A lot of tactical tomahawks and axes are on the market, but the new 5.11 Tactical® VTAC® Operator Axe stands apart from the rest. It was designed in conjunction with Sergeant Major Kyle Lamb (Retired), who brings a wealth of real-world experience to its design.
When I was growing up, it was perfectly normal to see adults wearing a weapon. My Dad, Grandpa and Uncle were all peace officers before I was born. It was not until I was in grade school that I realized not everyone carried a gun.
Whenever I evaluate a holster for S.W.A.T., I wear it for at least three to four weeks, so I can present an honest, informed opinion. Those I find too bulky, of poor quality, or just plain uncomfortable for extended wear get thrown in a box. You won’t read about them here, as there is no sense in wasting ink on something I can’t truthfully recommend.
Everyone wants to have the latest and greatest weapon, thinking that if it’s new and costs a lot of money, it will make them a better shot and subsequently turn them into a better tactician. I have seen students on our range who have spent $1,500 on a pistol and extra mags, and then use
My Dad and Grandpa were peace officers and carried a gun every day. I grew up watching them, and guns were never hidden. Living on farms and ranches, we always had a small rifle in the truck for rabbits or predators that we might come across. We butchered all our own meat, and I grew
In today’s world, people do not know the difference between a right and a privilege. A privilege is earned and can quickly be taken away. A right is God-given—and brave men gave their lives to protect our rights. When we speak of the Second Amendment and our Right To Keep and Bear Arms, we do
Several years ago, I was a member of Team S.W.A.T. for a three-gun competition in Las Vegas. It was held a short time after the Hells Angels and Mongols motorcycle gangs had a shootout in a casino in nearby Laughlin, Nevada that left three dead. Despite all the training and preparation I had performed for
We have all heard the old saying, “Practice makes perfect.” A better way to say it is, “Only perfect practice makes perfect.” In other words, if you are practicing something the wrong way, you are only ingraining bad habits, so why practice at all? Also, practice is not the same thing as training, though they
Elzetta ZFL-M60 is available in both two- and three-cell models. On the first day, God created light and divided it from the darkness. From that day forth, man has feared the night and attempted to light up the darkness. Little over a century ago, only firelight, candles and torches provided light. We have come a
I don’t know about you, but I love my heritage. My great granddad, Peter Hansen, came to Arizona from Denmark in 1912. I am very proud of this. I am also a third-generation native Arizonan, third-generation cowboy/rodeo cowboy, and the third generation to wear a badge. My son is following the trend. Needless to say,