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Are 20 round AR-15 magazines better than 30 rounders ? It’s a topic that always brings up spirited debate so we figured we would wade into the debate. It use to be many many moons ago back in the days of leaded gasoline and cars that had carburetors the standard issue magazine for the M16 was a 20 rounder. I know to many people that seems like ancient history, but to those of us who actually got issued old M16A1’s with their triangular hand guards and a pile of these 20 rounders it seems like just yesterday.

Are 20 round AR-15 Magazines Better than 30 Rounders ?

Are 20 round AR-15 Magazines Better than 30 Rounders ?Are 20 round AR-15 magazines better than 30 rounders ? It’s a topic that always brings up spirited debate so we figured we would wade into the debate. It use to be many many moons ago back in the days of leaded gasoline and cars that had carburetors the standard issue magazine for the M16 was a 20 rounder. I know to many people that seems like ancient history, but to those of us who actually got issued old M16A1’s with their triangular hand guards and a pile of these 20 rounders it seems like just yesterday. There are many urban myths and legends about weakening springs, and evil green followers on AR-15 magazines that many people will bring up when I ask about the 20 round AR-15 magazines. This isn’t a debate I will dive into, if you want to read a great article about the fallacies of AR-15 mags and the myriad of followers read this piece on the topic which covers some common myths at Breach Bang Clear by “Mad Dog” Merrill, entitled “Pigeon Religion” http://www.breachbangclear.com/perpetuating-bullshit-magazine-malfunctions-self-leveling-followers-and-pigeon-religion/ I’m a simple guy and I like practical things, I also like things that work best for my situations. I am not in the combat arms, or on patrol with any form of law enforcement agency so my desires and needs for magazines and firearms are very different than others. In my world, for my needs the good old fashioned aluminum government issued 20 round magazines are better for my situation than the now standard issued 30 round magazines. There are a list of reasons for that and I’ll go into them, these are all based on personal bias, not on science or anything taught from The War College or Sun Tzu’s Art of War. Benefits of the 20 Round Magazine Contrary to what big gun media might tell you, there are some of us out here that still enjoy the 20 rounders. The 20 rounders are of course smaller and their slightly shorter profile make them more attractive to people that are often shooting from seated positions on a bench. The 20 rounders are also more handy when shooting from a prone position, which is common when hunting predators such as fox, coyotes and other small fur bearing game. This may sound completely lazy when I type it but I also like the idea of one box of ammo for one magazine. Most rifle ammunition is sold in 20 round boxes, but most of the popular AR-15 magazines are 30 rounders. So if I want to load two magazines to capacity I have to buy three boxes ? It’s almost as odd as the whole debacle about how hot dogs and hot dog buns are sold in different numbers. Yes I know I can just load 20 rounds into a 30 round magazine and somehow magically extend the spring life, but that isn’t the point, the point is I prefer a magazine with a smaller profile and weight. I think the moment for me when I had an epiphany was when I loaded up a Surefire 60 round magazine and began walking over to the shooting position at my local range and I thought to myself  “How freaking heavy is this, It’s only an AR-15”. That’s when it dawned on me that the massive 60 round magazine, all the ammunition added to my rail had turned my AR-15 into a huge brick. AR-15’s are suppose to be lighter than my AK-47’s and that wasn’t the case. It began the wheels turning in my head and made me reconsider a great many things on my guns, not just on this AR-15. I decided soon after that range session that I was not, nor will I ever be a high speed low drag, Special Operations Commando, and that over the years of writing and reviewing gear that I had acquired a ton of gear, lights, and toys that are great fun to evaluate but then they sit on a shelf for a long time. It was then that I also decided that I had to take an honest look at my threats, and my shooting styles and see what would work for me and what would not. The 20 round vs 30 round magazine issue was only the first one. Your Right to a 30 Rounder I 100% believe that it is every American’s RIGHT to have a high capacity magazine for their rifles if they choose to own them. If you like the 30 rounders and they work for you, load them and unload them until the springs wear out, shoot them until they literally fall apart. I also understand that the needs of our LEO and Military community are different than mine as a middle aged Veteran. I think they should train how they fight and I can almost promise most Military and LEO users are carrying 30 rounders. There are some I’m sure will freak out about the 20 round vs 30 round debate and that’s fine. There are others that will just accept that everything in the gun world is about user preference, it’s just the way it is. We can argue all we want about Glock vs Smith & Wesson or Colt vs Ruger but at the end of the day we should all be in agreement that it’s a good thing that people are still shooting and passionate enough about their guns to have healthy debate. In my mind it is better to accept reality, and continue with training that is realistic to my situation and still have fun doing it. Image:SADefenseJournal.Com Left to Right: 40 Rounder, 30 Rounder, 30 Rounder with window, 20 Rounder. It in the end it’s all about preference, and being good with what you have, we are curious as to how many shooters out there still use 20 rounders ? Are you using old aluminum “Uncle Sam” issued magazines or the new MagPul 20 rounders ? I know here in Alaska there are a fair amount of hunters that use the 20 or even 10 round magazines when hunting coyotes, wolves, foxes & Wolverines. It’s easier to shoot with a bipod or in the prone position with shorter magazines. Let the debate begin. Feature Image www.armsunlimited.com

10 Best Red Dot Sights 2020

10 Best Red Dot Sights 2020

There are many different options for sights on the market today. You can get new reflective sights to replace the old iron sights on your firearm, which will help make acquiring a sight picture easier but will still take a while to aim. You could opt in for traditional optics, which help you to see a far-away target but reduce your ability to make close up shots or you could get a red dot sight, and get the best of both worlds. When your firearm is equipped with the best red dot sight on the market, aiming and making a quick, accurate shot is ever so simple. Once you have sighted in your weapon, simply put the red dot on the target, and fire away; this makes this type of sight ideal for a number of applications, ranging from paintball to hunting to self-defense. However, like we said, there are so many options out there to choose from. How do you know which is the best one for your needs? We have compiled and tested a list of the top ten red dot sights available. We have also provided a concise reviews of the top five to help you decide which to purchase. Top 10 Red Dot Sights Table Picture Name Battery Included Price Rating (1-5) Picture Name Battery Included Price Rating (1-5) 1. Primary Arms Micro Red Dot Sight w/ Removable Base - 2 MOA Dot MD-RBGII Yes $ 4.5 2. Ozark Armament Rhino Tactical Green &; Red Dot Sight for Rifles & Shotguns Yes $$$ 4.4 3. GERO Tactical Green and Red Dot Sight - 4 Reticles Reflex Sight with Built-in Weaver-Picatinny Rail Mount Yes $ 4.4 4. Dagger Defense DDHB Red Dot Reflex sight, Reflex sight optic and substitute for holographic red dot sights Yes $$$$ 4.3 5. FieldSport Micro Red Dot Sight, Precision Red Dot Only No Green Yes $$ 4.3 6. Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope, 1 x 25mm Yes $$$$ 4.3 7. UTG 3.8" ITA Red/Green CQB Dot Sight with Integral Mount Yes $$ 4.2 8. Gohiking Vokul Tactical 4 Reticle Red Dot Open Reflex Sight Weaver- "Picatinny Rail Mount" Yes $$ 4.1 9. Field Sport Red and Green Micro Dot Sight Yes $$ 4.0 10. Field Sport Red and Green Reflex Sight with 4 Reticles Yes $$ 3.9 Buying Information Whenever you purchase something new, there are a few variables that you need to consider. This is especially true when you are looking for the best red dot sight since there are so many on the market today. Battery Life. Some of the sights require one battery, while others operate with two. You want to make sure that you are getting a sight that will not drain the battery too quickly because if the battery is drained, you cannot use the scope. Luckily, all of the sights we tested used lithium ion batteries, which will last a long time. It is probably a good idea to have a few extras on hand, however, just in case. Ease of Sight Acquisition. The entire point of a red dot sight is to be able to get a sight picture quickly to allow you to make a quick and accurate shot. You should always look for a scope that allows you to see your target without any visual interference present. Reticle Options. Depending on the sight option that you pick, you may be able to change the reticle to better fit your preference. These options range from basic dots to a variety of different crosshairs. Weight. As with any new equipment, you want to take into account the weight. While these sights are relatively small, you don’t want one that is going to weigh you down. Top 5 Best Red Dot Sight Reviews 1. "Primary Arms Micro" Red Dot Sight Out of all our tests, we found that this is the best red dot sight available currently available. It is well constructed and built to last. The battery will last for around 1000 hours, which is a good long time. This time can be extended or shortened based on which one of the twelve brightness settings that you choose to operate on. To change the brightness of the dot, all you have to do is simply twist the knob on the side until you reach your desired setting. Since the sight does not have any magnification, using it to quickly acquire a sight picture was very easy. We found it to be easy to sight in, as well. Once we had it zeroed in, it also stayed sighted in even after a high volume of shots were fired. We found it to be extremely accurate up to 70 yards, which is a good distance with no magnification; this would be an ideal sight for someone who is used to using old iron sights. Summary: This sight is built to last! It boasts an impressive battery life to go along with twelve brightness settings. It allows for quick target acquisition and stayed accurate even after a lot of use. 2. "Ozark Armament Rhino" "Tactical Green &" ; Red Dot This sight is a cheaper option for someone that plans to put their sight and firearm through rigorous use. It is built to last, even though it is much cheaper than some of the other sights we tested. It is also a bit more basic than some other sights on the market. It allows users to select between red or green illuminated dots. Depending on the types of light conditions present, this is a big plus. It only offers five different illumination settings, which doesn’t allow for as much customization for brightness as our number one pick. It is also not as accurate out to 70 yards as other sights that we tested. While it performed admirably, it shot four MOA groups at 70 yards, while other sights shot two MOA groups at the same distance. Summary: This one provides users with a no-frills red or green dot sight. It only has five brightness settings, and is not as accurate some other sights we tested, but it is built with durability and longevity in mind. 3. GERO Tactical Green and Red Sight The GERO allow users to select from eight different reticles to better suit their preferences; this makes it ideal for a variety of uses, from rifles to paintball guns. It is also built to give you an extremely quick sight picture since you look through a screen instead of through a scope. However, one of the biggest drawbacks that we found during our testing was that this sight would need to be re-zeroed more than our top two picks. We found that after fifty shots or so, our groups would start to spread ever so slightly. However, if you are looking for a cheap red dot sight that you will only use on occasion and do not mind re-zeroing, this is a good buy. Summary: This sight offers more than just a red dot. You can select from eight different reticle options, which is great for someone with specific preferences. While this sight is relatively cheap, it will need to be re-zeroed often, which might not make it right for someone who wants to use it heavily. 4. Dagger Defense DDHB Red Dot Reflex sight The Dagger Defense sight is a really solid option for anyone looking for a reliable red dot sight. It offers four different reticle options, which makes it more customizable than some other sights that we tested. While it is a bit more expensive, we found that it held its zero really well, even after a high volume of shots. The only issue that we had with the sight was making sure that it was mounted properly. If it was not on just right, the sight image seemed to blur a bit, which would not make for accurate or easy use. Summary: We feel that this is really solid option for someone looking for several different reticles. While it was accurate once installed just right, it was a bit harder to install, which made the reticles split. 5. FieldSport Micro Red Dot Sight For someone who is looking for the absolute bare minimum in a red dot sight, the FieldSport is for them. It features only a red dot with no other reticle or color options. It is relatively cheap and built solidly. We found that it was accurate up to 50 yards, which is a bit less than some of the other sights we tested. However, it was solidly accurate at that range, and did not lose its zero. It is also a really bright sight, with ten different brightness settings. Summary: The FieldSport is perfect for someone who is looking for a no frills red dot sight. It is cheap, has lots of brightness settings, and was accurate up to 50 yards.

Vickers Sling Builder at Blue Force Gear: See Your Choices

Vickers Sling Builder at Blue Force Gear: See Your Choices

I have long been a fan of the Vicker’s Sling and Blue Force Gear never disappoints, but they have outdone themselves this time.  With twelve color choices for sling and pull tab, hardware choices, fourteen attachment options, padded or un-padded and sewing modifications, if you cannot find your perfect sling for function and fashion here, it does not exist. For non-typical applications like shotguns, AR pistols and Short Barrelled Rifles, I find that most standard slings need some tweaks to make them work. Mounting hardware and length requirements can be very different. With the sling builder, you get exactly what you need in your precise choice of colors. When you go to the link, you start with a ghost image of a white sling.  As you click on the choice boxes selecting options, you end up with an image of YOUR custom made sling. Mine showed up in the mail two days later. There are separate links for padded and non-padded: Custom Vicker’s Sling Builder Custom Vicker’s Padded Sling Builder High quality slings custom made for your application. From Air Soft to Armageddon, get what you need. About "Blue Force Gear" in their own words: Since our beginning in 2004, we strive for excellence in all we do and to exemplify that excellence in our products and design.  We are devoted to those we serve to deliver innovative gear with superior quality. Blue Force Gear is not satisfied with making the same thing as everyone else – merely changing the color or style.  We design by a code of advancement – if we can’t make something better than what is currently available, we don’t make it. By continually innovating, our products will always be different. We are proud to have pioneered technological innovations that have revolutionized load carriage and weapon carrying establishing the world’s standard in weapon slings and the world’s lightest, MOLLE compatible load carriage. Of course we are not stopping there.  We are continually improving our gear lineup and looking for more ways to improve the tactical gear industry and ultimately the warriors here at home and worldwide.

Best Hunting Gear & Clothing for Women [Hands-On]

Best Hunting Gear & Clothing for Women [Hands-On]

Trending: Best Places to Buy Ammo Online and [Buyer's Guide] 7 Best AR-15s Here’s a hard truth of being a female hunter: I have a lot of gear made for men. More and more women are hunting, and looking for camo and hunting gear meant for them. While it does get the job done it flat-out doesn’t fit my curves ideally because let’s face it–it was not made to do that. Finding comfortable gear does get to be a bit of a challenge for women; we just aren’t shaped like guys and the waistbands that rest on male hips tend to cut into ours. That, or we have to up-size until the waistband fits and the rest is baggy like unwanted parachute pants. Pheasant Hunting Women Good news, though. There is well-made hunting gear out there for women who identify as hardcore hunters. Read on to find out what does and doesn’t work. Best Hunting Clothing for Women Nomad Outdoor Nomad just happens to make some of my favorite camo. Their women’s line is fairly young and still growing but does include hats, gloves, shirts, a couple jackets, and pants. Nomad Outdoor’s entire line works well for women and I like to think it has helped me rack up hog kills. Their clothing fits, it’s comfortable, and their base layers do a stellar job of protecting me from the wind. And as a hoodie fan–yes, I also swipe my boyfriend’s hoodies –it’s fantastic that the Nomad Women’s Southbounder Camo Hoodie is both comfortable and offered in three patterns: Mossy Oak Break Up Country, Realtree Edge, and Realtree Timber. Nomad Women's "Southbounder Camo Hoodie" 33 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 33 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Oh, and the stitching highlights on their women’s gear is not pink–it’s blue. Like my hair. I love it. But wait, there’s more! Nomad is also one of the few companies with men’s camo I wear by choice. Their new Nomad Bloodtrail Pants are perfect for deer season and come in both Mossy Oak and Realtree and I have yet to find a pair of their pants I don’t like. "Nomad Bloodtrail Pants" 68 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 68 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing That’s pretty unique considering I’m talking about their men’s pants. I’m also a huge fan of their jackets. The Nomad Dunn Primaloft Jacket has been my favorite winter coat for years–I don’t only use it for hunting–and some tops like the Nomad Strickland Early Season Hoodie also have angled, extended cuffs to cover the back of your hands. They rock. Nomad "Dunn Primaloft Jacket" 178 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 178 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing This is one of the few camo companies I recommend in its entirety. I’ve worn Nomad since the company launched and have yet to be disappointed. What’s your take on Nomad gear? Prois This one I’m mentioning with a bit of a disclaimer: it is designed more for women with narrower hips. For hunters like myself who are more Marilyn Monroe and less Twiggy, it does not work quite as well. But it is a popular women’s hunting apparel line. A few of the gals on the Prois staff on the hunt in Montana (via Prois ) It’s well-made and the women behind the line put a lot of thought into it. Best of all, they all hunt. This is not a camo line created by women who just wanted to broaden their fashion industry roots into the hunting world (you know who you are). Prois is made by women who hunt for women who hunt. Period. End of story. Legendary Whitetails A bit of an honorable mention here for Legendary Whitetails. When I’m not hunting I wear a lot of leggings and skinny jeans. Looking for awesome camo leggings and fleece pullovers for around the house or hunting lodge? Try Legendary Whitetails. Legendary Whitetails Women’s Big Game Camo Leggings are excellent if you want some camo flair in your at-home wardrobe. "Legendary Whitetails Women’s" Big "Game Camo Leggings" 22 at Legendary Whitetails Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 22 at Legendary Whitetails Prices accurate at time of writing The company’s Women’s Saddle Country Shirt Jacket is also nice for setting up and checking trail cameras and comes in Dark Army (green), Tarmac (gray), and Rusty Maroon (red). Their fleece pullovers rock, too. Women’s Saddle "Country Shirt Jacket" 80 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 80 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Just saying they make comfy outdoor clothing. Best Hunting Boots & Waders for Women Irish Setter Boots/Red Wing Shoes I have a confession to make. There are untold numbers of hunting boots in my house. I’m not talking half a dozen pairs in a corner I’m talking dozens upon dozens on racks, in boxes, in closets… it’s a problem. Irish Setter’s Vaprtrek Snake Boots are durable, comfortable, and a lace-up style I’ve found works well for me. The boots that never let me down, though, are from Irish Setter. If you’re looking for eight-inch boots, specifically Irish Setter Vaprtreks . Irish Setter Women's 2881 Vaprtrek 8" 400 Gram Hunting Boot 155 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 155 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Vaprtreks are eight-inch-tall waterproof camo boots made using 400 gram PrimaLoft Gold Eco insulation and the company’s Scentban scent control technology. They come in Mossy Oak and have blue highlights. If you’re in the market for good snake boots I also have two pairs of Irish Setter Vaprtrek 16-inch Waterproof Leather Camo Snake Boots , one in Mossy Oak and one in Real Tree. "Irish Setter Women" 's Vaprtrek 1821 Knee High Boot 200 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 200 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing After spending years’ worth of hunts sporting these boots I am completely comfortable recommending them. They’re lace-up snake boots, not slip-on, and fit well. You’ll be totally at ease wearing them all day long for however many days you’re hunting in a row (at least I am). And if you are hunting in a snake-populated place like Texas or Arizona you’re going to want these boots. Banded Women’s Redzone 2.0 Breathable Insulated Waders Because who doesn’t love duck hunting? Of course, if you’re going to be a waterfowler, you need good waders. Waders are another item I have more of than I need thanks to the ones that flat-out didn’t work for me (yes, I hoard hunting gear). Banded’s Women’s Redzone 2.0 "Breathable Insulated Waders" have worked well for me during long flooded timber hunts. They keep me warm and dry which is exactly what good waders should do (but don’t always deliver). These waders are made with faux over-the-boot pantlegs, a style you may or may not like, and have an adjustable, removable Clinchfit belt. Banded waders are awesome across the board. My preferred pair is in Mossy Oak Bottomland. Shotshell holders are positioned mid-body and there’s also a cell phone pocket. Trust me, you do not want to risk dumping your phone in the water. It never ends well. "Banded Women’s Redzone" 2.0 Breathable Insulated Waders 400 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 400 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Other cool features include G03-layered fabric for serious durability and RZ-Traction boots with deep-fluted soles for superior traction and stability. My preferred pair of Banded waders are in Mossy Oak Bottomland but you can also get them in Realtree Max-5. Puppy kisses! Side note: I also love the rest of the Banded women’s line. Hats, gloves, jackets. Their Women’s Tec Fleece ¼-zip Pullover has kept me toasty on countless hunts. Oh, and the Banded Women’s Windshield Headband both keeps my ears warm and holds my curls out of my face. The struggle is real, especially on windy days. LaCrosse Hail Call Waders Yes, a second pair of waders. This pair from LaCrosse is uber-comfy, warm, and made using a one-piece pant-leg-and-boot design instead of the over-the-boot faux leg found on the aforementioned waders. LaCrosse’s waders are also well-made and good performers, plus they keep you nice and warm. (Photo courtesy: Realtree) They’re insulated, breathable, and lighter-weight than heavy neoprene waders. LaCrosse uses 1600 gram Thinsulate Ultra so you stay warm even when it’s snowing and colder than a you-know-what and these are specifically cut for a woman’s shape. Plus they’re pretty simple to get on and off, move well as you walk and wade, and you can roll them up or down for use as chest or pant waders. Y-back suspenders are included. LaCrosse "Hail Call Waders" 330 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 330 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing These waders are made in Realtree Max-5 so you’d better be cool with that pattern. They really are high-quality and fit well. Totally recommend. Best Hunting Packs for Women Alps Outdoorz Full disclaimer: you cannot go wrong with Alps Outdoorz. I may or may not have a massive collection of their gear. The Alps Outdoorz Huntress pack is made to fit women’s bodies with an altered frame, waist belt, and shoulder straps. Torso length on the Huntress is shorter than what is found on most packs which does make it a better fit for a lot of women. She’s wearing the "Alps Outdoorz Huntress" Hunting Pack. It’s a day pack with 2200 cubic inches of space; you’ll have no problem fitting what you need in its compartments. Alps Outdoorz Huntress Pack 76 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 76 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Features include a drop-down weapon pocket that fits the majority of compound bows and rifles, a front pocket for mouth calls and smaller accessories, and mesh water bottle pockets on either side. There is also a blaze orange rain cover, something found on a lot of the company’s packs that is perfect. Alps Outdoorz Monarch X is also an awesome pack made for women. This one is made specifically for packing out meat and let me tell you, it gets the job done nicely. "Alps Outdoorz Monarch" X Hunting Pack It’s made using 1680 Denier Nylon Ballistic Fabric, Hypalon reinforcements, and molded foam suspension. It’s big enough for whitetail or elk and thanks to the sturdy frame and rugged design it makes packing out game meat and that gorgeous rack easier to accomplish without tweaking your shoulders. Alps Outdoorz Monarch X 220 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 220 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing The compression and lashing straps make it possible to adjust as needed and the built-in meat shelf is a handy tool, too. Finally, although it is not technically made for women, there’s the Alps Outdoorz Extreme Crusader X . If you’re a waterfowler, you want this bag. It can be carried like a duffle or morphed into a backpack and it’s waterproof. Alps "Outdoorz Extreme Crusader" X Hunting Pack The Crusader X is a rolltop duffle-style bag with compression straps to tighten the load for comfort’s sake and is pretty much the ideal bag when you’re hunting birds from a pit. It’s dark brown and comes in standard and large sizes. Alps Outdoorz Extreme Crusader X 120 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 120 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Other Women’s Hunting Must-Haves Okay, so we know this article is about gear and clothing, but there are a few particularly stellar tools that we think you should consider adding to your hunting load out. Obviously, a good knife and a great rifle will make all the difference in your hunt, so we wanted to share our favorites. Bear and Sons Aluminum Assisted Opening Sideliner No, this isn’t made for women, but it is amazing. Bear and Sons knives rock and their entire lineup is well worth checking out. You need a good pocket knife on hunts and Bear and Sons’ entire lineup is great. The Bear and "Sons Aluminum Assisted" Opening Sideliner has a three-and-a-half-inch 440 stainless steel, powder-coated blade and has ball-bearing washers. It’s spring-assisted which is a feature I particularly love–yes, it is legal in most of the country, but do check your laws, cough, Chicago–and it is durable. Guide Austin Eagle Elk dressing a turkey with his Bear and Sons knife. I’ve used mine for more than just cutting paracord and small branches, too. Mine has field dressed turkeys and taken the head off a raccoon (hey, I wanted a euro). Bear and Sons Aluminum Assisted Opening Sideliner 38 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 38 at Amazon Prices accurate at time of writing Pattern 103 of this knife has a sideliner lock to keep the blade in place and a lanyard space as well as a pocket clip. Weatherby Vanguard Camilla It’s rare for me to recommend a gun that’s marketed to women. As a general rule, guns designed for women follow the “shrink it and pink it” philosophy. More importantly, guns don’t give a crap about your gender. They either fit you or they don’t. "Weatherby Vanguard Camilla" That said, Weatherby did a good job with the Vanguard Camilla. The Weatherby Vanguard Camilla is a bolt-action rifle with features designed by women who hunt and shoot. Perhaps its coolest feature is the angled buttstock; thanks to its unique angle the buttstock can be shouldered more easily and precisely against our differently-shaped bodies. This is one of those times it does matter. Weatherby Vanguard Camilla Stock Other differences include a slimmer, angled pistol grip which works well for women with smaller hands–mine are not small, so that doesn’t include me but might be an upside for you–and a shorter length of pull (13 inches). My teenage daughter is five inches shorter than me and the Camilla fits her exceptionally well. Weatherby Vanguard Camilla with a scope A quick rundown of specs. Weatherby guarantees SUB-MOA performance–and yes, the Camilla delivers–specific to three-shot groups, not five-shot groups. The rifle has an adjustable match-grade, two-stage trigger, a fluted, one-piece machined bolt body, and a fully enclosed bolt sleeve. The twenty-inch barrel is cold-hammer forged. Weatherby Vanguard Camilla 616 at Palmetto State Armory Prices accurate at time of writing View Details 616 at "Palmetto State Armory" Prices accurate at time of writing It also has a three-position safety, integral recoil lug, and hinged floorplate. This really is a nice gun. You can get one chambered in .243 Win, 6.5 Creedmoor, 3.08 Win, or 7mm-08 Rem. The Final Word Just because I didn’t mention a product in this article does not mean it isn’t good. And just because a product is marketed to women does not mean it’s going to work for you. Women Hunters Just like for men it all comes down to your particular height, shape, and hand size. You might find the slimmer, straighter-cut camo from Prois and Sitka’s women’s lines work well for you or you might need more room for your chest and hips, which Nomad offers. Whatever else you do make sure your gear fits well and functions as it should. The last thing you want on a hunt is to be uncomfortable, cold, or stuck with lousy gear. What’s your favorite hunting gear? Anything I missed on my list? Tell me about your favorites in the comments. Don’t forget to check out the Best rifles and Shotguns for Women !

Window Punch Review for 2020: Its Quieter than a Rock

The window punch is a simple piece of gear you can throw in your Bug Out Bag or Get Home Bag , but a lot of people will question the need of a window punch when you could obviously just use anything that was heavy enough. Quick Navigation Window Punch Review Quieter Than A Rock Finesse "Window Punch Review" Quieter Than A Rock The short answer: Because it’s quieter than a rock. I can imagine many situations where it would pay off to be quiet and unnoticed in a survival scenario, especially in an urban environment. Finesse Not only is it quieter than smashing a rock through a window, it could be used for a job that requires a little bit more finesse. Maybe there is someone in the car you are trying to get out and tossing a chunk of concrete through the window just isn’t safe. A window punch could be useful for any number of urban survival scenarios and I would put it in the “Why Not” category. Do you absolutely have to have it? No. Could it possibly come in very handy? Absolutely. It only weighs a few ounces and costs less than ten bucks, there will be one in my bug out bag. *Special Note: A window punch can be very dangerous, even when used correctly. Be extremely careful and try to wear gloves and long sleeves if you have to use one. Other interesting articles: 3M Safety & Security Window Film: Survival Gear Review for 2020 Bivvy Sack Review in 2020: Much Better Than an Emergency Blanket! Cold Steel SRK Review for 2020: Is This A Good Survival Knife? "Survival Gear Review" : River Rock Nightfire Lantern

IWB Holsters Which Ones Are The Most Comfortable?

LAST UPDATED: July 1st 2020 GUIDE: Chris Browning You’re looking to carry your pistol concealed and you want to use an IWB holster. The question is, what is the most comfortable IWB holster? It doesn’t matter how many slick features a holster has, at the end of the day, if it’s not comfortable, you will give up on wearing it. You may even give up on concealed carry all together. We don’t want that. That’s why I did the research for you and came up with a few of the most comfortable IWB holsters out there. My top pick is the Cloak Tuck 3.0, By Alien Gear . This holster is award winning. It offers the best-in-class for comfort and concealment. Readers of Concealed Nation dubbed this holster, “The best holster in the history of ever.” It’s built with form fitting neoprene and a flexible base that requires no break in time. 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I know I’m preaching to the choir but I would like to point out some reasons why you should get your concealed carry permit and then carry every day. It is a huge commitment and a decision you should make for yourself, based on your convictions. It’s Your Right It is your guaranteed, constitutional right, as an American citizen to carry a gun. The Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights guarantees protection of the right to keep and bear arms for self protection. The Supreme Court has upheld this right. Just for being a citizen of this awesome nation, you have this right. Exercise it. There Are Bad Guys As much as we wish it wasn’t true, there are bad people everywhere who would like to take advantage of you. You never know when something may happen where you will need to protect yourself . Protect Yourself And Others We can all agree that self protection is an important subject. Your family wants you to come home every night. No one wants to be a statistic. You want to be able to protect your family. Keeping a firearm at home for home protection and carrying one in public are ways you can protect your loved ones. You can also be a good samaritan. No one wants to stand by and watch someone else, even a stranger, get hurt by someone who is trying to take advantage of them. Most people want to jump in and help. Having a weapon is the best way to help others . Being Aware Some people report that having a gun on them automatically makes you more aware of things around you. Having a gun makes your senses go on high alert. You have to be aware of what’s going on around you. Special Note For Women Self defense, for women , starts before they even know they need it. In every situation you find yourself in, scan the area to see what’s going on. Part of what makes women vulnerable to attack is the appearance of not paying attention or looking nervous. A self confident, aware attitude can deter attacks. Listen To Your Gut If something or someone doesn’t feel right, it probably isn’t. Your instincts are pretty good. Don’t be afraid of someone thinking you are silly for not wanting to be in a situation because you feel something isn’t right. Keep Everything Handy Don’t wait until you are out in a dark parking lot (or a lit one) to rummage through your purse, looking for your keys. Have them in your hand prior to leaving the store and be prepared in every way. Four Objectives "For Concealment Holsters" Experienced shooters will tell you they have a box full of holsters that didn’t work out for them. It’s a journey to find the best holster. There are four objectives every concealment holster should fulfill. If your holster fulfills these four basic requirements you will save yourself some time (and money) during this journey. Security A holster needs to keep your gun in place as you walk, run, climb, do somersaults, etc. You won’t spend your time standing still as you carry . A good quality holster will keep your gun nice and secure. It is a great load off your mind knowing that your handgun will be safely at your side. Access A holster needs to give you quick and easy access to your gun, especially in a stressful situation. It should be in a stable position so you know exactly where to grab for the gun. Concealment A holster needs to conceal your handgun. There should be no printing through your clothes. One Hand Re-Holstering In case the hand that is not holding your firearm is busy fending off bad guys, you will want to be able to re-holster your weapon with one hand. This is easiest if the holster has an open mouth. Recap Just to recap what we’ve talked about so far. Deciding to carry a concealed handgun is a personal decision that should not be taken lightly. There are many reasons why you should exercise your second amendment right and I can not think of any reason not to. Always be aware of your surroundings. This is a good idea for a man or a woman . Know who is around you, keep your needed items handy and be prepared to defend yourself, if needed. Know the basic functions of a good concealment holster. This will help you decide on a good holster. Comfort is a big feature that you should look for. Like we mentioned at the beginning of this article, if it’s not a comfortable holster you will probably not wear it too often. Most Comfortable IWB Holsters Let’s get to the top picks. There are many IWB holsters out there and I found a few of the most comfortable ones. 1. Cloak Tuck By Alien Gear This holster is firm yet flexible. This ensures your handgun is carried securely. The top surface is a thermoplastic polymer surface (alien skin) which will not mar your gun. The retention shell is custom made for your handgun with adjustable retention so you get the perfect fit. Features Adjustable ride, height, cant, and retention No maintenance No break in needed Waterproof neoprene backpad Lifetime warranty Made in USA Pros Right or left hand options Conceals well Very comfortable Works for skinny people Doesn’t move Good retention Adjustable retention Cons Needs Loctite to keep fasteners tight long term 2. Everyday Holsters Hybrid IWB Holster Everyday Holsters strives to make quality, comfortable holsters at a good price . It is extremely comfortable and easy to conceal. Features Made in the USA Lifetime warranty Premium leather and kydex Comfortable Easy to conceal Fully adjustable Pros Sturdy Comfortable Affordable quality Leather breathes when against skin Fully adjustable cant and height Even comfortable while sitting Cons Some leather needs to be trimmed Kind of big for skinny or smaller people 3. Bianchi 100T Tuckable This holster is tuckable . It is designed to be worn IWB yet allow for a tucked in shirt. It provides strong belt attachment and low visibility . The high back comfortably shield your torso against your guns rough edges. Features Right or left handed options Tuckable Minimal printing to belt IWB Deep concealment High back pad Pros Adjustable cant Good retention Smooth draw Comfortable Cons C clips don’t work the best 4. Foxx IWB Hybrid Holster This holster is built for comfort and concealability. It has adjustable cant and ride height and is made from super soft leather and durable kydex . Features Steel belt clips Right and left hand options Adjustable ride height and cant Easy to conceal Comfortable Tuckable Made is the USA Pros Comfortable Affordable Good retention Right and left hand options available Smooth draw Cons Clips are flimsy Break in time needed Sharp edges needed some filing Final Thoughts Looking for a comfortable IWB holster can be a lot of research. Most of the options we listed can be used with a lot of different guns . Check each one listed to see if it fits your handgun. Our Pick Most Comfortable IWB Holster Cloak Tuck 3.0, By Alien Gear This holster is firm yet flexible. This ensures your handgun is carried securely. The top surface is a thermoplastic polymer surface (alien skin) which will not mar your gun. Check Price The Alien Gear 3.0 Tuckable out shines the others. Not only has this holster won awards, Alien Gear stands behind their product. They offer a 30 day trial period. If you keep it you get a life time of shell swaps. If you end up trading your handgun out for a different model you can get different shells for the new handgun. We’ve reviewed a lot of IWB holsters on Gun News Daily. For a full list, check out our holster review page here . 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Are 20 round AR-15 magazines better than 30 rounders ? It’s a topic that always brings up spirited debate so we figured we would wade into the debate. It use to be many many moons ago back in the days of leaded gasoline and cars that had carburetors the standard issue magazine for the M16 was a 20 rounder. I know to many people that seems like ancient history, but to those of us who actually got issued old M16A1’s with their triangular hand guards and a pile of these 20 rounders it seems like just yesterday.