Gear We Love — April 2020

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American Tactical Nomad

American Tactical Nomad

MSRP: $109.95

Whether for a truck gun or for a backpacking scrounger, the Nomad line of folding shotguns imported from Turkey by American Tactical are a hoot. Available in 12-gauge, 20-gauge and .410 and in barrel lengths ranging from 18.5 to 28 inches, these single-shots fold in half at the action for ease of transport and storage.

They’re widely available at many online retailers, and you can learn more at AmericanTactical.us.

Agent Gloves 2.0 Elite

Agent Gloves 2.0 Elite

MSRP: $32.99

Finding gloves that keep you warm while still letting you live your life can be a challenge, but these units from 221B Tactical walk as fine a line as any. These certainly aren’t patrol gloves — they’re multi-layer thermals — but they’re thinner and allow for more dexterity than comparably warm gloves.

They are exceptionally water-resistant, textured on the fingers and palm for an excellent grip, and available in sizes XS through XXXL.

Check out the demo video at 221BTactical.com.

Prohands Tactical

MSRP: $34.95

Prohands Tactical

One of the best proactive steps you can take toward becoming a better handgun shooter is to increase your hand strength. Long popular with shooters, martial artists and other athletes, the Prohands family of grip trainers offers a simple manner in which to train your muscles and tendons, which will improve your gun-handling abilities in every area — from trigger control to slide or cylinder manipulation.

This unit is handgunning-specific, complete with a laser element that allows you to track how steady you’re keeping your hand as you compress the springs.

You can get yours at Prohands.net.

Hogue G10 Bantam Grips

Hogue G10 Bantam Grips

MSRP: $59.95

One of the benefits of a J-, K- or N-frame Smith & Wesson revolver is that you can easily modify the grip panels for optimized comfort. These scales from Hogue, shown here in “Red Lava,” deepen and slightly thicken the grip surface, providing greater comfort — especially in the area surrounding the trigger guard.

Like all Hogue grips, they are available at your local gun shop and at HogueInc.com.

Amsoil Firearm Cleaner and Protectant

Amsoil Firearm Cleaner and Protectant

MSRP: Varies by size

From one of the most respected names in high-performance motorsports comes a 100-percent-synthetic CLP. The combo cleaner and protectant does an excellent job of dislodging and removing normal carbon and fouling from your firearms, and it serves wonderfully in a range bag as the oil to have on hand for those substantial shooting sessions.

It’s available in aerosol spray and drip bottles at AMSOIL.com.

KeyBar and Coin Catcher Tray

MSRP: $19.95 and up

KeyBar and Coin Catcher Tray

Primarily known for its jingle-free key organizers, KeyBar also offers EDC dump trays and even additional tools that install in its flagship made-in-Georgia product. Screwdrivers, USB drives, utility blades, tweezers and other handy items allow you to custom-design a multi-tool for your range bag. Oh, and it’ll keep the key to the lock on the gate readily at hand too.

Learn how to assemble yours at KeyBar.us.

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