VP9 Review is Up

HK VP9 review

Click here to read my review of the VP9 pistol from HK.

Streamlight ProTac HL 3 Review

Streamlight ProTac HL 3 Review

For those that have a flashlight fascination (like me,) I’ve posted a review of the ProTac HL 3 flashlight from Streamlight. This is a CR123A-powered flashlight putting out 1,100 lumens and 36,000 candela. I do a drop test, submersion test and more. The review is a lot longer than the reviews in the past – […]

Howard Leight Impact Pro Earmuffs Review

Howard Leight Impact Pro review

Electronic hearing protection is quickly becoming standard gear for shooters.  There is now a wide range of options available at price points to meet the needs of virtually any shooter.  This review covers the Howard Leight Impact Pro earmuffs, which is a moderately priced set of electronic ear pro with superior noise reduction capabilities.

Hoppe’s Pistol Cleaning Kit Review

Hoppes Pistol Cleaning Kit Review

For a new shooter, buying a complete gun cleaning kit makes a lot of sense.  Assembled into one package are all of the components he or she might need to clean and maintain that new firearm. Long-time shooters will often assemble larger kits filled with specialized tools, jags and brushes.  But for someone starting out, […]

Howard Leight Impact Sport Review

Howard Leight Impact Sport ear pro review

A few years ago, finding inexpensive, electronic ear muffs for hearing protection was impossible.  Electronic ear pro seemed to start at $200 and go up from there.  Fortunately, things have changed and they can be found from several manufacturers for less than $50.  In this Howard Leight Impact Sport review, I describe one such example. Electronic hearing […]

Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4×20 Scope Review

leupold mark ar 1.5-4x20

Looking for a variable-power, high-quality scope for your AR-15?  Consider the Mark AR series of rifle scopes from Leupold.  These scopes offer extremely clear optics, excellent magnification and the durability you need when taking a rifle into the field. I had a chance to test a Leupold Mark AR 1.5-4×20 with the company’s integrated mounting system recently, […]

Bersa BP9CC Review Update

Bersa BP9CC review

Late in 2012, I received a Bersa BP9CC pistol for review.  After the initial range time, I’ve had the gun out onto the range for more shooting.  I figured I would give everyone an update of how the gun is working out. As a quick recap, I took delivery of a black BP9CC from Eagle […]

Armordillo Concealment Holsters

Armordillo Concealment Review

I recently bought a Kydex holster from Armordillo Concealment.  The short story is I really like it a lot.  It has proved to be both comfortable and durable.  Additionally, it securely hold my Glock 19 in place. The price was reasonable, even with the semi-custom addition of A-TACS FG camo to it.  I also bought […]

Streamlight ProTac HL: Supah High Power LED Flashlight

Streamlight ProTac-HL Review

The Streamlight ProTac HL is an incredibly high power LED flashlight that is remarkably affordable for what you get.  The street price on this torch is about $70-80, which might be more that you consider a bargain.  However, it throws 600 lumens (!) and is smaller than any of those “D” cell lights you had […]

Kershaw Compound Knife Review

Kershaw Compound knife

I’ve posted a review of the Kershaw Compound knife in the gear review section.  The knife is relatively inexpensive, yet is very well made.  Plenty of photos and details are involved.  Plus, it is completely zombie-free.

Handgun Reviews 2012

Kahr CM9 Review

We are a little more than half-way through the year, I have started a compilation called Handgun Reviews 2012.  As you might imagine, this is a list of various pistol and revolver reviews from this year.  In the list are some reviews that I have done here and on other sites, plus a few from […]

Review of the J Dewey AR-15 Field Cleaning Kit

Dewey AR15 Cleaning Kit

I posted a review of the very cool J. Dewey field cleaning kit for the AR-15/M-16/M-4 here. In case you are wondering why I did not just post it in the blog here, I am in the process of reorganizing some of the content on the site so that it is easier to access.  For […]

Beating the Reaper Review

Beating The Reaper Book review

Unless you already have modern trauma care training (such as the Combat Lifesaver course in the military), you owe it to yourself to consider reading the book Beating The Reaper: Trauma Medicine for the CCW Operator.  The book covers the essentials for staying alive when wounded in combat. Although the book adopts the military’s Tactical […]