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You Can Get These Flashbang Grenades (100% Legally!)

Let’s keep the record straight once and for all: Flashbangs are produced for military and law enforcement purposes, and civilians are therefore not allowed to own one in the United States without a special license. Too bad because they’re pretty cool with their disorienting effects on enemies— temporary blindness and deafness. What if I tell […]

American Grenade Launchers – Bloop and Boom

Who hates grenade launchers? Seriously, grenades are awesome, and the ability to fire grenades several hundred yards is awesomer, or is it more awesome? I don’t know, but damn do I appreciate a grenade launcher. In Afghanistan, in every firefight I was in, there were two weapons that made a considerable difference: machine guns and […]

REFactor Advanced Special Operations (ASO) Bag

REFactor Advanced Special Operations (ASO) Bag

I’ll admit it. I have a bag problem.  In my garage, there is an entire storage shelf where I keep my wide assortment of shoulder bags, rucks, backpacks, duffels… you name it. There are many categories and I have at least one entry from each. Although I have a wide variety of them, my favorite […]

The Garmin Foretrex 401 Wrist Mounted GPS

The Garmin Foretrex 401 Wrist Mounted GPS

There are quite a few GPS devices out there and several companies who make good ones. However good is subjective and dependent upon what you need it for. When it comes to a GPS unit I need something that is lightweight. More so than that I need something that conserves battery power and can give […]

Bulletproof Backpack Inserts: What You Need to Know

Bulletproof Backpack Inserts: What You Need to Know

Not all bulletproof backpack inserts are the same. Here’s a rundown of what you need to know when it comes to ballistic backpack inserts. Are you looking for a bulletproof backpack insert? Whether you landed here because you’ve seen them in the news or you just decided to look for new ways to protect yourself […]

Klik Belts: Don’t just get a belt, get a belt you can keep for life

When it comes to duty belts, concealed carry belts, or gun belts in general, there are a number of manufacturers out there with products I can recommend whole-heartedly. I mean, let’s be honest, the things that make for a good quality pistol belt aren’t elusive: the material of the belt needs to be stiff enough […]

Magpul Breach Glove: Preserve comfort and dexterity when manipulating weapons

Magpul Breach Glove: Preserve comfort and dexterity when manipulating weapons

In early 2010 when I first joined the military the Oakley SI assault glove was the go-to glove for any hard use activities. Over time new players have come to the game offering their own take on a hard use glove. When Magpul Core announced their Breach glove I was immediately interested. It had many of the aesthetic qualities […]