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Proven Arms & Outfitters Black Friday Sale Starts November 23rd

ABERDEEN, N.C. – (November 2018)- Proven Arms & Outfitters Black Friday sale begins in store and online November 23rd through November 25that their locations in Tacoma, Washington, and Woodbridge, Virginia, and online at ProvenOutfitters.com . Customers can save hundreds on incredible deals on phenomenal products. Plus, they’ll have the opportunity to purchase products at closeout and clearance prices that are so low they can’t be advertised.

Don’t miss out on our Cyber Monday Sale November 26th! Sign up for our email list and you’ll see the promotions first! These exclusive deals are while supplies last, so don’t miss out.

Stay tuned and look forward to more exciting announcements coming from Proven Arms & Outfitters very soon!

About Proven Arms & Outfitters:

Proven Arms & Outfitters is a leading supplier of apparel, gear, and firearms to Enthusiasts, Law Enforcement, First Responders, and Military professionals. We have the PROVEN selection of products designed to help you perform at your peak. For a complete and current outfit for your weapon, build out existing kit, or gear up for your next adventure, choose us for our practical knowledge, experience, extensive selection, and exceptional customer service.

Visit one of our two Proven Arms & Outfitters locations, find us on the web at ProvenOutfitters.com, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

Thanksgiving Sale at TangoDown

Don’t miss the Thanksgiving promotions at TangoDown! This would be a great time to finish that Glock project with some Vickers Tactical parts.

And just like that…the 2018 holiday season is upon us! Between November 21st and November 30th, TangoDown® customers can enjoy 10% off orders up to $125 and 15% off orders over $125. When placing your order during promotion periods, keep in mind our order system runs on Pacific time and must be placed by 11:59pm (PST) on November 30th for the order to qualify for the promotion. No offer code is needed, just shop and save!

In addition to the above listed promotion, TangoDown® will be offering additional sales periodically, which can be found on our social media only (hint -think of heavy shopping days during Thanksgiving). There will be a little something to please everyone who might be shopping for gifts…or even purchasing for themselves. Make sure to look for the date/time these social promotions are valid. The social media promotions are valid with the 10-15% off discount listed above. Don’t miss out & find our social media here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tangodowninc

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tangodowninc/

 

The entire TangoDown® team wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving!

**Please note, orders placed after 10:00am (PST) on 11/21/18 will NOT be processed/shipped until after the holiday weekend.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

11/21/18: Offices close at Noon (local time in AZ & CA)

11/22/18 & 11/23/18: Offices Closed

11/26/18: Business as usual

 

To fulfill your holiday shopping needs, visit: https://tangodown.com/

Customer Inquiries: sales@tangodown.com

Black Friday at RE Factor Tactical

Mark your calendars for RE Factor Tactical’s Black Friday weekend sale. They will be offering as much as 30% off on everything on their site (except Blackpoint Tactical Holsters).

The discounts are scheduled as follows:

Friday- 30% OFF
Saturday- 25% OFF
Sunday- 25% OFF
Monday- 25% OFF

Use code BLACKFRI at checkout to save.

Click Here: REFactorTactical.com

Black Friday Comes Early at Blue Force Gear

You don’t have to wait until Black Friday to start saving at Blue Force Gear. Use code GREY2018 to save 25% through Wednesday, 11/21. This would be a great time to pick up a new Tracer Pack or get a deal on a Vickers Sling!

BlueForceGear.com

Gadsden Dynamics – 4 Years of Hard Work

How cool is this? Gadsden Dynamics posted the following video on Instagram recently…

 

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We wanted to say THANK YOU for your support. We went from one sewing machine in a tiny condo spare room, to a unfinished basement, to a 900 square foot second story shop with an automated webbing cutter, five sewing machines and many more tools! We are so greatful for the support of our amazing customers that make our business possible. We arent a Chinese sweat shop, we are American owned and operated by people with a passion for freedom, quality products, and supporting the American economy! We have awesome plans for 2019 to grow substantially, and hope you will follow us on the journey to providing prepared civilians with practical, quality gear. . . @gadsdendynamics #gadsdendynamics #preparedcivilian #undergroundpartisan #tacticalgear #ourshop #fridayvibes #love #americanmade #americanbusiness #madeintheusa #businessowner #entrepreneur #smallbusiness #ilovemycompany #tacticalgear #thankyou #instagood

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This is a great example of what you are supporting when you buy from a small business. These businesses are run by real people who work hard at making great products and putting their neighbors to work in the process. I think we all respect the kind of hustle that it takes to grow a business like this.

GadsdenDynamics.com

Triggerjerks Save 15% at Whiskey Two Four

Whiskey Two Four gave us an exclusive coupon code to share with Jerking the Trigger readers. You can use code JTT2018 to save 15% at their website: WTFIdea.com

Fury Carry Solutions – Flannel Holsters?

It is that time of year when everyone slips into a flannel state of mind. I guess that includes Fury Carry Solutions because they just rolled out a new kydex option with a very timely pattern…

The new Buffalo Plaid option is available in red or gray. You can choose it as an option across their entire line of holsters. Check out FuryCarrySolutions.com.

Chase Tactical – Veteran’s Day Sale

You can save 15% through Veteran’s Day weekend at Chase Tactical. Use code HONOR15 to save from now through 11/13.

ChaseTactical.com

Review: Salomon Quest 4D GTX Hiking Boot

I’ve been wearing Salomon Quest 4D GTX Hiking Boots for more than 4 years now. My first pair is still going strong after those four years and last summer I came across a deal on a new pair that I couldn’t refuse so I purchased a second pair. I wear them exclusively when I am hiking, shooting, and daily in the winter. I have no way of knowing how many miles I have on the first pair, but it is a few hundred in hiking miles alone not to mention the daily winter wear. I know these boots inside and out and it’s long past time I wrote a review.

I won’t waste a lot of words giving you an overview of these boots. They are Goretex lined hiking boots. The same can be said for a lot of boots. Instead, I will focus in on what sets these boots apart for me and why I like them.

Longevity

There are really two forms of longevity when it comes to footwear. The first is obvious and has to do with how long a pair of boots can last. I have found these boots to be extremely durable as evidenced by my experiences above. These boots have hiked over Selkirk granite and dusty summer trails. They have spent time in snow, rain, and been submerged during creek crossings. They have been worn as work boots while felling trees for firewood. They’ve been through a lot and the soles are still attached (although I did have to use a bit of Shoe Goo last summer), the toe cap is still attached, they are still water-proof, and the support hasn’t broken down.

The other form of longevity is just as important. There is nothing worse than wearing out a pair of boots that you love only to find that you can’t buy them anymore. Fortunately, the Quest 4D GTX boots have been in continuous production for years. They are actually in their 3rd generation now and while there are small changes, the fit and important features have remained the same (at least through the first two generations that I have used).

Fit and Support

You can boil down the reasons I tried these boots in the first place to two things: fit and support.

The fit is perfect for me and everyone that I have turned onto these boots has found the same thing. I find them to be somewhat narrow through the heel and arch, not overly so, but narrow enough. The toe box is very generous. When laced, I find that the shape of the collar provides plenty of room for your ankle to articulate in the direct that it should articulate. My feet aren’t narrow or wide but I do have high arches. These boots accommodate me very well.

When it comes to support, I have never had a better boot. Wearing the Quest 4D Boots is like wearing ankle braces on the trail. This is accomplished a few ways. First, the ankle area is very sturdy and shaped so the foot can hinge forward and back but has plenty of support for side to side flex. Second, the way these lace is excellent. The first few lace loops are fixed. The first lace hook actually grips the lace aggressively so you can really lock in your heel and set the tension on the lower part of the boot. This is the first boot I have owned with this kind of locking hook and it might be the most important feature to me.

These boots have taught me the importance of locking in the heel for my long term comfort. They actually have a rigid plastic heel cup that works with the previously mentioned locking hooks to really immobilize and support your foot. This has been key to how well these boots support my ankles and prevent blisters. That same rigid plastic component runs all the into the arch for extra arch support. I have never sprained an ankle in these boots (if you know me, you know that is saying something). I have also never had an out of control hotspot or blister in these boots. Those are the functional benefits of good fit and solid support.

Water-Proof Performance

I swore off Gore-Tex boots before I tried these. Some water-proof boots that I have owned have left me with extra foot care problems like blisters from moisture build-up. That hasn’t been the case with these though I do still wish there was an identical, non-waterproof version.

Salomon does make a Quest 4D Boot without Gore-Tex in their military focused Forces line but it appears to have a different lace setup which has made me wary of trying them. If you have them, I would love to hear from you.

If you are stuck with water-proofing, at least it is well executed in these boots. My 4 year old Quest 4D Boots are still water-proof so the water-proofing has proven to be very durable. I also like that Salomon runs the waterproof membrane most of the way up the sides of the tongue, sort of like webbed duck feet. You have to submerge the boot all the way to the second lace hook before you have a chance of water ingress at the tongue which is handy during creek crossings.

Grip

I wear these boots hiking in conditions that vary from damp forest floors, to dusty summer trails, to miles of exposed granite, loose rock, and snow. These boots have an aggressive, long wearing sole that seems to grip wall across all those surfaces and in all directions. The soles on my 4 year old boots have been fairly long wearing and are still offering solid grip on the trail. The new boots seem to be somewhat more aggressive but it is hard to tell if that is because they are new or some change Salomon made to the sole.

Wrap Up

These are my go to boots for pretty much everything. They offer the support, grip, and sneaker like performance that I like for the shooting range or training courses. They have the fit, support, and durability I need for logging miles on the trail. They lock the heel and support my ankles better than any hiking boot I have ever owned. I like them so much that I keep a spare pair, broken in and ready to go.


A note on price… Premium boots are not cheap. These will typically cost around $230-$240 a pair. That hurt at first but using the same boots for 4 years stakes some of the sting out of paying up for them. BUT… You can shop around and save a ton. Salomon seams to roll out new colorways or even new generations of these boots with some frequency. If you can settle for last season’s color, you can save a lot of money. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are right around the corner too.

I have purchased my first pair for $240 at REI so I could try them on. I purchased my second pair for about $150 off retail because it was a discontinued colorway on Amazon. It is hard to pass on a $240 pair of boots for around $100 shipped.

Click Here: Salomon Quest 4D Boots on Amazon

Hill People Gear Capture Flap – Now Available

The Hill People Gear (HPG) Capture Flap is now available to purchase on HillPeopleGear.com. This beaver-tail/tailgate accessory can be attached (via G-hooks) to all HPG packs (and many packs from other manufacturers) to add secure external storage for bulky items. The Capture Flap is laser cut with a PALS compatible grid for adding additional pouches. The back of the Capture Flap is lined with loop material for added hook backed pouches.

HillPeopleGear.com

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