A Gun I’m Particularly Anxious to Try at SHOT: Sig’s New MCX 300 Blackout

Sig's new 300 Blackout MCX in the short-barrel rifle configuration.

I’ve got some type of irrational love affair going with the 300 AAC Blackout cartridge. Maybe it has to do with my interest in reloading. The 300 AAC Blackout offers a near-infinite range of load possibilities ranging from subsonic 220 grain projectiles to supersonic 110 grain bullets and everything in between.. It’s an incredibly versatile cartridge. Compatibility with .223 / 5.56mm […]

New 300 AAC Blackout Ammo from Sig Sauer

Sig's new 300 AAC Blackout offering.

After hearing about the new Sig MCX short barrel rifle, the first model of which is optimized for 300 Blackout, I figured Sig would extend the new ammunition line with an optimized round for the MCX. Unlike every other firearm on the market, the SIG MCX was designed from the start for optimum performance with […]

Top 10 Reasons SHOT Show Is Awesome

The range portion of SHOT Show is equally epic. What you see here is about 10% of Media Day at the Range.

SHOT Show is an annual pilgrimage of fun, friends, work, pain, exhaustion, more work, more fun and certainly a lot more pain. It’s infinite, seemingly boundless and more crowded than a buy one get one free bordello, but you still manage to frequently run into people you know among the 68,000 attendees. I love it. […]

The New, Interesting and Odd of SHOT Show 2014

Believe it or not, this functional 1911 is made entirely, and I mean entirely, from wood.

My first plan of action for my annual pilgrimage to SHOT Show is to attack Level One with the enthusiasm of a Dalmatian puppy on Red Bull. I’m not talking about a video game, I’m talking about the basement level of the SHOT Show Exhibits. Of the thirty two ump-tillion and seven square feet of […]

Flexible Design Improvements From Blade-Tech: The New Ambi Eclipse Holster

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New for 2014 is a major improvement to Blade-Tech’s popular Eclipse pancake style holster. The previous design was molded specific to right to left hand use with a curve in the pancake to fit around the body. The new model features an ambidextrous holster pouch. Instead of molding the holster pocket itself to fit the […]

New “Bolo” Connected Projectiles From Advanced Ballistic Concepts

The new Advanced Ballistic Concepts 12 gauge load

On the more radical news front, I was able to see the new connected projectiles cartridge from Advanced Ballistic Concepts. Think of these as bullet bolos. You know, those primitive weapons where you connect three rocks or other heavy objects with string. As you spin and throw the bolo, the rocks on the end spread […]

New Delta Revolver Grips From Ergo

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The right grips don’t only improve comfort – they can make you a better shooter. Ergo has developed a new revolver grip replacement – the Delta – and it provides a whole new feel for revolver shooters. It’s somewhat, umm, interesting looking. Kind of like a large upside down triangle – hence the name Delta. […]

New Single Action Revolvers From Traditions

The brand spanking new Traditions .357 Magnum single action revolver.

Here’s a SHOT Show announcement that caught me by surprise. Traditions Firearms, normally known for black powder rifles and pistols, is releasing single action revolvers. Initially offered in .357 Magnum / .38 Special and .45 Long Colt, they’ll be available at retailers soon.

How Do You Become A Better Shooter? Practice, Practice, Practice

The Next Level Training S.I.R.T. Smith & Wesson M&P Training Pistol

As you may know, we’re big fans of the S.I.R.T. Practice Pistol from Next Level Training. A couple of years ago, Britt Lenz and Mike Hughes (you may remember Mike from History Channel’s Top Shot) came up with a cool invention – a perfectly safe practice pistol. Because the way to become a safer and […]