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Accessories

IronClad Command...

Ironclad Performance Wear makes quality gloves for work and sport for men and women. The 10 different styles in their tactical line, value priced from $15...
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Gerber Game Shears

The “Game Shears” segment of the overall cutlery market is a small one, but these handy game-processors are big to the sportsmen who use them. Designed...
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Freedom Arms...

I recently sent my Freedom Arms Model 97 revolver in .45 Colt back to Freedom to be fitted with a .45 ACP cylinder.
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Sawyer Gravity...

It’s funny — I haven’t bought a water filter in over a decade and suddenly I’ve got three new ones sitting around.
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Book: When...

The book When Violence Is The Answer — Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is At Stake by Tim Larkin has been out for several years but just...
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The Barnett King...

The humble slingshot is the ideal packable tool for survival and subsistence. It doesn’t require expensive ammunition and can, in a pinch, even shoot...
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CLEANING

Otis .30 CAL...

The king of the pull-through cleaning kit now makes traditional sectional rod kits of lifetime quality. American-made from solid brass and offering strength...
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Before The...

Is shotgun cleaning more fun than hunting or shooting clays? Not for me, but a clean gun is a happy gun. I clean, oil and repair on a regular basis. Hunting...
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OTIS Shooting Bundle

How many new gun owners do you know? How many are actually ready to go to the range? Good personal safety and firearms maintenance habits are best started...
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A Cleaning Kit...

New Otis Professional Cleaning Kit for GLOCKS. Finally, a cleaning kit for the Prince of Polymer Pistols.
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Four Cleaning...

Let’s face it: Gun cleaning can seem overwhelming to the newcomer. Poking my head into Brownells, there’s hundreds of different cleaners, degreasers,...
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Otis Rust...

Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) plastic bags are commonly used in industry to protect metal parts from oxidation. Unlike the bag you seal your sandwich in,...
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Holsters

Craft Holsters...

In honor of Military Appreciation Month, Craft Holsters has partnered with the American Legion — America’s largest veterans' group. Craft is donating 1%...
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Versacarry...

I love the smell of new leather but new water buffalo hide is, shall we say, a little less savory. Fortunately, I’m pretty sure the new VersacarryDefender...
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Girl Stuff

We think if the gun is deployed it had better do as good a job as it possibly can and better be as effective as it can, caliber and function wise.
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Flat As A Pancake

A discussion of a specific class of concealment holsters, known generically as the “Pancake.” I’ve always admired the concept of the Pancake rig,...
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Wide-Open Carry

Want to impress your friends? You can with some pretty fancy hide. Rather have something more practical for field use? There are plenty of options. As a...
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CrossBreed...

I wasn’t sure about this one until I tried it. After several days of pistol training, I discovered my misgivings were misguided — this thing works.
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KNIVES

Spyderco Smock

Like a fine wine, Spyderco’s Smock folder has improved with age. Designed by custom knifemaker Kevin Smock, it’s a production send-up of the...
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Bear & Sons Bold...

For over 30 years, Bear & Son Cutlery of Jacksonville, Ala. has become known for their well-built, affordable traditional folders and fixed-blades — so...
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The Battle Wagon...

How many knives can legitimately claim a possible physical participation in four active conflicts — WWII, Korea, Vietnam and the Lebanese Civil War —...
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A Blade For Lion...

The Ocaso Strategy, a liner lock flipper with aluminum scales, deep pocket clip, and K110 steel — is a gentleman’s blade that is appropriate for...
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CRKT Bona Fides

When CRKT introduced ace knife designer Ken Onion’s Field Strip mechanism a few years back, the cutlery world took note. Here was a mechanism that, like...
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Spyderco Civilian

Take one look at the “reverse S” blade of the Spyderco Civilian, and you’ll likely intuit this is not a knife for chopping through wood, breaking down...
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LIGHTS & LASERS

SIG Romeo2 Red Dot Sight
SIG Romeo2 Red...

Durability, reliability and flexibility drive the train in modern combat gear. Lots of stuff nails one or two out of three. The SIG ROMEO2, though...
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Streamlight...

There are plenty of light/laser options for the popular Smith & Wesson Shield Series but Streamlight just upped the ante with the new TLR-6 HL G.
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Streamlight...

The new ProTac HL-X Pro offers half the light output of Streamlight’s beast ProTac 2.0 at a still-respectable 1,000 lumens. However, the HL-X Pro really...
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Wedge XT EDC Light

The Streamlight Wedge has been around for a couple of years and I carry mine nearly every day. The Wedge is a near-perfect EDC light except for one trifling...
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Splitting The...

It's more like a floodlight than most tactical lights. The Wedge XT design prevents surprises in the periphery.
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Streamlight...

The Streamlight ProTac 2.0 checks all the boxes — power (2,000 lumens), a simple and robust pic-rail mounting system and a stout rechargeable battery.
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Sights & Optics

XS Sights...

Got an adjustable-sighted S&W revolver and want a heavy-duty fixed sight with a front tritium big dot sure to pop right up when you most need it?
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Holosun DRS-TH Thermal Reflex Sight
Holosun DRS-TH:...

The Holosun DRS-TH is a revolutionary rifle-mounted optic combining the capabilities of a red dot sight with the advanced features of thermal imaging. T
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Besides hunters, clay target shooters can benefit from the easy-to-see front sight. The self-luminescent technology makes the sight literally glow in lower light conditions.
A DIY Shotgun...

Fast, highly visible, easy to install yourself, and as unbreakable as a politician’s ego, the XS Sights Universal Standard Dot Shotgun Vent Rib can help...
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Taurus TX 200...

At risk of offending the kind folks from Taurus, I don’t see the TaurusTX 22 as a competition-specific pistol at all.
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XS GLOCK Fiber Optic Sight Kit
The Fiber Optic...

An upgrade like the XS GLOCK Fiber Optic Sight Kit can significantly change your ability to hit fast and sure, and for less than $70, it’s an investment...
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The Optical Triangle

It’s not as inscrutable as the Bermuda Triangle. Shooters who ignore it won’t disappear. But the three legs of the optical triangle do affect what you...
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