The Cutting Edge: 5.11 Tactical VTAC Operator Axe

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.

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Briefing Room: Terror in America

If you’re one of those who say, “Get ready, terrorism is coming to America,” you may be behind the power curve. It’s already here. Fort Hood, Texas; Garland, Texas; Chattanooga, Tennessee; San Bernardino, California; Boston, Massachusetts; Orlando, Florida; Dallas, Texas; Baton Rouge, Louisiana … hopefully by the time you read this, the list has not

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Lawful Carry: Packing Big Revolvers

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.

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Functional Gear: To Solve Tactical Problems

The tactical world is overrun with gimmicks, useless bolt-on trinkets, and various snake-oil peddlers. Some of these items are ridiculous, and only good for a laugh by those who might need to rely on their gear in the real world. Other items could actually hinder functionality and become a risk to life and limb.

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Budget-Minded Marksman: Mossberg MVP-LC Rifle

True precision shooting is both a science and an art. For those who were not formally trained in this discipline, the prospect can be intimidating. There are complex mathematical formulas for everything from bullet drop to mil-ranging and the Coriolis Effect.

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Tactical Force Multiplier: Christensen Arms TFM Rifle

Various models of Christensen weapons have been brought forward since Dr. Roland Christensen saw a way to apply his career experience to his passion for firearms. His doctorate in mechanical engineering led the way to his understanding of how to apply carbon fiber to the benefit of shooters.

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