Posts by Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez

Thomas Gomez currently resides in the mountains of central New Mexico. He has an M.B.A, an Ar-15/M16/M4 armorer certification from Specialized Armament Warehouse as well as a Glock armorer certification. Aside from writing for The Firearm Blog he works as a Clinical Analyst for a large Hospital. He spends his free time farming, ranching, hiking, fly-fishing and hunting in the beautiful forests and prairies of New Mexico. He can be reached at LOADTHATBIPOD@gmail.com

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[SHOT 2016] Most innovative products for SHOT 2016

SHOT 2016 was an amazing experience. Below are some pictures I took during SHOT show. This picture set will feature the most innovative products that I PERSONALLY saw. This will be my last SHOT related article. Going back to gear and gun reviews for the rest of the [Read More…]

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[SHOT 2016] Lucid Optics

Lucid Optics has released some new products for 2016. The Lucid SC9 spotting scope and the L7 1-6x rifle scope join their existing catalog. I got to handle both of these optics this year at SHOT. Lucid SC9 Compact Spotting Scope The SC9 is a compact spotting scope that [Read More…]

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Testing G2 R.I.P., Liberty Civil Defense, Inceptor, and Lehigh Defense Rounds – Bonus – Working with Clear Ballistics Synthetic Gel

Several months ago, Tom R and I were approached by Clark Armory to conduct ballistic tests of several popular self-defense rounds. For testing, we were provided two of Clear Ballistics, 10% Ballistic Gelatin F.B.I Blocks. Key features of the 10% Ballistic Gelatin FBI [Read More…]

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Tikka T3 Lite. Tikka T3 Hunter. 7.62/308 Winchester

A tale of two Tikkas.

It would not surprise anyone if I said that I prefer to buy American made products.  As a proud American, I enjoy supporting American industries (even the ones that source labor and resources from overseas) and I feel that American products are of equal quality or [Read More…]