You can blame global warming for all I care, but whatever the cause, summertime means warm temperatures. As the mercury heads north, concealing your firearm becomes more difficult, but the threat is just high as higher. Since leaving my firearm at home is simply an option I refuse to consider. If you are of the same mind, here are a few tips, tricks, and alternative ways to carry a firearm without telegraphing or sacrificing your safety.
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Not having the right holster is a problem often encountered by shooting enthusiasts and instructors. As an instructor, I often have students show up for defensive pistol classes wearing belt holsters that work fine as storage devices or for daily carry, but are insufficient and unsafe for serious training.
As a former SWAT officer, I am very familiar with the Blackhawk line of tactical gear and apparel. Simply put, Blackhawk makes some of the best gear on the planet, and it is constantly upgrading its line with new products, innovations, and variations. One such variation is the Matte Finish Serpa CQC Concealment holster.
Recently, BLACKHAWK! released a new and updated collection of holsters, clothes and accessories. I was able to get my hands on the Tac-Life Softshell jacket just prior to it being “officially” available to the public. The mid-summer heat of the Carolinas was not the most ideal climate to test even the lightest weight jacket. Luckily, I was about to escape the heat and humidity of the south and head out to the more arctic climes of Norway and Iceland.
BLACKHAWK!‘s new Leather Tuckable Pancake Holster offers maximum versatility and the ability to adapt to most popular carry configurations. Plus, more versatility means one holster to do it all saving you money.
An old saying is that precision demands lubrication. This means lots of practice. I have taught quite a few shooters in offhand rifle shooting, and in the end, the dedication of the shooter means as much as the skill of the instructor.
I have been surprised at the popularity of the Glock 19 9mm versus that of the Glock 23 .40S&W among civilian shooters.
The exact position we carry the handgun, and the type of handgun we carry varies. Those of us living
One of the biggest hits of 2014 in the gun world has undoubtedly been GLOCK’s Model 42. It’s not much of a surprise
Many shooters love the Remington 870 pump shotgun in the field, and I have owned many 870s I used for doves, ducks, and bucks. The gun has a basic appeal as a game-getter.
Sometimes you want to carry more gear than you can put on your chest rig, while still being able to grab that gear in a hurry. One way to do this is with additional pouches mounted on your legs, called a drop-leg subload.
Do you like bacon? We sure do. You know what tastes better with bacon? Water, shooting a .22LR SCAR Clone, and America!
Dual Ceramic Water Filter Bag
The Just Water For You High Country filtering water bag can filter up to 10 gallons of water per hour. It is perfect for camping, natural disasters, survival, or your bug-out-bag. It rolls up into a compact size and only weighs about two pounds.
The ceramic filter used in the High Country was developed to be the simplest water filter in the market and it is so easy to use; no complicated instructions involved!
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has tested the filter and found that it is very successful in filtering out bacteria from any water source.
I like Just Water for You (JWT) because they donate a small portion of each purchase to humanitarian causes all over the world.
Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: CAMP-356
BLACKHAWK! American Flag Patch
I came across a comment the other day from a customer saying he wished we sold these American flag patches. I pointed him in the right direction to where they are on our site, “Gifts and Everything Else.” Did you know we had that category? If not, I highly suggest you browse there. We have some fun things in that category.
This particular American flag patch, made by Blackhawk Products, has a Velcro back, so it will hook onto your cap or MOLLE vest. It is black and tan and measures 2×3 inches.
Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: 2-BH90DTFV
ISSC MK22 Sport Semi Automatic Rifle
So you’re not a Navy Seal, but sometimes like to pretend? Instead of paying over $2,000 for a SCAR, you could get the ISSC MK22 Sport semi automatic rifle in .22 Long Rifle with a FDE finish. The basic features of the ISSC MK22 Sport are a 16” barrel, a 22-round capacity magazine, synthetic stock, and weighs 7.49 pounds. It has metal parts, and feels like a centerfire rifle, but is not as expensive to shoot.
Robert Farago from thetruthaboutguns.com says, “If you worship at the altar of tacticool, the MK22 is all that and a bunch of bullets besides.”
CMMG Tactical Bacon
Here is another product listed under “Gifts and Everything Else.” Tactical bacon. Yep. That’s right. Tactical bacon. CTD Martin brought some back for us from SHOT Show 2010, so we got a sneak peak of it. We actually popped it in the microwave before eating and sure enough, tastes like bacon!
I have a feeling it makes perfect zombie bait.
CMMG Tac Bac is fully cooked and ready to eat. It has a ten plus year shelf life, and comes in nine ounce cans. We sell it by the 12-can case.
Everything tastes better with bacon. Get ya some!
Like it? Want it? Buy it! Item: 2-CMMG10206
What do you like with bacon? Tell us!