Gear is secondary to mindset and skillset, but still very relevant to success. The right piece of gear makes any job easier. Contained here are all posts about equipment, from reviews to employment.

Iron Sights vs Optics: Don’t Be Dumb

Iron sights are not magical talisman that turn you into a rifleman. They are a tool for executing marksmanship, not part of the “fundamentals.” Don’t get wrapped up.

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Raw Truth Review: GoRuck GR1

The GR1 is like one of those mythical objects that people on the internet talk about, but nobody you know actually has. This is my review of it.

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Raw Truth Reviews: The Trijicon Accupoint TR24G

The Trijicon TR24 is one of the all time greats of the low power variable market. How has it stood the test of time?

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Just What is the Use of the Vertical Foregrip?

For a long time, you saw a vertical foregrip (VFG) on nearly every rifle at the range and on the internet. So what are they actually for, and why should you care?

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Beretta 92A1 double action/single action pistol

How I Learned to Shut Up and Love Double Action Pistols

I prefer double action/single action pistols for the real world. That’s a rather bold statement, but I want to explain. It’s not that I dislike striker fired pistols, but I’ve come to really enjoy the utility of the classic double action.

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How To Implement the RIBZ Sight Setting

RIBZ stands for Revised Improved Battlesight Zero. It’s a method of adjusting standard military carry handle sights to allow a wider range of zeroes. This leverages one of the primary benefits of the adjustable sights over fixed sights. This guide shows you how to implement RIBZ.

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A selection Daniel Defense M4 AR15 Barrels demonstrating the Government profile

The Story of the Government Profile Barrel

One of the great mysteries of the modern AR-15 is the so-called Government profile barrel. The original AR-15, and M16, had the so-called “standard” profile. Today, we call this a “pencil” profile. When the design work for the M16A2 happened in the 80’s, the design team shifted away from the lightweight style. The thicker barrel at the muzzle became the new standard. Eventually, all modern enthusiasts ask why that happened.

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Elcan SpecterOS4x

Raw Truth Reviews: The ELCAN SpecterOS 4x

Not a lot of people know the SpecterOS 4x. You’ve probably heard of its heavier and more expensive sibling, the SpecterDR, though. The SpecterOS is the same optic, but fixed at 4x. It is lighter, with similar illumination, but it is more akin to the ACOG than a 1-4x scope. I really like this optic, as it has outstanding glass quality and an attractive look. But I’m not crazy about the mount.

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Faxon 18" Gunner profile barrel on another project

AR-15 Barrel Selection, What You Need to Know

This post summarizes just about everything I’ve learned about rifle barrels in general, and specifically the AR-15. Barrels are an important topic, so settle in for some details.

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