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Ding Ding Ding! that noise is about the most satisfactory sounding noise in the world. Especially when I’m up to 50 yards away and hearing that ding as I put round after round onto my Shoot Steel 20 inch classic popper. Before Shot Show in January I had never shot steel and never realized just how fun it was.

Shoot Steel Learn to love the Ding

Shoot Steel  Learn to love the DingDing Ding Ding! that noise is about the most satisfactory sounding noise in the world. Especially when I’m up to 50 yards away and hearing that ding as I put round after round onto my Shoot Steel 20 inch classic popper. Before Shot Show in January I had never shot steel and never realized just how fun it was. Shoot Steel, ShootSteel.com , was happy to provide some targets for review. The first being the 20 inch classic popper. This is a simple reactive target designed for handguns. It’s a 14 inch or AR500 steel and comes complete with a stake system and a simple spring system to make the target react. Assembly is simple and can be done in about ten minutes. The steel base is two sharpened stakes that can be simply beat into the ground via hammer. Because it’s a steel target it needs to be installed at a downward angle and you need to be at least ten yards from the target. The Popper What’s awesome s I’ve put about 600 rounds of 9mm, and 45 ACP into this target and it has shown no signs of damage or wear. Shot after shot it bounces slightly backward, sends rounds into the dirt and springs back into action. I’ve shot the target with 9mm rifles like the Scorpion carbine, and Kel tec Sub 2k. Rear Spring System I haven’t even attempted to count the number of 22 LR rounds I’ve sent into this target. It’s also be a target of choice for money when teaching them how to shoot. I actually see this as a major benefit when it comes to teaching new shooters. The worse thing a new shooter can get is Bull’s Eye syndrome. Bull’s Eye syndrome happens when a new shooter is obsessed with hitting the bull’s eye on the target. Often new shooters need to focus on just getting on target, and not on the bull’s eye. With the popper the entire target is a bull’s eye and every DING, helps a new shooter build confidence and avoid stress and frustration. It’s also easier to teach shooters to not drop their gun to see where they hit on target. That audible ding is all they need to hear to know they hit the target. In Mid “DING” Ding, Ding, Ding, I never thought a target would make such a difference when it comes to testing firearms. I’ve taken two different handguns out to fifty yards to test their accuracy and my own shooting skills. If I was just shooting a paper target I’d have to stop, walk, check the target, and walk back to the 50 yard line. Instead I could aim, get on target, and pull the trigger. If I don’t hear a ding I know I’ve missed. Overall I’m pretty pleased with the 20 inch static popper from Shoot Steel. It’s a good sized target, is easy to assemble and install, and is tough as nails. I’d imagine it is going to be part of my range for a very long time. 5 Reasons to Shoot Steel from ShootSteel.com Instant Feedback (Love the DING) Great for New Shooters It can be used over and over and over Affordable, quick shipping, and great customer service It will inspire you to train at longer ranges.

5 Best Universal Holsters (That Dont Suck)

5 Best Universal Holsters (That Dont Suck)

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Do universal holsters universally suck ? That’s a good question, and the answer is categorically a big no . A lot of them certainly suck, but not all of them. Blackhawk Omnivore As a gun writer, I get lots of guns to test and evaluate. These include plenty of handguns, and it’s hard to test a firearm without a holster, it’s also expensive to buy a new holster for guns I’m sending back to the providing company anyway. Lookin’ around the house like… This has lead me to find a variety of multi-fit holsters that work. In my time and experimenting, I’ve found five that I universally enjoy. Each has its purpose, and each one is capable of holding a multitude of different guns. These five holsters most certainly don’t suck. Best Universal Holsters 1. Blackhawk Omnivore Poor Blackhawk has had a helluva time recovering from that time Tex Grebner shot himself in the leg with a 1911. Besides that, the SERPA holster was mostly declared unsafe and fell out of use quite hard after a few more NDs occurred. That didn’t stop Blackhawk from trying to be innovative with the Omnivore. The Blackhawk Omnivore took a few of the good ideas that the SERPA had and introduced them to a holster that only needs a rail or light to house your gun. Blackhawk Omnivore Blackhawk gave the Omnivore the same mounting system as the SERPA and does allow the use of SERPA leg rigs, paddles, belt loops, and more. The Omnivore is also made from polymer. It comes in two models, a light-bearing model and a standard rail model. This holster can house over 150 guns, as long as they are outfitted with a rail or flashlight. The simpler railed model uses a small block that attaches to the rail and is then the basis for the holster’s retention. Same holster, different gun! The light-bearing models are made for the Streamlight TLR 1 and 2 and a separate model for the X300 lights from Surefire . The standard model is okay, but the light-bearing model is so much more innovative and useful, in my opinion. From where I’m standing, the ability to drop a light on nearly any gun and then drop it in my Omnivore is quite valuable. The Omnivore is a level 2 holster that uses active retention. Instead of the dreaded trigger finger release, the Omnivore uses a thumb release. Press the release down as you grip your gun and draw your weapon. It’s a bulky holster, so don’t expect to conceal it. For the range, or hunting, or open carry of any kind, the Omnivore is a solid choice. I keep the Omnivore on my Battle Belt, and that’s perfect because one day, I may carry a Polymer 80 Glock 17, or maybe a Magnum Research MR9, or perhaps a railed 1911. Blackhawk Omnivore and all my faves/ I have all the choices. Also, the Omnivore works with 1911’s equipped with Recover Tactical rails, which was a pleasant surprise. All I have to do is move my TLR 1 from gun to gun. Blackhawk Omnivore Holster 40 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 40 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing It’s simple, and the holster is effective and customizable, and sturdy enough for daily use. The Omnivore is also affordable and makes it a solid get in my line of work. 2. Desantis Inner Piece 2.0 Usually, bad universal holsters are made from nylon, but good ones can be made from nylon, too, apparently. That’s what I learned with the "Desantis Inner Piece" 2.0 . This soft holster is made from ballistic nylon and is designed for appendix IWB carry. Desantis Inner Piece 2.0 You’ll find that the pocket is large enough to accommodate a variety of small guns. It’s not an authentic universal holster, but more like a small gun universal holster. The Inner Piece 2.0 fits weapons like the Springfield Hellcat, Glock 43, SIG P365, Walther PPS, and many more. Its ballistic nylon holster allows multiple guns to fit and remains malleable and lightweight. Not to mention, it’s very comfortable. It’s one of the few holsters that will enable me to forget that I am wearing a holster. Desantis Inner Piece 2.0 This holster’s also tuckable and uses a single clip design that ensures it’s very low in profile. The Desantis Inner Piece 2.0’s clip can rotate, and this allows you to adjust the cant of the clip, which is what will enable you to position the holster anywhere with little worry about where the clip falls. It’s fitted with a clip that is also adjustable for height, and you can move the holster up and down to the right mix of comfort and access. In addition, there is a built-in magazine pouch that allows you to carry a single spare. Desantis Inner Piece 2.0 Plus, I found this pouch capable of carrying a small knife or flashlight. A good pocket knife can ruin the lines of your pants, or for the ladies, a knife can be impossible to carry discreetly. Jeans without pockets suck but are prevalent in women’s fashion. If you are packing a Desantis Inner Piece 2.0, you can stash a gun and knife without anyone being the wiser. Desantis Inner Piece 2.0 25 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 25 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing If you have a rotation of carry guns, then the Desantis Inner Piece 2.0 is undoubtedly an excellent singular holster option. Some of us change our weapons like we change our shoes, but that doesn’t mean you have to change your holster. 3. Phalanx Defense Stealth Operator This was the holster that first made me realize that universal holsters don’t have to suck. The Stealth Operator isn’t my favorite name, but it’s one of my favorite holsters. This holster is a Kydex rig that comes in OWB and IWB models and both compact and full-size variants. Phalanx "Defense Stealth Operator" Holsters I owned both the OWB compact and full-sized variants for years and found them through a local gun store. Gainesville is just a hop, skip, and a jump away from me and is where Phalanx Defense is located. It’s an excellent shop, and they’ve even taken me on a tour of their historic building. The holster is the star of the show, though. It’s a very low profile design that’s small enough for concealed carry and sits tight to the body. The Stealth Operator is a holster system that utilizes a tightened frame with a particular point that locks the gun into the holster by the trigger guard. Phalanx Defense Stealth Operator You’ll get an excellent loud click when you holster your weapon to let you know it’s retained. The compact model has an open bottom to accommodate most small-sized guns. It will also fit full-sized firearms, but their barrel with stick out of the holster quite a bit. If you’re looking for something bigger, the full-sized will accommodate your Glock 17s, CZ P09s, and several more without the barrel poking out. Phalanx Defense Stealth Operator OWB Full Size Holster 35 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 35 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing The holster uses two belt loops for OWB and two metal clips for IWB options. It comes in multiple colors, and even a few hydro dipped special editions. After carrying and using these holsters for years, I’ve become a big fan of them. They accommodate so many different guns. This includes weapons like the Walther PPS, a subcompact 9mm single stack, all the way up to a CZ P09 with its 21 round magazine and double-stack design. Phalanx Defense Stealth Operator OWB Compact Holster 35 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 35 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing These holsters cling tight to the body and hold your weapon very secure. I’ve never felt one move or slide out in any way. They are the most modern design on this list and allows for both concealed carry and tactical use. I own several for a reason. I trust them, and when it comes to a lot of different pistols sent for testing and evaluating, I’m often using these holsters to carry, to draw from, and to help me test the weapon. What’s your take on the Stealth Operators? Readers' Ratings 5.00/5 (5) Your Rating? 4. Bianchi M12 When I was first issued an M9, I got a green Bianchi M12 to carry it. These old holsters have been in use forever and were affectionately known as the Suicide Holster. Bianchi M12 If you had to draw from it, you’d be dead before you cleared leather. This is most certainly an out of date holster, and the SERPA quickly became the preferred model for carrying our M9s. The M12 is an old holster, but it’s a tough old broad. When I was young and obsessed with being a modern warfighter, I overlooked the usefulness of the M12. Drawing from the Bianchi M12 Sure, it’s no longer a warfighting holster, but it can certainly be an excellent range, hunting, or hiking holster. You’d be hard-pressed to fight a holster with such a simple, but robust retention system. That big flap will keep your gun in place, rain or shine. It isn’t coming out till you want it out. The M12 can attach to belt, be rigged to a tanker style chest harness, or even to a MOLLE platform. Several military surplus rigs allow you to carry just about any way you want. The back side of the Bianchi M12 The Bianchi M12 doesn’t just keep your gun in the holster but protects the firearm from the environment well too. This holster almost completely covers the gun, meaning if you fall down a hill, not only will you retain the weapon, but it will be a lot cleaner than you are. The M12 uses a pull tab that large and easy to reach, pull it down, and the holster flap unlocks and allows you to draw your pistol. It’s not quick, or modern, but it’s effective. Bianchi M12’s pull tab The simplicity of the design means it’s hard to break and will work chock full of dirt, mud, or sand. It won’t fail unless you glue it shut. Even though it’s an old holster, it is durable, water-resistant, and I’ve never seen one break. Bianchi M12 73 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 73 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing I’ve had this one for a decade, and it keeps on keeping on. It’s not High Speed, but it is useful in a specific role. It does limit you to Glock 19 sized guns and up. It’s a great companion to a woods gun or a hiking piece. 5. AlienGear Shapeshift Holster I like throwing in wild cards to the mix. When it comes to the phrase Universal Holster, we often think of a holster that accommodates a multitude of guns. AlienGear Shapeshift Holster Kydex shell What about a holster that acts as a multitude of different holsters? The AlienGear Shapeshift holster system uses Kydex shells with a multitude of different holster attachments. If I have a SIG P365 shell, I can attach it to an IWB holster, an OWB paddle holster, a shoulder rig, a slide style OWB holster, a Backpack holster, an ankle holster and more. Best of all, if I buy a Glock 17 Holster, I can do the exact same thing with the same bases I can use for the P365. I own a ton of the expansion packs. This isn’t just a gimmicky design, but a very comfortable holster system. AlienGear Shapeshift Holster Shoulder Every one of the holsters is well made and convenient to carry. The OWB slide belt holster, the shoulder rig, and the ankle rig are all stand-out designs. They are super comfortable and conceal exceptionally well. I’m a big fan of OWB carry, and the OWB slide holster gives you an OWB option that is both extremely comfortable and concealable. A full-sized Glock 17 disappears under a T-shirt and is quite comfortable. It’s supportive and easy to draw from. AlienGear Shapeshift Holster IWB The AlienGear ShapeShift shoulder rig is one of the best. It’s a mix of leather and synthetic materials that’s highly adjustable. AlienGear "Shapeshift Holster Shoulder" It also flexes and moves as you move. The rig comes complete with either a single holster or a dual holster for you, John Woo fans. AlienGear Shapeshift Holster Shoulder You can also attach an off-hand portion that allows you to carry a spare mag or two. The holster also comes with tie-downs that attach to your belt and keep the rig from moving too much and revealing itself. I typically hate ankle carry, but the AlienGear guys convinced me to give it a try. While their Ankle expansion pack is more significant than most, it’s also the most comfortable and supportive ankle carry system I’ve ever seen. AlienGear Shapeshift Holster Ankle It’s a two-piece system with one piece that wraps around your heel and foot and another portion with a rigid bar that connects to the sock and provides even more support. The AlienGear Shapeshift system comes in individual holsters and sets as well as a four-piece Core system that comes with two OWB and two IWB options. Expansion packs and shells are sold separately. AlienGear Shapeshift Holster 100 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 100 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing It’s a different take on the Universal holster and certainly not what we’d traditionally call a Universal holster. However, I think in its own unique and fresh way, it’s the most valuable of the universal holsters. Carry Anything at Anytime Multi-fit, universal holsters often suck. They typically offer poor retention, poor attachment options, and generally are junk. That’s just a fact in the gun world. It truly is. Like most things, including holsters, there is no universal rule. As soon as you say something is specific, someone will create something to prove you wrong. The five holsters listed above most certainly confirm that universal holsters don’t have to suck. What’s your favorite universal holster? Have any that you love or hate? Want something specific…check out our Best Concealed Carry Holsters . Looking for something to put in your new holster? Then bop on over and read all about the Best Handguns for Beginners !

Best 22-250 Rifles [2020] Ultimate Buyers Guide

Best 22-250 Rifles  [2020] Ultimate Buyers Guide

Finding the best .22-250 rifle might be a challenge. But if you understand how this rifle works,  there’s a good chance that the search process won’t be as hard. These rifles have proven to be reliable across a wide variety of applications. If you have a good idea of how you’re going to use one of these, then you’ll need to find the characteristics and features of a rifle that will help it excel in that certain application.  If you’re in search of a .22-250 rifle, this list of the five best on the market will be a good place to start. Before we get to the list itself, we’re going to talk about how accurate this gun is. We’ll also talk about which characteristics and features make one stand out among the rest and talk about additional aspects that should be factored into your final decision. At a Glance: Our Top Picks for .22-250 Rifles OUR TOP PICK: Ruger - American Rifle 22" .22-250 Remington 4+1RD Kimber Mfg. - 84M Montana .22-250 SS/SYN Threaded Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Savage 11/111 Trophy Hunter XP .22-250 Rem w/ Nikon Scope BEST BUDGET OPTION: Remington Model 700 ADL .22-250 Rem 24" Rifle w/ 3-9x40mm Scope Comparison of the Best .22-250 Rifles IMAGE PRODUCT Our Top Pick Ruger - American Rifle 22" .22-250 Remington 4+1RD Includes an adjustable trigger. Lightweight composite stock included. Runner-up for best overall .22-250 rifle. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Kimber Mfg. - 84M Montana .22-250 SS/SYN Threaded Synthetic stock included. Magazine capacity of 4 + 1. Best .22-250 rifle for coyotes. "View Latest Price" → "Read Customer Reviews" Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Walnut finish stock. 22-inch length barrel. Includes a 5 + 1 round magazine. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Savage 11/ "111 Trophy Hunter" XP .22-250 Rem w/ Nikon Scope Synthetic stock. Best overall .22-250 rifles. Includes a Nikon 3-9x40 BDC scope. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews Best Budget Option Remington Model 700 ADL .22-250 Rem 24" Rifle w/ 3-9x40mm Scope 3-9x40mm scope included. Best .22-250 rifle for the money. Stock made from synthetic materials. View Latest PriceRead Customer Reviews How Accurate is a .22-250 Rifle? It may depend on the application. However, we’ll take a look at how far it can go in a hunting application. We have tested this rifle recently, during a hunting trip. Our main targets were coyotes and woodchucks. On a good day, a .22-250 rifle can hit a target effectively as far out as 400 to 500 yards. So it is highly accurate when dealing with mid-range targets. Source What Makes a Great .22-250 Rifle? There are some characteristics and features that make a .22-250 rifle stick out above the rest. So it’s important to find one with the right things to make it work to your advantage. Here are a few things you’ll need to look for: Price If you are a budget shopper, then there’s a chance you’ll be looking at the price tag first. Just because you’re on a budget, doesn’t mean you are relegated to only looking for cheap quality products. You can find the best quality you can afford and still have something that can function and feel like a high-end rifle. Do not sacrifice quality because you think saving a few dollars is a good idea. What is Your Intent and Purpose? One of the main reasons you should choose a .22-250 is because it is good for specific purposes. For example, hunting is one of the more popular applications of this rifle in particular. Some rifles have certain characteristics and features that will make it stand out in one certain application in addition to being useful for general purposes. Find High-Quality Materials If there is one thing you need to know about high-quality rifles, it is they are made from the best quality materials. So, if you’re looking for an all-around durable rifle, you need to know the materials that go into them. Steel and polymer are a good examples of high-quality materials. They can take on a lot of impacts and abuse like nothing else. Polymer is one of the most popular materials used for buttstocks. Aspects to Consider Before Buying Aside from the characteristics and features, there are additional aspects you’ll need to consider. It is important to think these over while you are in search of a .22-250 rifle. Here’s what you’ll need to consider: What Will I Be Hunting? Some rifles are designed to hunt small game, but not big game (and vice versa). A .22-250 cartridge will be mostly used for small game and predator hunting. While it may be used for deer hunting, they have a lesser effect than almost any other .22 cartridge on the market. Source How Far Do I Want it to Go? As mentioned before, the .22-250 can reach lengths of 400 to 500 yards. Some rifles are accurate at shorter ranges. So if maximum distance is important to you, find a rifle that will be able to reach that far. You don’t have to hit a target from a long distance, but it should be powerful enough to hit a target from just about anywhere you want. Quick Take - The Best .22-250 Rifles These are our recommendations for the best .22-250 rifles: ​Ruger - American Rifle 22" .22-250 Remington 4+1RD ​Kimber Mfg. - 84M Montana 22-250 SS/SYN Threaded ​Winchester Model 70 Featherweight Review of the Best .22-250 Rifles The following is a list of the five best .22-250 rifles currently on the market. As you go through each one, you should take note of the characteristics and features so you know which one will come out as your ideal rifle. Once you find one that’s close, then you’ve found a winner. Now, let’s take a look at the first .22-250 rifle on our list--our best overall choice: Best Overall: Ruger - American Rifle 22" .22-250 Remington 4+1RD CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Excellent for Hunting Purposes Super Accurate From Various Distances The Magazine is Easy to Remove and Reload Bolt Action is Nice and Smooth and Feeding is Reliable Buttstock is Super Durable. It Can Take on All Kinds of Impact and Abuse Cons It Might Be a Little Too Heavy for Some Users No Front Sight. Accuracy May Be Suspect at Times Cocking Might Be a Challenge for Some Users at First What Recent Buyers Report As expected, a lot of recent buyers were satisfied with the overall rifle performance. They were happy with the accuracy and firepower of this rifle. The bolt action feeds quite nicely and moves quickly. This turned out to be a really good general-purpose rifle for the new users. Why it Stands Out to Us This rifle has four rounds plus one. That’s good enough if you’re using it for a hunting application and any other application, as well. Other than that, the stock is quite durable and made from composite materials. In short, this .22-225 is how it should be. Reliable feeding and firing power, plus durable construction. Who Will Use This Most This will be used as a general-purpose rifle. So it is for use by hunters and target shooters alike. If you want something that is solid in construction and delivers excellent firing power like nothing else, this rifle will stand out as one of the best options for you. What Could Be Improved and Why The obvious answer to this question is to include sights. Alternatively, a scope mount should be included. Accuracy is one of the best attributes any rifle can have. To have no sights to guide you and choose where to hit the target will lead to a lot of guesswork. Bottom Line The Ruger American Rifle is a great rifle that can get the job done across many applications. No matter how you use it, you'll have something powerful and reliable for as long as you take great care of it. Best .22-250 Rifle for Coyotes: Kimber Mfg. - 84M Montana 22-250 SS/SYN Threaded CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Buttstock is Super Sturdy Accurate at Various Distances Great for Hunting Applications Bolt Action is Nice and Smooth The Scope is Decent in Terms of Reliability Cons No Sight It May Be a Challenge to Load at First Scope Adjustments Might Be a Little Stiff What "Recent Buyers Report" As expected, a lot of new buyers were happy with the rifle. Most said they got what they wanted out of it, in terms of their chosen applications. Most were .22-250 hunters that used this rifle to hit targets as far as 100 to 150 yards out. Of course, the one major thing that stood out for them was the overall durability. Why it Stands Out to Us This rifle stands out as the ultimate coyote hunting rifle. It has the best characteristics and features that will allow you to hit one from close ranges. The rifle is built to take some bumps and bangs while out in rough terrain. If you want a rifle that can hack it in the woods during coyote season, then the Kimber 84M Montana sticks out here. Who Will "Use This Most" This rifle will be best used by coyotes hunters. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, it’s the kind of rifle that will provide excellent firepower and velocity to help you land your bag limit every time you use it. What Could Be Improved and Why One improvement would be to include some kind of scope mount. This way, it will easily allow users to attach a scope of their own. With the absence of a front sight or rear sight, a good scope is what you need to make this even more accurate and precise. Bottom Line If you want a rifle that will stand out as a great coyote rifle, the Kimber 84M Montana .22-250 will be right up your alley. It’s rugged, powerful, and is a prime example of how a hunting rifle should work. 3. Win ​ ​ chester Model 70 Featherweight CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Excellent for Hunting Purposes Little Felt Recoil for Most Users Easy Loading and Bolt Action is Smooth Wood Stock is Aesthetically Pleasing "Accurate From Various" Distances With the Attachment of a Good Scope Cons Some Scopes May Not Be Attached to This Rifle Bolt Action May Be a Little Stiff to Move at Times. Wood Stock May Not Be Able to Handle Some Bad Weather Conditions What Recent Buyers Report Most recent buyers were happy with a few things with this rifle. The first being the felt recoil. They were able to feel a lot of reduction right out of the box. As a result, they were able to better stabilize themselves while they fired each shot. One user said that the recoil pad also lessened the impact on his shoulders as opposed to a previous rifle he owned. Why it Stands Out to Us This rifle has that classic hunting rifle look. The great wood stock with a walnut finish makes it pop. At the same time, the bolt action is smooth and allows for reliable feeding. Since you’re able to move it quickly, you can take a fast shot and reload another in the chamber much faster than most bolt-action rifles . Who Will Use This Most This rifle will be used for general purposes, but mostly by hunters, rather than target shooters. It’s got a lesser amount of recoil necessary to make consistently accurate shots. If you want a great rifle that will give you that classic look but can still function the same way your dad or granddad's rifle did back in the day, the Winchester Model 70 comes close. What Could Be Improved and Why Since there are no sights, once again we revisit the idea of including a scope mount. That way, it would be ready to accept any rifle scope you can think of. A lot of scopes are available for .22-250 rifles. It’s up to you to find out which one is best. Bottom Line The Winchester Model 70 is a classic .22-250 rifle made for the modern user. If you want a rifle that has a design and look you can appreciate, then you’ll fall in love with this rifle rather quickly. However, it’s not the looks that should matter. It’s the performance and quality. 4. Savage 11/111 Trophy Hunter XP .22-250 Rem w/ Nikon Scope CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Scope Adjustments are Easy Super Accurate From Various Distances Image Quality on the Scope is Top-Notch Excellent for Target Shooting and Hunting Durable Buttstock Cons None What Recent Buyers Report A lot of recent buyers were happy with the rifle. Most hunted predators and small critters. They were able to effectively hit their targets from about 400 yards out. One user was happy with the scope included with the rifle. He had a lot of great things to say about the image quality. On top of the awesome image quality, it allowed for excellent accuracy, thanks to the dead-hold BDC reticle. Why it Stands Out to Us This rifle has the total package. You have an accurate and reliable rifle. On top of that, you have a scope from one of the best brands in the business, Nikon. This ensures excellent image quality, sharp-looking reticle, and great durability all over. Who Will Use This Most This will be used by a lot of buyers who are avid hunters. If you hunt predators and varmints, this rifle will stand out as one of the best possible options for you. This rifle will be perfect if you want something durable, with one of the best scopes in the business. What Could Be Improved and Why While there are no major cons that stick out, there is something that would be a worthy addition. A good sling should be nice. This way, it will be be useful for hands-free rifle carrying. Got a pair of binoculars? You can hang the rifle on your shoulder while looking to set up shop somewhere for the day’s hunt. Bottom Line The Savage 11/111 Trophy Hunter XP .22-250 is hands-down, one of the best rifles of this caliber on the market. It proves itself with excellent firing ability and a scope that is proven to be the best of the best. If you want the total package in one rifle, this is it. 5. Remington Model 700 ADL .22-250 Rem 24" Rifle w/ 3-9x40mm Scope CHECK LATEST PRICE Pros Little or No Felt Recoil Super Accurate Shooting Resistant to All Kinds of Weather Image Quality on the Scope is Decent Easy to Load and The Bolt Action Movement is Nice and Smooth Cons Scope Adjustments are a Little Stiff Trigger Pull Might Be a Little Gritty at Times Bolt Action Might Be Challenging to Use What Recent Buyers Report This rifle was affordable for many new buyers. They were surprised to see how durable it was. One user said he half expected it to have a cheap, flimsy feel. He also added that the overall firepower and performance were pretty solid. He managed to hit a varmint from about 100 yards out just barely a week into owning this rifle. Why it Stands Out to Us This rifle stands out as something better than the price it’s going for. The firing power is excellent and accurate. Not to mention, the buttstock is synthetic and does a great job absorbing a lot of the shock associated with recoil. In short, it’s a rifle that functions as it should. It can also accept most .22-250 cartridges for both hunting and target shooting. Who Will Use This Most This will be used mostly by those looking for a .22-250 on a budget. As for the applications, hunting and target practice are the top two. Either way, the rifle proves to be one of the best in performance and accuracy among budget rifles. We could go so far as to say that if you get this rifle, you’ve got quite the steal on your hands. What Could Be Improved and Why One improvement would be to get rid of the scope. This will allow you to find a rifle scope of your own. If you know of a more durable scope, clearer in image quality, which does a great job allowing you to reach out and touch something from impressive distances, then it will be much better than the scope included in this rifle. Bottom Line If you’re looking for a .22-250 rifle that is affordable and still works like a charm, the Remington Model 700 ADL .22-250 will probably be the rifle you’ll want for all your shooting needs. You’ll forget the fact that it’s a budget rifle by the time you fire off your second shot. Conclusion The best .22-250 rifle is out there. You might find one rather quickly or you may need a bit more time to choose. Either way, you can find one that will work to your advantage and application. Keep an eye out on a characteristic or feature that stands out to you and determine if it will fulfill your personal needs and preferences. People Also Ask The following are a few frequently asked questions that will give you a better understanding of .22-250 rifles. Use this section as a reference, so you are well aware of the rifle’s functionalities and abilities. Here are the following questions: How Far Can a .22-250 Rifle Shoot? A good .22-250 rifle can allow a cartridge to effectively hit targets at about 400 yards away. On average, a cartridge can travel as far as 4,000 feet per second. Is a .22-250 a Good Deer Rifle? Short answer: no. To give you a better explanation, it can be used for deer hunting. However, the cartridge is not the best compared to other .22 caliber cartridges. What is The Difference Between a .22 and a .22-250? One of the major differences that stands out is that the .22-250 is much faster than the .22 itself. Another is that it also has great ripping power against varmint skin, whereas the .22 can do the same for deer. Is a .22-250 Good for Coyotes? Yes, it is. This cartridge is more effective against predator targets like coyotes. It’s also proven to be an effective cartridge for most other predator targets, like foxes.

Watch Beretta 92FS: The Original Terrorist Suppressor

Watch Beretta 92FS: The Original Terrorist Suppressor

With a 45-year career as a law enforcement, military, and civilian sidearm, the Beretta 92 is still going strong today. Tremendously reliable and accurate, the 92 replaced the 1911 as the standard issue sidearm of the US Military in 1985. The 92 was most famously used in 1988 to quell a terrorist uprising in the Nakatomi Plaza, a Los Angeles high-rise office complex. Perhaps on the bubble of being concealable, especially IWB for smaller-framed individuals, the 92 is a solid choice as a home defense firearm. Models are available with a rail for those who want to mount a light for potential nighttime self-defense situations. The D variation has no safety and is double-action only, perfect for a bedside gun for those who do not want to fumble with a safety or de-cocking device. The 92 shines at the range and your buddies will want to pass it around. There are endless aftermarket peripherals available for customizing.  And perhaps most importantly, it’s just a cool gun. Fun to fire. Easy to maintain. Looks and feels fantastic. I believe all shooters should consider adding one to their collection. Lots of police trade-ins and used models on the market to be had at a discount. If you have never owned one, try to beg or borrow one and see for yourself why the Beretta 92 is in its fifth decade of duty. About Johnny: A lifetime outdoorsman and firearms enthusiast, Johnny offers quick and easy tactical reviews for everyday folks on his active YouTube channel, 180 Second Ideas .  His favorite range guns are full-sized steel pistols and he enjoys helping others develop their shooting and CCW skills.  Johnny holds a Masters of Professional Communication, a Doctorate of Education, and makes his home in the East Tennessee mountains.

Best Hunting Rifles [2020]: Putting Meat On The Table

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s This year’s SHOT Show unveiled a number of high-quality guns for tactical, competition, and hunting purposes. This year looks like it’s going to be a good year for hunting rifles, and it’s the perfect time to add a new gun to your collection if you’re preparing for an upcoming deer or boar hunt. In this article, we’re going to look at some of the top hunting rifles to hit the market that can help you keep the freezer packed with venison…or your preferred game meat…for months to come. First up… 1. Bergara B-14 HMR ($949.00) When it comes to top quality hunting rifles, Bergara is known for their unique design that maximizes comfort while also providing an element of style.  The bolt-action B-14 HMR ($949.00) is a beautifully crafted hunting rifle that’s designed for stability and accuracy. One of the most interesting features of this gun is its aluminum chassis built into the stock for better weight distribution and accuracy. Bergara B14 HMR One of the nicest features about the B-14 is its curved trigger design, which is optimized for an easy pull with every fire. Another perk to this gun is the adjustable cheekpiece, an addition that does wonders increasing accuracy while making the gun more comfortable when lining up a target. Want to see the Bergara HMR in action and learn a little bit more about what it’s capable of?  Have a look at this short video clip from SHOT Show 2017: If you’re thinking about buying the B-14 HMR for competition shooting or hunting, you won’t be disappointed. Some of the benefits of this gun include: Five-round detachable magazine. Lightweight and comfortable design. Bipod can be attached without any further modifications to the stock. You can get the gun for the following cartridges: 6.5 Creedmoor and .308 Winchester, and the gun can be purchased with a 20”, 22”, or 24” barrel. To learn more about this stylish new rifle, visit the Bergara website . 2. Marlin 1895 Modern Hunter It’s nearly impossible to have a top hunting rifle list without having a Marlin feature, and the lever-action Marlin "1895 Modern Hunter" ($979.00) brings enough stopping power to take down big game like moose and bears, and will stop the average buck right in his tracks. The 1895CB is a nine-shot version of the Model 1895 that has a vintage look and feel to it The 1895 Modern Hunter has received a lot of praise for being an excellent all-around rifle, and it was even picked by the NRA’s American Rifleman as one of the best guns of 2017 . The 1895 Modern Hunter comes in a variety of different stock colors, from a modern green laminate and black design, to various vintage designs that pay homage to the rifles of the Old West. Some of the top features of the Model 1895 include: A lever that’s stronger and easier to operate than previous lever-action Marlin models. Choice between four, six, and nine capacity tubular magazines. Three different barrel lengths to choose from: 18.5”, 22”, and 26” If you want a powerful gun that easily takes down big bucks and is designed for hardy game like bears, hogs, and moose, the Model 1895 is the perfect rifle for you. To learn more about this hunting rifle, visit Marlin’s official website . 3. Montana Rifle Company MSR ( $1,731) Are you in search of a rifle powerful enough to take down medium-sized game but designed with more style and creativity than your average hunting rifle? The Mountain Snow Rifle , or MSR, by Montana Rifle is a sleek blend of blue camo patterns that give it a stylish look while helping the rifle blend into a snowy environment. The MSR’s colorful design makes it a great conversation piece, and so does its accuracy The MSR is a bolt-action rifle that comes available for the following cartridges: .300 AAC Blackout, .204 Ruger, 5.56 NATO, .223 Remington, and .223 Wylde.  Aside from its incredible design and versatile cartridge selection, the following features help make it one of the most awesome rifles of 2017: Comfortable XCoil recoil pad. Ambidextrous bolt-action design. Mauser-type ejector for optimal dependability with feeding rounds. Easy-to-operate detachable magazine box. Swivel studs for easy bipod mounting. Overall, the MSR model is a great rifle for hunting medium game like deer and boar, and is also great for target shooting on the range. 4. Weatherby VAC The Vanguard Adaptive Composite ($1,269.00), otherwise known as the VAC, is an incredible bolt-action rifle that’s powerful enough for taking down deer and elk, but also designed to shine in tactical situations. The VAC is available in the following cartridges: .223 Remington, 6.5 Creedmore, and .308 Winchester.  It has a bolt-action lever that’s comfortable and easy to use, making this rifle perfect for hunting trips and tactical competitions.  The only downside to this gun is that the stock is designed only to accommodate right-handed shooters. One of the coolest things about the VAC is its menacing, tactical look The biggest advantage of the VAC is its accuracy, which is guaranteed to be sub-MOA when firing Weatherby ammunition.  Some of the other incredible features of this rifle include: Triple gas ports on bolt body to helps ensure the safety of the shooter in the event of a backfire. Ergonomic butt and cheekpiece design that provides quick and comfortable shouldering. Adjustable two-stage trigger optimized for a crisp trigger break. Owners can easily modify their VAC with a number of Weatherby products. The bottom line is that the VAC is a well-rounded rifle that can be used for virtually any situation, and like other Weatherby models, the VAC has a reputation for being accurate, reliable, and easy to shoot. 5. Christensen Arms Mesa ($1,299) The "Christensen Arms Mesa" ($1,299.00)  rifle first hit the scene at the tail end of 2016 and is arguably one of the best rifles for under $1,300.  One of the nicest features of the Mesa is its versatile chambering options, which provides shooters with long action or short action cartridge. The Mesa is available with the following cartridge selections: 6.5 Creedmoor 7mm-08 Remington 7mm Remington Magnum .308 Winchester .300 Winchester Magnum. Hunters and tactical competitive shooters looking for a gun that’s lightweight and comfortable will find a lot of joy in the Mesa.  Its stock is made from ultra-lightweight carbon composite, making the short-action gun a total of 6.65 pounds, while its long-action variant is less than a full pound heavier. The Christensen Mesa is as stylish as it is a top-performing hunting rifle Anyone looking for a sub-MOA rifle that’s accurate and light enough to carry on long hunting trips will be able to put the Mesa to good use; don’t take my word for it, have a look at this clip: To learn more about the Mesa or any other Christensen Arms firearms, visit their official webpage for details. The Last Word on Hunting Rifles As you can see, 2017 has given us a range of accurate and excellently designed rifles to choose from. These five are my favorite hunting rifles, hands down, and I’d recommend anyone of them to anybody looking to add a new gun to their collection – especially if you’re getting ready to go on a hunting trip. If you’re a new hunter who’s just getting started, have a look at our list of good beginner hunting rifles , or if birds are more your thing try our best shotguns for beginner bird hunters roundup. For everyone else, now that you have an idea of which new hunting rifles are hogging the spotlight, which one do you want to buy?  Need glass for your rifle?  Check out our all encompassing Best Rifle Scopes article.

Your Glock doesnt fit? Modify your grip!

I love my Glock pistols, but I run into the problem of them not fitting just right in my hand. The way the middle finger knuckle rubs up against the trigger guard, the beaver tail not fitting your hand for a higher grip, the pistol grip slipping from your hand in sweaty or moist conditions, are some of the problems I find with my Glock 23 carry pistol. I’ve tried the Hogue grip and various other accessories, but none have really supported my personal preferences. Simply taking a soldering iron that I purchased at a local hobby shop solved all of my problems for my Glock 23 carry pistol. It doesn’t take a professional to make the changes needed to personalize your pistol with the Dremel tool and soldering iron, just a little patience. In order to for me to stipple the Glocks grip, I took to the soldering iron and slightly indented the grip, somewhat similar to the Glock 22 RTF. I also used the iron to stipple the section of the frame where the support thumb should properly lay. I made these engravings a little more prominent so that as my thumb lies on the frame, I know that I have achieved the proper grip. Consistency is key! In order to alleviate the trigger guard problem and allow my firing hand to fit as snug as possible without causing discomfort and give my support pointer finger a point of reference for consistency, I used the Dremel tool. The Dremel allowed me to shave away a small notch where my support point finger can fit snug into the guard. I also shaved away a small section where the frame meets the bottom portion of the trigger guard to allow my firing middle finger knuckle to rest without causing discomfort and adding onto the callous that has accumulated over the years. As for the beaver tail/tang of the pistol, you can also shave this area to better fit your hand/grip. Cost for customization: Dremel tool : $25.99 Soldering iron : $12.00 Nick Irving is a former U.S. Army Ranger with multiple combat deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. During his service within the 75th Ranger Regiment, Nicholas served as an Assaulter, Heavy and Light Machine Gunner, and Designated Marksman. Read more at loadoutroom.com

Summary

Ding Ding Ding! that noise is about the most satisfactory sounding noise in the world. Especially when I’m up to 50 yards away and hearing that ding as I put round after round onto my Shoot Steel 20 inch classic popper. Before Shot Show in January I had never shot steel and never realized just how fun it was.