Quick Tip – Silencer Pot Holder

pot holderIf you shoot a suppressed rifle chances are at some point you have needed to handle a hot suppressor. I have seen makeshift solutions from using an old t-shirt or work glove to a pile of newspapers.

Recently we were testing a suppressor for point of impact shift. This required shooting, removing, reinstalling, repeating. Over and over again. We were racing the sunset so waiting was not an option. After the first few shots the silencer was a little warm and continued to heat up as we shot. Continue reading Quick Tip – Silencer Pot Holder

Mail Call Mondays Season 2 #28 – Range Etiquette

Hot brass, loud brakes, litterbugs, or just inconsiderate shooters….what tics you off at the range?

Magpul Sues for Magazine Patent Infringement

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On July 25, 2013 Magpul Industries, Corp. filed suit in United States District Court, Colorado, alleging that four companies infringed on their patents by manufacturing, distributing and selling magazines utilizing Magpul’s designs.

The four companies named in the suit are Big Rock Sports/SwampfoxCole IndustriesPlinker Tactical and Promag. Continue reading Magpul Sues for Magazine Patent Infringement

Rainier Arms Raptor AR15 Charging Handle Review

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Rainier Arms Raptor Charging Handle

I am a big fan of the old saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The AR15 is a highly upgradeable platform. You can change just about any component in minutes. The drawback to this is that it makes it easy to pile on unneeded accessories. Charging handles are not immune. Continue reading Rainier Arms Raptor AR15 Charging Handle Review

Mail Call Mondays Season 2 #27 – Scope Height, Levels, BDC and Annealing


Continue reading Mail Call Mondays Season 2 #27 – Scope Height, Levels, BDC and Annealing

Hornady Suspends Production of 178gr BTHP and Other Lower Demand Bullets

Hornady Manufacturing Inc. has recently released a statement on their website suspending production of lower demand products. Citing the unprecedented demand for their most popular products, Hornady stated that they cannot justify the machine downtime to produce the lower demand items. Hornady has posted a list of products that they will be producing to the end of 2013. If your favorite bullet is not on the list, you better stock up now! Continue reading Hornady Suspends Production of 178gr BTHP and Other Lower Demand Bullets

XLR Industries Carbon Chassis Review

xlr-logo-blackRifle chassis systems are a great addition for a tactical rifle shooter. No two shooters are exactly alike and a chassis system allows a shooter to easily fit the rifle to their body. A rifle that fits better is more comfortable to shoot. Chassis systems are not without their drawbacks. Most add a good deal of weight to the rifle. This is what first attracted me to the XLR Industries Carbon Chassis.

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MATEN Project stretches its legs at Rockcastle Shooting Center (1000 yards)

The MATEN did not perform as well as I had hoped it would with the 168gr Black Hills Gold at long range. Once we get a chance to work up a long range load specifically tailored to the MATEN’s 16″ barrel we will give this another go. Right now the rifle should be considered and excellent 800 yard option. Since the MATEN was intended as a LE Sniper/DMR Rifle is has passed the test and I consider it a success. We will still be running a 100 yard accuracy test and a “debrief” about how well each component worked for us.

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