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Misc Gear2022-01-26T10:07:54-08:00

Dry Practicing Safely

It's good to see that there is a solid consensus on the importance of dry practice. Trainers of all backgrounds are recommending it to their students. There is a lot of discussion about what to practice sans gunfire and how to practice. What does not get touched on is the lead-up to it. In other words, how to do it safely. Wording—I'm not normally a fan of changes to long-standing terms. However, the switch from [...]

By |March 12th, 2024|

Civilian Legal Flash-Bang Simulators – Royal Arms SF-DI & SF-DF devices

By |July 13th, 2022|

 Options have been limited when it comes to NFDD/FSDD training. Standard flash bangs are expensive and impose restrictions on the training environment. Training devices that realistically simulate the characteristics of traditional flash bangs are available. Still, the per-use cost remains an issue with many of them.  Royal Arms SF-DI [...]

ARMOR FOR YOUR EYES | Ballistic Eye Protection

By |March 9th, 2022|

Quality eye protection is essential for every shooter. It's imperative for your safety. Debris and shrapnel that may result from the discharge of a firearm can cause severe and permanent eye damage. Eye injuries are avoidable. Standard glasses don't cut it. The need for eye protection isn't limited to the [...]

Bolt Carrier Solves AR Magazine Loading Issue

By |January 31st, 2022|

American COP's Brent Wheat takes a look at Speed Tac's new Bolt Carrier for the AR platform. It allows the shooter to insert a fully loaded magazine with the bolt closed and a round in the chamber. For more information, visit www.speed-tac.com. Read more here. 

THE GET OUTTA DODGE TRUCK | Loaded for Survival

By |September 23rd, 2021|

The phrase “Get Outta Dodge” (G.O.D.) originated in Dodge City, Kansas, during the wild days of the 1870s. The Santa Fe Trail gave way to buffalo hunters, then to cattle drives, all of which led to lots of lawlessness. Marshals like Billy Brooks, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Mysterious Dave Mather, [...]

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All Things 1911

By |September 10th, 2020|

I know, I know … more 1911 stuff? You bet. The design doesn’t die because it works, and Browning’s genius allows incremental improvements, each one building on the success of the previous ones. This combination of innovation, forward thinking and sheer moxie among modern designers and pistolsmiths continues to revolutionize [...]

5 New Accessories for Slim Compacts

By |September 10th, 2020|

As more gun owners begin to carry firearms for self-defense, more carry-friendly handgun options have emerged — specifically slim compacts and subcompacts. Offering a favorable size-to-capacity ratio, guns like the GLOCK 43X/48, SIG SAUER P365/P365 XL and Springfield Armory Hellcat have become popular choices for those looking for a small [...]

  • Streamlight

Every Day Carry (EDC)

By |September 10th, 2020|

Everyday carry (EDC) gear options have exploded in recent years, offering fantastic innovation to those who like to be prepared — having the actual tools on their person at all times. Here we enjoy some thoughtful designs around ankle holstering, a flashlight well designed for pocket carry, a highly-engineered front-opening [...]

  • Mantis X10

Mantis x10

By |September 10th, 2020|

A few years ago, the engineers at Mantis launched a training tech revolution with their MantisX sensor. When paired with a companion smartphone application, the rail-mount device could show you exactly what’s happening when you break a shot. Motion sensors track the most minute movements of the gun, allowing you [...]

Meprolight Adjustable Day/Night Sights

By |September 9th, 2020|

The mantra for accurate shooting is front sight … press. The front sight and the muzzle below it dictate direction while the rear sight provides windage and elevation with proper sight alignment. Bottom line: You need to use the sights to hit a target. However, this can be difficult in [...]

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