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Garmin Xero C1 Chronograph: The Raw Truth Review

I've been doing enough "serious" rifle and pistol evaluation that I've run into issues with chronograph selection. The ons I already had simply weren't cutting it for my situation. So, I did what I usually vouch against: spend some money to solve the problem. In this case, I picked up the recently-released Garmin Xero C1 Pro radar chronograph, and these are my thoughts on it so far.

My New Favorite Magazine Pouch: The Savotta 2-Mag

For years, I've been on the hunt for my "perfect" magazine pouch, to no avail. Several things came close, but didn't quite get there. I even went so far as to start talking about custom work with gear makers. That is until a couple of months ago when Savotta put up a social media post that seemed to be the answer. Today, I'm reviewing that mag pouch, which just might be my favorite ever.

Primary Arms GLx 3-18×44 Review: The Go-To SPR Scope?

This is my ongoing "live" review of the Primary Arms GLx 3-18x44 rifle scope. Nearly purpose-built for tactical rifles serving in an SPR/DMR role, it's got a lot of intelligent features and a great price point for what it offers. So how does it stack up for me?

Canik Rival Review: Bullet Points

The Rival is Canik’s first competition-focused gun and is supposed to be ready to compete in USPSA, IPSC and IDPA out of the box. This is close to true, as that box is loaded with accessories.

CoolFire Trainer: The Raw Truth Long(ish) Term Review

There was a time where ammo was cheap, but those days are gone. The CoolFire Trainer allows you to train with your carry gun for the price of cheap .22lr in the comfort of your own home and on your own schedule. But after nearly 18 months of ownership, do I think it's worth it? Let's discuss.

Otto Noizebarrier Range SA: Raw Truth Review

When you talk about electronic hearing protection, most people either think "cheaper" like the ubiquitous Howard Leights or "Super Expensive" like Peltor Comtacs and Ops-Core AMPs. Today I'm looking at another American-made option you might not know about, the Otto Noizebarrier Range SA.

Swampfox Optics Trihawk Review: I Can See Everything

The Swampfox Trihawk is a 3x magnified prism optic intended for tactical usage by law enforcement and prepared citizens. It sports a best-in-class field of view, great optical clarity, and battery-powered illumination. At about a quarter of the price of an ACOG, will it become my go-to recommendation for people looking at prism optics? Let's take a look.

TA33 3×30 ACOG Review: The “Gunfighter’s” Optic

To start off a series of reviews concerning 3x prismatic optics, I wanted to start with the current king of the 3x hill, as it were. The TA33 has been around since 2007, and is well known among enthusiasts. Let's run down what makes this model so interesting, how it works up close, and where its age is starting to show.

CZ P10 F Review: The Duty Handgun You Forgot About

This is my review of the CZ P10 F optics ready, which I purchased myself with the intent of turning it into a competition pistol. In all, it's a competent striker-fired pistol that shines with a 19+1 capacity, good aftermarket support, and pretty good trigger out of the box. So what else should you know?

We the People Holsters IWB Holster: Raw Truth Review

This is a review of an Inside the waistband (IWB) holster from We the People Holsters. They were kind of enough to send me this holster for review (as well as a pair of tactical leggings that Allison reviewed last week). The particular model I"m looking at is for my much-neglected FNS-9, and my thoughts are generally pretty good. Though I have one nitpick to make...

We the People Defender Leggings for Women: Raw Truth Review

In Allison's very first post for the site, she's reviewing a pair of women's tactical leggings by We The People Holsters. These have several unique features about them ideal for both concealed and open carry, and particularly for range events and tactical competition.

Lynx Defense Discreet Rifle Bag: Raw Truth Review

This is a review of the Lynx Defense discreet rifle bag known as, "The Bronx." It's designed for a 16" AR-15 rifle fully assembled and avoids giving anyone the impression "I've got a gun!." The bag is high quality and completely made in the USA using American-sourced materials. So what do I think about it?

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