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Bedding a Remington 700 Scope Base (It’s Not as Racy as It Sounds)

The Remington 700 is an excellent platform to build a precision rifle on, however, it does require a little bit of elbow grease. Because of the methods used to manufacture these actions the top doesn’t typically line up quite right front to back. Because of this, a one piece scope base will often be forced to bend when properly torqued. This puts stress on the receiver, the base, and the scope and cost you valuable accuracy. In this video I lay out my simple method for bedding a one piece scope base on a Remington 700 receiver. Bedding the...

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American Built Arms Mod X – is it X-cellent?

As the name suggests, American Built Arms Co is an American based manufacturing company that specializes in firearms related parts. Founded in 2010, AB Arms is veteran owned and operated. While they’ve made a few small parts and pieces the Mod X is their first entry into manufacturing a product that incorporates all of those parts and pieces. It also marks their first entry into the multi purpose bolt action rifle market.

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Talon Retention Systems Holsters

With so many companies offering kydex holsters these days, it can be tough to know what manufacturers offer a quality product, and what manufacturers do not. Warner Blake began playing with kydex as a hobby in 2013. He’d grown tired of the high costs, and long turnaround times of many holster companies. Mr. Blake set out to do what any good red blooded American would do: he honed his craft, developed a fantastic product line, and founded Talon Retention Systems. He offers custom and production handmade holsters, magazine carriers, light carriers, knife sheaths, and nearly any other carrier you can...

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Limitless Gear’s OPFOR MCR Features Limitless Applications

Limitless Gear is a new company to enter the world of molle compatible magazine carriers. Their flagship product, the OPFOR MCR, is something I’ve been looking forward to for some time now. With its initial release earlier this year, I was able to acquire two samples for testing and evaluation. The OPFOR MCR mag carriers are a rather original design that flies in the face of traditional mag carriers. Unlike most mag carriers and pouches, the MCR is made of molded polymer. They feature two sets of teeth like tabs on the back. One set points downward while the...

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Multi Holsters Hybrid Light Bearing Holster: It’s About Time

I’m a fan of weapon mounted lights. Most self defense shootings take place in dark environments. I also happen to live in a part of the country that has long winters with very short days. I like the idea of being able to identify anything or anyone that may wish me harm, as well as having the ability to keep one hand free, should I need it. I also prefer to carry my defense handguns concealed in a hybrid style holster. I’ve found through a little trial and error that hybrid holsters seem to offer the most support and...

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Fantastic Plastic: Round Two TNArms Co’s Gen IV Initial Impressions

 TNArms Co Lower Review After posting my first initial impressions video and writeup, I was contacted by the folks at TNArms Co, who wanted to take another shot. The lower I had originally been working with was a Gen III model, which they are no longer producing or selling. I gladly accepted, and they swapped the lowers. That immediately won some points in my book. While I still wasn’t sure about the product, it was at least nice to see that the company would make any problems right. From the moment the new Gen IV lower showed up, I...

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Fantastic Plastic – TNArmsCo Lower Initial Impressions

With the polymer revolution forever changing the handgun world, it’s not surprising that polymer would begin to appear in the rifle world as well. Much of the furniture for AR pattern rifles is already made of polymer, so a polymer AR lower seems like the obvious progression. A number of companies have begun manufacturing polymer lowers to varying degrees of success. TNArms Co has set out to be the best. Right out of the box I noticed a few things. The lower is very light. 5.6oz, according to the TNArms website. I haven’t had an opportunity to weigh it...

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Danner Tachyon Hot – Lightweight and sassy!

Lightweight Tactical Boots Four or five years ago I purchased a pair of black leather Rocky’s. They had aggressive tread, they were water proof, and they were heavy like a pair of bricks. The aggressive tread and waterproof lining meant that they were nearly perfect for the cold wet snowy conditions we experience in Montana eight months out of the year. The problem, though, was that they were worthless in the shop, or in the summer time. The waterproof lining that kept me warm and dry in the snow kept my feet soggy and hot everywhere else. After a...

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Shoulder holster with a twist

K.L. Null SMZ The K.L. Null SMZ is a lightweight shoulder holster designed to carry a pistol tightly under the armpit with the muzzle pointing upwards. A loop goes over the weak side arm, and then a strap travels the distance from the top of the weak shoulder, over the back of the neck, down the strong side of the user’s torso, and clips onto the user’s belt. The straps are made of a synthetic material that resembles leather (smooth on the outside, textured and soft on the inside). The holster is simple and compact, and made of a smooth folded plastic material. A single strap is riveted to the holster. This is the interesting part; the strap travels behind the pistol’s trigger and fastens tightly on the other side with a snap. This setup is very secure, and presents no more risk of pulling the trigger than any other holster. A set of instructions are provided with the holster demonstrating how to draw from the rather unique rig. The user must push up, and twist the gun out. This action is supposed to unsnap the strap and slip it out from behind the gun’s trigger. In theory, the SMZ  is a compact, though non-traditional, holster that should hold a compact pistol in a comfortable and easy to reach position. In theory. Unfortunately, it wasn’t an answer to my...

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