Gear We Love — January 2015

Gear We Love — from the Wilderness Tactical Stretchable Battery Thing to E-Lander 1911 Magazines to the Constant Companion CCW Pants from Concealed Cargo.

Gear We Love — from the Wilderness Tactical Stretchable Battery Thing to E-Lander 1911 Magazines to the Constant Companion CCW Pants from Concealed Cargo.

1» Wilderness Tactical Stretchable Battery Thing

Yup, that’s its real name. Corral and secure your 123A or AA batteries, 20-gauge shotshells, or whatever else you need to keep from rolling away. Secures to your EDC gear with an included clip, American-made, and ready to roll (or keep things from rolling) at thewilderness.com.

MSRP: $16.95

2» Gunslick AR-15 Pull-Through Kit

This kit offers the fastest and easiest way to clean an AR-pattern modern sporting rifle. Includes a Tri-Care gun cleaning cloth, bore checker, utility brush, cable, phosphor bronze brush, a 1.25-ounce bottle of Ultra-Care CLP, cotton patches, and a zippered carry case. Gun care made easy at gunslick.com.

MSRP: $26.49

3» E-Lander 1911 Magazines

These 8-round steel magazines are tested by anti-terror units and treated with a finish that exceeds military salt-spray tests. Manufactured in Israel to exacting specifications and part of the E-Lander line of magazines, they’re available at e-lander.co.il.

MSRP: $22.99

4» ExtremeBeam M600 Fusion

A 600-lumen light in a surprisingly small package that is capable of running on CR123, rechargeable CR123, or 18650 rechargeable batteries. Constructed from hard anodized aerospace aluminum and double-O-ring sealed, it is activated by a lanyard-capable protected switch and operates through a very effective heat sink for cool operation. Available at extremebeam.com.

MSRP: $129.95

5» Alien Gear Cloak Tuck IWB Holster

This hybrid IWB is constructed from premium leather and durable plastic. It ships with standard nylon clips designed for 1.25- to 1.5-inch belts, and optional steel clips to accommodate up to 1.75-inch belts are also available. Most impressively, not only is there a 30-day money-back guarantee…you can trade the plastic shell in for a new one as many times as you would like for the life of the holster, and if any part of the holster ever breaks it will be repaired or replaced for free. Learn more at aliengearholsters.com.

MSRP: $29.88–$34.88

6» Constant Companion CCW Pants from Concealed Cargo

These American-made pants are designed for use with small- and medium-frame single- and double-stack sidearms. They offer a relaxed fit with reinforced stitching, 2 side cargo pockets, and a ballistic nylon front concealment pocket that allows for secure firearm storage and smooth one-handed draws from the main pocket. The opposite side features a rip-stop 3-chamber front pocket for additional gear and eliminates the need for bulky cover garments or holsters of any kind. Read customer ratings at concealedcargo.com.

MSRP: $63.75

Gear We Love — from Glowing Pistol Magazine Baseplates to the Cover 6 Gear OWB Kydex Holster to the VertX EDC Satchel.

Gear We Love — from Glowing Pistol Magazine Baseplates to the Cover 6 Gear OWB Kydex Holster to the VertX EDC Satchel.

1» Glowing Pistol Magazine Baseplates

These pads install on your magazines with silicone adhesive and are chargeable from any light source. Available for 1911, double-stack 9mm, and double-stack .45 ACP mags, they make finding and indexing a sidearm in the dark much easier and safer. Also available in leather to match your EDC gear—own the night at andysleather.com.

MSRP: $10/2

2» HPR Black Ops Defensive Ammunition

These cartridges were designed for self-defense and law enforcement use and are loaded with HPR’s proprietary OTF projectiles that deliver extremely high levels of energy transfer and components that ensure extremely clean shooting. Frangible ammo for home defense from Arizona, head to hprammo.com.

MSRP: $34.99

3» Cover 6 Gear OWB Kydex Holster

Constructed from durable .8-mil Kydex and molded to your specific model of sidearm, this holster secures your EDC piece with an extremely snug fit and is perfect for range or daily carry use. Made in Gardner, Kansas and available at coversixgear.com.

MSRP: $65

4» MARATAC AA Stainless Flashlight REV2 With Glow Diffuser

At less than 3 inches in length, this is the world’s smallest, lightest, and brightest single-AA flashlight. A high-output Cree G2 emitter LED with a lifespan of up to 50,000 hours is run by a proprietary reverse polarity protection design and provides 5-, 40-, and 130-lumen settings. With a glow diffuser that slips over the head of the light for additional illumination and marking capabilities, the unit is available at countycomm.com.

MSRP: $40.95

5» Centermass Gun Training Barrel Plugz Training Device

This excellent training and safety aide can be used for trigger reset exercises and all three types of malfunction-clearing drills. It also makes your sidearm completely inert even with an inserted magazine in order to maintain correct training cadence and adds a terrific second tier of child safety when used in conjunction with an appropriate lock or vault. Learn more at centermassguntraining.com/Barrel_Plugz.html.

MSRP: $19.95

6» VertX EDC Satchel

Originally designed as a bag for photographers and other media professionals, this 6- by 11- by 14-inch shoulder bag is extremely versatile, durable, and covert. With a maximum capacity of 15 liters and multiple easily accessible pockets, it is capable of securing your EDC gear as well as a sidearm that can be very easily accessed. Watch the demonstration video at http://www.wearvertx.com/edc-satchel.aspx.

MSRP: $149.95

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