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By Jonathan Owen on 7/24/2015 1:44 PM

Desert Tech SRS-A1 CovertSome days bring bigger smiles than others. The day a Desert Tech SRS-A1 Covert came my way I was excited, and you’re about to find out why. There are a lot of reasons, but if the proof is in the pudding, I was shooting sub .5 MOA groups repeatedly, and with an audience of 38 police chiefs from around the Dallas/Fort Worth area. No pressure. When I was done with the rifle I’d shot it in .308 and .338 Lapua Magnum at a hundred yards and out past 600 yards. In my opinion, the SRS Covert is without a doubt a long range and tactical hunter’s dream come true. 

By saunders4Dylan on 7/15/2015 2:30 PM

Hunt with red dot sightI was recently at the range helping a shooter get started with his new AR-15. He was using inexpensive backup sights, but talking about optics so I handed him a rifle with a reflex sight mounted. He immediately closed one eye, squinting through the sight as if he were using a magnified scope.Very few shooters understand the correct use of a red dot sight. I found this to be true in the military when Aimpoint sights became widely used, and I find it especially true among today’s hunters. For general hunting, a red dot or reflex sight can be an excellent choice. In some hunting situations, it is the ideal optic. To top that off, military sights are built tough, and are usually reliable and have a cool factor for lots of enthusiasts. In the paragraphs that follow I'll cover a lot of ground including how these work, how to zero, address accuracy questions and more. 


By Jonathan Owen on 7/3/2015 8:22 PM
Falcore Defense Blitz SBR

When you hear the word “Blitz” do you think fast, overwhelming force? In addition to your military history and football knowledge, you’ll want to add the new Falkor Defense Blitz SBR (Short Barreled Rifle). Falkor Defense is a new name from an established brand, S. I. Defense. The Blitz SBR and Blast Cap aren’t just the result of a no-name-back-of-the-garage parts assembly joint. This is a brand new gun from a unique company.

Today Falkor Defense announces the release of the Falkor Blitz. The SBR (Short Barreled Rifle) will be offered in both .223 and .300 Blackout with a 10.5-inch barrel and a new 11.5-inch "Fatty" rail. It fondly reminds of the vaporware LVAW/Honey Badger I’ve had the privilege to run. 

By Jonathan Owen on 6/30/2015 8:00 AM
best night vision

What Night Vision Should I Use?

I’ve lost track of how many times that’s come up over the years. If you’re looking for a canned answer, you’re in the wrong place. Given the plethora of options and new gear that keeps hitting the market, the answer can change quickly. I’ve successfully hunted varmints and hogs with a 

variety of night vision and thermal gear and I’ve liked most of what I’ve used. Some gear keeps coming back around and winning the day again and again. Such was the case on a recent wild hog hunt with friends and writers Brian McCombie and Katie Ainsworth. Read this story and you’ll have an idea about how some of the available options play out.