Tactical Tailor Tahoma Tote Rucksack Review

Author's note: This pack appears to have been renamed the "RR2600 Assault Malice Pack" according to Tactical Tailor's website. There appear to be no differences according to their descriptions and display images, however this has not been confirmed by Tactical Tailor as of the time of this publishing.  There's no place like home, and if you are one of those people that often carries "home" on your back, then you know  that you are always looking for a better place to live. In my ongoing search for that perfect unicorn, I came across the Tahoma Tote. It had a lot

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Rick Labistre
Contributor at Primary & Secondary
Rick Labistre is a 14 year Army veteran and has served in every position in an Infantry platoon from rifleman to squad leader, as well as scout to platoon sergeant in a light Infantry reconnaissance platoon. He is a 2011 graduate of the ARNG Sniper School and is currently a sniper section leader with the California Army National Guard

Main Gun Coffee Company: First Sergeant Blend

Been sampling the Main Gun Coffee Company First Sergeant blend. I like it. It's a darker roast than the Belt Fed (I'd call it a medium roast, it's not a dark roast, but darker than the Belt Fed), with a light body, and mild cacao and red wine notes. Being a darker roast, you taste the fire more than the lighter roast, which gives it a hint of smokiness on the back end. Those are really just hints under the excellent coffee taste, which is pretty awesome. Many darker roast coffees can be a little too much for some folks,

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SWAT Team Leader Course & Vetting Entities…

I am teaching another Team Leader course in a few weeks. During the course of a year and with different topics being taught, I invariably get asked whether my course is “certified” by a specific entity. One of the reasons I started a training company was because I felt like a lot of courses that I attended were liability driven, or lacked depth or left me wanting more from an instructor who could not relate what he was teaching to a specific example or callout. Whether or not a course is “certified”, does not mean it is good or bad.

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Bill Blowers
Bill Blowers has been a police officer for over 20 years, prior to that he was in the US Army for six years. Bill is currently a Sergeant for a Municipal Agency in Washington State. He is assigned to his agencies training unit and is also a team leader on a large and active regional SWAT team. He has been assigned to SWAT since 1995 and has held positions such as Sniper, Ballistic Shield Carrier, Entry Team Member, and Assistant Team Leader. He has planned, or participated in, over 1000 missions and has in excess of 5000 documented training hours.

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Speed Costs Money……

Speed costs money, how fast do ya wanna go  With the election upon us, it seems as if everyone now wants to buy, buy, buy firearms and gear “just in case.”  Which is cool, but not the way I would go. A firearm is a tool. That’s all. Much like a wrench or a ratchet. As such, quality is more important than quantity. There is not a pro team in any racing series that uses the 101-piece toolset from your local box store. There is a reason for that.  Quality  I am a self-declared tool snob and have been for

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Ash Hess
Senior NCO in the US Army currently serving as the Senior Writer for Small Arms in the Weapons and Gunnery Branch at the Maneuver Center of Excellence Fort Benning, Georgia .
Army Schools include US Army Master Marksmanship Trainer Course, Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course, Urban Combat Leaders Course, Air Assault, Rappelmaster, Senior Leaders Course, Army Basic Instructor course, High Angle Marksmanship Course, and Unit Armorer course.

Has also attended the TigerSwan Basic Carbine course, Defoor Proformance Advanced Carbine and Scoped Rifle courses, Sionics Weapon Systems M4 Armorer course, and the MDTS Practical Small Knife 1course.

Four combat tours totaling fifty-two months overseas.

Brand Loyalty, Bias, and Being Dumb 

Brand loyalty is a strong influence on people’s attempt to find the best option. Ford vs Chevy, Coke vs Pepsi, we all have our preferences. Is it safe to blindly rely on our loyalties with our choices in guns, gear, and training? Is it wise to consider a piece of gear without knowing other (possibly better) options available? My gun/gear purchases are work related. I don’t bother with cheap options. I have that bin of crappy holsters, AR15 accessories, and cheap optics from over a decade ago. I have learned inexpensive usually means not for work use. I am one

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Lead Editor/Contributor at Primary & Secondary
Active Law Enforcement background since before the turn of the century in the middle of no where. Firearms instructor, armorer, hangs out at DARC, has attended numerous training courses including DARC, Follow Through Consulting, EAG, TMacs, and more boring mandatory popo training you can shake a stick at. He has written for RECOIL Magazine, Breach Bang Clear, Soldier Systems Daily and Monderno. Enjoys long walks on the beach, blah blah blah… Known as Matt Prime or Riafdnal in some circles.

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Milwaukee PD & S&W M&P Issue & Response

A P&S staff member received this memo which was directed to All District, Division and Bureaus of the Milwaukee Police Department from Assistant Chief Carianne Yerkes. "During the armorer cleaning of department duty pistols this in-service session, the Range Staff has identified an issue with the frames of some of the Smith & Wesson pistols. A small, approximately 1/8", crack in the polymer over molding on the right side of the pistol, to the rear of serial number plate, was noticed. The crack was only visible during a complete armorer breakdown. The crack is in a thin part of the

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Mission Planning For SWAT Teams

It is no surprise that a lot of SWAT teams use the Military five point operations order for mission planning. There are many similarities and SMEAC (Situation, Mission, Execution, Admin & Logistics, Command & Signal) is a great tool for planning to ensure nothing is overlooked or missed. However, I see that base model being used even when there is more than enough time to detail plan. In the following paragraphs I will detail each of those portions, and suggest some break out section that can be added to the format. Those things are usually contingencies, but we have to

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Bill Blowers
Bill Blowers has been a police officer for over 20 years, prior to that he was in the US Army for six years. Bill is currently a Sergeant for a Municipal Agency in Washington State. He is assigned to his agencies training unit and is also a team leader on a large and active regional SWAT team. He has been assigned to SWAT since 1995 and has held positions such as Sniper, Ballistic Shield Carrier, Entry Team Member, and Assistant Team Leader. He has planned, or participated in, over 1000 missions and has in excess of 5000 documented training hours.

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Women, Wardrobes, Guns

“But, women have to completely re-think their wardrobe in order to carry a gun safely.” Apparently, according to the vast majority of men, women regularly need to go up a size in their jeans, or completely “re-think” their wardrobe in order to accommodate your everyday Kydex holster. This has always been one of those “nail on a chalkboard” topics for me. It’s simply not true, or rather, it’s not true for the majority. There are always tricks, wearing a push-up bra to offset the thickness of my Glock 17 is one of them. Layering a tight undershirt with a flowing blouse is another easy trick.

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Sara Westman
Illustrator and graphic designer by trade, with firearm illustrations and effective brand consulting, chances are you've seen some of Sara of Kitfox Design Group's work. She is an advocate for ladies concealed carry. Her primary goal in her off time is to encourage women to take their personal protection into their own hands and do so safely. Her biggest pet peeve is being told women should speak softly and carry a revolver

Mag-Pods For Gen 2 Pmags

I had been seeing these for some time and thought they were interesting. I also wondered and worried about whether they would stay on the magazines with rough use and potentially adding a snag hazard when conducting building clears. Shane Keng from Mag-Pod was kind enough to send me some to check out. I warned him in advance that if they sucked ass I would tell people that they were garbage. He confidently told me to do my duty, always a good sign. I got six of them in April and have been using them pretty hard ever since. After

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Bill Blowers
Bill Blowers has been a police officer for over 20 years, prior to that he was in the US Army for six years. Bill is currently a Sergeant for a Municipal Agency in Washington State. He is assigned to his agencies training unit and is also a team leader on a large and active regional SWAT team. He has been assigned to SWAT since 1995 and has held positions such as Sniper, Ballistic Shield Carrier, Entry Team Member, and Assistant Team Leader. He has planned, or participated in, over 1000 missions and has in excess of 5000 documented training hours.

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Weapon System Visual Signature Reduction aka “spray painting your rifle”

“(Camouflage) is the use of materials and techniques to hide, blend, disguise, decoy, or disrupt the appearance of military targets and/or their backgrounds” - Army ATTP 3-34.39, Camouflage, Concealment, and Decoys “Target indicators: anything a Soldier does or fails to do that could result in detection.” - Army FM 3-22.10, Sniper Training and Operations I’ll preface this article by stating that this is written with a duty/work gun in mind, for the servicemember or LEO that relies on the weapon they carry to bring them back home not only alive, but victorious over their enemy. As such, aesthetics are not

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Rick Labistre
Contributor at Primary & Secondary
Rick Labistre is a 14 year Army veteran and has served in every position in an Infantry platoon from rifleman to squad leader, as well as scout to platoon sergeant in a light Infantry reconnaissance platoon. He is a 2011 graduate of the ARNG Sniper School and is currently a sniper section leader with the California Army National Guard

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