Gear We Love — August/September 2014

Gear We Love — from the Mernickle Extreme Paddle Holster and Dress Gunfi ghter Belt to the Pachmayr Tactical Grip Glove to Tipton Snap Caps.

Gear We Love — from the Mernickle Extreme Paddle Holster and Dress Gunfighter Belt to the Pachmayr Tactical Grip Glove to Tipton Snap Caps.

1» Mernickle Extreme Paddle Holster and Dress Gunfighter Belt

The Extreme Paddle Holster is metal-lined and designed to contour to your body, while the leather outer is handsome, durable, and boasts an integral magazine pouch. Available for custom-order in 1.25-, 1.5-, and 1.75-inch widths, these dress and casual belts are American-made and perfect for all-day carry.

MSRP: $129.95 / $79.95

2» Vertx A-Range Bag

Developed in conjunction with professional firearms instructors, this 10x12x19-inch bag is a fully compartmentalized storage system for your entire kit. Featuring pull-out drawers, multiple zippered firearm and magazine compartments, integrated cleaning rug, and a lock-down cable system for security, few have accomplished what you’ll see at wearvertx.com.

MSRP: $219.95

3» Pachmayr Tactical Grip Glove

Custom-molded to almost every model of sidearm, these are ideal for polymer-framed guns for which no replacement grips are available. Improved tactile hold and easy to install, they also aid in recoil absorption and require no modification of your firearm. Order yours at pachmayr.com.

MSRP: $13.50

4» Gibbs Lubricant

Originally developed in 1969 by a Harley-Davidson mechanic, this may replace all of the other lubricants in your shop. Will not jell in cold weather, will not wash off in salt or fresh water, and prevents the build-up of stubborn fouling, including plastic shearing in shotguns. Get yours at gibbsbrandlubricant.com.

MSRP: $8 per 2-ounce bottle / $16 per 12-ounce can

5» PowerTac E5 950-Lumen Flashlight

Powered by 2 123A batteries and compatible with rechargeable 18650 cells, the PowerTac E5 is capable of pumping out 950 lumens from a CREE XM-L2 LED at its brightest and strobe settings. It is waterproof and submersible up to 2 meters and clicks through low, medium, high, and strobe. Check it out at powertacusa.com.

MSRP: $84.95

6» Tipton Snap Caps

Step up your dry-fire training and live-fire malfunction and flinch drills with snap caps from Tipton. All common calibers are available for rifles, shotguns, pistols, and revolvers at btibrands.com in packages of 2, 5, 6, 10, or 25.

MSRP: $8.99 – $16.99

Gear We Love — from the SwapRig Cargo Holster to the Elzetta Bravo Tactical Flashlight to the Crossbreed Purse Defender.

Gear We Love — from the SwapRig Cargo Holster to the Elzetta Bravo Tactical Flashlight to the Crossbreed Purse Defender.

1» SwapRig Cargo Holster

Designed specifically for use in cargo pockets of BDUstyle pants, the CargoPack is wide enough to stay put in larger pockets and is totally ambidextrous. The gun is tensioned with a movable pinch pin and kept in a draw position even while you’re seated in a vehicle. Made in the USA and exclusively available at swaprigholsters.com.

MSRP: $24.75

2» Disse Amerihide Any-Day “Sleek Blue” Gunbelt

Handcrafted in the USA, this dual-layer 1.5-inch black gun belt ships with a brass chromed square buckle attached with Chicago screws for ease of buckle swap. With sleek blue nylon stitching for strength and accent, these are made to your measurements at dissegear.com.

MSRP: $69.25

3» Elzetta Bravo Tactical Flashlight

T6 aluminum construction and a peak output of 650 lumens, this American-made tactical flashlight also boasts proprietary AVS, or Automatic Voltage Sensing, technology that allows it to be modular with other items in the Elzetta line. With high, low, and strobe settings, this is an impressive and reliable light available through elzetta.com.

MSRP: $215

4» Work-Shield Magnetized Gun Cleaning Mat

Industrial-grade PVC membrane withstands the harshest of solvents so cleanup is a snap, and the two magnetic strips hold small parts in place while working and keep the mat handily rolled for storage. American-made and family-owned, they’re available in handgun and longarm sizes. Pick one up at work-shield.com.

MSRP: $13.25 (Pistol Mat) / $19.25 (Rifle Mat)

5» Tango Down EAG Tactical Targets

Measuring 19 by 31 inches, these targets offer sufficient graphics for multiple engagement scenarios and important drills such as Look-Shoot, Multiple Attacker, and Center-Mass/Failure. Exclusively at tangodown.com.

MSRP: $84.46 per 100

6» CrossBreed Purse Defender

The latest addition to their selection of modular holster systems, CrossBreed’s Purse Defender allows you to turn any purse into a concealed carry purse. Securely holds the firearm in place with a two-piece stabilizing system that does not alter the appearance of the purse and allows you quick access when needed. Right- and left-handed models are available at crossbreedholsters.com.

MSRP: $52.95

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