Advantage Arms Offers Forward Charging Handle Conversion Kit for AR-type Rifles

Advantage Arms Forward Charging Handle

This one caught my eye from a distance. Imagine a tubular frame firmly mounted on the upper of an AR-type rifle. The rear interfaces with the standard AR-type charging handle, while the tubes extend to a new charging handle alongside the forward hand guard. Like other designs such as the MP-5, your AR-type rifle can […]

Smith & Wesson’s M&P Performance Center Ported Model Is One Flat Shooter

Smith & Wesson's M&P Pro Series C.O.R.E. - now ported!

Recently I had the opportunity to shoot the new Smith & Wesson Performance Center M&P Ported pistols. While optimized for competition, there’s no reason these models couldn’t serve as a home defense go-to gun. Some of the features that make it a great competition gun serve equally well on other capacities too. There are four […]

New Smith & Wesson M&P Laser from Crimson Trace

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New from Crimson Trace is a green Laserguard for Smith & Wesson full-size and compact pistols. The new super-small LG-360G unit even features scalloped design to match the host gun’s slide serration pattern. From the company: Crimson Trace, America’s leading brand in laser sighting systems and tactical lights for firearms, will soon release the LG-360G […]

New Bullets from PolyCase Ammunition

New 9mm Firefly tracer ammunition (left) and ARX self-defense ammunition (right)

Remember PolyCase Ammunition? They’re the folks that developed disposable polymer cases for a variety of rifle and pistol cartridges. When the great ammunition crunch of 2013 hit, PolyCase, like other ammunition manufacturers, had trouble obtaining the components to load cartridges in the polymer cases. Turning frustration into opportunity, the PolyCase team set about inventing their […]

New Product: Maglula Range Bench Loader for MSR Rifles

Load an AR magazine in seconds, no blisters, with the new Maglula Range BenchLoaded

New from the finger-saving engineers at Maglula is the Range BenchLoader. Like it’s predecessor, the BenchLoader, it’s designed to instantly load up from 1 to 30 rounds in an AR rifle magazine. The original BenchLoader offered similar performance but was larger, heavier and due to the design, only accepted certain types of standard AR magazines. […]

New Product: Stack-A-Rest Rifle Rest

Put the flat sides together and create a rotating platform rest.

In today’s why didn’t I think of that and become rich category is the Stack-a-Rest from Quake Industries. It’s a series of stackable foam pieces, kind of like Legos Gone Wild that fit together in a number of different ways. Stack one, two, three or all four to adjust your rifle rest height and use […]

NEW PRODUCT: SilencerCo Threaded Barrels

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Wandering the halls of the National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers show, I stumbled across a brand new product from SilencerCo. Literally arriving in town this morning, threaded barrels for Glock 21 and 17 models are now in production. Threaded barrels for the Glock 19 and Sig P226 will be available over the next couple […]

Blackhawk! AR-15 Vertical Grip: For Stability, Tactical Lights & Low Heat

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Adding The Blackhawk! Rail Mount Vertical Grip Moving right along with the Blackhawk! custom AR-15 project… This time, I’m going to try out a complimentary accessory to the Blackhawk! Rail Mount Thumb Rest I installed last episode. The thumb rest can operate on its own to help grip, control and consistent hand placement. It also […]