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The Beltman’s Bullhide Gunbelts

Derek likes the Beltman’s belt. You will, too.

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“It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this.”

Instead of a wooden sword, I’ll take the semi-automatic pistol. This is a phrase coined in 1986 in the Nintendo Entertainment System video game, The Legend of Zelda.  Check out the Know Your Meme website for further detail.  It’s dangerous to go alone.  Take this. Tyler, 1791apparel.com, sent me a shirt of my choice and […]

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SHOT Show 2012 – Leatherman

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Media Day 2012 – Sig Sauer

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Leatherman Skeletool CX – Review

The sleek new Leatherman Skeletool CX gets you back to basics… very cool basics. The Skeletool CX has only the most necessary of multi-tool features, because sometimes that’s all you need. With a 154CM stainless steel blade, pliers, bit driver, pocket clip and carabiner/bottle opener, you’re set. Lightweight, low volume, perfect size. The Skeletool CX: […]

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Flowfold Wallet Review – The Billfold

Derek misses dead animal hide, but the Flowfold Billfold is an acceptable replacement.

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Kel Tec P3AT .380 ACP – A Review

The P-3AT (pee-three-eighty) is a semi-automatic, locked breech pistol, chambered for the .380 Auto cartridge. It has been developed from our highly successful P-32 pistol with negligible increase in weight and size. The slidestop has been eliminated and the magazine capacity reduced to 6 rounds due to the larger cartridge. The firing mechanism is double […]

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4Sevens Preon2 Flashlight Review

Compact and absurdly bright. Six levels of output including three special modes. Lightweight and elegant. The world’s first AAA powered, CREE XP-G flashlight! Do you know what a CREE XP-G is?  Unless you’re a candlepower geek, then it’s unlikely. Don’t sweat it, I’ve got you covered. The XLamp XP-G LED is capable of up to […]

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Lessons forgotten and remembered

*Originally published on October 12, 2010.* Checked out Curtain Falls in Oroville, CA.  Probably one of the more difficult short hikes I’ve been on.  I thought Bear Creek and Traverse Falls were difficult.  The killer was the swimming, bouldering throughout the day and a 1600 ft. climb at the end.  I learned several lessons through […]

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Smart Carry, Under There – A Holster Review

I just made you say, “underwear.” Still alive.  Just keeping busy. I tried the KelTec P3AT in a DeSantis for a day in my dress slacks. I’m a tiny dude with sumo thighs; outside of shorts and other casual clothes, it doesn’t work well. The Smart Carry I have is white, and it appears they […]

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Ruger LCR .357 mag and GLOCK 19

Archangel Holster Mod.

I ordered a second Archangel holster for the Ruger LCR .357.  When I received it, I noticed the Kydex had not been molded to the trigger guard.  Straight in and out; no click.  Is that typical?  I prefer the security the molded trigger guard provides as it does for my GLOCK 19.  It was an […]

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Arredondo Magazine Extension Kit Test

Fed about 40 rounds through the magazine using Prvi 180 gr. JHP 10mm cartridges.  Ran well, no complaints.  That small bit at the end stating, “anything else,” is a product of poor word choice.  

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Arredondo Magazine Extension Kit

Suggested to me by ebzona, I bought a magazine extension kit for the GLOCK 29SF.  Extended the standard capacity magazine by 5; a total of 20 10mm rounds.  Muhaha.

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EDC Blades?

I received my first blade [not pictured] from my uncle. It was the Swiss Army Classic SD.  I remember being so proud of this new possession, I engraved my initials on it.  I didn’t wait long to take it to my 1st grade classroom to show it off to my classmates and was ignorant how […]

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GlockWORX Fulcrum Trigger and Parts – Test and Evaluation

Following SHOT Show 2011, I spoke with Ray Wong at GlockWORX, a division of ZEV Technologies. I was primarily looking at a trigger system for the GLOCK 29SF, maybe for the 19 as well, to improve the break. The 3rd generation GLOCK 19 and 29SF are OEM, with the exception of Ghost Recon connectors. If […]

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Tactical Bolt Rifle Challenge 2011 – Sacramento, CA

Team Blaster Member – Tony G. Jacob D. finished 8th. I was only able to attend day one of the 2011 TBRC, but the following are my photos of the match.  CS Tactical has the final results and more photos should be made available by others who were there. TBRC is a bolt action rifle […]

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Gunnie Award Nomination by Lucky Gunner

After a week in the desert, I was quite pleased to find that I’ve been nominated for a Gunny Award in the Entertainment  (lol, really?) and Gear Review categories from Lucky Gunner. The 2011 Gunnie Awards (aka “The Gunnies”) recognize the best gun bloggers & websites for their contribution to firearm news, politics, and law […]

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Original Special Operations Equipment – Misc. Review

At SHOT Show 2011, I met the gentleman behind Original Special Operations Equipment, John Willis.  I can’t say I’m a cordura whore, but I certainly do appreciate functional gear that are well made, with ingenuity and manufactured “in the Motherfucking USA.”  The company’s origins can be heard in an interview with John last year, but […]

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Surefire – Sonic Defenders EP4

Though I never had a problem with regular foam plugs, or my Sordin headset, the Sonic Defenders are significantly more comfortable than the Peltor EAR Plugs; they’re easier to insert and do not feel like a giant’s little finger stuck in your ear.  Significant positives about this set is the ability to hear conversations and […]

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XTA Tactical Systems – 5 round magazine .223

I was rummaging through my drawer of holsters, magazines, etc. and came across an AR15 magazine I purchased last year before an anticipated hunting trip.  It’s an XTA Tactical Systems magazine. Shittiest AR15 magazine I’ve ever purchased. No wonder I forgot about this product. Rear weld spots broke before I even get to do a […]

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