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Alien Gear Holsters – Product Evaluation

I was recently in the market for a better concealed carry holster and saw that Alien Ware Holsters were a site sponsor at AR15.com. I researched their product line and found a holster that looked like it was exactly what I was looking for. I ordered one and got it very quickly, in less than a week. First, let’s talk about what we would want in a holster. “Back in the day” holsters were built differently than they [...]

The Ruger American Rimfire Rifle

I was recently reading a thread on Arfcom about “Accurate Bolt Action .22 Rifles for Squirrel Hunting”. Several members posted pictures of some very nice rifles. But my friend 1srelluc posted a picture of a very nice rifle that he has shot over 300 squirrels with in recent months. I sent him an IM and asked about his rifle and he very kindly answered all of my questions. I decided that I “needed” one. (Know what [...]

Very Accurate .22 Ammo

I am always on the lookout for some accurate .22 ammo. It has been scarce lately, but I did find some here and there. Our friends at AIM had a sale last week and had some .22 target ammo for sale at reasonable prices. Here it is: It is some GEMTEC Subsonic .22 LR, 42 grain LRN ammo for $47.50 a brick (500 rounds). The other is some Lapua/SK .22 LR Standard Plus for $57.90 a brick. I got one brick of each and was [...]

Fixing the Problems on a Ruger 22/45 Lite

I recently got a Ruger 22/45 Lite with the intention of putting a suppressor on it as soon as the ATF approves and sends me my stamp. But while waiting for them, I decided to shoot it a little without the can to see how it ran. Here it is: And here is the important part. A threaded cover covers the threads on the end of the barrel where the suppressor will screw on. I ran only about 30 rounds through it, using two [...]

The Canik 9mm Pistol

My buddy Liem called me to tell me he had bought a new interesting pistol and I thought you guys might be interested in seeing it. The pistol is a Canik 9mm, model TP9 SF. It is very reasonably priced at around $340. Let’s look at the pistol. It is a clean set-up and very well made. It is a striker fired pistol. It comes in a package that includes the pistol, two 18 round magazines, and a proprietary holster. The [...]
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