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I recall a tour of a military museum in Europe a few years ago. We saw the evolution of the sword. First the Roman Gladius...perfect for its day and the tactics of its users. Then as mounted fighters became the norm the swords grew longer, and then wider and of better steel to deal with the prevalent armor. And then as the west grew more urban, and firearms made armor obsolete, the swords became easier to carry and more suited to street combat in urban Europe. Firearms shared a similar developmental path. Any visitor to the Cody Museum in Wyoming will see the same things. The west today - America specifically - is a world at war with itself. The identities of the left and the right are increasingly in conflict and historically, when such ideologies reach an impasses, compromise is impossible. Historically, one side will simply refuse to submit. The other side will either leave things as is and separate from them, or seek to force a unified submission. We surely recall the Symbionese Liberation Army, the Black Guerrilla... Read more →


AQUA TERRA PLUS

AQUA TERRA PLUS Our Aqua Terra finish was discovered and implemented in the final production and finish of our slides in 2012. And it has been a fantastic finish. Its durability and corrosion resistance, coupled with its durability was key in our naming it "Aqua-Terra" descriptive of its equal facility on land and in the sea. And although we have been at the very bleeding edge of development for the enhancement of the Glock platform, we are never content to rest on past accomplishments, even after they have been emulated by others. Now our Aqua Terra finish is enhanced even further by adding a Teflon (PTFE) composite directly to the nickel matrix. This enhancement is analogous to the old NP3, but harder and more lubrious. A pistol or slide treated with Aqua Terra Plus will likely never need lubrication, making it excellent for those environments where sand and other environmental factors contraindicate running a "wet" weapon. As wear occurs, new PTFE particles are exposed and self lubrication continues. Even when the inevitable holster wear occurs, it results in only burnishing... Read more →


One of the things the detractors of the Red Dot Pistol often bring up is the possibility of the optic being occluded in one way or another such as rain or other environmental factor (mud, fog, etc.). The reality is that in a close range gun fight, inside 7 yards for example, you do not need any sort of a sight picture to shoot your adversary in the chest. So if the reactive need for the handgun arose, and even if whatever sighting system was there, suddenly disappeared, you would still be able to hit the other man in the chest. I can prove this to anyone in about 30 minutes on the range if they have an open mind and come without an agenda. So the requirement to fire a reactive shot at close range with occluded or missing sites is not a problem. Suggesting that a pistol cannot be used unless the sighting system is 100% functional smacks of a total misunderstanding of the nature of gunfight. Not surprising since the expertise of so many “authorities” begins and... Read more →


Let us discuss the relative positioning of the red dot sight in relation to the iron sights. Sometimes I think if I came out with a verifiable supplement that would double the size of your penis and at the same time make every young woman within a half mile want you, there are men in the gun community that would say that a small penis actually was better and that real men did not desire young women. Why would they say that? Because it was my idea, and not theirs - pure and simple. It is, after all is said and done....about money. When everyone is broke, everyone is friendly. But when they are competing for market share, well...business is war. And right now the focus is either to develop a different system than ours and claim superiority, or to copy what we are already doing. Like everything else, we need to know the source and reasoning...and history of each development to understand its motivations and validity. The first installations of red dot sights did not make use of back... Read more →


I get questions about this quite often. So at the risk of offending somebody, here is why I think the MOS system is a poorly thought out Compromise and should not be a top choice for those wanting to get into the red dot world of pistols. The MOS was developed for a single purpose, and excellence for the end-user was not the reason. It was developed so Gaston Glock could sell red dot capable slides to all the cheap bastards that are too cheap to buy a Trijicon RMR or a Leupold Deltapoint Pro. They will glom on to trash like Burris Fastfire and want to install it on their slide. The MOS was designed to accept any and all red dots and thus it is an exercise in compromise...period. This may not be a concern for GSSF or other pistol games, but those wishing to carry for more serious reasons, here are the problems I have seen with the system. Problems with the MOS - 1). The Compromise requires a taller mount of the red dot than is... Read more →


WORKING THE DUAL ILLUMINATED RMR

WORKING THE DUAL ILLUMINATED RMR We have been working with these for a few weeks now. I have been carrying one daily on my Glock 17 to get a first hand idea of the advantages and liabilities of the units. Specifically I am referring to the Trijicon Dual Illuminated RMRs: The RM03, 04, 05, and 08. These have 13 MOA, 7 MOA, 9 MOA and 12.9 Triangle respectively. I am referring as well to the Amber Dot units and not to the Green Dot units. The green do units require a pinkish hue to the glass and we will discuss those later. The Dual Illuminated units have a plastic strip along the top of the RMR that acts as a fiber optic collecting available light to power the dot. It is also powered by a tritium element that ostensibly will last ten years or more. These do not require any batteries and that is both where the advantage and liability lies. It is an advantage because all one need do is install it on their slide and run it unconcerned... Read more →


Nothing is free, and with all new technologies there are perceived issues and a learning curve. Because a smart phone is more difficult to use than a landline should not cause is to eschew the smart phone. Better to learn the new technology and take advantage of its benefits. 1). Problem Picking up the dot. This is an area where everyone over thinks it. There are entire articles devoted to this with so many varying proposed soultions many guys simply say its too much and dismiss the dot altogether. So here is the simple way...too simple in fact. If your dot is co-witnessed to be on your front sight, and if you have trained countless times to acquire that front sight, what will you automatically begin to see when you present the pistol and catch the sights? Wait for it....the dot of course. If you see the front sight, you will see the dot. Now what happens is that as your eye becomes accustomed to seeing that dot, it will always look for the dot and actually begin to ignore... Read more →


The V1 and V2 slides were our first productions in 2011 and 2012. That brought the V3 slides with its various product improvements. Our slides remain the best slides available on earth for the Glock platform. Manufactured specifically for the Trijicon RMR, they are made to exacting tolerances to match levels of refinement. And without the over-priced and whorish appearance of other slides on the market. These are not made for photography or for sports...they are made for shooting terrorists in the face with an accuracy unheard of in combat circles. And in the hands of professionals, they have been doing this for a long time. All of my personal carry guns sport an RMR, either an RM06, or a Dual Illumited RM04. That said, there have been other red dots breaking into the market which, while of varying quality and ruggedness, have nonetheless been accepted by the buyers. To address that need we were the first to produce a slide for the Leupold Deltapoint Pro. That was the Suarez V4 Slide. Now, to address the various other red dots... Read more →