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WILDERNESS SYSTEMS TEMPEST SEA KAYAK REVIEW

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8.7tech score

ilderness Systems Tempest Sea Kayak

The Wilderness Systems Tempest Sea Kayak, made with Polyethylene, is the leading product of the kayaks in the Tempest line of Sea products. With its exceptional designs, features and functionality in the industry, the Wilderness Systems Tempest recently won the Sea Kayakers Magazines prestigious “SK’s Readers Choice Award for the Best Weekend Touring Kayak”; a remarkable award that opened the eyes of boat lovers towards the wonderful features of this product.

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REMINGTON 700 SPS 30-06 REVIEW

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8.7tech score

uilt to carry on the tradition of the Model 700™ ADL™ Synthetic, the Model 700™ SPS™ is leading the way for the next generation of hard-hitting, fully featured, affordable priced rifles. From the rock-solid receiver design to the famous “three rings of steel,” the Model 700 SPS offers the unrivaled out-of-the-box accuracy and high-end performance you’ve come to expect from America’s most popular bolt-action centerfire rifle.

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KAHR CM9 REVIEW

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Easy to conceal & carry, utterly reliable & to approach the accuracy of a target pistol, Kahr’s new polymer-framed P9 is an intriguing handgun. Here’s a classic match between brilliant engineering & ergonomic design — a thin, bantamweight, powerful little 9mm that appears to please nearly every shooter who picks it up.

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KAHR ARMS CW380 REVIEW

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8tech score

he CW380 pistol has a 2.58-inch barrel, an overall length of 4.96 inches & a height of just 3.9 inches. It weighs only 10.2 ounces without a magazine. The pistol has a black polymer frame & features 4140 steel inserts molded into the front & back of the frame for rigidity. It has a properly a machined, solid 416 matte stainless whetstone slide & a textured polymer grip.

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ASOLO TPS 520 GV HIKING BOOTS REVIEW

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8.9tech score

My Asolo TPS 520 GV Hiking Boots Review

The least anyone could ask for from their pair of hiking boots would definitely be that they provide a lot of support, be waterproof, and can hold up and last for a long time. If they want to ‘take a hike’, so to speak, of course they would want to do it with a statement, preferably one that says “this will count”. 

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SALOMON SPEEDCROSS 2 REVIEW

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7.6tech score

here are so many things that could go wrong when you are not wearing the wrong pair of shoes when taking on the great outdoors. Pinched, constricted and stubbed toes, sore insteps, battered heels… Worst case scenario would have you twisting an ankle or pulling a tendon. Not only will you end up not enjoying trail running, you’d also be in agony. Why go through all that when you could avoid it simply by using the right pair of shoes for taking on the trail? Like the Salomon Speedcross 2, for instance?

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REVIEW: USGI HOT WEATHER (JUNGLE) BOOTS BY ALTAMA

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7.3tech score

reat set of boots for summertime fun in the outdoors. They are very supportive and durable, yet light enough for extended hikes. Since they are made for wet weather, they drain water effectively through dual drain vents and dry quickly thanks to the ballistic nylon used for the uppers. Overall, I’d say they are comfortable enough to wear all day without compromising support and protection.

I’ve put quite a few hard miles on mine, and they are holding up well. The soles are not the great vulcanized rubber found on more expensive boots, including the USGI version of this boot, but it has provided good traction on mud, wet leaves, and wet rocks while holding up pretty well under full load (60lbs + in a pack). Note: these do not have the spike plate found in the GI, so watch for the bungee sticks!

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SPRINGFIELD XDM 9MM REVIEW

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Springfield Armory, one of the most recognised firearms names in the world, have produced a new pistol – the Springfield XDm 9mm. Known for the quality of their tactical response firearms and have a reputation for producing quality handled and ergonomic pistols, the XDm 9mm is a whole new breed.

  • Caliber: 9mm
  • MSRP: $795.00
  • Weight: 29 oz
  • Overall Length: 8.3”
  • Capacity: 19+1
  • Barrel Length: 5.25”

The XDm arrives in a 5.25” case with hinges, and inside is your brand new handgun, three magazines, a paddle holster, a magazine carrier, a magazine loader and a cleaning brush, as well as a tirade of manuals and the necessary paperwork, this gun is all about function. Curvy and attractive as well as comfortable to hold, the grip is massive but does not feel too big or hard to hold, the XDm balanced well in your hand.

It also has significant features which vary from the usual style of pistols, as these are designed toward competition use. It has front fiber optics as well as a rear target which is adjustable; it’s very easy to aim at your target with the front sight too, allowing simple targeting.

Although it does not have any more recoil reduction than your usual Springfield firearm, the slide reacts much quicker than just about any type of XDm out there. It is extremely accurate as well, whereas most guns have varying accuracy rates – the majority of the shots fired from an XDm are where you want them to go. Although there have been some complaints about the quality of the trigger – it’s not bad, it’s just not anything special either – and it appears that the general consensus is that Springfield Armory know the majority of gun users will modify and tune their triggers to their own personal preference, so you may want to look into that if you don’t like the trigger too much/ Personally though, I found it fine.

One of the negatives though, is the carrying of the pistol. Due to the size of the pistol, it would be incredibly difficult to conceal your weapon unless you dress like you are in the Matrix, and due to licensing laws in certain states you need to be careful about carrying a weapon. When the weather is better, you need to make sure that your weapon is not noticeable, which can be difficult due to the size of the weapon. However, due to this gun being aimed more towards the competition variety, this may not be a concern – but if you are looking to buy the XDm for other reasons, you may wish to look elsewhere.

It gives you everything you need though to use it for competition environments, and is one of the most comfortable and accurate firearms in the market for this. Also, it comes at a great price that won’t break the bank of roughly $700, which makes it a brilliant value firearm to look into. Certainly, I recommend using it for that exact purpose – it’s more than fit to use for that.

 

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