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You’re Doing It Wrong – Double Knot Your Shoes Like a Champ with Kit Badger

We all learned how to tie our shoes at some point in our lives. It probably wasn’t long after that moment that we also learned that the regular method used to tie shoes is not sufficient for many activities which is why you learned to double knot your laces. Well, if you are like me, you learned the wrong way.

I recently showed Ivan at Kit Badger a different way to double knot – one that holds as tight (if not tighter) but can still be untied the same way as a regular bow. Someone taught me this years ago and when I showed Ivan, he was skeptical but it only takes one trip up a mountain to make a believer.

Spirit of Blue Annual Memberships

Spirit of Blue is now offering new way to support their efforts to promote police officer safety. Their new annual memberships help fund their mission while also providing perks to members.

LEO (Blue) memberships are just $20 a year. Non-LEO (Gold) memberships are $10 a month. JTT readers can receive their first three months of a non-LEO membership for free if they use the code JTT at checkout.


Memorial Day 2019

It can be easy to lose grasp of the real meaning of Memorial Day. Between the day off work, the cook outs, the parties, the commercial form of patriotism that is displayed by retailers, and just a general misunderstanding of who this day honors… it is no wonder people have lost track.

Many towns have a memorial statue, garden, plaque, or monument to honor veterans who have passed away in service tot heir nation somewhere in a park or near a government building. My family and I have found that visiting one of these sites and reading the names can make real the concept that actual people, from our own community, have given their lives for this nation.

Consider dropping by your community’s memorial with your family before you start grilling.

Kinetic Development Group Debuts Kinect M-Lok GoPro QD Mount & Molle Plate

Lancaster, PA – April 24, 2019

New for 2019: Attach or remove your GoPro camera to any Magpul M-LOK mount in half a second with the KDG purpose built Kinect M-LOK GoPro mount.  The mount is perfect for the three-gun shooter that wants to film a run from the perspective of the rifle or shotgun.  It is also ideal for a Law Enforcement Officer that wants to document use of force when a rifle or shotgun is deployed.  The GoPro is one of the smallest HD cameras that offers a wide field of view, making it ideal for use with rifles, shotgun, or helmet using KDG’s patented Kinect technology and MLOK attachment points. The mount also works on the KDG M-LOK Optics Hub alongside your spotting scope.

In conjunction with the release of the Kinect GoPro mount, KDG will also be releasing in limited quantities, a molle/strap M-LOK plate (Pictured on the pack below). This plate will allow mounting of the Kinect Go Pro to your molle gear (ie: plate carrier, chest rig) or backpack straps. It will also work with any M-LOK compatible accessory.

If you are attending the NRA show this week in Indianapolis, stop by KDG’s booth #7057, to check out the new Kinect GoPro Mount.  To learn more:

Kinect GoPro Mount:


M-Lok Molle/Strap Plate:


He is Risen!

Happy Resurrection Sunday from the JTT family to your family.

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

Spirit of Blue – K9 Portrait Contest

Police K9 handlers and their partners have a special bond.  They’re workmates throughout each shift and family members when they head home.  These K9s work hard to provide capabilities humans don’t have, like drug and explosive detection, tracking, and apprehension skills.  To recognize and honor them, Spirit of Blue is celebrating the love between working dogs and their handlers by awarding one winner a custom, hand-drawn portrait of their K9 by artist Scott Vitolins (www.svitolinsart.com).

Enter here – www.spiritofblue.org/contest/

B.E. Meyers & Co. Illuminates As Platinum Sponsor For Shooter Symposium 2019

March 27, 2019 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is proud to announce that they are a Platinum Sponsor of the 2019 Shooter Symposium, a four-day training event slated for April 4-7, 2019 at The Ranch, a private shooting club in Eagle Creek, Texas. Over 150 students are expected to attend the symposium, which will be taught by eleven world-renowned firearms trainers, including B.E. Meyers & Co. Brand Ambassadors and night engagement experts, Bill Blowers and Chuck Pressburg.

Both Mr. Blowers and Mr. Pressburg will be hosting basic night vision courses at the symposium where they will be demonstrating the functions of the B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL®-DA, and MAWL®-C1+. The MAWL®-C1+ is the world’s first commercially available near-infrared and visible green laser aiming device using VCSEL based illumination technology. It offers all of the ergonomic, clarity, modularity, and interface enhancements of the MAWL®-DA, and provides greater near-infrared illumination distance than any FDA Class 1 laser on the commercial market.

To learn more about B.E. Meyers & Co. products visit www.bemeyers.com

About B.E. Meyers & Co.

As a 45-year family business now in its second-generation of leadership, B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. has maintained an end-user focus while continually innovating in the design and development of advanced photonic solutions.

B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified facility located in Redmond, Washington, with all products made in the USA.

The 75th Jump with John “Shrek” McPhee

June 6th 1944 marks a very important day in world history, the Allied invasion of France during the second world war. The daring mission of Operation Overlord to establish a foothold along the Normandy coast would prove to be the largest amphibious invasions in history, and critical in freeing fortress Europe from the clutches of Nazi control.

This upcoming June is the 75th anniversary of the invasion, and precious few of the surviving veterans remain making this arguably one of the most important anniversaries to observe.

On the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, retired US Army Ranger and Special Forces Sergeant Major John “Shrek” McPhee will visit historic WWII sites with his brethren Rangers, to retrace the footsteps of the original Rangers and Paratroopers of that day.

At the end of this adventure, John will be re-enacting the D-day paratrooper jump with the Liberty Jump team.

When John started to plan this once in a lifetime trip, a lot of friends and students got excited, and wished they could go along. Obviously, we can’t all go but it got Shrek thinking. “Why not document the trip? Time is slipping away to hear about the exploits of our soldiers in their own words, and opportunities to have this many generations of Ranger in one place are nearly impossible.

John plans to film a full documentary showing the birthplace of the modern Rangers, and travel to Normandy to meet with Ranger Veterans from that day, the 2nd and 5th Ranger Battalion members that participated in the D-Day landings at Omaha Beach, Normandy, June 6, 1944. It was during the bitter fighting along the beaches that the Rangers gained their motto, “Rangers, lead the way!” as they conducted daring missions to include scaling the cliffs of Pointe Du Hoc, overlooking Omaha Beach, to destroy German gun emplacements trained on the beachhead.

With your help, we can bring this project to life. Your donation will go directly to the film production for this project. Hitting our goal for this project allows us to provide the plane tickets, lodging, production equipment, and documentary crew that will elevate the level of production and cinematic quality of this project. Please view the Gofundme page for additional information and updates!

About John “SHREK” McPhee:

Sergeant Major (ret) John McPhee AKA “The Sheriff of Baghdad” served a distinguished career in U.S. Army Special Operations for over 20 years, retiring in 2011. Better known for his call sign “SHREK”, John has spent his adult life in Special Operations and Special Mission Units. His career path was as follows: 1st Ranger Battalion, Special Forces (green beret), and Delta Force, and retired at the highest enlisted rank of Sergeant Major. He is well known for his training and gear company “Sheriff of Baghdad”, his unique online diagnostics training through GunfighterU.com and appearances in numerous television shows.

GOFUNDME Link: https://www.gofundme.com/the-75th-jump-with-john-shrek-mcphee

Atibal Teases New Binoculars

Affordable optic purveyor, Atibal, just teased us with a picture of their upcoming compact roof prism binoculars. We know that they will offer both 8×42 and 10×42 initially with the potential of other magnification offerings coming later. The price hasn’t been set but Atibal promises they will be “affordable”. Stay tuned for pricing and availability details.

I should also note that Atibal was recently removed from their previous e-commerce platform over the fact that they sell optics meant for use with firearms. They have now moved to a new website: Atibal-Optics.com

The Real Woobie Smoking Jacket

I posted a Woobie Smoking Jacket earlier today that was just for fun. Now, thanks to JTT’s great readers, I know that the jacket shown in that post isn’t really all that fun at all… It’s a knock off.

The original Woobie Smoking Jacket is produced by MK Schwarz. It appears to be of much higher quality than the one posted previously based on reviews and it is made right here in the USA by military spouses!

This is the Woobie Smoking Jacket you are looking for: MK Schwarz Woobie Smoking Jacket.

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