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Father's Day Gift Guide (2018)

Father's Day Gift Guide (2018)
Streamlight TLR-7 and TLR-8 Pistol Lights

Streamlight TLR-7 & TLR-8, beginning at $215

Streamlight continues to impress the heck out of us and its new TLR-7 and TLR-8 continue that streak. Not only have they caught our eye, they have given consumers what they have been asking for: a professional-quality, flush-fit white light for compact pistols.

From its success with its miniaturized TLR-1 and TLR-2 pistol lights that do not protrude beyond the front of the muzzle of a Glock 19, or similarly sized compact pistols, Streamlight has made lights even more concealable.

While the TLR-1 at times was challenging to conceal inside the waistband (IWB) in certain attire, the new TLR-7 and 8 changes that dynamic and provides Dad with a concealed advantage with always having a white light mounted on his carry pistol.

Streamlight's new TLR-7 offers 500 lumens of focused white light emitting from a high-output LED for up to 1½ hours. The unit runs off of a single CR123 lithium battery, which can be easily swapped out by unscrewing the front lens assembly. This is advantageous when we start talking about the TLR-8, which offers a red aiming laser integrated into its housing. Because the battery change doesn't require the removal of the unit from the host pistol - simply zero it once and never worry about it again, just leave it attached to your gun.

Switch operation is completely ambidextrous and provides constant-on, momentary and strobe settings. The unit securely attaches to your pistols railed dustcover via a rail clamp system. Should you need to remove it, simply use a flat-head screwdriver or the rim of a cartridge case in a pinch.

For more information on this and other Streamlight products, visit their website (

Streamlight PolyTac X

Streamlight PolyTac X Rechargeable System

While the staff at Guns & Ammo are huge proponents of firearm mounted white lights, most of us carry handhelds on a regular basis. Keeping them powered is a constant concern, but Streamlight has that solved with a trio of power options for its PolyTac X lights.

While most of its competitors are just catching onto the dual-fuel option of powering their lights, Streamlight has its PolyTac X lights running off of a pair of CR123 batteries or also on the popular 18650 rechargeable battery.

Typically, 18650 batteries require a charging cradle and a 115V outlet, then several hours of charge time. Ingeniously, Streamlight has developed an 18650 battery that not only charges from a common cradle, but also features a micro USB port in the side of the battery's housing. This convenience allows batteries to be charged on the go, and for the traveling tactician, greatly reduces the number of accessories needed for the road.

Pack a couple of batteries and an USB-to-micro-USB cable that fits anywhere and you're good to go. Extra points if you use an Android-style phone, as its charging cable is the same.


The PolyTac X series lights offer 600 lumens of white light when set on high for 3½ hours, 260 lumens for 5¾ hours on medium and the low setting provides a very useable 35 lumens for 36 hours.

Talk about a general use light, the PolyTac X is it. Additionally, the unit features Streamlight's popular TEN-TAP programming that allows the user to choose between several operational menus based on their preference.

The PolyTac X is available in black, coyote and yellow color options and comes complete with a limited lifetime warranty.

For more information on this and other Streamlight products, visit their website (

Tony's Custom Feeds Your Retro Hunger!

Is your gun collection missing a retro military-styled semi auto? Let Tony fix that and start building a Vietnam-era AR-15 or XM177 Commando rifle with these great parts!

M16/AR-15 A-1 Triangular hand guard. Fits 20" standard length barrels - $34.95.

M16/AR-15 A-1 Triangular Hand Guard

M16/AR-15 3-Prong Flash Hider, 1/2 inch x 28 thread - $14.95.

M16/AR-15 3-Prong Flash Hider

AR-15 Commando XM-177 16-inch replacement barrel for AR-15 rifles - $195 (barrel only).

AR-15 Commando XM-177 16-inch Replacement Barrel

AR-15 XM-177-Style Flash Hider, 1/2 inch x 28 thread - $44.95.

AR-15 XM-177-Style Flash Hider

For more information, visit

Helios Linear Compensator

Helios Linear Compensator

V Seven Weapon Systems continues to add titanium components to their AR15 product line.  The latest is the Helios.  The Helios is an ATF approved linear compensator.  The device is constructed from 100% corrosion resistant Grade 5 Titanium.  It's 1.25" diameter tucks nicely into most rails and the overall length of 2.75" adds approximately 2.2" in length to the weapon.  Weighing in at 2.8 ounces, the Helios offers big performance from a lightweight package.  Available in a raw Titanium (MSRP $127) or DLC black finish (MSRP $129).  Sizes include 1/2x28 for 5.56mm, 1/2x36 for 9mm, 5/8x24 for all calibers up to .338", and 5/8x32 for .458 SOCOM.

For more information, visit their website

Nightstick Unveils Life-Saving Light That Cuts Through the Smoke

New INTRANTTM infuses renowned Nightstick Dual-Lightâ„¢ technology with an adjustable Right-Angle Light to enhance safety in dark and hazardous locations.

Featuring an EXCLUSIVE 45-degree angle floodlight to light up your feet while walking, and then adding an industry leading 90-degree adjustable sharp 200 lumen LED smoke-cutting beam, the INTRANT is putting more light more places to help reduce slips, trips and falls.

The flashlight setting offers user-selectable brightness settings of 200, 110 and 60 Lumens with a 401-meter beam distance. The ultra-tight beam is perfect for cutting through smoke and lighting up objects at great distances. The floodlight setting has user-selectable brightness settings of 100, 40 and a "Survival Mode" of 20 lumens that provides just enough light in an emergency situation with a run-time of 33 hours. Constructed of durable glass-filled polymer and featuring a sturdy stainless-steel clip for attachment.

Nightstick INTRANT models are supported by a limited lifetime warranty, are now in stock and available for purchase with an MSRP of $99.90 and $177.60 for the XPP-5566 and XPR-5568 models, respectfully.

For more information, visit their website

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