Product Assessment Criteria

Product Assessment Criteria and Formula

Grading Scales- All Gear is graded on a 10% Scale. 1 being the worst, 10 being best. Each Category gets a 10% Split of the total score, making a total of 100% if the piece of kit gets a perfect score.

Some of these criteria will, of course, have to be adjusted for various products. For example, in the Edged Weapons and Tools area, if we are reviewing a Flashlight, we will need to adjust or change certain criteria to fit the features and assessment of the Light.


Firearms and Firearms Gear

  • Maneuverability, Size, and Weight-
  • Accuracy- Shoot Straight
  • Reload time- Reload Speed
  • Caliber, Cap, Availability- Is this a Caliber that is readily available, NATO
  • Materials- Whats it made of, is it good stuff
  • Longevity- Does it stand the test of time
  • Repairs- Ease and cost of repairs
  • Accessories & Upgrades- Ease and cost of upgrades
  • Limits- What are its limits, if any
  • Attention To Detail-

Edged Weapons and Tools

  • Edge Holding Ability- How long will it hold
  • Dimensions- Size & Weight 
  • Maneuverability- Ease of movement and usage
  • Deployment speed- How fast is it ready for H2H
  • Materials & Finish- Whats it made of, it is good stuff
  • Repairs- Ease and cost of repairs
  • Sharpening- DIY or Pro only
  • Accessories- Cost and availability of add-on's.
  • Longevity- Does it stand the test of time
  • Attention To Detail-

Tactical, Camo, & Survival Gear

  • Size- Dimensions of Item
  • Weight- How much
  • Maneuverability- Ease of movement and usage
  • Materials- Whats it made of, is it good stuff
  • Repairs- Ease and cost of repairs
  • Accessories- Cost and availability of add-on's.
  • Longevity- Does it stand the test of time 
  • Capacity- Cubic Inches of space within the item
  • Limits- What are its limits, if any
  • Attention To Detail-