When looking for a suppressor for my AR15 I wasn’t sure what I even needed or wanted. What did I expect from a suppressor that would be sending full pressure 5.56/.223 rounds downrange? I had no clue. Hopefully this article will help you if you are in the same boat.
GEMTECH- TREK Suppressor: The Good
One of the most attractive attributes of this particular rifle suppressor is the price. It currently retails from about $475-$500 respectfully on a few different online retailers websites. For me, that’s a strong value considering the performance of this muzzle device. It’s a single contained, zero maintenance, rugged silencer that will perform as expected every time with no fuss. Gemtech claims there is no maintenance or cleaning required so lon as you are only shooting 5.56/.223 normal pressure rounds through it. They didn’t design this particular can to handle low pressure “sub sonic” rounds and they even state that if you want to shoot sub sonic cartridges that you use a specific brand. The majority of commercially available 5.56mm subsonic ammunition does not stabilize in the M16 barrel and will yaw while in the suppressor. Damage caused by this ammunition is not covered under warranty. If it is desired to reduce the bullet flight noise and sonic crack, we suggest that a .22 rimfire adapter be used with standard velocity .22LR ammunition. If subsonic .223 ammunition is a requirement, Gemtech recommends only subsonic ammunition manufactured by Engel Ballistic Research, Inc. To read the full warranty and manual you can Gemtech Trek Owners Manual.
Besides the value the Gemtech Trek suppressor performs consistently well shot after shot after shot. It reduces the overall sound of the gun firing by 29 dB and is the equivalent to shooting .22 shorts out of a .22LR rifle.
Designed specifically to fill the needs of the law enforcement user, the TREK is a compact, durable and lightweight sound suppressor for the 5.56×45 mm centerfire cartridge. The TREK suppressor meets all OSHA and MILSPEC requirements for shooting without the use of hearing protection. The Trek is also available in a lightweight version, the Trek-T, fabricated from high strength, aircraft grade titanium alloys.
Well, they’re at it again. Guns For Everyone is launching a new initiative to be able to offer even more Free Conceal Carry classes to residents of Colorado who want to get basic and advanced pistol training. They are also giving anyone that donates a chance to enter a sweet Troy AR15. Donation levels start at just 5 bucks and they also have additional levels that come with some sweet prize packs.
The goal for Guns For Everyone is to raise enough money to help with opening a storefront in Colorado Springs so they can have a dedicated space to offer their classes. In Colorado you are required to take a basic pistol safety class as a requisite to obtaining a conceal carry license. Guns For Everyone offers these classes for free and solely relies on the generosity of students to donate what they can. This system helps break the cost barrier for citizens to legally obtain the license required to carry a firearm.
Our mission is to train and educate as many people as we possibly can in the safe and ethical use of firearms for self defense. We conduct all of our training for FREE!
Please take a moment to watch the video below, and if you feel compelled they would greatly appreciate any donation and if you aren’t in a position to donate please share the message.
Our goal is to raise $5,000 by December 15th, 2015. To help us achieve this goal, every donation of $5 will receive a Guns For Everyone bumper sticker, as well as be entered to win a Troy Industries AR-15. Other exciting prizes are also available at different donation levels!
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Black Cerakote Finish – Satori Tano by Three Circle Knives
If there is one tool that I’m always excited to update it’s my knives. Being an avid outdoors enthusiast, hiker and backpacker your tool is arguably your most precious tool. I’ve had the enjoyment of using the Satori Tanto knife from Three Circle Knives for the past few months and I must say it is a solid blade and one that I will be keeping in my backpack for years to come. From the unboxing of the knife to the field, I have been so impressed with this knife that I was giddy to film a video review. I generally use products for 2-6 months before recording or writing a review so I have been patiently using and abusing this fine piece of craftsmanship in the interim.
The Satori Tanto knife is forged from 440c .25″ steel and is cerakoted in black (also called “shadow”) and the handle is wrapped in a desert camo 550 paracord forming a comfortable grip around the handle. Some obligatory specs for the blade from the Three Circles Website:
12″ overall, 6.5″ blade Tanto
Cerakote in Black
.25″ thick 440C Steel
Multiple Carry Options: Paracord or MOLLE Clip Paracord Options for handles: Black, Coyote Tan, Olive Drab, Gray, Maroon, Military Green