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Product Review: Full Forge Gear’s level IV ceramic plates for $215.99

The threats Joe Biden has allowed to stream across the southern border are dire: drug cartel sicarios, foreign terrorists and what could be an entire 60,000-man Chinese army division. As a result, Biden may have done more to normalize tactical gear than any president in history. Americans have been buying guns and ammo at a

By |2024-05-03T18:09:17+00:00May 4th, 2024|Categories: Product Reviews|

Product Review: Shadow Equipment’s Multicam Arid chest rig

The first piece of tactical gear Shadow Equipment owner Sean Parker ever made was a set of sling silencers. Parker was hanging out with a buddy who complained that his QD mounts jingle-jangled on his AR. Parker saw that the solution was simple. “I bought some elastic, folded it in half and stitched it a

By |2023-05-29T16:16:53+00:00May 30th, 2023|Categories: Product Reviews|

Gun Review: 80% Arms GST-9 Pistol Build Kit

Americans have been making guns in their homes since before there was a United States of America – but not this American. My gun-building history was nonexistent. I’ve replaced some furniture and muzzle devices on a few AKs, but that’s about it. So, when David from 80% Arms called and said he wanted to send

By |2023-05-08T21:52:17+00:00March 22nd, 2023|Categories: Product Reviews|

Review: Florida Firm’s Female-Only Defensive Carry Course a Joke

One of my goals for 2022 was to take as many training courses as possible. After receiving numerous Facebook ads for a women's only "defensive carry course" conducted by Florida-based Focused Fire Training, curiosity got the best of me, and I decided to sign up for the course. Focused Fire Training's Course Description and Details

Product Review: A revolutionary rifle sling designed by an experienced Tier One operator

People pay attention when Bob Keller introduces a new piece of gear, because Bob knows what works and has never compromised his standards.   Bob spent his entire career in Army Special Operations, first as a Ranger, then as a Special Forces 18-C and finally as an operator, team leader and acting-Sergeant Major in the

By |2023-05-09T18:15:53+00:00October 7th, 2022|Categories: Product Reviews|

I don’t deserve a rifle case this good

I am so happy we partnered with Cedar Mill Fine Firearms. They continue to impress. We’re reviewed their incredible Discreet Concealment Guitar Rifle Case (the cool factor is still off the charts) and their Rifle and Pistol Cleaning Kit (it’s still the best deal out there), and now they sent their Slim Double Rifle

Can you buy dependable body armor for under $200?

The experiment was simple: try to find NIJ-compliant level III body armor that won’t break the bank. There are a couple things to keep in mind. First, I’m a 50+year-old civilian. Neither Delta nor Devgru are going to ask me to help take doors anytime soon, so I don’t need the best armor money

By |2023-01-12T23:00:55+00:00October 12th, 2021|Categories: Product Reviews|Tags: , , |

How to build a reliable bug-out bag

A train derails near your home releasing a cloud of toxic gas. You have minutes, if not seconds, to grab what you need to survive and flee. An F5 tornado is headed straight for your home like a freight train. Sheltering in place is not an option. You have seconds to decide what to

By |2023-01-12T23:02:33+00:00October 5th, 2021|Categories: Product Reviews|Tags: , , , |

Product review: A great tactical weapon cleaning kit at a fantastic price

Based on the incredible response to a product review I wrote about The Discreet Concealment Guitar Rifle Case from Cedar Mill Fine Firearms, I decided to see what else the Longview, Washington-based family-owned firm had to offer. Their Rifle and Pistol Cleaning Kit immediately caught my eye, and Cedar Mill Fine Firearms was kind

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