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Book Review – “Line in the Valley”

by Matt • September 1, 2015

Rarely do I get a chance to sit down and read for pure enjoyment’s sake. Usually, I am catching up on news, researching product trends, or trying to better understand how we as media are performing in this business. However, after meeting author Chris Hernandez at a recent training event, I wanted to lose myself in […]


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Why You Don’t Deserve That Free Product

by Matt • February 5, 2015

After seeing the crowds at SHOT SHOW, and what appeared to be an influx of “new media” types, I felt compelled to write this article despite the fact that I will probably be ostracized by my own peers for being an elitist douchebag. Interested? Read on. MattMatt Stagliano is a photographer first, and firearms / outdoors enthusiast […]


REVIEW: The Switchback by Thyrm and Costa Ludus

by Matt • May 2, 2014

When I was out at SHOT SHOW, I had a few minutes to catch up with Chris Costa and he told me about a new product coming out from Thyrm, called the Switchback. A few weeks later, Andrew Frazier, owner of Thyrm shipped me two versions of it, a small size for a light like […]


Internet Fight! High Capacity TV vs. The Inforce APL

by Matt • December 29, 2013

Who doesn’t love a good internet fight? In my Sunday morning/post-hangover/coffee-infused Facebook skimming, I ran across something interesting. It appears as though the guys from High Capacity TV did a video review on the Inforce APL earlier this month and showed that there *may* be a problem with the way that the light mounts to a […]


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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. […]


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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). […]