Gear We Love — May/June 2016

Gear We Love — from the Vickers Tactical Grip Plug/Glock Tool to the Doubleclick SafeCarry Ranger to the DeSantis Speed Scabbard.

Gear We Love — from the Vickers Tactical Grip Plug/Glock Tool to the Doubleclick SafeCarry Ranger to the DeSantis Speed Scabbard.

1» VICKERS TACTICAL GRIP PLUG/GLOCK TOOL

Finally a concrete reason to install a frame plug on your Gen 3 Glock pistol: so you’re never without a takedown punch. The punch is almost identical to a Glock factory tool, and the handle of the GGT01 acts as a ramp of sorts for your magazine, increasing your positive indexing and speedy reloading capabilities. The 300-series stainless steel tool is overmolded into a glass-filled nylon handle and is available at tangodown.com.

MSRP: $12.95

2» MARBLE ARMS CATCH 22 AMMO DISPENSER

This sturdy belt-mountable ammo safe eliminates fumbling with cardboard boxes and inconvenient plastic tray packaging and can function as a speedloader for tubular magazines. It also protects 50 rounds of .22 LR, 30 rounds of .22 WMR or 30 rounds of .17 HMR ammunition from moisture, dirt and debris and allows secure transport in vehicles, backpacks or survival kits. Learn more at marblearms.com.

MSRP: $13.99

3» DOUBLECLICK SAFECARRY RANGER

This double-layer Kydex holster offers Level 2 retention in a completely non-mechanical design. No buttons, no snaps, just the patent-pending thumb release combined with the trigger guard lock that hold your sidearm securely until you need it. It’s also extremely robust and available in many variations of cant, belt width and models of handguns. Head to doubleclickholsters.com for ordering information.

MSRP: $89.75

4» COLD STEEL TRAINING GUNS

Ensure absolute safety in your training scenarios with these “green guns” from Cold Steel. Brightly colored and available to the general public in five different configurations, these training aides add realism to your classes without compromising safety and can be ordered through coldsteel.com.

MSRP: $31.99

5» LASERLYTE MIGHTY MOUSE LASER

Though not the perfect concealed carry solution for everyone, the North American Arms line of microrevolvers is extremely popular across all age levels. These laser-sighting grips are compatible with all NAA .22 Magnum revolvers and are grip-activated, allowing for faster target acquisition and increased confidence. American-made and batteries included, they’re available at laserlyte.com.

MSRP: $129.95

6» DESANTIS SPEED SCABBARD

Now available for the Ruger LCR and LCRx, this classic outside-the-waistband holster is a favorite of detectives and plainclothes lawmen throughout the country. Select yours in black or tan (pictured), right- or left-handed at desantisholster.com.

MSRP: $76.99

Gear We Love — from the MFT 100-Round AR Magazine to the Gatco Scepter 2.0 to the Low Recoil Hydra-Shok .380 ACP.

Gear We Love — from the MFT 100-Round AR Magazine to the Gatco Scepter 2.0 to the Low Recoil Hydra-Shok .380 ACP.

1» MFT 10-ROUND AR MAGAZINE

For shooters who live in areas with restrictive magazine laws or those who want a flusher fit for their AR’s mag well, the 10-round 10PM556 from Mission First Tactical is up to the challenge. It disassembles with no tools from a pair of double floor plate safety release tabs and includes an oversized bolt catch, a four-way anti-tilt follower and a stainless steel spring. Catch the demo video at missionfirsttactical.com.

MSRP: $14.99

2» MARATAC CANVAS BANKER BAG

The offset brass YKK zipper prevents items from rolling out of this extremely sturdy 10.5-ounce waxed cotton canvas bag when open, and the 10- by 6- by .5-inch dimensions are more than ample enough for punches, cleaning kits, emergency medical items or brass. Grab a few for thousands of possible uses at countycomm.com.

MSRP: $6.95

3» GATCO SCEPTER 2.0

This three-in-one unit combines a traditional tungsten carbide v-sharpener with a magnesium fire-starting tool and a removable tapered screw-on diamond rod for serrated blades. Head to gatcosharpeners.com for ordering information and to look at the entire line of Gatco sharpening supplies.

MSRP: $39.99

4» EXTRACARRY MAGAZINE HOLDER

The ExtraCarry allows you to pocket a backup magazine while not only keeping it indexed in the same place every time but also protecting the magazine — and that exposed first round — from damage. They’re available for more than a dozen different sidearms at extracarry.com.

MSRP: $55

5» MASTERSON GUN BELT

The Last Best West identifies their gear as “the best cowboy gear made to order, made to last and made in America.” The Masterson is handmade and available in five colors and five different buckle styles, including the garrison shown here. Get one for the base of your EDC or pair your belt with one of their fine holsters (such as the M1911 tactical pictured) at thelastbestwest.com.

MSRP: $135/$205

6» LOW RECOIL HYDRA-SHOK .380 ACP

These 90-grain jacketed hollow-points from Federal are engineered to offer superior defensive performance and lower recoil in modern ultra-light .380 pistols. With a velocity of 1,000 feet per second and 200 foot-pounds of energy at the muzzle, it would be worth seeing if these pattern well out of your .380. Learn more at federalpremium.com.

MSRP: $19.99/20

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