Gear Expert: Reviews

  • OPMOD Vortex StrikeFire II

    Vortex OPMOD StrikeFire II : A Versatile Red Dot Optic

    Nov 5, 2014 • NewsNo Comments

    Red dot sights have soared in popularity over the past 15 years. Their versatility and the ability to make a firearm more “shooter friendly” makes red dot optics an easy choice for a variety of uses.  They can be found on the front lines with our...

  • OpticsPlanet Presents the 2019 Brilliance Award Winners

    Oct 31, 2019 • News, ReviewsNo Comments

    As we head into the brisk months of fall, the vibrant colors of nature and cool, crisp air can only mean one thing — it’s deer hunting season, folks. Preparation is key, and you need the best gear in the game to make the most out of every backcountry...

  • A Rimfire Tale…..

    Sep 4, 2019 • News, ReviewsNo Comments

    The first firearm I ever shot was a single-action .22 rimfire revolver. Though I was only five, it hooked me. I have been a gun guy ever since. While my tastes have meandered through various categories; tacticool, cowboy, military classics, and others, I...

  • Hiperfire Hipertouch Blue Line Special Edition Trigger

    Jul 1, 2019 • ReviewsNo Comments

      Overview The Hipertouch Blue Line trigger by Hiperfire takes their ultimate AR trigger and makes it an unbeatable deal. Instead of the red trigger shoe that the Hipertouch Competition model has, the Hipertouch Blue Line includes a blue trigger shoe. More...

  • SB Tactical SBA4 AR Stabilizing Brace

    Jul 1, 2019 • ReviewsNo Comments

    If you don’t own a stabilizing brace for your AR, there has never been a better time to get one. If you do own one, you have SB Tactical to thank. A pistol stabilizing brace secures the firearm to the forearm for better control. When used in place of a...

  • Sig Optics Bravo3 and Bravo5

    Jun 29, 2018 • ReviewsNo Comments

    Sig Bravo3 and Bravo 5 Similar to the Sig Bravo 4, the Sig Bravo3 and Sig Bravo5 are prismatic sights meant for the AR platform. They are a rugged, fixed power optic with an etched reticle available in several configurations. Overview The Sig Bravo line is...

  • Sig Bravo4 4×30 MegaView Battle Sight

    Dec 29, 2017 • ReviewsNo Comments

    Prismatic sights like the Sig Bravo4 offer a rugged, fixed power, illuminated optic in a compact package that pairs exceptionally well with ARs. While there are lots of options for the entry level budget, the premium side has long been ruled by the ACOG. But...

  • Dream 3-Gun AR Build

    Dec 29, 2017 • News, ReviewsNo Comments

    I’ve made a decision – my 2018 resolution is to improve my shooting skill set, and my method is going to be participating in local 3-Gun competitions. While practicing, drills, and techniques are an important step to achieving this goal, I also...

  • Leupold VX3i LRP 4.5-14×50 FFP

    Dec 27, 2017 • ReviewsNo Comments

    Long range shooting is becoming more popular and more accessible every year. Both long range hunters and precision rifle competitors demand accuracy and usability. Leupold delivered the VX-3i LRP to answer that demand. Combining their proven clarity and...

  • Leupold VX-5HD 3-15×44 CDS-ZL2: Unmatched Clarity

    Nov 16, 2017 • ReviewsNo Comments

      Clarity, quality, and performance driven. All things Leupold is known for and exactly what you get with the VX-5HD series of riflescopes. The VX5-HD offers the features you need in a sleek and lightweight package that is just as at home on an AR as it is...

  • Quality You Can Afford: GPO Passion 4-12×42

    Nov 15, 2017 • ReviewsNo Comments

    German Precision Optics Passion 3x 4.-12×42 Spending hundreds of dollars on an optic is dangerously easy but finding quality at various price points can be much harder. So when I began considering optics for my backup/loaner rifle, I wanted to try...

  • Leupold D-EVO 6x20mm Red Dot w/LCO, CMR-W Reticle

    Aug 3, 2017 • ReviewsNo Comments

    First Part of Leupold D-EVO Calibrated for .556 or .308, meant to be an all-purpose site with 1/2 MOA at 100 yards. What is the purpose of the combination?  With both eyes open you can see 6 power and the red dot at the same time!   That’s Leupold! ...

  • 13C Gun Reviews: Nikon Black Force 1000 1-4X24 IL Speed Force Optic

    Aug 1, 2017 • Reviews, VideosNo Comments

    A great video review of the Nikon Black Force 1000 1-4X24 Il Speedforce Optic by 13C Gun Reviews is featured today, and for good reason. We are looking at the Illuminated Speed Force Reticle with 30mm Tube,  Type 3 hard coat anodized 6061 T6 Aluminum...