Category Archives: Sneak Previews

Sneak Preview: Bushnell’s AR Optics

For July-August, I’ll be taking a look at Bushnell’s newest addition to the company’s AR Optics line. I’ve yet to find a more robust, accurate and quality sighting system at a price point of under $500. Assuming you’re not exiting … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Walther Arms PPS M2 RMSC

For 2018 Walther Arms introduced a 9mm subcompact pistol designated PPS M2, and along with that offering, the company included a limited quantity of the PPS M2 equipped with the British RMS Shield red dot sight. In doing so, Walther … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: CRKT’s SIWI™by Sergeant Major Darrin Sirois

Later this month I’ll introduce you to one of the best fixed blade designs, at any price point or country of origin, that I’ve had the opportunity to review, . Retired Sergeant Major Sirois’ SIWI design is part of CRKT’s … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight TLR-7

In 2018, Streamlight introduced two new members of the company’s highly successful TLR weapon mounted light series, the TLR-7 and TLR-8. Streamlight dramatically reduced their footprint but retained the high performance that we’ve come to expect from the TLR line. … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Spyderco’s 2018 Warrior Hawk

There’s something deliciously medieval about a tomahawk, and this coming month we have a review of the impressive Warrior Hawk from Spyderco coming your way. Designed by martial artist and former Marine, Laci Szabo , the Warrior Hawk can only … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Peltor Sport Tactical 500 Bluetooth

Peltor is a global leader in hearing protection products for industrial and military application. A 3M company, Peltor offers a wide range of hearing protection headsets and technologies. For 2018, the company introduced the Smart Tactical 500 electronic hearing protector … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: CRKT’s TECHNICIAN MULTI-TOOL

There are a number of task specific multitools on the market, many of questionable quality; however, there are few high quality general purpose multi-tools with a technical orientation. Columbia River Knife and Tool introduced a Glenn Klecker designed multi-tool, the … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Spyderco’s Elegant and Rustproof Caribbean

    Coming up in April, I’ll be telling you about my experience with this really sexy folder from Spyderco. The Caribbean is not only visually pleasing, its flat ground, rustproof, blade makes this impressive folder an exceptional choice for … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Mantis X Training System

Illinois based Mantis has  proven its technical prowess with an impressive training system that leverages some very elaborate technology  with good old pedagogy to deliver a training system that will improve your shooting. They say that bad habits die hard … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: BROWNELLS GLOCK THREADED BARREL

My last review for 2017 takes a close look at a new line of Glock barrels from Brownells. Glock owners wishing to upgrade their Glock 19s or Glock 17s,  Gen 1-Gen 4, with standard or threaded barrels now have an … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: CRKT TECPATL

Michael R. Rodriguez of Fayetteville, North Carolina designed the Tecpatl™ as a part of the CRKT® Forged by War® program. His conviction: a good combat fighter relies on instinct; a great fighter understands the importance of an ergonomically flawless weapon. … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight ProTac HL-X Handheld

All of the natural disasters gave us an opportunity to put Streamlight’s ProTac HL-X to use. This is one heck of a light that function flawlessly in less than optimal conditions. We’ll have our review out for your reading pleasure … Continue reading

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STREAMLIGHT BANDIT THE SECOND BEST LIGHTING ACCESSORY YOU CAN GET

You may recall my review of Streamlight’s Keymate USB in which I marveled at its simplicity and utility. It’s my first choice for best lighting accessory you can get. I mean that sincerely, if you haven’t purchased a Keymate USB … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: SPYDERCO EUROEDGE™

I’m very fond of the Italian and Spanish gentlemen’s pocket knives. Lion Steel, from Italy, and Miguel Nieto, from Spain, are two Euro designers that come to mind. Now, Spyderco’s EUROEDGE™ falls superbly into the gentleman’s folder genre with a … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight Protac Rail Mount HL-X

The Streamlight Protac lights have enjoyed tremendous popularity since their introduction. Then Streamlight added a rail mount feature, and in so doing, the company succeeded in delivering all of the Protac features in a weapon mounted form factor; eliminating the … Continue reading

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Sneek Peek: KRISS VECTOR SDP-SB

  This coming June is a special month for us in that at long last I have the opportunity to review the KRISS Vector. I’ve had a long lasting love affair with the Vector, which began at Blackwater’s facility where … Continue reading

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Sneak Peek: Streamlight Strion DS

For 2017, Streamlight introduced a new member to its highly regarded Strion®line of rechargeable handheld compact lights. The Strion® DS delivers all of the features found in other Strion handhelds with the added benefit of a dual switch activation. This … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: CRIMSON TRACE LG-443G KIT FOR YOUR GLOCK 43

Crimson Trace announced a new member to the company’s Laserguard family, the LG-443G, for the Glock 43 pistol, during SHOT SHOW 2017 in Las Vegas. In April, I will be reviewing the company’s kit version, a brilliant piece of marketing … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Walther’s New Creed 9mm Pistol

For 2017 Walther Arms introduced an impressive new 9mm pistol. If you’re familiar with the company’s superb PPX, the Creed is an offspring from that great gene pool but with some of the bells and whistles omitted to deliver an … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: Crimson Trace LinQ

Just in time for the Holiday Season, we’re going to introduce you to CTC’s wireless weapon mounted laser / light accessory for your favorite AR platform. CTC included a 300 lumen white light and green laser and four modes in … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: A LOOK AT THE BURRIS XTR II 1-8X24

Before rolling into the Holiday Season, we’ve got a great review coming your way. The BURRIS XTR II line of magnified optics with the M.A.D. turret feature has all of the sudden become a very serious competitor in the tactical … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight TLR-6 Combo Pack

About a year ago I reviewed Streamlight’s TLR-6 for the Glock-43 ; since then, this laser-light accessory, from one of the country’s leading manufacturers, has developed quite a following. A trend that is clearly visible from the number of holster … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: SPYDERCO STREET BEAT IN BLACK

Coming up this July, we’ll introduce readers to Spyderco’s Street Beat compact fixed blade knife. This edged weapon is possibly the best implementation of a compact fixed blade knife that we’ve ever had the pleasure to review. Everything from blade … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: STREAMLIGHT PROTAC RAIL MOUNT WEAPON LIGHTS

For June, we have a review of Streamlight’s ProTac® Rail Mount 1 and Rail Mount 2 weapon lights coming your way.  These lights feature the same outstanding 10 Tap functionality in a fixed rail mount configuration to complement your modern … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: WALTHER PPQ .45 ACP

  Walther introduced its new PPQ, a 12 + 1 .45 ACP, at SHOT SHOW 2016, in Las Vegas. In my opinion, this gem of a shooter is the Patek Philippe of polymer .45 ACP pistols. The company’s newest PPQ … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW: STREAMLIGHT SUPER SIEGE

This light has more tricks than Houdini and they are all good. Rechargeable 1,100 lumen scene lamp,  storage compartments, 360 degree illumination, serves as a storage battery that you can use to charge your phone, etc. etc. With camping season … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Kestrel Sportsman Weather Meter AND Kestrel Link Ballistic App

We’re putting the wraps on what I think you’ll find an interesting read, our upcoming review of Kestrel’s Sportsman weather meter with Applied Ballistics software and the Kestrel Link Ballistics App. The combined technology is setting new standards for developing … Continue reading

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SNEAK PREVIEW CRKT’s CLEVER GIRL

We have another great review coming your way, which we’re shure will appeal to the edged weapon aficionado that is into ruthless efficiency. I won’t spoil the story for you but this is a design coming straight out of Fort … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight TLR-1 HL 800 Lumens

We’ve got another review coming your way where we present a product that has been universally accepted as a professional standard, Streamlight’s TLR-1. The new, 2016,  release of the venerable weapon mounted light is not just on steroids, at 800 … Continue reading

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THE SPYDER STRIKES AGAIN! SPYDERCO PARA MILITARY 2 A SNEAK PREVIEW

Spyderco, enjoys a global reputation for some of the best folding and fixed blade knives on the market. In 2016, they introduce its new and measurably enhanced Para Military 2 with an SV110 steel blade that is sure to be … Continue reading

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Upcoming Reviews Kicking Off 2016

We’ll be kicking off 2016 with two reviews that we’re sure will be on interest to you. We’ll lead with Our SilencerCO ASR Muzzle Brake (5/8 x 24) where we’ll talk installation, function and fit and finish. We’ll be following … Continue reading

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UPCOMING REVIEW: MAGPUL PMAG 30 AK/AKM GEN M3 7.62×39

Magpul Industries has delivered on the promise to produce a steel reinforced version of their all polymer PMAG® 30 AK/AKM MOE®.  The PMAG® 30 AK/AKM GEN M3™ is here and now in the distribution channel. We’re currently working on a … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight ProTac HL USB

If you’re a copper, a flatfoot, a gumshoe, a shamus or any one else who needs or wants an absolutely DYNOMITE high output handheld flashlight, then be sure to catch my upcoming review of Streamlight’s 850 lumen rechargeable ProTac HL … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Glock 43

In July, we had the pleasure of reviewing Streamlight’s latest addition to their TLR line, the TLR-6. In conjunction with that review we were also able to arrange for a test drive of Glock’s newest subcompact 9mm, the Glock 43; … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight EPU 5200

For 2015, Streamlight added several USB rechargeable flashlights to their product line, so it makes sense for the company to also introduce a rechargeable power pack. On the surface there’s not much that a scribe can say about a power … Continue reading

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Streamlight TLR-6 Sneak Preview

  Glock-42 and Glock-43 owners now have a few credible options for a light / laser accessory package. At the top of that short list is Streamlight’s TLR-6, the latest addition to the company’s TLR weapon mounted line of professional … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Spyderco’s Reverse

  From the winner of two awards at Blade Show 2015, Atlanta, can you say Spyderco Reverse? Well we sure can and we’re going to tell you all about this very cool and ingenious fixed blade from one of the … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview CRKT ARGUS Folder

Prolific designer Matthew Lerch and Columbia River Knife and Tool team up to create an assisted open EDC folder with a gorgeous blade profile. We’ll tell you all about ARGUS in our upcoming review. Coming soon…

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Sneak Preview: Streamlight TLR-2 HL G

  Streamlight’s TLR-2 HL G is possibly one of the best values in a high performance, high output, weapon mounted light. Users will have 720 lumens of concentrated white light at their disposal and a laser aiming module that dispenses … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: The Illusive MOE SL Buttstock Commercial Spec

Coming later in the month is our review of  Magpul’s MOE SL buttstock along with our matrix to successfully interpret Magpul’s product availability information. There’s been a number of reviews on its Mil-Spec counterpart, so we want to take a … Continue reading

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