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Operation: TPR USA – Chicago, IL

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Rainy Day Revolver Training

The rainy days were bound to show up.  It’s been a wet week and it appears some drivers forget what it’s like operating their vehicle in not-so-sunny weather.  My commute home on Friday took 1 hour and 45 minutes as opposed to the normal 40 minutes. On rainy days, or most days for that matter, […]

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Operation: TPR USA, The Alamo

Operation: TPR USA, Oahu. En-route to Cook County, Illinois. Whoever correctly predicts TPR’s next landmark wins a TPR patch (I don’t even know what it is). Guess in the comments below!

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Operation: TPR USA

One handmade rat constructed out of 1000D Cordura, filled with California calrose rice, will travel all over the USA.  Several folks have already volunteered to take photos of the rat at notable landmarks of their choice. The rat has quite an adventure ahead!  Stay tuned to see more photos of the TPR token traveling all […]

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Range Day with the Marlin 25MN

Derek takes the Marlin 25MN on a range trip.

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TPR Sighting in Hawaii

US Army service member/brother-in-arms took photos of his rat and patch for me.  Flippin’ awesome!

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TPR Sightings Page

Just created a new page, “TPR Sightings,” with links and photos of folks with their The Packing Rat gear; we’re all “packing rats” of guns, gear and grub.  Check it out at the tab located above!  Are you a TPR fan?  Get your patch (via PayPal)!  Folks can send MO, or personal checks, but should […]

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The Beltman’s Bullhide Gunbelts

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

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Original Special Operations Equipment – The M4/AK Micro Rig Review

Made in the Motherfucking USA. There’s no other company that’s synonymous with a prideful, patriotic slogan. Little else can be said about Original Special Operations Equipment if you’re well aware of their products. Otherwise, if you’re a stranger to OSOE, they’re a no-nonsense, manufacturer, innovator of Cordura equipment for military, law enforcement, and civilian marksman, […]

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SHOT SHOW Day 4 – Las Vegas Strip and Closing Remarks

Derek closes out the SHOT Show coverage and uploads his remaining Vegas photos.

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The Packing Rat Patches Available

Derek is selling patches with the blog logo on it. You should buy one. More than one is preferable.

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SHOT Show 2012 Day 3 – Synopsis

Media Day 2012 – Synopsis SHOT Show 2012 – Day 1 Synopsis SHOT Show 2012 – Day 2 Synopsis SHOT SHOW 2012 – Day 4   Leatherman – OneHandTool and Style PS The Leatherman OHT (One Hand Tool) is a new release this year. MSRP $80-ish released around the 3rd quarter. MOLLE sheath will be […]

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The Packing Rats – Where are they now?

If my count is correct, I’ve distributed 26 Packing Rats.  If you don’t know what they are, they’re a souvenir rifle rear rest bag made out of 1000D Cordura, with 1.5″ loop on each side, filled with California Calrose rice, and equipped with a miniature GLOCK 17.  They look like these: I know a few […]

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SHOT Show 2012 – Brownells’ Halographic T-Dot

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SHOT Show 2012 – ZEV Technologies

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SHOT Show 2012 – Day 2 Synopsis

Media Day 2012 – Synopsis SHOT Show 2012 – Day 1 Synopsis SHOT Show 2013 – Day 3 Synopsis SHOT SHOW 2012 – Day 4 For more photos, click on the the header links.  If you made it here from an outside link and are new, please consider subscribing to the RSS feed. Wild West […]

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SHOT Show 2012 – Leatherman

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SHOT Show 2012 – DKX Advanced Manufacturing

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SHOT Show 2012 – SOG Specialty Knives & Tools

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SHOT Show 2012 – Day 1 Synopsis

Coonan Inc. – .357 Magnum Automatic In a classic 1911 style, Coonan Inc. is manufacturing a gun not meant for the first time shooter.  The steel pistol is capable of using .38 special and .357 magnum, with a magazine capacity of 7 rounds. Coonan Inc. has a variety of colors the firearm may be coated […]

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