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Aimpoint shotgun red dot sight review

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 […]


BreachBangClear Explains Parallax

by Matt • June 16, 2016

When I used to be smart and was studying astrophysics, I understood how parallax calculations were used to judge vast distances in space. As a photographer, I spend most of my time dealing with some level of lens distortion while taking pictures. Fast forward to utilizing firearms and you find that parallax comes into play […]


AAR – EAG Shoothouse – Alliance, OH – June 2014

by Matt • July 5, 2014

At the end of EAG CQB Ops, I immediately asked Pat Rogers if there was room in the upcoming Shoothouse class (the component I was unable to attend prior to CQB). I felt that there were gaps in my fundamental shoot house training that I wanted to rectify so that I could better process a room. […]


AAR – EAG CQB Ops – Alliance, OH – May 2014

by Matt • July 4, 2014

It has been several weeks now since I attended EAG CQB Ops at the amazing Alliance Ohio Police Department training facility and wanted to let all of the learning settle in before writing an AAR so that I could do it logically, rather than from the overwhelming emotional dump that one feels when leaving a class […]


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 […]


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 […]


Two is One, One is…oh sh*t!

by Matt • October 11, 2013

It’s autumn in Maine and there is no better time to be in the Northeast. The colors are exploding, the air is dry, and if you listen carefully, you can hear the constant spritzing of Scent-A-Way in the woods. To spend some time away from this keyboard, I headed to the range yesterday. The goal […]