Offbeat Archive

Ruger Announces American Rimfire Rifle With Wood Stock

  For shooters looking for a bolt action rimfire rifle with rugged Ruger reliability and a more traditional appearance, Ruger has now released their American Rimfire Rifle with a classic hardwood stock. “Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. (NYSE-RGR) is excited to introduce the Ruger American Rimfire® rifle...

E.A.R. Inc. Hearing Protection

Over the years, I’ve received some serious blows to my hearing from less-than-capable hearing protection. This forced me to invest in very high-quality hearing protection that has served me exceptionally well. However, no one thing ever meets all needs. There are times when we need hearing protection that is...

Maxpedition Rollypoly Folding Dump Pouch

A good dump pouch is an essential piece of kit. It’s a multi-purpose utility pouch that can hold magazines, ammo, secured evidence, flex cuffs, hearing protection, binoculars, night vision, water bottles, and more. Its uses are practically endless. A dump pouch is a must-have to hold shells or spent magazines at shotgun...

Crye Precision Magclip

There are times when you need to grab a rifle and go. No chest rig, no plate carrier with mag pouches, no time to thread a pouch onto the belt. Just grab a rifle and get after it. Options until now were stuffing mags in pockets, with the attendant rattling and sloshing around/falling out,...

Ballistic Clipboard

Nothing in law enforcement or security is routine. Why take unnecessary chances? A clipboard is part of every officer’s daily kit. The patent pending Ballistic Clipboard from Impact Armor Technologies looks and feels like a normal clipboard yet provides NIJ Level IIIA ballistic protection. Impact Armor Technologies was founded in 2006 as a producer of...

Montana X-Treme Gun Care Products

I admit it—I’m an old timer. I started shooting before many S.W.A.T. readers were born, and my mentor started before World War II! He was taught (and taught me) that Hoppe’s #9 was the best all-purpose cleaner for firearms—and besides, it has that delightful smell, that light scent of banana oil. Cleaners...

Brunton Restore Portable Solar Charger

The Brunton Restore™ is a compact solar charger designed to keep your personal electronics charged when you’re away from an outlet— no matter how long you’re unplugged. Electronics have become part of everyone’s daily kit. Keeping them charged while out in the field can be a concern. It need not be. With...

Kimber PepperBlaster II

  When it comes to OC (oleoresin capsicum) delivery systems for personal defense, the Kimber PepperBlaster® is in a league of its own. Its compact ergonomic design, patented pyrotechnic propulsion system, and ultra-hot OC formulation make the PepperBlaster the ideal non-lethal tool for everyday carry. The unique pyrotechnic power drive employed by the PepperBlaster...

SureFire LX2 LumaMax

The LX2 LumaMax® is a new pocket-sized dual-output flashlight from SureFire®. The LX2 evolved from the popular L2 LumaMax flashlight introduced by SureFire in 2004.  The LX2 features a number of design improvements, including higher output and longer runtime than its predecessor. The LX2 has replaced the L2 in the Sure- Fire lineup....