TFB Review: Taurus Deputy 45 Colt 4.75” Single Action Revolver

Taurus has entered the single-action six-shooter fold with their Taurus Deputy in either .357 Magnum or 45 Colt. This blacked-out bad boy, inspired by the legendary Peacemaker, made its debut at the beginning of 2024 and made a good impression on yours truly. After handling it at SHOT2024 I had to get my hands on it and see how it performed under some old soul range time. Does it stand up to competing models? What sets it apart? Let’s dive right into my review of the Taurus Deputy!

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TFB Review: Rossi R95 Triple Black 30-30 Lever Action

The world continues to seemingly become infatuated with the modern lever action rifle. Some may call them tactical lever actions. Perhaps the actual difference is the number of holes and M-LOK slots one has over the other. Regardless as Rossi continues to expand its lineup of excellent products they have answered the call for a modern lever action 30-30 with the R95 Triple Black 30-30. Does its performance live up to the modern upgrades it touts? Let’s dive into the Rossi R95 Triple Black review!

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TFB Review: C&H Precision COMP Red Dot

As red dot sights and optics-ready slides continue to take over the mainstream, we have seen more and more job-specific red dot optics at increasingly competitive prices. The C&H Precision COMP enters the fold as an affordable large windowed competition-geared optic. Looks and prices are all good and fine but how does she do at the range? Let’s dive into the review!

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TFB Review: Smith & Wesson Model 29 Classic 6.5"

Does owning an iconic gun check all the boxes or does it feel like something is missing? You’d be hard-pressed to list off a top five list of legendary notable revolvers without mentioning the S&W Model 29. Sort of funny that this gun may not have sold anywhere near as well without Clint Eastwood muttering those classic words from Dirty Harry and holding this blued beauty outstretched. Today it carries a price tag to match its legend. Is it worth it to feel lucky? Let’s dive into my review of the Smith & Wesson Model 29 Classic!

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TFB Review: Meprolight M22 Self-Illuminated Reflex Sight

The Meprolight M22 is a unique reflex sight, in part for what it lacks: a battery. Unlike more common red dot sights, which use a battery to power an LED, the M22 uses the sun and radiation to illuminate the reticle. So how well does that work? Let’s find out.

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TFB Review: Bravo LINKed IWB Holster: G17 Gen4 + RMR + TLR-1 HL

We are very blessed in the times that we live in – and I’m not referring to modern medicine, running water, and Door Dash – rather, if you are a concealed carry advocate there are countless options for actual good quality holsters. There are colors, schemes, designs, accessories, and infinite combinations to fit anybody’s preferences. I personally have a short list of my favorites just like anybody has their favorite X, Y, Z handguns that they like the most, and Bravo Concealment cracks my Top 5 for reliability and affordability. Today, I am going to review the Bravo Concealment LINKed IWB Holster for my tried-n-true, Gucci Glock G17 Gen4 topped off with a Trijicon RMR and a Streamlight TLR-1 HL. This will be the 4th Bravo Concealment holster that I have reviewed on TFB, but let’s see if it is the best, thus far. Let’s dive in!

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TFB REVIEW: The Trijicon RMR HD Red Dot Sight

I have carried a GLOCK 45 MOS every day for over a year in an inside the waistband holster. Equipped with a Surefire 300 Ultra and a Trijicon RMR, this is my perfect EDC gun for almost every situation.  But I didn’t fully appreciate the power of a slide-mounted red dot until I attended a basic two-day optics training class. We’ll talk more about the training in a bit, but my gun with the RMR was the only one that didn’t suffer from sort of optic failure during the drills. Now, officially announced last month, the Trijicon RMR HD adds features and functionality – including a forward facing light sensor – to an already bulletproof optic system for pistols. Let’s take a look.

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TFB Review: Gen 5 Glock 34 MOS – Am I a Glock Guy Now?

Glock is a pretty big name in the game of handguns. That is a given. I personally am not the biggest fan of the platform from the outside-looking-in perspective. In short, I’m not much of a Glock guy. It has nothing to do with me trying to be different. They have just never been my speed. That does not mean I do not have the utmost admiration and appreciation for the design. The handful of people who know me know there is only one Glock I have said that I would be tempted to purchase. The Glock 34. Well, Glock was kind enough to send along the latest and greatest Gen 5 Glock 34 MOS for me to try out. Did it make me a Glock guy? Let’s dive into the review!

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TFB Review: Dlah Designs Beretta 92 RDO Flush Optics Plate

In recent years, we have witnessed a significant transformation in the handgun industry’s offerings, with a notable shift towards optics-ready models. Nowadays, it’s almost unusual to encounter a new pistol that doesn’t come equipped with optics. This emerging expectation has prompted companies to modify their older pistol designs to accommodate these advancements. The timeless Beretta 92 has proven itself adaptable to the changing times, exemplified by the exceptional 92X RDO. While the 92 is already an outstanding firearm, its conversion to an optics-ready configuration poses certain challenges. That’s where the Dlah Designs Beretta 92 RDO Flush Optics Plate comes into play, aiming to optimize the RDO variant to its fullest potential. So, without further ado, let’s dive right into the review!

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TFB Armorer's Bench: New Real Avid Master Gun Workstation Review

Welcome everyone to the  TFB Armorer’s Bench! As mentioned in the little blurb below, this series will focus on a lot of home armorer and gunsmith activities. In this article, I decided to roll out my review of the new Real Avid Master Gun Workstation. Boy oh boy I’ve been excited to give this thing a go since I was told I could. I’ve had a lot of gun vises on my bench. Does this one stand toe to toe with the rest? Let’s dive right into the review and find out!

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TFB Review: Vortex Defender CCW Red Dot 3 MOA

In the past five years, there has been an absolute boom in new micro-compact pistols. What followed was optics-ready models of those micro-compact pistols. With only a sparse amount of “micro-optics” and seldom in supply or at a feasible price point it was only a matter of time before other brands stepped up to the plate with their own offerings. Several footprints and types have made their mark in this timeframe but most are fragile and expensive. I am excited to say that now it is Vortex Optics’ turn in the spotlight. Today I am glad to introduce the Vortex Defender CCW 3 MOA Red Dot. Let’s dive right into my review!

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TFB Review: Daniel Defense M4A1 SOCOM 14.5 Upper Receiver

In the world of ARs, there are countless options at almost every single price point imaginable. I oftentimes get accused of ignoring cheaper options and only going after high-end stuff which made me start to think. Is it possible to get a high-end accurate rifle set up without paying the $2,000+ price tag? Well, I decided to cough up my own money to check out if this is possible and what it takes to buy an almost identical factory Daniel Defense SOCOM rifle setup. Let’s take a look at the Daniel Defense M4A1 SOCOM 14.5 upper receiver.

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TFB Review: Palmetto State Armory PA-15 300AAC Blackout Pistol

Alright alright, I know you may be surprised to see the guy that talks about old stuff and makes fun of all the tacticool folks out there reviewing a 300AAC Blackout pistol. I will own the fact that I really genuinely am usually disinterested in anything that looks like this but when Palmetto State Armory reached out to TFB, I took the opportunity to work with a caliber and specific pistol offering for a reason; I’ve never shot 300 Blackout. Queue the gasps and shock! Let’s dive right into the PSA PA-15 300AAC Blackout Pistol!

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TFB Review: Caldwell 66% IPSC AR500 Silhouette Target

In my trips to the range, I have only dabbled in shooting steel. Everyone’s gateway metal target is rimfire spinners or resetting targets and those are really enjoyable. Can shooting a big AR500 silhouette really be any better? I’ll let you know below in my review of the Caldwell 66% IPSC Silhouette Target. Let’s dive right in!

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TFB Review: Ultradyne Apollo Max .223/5.56 Muzzle Brake

As someone who generally is disinterested in the newest and coolest tacticool whatsa-whosits, I have to admit to you that I was surprised to pick up anything with the intention of improving my AR15 or making my shooting experience more enjoyable with one. The item in question today is the Ultadyne Apollo Max .223/5.56 Muzzle Brake. If you have not heard of Ultradyne, they are an American company with American made products in the form of firearm accessories such as sights, muzzle devices, and combinations of the two. With today’s subject being the Apollo Max Muzzle Brake, I should mention what makes it unique…it reduces recoil far better than other muzzle brakes I have been around and that can benefit the user in multiple ways. Let us dive right into a review on the Ultradyne Apollo Max .223/5.56 Muzzle Brake!

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