How many times have you been told to "FOCUS ON THE FRONT SIGHT"? I can tell you that this has rang against my ear drum for years, since I was in boot camp and on the range. Jeff Cooper even said "Blessed are those who, in the face of death, think only about the front sight." This is a bit radical and unreasonable in my mind. It is like saying you are perfect if you have zero fear in combat and you are completely cold and indifferent to killing or being killed. Instead I think a better and wiser quote would be " Blessed are those who can account for their sights, even in the face of death." This term is more rational in my mind.
I do not use outside the waistband holsters with the greatest regularity, but I do find them to be necessary in some applications here in Alaska. Winter time here can allow the user to wear an OWB holster while also wearing a cover garment like a jacket to effectively conceal the firearm. However, even if you are able to wear alot of layers, your holster should still maintain a low profile, reasonable retention, and be capable of being used continuously in practice without compromising the functionality. The question is whether this $45 hybrid holster is up to task for being a good belt holster option according to the requirements I have laid out.
Roughly a year ago, I bought a pair of those "Indestructible shoes" and was less than impressed. It came time to get new footwear for my daily footwork. Of course I could have selected some cheap shoes from Fred Meyer or Walmart, but I know I need more durability and support. My daily activity is quite rough compared to most. I do alot of walking and running outdoors. I need footwear that is versatile and durable. However, it is also important for it to be versatile for the seasons such as rain and cold. This means I need the shoes or boot to be waterproof. After much consideration, I decided to go with a product that is not so mainstream. The HQ ISSUE Canyon Tactical Hiking Boot was a great price and seemed to have the features that made it worth a try.
With the Fall season reaching it's prime and October being right around the corner, Alaska is about to dive right into Winter. This will entail us getting snow, very little light, and generally undesirable living conditions. With this seasonal change, it is time for me to think a little bit about my daily carry system in terms of weapons, clothing, etc. I will run you through my method for selecting the firearm I use and why.
I bought the Zero Tolerance 0801TI model on an impulse almost a year ago. Now I am starting to question whether it was a mistake to buy it or not. Yes, I am possibly having buyers remorse over this very expensive knife. I don't mean to cast this knife in a bad light, but I don't know if it lives up to the price tag of $200.
I was at the sporting goods store looking at the knives as my inner knife geek always wants to do. I laid eyes on the CRKT Hootenanny and the Gusset. The Gusset looked like a smaller version of the ZT knife I got almost a year ago. But the Hootenanny had this flare that really connected with me.
I have had alot of knives over the years to try and fill a variety of positions. The GI Tanto from Cold Steel is one of those knives that tickled my fancy for a few reasons.
The gas system of the RIA VRBP100 is not necessarily new, but it is slightly different from other more common designs people are familiar with. I personally am not familiar with too many semi auto shotgun gas system designs, but I know that this shotgun gas system is relatively unique to Turkish shotgun designs. However, it is basically akin to a short stroke gas system you seem piston operated rifles. I have had a little bit of an issue with this shotgun gas system during the break-in period. I am going to go over this issue and discuss how the system works and what might be happening internally to cause these issues.
Do It Rite
Alaska-Based Youtube Vlogger, Retired Marine, gun enthusiast, and passionate firearm and gear evaluator.