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.

A Pediatrician Explains the AR-15

The Doctor will school you now. From Dr. LateBloomer The “AR-15” is the common name for a style of semi-automatic rifle which is perhaps the most misunderstood firearm in modern history. To listen to gun controllers, one would think that this style of firearm had emerged from the depths of hell, become sentient, and started attacking residential subdivisions across the …

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So you want to have matching guns…

-From Team Hollis The matching pistols argument.   Recently, the wife has attained her concealed pistol license and attended a few local IDPA matches; all which led to her going shopping for her own pistol. At least that was the plan. As it turned out, I have been using the HK VP9 for the last year or so. I love …

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Your First Match

–From Team Hollis The world of competitive shooting can be extremely intimidating, let alone being a female in a male dominated sport. I was exposed to my first IDPA match in June of 2017. My husband practically dragged me there. I hadn’t had much practice with my HK VP9. I knew the basic fundamentals but not nearly enough in my …

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The Gun Control Value Menu: The Proposals

It’s time to have a meaningful conversation about Gun Control. The ideas espoused by gun control activists and advocates inevitably coalesce into several ideas for policy change. Each of these changes have a stated goal, the same two goals in each case. Keep firearms out of the hands of “those people who shouldn’t have guns” and to save lives, “even …

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Sunday Sermon: Accuracy > Speed

Can you hit your target? If YES, how quickly? I see plenty of video evidence all over the range of social media showcasing speed but almost, with a select few exceptions, none showcasing accuracy at anything beyond arm’s length. Many people move to the second point before thoroughly addressing the first because the second looks better on camera or that …

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Let’s Make a Deal: President Trump’s Line on Gun Control. Proposes Bans

Yesterday the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, signed a memorandum directing the attorney general to set rules “banning all devices that turn legal weapons into machineguns.” “GUN AND MAGAZINE BANS. Gun and magazine bans are a total failure. That’s been proven every time it’s been tried. Opponents of gun rights try to come up with scary sounding …

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Soft Armor, Harder Target

Plate carriers are useful items. They place life saving ballistic protection between you and direct hits from incoming gunfire to your core. It carries your gear, spare ammunition, and medical supplies. Stopping an otherwise debilitating or lethal hit allows you another chance to move, to get cover, to return fire. It allows you to stay in the fight. But unless …

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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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