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  • Stealth Fighter: Techniques for Camouflaging Rifles

    It’s rare to find a product that fits your needs perfectly straight out of the box. This is especially true for tactical gear. Gear is often modified to fit not only personal desires, but also mission needs. This is why items like tactical vests come with MOLLE straps, so operators can pick and choose what

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  • Offbeat: Thyrm Cellvault Xl

    In a market glutted with tactical and outdoor products, every once in a while, a product comes along that stands out from the pack. The Thyrm CellVault™ XL is just such a product. Carrying spare batteries is an absolute must. I needed a way to carry extra batteries for my weaponlights, holographic sights, and tactical

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  • Blood on the Range: Doublestar ARC 300

    We all know the story of Noah and his ark. Recently I discovered a different ARC: the DoubleStar ARC 300 chambered in .300 Blackout (BLK). DOUBLESTAR ARC 300 DoubleStar’s ARC (Always Ready Carbine) 300 is an AR-15 type rifle, but with several interesting features. To begin with, it’s relatively light at 6.7 pounds unloaded. The

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  • Crisis Cuisine: Long-Term Food Storage

    Having access to long-term food stores can definitely increase your chances for survival in even the most serious crisis situations. But storing that much food is not without its complications, and can also become very expensive. Figuring out what to store and how to store it can often be the most difficult part of the entire process. Let’s take a look at the basics of long-term food security, with specific emphasis on tips, ideas, and suggestions to help you start making your preparations, while also saving some serious money.

  • Against All Odds: Improvised Survival Gear

    In every corner of the world that I’ve explored, I’ve found garbage or junk of some sort. Even in places I was sure were considered “pristine wilderness,” there was trash. Finding junk worthy of survival is a practice all its own, but finding it is just the beginning. At the same time, common everyday items can often be turned into survival gear by using a little ingenuity.

  • Jack of All Trades: SPARtool Multipurpose Survival Tool

    Purpose-built or task-specific tools are just that: designed for a specific task and purpose. They usually work exceptionally well for that specific task, and marginally well, poorly or are downright dangerous when used outside of the design scope.

WeaponsShow More

  • Blood on the Range: Doublestar ARC 300

    We all know the story of Noah and his ark. Recently I discovered a different ARC: the DoubleStar ARC 300 chambered in .300 Blackout (BLK). DOUBLESTAR ARC 300 DoubleStar’s ARC (Always Ready Carbine) 300 is an AR-15 type rifle, but with several interesting features. To begin with, it’s relatively light at 6.7 pounds unloaded. The

    Read more »

  • Accuracy Worth the Wait: Accuracy International at .308 Precision Rifle

    Accuracy International (AI) has been a well-known entity in the precision-rifle marketplace since the mid-1980s. AI’s innovations have shaped and influenced the precision bolt-action genre of weapons. AI’s founders were competitive marksmen, one of them an Olympic gold medalist and World Champion. Up until that time, sniper rifles had been converted hunting or existing service

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  • Mossberg 590 Shockwave: Short-barreled 12-gauge Revolution

    The Mossberg® 590® ShockwaveTM is one of the hottest new firearms to hit the market in 2017. That’s not at all surprising, since the Shockwave offers shooters a compact, 14-inch-barreled 12-gauge reminiscent of the legendary Witness Protection Shotgun of the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS) but with no NFA (National Firearms Act) restrictions, as confirmed in

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  • Offbeat: SFD Responder

    If you carry a gun, you should carry a blowout kit. I know, in Hollyweird the good guy puts the bad guy down with one shot, no one else is hurt, and our hero gets the girl. The real world, however, can be messy. You, your loved ones, or an innocent bystander may be injured

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  • Against All Odds: EDC Trauma Kit Basics

    Everyone should carry a med kit. If you have made the choice to responsibly carry a firearm for defense, it’s irresponsible not to have the tools to render aid as well. A med kit should be lightweight, compact, and easy to use. It needs to be convenient to carry on your person. When life is

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  • Home on the Range: Drills to Maintain Skill Sets

    The necessity of constant and consistent handgun practice cannot be overemphasized. These are perishable skill sets that deteriorate with time. Take a 25-year-old fairly athletic male who yearns to be a body builder. He follows the appropriate dietary schedule and works out vigorously. After a year of this intense training, he has attained the physique

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GearShow More

  • Stealth Fighter: Techniques for Camouflaging Rifles

    It’s rare to find a product that fits your needs perfectly straight out of the box. This is especially true for tactical gear. Gear is often modified to fit not only personal desires, but also mission needs. This is why items like tactical vests come with MOLLE straps, so operators can pick and choose what

    Read more »

  • Offbeat: Thyrm Cellvault Xl

    In a market glutted with tactical and outdoor products, every once in a while, a product comes along that stands out from the pack. The Thyrm CellVault™ XL is just such a product. Carrying spare batteries is an absolute must. I needed a way to carry extra batteries for my weaponlights, holographic sights, and tactical

    Read more »

  • Offbeat: SFD Responder

    If you carry a gun, you should carry a blowout kit. I know, in Hollyweird the good guy puts the bad guy down with one shot, no one else is hurt, and our hero gets the girl. The real world, however, can be messy. You, your loved ones, or an innocent bystander may be injured

    Read more »

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  • Against All Odds: EDC Trauma Kit Basics

    Everyone should carry a med kit. If you have made the choice to responsibly carry a firearm for defense, it’s irresponsible not to have the tools to render aid as well. A med kit should be lightweight, compact, and easy to use. It needs to be convenient to carry on your person. When life is

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  • Training and Tactics: I Am the Bullet

    I am the bullet—and I have no conscience. You will treat me with respect because, once I leave, you have no control over my actions. Once I’m gone, I will do as I please, governed only by the laws of physics. And the next time you see me, I will have done my work, bringing

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  • Street Smarts: Suicide Isn’t Painless

    Are you going to kill yourself? That abrupt query is not our usual attention-grabber meant to draw the reader into a discussion of some technique designed to save your sorry hide. Nope, I’m earnest and serious: Are you thinking about putting a gun in your mouth? Hopefully not a single reader answered in the affirmative,

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