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Monthly Archives: May 2015

29 May

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that I am a huge Trijicon fan. They make high quality, innovative products that are built to last. Over the weekend I got some trigger time behind an ACOG and couldn’t get enough of it.

 Like everything Trijicon makes, it is a joy to use. So it is no surprise that I have a set of Trijicon Night Sights, specifically the Bright and Tough series. They are arguably some of the best sights. I like them more than my Meprolight sight to be perfectly honest. But for my latest pistol, a Glock 17C, I …

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21 May

If you are looking to get a trail camera, a quick search will leave you feeling overwhelmed. There are many different models from different manufactures, different options/configurations, mount styles, and accessories. I always wanted a trail camera yet every time I began to research them I would find conflicting opinions on the quality and what manufacture made the best one. As I subscribe to the “buy once, cry once” mentality I would find myself frustrated from the lack of being able to determine the “Colt 6920” of trail cameras.

I was given the opportunity to test the Wildgame Innovations Elite …

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15 May

Well, my long awaited return to Spring Wild Turkey hunting has come and gone. It's truly amazing what we have forgotten which does not benefit by the passing of 15 or 20 years! As I mentioned earlier, I made every attempt to prepare buy relacing worn out gear and not forget anything… especially since I was turkey hunting somewhere I had never hunted before.

First, I decided to get my gun set-up since it would possibly require a bit more time and effort. My Remington 11-87 Special Purpose 12 gauge mag. is a slightly older one without any of the …

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07 May

I’m going to jump the gun a bit here, and talk about a new product that we will be carrying shortly, the Garmin nüviCam™ LMTHD.

One typically wouldn’t think of a GPS unit as an optic, but the fine folks at Garmin have combined a couple of different product categories with their new nüviCam™ LMTHD – the categories of dash camera and GPS unit.

Why I’m interested:

I had the unfortunate experience a couple of weeks ago of saying goodbye to a trusted friend of 10 years – Erik the Silver, my 2005 Volvo V50.  Either I drove over an …

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