It’s been a hot, dry summer… In fact, they’ve banned shooting here in Utah due to fire danger. That really threw a wrench in my plans as I have a whole new video series in mind, but I need to be able to shoot. I won’t go into the details here, but I think you’re going to really like what I’ve got in mind. So… once the fire restrictions are removed we’ll be back in the video business big time! It’s also been a very busy summer and I apologize for not writing in the BLOG more. In trying to decide what to write about, I was looking over some of the emails I receive and came across a common question… “What kind of scopes and accessories do you use?” I sell all this stuff and lots of folks want to know what I pick for myself. As you know, I tell everyone that I actually use the items I sell. What most of you don’t know is that I am a part-time deputy sheriff so I actually use this stuff for real! This picture was taken after coming back from a recon on a suspected marijuana farm. This is a custom rifle built on a LAR lower receiver. I have the Magpul MIAD grip and Magpul ACS Stock. Of course you will notice the Magpul PMAG loaded with Hornady TAP ammo. I prefer the PMAG with the window so I can easily see how much ammo I have remaining. I also have Magpul MBUS Sights. The free floating quad rail is by Yankee Hill. The rail covers are from Tango Down.
I have an Insight WL1-AA Light/Laser mounted on the quad rail. I don’t use the laser much. I chose this unit because it has “kill switch” on it. That way the light or laser doesn’t turn on accidentally. Many of these smaller tactical lights don’t have that kill switch so that’s why I have the version with the light and the laser.
Of course I have one of my favorite accessories… the Grip Pod LE. The LE version is made from polymer – making it much lighter than the regular grip pod yet just as strong. On the business end of the rifle I have a Troy Medieval Muzzle Brake. For the sling I went with the Condor STRYKE Sling. The STRYKE sling has quickly become my favorite sling due to its versatility. It can be used as a One-Point or Two-Point sling and rapidly adapts to your needs.
Up top is my Trijicon TA26SR ACOG. The TA26SR is a 1.5×26 ACOG and perfect for combat or self defense weapons. For more on this TA26SR, check out my video. This is one of my all time, favorite tactical sights. The 1.5x is super fast for target acquisition and gives you a tiny amount of magnification that makes the target “jump” out at you. I’ve used EOTechs and Aimpoints and this little ACOG is the better choice. Sure it costs a little more, but I think it’s worth it. No batteries needed so it’s always ready and it gives you that sling magnification to zero in on the target.
I have a number of AR15 rifles, but this is the one I trust my life to. With all the gear, optics and accessories out there, these are the items I depend on. Now not everyone needs items you can bet your life on. That’s why at Valhalla Armory we offer a wide range of optics and accessories to meet everyone’s needs and budget. But whether you go with a $99 scope or a $1500 ACOG, we stand behind everything we sell. You can trust the gear we sell to perform… or we’ll replace it or give you your money back. Valhalla Armory isn’t just a business… it’s my way of life. It’s who I am and what I do.
So… in response to many of your emails, this has been a look at some of the gear I use personally. I hope this answers some of your questions and maybe gives you some points to consider for your own needs. When it comes to your gear, Valhalla Armory’s got your back.