a photo of Glock 42 VS 43

Glock 42 VS 43

Author: Jacob Long Choosing the right concealed-carry gun can be a time-consuming task. There’s no shortage of sub-compact pistol options on the market. Every manufacturer seems to make them, but Glock remains one of the most popular options. Even within Glock’s own lineup, you have options like the…
Muzzle Brake VS Flash Hider

Muzzle Brake VS Flash Hider

By Guy J. Sagi Flash hiders reduce visible light generated as a bullet exits a gun and muzzle brakes decrease the amount of recoil reaching the shooter. They occupy the same real estate on a firearm and are often similar in looks, but their respective missions and science…

Glock 17 VS 19

Author: Jacob Long In 1995, Atlanta advertising agency Indelible pitched a one-word ad campaign to Glock founder Gaston Glock. The word? Perfection. It stuck and became synonymous with the minimalist brand and its polymer-framed pistols. Although popular as a service pistol in Europe, Glock failed to break into…
photo of Flash Hider VS Compensator

Flash Hider VS Compensator

By Guy J. Sagi Flash hiders and compensators occupy the muzzle end of a firearm barrel. They can appear nearly identical, but the functions they perform are not the same. Despite the shared real estate and similar looks, a compensator’s primary mission is to reduce muzzle rise at…

Survival & Backpacking Water Filter Tests

Few things are as personal as what you put up to your lips and drink into your body. You want to know what you are consuming is safe, reliable, and will hydrate your body to climb that next mountain or sustain you through an afternoon stroll. These facts…