Equipment Review

  • The Smokescreen Concealment Monopack

    Off-body carry certainly isn’t the best way to carry a firearm, but sometimes it’s either the only way to do so, or an intelligent choice given the trade-offs. Situations meeting one of these requirements for off-body carry can come up fairly often...

    Article • September 19th, 2012

  • Marz Tactical Gear Combat Medic Pouch

    Marz Tactical Gear makes a full line of nylon kit that is produced right here in theUSA. What they sent me is their Combat Medic Pouch. Don’t be fooled by the name though. You don’t need to be a medic to make great use of this piece of kit. The...

    Article • August 24th, 2012

  • Review of 5.11 Tactical's All Hazards PRIME Pack

    Short of being a combat pack for contemporary soldiers, but not designed to be, the PRIME pack pretty well meets the needs of many other warriors of the day. Whether you are a police officer seeking a great active-shooter response bag, a prepper looking...

    Article • August 17th, 2012

  • Bagman Tactical Rifle/Pistol Mag Pouch

    What I wanted was a pouch able to carry two rifle mags with four pistol mags on the front of the rifle mags. The reason for this set up is that I wanted to have all the ammo I needed in as small a package as possible. I was told to get in touch with...

    Article • July 27th, 2012

  • Bones-Small Knife from Buck Knives

    I figure that this knife would come in handy if I would prefer to go ultra light with my EDC (Every Day Carry) kit. This tiny knife could keep you from violating rule # 9. “Never go anywhere without a knife.”

    Article • July 20th, 2012

  • Coverage of Warrior Expo East 2012

    Warrior Expo East 2012 took place over two days in July 2012. It was held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center and featured two hundred vendor booths set up for 1500 attendees.

    Article • July 18th, 2012

  • Maxpedition Aggressor Tactical Attache

    I was looking for a good multi purpose gear bag for work that would be big enough to carry all my gear and be durable enough for daily use. I found exactly what I was looking for in the Maxpedition Aggressor Tactical Attaché bag.

    Article • July 9th, 2012

  • Raven Concealment Systems Phantom Light Compatible Holster

    I had been carrying my Glock 23 with Surefire X300 weapon light in what is basically a duty holster with a paddle attachment. While this works fine, it is very hard to conceal without wearing very baggy button up shirts or jackets. This had me looking for...

    Article • June 25th, 2012

  • Condor Outdoor Gear 3-Days Backpack

    I needed a bag big enough to haul my gear, that wore comfortably for miles upon miles of carry. The Condor 3-Day looked like it would fill my need, and it was recommended by the owner of WTG Tactical, so I figured I'd give it a try.

    Article • June 21st, 2012

  • Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit NOW Review

    US law enforcement has taken note and you are beginning to see more and more IFAK’s. For the most part you’ll see them being worn by tactical teams or other high risk units but, you’re seeing them on active shooter rigs on a more frequent basis.

    Article • June 11th, 2012

  • Two Knives from tecX - A Review

    Recently, I received two knives from tecX for review. Having never heard of tecX before, I was a bit wary about how good they could be, but I was pleasantly surprised. The knives I received were the Inceptra (Model T0074.5T) and the TK-1 (Model...

    Article • June 1st, 2012

  • Condor Tactical Gear Mesh Hydration Vest Review

    Law enforcement professionals use equipment vests, carrying armor or not, for various purposes. In this article, the author reports on his experience wear-testing the Condor Tactical Gear Mesh Hydration Vest.

    Article • May 30th, 2012

  • Duty Smith SpeedSet Gun Belt System

    Leather was the standard for so long that nylon quite often was dismissed simply because "it wasn't pretty enough," or "only SWAT guys can use nylon." Duty Smith's SpeedSet will probably face the same challenge, but that challenge is based on...

    Article • May 21st, 2012

  • Boot Review: Rocky S2Vs

    I know it's never a smart idea to select a pair of boots based on how they look, but the Rocky S2Vs just looked tough. Even more years ago there was a time when the only boots I'd wear on duty were my Rocky 911s, so I was a big Rocky Boots fan back in the...

    Article • May 8th, 2012

  • Neat and discreet

    Not long ago I tested a Charter Arms Undercover Lite 5-shot, 12-ounce revolver capable of handling +P cartridges. Made of aircraft aluminum and stainless steel, this model has a non-reflective finish and distinctive appearance. I found that a 12-ounce gun...

    Article • February 13th, 2013

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