I do not envy the awards folks this year. The knife world has exploded since 2016’s show with a bevy of amazing stuff. I couldn’t even begin to make a list of potential winners. Instead, I am going to go through and do some trend spotting. Trend 1: Underdog Production Companies Stretches Read More…
He taught you how to spit, how to whittle, how to change a tire, and why you should always hold the door open for a lady. He was the guy that pushed you off from a running start on your bike and he was there when that running start ended in a knee-scrapping crash. He[.....]
The ThruNite Neutron 2C is almost the perfect flashlight.
The ThruNite Neutron 2C is the answer to an age old question: What brightness settings should a flashlight have? The vast majority of flashlights have preset brightness settings. Whoever designed the flashlight tried to figure out how bright it needs to be. The ThruNite Neutron 2C throws all those Read More…
As my hair grays and I approach the Big 4-0, I have started to enter into that phase of gear appreciation where I am best known as a Gear Curmudgeon. I am muttering things under my breath as I look at Instagram. I am puzzled by the latest pocket frosting trends–spinners. And I am seeing[.....]
A reminder to have first aid supplies.
Living in a rural area fosters a sense of self-reliance. We have to be able to take care of ourselves, simply because help is so far away. There are some people who live further from town than I do. Help for them would be an uphill struggle. With the rural lifestyle also comes the Read More…
Check out Hexmag at www.hexmag.com and see what they offer
Ok so we all know there are a bunch of different companies that make AR’s and AR accessories. I want to tell you about one that I have been using now for two years and I have never had a failure, not even in competition. I am talking about Hexmag AR mags. You can get Hexmags[.....]
What kind of shoes do you wear?
Several years ago someone asked about my choice of footwear and why I never wore slip on shoes in public, such as crocs and flip-flops. The answer was simple, “I want to be able to run if I need to.” Even at home I rarely wear slip on shoes. The person looked at me with[.....]
For some, the idea of a pocket knife is a small, thinly ground slipjoint. Anything else is a weapon. For folks that are newer to the knife world, it wasn’t a knife unless it opened with one hand. When I started writing about gear, it was never the two shall meet. But a few years[.....]
Are accessory flashlights mounted on firearms causing accidents?
A San Diego Union Tribune newspaper article recently hypothesized that some of the “accidental” police shootings that have occurred could be linked to pistol mounted flashlights. The implied connection is that in the heat of a confrontational situation that it could be possible that police Read More…
Maybe you should consider this while shooting
When you train, do you film your shooting? It’s really a great teacher because you see everything you do right and wrong. With this info you can take the steps necessary to correct the bad habits before they take hold. My advice is to have two possible cameras, one mounted on your headgear or Read More…