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GunfightersINC Spectre Shoulder Holster Upgrades

There are a lot of kydex benders that will help you put a holster on your waist. I think GunfightersINC is hell bent on being the leaders in putting a holster on your upper body with their Kenai Chest Holster and the Spectre Shoulder Holster! Speaking of the Spectre, they have just rolled out a few updates to it including new options, new lower pricing, and a new tool that makes it easy to customize your own Spectre.

The new cant options allow for full size handguns (G34 shown) and 33rd mags to remain concealable.

The new options available for the Spectre include a number of new weapon lights that you can choose on the holster side. You can also now choose to add a 45 degree cant or a vertical orientation to the holster side which makes concealing full size handguns like 1911s or Glock 34/35s easier.

The new pricing is now 25% less than the price of the Spectre at its introduction. GunfightersINC has improved their processes and have streamlined production on the Spectre to the point that they can bring the price in line with their popular Kenai Chest Holster. It’s the same holster but more efficiency means lower prices for you.

Finally, the new Spectre Shoulder Holster Configurator tool opens up a host of new options and gives you complete control over your holster. It walks you through the selection of every option for each configurable part on the Spectre.

If you want a pistol holster on one side and a suppressor holder on the other, you can do that. If you want pistol magazine pouches on both sides to support your pistol caliber carbine, you can do that. If you want pistol holsters on both sides so you can dual wield Glock 19s, you can do that too (just please don’t open carry them to Starbucks so we don’t all look bad).

Check out the Spectre Shoulder Holster Configurator at GunfightersINC.com.

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The EDC Tool Roll: Replaceable Fix It Sticks

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 genesis of this series, The EDC Tool Roll, was my frustration at my multi-tools for never quite being the right tool. Sure, they will do a lot, but sometimes you just need a real tool which started my quest to build a pocketable tool kit. My search for a screw driver that was both a real tool and yet still compact enough to work in this pocketable kit lead me to Fix It Sticks.

The Replaceable Fix It Sticks are comprised of two separate sections that can be used individually as a small driver for tight spaces or together to form a t-handle driver. Each of the two sections can hold a standard 1/4″ bit at each end meaning I can keep 4 bits of my choosing on the tool, ready to use. I also carry a small assortment of bits for the fasteners that I am likely to encounter.

I tried several other drivers before settling on the Fix It Sticks. Most interchangable bit drivers were too large. Others were pocketable but lacked reach or were too small to apply a decent amount of torque comfortably. The Fix It Sticks, with their take-down format split that difference beautifully. They pack small but function much like a full size tool.

Fix It Sticks are made in the USA and available in a number of configurations. I like the Replacables for EDC and purchased mine from Amazon.

They also makes these in kit form specifically for shooters with slick options like in-line torque limiters. Those kits are available at Tactical Works.

Of all the tools I added to my kit, the screwdriver was the hardest to finally settle on so I will be interested to hear what you carry. If you have an EDC worth driver that you prefer, comment below.

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Ban the ATF 2.0 T-Shirt from Russian Roulette Clothing

Russian Roulette Clothing has given their Ban the ATF shirt a face lift. The new 2.o version of the shirt has full color graphics with an image of a tax stamp in the background. It is printed on a USA made, Anvil brand t-shirt.

Check out the Ban the ATF 2.0 shirt at Russian Roulette Clothing.

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Surefire G2X Saves the Day

This story was carried on my local news yesterday. If you aren’t carrying a flashlight daily, this might convince you. You never know how or when you’ll need your flashlight…

Early yesterday, a Washington man had a road wash out underneath his vehicle due to the flooding in the area. He was able to use his flashlight, a Surefire G2X, as he extricated himself from his vehicle and climbed back up onto the roadway in the dark. Once he was on the roadway, he was able to use the light to warn other drivers about the now dangerously washed out road surface. His simple act of preparedness, carrying a light, may have played a role in saving his life and potentially the lives of other motorists.

See the story at KHQ News (Spokane).

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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.

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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.

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BRAZA EDC Folder from Bastion

Bastion just launched their newest EDC knife and the timing is great (for you) because they also happen to be hosting a Valentine’s Day sale (see image below).

The BRAZA EDC Folder follows on the success of their PARTIZAN EDC Folder. The PARTIZAN was more of a slim, sleek, gentleman’s knife with tactical sensibility but the BRAZA is larger, more substantial, but but still very refined. It features a 3.75″ D2 blade with a sort of clipped, bull nose shape and a very tall primary grind.

The handle is stainless steel and incorporates the frame lock and a ball bearing system that makes the blade fire very smoothly via the integrated flipper. There is a lanyard loop built into the back spacer and a pocket clip set up for right side tip up carry.

Check out the BRAZA EDC Folder at Bastion.

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The EDC Tool Roll: Knipex Cobra Pliers 87 01 125

The EDC Tool Roll is a new feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various every day carry worthy tools. The tools shown won’t be 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!


German tool manufacturer, Knipex, makes a number of my favorite tools but their 5″ Cobra Pliers (87 01 125) are at the top of that list. These extremely compact pliers are extremely big on usefulness.

I bought the Cobra Pliers because I was tired of the pliers on my multi-tools never quite being the right tool for the job. The 5″ (125mm) Cobra Pliers are only slightly longer than most multi-tools in the folded position but they boast all the same features as Knipex’s larger pliers including drop-forged steel construction, push-button adjustment, and hardened jaws that self-lock into nearly anything you are trying to turn.

They are just under 5″ in length and just under 3 ounces in weight. This makes them easy to carry in pocket, small bag, compact tool roll, or in the built in admin organizer of your pack.

In spite of that small size, they can be used to turn nuts (or round material) up to 1″ in diameter. They grip material so tenaciously that I have used them to turn nuts that were nearly completly rounded. The forward portion of the jaws lets me do fine work like gripping webbing to pull through a tight tri-glide, while the inner portions of the jaws are recessed to mate with nuts, bolt heads or round stock like pipes and caps.

These have a place in The EDC Tool Roll because they are the pliers that I wish came in my multi-tool.

I have purchased these locally from Sears Hardware stores or online from Amazon. See the Knipex Cobra Pliers at Amazon.

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Blue Force Gear ULTRAcomp Pocket Holster Pre-Order

Blue Force Gear’s ULTRAcomp Pocket Holster was one of the coolest things at SHOT Show this year.

ULTRAcomp is a laminate material that is lightweight, abrasion resistant and very thin. It also happens to have a slightly tacky, rubbery texture on one side. All of that makes it perfect for pocket holsters especially when coupled with the stiffened wing that BFG designed into the holster. This wing serves to stabilize the handgun in the pocket and hook the pocket to ensure that the holster stays put during the draw stroke.

Due to the demand, Blue Force Gear has opened up pre-ordering for the ULTRAcomp Pocket Holster. It will be available for the following models initially:

  • Glock 42
  • Kimber Micro
  • Ruger LCP/LCP II
  • Sig P238/938

The holsters are expected to ship in early March. Check out the ULTRAcomp Pocket Holster at Blue Force Gear.

Free Bic Sheaths at Blade Rigs

What do you do with a bazillion Kydex scraps? Well, if you are the good folks at Blade Rigs, you make them into slick Bic lighter sheaths and give them away. You can get a free Bic sheath with any order at Blade Rigs while supplies last.

This would be a great time to pick up some of the best sheaths around for defensive fixed blade knife carry.

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