In the winter of 2011 Derek Hill (no relation to the author), owner and sole operator of Headlock Holsters Custom Kydex in Show Low, Ariz., produced the very first holster for his GLOCK 19. Like many shooting enthusiasts he wanted more from his gear. Off the shelf wasn’t cutting it and says Hill, “I couldn’t afford to purchase the custom gear I needed, so I started turning out my own. I wanted a hobby and I had a passion for the gear, so the progression seemed logical.”
Tags: Custom Kydex, Headlock Holsters, Kydex, Kydex Holster, Patrick Hill
Tags: EDC, ESEE, Every Day Carry, G2E, Glock, Home Comabt Magazine, Home Combat, Home Combat Mag, Home Defense, izula, Maglite, Nitrolon, Personal Defense, SureFire
by Patrick Hill
An EDC (Every Day Carry) kit is like a cookbook recipe and situational awareness to your EDC will dictate how you alter it, but for a standard set up there are two items that you absolutely need to have with you; a knife and flashlight. When I was a younger man, my father once told me that “if you run out of places to put a knife or a flashlight, you aren’t looking hard enough.” These words still ring true to this day. Read the rest of this entry »
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Bristol Bag Company is well known for their high security bag solutions, including their bank bags and other money bags. Bristol is now reaching out to tactical industry with a few rifle cases and, the subject of this review, their new range bag. The range bag has two different models that are identical except for the locks on the pistol bags. That’s correct; the pistol bag inserts are lockable. The model that I received has dial locks, while the other model has key locks.
Tags: 80% lower, AR Lower, AR Upper, AR15, Build AR, Fealty Arms, Home Combat, Home Defense, Rocket Hub
If you haven’t considered building your own AR, now is the time to do it. Why would you build your own AR? Well, for one thing, it can save you hundreds, if not thousands of dollars (depending on what configuration you want, the manufacturers you choose, ect.) Another reason to build your own AR, is that you get to choose what goes on it, and it truly becomes yours.
If you are going to be building your own AR, you should really consider an 80% lower. An 80% lower is essentially a paperweight in the shape of a lower. You then put it on a milling machine/drill press that you own (or have a build party with booze and nachos and a lot of fun at someone else’s home) and machine out the remainder of the receiver. An 80% lower will typically come with a mag well, and the shape. All you need to finish is the fire control group, trigger pin, hammer pin, trigger slot and the safety selector hole.
Why would someone want to do all that? Well, for one, you don’t need an FFL to build one, so long as it is legal to own in your state. This means that the blank can be shipped right to your door, and you do not need to register it, serialize it, or anything else. This means that for those of you in a confiscation zone, there is no record of the rifle ever existing.
Why am I stating all of this? Well, Fealty Arms is currently beginning their life as a manufacturer, and they have a RocketHub page set up for contributions to their goal. As a reward for helping contribute to their success, they are offering 80% lowers at extremely low prices.
Fealty Arms is a company “by the firearms community, for the firearms community.” Their selections are immense, and their lowers are awesome looking. As they are beginning their company, they are offering only lowers. However, once operations begin, they will be able to offer lowers, uppers, even 1911 frames. Eventually, they will be looking to get their FFL and you can expect full rifles from them.
Tags: Cobra Buckle, Home Combat, Home Defense, Mission Spec, Raptor Buckle
I am certain that many (if not all) of you have heard of the world famous Cobra buckle. There is a new buckle on the scene, and it is rivaling the Cobra in every way shape and form.
Tags: Combat Medic, Home Combat, Home Defense, Medic, Sustain Life, Tactical Combat Casualty Care, Tactical Medicine, TC3, TCCC
Intro: The ability to save a life is different than the ability to sustain a life in a trauma situation. Even though you may be successful at sustaining a casualties vitals, many factors influence whether they survive. These variables or factors are also affected by the casualties over all state at the time of intervention.
Tags: Army Medic, Home Combat, Home Defense, Medic, Preserve Liberty, Preserve Life, Safe Life, Tactical Care Concepts, Tactical Medical
The above quote isn’t from a famous writer or some well know altruistic savior from some battlefield that was strewn with remnants of men and horses. Nope, not famous at all, but the words are very powerful.
If we break this motto down it takes on two very important aspects of our rights not only as Americans, but as individuals.
Tags: Combat Effective, Combat Fitness, Fitness, Get fit, Home Combat, Home Defense, Lose Weight
As many of you may know, I am no longer in the shape I used to be in the Army. I can make all kinds excuses about the married life, being spoiled by good food, injuries, whatever. But the true source of my current shape is laziness.
My VP, Jim, also ex military, is also in the same place I am, though he is much older and is still in better shape than I am.
Tags: bleeding, blood control, Casualty Care, Contusion, first aid, Hemostasis, Hemostatic, Home Combat, Home Defense, med kit, Quick Clot, QuickClot, QuikClot, TCCC
I found some ChitoGauze and Celox and they are a lot cheaper than QuikClot, should I get it? QuikClot is the only hemostatic backed by the board of the TCCC (Tactical Combat Casualty Care). This is because, while each gauze is comparable, QuikClot is still, and will always be, superior. It boils down to how valuable are the lives of those around you? Would you really be willing to skimp, and possibly risk product failure which ends in the loss of life? QuikClot is battlefield proven, time and time again.
So, what kind of QuikClot should I buy, and how do I use it? I strongly suggest buying the Z-Fold combat gauze. At one point, it was Mil/LE only, but I am pretty sure it can be found and bought. http://www.amazon.com/
As for how to use it, if you have a weak stomach, it’s time to buck up. Put on your medical gloves, open up the gauze, and get ready to save a life. You use the QuikClot on large, hemorraghing wounds. Take the gauze, and start packing it into the wound. You will have to get inside the wound with your hands, so if you are about to lose your lunch, make sure its away from the wound. Keep packing until you cant fit any more into the wound at all, cover it, then tape it off.
The way QuikClot works, is that the only active ingredient in the gauze is a naturally occuring mineral, called Kaolin. Kaolin, upon contact with blood, IMMEDIATELY begins the clotting process.
Here is a video on the use. NSFW, make sure you have a strong stomache. http://www.youtube.com/