CJRB Feldspar; The knife so nice I bought it twice.

CJRB Feldspar; The knife so nice I bought it twice. Yes, it’s made in China but I was buying it to rip apart.  Hear me out. It started when I saw a Blade HQ video about dying your natural G10 scales. I thought it could be a fun experiment but didn’t want to spend any real money on a knife to use as a lab rat.  So shortly after I saw another video showcasing a variety of knives.  One of the knives was a cheap Chinese blade with natural G10 scales. It seemed a good fit my potential guinea pig. So I took a look and found that CJRB is a budget brand belonging to a Chinese company called Artisan Cutlery. But who cares right?  I bought the CJRB Feldspar on Amazon for $37. What I got was pretty surprising. The Felspar sports a 3.5” D2 stonewashed blade with a dual sided thumb stud. As stated, it had the natural G10 green handle and a reversible deep carry pocket clip. Also, it’s a liner lock. That’s quite the package for such a cheap find.  Then the knife arrived.  The geometry of the thumb stud relative to the pivot is perfect. The blade has a tiny hesitation as the thumb pressure builds and the it flies into position like a quality auto.  Blade centering was spot on. The knife feels great in the hand and is addictive as a fidget toy. Further, that D2 blade is wicked sharp out of the […]

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American Built Arms Company 3rd Annual Media Day

The folks at American Built Arms Co. have never failed to impress. Though the past years have been more humble in their setting, the gear has always been impeccable. In year one, we traveled to hidden start-up range to shoot the Mod X rifle platform at 300 yards. The rifles were great. The technology in the Oakwood Controls Target systems blew us away. Dead Air silencers opened our eyes to the wonders of multi-caliber suppressors. You can see that article here. In year two, we returned to returned to the least populated part of Virginia to shoot the Mod X Gen 3 chassis at a whopping 600 yards. The day seemed as hot as the inner most ring of hell but we still had a great time. AB Arms had managed to improve on a rifle design that I already found to be unstoppable in it’s ease of accuracy. They set us up at 600 yards and we knocked them down. The rifles were awesome, Oakwood Controls provided instant feedback and we were introduced to the devastation that is Gorilla Ammunition. Read more here. This year AB Arms outdid themselves. The 3rd Annual Media Day took place in northern West Va. I had a bit of a drive and practically no cell service. I wasn’t sure if my GPS would even get me to the location. The address and facility name were a complete mystery to both Mapquest and Apple maps. Where was I going? Luckily, Google maps found the […]

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Springfield XD(M) 3.8 compact .45 ACP

 Springfield XD(M) 3.8 compact .45 ACP This is my everyday carry gun.  While it’s a bit heavier than other options on the market, it brings a lot to the table and it’s a little fussy with reloads.  This is a polymer 45 that offers great capacity in a nice CCW size.  The short mag holds 9 round and the extended mag holds 13 plus one in the barrel.  The gun offers the best accuracy I have seen in a polymer weapon to date.  Springfield paid close attention to many little features that make this a joy to own and fire.  The M series added better grip to the slide rail for positive traction when loading and unloading.  The barrel lends great accuracy.  The trigger is a good SA trigger out the box but improves to great with a little break-in.  One feature that really makes this weapon is the adjustable backstrap.  Springfield offered 3 sizes to fit most any hand but they went a step further by offering 3 sizes of mag sleeve to make sure your extended magazine always matches nicely to your chosen grip.   With the standard addition of Springfield accessories (paddle holster, 2 mag holster, load assist) this is a bargain.   [whohit]-http://www.guncarryreviews.com/?p=600-[/whohit]

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