Mail Call Mondays Season 5 #1 – 2016 SHOT Show Industry Day

We are back with Season 5 of “Mail Call Mondays”! Thanks to all of our viewers for putting up with us for this long. This week we discuss the SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range. This was held the Monday prior to the SHOT Show at the Boulder City Range. It was a great time and gave us the chance to get “hands on” with some new gear. Make sure you also check out our 2016 SHOT Show Playlist with videos from the show floor. We will be adding more videos every couple of days until we have exhausted our footage. Also stay tuned for our Shot Show Recap article.

Recover Tactical CC3H 1911 Grip and Rail System

Recover Tactical 1911During the 2014 SHOT Show, we were wandering the floor and came across the Recover Tactical booth. What at first looked like an interesting set of grips, turned out to be a novel, inexpensive way to add a light rail to an slick 1911. The product has gone through some changes. Now we have finally taken the time to get our hands on the product and see how well it works. Continue reading →

American Built Arms Mod*X Chassis Review

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Remington 700 in the Mod*X Chassis, equipped with a Spuhr ISMS and Bushnell XRS. Suppressed by Thunderbeast Arms 30P-1 and Armageddon Gear cover.

We have used and reviewed a variety of chassis systems for bolt action rifles. At this point you would think that we would be tired of breaking out our test-action and bolting it into another. However each time we try a new chassis, we find things we like, dislike and may have never considered before. When American Built Arms contacted us to take a look at their Mod*X chassis, we humbly accepted.

The AB Arms, Mod*X Chassis is an “AR Type” chassis system. It utilizes an aluminum center section that accepts AR type buttstocks and pistol grips. The forend tube is similar to the railed hand guards used on AR rifles, but uses a proprietary attachment, unique to the Mod*X. Standard AR rail systems will not work on the Mod*X. Continue reading →

Alpenlore EDC Adventure Belt Review

AlpenloreI have worn a belt daily since Boot Camp. It just became a habit. It became even more necessary when I started carrying a firearm as part of my routine. Belts usually serve the sole purpose of holding up your pants or keeping your firearm where it belongs. A good belt can do both at the same time, but that is about where it’s usefulness ends. That is why we were excited when a package from Alpenlore Adventure Belts showed up at our door. Alpenlore Adventure Belts produce a novel belt that doubles as a survival kit. Continue reading →

Short Action Precision “Run n’ Gun” Bag Review

Short Action Precision "Run n' Gun" Bag in Multicam with "Flush Cup Swivel" Option.
Short Action Precision “Run n’ Gun” Bag in Multicam with “Flush Cup Swivel” Option.

Rear bags come in an overwhelming variety of shapes and sizes. Some are simple. Some have a ton of features. It would be easy to crank out a quick review of something as simple as a shooting bag. However, to get a real feel for how a bag performs, takes time. I spend five months working with the new Short Action Precision “Run n’ Gun” bag. I really wanted to see if once the “new” wore off, I stuck with it or went back to one of my previous bags. After five months, it’s still the bag I reach for during most of my shooting sessions. Continue reading →

Exclusive First look at the Borka Tools Adjustable Torque Driver (ATD-EFK)

Borka ADT-EFKWe have been using the new Borka Tools Adjustable Torque Driver-Expanded Field Kit for about a week now. This is one slick little tool. Everything from the pouch it comes in to the hard chrome plated bits have been very well though out and cleanly executed. This tool will most likely reign supreme as my favorite “gun” tool on the bench! Keep your eyes peeled. There will be a group buy coming soon!