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SHOT Show 2017

Follow along here as we add more photos and news from SHOT Show 2017! ***PLEASE NOTE that this link will be updated all week and each heading will be organized by day this year.*** From the time you board the plane to Vegas that’s full of more 5.11 pants and shirts with the word molon on them than you can count until the day it’s wheels Read More →

Heirloom Precision’s Gold Line Front Sight

I had all but quit shooting my first .45. It was my first 1911—naturally, a Colt Series 70. It was a gun that I customized gradually throughout college when I had the money. Most of the work was done by Novak’s, but it took 3 trips to get everything done I wanted done because…well…I was broke in college. I didn’t have the money to do Read More →

Product Review: Streamlight TLR-1HL, TLR-6 and Protac Rail Mount Series Lights

  I never used to understand the benefits of pistol-mounted lights. I should say that I understood them, but I had so many lights already I had trouble justifying any more. My house is basically a home for wayward flashlights. I even spent some time practicing using handheld lights with my nightstand guns in the past and I guess because it never caused me a ton Read More →

Spec’ing Out a Suppressed Pistol (Featuring ROBAR, SilencerCo)

Exploding in Popularity Suppressors are on the rise in the U.S.— it’s undeniable. From 2010 to 2015, the amount of legally owned suppressors in civilian hands rose from roughly 285,000 to more than 790,000. Considering they’ve been legal for a lot longer than five years, that kind of data bears out the fact that silencers/ suppressors/ whatever you want to call them are exploding in popularity (bad Read More →

Emerson Knives Blue Line Commander and CQC-7 (limited run)

I was super excited when I saw that Emerson was doing a limited run of thin blue line CQC-7s and Commanders. Emerson is well known for putting out some of the best hard use knives in the industry—bar none. So two iconic Emerson designs in a very unique configuration that bordered on a “custom” look was a win in my book. When I saw the photos Read More →

Product Review: Howard Leight Impact Pro Electronic Hearing Protection

You only get one set of ears. Most shooters know this about their eyes and wear eye protection as a result, but permanent hearing damage is a near-epidemic among older shooters and we do ourselves a great disservice not to protect our hearing. Maybe part of that is the fact that the possibility of instantaneous blindness from a fragment of lead splashing off of a piece Read More →

Smith & Wesson 986 9mm Revolver

When I was handed the task of reviewing the Smith & Wesson 986, I was beyond excited. My last review of a Smith & Wesson product was well-received, so I was ready for my next assignment. I have been reading up on these guns for quite some time and was very happy to finally get my hands on one. My first impression of the 34.9 Read More →

Product Review: Comp-Tac Belt Feed Magazine Pouch

Most of my favorite guns to shoot are 1911s, and there are good points and bad points to being a predominantly single stack guy. For instance, life is too short to shoot an ugly gun with much regularity, so as a 1911 guy, I avoid that pitfall. But there are certainly times when I am training or shooting when I wish I had more rounds on me. Running Read More →

NRA Annual Meetings – Louisville, 2016

I’ve been to quite a few SHOT shows but until this year I had never been to an NRA annual meeting or to Louisville—which truly is the land of bourbon and honey. I’m not sure that Louisville was ready for the massive surge of people that hit the city’s streets this weekend (traffic was a total nightmare for many who drove around), but it was a Read More →

Freedom Munitions 9mm Review (ProMatch and 124 grain New Production)

Admittedly, my very first review of Freedom Munitions back in 2014 raised some questions for me. But over the last year or so, knowing that world class shooters like Janna Reeves, BJ Norris, and Jansen Jones shoot thousands and thousands of rounds of Freedom Munitions each year (presumably without issue, since they tend to do very well in matches) I began to think that it might Read More →

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