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Is Starbucks going Anti-Gun?

Guns and Coffee IMG_8505In an open letter from CEO Howard Schultz on Starbucks’ website, Shultz asks:

“…today we are respectfully requesting that customers no longer bring firearms into our stores or outdoor seating areas—even in states where “open carry” is permitted—unless they are authorized law enforcement personnel.”

Shultz cites growing tension between the pro and anti-gun groups as well as a long standing desire just to be left out of the argument. Continue reading Is Starbucks going Anti-Gun?

HSGI Double Decker Taco – First Look

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I use a wide array of rifle systems. This can be somewhat difficult when it comes time to setup my gear. One day I may be running an AK, another day it may be an AICS based rifle. The next day I may be using an AR15 or AR10. All use vastly different magazines. Of course there is the option to setup different rigs for each system. There is also the option to just purchase separate magazine pouches and swap them out for each system. A better option is the HSGI Double Decker Taco. Continue reading HSGI Double Decker Taco – First Look

Aegis Armory “The Shield” Hybrid Holster Review

Aegis Armory "The Shield" Hybrid Holster in Carbon Fiber Kydex and Black Leather.
Aegis Armory “The Shield” Hybrid Holster in Carbon Fiber Kydex and Black Leather.

Recently I was contacted by Stephen at Aegis Armory, inquiring if I would like to take a look at the holsters they produce. Since carrying a handgun is a requirement of my profession (and just good common sense), I agreed. I jumped over to their Facebook page and took a look at what they offered. Continue reading Aegis Armory “The Shield” Hybrid Holster Review

The Supported Prone Position

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Arguably the most stable and accurate rifle position is the supported prone position. Most of us began our rifle training with this position. It is one of the easier positions to master and is the primary position used in most “tactical” precision rifle matches. What better reason to start our Precision Rifle Skills Series with the Supported Prone position. Continue reading The Supported Prone Position

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

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.