Offbeat: RMH Custom 1911 Grips

There’s nothing like a 1911 to beg for a personalized set of panels. Have you looked at a set of 1911 grips and thought how you’d like some with the texture or shape just a little different? You know, a set “kinda” like this or that from another maker, but maybe more this here and

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Lawful Carry: Enhancing Safariland ALS Holsters

In spite of its liberal persuasion, lots of good things related to shooting happen in Oregon. A “why didn’t I think of that” invention has been developed by Oregon Trail Defense, LLC (OTD) located in Baker City, Oregon. And here is a situation where bigger is better. SAFARILAND ALS The Safariland series of synthetic holsters,

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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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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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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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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.

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