Author: Jim Grant

Jim runs the Magpul D60 Drum Magazine through a select-fire M4 assault rifle. Can the Magpul drum keep up? U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Most drum magazines are garbage – thankfully, the Magpul D60 isn’t most drum mags. When I first saw Magpul announce the D60 a few years back, I was optimistic but still skeptical. While it’s true that Magpul set the gold standard for reliability with their PMags, drums are a completely different beast. Plus, my personal experience with drum mags has been less than reassuring, with most models tested experiencing multiple malfunctions every time they’re loaded. The Magpul D60 is…

Read More

The new CZ-USA 600 Alpha Rifle. IMG CZ-USAU.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The 600 Alpha is part of the exciting new CZ-USA 600 series rifle family. The Alpha combines the best characteristics of this new generation of rifles into a do-it-all gun, delivering sub-MOA accuracy at a budget-friendly price! With a choice of popular cartridges and high-performance features, the Alpha meets every shooter’s needs for hunting or competition, and everything in between. The Alpha’s sleek black, fiber-reinforced stock is optimized for more modern technical shooting styles with a parallel comb, symmetrical geometry, and a vertical grip. Serrated soft-touch inserts are located in multiple…

Read More

 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The Vertx Gamut 2.0 is one of those things that you never knew you needed until you have a chance to use it. In the broadest of terms, the Gamut is a specialized backpack designed specifically to accommodate a large-format pistol like an AR along with all the accouterments you would ever need. But with an MSRP of around $240, is it really worth the cash? Vertx Gamut 2.0 The Vertx Gamut easily accommodates this SIG MCX Virtus pistol with SB Tactical Brace. IMG Jim GrantWe live in turbulent times; Sometimes, that means that your standard conceal…

Read More

The RCBS Rumble Trophies. IMG RCBSU.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- RCBS, the leading manufacturer of ammunition reloading equipment for rifles and pistols, recently wrapped up its first-ever “RCBS Rumble” – the company’s own Precision Rifle Series match, after years of sponsoring and supporting other PRS events nationwide. “Our team couldn’t be happier with how the inaugural RCBS Rumble turned out,” said Laurie Kokoruda, senior product manager and match director.  “We have been discussing such an opportunity for years and thanks to the tremendous support we received not just locally but from our sponsors nationwide, the match was even better than we could have…

Read More

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Fact: Night vision is awesome, but is made infinitely better with the addition of an IR illuminator like the Odin IR from Olight. Why? Because even the best NVGs need an external IR illuminator to fully maximize the clarity of the image delivered by the device’s tube. While this isn’t always the case under certain circumstances – like a full moon over a snow-covered field – but for areas with decent amounts of canopy or dense overhead foliage, an illuminator is a must. a steel target at 35 yards, no moonlight shown through a white phosphor PVS-14 without…

Read More

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Prismatic optics like the Primary Arms Slx 3x MicroPrism show just how far optics technology has come in the past ten years. The compact prismatic scope from Primary Arms really offers some of the best operational flexibility for sport or combat optics with its combination of lightweight construction, excellent light reception, and ACSS BDC reticle. But there’s more to this optic than just stats, so let’s take a closer look. The author’s SIG MPX SBR with the Primary Arms SLx 3x MicroPrism attached. IMG Jim GrantPrimary Arms SLx 3x Micro Prism Scope The Primary Arms SLx 3x is…

Read More

Jim Grant gets his hands on the Arsenal SLR-107UR AK Carbine. Keep reading to find out if this compact rifle is better than American AKs? The SLR-107UR looks pretty slick with a faux suppressor and ACOG mounted on it. IMG Jim GrantU.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- There was a time when high-quality mil-spec AK carbines like the Arsenal SLR-107UR could be purchased for around a thousand dollars; sadly that time has definitely passed. The good news is that although these guns are no longer inexpensive, they can still be found. But what exactly makes an AK worth $2,000? Arsenal SLR-107UR AK Carbine Before…

Read More

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- The Kalashnikov USA KR-103 SFS – the AK for shooters too young to have bought Arsenals at a good price who want an accurate clone of a modern AK-100 series rifle. What exactly that means, I’ll get into shortly, but for the sake of brevity, this means that the KR-103 SFS includes several desirable features found on current-issue AKs that are very cost-prohibitive to add to more traditional AKM rifles. That said, the KR-103 SFS is by no means a cheap rifle – not in the qualitative or monetary sense of the word. Naturally, some shooters will be…

Read More

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Yes, I know that declaring the FN SCAR 20s NRCH Rifle as perfect is both a bold statement and one that will undoubtedly stir up the comment section like a freshly-kicked anthill. But hear me out; I’ve shot hundreds of different firearms in my career and with the possible exception of an Anschutz 22lr I shot at an event for the Winter Olympics a decade ago, no other gun has made me feel like such a competent shooter. Hell, I’d even go so far as to say it makes me feel like a top-tier elite sniper. Why? Not…

Read More

By Larry Keane The major question with the DOJ’s proposed rules is where do they derive Congressional authority to assert this power? IMG iStock-935671782U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling limiting the authority for the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to write its own rules without clear congressional authorization that Congress intended to delegate to the EPA could also upend rules published or pending from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The Supreme Court struck down the EPA’s Clean Power Plan rule in West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency, one of the Supreme Court’s final rulings for…

Read More