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Slick “American Gunner” face shield here….

…And if you’re going to rely on a face shield to protect you out there, especially during the pandemic, you deserve one that’s well made, too. (Also, it wouldn’t hurt to put your heart on your slee...

Walther’s Corona Quarantine Training (CQT) Program

With social distancing and shelter-in-place in full effect around the country, and ammo in short supply, getting to the range to keep your skills sharp has become increasingly difficult lately. But Wa...

OFFGRID Live: Experts Discuss Plate Carriers & Chest Rigs

Plate carriers and chest rigs are a topic that’s frequently discussed on the internet, and it’s not hard to see why. Everyone has their own gear preferences and needs, whether it’s f...

New: Leupold Sunglasses & Shooting Eyewear

It’s no surprise that a company known for its optics has developed a keen understanding of the importance of visual clarity. Leupold’s recent development of a performance eyewear line is a...

Bag Drop: The Austere Environment Backpack

Working in an austere environment brings with it a unique set of challenges when it comes to packing and maintaining a sustainment backpack that allows one to be independent and successful. The bag I&...

Material Matters: Testing Nonmetallic Weapons

Nonmetallic knives aren’t a new phenomenon. Man’s earliest weapons consisted of pointed staves and sharpened stone, which were quite effective for hunting, skinning, carving, and fighting....

First Impressions: Streamlight MacroStream USB Flashlight

At SHOT Show 2020, we got our hands on the latest every-day carry flashlight from Streamlight: the MacroStream USB. This light is the big brother to the popular MicroStream USB, and offers a bigger al...

Pocket Preps: Gut Hook Knives

Humans have field dressed four-legged sustenance since that first caveman chiseled a pointy tip on a downed tree branch. Did he, or the millions of hunters who came after, have a gut hook knife? Nope....

Review: Nitecore NU05 and NU05 LE Signal Lights

Responsible preparation for urban emergencies or disasters in a major city requires thoughtful consideration of the illumination tools you will use. From an every-day carry (EDC) perspective, your abi...

Front Toward Enemy: Survival Plate Carriers & Chest Rigs

Backpacks are a topic of endless debate and speculation within the survivalist community. What’s in your bug-out bag? Do you have a go-bag in your car? What about a get-home bag at the office? I...

RECOIL Build Sheet: Our Survivalist AR-15 SBR

The following article appears in Issue 48 of our sister publication, RECOIL magazine. You can find it on shelves starting March 20th, 2020. There seems to be a nebulous atmosphere of gloom and doom ci...

Gear Up Issue 36

Fireside Outdoor Pop-Up Fire Pit & Heat Shield Combo DIMENSIONS 24 by 24 by 15 inches MSRP $120 URLfiresideoutdoor.com NOTES The Pop-Up Fire Pit is a 2-square-foot solution for when you need a cam...

Review: Double Tap Snap Gun from Sparrows Lock Picks

Photos by Ed Calderon and Courtesy Sparrows Lock Picks You may have heard the term “snap gun” or seen one of these strange-looking tools in photos before, but you may not have been sure wh...