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NITECORE P10iX Xtreme Performance i-Generation 21700 Ultra Compact Flashlight is Out Now

August 2nd 2021 – The P10iX is the Xtreme Performance i-Generation 21700 Tactical Flashlight designed with the i-generation ultimate revolution. The groundbreaking i-Generation technology has brought infinite possibilities to the design of tactical flashlights. It is now unprecedently upgraded to enable a more reliable and rapid operation of tactics with an Xtreme performance.

Utilizing 4 x CREE XP-L2 V6 LEDs, the P10iX has a max output of 4,000 lumens, a max throw of 158m and a peak beam intensity of 6,250cd, ideal for law enforcement, assault operations, self-defense, search and patrols. The independently controlled quadruple LEDs are powered by a constant current circuit to provide a durable usage with guaranteed safety.

The ultimate dual tail switch design includes the Tactical Tail Switch for momentary-on and constant-on illumination and the STROBE READY™ Mode Button for output adjustment and instantly accessing STROBE / TURBO. The randomly changing STROBE Mode with randomly changing frequencies can cause stronger dizzying effects due to the inadaptability of the naked eyes. With two user modes available, it has the Daily Mode specially designed for daily uses and the Tactical Mode for self-defense and operations. When the light is off in Tactical Mode, half press or full press the Power Button to directly access TURBO when STROBE is not memorized. The instant dazzle strike of 4,000 lumens enables an abrupt disturbance to your adversary, ideal for self-defense and law enforcement.

The P10iX is powered by a 21700 i Series Battery and compatible with 2 x CR123/RCR123 batteries. As a patent product developed by NITECORE, the 21700 i Series Battery is a proprietary 21700 rechargeable Li-ion battery featuring dual way output with positive and negative polarities at both ends and a high energy density. Thanks to the groundbreaking technology and techniques, it enables a highly efficient output by minimizing the loss of power due to internal resistance and is compatible with modular extensions of intelligent communications and controlling systems. It offers 350 hours ultra long runtime which enables a consistent usage of 14 days on ULTRALOW.

The USB-C charging port is available with a reversible plug-in. The charging port cover provides excellent water, dust and impact resistance. The integrated ATR technology regulates the output of the P10iX according to the working condition and ambient environment to maintain the optimal performance.

The P10iX is ultra compact and lightweight with a standard tube diameter of 1” (25.4mm) and compatible with NITECORE gun mounts including GM02MH, GM03, GM04 and more. Specially designed for law enforcement, the included compact NTH10 Tactical Holster enables a quick draw of the flashlight with an adjustable stopper on the clip to suit belts of various sizes and compatible with the MOLLE System. It can be used combined with NTR10 Tactical Ring Pro, which can keep a two-handed grip of the firearm while carrying or operating a flashlight, easy for continuous and stable shooting and reloading. Other optional accessories include the TSL10i signal light and F21i fast charging power system. It is all-weather applicable, IP68 rated, 2m submersible and waterproof, and 2m impact resistant.

For more info, please visit this link: P10iX

Dauntless MFG x Gypsy EDC Little Nasty

Dauntless Mfg and Gypsy EDC have announced that they have begun work on the first production run of the Little Nasty, one of the Idaho-based knife maker’s most popular designs. The production Little Nasty will be double-edged, ground from AEBL stainless steel. It features a distinctive, 3.75″ wedge-shaped blade that is all about piercing with its aggressive point.

The Little Nasty will be available with black or gray random textured G-10 scales. The provided sheath will be one of Gypsy EDC’s Deep6 kydex sheaths with centerline mounted DCC clip.

Pre-orders are already open at GyspyEDC.com

The EDC Tool Roll: Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX

The EDC Tool Roll is a feature on Jerking the Trigger in which we profile various everyday 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 everyday 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 looking for some of the lightest, most compact, and functional handtools for your version of The EDC Tool Roll, you might have to leave the hardware store and head over to the bike shop. That is where you are most likely to find this slick ratchet/driver combination tool we are focusing on today… the Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX.

The ratchet/driver included with this kit has a unique format with a reversible ratcheting end complete with a finger wheel and a fixed inline end. The configuration is excellent allowing for the speed of a ratcheting driver along with the easier starts and longer reach of a fixed, inline driver. Both ends hold standard hex shank bits with excellent retention. This format is VERY useful in a small driver.

I was initially interested in the Topeak Ratchet Rocket Lite DX for just the ratchet/driver. I thought the other items might be too bike-specific to be useful to me but I have been pleasantly surprised with how much I like the included pouch. The pouch holds the contents securely and is very compact. You can easily exchange the bike-specific bits for whatever you need (though the labeled sizes won’t match). Additionally, if you remove the tire levers, you can fit a Knipex Cobra Plier 87 00 100 in the kit turning it into a smaller than wallet size EDC Tool Roll on it’s own.

This kit doesn’t come with a hex shank to socket adapter. It is worth adding one on your own because makes a fine socket wrench and nut driver. I purchase them from iFixit.

Where to Buy:

You stand a good chance of finding this tool locally in your bike shop. If you can’t support your local spot, Amazon has it: Topeak Rocket Ratchet Lite DX on Amazon

Previously Reviewed Alternatives:

  1. Chapman MFG Midget Ratchet and Accessories
  2. GearWrench MicroDriver Set
  3. VIM Tools HBR3 Bit Ratchet
  4. VIM Tools HBR4/Prestaratchet Mini Ratchet
  5. VIM Tools HBR5 Bit Ratchet

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

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Review: Hard Ready Brand HR-1 Full Blade Kit

The Hard Ready Brand HR-1 is an important knife as a model of what can be done. At just $80, it has several notable and important features that are typically reserved for knives costing 3 times as much. The HR-1 democratizes the defensive fixed blade and you should know about it.

Overview

The HR-1 is a full tang knife ground from .125″ thick German X30Cr12 Steel. It features a 2.5″ long blade and a 7.125″ overall length. The flat saber ground tanto knife has a bare tang handle that terminates in a large finger loop.

It comes with a full-size aluminum trainer and a kydex sheath with a centerline clip. It is these features that really set it apart at its $80 price tag.

Observations from Use

The HR-1, in my opinion, is a study on how to hit a price point the right way. Hard Ready Brand made several smart decisions in designing this knife that kept the price low without sacrificing function.

The HR-1’s tanto blade is an understandable choice though it likely wouldn’t be the first choice of many including myself. This blade shape offers a strong point and is easy to sharpen. It doesn’t penetrate as readily as something like a spearpoint but, in my testing, it still pokes holes in stuff. Hard Ready Brand tells me other blade shapes may be available at a later date.

The handle has something for everyone. If you like a karambit-esque finger ring, it has one. However, if you don’t like them, the handle is shaped such that you can just completely ignore it in exchange for the VERY deep first finger choil that can be used to index the knife right out of the sheath. There is a sort of bump behind the finger choil that I could do without but I do acknowledge that this is a great ledge for retrieving the knife from the sheath.

The handle is bare and very thin. This is not a utility knife meant to be used hours on end. It’s a defensive knife with a handle design that offers great retention, resists twisting, and leaves no doubt how the edge is oriented. It fits a variety of hand sizes, especially if you ignore the finger ring. If you want to add a bit of grip without adding much bulk, it is easy to wrap with hockey tape, though I don’t think it’s necessary.

The choice of German X30Cr12 Steel is a smart one. This is basically a German equivalent of 420 series steel. I can already hear the knife snobs choking but hear me out. This steel is almost an asset to the knife as 420 series steels are fairly tough and corrosion-resistant while still being very affordable. It makes perfect sense for a knife that needs to be tough, affordable, and that you will carry next to your body day in and day out. I’ve even worn mine while swimming without fear of rust.

Now we can get into the two features that really make the HR-1 an incredible feature – the sheath and the trainer.

This knife actually comes with a real aluminum training knife. That is basically unheard of unless you want to pay at least twice as much and, even then, the choices would be slim. The training knife fits the included kydex sheath which is excellent.

The sheath is kydex and, while there is definitely room for improvement, it is more functional than the vast, vast majority of knives on the market. It includes stainless hardware including a centerline clip that can be mounted on either side of the sheath. The clip is what makes this sheath. It has a tooth that grips your belt, webbing, and even the waistline of your athletic shorts fairy tenaciously. That’s right, you don’t need a belt to wear the HR-1 which puts it in rarified air in terms of sheath design. It’s not a Discreet Carry Concepts clip but it works.

All that said, the retention on the sheath could be better. It seems like the sheath needs an adjustable screw on the edges side or, cheaper still, just another eyelet. The sheath retains the trainer perfectly but it is a little loose on the live blade. It is almost as if the sheath is molded for the trainer leaving it just a little loose on the live blade. I fixed this easily by adding a ranger band which helps pinch the kydex together at the right location.

Wrapping Up

As I said in the first paragraph, the HR-1 is an important knife. This is a knife that gets the most important things right at a price that is basically untouchable. It’s not perfect but it is better than many, many other knives that think they can target this market space just by painting their blade black and adding tactical to their name.

It brings the functionality of a modern, defensive fixed blade to those who are unwilling or unable to pay $200+. It’s a bold concept and I am glad that Hard Ready Brand is trying something this ambitious.

Maybe you didn’t think you could afford a modern, purpose-built defensive knife with a trainer and centerline sheath or maybe you just don’t want to wear your $400 knife when you are wading in a creek… either way, check out the Hard Ready Brand HR-1.

HardReadyBrand.com

TangoDown® Vickers Tactical™ GLOCK® 9mm/.40 Double Stack Magazine Pouch

TangoDown® Inc. announces the latest addition to the Vickers Tactical™ collection – the Vickers Tactical™ GLOCK® 9mm/.40 Double Stack Magazine Pouch (VTGMP-01). While on active duty, Larry was heavily impressed by the Milt Spark’s magazine pouches for the 1911 and now wants to bring to life a version for the GLOCK® owners/carriers. With the approval of the team at Milt Spark’s Holsters the design features were updated to accommodate the double stack 9mm/.40 magazines. The goal was to make a product that was incredibly durable, but comfortable for daily use/wear.

Features:

  • Fits 1.75” wide pistol belts
  • Tough injection molded DuPont® Hytrel® for superior impact resistance and wear
  • Smooth exterior form with large radiused corners for wear/use comfort, also lightweight
  • Double pouch can be separated into (2) single pouches

To learn more about the VTGMP-01, visit: Vickers Tactical Glock® 9mm/.40 Double Stack Magazine Pouch – TangoDown

Color Availability: Black and Tan

MSRP: $24.95

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