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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Offbeat: SureFire M300 Mini Scout Light

Since its introduction in 1986 of the first weapon-mounted light (a novel concept at the time), SureFire® has continued to set the standards by which all weapon lights are judged. The SureFire Scout Light® needs no introduction. With many different models to choose from, there’s a Scout Light for nearly any mission requirement and individual preferences. Where size and weight are issues and performance cannot be compromised, the SureFire M300 Mini Scout Light® is an outstanding choice. The M300 Mini Scout Light is a powerful, lightweight weapon-mounted light that quickly and securely attaches to any MIL-STD 1913 (Picatinny) rail via its integral thumbscrew clamp or optional SureFire RM45 Offset Rail Mount.

Lawful Carry: Simply Rugged Holsters

Back in December, I had the privilege of attending a class at Gunsite. The class was made up of 18 shooters and focused on revolver shooting with a little bit of lever guns. I feel right at home with revolvers and lever guns, and I jump on any opportunity I have to attend training to further my skills. I decided to take two seven-shot revolvers with me—a Smith & Wesson Model 686 Plus and a snubnose Model 617 Taurus.

Lawful Carry: DeSantis Thumb Break Scabbard

I have been writing for S.W.A.T. Magazine for the past 15 years. I guess time really does fly. There is an old adage that the more things change, the more they stay the same. There is some truth in that. As a rancher, I wore my gun outside the waistband for years, and later switched

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Offbeat: Law Tactical Folding Stock Adapter

For about three score years, shooters who wanted a folding stock were driven to one set of rifle platforms, while the free world settled on the AR and refined it to its current state. That the AR needed a receiver extension poking out the stern end to function, limiting its retraction in length, was accepted, although not always happily. Enter Law Tactical.

Cutaway Instructional Firearm: Project Phoenix, Part Two

After my house was destroyed by a fire on 10 April 2005, Kevin McClung of Mad Dog Knives helped me clean up my firearms so I could read the serial numbers and report them as lost to the BATF. Firemen had unceremoniously dumped them all into a pile in my backyard. Kevin and I put them in a 55-gallon barrel to take them to his shop so we could run a cutting torch through the receivers.

Lawful Carry: DeSantis Speed Scabbard

I have carried a gun most of my life. Even if it’s just to go to the drugstore in the middle of the night to buy cold medicine for my son, I go armed. I admit that in the past at two AM, I may not have had my 1911 with a spare magazine. More likely than not, it was a J-Frame with a speed strip. Those days are gone…