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Smyth Busters: Offset Sights - Tactical or "Tacticool"™
Smyth Busters: Offset Sights - Tactical or "Tacticool"™

Offset backup sights have become increasingly popular with AR-15 shooters. The main optic, usually a scope, is mounted on top of the receiver, while a special mount next to it, angled about 45 degrees, holds a reflex red dot sight or backup "iron" sights. If your main optic fails or you need to engage a very close target, you just tilt the gun slightly to use the offset sight. Some folks say offset sights offer a genuine tactical benefit, while others think they're just a "tacticool" fad. What d

Product Spotlight: Crimson Trace's RAD Pistol Optics
Product Spotlight: Crimson Trace's RAD Pistol Optics

You may know them for their Lasergrips and Laserguard laser sights. But did you know Crimson Trace also offers red dot sights for pistols™ Brownells Gun Tech™ Caleb Savant gives us a tour of CT's RAD sights. What makes these sights so RAD(ical)™ Crimson Trace's Rapid Aiming Dot, of course! RAD sights come in two sizes: the Standard model fits the Docter / Burris Fastfire mount footprint, and the Micro fits Shield RMS / JPoint mounts. The all-aluminum housings of both RAD models are extremely rob

Quick Tip: Adjustable Sights on an EDC Pistol
Quick Tip: Adjustable Sights on an EDC Pistol

The general rule of thumb is that fixed sights are better for every day carry (EDC) / personal defense pistols, and adjustable sights are the way to go on a gun you use for applications requiring more precise shooting, like competition. Always a bit of a rebel, Brownells Gun Tech™ Caleb Savant decided to put adjustable sights by LPA on his daily carry SIG P226. He did this partly because he wanted to use it in competition, and partly because the adjustable sights enabled him to get the 226's poi

Smyth Busters: Does Your AR-15 Really Need Backup Sights™
Smyth Busters: Does Your AR-15 Really Need Backup Sights™

You've probably heard it or read it on social media: folks saying you NEED backup sights on your AR-15. Really™ Steve and Caleb get on target with the truth about backup sights. Both guys put backup sights on their ARs, but it depends on the situation. A range fun / plinking gun doesn't need backup sights, but they're handy if your main optic's battery gives out and you forgot to bring a spare. Under some conditions, you can actually shoot better with a traditional "iron" sight. Install a set of

Product Spotlight: Sons of Liberty Garand Thumb Rifle
Product Spotlight: Sons of Liberty Garand Thumb Rifle

Caleb kicks off this video by startling Steve with his impression of popular YouTuber Garand Thumb. You can decide on your own if his impression deserves a thumb's up, but he's doing it to introduce the new Sons of Liberty Gun Works "Garand Thumb" AR-15. built to specs provided by Garand Thumb. It has a Bravo Company BCM Mod 0 pistol grip, plus Bravo Company's Mod 0 stock on SOLGW's own A5-length receiver extension (aka, buffer tube). The A5 is anchored by a Forward Controls Design castle nu

Product Spotlight: SOLGW / Forward Controls AR-15 Lower
Product Spotlight: SOLGW / Forward Controls AR-15 Lower

Brownells Gun Tech™ Caleb Savant gives us a "walkaround" of the new Sons of Liberty Gun Works AR-15 lower receiver developed in collaboration with Forward Controls Design. The clean exterior and flowing contours of the stripped receiver itself indicate that it is not your standard mil-spec receiver. The hardcoat anodizing is, however, is done to true U.S. military specifications for exceptional durability. The Forward Controls Design ambidextrous bolt release and ambi mag release have the tradem

Product Spotlight: Sons of Liberty M89 Handguard
Product Spotlight: Sons of Liberty M89 Handguard

The new M89 Drive Lock Rail handguard for AR-15 from Sons of Liberty Gun Works may well redefine the term "rock solid," and Brownells Gun Tech™ Caleb Savant shows us why. The aluminum M89 has a full-length M1913 Picatinny rail along the top, with rows of M-LOK® slots in the usual 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions PLUS pairs of M-LOK® slots at 45-degree angles between those standard rows. If you can't find the precisely perfect position for an accessory on this handguard, it doesn't exist! Anti-ro

Quick Tip: Laser Dry-Fire Training Tools
Quick Tip: Laser Dry-Fire Training Tools

Today, Brownells Gun Tech™ Caleb Savant tackles a "dry" subject. At least, it's an interesting one: devices from Mantis X and LaserLyte that help you with your dry-fire practice. Dry-fire training, operating your firearm without firing live rounds, is a great way to build your muscle memory for basic marksmanship skills. If you take the necessary safety precautions, you can do it at home without having to go to the range. One problem: simple dry-fire doesn't give you feedback on how well you're

Smyth Busters: Ex-Special Forces Members as Firearm Trainers
Smyth Busters: Ex-Special Forces Members as Firearm Trainers

"He's a retired Navy SEAL / Delta Force / Green Beret, so he's gotta be a great firearms instructor." That's a line of thinking some folks use when deciding on whose training class to take. If the instructor is a former Special Forces operator, he must be the best, right™ "Not so fast," say Caleb and Steve. Just because somebody has elite military experience on their resume doesn't mean they're the right teacher for civilians who want to build their marksmanship or self-defense skills. How l

Law Tactical Proper Cup Fitment
Law Tactical Proper Cup Fitment

Law Tactical Proper Cup Fitment

Law Tactical Lubrication
Law Tactical Lubrication

Law Tactical Lubrication

Law Tactical ARIC Disassembly and Maintenance
Law Tactical ARIC Disassembly and Maintenance

Law Tactical ARIC Disassembly and Maintenance