Gear

If you need it in the field we will do our best to review it here. Learn about bags, packs, pouches, holsters, scopes, sights, ammunition and anything else you need to be ahead of the curve.

Sunday Sermon: Fire for Effect

Ammunition is cheap. Lives are not. Often in our efforts to practice our essential skills we short change round counts. We use less ammunition for one simple reason, it saves us money. There are a number of training options that help us in that endeavour. I’ve detailed them a few times here https://gatdaily.com/skills-maintenance-limited-resources-using-deliberate-practice-low-round-counts/ But whether we use dry fire, low round …

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STREAMLIGHT® INTRODUCES PROTAC® HL 5-X USB

  Brightest Addition to Tactical Light Series Offers 3,500 Lumens, Multi-Fuel Options EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 15, 2018 – Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the ProTac® HL 5-X USB rechargeable system, the newest and brightest addition to the ProTac® series of tactical lights.  Delivering up to 3,500 lumens, the new light comes with two of Streamlight’s new 18650 lithium …

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A Year with the Maxpedition Riftcore

The Riftcore has been on the market for roughly two years now. It debuted with their AGR line. Standing for Advanced Gear Research the AGR line was a departure from the brutal bomb proof 1000 Denier Cordura bags they built their company on. The pros of 1000D Cordura is that is nearly indestructible. The downside is that it is heavy …

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Review: Armament Systems and Procedures TUNGSTEN, EDC Handheld Flashlight

Tungsten is a remarkable element. Notable for having the highest melting point of any other element at 6,192 degrees Fahrenheit. It can take some heat. I’m not sure whether or not that fact and a high lumen light’s tendency to test heat tolerance while on in a pocket is related but Armament Systems and Procedures has produced an impressive handheld …

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SIG Sauer Introduces the Legion RX

Sig Sauer’s LEGION series has expanded again with the addition of their RX reddot optical options.   All the P226 and P229 9mm Legion pistols can now come equipped with a Romeo1 RDS. With the popularity of optics on sidearms continuing its evolution this move from SIG on their premium duty line is a natural one. Optic ready and equipped …

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STREAMLIGHT® LAUNCHES HPL MODEL OF PROTAC® TACTICAL LIGHT

ProTac® HPL USB Features 1,000 Lumens; Uses Three Battery Types EAGLEVILLE, PA, February 7, 2018 –Streamlight® Inc., a leading provider of high-performance lighting and weapon light/laser sighting devices, introduced the ProTac® HPL (High Performance, High Lumen) USB, delivering an incredibly bright 1,000 lumens and an intense, down-range beam. The new model, which uses a Streamlight lithium ion rechargeable battery, includes a built-in USB charge port, …

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At the Workbench: SCAR16 MOE PMAG Modification

I have a lot of magazines. It comes with the territory. I buy half a dozen here and there and have done so for years. This has resulted in quite an inventory that has come and gone over the last decade. Within the pile sat eight old original Magpul FDE PMAGs. Back in the “dark ages” of AR15 magazines where …

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Clever Girl… Aklys Defense “Velociraptor” AKSV

This year at SHOT was fairly sparse on truly new products. Obviously there were new models. Companies had more variants and accessories to improve their legacy products but it was a vanilla show in most respects. But there is always an outlier.   Aklys Defense had this bizarre box muzzled Kalashnikov prototype. Color me intrigued. The Aklys Defense AKSV is a …

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Sunday Sermon: Carry Enough Gun

“Never attend a gunfight with a handgun the caliber of which does not begin with a 4.” – Ye Olde Sage Gunwizard You can find the above sentiment floating around older circles in the firearms and self defense community. It’s an expression of overall good advice that hasn’t aged well. A modernized version would read “Carry a handgun in both …

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SHOT Show 2018: U.S. Optics

With a three decades long background in precision rifle glass, U.S. Optics is not a new name in the field. Despite their long and well respected reputation the amount of information in the public sphere has been limited. Trying to pull up information or a review on any of their hand made optics usually reveals a good forum post at …

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