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Russian Roulette Clothing 5.7×28 Shirt

Russian Roulette Clothing’s latest shirt is an homage to the little PDW cartridge that could (or maybe couldn’t), the 5.7x28mm. The shirt features an image of the blue tip SS197SR cartridge along with the caliber designation.

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5col Survival Supply Attachenator Kit

5col Survival Supply’s Attachenator Kit is now available. This clever kit comes with everything you need to attach all kinds of gear to a PALS grid, a backpack, your belt, and more.

The kit includes:

  • 4 ITW GTSP Cordlocs
  • 5 ft. 1/8″ diameter Shock Cord
  • 5 ft. MIL-C-5040h Type 3 Parachute Cord

This kit can be very convenient for the guy who doesn’t already have these components on hand. In order to piece together a kit like this, you would have to buy all the separate components in bulk which not everyone wants to do.

I have used these same components to do all kinds of things like:

  • Mount a TQ to a PALS grid
  • Attach trekking poles to a backpack
  • Attach water bottles to a backpack shoulder strap
  • Make a strap for managing a sling on a rifle
  • Make retaining straps or a grid for securing bulky outerwear to a pack
  • Make adjustable dummy cords for gear like a compass

Check out the Attachenator Kit at 5col.com.

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Perseverance Survival Woobie Hoodie

I recently had the flu and I am not sure I would have made it through without a poncho liner, or woobie, that kept me warm while I wasted away on the couch. My wife and I even keep an after-market poncho liner with improved insulation near our bed in the winter to stave off the morning cold that comes with having a wood heated house. It is safe to say that woobies are integrated into my life and I suspect many of you are the same… but what if you could wear one all the time?

That is exactly what the Perseverance Survival Woobie Hoodie is all about. It is a hoodie, the world’s most versatile top, that is made from a woobie, the world’s most versatile blanket. You can wear it on its own or use it as an insulation layer under a shell in cold weather.

The Woobie Hoodie is available in three colors: Coyote, MARPAT, and good old Woodland Camo. I just ordered a Woodland Camo version for myself from Kit Fox Outfitters and I might do a review on it once I put it through its paces.

You can check out the Woobie Hoodie at PerseveranceSurvival.com.

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Sneak Peek: 5col Survival Supply HPG Kit Bag Survival Kit

5col Survival Supply is developing a survival kit designed specifically to fit the Hill People Gear Kit Bag. The kit features quality components from Solkoa Survival Systems, Aquamira, UCO, and more. Given the versatile load carrying capability of the Kit Bag and it’s ability to stay with the wearer even when they have to drop their pack, I am surprised there hasn’t been other similar kits developed.

Stay tuned for additional details.

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Review: Black Rhino Concealment Oscar Mike Wallet

I’ve spent the last 2 months with Black Rhino Concealment’s Oscar Mike Wallet in my back pocket… and I don’t plan on that changing after this review is completed.

Overview

The Oscar Mike Wallet (or On the Move Wallet) is an ultra-compact wallet created from rugged materials. The wallet is built around a webbing sleeve that can hold around 10 cards. The sleeve contains a simple webbing pull tab that allows you to lift the cards partially in order to sort through and find the one you need.

The front of the sleeve has a nylon card slot sewn to it that can be used to provide immediate access to your 2 most used cards. The back of the sleeve has an elastic strap used to hold folded cash.

Observations from Use

There are lots of wallets on the market. Some offer great access and organization. Some are extremely compact. The impressive thing about the Oscar Mike Wallet is that it offers great access and organization in a very compact wallet.

I have 9 cards in the sleeve and 2 in the nylon card slot and this wallet is still very compact. It pretty much disappears in the back pocket of a pair of jeans. Yet, in spite of how small this wallet is, I have immediate access to everything in it. I keep my ID and the only credit card I used in the front pocket where they can be accessed without even having to unfold a wallet.

The rest of my cards like insurance cards or reward program cards are kept in the sleeve where they would be real pain to access if it wasn’t for the “Quick-Draw Tab”. This is a simple strap that wraps under the cards so that when you pull it, it lifts the cards out of the sleeve. I usually just lift them about 1/3rd of the way out of the sleeve so that the elastic is still holding them tight but I can fan them slightly to find the card I need. It is a dead simple system that works perfectly and it might be the coolest thing about this wallet. I never would have thought you can stack that many cards into a deep elastic pouch and expect to be able to easily retrieve the one you want.

The one issue that I always have with these compact wallets is how they handle cash and coins. When ever someone hands you change, you have to deposit the loose change in your pocket, then fold the bills before putting them on your wallet. It takes longer than something like traditional bi- or tri-fold wallet but then again, you get to avoid the chiropractor visits that come with carrying an overloaded traditional wallet.

Wrap Up

This is probably the smallest wallet I have ever owned and that is a nice thing in and of itself. However, compact wallets can be more of a pain than a convenience if you can’t access what is inside of them easily. That is what sets this apart from other wallets I have tried. Sure, it’s small… but it also gives you easy access like a larger wallet.

I like it enough that it is still in my back pocket as I type this even though I really, really liked my previous wallet.

Oscar Mike Wallet at Black Rhino Concealment

Disclosure: This wallet was sent to me, free of charge, by Black Rhino Concealment.

Classic Al Mar Design Now Made in the USA – Al Mar Mini SERE Operator by TOPS Knives

The SERE® Operator by Al Mar® is perhaps one of the most well-known tactical knife designs out there, and for good reason. It’s a classic design with great lines, ergonomics and usefulness. In 2016, TOPS and Al Mar® began discussions to make the Mini SERE® Operator fixed blade under the TOPS brand. TOPS is extremely excited to announce their version of the Mini SERE® Operator using 154cm stainless steel with Black G10 handles and a Kydex sheath. This is the same great design that everyone knows and loves, made in America, by TOPS. You can’t go wrong with that.

Pick yours up from a TOPS authorized dealer or directly from TOPS at www.topsknives.com/al-mar-mini-sere-operator

Specs

Overall Length: 8.75”

Blade Length: 4.00”

Cutting Edge: 3.88”

Blade Thickness: 0.13”

Blade Steel: 154CM RC 58-60

Blade Finish: Tumble Finish

Handle Material: Black G10

Knife Weight: 4.5oz

Weight w/ Sheath: 7.1oz

Sheath Material: Black Kydex

Sheath Clip: Rotating Spring Steel

Designer: Al Mar

MSRP: $210

Bravo Concealment Torsion Holster for Glock 43 Now Available for Right and Left Hand

Bravo Concealment has announced that their Torsion Holster for the Glock 43 is now available for right and left handed shooters. The Torsion is an IWB/AIWB holster that has a 10 degree cant on the inboard belt clip that serves to turn the butt of the gun in toward the wearer. The shorter, canted belt clip can also be removed to allow the holster to function as a single clip, tuckable holster.

Check out the Glock 43 Torsion Holster at BravoConcealment.com.

Sneak Peek: PHLster Flex

PHLster’s upcoming Flex is an intriguing new concept for concealed carry gear. The Flex is basically a laser cut hypalon panel that has the potential to bring together everything (related to self-defense and self aid) you typically carry on a daily basis in a way that is completely modular and configurable.

While the Flex itself is simple, the concept is very nuanced and has far reaching applications. The video below does a good job of explaining the role this system plays in enhanced holster comfort and heat shielding in addition to the organizational aspects. Stay tuned for more details.

15% Off and Free Shipping in December at Bravo Concealment

Bravo Concealment is offering 15% off sitewide and free shipping for the entire month of December. This would be a great time to pick up that holster you have had your eye on or stuff some stockings with quality kydex.

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Tease: New TLR Series Light from Streamlight

Streamlight will be showing a new light in their TLR weapon light series at SHOT Show 2018. While the only image we have is a teaser, the light appears to be Streamlight’s response to the trend toward compact handgun lights made specifically for the concealed carry market.

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