On a cool dark Michigan morning, I found myself driving up highway 66. I was not quite sure what I was looking for since this would be my first trip to the Marksmanship Training Center. Locating a range for the first time can often be like an easter egg hunt. Thankfully GPS coordinates (+44.482147, -85.178525) for MTC were posted on the registration page.
As I neared the coordinates, I saw a small yard sign advertising the Guardian Long Competition next to a dirt road. A little further down the dirt road, you arrive at the gate to the Marksmanship Training Center. The large permanent MTC sign here makes is pretty unmistakable. Continue reading Guardian Long Range Competition – Marksmanship Training Center, Michigan (10.08.16)
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!
The Glock 17 is arguably one of the most popular combat handguns since the 1911 or Hi-Power. They are relatively inexpensive, and easy for novices to shoot. While the handgun itself is relatively inexpensive, the magazines are not. Until recently, Glock has had a monopoly on magazines to feed your 9mm Glock. This has kept retail prices around $25 with LE pricing not much lower. This reason alone caused me to perk up when Magpul announced a Glock compatible Pmag. Continue reading Magpul PMAG 17 GL9 Glock Magazine Review
Modular Driven Technologies is a Canadian based company that has been making rifle accessories for some time now. In the past we have reviewed the LSS chassis and the HS3. After reviewing those systems, we received several requests to review the TAC21. The MDT TAC21 Chassis predates the LSS and HS3. It seems to sit at the opposite end of the design spectrum. All three chassis use AR type stocks and grips. The LSS and HS3 take an almost minimalist approach to chassis design. The TAC21 is a behemoth in comparison. Continue reading Modular Driven Technologies TAC 21 Chassis Review