Strike Industries Strike Bipod Grip Now Available in FDELINE

Having a grip toward the front of your handguard, if used properly, can add a lot of stability to your rifle while standing. Just the same, firing from the prone position or from a table, a bipod will take away a significant portion of your natural sway. Not knowing exactly what the situation ahead will require of you, how do you choose which one to attach to your firearm? You don’t have to! Strike Industries has added its expertise to the grip/bipod attachment concept. The Strike Bipod Grip is both a bipod and a grip (have I made that clear?), meaning you don’t have to choose, and it is now available in FDELINE.

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TFB Review: KommandoStore Pattern 84 Chest Rig

KommandoStore is one of the major players in surplus South African web gear. The venerable Pattern 83 chest rig and battle jacket have started drying up and prices are climbing. KommandoStore started making a reproduction Pattern 83 chest rig to meet that demand. They also created a modernized model, called  Pattern 84, which is the subject of this review.

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Safariland Holsters: GLOCK 26 Gen 5 ALS Concealment

Just like there is no one perfect gun to use as a concealed carry weapon (CCW), there is no one perfect holster for concealed carry. Variables include, but certainly aren’t limited to, body shape, type of clothing, size of the gun, training levels, retention type, and most importantly, the mission. Let’s face it, if you are a C-Suite level executive and you are walking into the office with a drop leg holster, you either work for an awesome company or you live in Detroit. Similarly, an inside the waistband (IWB) holster probably isn’t the best choice for a uniformed officer. Let’s take a look at Safariland holsters, retention levels, locking mechanisms, carry styles, and how I picked an ALS concealment holster for my new Gen 5 GLOCK 26.

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North Forest Arms DUAL PICTURE Pistol Night Sights

North Forest Arms, a company located in Burlington, NC, makes interesting pistol night sights called Dual Picture sights. The rear sight of Dual Picture sights is a large aperture with a notch cut on top and tritium dots on its sides. The front sight houses a tritium dot and has a top extension matching the cutout in the rear sight. This design is advertised to provide both precise aiming and high speed of sight picture acquisition. Let’s see how it works.

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Concealed Carry Corner: What To Do Around Police

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week we looked at some of the best options for summer carry. If you missed that article, don’t stress and check it out by clicking the link here. This week, it’s all about interacting with police in various situations depending on what part of the country you live in. Throughout my travels and training with various police officers in training courses, I’ve heard a number of perspectives I’d like to share in an effort to help you guys out if you happened to get pulled over or stopped by police with a concealed handgun on your body. These tips are straight from my personal experience as well as police officers with field experience. Let’s take a closer look at what to do around police.

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NEW Cable Management Mini HandStop From Strike Industries

I remember at one of my first gun shows, I was enthralled by the, by today’s standards, extremely long vertical grip with the bipod in it. I think it also had a spot to mount a light. That one piece of gear probably weighed almost a pound. Coming from a time when people put everything they could on their guns, it’s a giant relief that we’ve gone in the opposite direction. Firearms are slicker and accessories like VFGs and handstops have shrunk. New from Strike Industries, the Mini HandStop follows this trend, with an added bonus of cable management.

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Strike's NEW Scorpion Universal Reflex Mount for GLOCK Version 2

Cutting your slide for an optic can be expensive. Well, at least if you want it done right. It also limits you to only using optics that fit the footprint you chose. Plate systems work, but if you’re looking for a Glock, in my experience, the MOS guns are not as easy to find as they should be (optics compatibility on a “perfect” combat handgun should be standard by now, but that’s for another time). On top of all of this, there are so many red dots out there, committing to just one can be difficult. If you’re among the shooters who aren’t ready to cut your slide or choose one dot, the Strike Industries Scorpion Universal Reflex Mount Version 2 might be right for you.

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Pushing for Perfection: XS Sights DIY Sight Pusher Kit & Meprolight Hyper-Bright Sights – Glock 48

One of my all-time favorite carry guns has to be my Silver Slimline Glock 48. I’ve had this handgun going 4 years now and I’ve carried it extensively more or less in its original configuration save for an aftermarket trigger shoe and a flared magwell. Recently I decided to give the OEM Glock night sights that were on the pistol a swap and to do that I worked with the guys at Meprolight to get a solid set of day/night sights to go with the Glock 48. Fast forward a couple of weeks and I had three new pairs of sights to pick from. To install them, I enlisted the help of recently released the XS Sights DIY Sight Pusher Kit, which is designed specifically for Glock pistols. In this review, I will share my experiences using both the XS Sights DIY Sight Pusher Kit and the Meprolight Hyper-Bright sights to see whether or not you’d want to pick either of these items up for your own home gunsmithing needs.

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TFB Review: Daewoo DR200 Upgrades By Richard Pierce

I acquired a Daewoo DR200 a couple years ago and like any other gun, the Daewoo rifles have their own cult following. Thanks to a Facebook group for Daewoo owners, I found Richard Pierce and his DR200 upgrades.

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Alien Gear Goes Electromagnetic: The NEW Photon Holster

Especially when beginning your journey into firearms, finding a holster that can serve double duty is valuable. Many of my students are new to firearms and are planning to carry concealed. However, new shooters aren’t always comfortable drawing from concealment, nor should they be until they’ve received real training. One brand that understands this well is Alien Gear Holsters. Their latest holster is an IWB design that can also serve as an OWB holster with a simple conversion. This is the new Photon Holster from Alien Gear.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Items To Consider When Carrying

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about the Top 3 Things to Do To Easily Carry. If you happened to miss last week’s article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. For this week’s article, I wanted to focus on a few small items to consider when carrying concealed regularly. There have been a few questions lately about what’s the best system to carry with and what things should be checked regularly if you carry a concealed handgun every day. Let’s take a closer look at what are some important items to consider when carrying.

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TFB Review: MODTAC U-RAC (Universal Rail Attach Coupler)

Thankfully, suppressor use and ownership have become more and more common in recent years. As shooters become more aware of the passive dangers involved with shooting, like lead poisoning and hearing loss, steps are being taken to reduce health hazards. Suppressors are probably the most effective tool we have against hearing loss. If you didn’t hear that last sentence, it might be time to pick one up! However, silencers (or suppressors, use whichever you want, nobody cares) have some drawbacks. The primary problem is that they get very hot. This means mirage during precision shooting. It also means some very hot pants during rifle-to-pistol transitions. MODTAC, a company local to me in Colorado, makes rigid suppressor shields to mitigate both of these issues. They have a few models but today we’re looking at the MODTAC U-RAC.

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TFB Review: Mesa Tactical Gen II LEO Stock Kit for Remington 870 Shotguns

Mesa Tactical, that California expat company now located in Reno, Is known for law enforcement- and home defense-ready upgrades for long guns. My first experience with their gear was installing their Sureshell shell carrier/rail combo on my Remington 870 Tactical shotgun. Installation was laborious, but it’s held up well and has been so handy in terms of keeping shells at hand for speedy reloads as well as offering plenty of Pic rail for the various sighting components I’ve tried over time. It was with enthusiasm that I accepted Mesa Tactical’s offer to test the Gen II version of their LEO Stock Kit.

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Increase Capabilities: The Strike Shotgun Barrel Clamp for 12-Gauge

A 12-gauge shotgun is a formidable weapon. You’ll find the internet to be littered with comments about shotguns being the best home defense weapon. While these comments are usually filled with inaccuracies and spelling mistakes, what they tend to lack is criticism. Shotguns are very effective but also tend to lack capabilities that would put them on par with other modern options. Strike Industries is aiming (yes, you still have to aim with a shotgun) to change that. Making it easier to mount a sling and other accessories, this is the new Strike Shotgun Barrel Clamp for 12-gauge shotguns.

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The Extended Bolt Handle for Benelli M2 by Strike Industries

The Benelli M2 is a very fast semi-auto shotgun. Being known for speed, it makes sense to upgrade your M2 with any part that gives a speed advantage, especially if your life depends on quickly getting rounds on target. One of the main fumble points when running a gun like this is charging. Fast hands, and sometimes thick gloves, can get in the way. Now, with one of Strike Industries’ newest products, your M2 can reach its full potential. Take a look at the new Strike Extended Bolt Handle for the Benelli M2.

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NEW Strike Industries Spare Magazine Holder for SIG P320

My concealed carry holster includes a space for a spare magazine. My battle belt has pouches for carrying two or three spare magazines. Having spares readily available allows me to continue defending myself or shredding paper, but what if you aren’t wearing all of your gear. A bump in the night is usually greeted in the ultimate urban gear; pajamas. Unless you wear tactical pajamas, a way to carry a spare (that doesn’t get sweaty) could be a huge force multiplier. Thanks to Strike Industries, those using their SIG P320 for defense have a new option for carrying an extra mag. This is the Spare Magazine Holder for SIG SAUER P320.

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SureFire Launches XSC-B Subcompact Handgun WeaponLight

When talking about firearm safety, most people focus on preventing negligent discharges. When I ask for a safety rule, I usually hear “Treat every gun as if it’s loaded.” This is a great rule, but what if you do want to send a round? Then knowing your target becomes the most important rule. Positive identification (PID) is extremely important, especially for a trained civilian. The best way to know your target is to see it, and in dark environments, that can be difficult. Thankfully, the weapon light market has you covered with tons of high-quality lights for your carry guns. The newest from SureFire is the XSC-B Subcompact Handgun WeaponLight.

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Hogue's New Laser Enhanced Grips for the Springfield 911 & SIG P938

Hogue has just announced the next expansion in its line of Laser Enhanced Grips with the introduction of new grips for the SIG P938 and Springfield 911 pistols. The Laser Enhanced Grips feature fully programmable circuits which allow the user to select different laser sighting solutions, as well as different laser intensity levels to increase capability across a wider range of environments.

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New PRS, NRL Support Bags From Creedmoor Sports

Creedmoor Sports has expanded its range of competition shooting gear to include support bags for PRS and NRL matches. This new product range includes four different models. Let’s take a look at the various options.

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Enhance Your KRISS Vector SDP with Strike Industries' New Handguard

If you’re the proud owner of the unique KRISS Vector SDP (the version with a 6.5″ barrel) you’re probably lacking some much-needed space in terms of areas for attachments like lights, lasers, and verticle foregrips. Strike Industries has just announced their latest aftermarket accessory specifically for the KRISS Vector SDP with their new Stike Handguard featuring M-LOK attachment sections.

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Strike Industries NEW AR Pistol Grip Adapter For CZ Scorpion

The AR-15 is popular for so many reasons. One of the big ones is ergonomics. The AR pistol grip has become so popular, that even precision rifle manufacturers are making them standard on their guns. One particular firearm has had some mixed reviews about its grip, and now, it’s getting the Strike Industries treatment. If you own a CZ Scorpion EVO and don’t like the grip, you’re in luck. Strike Industries has released its new AR Pistol Grip Adapter for the CZ Scorpion.

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Nexbelt Releases New NTAC-45 1.75″ Ratcheting EDC Belt

When I teach concealed carry courses, I always stress that everyday carry is not one piece of gear. The whole thing needs to work as a system, and one of the foundational pieces is a sturdy belt. Though two-belt systems have gained popularity, many of us are more inclined to run one belt that fills multiple roles. Nexbelt is known for their ratcheting EDC belts, and they’ve just stepped it up a notch. The new NTAC-45 1.75″ ratcheting EDC belt is built to fit your EDC needs as well as take the place of your battle belt.

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TFB Review: P320 Strike Modular Chassis (SMC)

When Strike Industries announced their Strike Modular Chassis (SMC) for the SIG Sauer P320, I was intrigued. Strike Industries sent out their SMC in for this review as well as some recently released upgrade parts for it. So let us dive in and take a closer look at their modular chassis.

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Strike Industries Introduces Strike Stacked Angled Grip In FDE

When it comes to vertical grips, most people that I know will buy a longer grip and cut it down. The Strike Stacked Angled Grip turns that process around, allowing you to build the length you want from a base unit. Now, the Stacked Grip that you love in black is available in flat dark earth, and includes Strike’s cable management system.

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New: The BULL Rifle & Handgun Rest from MTM Case-Gard

A good support is essential when you’re sighting in. MTM Case-Gard now has a new Rifle & Handgun Rest which can extend from 18.3″ to 26″, and your firearm will rest safely on any of the front and back rubber pads. A few quick turns of the handwheel is all it takes to change the height of the front support. The price is $42.99 and it’s made in the USA.

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TFB Weekly Web Deals 38: Range Bags For Days

Welcome to TFB Weekly Web Deals 38. Range bags come in all shapes, sizes, and configurations. Whether you’re headed out for a hunting trip or just taking one of your weekly trips to the pistol range to get some practice in, transporting your firearms, ammunition, and accessories is actually a pretty important step in the process, especially if you want to stay safe, prepared, and organized. Today we’ll be going over some of the best range bags I’ve come across and used over the years, some of which I use together for specific types of shooting or shooting events.

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MODTAC Releases NEW Third Generation U-RAC Suppressor Shield

If you shoot a suppressed gas gun, you’ve probably figured out that suppressors get a little toasty. I learned the hard way. To prevent burns and heat mirage, fabric wraps were the standard for a long time. Now, however, MODTAC has changed the landscape of suppressor covers. They offer rigid, free-float, carbon fiber suppressor shields for a number of systems, all of which have quick disconnect capabilities. This year, MODTAC has continued its growth and is releasing its brand new Gen 3.0 U-RAC.

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Bushnell Introduces NEW Match Pro ED 15x56mm Binocular

Bushnell glass seems to be ever-improving. If you stopped through their booth at SHOT Show this year, you know what I mean. It must be something in that Colorado water. This year, they’re releasing a product that, as someone who is venturing more into long-range shooting, I have been hoping for. I find myself always wanting a reticle in my spotting scope. Bushnell has taken that concept and dropped it into a new 15x56mm binocular; the Match Pro ED.

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[SHOT 2023] New SureFire Turbo Weapon Lights

SHOT Show 2023 could be called the year of the Turbo for SureFire. SureFire has been a juggernaut in the handheld and weapon light market. With various companies making weapon lights for intensity over distance, it’s good to see the new Surefire Turbo weapon lights.

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[SHOT 2023] New Products from Luth-AR

Luth-AR had a number of new products on display at this year’s SHOT Show. We’ve already looked at their handy  Modular Chassis Assembly (or MCA-22) but they also have a number of new accessories for your AR. These included the ambidextrous Wing Grip and the new left-handed ‘Chubby’ grip.

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