By Jonathan Owen on 7/21/2016 6:40 PM
Dead Air Wolverine Review

The choice of communists and dictators worldwide, the AK47 and AK74 are simultaneously lauded, hated or just overlooked, but almost never are they suppressed in the West. Until now, that is. I’ve just returned from a trip to the Dead Air Armament Utah headquarters where I visited with Komandir Mike Pappas and Comrade Gary Hughes. I shot with several of their final prototype Wolverine AK suppressors. Dead Air is different, and while I knew that already, I was about to find out a lot more.

By Jonathan Owen on 7/13/2016 6:40 AM

X95 Tavor Hog Hunting rifle

I wonder how many “best hog hunting rifle” stories have been told? Seriously, four years ago we ran a top ten hog hunting rifles story that still has traction on Google. But it’s not 2012 anymore and after spending the night hog hunting with the newest offering from IWI US, the Tavor X95 I am compelled to share this story with you. I loved the Tavor, and the X95 takes it to a whole new level! 


I’m not going to get super technical here, but instead take you along for a night of tactical hog hunting with the X95. Along the way, you’ll discover why I think it may be the best hog hunting rifle, yet. 

By Kevin Reese on 7/6/2016 4:29 PM

Mossberg MMR Review

Where has the time gone? When I look back over my life, I see a series of mountains and valleys, each navigated, some carelessly, yet none left without my footprints… and occasional claw marks – I’ve never been a quitter. For most of us blue-collared patriots, a buck is often still hard to come by. While it would be nice to lock and load a new Seekins 6.5 Creedmoor, not every red, white and blue blooded patriot can step into one anytime soon. Fortunately, there are some great high-value alternatives for shooting and hunting enthusiasts. One of them is the amazing, high-performance, low-cost Mossberg MMR and Firefield riflescope and laser combo I put together recently.

As I sat to piece together my new Mossberg MMR AR-15 and Firefield optics I was reminded of my younger days as a Marine long ago. With a salary of just $620 per month and net paychecks every two weeks of just over $200, every dollar mattered. At the end of my eight-year Marine Corps service, as a sergeant, I still only grossed approximately $1,200 monthly before taxes. To be honest, like most hardworking Americans, every dollar I’ve ever made has been hard-fought and important – I’ve never been accused of having too much money although, like Joe Diffie once crooned, “I’d like to have a problem like that.” Happily, this kit - the MMR and Firefiled optic - doesn't require that problem...

By Brian McCombie on 6/20/2016 12:50 PM

Handgun Hunting Deer

I started handgun hunting about two years ago when the 10MM Auto caliber caught my attention. My first handgun hunts were with 1911 semi-autos chambered in 10MM, and I loved the challenge of hunting up close and personal that the pistols required.

Ever since then, I’ve taken every chance possible to try out new handguns for hunting, and last December I used what quickly became one of my favorite hunting handguns, the Thompson/Center (T/C) G2 Contender Pistol chambered in .44 Rem Mag.

Chasing game with 240 grains from the scoped kit proved exhilarating...