OTM Tactical — An Autobiography
Posted by OTM Tactical on 8/13/2019 to Actions
We love to highlight our partners on the OTM Tactical blog. These featured manufacturers include (but are not limited to) Bartlein Barrels, Hornady Manufacturing, and Accuracy International. We especially describing them because they happen to be among the best and brightest manufacturers of rifle and rifle parts in the field.
With that said, we would like to take the opportunity to share something about ourselves. There is plenty of information about OTM Tactical that some may find quite interesting. Here are some facts about who exactly we are and what exactly we do.
Area 419 Hellfire
When you fire a rifle, the intense forces and gases propelling the bullet out of the barrel can also push the gun back into you and push the muzzle upward. This can result in injury, as well as a missed shot. Many gun owners accept these inadvertent motions as an inherent part of using guns. However, whether you are competing in target shooting or hunting for sport, you will want to do anything you can to reduce your chances of missing. Area 419’s most notable devices exist to resolve the issues of muzzle rise and recoil.
Learn more here!
Benchmade Knives: Fine Steel for Any Outdoorsman
If you've spent any time at all in the outdoors, you've doubtlessly encountered a situation where the right cutting tool makes all the difference. Anything can happen — you could be out in the middle of a national park, setting up camp hundreds of miles away from civilization, or you could be walking near a river in your neighborhood and spot some discarded fishing line tangled in a tree. There are countless reasons people have been carrying knives since humans first discovered how to bash two stones together to make a sharp edge. Sure, they can be used as weapons, but the vast majority of the time, knives are a versatile tool!
At OTM Tactical, we get out into nature for all kinds of reasons. Tactical shooting competitions and hunting are both activities likely to see you in the deep woods. The knife you carry with you is as important as your rifle, and in some cases can be more important. And just like your firearm, you need to carry the best!
That's why we stock Benchmade knives at OTM Tactical, in an assortment of types suitable for numerous applications.
The Best Rifle Optics in the Industry
Schmidt & Bender Performance Rifle Optics
OTM Tactical is always looking to expand our selection of top-tier rifle upgrades for discerning precision shooters everywhere. Whether your focus is primarily on hunting, target shooting, or tactical competition, we make it our goal to have what you need. But what is it about Schmidt & Bender that makes their rifle scopes so highly regarded?
Let's take a quick look at the company.
Kahles Rifle Optics Excellence in Scopes
Perfection is often desired but rarely achieved, even in the world of precision shooting. Even the most accurate shooter with the best equipment always desires something better. We understand that mindset very well here at OTM Tactical — in fact, we live and breathe it. No matter how skilled of a marksman you are, there's always that feeling that you can reach a higher level, especially when you're ready to upgrade your rifle to match your growing capabilities.
Why do upgrades need to keep up with your skills? Think about it: you rely on information to make your shots; distance, windage, the specs of your rifle. As you get better and better, you start desiring more accurate information to help push you past any skill plateaus. And you rely on your equipment to provide you with that information. So, you'll reach a point where perfection feels within your reach, and start looking for rifle upgrades that carry that sense of perfection.
That mindset has been a part of the research, development, and manufacturing process of Kahles for 120 years.
Rifle Accessories at OTM Tactical
Let's say you've built your perfect rifle — chosen the best stock, barrel, and trigger for your prime shooting preferences. What's next? You'd be looking at rifle accessories to give you a new edge in precision, and maybe give yourself some additional options suited to hunting, competition, or whatever interests you in the shooting world. At OTM Tactical, we have the accessories you might be looking for to kit out your rifle, and we have the supplies you need to keep it going.
Do You Need a New Scope Base?
Your scope mount is vital to the accuracy of your shots, but many beginning target shooters underestimate the level of customization you can achieve —and the precision installation needed — to really get the most from your rifle scope. Maybe it's because it looks like such a simple set of parts, no more than a base and a couple of rings. But making the wrong decision here can mess up your shots no matter how great the rest of your rifle is.
Here are some things that can go wrong, and might help you to determine if you need to upgrade this crucial piece of shooting equipment.
Ballistic Chronographs for Precision Shooters
Why Serious Precision Shooters Need a Ballistic Chronograph
The quest for perfect accuracy has been a part of firearms history since their invention. In the beginning, guns were clumsy, unreliable devices that usually had as much of a chance of blowing up in your hand than actually hitting your intended target. We're much more fortunate today— advances in technology and ballistics have provided us with firearms that people a few centuries ago couldn't picture in their wildest dreams.
Of course, the first gunsmiths knew what they wanted and over time figured out the science behind it, but the manufacturing techniques at the time were insufficient. Today, not only do we have advanced, reliable, and effective firearms, we also have the ability to upgrade, customize, and test our own rifles to an unprecedented level, all with the goal of ultimate precision shooting.
A ballistic chronograph is one such testing tool. You use it to determine muzzle velocity— the speed of a bullet when it's fired, which can help you nail down the best ammunition for your rifle's maximum effectiveness.
Rifle Bottom Metal
Rifle Bottom Metal at OTM Tactical
Precision shooters are always on the lookout for ways to customize their rifle to their ideal setup, and for those using a Remington 700 footprint the bottom metal is something that can't be missed. Installing new bottom metal basically lets you choose how your rifle loads and unloads, and presents a significant upgrade if you're still using an ADL model.
Muzzle Brakes at OTM Tactical
Every shooter is familiar with recoil and muzzle rise and the effects they can have on your follow-up shots. Muzzle brakes are popular among tactical competitive shooters for their reduction of these factors, and are generally preferred over suppressors in these scenarios. Muzzle brakes are shorter and lighter, having less of an effect on the handling of the rifle, and are less expensive as well as not being subjected to the same taxes and regulations. At OTM Tactical we include some excellent muzzle brakes in our selection.