Improved AK Series – Updating a Classic

Improved AK ScreenshotA rack grade AK47 is one of the greatest battle rifles ever designed. While many will argue which battle rifle is the “best” the AK almost always makes the list for consideration. The AK does suffer some setbacks. It is an old design. The ergonomics favor smaller shooters. The iron sights are poor in low light and the system does not lend well to installing optics. Continue reading Improved AK Series – Updating a Classic

Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm Throw Down PCL First Look

IMG_3175We recently received a new Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm rifle scope. Our first impression is this scope offers a lot of value for the price. They retail for approximately $230.

The AR Optics 1-4×24 features a First Focal Plane BTR-1 reticle and 0.1 mRad turrets. The BTR-1 is a bullet drop compensated reticle designed for the .223 cartridge. When we do our full review we will report back with what bullet and muzzle velocity match up with the reticle. Continue reading Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x24mm Throw Down PCL First Look

Glock Armorer’s Course

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Today I had the chance to attend the Glock Armorer’s Course. Nothing earth shattering. Learned some tips and some quicker ways to do some stuff I was already doing. I did ask some questions that you guys posed: Continue reading Glock Armorer’s Course

Diamondback in the Rough!

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I usually try to stay away from products made in China. However, every once in awhile you find a gem. The Vortex Diamondback Binoculars are one of those gems. Continue reading Diamondback in the Rough!

Don’t shoot cheap bullets!

IMG_8547_1080With ammo costs soaring and availability down to nothing, many shooters look for any way they can shoot more and spend less.

One reoccurring theme I have seen is for shooters to “break in” a rifle with cheap ammo. It seems the idea is that the first shots out of a rifle are too inaccurate to use match ammo. Another often stated use for cheap ammo is to “sight in” the rifle. I don’t understand either of these methods. Continue reading Don’t shoot cheap bullets!

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

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