Equipment

Warbird Intrepid Electronic Earmuffs

Warbird Intrepid Electronic Earmuffs

If you have never heard of the Warbird brand, you will because because their electronic earmuffs amazing. Warbird is new company to the firearms scene they’ve launched with what are among the best sounding earmuffs on the market. While a new company, it’s founders have decades of experience in the personal protection market so they know what gear works. The…

Hands On: The UK’s L403A1 / Knights Armament KS-1

Hands On: The UK’s L403A1 / Knights Armament KS-1

In September 2023, the United Kingdom has announced the selection of the Knight’s Armament Company KS-1 as the new individual weapon for the Ranger battalions and the Royal Marines Commandos. Back in January, while attending SHOT Show 2024, I was able to get a first hands on look at the new rifle which has been designated the L403A1. The requirement…

NRL Hunter Series : What is it?

NRL Hunter Series : What is it?

In this episode, Ivan delves into the NRL Hunter series, discussing its rules, divisions, and stage structure. He shares personal experiences and strategies, relating the series to real-life hunting situations and the importance of gear. Other topics include the role of spotters, unique challenges, community, prizes, and how to get involved. You can find my Competition Loadout here. The post…

MNN Budget LCD Monitor

MNN Budget LCD Monitor

The 2016 Macbook Pro had a fatal flaw in its hinge design. Over time and with use, the monitor wiring passing through the hinge would frey and cause the monitor to turn off when the monitor face is raised into normal operating position. Recently my wife’s 2016 began experiencing the “Dead Screen” problem which progressed to the point that she…

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Ukraine’s Grad Rocket-Armed Sea Drones

Ukraine’s family of unmanned surface vessels (USVs) continues to grow as the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) have developed a Grad rocket-armed Sea Baby drone. The one-way or kamikaze USVs deployed by Ukraine in the Black Sea have been instrumental in engaging the Russian Navy, however, more recently new variants have emerged as Russia has begun to adapt and successfully…

High Desert Hunter 2024: Competition Loadout

High Desert Hunter 2024: Competition Loadout

In this episode, Ivan provides a overview of the gear used in the High Desert Hunter Match. He discusses gear transportation, NRL Hunter, and gun requirements, and takes a in-depth look at the Mini Fix gun and Leupold VX-5 HD scope. He also talks about using ballistic apps, precision shooting techniques, and the 6 ARC cartridge, ending with reflections on…

Kahles K18i 1-8x LPVO

Kahles K18i 1-8x LPVO

Kahles is known for making high-performance long range optics so they’re not top of mind for MilSpec tactical scopes like LPVOs. But for competition 3gun shooters who are looking eek out every last fraction of a second in their run times, having clear sharp glass is a necessity. Kahles showed off their K181 LPVO at Shot Show 2024 which offers…

Russian Anti-Drone GP25 Adaptor

Russian Anti-Drone GP25 Adaptor

Drones have come to define the war in Ukraine with both sides making prolific use of the them for observation and ordnance delivery. Both sides have struggled to find adequate countermeasures for the drone threat with everything from fishing nets to anti-drone guns and from cope cages to complex electronic warfare jammers to disrupt UAV frequencies over larger areas. The…

Is The Tide Turning Against The Turtle Tanks?

Is The Tide Turning Against The Turtle Tanks?

For several weeks now we’ve tracked the interesting phenomena of Russia’s tanks equipped counter-FPV shells, known by many names – Tsar’s BBQs, assault sheds, Blyatmobiles or Turtle Tanks. These vehicles began to appear in April around Krasnohorivka but since then have spread to numerous other sectors. Most recently they have played a role in the Russian offensive towards Kharkiv. Check…