Category Archives: Gun Gear

Caliber swapping in pistols: Getting 2 or more handguns out of one, on a budget.

 

Previously I wrote an article on Pistol Caliber Versatility  comparing what calibers could be shot in place of the main round.

In this article I want to discuss a similar topic, shooting different calibers, safely in a pistol by swapping minimal parts. In this case either the barrel or the barrel and magazine.

That’s a Glock 31 in .357 with a .40 S&W to 9mm Luger conversion barrel, yes you can!

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My fake Trijicon RMR adventure

“What? It’s a fake? I will get them off my shelf right away!” he said. That’s how this article was given birth.

I have kept this article under wraps for almost 2 years, partially to give the business time to do what he said, and partially because, well I don’t have a good reason. I also was looking for some more information I had.

Let’s start with a little background, until 2014 I did not care about small reflex sites and did not keep up with their technology or cost. It was a result of this incident that I began my research and study of the small reflex sites. I have used “holo” sites on rifles for decades, I just had not investigated or bought the small ones. Continue reading My fake Trijicon RMR adventure

The Pink AR Adventure – a continuing saga

Last November 2015, I posted an article on the build of my wife’s pink AR. You can read about it here – http://www.the22man.com/2015/11/building-a-pink-ar-the-adventure/
One part that I had not purchased for that rifle was a pink trigger. I waited and hunted trying to find a deal. Finally for Christmas 2015 I just ordered it from CheaperThanDirt.com and paid $200 for it.

I'm so pretty, oh so pretty...
I’m so pretty, oh so pretty…

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Ares Flag holster and magazine pouch review

If any of you know me, you know I consider myself to be a patriot. I love the United States of America, I love Texas and Missouri. I consider my citizenship a privilege and an honor. I believe along with living here I have a civic duty to volunteer and support groups that support our States and Country.

Sometimes that patriotism bleeds over to “stuff” and in this case it bled over to a holster and magazine pouch I had Ares Tactical (www.AresTactical.net) make for me in April of 2015. The “Standard” holster and “Double magazine pouch” for a Generation 2 Glock 19 with the Missouri flag and a double magazine pouch with the Texas flag on it.

a picture of beauty
a picture of beauty

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ARES IWB UltiClip Holster Review

These days, there are many individuals and companies making Kydex holsters. So many it is hard to choose which company to buy from.

Questions like, what is the material they use, what it the thickness of the material, what styles do they make, will they be around tomorrow and what is their warranty.

Ares Tactical is the Kydex holster maker of my choice and you can read why here: http://www.the22man.com/2016/05/a-quick-overview-of-ares-tactical/

With that said, I wanted to review a new type of clip for Kydex holsters and how it greatly improves the wearing of such holsters. It is called the Ulti Clip, yes I spelled that correctly. Continue reading ARES IWB UltiClip Holster Review

A quick overview of Ares Tactical

I want to start off with a disclaimer. Matt Facas started out several years ago as some guy I met at a gathering, then he became a guy I knew, then an acquaintance and now I consider him a friend. Before you think my views are too bias, check out some of my other reviews, I can be brutal. With that knowledge I talked to Matt and let him know I wanted to do a review of his products, I did not want or need any since I had many of them on hand. I could see the nervous look in his eyes, he was wondering how tough I was going to be. Well, I am just as tough as with any product I review.

I will start off with where you can find his company Ares Tactical. Check them out at http://www.arestactical.net/ or at https://www.facebook.com/arestactical on FaceBook. Continue reading A quick overview of Ares Tactical