Lone Star Medics and Active Response Training recently held their first new joint medical/shotgun class, called "Operation: Alamo".

If you discuss home defense scenarios with fellow firearms owners, you will almost certainly get a wide variety of ideas and responses. People’s chosen defensive firearms, planning, and training will vary significantly based on their individual backgrounds and a host of other variables. In my particular circle, AR-15s and modernRead More →

Getting hands-on with the Crimson Trace CMR-301 light/laser.

Getting hands-on with the Crimson Trace CMR-301 light/laser. When someone mentions Crimson Trace, the first thing that comes to my mind is a pistol-mounted, grip-activated visible laser. While this style of aiming device was Crimson Trace’s chief offering for years, the company has expanded significantly over time – particularly sinceRead More →

Mossberg introduces a new caliber, .300 Blackout, to their MVP Patrol bolt-action rifle lineup.

Mossberg introduces a new caliber, .300 Blackout, to their MVP Patrol bolt-action rifle lineup. While Mossberg is probably best known for their shotguns, this 102-year-old Connecticut-based manufacturer produces a smattering of handgun and rifle options as well. Their MVP series is a collection of bolt-action rifless divided into Long Range,Read More →

Holosun introduces their all-new AEMS, or Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight.

Holosun introduces their all-new AEMS, or Advanced Enclosed Micro Sight. Holosun Optics has grown significantly in recent years, with some notable additions to their product lineup. An increasing number of shooters have turned to their red dot sights and lasers, with their pistol optics, in particular, gaining in popularity ofRead More →

Testing and evaluating the Zero Trigger from Blackout Defense.

Testing and evaluating the Zero Trigger from Blackout Defense. Blackout Defense has their roots in aerospace and defense manufacturing. Prior to entering the small arms space, the machines in this Arizona-based shop produced parts for customers like Boeing and Raytheon, on projects like Apache helicopters and Bradley infantry fighting vehicles.Read More →