Today, much of the market seems to revolve around tactical gear and personal defense. That is important, nothing is more vital than taking responsibility for our own safety.
Walther has retained the long history of innovation while ushering in a completely new era of firearms. Sure, it still faithfully produces those great symbols of Bond 007 spycraft and have even expanded that line with new entries, but the new Walther pistol designs have rightly captured a lot of attention.
During my behind the scenes tour of the U.S. Glock factory, I saw a lot of things and many thoughts, dreams, and desires drifted through my mind. At that time, I was one of only 11 editors invited to the unveiling of the secret release of the Glock G43. At that predictable and yawn-able moment of the G43 introduction, when we all exclaimed, “Good Lord, finally!” my mind was also thinking about the G29.
The number one bodily injury since the dawn of mankind is…. yes, you guessed it, hand injuries. Like eye protection, most of those injuries could be prevented with something as simple as a common, inexpensive piece of safety gear—one as comfortable as Mechanix Wear‘s line of gloves.
Ruger hit the nail on the head for .45 ACP 1911 owners. Lustful, full-sized 1911 desires aside, the next gun on every .45 ACP owner’s list is the easier to carry, lighter weight, Commander-length pistol and again Ruger has answered the call with the all-stainless SR1911 Commander and now a Lightweight alloy-framed version of its hugely popular SR1911.
A good long-range rifle is a wonderful tool, but its capabilities are only as good as the scope that sits on top of it. This fall, my shooting partner and I had the chance to test the Savage model 10 BA Stealth chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. Bushnell loaned us its Elite Tactical LRS 6-24x 50mm scope, so we could see what we were shooting at—and actually make hits.
In January of 2017, I will be entering my 37th year as a law enforcement officer. For 90% of those 37 years, I carried a snubnose .38 Special revolver for off-duty or backup carry while on duty.
Despite being quite old, the scout rifle concept—originally developed by Jeff Cooper—is still very hot. Ruger’s versions are reportedly still selling well on the retail shelves and now Savage Arms has joined in with its own Model 11 Scout Rifle offering.
The Honor Defense Honor Guard 9mm handgun is a rule beater. All American, even down to domestic steel, the Honor Guard 9mm isn’t a cheap handgun made to undersell the competition.
Picture this, you and a hunting buddy are staring down a group of wild hogs. You’re close enough that you speak in hushed voices. “See the bigger one towards the left? He’s mine. No wait, he’s moving right. What do you mean you want the one in the middle? Mine is in the middle now….” Suddenly the idea of a laser
Trijicon is a rock solid American company manufacturing in products in Michigan, and—to my knowledge—the Trijicon MRO is the only American made tubular red dot sight on the market.
When selecting a compact reflex sight, there are a few “must have” features: low profile so you can co-witness the iron sights, lightweight, and fast, close-quarter acquisition to shoot with both eyes open. Most of all, it needs to have premium-grade glass with a well-protected lens that provides a virtually parallax-free sight picture. The MeoRed brings all of this and so much more.
As a former SWAT officer, I am very familiar with the Blackhawk line of tactical gear and apparel. Simply put, Blackhawk makes some of the best gear on the planet, and it is constantly upgrading its line with new products, innovations, and variations. One such variation is the Matte Finish Serpa CQC Concealment holster.
I have been a fan of Leatherman Multi-Tools since Tim Leatherman’s original multi-tool. That original tool was used so hard, it actually had to be replaced. Sure, I could have sent it back to Leatherman under their 25-year warranty, however karma prevailed and I happily slapped down another $40 for replacement. Over the years, I have purchased another dozen Leathermans and seem to have one stashed in every vehicle, pack, and tool drawer around the house.
In a world awash with mediocre handguns, a pistol with reliability, accuracy, and good features at a fair price is a desirable commodity. The Canik TP9SA exemplifies this concept.