Silencing the 300 AAC Blackout

You have to admit, a silencer makes any rifle cooler - like this SilencerCo Specwar 762 on a Daniel Defense DDM4v5 300 Blackout.

Last time we got into an ammunition geek-fest and talked about the variety of commercial ammo available for the 300 AAC Blackout and the endless tinkering you can do as a reloader for that caliber. Perhaps even more fun than creating endless varieties of ammunition for the 300 AAC Blackout is shooting it with silencers. […]

Howard Leight Impact PRO and Impact Sport Hearing Protection

Both models feature insert power and volume adjustment dials and input jacks for music players.

You know how the saying goes. Once you go electronic, you never go back. Foam ear plugs are gross and not all that effective. Custom fit earplugs work great, but you can’t hear a darn thing when you’re wearing them. Passive exterior ear muffs also work really well, but still, you’re essentially deaf to what’s […]

ATI’s Ruger 10/22 AR-22 Stock System: Turn Your .22 Into a Tactical Beast

Believe it or not, this was a plain Ruger 10/22 Carbine not long ago...

This week we’re going to invest in plastic surgery. No Kardashians will be involved, I promise. While many might argue that I myself need it, I’m going to direct this decidedly non-medical procedure at a plain Ruger 10/22 Carbine .22LR plinker. The Ruger 10/22 Carbine is the basic model, with wood stock that usually sells […]

The GunBox: Secure, Yet Accessible Storage For Your Handgun

The GunBox is sized to hold even a large gun along with spare magazine.

Here’s an accessory that is supremely elegant, tasteful in appearance, but the with constitution of a tank. The GunBox looks like a high-tech computer or sound system accessory. Its space-age appearance and sleek looks won’t give away its real purpose – safe and secure storage of a handgun. I spent some quality time with a […]

A Beretta 92 and the Sounds of Silence…

Here's a happy combination: a Beretta 92FS and SilencerCo Octane

According to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, there are just under 600,000 silencers registered in the U.S. as required by the National Firearms Act. With the current backlog of 74,000 applications for NFA classified guns, that number is rapidly growing. Why? Silencers are polite. While they don’t hush gunshots to whispers as […]

Adventures With A .22 Silencer: The SilencerCo Sparrow

The SilencerCo Sparrow 22 on a Smith & Wesson M&P 22.

There’s not much more fun in recreational shooting than a .22 with a Silencer. Note I said “silencer” instead of “suppressor.” While “suppressor” is a more technically accurate term, the original devices were named silencers. Maxim Silencers, in fact. Hiram Percy Maxim, not to be confused with his machine gun inventing dad, Hiram Stevens Maxim, […]

Mossberg FLEX System: When One Gun Is Enough

The Mossberg FLEX system allows you to swap stocks, grips and butt pads quickly and easily.

I’ve seen magazine ads for the Mossberg FLEX system for sometime now, but have not had the opportunity to kick the tires, so to speak, until now. If you’re not familiar with the Mossberg FLEX, the idea is a system of interchangeable parts, like stocks, grips, buttpads and forends, that allow you to quickly and […]

A Great Reason To Take Your iPhone Or iPad To The Shooting Range

The iPad version provides the same functionality, just on a larger screen.

Back in September I wrote about a new product that’s a must have accessory for rifle shooters – The Bullseye Camera System. I won’t review all the capabilities here as you can read about those in the original article. The short description is this: Here’s what the Bullseye Camera System does, in a nutshell: Watches […]

Quiet Recoil Reduction From Silencerco

Both the Silencerco Harvester and Harvester Big Bore (shown here) have a nifty and quite cool looking integrated muzzle brake.

And the deluge of announcements for SHOT Show 2014 begins… From one of the most innovative companies out there comes two new silencers optimized for hunting applications. That baffle-ey thing on the front? That’s an integrated muzzle brake to help control felt recoil. The Silencerco Harvester and Harvester Big Bore will be available starting in […]

Vanquest MOLLE Sticks: They Will Save Your Sanity

Two five-inch MOLLE Sticks. Shown here not hooking anything up so you can actually see them.

At a recent Gunsite event hosted by my friends at LaserMax, I met Alex. He’s a gear head from Vanquest. But he doesn’t have greasy fingernails or smell like brake fluid, because his gear specialty is packs, bags, totes, backpacks and cases of all sorts. Anyway, Alex showed me a sooper-dooper nifty little invention that […]