Bushnell SMRS II Pro

In a crowded field of variable powered optics Bushnell pushed further into the foray earlier this year with a new offering for 2019, the Elite Tactical SMRS II Pro.

Today we take a look at the final piece of of Sandbox Tactical Box build, the optic. Initially my plans for this build were included a red dot but after accuracy testing, I felt a red dot would really down play the potential versatility of this rifle.

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Vanquest Envoy Messenger Bag

The Envoy 13 and 17 are the fourth generation of messenger bags from Vanquest, expanding on an already solid platform

The Envoy series builds on the previous three generations of their messenger bags with some well though out upgrades and listening to customer back about things they’d like to see added.

For our purposes we selected a Envoy 13, it’s the smaller of two bags and rated for a 13″ laptop. You guessed it, the Envoy 17 is a nod to the 17″ laptop it can hold.

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Warne QD XSKEL mount

Warne makes the leap into Quick Detach with their QD XSKEL mount.

Warne released their new QD XSKEL mount this year and after putting it through it’s paces over the past couple of months, we can say they did a fantastic job on it.

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Quarter Circle 10 9mm AR pistol review and full build walkthrough

9mm AR’s don’t have to be finicky. Build it right, from the start, and you’ve got nothing to worry about.

They’ve been called “legos for adults” and for good reason, the now ubiquitous AR15 is one of the easiest things to build you’ll come across in the firearms arena. Building, or more precisely assembling, a 16″ AR15 in the common 5.56 caliber and with all ‘mil-spec’ parts is relatively easy and fairly straight forward.

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ALG Defense ACT review and Giveaway

The Advanced Combat Trigger, or ACT, from ALG Defense is probably as far as you can take a mil-spec trigger and still be considered ‘mil-spec’.

Before we get into the details of mil-spec, and perhaps bore you to death, I’d place the ACT at the pinnacle of performance of ‘mil-spec’ triggers. There isn’t much more you could do to a ‘mil-spec’ trigger before it would no longer be ‘mil-spec’.

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13C Launches a Patreon , what’s changed and how you can help.

In the past a few folks have suggested we start a Patreon account to help offset some of the costs associated with running the channel.

As many of you know, I’ve been a life long firearms enthusiast and I bought my first longarm at 18 and my first handgun at 21.

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Bushnell ADVANCE Micro Reflex Sight

Up next in our pistol mounted red dot series is the Advance from Bushnell.

The Advance comes in on the lower end of our price scale but still maintains some of the higher end features like having an IPX7 water submersion rating as well as being listed “shock proof”.

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PSA .224 Valkyrie 1/6.5 Upper


Over the past few months we’ve spent time with a .224 Valkyrie upper from Palmetto State Armory. This particular upper has one of the newer 1/6.5 twist 20″ barrels in it which is hoped to better stabilize the extremely fast .224 round at longer ranges.

Quick links-
.224 Valkyrie Upper- http://bit.ly/224upper65twist
Federal Fusion 90gr- –http://bit.ly/224fusion , http://bit.ly/224fusionmsr
Federal 60gr Nosler Ballistic Tip Varmint- http://bit.ly/nosler , http://bit.ly/224nosler
Federal American Eagle 75gr- http://bit.ly/224ae, http://bit.ly/ae224valk Bushnell Engage 4-16×44 – https://amzn.to/2HLuX9q


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Are “accessories” covered under the Second Amendment? Should they Be?

Which of these is a firearm?

At first blush the idea of an “accessory” being covered as an “Arm” might seem odd or even silly to some of you but we live in a world where common sense and logic doesn’t really apply to those who want to destroy our freedoms.

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Warrior X drop testing and second look

After weeks of testing and near daily use here on the farm the results are. We push through daily hand held use every night, mounted use on rifles and drop testing to bring you a second look at the Warrior X.

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