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Review: Black Rain Ordnance BRO-PG13 .308 Rifle

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I knew that my love fest with Black Rain Ordnance products would continue as I opened up my latest BRO rifle on my FFL dealer’s table. What a gorgeous custom rifle, and the kicker is you can walk into any gun dealer and buy this same rifle shown here – no custom gunsmith and no[.....]

The Missing Measurement in Gun Specification

Finding the center of balance.

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My first three rifles, an SKS, A Mini14 and an AR15A2, had fixed stocks. I gave little thought to my preferred length because there was little I could do about the stock dimensions. Later, as I tried telescoping stocks, I discovered that I almost always used them fully collapsed. For years, I Read More…

TriStar Viper Left-Hand Shotgun

A lightweight option for southpaw hunters.

Tristar Viper is a full-size shotgun with 14.25" length of pull.

I am friends with many left-handed shooters. As a result, I am keenly interested in ambidextrous or left-handed arms for their use. Seeing the lightweight Tristar G2 shotgun at a trade show, I got very curious and obtained one for testing. The fit and finish were excellent, and at 7 pounds loaded, Read More…

Review: WMD Guns Ultimate AR-15 Chassis

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To say that I am a fan of WMD guns and their finishes is an understatement. After purchasing a Barnes Precision Machine (BPM) WMD coated AR-15, WMB NiB-X coating my Browning A5, and even testing a prototype WMD Beast rifle, I have been very impressed. The NiB-X coating is super slick and durable. In Read More…

Review: El Paso Saddlery Speed Rig

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I am sure almost every boy wanted to be a cowboy at one point or another. I seemed to alternate between pretending to be both the good guy and the bad, but I always had my dual cap guns strapped to my waist, scaring the crap out of one or another stray cat on the[.....]

Gemtech GM22 Suppressor

Maintenance-friendly design with asymmetric baffle stack

1920s Maxim silencer next to its mailing tube. It retailed for about $3 and could be shipped directly to the purchaser by mail.

The rimfire silencer has not changed much since itsĀ invention in the early 1900s. Most silencers (now known more as sound suppressors in the US or moderators in the UK) are comprised of a robust machined blast chamber and lighter baffles in a stack. Since oppressive regulations made silencers into Read More…