Posts by Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

Hollywood Guns | SHOT 2017

Not everything at shot is some new sexy product (or some new variant of something common). This year Brownells hosted a very under-attended event at their booth that showcased a number of guns that were used in movies and TV shows. Larry Zanoff, of Independent Studio [Read More…]

Cobalt Kinetics | SHOT 2017

Oh, Cobalt Kinetics… Always pushing the envelope; sometimes just wadding up the envelope and inventing email. The past three years I have been following them, Cobalt Kinetics has come out with pretty clever engineering tricks to manage common functions that we [Read More…]

What Do You Want To See From SHOT 2017?

Dear Readers, Once again, the time is upon us to head out to the Sands Expo in Las Vegas so that we can slog through the endless lanes filled with guns, gear, and schwag. We do this for you the readers, to bring you news of the upcoming highlights for the next year from [Read More…]

Lucid L5 Rifle Scopes

LUCID’s L5 Rifle Scopes were first introduced a few years ago (though, here, we have only really covered their “red dot” optics). Now that I have piqued my interested in precision rifle shooting, I am focusing some of my attention on scopes. While I [Read More…]