A Closer Look at the SilencerCo SWR Octane Pistol Suppressor

SilencerCo SWR Octane 45 mounted on a Glock 26

After waiting long enough for three additional square inches of my hair to turn gray, I finally received my permission slip from the BATFE to take possession of my SilencerCo Octane 45 suppressor. Having collected dust in my local FFL’s safe for over 10 months, it’s now mine. The Octane is a silencer made by […]

Top Shooting Gear Finds From The Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational

The Smith & Wesson 929 Performance Center revolver is a 9mm. Moon clips make the rimless rounds work.

One of the highlights of the annual Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational is schmoozing time with the match sponsors. With more than 40 different companies present, I had many company reps to pester. Unlike chaotic events like SHOT Show or the NRA Annual Meeting, the M3GI has plenty of daylight hours (shooting is only […]

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 […]