Daniel Defense DD5 V5 Rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor

Hey Guys, sorry it has been a while, but I’m working with an agency to get a new site put together with all the bells and whistles expected for a ‘professional’ writer…ok, semi-pro maybe…

In the meantime, please check out my newest review at TheTruthAboutGuns on another fantastic Daniel Defense product, their DD5V5 Sporting Rifle. You can use this link to see the full review!

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Nalpak’s Tuffpak Works!

I guess it shows what kind of sense of humor I have, that I really enjoy writing articles in the ‘Things That Don’t Suck’ series for TheTruthAboutGuns. My latest is on Nalpak’s Tuffpak firearm carrier. Frances and I were once again at the Government Training Institute‘s shooting range. We used the Tuffpak to transport three rifles and a PDW pistol. Its capacity bodes well for when we use it this November to carry three rifles for our Mozambique Safari with Mark Haldane’s Zambeze Delta Safaris! You can check out the review here.
 
1) All 4 firearms on Bench with Tuffpak

Dateline Black Creek Georgia: Daniel Defense Factory Tour

Here’s a snippet from my article on my tour at the Daniel Defense manufacturing facility:

“I was introduced to Joe Marler (Law Enforcement Sales Manager at Daniel Defense), the host for my visit to the Daniel Defense manufacturing facility, when we both participated in the Government Training Institute Legion‘s ‘Precision Rifle With Elevated Shooting Course‘.”

During the course, Joe and I were paired as we shot from a railing. I could hear him muttering about how my .300 Winchester Magnum was vibrating him off his rest. I told him that he too should be shooting a real-man’s caliber. I guess that is when he found out I was a smart aleck. Even so, Joe seemed pleased to act as my guide for a tour of the Daniel Defense facility near Savannah, Georgia.”

Check out the Video interview with Joe that accompanies my article submitted to TheTruthAboutGuns.com. Particularly listen close to the final quip from Joe…

On the [Review] Road again…

On Sunday, March 1st, Frances and I head to the Government Training Institute‘s facilities in Barnwell, South Carolina. (No, we are NOT going there for the Presidential Primary!) Chris Lux and the other folks at GTI have given us permission to bring a ton-of-stuff out to review on their ranges.

“What ‘ton-of-stuff’ is being lugged to GTI for reviews?”

Well we are bringing three rifles (1 each from Daniel Defense, H-S Precision and MG Arms), a pistol (also from Daniel Defense), a Tuffpak in which to transport all the firearms, a shooting bench from Royal Stukey, the brand new 4StableSticks fieldrest (for shooting from a sitting/kneeling position) and a set of Electronic Shooters ProtectionSTEALTH‘ ear plugs.

Of course, we also have the LabRadar chronograph, Kestrel 5700X Weather Meter with Applied Ballistics, Vortex Razor Spotting Scope and Vortex Fury Rangefinder/Binoculars that we have reviewed before. Oh, and we have been sent over 450 rounds of ammunition; most of the ammo was sent from Neal Emery of Hornady, but we also have reloads for the MG Arms rifle and some Federal cartridges for the pistol.

Our design is to ‘walk’ the rifles out to target distances of up to 700 yards. Cannot wait to shoot all of the firearms, and watch Frances do the same. I am also pumped to see how the firearms, Tuffpak, bench, fieldrest and ear protection perform.

Yes, you are correct. A magical weekend of shooting sh** is about to happen for the Arnolds!

Stay tuned for a ‘ton’ of review articles at TheTruthAboutGuns.com, complete with photographs and videos of each of the products being reviewed!

Gear for GTI reviews

(Please excuse the plastic. There aren’t corpses, we’re just having some painting done in my trophy room/office.)

Electronic Shooters Protection, STEALTH Ear Plugs…They Work!

STEALTH on Skin

In January, at the Dallas Safari Club Convention, Frances and I had the opportunity to interview Jack Homa of Electronic Shooters Protection. ESP’s electronic ear plugs are at the top of the market. Recently, Jack sent me a pair of their STEALTH ear plugs. About a week ago, I used these when reviewing a Daniel Defense DDM4 PDW. I will be writing a full review for the STEALTHs after I use them for several more firearm reviews and an upcoming hunt for quail. As a part of the full review, we put together this short video describing the use, and utility, of these fantastic ear plugs!

How to get a photo of a long-gun!

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Not a flattering picture of the photographer, but this is how I often have to position myself and my ‘subject’ when that subject is a long-gun. Those big lights to the right and left of the rifle are soft-boxes. You are likely to have seen these, if you’ve ever set foot in a professional photographer’s studio. No, I am NOT a professional photographer. But, I have asked professional photographers how I could improve my photography.

The professional’s answer, “No subject likes [looks good with] flash photography. So, use indirect light inside [soft-boxes or a window] or shoot your photos outside.”

My photographs have improved greatly since taking that advice to heart. Understand, this is not a reflection of my skill, but of professionals who were willing to mentor a beginner.

And, the results today? The Daniel Defense DD5 rifle, a bear skin and voila!

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