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Gear, product, book, training and other reviews of interest to gun owners.

Review: Taurus Model 85 – A Good Gun & A Better Value

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November 23, 2016
Review:  Taurus Model 85 – A Good Gun & A Better Value

  Two years ago, I re-named the then-new Taurus Curve the Taurus Turd. It all came about because I panned a gushing Guns & Ammo “review” of the novelty self-defense gun without sights at gunssavelife.com. G&A then threatened to sue GSL for ridiculing their “review.” Thankfully, they backed down. Personally, I’m no fan of Taurus after a...
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BOCH ON EOTECH REFUNDS: My experience returning EOTech Halographic Weapon Sights

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April 2, 2016
BOCH ON EOTECH REFUNDS:  My experience returning EOTech Halographic Weapon Sights

by John Boch EOTech, makers of top tier halographic weapon sights, ran into a little problem last year. It turns out their famed HWS allegedly had some problems that the company allegedly concealed.   Soldier Systems has a nice, dispassionate description of what's going on: USSOCOM Issues Safety of Use Message for EOTech Enhanced Combat...
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BOCH: Rangemaster Tactical Training Conference review and photos

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March 20, 2016
BOCH:  Rangemaster Tactical Training Conference review and photos

      by John Boch The Rangemaster training group in Memphis held their 2016 Tactical Training Conference held March 11-13 at the Memphis Police Academy.  The event saw nearly 200 cops, trainers and firearms aficionados learning all manner of material to be better prepared for criminal and terrorist violence. Each participant could tailor...
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TROY INDUSTRIES: New products from the company that hired J-Fled and Horiuchi’s partner from Ruby Ridge

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February 25, 2016
TROY INDUSTRIES:  New products from the company that hired J-Fled and Horiuchi’s partner from Ruby Ridge

  Troy Industries has a new product line they want you to buy!  They showed it to my buddy Dan Zimmerman from The Truth About Guns and Dan posted it up today.   (Troy Industries) – A BattleAxTM for the 21st Century: the new TROY TomahawkTM Stock. The Tomahawk is a modern, combat-tactical, PDW-style...
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Blade-Tech Nano, Phantom IWB holster rigs

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February 20, 2016
PRODUCT REVIEW:  Blade-Tech Nano, Phantom IWB holster rigs

  by John Boch In my line of work as a firearms trainer and “gun guy” for GSL, there’s scarcely a week goes by that somebody doesn’t ask me what I carry and why. Well, folks 98 days out of a 100, I’ve got a Glock bubble-gum dispenser in a Blade-Tech Inside the Waistband...
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BEARING ALL REVIEWS: DeSantis Gunhide Neoprene Ankle Double Mag Pouch

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February 4, 2016
BEARING ALL REVIEWS:  DeSantis Gunhide Neoprene Ankle Double Mag Pouch

  Product Review DeSantis Gunhide Neoprene Ankle Double Mag Pouch by “Bear” St. Pierre If you remember from last month’s installment of BEARing All, I am on the search for an ankle rig that I can call a winner. I’m still looking for the perfect ankle rig for my pistol, but I do believe...
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PRODUCT REVIEW Springfield XD Mod.2 9mm in a word: AWESOME.

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December 7, 2015
PRODUCT REVIEW   Springfield XD Mod.2 9mm in a word:  AWESOME.

  by John Boch Springfield Armory, America’s oldest gun maker, hit a home run with their new XD Mod.2 9mm subcompact pistol.  It’s everything a beginner or even an experienced pistolero could want in a defensive sidearm that handles like a dream. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m a Glock...
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TRUSTWORTHY GUN REVIEW OR SPAM? Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement review raises questions

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November 19, 2015
TRUSTWORTHY GUN REVIEW OR SPAM?  Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement review raises questions

Guns and Weapons for Law Enforcement is a Harris Publication that has been around for a long time.  I can remember buying it twenty-five years ago when I got out of college. It's still around today, although like many, they are shrinking in circulation. An article has come to our attention that might detail...
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BEARing ALL Product Review: EagleTac T25C2 flashlight

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November 6, 2015
BEARing ALL Product Review:  EagleTac T25C2 flashlight

    Product Review EagleTac T25C2 flashlight By Bear St. Pierre I put my bear paws on the EagleTac T25C2 Tactical Flashlight for the past few months, and here’s what I found.   First, it’s well built and durable. I have dropped it plenty of times, mostly on concrete (even my driveway), and it’s pretty...
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PRODUCT REVIEW: Sipik SK68: The best $5 flashlight. Ever.

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October 30, 2015
PRODUCT REVIEW:  Sipik SK68:  The best $5 flashlight.  Ever.

by John Boch If you’re like me, you peruse the flashlight aisle now and then to see what the masses are buying for illumination tools. There’s a lot of stuff out there, and if it’s at your big box store it’s probably a couple of years old in terms of LED technology and over-priced...
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