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Blue Force Gear Belt Pouches

Derek talks about Blue Force Gear’s belt pouch system.

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A Look at the Cloak Tuck 2.0 from Alien Gear Holsters

This product was received to review with no arrangement to return it.  The product page and the manufacture’s website is linked in two locations of this post. The last time I donned on a hybrid holster, it was the Crossbreed SuperTuck with cowhide in a combat cut and metal clips for the Glock 19. I […]

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SHOT Show 2015 – Overall

Purpose accomplished. I didn’t catch the SHOT Show crud, had a good time, good food, and hung out with some great folks. While nothing in particular excited me, there were several products that caught my eye. For the last several years, Next Level Training only offered a Shot Indicating Resetting Pistol resembling a Glock 17.  However, in […]

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SHOT Show Every Year

I LOL’d, too.  Thanks, SayUncle.

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SHOT Show Industry Day 2015

As far as I’m concerned, it was another day at the range. My notable observations were isolated to Ruger’s LC9s, and Geissele’s AK-47 trigger. Ruger released the LC9s sometime in July 2014 and announced it’s Pro variation earlier in December 2014.  I haven’t shot either prior to this trip, so it’s new to me.  I’m aware there […]

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SHOT Show 2015 Preparation

Preparation for SHOT Show?  That’s funny. I just know I’ll be there Sunday through Wednesday attending Industry Day (Yes.  I’m surprised, too), take some photos, and reunite with some friends.  Just have fun.  I’ll be back at work the next day.  Woo. I’ve read about most of the rumors and anticipate it will be relatively […]

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2014-2015 EDC Set-up

Derek uses a pocket protector.

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Extreme Close Quarters Concepts 2014, Re: Reflecting on Progress

Derek discusses his force-on-force training progress and reaffirms his greatest weakness is not in physical or firearms training, but verbal acumen.

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“This is for fighting. This is for fun.”

Derek buys another P3AT and observes some changes.

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Quick note on ear pro preference

Derek jots some thoughts on his ear pro.

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Some thoughts on pocket carry.

Derek adds to MouseGunAddict’s thoughts on pocket carry pants.

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A post to keep you in the loop.

Derek, the moth, visits the lights of San Francisco. Didn’t get zapped.

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SHOT Show 2013 – Day 2

Turtle Skin Turtle Skin manufactures a variety of protective equipment: body armor, gloves, snake protection, etc.  The BladeTect shirt caught my eye initially.  It’s like a lightweight chain mail to minimize the threat against blades and sharp cuts.  It’s also breathable and appears/feels it would be comfortable to wear.  Also photographed below are Snake Gaiters, […]

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SHOT Show 2013 – Day 1

Derek’s first day at SHOT Show 2013.

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SHOT Show 2013 – Media Day

This is the coolest year I’ve encountered in Las Vegas, NV.  I must admit, however, I’m not a very good barometer to determine what cold really is. I was prepared, so I managed quite well.  Minus 33 Merino wool base layer, Ice Breaker Merino wool t-shirt, silk sock liner, Darned Tough Merino wool socks, Triple […]

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Ruger SR22 – New Pistol Impression

Among the firearms I took out recently was a Ruger SR22. If you recall, I posted a short disassembly video of the SR22 from SHOT Show 2012. I finally purchased one this week. Probably my first new handgun purchase in awhile. First several rounds seem to have POI consistency issues; however, after about 100 rounds, […]

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Deep Concealment Sun Visor Holster Overview

Chase from Deep Conceal LLC, approached me to check out their line of firearm concealed carry holsters. Wasn’t quite certain what I could offer considering I’m pretty happy with my current setup, but I had a choice between their shoulder holster or sun visor holster. The shoulder holster can be described as a rib-band with […]

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I prefer to drift the pin in further to provide a semi-snug fit before driving the pin home.  It took me a few tries to get it to protrude appropriately.

APEX Tactical Specialties AEK Trigger Install

This afternoon, I stayed in and installed an AEK Trigger on Shenanigun’s Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm pistol.  Courtesy of APEX Tactical Specialties, the addition of the AEK trigger provides a reduction in pre-travel and over-travel resulting in a perception of an improved trigger pull.  This trigger may stand alone, or further enhance APEX Tactical […]

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I used to enjoy cleaning my firearms, but then a took an arrow to the knee. Don’t shoot me in the knee; I know this/that meme is old (Internet time). If you’re a new gun owner, or have few firearms, cleaning firearms post range-time isn’t an issue. For some, it’s an enjoyable experience. Then there […]

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Range Day and Suppressors in CA

The .22LRs were Remington subsonic rounds. Sounds like a sewing machine.

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