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Gear We Love — August/September 2017

{1} Federal American Eagle Syntech

MSRP: VARIES BY CALIBER AND QUANTITY

The polymer coating on these projectiles prevents metal-to-metal contact in the barrel of your firearm, reducing fouling and extending barrel life. The absence of a copper jacket also minimizes splash-back on steel targets. Visit federalpremium.com for more information.

{2} Elite Tactical G42 Magazines

MSRP: $16.99 – $21.99

These ultimately reliable magazines for your Glock 42 are American-made and allow you to expand your pistol’s capacity up to 12 rounds. They are available in 7-, 9- and 12-round configurations for the G42 and G43 (as well as other platforms) at etsgroup.us.

{3} Wilderness Tactical Mag Pouch

MSRP: $29.95

This simple yet extremely effective carrier is available in a vertical orientation as well as right- and left-facing orientations. Available for both single- and double-stack mags, the single-stack version pictured here can be easily removed from the belt by the hook-and-loop strap that passes behind the belt and up around the pouch. They’re 100 percent made in the USA and are available at thewilderness.com.

{4} QuikLitter From Rescue Essentials

MSRP: $16.49

With 10 handles and a 500-pound capacity, this addition to your emergency medical gear is cheap insurance. It weighs only 13.3 ounces and folds up to 8 by 12 by 1.25 inches, but open it is a spacious 28 by 74 inches and makes moving non-spinal-injury victims safer and easier. It and its larger iteration, rated at 1,000 pounds, are available at rescue-essentials.com.

{5} Federal HST .45 ACP

MSRP: $34.95/20

One of the most respected cartridges in Federal’s lineup, the Personal Defense HST series is extremely consistent and designed for lifesaving duty in law enforcement and private citizen circles. These 230-grain jacketed hollow-points leave most barrels at almost 900 feet per second and boast more than 400 foot-pounds of energy at the muzzle, making for a very potent defensive combination. Head to federalpremium.com for demo videos and more information.

{6} Enviroclean FA

MSRP: $4.25 – $17.99

This non-corrosive, virtually odor-free gun cleaner is highly effective and environmentally friendly. Produced by Ogre Manufacturing, the cleaner removes lead, copper, rust, plastic fouling, burnt powder and gunshot residue without harsh chemicals or noxious fumes. Enviroclean FA is available in three separate sizes — 1-ounce, 4-ounce or 8-ounce bottles — at ogremfg.com.

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