AAC Ti-Rant 45
Hey guys, Matthew with Gears of Guns.
Today I want to talk about the AAC Ti-Rant suppressor. I decided to go with this one because of the price point.
At $500 plus the $200 tax stamp, I couldn’t resist. Obviously, I needed the proper form four and a 6 month wait, but then, she was mine.
Overall build quality is very nice. The suppressor looks well made and is made of strong materials. A nice feature I like, is the interchangeable pistons to mount this up to multiple caliber handguns or rifles chambered in a handgun round.
The AAC Ti-Rant also has a fixed barrel spacer for fixed barrels. You can change the point of impact (POI) by pulling on the suppressor and rotating it.
This suppressor can be broken down fully to clean the baffles and tube. A really nice feature is that this adds next to no weight to the front of the gun, making it feel pretty well balanced.
Quiet or Quieter
With claims out there that the suppressor runs at 133db dry or 125db wet with 5cc of gel, I think shows how this suppressor works very well.
Now some might ask why did you chose the Ti-Rant over say the Osprey from SilencerCo? Simply put, price point. At the time, I couldn’t spend the extra $250 for the Osprey.
Also, the Osprey is nice that it doesn’t block the sights. But the AAC has the ability to change the POI. So you have two features and it boils down to what feature appeals more to you.
Overall, a great suppressor and it makes shooting a joy instead of a chore.
Today we are checking out the Zenith Firearms MKE Z-5K Pistol. It is an H&K MP5K Clone made in Turkey. I had a chance to catch up with them at SHOT Show 2016 Media day at the Range. We were able to shoot a few rounds and meet the guys over at Zenith.
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Zenith Firearms Z5K Pistol
Walther H&K MP5SD .22LR
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Today we are checking out the Smith & Wesson M&P45 Shield and the Model 586 6” barrel chambered in .357 Magnum. We are very excited to get these awesome pistols to the range for some serious range time before we start to review the firearms.
A few years back I decided it was time to purchase some new glass. I owned a rather out dated red dot. Among my list of musts, was to keep my red dot, but have the ability to zoom or magnify.
The Search Begins
I started looking and found magnifiers and EOtech. I wasn’t sold yet on what I had seen in the market. Finally, after a long search, light at the end of the tunnel. I saw the HAMR.
HAMR First Impression
My first impression was that this thing looks awesome! I pulled it out of the box and looked through the lens.
Slim & Low Profile
It was crystal clear as I would expect any Leopold glass to look. The red dot was slim and low profile. I was happy with my purchase, without even mounting it.
Let’s focus on the key things that attracted me to buy this scope over so many other choices on the market.
First thing, it’s made for the AR platform in 5.56. Second is the combination of a scope and red dot in one. Finally, the quality and reputation Leopold has.
My favorite feature has to be how the red dot turns on. It detects motion, so the minute you pick your gun up it’s ready to point, aim and shoot.
No longer do I fumble for the switch or button. The scope has an illuminated reticle, which is a very useful feature.
This is overall a rugged designed and quality product. I feel sure this is something that will last me a life time.
Atticus takes a detailed look at the Magpump AR 15 Magazine Speed Loader from MITUSA. Stay tuned for an updated review after we put several thousand rounds through this mag loader.
We are really excited to take the CMMG Mutant for a test spin and see how it fairs up against an AR as well as an AK.
In this video we look at the size of the CMMG Mk47 (7.62x39mm) bolt carrier group up against an AR-15 style Bolt Carrier Group chambered in 7.62×39. We also look at a BCG that is chambered for .308 (7.62x51mm)
The CMMG MK47 charging handle has it downfalls. We show you the size difference and how we come to that conclusion.
Stay tuned as we bring more videos and reviews of this mutant rifle.
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Ron with his CMMG MK4 and custom AR pistol. Awesome toys Ron!
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Today, I wanted to briefly talk about something semi gun related. A knife is a very useful tool as we all know. I find myself feeling naked without one clipped to my right pocket.
I mean, a knife pretty much goes with me, anywhere I’m legally allowed to carry it. One day, I lost my beloved buck knife. I had had that knife since the age of 10.
Reputation of Benchmade Products
I hit the internet and came across this sexy knife. The Benchmade HK series MP5 model for $140. I don’t really need to say much about Benchmade. They have a reputation as a maker of quality products.
I have been blown out of the water with how handy this little knife is.
So far, it has taken a daily beating, working at an auto shop for two years. The anodizing has faded a little bit, but to me, it adds character.
Snappy Action and Sharp
The knife is still as sharp as the day I received it. It functions perfectly every time and has a really snappy action. I have a very comfortable and firm grip with this knife.
Overall this is an amazing knife that I would recommend to anyone as a daily carry.
Yesterday we looked at the XPRODUCTS X25S for Video Tuesday which sent me back to when we had first become friends with James and the awesome Team over at XPRODUCTS.
As you can see below we have been working with them since before they dropped the S in XS-Products and I stand by my first review of the XPRODUCTS X-15. “Size: I live in the great state of Texas where I am not limited on how many rounds I can have in my magazine. I own 30 round magazines and up, which can be a problem if you are sighting your rifle in on a lead sled but I found that the X-15 works great for that and I don’t have to change mags if 10 rounds wasn’t enough or if you are sighting in a number of ARs.”
After that review came out, someone laughed at me for the sighting in comment, saying if you need 50 rounds to sight in a rifle you are the problem. Lets face it, how many of us have sighted in our rifle and said “hey, I have shot my 10 rounds to get sighted in now I don’t want to shoot anymore”? Once the rifle is sighted in, thats when the real fun starts. So why wouldn’t you loaded up a full 50 round drum for the “after party”?
What is your take on the over 30 round mags on the market?
Out at the range this past weekend, Tanner and I had to get some trigger time with my Windham Weaponry R16FSFST-308 Rifle and the XPRODUCTS X-25 Skeletonized Drum Magazine.
3 Years of Experience
We have been working with XPRODUCTS for 3+ years now and I can only say good things about them and the products they make. They make some of the toughest and beefiest drum magazines I have seen on the market. They do it at fair prices too.
Worth the Price
The X-25 comes in at around $350. When you first put any of their mags in your hands for the first time, you can feel they aren’t rinky-dink plastic mags. You are not going to have baby these mags.
A Fair Comparison
You can buy a Hyundai (20 round SR-25 magazine) and say that is all you need in your life. Hey, the speed limit is only 65mph so why would you need a Ferrari LaFerrari (X25 drum mag)? I think we all know the answer… BECAUSE IT IS AWESOME!
The X-25 or any of the other products in their line up are built to last and handle anything you can throw at it. And hey, in a fight, if 50 rounds isn’t enough, you can just lob it in as canon fodder!