One of the big takeaways from the 2014 SHOT Show was the new trigger system from Tac-Con. The Tac-Con 3MR trigger system is a drop-in trigger pack for AR-15s. Essentially, it adds a third position to the selector switch. In military speak, the third position would be the “happy” position. Civilians would more commonly refer to the third position as full auto. To be clear, the Tac-Con 3MR does not convert a semi-auto to full auto, but I am getting ahead of myself.
We have all heard it before. The promise of all the features you want in one package. Occasionally the manufacturer actually comes through with the claim, but the sticker shock is nausea inducing to say the least. When setting up a new varmint rifle, I want a decent quality optic with plenty of adjustability. I would love to have night vision and the capability to video my shot or the hunt. These features are not new, but I do not have $10K to $15K to drop on a piece of glass, regardless of the features and quality.
Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their first reports on new ammunition and accessories introduced at the show. With ammo makers utilizing all their capacity, and running virtually 24/7, to feed the 2013 buying frenzy, you wouldn’t expect to see a significant number of new offerings this year—but you would be wrong.
Are you ready to take your home defense weapon or primary carry to the next level? Laser Devices believes a weapon light or laser should be purpose-built for the platform type. This thinking led it to designing the DBAL-PL white light/visible laser and IR Laser/IR Illuminator—an awesome laser/light combo that is legal for all civilians.
America has fallen in love with the AR platform in recent years. Manufacturers have responded with additional calibers and an increased selection of options such as barrel twist, length and ways to hang more furniture. I am not sure if there is another revolution in store for the AR, but the next big evolution for the AR has arrived with Unique-ARs new custom and affordable AR handguard.
DoubleTap Defense made news last year with the introduction of its revolutionary DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol. Adding to that success, DoubleTap has introduced a comfortable, slip-on grip Training Grip. The new Training Grip provides users with a more positive and comfortable range exercise experience while training with their DoubleTap pistol.
Magpul Industries used its website on Jan. 2 to announce that the company is relocating its operations to Wyoming and Texas.
I believe you are never too old for stockings. To this day, Santa visits my family’s house on Christmas Eve and fills our stockings with surprises. Did I mention this is a household sans children? Nothing lights up Christmas morning more than a few surprises, even for adults. Stocking gifts don’t have to be limited to candy, an orange, an apple and a few plastic trinkets. This year, tell Santa to leave them a few extra special gifts in their stockings. Here are five fantastic stocking stuffers.
Well worth it even at the regular price—you won’t get much more bang for your buck on a combo like the BSA LLCP laser and light combo.
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Should you switch from summer to winter carry? Many people do not adapt or change how they carry depending on the season. However, there are advantages to selecting a new holster for colder months.
MasterPiece Arms, manufacturers of the MPA MAC line of semi-auto pistols, carbines, suppressors and MPAR rifles, has developed two new suppressors, the MPA556S-II and the Murmur II, to add to the company’s expanding MPA suppressor line.
Ruger wants fans of its firearms to help design a Ruger 10/22 rifle to commemorate the 50th anniversary of America’s favorite rimfire rifle. And the Cheaper Than Dirt! community can help select the winning design.
Looking for a new rifle optic that immediately improves your accuracy? The Remington 2020 Digital Optic System may be your answer. This system bundles numerous devices and technologies together in a single device allowing you to accurately fire in any conditions at distances of up to 500 yards.
A new rail system for your rifle is slowly catching on. Officially announced to the public in July 2012, the KeyMod mounting system uses old principles to lock down rails and accessories. In collaboration between then General Manager of VLTOR Weapons Systems, Eric Kincel and Noveske Rifleworks, Noveske developed the KeyMod handguard.
Shooting a rifle is different from shooting a shotgun. Having fired thousands of rounds from both, I have developed and learned several best practices that will help you enjoy the practice sessions that will ensure when your opportunity arrives you have the best chance of winning the match or harvesting the game.