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I’ve been asked to write reviews for a lot of different companies, encompassing a vast variety of products. Of course my favorite reviews will involve the use of a firearm in some shape or form, but when a firearms manufacturer sends me one of their prized creations and says: “Do what you want with it, for as long as you need to”, all I can say is: HELLZ YEAH!
When I was contacted by Scott Renshaw, owner of Renshaw Firearms Company of Jupiter, Florida, I figured they were just another of the many AR builders sprouting up across this great Nation. I was very wrong. Scott and his team have years in the medical community, designing and manufacturing instruments for physicians to complete the complicated tasks of precision brain surgery… and he now had just piqued my interest. Scott went on to tell me more about his background in the medical field and I assure you, his company has more than enough credentials and professional references to choke a Brahma bull. He told me about his interests in hunting and his teams prior military experience as well as their unwavering Patriotism. So naturally, with all that said as well as CDH, Inc’s desire to help promote the small businesses in America; I was down to shoot and review this beautiful new creation.
When Garrett, from Alex Pro Firearms asked Cold Dead Hands to do a review on their Nickel Boron Bolt Carrier Group, I said to myself; “Sure, why not? I’ve heard a lot of hype over the NiB (nickel boron) plating, but never actually tested one.” Let’s face it, if you’re like me, who wouldn’t want something that makes clean up easier? Just ask my ex’s… I hate cleaning and sure enough, a NiB plated bolt carrier makes clean up a breeze.
Now before I get into the details of the review and the “praise” this company and their BCG will inevitably receive, I’d like to take a minute or two to explain some of the details regarding Nickel Boron plating.
Nickel Boron coatings are columnar in growth resulting in a distinct nodular topography which serves to reduce surface to surface contact of two mating / sliding surfaces reducing drag / friction. The nodular structure dissipates heat at greater efficiency due to greater surface area. Simply put; it needs less lubrication to slide more efficiently.
Patrick James’ Gadsden Shades:
The first thing I noticed as I took everything out of the package was of course the “Gadsden flag” colored hingeless aluminum frames. Extremely lightweight and easily adjustable to any head size, I immediately slid them on and began to tweak them until they fit perfectly. Continuing to rummage carefully through the rest of the contents, I found that Liquid Eyewear included extra nose pieces to further customize the fit of these sweet spec”s as well as a nice soft microfiber sock in which they reside, when not in use. I also ordered the “gasket” option, needed for some of the more extreme activities I find myself doing and at first glance, they made me a little leery. After following the directions, Yes I read the directions, I applied them to the frames and with the incredible fit and technology used in making them, I have goggles as well as glasses.
Once in a while something comes along that completely catches you off guard and takes you back in time. This is exactly what happened to me, the day I walked up to Devin Price’s table at the Wannemacher Gun show in Tulsa. I was captivated by the display of ‘old world’ tomahawks laid out on the table. Saying his hawks are a work of art is almost an understatement to their beauty… because truthfully they are mesmerizing. If you are a ‘blade guy or girl’ (I don’t want to insult our beautiful counterparts), you might understand my captivation. I can’t quite figure out if it’s the beauty of the 6150 High Carbon chromium steel heads with the patented 2Hawks bluing or the dark stained hickory handle, but I do know one thing, the combination of the two creates a visual effect that parallels no other hawk I’ve seen or held. After that show, I went home and did a little research on 2Hawks and this is what I found:
“Maker of the finest precision working tomahawks in the world, Two Hawks (the late Robert Thalmann) lived and worked less than a mile upstream of an 1846 American Fur Company trading post on the upper Missouri River. These tomahawks are precision machined and ground, and honed on leather to a razor edge, in the cutler’s shop behind his 1884 home in Fort Benton, Montana.