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DoorJamm

DoorJamm is an easier to carry access control device for preventing doors and gates from closing behind you. It’s simple, flat form is constructed from stretchable, abrasion resistant material that allows it to be stretched onto the door knob on both sides of the door, blocking the latch.

A stack of DoorJamms takes up less space in a pocket or bag than a single wedge and is easier and more effective than an improvised item like tape or a business card. It stays in place until you retrieve it and is reusable.

DoorJamms are available for individual sales, department sales, and wholesale to uniform and tactical gear shops. Check out DoorJamm.com.

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RS Regulate Launches New Site

The AK mount gurus at RS Regulate have launched a new website. The new site features improved product images, a more complete catalog, improved navigation, product instructions, and more. Check out the new and improved RSRegulate.com.

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PHLster Flatpack High-Viz Deployment Tabs

PHLster’s Flatpack tourniquet holder continues to learn new tricks. Its latest is the addition of accessory High-Viz Deployment Tabs. These red, laser cut Hypalon tabs come in kit form consisting of 3 tabs and replacement shock cord. The tabs serve as a visual indicator of the life saving payload carried by the Flatpack and act as an aid for releasing the tourniquet from the carrier.

They can be strung onto the carrier in at least two ways: 1 on each shock cord retention loop or 1 connecting both shock cord retention loops so that both can be pulled at the same time. You may even find other ways to use them.

Check out the PHLster Flatpack High-Viz Deployment Tabs

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The EDC Tool Roll: Knipex CoBolt Cutters

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.


Today’s tool in The EDC Tool Roll series will be a little bit of a departure in that it will not fit completely in most pockets though it is still very easy to carry compared to similar tools. The Knipex CoBolt Cutter series of tools are the kind of tools that appeal to anyone concerned about being prepared for emergencies and they are exceedingly easy to carry compared to even the smallest traditional bolt cutters.

The Knipex CoBolt Cutters feature a compound leverage hinge and are most commonly available with an 8″ overall length (though there is a 10″ version that is harder to find and more expensive). They are basically a pair of compound leverage bolt cutters that are no larger than most pairs of diagnal pliers/wire cutters.

Unlike many larger bolt cutters, most of which are very poorly made, the CoBolt Cutters feature cutting edges that are hardened to 64 HRC. That is as hard as a high end knife. The cutting edge is so hard and the compound leverage is so effective that you will be surprised with what you can cut. I’ve cut small to medium padlocks (especially cheaper locks that aren’t hardened), all kinds of  fencing and heavy wire, large nails and screws, chain, even a sling stud that was too long during a recent installation on a Ruger 10/22 stock. The applications for carrying one of set of these in an urban BOB are nearly endless. You can cut your way into and out of trouble with relative ease.

The CoBolt Cutters are available in a number of different versions but the basic version is my favorite. The Knipex 71 01 200 is the most common model and likely the most versatile. I also have a version that is identical except the jaws are notched to allow them to cut larger diameter stock at the highest leverage point (Model 71 31 200). CoBolt Cutters are also available with angled heads, molded grips, and countless other versions but, again, the basic model is the most versatile (and most affordable).

Where to Buy: Knipex CoBolt Cutters are commonly used in trades so they turn up regularly on Ebay in decent used condition. I’ve purchased both of mine this way and paid less than $15 each. As long as the cutting edges are in good shape and they aren’t pitted, they clean up easily with some oil and a Scotch-Brite pad.

If you can’t find a used pair or you prefer to buy at a brick and mortar, Sears Hardware usually has the basic model at a decent price. Otherwise, Amazon is a great place to buy: Knipex 71 01 20 CoBolt

You can explore all the available CoBolt cutters here.

Alternatatives: I don’t really know of a true alternative for the CoBolt Cutters. I guess a pair of folding compact bolt cutters would be the closest but even those will be considerably larger and likely more expensive for a decent example.


If you have a tool you can recommend, tell us about it below. The comments have been a valuable source of information in this series.

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Spiritus System Rifle Single Insert

Spiritus Systems has introduced a new single rifle magazine insert for use with their Micro Fight Chassis Mk 3. The new single insert can be used to add a single rifle mag along side their double pistol mag inserts or in any other situation that you might want to add an extra mag to your Micro Fight Chassis Mk3.

It is also noteworthy that the Rifle Single Inserts are compatible with Unity Tactical’s CLUTCH Belt. The Rifle Single Insert is available for 5.56 and 7.62 caliber rifle magazines.

Rifle Single Insert at Spiritus Systems

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Redwire Gear MK82 Pouch

Redwire Gear’s MK82 Pouch is a blow out pouch that designed to be worn on the back of a belt. This is a compact, low profile pouch designed to hold a chest seal, 4″ compression bandage, TK4L TQ, and hemostatic gauze. It can be accessed by either of the wearer’s hands by simply pulling down to release the insert that holds the first aid items. Once free from the pouch, the insert may be used or handed off to someone else who needs it.

The MK82 Pouch is designed for belt carry but it offers a number of carry options in addition to the lower back position for which it is designed. In its standard form, it is fully MOLLE compatible for use on a “battle belt” or any other MOLLE compatible surface. Red Wire Gear offers accessory injection molded belt clips for mounting the MK82 on a standard belt. Its compact dimensions also make it easy to stow in a range bag or pack.

Check out the MK82 Pouch at Redwire Gear.

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Sneak Peek: Echo Nine Three VZ.58 Sling Mount

Echo Nine Three will be bring their sling plates to the VZ. 58 in the near future. The new plate will mount between the stock and the receiver where it will offer a large loop for attaching your sling. Keep your eye on Echo Nine Three as the new VZ. 58 sling mount will be one of several released in the coming weeks.

Echo Nine Three

KDG SIDELOK Aimpoint Micro Absolute Co-Witness Mounts

Kinetic Development Group has introduced an absolute co-witness version of their SIDELOK mount for Aimpoint Micros (and compatible optics). The mount retains all the features of other KDG SIDELOK mounts including their extremely simple rail mounting and push-of-a-button dismounting.

Crimson Trace Equips Walther PPS M2

(Wilsonville, OR)– Crimson Trace, recognized as America’s top brand of laser sights, today announced that the Laserguard® LG-482 (red) laser sight is now being offered as pre-installed equipment on the new PPS M2 semi-auto 9mm pistol by Walther®.

“When we introduced the new PPS M2 pistol without an accessory rail, people loved how smooth and slim the pistol was,” stated Luke Thorkildsen, Walther Arms VP of Marketing and Product Development. “The Crimson Trace Laserguard is the perfect addition to the compact PPS M2 because you get to have the best of both worlds.” The new pistol with installed Laserguard is available in stores across America and can be located by retailers using part number 2805963.

The innovative LG-482 Laserguard laser sight with red diode is designed to securely install around the trigger guard of the Walther pistol. Like many Crimson Trace® Laserguard products, these laser sights feature the company’s patented Instinctive ActivationTM, a feature designed to activate the laser when the firearm is held in a normal firing grip—and when the user is ready to fire. No other product in the laser sight market offers this capability. The Laserguard laser sights can be adjusted for windage and elevation, and are covered under Crimson Trace’s Free Batteries for Life program, as well as the company’s 3-year limited warranty.

The first Crimson Trace Laserguard was released to market in 2007. Today, Crimson Trace offers more than four dozen Laserguard products that fit firearms sold by more than a dozen manufacturers – all of which are well known for seamless integration and designs that mimic the firearm’s contours, Many Laserguards are also offered with red or green laser diode options. The LG-482 laser guard is also available as a standalone item at www.crimsontrace.com.

Crimson Trace also offers more than two dozen custom designed holsters to fit firearms with the company’s laser sights installed, including one for the Walther PPS M2. Additional details on more than 3,000 holsters can be found at www.holsterresourceguide.com.

For additional details on the more than 260 laser sight and lighting products manufactured in Wilsonville, Oregon and sold by Crimson Trace, visit: www.crimsontrace.com or call 800-442-2406.

About Crimson Trace Corporation

Based in Wilsonville, Oregon, Crimson Trace Corporation is recognized as the leader in establishing laser sights as standard equipment on concealed-carry and personal-defense firearms. For more than two decades, the company has provided America’s firearms owners, law enforcement officers and military units worldwide with the largest selection of award-winning laser sights and tactical lights products. Those innovations include: Lasergrips® laser sights, Laserguard® laser sights, LiNQ™ wireless operated laser and light systems and Lightguard® lights for firearms, each with Instinctive ActivationTM firearm laser activation technology. Additional product lines include the Defender SeriesTM and Rail Master® firearms accessory platforms. Full details are available at www.crimsontrace.com or by calling 800-442-2406.

TIHK HK2 – The Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key Receives an Upgrade

TIHK, originators of the Tiny Inconspicuous Handcuff Key, just released the details of an upgrade to their namesake product. The new TIHK HK2 retains the small size, non-ferrous construction, and integral clip that made the original TIHK so great.

However, the HK2 also boasts two major improvements over the original. Teeth have been added under the clip to ensure that it is stays in place. The integrated clip and it’s ability to hide the TIHK in places that make sense (like behind your back on a belt loop) is part of what made the original TIHK great so improving this feature makes good sense.

The second improvement comes in the form of some changes to the key portion of the TIHK that allow it to work more easily with a wider variety of cuffs. TIHK specifically references the HK2 working better with Peerless style cuffs. My original TIHKs can be made to work with the ASP cuffs but it was difficult. It will be interesting to see if the new HK2 version offers an improvement in function with ASP cuffs.

Check out the TIHK HK2 at TIHK.co

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