A few months back, I worked a trade with a friend of mine and wound up with a brand new Glock 21, and it needed a home. I wanted to start carrying it, even though its size isn’t to be desired inside the waistband. Knowing this, Brandon, el Patron de Monderno, set me up with […]
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When Brandon sent me the MSR MiniWorks EX water filter for review, I was initially very excited. No, a water filter is not as sexy as a gun or some new piece of tactical gear, but I did not previously have a water filtration system, aside from the PUR attached to my sink faucet, and as […]
An All-Encompassing Ammunition Accoutrement The G-Code and Haley Strategic Partners (HSP) D3 Carrier System collaboration, at its core, is a group of highly modular ammunition carrying equipment capable of being transformed for multiple roles and environments and adapting to the end user’s requirements.
My first experience with High Speed Gear products was more than a few years ago when looking for a high quality, open-top magazine pouch that would support an AK profile magazine in 7.62×39. At the time, the market only supported a few that I found and none of them could be described as high quality.
UF PRO is a Slovenian company that makes clothing primarily for military and police markets, and seems to be not very well-known here in the US. This is unfortunate because UF PRO makes some really good apparel. UF PRO gear is mostly “tactical” in design, and the P-40 Classic pants reviewed here are no exception. For several months […]
There’s no shortage of Kydex holsters on the market right now, and in my opinion, that’s a good thing. There are a lot of great Kydex shops to choose from, and today I want to tell you about one that I recently discovered called Liion Defense. The guys at Liion sent me an outside the waistband (OWB) […]
Up until recently, I had not carried inside the waistband on a daily basis for years. Because I have almost always worked in an environment where I carried outside the waistband for work, OWB translated to my daily life and I would adjust my attire accordingly to conceal my firearm. On some occasions I would […]
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 […]
When I think of a level IV plate carrier, “low profile” does not come to mind. Many manufacturers have tried in the past to develop a low profile plate carrier with varied results, some far more successful than others. Obviously the issue is the thickness of a level IV plate, the thickness of the material […]
I am an unapologetic SureFire loyalist when it comes to most of my flashlight needs. From 1999 to 2010, I owned nothing but Surefire products and when I was issued another brand light for my entry/patrol rifle during my time with the DOD, I said no thanks and stuck with my Surefire.