Product Reviews

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 |2021-10-19T20:47:07+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 |2021-10-05T16:05:16+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

The cool factor is off the charts

I have to disclose something right from the start – I love this product. I lost all perspective the minute I opened the box. The Discreet Concealment Guitar Rifle Case from Cedar Mill Fine Firearms is rugged, well made and has a price-point that’s more than fair: MSRP is $169.99. A good friend asked

Product Review: LUCID Optics B-8 8×42 Binoculars

Life got a little busier and more interesting for Jason Wilson, founder and CEO of LUCID Optics, earlier this month, when Outdoor Life chose his B-8 8x42 binoculars for their list of the best new hunting binoculars of 2021. A lot of people took notice, especially since some of the magazine’s other picks cost

By |2021-08-25T18:56:24+00:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Product Reviews|Tags: , , , , |

Defender Coffee’s 1776 And Liberty Roasts

Defender Coffee donates profits to pro-gun groups, including FPC, GOA and SAF. For me, caffeine is a food group, not unlike nicotine, bourbon and rare steak. I’m not into flavored blends — I like coffee flavored coffee — and decaf is the devil. I need a strong, dark roast to get me going each

By |2021-07-13T19:51:20+00:00July 13th, 2021|Categories: Product Reviews|Tags: , , , |

Surefire Sidekick LED Keychain Flashlight

I’ve been a fan of Surefire products for a long time – decades, in fact. And as an ex-cop, I’m still somewhat addicted to high-quality white lights – too many midnight shifts will do that to you. So, when I saw that Surefire had a 300-lumen flashlight, called the Sidekick, which was about as

Product Review: 4Patriots Emergency Food-Chili Mac

4Patriots Product Review You may or may not know this, but my third book, co-authored with George ‘The Mad Ogre’ Hill is a well received and critically acclaimed cookbook, Grilling While Armed-How to get off the gas and become your neighborhood pit boss in one day. The top 20 recipes. I loved everything about

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