The Framed Minnesota 2.0

A fat bike resting against tree trunks

I was never really a bike person. As a kid I remember getting my first bike and being wildly excited by it, and growing up outside of town bicycles were the mode of transport of choice until we earned our driving privileges. But somewhere between then and now biking just kind of became a chore. There were friends that I had that loved road biking but generally speaking that was about the sum of my exposure to bike culture, spandex and skinny smooth wheels. Generally something that interested me about as much as a dentist visit. Continue reading »

Trijicon SRS – Something Different/Excellent

Trijicon SRS

I don’t often find myself weighting in on a product steeped in controversy but it seems that I had set my self on that track when I purchased the new Trijicon SRS red dot optic. After having built a new AR with a PWS upper, I got to wanting to outfit it was some other optic than what I had laying around the house at the time, I had a price point, I got to looking, I got to thinking and I became motivated by wanting something… different.

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Tac-Con Trigger – Take 2

Since my first test run of the Tac-con 3MR trigger, I would like to tell you that I kept at it and spent a thousand more rounds in order to better hone in on getting the optimum rate of fire out of the 3MR, but… I didn’t have the opportunity. A variety of business obligations involving travel kept me on the road shortly thereafter, so my efforts to get in any serious range time were greatly hindered in the weeks that followed.

However, during one of these weeks I received an email from Tac-con informing me that they had a media event in the works and wanted to invite me. Apparently my door knocking campaign, while searching out the 3MR trigger early on, had gotten the attention of the media company who was facilitating the event.

It seemed that the event would entail, a tour of the manufacturing facility, a Q&A session and range time sponsored by Tac-Con. So I figured, what better opportunity to gain some additional perspective. Continue reading »

Tac-Con Trigger – Wanna Try Me?

Tac-con 3MR PART 1 OF 2

Since the Shot Show, there has been a good deal of fuss as well as nay saying about a potentially rocket fast new trigger system from a company out of Phoenix Arizona, called Tactical Fire Control, aka Tac-con. This trigger system, known as the 3MR (3rd mode) was said to be capable of near full auto speeds, have very short uptake and ZERO over travel. But, was this all true?

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Hard Point Tactical – Intelligent Design

Hello Max Venom blog followers, in the case you missed us, we haven’t gone away. Despite a bit of ball dropping combined with a lot of travel and few ins-and-outs of the hospital, we are back in action and happy to bring you a review that has been in the works for… far too long, if I am going to be completely honest with you. So, without further ado, let’s get down to it!

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EEDC – Extraordinary Every Day Carry

I suppose that I have been a bit of an EDCer for many years. At times my EDC load out consisted of little more than a few knives, a cigarette lighter and a flashlight, but that was before the internet.

Yes, there was a time before the term “EDC” meant anything to me. But before that time still I found myself packing away various essentials, and keeping them on my person given whatever variety of circumstances that my environment presented. It wasn’t until my first stint overseas that I really evolved into carrying an EDC pack of some type. I recall that the compartment on my first EDC pack was probably only 8X8X5 with a few smaller pockets and pouches in addition to a shoulder strap. In retrospect it wasn’t much more than slightly tactical looking camera bag, but at the time it did the trick. Continue reading »