Here’s a quick look at how rifle muzzle brakes really work.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
I love AR-15 type rifles as much, and probably more than the next guy. But if we’re all to be honest with each other, I think we can agree that the standard mil-spec trigger kind of sucks. Of all the (standard, not premium) rifles I’ve handled over the years, there are very few that have […]
It’s hard to beat a Remington 870 for reliability in almost any conditions. A Remington 870 also likes to beat the taste right out of your mouth when it comes to recoil, especially when you’re shooting full-power slug and buckshot loads. It all comes down to physics. The thump you feel when you pull the […]
There are times when I lay it all on the line for Shooting Sports Retailer Magazine. This is one of those times. I’m here at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting and Expo. If you haven’t been, imagine all the people on the planet between the ages of five and 95 stuffed into a mobile home. […]
Lancer Systems is making a big move to the M-Lock standard. One of the “hot off the press” products I spotted at the NRA Annual Meeting was the Lancer Carbon Fiber Stock for the Sig Sauer MPX pistol-caliber carbine. The big plus for carbon fiber products is the significant weight savings. This guard is about […]
Some time ago, we took a close look at the Beretta 1301 Tactical shotgun. It’s made for defensive use, and even the vanilla model might get a few funny looks on the skeet range. Since that time, I’ve been experimenting with various customizations to the Beretta 1301 Tactical. I wanted to see, by trial, error, […]
There’s always lots of soon-to-be-released products to see at the NRA Annual Meeting and Expo. This morning I stopped by the Lancer Systems booth to see what’s new. You may know them from their nearly indestructible rifle magazines, but they also make killer stocks and hand guards from carbon fiber. Why carbon fiber? It’s up […]