Buyer’s Guide

Some years ago, Smith & Wesson introduced the Shield 9mm pistols, which became very popular. Soon the .40 caliber became available, and sometime later, it was introduced in .45 ACP. These pistols are of fine quality, great design and are quite compact. Due to the size, they became very popular with the ladies as well. The one thing they all had in common was magazine size. Also the short spring had to be durable, so some had a degree of difficulty with reloading the magazine. Now when you have a handy pistol to go shooting with, chances are that you do not want to carry a bulky contraption with you to handle your reloading mags. A small, handy tool using four simple steps is what goes with a small, handy pistol at the range.

Over 20 years ago, ADCO came out with their Super Thumb ST3 for single-stack centerfire magazines, but it was just too narrow to satisfy the slightly staggered Shield-style magazines and they had many calls for a solution. A couple years ago, ADCO did some retooling and now the new ST3 not only does what it did 20 years ago, but it now handles all Shield magazines as well. Not only can you make this pocket-sized tool an aid in reloading magazines, but it pays for itself many times over with just one saved manicure.

Many mail order houses have them in stock, as well as gun stores across the country. Don’t be fooled because if it’s not an ADCO, it’s not a Super Thumb with the lifetime guarantee. ADCO and Super Thumb are registered trademarks, so beware of bait and switch schemes.


American Built Arms Company is a veteran-owned, Type 07/NFA, U.S. manufacturer of firearms and firearm parts for the civilian, law enforcement and defense industries. A*B Arms’ philosophy is “Build it in the USA” and “Build it better, build it stronger, because lives are on the line.”

Based in Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, American Built Arms Company markets and sells its A*B Arms brand of high-end products through a network of dealers, distributors and OEM manufacturers. Products include the MOD*X Modular Rifle System, an aluminum chassis designed for the Remington Model 700 and 783, Howa 1500, Savage Arms Model 10 and Weatherby Vanguard short-barreled actions. A*B Arms also manufactures parts and accessories for the AR-15, IWI Tavor, Mossberg 500 shotgun and the Remington 870 shotgun.

The A*B Arms “Power to the People Program” allows a buyer to purchase the MOD*X chassis and the Remington Model 700 SPS Tactical AAC barreled action together to build a quality dream rifle.


For the past 10 years, American Track Truck (ATT) has provided their Dominator Track Systems for half-ton vehicles all around the planet. Now, ATT is excited to introduce their Dominator XL HD Track System. Designed specifically for ¾- and one-ton vehicles, the Dominator XL HD has been real-world tested for more than five years, with extraordinary results. The clean, simple design of the XL HD ensures weight reduction, fuel efficiency and low operational costs. Bolt-on installation is key; no modifications to the vehicle are necessary. The XL HD comes fully assembled.

Mention American Shooting Journal for free shipping through December 2018.


Now available from Armaspec is the Victory Ambidextrous charging handle, designed for the 5.56/.223 rifle or pistol. With curved handles for hands-free charging, integrated vent ports to route captured gas downward away from the face, and center force charging to reduce shaft twisting, the charging handle is made from 7075-T6 aluminum and hard black anodized. Patent pending.


With a current wait time of five to six months for a precision barrel, the word is out that some of the most precise barrels commonly used for hunting and today’s Precision Rifle Series competitions are those from Bartlein Barrels. This team of experienced shooters, reloaders and hunters has been in the firearms industry for years and knows the industry inside and out.

Their uniformity is second to none and their rifling machines are so accurate they carry the twist rate to the fourth decimal point, meaning you can have your twist so precise, it measures 1 in 11.3642. Their single-point cut rifling is the most stress-free method to rifle a barrel, the twist is exact, and the bore and groove dimensions are uniform.

They prelap every barrel before rifling and finish lap just after. This means you should never need to fire lap or bore-polish your barrel under any circumstances. They also swear that a lapped barrel will not wear out faster than an unlapped one, and have found that their barrels will typically last longer than a button barrel.


Based just outside of Sacramento, Bishop Ammunition and Firearms is a not-so-California company. They manufacture rifles and accessories in AR-15, AR-10, and bolt-action platforms, including the 458 SOCOM Hunter Bolt Action Rifle, the 3G18 Competition Rifle, and the 1895 GBL 458 SOCOM lever-action rifle.

The 3G18 Competition Rifle, weighing 6 pounds in 5.56 NATO with guaranteed subminute of accuracy, is built to outperform all 3-gun rifles on the market today. The 458 SOCOM Hunter Bolt Action Rifle is the only .458 SOCOM bolt action commercially available. It uses a AICS magazine holding 7+1 rounds.

New at Shot Show 2019, attendees can look forward to the 1895 GBL 458 SOCOM, the only .458 SOCOM lever-action in existence. Also coming soon is the .475 Odin, a 2.8-inch-overall-length cartridge, 0.475-inch-diameter solid brass projectile for bolt-action and AR-10 rifles. The .475 Odin features up to 6,000 ME and 2,500 feet per second velocity with an effective range of over 875 yards and lethal out to almost 2 miles.


The Black Hills Gold 2018 lineup features the 6.5 Creedmoor
ELD loads. The 6.5 Creedmoor is a superb light recoiling cartridge, designed to employ the highest ballistic coefficient projectiles available in 6.5 caliber.


Bobbie Weiner is a professional makeup artist who works in the TV and film industry. She specializes in makeup special effects and is the “Makeup Magician” who transformed the actors in the mega-hit film Titanic into blue-lipped icicle-covered corpses.

Today, Bobbie supplies the DOD with her camouflage face paint for all branches of the government. Her product lines come in Woodland, Desert, Multicam, Scorpion, Jungle, and ACU. She features camo wheels, camo tubes, three-, four- and five-color compacts, and eye black. She also supplies the hunting industry the same quality face paint she supplies our soldiers. Her camouflage was also used in the films Behind Enemy Lines and Shooter.

Bobbie’s camo is made with the highest quality ingredients, washes off with soap and water, has a four-year shelf life, and is non-toxic, hypoallergenic and totally odorless. All of her makeup is made in the USA.


The Wee Celtic Deluxe Holster offers you the ability to adjust the cant while you wear it. This allows you to wear the holster in many different positions comfortably. It also gives you the ability to adjust the draw retention with a twist of a screw. You no longer have to sacrifice concealment or proper drawing position with this holster. Celtic Holsters has your holster needs covered.


The Covert Carrier allows the user to carry concealed with “total handgun concealment.” The Covert Carrier is the gold standard for concealed carry. The device can be placed on the handle of small-framed, low-profile, semiautomatic pistols, and can also be adapted to “boot grips” on five-shot revolvers. Further, it can be used for deep cover, with a back-up pistol or a primary handgun.

The device was built with inside-the-waistband (IWB) carry in mind. The manufacturer suggests appendix carry for best results. However, it works well with other options, such as IWB carry at the small of the back, and inside a pocket, boot or purse.


Increase your ammo carry capacity! The Double Stack from Cross Armory is an all-state, legal magazine attachment device that allows you to effectively carry two magazines in one. The innovative, patent-pending design allows quick and easy installation and removal without harming your magazine.

Features include:

Extremely fast reload time. When reloading, flip the Double Stack upside down and insert the fresh magazine. Swapping out mags just became a breeze.

Reduced recoil. The design of the Double Stack reduces recoil and offers a better weight distribution in your hands while shooting, making your shooting experience easier, while keeping your shots on target.


Custom Cartridge, Inc. manufactures precision, ultrahigh-performance ammunition for hunting and defense, including non-lead hunting ammo and patented frangible self-defense ammo, in hundreds of calibers not readily available anywhere else. Direct sales to customers are available via their website or phone.

Custom Cartridge combines precision accuracy with superior ballistics to build better ammunition. The company uses patented technologies, proprietary processes, trade secrets and advanced ballistics knowledge to create superior extended range hunting and self-defense ammunition. Custom load development is available for your specific firearm.

Thousands of serious hunters and defense professionals throughout the United States are faithful customers of Custom Cartridge. They know ammo. They’re here to help. They make the good stuff.


Custom Metal Products Steel Targets introduces the Reactive Vitals Series of AR500 steel targets. These targets feature distinctive animal shapes with a reactive flapper in the vitals location. Hit the vitals and it will flip up and close automatically, ready for the next shot! Sight-in for hunting or just have fun hitting these exciting steel shooting targets. These targets are available as deer, coyote, wild boar, bobcat, bear and many other animal shapes. The AR500 steel targets are rated for pistol at 15 yards or rifle at 100 yards minimum.


Davidson’s Inc. is one of the largest and most progressive firearms wholesalers in America, and was launched by Davidson’s to actively promote the product of its suppliers and the businesses of its customers, the nation’s firearm retailers.

Now available on are the Davidson’s Exclusive Ruger Precision Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor (Item #18046) and .308 Winchester (Item #18045). Both firearms have factory Barrett Brown Cerakote chassis, and also feature an M-LOK handguard, reversible safety selector, hybrid muzzle brake, cold hammer forged barrel, and a Marksman Adjustable trigger.


Introducing the new Defiance Tenacity action, built in Montana with a 20-minutes-of-angle scope rail and pinned recoil lug and an $885 retail price tag. The Tenacity is built from the same certified prehardened steels and to the same tolerances as Defiance Machine’s Deviants and Rebels. You won’t give up any quality with the Tenacity, just the ability of customization.

Utilizing new technology to keep the number of operations to a minimum, the team at Defiance tweaked the design, and limited the number of options in order to keep the price in reach of any shooter looking for a custom rifle action. The Tenacity has become the “go-to” no-frills precision rifle action.


Freedom Arms Inc. is based in a scenic mountain valley in western Wyoming, a country of proud traditions and a history of individualism. Firearms served as a valuable tool here, not just a recreational item. From this heritage comes the individuals whose dedication, skill and talent make Freedom Arms revolvers and accessories unparalleled in their class.

Freedom Arms guns are known for their consistent accuracy, achieved through engineering and quality control standards closely adhered to by the company’s committed craftsmen, and ballistics, which allow a given cartridge to reach its greatest potential in accuracy and velocity.


G2 Research is continuously making vast strides in the advancement of ammunition technology and the ability to quickly take down aggressors. With its latest offering, Telos, G2 Research created a solid copper fracturing projectile that is both devastating and easy on the wallet. G2 Research is known as an innovative force in the self-defense ammunition community with its previous Civic Duty Extreme Expansion rounds and the “love it or hate it” RIP ammo. The new Telos, like the other offerings from G2 Research, continues the legacy for the future of lead-free ammunition.


Firearm laws should be simple to find, easy to understand, and provide ample guidance as to what is required. Instead, they are found in multiple codes, regulations and rules that are disorganized, constantly changing and complicated to understand. They also fail to provide the necessary guidance to know how to comply.

Recognizing these problems, attorney Gary B. Wells published the first volume in his Firearm Laws for Businesses & Their Customers series to address federal firearm laws in an easily understandable and affordable book. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the GCA, the NFA and ITAR in a topical format that makes it easy to find answers to legal questions or obtain a list of procedures to ensure compliance with the law. Significant updates between editions are provided online. The information is indispensable for any firearms licensee or those with more than a passive interest in firearms.

Gearcraft Holsters is now offering custom printing in-house! They can print your custom image directly to any of their holster designs, as well as their EDC trays, with their state-of-the-art sublimation process. Visit Gearcraft’s website and social media pages for more examples and details.

As always, all of Gearcraft’s products carry an unconditional lifetime warranty and are made in the USA.


Guncrafter Industries, LLC has announced the release of their 18th pistol model based on the 2011 platform, the Hellcat X2. The Hellcat X2 combines many of Guncrafter’s popular features and puts them into a double stack pistol worthy of the Guncrafter Industries name. The Hellcat X2 is available in Government and Commander configurations, chambered in 9mm or .40. Both models start at $3,895 MSRP.


HANDGUN GRIPS has a large selection of pistol and revolver grips with various options in hardwood, rubber and G10 style. Check out the Hardware section of the website to dress up those grips a bit more with custom screws. They also stock a vast amount of magazines in various materials and sizes for pistols and rifles, including AKs and ARs.

If you are just looking for a way to conceal carry, has lightweight belt clips, nylon holsters and Don Hume. Also check out their selections of rifle, 10/22 and shotgun stocks.


Need a custom trigger for your Remington 700? Something built specifically for the way you shoot? The professionals at Huber Trigger can do it. Built-to-order Huber Triggers are available in single-stage and two-stage designs. Each allow for multiple customization options including finish, safety, OEM bolt stop release, and pull weight, now starting at 8 ounces for single-stage builds. Better shot timing is guaranteed with Huber Triggers.


Remove all gun fouling in 15 minutes or less with Iosso Products. It’s so quick and effective, you will never go back to smelly, messy solvents. The system consists of the Iosso Bore Cleaner, the Iosso Premium Bore Brush, and the Iosso Triple Action Oil. The combination of these products will remove the nasty carbon burn, copper, lead, plastic wad and all other fouling associated with shooting. It’s great for people with allergies or intolerance to chemicals. The bio-based formulas are made from plant extracts. While keeping the environment healthy, it is also safer for the user, in that it is odorless. The blue brush is a trademark of Iosso, which stands for a quality product made in the USA.


KICK-EEZ Spacers are made of a strong lightweight plastic polymer and are easy to fit with an extra-long slotted hole at the toe. You can use one or more to adjust your LOP. They’re available in three thicknesses: 1/8 inch, ¼ inch and ½ inch.


The LMT Valkyrie is here at last. This rifle system is the complete marksmanship package and is available in all three rifle-length MRP upper receiver patterns (MRP, SLK, MLK), DMR buttstock, two-stage trigger group, brand-new LMT three-prong flash hider, completely ambidextrous, and of course compatible with all 14.5-inch or greater MRP direct impingement barrels.

This weapon is built with the LMT-patented Monolithic Rail Platform, or MRP. The only true monolithic rail platform, milled from a single solid piece of aerospace aluminum forging, it utilizes two locking bolts accessible from the side of the receiver to lock in the barrel extension. This patented technology engages the barrel extension for a full 360 degrees around the extension and makes the barrel removable within seconds with a return to zero of the same barrel. One receiver can utilize numerous barrels of varying length, material and caliber.

The MLC upper receiver has 20.25 inches of uninterrupted 1913 Picatinny rail on the 12 o’clock position. The remaining eight sides provide M-LOK compatible attachment points.

Monolithic rail platform barrels utilize a low-profile gas block and straight gas tube. They possess proprietary coating and are cryogenically treated for long-term durability.

The MARS-L ambidextrous lower receiver features LMT ergonomic textured grip and SOPMOD stock, and the ambidextrous features include bolt catch, magazine catch and safety selector. As with all LMT lower receivers, the extension tube is coated with dry film lubricant.

This weapon system comes complete with tactical two-point sling, three grip panels, one magazine, torque wrench, and owner’s manual.


Liberty Safe is America’s number one producer of heavy-duty home safes, gun safes, fire safes and commercial safes. Join the more than two million homeowners who have found the peace of mind that comes from owning a Liberty Safe. When people search for a safe to buy as their home vault, they shop at Liberty because of the quality, reliability and service received. Just read the more than 15,000 reviews online and you’ll see why Liberty has a 98-percent customer satisfaction rating.

When it comes to the sale of the best heavy-duty security and fire protection safes, there’s nothing like a Liberty. Liberty offers more than 30 models of the finest home, security and gun safes, available in more than two dozen colors. And with more than 450 dealers nationwide, in-home delivery and custom installation services make owning a safe more convenient than ever. It’s no wonder more people buy a Liberty Safe than any other safe brand.

Owning a Liberty Safe has never been easier with their 12-months interest-free financing program OAC.


Thousands of Northwest-area people gather to enjoy Michlitch Company’s German sausage recipe at the annual Uniontown and Colton sausage feeds, located in the rolling hills and farmlands known as the Palouse in Washington state. Now you can enjoy these delicious sausages all year round, with the Palouse German Sausage Seasoning. Sausages made from this moderately sweet blend can be either made fresh or smoked. Either way, you will find them delightfully delicious.


North Fork Bullets is an innovative company specializing in making some of the toughest, hardest-hitting and deepest-penetrating hunting bullets in the world. North Fork offers four unique product lines from .257 to .510 calibers, all with industry leading performance. These product lines include: Perfection Bonded Soft Points, Perfection Bonded Percussion Points, Flat Point Solids and Cup Point Solids.

North Fork is a small, agile company that strives to create the best hunting experience for all of its customers.


Proven reputation. That’s the key when it comes to the work done by Nowlin Arms of Oklahoma. Proof? How about eight world championships and 22 national titles, all won by competitors using Nowlin. And today, you can elevate your own 1911 to this level of performance with Nowlin’s ECM Match Grade barrels. Made from 416 rifle-quality bar stock, with ultrasmooth rifling, 40 RC hardness, and an 8 RMS bore finish, Nowlin 1911 barrels deliver maximum accuracy. Nowlin’s unique precut barrel locking lug design ensures precise engagement, while centering the firing pin on the primer. Half-inch groups at 25 yards on a machine? That’s the Nowlin difference.


October Country Muzzleloading is celebrating 40 years of business. The company started with a hunting bag made back in 1977. Today in North Idaho, they manufacture a full line of brass accessories, ramrods, Pushing Daisy Patches, Blue Thunder Solvent, Bumblin Bear Grease, leather possible bags, powder horns, primitive hand-forged products, etc., for the muzzleloading industry. October Country’s products also include something for the cowboy action shooters and the black powder cartridge shooters. As a manufacturer, they provide products to the public at retail prices and to dealers at a wholesale price.


The precision and distance of the .224 Valkyrie cartridge demands a platform that supports its capabilities. The Palmetto State Armory .224 Valkyrie rifles and uppers support the Valkyrie round’s ability to reach 1,300 yards at supersonic speed with guaranteed quality at an exceptional price. All Palmetto State Armory products carry an unlimited lifetime warranty and are American-made. For life.


The ARHook is another “third hand” from Present Arms. This AR cleaning rod guide and upper receiver strut is quick, simple and safe, and retails for just $9.95.

Hook the upper receiver and pin to the lower with the takedown pin. Use it with Present Arms’ patented Sentinel Plate and AR magazine post for the perfect user-friendly AR cleaning station. Order online; dealer inquiries welcome.


R&S Precision Sports, LLC was founded in 1996, providing after-market accessories for various rifles and handguns from Ruger, Savage, Remington, Browning, etc. R&S carries a wide range of quality parts from some of the best known manufacturers in the business: Boyds, Revolution, Keystone, Volquartsen, Tactical Innovations, E.R. Shaw, Green Mountain, Tactical Solutions, Pike Arms, Harris Bipods, etc. Their number one goal is to provide excellent customer service and satisfaction. All products are in stock and ready to ship same day.

The pictured rifle features: Green Mountain barrel, Boyds Barracuda stock, Harris Bipod, UTG scope, and after-market trigger components, all carried in their online store.


Rainier, established in 1983, has grown to become one of the largest plated bullet producers in the world. The rapidly growing popularity of Rainier’s bullets is due principally to three factors: 1) their relatively low price; 2) that they result in essentially zero lead vapor emissions when shot; and 3) their high degree of accuracy.


Redding Reloading Equipment introduces their fourth in a series of “weight range specific” powder measures, the Competition PR-50 for the precision rifle market and its specific cartridges.

For years, many manufacturers have taken the approach that one powder measure would do everything. It is a fact that any volumetric measuring device carries a sweet spot that is relative to the dimensions of its metering chamber. The greatest precision and repeatability is found within this sweet spot, with an increasing level of consistency degradation happening as charge weights move farther out of its range. Broad range measures are good throughout their range and great at points. Good has never been enough for Redding, and while they produce two highly recognized broad range powder measures, they began building specialized measures for a variety of shooting disciplines and cartridge types over a decade ago, beginning with the BR-30, Competition 10x and more recently, the LR-1000.

In that tradition, the Competition PR-50 was engineered with a sweet spot from approximately 35 to 75 grains of most powders. This new measure completes the grouping with a total of four distinct powder measures, each optimized for incredible precision within a given range of charge weights.

Beyond an efficient metering chamber design, consistent charges are assured by a precision ground drum, a honed metering chamber and a unique hemispherical micrometer adjustable plunger, which virtually eliminates powder voids caused when using long-grain powders. The micrometer is designed to reduce backlash in its travel, making for easily repeatable charge weights as well.

Redding Reloading Equipment has focused on building the finest quality, American-made products for the precision handloading market since 1946.


Gary Reeder Custom Guns has been building full custom guns since 1985 and has been a licensed manufacturer since 2005. They currently have almost 70 different full custom series of guns, including revolvers, semiautos, custom single-shot Encores and G-2s, and full custom rifles in both small calibers and the extra large calibers for African hunting. With everyone into concealed carry these days, Reeder Custom Guns specializes in semiautos and revolvers for concealed carry. Most opt for the semiautos, but they also build concealed carry revolvers, like the Magnum Carry, a small compact revolver with plenty of punch. Even with a 4-inch barrel, this small .44 Magnum will get you out of just about any situation.


The MP5k KES is the latest edition to the Safety Harbor Firearms Kompact Entry Stock line of pistol brace/PDW Collapsible stocks, and is shown here with the Gear Head Works Tailhook brace.

The Kompact Entry Stock is made of 6061 aluminum (hardcoat anodized) and O1 tool steel (nitrided); they’re made to last with no plastic parts used in the construction. The Kompact Entry Stock is available as a pistol brace (using the Tailhook brace) or in the normal fixed stock configuration – available for the AR-15, SIG MPX/MCX/Rattler, CZ EVO Scorpion, and Stribog SP9A1.


As outdoorsmen, we measure our lives through the rifles we carry. Whether it was passed down from our grandfather, or one purchased to begin the tradition, it solidifies hope that the next generation will carry on the sportsman’s values and continued stewardship. Seekins Precision was founded upon these ideals and applied it when designing the backcountry hunter’s dream bolt-action rifle. Thus, the HAVAK PH1 was born. The PH1 is out-of-the-box perfection and designed to eliminate excess weight. The PH1 features a spiral fluted barrel, carbon composite stock, carbon fiber magazine, and weighs a mere 7 pounds. In terms of lightweight-durability, carbon fiber was sought out to guarantee the integrity and longevity of the rifle. It’s something to be proud of. Something to be passed down. Which is why Seekins Precision offers a lifetime warranty on all of their products. Your legacy and their future start with Seekins.


Machined from solid bar stock, Skinner Sights offers sturdy, accurate sights for your rifles. Rugged yet beautiful, Skinner Sights complement the looks of your rifle while increasing accuracy and ease of sighting, giving you the best of both worlds. Proven superior for both old eyes and young, aperture sights are an excellent choice for the range and field.


Convert your standard Mil-Spec AR-15, M4, and M16 lower assembly to use 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP magazines from some of the world’s most popular pistols! The Mag-AD series adapters from Stern Defense install in seconds and boast a last round hold open feature, making them a breakthrough product and a must-have for law enforcement and civilian gun enthusiasts alike.

The Stern Mag-AD series adapters are made of aircraft-grade aluminum, and are lightweight with an ergonomic design. To put it simply, they just work.

Stern Defense offers the following models: MAG-AD9 for Glock, 9mm and .40 S&W magazines; MAG-ADB92 for Beretta 92 and 9mm magazines; MAG-ADMP9&40 for M&P, 9mm and .40 S&W magazines; and MAG-ADMP45 for M&P and .45 ACP magazines.


The Tandemkross hiveGrip for Ruger MKIV 22/45 is an innovative flexible, yet durable wraparound rubber grip designed with shooting sports competitors in mind. Made from patented impact- and vibration-dampening material, the hiveGrip was made for speed and accuracy.

The hiveGrip features defined, ergonomic finger grooves for improved hand placement for more accurate, controlled shooting. The aggressively textured surface offers the ultimate purchase and control in any weather condition, while the slim, low-profile design ensures an ideal fit for any user. The wraparound grip is easy to install and remove for cleaning and firearms maintenance.

Want to boost your grip and control even further? The hiveGrip is compatible with all other Tandemkross upgrades for the Ruger MKIV 22/45, including the Cornerstone Safety Thumb Ledge. The oversized, 1911-style safety ledge, made from anodized aluminum, enhances the external factory safety, without modifying the internals of the safety mechanism. This drop-in part offers an ideal thumb placement for a secure grip, provides consistent hand positioning and helps to control muzzle rise.


Tannerite bricks are some of the most sought-after reactive targets ever to hit the market. Available in ¼-, ½- and 1-pound sizes, these exciting, easy-to-see and -hear targets have revolutionized the recreational shooting industry. Tannerite brand targets confirm you’ve hit your target with a cloud of water vapor and a thunderous boom! No more walking downrange to see if you’ve hit your mark. Tannerite currently offers several different target kits, one of the most popular includes four targets (specified size), mixing container, premeasured catalyst packets, and earplugs. Have more fun when you shoot. Shoot Tannerite!



Tap Rack Holsters provides custom holsters, magazine pouches and knife sheaths in Kydex. They also offer a Cordura cloth-covered option using a lamination process not found in the industry.

Each holster is handmade and has passed the company’s strict multiple test process to ensure the customer is getting a product that is second-to-none. The tests are performed by a team of industry professionals that Tap Rack assembled, including hunters, competition shooters, law enforcement and military. They have short hauled (STABO), conducted hoist insertions, competed in countless pistol competitions, conducted belt rip tests, low-crawled through some of California’s worst terrain, and yet these products have performed as designed and expected. At Tap Rack, they know that whether you are shooting a match, are a licensed CCW holder, law enforcement or serving in the military, that the product they build must perform each and every time, no matter the circumstance.

For the months of August, September and October, there is a 20-percent discount when you use ASJ2018 at check out.

Note: Tap Rack’s exclusive cloth lamination process must be applied prior to the manufacturing of the product. No actual U.S. Flags were harmed in the process of making the holster pictured.


Targets Online believes that a target should be more than what has been available up to this point. Why? Because accurate scoring, no need for backers, and water resistance cannot be found in paper targets. As shooters who own and operate a 90-year-old printing and paper converting company, the folks at Targets Online have spent hours of research and development creating a series of targets with features they believe all targets should have.

Targets Online’s features include:

Heavier all-weather card stock targets (practice in the rain and eliminate costly backers in most circumstances).

Lowest priced paper targets.             

TAC DROP reactive targets.             

Lowest priced cardboard backers and die cut targets.

Customized targets – need something unique, let them build it.

Quick turnaround, with same-day shipping in many cases.

Assistance with graphic design (the customer’s, or Targets Online can custom design).


Thordsen Customs’ FRS-15 Featureless Rifle Stock is known nationwide as an ergonomic alternative to the standard pistol grip. The FRS-15 has long been recognized as the best featureless option in restricted states like California and New York. The new Gen III has a more traditional rifle stock look and feel. It is compatible with carbine- or rifle-length recoil systems for the AR-15 or AR-10, as well as the SIG MCX/MPX, the EVO 3, and many AK-47 variants. The classic Gen II has a lighter weight and sleek look.  It is compatible with the shorter, carbine recoil systems only, and now at a lower price than ever.

Thordsen Customs’ AR/AK Pistol Cheek Rests are an extremely versatile alternative to the standard arm brace. They are available with the CAA or MFT saddle, Thordsen’s standard or enhanced buffer tube cover, and three different tube options. The Picatinny Buffer Tube Adapter is a great addition to your SIG MPX/MCX, Rock River PDS, or any other AR pistol that utilizes a rear vertical Picatinny rail. It gives the shooter the ability to add a cheek rest for greater stability.


Uticlip XL is the world’s first multi-tool holster clip and locking steel belt loop. No longer do you have to choose between a holster clip or belt loop; with Ulticlip XL, you can have both.


UltiMAK started in a musical instrument repair shop as a way of improving the personal arms of one of the owners. After the first mounts were hand-made, it became apparent that everyone could benefit from the designs. Thus, UltiMAK now provides “practical, elegant, affordable designs for better living.” That is a fancy way of saying that UltiMAK allows for the use of modern optics on several classic, well-proven rifles and carbines in ways that were previously difficult, clumsy or impossible. The forward mounting position provides the ideal location for a 1x reflex or holographic sight, or a “scout” scope, keeps the optic system out of the way of the receiver mechanism, leaves the factory iron sights intact, and maintains a low profile with good cheek weld and minimal added weight.

Thus, an UltiMAK-enhanced firearm makes the ideal knockin’-around rifle or carbine, truck carbine, 3-gun match carbine, or personal defense rifle for the home. In the appropriate caliber, it also makes the ideal hunting rifle for the woods and hills. UltiMAK currently supports the AK platform in several variations, the M1 Garand, M-14/M1A, Mini-14 and 30, and the M1 .30 Carbine.


White Oak Armament made its reputation by providing award-winning barrels to the high-power competition community. Now they use that expertise to design barrels for other shooting disciplines and the hunting market.

White Oak chambers in .223/5.56, 6.8 SPCII, .204 Ruger, .22 Nosler and .224 Valkyrie. All of their barrels start with a stainless steel, match-grade, lapped blank, to give you the best barrel possible. The White Oak line of Varmint and Predator barrels are extremely accurate and are available in lengths from 18 inches to 26 inches.

The company has also introduced a purpose-built 18-inch 3-Gun barrel that will deliver the match-grade accuracy White Oak is known for in a lighter-weight barrel. Their SPR and SDM barrels are designed for the military/law enforcement market, but make a great barrel for the casual shooter as well. White Oak is also building complete uppers with all of their barrels.


Reliability, accuracy and affordability – three reasons that Zero is one of America’s fastest growing bullet and ammunition manufacturers. The Zero philosophy of growth is one of patient testing, constant design research and rigid quality control. For over 50 years, Zero has maintained a level of quality unsurpassed in the industry and, as new products are introduced, customers can be assured that each new entry will be as reliable, accurate and affordable as their other proven designs.

Zero bullets are available in a wide variety of handgun calibers and designs, from roundnose to wads, jacketed and unjacketed. Watch for Zero’s new ammunition, packaged in their new bright-red box, while reloads come in the familiar gold box, their longstanding symbol of the quality and affordability you have come to know over the years. Get Zero … and get a whole lot more!

August 5th, 2016 by jhines