Max Bang for Your Turkey-Hunting Buck: EAA’s Girsan MC312 Gobbler Shotgun
by Mike Dickerson
The author purchased the Girsan MC312 Gobbler as a last-minute replacement before a successful hunt for Rio Grande turkeys and reports that the gun far exceeded his expectations for such an affordable semi-auto shotgun.
An Optics-Ready Hunter: The Devil Dog Arms 5 Tactical 1911 in 10MM AUTO
by Brian McCombie
Earlier this year, Devil Dog Arms (DDA) announced that its 1911’s were available in optics-ready versions, and I immediately asked for their 5 Tactical model in 10MM, specifically cut for the Trijicon SRO optic. I’d used and reviewed DDA’s 1911’s in the past and they were first-rate—accurate, reliable, and solid. But I had yet to use one of their 10MM models.
AZIAK Equipment Ultralight Bino Clamp Tripod Adapter Review
by True Pearce
I’m always looking for a better mousetrap. So far, the AZIAK Equipment bino clamp is the best lightweight bino/tripod adapter I’ve seen for hunting and lightweight applications where saving every ounce of weight matters.
The West Texas Proving Grounds: Trijicon’s New Thermal Optics and Missing on Tom Turkeys
by Brian McCombie
That was one of the furthest shots I’ve even made with a thermal optic, at night, on a hog. My guide and fellow hunters were cheering my shot, and I certainly felt good about it. But I also knew the REAP-IR made the shot possible.
I love a good ground blind set for springtime toms. A semi-brushed-in hub-style blind paired with some realistic turkey fakes will create some solid in-your-face action. However, being cloaked in ninja gear huddled in a blind’s back corner while you work a bird with seductive hen talk isn’t the only way to skewer a spring longbeard.