In which I piss off the people that just sent me a free holster…

Alternate Headline: Fixed it for ya!

I’m just kidding with both of those headlines, although the people at Alien Gear Holsters may be a little upset to see what I did with the holster that they sent me to review a little while back… It got the chop-mod treatment:

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Winchester Ammo awarded best of the best…

EAST ALTON, Ill. (September 15, 2014) –Winchester® Ammunition has once again received a Best of the Best Award from Field & Stream. Long Beard™ XR™, the revolutionary and most innovative lead turkey load in Winchester’s history, was chosen as one of the 2014 recipients in this elite group of winners.“Receiving this prestigious award from Field & Stream multiple times is a true honor,” said Brett Flaugher, vice president of marketing, sales and strategy for Winchester Ammunition. “We strive for innovation and are dedicated to develop products year after year that our customers will feel confident using when they are in the field or on the range.”

Featuring new-to-the-world Shot-Lok™ Technology, Long Beard XR offers the tightest patterns and longest shot capability of any lead turkey load in history—with twice the pellets in a 10” circle out to 60 yards compared to traditional lead loads.  Long Beard XR has the knockdown power of popular heavier-than-lead loads at a fraction of the cost, meaning it’s a turkey-slamming game changer for hunters looking to push the limits.

“Our staff spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the gear that will make readers’ time in the woods more productive and more fun,” says Slaton White, Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “The winning products not only withstood our tough testing, but they stood head and shoulders above the rest displaying absolute excellence in their field. The Best of the Best is the highest honor Field & Steam bestows on gear and the winning products are the best of the year; worth your time, worth your money.”

About Best of The Best
Each year the editors at Field & Stream review new products and innovations and choose the top performing items for inclusion in the annual Best of The Best round-up. Products are shot, bent, driven, dropped, and generally abused. Anything that falters is immediately eliminated. Beyond surviving the torture tests, winning products are ultimately selected based on significance of the innovation, the quality of the design, and the value they bring to outdoorsmen. Selection criteria varies, depending upon the category, but all of the winning products share one characteristic: excellence in their field.

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Review: Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 2.0 Holster

Not too long ago I had a package show up here at the Gunmart Blog Test kitchen from the good people over at Alien Gear Holsters. Inside of said package was one of their newest model IWB holsters… The Cloak Tuck 2.0.

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Yo, Dawg… Aimpoints!

Seen everywhere on the social media nets…


Oh, Internet… I do love you so.

You asked, I answered…

… about 3 years ago.

Caleb asks the question, What if other businesses approached customer service like gun shops? I answer his question. Way back in 2011. Enjoy!

Lehigh Defense Announces the Patent Pending Xtreme Penetrator

Lehigh Defense announces the release of their patent pending Xtreme Penetrator bullets and ammunition.  Available for both handguns and rifles, the Xtreme Penetrator has a progressive nose geometry that allows for deep, straight penetration while creating a permanent wound cavity diameter exceeding that of most expanding bullets!  The engineering behind this innovative bullet centers on the radial flutes and sharp cutting edges of the nose design, and its environmentally-friendly solid copper construction.

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