Posts tagged 'Shooting'

February 2, 2020
Do You Even Need a First Focal Plane Optic?

Do You Even Need a First Focal Plane Optic?

FFP can get you a huge edge in competition, on some hunts, and on the field of battle. It can make you faster at longer distances and give you the ability to transition between targets of varying distance with speed and precision. FFP is freaking awesome. But it's not always better.

January 26, 2020
What Rings and Mounts Do I Need?

What Rings and Mounts Do I Need?

There are a bazillion different kinds of guns out there, many of them tricked out to meet the owner’s exacting demands, so it's impossible to lay out what rings and bases are needed for every single setup, but we'll go over a few of the classics we see all the time.

January 19, 2020
Gas Gun v. Bolt Gun

Gas Gun v. Bolt Gun

If you want to throw a conversational grenade into a group of long-distance shooters, you can’t do much better than bringing up this question: Which is better for going long, bolt guns or gas guns? Then, sit back and watch otherwise calm people go a little nuts.

January 12, 2020
Is an LPVO right for you?

Is an LPVO right for you?

If you’re a fan of AR’s and tactical carbines, there’s a good chance you’ve either heard about LPVOs (Low Power Variable Optics) or considered buying one for your rifle. Offering an ideal combination of speed and downrange accuracy, LPVOs can help turn your rifle into a short- and long-range solution for competition and defense.

December 29, 2019
TACTICAL CARBINE: ARE YOU GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE MODERN LOW READY?

TACTICAL CARBINE: ARE YOU GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE MODERN LOW READY?

If the Low Ready were an ice cream, it would be vanilla. It’s just boring! Hey, we’re all thinking it, I just said it out loud. But guess what? Boring is fine. Boring, in this case, is also fast. And fast can be … cool, right?

September 22, 2019
Making Sense of Magnified Optics on a Tactical Carbine Part 2

Making Sense of Magnified Optics on a Tactical Carbine Part 2

In the last blog we discussed low-power variable optics on a tactical carbine. Today we’ll look at another option: a red dot sight and magnifier combination.

September 15, 2019
Making Sense of Magnified Optics on a Tactical Carbine Part 1

Making Sense of Magnified Optics on a Tactical Carbine Part 1

Magnification can provide an advantage in competition or be a force-multiplier in the tactical world. For a fighting carbine, two good options are the low-power variable optic (LPVO), and a red dot sight (RDS) with flip-up magnifier – but before you just throw glass on your carbine, there’s a few things you should know.

It’s time your red dot started pulling its weight.

It’s time your red dot started pulling its weight.

You want the perfect red dot magnifier? Here you go: Super clear optics, rock-solid flip mount, quick release, mega compact, and it can be mounted at lower 1/3 or absolute co-witness heights. And oh yeah: It’s dang pretty to look at.

How To Shoot Safely On Your Public Lands

How To Shoot Safely On Your Public Lands

It may be surprising to some, but even in this day and age there are still places Americans can go to shoot for free. This writeup isn't going to give you every answer (that would ruin all the fun) but I'll do my best to give you a basic understanding of what's needed to find that secret honey-hole of a shooting spot.

Shooting the Vortex Extreme

Shooting the Vortex Extreme

This past weekend, the Vortex Extreme took over the historic Wagonhound Ranch in Douglas, WY, challenging 65 teams’ stamina, accuracy, and drive. Up rocky hills and down steep valleys, shooters rang steel and fought to be the best.