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d.light Solar LED Lanterns

d.light Solar LED Lanterns

I like lights, as frequent Shooting Reviews readers know.  Dependable portable lights are especially important for hunters, campers, and during emergencies that lead to power outages.  I also like solar power, as the efficiency of solar cells has dramatically increased in recent year, fortunately paralleling the development of bright and energy-efficient LED lights.  I was actually searching for small solar panels to charge portable electric devices such as iPhones and Android when I discovered d.lights. d.light is … Read entire article »

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Shooting Glasses Review: Oakley Fives Squared and Fuel Cell, Revision Hellfly, and Wiley-X XL-1

Shooting Glasses Review: Oakley Fives Squared and Fuel Cell, Revision Hellfly, and Wiley-X XL-1

All shooters need protective eyewear.  This is especially true of anyone in bright environments with high winds blowing dust or sand.  For service members, operating a weapon without protective goggles or glasses is not allowed except under immediate dire circumstances, and it puts your eyes and possibly your life at risk.  Recreational shooters and law enforcement may not always be in windy high-dust environments, but no-one wants to lose an eye from something easily remedied … Read entire article »

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Wilderness Belts: On the Battlefield, and In Your Life

Wilderness Belts: On the Battlefield, and In Your Life

I first encountered a Wilderness Instructor Belt on a POST-certified firearms instructor in Georgia about twelve years ago.  The Instructor Belt is a cloth belt with rows of reinforcing stitching, with a sturdy steel buckle.  After passing through the buckle, the tongue is secured with a strip of velcro stitched on the belt. The Instructor Belt was stiff enough for good use as a gun belt, and was so strong that a carabiner could be clipped … Read entire article »

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eGear Pico and Jolt Personal LEDs

eGear Pico and Jolt Personal LEDs

eGear is a company that has been making lights for about fifteen years.  Their Pico is a tiny keychain-sized light that they describe as a “zipper light”.  The Pico has an attached miniature carabiner that can be snapped onto keys or a zipper. I have several friends who are enthusiastic Pico owners, so I bought one from the local Military Clothing and Sales store for $6.95.  The Pico uses four LR41 watch batteries mounted in a carrier. … Read entire article »

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