Gun Review: Benjamin Armada MagPul Edition .22 Air Rifle

It’s about time the air rifle world caught up with powder-charged rifles. For too long, the only compatible accessory interfaces were the scope rails. Enter the Benjamin Armada (a division of Crosman), which took a few pages from the firearms world and has introduced a level of modularity not seen before in air rifles.

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LifeSizePotato Reviews The Arsenal Strike One Pistol

LifeSizePotato is the YouTube channel of a collector of rare, antique, unusual, and high quality handguns, which hosts video reviews of the weapons he collects. This week, he stepped outside of his box a little bit to review the Strike One handgun, a modern polymer commercial grade handgun unlike his regular features.

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Gun Review: Houlding Precision HPF-15 UBR (Utility Battle Rifle)

[ Editors note: The author of this review no longer writes reviews on semi-automatic rifles because he now works for a firm competing in this segment of the firearms market. This review was written and submitted to TFB before be knew about or applied for his present job. ]

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Review: PRIME Ammunition Club: Geco & MFS Ammunition

As the panic buying began to taper off, PRIME Club introduced a new model for procuring ammunition for the shooting community. Shooters were able to purchase a membership and receive minimum guaranteed ammo shipments on a quarterly basis (a “shoot-scription”). At its release, the concept was well-received by a small and vocal portion of the community, but the larger community was hesitant, especially looking at the pricing structure. PRIME was high during a time of falling prices.

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Lightning Review: Rogers' Tap Rack Training Aid

Bill Rogers of Rogers Shooting School has been applying common sense to shooting for quite some time. True to that mantra, Rogers, with its partner HolsterOps.com has relased the TRT, or Tap-Rack Training Aid. In short, these are inserts that go into the top of a magazine and keep the slide from locking back, allowing shooters to do active weapons manipulation and reloads without having live ammunition or dummy rounds (that always get lost under the couch).

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Lightning Review: Sintercore Tripwire Ambi Charging Handle

Somehow I have been drafted as “The Charging Handle” guy here at TFB. At first, I was suspect of the role, but have grown to enjoy it immensely. I have been witness to innovation on one of the most benign and often neglected AR parts. Also, I have been witness to some… interesting ideas. How did this one fare? The Sintercore Tripwire is in the innovation category; it will just need solid execution during manufacture.

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Lightning Review: Real Avid AR-15 Tool – The Epitome of Function

I first ran across Real Avid and the AR-15 Tool at NRA 2014. They were nestled somewhere between Kimber and Del-Ton in an otherwise nondescript booth. I don’t even remember them having a banner. But, their multi-tools were on display and I was drawn to it like carbon to a DI AR bolt.

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Lightning Review: 5.11 Range Ready Bag – Good to Go

There are range “bags” that are designed to hold gear and then there are “range bags” that beg to be hauled and mauled. The 5.11 Range Ready Bag is the latter, now having stood up to my grueling usage for over six months with nary an issue. So what makes it so good?

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Lightning Review: Beatenzone A.T.C.H. – A Great Idea

About a month ago, I stumbled across BeatenZone Manufacturing and their ATCH with a typical post here in TFB. Anxious for us to try their product, BeatenZone contacted the editing staff and promptly sent me one of their new Advanced Tactical Charging Handles for review.

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Review: AirForce Escape PCP Air Rifle – Dead (Squirrel) Nuts Accurate

Before you, dear readers, bemoan the fact that we are reviewing air rifles, please allow me to mention that this air rifle (yes, “rifle”) can output over 85% of the energy compared to 22LR and the ammo costs less than 5 cents a shot. Got your attention? So, does the output and cost does that make this the ultimate squirrel killer or survival rifle? Read below to find out.

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Gear Review: Armageddon Tactical GMS-15 AR Ambi Charging Handle

I can’t remember who the famous shooter who stated. “The charging handle is the weak point of the AR-15 design,”. Despite my faulty memory, I agree with the assertion. The original charging handle design of the AR-15 is, in a word, “under-engineered.” Outside of its structural issues (which cannot be solved without a fundamental re-design), the charging handle is plainly too small for combat manipulation and lacks ambidextrous ergonomics.

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Shooting Review: Adams Arms' 5.45×39 Mid-Length Complete Upper Receiver

This review could not have come at a worse time to a better company & product. TFB requested the Adams Arms upper when 7n6 was plentiful. With the recent ban on cheap MilSurp ammo, the allure of 5.45 may be waning, but as a DI guy I walked away plenty impressed with the Adams Arms piston kit.

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Gun Review: CMMG Mk3 LR-308 Rifle

Central Missouri Machine Guns, more commonly known as CMMG,  started as a print shop in the early aughts before heading down the path to become one of the most well-known AR manufacturers in the industry.  Starting with barrels and uppers exclusively, CMMG now manufactures complete rifles under its own name, and has been doing so since 2005 – nearly ten years.  Each of their rifles is made in the USA and is protected by a lifetime warranty.

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Gun Review: Henry .22 Classic Lever Action, The Nostalgic Plinker

What makes the Henry .22 lever rifle so alluring? Perhaps is the time that it brings to mind: the days of Cowboys and Indians, no seat belts, and slower life? Is it because the Henry is 100% American made, solid, and fantastic value? Or maybe it’s versatile, easy to handle, and practical?

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Gun Review: Intrepid Tactical Solutions RAS-12 Shotgun and Shotshells

While I can only speculate as to why the shotgun became and stayed an almost-exclusively tube-fed weapon, it was certainly a combination of factors, not the least of which is related to the unsuitability of the flat-fronted and rimmed shotshell for box magazine cycling.

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