The Joys of Ballistol

By |2024-03-20T09:12:55-04:00March 20th, 2024|

You experienced shooters and professional tinkerers out there likely already know many of the uses for this stuff, but for those youngsters reading this, here’s a valuable tip: Look for the green can.

Trijicon RCR Red Dot

By |2024-03-20T08:56:20-04:00March 20th, 2024|

There are real benefits to a full-enclosed red dot sight where the emitter is not exposed to the world at large. Rain, snow and even lint easily make their way into the tiny nooks and crannies where the magic light exits the computer to be beamed onto the glass itself. An equally real first-world problem is the inside surface of the glass on traditional optics tends to collect dust and it’s tough to reach for proper cleaning.

The Vudoo Gun Works Möbius 1911 Pistol: Premium Guns Made Different

By |2024-02-25T13:47:33-05:00February 25th, 2024|

I ran across the folks at Vudoo Gun Works a little over a year ago and was intrigued by their manufacturing approach. The company makes high-end guns but has come up with some interesting manufacturing techniques to bring the price point down. Make no mistake, you'll still pay a pretty penny for a very nice gun, but had it been made using more traditional techniques, you'd be adding a grand or so to the price. 

Moore’s Law Meets Chronographs

By |2024-02-13T15:32:26-05:00February 12th, 2024|

Back in my old career in the tech industry, we all bowed down and worshipped this concept called Moore’s Law. It said processing power would double approximately every 18 months. What it meant in practical terms is that every year, techie things would become way more powerful and much, much cheaper. My nephew just bought a new 52″ TV for $147. That’s Moore’s Law in action. For shooters, it offers benefits, too, like the paradigm-changing Garmin Zero C1 Pro.

SHOT Show 2024: A Festival of Gear You Didn’t Know You Needed

By |2024-02-02T13:08:27-05:00February 2nd, 2024|

If you give typewriters to an infinite number of monkeys, eventually, one of them is going to write War and Peace, word for word. If you gather 2,500 outdoor industry manufacturers and give each one of them an exhibit booth at the SHOT Show, you’re going to create a line precisely 13.9 miles long. That’s a real number, and I walked all of it, wearing a suit, carrying a briefcase, and, at least at the beginning, tie, until I about passed out from exertion. The other thing you’ll find is there’s a lot of cool and useful gear just waiting to be discovered.

Breakthrough Clean Technologies Suppressor Cleaner

By |2024-02-01T09:07:44-05:00February 1st, 2024|

I’ve been using Breakthrough Clean Technologies Military Grade Solvent for quite some time now for general cleaning, de-gunking and degreasing. It’s … pleasant, which is why I use it so much. No noxious chemicals or fumes; it’s like using water that evaporates from your work quickly without leaving any residue. Love the stuff.


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