Archive: March, 2012


Hitch-mounted Shooting Bench

Brian, a reader of the blog, started up a business with his father and brother to make and sell a nifty hitch-mounted two-person shooting bench. Brian says … First off, we’re a start-up business. The team consists of myself, my dad, and my brother. I’m [Read More…]


Ruger 10/22 Takedown

I am ecstatic! I can barley contain myself from hitting “Post” and sharing the great news! Ruger is now producing a Takedown version of my favorite gun or all time, the Ruger 10/22. The barrel is removed just forward of the “V Block”. The forend [Read More…]


French Police with FN SCAR

A reader emailed us an interesting photo of a FN SCAR Mk. 17 being carried by a French policeman during a raid. It has a long barrel and a bipod, so it is obviously intended for sharpshooter work, but is fitted with a 1x EOTech holographic scope. This is actually not a [Read More…]


Colt M4 Carbine LESOCOM

It took almost two decades, but Colt Defense is finally offering a consumer-legal M4 Carbine. The Colt LESOCOM is very close to the M4A1 that Colt manufactures for the military. The main difference is the longer 16″ barrel and the semi-automatic-only fire control. [Read More…]


Trigger Trainer

The Trigger Trainer is a training device that purportedly helps to improve trigger pull. It makes sense, although I would prefer to use a more realistic trigger that actuates a sear. The Trigger Trainer is $45 and $10 for a set of additional springs.  


CAA Tactical MAG17 and MAG20

CAA Tactical has developed a new range of AR-15 magazines. The MAG17 features a popup pin on the base plate that indicates if the magazine is full. This allows operators to easily feel which magazines in their mag pounces are full. The magazines also have a clear [Read More…]


IO Hellcat II .380 Pistol

I.O., formally known as Inter Ordnance, has developed an improved version of the original .380 HellCat pistol which first went on sale in 2010. The Hellcat II features high viz sights, improved trigger bar and trigger cam, improved extractor and modifications to the [Read More…]


CZ 75 Parrot

The CZ 75 TS Czechmate Parrot definitely makes a statement, although I am not sure what that statement is, maybe “I love colorful Amazonian Parrots”? The Google Translation of the Czech product description is pretty hilarious … differs from the current [Read More…]