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The cost of regular pistol training is comprised of more than just the ammunition and the range fees and the gas for travel. It also takes time. Finding large enough blocks of time to drive to a range, shoot, and return can be challenging. Training at home cannot replace range time, but it can Read More…

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HK416 piston carbine has a well-deserved reputation for reliability and high performance. For several years, it also remained unavailable to civilian buyers, adding to the mystique while taking away from H&K sales. Now available for purchase, it remains very expensive. It’s little wonder Read More…

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On a typical nature hike, I have several devices that require USB chargers: a camera, a camcorder, a cell phone, a flashlight, some red dot sights, a tablet. Some of them can last numerous days without a recharge, others only a few hours. Sunjack battery and charger combo will keep most such devices Read More…

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Considering the sheer number of booths at SHOT show, there’s no way to see everything in the mere four days. In general, the show is always the mix of old and new, the mundane and the odd. Like the old STEN submachine gun above, with a mundane Aimpoint red dot and a Dead Air sound[.....]

It seems that most pistol brace designs work passably as ATF-cursed stocks but poorly as actual legal braces. Tailhook, the design just released by Gear Head Works, works very well as intended and takes very little time to bring into action. Tailhook is designed to run open, with the brace either Read More…

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Last year, Inland produced a faithful creation of the World War Two M1911A1. I took photos of it but it never occurred to me to wonder why Ron Norton of Inland was grinning so much after shooting the pre-production sample. Everyone else who got to try it had the same reaction: mirth. I finally Read More…

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To a casual glance, YHM-8900 looks like the proverbial “gray rifle,” a 10-22 clone of no special note. On the inside, it’s quite a different beast. Besides an improved trigger and visibly recessed muzzle crown, it features an integrally suppressed barrel with considerable internal Read More…