Product Reviews & Field Tests

  • Random thoughts on Oak Level Knives

    Random thoughts on Oak Level Knives by Greg Ritchie What do you like in a knife Greg? Asked James, a new acquaintance of mine. "I don't know, not anything too big, 3 or 4 inch blade, drop point, but just a little, not a big sweep. I like yellow handles." I didn't think much else about it, it was just a conversation among two people who liked shooting and the outdoors and found out they had a common interest. But I was surprised when a few weeks later when he walked into my office and...
  • Yavex Ammo Review

    Yavex Ammo Review by Bgaston Always looking for some reliable, cheap range ammunition, Yavex ammunition at Outdoor Limited caught my eye. I found this information on the web. "Yavex is producing 9mm Luger ammunition to the strict NATO/Military standards with New Brass, Primers and Full Metal Jacketed bullets. This ammunition is head and neck sealed which means that it is less susceptible to moisture intrusion that could deactivate the primer under battlefield conditions and rough handling...
  • Review of the Recover Tactical 1911 Grip & Rail System

    Review of the Recover Tactical 1911 Grip & Rail System by ichthyo I saw an advertisement for Recover Tactical's grip and rail system on the Internet and thought it might be a good option for my "railless" GI, a Springfield Armory 1911 A1. I reasoned it is a reversible decision and the gun could then serve well for home defense with a weapon light attached. If I didn't want it anymore I could take it off as there is no permanent change to the gun. After all, I bought gun because I wanted a...
  • New Optic Helps Old Eyes

    New Optic Helps Old Eyes by "amannamedjed" As a new rifle shooter, I have been struggling for some months to improve my shooting skills beyond what a brand new shooter could expect. It seemed that, no matter what I worked on, I was not getting any better. Trigger pulls, cheek weld, natural point of aim, support, different rifle, it all seemed for nothing. I eventually decided that my old eyes were simply not going to allow me to shoot accurately with iron sights. And while I really like my...
  • Utility Knife with a Bang!

    Utility Knife with a Bang! by Kirk Lawson Guns included as part of, or disguised as another item are nothing new to the firearms community. We immediately think of the classic "pen gun" which gained infamy as an assassins and spy tool in World War II. There have been any number of "disguised" guns, often called "gadget guns," beyond that, from cigarette lighters and belt buckles through a special clip-board by designer Paris Theodore intended for FBI hostage negotiators. "Gadget guns"...
  1. Rambling thoughts on "El Cetmeton." The FR8

    Rambling thoughts on "El Cetmeton." The FR8 by Greg Ritchie The FR8, or Fusil Reformado 8, is my favorite milsurp ("Military Surplus") rifle. Often called the "poor man's scout rifle" or the "bolt action assault rifle", it's a bolt action Mauser rifle chambered in 7.62x51 NATO. Born in the 1950's, the FR8 was the result of the Spanish military transitioning to the 7.62x51 NATO and the CETME rifle. Not having enough CETME rifles to go around, the Spaniards took their M43 Mausers which...
  2. Review: Ruger American Pistol Compact Pro

    Review: Ruger American Pistol Compact Pro by Greg Ritchie Quick review of my Ruger American Pistol Compact Pro chambered for 9mm Luger. It's a hearty handgun at over 28 ounces. Comes with a 12 round and a 17 round magazine. The 12 round mag gives you the option of an extended base that supports your pinky or a flat base. The 17 round magazine comes with a grip spacer. For those who live in states that are not magazine friendly, it can be had with two 10 round magazines. I love the trigger....
  3. Yavex Ammo Review

    Yavex Ammo Review by Bgaston Always looking for some reliable, cheap range ammunition, Yavex ammunition at Outdoor Limited caught my eye. I found this information on the web. "Yavex is producing 9mm Luger ammunition to the strict NATO/Military standards with New Brass, Primers and Full Metal Jacketed bullets. This ammunition is head and neck sealed which means that it is less susceptible to moisture intrusion that could deactivate the primer under battlefield conditions and rough handling...
  4. Utility Knife with a Bang!

    Utility Knife with a Bang! by Kirk Lawson Guns included as part of, or disguised as another item are nothing new to the firearms community. We immediately think of the classic "pen gun" which gained infamy as an assassins and spy tool in World War II. There have been any number of "disguised" guns, often called "gadget guns," beyond that, from cigarette lighters and belt buckles through a special clip-board by designer Paris Theodore intended for FBI hostage negotiators. "Gadget guns"...
  5. Random thoughts on Oak Level Knives

    Random thoughts on Oak Level Knives by Greg Ritchie What do you like in a knife Greg? Asked James, a new acquaintance of mine. "I don't know, not anything too big, 3 or 4 inch blade, drop point, but just a little, not a big sweep. I like yellow handles." I didn't think much else about it, it was just a conversation among two people who liked shooting and the outdoors and found out they had a common interest. But I was surprised when a few weeks later when he walked into my office and...
  6. Product Review - Random thoughts on the Sig Sauer P938-22

    Product Review - Random thoughts on the Sig Sauer P938-22 by Greg Ritchie A year or so ago I decided I wanted a new 22 handgun. I researched several different models, narrowed my choices to three, and went to the local gun store to try them out side by side. I purchased one that was not even on my list, the Sig Sauer P938-22. The P928-22 is a compact sized 1911 style handgun, having a 3.3 inch barrel and being 5.9 inches in length. It is 3.9 inches tall, 1.1 inches wide, weighs 16 ounces...
  7. Review of the Recover Tactical 1911 Grip & Rail System

    Review of the Recover Tactical 1911 Grip & Rail System by ichthyo I saw an advertisement for Recover Tactical's grip and rail system on the Internet and thought it might be a good option for my "railless" GI, a Springfield Armory 1911 A1. I reasoned it is a reversible decision and the gun could then serve well for home defense with a weapon light attached. If I didn't want it anymore I could take it off as there is no permanent change to the gun. After all, I bought gun because I wanted a...
  8. Product Review - UTG Shooter's SWAT Bipod

    Product Review - UTG Shooter's SWAT Bipod by tallbump I got this UTG Bi-Pod with a gift card I got for Christmas. [URL]http://www.leapers.com/prod_detail.php?mitem=bipod&level1=&level2=&itemno[/URL] =TL-BP28S&status= It has dual mounting systems, either Picatinny mount or a swivel stud mount with a supplied adapter that converts a swivel stud to a small Picatinny rail while still allowing a sling to be attached to a stud. I got this bi-pod on Amazon for under $23. MSRP is $29.97. The height on...
  9. A Review of the TriStar C-100

    A Review of the TriStar C-100 by Flintstone A while back I was looking at 9mm CZ-75 compacts, but at over $500, the price was a little prohibitive. Looking at similar guns and clones, I found the TriStar 9mm C-100; a clone of the CZ 75 compact made in Turkey by Canik. It seemed fairly well rated online, and it was only $340. I thought, "Oh well, I can shoot it a while, and if I don't like it, I can always sell it and buy a CZ later." That was two years and several hundred rounds ago, and I...
  10. The SAR k2p -A Quality 9mm on a Budget

    The SAR k2p -A Quality 9mm on a Budget by "SavageGuy" (shown with after market grip sleeve) I'd like to take this time to share my experience thus far with the SAR k2p 9mm. I was on the hunt for a quality, full-size 9mm that didn't break the bank. I had already turned down the SD9VE, didn't like the trigger, and I am partial to hammer fired guns. I choose this gun for several reasons: 1. Hammer fired 2. Hi capacity 3. Fit and overall feel of the gun 4. Price 5. Adjustable sights Little...
  11. New Optic Helps Old Eyes

    New Optic Helps Old Eyes by "amannamedjed" As a new rifle shooter, I have been struggling for some months to improve my shooting skills beyond what a brand new shooter could expect. It seemed that, no matter what I worked on, I was not getting any better. Trigger pulls, cheek weld, natural point of aim, support, different rifle, it all seemed for nothing. I eventually decided that my old eyes were simply not going to allow me to shoot accurately with iron sights. And while I really like my...
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