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Depressed Muzzle seen from front. Lower your rifle just far enough so you can look over your sights and rifle, allowing clear  eld of view and fast  first shot if needed.

ASSUME THE POSITION! | Ready Positions for the Real World

As an Infantryman in the 1990s, when it came to carrying a rifle for combat, the sole position I was trained on and used was the Classic Low Ready...
D3CR is an outstanding chest rig—exceptionally comfortable, easily adjustable, and truly multi-mission capable.

From Covert To Overt | Disruptive Environments Chest Rig

The Disruptive Environments Chest Rig (D3CR) was developed by Haley Strategic Partners to meet a specific end user requirement for a low-profile chest rig that can be donned or...
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Israel’s Proven Warrior | IWI Tavor SAR Hits U.S. Market

The TAR-21 (Tavor) bullpup rifle was selected as the standard-issue weapon for the Israeli Defense Force in 2009. Named after Mount Tabor in Israel, TAR-21 stands for Tavor Assault...
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KNIFE ATTACK! | Edged Weapons Self-Defense

IT’S 10:00pm and you’re walking to your car after work through a dark and desolate parking lot. You’ve done this same walk thousands of times, but something seems a...
Benelli M2/21 inch is a great candidate for modifications that boost its practical/tactical performance.

SHOTGUN MODIFICATIONS | From Good to Great

In spending some extended quality time with a Benelli M2/21 inch with the ComforTech stock over the last year, I realized I really liked the potential of this particular...
Mike Holetter finishes his drill and assesses, maintaining the ability to re-engage if necessary. His partner immediately snapped his pistol back into the retention position, taking himself out of the fight.

WHO’S OUT OF THE FIGHT? | Make Sure It’s Not You

The tactical community owes a lot to the various competitive shooting sports. They have been the driving force in not only the development of more efficient weapons, but also...
Both long guns are comparable in overall length when AR stock is extended for use. The .30 Carbine maintains a significant weight advantage over even the light M4-style ARs.

DUEL OF THE CARBINES | M1 Carbine vs. M4

Is the U.S. Carbine, Caliber .30 M1 still viable in a post-AR world? I began to kick that question around at the height of the recent AR buying frenzy....
Left side of DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol. Photo: DoubleTap Defense

DOUBLE-BARRELED DIABLO | DoubleTap Tactical Pocket Pistol

In the last year, a two-shot derringer-type pistol—the DoubleTap™ Tactical Pocket Pistol from DoubleTap Defense—came to the market. Wanting to see for myself what all the fuss was about,...
Hefty .22-inch blade with straight taper and square spine chops and batons amazingly well. This was a chunk of seasoned curly maple, hit twice with a club. Hoodlum has a very good swing as a chopper.

Buck Knives Hoodlum

If you ranked all your wilderness survival tools and gadgets by their usefulness, a big knife would most likely top the list. A potential chart-topper is the Buck Knives...
Analog face on Fenix 3 is a welcome addition, but can be switched to a digital face if desired.

Garmin Fenix 3 ABC/GPS Watch

I have always considered myself a watch guy. Unfortunately, I have a bit of a negative effect on analog watches and slow them down during wear, which is only...