Gear Review: ArmyTek Viking and Partner Flashlights

After years of obsessing over cool flashlights – both custom and production – surprises rarely come my way, especially as related to production lights.  Such a surprise recently came my way however, when 2 ArmyTek flashlights arrived for review.

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Gun Review: Walther PPK/S .22LR

It’s likely that every review of Walther’s new PPK/S .22LR will include some Bond reference – and why shouldn’t they?  Bond made the PPK/S iconic, and according to Walther’s marketing team, the PPK/S .22 was re-introduced due to a re-kindled Bond fervor.  This is certainly in no small part due to (a) Daniel Craig’s surprising fittedness in the role and (b) the re-introduction of the PPK as Bond’s sidearm in Skyfall.  (Please ignore the fact that the Skyfall PPK had three LEDs that would have likely blinded the operator when in use).  To give you some background that likely won’t be covered in other articles on this variation of the PPK:  Ian Fleming, Bond’s creator, was issued the diminutive and hardly-lethal “Baby Browning” .25ACP when Fleming served in WWII-era Naval Intelligence.  Resultantly, Fleming’s James Bond carried the similarly non-lethal .25ACP  Beretta 418 because Fleming considered that appropriate (although he confessed in print that his firearm-related knowledge was extremely limited).  Boldly, Geoffrey Boothroyd, a firearm expert and prolific writer himself, wrote Fleming to inform him that the 418 was “a lady’s gun”, and instead suggested that Bond carry the more powerful S&W Airweight revolver instead.  When Fleming insisted on an automatic, Boothroyd suggested the PPK in .32/7.65mm.  Consequently, in Dr. No, a service armorer named “Major Boothroyd” made a brief appearance to issue Bond his new PPK.  While Fleming immortalized Boothroyd out of gratitude, he and Boothroyd also inadvertently propelled the PPK to legend status.  Fifty-five years later, the Bond franchise is going strong, its fans prompting the Stateside re-introduction of the PPK/S in .22LR.

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Gun Review: Windham Weaponry CDI AR15

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Gun Review: Arsenal SAM7SF AK-Pattern Rifle

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Grizzly Reactive Target Proves Its Mettle

The Grizzly Reactive Auto Reset Target 220 is one of those rare products that not only does what it claims, but impresses you from the minute you take it out of the box The silhouette shaped target is laser cut from heavy-duty, galvanized 3/8 inch thick AR500 steel. This thing should be nicknamed “the beast” or “the tank” because everything about it suggests massive over-engineering. The 25 pound target is assembled with enormous bolts and the rugged stainless steel spring will surely keep it operating for a lifetime of shooting. The unit’s faceplate is 14″ high and 4″ wide at its widest part of the circle. The entire target is 23″ long, 23″ high, and 18″ wide.

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Gun Review: The New FN FNX 45

The newest addition to the FNX line of pistols is the .45 acp variant. Since it’s introduction at the end of last year it’s shown to be a very popular pistol.

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Dorcy Metal Gear XL-M Extreme 618 Lumen LED Flashlight Review

I am quite pleased to have the opportunity to serve as the new dedicated flashlight reviewer for TFB.  It has been my pleasure  to own and test a wide array of lights ranging from inexpensive key ring lights all the way up to a state-of-the-art $2000 custom, and written a number of informal reviews in a forum that is dedicated primarily to flashlights.

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Springfield XDs Reviews

Packing Pretty has written an extensive review of the Springfield XDS.

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Alliant Black MZ Range Test & Review

[ This post was written by Dr. Jim Clary, Mary Clary and Jon Clary. ]

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Zeiss Victory 8×26 PRF Laser Range Finder Review

[ Written by gun optics guru Timothy Yan ]

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Gun Review: Ruger LCP

NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com.  To get up-to-date information on where to find Ruger pistols for sale, please visit  GunsForSale.com.

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Gun Review: Taurus PT 1911

NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com.  To get up-to-date information on where to find Taurus 1911s for sale, please visit  GunsForSale.com.

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DeSantis Super Fly Pocket Holster

Holsters are like underwear – everybody has their own preferences about what fits their gun best.  Fortunately, there are a great many manufacturers who provide a range of options, materials and colors.

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Gun Review: Century Arms G1 (FN FAL)

NOTE: This product review was made possible by GunsForSale.com.  To get up-to-date information on where to find Century rifles for sale, please visit  GunsForSale.com.

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Champion Electronic Earmuffs (Save Your Money)

Not that long ago electronic ear muffs were priced out of the reach of most casual shooters.  Prices generally started around $200 and went up.

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