I swore I would never become a trigger snob. I believe I have succeeded. The AR15’s stock, single-stage, mil-spec weight trigger works fine. I’ve shot targets out at 500 yards with an unaltered mil-spec M-16A2 rifle. The same can be said for the SCAR series rifles. The stock FN single-stage triggers with their moderate weight and clean break (on both …Read More »
AR500 Armor Wants You in PE!
Polyethylene The fine folks of AR500 dropped me a line that their latest addition to their rifle armor offerings is on sale. Seriously on sale. Like an exceptional Testudo carrier and UHMWPE plates for less than a pair of plates normally on sale. Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene offers a lighter weight, greater mobility, increased comfort load out of rifle rated …Read More »
3 Gun Fun!
From Team Hollis A few weeks ago my husband and I attended a 3 gun competition at South Kent Sportsman’s Club (http://www.sksc.org/). It was my first three gun match so instinctively I was a bundle of nerves, not knowing expectations and course rules. But after an hour or so of being there I decided that this was going to be …Read More »
Review: The Desantis SL Raptor, IWB/OWB Carry and Level II Retention
The majority of Kydex holsters use a tension retention system. Manufacturers, using a variety of methods, provide an (usually) adjustable level of retention on the firearm to hold it inside the holster during carry and keep it from being lost unintentionally. It is the most common method and it works well but like all systems it has limitations and draw …Read More »
AmmoToGo Plays with Jello… For Science
The team over at AmmoToGo.com has tested their lineup of hollow point ammunition, which included almost 100 different loads, covering four of the most popular calibers – 9mm, .45 ACP, .40 S&W, and .380 Auto. They then analyzed and compared the data against the set of performance standards used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This helped them measure variables …Read More »
PE Class with AR500 Armor, Physics not Physical
There is a universal truth to armor. It sucks to wear. The materials capable of stopping a bullet or shrapnel impact and imposing it between you and that potentially lethal puncture/energy transfer usually carry the characteristic: HEAVY. The affordable steel plates that AR500 Armor is known for weigh 8lbs each. Combine that with necessary trauma padding or soft armor and a …Read More »
Popular Online is not Always Better: ETS
Frim Mike Westra I am a firm believer in always carrying at least one firearm and a back up self defense tool. My gun of choice is the Glock 19. I love the 19 for many reasons, capacity and reliability being the top two. Between undercover police work, bounty hunting, and carrying as a civilian I have run into a …Read More »
EDC Carbine: Galil ACE. The First Impressions
EDC Carbine The EDC carbine, here meaning ‘Pistol’ Carbines and Short Barreled Rifles, continues to be a popular platform. Their unique compact profiles and legal niche give them a utility no other platform can surpass. My LWRCi and Zenith MP5 are used daily and sometimes in tandem as PDW’s during EDC. They are simple vehicle/bag portable items that take little more effort …Read More »
West Michigan’s HolsterCo EDC Solution: The Stealth.
Holsters are hard. Seriously. Those of us who carry regularly usually accumulate a small dragon’s horde worth of holsters, even if they are quality offerings. In many cases it’s difficult to find holsters, especially with other than main stream models. Everything is Glock-centric, understandably but it doesn’t help if you enjoyed a different firearm model. P320’s and Glock 17/19 frame …Read More »
Sunday Sermon: Accuracy > Speed
Can you hit your target? If YES, how quickly? I see plenty of video evidence all over the range of social media showcasing speed but almost, with a select few exceptions, none showcasing accuracy at anything beyond arm’s length. Many people move to the second point before thoroughly addressing the first because the second looks better on camera or that …Read More »