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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 […]

US Marine drops some knowledge on holsters

US Marine drops some knowledge on holsters

Holsters are a necessary part of owning a pistol. A holster allows safe carry of a firearm for both duty and range time. I personally, if carrying a duty pistol at all, am relegated to using either the SERPA design or the old school USGI green Cordura holster. Both are terrible options in my opinion […]

How to throw a punch like a Marine

How to throw a punch like a Marine

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program has been the basic hand-to-hand combat system employed by the United States Marine Corps since 2002, and as I’ve written about in the past, it tends to get dragged through the mud by young guys with limited experience and a lot of bravado. In order to complete recruit training, you need […]

Champion Pivot Traverse Bipod

Champion Pivot Traverse Bipod

When we have a piece of gear that serves us well during a critical moment, many of us tend to stick with it for a long time.  During my military service as well as a few hunting trips, my issued bipod was reliable.  So reliable in fact, I haven’t kept up on the latest in the bipod market. […]

Tubb Precision flatwire springs overview

Tubb Precision flatwire springs overview

Growing up immersed in the “gun culture”, was a rewarding and character-building part of my childhood.  Being raised in rural Alaska meant the only window outside of subsistence hunting culture was through the monthly gun mags in the local grocery store.  When competitive shooting was brought up, one name was repeated over and over.  David Tubb.  […]

Action Target's New Bullet Trap Lifter Enhances Military & Law Enforcement Training

Action Target’s New Bullet Trap Lifter Enhances Military & Law Enforcement Training

PROVO, UTAH – November 14, 2018 – Action Target Inc., the leading manufacturer of modern shooting ranges, steel targets and shooting supplies, has developed the AutoTargets Bullet Trap Lifter (BTL) to provide an improved method of training for military and law enforcement in shoot houses. The BTL mounts directly to the Portable Bullet Trap and recognizes, reacts to, and records […]

What Veterans Day Means to the Loadout Room

Veterans Day at the Loadout Room

Often on Veterans Day, Veterans are asked what their service meant to them. This Veterans day we decided to share what Military service meant for some of us. To all the Veterans out there, we raise our glasses and offer our sincere thanks to you, and your family for your sacrifices and your service. Happy Veterans Day.

Yankee Hill Machine Backup Iron Sights

Yankee Hill Machine Backup Iron Sights

With the quality of primary optics being at an all time high, I’ve noticed a trend of many shooters skipping back-up iron sights (BUIS) on their primary fighting rifle.  I feel that if a gun is to be used for more than competition or as a range toy, BUIS are still a critical component to have.  I was […]

Ranger Special Operations Vehicle | RSOV

Ranger Special Operations Vehicle | RSOV

Back in the 1990’s, the vehicle of choice for the 75th Ranger Regiment was the RSOV. Produced by Land Rover, the Ranger Special Operations Vehicle met the criteria we needed in a wheeled vehicle. Helping us facilitate airfield seizures, the RSOV offered a team of Rangers rapid mobility. Used primarily for setting up blocking positions on major […]

Why Body Armor Should Be Worn During Training

Why Body Armor Should Be Worn During Training

Guest Contributor, Scott Burton, BodyArmorNews.com The only way police officers can learn how body armor will affect their performance is by wearing it during training. Hard and soft body armor will each have a different impact. So, wearing both types of during firearms and defensive tactics (DT) training will allow officers to be much better […]