Turn That Red Dot into Green Backs: EOTech Rebate

Have you purchased an EOTech optic? Then you might be able to return it for full retail price. This is big news, especially for those who might have purchased their EOTech sight second-hand, or have purchased one to find that it doesn’t work in extreme conditions. The rebate is the result of a class action settlement that covers any holographic weapon sight manufactured between January 2005 and November 2016. If you purchased your EOTech before February 15th, 2017, you are eligible for a rebate of the full MSRP on the sight. Continue reading

How to Organize Your Survival Gear for a Quick Escape

By Jason Hanson, former CIA Officer and New York Times bestselling author.

I admit it: I’m a gear junkie. I’ve got enough flashlights, tactical bags, knives and water filters to last a lifetime. I’m certainly not the only one—my buddies are the same way. But unlike most of them, I keep my gear highly organized. As my wife will tell you, it’s one of the few areas of my life I keep that way. Because you can have the best survival gear in the world, but if you can’t access it quickly enough, it won’t do you any good. Continue reading

Buy a New Smith & Wesson, Get up to $75 Cash Back

You can get a new carry gun in your holster and more cash in your wallet with this new rebate from Smith & Wesson. Right now, if you purchase a new M&P Shield, M&P Bodyguard 380, S&W SD, or SDVE handgun you can get up to $75 back in a rebate offer. To make things even better, Defender Outdoors is offering all these Smith & Wesson handguns at low prices! Continue reading

April Fools in the Firearms Industry

April 1st, commonly known as April Fools’ Day, is always fun time to be on the internet. Many of the big technology giants like Google, Netflix, and Snapchat had their fun on the day, as did many other brands and companies like Coffee-Mate, Burger King, and Bush’s Baked Beans. Even Russia had some fun with the holiday. But firearms companies rarely join in the fun. Whether it is a worry that guns shouldn’t be taken as a joke or the companies being too busy to bother with silly pranks, the firearms industry seems to be mostly devoid of humor on April Fools’ Day. April 1st 2017, however, was a bit different. Continue reading

Is Your GLOCK Outclassed?

In the late 70s and early 80s, Gaston Glock, an engineer with no firearms experience, designed a curious prototype handgun. The project would later carry the title of the venerable GLOCK 17. While not the first polymer framed handgun ever produced, it was by far the most revolutionary for the time. What happens over the next 36+ years is nothing short of an all out takeover. The various GLOCK models go on to fill the holsters of countless law enforcement, military and civilian owners. They earned a name now synonymous with practicality, reliability, and cost effectiveness. As a gun enthusiast, you probably already know all that. What you may not know is that everyone else has been investing heavily and making newer, fancier polymer-framed handguns for years. Are these newer guns an improvement over the GLOCK’s now old hat design? Here’s a top five run down of some would-be GLOCK killers: Continue reading

Taylors & Co. Releases 1892 Huntsman Carbine

Taylor’s and Company, long time purveyors of reproductions of traditional firearms, has added a new lever action rifle to their line-up. Taylor’s and Co. are well known for their solid craftsmanship and authentic designs, and are a favorite of many Cowboy Action shooters. Now, they are expanding their popular lever-action rifle series with the new 1892 Huntsman Carbine chambered in .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, and .45 Long Colt. From Taylor’s and company: Continue reading

Save Money by Reloading Shotgun Shells

Reloading for shotguns is the easiest way to get started in reloading compared to rifle or pistol reloading. It’s faster because there are a few steps that you don’t have to do for shot shells.

If you get hooked on any of the clay target games, chances are the cost of ammunition can limit the amount of shooting you can do. As you progress, you’ll want to get into smaller gauges for the challenge, and unfortunately the cost of these smaller rounds are more expensive than the more popular 12 and 20 gauge shells. High quality 28 gauge and .410 shells will empty your wallet pretty quickly. You can also tailor your loads for your needs. It’s not uncommon to shoot 100-200 rounds in an afternoon and heavy field loads can take a toll on your shoulder. Continue reading

Doctors Prescribe Suppressors for Hearing Protection

After years of college, medical school, residency, and practice, you’d hope that most doctors would be pretty smart. A group of doctors called Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) shows just how smart they are in a recent white paper endorsing the use of suppressors to prevent firearm-related hearing loss. Read more in this report from the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Continue reading