Gear We Love — from the 4-in-1 Glock Armorer’s Tool to the CRKT Hook and Loop Tool to the UltiClip 3.
1» 4-IN-1 GLOCK ARMORER’S TOOL
This American-made multi-tool contains the long and the short of what you’ll need to work on your Glock pistols. The brush unscrews to reveal the compartment in which you can store a 3/32-inch pin punch and a flat-head screwdriver, and the opposite end is a Glock front sight wrench when neither of the bits is screwed into it. It belongs in every Glock shooter’s range bag and is available at lonewolfdist.com.
2» PACHMAYR AMERICAN LEGEND J-FRAME GRIPS
Back by popular demand, these updated-and-improved versions of the original help equally disperse recoil by more completely filling the shooter’s hand. Models are available for J-, K/L- and N-frame revolvers and in Rosewood (pictured) and Charcoal Silvertone. Head over to Pachmayr.com to see the entire line.
3» CRKT HOOK AND LOOP TOOL
Designed by Trip Felton and manufactured to CRKT’s exacting standards, this 6.5-inch unit excels at keeping hook-and-loop fasteners, such as Velcro, clean and properly functioning. Designed for hard-field use, it even contains an integral boot pick. Clean the hooks with the hard side and the loops with the soft side. Learn more at crkt.com.
4» HOLSTER PARTNER PACKIN’ PARTNER
Larry Dirlam decided to solve the “holster pinch” issue once and for all. The Packin’ Partner from Holster Partner, LLC employs top-quality leather and extremely strong hook-and-loop backings to add a layer of protection between you and your favorite IWB holster. It is available in sizes to fit any holster and works with magazine carriers as well. Visit holsterpartner.com for sizing and ordering information.
5» SQUARED AWAY CUSTOMS KYDEX EDC TRAY
These trays afford you a quality, attractive place to dump your pockets at the end of the day or a convenient spot to corral pens, tools and other items at your workplace. Available in many colors or even with custom prints, as pictured here, they measure 6 by 9.75 inches and include self-adhesive rubber feet to prevent skidding. Get yours at squaredawaycustoms.com.
6» ULTICLIP 3
The folks at UltiClip revolutionized holster security and discretion with their original unit, and this version with two holes and a slot allows concealed carriers to rig defensive pistols at various cants for greater comfort and easier access. It’s just as strong and discreet as the original but now compatible with even more holsters. Consult the mounting template available at ulticlip.com for more information.
1» ALIEN GEAR CLOAK MOD HOLSTER
This paddle holster is built to withstand a wide array of daily hardships and includes a retention lip that prevents an attacker from ripping the holstered gun from the wearer’s belt. Additionally, the wearer can custom-adjust the level of retention and cant of carry, and can even easily convert the unit to a belt slide holster. What you get is a lot of different holster options for the money — and the swappable holster shell you’ve come to expect from Alien Gear. Visit aliengearholsters.com for a demonstration video and ordering information.
2» STEALTH OPERATOR UNIVERSAL HOLSTER MAG POUCH
This OWB is a welcome addition to any shooter’s gear. Not only does it offer protection for two double-stack magazines, the adjustable compression screws allow for varying levels of hold — which means that it is compatible with hundreds of different models of magazines. Check out the chart at stealthoperator.com and get yours in one of several popular colors.
3» FACTOR MIZPAH 300
With four brightness settings and a strobe alert mode, this 300-lumen LED light also includes a stainless steel pocket clip, tail-switch operation and Factor’s “Smart Memory” mode, which returns to the last mode of operation. Learn more about the entire line of Factor tactical lights at factorequipment.com.
4» MAN-PACK BALLISTIC BACKPACK INSERT
From the manufacturer of Man-PACK EDC bags, these 10- by 13-inch ballistic panels can be placed in backpacks, briefcases and handbags and are capable of stopping multiple handgun rounds. They weigh just 16 ounces and can be purchased in multiple colors at man-pack.com.
5» COVER 6 MK 2 HOLSTER
This update on Cover 6’s classic OWB is lighter and hugs tighter to the body. Crafted from .8-mil Kydex and allowing for multiple different orientations on the belt, it’s exceptionally adept at keeping out of sight under a cover garment or securing your sidearm at the range. Like all other Cover 6 products, it’s made in Kansas and can be purchased at coversixgear.com.
6» SCOTTEVEST HIDDEN CARGO PANTS 2.0
SCOTTeVEST’s Hidden Cargo Pants combine the functionality of tactical pants with the appearance of an everyday pair of chinos. The comfy pants’ layered front pockets include traditional pockets, deep pockets and a ChangeStopper that prevents coins and other small items from falling out while you are seated. The generously sized back pockets are magnetically closed, and the Fiesta Waistband allows for fine-tuning for added comfort. They’re available in three colors at scottevest.com.