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T3 Gear 3-Day Hydration Pack

T3 Gear 3-Day Hydration Pack

Truthfully, I always tend to stick to backpacks by The North Face for every day and operational use, but I was given the T3 Gear 3-Day Hydration Pack to try out and now I don’t know if I’ll ever move away from T3’s backpacks. Through 3 maritime operations, it has held its in a league […]

Princeton Tec Quad Tactical Headlamp

Princeton Tec Quad Tactical Headlamp

I was shivering uncontrollably. My thin warm weather rip-stop Crye multicams did little to ward off the December chill in Northeastern Washington. It was 2030 hours, well past civil twilight this far north and it had been dark for four hours by this point. We’d been evading by moon and starlight and had settled into […]

John “Tilt” Meyer’s MACV-SOG Loadout

John “Tilt” Meyer’s MACV-SOG Loadout

Editors note: MACV-SOG was organized and functioned as the first true joint special operations task force (JSOTF). Formed during the Vietnam War, the unit conducted special operations, to include providing intelligence, psychological operations, and personnel recovery, in support of the theater campaign plan.   From John’s book Across The Fence: The Secret War In Vietnam, here’s […]

2019 wishlist for Delta and DEVGRU: Target Engagement, Breaching and other classified projects

Whats on the 2019 wishlist for JSOC Special Missions Units?

U.S. Navy SEALs and AFSOC members conduct military jump operations during exercise TRIDENT 18-4 at Hurlburt Field, Florida. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Staff Sgt. Corban Lundborg) In the never-ending quest to remain technologically ahead of current and future rivals, the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) has assembled two documents containing lists of capabilities and technologies that […]

Toe Poppers And MiniFrags: The Little Known Toys Of U.S. Special Forces In Vietnam

Toe Poppers And MiniFrags: The Little Known Toys Of U.S. Special Forces In Vietnam

This article will speak about two vital weapons that served U.S. Special Forces during their service in the Vietnam War. They were the M-14 Anti-Personnel mine, more commonly known as the “Toe Popper,” and the V40 Mini-Fragmentation Grenade. Over the course of the conflict, these miniature terrors drew much blood against the North Vietnamese Army […]

Don't forget the essentials when setting up your combat loadout

Don’t forget the essentials when setting up your combat loadout

Whether you’re running a chest rig or a plate carrier, there are some key features or additions that are going to remain requirements no matter what. I will readily admit that not everyone has the same needs for their gear but the following serves as a good rule of thumb. Magazines, communication, medical, and all […]

Ronin Tactics Task Force Belt

Ronin Tactics Task Force Belt

Whether you are a Military, LEO, security or a competition shooter, your choice for a battle belt is a one to be made with no small consideration.  A good belt needs to be versatile, rigid, easy to take on and off and shouldn’t add too much bulk to the other gear you use to get […]

Assault Through with the T3 Assault Backpack

Assault through with the T3 Assault Backpack

Assault: 1. The Climax of an attack, closing with the enemy in hand-to-hand fighting. 2. To make a short, violent, but well-ordered attack against a local objective, such as a gun emplacement, a fort, or a machine gun nest. – (Joint Pub 1-02) There was a time when I was cool. Way back in 2009-2010 […]

Gadsden Dynamics War Belt: Designed for the prepared civilian

Gadsden Dynamics War Belt: Designed for the prepared civilian

A couple of months ago, Gadsden Dynamics sent out a War Belt for review.  I put up my initial impressions here, but have now spent enough time at the range and over the hills to deliver a final review. For a quick refresher, the War Belt weighs only 10 oz (with optional AustriAlpin Cobra buckle upgrade) and is 3 MOLLE […]