Category Archives: Sneak Previews

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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Looking Ahead…

  We’ve had a pretty busy Spring this year with a number of events that will generate articles throughout the summer months. We are also working on some edged weapon reviews from a number of manufacturers, and if you like … Continue reading

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STREAMLIGHT PROTAC 1AAA TACTICAL PENLIGHT

If you’ve read our SHOT SHOW 2015 coverage of Streamlight’s new product offerings you already know the company introduced a AAA powered PROTAC tactical penlight, and those of you that didn’t, now know. I have a small request of my … Continue reading

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PHOTOS FROM OUR UPCOMING REVIEW OF THE BURRIS XTR II 2-10 x 42 OPTIC

We’ve been working on our Burris XTR II review and thought readers might like to see a couple of photos. This XTR II is impressive and I’ll leave it at that until the review is out.

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BURRIS XTR-II 2-10 x 42 FFP G2B RETICLE SNEAK PREVIEW

When Burris upgraded their XTR line of optics they held nothing back. The new XTR II optics from Burris feature 34mm tubes, zero lock, first focal plane reticles, side focus and illumination. A good magnified optic became a world class … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Bushnell AR Optics 1-4x 24mm Throw Down PCL FFP Illuminated BTR Reticle

This December, I’ll be bringing you a comprehensive review of Bushnell’s AR Optics 1-4x 24mm Throw Down PCL FFP Illuminated Reticle. I wanted to close out the year with at least one review of a mid priced magnified optic for … Continue reading

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American Sniper Official Trailer–Directed By Clint Eastwood

This is the story of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle one of the most effective U.S. snipers to operate in the Iraqi theater. Upon his return to civilian life in 2009 he dedicated his time to helping returning veterans suffering … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: ATN’s Shot Trak HD Gun Camera

ATN’s gun camera is unique in the marketplace in that it’s the first digital action camera designed, from the ground up, to be a gun camera. It mounts on any available Picatinny rail space and can be readily switched from … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: S4 Gear ZOOM SVS Smartphone Digiscoping Mount

You can never get enough ISR in today’s battlespace. Large portions of military budgets are expended to improve ISR. The commercial space has not gone unnoticed by hardware and software developers and as a result consumers can develop their own … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Bushnell AR TRS-25

With the cost of an Aimpoint T-1 at nearly $700, it doesn’t hurt to look at possible substitutes that don’t give up much in the way of function or durability. This month, I’ll be presenting a couple of options from … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: First-Light USA TORQ-NV

  Coming up this August, I’ll be taking you through First-Light USA’s TORQ-NV, multifaceted and multitalented personal light. In the development process, First Light USA has managed to add an articulating head, more functions, higher luminosity and simplification of access … Continue reading

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Upcoming Review: CSE Gear Low Profile Plate Carrier Kit

CSE Gear is marketing a Low Profile Plate Carrier Kit that consists of a very nice slick with the super light-weight DKX IIIA plates. The Kit is, by a significant margin, the lightest IIIA ballistic protection I’ve used, and I … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: Spyderco’s Serrata

  We’ll be moving into July with a review of Spyderco’s Serrata. Quality and feel are impressive, but this Stuart Ackerman design has a rather interesting metallurgy that we’ll introduce in our upcoming review… So, stay with us.

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Sneak Peek At My Upcoming Review Of LDI’s MK3 Battle Light

I was out last night checking out LDI’s MK3 Battle Light. Even in LO-IR the illumination was quite impressive. The Mk3 has an very nice wide beam that does a great job in and outdoors. I wanted to include vegetation … Continue reading

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Coming Your Way This June

We had an opportunity to test drive the Laser Devices Inc. MK3 Battle Light so we’ll have a review of this very impressive addition to LDI’s product line. We’re also working on an AR upper build using the new OTIS … Continue reading

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Sneak Preview: LaserLyte FSL-4

What do you do when you have less than one inch of rail space but still need the competitive advantages of a laser aiming device? That’s a question that I’ll be answering with the last of my laser sight reviews … Continue reading

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Upcoming Gear Reviews: Lasers

April is laser month here at the shop and we’ll be reviewing a number of weapon mounted lasers for your reading enjoyment. There is some great technology available, and the great news is that prices are coming down for both … Continue reading

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