April 30, 2020
Peltor Sport Tactical 500
Peltor’s Tactical 500s offer a noise reduction rating of 26 and feature Clear Voice Tracking—in addition to Bluetooth and phone functions. Dynamic Suppression Time and Gunshot Recognition features combine to optimize hearing protection. Recessed mics cut down on wind noise, and the head band is vented to accommodate the button on the top of a ballcap. Power button is logically placed for a right-hander’s thumb, and the unit powers down automatically after about two hours. Our tester says they’ve been the best he’s tried in terms of both wind-noise suppression and voice intelligibility, as well as all-day comfort.
$100-$120 street price, www.peltor.com
Streamlight Protac 90 Everyday Carry LED Flashlight
Not everyone has a hands-free flashlight, but everyone should, especially if it’s a Streamlight Protac 90 flashlight. The Protac 90 is a right angle everyday carry tactical flashlight that accepts a single lithium or alkaline battery and gives 300 lumens (CR123A battery) on high. It attaches to MOLLE, belts, harnesses or other gear for hands-free use and is IPX7 waterproof to 1m for 30 minutes. Run time on high is 1.75 hours and run time on low is 14 hours. Beam distance is 147 meters and length is a compact 3.78 inches. The Protac 90 weighs just 2.8 ounces. This handy dandy flashlight comes in black.
Ruger Over-Bore Knife
A real looker of a folding knife with a silverstonewash finish and holographic Ruger eagle logo in the stainless steelhandle. The 2.95-inch blade is of 8Cr13MOV steel and locks via a frame lock.opens easily thanks to a thumb stud, and it features a pocket clip. Overalllength is 6.9 inches, and it weighs just 3.4 ounces.
Rise Armament Blitz Trigger
Rise Armament has an all-new drop-in trigger for ARs called the Blitz that’s designed to provide simple, fast installation and unparalleled reliability.
According to the company, the precision-machined, handcrafted Blitz trigger has virtually no creep, a 3.0- to 3.5-pound pull, an incredibly crisp break, Quik-Klik audible and tactile reset, minimal overtravel, and a hybrid trigger blade that combines the best aspects of curved and flat triggers.
The housing is aluminum, and the internal parts are made from S7 tool steel with heavy-hit hardening and a black nitride finish. It comes with anti-walk trigger pins, and the Rise NoWay Take-Up prevents movement prior to engaging the sear. The Blitz fits AR-style platforms built to mil-spec dimensions and is backed by Rise’s “More-Bang-for-Your-Buck” Performance Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty.
MSRP: $199; risearmament.com
Hornady Outfitter Hoodie
A sharp-looking hoodie for those chilly mornings at the range or out scouting for the upcoming big game seasons. It’s 52 percent cotton, 48 percent polyester, which means it will wick moisture far better than pure cotton. Available in medium, large, XL and XXL ($1 more for this size).
MTM In-Safe Handgun Storage Cases
MTM’s new transparent In-Safe Handgun Storage Cases keep handguns organized, allowing users to quickly find their firearm in a crowded gun vault. Designed to optimize storage in the most popular size gun safes, these cases feature a protective base composed of soft, closed-cell foam pad; an attractive, slimline shape; and two snap latches. Users can maximize storage space by stacking the cases. These storage cases are also ideal for storing jewelry, coins, watches, birth certificates, passports, etc. Sold in three-pack units, the In-Safe Handgun Storage Cases are offered in two sizes: 9 inch for standard 1911 and smaller handguns (outside dimensions: 9x7x1.8 inches, inside dimension: 8.5x6x1.6 inches); 12 inch for larger handguns (outside dimensions: 12x7x1.8 inches, inside dimension: 11.5x6x1.6 inches). Made in USA.
MSRP: $16.95 (9-inch 3-pack), $18.95 (12-inch 3-pack); mtmcase-gard.com
Ed Brown 1911 Magazines
A 1911 is only as good as the magazine that feeds it, and Ed Brown’s mags are top notch. They’re available in straight stainless or with a black nitride finish. Calibers include .38 Super (nine-round capacity), 9mm (nine), .45 ACP (seven and eight) and 10mm (nine).
Hoppe’s Lead-B-Gone Wipes
Putting a lot of rounds through a handgun can be a dirty business, and these wipes are proven to remove 99.9 percent with water rinse (98.8 percent with just the wipes) of contaminants such as lead, nickel, cadmium, arsenic, silver, mercury, zinc and more without smearing. Use them to wipe down your hands, arms, face, neck and working surfaces after shooting or cleaning guns.
Ruger Everyday Carry Kit
Containing all the EDC stuff that matters, this kit includes a 350 lumen flashlight generating a beam with 600 feet of reach. A “survival card” boasts a can opener, screwdriver tip, bottle opener, butterfly wrench, four-position wrench, and jagged tooth for cutting branches, ropes and zip ties. An aluminum-body “tactical” pen features a carbide glass-breaker, and the kit also includes a high-frequency whistle, rod/flint fire starter, compass with ruler, and a keychain LED flashlight. All this comes in a waterproof and shockproof ABS plastic case.
Blackpoint Tactical Holster
“Ordered a standard light holster for my Glock 19 and Inforce APL light. Fit and finish on the holster is superb. Gun and light click into place smoothly and securely. Easy to draw as well, no binding or hesitation.”
“Wear mine under a flannel open button-up shirt, no printing. Overall, one of the best holsters I’ve owned!”
“I can honestly say the Blackpoint belt loops are the best in the industry. The metal loops pull the gun in closer for more concealment.”
“The 1 3/4 loops are tight on the 5.11 belt and don’t allow any movement — you don’t have to keep readjusting your Roscoe and give your concealment away to others.”
With nothing but five-star reviews, the IWB and OWB Blackpoint Tactical Holster customers say it all, with customizable comfort and flexibility, making it a sure-fire gift win.