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Bawidamann Denlinger OWB Mag Pouch

After seeing a Soldier Systems Daily article about the Bawidamann holster now called the Gotham, I wanted to look into further into the holster. So I bought one. I was already familiar with Bawidamann horizontal mag pouches and their blades by reputation - that reputation being quite good.  Long backstory short, the holster is outstanding. Excellent passive retention, nicely finished, very well constructed, very comfortable, sturdy. This is coming from someone who has been wearing weapons appendix for a number of years, so comfort is relative. Mid January I acquired a small selection of Bawidamann mag pouches: the already well known horizontal Uber CC for standard Glock mags as well and a newer Uber CC for a G43, and the vertical Denlinger for my 9mm double stack Glocks and  one for my G43. Similarly crafted to the Gotham, the finely made Denlinger is a low profile OWB streamlined single mag pouch. The pouch affixes to your belt via a flexible strip that is permanently attached to the bottom with screws and heavy rubber washers and the top has a one way snap. This pouch does have a smaller footprint compared to other similar pouches due to needing only one belt attachment

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Night Vision Quick Focus Caps

Using NVG’s for a multitude of Law Enforcement tasks presents some challenges from typical white light jobs. One of those challenges is that the NVG is focused at a given distance, typically at infinity. The problem with this is when you need to see or examine something at close range. This requires that the NVG be manipulated to change the focus point, which in turn creates a new issue being that you cannot discriminate something at distance because it is blurred. There are a few remedies for this, one of those remedies is to make a tight “OK” hand signal and place that over the objective lens. This blocks the number of photons entering the tube and changes the focus to being much closer. You can adjust the size of the “aperture” by simply making a tighter or looser “OK”. Benefit is it’s free and you always have it, down side is trying to determine the right size and also manipulate other things with the hand that is occupied making the “OK”. Several manufacturers make focus caps, they range in price from over $200 to $9. They all do the same thing, reduce the numbers of Photons entering the tube

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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 of features I was looking for:  lighter weight, medium sized ruck with an external frame, the ability to stow/carry a rifle, modularity, and a load profile that rode closer to the body and spread the weight vertically versus horizontally.  From the horse's mouth, the description is as follows: "Features RTO Zipper pass through 2 external side zips allowing for access to interior of ruck 3 side compression straps w/G hooks on each side 1x5 name tape loop panel on top pocket Internal attachment points for TT PRC 117G Radio pouch MOLLE attachment points on lower left and right side of

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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, as they're either too dark (where you taste more of the roast, and it covers the natural flavors of the coffee), or they're heavy bodied which some folks find objectionable. The First Sergeant blend strikes a nice balance, just dark enough of a roast, with a light enough body to be a daily drinker. I tend to like my medium/darker roasted coffees with a little heavier body. If there was one thing I'd change about the blend, that would be it. Not a negative on the coffee, just a personal preference. That being said, the First Sergeant blend is the

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NicKydex AIWB Roland Holster Review

Before we begin, let’s set some baselines to see if this review will be relevant to you. This was not a scientific, standards base, control group study. It is my opinion based on the things that are important to me. I am a nobody but I train a lot. Here is my story : Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ), no LEO or military experience (save being an Air Force brat), NRA pistol instructor (who isn’t?). I have received previous training from George Wehby of I4Tactical, Matt Jacques of Victory First, John Murphy of FPF Training, Chris Sizelove of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Aaron Brumley of Solo Defense, Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts, Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training, Pat Goodale and Wayne Fisher of PFT Training, and private training with Al DeLeon of the State Dept’s MSD unit. I shoot anywhere from 200 to 400 rounds a week. I try to compete three times a month. When not traveling for work I train BJJ 2 to 3 times a week.In addition, I am also a contributor on PrimaryandSecondary.com and a moderator on three of P&S’s Facebook groups. I have learned, broke bread, shared drink, asked questions and

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Overwatch Precision TAC Flat Face Trigger Review

  Before we begin, let’s set some baselines to see if this review will be relevant to you. This was not a scientific, standards based, control group study. It is my opinion based on the things that are important to me. I am a nobody but I train a lot. Here is my story : Lifelong martial artist (TKD, Muay Thai, BJJ), no LEO or military experience (save being an Air Force brat), NRA pistol instructor (who isn’t?). I have received previous training from George Wehby of I4Tactical, Matt Jacques of Victory First, John Murphy of FPF Training, Chris Sizelove of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Aaron Brumley of Solo Defense, Steve Fisher of Sentinel Concepts, Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training, Pat Goodale and Wayne Fisher of PFT Training, and private training with Al DeLeon of the State Dept’s MSD unit. I shoot anywhere from 200 to 400 rounds a week. I try to compete three times a month. When not traveling for work I train BJJ 2 to 3 times a week.In addition, I am also a contributor on PrimaryandSecondary.com and a moderator on three of P&S’s Facebook groups. I have learned, broke bread, shared drink, asked questions

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