Volume 22, Number 2 April / May 2014


Plinker Arms is introducing a new line of .22LR complete upper conversion units that are adaptable to standard MSR lower receivers, which allow shooters to convert their rifles to a .22LR without any modifications. These uppers are designed to fit, function, and feel like a 5.56 MSR, and each unit includes a 25-round magazine and load-assist tool. The units include an SBR (Short Barrel Rifle) Upper Conversion revised bolt and gas-operation system with a 12.5-inch barrel and standard threaded flash suppressor; an M4 Upper Conversion, which fits the standard length of an M4 with a 16.25-inch barrel, also with a… [Read More]



After years of special team testing and design evolution, Arc’teryx LEAF debuts its new DryPack 70—a specialized bag that will function as a pack and keep all of its contents dry for maritime operations. Manufactured using Advanced Composite Construction (AC2), the DryPack is built from 725D ACT MultiCam Cordura coated on both sides with urethane. The result is a completely waterproof piece of load-carriage equipment for over-the-beach maritime special operations, search and seizure, and small boat operations. Offering a full backpack carrying system that is completely removable (greatly aiding the user’s land mobility), the DryPack 70 is fully taped and… [Read More]

Thermacell heated remote-control insoles are champs at keeping hunters comfortable in cold weather—the only issue being when the charge runs out while a hunter is still on stand. But the new ProFLEX heated insoles go a long way toward solving that problem. These heated insoles retain the benefits of the original but add a key feature—a rechargeable, removable battery that can be pulled out and replaced with a fully charged spare for extended operation. In addition, the battery cover is made from Poron, an anti-microbial shock-absorbing cushion, and the waterresistant insoles use a more flexible material for easier insertion into… [Read More]

The new Browning Strike Force and Dark Ops Trail Cameras measure only 4.3×3.8×2.4 inches, making them so small they are virtually undetectable by animal or human eyes. Each camera is conveniently powered by six AA batteries, sets up easily, and features time, date, temperature, moon phase, and camera ID on the data strip of every image. Trigger speeds of .67 second, recovery times of 2.1 seconds, and increased power efficiency allow the cameras to capture more than 10,000 images on a single battery charge. And when it comes to infrared images, the auto-adjusting illumination feature prevents overexposed images in nighttime photos… [Read More]

Available in four calibers — 5.56×45 NATO, .300 AAC Blackout, 9mm, and .22 long rifle—and two barrel types, the Mk4T lineup has something for everyone. The 5.56mm and .300 BLK models are offered with either a 416 stainless or a nitrided 4140 CrMo steel barrel in a medium taper profile, while the 9mm and .22 LR versions come standard with the nitrided 4140 CrMo M4 profile barrel. The Mk4T includes an RKM11 KeyMod freefloating handguard with a 1913 Picatinny rail. The KeyMod slots are found at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions and offer shooters a low-profile mounting alternative… [Read More]

Designed for big-game hunters, the Sylvsteinen offers exceptional edge holding and sharpness for field-dressing or skinning game. Every detail is meticulously constructed for lifelong, rugged outdoor use. The knife features a 4.3- inch hardwood birch handle with brass fittings and a stag horn insert as well as Helle’s unique, razor-sharp triple-laminated steel in the 5.3-inch drop-point blade. SRP: $169. (helle.no)