Reviews

Bushnell Engage Scope Review 4-16x44mm

The Engage line of rifle scopes and binoculars is an aggressive push from Bushnell to meet market demands for optics packed with features at near entry level price points. The model we have for testing is the Engage 4-16×44 and we paired it with the new Weaver MSR mount. The rifle you’ve seen before in […]

Olight PL-Mini Valkyrie Weapon Light

PL-Mini Valkyrie: Compact, lightweight, bright and rechargeable. When it comes to weapons lights there are a lot of options and a lot of features to consider in addition to what your price point is and what applications you plan on using it for. Lumens are one of the first considerations,

Mission First Tactical AR-15 upgrades: spice up that base AR.

A question we get a lot here is “I bought a base AR, what can I do to spice it up that won’t break the bank?” Some options are very easy and cost effective.  The TP15MRS drop in rail, for example, completely changes the front end of your rifle and has an MSRP of under […]

Sig Sauer Romeo 5 XDR OPMOD Variant from Optics Planet

Our latest review takes a look at the OPMOD variant of the Sig Romeo 5 XDR from Optics Planet. With one of our favorite reticles, the 65MOA outer circle with 2MOA inner circle, 8 daylight and 2 night vision settings and upto 50,000 hours of life on a single AAA battery and an IPX7 rating […]

Remington's new 1911 R1 Ultralight Executive

Testing for the full review on the new 1911 R1 Ultralight Executive from Remington is complete and the results are in. Two months ago we gave you the first ‘in the wild’ video on the R1 Ultralight Executive: FIRST LOOK: The R1 1911 Ultralight Executive from Remington .  Initial testing was extremely positive and it […]

Bowers VERS 458 SOCOM Silencer & CMMG Anvil MkW-15 review

458 SOCOM is one of those niche calibers that you really can’t appreciate until you get behind one and start shooting it. For me it’s probably not something I’d get much practical use out of right now but my dreams of moving back south one day live on. If I do, this hard hitting round […]

HatsanUSA MOD 125 Sniper Vortex QE review and Intro to Air Rifles

Air Rifles are something we haven’t covered here at 13C before and we’ve had several questions and suggestions from subscribers on these so it’s definitely time to take a look at some. The first air gun we are taking a look at is the MOD 125 Sniper Vortex QE from HatsanUSA. Coming in at 9.3 […]

Blue Alpha Gear at IV8888 5th Annual Range Day

Kurt from Blue Alpha Gear took a few minutes away from the range to join us for a brief chat about their Hybrid EDC Belt and Low Profile Belt.  For those who aren’t familiar with Blue Alpha Gear they are small business based out of Atlanta, GA and provide a lifetime warranty for all their […]

Surefire SOCOM 566-RC2 w/ Wolf A1 Piston Upper

With the Wolf A1 Piston upper in for testing we wanted to start the testing off right so we put a Surefire SOCOM 566-RC2 on it and got to work. The SOCOM name was earned after the U.S. Special Operations Command selected it for their M4 and Mk18 carbines.