When the Cobra buckle first came on the market, everyone wanted a piece. I remember when the trend was so hot, you could have a belt made out of twine, but with a nice buckle it went for over $100. Well, almost. As all tactical-cool fads go, the trendy and the functional grow to […]
When I originally wrote on this topic a few years ago, I took a lot of flak over it by people who didn’t seem to disagree with my thoughts or conclusions, but apparently wanted to attack me personally for stepping into their lane or something. Character assassination notwithstanding, I think this is worth writing about […]
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During my time on active duty in the Army, I tried to make my kit better in every iteration. As I moved from different IBA (improved battle armor/Interceptor battle armor) setups to the plate carrier I was issued before going to Afghanistan, one thing always rustled my jimmies: I had to cut tie-downs, unbutton, unweave, […]
It’s been a few years since my last visit to SHOT, and I wasn’t actually planning on going this year, but the opportunity to go to media day on the range was an enticement I couldn’t pass up. As always, there were plenty of new handgun makes and models, an assortment of AR-15 type rifles […]
There are many ways you can approach camping. You can go at it from a minimalist perspective and have with you just a knife, a tent, and some protein bars; you can go all out and bring along a stove, pots and pans, and all the food cans you can carry; you can even do […]
Knives are an interesting piece of kit. They are more frequently used than other items people carry with with them, and subsequently more frequently misused. The basic function of a knife is to cut or chop (sharp, pointy things are made to do that). However, I cannot relate the number of times I have witnessed, […]
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Here’s a video from our buddy John Lovell. I think you’ll enjoy his straight to the point video. To find out more about John check out his YouTube channel and page. What is the Warrior Poet Society? There is an old quote known to many in the world of self-defense: “The state that separates its […]
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I can’t say enough positive things about Powertac’s E9R 1020 lumen light. It’s blinding, compact, lightweight, tough and easy to use flashlight. For me, it has become the perfect EDC light which is what I was looking for when I stumbled across it. After months of evaluation I carry it daily. There are some pantheons […]
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Jon Dufresne is an instructor for Sage Dynamics & Kinetic Consulting. He is also a writer for Spotterup.com Here is a video. Lots of people ask how to mount optics so he decided to make a video on it. Not the coolest video but we hope it helps. *The views and opinions expressed on this website are solely […]
Jon Dufresne is an instructor for Sage Dynamics & Kinetic Consulting. He is also a writer for Spotterup.com Lots of people ask Jon what distances to zero their Trijicon Ruggedized Miniature Reflex (RMRs) so he decided to make a video on it. Not the coolest video but he hopes it helps. Enjoy. The Trijicon RMR (Ruggedized Miniature Reflex) […]
Last weekend I finally got to run my Glock 17MOS with Shield RMS in a local USPSA level 1 match and it was both a lot of fun and illuminating (pun intended). I was relatively happy with my performance considering it was my first USPSA match since February and I wasn’t sure how well I […]
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This is the third article in a series about miniature red dot optics on pistols. Click here for the previous article, or click here to go to the beginning. As i mentioned previously, i plan on starting with the Shield RMS as a learning tool, and to use in competition, and then want to mount […]
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