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Mission Spec Releases MagRack5™ – Lite

Mission Spec has released the slimmer version of their signature chest rig as the MagRack5-Lite.  This lighter weight version of the original MagRack5 is nearly identical except for the subtraction of the laser cut PALS wings.

The MagRack5-Lite can be used as a standalone piece of gear (with the addition of Mission Spec RackStraps™) or can be integrated into a plate carrier setup such as the Essentials Carrier 2 (EC2)™ or Armor Carrier 2 (AC2)™ also available from Mission Spec.

The MagRack5-Lite uses industry standard buckles and buckle patterns to make integration with other gear as easy as possible.

Available now in a large variety of solid colors and camouflage patterns. All Mission Spec items are 100% designed, tested, and manufactured in the United States with US-sourced components and are Berry Compliant.

MagRack5-Lite at MissionSpec.com

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Tombstone Laser Cut Morale Patch from Wilde Custom Gear

When you look at the image above, you know exactly who it is and what movie it is from.

This laser cut patch is 3.5″ x 2″ and backed with hook material. It is made from two layers of 1000D Cordura Nylon where the top layer is cut with the pattern, allowing the contrasting color to show through.

Available now from WildeCustomGear.com.

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Deal at Armageddon Gear

Armageddon Gear’s Zip Top Utility Pouches are one of the handiest items they make. They are great as tool bags, organizers, ammo bags, first aid kits, and more.

The Zip Top Utility Pouch features two grab handles, a large zippered main compartment, and two zippered side pockets for smaller items. The pouch measures 11″ L x 5″ W x 4.5″ H and is made in the USA from 500D Cordura.

Normally, these cost $40 but if you are okay with Tan, you can get them for $20 right now: ArmageddonGear.com

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Review: Armory Plastics Mora Companion Sheath

If you have been reading JTT for a while, you know that I like Mora knives. The Mora Companion in particular finds its way onto my belt or into my packs more often than other models. I actually don’t mind the regular plastic sheaths that Morakniv includes with these knives but there are times that I need some extra retention and a way to position the sheath some way other than perfectly vertical which lead me to the Armory Plastics Mora Companion sheath.

I didn’t have high hopes for this sheath. If I am being completely honest, I wondered if a molded kydex sheath this cheap can be any good. I also had doubts about the plastic clip – would it break, would it hold the angle that I set, would it have a good grip on my belt?

I purchased the sheath in June of 2018 and have been using it since. It has been swimming in a creek, to the top of some local peaks, bounced around in the center console of my truck, and carried during sub-zero days on snowshoes. None of those environmental factors seemed to have any effect on it. I was especially keen to see how the cold would effect the clip but it seems to have shrugged it off.

Speaking of the clip… That has become one of my favorite features of this sheath. It is lightweight and seems durable. It handles thicker belts without issue and holds on tenaciously. Best of all, it is easily rotatable without tools but its tight friction fit keeps the sheath at whatever orientation you set.

The Armory Plastics Mora Companion Sheath accepts every Mora Companion model I have tried. It fits the standard Carbon and Stainless models perfectly with no rattle and a crisp “click” when sheathing the knife. The thicker Companion HD knives fit very well too (this is what I usually carry) but the “click” is a bit more mushy.

The bottom line is that I have spent a lot more on sheaths that I don’t use nearly a much as this one. It is functional, affordable, and works with several of my Mora knives. I would buy it again in a heartbeat.

Armory Plastics offers these sheaths direct from their website in a TON of different colors: ArmoryPlastics.com

I purchased my sheath on Amazon where they only have black and orange available but at a much lower price: Mora Companion Sheath on Amazon

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Centrifuge Training TQ Bracket

The Centrifuge Training TQ Bracket allows users to mount a rigid TQ case like those from Eleven 10 to several common Safariland ALS holsters. The bracket mounts to the front of the holster which places the TQ in a position that is easily available to either hand.

The bracket fits G19/17, S&W M&P 4.25″ light bearing, and other Safariland ALS/SLS holsters of similar size. It will not fit G34/35, 7 series, or SLS only holsters.

To be clear, this is just a bracket. The user must provide their own Eleven 10 Rigid TQ Case.

Check out CentrifugeTraining.com for full details.

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The EDC Tool Roll: Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll

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.


If you are going to eschew multi-tools in favor of real tools, a well organized way of carrying your tools is going to make your life a lot easier. The Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll may be designed with items like cables, EDC gear, and travel items in mind but I am happy to report that it works very well with actual tools.

The Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll is a little bit large for pocket carry but it is doable in large pockets. I have been using it for a couple of months and found that taking some care with how to pack the tools makes a big difference. If you just stack the tools inside so that they butt up against each other when rolled, you won’t be able to roll it as tight. However, if you stagger them a bit, you can achieve a tighter roll, making the whole kit more compact.

The loops are excellent. There are 9 of them in various sizes so there should be one that works for just about any tool. They are made from heavy duty elastic that has held up well to my use. The loops are also coated with a grippy silicone strip on the inside that really grips the tools.

There are 3 wide slip pockets behind the loops. These are perfect for wider items than the loops will accept. I tuck my Chapman MFG Midget kit into one of them.

This tool roll has flaps at the top and bottom that keeps the tools from falling out when rolled. The flap does a great job of protecting other items in your pocket or bag from the hard or sharp edges found on many tools.

The Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll also has a zippered pocket which is absolutely clutch. It is a great place to store driver bits or other small items that would be difficult to retain with the loops.

The closure system consists of a hook on a strap. This is simple, robust, and very adjustable. It is perfect for this application.

I have come to really like this tool roll and not just for tools. It’s great for EDC gear too. If there was a smaller version available, I would probably call it perfect.

Where to Buy:

I have never seen Bond Travel Gear in a brick and mortar store. They were recommended to me by a friend who found them on Amazon so that is where I purchased mine: Bond Travel Gear Tool Roll on Amazon

Previously Reviewed Alternatives:

Maxpedition Micro Pocket Organizer


See all the reviews for previous tools: The EDC Tool Roll

Do you have a tool recommendation that fits The EDC Tool Roll? Tell us about it in the comments below or drop us a line on the Contact page.

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Henry Holsters OCD – Now Available

If you happened to bump into Andrew Henry of Henry Holsters on the floor of the SHOT Show, you may have walked away with one of his nifty kydex hand sanitizer holders – the OCD (or On-demand Cleanliness Dispenser). If you weren’t at the show or never saw Andrew, I have good news. Henry Holsters is now selling them due to popular demand.

Get yours at HenryHolsters.com. While you are there, you can check out their new website and holster options.

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Blue Force Gear Tracer Pack in Woodland Camo

Feast your eyes on this…

Blue Force Gear has released a limited quantity of these Woodland Camo Tracer Packs and they are available to order right now. If you know anything about these limited releases from Blue Force Gear, you know they tend to go quickly.

BlueForceGear.com

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GITD Carbine Hack from Victory First

Matt Jacques of Victory First recently posted a very clever hack that involves some glow in the dark (GITD) tape and an AR-15. It sounds cool already, right?

He places two pieces of GITD tape oriented in a “T” shape on the bottom of his carbine grip. This not only shows the position the carbine in a dark room but it also indicates the orientation allowing the user to quickly locate and index the rifle. Now that is simple and clever!

Victory-First.com


Hill People Gear Longhouse Instructional Series

It can be extremely difficult to find backcountry travel advice that works for me. Much of the prominent outdoor gear advice outlets have been hijacked by ultralight hikers. I actually like ultralight gear and appreciate their minimalist approach. However the gear and skills necessary for ultralight through-hiking on established, well traveled trails often has little to do with backcountry travel on remote, unsupported trails or off trail completely.

I like to find a handful of sources that I can trust as a starting point for my own skill and gear acquisitions. The Hill brothers at Hill People Gear have become one of those sources. They share their knowledge on a few different venues but one of the easiest to consume is the Longhouse Instructional Series on YouTube.

The series is available in a handy playlist that I came across this morning when looking for their Land Nav video to share with a friend. I highly suggest this series for anyone who is looking to improve or validate their outdoor skills and gear.

Hill People Gear: Longhouse Instructional Series Playlist

HillPeopleGear.com

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