Ready Tactical uses a minimalist one-piece design that has the belt loop formed integrally, as seen on this holster for the Beretta APX.

LAWFUL CARRY: Ready Tactical Holster

Kydex or similar molded holsters are the norm today and visible everywhere across the shooting landscape. That wasn’t always the case. I can remember the first Kydex holster I saw, in about 1995. It was formed much like a leather Threepersons-style holster, but open to the rear where the folded material joined, and it was

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Effect of .338 Lapua from 100 yards!

OFFBEAT: On Point Steel Targets for Rifle CQB

Steel targets are in demand, and why not? This is the age of instant gratification, and nothing is as gratifying as hearing lead strike steel. You know immediately if your shot was a hit or a miss. Pistol ammo can be shot at mild steel as close as ten yards, provided the surface is smooth

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CT International scabbard with paddle mount. Raised lettering tells owner what pistol holster is for. Dual magazine pouch is also paddle mounted. Matching magazine pouch holds 17-round Magpul mags.

LAWFUL CARRY Comp-Tac Multi-Purpose Rigs

There are as many Kydex holsters on the market as there are stars in the sky, and they probably outsell leather scabbards by a wide margin. I love the feel and smell of top-grain leather and appreciate its beauty, but for duty, defense, and competition, it’s hard to beat Kydex gun products. Unlike leather, Kydex

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Author’s EDC rig is a Nighthawk Custom Hi Power in a Simply Rugged Cuda holster plus CID magazine/flashlight pouch with Celtic Knot carving.

LAWFUL CARRY: Simply Rugged Holsters

When it comes to holsters, the selections available are as varied as the people who purchase them. A few of the “big name” manufacturers’ holsters I use on a fairly regular basis include Bianchi, Blade-Tech, Galco, and Safariland. Smaller shops include Rafter-L Combat Leather and Simply Rugged Holsters. This article focuses on the latter. I

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Ballistic eye protection is essential for all shooters and anyone who may go into harm‘s way. Liquid Eyewear Gasket with hingeless frame made from aircraft aluminum. Liquid also makes a hinged frame model, called the T-Flex, with patent-pending rubber hinge. Liquid Eyewear is veteran-owned and made in the USA.

BALLISTIC EYE PROTECTION: What You Need To Know

Sunglasses are an essential item of personal protective equipment. Selecting the right sunglasses is essential. They not only need to protect your eyes from the sun but from unexpected eye hazards as well. Wearing the proper eyewear could prevent more than 90% of all eye injuries. Non-prescription sunglasses sold in the U.S. are regulated by

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OFFBEAT: ReadiMask Respirator and Eye Shield

I recently became aware of an innovative product called the ReadiMask that is being exclusively distributed to the global law enforcement and corrections markets by Security Equipment Corporation, best known for its SABRE® OC (pepper) spray. The ReadiMask is manufactured by Global Safety First, which will continue to handle distribution and sales to the general

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Offbeat: Blue Force Gear Marking Light Stick Dispenser

Anyone who has ever had to deal with multiple chemical light stick deployments in a tactical operation knows how time consuming and what a pain in the you-know-what that can be. Blue Force Gear® (BFG) changed all that with its innovative and very cool new Marking and Recognition Chemstick Dispenser (MARCO™) marking light stick dispenser.

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“PUFF!” Gemtech MIST-22 Suppressor

Remember when there were no such things as ear protectors, and we stuck empty brass or Kleenex in our ears? If not, you surely recall the days before battery-powered auto-shut-off hearing protectors. Then again, you might not want to be reminded of your age, but just remember, only the lucky ones grow old—and deaf. I

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