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Emdom Universal Rifle Magazine Pouch Gen 2

Emdom has launched the newest iteration of their Universal Rifle Magazine Pouch, the Universal Rifle Magazine Pouch Gen 2. Like the original, the Gen 2 is designed to carry nearly any rifle magazine. The new version includes several improvements over hte original like reinforced side panels, a drainage grommet on the bottom, loop material added to the front panel, the addition of Hypalon material to the inside of the pouch to help retain magazines, and a new optional flap accessory.

You can check out the Universal Rifle Magazine Pouch Gen 2 at EmdomUSA.com.

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Chest Rig Tips from UW Gear

UW Gear posted a useful video recently that contains some simple tips for getting the most out of their chest rigs. The tips include some fit adjustment and strap management tidbits that are applicable to many type of chest rigs. It turns out, I’ve been using the elastic keepers wrong all these years!

 

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Lunar Concept Contour Padded Sling

Lay your favorite belt out flat on a table. Chances are it won’t lay completely straight. There is likely a shallow bend forming where your belt crosses the center of your back. Straps or belts that are wrapped around an object for a long time will often form this kind of bend as they break in and conform to your body. So, why not start with the bend already in place?

The new Contour Padded Sling from Lunar Concepts is a 2 point sling that features a tapered pad that already has the shallow bend designed into it to enhance the comfort of the wearer. The removable pad is made from 500D nylon with EVA foam inside and backed with spacer mesh. It’s position can be adjusted on the sling with triglides.

The 1″ webbing sling features a single adjustment slider used to quickly lengthen or shorten the sling. It has open ends with triglides allowing the user to make use of the attachment hardware of their choice.

Lunar Concepts Contour Padded Sling

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Review: Outdoor Research Sun Runner Cap

I’ve always liked Outdoor Research’s caps and I’ve owned a number of them over the years. The Sun Runner Cap in particular stands out as my favorite. It just works for me and the things I do outdoors better than any other cap I’ve tried.

Overview

The Sun Runner Cap is, as the name implies, designed to keep the sun off its wearer. The cap itself has 6 panel construction which is very comfortable to wear. The large panels on either side of the had are made from mesh while the top and front panels are made from the same thin Supplex nylon that OR uses in many of their caps.

The stiffened and preshaped brim is shorter and rounder than a typical ball cap. It also features two snaps that allow the Sun Runner to mount the included cap which is also made out of Supplex nylon.

Observations from Use

One of the biggest reasons I like this cap is the fit. OR offers the Sun Runner in 4 different sizes: S, M, L, and XL. I have a big head and finding caps that fit well can be a challenge. The Sun Runner offers plenty of adjustment. The fit is perfect and even comes down low on my head (below the tops of my ears) which is rare for me.

This hat also breathes and wicks perspiration extremely well. I own the hat in White and Hydro (Blue). The White one in particular feels cooler than my uncovered head! It reflects the sun’s heat and the side panels allow the hat to breath so that you actually get some evaporative cooling action from the hat band. Speaking of the hat band, it does a great job of keeping sweat out of your eyes.

The Sun Runner also does a great job of dealing with the sun – especially for shooters. The underside of the brim is a very dark grey that cuts down on glare which is nice when your eye is buried in an optic and your trying to pick out a distance target. OR purposely uses a dark color under the brim on all the Sun Runner colorways. The included cape drapes down and covers the back of your neck even when you drop into the prone which is a godsend if you are in a precision rifle class and spending a lot time in the prone. If you find that the cape is interfering with your cheek weld, just flip the removeable chin cord back behind your neck and tighten it slightly. This will keep the sides of the cape back and away from your face while still providing full neck coverage.

I should also note that this cap lacks a “button” on the crown like those found on ball caps. It also fits very close to the head which makes it very comfortable to wear with over the ear hearing protection. You can even attach the cap over your ear muffs with a little work but I usually just let my ear muffs hold the cape back or use inside the ear hearing protection.

I also use the cap extensively for hiking. It’s relatively lightweight at around 3 ounces (less if you don’t need the cape). It is very packable thanks to the compact brim and unstructured top. It even fits in most pants pockets though a cargo pocket works best. It’s a great three season cap in my area where we deal with lots of sun and heat in late spring through early fall.

Wrap Up

I like the Sun Runner Cap so much that I bought two of them. It deals with sun, heat, and sweat better than any other cap I’ve owned. It’s perfect for a carbine class, hiking, and working outside. If all that isn’t enough, you feel like Lawrence of Arabia when you wear it with the cape attached and that is worth something.

I bought one of my hats locally but I got a much better deal on the second one by purchasing it online at Amazon. OR occasionally discontinues certain colors which usually results in deep discounts so keep an eye out for that. OR Sun Runner Cap on Amazon

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MSM Large Patch Panel

There was an old woman who lived in a shoe.

She had so many patches, she didn’t know what to do.

Then she found the MIL-SPEC MONKEY Large Patch Panel.

Problem solved.

MIL-SPEC MONKEY’s (MSM) latest patch panel, the Large Patch Panel, lives up to its name. This MOLLE compatible panel features almost an acre of loop material (actually its 9″ x 6″) for displaying patches and ID. It also has a large zippered pocket to make better use of all the space it will take up on your gear (10″ x 6.625″). The panel comes with 4 MALICE Clips for mounting.

This is designed by MSM and manufactured in the USA by Tactical Tailor. Check out the MSM Large Patch Panel.

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Telluric Group NVDPVS-14 Sale – Save $450

Telluric Group is having an overstock sale on the NVDPVS-14 with P+ spec tube. If you use code PLUS450 at check out, you can save $450! The offer is good through August 18th.

Tactical Distributors and RE Factor Tactical: JedBurgh Cover Shirt

Tactical Distributors and RE Factor Tactical are teaming up to being you the JedBurgh Cover Shirt. This low-profile shirt has the appearance of travel or outdoor oriented shirt but is designed specifically to serve as a cover shirt for concealed carry.

The fit is designed to be neat but leave enough room to cover a handgun on your belt. The shirt’s snap buttons and reinforced inner walls of the shirt aid in clearing it during your draw stroke. The reinforced areas of the shirt also serve to reduce printing. It has an array of pockets included pockets in the lower front that can be weighted to aid in clearing the garment. The cotton/nylon blend fabric stretches to allow a full range of movement.

The JedBurgh Cover Shirt is available now at a GREATLY reduced price ($16.95) in order to get it into the hands of users for testing and evaluation. Act fast.

Jedburgh Cover Shirt at Tactical Distributors

MSM Zippered Key Pouch

MIL-SPEC MONKEY just rolled out their new Zippered Key Pouch – a pouch designed to make carrying your keys quieter and more comfortable. This small, zippered pouch has light padding to protect your pockets from sharp edges on your keys and to provide a degree of comfort. It features a pull cord that allows the user options for retrieving or anchoring the Zippered Key Pouch.

The MSM Zippered Key Pouch is designed by MIL-SPEC MONKEY and manufactured in the USA by Tactical Tailor.

MSM Zippered Key Pouch

Act Fast: Blue Force Gear AK Sling V6

Blue Force Gear’s AK slings are always awesome and they never last long. If you aren’t familiar with these, they are functionally identical to standard Vickers slings but they feature details that make them reminiscent of vintage surplus AK slings. The result is a blend of function and form that looks great on any AK.

The V6 is Ranger Green and has a whole lot of Eastern Bloc appeal. It is limited to 500 units so don’t sleep on it if you want one.

Blue Force Gear AK Sling V6

It’s Christmas in July at Chase Tactical

Christmas has come early at Chase Tactical. They are offering 20% off when you use code HOTXMAS during their Christmas in July Sale. The sale runs through 7/31.

ChaseTactical.com

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