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Veterans Day Sale at Chase Tactical

Chase Tactical is offering a discount on everything in their store this Veterans Day weekend. Use code HONOR15 to save 15% this weekend at ChaseTactical.com.

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Vickers Tactical™ +2 Extension for the Glock™ G42

TangoDown™ is pleased to announce the release of the Vickers Tactical™ +2 Extension for the Glock™ .380 ACP G42 (VTMFP-007/42). Though overshadowed by the later 9mm G43, the G42 is still popular in the smallest concealed package. The extension offers the security of (2) additional rounds, as well as extending the grip slightly to allow for an improved firing grip. When carrying a compact: 8+1 is always better!

The VTMFP-007/42 fits the G42 only.

MSRP: $10.95

Color Availability: Black

Visit https://tangodown.com/shop/vickers-tactical-2-magazine-extension-for-the-glock-42-vtmfp-007-43/ for more information.

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The EDC Tool Roll: Mountain Ridge Gear XS Duffel Bag

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.


I started writing this series because I built my own pocket tool kit to make my life easier around our property. My wife suggested that I write about the kit and I am glad she did because it has grown into one of the most popular features on JTT. So much so, that I have received a ton of great suggestions from readers including a few that have asked for suggestions for a tool bag that is still compact but that can carry more tools than the pocket sized options that we have already covered.

Coming up with a recommendation was easy because I already have the perfect bag. Mountain Ridge Gear (MRG) makes 4 different sized Duffel Bags that range from very large to very small. The smallest, a size MRG calls XS, is a perfect size for a compact tool kit at 9″ x 4″ x 4″. I know it can be hard to visualize dimension so think of a typical toiletry bag and you’ll understand the size of the MRG XS Duffel. I can fit every tool that we have profiled so far in The EDC Tool Roll series inside of it.

The XS size is perfect for stuffing inside of a larger bag like an EDC backpack or range bag. It has a tubular webbing handle built into one end that makes it easy to retrieve from inside of another bag.

These bags are BOMB-PROOF and super affordable. MRG sews them right here in the USA, Colorado to be specific. They use 1000D Cordura Nylon and beefy #10 YKK zippers. Every single edge is bound with tape so every seam is reinforced and there are no bare edges to start fraying.

MRG makes these bags to last in a way that few nylon companies still do and the bag still only costs $15 shipped! I am not sure you can get a cheap, off-shore produced tool bag for less than that. These bags are a bargain.

When I purchased this one, I should have bought a whole stack of them because there is no shortage of ways to use a bag like this. They are a great size for travel, vehicle first aid kits, tool bags, chainsaw tools, and all kinds of other uses.

Where to Buy: The XS Duffel is only available from Mountain Ridge Gear. It’s $15 including shipping!

Alternatives: I am sure there are other small bags out there that would work but it will be tough to beat the price and quality of the MRG XS Duffel. We have covered two smaller “tool bags” in this series already.

Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer

Triple Seven Gear Micro Kit


Do you have a compact tool bag, tool roll, or other tool that want to recommend? Tell us about it below.

Sneak Peek: Gadsden Dynamics Shotgun Wasp Rig

Gadsden Dynamics gave us a sneak peek of a shotgun specific version of their Wasp Rig that will be available in the near future. The new rig features the same admin/IFAK pouch found on all Wasp Rigs. It also features a single pistol magazine pouch and 12 elastic loops that can be used to carry 12 gauge shotgun shells.

You can check out current Wasp Rig variations at Gadsden Dynamics. Stay tuned for more details on the shotgun version.

Let RE Factor Tactical Design Custom Your Custom Targets

RE Factor Tactical is now offering a custom target design service. Departments, agencies, units, trainers, ranges, and even regular guys can lean on RE Factor Tactical’s experience in target design to create a target that supports their training goals.

They make the process of designing the targets as painless as possible. The minimum order is relatively low at 1000 targets with tiered discounts for larger orders and they can design in black and white, full color, and even splatter targets.

Check out REFactorTactical.com for more details.

Essentials Carrier 2 and ShoulderSavers mk3 Released By Mission Spec


Mission Spec has released their second generation of the Essentials Plate Carrier as the Essentials Carrier 2 (EC2).  This new version shares the ultra-light profile of its predecessor, the EOC.  Weighing in at only 24.9 ounces and constructed from 1000D CORDURA (500D for MultiCam; Black, Arid, Tropic).

All of the great features of the EOC carry over to the new model. Abilities such as the independent height adjustment of the rear plate bag.  A full uninterrupted PALS grid. Moisture wicking spacer mesh against the user’s body.

The list of updates includes; native support for industry standard chest rigs, dual tourniquet holders, dual pen/chem-light storage, cable and hydration routing options, rear light-pack hangers, and simulated PALS sewn into the new semi-elastic side straps for improved MOLLE pouch support.

The EC2 is fully compatible with other Mission Spec products such as the FlankSavers, ShoulderSavers (all versions), and other future products.  Inserted armor (not included) is always kept at the highest possible position inside of the plate bags due to the EC2’s armor suspension system.  Just like the EOC, all armor weight bypasses the CORDURA layer and is loaded directly onto the internal webbing structure.

The ShoulderSavers have also received improvements with the mk3 version and are available alongside the EC2.  Improved cable and hydration management along with other tweaks make the ShoulderSavers much more useful to the user.  The ShoulderSavers mk3 can be used with many other plate carriers as long as the shoulder straps are equal to or less than 2” in width.

Both items are available in the entire line of standard colors and patterns offered by Mission Spec.  Custom colors and patterns along with other customizations are possible on a case by case basis. Contact Mission Spec if these services are needed. The EC2 and ShoulderSavers mk3 are 100% designed, tested, and manufactured in the United States with US sourced components and are Berry Compliant.

http://missionspec.com/products/essentials-carrier-2-ec2/
http://missionspec.com/products/shouldersavers-mk3/

Phase 5 Arm Brace Stops

SB Tactical’s Stabilizing Braces have been nothing short of game changing. If you have one, you know that they can rotate slightly on the receiver extension during use unless they are butted up directly against the rear of the receiver. If you want to mount the brace further back, there wasn’t much you could do to keep the brace from rotating… until now.

Phase 5 is now offering a line of Brace Stops. They offer two models – the ABS-SB15 for the SB-15 Brace and the ABS-M which fits several different SB Tactical Stabilizing Braces. Both models clamp to your pistol buffer tube (receiver extension) and prevent both forward and rotational movement of the brace. They also provide a QD sling mounting point.

Check out the Phase 5 Arm Brace Stops at Phase5WSI.com.

Disruptive Combat Pant Coyote Brown Pre-Order at Chase Tactical

The value priced, feature-heavy Disruptive Combat Pant from Chase Tactical was previously only available in Multicam. However, there was demand for solid color options so they are now opening pre-orders for Coyote Brown now with OD green in the works for a later date. If there is enough interest, they may also begin producing these pants in Multicam Black.

You can save 20% if you use code DISRUPTIVE at checkout: ChaseTactical.com

V Seven 6.5 Creedmoor Match Barrels

The new V Seven Weapon Systems’ 20″ 6.5 Creedmoor Match Barrels are now available for your AR308 (or maybe AR6.5… I guess). The barrel has many of the same features found on other V7 barrels like 416R stainless steel construction, polygonal rifling, V7 Match Chamber, Melonite treated barrel extension, optional fluting, an included pinned gas block, and gas tube.

VSevenWeaponSystems.com

New Aston House BC Pack from Hill People Gear

The Hill People Gear Aston House BC (Back Country), a back country pack based on the original Aston House Pack, is now available. The Aston House BC is similar in size and foot print to the original Aston House but it has less organization features and a more substantial chassis which, coupled with the Aston House’s compression features, allow this pack to carry anything from small daypack loads to heavier overnight loads.

The Aston House BC has a beefier suspension that includes a full frame sheet and dual aluminum stays. It comes with Hill People Gear’s excellent shoulder harness and can accept the Recon or Prairie Belt (belt not included).

The panel loading main compartment is completely lined with First Spear’s 6/12 material so you can add MOLLE or hook backed pouches. The main compartment can be accessed via the panel zipper or top and bottom zippers. The front panel of the pack features a full height slot pocket on the exterior and a mesh slip pocket on the inside. The exterior sides of Aston House BC have dual wand pockets similar to those found on other Hill People Gear packs.

The Aston House BC also comes with the Aston Panel, a MOLLE compatible compression panel that is made from First Spear’s 6/12 Laminate material (loop material bonded to hypalon). The panel can be used to compress the pack and carry gear like skis, a snow shovel, bulky clothing layers, and more.

Check out the Aston House BC at Hill People Gear.

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