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TacProGear Rapid Assault Plate Carrier

TacProGear Rapid Assault Plate Carrier

I met Dan Lounsbury of Tactical Products Group a couple of days before the 2013 SHOT Show, while waiting for my luggage in the Las Vegas airport.  He told me a little about his company, who supplies tactical gear for government agencies and businesses.  I got on the TacProGear email list. The gear in the emails looks well-made, and is usually priced very competitively.  I was especially interested when I got an email listing their … Read entire article »

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Tiny Torch: the Pelican 1910

Tiny Torch: the Pelican 1910

I have been a fan of Pelican lights for almost half my life.  I was delighted with the Pelican Steathlight’s power, impact resistance, and waterproof construction back in 1995, when I used to wander around the woods of Valley, Alabama to relax before bed after leaving my third-shift job.  After I became an infantryman, I carried the sturdy, surprisingly bright little L1 as a backup light, only managing to break the L1 after falling nine … Read entire article »

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Machetes and You: A Short Introduction for the Novice User

Machetes and You:    A Short Introduction for the Novice User

The large chopping knife is one of mankind’s most basic tools. Integral to non-mechanized agriculture, local culture and the demands of regional plant life have shaped the simple chopping blade into many divergent forms.  In these articles we will endeavor to give a brief overview of the form most familiar to western readers, the humble Machete, and offer some insight into the selection and usage of the same. Choosing a Machete: A machete should be inexpensive but … Read entire article »

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Eagle Crossover Pack

Eagle Crossover Pack

Last month I received an email from Natchez Shooter Supplies that included a dramatic sale on Eagle Crossover packs.  As a Soldier, and as someone who’s gone on many over-night jaunts while pursuing martial arts and shooting training, I have an interest in sturdy, reasonably-priced packs. I have long been a fan of CamelBak hydration packs, and I’ve used them while attending college, while deployed, and as carry-on packs while flying and while hiking for medium … Read entire article »

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Tomahawks: Hard-use Tools and Weapons, or Tactical Toys?

Tomahawks: Hard-use Tools and Weapons, or Tactical Toys?

Note: any tool can be dangerous, and heavy tools with sharp edges can crush or cut.  The USDA’s caution, though speaking of axes, is appropriate for anyone learning to use a hatchet or tomahawk:  Before you lift an ax to admire it or work with it, you need to recognize its potential danger. An ax is a sharp wedge, normally applied with enough force to cut something. Whether that “something” is a log, your foot, or … 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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