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Create Your Own Custom Vickers Sling!

I just spent way too long playing with Blue Force Gear’s new Custom Vickers Sling creation tool! This is too cool.

Want a Wolf Grey/Kryptek Typhon VCAS with QD Swivels? You can do that.

Want an all Multicam sling with a Safety Orange Pull Tab? It can be done!

Blue Force Gear’s new Custom Vickers Sling creation tool lets you customize every component and material on the sling all the way down to the sling hardware. You can even choose between regular or sewn-in sling attachment hardware. All of the options appear in a rendering at the top of the screen as you add them to your sling so you can see what it will look like before you get it in your grubby mitts.

Go have some fun with the Custom Vickers Sling creator at BlueForceGear.com.


You Don’t Have to Go Nuts to Shave Weight on an AR-15 – SIONICS Lightweight Patrol Rifles

If you want to build an AR-15 under 5 pounds, you are going to have to get a little creative and it’s going to cost you. However, you don’t have to start skeletonizing things that shouldn’t be skeletonized or using exotic materials to build a rifle that will still carry light and function reliably.

SIONICS recently posted a picture of one of their Patrol Three Rifles on a scale. It weighs in at a scant 6.1 pounds with top quality, standard parts and in a ready to shoot configuration (with sights).

How do they do it? Did they flute the bolt carrier or use aluminum where you should use steel? Nope. This rifle still has a proper M16 BCG and other reliable, full weight parts. They just make use of a smart barrel profile and quality, lightweight hand guard. Those are the same places you should start when shedding weight. Or… Just check out a Patrol Three at SIONICS.


CZ Scorpion EVO Double Mag Pouch from Crusader Gear

Crusader Gear was getting a lot of questions about whether their line of Ruger 10/22 BX-25 Magazine Pouches would fit magazines for the CZ Scorpion EVO so… They made a dedicated pouch for the Scorpion EVO mags. The new pouch is based on the design of their 10/22 magazine pouches but scaled specifically for the Scorpion EVO.

The pouches are constructed from 1000D Cordura Nylon. They hold 2 magazines and retain them via pull tabs (bungee retainers). The pouches are MOLLE compatible and meant to be used with MALICE Clips or a similar product. The front of the pouch features loop material for displaying patches or ID.

Check out the CZ Scorpion EVO Double Mag Pouch from Crusader Gear.


KE Arms Full Auto Ambi Selector

It’s Valentine’s Day and nothing says “LOVE” like a selector with a third position like the new Full Auto Ambi Selector from KE Arms.

This selector is intended to work in M16, M4, and registered full auto AR15 type machine guns.  Improves handling for left handed and right handed shooters making all manipulations easier.  Ther selector includes one full length arm for the shooter’s strong side thumb, and one shorter arm for the opposite side.

-Selector Arms are machined from 6061-T6 Billet and Mil 8625 Type III Class 2 anodized.
-17-4 Stainless Steel shaft, black melonite coated.
-Allen wrench included.

This selector is considered a machine gun part and possession of it without the appropriate NFA registered weapon could be a violation of federal law.

Order Online here: http://www.kearms.com/ambidextrous-full-auto-selector.aspx

Contact sales@kearms.com for agency or departmental purchases.


Glock 17 Gen 3 Unissued LE/GOVT Marked Magazines at GunMag Warehouse

A Valentine’s Day poem for you…

Roses are red.

Violets are blue.

I don’t care about LE/GOVT markings on magazines. I just like ’em cheap.

I may not be a poet but I know a good deal when I see one. GunMag Warehouse has Glock 17 factory magazines with LE/GOVT markings for $18.99. These are new, unissued magazines that work just like any other. Stack them deep.

Glock 17 Gen 3 Unissued LE/GOVT Marked Magazines at GunMag Warehouse


Fight and Flight Tactical BURRO

The Fight and Flight Tactical BURRO, or Basic Utility Rugged Rear-pocket Organizer, is a wallet for the guy who just can’t get by with a few cards and bills. Fight and Flight boasts that it “isn’t just a wallet, it’s essentially an admin pouch for your butt.”

The exterior of the BURRO has a loop field for displaying patches and a clear vinyl window for easy access to ID. The interior of the pouch features 2 large slip pockets for cash or a checkbook. There are multiple pen loops, plenty of slots for organizing cards, another clear vinyl ID window, and even a small elastic pocket for all those tiny discount cards from every grocery store ever.

Check out the BURRO at Fight and Flight Tactical.


The EDC Tool Roll: Lobster UM24SS Shorty Adjustable Wrench

The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown aren’t multi-tools but rather real tools, that by virtue of their compact size, light weight, usefulness, or unique functionality, can find a place in any range kit, emergency kit, or every day carry bag.

Feel free to comment on the tools that you carry so we can all learn! The discussion on these posts has been very valuable so far.

The Lobster Shorty Adjustable Wrench (UM24SS) is a compact adjustable wrench that is well suited to everyday carry. The wrench is just over 4.5″ in length but has large jaws that can open wide enough to handle a 1″ diameter nut or bolt.

These drop forged steel wrenches have had great care taken to ensure that they remain light weight. The handle has been fluted and skeletonized and the jaws are tapered, relatively thin, and fluted to removed weight. Those thin jaws are part of why I prefer this wrench over other adjustable wrenches I have tried. Cheap adjustable wrenches often have chunky jaws that are difficult to use on small fasteners.

The Lobster Shorty is available with a number of different colored handles. Be advised that the “red” handle color (shown) looks more pink in person.

These wrenches are made in Japan and usually imported. I ordered mine through Amazon but they are also available from a number of sellers on Ebay. I’ve never found a local, brick & mortar source for them.

Where to Buy: Lobster Shorty Adjustable Wrench (UM24SS) on Amazon

If you are looking for an alternative, consider the Channellock 804 (chrome) or 804N (black oxide). You are likely to find them locally, they are more affordable, very compact, and made in Spain. I’ll profile one in a future edition of The EDC Tool Roll.

Do you have a compact adjustable wrench that you prefer? Tell us about it below.


Fresh Take on a TOPS Knives Classic: Apache Dawn Rockies Edition

The Apache Dawn has been in the TOPS Knives line for a long, long time. It’s a classic and its newest iteration might be its best. The Apache Dawn Rockies Edition is now available at TOPS Knives.com.

The new Rockies Edition (RE) features same harpoon blade shape for which the Apache Dawn is known. Unlike the original, the RE has deeply textured, “Rocky Mountain Tread” G-10 handle slabs and a tumble finish.

Check out the Apache Dawn RE at TOPS Knives.

Overall Length 11.88″
Blade Length 6.75″
Cutting Edge 6.13″
Blade Thickness 0.250″
Blade Steel 1095 RC 56-58
Blade Finish Tumble Finish
Handle Material Black G10
Handle Style Rocky Mountain Tread
Knife Weight 15.5oz
Weight w/ Sheath 21.0oz
Sheath Included Yes
Sheath Material Olive Drab MIL-SPEC Nylon
Sheath Clip Molle Backing

RMJ Tactical News: Death Dealer Battle Axe and Last of the Drop Forged Shrikes

There is a lot of news coming out of RMJ Tactical these days including a new axe inspired from an iconic work of art and an iconic tomahawk undergoing some changes.

The new Death Dealer Battle Axe should be instantly recognizable for those who are fans of artist Frank Frazetta. It is inspired directly from Frazetta’s well known painting, Death Dealer. This axe is a joint offering from RMJ Tactical and Frazetta Jr. Enterprises.

From RMJ Tactical’s product page:

Each of these axes is individually serial numbered on the neck with the Frazetta signature on the other side. The head of the axe features RMJ Tactical’s new Death Dealer Battle Ax Seal as well as the Frazetta Seal of Authenticity.

See the Death Dealer Battle Axe at RMJ Tactical.

From one icon to another… Frank Frazetta is an icon of fantasy art world and the RMJ Tactical Shrike and S13 are icons of the tactical tomahawk world. However, those iconic tomahawks are about to undergo some changes. RMJ Tactical is moving to a new shop and that new shop will come with new capabilities. The Shrike and S13 will no longer be drop forged. The next batch will be machined from billet like the rest of the RMJ Tactical line.

If you want a drop forged Shrike or S13, you better grab one from this current batch. See them at RMJ Tactical.


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