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You’re probably not going to feel sorry for me, but the biggest issue I face here is having all this cool stuff in front of me 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. If it’s not something I’m researching to answer a customer’s question, someone from purchasing or marketing brings something up that leads me straight to another item that I didn’t realize I needed until that moment. It’s hell, let me tell you.
For example, Hogue entered the field of knives, and we, being a Hogue retailer, added them to our site. I received the notification from purchasing, and I looked them up online.
Dang, that’s one nice looking knife! I have a thing for drop-point fixed blades, and the photos of the Hogue EX-F01 made me all tingly. Made in the U.S.A, too. Because I have the strength of ten men, because my heart is pure (cough) I was able to shake it off and go on about my business here.
First I received a spec sheet. Just a single page. With a photo. A color photo. The seed that had been planted by looking at the Hogue website had now germinated.
While we don’t carry everything (and we’re working on that), one particular brand that I have been forced to purchase from competitors is now available right here at Tactical Store. Magpul has arrived.
Someone out there may have just come out of a coma, is asking if Reagan is still President (sadly, no) and doesn’t know about Magpul. Magpul Industries Corporation was founded in 1999 by Richard M. Fitzpatrick. As A Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps, Richard had first hand experience with what worked and what could use improving.
Magpul’s first product, introduced in 1999 was designed to assist with – well, pulling your magazine, hence the name “Magpul”. For years, soldiers have rigged tape and paracord at the base of their magazines to facilitate easy removal from a pouch or vest. Building on the success of that product, over the years Magpul has designed and released several products – followers, magazines, stocks, fore ends… even complete firearms – the Masada and Massoud, concepts such as the PDR and FMG-9 and acted as consultants for the TDI Kriss.
Recently, I was privileged to present training for our employees on the subject of Illumination Tools. Flashlights may not be the most exciting things to most people, but I also got to present AR-101, our class on the AR-style rifle platform, so it all works out.
Somewhere at home, I have this crappy old flashlight my Dad gave me – one of those courregated metal jobs, with the sliding switch and a folding ring at the back, and evidence of some 1960′s technology batteries. You can probably pick your own benchmark for how far technology has advanced – medical science, the International Space Station, plasma televisions. For me, in second place, right behind the moon landing in 1969, is this flashlight:
Almost everone said the same thing when firing this flashlight up: “Holy ****”. I’ll give you a hint, the first asterisk represents an “s”. This light is 135mm long, and the bezel is 60mm in diameter, so it is almost half as wide as it is tall, much like my date for junior prom was. My prom date was cheaper to feed (the Tiny Monster uses eight CR123 cells) but between the two, the Tiny Monster is much brighter.…
Ever wondered what to wear when you go out on a hunting trip? I definitely have. Wearing the most hidden shade of camouflage or the best-fitting apparel can make the difference between a triumphant hunt or a waste of a day. I for one would much rather go home with a successfully hunted animal in my hands than nothing but my gun. To assist in a higher rate of success, proper apparel is key.
|Image of the Valley Apparel APECS Parka|
For instance, the Valley Apparel APECS Parka Waterproof Jacket plays a near perfect role in any forest landscape due to the realistic colors sewn on. The jacket provides protection in cold, wet and dry weather conditions; which is optimal for any outdoorsmen because it enables him or her to hunt whenever they want. In addition, along with the durability and effectiveness included with the jacket, comfort is not forgotten, in fact the ultra-light Gore-Tex fabric allows for consistent air-circulation.
|The Extraordinary S2V Military/Duty Sport Boots|
Another astounding product that came to mind when I thought of hunting apparel was the Rocky Brands Men’s S2V Vented Military/Duty Sport Boots. These boots keep your feet remarkably dry by providing …
In the midst of all the hype in “Sin City” lies a newly developed gun store that offers the widest variety of activities that have to do with firearms and tactical shooting. The “Shooting in the Dark” VIP package offers new adventures and scenarios through use of military tech like tactical flashlights, lasers and night vision. The heart-pounding suspense provoked by the environment and the speed in which everything happens truly provides tourists with an opportunity to feel what a soldier or professional hunter goes through at night during his or her missions.
WOW!!! I cannot help but spread the word about this incredible unmanned-aircraft which the US Military is beginning to repeatedly test. The “DARPA Hyper-Sonic Glider,” as the US Military calls it, reached speeds of up to 13,000 mph in the sky! At that speed, the glide-bomber also reaches dangerous temperatures like 3,500 degrees Fahrenheit! That is one hot piece of metal! To put it into perspective, the same temperature is attained by NASA’s space shuttles as they re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere! The heat was so overwhelming that the metal “skin” protecting the vehicle literally peeled off the body of the plane!
|Side-view of the Millett
The long-range glide-bomber immediately reminded me of the Millett 6-25x56mm LRS-1 Riflescope because of its ability to hit any target with great precision at any distance. This massively built Riflescope has a one-piece 35mm tube that perfectly fits on any heavy, hard-hitting, large caliber rifles. Also, the LRS-1 delivers superior brightness and outstanding repeatable accurateness. Many hunters and marksmen use the Riflescope world-wide due to its astonishing accurateness at distances of up to 1,000 yards. Lastly, with the help of the 140 MOA adjustment, the LRS-1 easily assists any gunmen with “zoning in …
For all you Call of Duty players out there, have you ever wondered what kind of scopes the guns actually use? Well me too! The only difference is that I just found out what kind it is; in fact, it’s called the Leupold Mark 4 HAMR Rifle Scope. It’s actually pretty neat! It has a Red Dot Sight on the top for all of your close-quarters combat, but it also has an effective rifle scope for people who like to shoot from a distance.
|Picture of the scope, notice the RDS on top of the scope.|
The scope’s designed to provide the best resolution in mid to close-range combat due to its medium range magnification. Also, each scope is designed with withstand any kind of water entry or interior fogging, resulting in a consistently clear view. In addition, the two DiamondCoat lens coatings provide scratch-resistant exterior lens surfaces. Lastly, due to the universal reticle, almost any gun can equip the Leupold Mark 4 HAMR Rifle Scope to eliminate any opposing targets.
Just a side-note, the multi-range perk provides different distances in which the scope can view its enemies; therefore, enabling the variable zoom to come into play. The Variable …
|Deer body along with the
tarp covered target
I recently stumbled upon an “out of this world” target. However, this isn’t your ordinary target with a bulls-eye in the middle; no it’s a target that is designed to cover 3-D figures such as a fake deer, goat or even bighorns! But I think it’s really meant for rookies like me to actually feel like I just finished a successful hunt.
For all you archers out there, get ready to tear it up!! This tarp also plays as a more “realistic” bulls eye in comparison to hunting an animal like a deer. Draw in all the “sweet spots” with something as simple as a Sharpie marker and see how consistent your shot really is!
|Cover up tarp to protect targets|
Some advantages of this innovative invention are that it keeps your archery targets safe from wind, rain, snow, sun and even rutting bucks(for those who don’t know what that means, Deer who looking to mate)! Also, the cover is quick to install because all you have to do is simply throw the tarp on top of the target due to its similarity to a poncho! The cords that are …