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OFFBEAT: Trijicon 1-8X28 Accupower

Photos by Jessie Indracusin Magnification dial is visible on left side of Trijicon 1-8X28 Accupower. Low-power variable scopes with illuminated reticles have grown in popularity in recent years. With the magnification turned down to the lowest setting, which is typically between 1 and 1.5X, and… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: TOPS Knives Mini Pry Knife

TOPS Mini Pry Knife was designed at the request of law enforcement officers who needed a compact, easily carried, low-profile breaching tool. TOPS Mini Pry Knife has 4¼-inch partially serrated 5160 spring-steel full-tang blade with pry-bar tip and Black Traction… Read More

VERTX TACTICAL TROUSERS: Unique and Fashionably Rugged

Vertx trousers come in a variety of colors. Belt line is designed to accommodate IWB/OWB holsters from 1 to 3 o’clock. Situation may dictate unusual and extreme shooting positions. Vertx stretch fabric facilitates these requirements, as well as defensive moves such as kicks. I started… Read More

OFFBEAT: SureFire Tactician Flashlight

SureFire Tactician Dual-Output MaxVision Beam LED flashlight is a highly versatile everyday carry flashlight that serves as both a fighting light and a task light.The SureFire® Tactician™ handheld flashlight is an outstanding new addition to the SureFire lineup. Designed for everyday carry (EDC), the versatile… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: Benchmade 101BK Follow-Up

Benchmade 101BK Follow-Up is a new compact tactical fixed-blade knife made from Cerakote-coated CPM-S30V stainless steel. It’s designed for back-up and self-defense applications, as well as everyday utility. The 101BK Follow-Up is one of the newest members of Benchmade® Knife Company’s Black Class of professional-use… Read More

LAWFUL CARRY: Versacarry Guardian Arc Angel

Versacarry Arc Angel holster. Made from water buffalo hide, holster has a dark brown distressed finish.I am sometimes asked, “What is the best holster?” The answer is first, what best serves your needs/mission; second, what is your personal preference in regard to aesthetics; and third,… Read More

GEAR ROUNDUP: New and Noteworthy Accessories

It is not possible to cover everything on the market in great detail, and much of what is on the market simply does not warrant an entire article. The goal of this article is to make the reader aware of some new or newish products that have some merit, and… Read More

THE CUTTING EDGE: TOPS Hammer Hawk & Backup Fixed-Blade Combo

TOPS Knives Hammer Hawk and Backup. Hammer Hawk is a new heavy-duty tomahawk-style axe that combines function and style. TOPS Backup fixed-blade knife was designed specifically to be carried with the Hammer Hawk.TOPS Knives recently provided me with its much-awaited Hammer Hawk tomahawk and Backup… Read More

LAWFUL CARRY: Eberlestock Tactical Packs

Eberlestock Big Trick bag offers an avenue for discretely maintaining access to a weapon larger and more powerful than a handgun when moving in public areas. A company helping equip our military, law enforcement, and private security contractors (PSC), as well as private citizens, is… Read More

OFFBEAT: Tactical Keys

Williams Tactical Key and Tactikey are designed for times when other weapons aren’t an option. No weapon is any good if you don’t have it with you when you need it. One thing that people always have with them is their keys. They’re allowed everywhere. Read More