Gear We Love — August/September 2019

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OPSol Mini-Clip 2.0 Small Wonder

OPSol Mini-Clip 2.0 Small Wonder

The popularity of the “mini-shells” manufactured by companies such as Aguila is undeniable — and easy to understand. They’re more than powerful enough for effective self-defense in a residence or vehicle, and with the proliferation of the Mossberg Shockwave, it’s almost as if they were made for each other. This drop-in mod from OPSol allows the minis to run reliably in your Mossberg 500- or 590-pattern shotgun. Get yours at OPSolMini-Clip.com.

MSRP: $17

Choate Ice Scraper

Choate Ice Scraper

If you’re looking for a discreet hand weapon that can ride in the console of your car or truck, the Executive Ice Scraper from Choate Manufacturing is more than up to the challenge. It can be swung as an impact weapon in self-defense, used as a way to control an aggressor or, of course, brought to bear against that layer of ice on your windshield. It is available in black at RifleStock.com.

MSRP: $6.30

Wilderness Cargo Cuff

Wilderness Cargo Cuff

When emergency strikes, you’re only guaranteed to have what you’ve got on your person. Luckily, first-aid kits like this mount very easily around not just ankles but also roll bars in vehicles, uprights aboard watercraft, and standards and posts at outdoor ranges and in workshops. Visit TheWilderness.com for more information.

MSRP: $40 and up

BK Grip Adapter

BK Grip Adapter

J- and K-frame Smith & Wessons can pose a difficult quandary for certain shooters: Either bump up to a larger aftermarket stock and compromise concealability or keep the less-comfortable factory scales and decrease the likelihood you’ll train with the gun. BK’s 2-clip grip adapters afford the shooter a more hand-filling grip without increasing the carry profile and are available for select Colts and S&Ws at BKGrips.com.

MSRP: $25

Tuffy Vehicle Gun Safe

Tuffy Vehicle Gun Safe

One of the biggest challenges concealed carriers face is how to safely and securely ground a sidearm in a vehicle. This safe slides into and out of mountable under-seat steel brackets, so your firearm is easily accessible and can be brought into your residence or hotel room for added security. It is available for multiple models of vehicles at TuffyProducts.com.

MSRP: $177 and up

Mission First Tactical Pepper Spray

Mission First Tactical Pepper Spray

Oleoresin capsicum — typically abbreviated “O.C.” — spray is an essential less-lethal option in the responsibly armed lifestyle. It’s perfect for dog-walking and for keeping in the vehicle, and this particular brew from Mission First is of the maximum legal strength and includes a UV dye for suspect identification. It is available in eight sizes at MissionFirstTactical.com.

MSRP: $12.95 and up

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