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The Diamondback promises big performance in a small package, but did Vortex deliver on this economical spotting scope? Hunting the spacious prairie of South Dakota often mean that the game you're after can be miles away. Because of that, good glass is a necessity to see if the pursuit is worth the effort of closing the distance. In these situations, a spotting scope shines when your binoculars have reached the end of their rope. I used the Vortex Diamondback 20x60x60 for a season’s worth of tags in the Rushmore State, chasing whitetails in the southeast, waterfowl in the northeast, mulies in the northwest, and elk in the southwest. It quickly became a favorite piece of gear that made an appearance on every hunt.
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For as long as I can remember, I have been searching for a solid solution for storing my gear in my vehicle in such a way that it is both secure and easily accessible. I have owned all manner of sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, and it seems that no matter the vehicle there was always an available storage space that was completely available, but not very safe, secure or even convenient. Lucikly, DU-Ha has a solution.
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Hunting styles vary greatly across our country, with spot-and-stalk in the west, sitting on stands in the east, corn feeders in the south and even deer run with dogs in certain states. Travel outside of our borders, and you can find an even wider variety of methods, not to mention specific customs, traditions, and expectations. What may seem natural to you or I can seem completely against the grain in a foreign land.
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The Nazi’s inability to conquer Europe wasn’t their only failure of the Second World War. They also failed to invade Russia, exercise basic humanity, march-like normal people, and a host of other blunders. Suffice it to say that in 1,000 years they won’t be remembered as successful, virtuous, or honorable.
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It is not often I find a firearm that actually changes my core preferences. Being a soldier is a strange mix of knowing when and where to adapt, without falling prey to every new whiz-bang improvement that comes down the line. It's safe to say the SIG Sauer P320 X5 has me trading in my other favorite polymer pistols.
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One of the hottest firearms introductions of 2017, announced at the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, was undoubtedly Mossberg’s 590 Shockwave, which was originally chambered in 12 gauge. Right on its heels came Remington with the 870 Tac-14, another wildly popular defense shotgun, and yet another confirmation of the worth of a compact shotgun that can be had without climbing a Mount Everest of bureaucratic red tape.
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“The charges should be on the parent of the child that shot my daughter — his child was unattended,” said Moore, 22, referring to Gulley.
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In conjunction with every anti-gun group under the sun, New York state lawmakers are pushing a bill to make confiscation easier.
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“This upgrade will provide increased drop performance beyond U.S.A safety standards and is available to all owners of an Honor Guard pistol,” says the company.
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New Hampshire-based gun accessory maker Samson Manufacturing added a new option for the Smith & Wesson Shield pistol, a new pocket compensator.
Sampson’s new Pocket Comp is designed to fit 1/2×28 threaded barrels, use factory recoil spring, and operates using a proprietary barrel nut as an attachment point.
According to the announcement, the system allows for “a rock-solid interface with no chance of marring the barrel threads.” When the Comp is not in use, the barrel nut can act as a thread protector. The device is contoured to match the slide, making it look like an extension of the barrel rather than an add on.
“Not only is the Comp small enough for pocket carry, the attachment system is unlike anything currently in use on a handgun” said Dave Biggers, a Samson spokesman.
The Pocket Comp is machined from aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum and mil-std hard coat anodized for durability. The devices sizes in 1.15 inches long, .85 inches wide, and weighs 1.2 ounces. MSRP is $64.99.
Florida-based gun maker Taurus USA introduced a new multi-caliber revolver that’s designed to shoot both .38 Special/.357 Magnum and 9mm with a simple swap of the cylinder.
“Taurus USA brings real-world advancements to the industry with the introduction of the 692 Multi-Caliber revolver,” the company said in the announcement.
The Taurus 692 features adjustable rear sights with a fixed front, spurred hammer, the Taurus Ribber Grip for cushion felt recoil, and a ported barrel. The has a seven-shot capacity, comes with two stellar clips and operates with a single- and double-action trigger.
The new revolver is available with a host of options. It’s available with either a 3- or 6.5-inch barrel, which puts the weight at 35 or 46 ounces, and either a black or stainless finish. MSRP is $659.
Atlas Gunworks arrives on scene with a new pistol designed for duty and self-defense, introducing the Titan Operator.
Chambered in 9mm, the Titan Operator is based on Atlas’ 2011 Titan competition pistol but with some tweaks to give it a more tactical feel. Packed with tactical style features, Atlas lists a DLC coated tri-topped slide, 5-inch KKM bull barrel, PT aluminum grip, tactical rear sight and a railed frame among the tactical upgrades on the Titan pistol.
“Atlas understands that competition guns aren’t the best choice for military, law enforcement or self-defense,” the company offered in a statement. So, when the tactical team at a west coast sheriff’s department requested 9mm Titans for duty, the Titan Operator was born.”
Boasting a 19+1 capacity, the Titan Operator sports a trigger pull set slightly heavier than competition guns — averaging 3 to 3.5-pounds. The gun also is equipped with heavy springs to ensure proper ammo feeding.
Consumers can expect a waiting period of just a few months, as Atlas says current ship times are sliding in under the three month mark. Though no specific pricing information has been offered, the standard Titan model comes in at $3,599.
Mission First Tactical brings a new tactical pistol grip, the Engage EPG27, to its existing lineup of pistol grips designed for the AR-15, M16 platform.
Proving that the industry can always use one more grip, especially if it’s tactical, the Engage EPG27 aims to set itself apart from other pistol grips by offering a more positive grip surface and better overall controls, says MFT.
The Engage EPG27 grip boasts a texturized design in addition to a finger swell and grooved back straps. The combination of texture and grooves delivers a positive surface, according to the company, who says the pairing improves overall control.
“Current handgun pistol grips were carefully considered and reviewed to create a modern, full-sized AR pistol grip that offers positive support and control for one handed operations,” Mission First Tactical said in a statement. “The new pistol grip increases operator comfort and performance while allowing the operator to gain more control during reloading and firing.”
Touting a lightweight design, the pistol grip tips scales at just 0.15-ounces. The full size pistol grip stands 1.2-inches tall with a width measuring 1.34-inches and an overall length of 2.5-inches. Adding a splash of color, MFT supplies foliage green, grey, and scorched dark earth in addition to standard black.
The latest Engage is available from MFT with a starting price of $19.99.
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