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Chris TranStaff Contributor

Chris Tran is a police officer for a large municipality in the Pacific Northwest. He writes equipment reviews aimed towards the everyday user with a focus on functionality, durability, and cost effectiveness.

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Cloud Defensive: Improves Substandard Mounting Options with a Mission

Cloud Defensive has designed and built a quality alternative for mounting your Streamlight or Surefire lightswitch to your rifle. No more zipties or velcro. Read more
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Last Shadow: A Once in a Lifetime Adventure that Assists Texas Farmers

Texas has a problem… feral hogs wreak havoc on farmland and water supplies. They average a litter every 115 days year round and number around 1.5 million. Hunting hogs from a helicopter… Texas-style. Read more
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Kilo Bravo EDC Belt: Classy Yet Functional

The first thing that struck me about the belt was its beauty. Kilo Bravo knows leather. If you have any of their holsters, you’ll know that their ability to meld leather and kydex is unsurpassed, and I haven’t seen anyone that can come close to their craftsmanship when it comes to hybrid holsters. The EDC Belt, like the holsters, is nothing short of a work of art. The version that I have is double layered. The two layers are comprised of a thinner exterior layer that weaves through the male end of the cobra buckle, and a thicker, stiffer inner layer that provides an excellent level of stability and rigidity. Read more
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Blue Lakes Ammunition: First Look at Remanufactured 9mm

Other than time and motivation, cost is typically the third prohibitive factor to buying quantities of ammunition to go out and train. To mitigate this issue, shooters will often scour the Internet looking for the best deals on bulk ammunition, turn to reloading, or start buying ammunition of dubious quality. Read more
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Faxon Firearms GUNNER Barrel: Cost Efficient, Practical, and Lightweight

The GUNNER barrel is a lightweight, balanced, versatile barrel designed for field, competition, and defense. The ultimate general-purpose barrel. Read more
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Zero Bravo REOS Sights: Totally Tubular Sighting Solution

The REOS is an “old is new” sighting system comprised of two simple ghost ring sights that clamp onto the tube of the variable powered optic, and there are models that will fit standard 30mm, 34mm, and 1″ scope diameters. It is a simple, intuitive sighting system that proved to be worth a closer look. Read more
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Arisaka Defense: Low Profile Bipod Mount

Chris Tran takes a look at Arisake Defense’s latest innovation, the Low Profile Bipod Mount made for the S-type Harris Bipod family. Read more
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Rear Sight Tool: Field-Expedient Sight Pusher

Changing and updating your handgun sights is simple with the right tool. Chris Tran takes a look at an effective sight pusher from Rear Sight Tool. Read more
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Trigger Round-up Part I: Innovative Gunfighter Solutions

Chris Tran starts a four-part series testing and reviewing three GLOCK trigger system replacements. Check out his unbiased take on the Innovative Gunfighter Solutions, LLC (IGFS) Enhanced Duty Trigger (EDT). Read more
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Northwest Shooting Sports Expo 2016: Industry Best Gather in the Pacific Northwest

The Tacoma Convention Center came alive this past weekend as the first-ever Northwest Shooting Sports Expo 2016 quietly, and confidently welcomed shooting sports enthusiasts from all around the country. Rainier Arms CEO John Hwang implemented an idea to create the first-ever PacNW Expo with the following concept of operation: bring together some of the industry’s best companies and manufacturers, maintain an intimate and genuine atmosphere, and make it open to the public. Read more
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