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Vehicle Loadouts

Vehicle Loadout – carrying stuff out of sight, out of mind. Frame of reference: Carried this way when I lived in a small town in a Western “Cowboy” “pro gun” area. *When I travel to less “pro gun” or “Cowboy” regions into a more “Hippie” region, I cover up my gun stuff with less gun/tactical looking stuff or conceal it in “hippieflauge” backpacks all together.* Mission: Bring fighting sustainment kit such as ammo, mag bags, armor, long guns as well as medical for Gunshot and Trauma as well as basic 1st Aid supplies. Broken further down into what stays in my vehicle vs what gets brought in/out and when in a borrowed/rental ride. The stuff we leave in our car is going to be dictated by environmental concerns/knowing where you live/travel. Living in the desert for the last 7 years I have learned that water is life. As towns can be 1 hour to 1.5 hours apart at speed on the interstate, you have to keep water with you. As water gets nasty when left in the hot car for a while, I have found its better to just travel with extra fresh water all the time – 2-3 32oz

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What Rig Should I Get For Class?

I often get this question.. what rig should I get for Class? Considerations to be made before asking this are - 1) consult instructor for recommendations 2) consult prior attendees 3) what do you carry now? 4) how will this choice alter your current direction as a class rig for most shall not be any different than what is to be used "in real life" Features and abilities of a rig in general (this comes from building them) are as follows A) 3-5 magazines with no less than 1/4 of mag exposed (4 being nominal even choice for people to wrap their head gaskets around) B) Bungee topped / cross-faced compression along with ability to use kydex insert for bungee less retention C) magazines placed in single file parallel to user body. D) side edges of rig should not go under arms E) accessories should be accessible by either hand without looking. (Diver's triangle or workspace) F) larger pockets with positive closure G) ability to carry "simple" medkit H) Obviousness to others (no shit where is stuff for others to access) -Med supplies - bandage, hemostatic, ducttape -Flashlight, multitool -notebook & pencil During this time your Secondary and secondary ammo

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“That Guy”: Gearing Up

Know your goal. Know your role. Slow your roll. We live in a world of appearances. It's unavoidable when most of the data we accumulate is visual. How we look is important and can play a large part in what social groups we to which we gain entry. If you show up to your office job in overalls or your mechanic's job in a suit, there's a good chance you won't be taken seriously on first impression. You'll be embarrassed (Damn. There's that word again.). In the fight against the dreaded embarrassment, we emulate.  We find who we want to be like, and we try to look like them. If you're reading this, there's a good chance firearms are a part of your life. We all come to guns from different places. Some of us grew up hunting. Some of us chose a profession for which a gun is a tool (maybe even the primary tool). Some of us came to firearms as historical or collectible. Some of us (I) didn't have any of that. There's a new category of shooter these days. With media, politics and world events constantly sounding the alarm, many of us came to this community

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