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Accessories

Panzer Arms USA...

The Panzer Arms UltraLight Tactical 5.7x28mm upper receiver assembly is a self-contained drop-in upper half compatible with any mil-spec AR-15 lower receiver.
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Viktos Operatus Jacket
Viktos Operatus...

The Viktos Operatus Jacket is made from similar material as a woobie though not quite as “shiny” — the trim and construction are definitely a cut...
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DIY Custom Ruger...

I’ve always admired the remarkable Ruger success story of the 10/22 rifle. When I bought my first 10/22 in about 1973, I realized it was “pretty good”...
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Grayl Nosler...

Why in the world is a bullet maker messing around with water filters? I can’t answer this question — yet — but I got my hands on the Nosler Titanium...
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Elite Tactical...

Elite Tactical Systems (ETS) just makes great polymer magazines. I’ve used them for a while and they check all the boxes — great ergonomics, reliable...
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Viktos Upscale 3...

I ordered this as an antidote for the “tactical” look of most sling packs. As a confirmed practitioner of “Gray Man” tactics, I don’t want to...
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CLEANING

A Cleaning Kit...

New Otis Professional Cleaning Kit for GLOCKS. Finally, a cleaning kit for the Prince of Polymer Pistols.
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Four Cleaning...

Let’s face it: Gun cleaning can seem overwhelming to the newcomer. Poking my head into Brownells, there’s hundreds of different cleaners, degreasers,...
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Otis Rust...

Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) plastic bags are commonly used in industry to protect metal parts from oxidation. Unlike the bag you seal your sandwich in,...
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real avid master gun workstation
Real Avid Master...

Real Avid’s various gunsmithing tools are aimed at the novice but many professionals use them too. The latest, Real Avid’s Master Gun Workstation,...
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Compromise PART...

Percussion revolvers date all the way back to 1836 with Sam Colt’s Paterson, which was the first successful repeating firearm using percussion caps.
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Jealous Oil...

Gun Max Oil gets on my gun and chases all other previous oils away from the metal surfaces of my gun and takes everything over to the point where I can’t...
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Holsters

Girl Stuff

We think if the gun is deployed it had better do as good a job as it possibly can and better be as effective as it can, caliber and function wise.
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Flat As A Pancake

A discussion of a specific class of concealment holsters, known generically as the “Pancake.” I’ve always admired the concept of the Pancake rig,...
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Wide-Open Carry

Want to impress your friends? You can with some pretty fancy hide. Rather have something more practical for field use? There are plenty of options. As a...
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CrossBreed...

I wasn’t sure about this one until I tried it. After several days of pistol training, I discovered my misgivings were misguided — this thing works.
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Safariland...

Looking a bit like an alien body part, the new Schema from Safariland, raises the bar in looks and performance. At only $39.99, it uses a skeletonized body...
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Streamlight...

Pistol-mounted lights for a CCW handgun are certainly a benefit. Honestly, mounting a light on a subcompact is not commonly seen due to bulk and weight but...
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KNIVES

Spyderco Civilian

Take one look at the “reverse S” blade of the Spyderco Civilian, and you’ll likely intuit this is not a knife for chopping through wood, breaking down...
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TOPS Field Dog
TOPS Field Dog

The TOPS Field Dog is their latest skinner release and it hits a nice middle ground for processing a wide range of game.
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Finch Knife’s Shiv

The “shiv” is commonly known as a rough, handmade prison knife. Think of it as the Saturday Night Special of penitentiary life. Now, Finch Knife has...
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The Buck 110...

Throughout history, very few knives can be called “legendary,” and hands down, the Buck 110 Folding Hunter is one of them. Celebrating 60 years of...
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Break Out The...

Among the chores big knives can be used for are blazing a trail, shelter building, clearing a camp, chopping firewood, butchering large game and food...
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KA-BAR Ek...

The John Ek Commando series knives grew up in the shadow of the famed “KA-BAR Knife” during WWII and since, but it doesn’t detract from the important...
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LIGHTS & LASERS

Streamlight...

The new ProTac HL-X Pro offers half the light output of Streamlight’s beast ProTac 2.0 at a still-respectable 1,000 lumens. However, the HL-X Pro really...
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Wedge XT EDC Light

The Streamlight Wedge has been around for a couple of years and I carry mine nearly every day. The Wedge is a near-perfect EDC light except for one trifling...
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Splitting The...

It's more like a floodlight than most tactical lights. The Wedge XT design prevents surprises in the periphery.
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Streamlight...

The Streamlight ProTac 2.0 checks all the boxes — power (2,000 lumens), a simple and robust pic-rail mounting system and a stout rechargeable battery.
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Infinity X1 Lights

When tactical lights first came out, we all thought the 50 lumens they offered was astounding and could never get better.
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acebeam L19 2.0 light
Acebeam L19 2.0...

Repeat after me: “I want … no I need … a 2,200-lumen flashlight. A rechargeable one, please, with the ability to light something more than a half mile...
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Sights & Optics

Open Sights:...

In prone competition, my scores with aperture sights often equaled those fired with my 20x scope at identical targets. Open sights would have doomed them to...
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Optical...

Digits above the red dot drifted up into the corner of the screen: 496 yards. Incline of 11 degrees; 8 degrees tilt. The data would be updated 54 times a...
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Holosun SCS 320
Holosun SCS 320...

The wait is over. One of the most anticipated new optics previewed at SHOT Show earlier this year — the Holoson SCS 320 — is now available.
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Leupold RX-1500i...

If you’re going afield with intentions of lethally pestering antelope, mountain goats or even deer at longer-than-spitting distances, you need this gizmo...
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This Wolverine...

If you are going from a box-stock-Glock to an optic, the Swampfox Wolverine will be part of your dream build.
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Leupold 10x42 ...

Since I mostly hunt in the east, where 100 yards is often considered a long shot, I’ve mostly thought of binoculars as a nuisance. However, I’m a...
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