For a while, the Shadow Systems MR920s has been one of the best “Not a Glocks” on the market. They are very comfortable frames with a ton of features and some premium parts. They have been my go-to replacement for a normal Glock 19. The frames are more comfortable and the slides are optic cut. They include a magwell and some of the most comfortable back straps I have ever used.
What makes this one a little different is its size. This DR Elite is the same as a Glock 17. This is the full-size offering from Shadow Systems and you get the same features as the MR920, with more frame to wrap your grip around.
The ones we just got in stock come with a bronze threaded barrel, RMR optic cut, front serrations, removable magwell, 4lb trigger, and 3 removable backstraps. I have not gotten a chance to shoot these yet, but if they are anything like the smaller ones, they will be smooth and awesome.
The MR920 was a super flat shooting gun and it had similar ergonomics to a regular Glock 19, just a little more comfortable and the grip angle felt more natural. It fits in normal 17 holsters so I’m gonna have to get one of these to the range and run some drills with it and see how it compares to the other. I’m excited to see how these guns run because they are in my opinion the best alternative to a custom Glock from any factory out there. The price point is great and the features you get are insane. There are plenty of places making a “Glock-a-like” that are way more expensive and come with fewer features.
We have these on the website and boy do they look pretty. If you’ve been on the fence about grabbing one of these DR Elites, I would definitely do it. They haven’t been out for long and they are going to dry up super fast once people realize they are available. Check out the website and make sure you add one to your collection while you can!
Sterling Shotgun ammo is ammo that we started to carry almost a year ago right when the pandemic hit. They are a Turkish manufacturer with a ton of great offerings. We got in several pallets of their most popular 00 Buck. The ammo came In at a great price and was readily available. Until about a month later when everything changed. Haha!
Now that things are slowly getting better in the ammo world as far as pricing and availability are concerned. We have started to get in more kinds of ammunition from Sterling. We just most recently got in a bunch of rifled slugs from them and a restock on some of the 00 Buck.
The slugs are cool because they are rifled and have a couple different uses. The first kind is the “Tornado” Slugs. They are designed to be a competition load. They are crazy consistent and reliable and can hit their mark over and over again in any competition setting.
The second kind of slugs that came in are also rifled. They are designed more for a hunting application. They feature the same 2 3/4 Hull as the Tornado rounds, but this time have a 32grn slug to launch out. These have a higher velocity and ballistic structure. They leave the barrel at a higher pressure and are better at taking down game. They are just as accurate and reliable as the Tornado rounds, but with the better ability to stop a wild animal in its tracks.
As a heads up to you guys who read the blog, we also have some other cool ammo coming in from Sterling. We have some 9mm coming that is going to get tested like crazy by us before we start selling it. Generally when new manufacturers start making ammo we like to make sure it works well and that we aren’t going to have a bunch of unhappy customers all around the country because the ammo ended up not working. So we are excited for that to arrive and hopefully start offering some ammo at cheaper prices!
The TLR7 was an awesome light when it was announced. Something besides O-Light or Inforce that fit flush to the end of the barrel with a Glock 19. It was not a super high lumen light, but for those people that cared about aesthetics, it was awesome.
Then Glock released the railed 48 and the railed 43X. The TLR7 was the perfect size for those too and literally, nobody else was making a light to fit those guns. It was a perfect happy accident! Except, that it didn’t fit the guns. It looked like it should, everything was lined up properly. The light was just a little too wide and the gun was a little too slim. The light wouldn’t crank tight enough to secure it to the gun.
So several months later Surefire announced they would be making a light for those models! Finally, a light that would fit. Except, it’s Surefire. So it’s a $300 light for a subcompact/slimline gun. It also didn’t boast any impressive specs and it also just didn’t exist either. They announced it but nobody had it.
Then several months after that, Streamlight announced the TLR7-Sub. Which was specifically designed to fit the 48 and 43X frames. Hallelujah!! Now, several months after that. Almost a full year and a half later. We finally have our hands on the Streamlight TLR7-Sub. As somebody who owns a 48 MOS I’m pretty excited. I strongly dislike carrying my EDC without a light. In the summer I wear gym shorts a lot and carrying a smaller gun helps me not have to worry about it. I am also a firm believer that every firearm needs to have a light on it for many reasons. One being you can’t shoot what you cant see. Second, being for liability reasons if you ever do have to use your pistol. Not the point here.
The point is that I finally have my hands on this light and I’m excited to see how it performs. We do a lot of low-light shooting and training and it’s always great to get more practice with your EDC gear than anything. The light sticks out a little bit past the muzzle on a 43X and a little bit before the muzzle on a 48. The light hangs out wider than the gun on both sides. Making the overall width of the gun wider. The buttons are clicky and tactile. They feel good on each press. Only a 500 lumen light and a 1.5hr run time.
Overall I’m excited to get some time with this light on a gun. We love putting parts and guns through their paces so we can give correct and accurate opinions of products that we sell. Lots of places don’t have gun guys working their phones and selling their products. You won’t have that here. All of our guys and gals that you would interact with, all know their stuff. They learn and train and do their best to give you the best information when you’re buying products from us!
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