The Cutting Edge: Spartan Blades Velos EDC Lapel Dagger/Tool

Spartan Blades, LLC, was founded by two retired U.S. Army Special Forces NCOs with the singular mission to “manufacture finely crafted tactical and field knives.” Curtis V. Iovito and Mark Carey, co-founders of Spartan Blades, bring a combined 43 years of infantry and military special operations experience to their innovative and functional knives. Spartan Blades are now in use with SOF operators around the globe.

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The Cutting Edge: KA-BAR Ek Model 4

The John Ek Commando Knife Company has a long and distinguished history. Since John Ek founded the company in 1941, Ek knives have been battle proven in six major conflicts by American personnel. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, General George S. Patton, Jr. and Captain Clark Gable were among the proud owners of Ek Commando Knives during World War II.

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Tactical Casualty Care: Be Ready To Render Aid

In an active-shooter incident, it will take longer for emergency response personnel to reach victims than it takes one to bleed out. A “blow out” kit (trauma kit) containing at least a tourniquet and hemostatic agent should be part of your everyday carry. Training is also essential.

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The Cutting Edge: Gerber Short Stack AR Multi-Tool

The Gerber Short Stack is an ingenious new modular AR multi-tool sized to stow away in Magpul® MOE® and MIAD® pistol grip compartments. The Short Stack is equipped with 15 different tools designed to simplify weapons maintenance and take the chore out of cleaning your AR-15/M4/M16 weapon system. It is compatible with Magpul M-LOK® accessories.

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Danger in the Desert: Surviving a Hostile Environment

The desert Southwest encompasses an immense area. While the desert offers many opportunities, it’s an unforgiving environment to the unprepared. Always tell a friend or relative when and where you’re going and when you plan to return. Clothing requirements vary with the season and elevation. Lightweight light-colored clothing that fully covers the body provides protection

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Sure and Silent: SureFire Ryder Sound Suppressor

Building upon the success of its award-winning SF Ryder™ 22-A sound suppressor, SureFire® has come out with a battle-ready version of the Ryder sound suppressor for 9mm pistols, submachine guns, and carbines. The new SF Ryder 9Ti (“Ti” being the periodic table symbol for titanium) features an ultra-light titanium tube, front plate, and rear plate

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Offbeat: Team Wendy EXFIL LTP Tactical Bump Helmet

The Team Wendy EXFIL LTP™ (Lightweight Tactical Polymer) bump helmet is an extension of the EXFIL™ line, which includes the highly regarded EXFIL Carbon Bump helmet—Team Wendy’s first complete helmet system for the tactical operator. As of this writing, a ballistic version of the EXFIL is in the works. Founded in 1997 by Cleveland-based entrepreneur

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The Cutting Edge: Spartan Blades Enyo

Spartan Blades LLC was founded by two retired U.S. Army Special Forces NCOs with the singular mission to “manufacture finely crafted tactical and field knives.” Curtis V. Iovito and Mark Carey, co-founders of Spartan Blades, bring a combined 43 years of infantry and military special operations experience to their innovative, functional knives. Spartan Blades are

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Against All Odds: Pocket D.A.R.K. “Mini”

You have your CCW and train with your firearm to prepare for the unexpected, but are you truly prepared? Knowing emergency medical skills and having a trauma kit with you are essential to increase your survivability and that of those around you in a grave situation. In a “time is life” situation, seconds count. You

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