Safariland 578 Pro-Fit Holster Review

Safariland 578 Holster

A giant box of unused holsters. That’s what a lot of people have in their garage or basement. Rigs in leather, Kydex and soft nylon that didn’t quite fit or maybe did not hold the gun well enough to be used. Some of them were tossed aside because they simply were not comfortable. What if […]

Hornady Rapid Safe Review

Hornady Radid Safe with gun

Freedom is balanced by responsibility. Nowhere is this more obvious than within the firearms community. Gun owners learn safety rules and they are rigorously enforced by range officers and fellow shooters alike. Securing firearms when not in use is a responsibility that most gun owners take very seriously. Even so, there is the occasional, well-publicized tragedy where […]

Streamlight ProTac 2AAA Review

Streamlight ProTac 2AAA Review

Blisteringly bright light seems to be all the rage today, but sometimes the most useful flashlight is one that is moderately powerful, but small enough to have with you all the time. Today I take a look at the incredibly useful Streamlight ProTac 2AAA – a light that I believe is a carry everywhere tool. Before […]

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, […]

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 […]

Field & Stream hydroProof ULTRA Review and Field Test

Field Stream hydroproof review

Fall is upon us and the deer are rapidly approaching the peak of the rutting season. The Rocky mountains and the northeastern states have already experienced their first heavy snows of the year, and other areas are experiencing the cold rain that comes as the weather patterns change from the heat of summer to the […]

Gripwell Review for AR-15


The Gripwell is a bolt-on accessory for the AR-15/M-16/M-4 platform that significantly improves the use of the magazine well as a grip, and acts as a funnel for magazines in stress-reloads. I found the Gripwell to be a useful addition to my Rock River AR-15, and could not find any faults with its performance.  More […]

Caldwell E-MAX Electronic Hearing Protection Review


For years, I have always assumed that quality electronic hearing protection was beyond what most people were willing to spend.  Most electronic ear muffs seemed to start around $150 and go up from there.  After buying the Caldwell E-MAX electronic hearing protection, I know that there is a high-quality, reasonably priced alternative. The Caldwell E-MAX […]

RCBS Rotary Case Media Separator Review

Like a lot of shooters, I reload my own ammunition. Cleaning the brass before running through the sizing and seating processes is always a good idea. I’ve tried washing the cartridge cases with various cleaning products, but have always come back to tumbling with walnut and corn cob media. Separating the cases from the media […]