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The New Tannerite® Kill Shot™ Target

by Matt • January 2, 2014

A Reward for Accuracy Kill Shot™ Target combines paper target training with a Tannerite® reward ceremony Pleasant Hill, OR (January 1, 2014) – Seen, maybe felt the high cost of ammunition these days? Hurts, doesn’t it? (And don’t even get us started about the fear mongering going on and growing scarcity of ammunition.) So yes, […]


Magpul’s New MS1™ – Multi-Mission Sling

by Matt • December 18, 2013

This quietly got announced yesterday, or at least I caught it over on Soldier Systems: Magpul launched their dedicated 2 point sling, the MS1. Have no fear, single point users, because adapters will allow conversion to single point use quickly. Like many, I’ve been searching for a good 2 point sling and have been running […]


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Iron Forged Concepts: SARA Helmet Adaptor

by Matt • November 29, 2013

When I was out in Ohio at a shoothouse class with MDFI, I was trying out my new Team Wendy EXFIL helmet. I couldn’t seem to get my MSA Sordin earpro to work very well, meaning, it was uncomfortable. I played with three or four different sets of earpro and muddled my way through the […]


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REVIEW – point6 Hiking Tech Socks

by Matt • November 12, 2013

2 weeks ago, if someone asked me to write a review about socks, I would have given them the same blank stare that I give most people when they ask me to do stupid things. How the hell do you write a review about socks? They go on your feet. They come off your feet. […]


Gear vs Training Vs Practicality

by Matt • November 11, 2013

I shoot photos at a lot of classes so I spend a lot of time really inspecting gear through the viewfinder. In the process of looking at everyone’s setup, I realize just how little folks know about actually setting it up. A few of my more savvy readers are rolling their eyes right now because […]


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REVIEW: The Aegis Belt from Ares Gear

by Matt • October 10, 2013

From the Ares Gear webpage: “The Aegis belt (released 2013) is one of our newest designs; customers wanted a belt with the same performance as our Ranger belt, but a simpler “look”. Like the Ranger, the Aegis is 1.5″ wide, and is composed of 2 layers of the same proprietary scuba webbing (3 color choices). […]


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Accurate As A Broken Washing Machine

by Matt • October 6, 2013

For the past 5 months, FIVE MONTHS, my reliable old doublestack washing machine has been out of commission. I’ve been lugging my laundry to various friends’ houses and laundromats to get it done, wasting time staring at walls, playing way too much Candy Crush and generally figuring out a way to either get it fixed […]