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“Groucho” Hybrid MOLLE/ALICE War Belt System

Think a war belt/battle belt/MOLLE belt has to be expensive? Think again.

The Old Grouch’s Military Surplus is offering what they call the “Groucho” Hybrid MOLLE/ALICE War Belt System and it looks like a very functional start to a war belt – just add pouches.

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The Groucho consists of a MOLLE 1 Belt that has been slightly modified and ALICE Suspenders. The MOLLE 1 Belt ensure full MOLLE compatibility so you can mount a huge variety of modern pouches. The ALICE Suspenders help support the weight. It’s a simple concept executed with proven gear at an affordable price. Your belt rig may not get the most likes on Instagram but your gear will work and your wallet will still be well padded.

Kudos to The Old Grouch’s Military Surplus for putting together functional and affordable packages like this.

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Oregon Trail Defense Waffle Stippling Tip

I used a wide, brass tip from a wood burning kit and a rotary tool to create a stippling tool that laid down several points at once and I outlined my ghetto process for creating it here on JTT. That was written in 2011 and I still get emails asking to buy the tips (which were never for sale). I am grateful to Oregon Trail Defense (OTD) for finally giving me a place to send to people to find a tool like the one I made.

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OTD is now offering a Waffle Stippling Tip. It is much, much nicer than the janky one I made for myself. A tip like this is very efficient because it allows the user to lay down multiple points each time they contact the frame with the stippling iron. This greatly reduces the time you must spend inhaling the acrid little wisps of smoke that roll off the polymer frame of your favorite handgun.

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These tips are available separately in two different versions – 12 lines per inch and 20 lines per inch. They are also available with an entire kit including the stippling iron and multiple other tips. Check out all of the stippling tools at OTD LLC.

Note: To head off the emails and to be clear – I am not saying OTD LLC ripped off my idea. People have been making and using tips like this long before I made mine. It is about time someone brought one to market.

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Recycled Firefighter – The Chief Everyday Carry Backpack

You may know Recycled Firefighter for their wallets made from reclaimed firehose material but they have been pushing into new materials and new gear beyond just wallets… way beyond just wallets. Their upcoming Everyday Carry Backpack called the The Chief will feature a heavy dose of Recycled Firefighter style along with a heaping helping of durability.

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The Chief Everyday Carry Backpack will be constructed from black 1000D Cordura Nylon with various accent colors/materials. There will be at least 4 versions available initially including Coyote Roughout Boot Leather with Multicam Accents, Black Combat Boot Leather with Multicam Black Accents, Tan Boot Leather with MulticamArid Accents, and a Bunker Gear version. All versions will have the same organization and construction features.

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The bag has a zippered slip pocket on the front behind the accent panel. The main compartment is accessed via a #10 YKK zipper that allows full, lay-flat panel loading. Inside the main compartment you’ll find 2 organizer pockets and a laptop sleeve. The shoulder straps are 3″ wide at the top so that they don’t have to be bulky in order to support weight. The straps, back panel, and bottom all use 1/2″ closed cell foam for padding and the bag features a sturdy grab handle.

Look for The Chief Everyday Carry Backpack to be available for pre-order on July 4th from Recycled Firefighter.

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RE Factor Tactical Rapid Deployment Buttstock Tourniquet Holder

RE Factor Tactical’s new Rapid Deployment Buttstock Tourniquet Holder is designed to play nicely with the RATS Tourniquet but it can also serve as a fuller coverage option (versus their Buttstock Tourniquet Holder) for storing CAT or SOF-T TQs.

The new Rapid Deployment Buttstock Tourniquet Holder covers the TQ with a neoprene sleeve. It attaches to your rifle (or other items) via easy to use and secure bungee straps with toggles. The back of the holder is lined with rubber grip material that prevents the holder from moving around on the buttstock.

Check out the new Rapid Deployment Buttstock Tourniquet Holder at RE Factor Tactical.

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On the Cover and on Your Rifle – Blue Force Gear Kryptek Padded Vickers Sling

On Target Magazine recently featured a Blue Force Gear Padded Vickers Sling in Kryptek Typhon. Check out BlueForceGear.com to put one on your rifle.

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RE Factor Tactical Velocity Magazine Extension for Glocks

The Velocity Magazine Extensions for Glock Magazines are designed and manufactured here in the USA by Falkor Defense. These aluminum magazine extensions are designed to let the shooter move quickly with the magazines and let the magazines themselves move quickly when dropping free from the mag well… oh, and they add 4 more rounds of capacity for 9mm magazines (2 more for .40 S&W).

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The shape of the extension gives plenty surface area for the shooter to manipulate during malfunction clearances, reloads with retention, and other tasks that require a firm grip on the magazines. The weight of the extension ensures that the magazines drop free of the magazine well quickly during speed reloads.

The Velocity Magazine Extensions from RE Factor Tactical are available in an exclusive OD Green anodized color with the REFT TNT logo. Check them out at REFactorTactical.com.

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THIS IS SPARTA! – Range Drill of the Day from Telluric Group

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Telluric Group’s Range Drill of the Day is a resource that you should be leveraging in your own training. If you are local to the Brunswick, Georgia area, you can become a member of the Telluric Group range and shoot the drill of the day there. If you are not local or can’t make it to their facility, you can view the drill of the day and print a free target online.

Today’s drill is called THIS IS SPARTA! Remember to close the drill by yelling “THIS IS SPARTA!” It helps if you do it loud enough for your shot timer to pick it up.

Head over to the drill of the day page for a free target print out and details of the drill.

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The First Non-NFA CAA RONI Stabilizer Now Shipping to Distributors and Dealers

Brace all the things!

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From CAA:

Pompano Beach, Fla. (May 2016) – CAA, developers and manufacturers of advanced battle-tested firearms accessories, announce the long awaited release of the NON-NFA RONI®. It features an officially licensed SB Tactical™ Pistol Stabilizing Brace™, and is now shipping to distributors and dealers. The Pistol Stabilizing Brace enhances one-handed firing of the RONI-STAB by attaching to the operator’s forearm.  The RONI-STAB is the first NON-NFA RONI available, meaning less paperwork, no wait and no additional costs.

The Pistol Stabilizing Brace has an adjustable and flexible nylon strap for a custom fit for any user. Although originally designed for wounded combat veterans and others with disabilities that inhibit their ability to securely hold a firearm, the overwhelming acceptance of the Brace within the firearms community has propelled the product to be one of the most sought after PDW pistol accessories on the market. The RONI-STAB is constructed from high quality elasto-polymers to exacting tolerances. It has been designed to fit multiple handgun models. The RONI-STAB for the GLOCK® 17/19 is available now.  The RONI-STAB also has models for Beretta, H&K, SIG SAUER, Springfield😄, and many other brands.

The RONI® platform requires no pistol disassembly at all. Simply drop the pistol in the kit and it locks within seconds.  Many of the features on RONI® are ambidextrous, including the trigger-guard safety, and a super-fast charging handle.   Other features include Picatinny rails for two sighting devices and additional side rails.

The RONI® Stabilizer is available in Black or Tan.  Visit your local dealer and see for yourself!

*The RONI® Pistol Stabilizing Brace™ is intended only to be used as designed as a forearm brace. The addition of a stock and/or forward grip to the RONI-STAB would convert it into a NFA controlled Short Barrel Rifle (SBR) and Any Other Weapon (AOW).

RONI® RECON Stabilizer Specifications:

Model: RONI-STAB

Fits: GLOCK® 17/19, Beretta, H&K, SIG SAUER, Springfield XD, Armscore/Rock Island, Jericho®, Bersa Thunder, BUL Cherokee   and other GLOCK® models

Weight: 49.4 oz.

Height Max: 6.3”

Length:  22”

Width:  2.5”

Material: Poly/Aluminum

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About CAA:

CAA USA is the exclusive distributor of world-class, operator-tested firearms accessories and the Hartman MH1 Reflex Sights. Our products are specifically designed to meet the rigorous demands of tactical solutions required by the world’s armed forces, law enforcement units and weapons professionals. CAA product line includes advanced flash lights, bipods, handgrips, Picatinny rail systems, tubes, butt stocks, cheek rests and the patented RONI® pistol-carbine conversion. www.CAAGEARUP.com

About SB Tactical™:

SB Tactical™, the originator of the Pistol Stabilizing Brace™ and manufacturers of industry-leading firearms accessories, is setting the bar for innovation and product development in the PDW Pistol category. The SB Tactical line of products is veteran designed, BATFE approved, and manufactured in the U.S.A. For more information on the brand’s growing line of products for multiple firearms platforms, visit http://www.sb-tactical.com.

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Fighter Design Open House 2016

Don’t miss the Fighter Design Open House 2016 if you are Austin, Texas area and do yourself a favor. Try out a Featherlight Rifle Sling while you are there.

From Fighter Design:

We are opening the door for the day to our Fighter Design™ customers! Come join us Friday, June 3rd starting at 12pm along Rogue American™ and Sons of Liberty™ for our warehouse sale with discounts of up to 70% off. There will be food, beer and live music along with various activities to enjoy. You can find us at:

Fighter Design™
4175 Freidrich Lane
Suite 200
Austin, TX 78744

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Review: TacPack – May Edition

Hopefully you are familiar with the concept of TacPack by now. If not, you can read the previous review of the April TacPack for some background. I recently received the May TacPack and it’s another solid one. Here are the details…

Once again, I felt that this box delivered a solid value for the $49.95 per box subscription price and, again, all of the items are actually interesting to me.

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Madhouse Design Gun Control System – MSRP $49 – Madhouse Design makes several firearm accessories including run rests, muzzle brakes, and an entire line of gun storage gear that they call their Gun Control Systems. These are basically modular, adjustable rack systems that retain your handgun via a “pin” that goes into the muzzle. I know that is going to be controversial for some people but, I believe it is a safe and effective storage method when executed well. I have been storing handguns in my safe in a similar way with a different product for years. The strength of the Gun Control System is how adjustable it is and how versatile it is in how it can be placed. The quality is excellent and the pin that they designed to go into the barrel is very sturdy and highly unlikely to harm the barrel.

ReadyMan Network EDC Tool – $15 – If you like knucks and other cool impact weapons, you’ll like this.

ABKT Tactical Gunsmith Mat – $10 – I don’t know what makes a gunsmith mat “tactical” but this one from ABKT had me more excited than anyone should be over a gunsmith mat. It has a thick felt-like top that should be good for wicking up gun oil and a heavy rubber bottom that ensures it doesn’t move. This is the most substantial mat of this type I have felt and the quality is obvious. It also seems to resist setting in a rolled shape if stored that way.

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Gerber Shard Keychain Tool – $7 – The Gerber Shard is a dandy. They aren’t expensive but they are useful. I have one that lives on my keychain and, unlike many tools, it is TSA-friendly. This is a solid addition to the box and the type of thing you’ll find all kinds of uses for in your EDC, survival kits, or range bag.

Exotac tinderZIP – $9 – Exotac’s tinderZIPs are very cool and they work. The May TacPack comes with a pack of 5 of them. Each tinderZIP contains 6″ of Live Fire Gear  Fire Cord which is a paracord-like product that contains inner strands that are excellent tinder. You just hitch the onto the zippers on your jacket, backpack, bikepacking bags, or where ever you want to keep some emergency tinder. Then, if you need tinder, just cut it open, fluff the inner strands, and apply a spark. They light even when damp.

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GMR Chris Kyle Commemorative Coin – $3.50 – These pure copper commemorative coins are very cool. One, they immortalize an American hero and two, their proceeds go to the Chris Kyle Foundation. If you follow the metals markets, you’ll know that pure copper has some value and potential as an investment.

The May TacPack is close to selling out if it hasn’t already. I understand that next month will have some scratch off tickets for prizes and discounts from Seekins Precision. Check out TacPack.

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