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While many companies launch huge marketing campaigns and tout the greatness of their products long before the first one ever comes off a manufacturing line, AG Composites is not one of these companies.

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Five years ago, I had the opportunity to review the then-new DB15 Pistol in .223/5.56. Diamondback Firearms was roughly two years into their in-house AR pattern rifle and pistol production program at that time. You can find the review HERE if you would like to step back in time a few years. Modern sporting pistols were slowly gaining popularity in 2014, but it was the introduction of the pistol stabilizing brace that really kicked sales of AR-style pistols into overdrive. That introduction took place about a month after publication of the DB15 Pistol review mentioned above.

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First off, why might we want to camouflage our rifle or any other gear? For starters, just that, camouflage. Perhaps we are in an environment where we want to blend in, be it hunting or even a tactical environment. Past that, while maybe not applicable to the alpine camouflage pattern we’re about to do, is heat transfer. If you’ve ever been somewhere hot and gone to pick up a black rifle that has been sitting in the sun, it is unpleasant at best. You’d be surprised what a paint job will do. You could probably make that case that it adds an additional level of protection to the weapon, think about it as a sacrificial coating. And lastly, because it looks cool. People do things every day because it looks cool. There is no gate keeper, do your thing…

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Beretta Debuts Competition-Ready 92X Performance

Monday, March 11th 2019 02:48 PM

Beretta unveiled this week the latest edition to their legendary Model 92 family – the 92X Performance. Billed as an out-of-the-box competition-ready handgun, the 92X features a heavy Vertec steel frame, a Brigadier slide, and a new trigger mechanism. Designed to increase speed and accuracy, the handgun features a hefty 47.61oz overall weight that, according to the company, helps “increase the pistol’s stability and reduce muzzle rise when shooting.” In single-action mode, the 3.3-pound Extreme-S trigger also deceases reset by “up to” 40 percent and includes adjustments to regulate pre-travel and over-travel. In double-action, the trigger weight increases to 6.6 pounds.

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Bushnell Big D Red Dot and Transition 3X Magnifier

Saturday, March 9th 2019 11:27 AM

Red dot sights have become the de facto weapon of choice for AR-15’s following the huge successes in military use for the GWOT. Whatever you may have thought of this when it started, red dots for rifles have proven to be durable enough for combat in some of the worst environments on earth. They have changed things to the point even the USMC no longer teaches iron sights in basic training, a day I thought I would never live to see.

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Bugsy Siegel once alarmed an employee by casually mentioning some of the men he had killed. Siegel smiled and said, “Don’t worry. We only kill each other.” Siegel returned to Beverly Hills with a feeling that all was not well. He had done enough professional killing himself to pick up on the subtle signs. Regardless, on June 27, 1947, Siegel found himself at the home of his lover Virginia Hill along with an associate named Allen Smiley. While Siegel was typically tactically savvy, for some reason this evening he left the window shades up. This would be his last mistake.

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A Seven Shooter: Ruger .327 Single-Seven Review

Saturday, March 2nd 2019 02:28 PM

The Ruger Single-Six Revolver has been around since 1953. Since then, there have been a multitude of different models of this handy small-framed single action. It was on a Ruger Single-Six 22 that I first learned how to shoot a handgun and I suspect that is the case for a lot of people. A couple of years ago Ruger came out with a special model of this wheel gun as an exclusive for one of their distributors. This version is called the Single-Seven and it is chambered in .327 Federal Magnum.

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Big Horn Armory does a lot of things right with a winning attitude to boot. The model 89 isn’t a gun changed to fit a modern cartridge, it is a new lever-action platform designed in-house for the 500. The gun is entirely built in the USA, including all of its components. At first, I was unsure if I should be the one slated for this review since the rifles offered by Big Horn are stunningly beautiful. I tend to be hard on equipment, and nothing I have ever tested has returned in the same state I received it in. So I called the owner of Big Horn in case he wanted a more gentlemanly gun writer from our staff. He told me, “We don’t build safe queens son. We build guns to be used.” Nuff said. That is my kind of party.

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Take this gun to the range or the gun store, and invariably everyone will pull out their cell phones to compare the size and weight. As you can see in the images below, the dimensions are spot-on to most of today’s larger smartphones. Especially if you own a heavy-duty case, the length, width, and depth are comparable. Ideal Conceal even cut a small box on the firearm to resemble a cell phone camera.

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The new Taurus G2c is available in .40 S&W and is an accurate pistol that’s also comfortable for concealed carry. The new G2C pistol is built on a polymer frame. It has a compact profile, and 10-round magazine capacity (12 rounds in the 9MM model) and was designed to be comfortable for small- or large-handed shooters.

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