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Benchmade Triage 917BK Knife Review

  Designed with first responders in mind, the Benchmade Triage seamlessly melds the best EDC and emergency tools into one smart knife.  By David Link How many of us are truly prepared for the unexpected, especially a life-threatening emergency? First responders no doubt are, but the rest of us are …

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Benchmade Rift 950BK Knife Review

  The Benchmade Rift 950BK is a premier tactical and EDC knife from one of the world’s top knife manufacturers. By David Link Every year at SHOT Show in Las Vegas, it never fails. Even with gentle reminders from the staff, people always cut themselves at the Benchmade booth. Benchmade …

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M16 – Owning A Classic

  By Carlos Huerta The M16 rifle is the longest serving weapon in military history, and to this day, it continues to evolve. The M16 was the US military’s adoption of the civilian AR-15 developed by Eugene Stoner in the late 1950s. In early-mid 1960s, it became the standard-issue infantry …

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Auto-Ordnance Thompson 1927-A1 Review

  By Trampas Swanson Imagine what is must have been like to walk the streets of a big city like Chicago during the Roaring Twenties with Prohibition still in full swing. In those days, it seemed all the criminals had nicknames like Baby-face, Bugsy and Machine Gun to go along …

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The Four Rules of Firearm Safety

  The four key rules of firearm safety and why they are important.  By Vic Laboy Most everything we do in life is governed by a set of rules. From traffic lights to office protocols, rules are inescapable. In the firearms industry there are four rules everyone should know and …

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Vortex Fury HD Review

  By Trampas Swanson As a life long outdoorsman, I have had the good fortune to enjoy hunting and fishing for almost four decades now. Since I was 4 years old, my dad, Rick Swanson and Grandpa, Charlie Swanson had me catching fish for dinner, camping, hiking and joining them …

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FIRST LOOK: Eberlestock Camo Performance Apparel

  By Tony Martins Back in the day, the typical “early season” hunting outfit was a pair of blue jeans and a camouflage t-shirt. As seasons progressed and temperatures cooled, a flannel shirt and finally a jacket were added. Adaptation of technology and design specialization in the clothing market, along …

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Taser Strikelight Review

By Carlos Huerta Nobody expects to be the victim of an attack, but that doesn’t mean it won’t happen. When it does, you’ll want to be prepared. These days many people carry a self-defense weapon: lethal or non-lethal. The newest addition to my everyday carry collection is the Taser Strikelight. …

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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 …