Category Archives: Gear

Cavalry Manufacturing MK17S SCAR P-MAG Lower Testing

Cavalry Manufacturing has been working on a new lower for the SCAR MK17S for some time now. I was recently given a prototype to test with my MK17S. The upper on the SCAR is the regulated serial numbered part, so … Continue reading

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AGP Arms Ruger 10/22 Take Down Kit Review/Test

AGP Arms of Tempe, Arizona is a spin off from custom car parts maker AGP Turbo.  AGP’s Owner/President Kevin T. answers my questions about getting into the gun business and his products below.  My questions are in bold, his answers … Continue reading

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The Suarez Group and Red Dot Glocks

Advancing/Improving technology and products and trying new concepts has always been one of the things I enjoyed most about working in the firearms industry and competing in the action shooting sports.  There is always room to improve products and make … Continue reading

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Gearing Up For Ironman

I get a lot of questions from people interested in Trooper division about what kind of gear I use or what I recommend taking.  The firearms and gear I use work well for me as a total system, and may … Continue reading

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Hahn Precision Aimpoint Micro Mount for HAMR

Leupold’s HAMR scope is a relatively new entry into the market for low-fixed power optics, competing most directly with the Trijicon ACOG.  You can read all about it here on The Firearm Blog.  I have had a HAMR for a … Continue reading

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Optics Pouch by Coyote Tactical

Two of the matches I have coming up have rules that allow you to reconfigure your guns if you carry the different optics or accessories with you for the duration of the match.  I have been primarily using a Trijicon … Continue reading

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CAV-15 MKII Durability and Longevity

The flagship product of Cavalry Arms Corporation was the CAV-15 polymer lower receiver, and later starting in 2003 the CAV-15 MKII lower receiver.  You can read all about the design history of the CAV-15 here.  I worked for Cavalry Arms … Continue reading

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Safariland ALS Holster for Red Dot Glock

I read an article on military times a couple months ago about a Safariland ALS holster designed to accommodate Glocks with red dots mounted.  I had been wanting to try the ALS system after using the SLS roto-hood system for … Continue reading

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AR15 vs SCAR-H MK17S Speed Test

I ran an informal test with fellow competitive shooter, Karl, to see how fast the SCAR-H MK17S handles at close range compared to our AR15 carbines.  We expected the SCAR-H to be slower as it is in 7.62mm NATO and … Continue reading

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SCAR-H

I wasn’t very interested in gettng a 7.62mm battle rifle until I handled a friends Mk17S SCAR-H.  After shooting the SCAR-H, I was immediately impressed.  For a .308/7.62mm NATO Rifle it is very light weighing in at just 8 pounds; … Continue reading

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