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Head On Tactical Bike Bags

I love cycling – especially dirt road cycling and I am blessed to have access to endless miles of dirt roads where I live. One thing I have learned is that it behooves you to have everything you need to fix your bike and limp your bike home when you are deep into a forestry road, miles from cell phone reception. In fact, you may even want to have some survival essentials with you to ensure you can get through a night in the back country.

Quality bike bags that can be attached in the right places are the difference between your bike feeling like a stubborn pack mule or like the lively adventure machine that you rolled out of the bike shop. I should also note that bike bags take an absolute beating so they need to be rugged in addition to well designed.


Head On Tactical has begun to offer a line of bike bags on a custom basis. The bags may eventually become part of their regular offerings. When constructing their bike bags, they take the same bomb-proof approach as they do with their tactical gear. They have already made everything from top tube bags, to frame triangle bags, to under seat bags. Some combination of those bags plus your hydration pack should provide more than enough space to venture safely into the wilds.

If you are interested in having Head On Tactical build you some bike bags, you will have to contact them directly. They are a full custom shop and experienced in tailoring their designs to your requirements. Check out Head On Tactical.

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I don’t need to tell you about the importance of this election and I won’t tell you how you should vote… but you should vote.

A candidate’s position on the Second Amendment is a generally good dipstick reading where they stand on civil liberties as a whole but it is important to remember that the “Right to keep and bear arms…” is not the sum total of the Bill of Rights. There is so much more at stake than just your gun “hobby”.

John Adams said:

We Electors have an important constitutional power placed in our hands: We have a check upon two branches of the legislature, as each branch has upon the other two; the power I mean of electing, at stated periods, one branch, which branch has the power of electing another. It becomes necessary to every subject then, to be in some degree a statesman: and to examine and judge for himself of the tendency of political principles and measures. Let us examine them with a sober, a manly, a British, and a Christian spirit. Let us neglect all party virulence and advert to facts. Let us believe no man to be infallible or impeccable in government, any more than in religion: take no man’s word against evidence, nor implicitly adopt the sentiments of others, who may be deceived themselves, or may be interested in deceiving us.

So, go out wield some “constitutional power” today.

Project Stimpack – TQs for People Who Need TQs


Snake Hound Machine (SHM) has started Project Stimpack, an effort to put a SOF-T Wide Tourniquet and a PHLster Flatpack Tourniquet Carrier into the hands of professionals who need them. It works like this… You donate money. SHM donates their time and resources. They purchase and ship the tourniquet kits to Active Military, Law Enforcement, Firemen, and Emergency Medical Technicians.

In addition to donations, Project Stimpack needs nominations for people who need the tourniquet kits. They won’t know who to send the tourniquet kits to without these nominations so, even if you can’t help with a cash donation, you can help the project.

Learn more about Project Stimpack at Snake Hound Machine.

Mean Gene Leather – Teaching the Trade

Do you ever worry that vital skills, trades, and craftsmanship are dying with your generation? Well, you don’t have to worry about leather working. Mean Gene Leather has that covered.


Magpul Senatus Populusque Magpulus T-Shirt

Some people scoff at the idea of Magpul being in the apparel business. I happen to think they are killing it, especially when it comes to t-shirts!

The new SPQM or Senatus Populusque Magpulus t-shirt riffs on the Latin phrase “Senatus Populusque Romanus” meaning “The People of Rome”.  So, if you consider yourself one of “The People of Magpul”, pick up this shirt at Magpul.com.


Geissele Automatics Peeps Sights

Geissele Automatics is one of the OG sponsors of Cola Warrior and they still support the unconventional competition in a big way. So big in fact, that they have introduced a special set of new Peeps Sights just for Cola Warrior. Get it? Peeps? Peeps Sights?


We Have Great Advertising Partners

There are a lot of really great people in this industry and I am blessed to be able to interact with a lot of them. I am especially thankful for JTT’s advertising partners – not just because they help keep the lights on – but because of the top notch customer service, quality gear, and the  long standing relationships that they represent. In nearly every case, I was just a customer and user of their gear before they began advertising on JTT.

This is a post that I have been meaning to write for a long time but a recent email from a reader spurred me to do it now.

I’ve been a regular reader of your site for quite a while and have found many useful tips there.  I’m currently in the process of putting an older, rarely used AR on a serious diet and after much investigation of alternatives decided to just buy a new barreled action.  After reading your comments about lightweight, general purpose rifles, I began doing a lot of research and finally selected a Sionics OEM lightweight upper and BCG.  I placed the order over the weekend to take advantage of the holiday discount and added a couple special requests in the comments section of the order.

Steve from Sionics called me Tuesday morning, said my requests were clear, straightforward and easily handled.  He then asked what more they could do more for me!  I want to use a different hand guard system and muzzle device that they don’t sell.  Steve recommended that I send those items to them.  They’d install everything and return the proprietary barrel nut wrench and left over parts with the URG.  He even recommended a few tools that he’d found helpful building and maintaining their rifles.  Most companies cite reasons why special requests can’t be done, aren’t advised or why the products aren’t as good as theirs, but not Sionics.  They were interested in helping me achieve my objective.  They couldn’t have been more helpful, nicer guys to deal with.  —  Unfortunately, they’re in the middle of building products for a major LEO PO, so they’ve suspended work on retail orders temporarily.  I respect and fully support that.  They gave me a rough timeframe for completing my order, which was reasonable and consistent with information on their web site, and encouraged me to send them the components soon so my order isn’t delayed.

Thought you might like to hear about my experience with Sionics so far.

We get emails like this all the time and I am not surprised. There is a reason we choose to partner with theses businesses. In the case of Sionics Weapon Systems, I was a customer long before they advertised with us. I had one of their original medium contour barrels (back when it was the only barrel they offered) that I originally purchased for a build that was to have an Aimpoint mounted on it. That barrel was so accurate that I ended up moving it to a different build with a magnified optic to take advantage its accuracy.

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I owned at least 6 Vickers Slings, a DAP Pack, and more before Blue Force Gear partnered with JTT. I still prefer their slings and own at least 12 of them along with a plethora of other gear. They have been one of our longest standing partners and I feel very fortunate for that.

Before Low-Pro Products had their own line of mounts, they made mounts under the Danger Close Consulting moniker. I was a customer all the way back then with their excellent handstop and flashlight mounts.

White Sound Defense’s HRED solved the ejection problems I was having with a Glock 17 Gen 3 RTF2 back when Glock was transitioning to the Gen 4 frames and seemingly none of the guns were ejecting properly. I shared my experience with the HRED here on JTT and WSD came on board as an advertising partner.

Griffin Armament M4SD II Flash Comp Comparison

I used Griffin Armament muzzle devices before they partnered with JTT. There were several TOPS Knives in my collection before they came on board. My Sordin hearing protection was wrapped in an OC Tactical pad before they joined us. I owned a handful of Battle Arms Development BAD-ASS selectors before they became partners.

The companies that you see over on the side bar when you visit Jerking the Trigger aren’t just advertisers. They are businesses that we can feel confident recommending because, in many cases, we were customers of their long before they were partners. So, if you want to support JTT, the best thing you can do is support them.


Leupold Optics Upgrades the Apple Squirt Gun

My grandfather always said, “When life (or Apple) gives you a squirtgun, put a freakin’ DeltaPoint on it and rock on.” Well, I guess my grandfather never said that but maybe someone’s grandfather at Leupold Optics did because they released this hilarious meme (below). Well played Leupold.

You can check out the Leupold DeltaPoint for your own squirtgun project at Leupold Optics.


Main Gun Coffee Company

mgcc_color_1_largeDo you enjoy the life giving nectar of the coffee bean? Of course you do.

Main Gun Coffee Company is a veteran-owned coffee pusher with a mission to feed your habit with “the very best small batch coffee available” and “an unmatched experience all the way from selection and purchase to the last draw from your cup.” They currently offer 4 different whole bean coffees and everything you need to turn the whole beans into a cup of coffee (including the cup).

Check them out at the Main Gun Coffee Company website and at their Facebook page.

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