Gear is secondary to mindset and skillset, but still very relevant to success. The right piece of gear makes any job easier. Contained here are all posts about equipment, from reviews to employment.

Vedder Light Tuck Holster: Raw Truth Review

The Vedder Light Tuck holster has been my go-to CCW holster for over a year. I thought it was time to do a write up about this great American-made holster.

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Load Bearing Equipment: History, Personal Use, and Pro-Tips

This post continues our look at load carriage by focusing on more traditional load bearing equipment. Before we get into my personal setups, I want to talk a little bit about how load carrying gear evolved over time.

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Trijicon LED TA-110 ACOG: Raw Truth Reviews

For whatever reason, I don’t think the Trijicon battery-powered LED ACOGs have gained as much traction as they deserve. The classic combat optic paired with an efficient LED emitter is a great combination, and I want to take a deeper look at it. In particular, I’m going to review my TA-110 ACOG with the horseshoe-dot reticle and green LED illumination.

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The Battle Belt: 3 Essential Tips for Carrying Gear Like a Boss

The battle belt is a sort of modern iteration of the classic ALICE gear that served the US military from the 70s through late 90s. But there are some significant differences, particularly in the type and amount of load that the belt handles.

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JP Bore Guide for 223 Cal: Raw Truth Review

If you are very particular about the way you clean your rifles, then you probably take great care not to damage the crown or chamber of your gun. A cleaning rod guide, or bore guide as they’re often called, is a very effective way to prevent that kind of damage.

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Chest Rigs vs. Belt Kits: Pros, Cons, and Compromise

This post continues what I started in my introduction to load carriage. In that article, I talked about the ongoing battle between weight and capability. It turns out that up until very recently, the average weight carried by soldiers remained shockingly stable. When it comes time to fight, the recommendation is to stay less than 30% of your lean body mass or about 50 lbs for the average person.

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Should You Buy a Nitrided Barrel for Your AR-15?

Salt Bath Nitriding/Nitrocarburizing is a surface conversion process for metal. With gun barrels, it produces a very hard and corrosion-resistant casing. It’s gaining a lot of popularity, so let’s take a look.

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Choosing a Field Knife as a Constant Companion

Like rifles, there is a knife designed for just about any situation. Also like rifles, we must also be considerate of what we are actually able to carry with us into the field. With that in mind, most of us are served by carrying one or two “general purpose” blades.

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13 Great Last-Minute Gifts You’ll Want to Ask For

Looking for a last minute stocking stuffer? I didn’t want to put out just another “Christmas Gifts for Gun Guys” list. Instead, I want to show you some things that you might not have heard of or thought about.

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Precision Armament AFAB: Raw Truth Review

The Precision Armament AFAB is a killer muzzle device for making any AR-15 shoot smooth and flat. I’ve used it in competition and training courses, and it’s been flawless.

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Thyrm Pyrovault Lighter Armor: Raw Truth Review

The Thrym Pyrovault is a nifty little gizmo for protecting a classic Zippo insert and helping slow the evaporation of the lighter fluid.

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Vortex Solo R/T Monocular: Raw Truth Reviews

The Vortex Solo R/T 8×36 monocular is a handy piece of kit. It is lightweight, compact, and useful for daylight spotting. Its mil-hash reticle and silhouette-based ranging tools are an added bonus for competition and tactical shooters.

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