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.

Patriot Cases Foam Cutting Instructions and Review

If you have ever had to fly with a weapon or spend large periods of time outdoors in inclement weather, you have probably purchased a hard case for your weapon. Both pistol and rifle cases fit into the same mold for hard cases. You typically have some form of heavy duty plastic shell that can be secured and then locked …

Read More »

ALG Defense Ergonmic Modular Rail (EMR) Free Float Review

There is no shortage of rails in the marketplace for the AR-15. The usual suspects are the magpul drop ins, quad rails, free float rails and many variations on those. For many years it was an all or nothing mentality for AR-15 owners, you either kept the generic handguard or put a quad rail which was commonly referred to as …

Read More »

It 95 Falco Leather Holster Review

Falco Holsters was introduced to me differently than the other reviews done here. I received a link in a chat message from the owner of 248Shooter with a simple instruction “pick a holster”. Not one to question something like that from a friend I began surveying the selection all the while Charlie is describing Falco Holsters. My honest first reaction, …

Read More »

Tactical Tailor Phantom Trekker SBR Bag Review

SB610 makes SBR’s or Short Barrel Rifles legal in the great state of Michigan. With this change we are seeing a unprecedented rush of new registrations for SBR’s and an increase in registrations for AR and AK pistols so that people can begin building now while they await a tax stamp. Once those stamps start to arrive and people take …

Read More »

The Basics of Body Armor

AR500 armor is a company that focuses on making body armor affordable for the average person. In addition to making affordable gear they have been working hard to make people aware of the legality of body armor. To be clear there is no rules prohibiting you from owning body armor. While it is not inexpensive the cost is much lower …

Read More »

Building an AR Pattern Rifle: An Interlude of Quietly Mumbled Profanity (Part 3)

Keith has completed his series on building his AR pattern rifle. Thank you Keith for your hard work in documenting and sharing your experience. Part 2 Part 1 At long last my 248 friends, the finale! Part 3 will be short and sweet. The upper receiver group of the AR rifle is our last piece. The upper receiver, as those …

Read More »

K Rounds IWB Appendix Holster Review

This is now the third attempt I have made to appendix carry. I am still not sold on this method of carry, what I am sold on though is this ingenious holster made by K Rounds. You may remember K Rounds from our previous review of the In-N-Out Holster. We have spent another 30 days rigorously testing their IWB KYDEX Appendix Holster. …

Read More »

AR500 Armor® Tactical EPIK (IFAK) Review

We have discussed the importance of carrying a true trauma kit. Not a boo boo kit, or a basic first aid kit. First Aid kits are useful and you should be keeping one in your car especially if you’re a parent. However we are talking about a true trauma kit that is designed to deal with potentially fatal injuries associated with …

Read More »

Building an AR Pattern Rifle: An Interlude of Quietly Mumbled Profanity (Part 2)

Keith our resident instructor and build fanatic is back again to share his journey of mumbled profanity commonly known as his building an AR series. Part 3 Part 1  This time around we are focusing on actually building the AR rifle as opposed to the decision to build or buy. Personally this is my 6th AR15 (not counting the M16A2’s, …

Read More »