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Review: TacPack June 2017 Box

The June 2017 TacPack has landed. This box has some high and lows. Lets look inside!

Hopefully you are familiar with the concept of TacPack by now. If not, you can read the reviews of the previous TacPacks for some background on this subscription box.

Armaspec Anti-Walk Pins (for AR-15) – Your opinion of these likely comes down to you think anti-walk trigger and hammer pins are necessary. If you do, these seem to be a good value like many of Armaspec’s products.

ABKT Tactical Phantom Spector Knife – I wanted to bac mouth this knife this from the moment I saw it. It’s a “tactical” knife with an over the top design, cheap plastic scales that feel oily, and it weighs a lot. However, the liner lock engages the tang of the blade early and is very solid (big surprise). The bearing system, coupled with a well executed detent allows the blade to fire quickly via the flipper (even bigger surprise). It’s still a cheap knife but its fun and some of the features surprised me in a good way. This isn’t a great inclusion but it wasn’t as bad as I initially thought.

Burnproof Gear Rail Wrap – This is actually pretty cool. It’s a fabric wrap that is designed to go on the rail of your rifle (fits a variety of rifle types) to protect your from heat and sharp edges. If you have ever been on a shooting range in the American West, you know rifle can get hot before you even start shooting them just from laying in the sun. I’ve used similar products before that wrapped with Velcro but this one uses two independent panels joined with shock cord which allows you to install this even in places where you might already have a handstop, vertical grip, or rail mounted sight. It’s simple, clever, and it works. I never would have seen a product like this if it wasn’t in a TacPack and now I am buying a second one.

Nineline Apparel Tanker – I like and use insulated tankers/mugs all the time. This one features the Nineline Apparel logo and it seems to be very stout. The lid is the best I’ve seen on any tanker/tumbler because it seals! This is a great inclusion that anyone would use.

Overall, I rate this box as a solid okay. A lot of the value of the box is tied up in the Burnproof Gear Rail Wrap and that, coupled with the cheap feeling knife, may turn off some subscribers. The anti-walk pins are of good quality and some users will like them. Everyone will love the Nineline Tanker – it’s great.

If you want to try TacPack, you can check them out at TacPack.com. TacPack says that the June box will be their highest dollar value to date.


Disclosure: I receive this subscription box from TacPack, free of charge, for review.

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