TFB Review: Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded Marine Corps Operator

If someone tells me to grab a pistol for a day of hard use, chances are I’m going to grab something made of plastic. While all-steel guns have their benefits, low weight, high capacity, ultra customizable pistols have clearly taken over, and they’ve been king for a while. Contrary to what you read on theContinue reading “TFB Review: Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded Marine Corps Operator”

AO Review: Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded Marine Corps Operator

I’m not going to get into any of the 1911 or .45 ACP controversies in this review. If you think the platform holds no value, move along. If you think it’s the best handgun out there, maybe go shoot some newer pistols. If you fall in the middle, and you understand that every piece ofContinue reading “AO Review: Springfield Armory 1911 Loaded Marine Corps Operator”

AllOutdoor Review: The Waterproof Baffin Hudson Boots

For someone who’s on their feet all day, footwear is the most important investment they can make. I spent 12 years of my life sitting at a desk, but now that I’m in Colorado, I spend far more time outside. This has highlighted how lacking my current footwear is, especially my boots. If you takeContinue reading “AllOutdoor Review: The Waterproof Baffin Hudson Boots”

AllOutdoor Review: The AttackPAK Falcon Pack and ILCS

The day after Christmas 2020, my wife, son, and I piled into a Subaru Impreza 5-door and drove to our new home in Colorado. We got here in the dead of winter. We couldn’t have picked a better time. Colorado in the winter is absolutely beautiful. A stark contrast from the mountains of trash inContinue reading “AllOutdoor Review: The AttackPAK Falcon Pack and ILCS”

OutdoorHub Review: The .22 LR Ruger American Rimfire

I’m not new to firearms, but I am fairly new to hunting. Not long ago, my friend Brett invited me to go on my first rabbit hunt (with a side of grouse, if we see them). I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to try out a rifle that I’ve been curious about; TheContinue reading “OutdoorHub Review: The .22 LR Ruger American Rimfire”

AllOutdoor Review: The Dagr & Nott Nomad 3.5″ Knife

Any tool is simply that. It’s an instrument designed for a specific purpose. However, some tools cross into multiple roles in our lives. For me, the best tool I can have is a knife. Knives can serve many purposes: cutting food, sharpening sticks, self-defense, processing animals, and more. I’ve carried a folder every day sinceContinue reading “AllOutdoor Review: The Dagr & Nott Nomad 3.5″ Knife”

TFB Review: The .22 LR Ruger American Rimfire Rifle

We all love a big boom. The thump of a .308 into your shoulder and the smack of a 175-grain chunk of metal on a steel target are thrilling. Sometimes, though, a large caliber is too much for the job. Small, swift, and effective, the .22 LR cartridge is a classic for a reason. ThoughContinue reading “TFB Review: The .22 LR Ruger American Rimfire Rifle”

TFB Review: Strike Industries SIOPTO SCOUTER Red Dot Sight

Not long ago, iron sights were still the standard when it came to sighting systems on a rifle. In fact, I knew an instructor only three years ago who wouldn’t let us use red dots because they were “cheating”. Well, the future is now, old man. Red dot sights are the new standard. Optics likeContinue reading “TFB Review: Strike Industries SIOPTO SCOUTER Red Dot Sight”

OutdoorHUB Review: Magpul Explorer XL Sunglasses

Eyewear can serve so many different purposes in our lives. From helping us see street signs while driving to looking like Tom Cruise, glasses can make it easier to navigate life (and sometimes dating). Sunglasses can be especially helpful. I live in Colorado and we have more sunny days than not. On many of thoseContinue reading “OutdoorHUB Review: Magpul Explorer XL Sunglasses”

TFB Review: The Competition-Minded Heckler & Koch VP9 Match

I’ve been shooting competitively for a couple years now. I haven’t taken it too seriously and the number of matches I’ve attended is still in the single digits. In all of those competitions, I’ve shot my mostly stock third-generation Glock 19. The pistol is a workhorse but is by no means aimed at competitive shooters.Continue reading “TFB Review: The Competition-Minded Heckler & Koch VP9 Match”