Appendix Carry seems to be an extremely popular method of concealed carry these days. Various brands are now available in lieu of the “need” and “want” for a comfortable and quality holster. Unfortunately, this method of carry is variable to each person when compared to traditional strong-side carry. Everyone’s body is built differently and therefore […]
Author Archive | Ian Strimbeck
Most of the small fixed blades (SFBs) on the market today are designed pretty much the same. Usually these knives are multi-purpose designed tools that can be used for everything from rope cutting to self-defense. What you don’t see a lot of are small fixed blades designed primarily as self-defense tools. This is where the […]
Time and time again I see students buying and using the latest and greatest handgun, long gun, optic, etc on the market, yet when asked if they have any basic medical training, or if they carry any basic medical gear, I get a confused look as if I just spoke a foreign language. Sometimes I […]
As an instructor that teaches self-defense, I wonder every now and again in the back of my head if I ever had to utilize my methods, would I be able to? Unfortunately, I almost had to find out recently as I was leaving work in the wee hours of the morning.
Every now and then a company will resurrect a product from the dead, and redesigns it for the better. Rogue Gunfighter has done that and so much more with their newly released Low Vis Chest Rig (LVCR). The LVCR is realistically a reproduced and re-engineered version of the US Military’s Load Bearing Vest (LBV). For […]
In the world today, where carrying overt defensive tools such as folding knives and firearms will get you a second look, there stands a niche for tools that can be discreetly carried in non-permissive environments. Chris Watkins, an active duty United States service member as well as a part time self-defense instructor, designed a tool […]
There are many knife manufacturers with folding designs that are utilized most of the time for every day tasks that can also be used as a defensive tool in a “worst case scenario.” On the contrary, there are extremely few folding knives whose primary task is to be implemented as a defensive edged weapon.
In today’s firearms industry, designing and producing concealed carry holsters for your handgun and associated accessories can be done in the confines of your own home. This type of gear is usually designed for the everyday citizen to facilitate concealed carry and sometimes off duty law enforcement officers.
Company to company, nothing really changes much when it comes to tactical nylon. Whether the company makes chest rigs, duty belts, slings, hydration carriers or even plate carriers they’re virtually all the same. Any new company can basically acquire nylon, a sewing machine, a name and they will become one of a thousand or so […]