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Cobra
Confession first: We've been a tad out of touch
with the walkie-talkie world for longer than is
truly wise. However, we're back in because the
positively ancient predecessors of our slick
new Cobra ACXT1035Rs finally gave up the
ghost. And when we say "finally," we mean it.
These were first generation FRS from-guess
who?-so enough said about durability and
service life. Still, the replacements are plainly
superior. At the price of tiny added bulk (they
still fit easily in a jacket pocket, or you can use
the included clip), they add water-proofing and
flotation (IPX7); 20-second, last transmission
"Rewind-Say-Again"; and NiMH or swapped-in
alkaline batteries for sure power. They are shipped charged, too.
Built-in NOAA weather, VOX, vibrating alert and an LED flashlight round
out the main features, but they hardly exhaust the list. Ours shrugged off
a saltwater-and-sand baptism, so a thumbs-up is offered with confidence.
$99.99; cobrafrs.com

CMC Glock Trigger
CCI
Rimfire has been on our minds of
late, and enjoyably so: The .17 HMR
appearing elsewhere in A1F this
month fairly dazzled us (for several
reasons), but so did the MSR-style
2A Armaments Balios Lite .22 Long Rifle
we shot for you in the July issue. The
rationale with either is timeless: Nearly
any shooting skill can be acquired
or advanced through rimfire means,
while keeping both wear-and-tear and
costs admirably low. The common
thread for our present purposes is then
predictable: Disproportionate success
has been ours with offerings from
CCI. See our Ruger report for .17 HMR
details, but if .22 Long Rifle is your
caliber, then give CCI Standard Velocity
a try. This is our new workaday favorite,
serving excellently in the 2A and two
other rifles, and spectacularly in a
Browning Buck Mark we run without
mercy in Steel Challenge. Especially
easy on newish shooters with consistent
"bang" and subsonic velocity (but hard
on the centers of targets), look for
the blue box and part number 0032.
Midway USA shows it at 5 cents per,
with bricks and full cases available.
cci-ammunition.com

Few manufacturers have taken as much heat as Glock for their triggers, though
similarly few could honorably fault the consequent goes-bang-every-time chops
of the Austrian icon. All the same, multiple reasons to want something different
are legitimate, and variations on "lighter" and "smoother" appear early and
often on any such a list. Drawing on vast experience with superb drop-ins in
the AR/Stoner rifle world, Texas firm CMC now offers Glock triggers with the
same ultra-tight tolerances, top-notch materials, and straightforward installation
that have impressed us in the past. Available in nearly all calibers and "Gens,"
our test sample resides in a G43. It's putting on a show in terms of feel and
performance. If that weren't enough, the flat trigger face is tactilely superb for
achieving not only the correct, but also the repeatable finger position that is
crucial to wringing the best out of any sized pistol. $189; cmctriggers.com

Redding
Few things are as satisfying as pouring shot after shot
into pretty much the same hole. The media has spent
about 100 years trying to convince non-shooters that
this is easy, and we won't speculate just why that is
so at present (though the rest of A1F makes those
reasons ominously clear). But those anxious to put
shots precisely where they belong soon discover that
repeatable, quality ammunition is the sine qua non.
Since 1946, Redding's Cortland, N.Y., facility has been
sending the best in reloading tools of many types far
and wide, but none to quite the acclaim of their
die sets. Our count shows some 200-plus in
various calibers, with nine new calibers for
2018 (.20, .22 and .24 Nosler, .224 Valkyrie,
6 mm Creedmoor, 6 mm Dasher, 6.5 GAP 4S,
.300 Norma Magnum and .450 Bushmaster).
We'll have some results to report shortly,
but that doesn't mean you have to wait.
From $79; redding-reloading.com
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