Gun Review: Bergara HMR

Four years ago the Ruger Precision Rifle hit the scene and set in motion a series of events worthy of a separate treatise. There were many compelling things about that rifle, but the most important was the price tag – $999.99. What the RPR also had was a lot of compromise. If you got a […]

Saying Goodbye to Ron

Our good friend Ron passed away the very first day of this year, and I suppose it’s taken me a month or so to wrap my mind around it. For one, Ron has been a fixture in my life for as long as I care to remember things. Second, Ron was always “old” but he […]

Silencer Review: Dead Air Sandman K

note: The silencer and range time for this review was provided by Capitol Armory, located in Cedar Park, TX.  Of great joy to me is using a product and seeing the design ethos behind it. Getting to know the designer of a silencer, then shooting the silencer he designed, and seeing the physical embodiment of […]

Gun Review: Accurate Ordnance .223 Trainer

Having spent a great deal of time behind the trigger of an Accurate Ordnance built rifle, I’ve come to expect great, and I mean truly great, things. My AO built rifle is thoroughly, completely, and wholly accurate and consistent in ways that still shock me.

Gear Review: Gemtech Suppressed Bolt Carrier

The unfortunate reality that faces many silencer owners is that their AR-15 pistols and rifles are not designed or built to complement a silencer screwed to the muzzle. The reason for this is simple. The AR-15 is a gas operated rifle that relies on a portion of the expanding gases produced during the firing of […]

Gun Review: Roughneck Firearms Roughneck 10

Few things in life rival time spent behind a very expensive rifle. Oh sure, time with loved ones, walks on beaches, and well marbled ribeyes can certainly vie for top billing, but there’s a special place for crisp two stage triggers and bolts that slide like two pieces of oiled glass. Like all good degenerate […]

Gear Review: EZ Trimit

If you’re considering a foray into reloading, know that there are those among us who would seek to keep you from knowing the truth. That truth: reloading — and I mean really doing it — can turn into a massive time suck. And the majority of your time is spent on brass preparation. Everyone is happy […]

Gear Review: US Optics LR-17

The world of optics is a big one. You can’t throw a stone in an online store without hitting at least forty different types of scopes for your favorite blaster. They range from the cheap and crummy to unholy expensive bespoke models. But as you move up the stack towards stout, bombproof scopes with crystal clear optics […]