Best Hearing Protection SureFire EP Sonic Defenders


SureFire earplugs were developed to protect military and law enforcement personnel from loud sounds that can be harmful at above level dB. In addition to offering protection, the filtered earplugs allow normal conversations to pass through. There is also a dedicated SureFire™ earpieces that work with tactical radio communication systems. All of the products feature patented EarLock™ by SureFire™ retention rings that provide a secure fit and all-day comfort.

Here’s a listing of EP Sonic Defender:

EP3 Sonic Defenders
Provides a Noise Reduction Rating of 24dB. Sounds at safe levels are able to pass through, while higher harmful sounds at 85dB plus are reduced via special noise-reducing filter.

  • Attached filter caps for additional protection blocking out lower level noise
  • Right/Left color coded Sonic Defenders are made of soft durable, hypoallergenic polymer that provides comfort
  • Low Profile design for wearing with a helmet or hat, or using headset
  • Compatible with tactical radio communications devices

EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus
Protects your hearing without interfering with your ability to hear routine sounds and conversation. Other features similar to EP3.
EP5 Max
This is an excellent choice for industrial, tactical, and general applications where maximum protection against continual noise levels is desired and the ability to hear ambient sounds or conversations is not a priority.
EP7 Sonic Defenders Ultra

EP8 Sonic Defenders Cobalt

Constructed of a proprietary metal-infused polymer that’s detectable by industrial scanners, EP8s are bright blue in color and feature permanently attached lanyards, making them ideal for use in food and pharmaceutical processing and similar industries.
EP9 Sonic Defenders Cobalt Max
A great choice for applications where a high level of protection against continual noise is desired and the ability to hear ambient sounds or conversations is not a priority. These come in bright blue with attached lanyards as well.

Father’s Day Gift
This tactical hearing protection is very functional and a perfect gift for your Dad. The price range for these pairs anywhere from $14.00 to $300.00 for the higher end. Another great gift idea is get a year subscription of Western Shooting Journal magazine (paper) for one year at $19.95, get it by clicking here.

Silencer Shop

The goal of is to provide you with everything you need to make an informed suppressor purchase, from reviews and videos to the fastest shipping and lowest costs. Although the suppressor buying process itself isn’t complicated, a lot of the information that is available is both contradictory and incomplete.

Even different dealers seem to have different answers to the same questions. Another problem is the instability of some Class 3 dealers who are just doing this as a hobby.

In 2010, started Hill Country Class 3 with the goal of simplifying the National Firearms Act (NFA) buying process and providing consistent, reliable support. The top goal is to provide the simplest buying experience possible for suppressors and associated accessories with great customer service and unbeatable prices. In short, Silencer Shop is your one-stop suppressor shop! stocks suppressors from the major brands so you don’t have to wait for us to get them in stock and there are no additional “document preparation” fees.

Benefits to shooting suppressed weapons include reduced sound levels and recoil while virtually eliminating muzzle blast. Faster follow-up shots are possible with increased accuracy. Silencers make shooting safer and more enjoyable!

If you have any questions, or just want to chat about suppressors, feel free to contact!

Located in the beautiful Hill country of Austin, Texas, the Silencer Shop makes Silencer Ownership Simplified.

Archangel OPFOR AA9130 Precision Rifle Stock for Mosin-Nagant 9130

ARCHANGEL MANUFACTURING presents the newest member of its Precision Rifle Stock family, the OPFOR® AA9130, for the M-1891 Mosin-Nagant, and most common variants.

Offering a drop-in fit for most available variants, the OPFOR® AA9130 is a modern streamlined lightweight stock featuring steel pillar-bedding, click-adjustable length of pull with rubber butt-pad, click-adjustable cheek-riser, a modern ergonomic goose-neck style grip with comfortable palm swell, and QD sling receptacles. The forend allows free-floating of most barrel contours and includes a barrel tensioner.

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The stock is inletted to accept a Timney Trigger® without any modification required. A blanking piece is supplied to fill the inlet for the Timney Trigger if the original trigger is retained.

The OPFOR AA9130 Precision Rifle Stock weighs just 8-oz. more than an original full-length M-1891 stock with that extra weight in the butt-stock area giving the rifle better balance and reducing felt recoil.
The OPFOR AA9130 will accept the Soviet-era hex and round receiver barreled-actions, plus the M-38/M-44 Soviet carbines, the T-53 Chinese carbines, and the Finnish M-39 rifles and carbines.

For those riflemen who have always craved more magazine capacity for their Mosin, the AA9130 stock is designed* for the use of Archangel’s new detachable polymer magazines* developed for this stock – standard is a 5-rd magazine (AA762R 01), a 10-rd magazine (AA762R 02) is available separately. The AA9130 is offered in standard Black, Desert Tan (AA9130-DT), and O.D. Green (AA9130-OD).

Also available for M14/M1A in Desert Tan (AAM1A-DT) and O.D. Green (AAM1A-OD) pictured above.

All components of the stock and magazine are Proudly Made In The USA!

Glock G30S Gun Review

Glock G30S is a fascinating piece of handgun. As always Glock uniquely integrated this polymer plastic for durability, ruggedness, and concealment. Unique findings of Glock G30S:

  • Available in Gen 3 and future Gen 4
  • Older magazine compatible with the G30 & G21 – can use the G21 as backup magazines
  • Teaming the light G36 slide to the G30SF frame – G36 slide is 5.5 ounces less – Recoil is Snappy be Warned!
  • Ejector block is different than normal design for the SF
  • Magazine capacity for the 30S is 10 rounds, and the frame is relieved to handle the oversize base plate of the standard magazine
  • Accurate for a Shorty

As a primary carry gun, the G30S is going to fulfill all the desires of any Glock followers and law enforcement, it will be nearly indestructible and ultimately reliable right out of the box.


Winchester 94/22 – Classic


The World’s Greatest Guns Remembered – The Winchester 94/22

Classic guns are passionately researched and documented by enthusiasts across the United Kingdom, from a number of backgrounds. Individuals who like clay shooting, game shooting or even hunting will be very well read when it comes to their weapon of chance as such, it is always nice to remember some of the classic guns that delighted fans over the years.

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Winchester 94/22

The Winchester 94/22 has always been very popular with people in and around the shooting community due to its simple design and reliable performance. A mainstay among those looking to rid themselves of vermin, this piece has been in production under many different guises for over 100 years. Despite its many different images, one thing that has remained constant is its distinctive underlever action to cock, load and then shoot. They have come with various shooting accessories over the years as well but at 37 inches it has always been a favourite due to its manoeuvrability.


Back on 1972, Winchester added a .22 rimfire version to its already comprehensive range. Since then the popularity of this iconic gun has soared both in the United Kingdom and the USA. A reputation for excellent reliability and quality has been complemented wonderfully by the Winchester’s accuracy despite the nature of its lever action.

Underlever Format

Like many underlever guns, the Winchester follows the typical format of having the magazine positioned along the underside of the barrel. This is then fed by the rotating of the tension follower and pulling it out towards the barrel. Bullets can be fed by hand into the gun’s magazine tube.


This gun has made such a name for reliability due to the fact that the action is made from forged steel making it highly durable. The aesthetically pleasing exterior finish is polished and very well blued finishing off what is a great all round look for the Winchester and makes it beautiful piece of shooting equipment.


Finally, and perhaps one of the most endearing features of the Winchester 94/22 is its stock. The legacy model in particular has a pistol grip, which has always been made out of superior grade walnut. The cut chequering also adds an extra dimension of quality to this gun and transfers to its handling which has always been steady and fast.

All of these features have meant that the Winchester 94/22 has stood the test of time and will be seen on shoots around the United Kingdom for generations to come.

XS Sights Systems

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XS Sights Systems

A family owned business based out of Fort Worth, TX. Specializing in precision manufacturing of hunting and combat products for civilian, law enforcement and military professionals. Their trademark is the shallow rear V and visible front dot known as “XS Sight Systems 24/7”, designed for quick front sight acquisition in low lighting conditions for close quarter.

With the design for functionality in mind, many law enforcement have adopted this type of sights for quick front sight acquisition. As mentioned the low rear V sight which helps in seeing the big tritium dot on the front sight enhances your sight alignment. So basically, what you’ll do is point and using the front to acquire target.


This video goes over more details of XS Sights practicality for small handguns.


Tell us about your experiences with the XS Sights.


The New Glock G30S: ‘A More Concealable .45 That Still Carries 10 Rounds’


GLOCK, Inc. announced a new addition to its pistol lineup – the GLOCK 30S. The conceal-and-carry hybrid pistol features impressive stopping power consisting of a factory-made 36 slide on top of a 30SF frame. Its compact design and simple operation allow smooth drawing in a .45 caliber pistol. The 30S packs 10 rounds of .45 ACP in a package that fits the hands of most any user. The G30S is easy to use, easy to conceal and tough to contend with.

“The G30S platform has been more than a year in the making,” explained Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “Our original request from the field – particularly from law enforcement – was to have a more concealable .45 that still carries 10 rounds, so we utilized the G30 SF frame after it was thoroughly tested, presented and accepted as the desired frame for the G30S.”

The full details of the new model are outlined below:


1.        Length (overall): 177 mm / 6.97 inch
2.        Length (slide cpl.): 172 mm / 6.77 inch
3.        Width: 32.5 mm / 1.28 inch
4.        Height with magazine: 122 mm / 4.80 inch
5.        Barrel length: 96 mm / 3.78 inch
6.        Length of twist: 400 mm / 15.75 inch
7.        Trigger distance: 72.5 mm / 2.85 inch
8.        Trigger travel to discharge: 12.5 mm / 0.49 inch
9.        Length between sights (polymer): 150 mm / 5.91 inch


1.        Pistol w/o magazine: 575 g / 20.28 oz
2.        Magazine std. empty: 70 g / 2.47 oz
3.        Magazine std. full (depending on ammo used): 280 g / 9.88 oz

Magazine capacity (rounds): 10

Barrel profile: right hand twist; octagonal

Standard Trigger pull: ~5.5lbs

Muzzle velocity V0**: 787 fps

Muzzle energy E0**: 317 ft lb

**depending on ammunition used

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Lehigh Defense: Maximum expansion ammunition

Ammunition Evolution

If you believe that products must evolve to survive in today’s high tech world, then you need to take a look at Lehigh Defense’s line of Solid Copper Bullets and Ammunition. At Lehigh, the process of evolution started when they took the concept of the standard off-the-shelf expanding bullet to new, incredible heights with their line of Maximum Expansion Ammunition. The next step for Lehigh was the development of their Controlled Fracturing Technology. The engineers at Lehigh developed a complex process that allows them to Control, Predict, and Repeat the fracturing of their bullets. Their Controlled Fracturing bullets were designed around the concept that 4 wound channels with 5 inches of radial expansion provide unprecedented terminal performance. The process did not stop there. The next step in the evolutionary process was the development of their Multiple Projectile line of Ammunition. To date, Lehigh Defense has created three lines of ammunition to meet your Personal Defense and Hunting Needs.  Based on their track record, we believe that the Evolutionary Process will continue within Lehigh Defense.

Contact Lehigh Defense at (267) 217-3539 or and find them on the web at

Griffin Armament introduces the M4SDII sound suppressor

The M4SDII sound suppressor is one of several new sound suppressors introduced by Griffin Armament for 2013. The M4SDII suppressor competes with other industry leading 5.56mm carbine suppressors in weight, size, materials, and construction. High grade materials and fully welded baffles rate the suppressor for full auto fire on barrels down to 10.3 inches. Sound reduction was paramount as a design objective and the M4SDII suppressor shows this by achieving OSHA safe reports of 139db while hosted on a MK18mod1 10.3-inch carbine, as well as a 34db reduction on a standard 14.5-inch M4 carbine (per MIL-STD-1474D testing protocols).
A wire edm cut taper bore reduces the likelihood of a baffle strike, as well as reducing point of impact shift. The suppressor comes in at a modest 6.6-inch length and lightweight 17.2-ounce package. This suppressor adapts to the entire M4SDII muzzle family, as well as the A2 flash hider.

For more information contact Griffin Armament, P.O. 116, Wales, Wisconsin 53183, Phone: 262-501-8447, online at