Evil Black Rifle Rating Scale

The Trek Tech Black Evil Black Rifle Rating Scale is intended to help our readers make a quick assessment of an item being reviewed. It’s a standard 1-5 scale, with five being the best rating, in several different categories.


One RifleOne Evil Black Rifle – The lowest rating possible. The item being reviewed is at the absolute bottom of the barrel in the associated rating category.

Two RiflesTwo Evil Black Rifles – Slightly better than one Evil Black Rifle but we still wouldn’t recommend purchasing the item being reviewed if you are at all concerned with the associated rating category.

Three RiflesThree Evil Black Rifles – Average. Not great. Not horrible. Right down the middle of the road.

Four RiflesFour Evil Black Rifles – Very good. Better than average but still not tops in the associated review category.

Five RiflesFive Evil Black Rifles – Bullseye! The absolute best it can be. It just doesn’t get any better.


Appearance – Here at Trek Tech Black, we’re more concerned with function over form but we recognize that looks matter … at least to some of our readers. Beauty is obviously in the eye of the beholder. The Appearance category captures our subjective beholding.

Durability – Durability is a big deal to us. We want our gear to be like a Timex … take a licking and keep on ticking. We test products hard so you can be confident that they’ll hold up to more than average abuse.

Features – This is one of those “bang for the buck” categories. A feature-rich product is generally a good value … all other things being equal.

Market Leadership – We like to see products that provide creative solutions to age-old problems. If a product does things differently – and better – than competing products, we’ll rate it with a lot of evil black rifles.

Value – Unless you’re one of those “stupid rich” people, this is where the rubber meets the road. Good value. Bang for the buck. Whatever you want to call it, look for a high evil black rifle rating in this category before you shell our your hard-earned money.

Overall Rating – Simply put, this is an average of all the other ratings and a quick way to tell whether a product warrants your consideration. This rating is also a good way to compare multiple products in our “shootout” articles.

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