Firing the new Hudson H9, initial thoughts and impressions

Joe 13C H9 brass in air

13C at Industry Range Day SHOTshow 2017 w/ the Hudson H9

In our first article about SHOT Show 2017 we are going to cover one of the biggest hypes going into it, the Hudson H9.

Companies have to be careful when coming into a product launch with such a large build up, if you over hype the product or it’s capabilities you run into the issue of under delivering and disappointing.   One would think marketing companies would be quick to temper some of the hype or claims so that a new product would exceed expectations rather than fall short. Read more »

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Back up Iron Sights? How and why we decide what gets them and what doesn’t.

aimpoint-t2-h2-pro-yt-wpBack Up Iron Sights (BUIS)

We get asked quite frequently “Why don’t you have back up sights on that?”  or “What no BUIS? That’s gutsy”

Sometimes we also get comments such as “Why do you have backups with an Aimpoint on there? It’s not like the Aimpoint is going down on the range.”

First let’s cover the “Aimpoint reliability” issue.  Aimpoint has a great history and track record for being very, very reliable sights, even under adverse conditions.  While highly unlikely, any thing (including irons) can fail. For a review of the 3 Aimpoints in this picture click HERE .

Rifles that get backups- Read more »

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KRX Tactical 12ga Shotgun review and disassembly -TriStar

krx-firingTriStar prides itself on being the “Value Experts” and their lines of hunting shotguns have been well respected for years.  The KRX is definitely a departure from more classic style shotguns the company has been known for.

Externally patterning itself the beloved AR-15 it has very familiar controls.  The magazine release, bolt hold /release and safety are all in the traditional locations and the shotgun features the last round bolt hold open feature as well. Read more »

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Review: Rugged Suppressors Surge w/ 300blk , 308 and 5.56

surge-tavor-snowIn our latest review we take a look at the Surge from Rugged Suppressors and Silencer .  Testing includes a CMMG AR15 in .300blk , DPMS G2 Recon in .308 and the IWI Tavor X95 in 5.56 .

In the next few days an article will be out here on 13C about using the Surge while predator hunting and the fantastic results from last weekend.

You can find the full review on the 13C YouTube Channel .

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Review: Complete 6.5 Grendel upper from Wolf Performance Arms

wolf-grendel-upper-shooting6.5 Grendel is a rapidly growing caliber and many shooters are venturing into it.  Wolf Performance Arms has teamed up with Anderson Manufacturing to bring a complete US made upper to the market at a reasonable price point.


The key features of this upper are:
-16″ 1-8 twist barrel threaded 5/8 -24
-A2 flash hider and handguard
-7075 T6 forged flat top upper
-complete 6.5 BCG and standard charging handle
-barrel face depth .135

You can find the full shooting review on the 13C YouTube Page .

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Black Friday 2016 Firearm Sales Break record. Again.

rows of AR15sOn November 25th 2016, a day known to retailers and consumers as “Black Friday”, Americans bought enough firearms to arm every single member of the United States Marine Corps.  Again.

Last Black Friday Americans purchased 185,354 firearms according to the FBI … well in actuality those were just the NICS background checks conducted by the FBI on that day.  The number of firearms actually purchased on that day would be significantly higher, both in 2015 and in 2016.

The 185,713 NICS checks conducted are per transaction and when those firearms are actually transferred.  For those not familiar there are two parts to why the number of firearms purchased that day will be much higher.

First, more than one firearm can be purchased on a single 4473, the document used to record the information about the sale and the approval number from the FBI in regards to the NICS check.

Second tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands,,purchased firearms online that day.  Those online purchases won’t start showing up on NICS checks for at least 2 days as those firearms must be shipped to a local Federal Firearms License (FFL) dealer and then picked up in person after the background check is completed by the local FFL.

trump-nraMany predicted, with the election of Donald Trump, a slower Black Friday for gun sales.  Currently what little coverage this story is getting by the major news outlets continues to whitewash the numbers by saying buyers are “still scared” and “uncertain” in regards to more possible gun control legislation.

Sorry, that’s not the case.  The truth is more and more Americans are getting involved in taking an active role in their own self defense as well as enjoy the sporting side of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.

That fact is clearly evidenced by the amount of new owners, more licensees to carry being issued than ever before and the long over due surge in female firearms ownership, not to mention continued records sales numbers.

Self defense and possessing the means to defend yourself and your family is an American Birthright and I am so proud that more of my fellow countrymen and women are exercising that Right.  Be it on “Black Friday” or any other day.

Now get out there and encourage any new gun owners you might know to acquire some training to not just safely use their firearm at the range but also to learn how to defend themselves with it too.

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Aimpoint T2 vs H2 vs PRO

aimpoint-t2-h2-pro-yt-wpThe Aimpoint T2 vs H2 vs PRO review is LIVE!
I’ve lost count of how many requests for this review we’ve gotten.  The response with these optics has been amazing and thank you to our subscribers for all the questions and comments.  Thank you for your feedback, we truly appreciate it!

The Video is Live on the 13C YouTube Channel :

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Vortex Crossfire II 1-4x24mm optic

vortex-crossfire-2-shootingWe take a closer look at the Vortex Crossfire II 1-4x24mm optic in the latest review on the 13C YouTube Channel.

13C Subscribers can save 5% off their total order at Optics Planet with discount code “GunReviews” .

Vortex Crossfire II 1-4x24mm Riflescope:
Vortex Cantilever Mount:

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Florida CCW holder shoots suspect beating Sheriff’s Deputy

lee-county-i75-2Breaking news out of Florida:

A Licensed Concealed Carrier in Florida shot and killed a man beating a Lee County Sheriff’s Deputy today.

After a high speed pursuit that reportedly topped 120mph the suspect was finally stopped on a ramp off of I-75 near Estero, FL.

Witnesses report that the Deputy and suspect exited their vehicles nearly simultaneously and the suspect immediately charged the deputy “violently throwing him on the ground and proceeded to beat him”.  Other witnesses confirm the suspect had mounted the deputy and was “beating the officer to death”.

The CCW holder was driving past when he saw the suspect beating the deputy and exited his car and proceeded to order the suspect to stop.  When the suspect continued beating the deputy the law abiding Citizen fired 3 rounds.  The suspect would be pronounced dead at the scene.

The deputy has already been released from the hospital and expected to make a full recovery.

We’ll have more information on this as it unfolds on our Facebook Page .

***News outlets are reporting they are looking “into the legality of the CCW holders actions”.  As a former Florida resident I can tell you with the information currently being reported that this CCW holder acted fully within the law by using deadly force to stop this heinous attack.


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Bowers Group Vers 9S BLK

In our latest Silencer testing video we take a look at the Vers 9S BLK from the Bowers Group-

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