Well i am pretty pleased with both GoRuck and SOE…
First GoRuck…i have wanted their GR-1 Shooter bag for a while and when i was finally ready to place my order, i was sad to see that it was being discontinued but glad that they still had some in stock and at a substantial discount!
It is of course a beautiful piece of kit
Since GoRuck also discontinued the velcro inserts for their bag, i ordered a bunch of stuff from SOE (and let’s face it, SOE is cooler anyway lol)….it took TWO MONTHS for my SOE package to arrive…i dont know if it is because of the delay or the fact that i placed my order on a holiday but SOE sent me TWO free bags!
In terms of inserts, i ordered the universal pistol holster
two pistol mag carrier
two AR mag carrier
Tool bag organizer
mesh inner pocket
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to give you an idea of the inserts mounted in the GoRuck Shooter pack
i also ordered some gear for my person lol..including a riggers belt with toxic green threading (and velcro lining)
a classic SOE wallet
key silencer with HK clip and belt loop
and they sent me this tool bag with glittery USA flag interior…for free!
and this bag…also free!
I am impressed!
As you may have seen in my previous review or recent article in High Capacity magazine, I am happy to own a John Wick 2 gun, a Taran Tactical John Wick Combat Master Package G34.
As much as I love that gun, I have always been a 1911 fan and STI is one of my favourite makes so I was pretty thrilled when they released the JW3 gun at SHOT show 2019 and now, thanks to Freedom Ventures and Bulls Eye London, I have my grail gun!
Specs on the gun (per Taran’s website)
5.4 Inch Match Grade Bull Barrel
FDE/Bronze BLC coated Barrel
Combat Master Slide Cuts
Extreme Engineering Fire Control Group
Fiber optic front sight and adjustable rear sight
New Extended Slide Release
New extended Mag release
1.75-2.5 LBS trigger pull
Stainless Steel Guide Rod
Tactical STI magazine
Four 22 round magazines with Taran Tactical baseplates
Compared to the JW2 gun
I went from the store straight to the range…I tried both 9mm and 9mm MAJOR and had absolutely no issues with the 100+ rounds I put through it. As you would expect from an STI, it shoots like a dream! What surprised me the most was how it tamed the 9mm MAJOR…I was expecting it to have a much bigger kick than it did.
My buddy liked it as well
And now for some detail shots
So I am super pleased with my purchase! Having shot it side by side with the G34 it is hard to pick a single winner…I like both! And thanks again to Bulls Eye.
Next stop, Taran Tactical JW3 Benelli M2!