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12 Dec

In the last few months, I've decided that I’ll be headed back overseas this summer for another trip to the das Vaterland (Germany) and Austria.  I've learned from experience that there is a severe lack of taxis and motorized transportation, especially in the rural routes.  A good day pack was probably the most useful thing I brought with for the whole trip.  My choice for my last trip was the OPMOD™ TAC PACK 3.0 All-Purpose Backpack.  One of the benefits of working for OpticsPlanet is the ability to get them from the source, so I picked up one for my Dad, brother, and …

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05 Dec

It’s that time of year again where we are repeatedly gathering with friends and family to celebrate holidays and beliefs…or just eat and drink until we are merrier than our bodies can handle. We catch up on missed events, reflect on events in our own lives, and plan for the new year. Of course, there’s also the accompanying commercial consumer aspect that is inseparable these days and of which I am involved in as the employee of a major online retailer. So as I find myself getting reacquainted around the dinner table with those I haven’t seen in some time, possibly not …

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25 Nov

The OPMOD PAC bag is one of our most popular items in the OPMOD line. Designed to be a daily carry bag, hold all the necessary gear you would need for a quick outing, or even as the perfect “Get Home Bag”.

The OPMOD PAC bag has a total of seven compartments. It works great as a way to conceal a handgun; it even has three magazine pouches. The shoulder strap is removable and the whole pack weighs a little less than 2lbs empty.

The pack is very well made with high quality materials. Double stitching, molle attachments, and water …

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21 Nov

If you read Mark's last blog essentially blaming me for creating his latest vice – don't believe a word of it! It can literally take either of us about 3 seconds to latch on to a new sport-shooting related vice and run with it! We are in the midst of acquiring and building new a couple new guns. I have a "work-in-progress" modded Crosman 2240 CO2 pellet pistol (.22 cal) outfitted with an NCStar 2MOA Green Dot Sight and an old BSA red laser in a Phoebus barrel mount. So far, I've done a light trigger job, added a steel …

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13 Nov

I think that anyone who doesn’t like shooting has never spent a day lying on a tarp in a cow pasture, looking through a spotting scope and binocular and calling shots for a good friend.

Probably hasn’t shot Mr. Pringle (on the potato chip can) in the eye with a pellet gun, either.

I got to do both a couple of weeks ago, and it was just a damn fine day, I’m here to tell you.  It’s hard to admit, but I enjoyed the pellet rifle as much as – maybe even more than – shooting the “real” guns.

It’s …

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05 Nov

The FN FAL is my favorite rifle. There is nothing like a full sized battle rifle that uses full powered cartridges. The intermediate assault style rifles (AR15, AK47) are nice but having 20 round magazines of .308 is like nothing else. The FAL comes from a better time – when right was right, wrong was wrong, firearms were hand made of high quality metals, and the good guys with battle rifles met the bad guys who had AK47s on the battlefield.

The Right Arm of the Free World (Image from Wikipedia)

I am a purist with my FAL. I like …

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27 Oct

     Life is all about perspective.  I think that it’s a universal rule that the better perspective you have in any situation, the happier you will be.  I also believe the same could be said about your literal view.  Mountains may provide a beautiful backdrop, but it would definitely add to the experience to see them up-close and personal.  A good binocular will simply make your view, well, better.

     A couple summers ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to visit a few spots in Bayern (Bavaria, for those who didn’t grow up with sauerkraut as a dietary staple), Germany …

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