Saturday, January 31, 2015


One of the products we saw at SHOT Show was Ammo-Up, a device that helps with the dreaded chore of picking up brass (brassing).  We stopped by their booth a couple of years ago and I fell in love with their 18" rifle and pistol brass picker_upper.  It's like a giant push mower that picks up brass and deposits it in a basket.  At $495, as much as I loved it, there was no way I could afford it.

However, when we stopped by their booth this year, we found that they are releasing a compact version that is ideal for brassing around barricades and in corners.  I haven't seen a price on it yet, but the gentleman we talked to at the booth said it would be right around $100 when it is released later this year.

I know it looks good picking up brass on a show floor, but I hope to get a chance to try it out once it's released and give a proper review.  Until then, here's a video of the demo at the show.

Friday, January 23, 2015

SHOT Show 2015: CMMG MK47 Mutant

For all you AK-47 fans that want to try the AR15 but don't want to change calibers and for AR15 fans who want to dip your toes into the AK-47 realm and try the 7.62x39 cartridge but don't want to change rifle platforms, CMMG has the rifle for you.

For 2015 CMMG ( has introduced the MK47 Mutant.  It is an AR15 rifle that has been specifically re-engineered to use standard AK-47 magazines but retain the accuracy, ergonomics and reliability of the AR15 rifle.

What makes the Mutant unique amongst caliber conversions for the AR15 platform is CMMG started from the ground up to properly fit the 7.62x39 cartridge into the AR rifle.
The rifle uses all standard AK-47 magazines, including the large drum magazines, instead of trying to modify an AR15 magazine to feed correctly.  Otherwise the feel and controls are the same as any other AR15 on the market.  The only down side to using standard AK-47 magazines is you loose the last shot bolt hold open.  The AK-47 rifle also lacks this feature.

The Mutant also uses a larger bolt based off the .308 bolt to accommodate the larger diameter case thus eliminating the possibility of cracking that is common when a standard bolt is used and modified to fit the 7.62x39 cartridge.  This redesign makes the Mutant a very robust rifle.  

(Left: Standard 5.56 AR15 bolt.  Middle: Modified 5.56 AR15 bolt.  Right: CMMG Mutant bolt)

Other than a unique buffer and buffer spring, you can modify the mutant to your hearts desire as any other AR15 rifle.  It does come standard with a Keymod free float tube to attach your favorite accessories.

Estimated accuracy is 2 inches at 100 yards or better depending on quality of ammunition.  Much better than the best AK-47.  The Mutant is also lighter than the standard AK-47, approximately 7 pounds.  

If you love the AK-47 and want to try and AR or love the AR15 and want to dip your toes into the AK-47 realm, then check out the Mutant by CMMG.  You get the best of both worlds in one rifle.

I enjoyed firing this rifle at SHOT Show and I think you will like it as well.

Here is a short video showing the rifle in action.
(Note: Civilan models will be semi-auto only, not full auto as shown.  One of the perks of factory demo's)

By: Mez

P.S. - Don't forget to register for the givaways.  We are back from SHOT Show 2015 and need you to enter so we can give out some great swag.  

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Have you ever wanted to attend SHOT Show, but haven't been able to?  This year, GLOCK is offering a live broadcast during the week of the show.  Below is the press release with the information on how to register.  I just did it (even though I'll be there), and it was a painless registration. (Also, don't forget to enter our raffle beginning on Friday, January 16th.)

GLOCK Brings SHOT Show to the Public via Live Interactive Broadcast:  GLOCKLive

SMYRNA, Ga – Jan. 12, 2015  - Today GLOCK, Inc. announced the schedule for GLOCKLive, a viewer communication broadcast that combines live video and social interaction. GLOCKLive will feature four broadcasts during the week of the SHOT Show (Jan. 20-23, 2015), allowing anyone who is not able to attend the show to have an insider’s peek.  

Viewers may register at to view and participate in discussions offered. Discussion topics include a live Q&A with Gunny, Q&A with Team GLOCK as well as Carrie Lightfoot of The Well Armed Woman and Karen Butler of Shoot Like a Girl, and finally, two broadcasts of GLOCK’s new product for 2015. 

“Viewers will have the unique opportunity to comment and ask questions to panelists in each broadcast,” Stated Josh Dorsey, VP at GLOCK, Inc., “GLOCKLive will allow those who cannot attend the SHOT Show, to be a part of it for the first time.”

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

SHOT Show Means Give-away Time!

For the past few years we've given away some of the goodies we receive at SHOT Show and this year is no different.  The give-away will begin on Friday, January 16th and will end at midnight (MST) on January 31st.

Five random winners will be chosen via RaffleCopter.

I assemble the bags, seal them, and then randomly address the bag with the winners' addresses, so not even I know who receives what.  If you receive a product that you really love after trying it out, please consider writing a review.  We will be happy to host reviews here if you do not have a blog of your own.

a Rafflecopter giveaway