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Triad Tactical Precision Rifle Carry Case Review

TriadDragBag_20130421_60D_16The Precision Rifle Carry Case (PRCC) is a new “drag bag” style rifle case from Triad Tactical. There are scores of drag bags on the market, but the Triad PRCC is different. Many of the drag bags I have used in the past are bulked up with added “features” not really needed for “dragging” a rifle on a stalk. The PRCC is designed with simplicity in mind. Gone is the floppy “nose cone” and strap storage compartment. Also eliminated is the snap closure that usually covers the zipper. Instead the zipper is protected by the surrounding material. Continue reading Triad Tactical Precision Rifle Carry Case Review

Remember them well.

WTC_B&WAs you go about your day today please take a moment to remember those who died on this day twelve years ago. They didn’t realize they were at war. They didn’t realize someone hated them so badly that they were willing to commit mass murder in the name of a twisted religion. Some died sitting at their desks. Others died trying to save lives. Likely none realized that was their last day to live. Take a moment to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you. Go about your day with a vigilant eye. Remember that somewhere, someone is planning to kill Americans simply because we are.

We will NEVER Forget. We will fight.

Magpul MS4 Dual QD Multi-Mission Sling Review

Magpul MS4 Dual QD Multi-Mission Sling (photo by John McQuay)
Magpul MS4 Dual QD Multi-Mission Sling (photo by John McQuay)

The number of sling designs on the market today are mind boggling. Only a few stand out from the sea of nylon webbing. The Magpul MS4 is one.

I first became acquainted with Magpul slings when they released the MS2. Several of our SWAT Team members purchased them. I tried them out, but since my rifle was not setup with an ASAP plate or appropriate loop, I couldn’t make use of it. The idea was sound. The single point sling was a necessity I loathed. It made switching to support side simple when flowing through a building. However when the entry was done and it was time to escort prisoners out or assist in a search I found my rifle constantly banging about. So much so that I was grateful for the groin protection on my vest. Continue reading Magpul MS4 Dual QD Multi-Mission Sling Review

Save ammo when replacing your rifle scope.

Green Laser Zero_20130906_T3i_007_1080We test quite a few scopes here. This requires mounting and zeroing scopes often. With match ammunition and reloading components as scarce and expensive as they are, anything that can save you ammo is a huge bonus. We found a quick tip to mount your scope without wasting ammo. Continue reading Save ammo when replacing your rifle scope.

2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge AAR Coming Soon

John McQuay shooting the 100 Yard Hostage Drill at the 2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge.

Fear not. We are working on the After Action Report for the 2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge. It was a fantastic match. Since I was competing, I did not get a chance to shoot photos and videos like I had hoped. Thankfully Terry Doi was there with his camera to capture some great shots. We will be featuring some in our write up and video AAR.

Stay tuned!

Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC – First Look

IMG_2994The sound of the UPS truck is always a welcome break to the work day. This time Big Brown brought us some love from Bushnell Tactical in the form of the new Fusion 1 Mile binoculars. The Fusion 1 Mile comes in three favors (8x , 10×42 and 12x). All three are equipped with a built in LASER rangefinder. Bushnell sent us the “just right” 10x42mm variety. Continue reading Bushnell Fusion 1 Mile ARC – First Look

AR15 Build Box

AR15 Build BoxFor some of us, building an AR15 is routine. We have boxes of small parts laying about in a semi-organized manner. When it’s time to build, out come the tupperware containers and armorers tools. For a new builder it may seem a little daunting to keep those parts organized until it is time to assemble. It may be difficult to look at the pile of parts and determine if anything is missing. Paul Scott at has the answer.

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