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Remington To Replace The R51 With New Model

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As we reported a few weeks ago about Remington removing the R51 form their website, it is now confirmed that Remington will scrap the old R51 and replace it with a new model. Anyone that has a current R51 can receive the new model with a few little extras to boot. Well, it looks like we were right all along about this little mess of a CCW pistol, lets just hope the new model lives up to all the hype. Remington made the announcement today and here it is. Continue Reading

SWAT K9 Integration Course

We decided to go along with some of our local law enforcement officers to a SWAT K9 integration course. The video you see above is the result of that trip. The course consists of several different types of training including firearms training, search and rescue, tunnel training, OC gas training and much more over the course of several days. I was amazed at the drive, dedication and team work of both man and animal! The temperature was over 100 degrees with the heat index and they had been training for several days in the hot sun, so they deserve nothing but respect for the hard work they put into what they do! I can tell you this though you don’t want to be on the business end of one of these K9 cops when it’s work time I can assure you of that, because when they are working it’s all business! We had a great time as usual with these guys they are true professionals and most of them personal friends. I think if more people really knew or wanted to know how hard these people work to keep us all safe it would change a lot of peoples minds and opinions of police officers in general for the better! It’s not an easy job folks.

Remington Pulls R51 From Website

So it would appear that Remington has quietly pulled the R51 compact CCW 9mm pistol off of their website. We have also noticed that there are no Remington R51’s at any of the local shops around us. Does this mean that Remington is pulling the plug on this little handgun? Who knows? But, we have had more than one experience with the R51 and none of them were good.

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Where’s My Gun? Remington R51 Update.

So Where’s our gun you ask? Where’s our Remington R51 to be specific? Well that’s a hard question to answer because we don’t know really, we assume it’s safe at Remington getting repaired but after over 1oo days who can be sure. We have called them and received no answers on why it’s taking so long other then to tell us it’s being fixed. Not only do we not have a pistol but we are out our money. We will continue to do update videos till we receive either the weapon back in working order, or our purchase cost back. and to be perfectly honest I’d rather have the money. Stay tuned to TacticalExistence for more updates.

Viridian X5L Green Laser / Flashlight

Well are first day of testing the Viridian X5L green laser / flashlight is done and so far we really like it. With a blinding 190 lumen taclight, which can strobe or not depending on your preference it gives aggressors nowhere to hide. The Viridian X5L  has a brilliant  green laser that is visible in both day or night. The aluminum body profile fits our Smith & Wesson M&P very well leaving no slop at all. The X5L has a ton of custom modes that lets you pre program the device so it’s ready to go when you are, whether it be just the green laser or the laser and flashlight,  strobing or no strobing the choice is up to you and there are plenty of them to choose from.  You can also adjust on the fly if you wish just by pressing both the right and left mode buttons at the same time. The point is with this little device you have options. If you would like to learn more about the Viridian X5L or any of the other products Viridian offers check out their website here. www.viridiangreenlaser.com

First shots with the SCCY CPX-2

We took the SCCY CPX-2 out for the first time today. We ran a ton of different brands and types of 9mm ammunition through the pistol without so much as a single hiccup. The gun ran everything we put in it, and with more than 150 rounds down the pipe, the first test was a success. The CPX2 comes with two Ten round magazines  and both the pinky and flush fit mag plates. The trigger is a  double action long 9 pound pull with a long reset, but it is very smooth and comfortable to shoot. The three dot sights are very easy to pickup and accurate out to at least 20 yards, which is as far as we took it on this trip. The rear sight is made of steel and adjustable  for windage only.  Field stripping the weapon is also very easy and straight forward just as one would expect it to be. We will be doing a lot more testing on the SCCY CPX-2 over the next few months so stay tuned for the full review of this fine little handgun. For more information on the SCCY CPX-2 visit their website. www.sccy.com

Gear Head Works Razorback Tavor Top Rail

In this video we test a prototype of the Gear Head Works Razorback Tavor Top Rail. The Razorback is a replacement rail for the IWI Tavor flat top. This allows faster and easier caliber changes without having to remove the top rail from the barrel assembly or  remove the optic from the rail. That means no re-zeroing the rifle every time you do a caliber change. There is more good news too! The Razorback allows you to use any standard height ar iron sight or optic without the use of risers. Lets not forget the looks. The Razorback looks great on the gun and gives flat top owners a way to have the IDF model look when they want it. Two sizes; both short rail and long rail gives users more options with the way the want their Tavor configured or how they want it to look. The Gear Head Works Razorback Tavor top rail is made out of 6061 billet aluminum so you know it’s going to last and it is hard anodized to match the Tavor perfectly. What more could you ask for? Great looks, form and function, and the ability to do faster caliber changes with less steps! The Gear Head Works Razorback has it all. For more information on the Razorback or any of the other products that Gear Head Works has to offer check out their website at. http://www.gearheadworks.com

IWI Tavor 9mm Suppressed

IWI Tavor 9mm Suppressed

We tested the IWI Tavor 9mm suppressed using Emcon HPR suppressor specific ammunition and the Silencerco / SWR Octane 9 HD suppressor / silencer. The results were a very quiet and capable 9mm Tavor carbine. We had zero malfunctions during our testing which came as no surprise since the 5.56 has been flawless as well. The IWI 9mm conversion kit is a great addition for any Tavor owner in my opinion and I talk about why I believe this to be the case in the video. If you would like more info on the IWI 9mm conversion or any other IWI products please visit their website here. www.iwi.us