Two Handy Tools from SOG

SOG's new SwitchPlier 2.0 does it all - with one hand.

I got the full tour of new SOG tools and gear at an after hours event at SHOT Show, and there were a number of “I want that” products without a doubt. However, two items in particular jumped out at me as extra-special. First, the Switchplier 2.0 multi-tool provides new levels of overall handiness, and […]

Princeton Tec’s Switch MPLS Hands-Free Light

The Princeton Tec Switch MPLS offers not only a variety of mounting options, but a gooseneck lamp extension so you can point light where you need it.

If you partake in nocturnal activities like fishing, hunting, camping, pub crawling or recreational coal mining, you need a personal light. To keep your hands free for whatever activity you do, you’ll want a light that you can mount  on your hat, clothing or gear. I’ve been working with the neat little piece of gear to fit […]

10 Worst Examples of Gun Advice From the Internet

If someone starts talking to you about "knockdown power" they better be talking about one of these.

Apparently I’ve taken on a task that is simply not possible without violating several laws of our physical universe – picking only 10 of the worst pieces of shooting advice from across the vast and vacuous expanse known as the internet. I stopped counting at 32,987,412,318. But no worries, I’ll persevere. Here we go, drum […]

Finding Holsters For Light And Laser Equipped Handguns: The Impossible Dream?

Just a few holster options for light and laser equipped handguns.

If you’ve been around here before, you know I’m a big fan of lasers for home defense and carry guns. I’m also a fanatical, raving, and kind of creepy bit of a holster geek. But, until recently, I’ve been hard-pressed to equip all my carry guns with lights and/or lasers. Why? Finding holsters for laser-equipped […]

10 Reasons To Consider A Light On Your Concealed Carry Gun

My daily carry setup: Springfield Armory TRP with Crimson Trace Lightguard and Crimson Trace green Lasergrips. Shown with a White Dog IWB holster.

I’m a fanboi. Of lights on guns. I used to be a super fan of lasers on handguns. Then I shot the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational. After what I learned there, I’m a fan of lights AND lasers on guns – like the Crimson Trace Lasergrip / Lightguard setup. To me, having a […]

Anatomy of a Stage at the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational

This is how the stage looks in the dark. You can easily see the need for lights and lasers!

I just finished shooting and covering the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational in the high desert miles and miles from Bend, Oregon. It was an enlightening experience, and I’ll write about that in my weekly column on Shooting at night was also ridiculously fun. More fun than should be legal, perhaps. To give […]

What Do You Need To Shoot 3 Guns At Night? Loadout for the Crimson Trace Midnight 3 Gun Invitational

Crimson Trace MVF-515 Light Laser Foregrip

Later this week, I’m going to run around shooting guns in the pitch dark. Just for fun. The Crimson Trace midnight 3 Gun Invitational event takes place far from city lights outside of Bend, Oregon. The matches begin at 9 or 10pm each night and continue until 3am or so. So it will be dark. […]

Mounting a Tactical Light on Your AR-15

Blackhawk Light Mount and Legacy Tactical Light

The next step in our Blackhawk! AR-15 customization project is to add a tactical light. Earlier in the series, we added a Blackhawk! Quad-Rail Two-Piece forend. This allows one to hang all sorts of important things on an AR-15. You never know when a rail-mounted accordion will come in handy, right? We chose two Blackhawk! […]

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


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 […]

Buyers Guide: Crimson Trace Lightguard for 1911 LTG-701

Springfield Armory TRP 1911 with Crimson Trace Lightguard for 1911

Although not invented by the late John Moses Browning, may he rest in peace, the Crimson Trace Lightguard for 1911’s was invented by the Association of Optics Genii – that’s plural for more than one genius by the way. Or so we’re claiming. When we did a full review of the Crimson Trace Lightguard for […]