Category Archives: Tools

Lyman Borecam Borescope Review

The interior of a rifle’s bore is a mystery to most shooters. When a professional gunsmith wants to take a look inside the bore of a rifle, he usually turns to tools costing $1500 or more. This is out of the reach of most shooters. When Lyman contacted us and asked us to take a look at their Borecam Digital Borescope, we jumped at the opportunity. Continue reading Lyman Borecam Borescope Review

VISM Universal Pistol Rear Sight Tool Review

Pushing off the factory Glock plastic sight.
Pushing off the factory Glock plastic sight.

Replacing the sights on a handgun can be a frustrating task. The simplest method is to clamp the slide in a vice and drift the sight off with a brass punch. While this is an inexpensive method, it offers a great chance of damage to the slide and sight. In addition to the risk of damage, it makes it difficult to make fine adjustments to the zero of the handgun.

There are a number of sight installation tools on the market to make this job safer and easier. Unfortunately, many of them are make/model specific and expensive. This is why I was excited when I came across the VISM Universal Rear Sight Installation Tool. Continue reading VISM Universal Pistol Rear Sight Tool Review

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

We 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!

Xtreme Hardcore Gear “Tank” Scope Level Review

Xtreme_Tank_Level_20150509_T3i_007Few things frustrate shooters more than getting a scope level. It is one of the critical steps during installation of a rifle scope. Leveling a scope in the shop can be a tricky process. Usually we are in an area that is too small to allow a rifle scope to focus properly. This makes using a plumb line to square the reticle almost impossible. Xtreme Hardcore Gear has a simpler method. Continue reading Xtreme Hardcore Gear “Tank” Scope Level Review

Leatherman Skeletool CX Review

Leatherman Skeletool CX

Recently, Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. send us one of their slick little Skeletool multi-tools to review. This can be viewed as the little brother to the MUT we previously reviewed.

I have carried some form of knife in my pocket for most of my life. They have ranged from large defensive folders to small utility knives. Big knives are awesome, but the reality is that their size is a problem for most mundane tasks. I carry a medium sized lock blade for utility and a backup self-defense weapon. However, often a blade just can’t solve the problem at hand. We learn early on as boys that using a knife as a screwdriver can quickly ruin the blade, the screw and possibly the hand nearby. Knives are also totally useless for tightening nuts or bolts. For many tasks a blade just can’t cut it. Continue reading Leatherman Skeletool CX Review

MINITS iWitness Kit Review

MINITS iWitness AW4-RS Kit
MINITS iWitness AW4-RS Kit attached to a SWFA SS 3-15x Rifle Scope

Have you ever wanted to show someone exactly what you saw through your riflescope when you took a shot? How about being able to record through your spotting scope? Would you like that video to be in high definition? How about being able to instantly upload to the internet without spending thousands of dollars? If you have a popular smartphone you are in luck. Vision Pro Shop has a solution for you. Continue reading MINITS iWitness Kit Review

Battle Systems Vinyl Tape

Battle Systems Vinyl Tape

No matter if you are a Marine Infantryman, SWAT Team Operator or just a guy going for a hike, securing loose straps is necessary step. Loose straps can be annoying, but also pose a significant problem when they tangle, catch in other gear or on the environment. In some situations they can even contribute to a negligent discharge.

In the past, electrical tape was the tool of choice for securing those straps. It was cheap, easy to find and quick to apply. Someone usually had a roll stashed in their gear. The problem is that electrical tape leaves a gooey mess behind when you remove it to adjust something or turn your gear in. For this reason I got a grin when I read a GearScout post about Battle Systems Vinyl Tape.

Battle Systems Vinyl Tape feels much like electrical taps, but comes in Coyote Brown color and has an adhesive that is specifically formulated for the task of securing gear. It is 3/4″ wide and comes on a 60′ roll for $4.99. In use the Battle Systems tape applies just like electrical tape. It sticks as well as electrical tape, but does not leave the goo behind.

Battle Systems L.L.C. is a Veteran Owned Business that specializes in developing common-sense products and solutions for America’s warriors.

Leatherman Rail Review

Leatherman Rail_20131227_T3i_035_1080The Leatherman Tool Group makes some amazing tools for a wide variety of purposes. We recently reviewed the Leatherman MUT, a tool dedicated to the maintenance of the M16 series rifles. For those looking for a lighter, smaller and less expensive option for M16/M4/AR maintenance the Leatherman Rail may be the answer. Continue reading Leatherman Rail Review