By Jonathan Owen on 9/26/2016 9:30 PM

In actual fact, I’m not the best reviewer for the Elite Survival Systems Marathon GunPack. Don’t tune out just yet, though… Sure, I can check the objective boxes like, is it well built, priced competitively, and so on.  But for a truly credible review, a distance runner like marathoner or triathlete needs to be involved. So I recruited my favorite such athlete for this project, my wife. Now we have something worth reading – or more importantly, watching! If you’re a runner, this is for you. If you are like me, and running is just something you just tolerate, this might still be for you if concealed carry is important to you. If none of the above, you know someone who needs to take a look at this so pass it along. With that in mind, let’s jump in!

By Erik Alexander on 9/20/2016 9:39 AM
Wilson combat 6.8 barrel

Over the years I’ve built some great AR style hunting rifles. The styles vary by size, caliber, color and most importantly their intended use. On many hunts I’ve taken multiple rifles due to unknown distance and terrain. It’s fun to have choices, but I’d really like to have that one platform, that versatile firearm system which will serve all my tactical training, home defense and hunting needs. My imagination took off and shortly after I realized that the answer has been hanging on my gun rack all along. My 6.8SPC is that one platform and it’s successfully harvested numerous wild hogs in the Florida swamps and participated on a few deer hunts too. Until now, I’d not considered it as trainer or for self-defense, but after doing some research and speaking to Wilson Combat’s product development team, apparently many others in the firearm industry share my thoughts. My next step was obvious and Wilson Combat offered their support. A complete upgrade was now officially in the works to transform my 6.8 to 6.great. You might say it's time to make 6.8 great again!

By Special Guest Contributor on 9/13/2016 10:43 AM
Timney trigger RPR review

I was privileged to attend the first media event announcing the Ruger Precision Rifle. It was several months before the rifle’s public debut and I was skeptical until the first trigger press. The Ruger Precision Rifle impressed immediately. Not only did it shoot well, it was incredibly well thought out. In a sea of precision rifles requiring a second mortgage, Ruger made one that works at half the cost of my current scope.

I've since logged a lot of time behind the RPR and enjoyed it quite a bit. I have only two complaints at this point and both are easily remedied: weight and the trigger. I'll tell you how I solved the weight problem and then jump into the installation "how to" and results of switching to a Timney Trigger. 

By Jonathan Owen on 9/6/2016 9:17 PM

Wild Boar

This simple post to LinkedIn revealed again that when it comes to dealing with wild hogs, we’re not educating people well: “Never bought gear to hunt at night? Rent it! Here's the @trijicon @irdefense Hunter MK2 from @ultimatenightvision and the results. Paired to @tacticalsol 300Blk AR15 running @silencerco Harvester Subsonics, we dropped some poundage in pigs!”

First comment popped up quickly from a gentleman named Barry: “Was all the meat used to feed someone or were they just piled up please reply it will take a load off of your post I promise!!”

I started answering Barry, but I ran out of room. So if you’re reading this Barry, this is for you…