This article originally appeared at Ammoland. There’s always something new and cool on the market. People like you and I often get excited about something or another because it seems like such a good idea, or so handy, or maybe it’s such a great deal. Like most other product categories, shooting gear must pass the […]
I’ve been using OTIS Technology cleaning hardware for years. The cable and pull-through design helps you drag muck out the fiery end instead of pushing it back into the action as is too often tempting when using cleaning rod systems. The company has always included their own lubricant and protectant products in the lineup, but […]
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. Picking the right components makes all the difference when you’re building an excellent AR-15 rifle. We created this unique and super-cool Arctic Camo designed rifle from one of Aero Precisions DIY Custom Rifle Builder Kit with a carefully selected set of off the shelf components. Here’s the best part […]
Here’s a quick look at how rifle muzzle brakes really work.
This article originally appeared at Ammoland. One of the benefits of this adventure job is that you get to try out all sorts of new gear. As I write this, I’m in Appleton, Wisconsin eating some fine cheeses and wondering how the Packers are gonna fare this year. In between servings, I had the opportunity […]
I ran across Hoppe’s Gun Medic at last year’s SHOT Show. Since that time, I’ve kept a can in my range bag to test it out. How often do I use it? Just about every trip. Here’s why. The idea behind this product is “field expedient cleaning and lubrication.” If you’re out shooting, and a gun […]
Neat stuff from the people who figured out how to make airy and light AR-15 handguards from magic carbon fiber yarn. After curing, the web becomes rock hard and amazingly durable. New this year is the Blade handguard shown here. Also a .308 handguard adapter if you like to shoot AR-10s.
I love AR-15 type rifles as much, and probably more than the next guy. But if we’re all to be honest with each other, I think we can agree that the standard mil-spec trigger kind of sucks. Of all the (standard, not premium) rifles I’ve handled over the years, there are very few that have […]
It’s hard to beat a Remington 870 for reliability in almost any conditions. A Remington 870 also likes to beat the taste right out of your mouth when it comes to recoil, especially when you’re shooting full-power slug and buckshot loads. It all comes down to physics. The thump you feel when you pull the […]
There are times when I lay it all on the line for Shooting Sports Retailer Magazine. This is one of those times. I’m here at the 2016 NRA Annual Meeting and Expo. If you haven’t been, imagine all the people on the planet between the ages of five and 95 stuffed into a mobile home. […]