CZ Scorpion Evo Pistol Review

CZ Scorpion Evo

CZ Scorpion Evo

CZ Scorpion Evo Pistol Review

Under the guise of tracking down another rifle for my wife. I picked up a CZ Scorpion Evo 3 pistol, along with the SBTEVO pistol brace and adapter. The idea being that she would enjoy the more mild 9mm recoil than the 5.56 and 5.54 rifles she currently uses.

Once it arrived it was very simple to attach the folding SBTEVO brace, all you need to do is just remove the old rear cover and slide on the new brace. This gives the pistol very nice complete look.  Almost too nice, as every time I bring it out people believe its a stock. Then I threw on a Primary Arms Advanced Red Dot  and took it out to the range with a box of LAX reloads and some WWB.

The CZ Scorpion’s “low profile” style iron sights where quick and easy to sight in at both 25 and the 50 which I left it at, and I co-witnessed the Primary Arms Red Dot to match the irons. This made aiming quick and easy.

Travis Haley Adaptive Kalash – Review

Haley AK

Travis Haley – Adaptive Kalash

Adaptive Kalash

Adaptive Kalash is Travis Haley’s Instructional DVD about running the AK rifle. I watched this using Panteao’s subscription service.

Haley starts off Adaptive Kalash with a introduction on the AK platform, and maybe its just me but he seamed to start off pretty negative about it. He talks about his “respect” for the platform in one sentence and then goes on about how many women and children that it has killed over its years. “Keep a open mind” about this “battle field pick up” he likes to repeat. During this intro he says more negative things this rifle has done, as if it was the rifles doing and not its users, then he talks about anything else. Kind of a bummer way to start i think.

After he covers the four safety rules, he starts digging more into the actual AK rifle. He goes into a good overview of what to look for when you are picking one out and why they have such varying price points. It was nice to see that he likes to run a more stock AK than his tricked out ARs tend to be. He talks about looking out for crooked sights, sloppy hand-guards, different barrels, just a good overview on what to look for. I thought he would have gone more into the fact that the AK has to have a certain amount of US parts and more into the actual importing of the rifle but its understandable why he did not. I feel like here would have been a good chance to go more into its history.

RS AKM Mount with VORTEX Strikefire Review

RS AKM Mount with Vortex Strikefire

RS AKM Mount with Vortex Strikefire

Needing a optic for my Arsenal SGL-21 AK pattern rifle. I decided to pick up a RS AKM Mount and Vortex Strikefire combination that had on special. At the time this was the optic combination to to have. So just how does it stack up? Well first lets start with how optics are attached to this style of mount. One of the more interesting design choices of the AK style of rifle has, is the location of it’s optic accessory rail. This rails located on the side of the rifle instead of the standard top. This mounting system is called a side rail (surprise right?), and it is exactly that, a rail on the side of the rifle:

AK Side Rail

A common AK side rail

This side rail is a different approach than the picatinny rail seen on most western rifles such as the AR, where the mounting system is placed directly on top of the rifle. The reason the AK rifle went with this was primarily for the use of night vision, which at the time were quite large. So they needed a way to not only hold all that extra weight, but in a way that was quick to put on or off.