Lawful Carry: Simply Rugged Holsters Model 120

It seems that everyone with a heat gun and a credit card to order supplies is making Kydex® holsters, with compact and sub-compact sheaths the current hot tickets. Staying with plastic, the job of finding a holster for a revolver is a bit tougher, even for small J-Frame-type wheelguns. The task gets more difficult the

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Offbeat: Butler Creek ASAP Magazine Loaders

Loading magazines need not be a tedious, time-consuming chore. A magazine loading device speeds up the loading process while also saving your fingers and magazines from damage. The original USGI M16/M4 magazine filler/stripper-clip guide (commonly referred to as a “spoon”) is designed to allow magazines to be quickly loaded using a ten-round stripper clip and

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The Cutting Edge: Wise Men Company Signet Ring

Spyderco® makes some of the most popular every day carry (EDC) pocket knives on the planet. They offer an extensive product line. No matter what your budget, taste, or need, you’ll find a Spyderco model that fits it. The Wise Men Company Signet Ring is an innovative new product designed to enhance select Spyderco folders

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Beat the Heat: Flame-resistant Tactical Uniforms

Tactical officers are regularly exposed to a variety of potential fire/flash hazards, whether it be from the deployment of flash sound diversionary devices or other pyrotechnic munitions, raiding meth labs, explosive or thermal breaching, or the increasing risk from IEDs. The most serious burns are often not caused by the original hazard but are secondary

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Embrace the Future: Gear Head Works Tailhook Pistol Brace

The future of pistol braces has arrived. Gear Head Works (GHW) Tailhook™ is a revolutionary new ATF-approved pistol brace that further blurs the distinction between pistol and rifle. It’s one of the most practical products to hit the firearms marketplace in a long time. AR-15-type pistols were once considered little more than range toys. The

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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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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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Lawful Carry: Raven Concealment Systems Phantom Modular Holster

As much as I like leather holsters, ones made from Kydex® are easier to maintain and can be excellent for everyday carry or training. When it comes to Kydex, one of the most respected names in the industry is Raven Concealment Systems (RCS), which offers a full line of holsters for almost any mission. One

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The Cutting Edge: Gerber MP1-AR Weapons Multi-Tool

The MP1-AR™ Weapons Multi-Tool is described by Gerber as “the next evolution of the eFECT.” It’s that and more. The MP1-AR is a full-size multi-tool that has all the tools you need not only to simplify cleaning and maintenance of your weapon system, but also to handle everyday tasks.