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Thoughts from a Navy SEAL Instructor

Thoughts from a Navy SEAL Instructor

As a student reporting to and going through BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL), your heart pounds with excitement at the idea of having the opportunity to be one member of a small and tight-knit family that has an even tighter bond than that of your family blood.¬† The mind races and adrenaline pumps, wondering what sort […]

A Navy SEALs Folding Knife: Benchmade D2 Griptilian

A lot of people say that there is no such thing as “the best knife”. Well, I disagree.¬† Everybody has their own opinion on what they think is the best blade.¬† Now let’s talk about folding blades (the choices are endless).¬† During my time in the military, I was lucky enough to try many different […]

The Lansky Sharpening System story from a Navy SEAL

The Lansky Sharpening System: A story from a Navy SEAL

It‚Äôs a sunny 75-degrees at our training facility.¬† I can hear the sound of the breaking waves in the background, clearly reminding me of the punishment and further initiation into the brotherhood that we can expect to welcome with open arms and big smile on our faces as the instructors assist Mother Nature and King […]

Pro-Tech TR3 Tactical Response Auto Knife

Pro-Tech TR3 Tactical Response Auto Knife

People have asked me from time to time, what type of pocket knife I prefer to carry.¬† That is a loaded question, because I don’t think that there is “one” knife that I would choose as the only one.¬† If you have the option of carrying more than one knife for whatever you are doing, […]

Granite Gear BRULE | First Impressions

Granite Gear BRULE | First Impressions

Getting¬†around a college campus in the most efficient and comfortable way is definitely important to many people.¬†Some students can leave most of their books in their car or a centralized locker and just go back and forth to switch out classroom materials before their next class.¬†¬†Others have¬†to drive or take public transportation¬†to school.¬† Where they […]

Law Enforcement Use Of Deadly Force Explained

Law Enforcement Use Of Deadly Force Explained

Ok folks, so I know there a lot of people who believe LEO’s (Law Enforcement Officer’s) are too quick to draw their handgun to incapacitate or kill and uncooperative or unruly individual.¬† I am not saying that every shooting scenario or incident that plays out in the United States, ending up with a person shot […]

Gerber SHORT STACK AR TOOL

Gerber SHORT STACK AR TOOL

I have spent many hours cleaning, taking apart and replacing parts on M4 and AR15 rifles and if there is one thing I can say is “I would love to have a single tool that could take care of all aspects of maintaining said weapon platforms. When I first received the Gerber Short Stack AR […]

Zero Tolerance 0909 Folding Knife

Zero Tolerance 0909 Folding Knife

Editors note: The handle scales of the ZT0909 are manufactured from G-10, not carbon fiber as stated in the review. Zero Tolerance also recommends that the only way you open the knife is via the flipper. Never attempt to “flick” the knife open which may cause injury to yourself or someone else. The ZT-0909 folding […]

SOLKOA Elite Survival Kit: Review

SOLKOA Elite Survival Kit: Quick Review

I received the SUMA Elite Kit (aka SUMA Pro) Large¬†several months ago from Precision Rifle Supply. I finally¬†had a chance to put most of the kit through its paces on a camping trip to Lake Pemaquid campground¬†in Maine.¬† My daughters helped me build a fishing rod, which I took a picture of (or so I […]

Elite Performance Gatorz Sunglasses

Normally I would go into lengthy detail about an item that I would talk about in the Loadout Room.¬† The Gatorz sunglasses with polarized lens are probably the best sunglasses that I have owned in my 47 years in existence.¬† During my 14 years as a Navy SEAL, I really only wore Oakley sunglasses, but […]