Gear We Love — July 2013

Gear We Love — From Swab-Its to Corrosion-X

Gear We Love — From Swab-Its to Corrosion-X

1» Swab-Its Products

Each foam tip is reusable and can be cleaned with solvents or soap and water. They are fiber-free and will not shed or leave lint behind. They thread onto a standard 8-32 cleaning rod and can be used with most commercially available solvents and oils. Bore-tips are not recommended for use with solvents designed to remove plastic. www.swabits.com.

MSRP: $3.99 to $10

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2» Sticky Holsters

Great for pocket, IWB or appendix carry, Sticky Holsters don’t come with clips or loops because the outer “sticky” skin adheres to your waistband, undergarments or your skin. These holsters are part of a modular system, where you can use it IWB, in the pocket, on your ankle using our ankle rig and for police officers, on their tactical/armored vest, using our B.U.G. Pad. Find out more at www.stickyholsters.com.

MSRP: $24.95

3» Gould and Goodrich B807

This molded leather paddle holster features a thumb break for retention and flexible wings on the paddle for security and comfort. It can also be converted to a belt slide holster with the included clip. Available for a wide variety of models, check out www.gouldusa.com.

MSRP: $67

4» G96 Synthetic Liquid Gun Grease

For use on all sliding gun surfaces, G96 Synthetic Liquid Gun Grease retains its lubricity from -65F to 450F. It also reduces carbon buildup and is 85 percent biodegradable. For more information log onto www.g96.com.

MSRP: $12.95

5» Yaqui Slide Rig

This simple yet robust holster is of a style that’s been popular for decades. Maker Andy Langlois adds an internal sculpted area to cradle the trigger guard of your 1911-style pistol. Find out more at www.shottist.com.

MSRP: $50

6» Corrosion-X

This product cleans, lubricates and preserves in one step by displacing water and bonding to the metal and is made with ingredients that leave no sticky, gummy mess behind. Molecular polar bonding means the material sticks to the metal like a magnet, spreading out to a thin film of .0003”. For more information check out www.greatgunoil.com.

MSRP: $19.95 for 16-ounce bottle.

Gear We Love — From Surefire 6PX Pro to S&W M&P MP7

Gear We Love — From Surefire 6PX Pro to S&W M&P MP7

1» Surefire 6PX Pro

This 200-lumen pocket powerhouse will run for 2.5 hours on high output or 45 hours on the low setting. And, unlike some other lights, the output starts on the low setting and allows a second click to take it up to the high setting. Batteries are included. Contact www.surefire.com.

MSRP: $115

2» Surefire EB1 Backup

For those times when you don’t want to carry a big light, but you still want big light. The EB1 cranks out 200 lumens for 1 hour and 20 minutes or 5 lumens for 40 hours off of a single CR123 battery. The tail-cap switch is easy and secure and the clip holds the light in place in your pocket. Contact www.surefire.com.

MSRP: $225

3» Streamlight Night Com UV

This pocket powerhouse offers UV functions that allow the user to spot fraudulent documents or engine and HVAC leaks. With 115 lumens it is a blinding force option and is drop-safe from 1 meter. A pair of CR123 batteries are included. www.streamlight.com.

MSRP: $65

4» Streamlight Protac 2AAA

Run by two AAA batteries, this stylish little light fits in a shirt pocket yet generates 80 lumens, offers high, low and strobe and is waterproof to 1 meter. Run time is 90 minutes. Check out www.streamlight.com.

MSRP: $30

5» S&W M&P MP6

At 307 lumens this is the brightest light in the line up. It will run for 1.75 hours at that output or a whopping 69 hours at 34.8 lumens. The beam can reach out 150 yards. Waterproof and shockproof, this light is ready for duty. Check out www.swflashlights.com for more information.

MSRP: $110

6» S&W M&P MP7

The MP7 is the “baby brother” of the MP6, but still kicks out 275 lumens. The light will stay running on the high output for two full hours. It also has high, low and strobe and a nylon holster that also holds to spare batteries. Check out www.swflashlights.com for more information.

MSRP: $90

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