Blackhawk! Rail Mount Thumb Rest: Get A Grip On Your AR-15

Blackhawk Rail Mount Thumb Rest

One of the neatest things I saw at SHOT Show 2013 costs less than $20. And no, it didn’t involve dark alleys behind Caesar’s Palace. It has no electronics, lights or knobs and it doesn’t even explode. It’s the Blackhawk! Rail Mount Thumb Rest for the AR-15. This nifty little piece of gear radically transforms […]

Blackhawk’s AR-15 Offset Safety Selector: Don’t Be All Thumbs

Blackhawk! AR-15 Offset Selector

If you’re right-handed, operating the safety lever on an AR-15 is a pain in the butt. If you’re left-handed (using a standard AR-15), operating the safety lever on an AR-15 is a pain in the butt. If you’re either right or left-handed, operating the safety lever on an AR-15 is a pain in the butt. […]

Shooting Accessory Review: Smith Enterprise Tactical Cheek Piece

Smith Enterprise Tactical Strap-On Cheek Piece side

The Smith Enterprise Tactical Cheek Piece Completes a Scoped Rifle Which of the following can happen when you mount a scope on a rifle primarily designed for iron sights? A. It becomes more dangerous-er, and therefore illegal in New York, Colorado and within 500 feet of banks located on the Island of Cypress. B. Your primary self-defense […]

SIRT Training Pistol – Are Eunuch Guns Firing Blanks Or Banking Firing Practice?

The SIRT Training Pistol from Next Level Training

Productive (and fun) gun neutering Most people think of neutering in a bad way. My dogs run away for days when they hear that word.Recently we had to retrieve them from a snow cave just outside the town of Alert, located in Nunavut, Canada. In the case of the SIRT Training Pistol from Next Level […]

Latest Shooting Buyers Guide Additions


We’re introducing a new weekly article feature, and a whole new section of this week. Our Shooters Buyers Guide provides a quick and easy reference to stuff that is a solid value – and works. Think of it as shooting tips for buyers. We check out a lot of shooting gear – tactical lights, […]

Buyers Guide: ESS Crossbow Eyeshields


We did a full review on these a while back and were suitably impressed. In fact, we gave them our 4 Nun rating. Apparently, you can even get shot in the face with while wearing them. Although we wouldn’t recommend that. We like the interchangeable lenses, the lens locking mechanism and the comfort, but most […]

Swamp Thing: The Immersion – A ZCORR Storage Story…


Some time ago, Jason from ZCORR Zero Corrosion Products left a comment on Something about his corrosion-proof storage bags for guns, ammo, supplies – most anything one might need to keep intact and rust-free for long periods of time in, let’s say, less than ideal storage conditions. We (pridefully) told Jason that if we […]

Can 5.11 Tactical Gear Survive SHOT Show 2012?


We’re going to find out. We’ve got three editors going to SHOT. We’ve got three different 5.11 backpacks: RUSH MOAB 10 Go Bag – The MOAB just looks tactical. An ambidextrous single strap design, it features a 1.5 liter hydration pocket, nifty hooks inside for your keychain, and a comms pouch and routing system which […]