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Fury Carry Solutions – New J-Frame AIWB Holster

Fury Carry Solutions is now offering their Appendix Holster for 2″ and 3″ barreled J-Frame revolvers. The J-Frame Appendix Holster features a high mold around the cylinder to serve as a guide during reholsters and as a sweat guard. The holster comes standard with a belt clip and ModWing but additional mounting options are available.

Fury Carry Solutions’ limited edition Hawaiian print kydex is also available for this holster for a limited time.

J-Frame Appendix Holster (Bottom)

Hard Ready HR-1 Knife

Imagine for a minute that you’ve designed a line of self-defense knives that you are proud of and your design lands at a high-end knife manufacturer. Things are looking up. Then imagine that the manufacturer folds up shop. Now you have a choice to make. You can give up or… grab your own bootstraps and start your own company. Ryan Hoover and the Hard Ready Crew chose the latter.

Hard Ready Brand’s HR-1 is a knife with a mission – to make straight-forward, functional self-defense knives available to everyone. This is accomplished by offering everything the end-user needs to start carrying and training with the HR-1 at a price that is impressively affordable compared to other knives in this space. At just $80 for the Full Blade Kit (HR-1 Blade, sheath, and training knife), the price looks great on paper.

However, a low price doesn’t matter if there isn’t some value and functionality behind it. The HR-1 sheath has a centrally mounted clip with a tab to grab the belt, features that are de rigueur on the best sheaths today. The aluminum training knife is included and replicates the live blade in all dimensions. These two features alone make this budget-priced package stand out.

Smart, value-minded choices have been made with the HR-1 Blade itself as well, like the selection of German X30Cr12 Steel which is basically a 420 series steel. Steel snobs have already tuned out but 420 is actually tough steel with very good corrosion resistance making it an excellent choice for a knife that will be carried directly against the body of the wearer. Granted, this is a steel choice that hits a price point but it is still a smart choice.

At first glance, this appears to be the highest value offering in the defensive knife space. I have one coming for review, so stay tuned.

There is a lot more to learn about the HR-1 and there is more to come from Hard Ready Brand in the next few months. You can learn more including reading additional product details and even viewing training materials at


Black Triangle Goodies at Empire Outfitters

If you are a connoisseur of discreet defensive tools, you are likely familiar with Black Triangle and their line of non-metallic implements. You probably also know that gear like their G10 Midnight Creeper, G10 Serval, and similar can be very hard to get your hands on since these items are produced in batches and tend to sell out quickly.

Empire Outfitters can help. They have a huge haul of Black Triangle goodies in bound and have opened pre-orders for all it. If you want something, you’ll need to act FAST.


Rainier Knives Launches New Model: Basecamp

The new Rainier Knives Basecamp is not just a Fastpak with a longer blade and fuller grip though it does retain the focus on lightweight, premium Elmax steel, and customizations found on the Fastpak. The Basecamp has a 7.4″ overall length and a 3.4″ blade. In spite of this larger size, it weighs in at just 2.6 ounces including the sheath thanks to a skeletonized tang and hollowed handle scales.

The Basecamp has a blade shape reminiscent of a roach belly style knife with little to no drop at the spine and a nearly continuous curve at the edge for plenty of belly. It features a high flat primary grind.

The user has their choice of handle scale colors and kydex sheath color options. Rainier Knives sheaths are actually functional for EDC right out the box which is refreshing compared to most knife makers.

The Basecamp, like the Fastpak before it, is designed, produced, and assembled in the USA.


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