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Close-up of the Trijicon MRO red dot sight on a MIL-STD 1913 rail

Reviews

Video Review: Trijicon MRO—American Made

Much has already been written about the Trijicon MRO. One forum has no less than 52 pages of arguments, many of which seem to be written by people who don’t actually USE their optics beyond their couch or local gun range. Unlike others we have seen, this MRO review points out one really big thing that many have ignored or glossed over.

Meopta MeoRed sight left rear quartering

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Review: Meopta MeoRed Reflex Sight

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.

CCI's Maxi Mag +V ammunition with Henry Octagon Pump rifle and target

Firearms

Range Report: The Gallery Gun Reimagined: Henry’s Pump Octagon

At a cursory glance, Henry’s Pump Octagon looks very much like old gallery guns—such as the 1890 and 1906 series that Winchester once produced. The overlooked Henry Pump Action Octagon may not be as romantic as the lever gun of Western lore; but it is a well made send-off to the gallery guns of the county carnival era and just as formidable of a rimfire platform now as it was then.

Blackhawk CQC Concealment holster with Smith and Wesson Model 642 revolver

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Review: Blackhawk SERPA CQC Concealment Holster

I have been using Serpa holsters since at least 2006. Back then, I had put together a training consortium and created the “727 Counter Terror Training Unit.” BLACKHAWK!’s gear, especially the Serpa holster, proved its durability and reliability time and again making it one of the most popular pieces of gear. Today’s Serpa fills a range of duty and civilian uses. Find out if it is right for you.

Walther CCP pistol right profile

Firearms

Range Report: Walther CCP

Walther’s CCP has generated a lot of attention. Light, attractive, and with the Walther name, the pistol was designed to compete with the Glock 43 9mm and similar sized handguns for personal defense. However, not all ammunition ran smoothly for the author. Read the full review.

Crimson Trace LiNQ mounted on a ghosted AR-15

Gear, Parts and Accessories

Review: Crimson Trace LiNQ — The World’s First Wireless Laser & White Light System

The Crimson Trace LiNQ combines a green laser sight and 300 Lumen LED white light with Instinctive Activation for AR-type Modern Sporting Rifles (AR-15, AR-10, M4, M16, HK416). Utilizing a secure, individual wireless connection, LiNQ offers complete wireless control of the laser and light module. The LiNQ was recently released and is just starting to hit retailer shelves. Read the full review here.

US M1 .30 Carbine rifle over a Ruger 10/22 M1 rifle

Firearms

Review: Ruger 10/22 M1 Carbine

Among the most useful, reliable and practically accurate .22 caliber rifles made is the Ruger 10/22. Introduced in 1964, the Ruger 10/22 has become the most popular .22 rimfire rifle in America. I mean, who hasn’t owned one or at least wished they had? Building on the legacy of the 10/22, RUger has introduced the Ruger 10/22 M1 Carbine. Among the notable features of the 10/22 M1 is a protected front sight that keeps with the military appearance theme. However, the most interesting modification to the original Ruger 10/22 is the rear sight, but that’s not all that makes this baby M1 honor it military theme. Rad the full article in celebration of October 22nd (10/22).

Firearms

The Anderson Rifle is The World’s Only NO LUBE Rifle!

The Anderson Rifle is the only rifle in the world that never requires lubrication. It is only possible because it is permanently treated with RF85—the nano technology that injects calcium into the molecular fabric of the metal. RF85 is permanent. It is in the metal. RF85 reduces friction 85% and wears with the metal. Under heat and pressure, the calcium nano particles elongate and form a protective barrier that eliminates the need for lubrication. Watch to see whether the rifle lives up to the hype.

Leatherman Rebar with case set on a rock

Camping & Survival

Review: Leatherman Sidekick and Rebar

In the last five years, I have become a bit picky about what should be on a survival based multi-tool and what is just extra weight. Cruising the pages of my favorite sporting goods retailer, the Sidekick and Rebar caught my eye. The primary reason was that they featured just the right combination of features in two distinctly different packages.

Field stripped Canik 55 pistol

Firearms

Range Report: Canik’s Affordable High Tech 9mm

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. The Canik 55 9mm pistol is similar in outline to the Smith and Wesson SW99 and Walther P99. It is not an exact clone, but clearly, the designer was familiar with the Walther pistol. The Canik 55 is a service-size 9mm with a polymer frame, mid-size slide and 4.25-inch barrel, but how did it fare on the range and for self-defense? Read the full review to find out.