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A Marine’s tips for carrying pistols with reflex sights: flashlights

A Marine’s tips for carrying pistols with reflex sights: flashlights

In a related article I covered some of the challenges with carrying pistol-mounted reflex sights by focusing on holster options – particularly when also using a mounted flashlight.  In this article I will focus on the flashlight itself. I’ll start by pointing out that flashlights for personal protection are extremely effective and valuable.  If your personal preference is to […]

A Marine’s tips for carrying pistols with reflex sights: holsters

A Marine’s tips for carrying pistols with reflex sights: holsters

Early this year the Army announced they had selected the Sig P320 (M17) as their official sidearm.  The modular handgun has continued to be a hit among gun enthusiasts, aided by the addition of RX models to the product line.  Naval Special Warfare recently added the Glock 19 to their inventory, also capable of a slide-mounted reflex sight.  Regardless of your […]

HSGI Sure-Grip® Padded Belt | Sticks Like Tar

HSGI Sure-Grip® Padded Belt | Sticks Like Tar

PROLOGUE Battle belts have been a quickly growing and evolving trend amongst militaries around the world, and thus have spread to the civilian users as well. Whether in the use of soldiers, private contractors, civilian shooters or airsoft players, the concept of battle belt is seemingly here to stay and is constantly evolving to meet […]

Alonso Defense Group Covert Gun Belt | First Impression

Alonso Defense Group Covert Gun Belt | First Impression

There are a lot of gun belts on the market. I’ve used most of them to some extent or another for varying periods of time. My go to is a simple thick leather belt or The Wilderness instructor belt (5 stitch). I use them because they give where needed and are stiff enough to support […]

CHOOSING A GOOD RIGGERS BELT

CHOOSING A GOOD RIGGERS BELT

You’ll see a lot of different companies offering riggers belts on the market. For those who are unfamiliar with them, these shouldn’t be confused with trouser web belts. Basic trouser web belts are made of nylon webbing and have a simple buckle although some do come with a traditional locking metal roller buckle such as […]

Escape & Evasion Gun Belt

Escape & Evasion Gun Belt

Since the Bronze Age belts have been worn by all ages and all genders.  A belt round the waist is a fashion statement (1), holds utility essentials (2), and is safety equipment in all manner of work-related and recreational applications (3). And it is those very same three aspects of a special purpose belt that […]

A Battle Belt for Home Defense

Realistically, when most of us investigate a bump in the night or answer an unexpected knock on the door, we do so with a home defense pistol and not a long gun. The reasons vary but are mostly due to the convenience and concealability a pistol provides. Shooing away the local Girl Scouts with a […]

GUN BELTS — NOT JUST FOR HOLDING YOUR PANTS UP

If a guy’s wearing a gun belt, he’s probably a combat-style shooter. Reason being, the more you shoot in a combat style — shooting and moving, or shooting at dynamic targets — the more you realize you need a PLATFORM for your firearms. A range bag won’t do it. In fact, nine times out of […]