Gun Review: Smith & Wesson’s 1911TA eSeries

One of the design goals of the eSeries line was elegant, but not gaudy, appearance.

There’s always something appealing about a nice 1911. While carrying a full size, all steel 1911 isn’t always fun, shooting one sure is. This particular eSeries model is a blend of traditional and modern innovation. Like the origin government model, it’s got a 5 inch barrel, single stack .45 ACP magazine and single action trigger. […]

Gun Review: Browning Citori 725 Feather Over & Under Shotgun

The Browning Citori 725 Feather is a beautiful gun, both in handling and appearance.

There are times when a heavier shotgun is nice to have—the trap or clays course, for example, where you’ll be popping off a hundred or so 12-gauge shells and have ample opportunity to set your (heavy) gun down. And there are other times when lugging around a gun that weighs the same as a gallon […]

Want an Extra Set of Eyes Downrange? Try the Bullseye Camera System

The Bullseye Camera System goes downrange to monitor your target so you don't have to.

Shoot a rifle? How about a pistol? Or a bow? Or an air gun? Or maybe an atl-atl? If yes, then you need to take a close look at the Bullseye Camera System. It’s like having an extra set of eyes just a couple of feet away from your downrange target, closely monitoring (but never […]

Holster Review: Galco Miami Classic II Shoulder Holster

Galco Miami Classic II Shoulder Holster

The original design behind the Galco Miami Classic II shoulder holster is way older than Don Johnson’s Miami Vice character. In fact, it was launched by the Famous Jackass Leather Company (Galco’s former name) in 1970. The original models were made for the Chicago Police Department. But Hollywood does have a habit of latching on […]

Scope Review: Hawke Optics 1×32 Multi-Purpose Scope


The Hawke Optics 1×32 Multi Purpose Scope plays well with others Somewhat like Captain Jack Sparrow, the Hawke Optics 1×32 Multi-Purpose scope easily adapts to all sorts of situations. Originally designed as a crossbow optic, people quickly realized that it was fit for more combustible applications. As I’ll show in more detail, it has 3 easy-to […]

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 […]

Gun Review: Springfield Armory M1A Standard Rifle

Springfield Armory M1A Standard

Springfield Armory M1A Standard Rifle This rifle is beast. Not a beast. Just beast. If you have teenage kids, you might have already heard things like video games, high school athletes and cars described as “beast.” Apparently it’s a subtle, yet cool, form of praise. Kids these days don’t generally describe praise-worthy things as “richly […]

El Paso Summer Cruiser Gun Holster – A Hand Boned Delight

El Paso Summer Cruiser Gun Holster

Here’s another holster featured in our new book, The Insanely Practical Guide to Gun Holsters: El Paso Saddlery has a deep and storied tradition of holster craft. Literally. Peruse their online catalog and you’ll see holsters like the John Wayne, Patton, Jesse James and Doc Holliday to name a few. The interesting thing is that […]