummy Gun Training for Dummies - By Jim Davis Why use a dummy gun? The reasons are many, but this question is probably the most significant. “Is it unloaded?” Your partner assures you that it is. Do you trust him? I mean, really trust him? Because even if he’s 100% trustworthy, accidents and negligence happen. You’re going to want to check […]
  • Holosun HS509T Red Dot Sight Gear Review: Holosun HS509T Red Dot Sight - We live in a time where handgun red dots sights are extremely prevalent. We have red dot sights in all sizes, shapes, and designs, but until now, we only had one designed to utilize an enclosed emitter. The Aimpoint Acro introduced us to the idea of a tiny red dot with an enclosed emitter, and […]
  • Things That Don’t Suck: The Lynx Defense Byte Discreet Case - I love the current large-format pistol caliber pistols in the firearm world. That’s a helluva mouthful just to say ‘braced pistol.’ You know, guns like the Ruger PC Charger, the Micro Scorpion, the SIG MPX K, the CMMG Banshee, and all the other micro pistol caliber braced pistols. I just call them subguns and blame […]
  • Putting a BulletSafe Level IIIA Bulletproof Vest to the Test (and then some) - While bulletproof vests receive NIJ laboratory-tested ballistic protection ratings and, therefore, don’t really need to be tested by your friendly neighborhood gun blog, I’m not one to pass on what’s basically guaranteed to be a fun time. So, we hit the range with a BulletSafe Level IIIA Bulletproof Vest and we shot it. We shot […]
  • Leupold Mark 5HD (image courtesy JWT for thetruthaboutguns.com) Optic Review: Leupold Mark 5HD 5-25×56 PR2-MIL Riflescope - The Leupold Mark 5HD model is the best riflescope on the market, and the Mark 5HD 5-25×56 PR2-MIL may be the best of the Mark 5HD series. More than a year ago the US Special Operations Command announced that the Mark 5HD would become their choice for the US Army Precision Rifle Program. By then, […]
  • Gear Review: Pnuma Outdoors Bino + Tech Harness - I didn’t go looking for the Pnuma Bino Tech Harness, but I’m glad I found it. Having previously given up on the entire binocular harness concept, I passed over the Pnuma Bino Harness when I saw it in the store. I was shopping for a rain jacket. I had a plains game safari coming up, […]
  • Gear Review: Spüt Targets Reactive Targets - A new, family-owned company out of Utah, Spüt Targets is making some simple and fun, reactive targets to enjoy on the shooting range. Easy to set up and filled with brightly colored powder, Spüt Targets give you instant feedback on your hits (or misses). To see these new targets in action, give a watch to […]