Gear We Love — January 2016

Gear We Love — from Speed Sights to Mec-Gar PPK Magazines to the Golden Bore Foul Free Max.

Gear We Love — from Speed Sights to Mec-Gar PPK Magazines to the Golden Bore Foul Free Max.

1» SPEED SIGHTS

These Trijicon-illuminated sidearm sights consist of three sharp diamonds, which allow many shooters to acquire a faster and brighter sight picture than with traditional dot sights. Front sights are available in bright yellow and safety orange. Read the testimonies of shooters who’ve improved their performance at speedsights.com.

MSRP: $164.99

2» MAGLULA AR LOADER/UNLOADER

Loading AR magazines isn’t usually a problem for many shooters, but unloading them can be a real bear. The MagLula AR magazine loader/unloader allows not only easier magazine loading for shooters with compromised hand and wrist strength but allows magazines to be unloaded with a simple toggle mechanism. The Lula works with 10- to 100-round AR magazines and is available at retailers nationwide and at maglula.com.

MSRP: $29.95

3» MEC-GAR PPK MAGAZINES

Mec-Gar is celebrating 50 years in the business, and their traditional six-round offering for the PPK is a solid example of why they’ve been providing magazines to militaries, law enforcement agencies and private citizens for half a century. These mags loaded, fed and released flawlessly and with ease. Check your local retailer or head to shop.mec-gar.com for more information.

MSRP: $35.15 Blue/$37.45 Nickel

4» ELZETTA HIGH OUTPUT SHOTGUN ILLUMINATION KIT

This American-made flashlight and mount allow you to keep illumination on your defensive shotgun at all times and also operate the tailcap of the 650-lumen Elzetta Bravo with the thumb of the hand you use to actuate the action’s slide. Blindingly bright and available as either the set or the mount, models are available for Remington and Mossberg 12- and 20-gauge shotguns at elzetta.com.

MSRP: $229.95/set or $39.95/mount

5» BORE TECH BLAST DEGREASER

This patent-pending bore cleaner is an aerosol blend of synthetic and natural solvents that removes powder fouling and dirt without the offensive odor and damaging properties of traditional degreasers. Ideal for all firearms and safe on most surfaces, head to boretech.com for more information.

MSRP: $15.49

6» GOLDEN BORE FOUL FREE MAX

This extremely heavy-duty aerosol bore and breech cleaner removes carbon, lead, black powder and copper fouling from all surfaces of your firearm quickly and thoroughly. It is an extremely versatile cleaner and is employed by various governmental agencies for the preservation of their firearms. Each 15-ounce can contains no chlorinated solvents and is available at goldenbore-guncare.com.

MSRP: $14.98

Gear We Love — from the Brass Stacker Trapezoid Grip Slide Lock to Bianchi Speed Strips to Ergo Delta Revolver Grips.

Gear We Love — from the Brass Stacker Trapezoid Grip Slide Lock to Bianchi Speed Strips to Ergo Delta Revolver Grips.

1» BRASS STACKER TRAPEZOID GRIP SLIDE LOCK

These replace your factory Glock slide lock and make disassembly easier and faster by increasing the area you can grip for slide removal. Made in the U.S. and carrying a 100-percent lifetime warranty, they’re available at brassstacker.com.

MSRP: $12

2» SPEED STRIP BELT HOLDER

Though Speed Strips can be slid into a shirt or pants pocket, ammunition is best carried in a more secured fashion. With the belt holder from Jeffrey Leather, your extra gunload will always be in the same place and no longer require reaching into a pocket. In fact, when mounted in the small of the back, access to additional ammo becomes ambidextrous. See this and the rest of the Jeffrey line at jeffreycustomleather.com.

MSRP: $39

3» BIANCHI SPEED STRIPS

These classic revolver-loading devices hold six rounds of ammunition in a solid, reliable platform and allow you to load two rounds into the cylinder of a revolver at a time. They fit into most single magazine pouches or pockets and are available in either .38/.357 or .44/.45 at safariland.com.

MSRP: $9/2

4» REAL AVID PISTOL TOOL

The titanium-coated, stainless steel components of this tool fit easily into the handle and make for a compact and extremely useful addition to your range bag. From hex keys to pin punches to driver bits, you’ll be covered. Head to realavid.com for a video demonstration and order info.

MSRP: $39.99

5» MARATAC AAX2 REV 3 FLASHLIGHT

This unit from Maratac is as versatile as they come. With a peak output of 620 lumens, a medium setting of 110 lumens and a low setting of 5 lumens, it has a runtime of 1.5 hours on high and runs on standard AA batteries. It also features two beacon settings for long-term signaling and a user-friendly Memory Mode so you can set the level at which the beam will activate when you switch it on. Hit up countycomm.com for a demo video.

MSRP: $46.95

6» ERGO DELTA REVOLVER GRIPS

These J-Frame grips are designed to maximize the interface between gun and shooter — to combine the natural point-of-aim of the arm, wrist and hand. They fit the square-butt J-frame and are available at ergogrips.net.

MSRP: $26.75

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