Posts in Category


Why I Gave Up On Pistol Suppressors

Pistol Suppressors make no sense.  There, I said it.  You can hate me if you want but you know I’m right.

If you’re part of the growing number of gun enthusiasts who have tried a pistol suppressor or are lucky enough to actually own one, there are some things that should have stood out to you as you squeezed the trigger with that childish grin on your face.

FNX-45 Tactical with AAC Ti-rant 45

FNX-45 Tactical with AAC Ti-rant 45

The first thing you should have noticed is that the balance and weight of the gun are completely different than what a handgun normally feels like without a 6 to 9 inch steel and aluminum contraption hanging off the barrel.  Is it more than your hand strength could handle?  Probably not.  Is it comfortable?  If we are being totally honest then the answer is, “No.”  Handguns were not designed to hold that kind of weight out at the end of the barrel.  In fact, pistol suppressors had to be designed around the recoil mechanisms built into the handgun because a suppressor completely alters the physics of the firearm.  The primary reason for using a pistol instead of a rifle is it’s size and portability.  That reason is completely defeated when you double the length of the gun and change the ergonomics of the design.

The second thing you probably notice when you fire a handgun with a suppressor is that it’s not really as quiet as you thought it was going to be.  Now this will vary on many things including environment, caliber, ammunition type, suppressor type and various other factors.  But it’s generally understood that suppressors are never as quiet as what you see in the movies.  In fact, in many circumstances the noise is not even hearing safe by OSHA standards.  Is it quieter?  Absolutely.  Is it what you expected?  If it’s your first time, probably not.

Springless AA2 Kit

Closest thing to a full auto Ruger 10/22

Springless AA2 Kit

The stock and KIDD two stage trigger is the perfect addition to any Ruger 10/22. This kit is hitting the market with a lot of attention just like the infamous “slidfire” stock for the AR platform. The kit comes in at a cool $629.00 which is steep considering I paid for $189.00 brand new for my Ruger 10/22 with fiber optic sights. To drop more than three times what I spent ont he rifle for a stock and trigger group just seems absolutely……….awesome. ūüôā

I don’t think I will be picking this up anytime soon but sure would love to get my hands on one. The issue with the AR/AK slidefire is that it’s super fun, but you burn through some expensive ammo super fast. With the AA2 Kit, you could play all day for $20.00 since 22 LR ammo is so¬†inexpensive. It’s a tempting offer. Click Read More to see the awesome video..

Tactical Flashlights For A Deal!

Cree Tactical Flashlights

Techlite Lumen Master 150 Lumens High-Intensity CREE XPE L.E.D. Tactical Flashlight, 3 Pack

Flashlights are a very important tool for any hiker,¬†backpacker, prepper, or just general home and safety use. I’m always on the hunt for a good deal, and when I find one I like to share it with anyone who also shares the desire for a great deal. These are actually some fairly cheap lights, and they are hardly “tactical” in the true sense other than the light cover¬†serration’s¬†but it says it on¬†the¬†box so it must be so right?

Currently this three pack of flashlights is on sale at Costco for $14.99. It’s a¬†pretty¬†good deal for what you get in my opinion. I have been using the flashlights as often as possible for the last few weeks, and the 150 lumen lights work quite well. They are small, use 3 AAA¬†batteries¬†which are supplied with the kit. I went ahead and made a quick video unboxing and initial review of the lights on my Youtube Channel with you can see below. If you do not have a Costco¬†Membership, they also sell them at Amazon for around $24.00 here.