Reviews

Training Insight: Just Do Cool Sh*t like Ridgeline

by Matt • May 28, 2018

The firearms training segment of the industry is pretty stale these days. How many fundamental level pistol/carbine classes can you take? Any serious student would say “as many as you can – never stop practicing the fundamentals.” I agree with that wholeheartedly which is why I stopped doing a lot of shoothouse and force on force […]


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REVIEW: Aimpoint Micro S1 Shotgun Sight

by Matt • October 30, 2017

For the most part, a shotgun is considered a point-and-blast gun. Look down the barrel, make sure it’s generally around the thing you want to hit, pull the trigger and let the shot do the work. A shotgun is a devastating weapon up close, but what about at distance? Can it be as accurate as […]


Outdoor Research - Where the wild things play

The Top 5 Takeaways from OR’s Latest Video

by Matt • June 16, 2017

“Where the Wild Things Play” is the latest video from Outdoor Research and Krystle Wright. Set to the background music of Cake’s “Short Skirt Long Jacket” the short film hits on all levels, showing that women can absolutely crush outdoor sports. In 4 days, this video has been seen more than 1.4 MILLION times. How […]


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Book Review – “Line in the Valley”

by Matt • September 1, 2015

Rarely do I get a chance to sit down and read for pure enjoyment’s sake. Usually, I am catching up on news, researching product trends, or trying to better understand how we as media are performing in this business. However, after meeting author Chris Hernandez at a recent training event, I wanted to lose myself in […]


Greenside Training: Tracking the Human Spirit

by Matt • October 19, 2014

“Hi. Freddy Osuna.” I heard those three simple words as I shook the hand of man that I instantly knew was different from a lot of instructors. Outwardly, he exuded the confidence that comes from years of active duty in the USMC, but I could see that there was something deeper in his eyes that […]


REVIEW: The Switchback by Thyrm and Costa Ludus

by Matt • May 2, 2014

When I was out at SHOT SHOW, I had a few minutes to catch up with Chris Costa and he told me about a new product coming out from Thyrm, called the Switchback. A few weeks later, Andrew Frazier, owner of Thyrm shipped me two versions of it, a small size for a light like […]


SHOT SHOW 2014 – Next Level Training

by Matt • January 26, 2014

There are thousands of products out there that will try to convince you they will make you a better shooter. Speak to top-level instructors and they will almost invariably agree that consistent dry practice will help with any shooter’s marksmanship. But there are very few products that span both points of view. The SIRT Pistol […]


SHOT SHOW 2014 – Team Wendy EXFIL Ballistic Helmet

by Matt • January 22, 2014

I own the Team Wendy carbon fiber EXFIL and have been using it for many months now. In my personal opinion, it is one of the most comfortable and lightest, albeit non-ballistic, helmets out there. That’s why I was extremely excited when I learned that the guys over at TW were introducing the EXFIL Ballistic. […]


SHOT SHOW 2014 – Sweaty Muddy Bloody

by Matt • January 19, 2014

Sweaty Muddy Bloody is doing some of the best texturing work in the business these days. Chad Zeller, Owner, is a master of his craft which is evident by his pairing with Doug Holloway of ATEi, arguably the best machinist of slide serrations in the market. I caught up with the two at SHOT SHOW […]


Internet Fight! High Capacity TV vs. The Inforce APL

by Matt • December 29, 2013

Who doesn’t love a good internet fight? In my Sunday morning/post-hangover/coffee-infused Facebook skimming, I ran across something interesting. It appears as though the guys from High Capacity TV did a video review on the Inforce APL earlier this month and showed that there *may* be a problem with the way that the light mounts to a […]