This article originally appeared at Ammoland. Update: Given the tragic and cowardly attack in Las Vegas, what appeared to be smooth sailing through Congress is now a big question mark. Stay tuned. Yeah, I know, those idiots in Washington can’t vote themselves a Spam sandwich for lunch, but I’m still optimistic about passage of the […]
Here’s a quick look at how rifle muzzle brakes really work.
Ever wondered how gun suppressors work? You can call them silencers too, even though the aren’t as quiet in real life as in the movies. They were actually patented back in 1908 as a “Maxim Silencer” so you can be sure that terminology is correct too. Here’s a fun look at what goes on in […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. One of the benefits of this adventure job is that you get to try out all sorts of new gear. As I write this, I’m in Appleton, Wisconsin eating some fine cheeses and wondering how the Packers are gonna fare this year. In between servings, I had the opportunity […]
With some help from our friends over at Silencer Shop, we got our hands on the new-ish Gemtech Tracker suppressor for testing. This one is all about deliberate tradeoffs, and those tradeoffs boil down to weight versus intended abuse. The Tracker is designed for hunting, so it’s designed accordingly. In most hunting situations, except maybe […]
One of 2017’s signature words seems to be “bigly.” As it turns out, that’s a great description of the gun I chose when field testing an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 Holster. A couple of years ago, I reviewed the FN FNX 45 Tactical pistol. The details are for another story; for now, just know […]
I ran across Hoppe’s Gun Medic at last year’s SHOT Show. Since that time, I’ve kept a can in my range bag to test it out. How often do I use it? Just about every trip. Here’s why. The idea behind this product is “field expedient cleaning and lubrication.” If you’re out shooting, and a gun […]
Walking down one of the 12.5 miles of exhibit aisles (yes, that’s a real number) at SHOT Show 2017, I bumped into my friends from Silencer Shop and Griffin Armament. New from them is perhaps the lightest big bore suppressor I’ve yet seen, the Griffin Armament Sportsmand Ultra Light weighs in at just 12.7 […]
Neat stuff from the people who figured out how to make airy and light AR-15 handguards from magic carbon fiber yarn. After curing, the web becomes rock hard and amazingly durable. New this year is the Blade handguard shown here. Also a .308 handguard adapter if you like to shoot AR-10s.
Crimson Trace is bringing a couple of dozen new products to SHOT Show 2017. Among the ones not already mentioned here earlier are a LaserGuard Pro combination 150-lumen light and laser for the new Smith & Wesson Shield .45 ACP and new Master Series models for the 1911. From the company… Crimson Trace® today announced that […]