THIS is why I get upset about the Counterfeit Atlas bipods:
At the range this morning a gentleman saw my Atlas bipod and mentioned that he just really wasn’t happy with his. I was standing about five feet away from his rig and could see that it was a fake Atlas. He was sure it was legit because it says “Atlas Patented” on the bipod and the box had Atlas marked on it. I pulled my real Atlas off of the MATEN and pointed out the differences. I even showed him that the “problem” he was having with his didn’t exist on the legit model. THIS is the issue. He is a pretty friendly guy. There is no telling how many people he told about his “problem”. This may have cost several sales and cost B&T Industries some revenue. In addition, this guy got suckered into buying a Chinese product when he thought he was getting a good deal on an American made piece of hardware. I don’t have any issue with guys who just don’t like the Atlas or who think they are overpriced. That’s fine, don’t buy them. I just have issues with people who will buy stolen intellectual property and try to justify it. I have an even bigger problem with scumbags who will pass off counterfeit products and ripoff shooters who don’t know how to spot them.
We have been working with the Nightforce B.E.A.S.T. Rifle Scope for quite awhile now. We have shot it on numerous different rifle systems and in competition and training. It is a phenomenal scope, but is it worth the money? Check out our video review and see if you think the Nightforce B.E.A.S.T. really is the Best Example of Advanced Scope Technology.
Years ago, it was uncommon to see someone outside of the military or Law Enforcement carrying a handgun with a weapon light. As lights became more compact and less expensive, they became much more common. More and more citizens began to add weapon lights to their concealed carry handguns. Inforce has released a new product to make this even easier.
Traditionally, adding a weapon light to your favorite compact handgun also added unwanted bulk and made it less comfortable to conceal. Lights add some significant length if not also thickness to a pistol. Inforce solved this by taking one of the most popular concealed carry handguns, the Glock 19, and designing a weapon light to fill the empty space under the dust cover. Continue reading Inforce APLc Glock Pistol Light Review
Muzzle velocity is a critical component to plotting the ballistic trajectory of a precision rifle. It is easy to look up the dimensions and ballistic coefficient of the bullet you are shooting. However the muzzle velocity is unique to each rifle. You cannot rely on velocities printed on cartridge boxes or even the numbers your buddy gave you for his pet load. The easiest way to obtain an accurate muzzle velocity is to measure it with precision equipment. The Magnetospeed V3 Chronograph makes this a simple task. Continue reading Magnetospeed V3 Chronograph Review
Early in November, Nightforce was kind enough to invite us to CORE Shooting Solutions in Baker, FL. to check out some of their new products. There was an update to the SHV 5-20×56 elevation turret, a new reticle (Mil-C) and a slick new Nightforce branded Carbon Fiber Tripod. Those were interesting, but the star of the show was the new ATACR F1 7-35x56mm. Continue reading First Look: Nightforce ATACR F1 7-35x56mm
When you carry a handgun for most of your waking hours a good belt is a critical component. Much like the “perfect” holster, shooters are always on the hunt for a better belt.
One of the problems that I frequently encounter with stiff “tactical” style web belts, is that I either cannot get them tight enough or they work loose. Leather “buckle” style belts often cause you to choose between one hole or another (or punching your own hole). The Nexbelt is advertised as being able to solve both of these problems.
Nexbelt was kind enough to send us one of their new Titan BD Tactical Ratchet Belts to review. I have been wearing the Titan BD daily for several weeks now both in my daily routine and at the range. This is quickly becoming my belt of choice. Continue reading Nexbelt – We Review The Belt with No Holes
Dry fire is critical to maintaining a high level of proficiency with any firearm. Anything that makes this chore easier grabs our attention. When I came across the Dry Fire Device from Friendsville Precision, it made me take notice. Continue reading Dry Fire Device Review
Some time ago I had an online conversation with one of our viewers about the Atlas Bipod, produced by B&T Industries. Kasey at B&T has been a long time supporter of what we do and his company produces as solid product that has been supporting rifles, killing bad-guys at home and abroad for many years. In addition, B&T Industries is a huge supporter of Precision Rifle Matches. It has become commonplace to see a “Ace of Spades” stage at the start of the match, with the chance of winning a bipod.
Our viewer lamented that the Atlas was too expensive for his income bracket and he had purchased a copy from Amazon for much less. Continue reading Counterfeit Parts, The Atlas Bipod Confusion.
As a precision rifle shooter, I am a bit of a trigger snob. I was forced to qualify in the Marine Corps with a rack grade M16A2 with a horribly gritty trigger with loads of creep. Whenever I hear the term “USGI Trigger”, I always think back to those ugly triggers. This reaction caused me to put off looking at the ALG Defense Advanced Combat Trigger. The ALG ACT is essentially a USGI type trigger with a couple of added features. After using the ACT, I may have to re-evaluate my prejudice against USGI type triggers. Continue reading ALG Defense Advanced Combat Trigger (ACT)
We have been using the Pmag 17 GL9 in our Glock 17 for several months now. In competition and training we have put thousands of rounds through them without issue. When Magpul announced the release of the Pmag 21 GL9, we rushed to get our hands on one.
The Pmag 21 GL9 looks identical to the Pmag 17 GL9. The Pmag 21 extends from the bottom of the Glock 17 in order to make room for those four extra 9mm cartridges. The Pmag 21 also has 10, 15 and 21 round witness holes in the side.
The Pmag 21 GL9 uses the same floor plate as the Pmag 17. This includes the “dot matrix” marking area. This also means that the Pmag 21 will accept the Magpul L-Plate rubberized floor plate. If you are not forced to work within competition magazine length rules, the L-Plate is a worthy upgrade for these magazines.
We ran the Pmag 21 GL9 hard for 150 rounds to get a feel for the reliability. We did not have a single stoppage that I could attribute to the magazine. The mag-dumps were flawless. We ran 50 repetitions of “one-shot” drills to see how reliably the Pmag 21 would lock the slide back on our Glock 17. We only encountered one instance where the slide failed to lock. We could not reproduce the error.
If you have a need to gas up your Glock with 21 round magazines, the Magpul Pmag 21 GL9 is a great option. At $19.95 MSRP they are the most cost-effective method at increasing the magazine capacity of your Glock. Hopefully Magpul will have the 27 round version out soon!