Holosun PARALOW HS515C-U Circle Red Dot review

Holosun PARALOW HS515C-U Red Dot review, testing and water submersion testing.

The HS515C-U is a 5.6 ounce optic which features a crisp 65 MOA Circle and 2MOA cent Dot reticle.  During the course of our testing we’ve bumped it around and during the final review we do a submersion demonstration on camera to help prove the IP 67 rating for dust and water resistance. Read more »

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Gemtech GM-9 Silencer Review

A look at the Gemtech GM-9 Silencer both dry and “wet”.

The GM-9 is a user serviceable monocore silencer and includes the necessary pistol booster, or Linear Inertial Decoupler (LID)  as Gemtech has named their version, which is more generically referred to as a “Nielson Device”.
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Krebs Custom UFM Long Rail, MK6 Safety and Peep sight install

We take a look at the Krebs Custom UFM Long rail, peep sight and MK6 Enhanced safety upgrades for the AK47 / AK74 and Marc Krebs goes over installing all three on the 13C YouTube Channel. Read more »

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Alpha Silencer from Griffin Armament

In my quest for a small, lightweight .30 caliber silencer that provides as much sound suppression as possible for it’s size we came upon the Alpha from Griffin Armament.

The Alpha comes in at 14.5 ounces with an over all length (OAL) of 7.6″ and outer diameter of 1.5″ and checked all the boxes thus far.  It also has a full auto rating, lifetime warranty and can handle up to 300Win Mag.

Sound suppression is impressive for a package this size and Read more »

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Constitutional Carry Interview with Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas and NAGR issues

Constitutional Carry in Indiana continues to move forward but recently the National Association of Gun Rights (NAGR) attempted what can only be described as grand standing by convincing Indiana Rep. Curt Nisly to try and offer a new amendment to bill set for a vote that was substantially similar to current legislation already being considered (HB 1159 authored by Rep Lucas). Indiana House rules prohibit such amendments and Chairman Bosma ruled against it. Rep. Nisly appealed and no one seconded his appeal so it died, as it should have.

It was after this that Rep. Lucas decided to end his association with NAGR and let Hooisers know exactly what had occurred.

NAGR took this opportunity to try and call out Representative Lucas for “turning his back on gun owners” with a fund raising hit piece. Read more »

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The Dangers of a Possible Executive Order on “Militia Rifles”

What the government giveth, the government can taketh away.”

Seal_of_the_President_of_the_United_States.svgWe’ve received a number of messages and emails this weekend about the text of a possible upcoming Executive Order from President Donald Trump and we’re going to dedicate this article to the text of that possible E.O. as it has been released.  According to TTAG, the possible text of the E.O. is from Virgin Attorney Lenden Eakin.

First let me say I don’t believe there is anything purposefully nefarious about the E.O. or it’s intentions but like anything we must be wary of unintended consequences as well as Read more »

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The new El Camino Silencer from Q – “UnPossible”

In our latest silencer review we take a look at the Q “El Camino” from SilencerShop.com .

The El Camino is user serviceable suppressor with an outer diameter of barely 1″ ,  an overall length of 5.9″ and a feather weight 4.3 ounces.

It’s a quiet and handy .22 caliber silencer rated for up to Read more »

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Marc Krebs installing UFM rail and M4 stock adapter on my SAR1 AK47 plus field testing.

IMG_20170205_131439We had the pleasure of visiting Marc Krebs of Krebs Custom at his shop last weekend and while we were there he personally installed their UFM Short rail as well as their M4 stock adapter on old SAR1 AK-47.

It’s always pleasure getting to see Marc, Read more »

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ECHO trigger from FosTech, practical use and full review

echo 3 rounds air 1The ECHO trigger from FosTech is a blast to shoot, no doubt but what about it’s practical applications?

Bumpstocks, while a fun way to send lead down range in a hurry aren’t very practical.  I know some guys who can get off bursts fairly accurately but with all that sliding around, it just isn’t suited for much more than having fun.  There is nothing wrong with that but what about sending a lot of lead down range AND being able to drop quick controlled pairs when you want to? Read more »

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Review: ThermaCELL ProFlex heated insoles – How I keep my feet warm

ThermaCELL ProFLEX Heavy Duty Heated Insoles with Bluetooth controls.

thermacell pairI spend a lot of time outdoors, even in the winter. I find it difficult to keep my feet warm in situations I’m either standing or sitting still for long periods of time.  Even with my -40 degree Bogs water proof boots, sitting on my UTV plowing my driveway or laying perfectly still while predator hunting my feet would be freezing within half an hour or so, even with temps only in the teens.

Like everything we test here at 13C we use our products quite a bit before rendering a final verdict and with 2 months of use, we’re ready to render a verdict on these high end insoles. Read more »

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