Barrett Introduces REC 7-DI

Look another AR-15! Yes indeed, it’s another AR-15. This time from Barrett, manufacturers of big fifties and keepers of at least one LAPD .50. While well known for their big bore boomsticks, Barrett has had a good deal of success with their REC7 line of piston driven AR-15s over the last few years. Sensing that […]

BlackPoint Tactical Offers TTAG Readers a Discount

Part of the appeal of the SHOT Show is the one-on-one contact with manufacturers that create the products we love to test. The schmoozing and occasional boozing allows for much better access than we’d ever get bouncing emails and texts back and forth. One of the manufacturers I looked forward to seeing was the group […]

Hands on with Barrett Model 98B Fieldcraft

Among one of the cooler bolt guns I fondled at the 2016 SHOT Show was the┬áModel 98B Fieldcraft from Barrett. I’m a sucker for a cool bolt gun and Barrett certainly has a history of making “reach out and touch it” rifles. The Fieldcraft has been out for about a year and brings a couple […]

Rugged Suppressors Introduces Obsidian 45

At this year’s SHOT show, I was tasked with covering the various silencer manufacturers in attendance. I figured this would be a day long task, but it ended up taking the better part of three days to visit all the manufacturers I found, and I still missed some. It seemed like the majority of the […]

Hill & Mac Gunworks Introduces STG-N, P, and K

Sadly, I didn’t grow up poring over history books related to firearms. I was more of an aviation buff, so the significance of historical guns has been lost on me. I appreciate the mechanical function of older guns, but I’m a bit of a Johnny-come-lately to the world of old guns. Chances are that if […]

Hands on with Rugged Suppressors’ Surge 7.62

In my efforts to keep my ear to the ground on things silencer-related at SHOT Show 2016, I enlisted the help of my friend Mark Kuczka at Accurate Ordnance. Mark is well versed in the happenings of the gun industry and served me well as my wilderness guide, helping me forge through the miles of […]

Hands on with Stiller’s 2500XR

Several years ago, Nick and I accepted an invite from a friend of the Kee family to check out his extensive gun collection. As two young pups, neither of us have amassed anything that could really be called a “collection.” Weirdly, of all the very interesting rifles he had in his collection, the one we […]

ALG Introduces AK Recoil Spring

ALG Defense has been slowly adding more SKUs to their lineup in the last year with a special eye towards AK owners. Late in 2015, they debuted a low cost AK trigger replacement, and the 2016 SHOT show saw them bring several new springs to the market. One of those is a new recoil spring […]

Griffin Armament Introduces Their New AR-15

Griffin Armament has been on a tear lately releasing new silencers for 2016, and ramping up production to meet the demand generated by dealers. I’ve had the chance to shoot some of their cans and I found them to be well built, and very quiet. I’ve exchanged quite a few emails and texts with owners, […]