Category | Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Oakley Prizm Protective Eyewear

Posted on 14 April 2014

If visual data is 4/5 of our decision making process and seeing is 1/3 of shooting accurately, I think it’s safe to say that protecting our vision and enhancing it in any way while in a potential conflict are both good things. Enter the Oakley Prizm.

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Shellback Tactical Banshee Rifle Plate Carrier

Posted on 02 April 2014

My Banshee is set up as an active shooter rig. Mine carries two extra rifle and pistol magazines, two CAT tourniquets, and an IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit).

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DAW TECH Ballistic Clipboard Test Report

Posted on 29 March 2014

This clipboard is not meant to replace body armor. That said, think about the additional protection it can and does offer above and beyond that of your worn body armor. More protection is always good.

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Armor Express Lighthawk XT Body Armor

Posted on 01 October 2012

For some of the field testing I did, I kept every piece in place and only made adjustments so that the vest fit me properly. I didn’t put on any pouches or even use the built-in hydration pocket. While wearing it “fully outfitted” the only discomfort I experienced (that would be avoidable by changing optional pieces or removing them) was from the Throat Protector.

Marz Tactical Gear Plate Carrier Review

Posted on 13 February 2012

Unlike a lot of carriers on the market, Marz includes with theirs, substantial shoulder pads. Believe it or not, you need to purchase separate shoulder pads with plate carriers from some other companies or the padding they offer is not very good.

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ESS CROSSBOW™ Eyeshield Kit

Posted on 02 January 2012

Our eyes are one of our most valued senses, and for those Military, Police and Fire/EMS personnel, that sense must be protected.

Fatheadz – It’s Not A Nickname

Posted on 05 June 2011

Almost two decades ago I met a man who we affectionately nicknamed “Pumpkin head”.  Why?  Because he had a big head.  Admittedly, he stood six feet four inches tall and weighed 300 pounds, but even for his large stature, he has a big head.  One day he asked me if I was aware of any […]

The Rudy Project

Posted on 09 March 2010

Shown with this article are two photos of Rudy Project sunglasses. They are representative of their design flavor but not actual models tested. The first time I saw a booth at a show for the Rudy Project I had no clue what it was. I thought it was a special event / fundraiser to benefit […]

S.T.R.I.K.E. Cutaway Tactical Armor Vest

Posted on 14 April 2008

Way back in the day, I remember putting on a flack jacket and then a load bearing harness (LBE) to carry my six M16 magazines, field dressing, four grenades (that I never got), two canteens and my poncho. Getting it all on and off was a pain but it was better than not having it […]

Gentex Helmet Suspension System

Posted on 17 March 2008

I know and appreciate the value of Kevlar helmets. That said, the military suspension system was a sure fire way for me to get a headache when I had to wear the helmet for more than an hour or two at a time. Putting a cut section of foam padding at the top (affectionately called […]

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