Gear

If you need it in the field we will do our best to review it here. Learn about bags, packs, pouches, holsters, scopes, sights, ammunition and anything else you need to be ahead of the curve.

Swiss New Pistol Offers Sneak Peak at Soon to come New Aimpoint

Thanks to the Bron i Aamunicja Facebook page we are all getting a sneak peak at the new Aimpoint pistol mounted optic. You will notice a very clearly marked Aimpoint on the left-hand picture of this new service pistol. The design looks fantastic, and we are all very excited to get our hands on it. The gun also appears to have a: …

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Modifying the Defensive Firearm

Editors Note: When you look at a publication that makes it’s money selling ad space for firearms accessories and modifications and you see repeated articles encouraging gun owners to train and focus on raw skill vs buying the next gadget take note. Bill’s bio speaks for itself and he is the type of man that has had to defend his …

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Review: BG Defense Type-A SIPR [Updated: Jan. 2017]

In 1957 Mr. Stoner, Mr. Sullivan, and Mr. Fremont finalized the design on the AR-15. In the 58 years since the Armalite debuted the number of iterations, manufacturers, variations and updates that are incorporated into the AR-15 rifle concept has exploded exponentially. The last 12 years have been especially fertile in the design and manufacturing aspects with the perfect storm of the …

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Factor Cossatot 1000 and 1000XL Flashlight Review

It does not get much more tactical than all the lumens. Unfortunately, flashlights and knives often take a back seat to fancy guns in IG pocket dumps, but they take the forefront in everyday usage. When I look at flashlights, I typically categorize them into 3 categories for EDC. Tactical weapon lights, pocket carry low lumen utility lights, and heavier duty …

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Guns by the Numbers, not Mythology

In the last couple weeks I’ve had a great number of conversations circulating around the topic of good carry guns and how to win and survive a violent encounter. There are a great deal of nearly mythic attributes that a great many people assign to firearms and other defensive tools and I want to make a general address here that …

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Vanquest Envoy 3 Review – Making a Great Bag Better

The Vanquest Envoy 2.0 messenger bag has been a favorite of mine since our original review back in 2014. This year’s update to Envoy 3.0 has made a great bag, even better. If you’re unfamiliar with the previous Envoy 2.0 review or want more background on the features not covered here, you can read more about it here: http://248shooter.com/index.php/vanquest-envoy-2-0-messenger-bag-review/ What’s …

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New Walther PPS Gen 2 Review

Single-stack, 9mm sub-compact pistols are a market that has proven to have staying power, and Walther secured a spot as a top contender in this market with the introduction of their original PPS back in 2007. The new release of the PPS M2, however, changes characteristics that made the original feel like a European gun, and bring it more inline …

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Raven Concealment Eidolon The Modular Holster

When I think of modular, the last thing that comes to mind is a holster, until the Eidolon. The Raven Concealment Eidolon might be the most modular holster invented. We are not all shaped the same. Some of us have swimmers body’s, others of us look more like a muffin top, Grimace or any other number of portly figures. Not …

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Pelican 1700 Review with Pak Rite Foam

We took a Pelican 1700 for a spin over the last 90 days to review, and it updated my opinion on hard cases. Hard cases felt like a good idea when I first started my gun collection. Quickly I built a corner of my office that is dedicated to all my assorted sized cases. I seldom used them preferring lighter, …

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You Need a Glock 19, Part 2

  Several weeks ago I published a short article on choosing a defensive handgun that was, in a tongue and cheek manner, implying shooters need a Glock 19 and on a more serious note a peer handgun of some sort on par with the Glock 19. In that article, I cast a fairly wide net on the definition of a ‘peer firearm’ and …

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