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Otis 17-22 Cal Micro Cleaning Kit Review

  Cleaning your rifle the Otis way. By Seth R. Nadel I have a long history with cord or “pull through” firearm cleaners. As a collector of military firearms, the pull through was a staple in many countries for many years. Take a piece of cord, attach a fitting for …

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Nikon M-Tactical vs. P-Tactical Riflescopes

By Guy J. Sagi There’s no denying the optics are crystal clear in both the Nikon P-Tactical and Nikon M-Tactical series of riflescopes, with the kind of edge-to-edge color rendition and contrast that reflect the quality we’ve come to expect from Nikon. You can’t go wrong in choosing either line, …

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AR500 XL Plate Carrier Review

  By Carlos Huerta Picking out the right body armor can be tricky or flat out frustrating. Some steel plates usually stop one type of common round while others won’t. Some plates are made from ceramic, steel, or plastic materials. Or plates are thin, thick, light, heavyweight and so on. …

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Nikon P-Tactical SPUR Reflex Sight Review

  By Trampas Swanson When you look at the firearms market today, the range of optics available to the new shooter can be a bit overwhelming. With prices ranging from $50 to well over $1000, factors such as budget and intended use are key issues when trying to decide which …

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SIG Sauer Kilo1200 Laser Rangefinder Review

By Tony Martins In today’s technologically driven, overly complicated world, it’s nice to find a product that is simple to use, affordable and performs as advertised. The SIG Sauer Kilo1200 Laser Rangefinder is one of those products. Along with its big brother the SIG Kilo1250, these are uncomplicated and easy …

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Open Vs. Concealed Carry

  By Vic Laboy Finally, your time has come. You’ve aced your qual and submitted your documents, and now you’re waiting for your permit to arrive. Since you are legally permitted to publicly carry your firearm, the question arises: “Should I conceal or open carry?” Some states allow both carry …

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Otis Professional Pistol Cleaning Kit Review

  By Seth Nadel Recently, I tried the Otis Professional Pistol Cleaning Kit, including their cable cleaning system, and found that their cable system is NOT the old cord “pull though” system I had used (once) in the past. I like it! So, I decided to delve deeper into the …

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Nikon P-Tactical SuperDot Review

  By Trampas Swanson This year’s outdoor and firearms “industry only” SHOT SHOW hosted by the NSSF in Las Vegas was certainly a big event for the folks at Nikon Optics. The show saw the unveiling of pre-production models of several additions to Nikon’s P-Tactical series. Included in these new upcoming …

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Nikon P-Tactical 3-9x40mm MK1-MRAD Review

  By Guy J. Sagi The new Nikon one-inch tubed P-Tactical line of riflescopes was introduced earlier this year, and the P-Tactical 3-9x40mm version with the MK1-MRAD reticle has surprising performance, especially considering its budget-friendly MSRP. The big difference between Nikon’s P-Tactical and M-tactical is the latter has 30mm main …