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.

Precision Armament AFAB: Raw Truth Review

The Precision Armament AFAB is a killer muzzle device for making any AR-15 shoot smooth and flat. I’ve used it in competition and training courses, and it’s been flawless.

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Thyrm Pyrovault Lighter Armor: Raw Truth Review

The Thrym Pyrovault is a nifty little gizmo for protecting a classic Zippo insert and helping slow the evaporation of the lighter fluid.

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Vortex Solo R/T Monocular: Raw Truth Reviews

The Vortex Solo R/T 8×36 monocular is a handy piece of kit. It is lightweight, compact, and useful for daylight spotting. Its mil-hash reticle and silhouette-based ranging tools are an added bonus for competition and tactical shooters.

Mildot Master: Simplifying Your Precision Shooting Solution

I’ve touched on the magic of angular measurements before. Typically, you’re going to run into one of two flavors: minutes of angle or milliradians. The quick version of this is to understand that a radian is another way to measure rotation around a point. A milliradian, sometimes called a mil or MRAD, is 1/1000 of a radian.

Nostalgic Isn’t Better: A Case Against the M14

If you haven’t figured it out yet, I have a strong distaste for internet and gun store lore. That’s especially true if that lore isn’t much good for anything other than burning a hole in your pocket.

AR-15 Trigger Selection: Don’t Overthink It

Next to barrels, AR-15 trigger selection is the most contentious issue for enthusiasts. It’s actually frustrating, because so much of it is personal preference, yet everyone will tell you unequivocally that you should get whatever model they like.

Just a Quick Follow-Up on Iron Sight Usage

As a quick follow up to the article on zeroing your iron sights, I wanted to share this video. It’s a USMC Primary Marksmanship Instructor teaching about zeroing the M16A2 rifle.

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.

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.

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?

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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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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