XLR Precision Scope Rings

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31st, 2018 by Preston Lewis

When mounting a $1,000+ piece of glass on my rifles, I am very hesitant when it comes to scope rings. All I’ve known were the Vortex PMR’s (Precision Matched Rings). The Vortex rings are made by Seekins Precision and branded by Vortex. I’ve always been a fan of the old saying “You get what you pay for” because it has never steered me wrong. So it all started about a month ago when I decided to purchase a new Bushnell Elite Tactical DMR2 3.5-21x50mm. This scope is a dream to look through but it has a 34mm tube. I’ve only ever owned 30mm scopes so I was set with a decision to make. I looked at the Vortex rings and during my search I noticed that XLR Precision has started making their own rings. The XLR rings are $69.99 so with that little saying I mentioned above, I thought, why are the Vortex rings $160.00 and the XLR rings $69.99? Are they worth a crap? I started really thinking about how the guys at XLR are one of the leading rifle chassis manufacturers around. Their chassis are superb in quality and workmanship. I said “screw it, what do I have to lose. It’s only $70”. I’ll admit, I was a little nervous not knowing what to expect, no reviews whatsoever online. When the package showed up on my doorstep, I couldn’t wait to open it. The rings came in a nice plastic package, along with a torx wrench for installation. I pulled the Wheeler scope mounting kit out and began to install the rings. I mounted the bottom half of the rings on the rifle and placed the mounting kit alignment rods in the rings to see how precision matched these rings really were. They were right on point and perfectly concentric! All my fears went away after seeing this. These rings are precision quality just like the “high dollar” rings. I have about 150 rounds on these rings and they are holding my scope like a champ! XLR is on to something and I’m really digging it. This company is offering a set of rings for half the price of other companies with the same superb quality. XLR’s rings are precision machined in the United State from 6061-T6 Aluminium and 4605 steel with a matte black hard anodized finish. They are designed to fit on a 1913 picatinny rail with integrated recoil lugs to ensure a snug fit so they do not slide forward and aft as well as a flush fitting steel side plate with dual spring loaded guides. They weigh between 5.1 – 5.7 ounces depending on what size you get. The recommended torque specs for the rings are 25 inch-lbs for the top screws and 45 inch-lbs for the side plate. They come in 1 inch, 30mm and 34mm variations in medium and high profiles. I didn’t hesitate to order another set for a new rifle that is on the way. These rings are the real deal, you won’t be disappointed.

 

 

See you on the range,

Preston

Preston Lewis joins Team Tactical Works, Inc.

Posted in Product Reviews, Tactical Works Home, Uncategorized on September 27th, 2017 by Team TW

Contact: Team Tactical Works  FOR RELEASE ON 9/27/2017 11:00 A.M.
Tel.: 970.672.0765
Email: admin@tacticalworks.com
Website: www.tacticalworks.com

Tactical Works, Inc. announces the addition of Preston Lewis to Team Tactical Works.
Preston will be joining Team Tactical Works Inc. as a sponsored shooter, product tester/reviewer, author, contributor, and consultant. 

Colorado Springs, CO, September 27 – Preston Lewis was born and raised in Panama City, FL. He is an avid hunter, fisherman, full-time dad and a husband. He enjoys the thrill of long-range shooting or anything to do with firearms for that matter.

Preston has been around guns his entire life however over the last 8 years, when he is not spending time with his family he devotes most of his free time to the science of long-range shooting sports. Preston shoots matches as a member in the Precision Rifle Series as well as F-Class.

When Preston isn’t shooting he spends his free time reloading for practice and matches and tuning rifles for himself and others.

Preston is a sponsored Team Tactical Works shooter as well as an author, product tester, “TW Think Tank” member and contributor.

“I am honored to be a part of Team Tactical Works. The folks at Tactical Works, Inc. are wonderful people to work with. If you need anything for long range shooting, you’ve come to the right place! See you at the range.”

Tactical Works, Inc. is headquartered right outside the downtown area of beautiful Denver Colorado.

Our company mission is simple, provide our customers a simple and secure area to acquire reputable firearm accessories while providing superior customer service.

To help us with our mission our main goal is to offer quality firearm accessories from companies who stand behind their products.  

Our customers are military, law enforcement, competition and recreational shooters who need to depend and trust on their weapons platform.

If you would like more information about this topic, please call Team Tactical Works, Inc. at 970-672-0765, or email admin@tacticalworks.com.

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Posted in Tactical Works Home, Uncategorized on September 11th, 2014 by Team TW

Twin Tower Memorial

September 11, 2001 the United States of America lost nearly 3000 of our citizens.  This loss came at the hands of a group who’s only intention was to hurt America and American families.

What our attackers didn’t realize is the loss of 3000 would immediately strengthen over 300 million to become stronger, smarter, and more united.  As Isoroku Yamamoto stated “I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.” 

Today more than ever America is being threatened and we need to remember and reflect on the loss of 3000 moms, dads, children, brothers, sisters and friends not only to honor them but to carry their on their legacy as proud free Americans.

We owe it to the 3000 to carry on, pursue our dreams, and live life to the fullest as they can no longer.  We also owe it to those 3000 to continue to build a united, proud and free country.

Today please take a moment to remember the nearly 3000 Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.  In addition, recognize and thank the men and women of our armed forces who give all to keep us safe and allow us our freedoms.

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” 
― Rose Kennedy

D-Day never to be forgotten, 70 years ago

Posted in Tactical Works Home, Uncategorized on June 7th, 2014 by Team TW

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“You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.”  Dwight D. Eisenhower

D-Day June 6th, 1944

Honor and Remember

 

Veteran’s Day 2013

Posted in Tactical Works Home, Uncategorized on November 11th, 2013 by Team TW

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A recent trip landed me in the country of New Zealand.  If you haven’t been, add it to “the bucket list”, it’s wonderful place.  I visited  some of the major cities as well as some of the more popular islands and tourist spots.  Simply put, New Zealand has it all, ports, cities, beaches, vineyards, mountains, rain forest, volcanoes, fertile farm lands, and the list goes on.  Travelling this lush country, the feeling of vulnerability would come and go.  Vulnerable not because of the people or landscape but because this gorgeous country has a very small military protecting it.  Having roughly the same square miles of Colorado,  and a relativity sparse population,  having a smaller military is understandable, however it simply renewed my pride in the US Armed Forces.

No disrespect to New Zealand intended, especially not their service men and woman, but if a hostile country decides that they would like this gem in their portfolio, without help from friendlies, New Zealand wouldn’t stand a chance.

Arriving back in the states the realization of what our Veterans have accomplished over the course of US history is something to be very, very, proud of.  Our Veterans have sacrificed all to keep our land sacred and free.  They have not only protected the homeland  but have traveled far and away to ensure we stay the “home of the brave, and the land of the free”.

Our Veterans allow us peace that not all of us quite understand.  This “peace” most of us have and will take for granted.  This peace is knowing that if and when an adversary chooses to threaten our land and/or freedoms our Veterans have and will step up and unselfishly sacrifice all for you, for me, and for our country.

Tomorrow is a special day for our Veterans.  It’s a day that year after year seems to be a little less celebrated and a little less important.  It can only be because we have been spoiled with freedom for so long that we truly do not understand how much our Veterans have and will give up to continue to provide us with the land and freedom that we so easily take for granted.

Watch the storming of Omaha beach on D-Day in Saving Private Ryan, if you have a few more minutes watch We Were Soldiers,  or spend a weekend watching Band of Brothers.    Then from the comfort of your couch try to understand what our Veterans have done for us and why Veterans Day is so important and should never be minimized.  As we know Hollywood isn’t always an accurate depiction of events, but these films will remind you of the sacrifices made and those continuing to be made. After watching one or more of these films ask yourself, is it that difficult to go out of your way to simply say, “thank you for your service”?

Let us not forget and honor our Veterans today, tomorrow, forever.

Thank you for your service and thank you for sacrifice.

Team Tactical Works.

 

September 11, 2013

Posted in Tactical Works Home, Uncategorized on September 11th, 2013 by Team TW

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September 11, 2001.   The day that  forever changed the United Sates of America.  It’s been 12-years and it’s so easy to move on and forget the impact that day had on all of us.  For some  it’s easier, or should it be said less painful, to forget than to remember.

We lost many great lives that day.  128 companies lost employees. 3,051 children lost their mom or dad or both.  1,609 people lost a husband or wife.   We also lost heroes, lots of them.  We lost 343 firefighters and paramedics and over 60 police officers.

American stopped and watched as the terror unfolded and the towers fell.  Loss of American life was painfully obvious that day.  What hasn’t been so obvious are the numbers of heroes that we’ve lost post 9/11.  We have lost over 6,600 service men and women and over 50,000 have been injured and sadly, the number continues to grow.

For those of you who don’t know the image above is the service flag of the Blue Star Mothers of America.  The above service flag indicates a mother whom has two children in active service in a war.

My mother-in-law has proudly displayed her service flag of two stars in the front window of her home, in the rear window of her car, and on her lapel now for almost 12-years.  The day she retires her service flag will be a true blessing.

The service flag is a reminder that there are brave unselfish Americans in harm’s way fighting every day to keep 9/11 from ever happening again.  12-years later there are still children longing to see mom or dad, husbands missing wives and wives missing husbands, and parents fearful for their children.  9/11 impacted us all and continues to impact many.

For September 11, 2013 there are many ways to “never forget” and pay your respects.

Starting at 8:46 a.m. (1246 GMT) there will be a moment of silence in observance of the time American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the North Tower, followed by another at 9:03 a.m. (1303 GMT) when United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower.

Further moments of silence will be observed at 9:37 a.m. (1337 GMT), when American Airlines Flight 77 hit the Pentagon; at 9:59 a.m. (1359 GMT) when the South Tower fell; at 10:03 a.m. (1403 GMT) when United Flight 93 hit the ground near Shanksville; and at 10:28 a.m. (1428 GMT) when the North Tower collapsed.

Please take a moment and remember the lives we’ve lost and pray for our men and women of our armed services who continue to fight for our safety and freedoms.

We will not forget, we will remember, and we thank you for your service.

Sincerely,

Team Tactical Works

 

 

Project Savage: Choate Tactical Stock

Posted in Choate, Product Reviews, Project Savage, Savage, Tactical Works Home, Uncategorized on August 20th, 2013 by Team TW

 

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One of the most common upgrades for Savage 10/110 rifles is an upgraded stock.  The original “Tupperware” stock is very lightweight and is easy to handle however, in some situations the OEM Savage stock is too light.  If this was a dedicated hunting rig that would see miles on foot in the back country it might be a good stock however, it would need to be “enhanced” to overcome some of the weaknesses.

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For Coral * For the Cure

Posted in Sponsored Events, Uncategorized on July 24th, 2013 by KrowRN

For Coral * For the Cure

 

Our friend, Shane, over at PR2tactical makes a sweet rifle level (which we carry, by the way).  Turns out he also makes a sweet hat.  Now, I’m sure you are asking what could be so sweet about a hat?  Hats are hats.  Well, this particular hat has a nice logo and a nice fit BUT it also has a GREAT purpose!  You see, this hat is helping to raise awareness and money for finding a cure for childhood cancer.  Unfortunately, Shane and his family have learned firsthand about childhood cancer and that is how this hat came to be.

 

 

So to help Shane and PR2Tactical get the word out Tactical Works is giving away 3 Coral hats.  Here is what you have to d0.  First go to our Facebook page .  Look for the “For Coral *For the Cure” post and  (1) like the post, (2) share the post, and (3) comment on the post.  You have until July 31 then Team Tactical Works will pick the winners at random – kinda like picking a name out of a hat so to speak.  We will post the winners on August 1st.

And while you’re at it, go visit Shane www.pr2tactical.com/hat.html , show him some love, buy a hat and tell him Team Tactical Works sent you.

Free Colorado Magazine Promotions

Posted in Tactical Works Home, Uncategorized on June 28th, 2013 by Team TW

As many of you know, the State of Colorado passed unconstitutional laws that directly impact law-abiding firearm owners here in our great state.  We Coloradans, have until Sunday June 30th, 2013 at 11:59 to acquire “high-capacity” or what most know as “standard capacity” magazines or be without. 

Unfortunately, these new laws were “voted in” said very lightly,  at a time when the 2nd Amendment was under fire at not only a national level but an international level.  This assault sent law-abiding firearm owners scrambling to buy anything they may possibly want/need “til death due us part”.  It’s a very difficult situation to be in.

Imagine if your dream is owning a vintage Ford Mustang someday in the future.   All of a sudden you are told that within months it will be a criminal act to purchase wheels for said dream car.  It doesn’t seem right, does it.  If your dream was ever come true you’d better insure that you have wheels for that car before the law passes.  Naturally, you decide to purchase some wheels now, guess what, ends up millions of folks have a similar dream and they’ve been shopping, you’re out of luck.

Enter the law of supply and demand.  The wheels that where once readily available are now four times as expensive if you can find them.  Again, it doesn’t seem right.

In an effort to help everyone purchase magazines without getting gouged, Tactical Works, Inc. decided to run some last-minute promotions however, there’s a hitch, we’ve asked for you to “like” our Facebook page for extraordinary discounts.  The offers are still at or below retail if you really don’t “like” us but there is a little extra incentive if you do.   Yea, we know it’s tough.  If you already “like” us then you already have access to the promo codes. Don’t have a Facebook account?  Give us a call, we’ll give you the promo codes for the extraordinary discount.

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Tactical Works, Inc. to Sponsor 2013 Sportsman Challenge

Posted in Sponsored Events, Tactical Works Home, Uncategorized on June 4th, 2013 by Team TW

2013 Sportsman’s Challenge Long Range Shoot June 8th 2013

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June 8th will mark the second annual Sportsman’s Challenge long range shoot at Miller Ranch in Sprague, WA.  Tactical Works, Inc. will be sponsoring the event again this year and donating gear for the prize tables. This event has proven in the past to be a great shooting challenge as well as a fun family event.

This year Tactical Works, Inc. will be donating a Tactical Operations Rifle Drag Bag, Ralph T. Hicks new book “Fundamentals of Long Range Shooting” which endorsed by Nightforce, Storm Tactical Pocket Data-book,  along with Tactical Works T-shirts and stickers.

“Caleb, is a great guy who works very hard to host events for the long range shooting community. We’re happy to support him and the shooters anyway we can to ensure that the the event can continue to grow and shooters can have a safe beautiful venue for a great day of shooting.”  Team Tactical Works

Sportsman’s Challenge Shoot Details

There will be small and big game targets with up to three big game courses. The shoot is has been expanded this year to keep shooters shooting and not siting.

This year’s event will will include 12 small game targets and a total of 12 targets + a bonus target for the big game courses. Shooters will be scored with a single point for a first round hit and a 1/2 a point for a second round hit.  The bonus target will be worth 3 points helping the score card however, misses on bonus targets will not be penalized.

Big game calibers will be up to /338 and small game calibers will be .308 caliber.

Youth are welcome to participate and will be awarded medals and prizes for top youth shooters.

Registration will start at 7:00 a.m. and the shoot will start at 8:00 a.m. following the safety brief.

To register early pleases follow the link

https://sportsmanschallenge.weebly.com/