Category | Tactical

The Streamlight TLR-1 HL Weapon Light

Posted on 23 April 2014

While I’m not normally a fan of having a handgun mounted light, there are certainly applications for such (SWAT, K9, military, etc) and I’d never argue with a person who felt that having a light mounted on their handgun for home- or self-defense was necessary. All that said, I recently was able to test the Streamlight TLR-1HL which has proven quite handy.

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Daily Preparedness

Posted on 23 April 2014

Truth be told, there’s a lot more I take with me each day than just a knife… or a gun and a knife and a lighter, but what we actually carry on our person isn’t the end all be all of daily preparedness.

Oh Crap Gear

Posted on 23 April 2014

What if all you had was what you were WEARING and your guns. What would that consist of? Naturally this is radically different depending on what environment you are, or you expect to be, in. Still, it seemed an interesting enough challenge to contemplate that I thought I’d share.

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Firearms’ Oldest Debate

Posted on 22 April 2014

I’ve enjoyed listening to some truly great minds in the firearms field debate the pros and cons of the .45ACP versus the 9mm. In the past few years the debate has grown to include the .40S&W, the .357Sig and now the .45GAP.

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Stop The Bleeding

Posted on 22 April 2014

Recognizing that there are preventable deaths occurring from blood loss resulting from extremity wounds, the ability to control / stop bleeding is highlighted. This week I took a look at two products that are designed for just that purpose: the SWAT-T and QuikClot Combat Gauze.

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The Gerber Bullrush Multi-Tool

Posted on 22 April 2014

Gerber’s Bullrush is a recent release that is basic, comfortable and relatively compact. It has what you need and not a bunch of stuff that you probably don’t.

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The Gerber Uppercut Punch Dagger

Posted on 22 April 2014

I know there are still a lot of people in the law enforcement industry – and other warrior services as well – who feel that boot knives, hide-away knives, and other such tools don’t have a place in the profession. I think that the circumstances weigh greatly on that decision and would rather have it and not need it, rather than need it but not have it.

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Blackhawk Blades BHB30 Folding Knife Review

Posted on 21 April 2014

All in all this knife is a good specimen of what I’ve come to expect from Blackhawk products. It looks good, carries well and performs as required.

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Invisible Off-Body Concealed Carry

Posted on 18 April 2014

Off-body carry of a handgun – usually in a bag of some sort – isn’t the best option in terms of preparedness — you give up some weapon security and access time. But it is necessary on occasion. Sometimes the only other option is to not have a gun handy at all, and in some parts of the world, it may give you the option to suddenly “lose” an incriminating item.

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Spyderco Manix 2 Knife Review

Posted on 18 April 2014

The Manix 2 has a three-inch plain cutting edge on a blade that is 3.37” overall and does not have any option for a partially- or all-serrated edge. Closed the knife measures 4.66” and locked open it’s just over 8”.

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