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Review of the Full-Size S...

Review of the Full-Size Steelcraft Todd Begg Bodega

I’ve been fortunate enough to sample some of the best examples of mid-tech/semi-custom knives which the...

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My First NRA Annual Meeti...

My First NRA Annual Meeting (NRAM 2017)

I’ve been a Lifetime NRA Member for several years now, but have never taken the time to go to one of...

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Canon Announces The New E...

Canon Announces The New EOS-1D X!

Specifications Type Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera Recording Media Dual CF Cards (Type I or...

Review of the MantisX Firearms Traini...

Over the past couple of years I’ve seen quite an uptick in the release of products designed to aid improving...

Review of the MantisX Firearms Training System
posted on: Sep 19, 2017 | author: John B. Holbrook, II

Review of Iron City Rifle Works AR-15...

The Bolt Carrier Group (BCG) is an integral part of a well-functioning AR-15. In my experience, most reliability...

Review of Iron City Rifle Works AR-15 BCGs.
posted on: Sep 11, 2017 | author: John B. Holbrook, II

My Thoughts on The SIG P320 -30 Degre...

If you’re reading this article then you’ve likely have heard alot in the last week about controversy...

My Thoughts on The SIG P320 -30 Degree Drop Failure
posted on: Aug 11, 2017 | author: John B. Holbrook, II

A Year of Dry Fire Practice

2016 was the year I started seriously competing in various practical shooting sports.  Prior to 2016 I had shot...

A Year of Dry Fire Practice
posted on: Jun 21, 2017 | author: John B. Holbrook, II
The 2017 USPSA Ohio State Championship (Buckeye Blast)

The 2017 USPSA Ohio State Championship (Bucke...

posted on: Jun 5, 2017 | author: John B. Holbrook, II

The Buckeye Blast has become a bit of a Memorial Day weekend tradition within Ohio USPSA – it’s a very well attended, well respected, and...

Live Fire Shotgun Drills

Live Fire Shotgun Drills

posted on: May 23, 2017 | author: John B. Holbrook, II

In preparation for a recent shotgun match I was in, I did some live fire practice drills which I’d like to share for anyone interested in...

World Class Pistol Skills Class With Robert Vogel

World Class Pistol Skills Class With Robert V...

posted on: May 22, 2017 | author: John B. Holbrook, II

Little known fact:  One of the best pistol shooters (and arguably the best) grew up on a farm about 2 hours North from me in St. Mary’s...

Review of the Zero Tolerance ZT 0095S90VBLK

Review of the Zero Tolerance ZT 0095S90VBLK

posted on: Apr 24, 2017 | author: John B. Holbrook, II

Hopefully if you’re reading this review, you know that I reviewed the Zero Tolerance  ZT 0095 Russia Exclusive version just a couple of weeks...

Review of My Custom P320 X-Five Holster

Review of My Custom P320 X-Five Holster

posted on: Apr 24, 2017 | author: John B. Holbrook, II

Whether for competition or concealed carry, a great gun needs a great holster.  Readers of ThruMyLens will know that for the last couple of weeks...

Review of the SIG Sauer P320 X-Five

Review of the SIG Sauer P320 X-Five

posted on: Apr 20, 2017 | author: John B. Holbrook, II

I have to admit, I’m pretty excited to share this review.  The excitement started back in January at SHOT Show 2017 when I got my hands on the...

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