Protac HL USB

Protac HL USB Flashlight Review

  One of Streamlight’s most interesting models, which we’ve had the opportunity to bang around and take everywhere for the last few months, is the ProTac HL USB.  While the ProTac is as bright and durable as many other tactical flashlights, what sets it apart from the crowd is the ability to run off of three different power options.

Wheeler Bolt Catch Tool

Wheeler AR15 Bolt Catch Install Tool Kit Review

  Many home AR15 builders would agree that the hardest part of building an AR lower is installing the bolt catch. Pushing a roll pin into a hole isn’t difficult, but the design of the AR’s lower puts the assembly in, to say the least, an awkward position. The challenge is getting everything in the right place without scratches adding character to otherwise new parts. Wheeler’s Bolt Catch Install Tool Kit is specifically designed for this job.

OST Wrench

OST Wrench Review

One of the tradeoffs with the AR15’s direct impingement gas system is that they tend to run better when regularly given a little love. Since the gas tube is venting directly into the bolt carrier, regular cleaning is important. The OST Wrench fills the need for a small but tough field tool for help with the basic maintenance and cleaning of the AR15 platform.

Magpul UBR Gen2 Stock

Magpul UBR Gen2 Stock Review

By many accounts, the AR15 is the most popular gun in the United States. Most of the ARs out there either fall into the fixed rifle variety or one of the variations of collapsible carbine style. Magpul’s UBR Gen2 was designed with the goal of getting the best of both stock types in a single system, so there would be a collapsible carbine stock with the durability and stability usually only found in the fixed rifle designs.

Wheeler AR15 Pivot Pin Install Tool Review

One of the more frustrating tasks when building an AR15 lower is trying to install the pivot pin. The challenge is that the spring puts enough pressure on the detent to launch it across the room and this has to be held out of the way while the pin is inserted. The Wheeler Pivot Pin Install Tool and other similar tools which work the same way, make this task much easier.  

Realoading Presses

How To Pick A Reloading Press

To many folks who are looking to start reloading, one of the hardest decisions is deciding how to pick a reloading press. The options cover a wide range of price points, but some of the different models look very similar. The good news is that there are not a lot of junk products for sale in the reloading world, so it is difficult to make a really bad choice. However, deciding on your reloading goals...

Hawk 982 Disassembly

IAC Hawk 982 / 982T Disassembly

  The IAC Hawk 981R, 982 and 982T shotguns are arguably one of the best home defense values on the market. These are all Norinco’s versions of the Remington 870 with either an optics rail, ghost ring sights or a pistol grip stock, respectively. But, rather than just being a cheap Chinese throwaway, they include a machined steel extractor and metal trigger guard, which are hard to find on the budget minded Remingtons. That said,...

Paracord Kit

Build A Paracord Rope Kit

Paracord, also known as 550 cord, has earned a place alongside duct tape as a multipurpose item for repairs and more. This slim, green rope was originally used by the military to attach people to parachutes, so it is fairly strong and lightweight. It can be thought of as a scaled down version of the kermantle rope that rock climbers use to avoid hitting the ground at inopportune times. Our goal is to create a...

Chamber Flag

Three Simple Steps To Build Your Own Chamber Flags For Almost Free

Chamber flags are an easy way to make sure that a firearm is not loaded. They are designed to occupy the back end of the barrel, giving visual proof that there is no ammunition loaded, and also showing that the weapon is currently out-of-battery and unable to fire.  These flags are required gear for some competitive events and are also reassuring to see at public ranges where everyone may not be entirely sure about the...