Wednesday, January 26, 2022
by Rob Kay Webster defines raptor as a bird of prey or a small-to-medium-sized predatory dinosaur. It’s a word of Latin derivation which means “one who seizes by force”. Raptor is also the name of Rainier Arms’ proprietary charging handle. Based in Auburn, WA, near Seattle, the company has a gained a...
By Rob Kay and RN Price The primacy of the two-point sling is a subject that is near and dear to the heart of Larry Vickers, whose name is now synonymous with elite training and tactical gear. With over 20 years’ experience in US Army Special Operations units (including 15...
by Rob Kay When I first saw the press release about Otis Technology's new Ripcord gun cleaning method I was immediately intrigued. The release called it a “one-pass cleaning tool”. Did that mean all I had to do was pull the “Ripcord” through the barrel and then put the gun...
By Rob Kay and RN Price We acquired an ADM Recon Scope Mount when we began our test and evaluation (T&E) of a Sightron SIII 1-7X24 IRMOA scope.  The manufacturer recommended the Burris Signature Zee Ring Set to mount it. Sightron's rationale was that they are relatively inexpensive ($64), work well and, if...
Editor's Note:  This is the twelfth article in our ongoing Christmas buyer's guide. While the items we're highlighting are not generally stocking stuffers, this one sure is. Stay tuned for more great gift ideas targeted at your favorite gunslinger. The lure of the semi-auto rifle has swept this country. Head out...
Editor's Note:  This is the third article in our Christmas buyers guide series. Our criteria is straightforward: We're featuring products in the $150 range or less that we think represent exceptional value. Stay tuned for more great gift ideas targeted at your favorite gunslinger. By Rob Kay and RN Price Once in...
Editor's Note:  This is the first article in our newly minted "Christmas" series. While all the items we'll be highlighting are not exactly stocking stuffers, snap caps certainly are. Our criteria for this series is pretty simple. We're featuring products in the $150 range or less, that we think represent exceptional value....
In the AR 15 world, most manufacturers pump out rifles like toasters off an assembly line. No blame. It's an economic imperative. The quality is usually decent but in my opinion it’s often the smaller manufacturers that produce the really desirable guns. I’m talking about the Noveskes, the LMTS and...
by Rob Kay Editor's Note:  This is the tenth article in our ongoing Christmas buyer's guide. While the items we're highlighting are not generally stocking stuffers, this one sure is. Stay tuned for more great gift ideas targeted at your favorite gunslinger. Going to the range for many people is a ritual...
Editor’s note:  You don’t have to read the Wall Street Journal to know that prices on your favorite Black Rifles have dropped like a lead balloon. With Christmas here that gun you've been thinking about buying is (by now) more affordable. It’s not just the AR 15 platform where bargains can be had. Many AKs have...