Streamlight TLR-7 and TLR-8 pistol light review

Streamlight TLR-7 and TLR-8 Review

Streamlight’s BEST Pistol Light Yet! I have been unsatisfied with weapon mounted pistol lights. Though I’ve got quite the collection, I have 4 MAJOR REQUIREMENTS the pistol light must satisfy. My hope is that the Streamlight TLR-7 and TLR-8 has ended my search. Scroll to the bottom for product links, compatible holsters, and a video on these lights. Here is a quick overview of the flashlights and then I’ll get to my requirements. The Streamlight TLR-7 is a tiny pistol light …

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pmag accessories by magpul industries

Ranger Plates & MagPods for PMAGs

LOOK! Little Shoes for Your AR-15 Magazines Yes, yes, I know, Ranger Plates and MagPods are simply adorable. Besides this obvious fact though, these AR-15 magazine accessories serve some pretty cool purposes. They give you a more stable shooting platform in magazine supported firing positions, they increase your purchase area when you go to draw a magazine, and they provide a way to stylishly mark magazines. Scroll down for purchase links and for a video on these PMAG accessories. The …

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Everyday carry for concealed carry with kydex holster

Everyday Carry of the Warrior Poet

John Lovell breaks out his Everyday Carry I’m one for being prepared, but I’m also not living a pipe dream where I think Shredder and his Footclan are about to try to Ninja me and the family. My everyday carry (EDC) is therefore a balance of preparedness and comfort. Comfort, in my opinion has slowly become the most important fact of everyday carry that I preach. I’ve seen it too often. People who are getting into carrying concealed get excited …

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Bryan Black of ITS Tactical joins John Lovell to show how to pick a lock

How to Pick a Lock with Bryan Black of ITS Tactical

How to Pick a Padlock, Combination Lock, or Door Lock Ranger Battalion taught me how to bypass locks. Kick them, hit them with something hard, or when all else fails…blow everything up. In the event you don’t want to destroy everything, Bryan Black of Imminent Threat Solutions ‘ITS Tactical’ is full of all kinds of clever lock picking (or bypassing) knowledge. I had the opportunity to hang with Bryan recently in Dallas, Texas and he showed me the minimum 4 …

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Hedge on the AR-15 & the 2nd Amendment

So call me pessimistic…but after every mass shooting, I fear some piece of late-night, sneak-attack legislation taking away a piece of my 2nd Amendment. Of course I grieve those tragically lost at the hands of these scum-bag terrorists, but I also can’t help seeing the political opportunists making power plays. I think the discerning gun owner should hedge their bets on the AR-15 and the 2nd Amendment by buying AR-15 lower receivers, magazines, and ammunition. If a sudden ban on …

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budget friendly AR15 build with accessories

AR-15 Setup on a Budget

Budget-Friendly AR-15 Setup I would prefer to tell you to just get the high-end awesome stuff. It works better and is more reliable, but wow, the good stuff can get really expensive. So, I set out to pull together a respectable looking budget AR-15 setup with optic, irons, light, and sling for $800. I bought a Palmetto State Armory (PSA) because so many people buy them and ask me questions via my social media channels, and I found a $500 deal on …

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SimpliSafe Home Security System

SimpliSafe Home Security System

Home Security. Done Right. I bought the SimpliSafe Home Security System on a whim because some folks I respect spoke highly of it. I don’t think I really believed the SimpliSafe system would become my permanent home security system, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised since I began using it almost 2 years ago. In my mind… a proper home security system needed to be a big ordeal and hassle to install, with professional technicians, appointments, drilling and hiding wires, etc. The …

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Tier 1 Concealed AGIS Holster

Meet my EDC Holster by Tier 1 Concealed I carry a Glock 19 MOS in a Tier 1 Concealed ‘Agis’ holster for my everyday carry (EDC). This kydex holster is my favorite concealed carry holster to date for in the waistband appendix (AIWB) and there is good reason why. Just like my prior EDC holster the angles are perfect. My gun and spare magazine has some bulk but the holster is cut in such a way that it is very …

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Holster Review for the T-Rex Arms Sidecar

T-Rex Arms Kydex Holster Review I have a graveyard of holsters in my garage. Within a special, unmarked box, lies all the holsters I thought were going to be good ideas, until experience showed me differently. The trouble with experience is that though it can be an effective teacher, it turns out to also be a very expensive one. The T.Rex Arms ‘Sidecar’ holster was one of the first appendix holsters I really fell in love with. Though I currently …

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AR-15 Light Review: Streamlight Flashlight vs. Surefire Scout Light

I was hesitant to slip out from under my Surefire security blanket and try a Streamlight flashlight. Surefire has been the gold standard in the tactical community for flashlight reliability and functionality and continues to this day to offer good stuff. I carried a surefire overseas when I was in the military and they always served me well. What prompted me to begin testing the Streamlight flashlights was observing that a ton of law enforcement folks were rocking them. And …

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