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With a nod to Internet privacy, I am an Army combat veteran. I served in the military for eight years throughout the world to include stations in Georgia (twice), Korea, Texas, and Arizona. I have served three tours in Iraq, and three in Afghanistan, for a combination of over three years in overseas service. It has been the distinct honor of my life to serve with some of the greatest individuals and units in our armed forces – and those whom have worn or wear the uniform will continue to have my respect.

Today I am an avid supporter of the 2nd Amendment and fan of shooting sports, tactical gear, and all around range time. My political ideologies tend to independent Libertarian because I prefer to assess all the information and formulate my own opinion, vice being told what to think from the Ministry of Propaganda (i.e. news agencies). My hope is that by promoting my views and information here, it will inform as many as possible to formulate their own opinions and began asking serious questions.

Review Posted: Stinger 2020: Like Looking Into the Sun

Revised for its release, the 2020 version of the Stinger line is one of the brightest handheld lights offered by Streamlight. 

Review Posted: Hellcat Low Visibility Plate Carrier: Keeping Things Hidden But At The Ready

Designed as a lightweight and low profile plate carrier for training on the range, or in use for concealment operations, the Hellcat Low Visibility Plate Carrier by Direct Action is a confluence in design from the Spitfire & Hellcat Plate Carrier line and offers more current, low-profile features. 

Body Armor For The Laymen: Part 3

Body Armor For The Laymen: Everything You Wanted to Know About PPE But Were Too Afraid to Ask

Review Posted: Pelican 1626 Air Case: Perfect for Matches or Training

The 1626 is specifically designed for mid-sized or smaller tactical rifles, but can accommodate a variety of other items to fit within it. 

Review Posted: Pelican 1650 Protector with EZ Click: Keeping Things Safe and Organized

Intended as a means to transport your valuable gear, firearms, or anything that needs to be protected – the 1650 Protector Case (with optional EZ Click System) is part of Pelican’s Protector series that provides significant storage, and maximum padding. 

Body Armor For The Laymen: Part 2

Body Armor For The Laymen: Everything You Wanted to Know About PPE But Were Too Afraid to Ask

The Afghan Exit: A Veteran’s Perspective on How America’s Departure from Afghanistan Will Be Worse Than Vietnam

As I write this, the United States is currently on the fourth day of emergency evacuations for all U.S. citizens, Afghan employees, and anyone else fearing Taliban rule since the terror group […]

Review Posted: SOTR-Lite: Keep the Lungs Clear In Any Environment

objective, the air quality can often contain high concentrates of lead, carbon, chemicals, and other particulates. Without proper precautions, these can prove harmful if inhaled and a tactical respirator like the SOTR from Ops-Core can prove an invaluable resource.

Review Posted: HEL-STAR 4 EXO: See Through the Darkness

Identifying Friend or Foe is critical on the objective, or in low-light/no-light training. The use of tactical light emitters, like the HEL-STAR 4 EXO from CORE Survival, provide for clear identification on the end-user’s helmet, protective gear, or a K9 harness.

Body Armor For The Laymen: Part 1

Body Armor For The Laymen: Everything You Wanted to Know About PPE But Were Too Afraid to Ask

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