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Glock 17M: The “Inside” Scoop (Photo Documentary)

This probably isn’t the first Glock 17M you’ve seen. But no one has covered it yet in the detail we wanted to see…photographically speaking. Obviously, Glock hasn’t taken these guns to any shows yet…and who knows if a any might show up at NRA next month or not. We’re guessing no based on SHOT Show and we would love to be wrong. But in the meantime, Read More →

Taran Tactical Innovations Glock 43 Firepower +3 Basepad

I’ll keep this almost too short…like the grip used to be on my Glock 43 without the pinky extension mag inserted. The Glock 43 is what I carry most of the year because of how easy it is to hide and how well it shoots for a subcompact 9mm. The obvious trade-off is that when the grip is short enough to hide exceptionally well even Read More →

New Product: Wilson Combat EDC X9 is Xceptional

When I found out that Wilson Combat was planning to release a double stack gun, my first thought was inevitably something along the lines of a 2011. And they’re nice, but I don’t really need one of those. It’s hard enough keeping enough mags for everything when each and every one doesn’t cost a fortune. But I should’ve known that Bill Wilson and the crew at Read More →

New Streamlight Protac Rail HL-X: 1000 Lumens of Awesome

I wrote about some of the cool things that Streamlight was coming out with in the SHOT Show recap last month, but I was specifically reserving this for a standalone feature. It’s that good. The main reason I wanted to save it was so that I could try to show how bright this light really is. And although I might or might not have been Read More →

New Product: Wilson Combat Vickers Elite Battlesight for H&K Pistols

This will be short and sweet. We’ve already done a review on the Vickers Elite Battlesights here from back in the day when they were first released for Glock pistols. Now there are front/rears available that are compatible with Heckler and Koch VP9, P30SK, P30L, P30, HK45, HK45C, and HK45C Tactical models. Although I liked the sight picture that the Heinie sights I had on my Read More →

SHOT Show 2017

Follow along here as we add more photos and news from SHOT Show 2017! 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 up to go back home, it’s easy to start conversations and guess exactly who is out here for SHOT Show. 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 →

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