Firearms Accessories and Gear

This section covers firearms accessories and gear, including reviews on them.

  • Tactical Ear Pro 101

    Being a smart and careful shooter today means that you use proper safety equipment. On the range this means ballistic eye protection and ear muffs/plugs. But what about in a real-life tactical situation? Field ear protection Adequate tactical ear protection that still allows ambient noise to reach the user while canceling out high decibel sound such as gunshots, has been used by the military for decades. Many operators attached to high-speed units such as Naval Special Warfare, US Army SF,...
  • The FlashBang Bra Holster

    In the world of CCW holsters, there is always the constant search for a holster that is comfortable, concealable, and reliable. The contest between conceal ability and utility is the number one challenge to overcome. Flashbang, a section of Looper Law Enforcement LLC, has perfected a deep concealment inside the bra holster. The draw band fitted to the holster of a small compact pistol or revolver holds the holster around the bottom of the center portion of the bra between the cups....
  • Keep An Eye On Your Holster

    The number one concept to keep in mind in keeping your handgun in your control when walking around on this earth is weapon retention. Perhaps the fundamental bedrock of this is your holster. You need to be finely tuned to the reality that having a worn, ineffective, or unused holster could turn into a very bad situation for you in a New York minute. Worn Holsters An unpleasant fact is that a holster will not last forever. Consider it the Murphy's Law of those who carry a handgun. Leathers,...
  • Aimpoint COMPM2 M68/CCO

    Manufacturer - Aimpoint First introduced in 2000, nearly 300,000 CompM2 sights are now in use by many Armed Forces including elite Special Forces around the world. The CompM2, also known as the M68/CCO (when used by US forces), is the standard sight for the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force as well as the armed forces of many NATO countries. Due to its compatibility with all generations of night vision device (NVD), the CompM2 is ready for use around the clock. The CompM2 holds up under the...
  • TheGunBelt Review

    I got a request to do a review of a gun belt the other day. "Sure," I said to myself. I can always use another belt. I was told it was a size 36 so I figured no sweat; I'm a 34W jeans guy. Well the belt came in the mail and the first thing I noticed was it had this extra leather patch sewn into the belt. Maybe I'd better find out what I have here? A quick check on Facebook explained its purpose. [URL]http://www.facebook.com/pages/TheGunBeltcom/248106278592611[/URL] "Hum," I thought, "That doesn't...
  1. Keep An Eye On Your Holster

    The number one concept to keep in mind in keeping your handgun in your control when walking around on this earth is weapon retention. Perhaps the fundamental bedrock of this is your holster. You need to be finely tuned to the reality that having a worn, ineffective, or unused holster could turn into a very bad situation for you in a New York minute. Worn Holsters An unpleasant fact is that a holster will not last forever. Consider it the Murphy's Law of those who carry a handgun. Leathers,...
  2. Guns Gifts for Dad

    With Father's Day rapidly approaching, do your best to stay away from ties, gift cards to your local steak house, and funny T-shirts. Get Pops something he actually wants! Here are a few suggestions for that gun-liking father figure in your life that won't break the bank. Ammo Want to hear Dad squeal like a prepubescent girl at a Justin Beiber concert? Get him a few boxes of his favorite ammo. While in the past this may have seemed a little weird, if you can be that special person that...
  3. Company Debuts Gun Disabling Tech

    Last month Yardarm Technologies, a California-based cell phone web products company, unveiled their new Safety First product. This product, if it catches on, could revolutionize the firearms market. What does it do? Debuted at the CITA Show in Las Vegas, Yardarm's product is billed as the "World's first wireless firearm safety technology for connected gun owners." With a device that installs into the firearm, it provides location awareness so that you can tell where your gun is at all...
  4. Streamlight Pro TAC HL Review

    In the world of high-end tactical flashlights, there are hundreds of offerings from scores of makers. Streamlight has long been a household name when it comes to these types of lights and their new 600 lumen Protac HL is something very special indeed. The light overall The Protac is a small (under six inch), handheld flashlight that is high quality without being heavy. It uses anodized aircraft grade aluminum construction that gives the light a solid heft without it being too beefy. If you...
  5. MSAR STG-556 Optics Rail

    I recently acquired an MSAR STG-556. It is chambered in 5.56 NATO 1/8 twist with a 16" barrel. The one I got was a flat top with a 1913 Picatinny rail. It came with a BSA RD30 red dot sight that had a flush mounting system. This was the only means of aiming the rifle, and for obvious reasons needed to be changed. When using the RD30, a proper cheek weld was easily accomplished and the dot could clearly be seen at the highest setting of 11. I immediately removed the RD30 and made my way to...
  6. The Tracking Point Smart Gun System

    Almost anyone with a few hours of basic marksmanship training and a $100 rifle can make aimed shots into standard target at 100-yards. If you add a better rifle and some more training and practice, 200-400 yard shots are not a big issue. Once you get past this level, you need some skill, a good rifle, and an accurate round to be able to pull off consistent hits. Some shooters, even after hundreds of hours of practice will never be able to make 1000-yard shots with a rifle until they master...
  7. Baofeng Dual Band Transceiver Review

    Mindset My recent purchase of the Baofeng UV5R+ Dual Band Transceiver was twofold; 1. Given my interest in ham radio, I wanted to purchase a dual band handheld transceiver to cut my teeth on and 2. Hurricane Sandy. I live with my family on the Jersey Shore, and Hurricane Irene in 2011 was a huge wake up call to us; both in terms of what we were not prepared for and what we didn't know that we WERE capable of. I knew the cell phone coverage in our area would be horrible, so to that it was...
  8. Holster Retention levels 101

    When shopping for a holster, you will often find yourself confronted with the terms Level I, Level II etc. in relation to the retention properties of your selection. Here is a quick explanation of these levels to help you make your selection. Level I It's at this level where there is the most confusion with holsters. Most instructors and holster manufactures consider the good old-fashioned plain Jane holster that has no snaps, straps, flaps, buttons, breaks, or other devices to hold the...
  9. Revenge 2 7x34 4 Plex Rifle Scope

    Recommended? - YES Company Website - [URL="http://www.redfield.com"]www.redfield.com[/URL] Manufacturer - Redfield Pop-up resettable, 1/4 MOA finger-click adjustments Superior durability, image quality, and field of view Available with Accu-Ranger Ballistic System Waterproof, fog proof, shock proof Fast focus eyepiece Redfield Lifetime Warranty Reticle: 4 Plex Item Number & Finish: #115204 ( Matte ) Exit Pupil (mm): 16.2-4.8 Weight (ounces): 13.6 Weight (grams): 385 Length (in): 11.3 Length (cm): 28.6 Mounting Space (in): 5.6...
  10. Portable Rifle Sight-In Bench

    There are many hunters who have places near their own home where there is room to fire a rifle. All you need is about 100 yards of open space and a good backstop ( YOU are responsible for following ALL laws in your area.). However, building a permanent rifle range is not something that most people want to do. So having a portable bench like the one in this article allows a person to temporarily use an area to sight-in a rifle without restricting what you can use that area for tomorrow. If...
  11. Tactical Ear Pro 101

    Being a smart and careful shooter today means that you use proper safety equipment. On the range this means ballistic eye protection and ear muffs/plugs. But what about in a real-life tactical situation? Field ear protection Adequate tactical ear protection that still allows ambient noise to reach the user while canceling out high decibel sound such as gunshots, has been used by the military for decades. Many operators attached to high-speed units such as Naval Special Warfare, US Army SF,...
  12. Surefire 621FGA Mossberg 500 forend

    Recommended? - Yes Company Website - [URL]http://www.surefire.com[/URL] Manufacturer - Surefire The SureFire 621FGA replaces the original forend of your Mossberg 500 with a 14" barrel or a 6 3/4" forend tube. It features a 6-volt shock-isolated incandescent lamp and three separate switches integrated into the forend: a constant-on rocker switch (left side), a momentary-on pressure pad switch (right side), and a system-disable rocker switch (right side) that locks the light in the OFF position to...
  13. Concealable Thigh Holsters

    There are a number of concealed carry options on the market including IWB and OWB holsters in hundreds of styles, and under garment systems including bellybands and elastic TRUSS systems. Most of these are not accommodating of tightly contoured shirts, or mid-drift showing shirts such as those that are popular with many female CCW practitioners. This leaves those who wear tight shirts, or low waisted pants to look at either ankle holsters or off-body carry such as in a purse or backpack....
  14. The FlashBang Bra Holster

    In the world of CCW holsters, there is always the constant search for a holster that is comfortable, concealable, and reliable. The contest between conceal ability and utility is the number one challenge to overcome. Flashbang, a section of Looper Law Enforcement LLC, has perfected a deep concealment inside the bra holster. The draw band fitted to the holster of a small compact pistol or revolver holds the holster around the bottom of the center portion of the bra between the cups....
  15. TheGunBelt Review

    I got a request to do a review of a gun belt the other day. "Sure," I said to myself. I can always use another belt. I was told it was a size 36 so I figured no sweat; I'm a 34W jeans guy. Well the belt came in the mail and the first thing I noticed was it had this extra leather patch sewn into the belt. Maybe I'd better find out what I have here? A quick check on Facebook explained its purpose. [URL]http://www.facebook.com/pages/TheGunBeltcom/248106278592611[/URL] "Hum," I thought, "That doesn't...
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