Gear Reviews

  • Yankee Hill Machine YHM R9 silencer suppressor Silencer Review: YHM R9 Fully Welded 9mm Suppressor - When a straightforward, durable, good looking suppressor at an aggressive price comes along, it’s sure to catch my interest. Checking every one of those boxes, YHM’s new R9 jumped right to the top of my to-test list and Silencer Shop was there to put a loaner unit in my hands. If you expect mediocre performance […]
  • ERGO Grips Tactical Light Switch Mount Kit Things That Mostly Don’t Suck: ERGO Grips Tactical Light Switch Mount Kit - I’ve got a couple different “home defense” rifles in the safe, stacked away just in case. Not all of them are tactical masterpieces — some just need to be functional and they are. I was looking for a cheap way to mount a SureFire weapon light on the rail of one of these guns and […]
  • Things That Don’t Suck: PulTac Easy Reload 1911 Range Magazines - If you’ve ever shot a .22LR pistol like a Ruger Mark IV or a Browning Buck Mark, you probably noticed how easy it is to load the magazines. Like a lot of semi-auto .22s these magazines have a tab on the side that allows you to pull follower down as you load. That makes it […]
  • Things That Don’t Suck: The Buck 112 Slim Pro EDC Knife - Buck makes some of the most-loved and most classic knives in the world. If there isn’t a photo of the Buck 110 Folding Hunter next to the entry for “folding knife” in the dictionary, there should be. But let’s face it. Great as it is — and it’s truly one of the all-time great designs […]
  • Scope Review: Maven RS.4 5-30×56 FFP Riflescope - “On another note, I also work with Maven optics – a Lander, WY based direct-to-consumer optics company. They’re lining up to launch a new long-range rifle scope for the shooting range here in July. Would you have any room to test something like that in the near future?” I assume that a lot of contributors […]
  • Gear Review: Griffin Micro Carry Comp - Outside of some time at SHOT Show range days, I haven’t had much time with a compensated pistols. I wasn’t sure if I ever needed one, especially on a 9mm carry gun. Some compensators seemed too big for them to be practical, so I never really paid much attention to them. Until, that is, I […]
  • $39 Fule fuel Filter Form 1 Silencer Build Gear Review: $39 ‘Fule Filter’ Form 1 Silencer Build [VIDEO] - With an e-filed ATF Form 1 (the application to manufacture your own NFA item) taking only three to five weeks (ish) for approval these days, as compared to about nine months for a Form 4 (transfer of an existing NFA item), interest in building your own silencer has increased dramatically. But what if you don’t […]
  • Recover Tactical 20/20 stabilizer kit GLOCK Gear Review: Recover Tactical 20/20 Stabilizer Kit for GLOCK Pistols - Pistol braces are quite popular and a fantastic addition to most big and bulky AR, AK, and subgun-style pistols. These guns benefit immensely from a pistol brace. Braces have also made their way onto regular pistols. The Recover Tactical 20/20 is one such brace.  It’s aimed at GLOCK style pistols and follows in the Roni […]
  • Handgun Safes For Preppers (1) The Best Handgun Safes for Preppers - By Dave Goetzinger As readers well know, gun sales shot up when Covid-19 was declared a pandemic. People who had never considered buying firearms or the prepper lifestyle were buying bags of rice, medical supplies, gas masks, freezers. Then they headed to the gun shops, and after filling out their background checks and putting down […]
  • Lyman auto advance target Gear Review: Lyman Auto Advance Target System - As first world problems go, walking downrange to change your targets is pretty horrific. Trekking hundreds of yards in Texas in August, battling heat and snakes? Fuggedaboudit! Thankfully Lyman has come to the rescue with their Auto-Advance Target System. This sweet piece of kit changes targets remotely, is affordable, and works out to 200 yards. […]