Gun Control

On May 27, 2021, Samuel Cassidy opened fire at his place of work. Armed with multiple handguns, he killed nine people before taking his own life. This happened in San Jose, California just two months after the shooting that left 10 dead in Boulder, Colorado. Nineteen families will never be the same because of the … Read more

Dope cards and drop tables – How to generate and read them:

Dope cards and drop tables – How to generate and read them. What are dope cards and how do I read them?  Don’t worry, the thought police monitoring your office computer aren’t going to flag you for researching D.O.P.E.  In the world of long-range precision rifles, the term D.O.P.E. refers to Data on Previous Engagement.  … Read more

Getting into Reloading

Getting into Reloading Imagine a conversation with yourself in your own head that goes something like this:  Bullpup or conventional rifle….give me a break, the answer is bullpup.   What caliber should I get?…wait a minute, why limit myself, I’ve got an SRS, I can have any caliber I want, whenever I want.   Let’s see…accessories…bipod, suppressor, … Read more

The Ratchet Compensator

Rifles used to terrify me. To be honest, I cringe at all of the viral YouTube videos that people think are funny where someone obviously untrained is holding a rifle and they get pushed back off balance and fall or lose control of the gun. My mind immediately wanders back to a story of tragedy … Read more

QD Suppressors VS. Direct thread

QD Suppressors VS. Direct thread We keep hitting on suppressors here on the Desert Tech blog, partially because we are suckers for suppressors, and also because everybody else is also joining the trend. Some trends are just trends, but the suppressor craze is one I can get behind fully. One of the big questions many … Read more

Buying a Riflescope

Buying a Riflescope Rifle optics remain one of the fastest growing markets. Dozens of very good scopes are available for every segment of the firearms industry.  Variable magnification from low to high, reticles from clear to complicated, short, compact, long, large and small you name it.  The real question is no longer can I get … Read more

How does a suppressor affect the function of my MDRX

How Does a Suppressor Affect the Function of my MDRX Had a friendly little chat with a local ATF field agent today, we discussed the popularity of suppressors and the huge increase in form 4’s as people buy them. Seems like just a few years ago suppressors were few and far between, but nowadays I … Read more

What Cant Can Do

What Cant Can Do Someday, we’ll have energy weapons just like in the movies. And said energy weapons will of course defy all of our common understanding when it comes to ballistics and projectiles, at least thats what the movies have taught me. But until the day that lasers and blasters like Han Solo carried … Read more

Factory Ammo vs. Personal Loads

Factory Ammo vs. Personal Loads             Not everyone reloads. But current events being what they are, they might have to, if they can find the supplies. The ammo shortage and significant rise in firearms and accessories sales over the past year has been unprecedented. Primers are especially difficult to find, making life difficult for ammo … Read more

Keeping it Real

Keeping it Real Keeping it real is a concept that should color every decision you make when it comes to firearms, including cost, selection, equipment, training, and practice. It does not mean everything must be practical, or work in a fight, or any of the myriad of fortune cookie philosophy so prevalent in this industry. … Read more

Hunting with a Bullpup

Hunting with a bullpup There is something magnificent about climbing and bushwhacking through gnarly terrain to get deep into the wild while searching for deer and elk.  It is a firmly imprinted memory for me from my last successful rifle hunt, and one that I will never forget. I clearly remember the super steep watershed … Read more