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Be Heard: Gear So Good You Have More Than One?


I have a lot of gear I like enough that I end up purchasing more than one. For instance, just about everyone of my AR-15s have a Battle Arms Development – Ambidextrous Safety Selector on them including my S&W M&P 15-22 rimfire training carbine (pic below). Most of my Glocks have Vickers Magazine Releases. I have a ton of Aimpoints spread over a variety of different types of carbines. I purchased 2 Blue Force Gear Micro Packs (thank goodness I did because they are gone forever now!) and I have 3 different ESEE-3 knives attached to various pieces of gear. When I find something that works, I like to stick with it.

Do you like to by multiples of gear that works well for you? What gear do you have that works so well for you that you end up with multiples? This is your chance to Be Heard. Leave a comment below to join the conversation.


Be Heard: To Sling or Not to Sling Your Home Defense Long Gun


I recently had a conversation with a friend regarding whether or not it is prudent to keep a sling on a long gun that is dedicated for home defense use. This is the long gun that you would grab immediately when you hear a “bump in the night.”

Should a home defense long gun have a sling attached to it or not? Why? Does it make a difference whether it is a shotgun or a rifle? Does your location make a difference?

I honestly haven’t given this much thought until it came up with my friend. So, now I am turning it over to you. Convince me one way or the other. This is your chance to Be Heard. Leave a comment below to join the conversation.

To sling or not to sling? That is the question.

Be Heard: “High Capacity” Magazines


Mag Caps - AR Mag

I recently posted an article that outlined 3 practical reasons that we actually do need what the media call “high capacity” magazines. It was well received and I heard from a couple of you that you were able to talk with people you know using the points in the article to make people really think about the issue.

The response to the article made me curious about how you respond to the question “Why does anyone need more than 10 rounds in a magazine?” So, how do you respond?

Now is your chance to Be Heard! Leave a comment below to join the conversation.

Be Heard: Do You Care About Balance?


I recently heard a shooter talking about the “balance” of his new carbine. He didn’t like how front heavy it was so he was shopping for heavier stocks to “even it out.” Someone else chimed in and said that he shouldn’t seek too even out the balance since because a front heavy rifle “settles better.”

How much do you pay attention to the balance of a rifle – specifically a self-defense type carbine? If balance concerns you, do you prefer front heavy, rear heavy, or neutral balance? Do you choose components based on how they will impact the balance of your rifle?

This is your chance to Be Heard. Leave a comment below to join the conversation.

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