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Safariland 7TS - 7360 ALS - Duty Holster



Per Safariland's website - "The Safariland® 7360 7TS™ Mid-ride holster is incredibly durable, yet remarkably lightweight. Constructed from SafariSeven™ the holster is built to withstand the elements, including extremes of heat and cold. In addition, the holster retains its structural integrity even when submersed indefinitely. On the inside of the holster, the SafariSeven material is non-abrasive to protect your firearm’s finish. Additional protection is provided by raised surfaces which create airspace around the firearm, allowing dirt and moisture to quickly clear contact.

Tactical M20 In-EarPro - Initial Impressions


Active Hearing Protection & Enhancement Ear Plugs

The guys over at Commgearsupply.com sent me these Tactical M20 "Active Hearing Protection & Enhancement Ear Plugs" for review and use.  I have been looking for a set of active in earpro type for duty work for a while now and these, as of this post, have fit the bill pretty well.

13 U.S. service members killed - Remember them

13 marines dead

The fallen include:

Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Darin T. Hoover, 31, of Salt Lake City, Utah

Marine Corps Sgt. Johanny Rosariopichardo, 25, of Lawrence, Massachusetts

Marine Corps Sgt. Nicole L. Gee, 23, of Sacramento, California

Marine Corps Cpl. Hunter Lopez, 22, of Indio, California

Marine Corps Cpl. Daegan W. Page, 23, of Omaha, Nebraska

Marine Corps Cpl. Humberto A. Sanchez, 22, of Logansport, Indiana

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. David L. Espinoza, 20, of Rio Bravo, Texas

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jared M. Schmitz, 20, of St. Charles, Missouri

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum, 20, of Jackson, Wyoming

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Dylan R. Merola, 20, of Rancho Cucamonga, California

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Kareem M. Nikoui, 20, of Norco, California

Navy Hospitalman Maxton W. Soviak, 22, of Berlin Heights, Ohio

Army Staff Sgt. Ryan C. Knauss, 23, of Corryton, Tennessee.

Megingjord V4 - New Drop!

Go over to vdevgru.com and pick up a Megingjord if you have not done so yet.  The Original, and BEST, AIWB specific belt on the market.  Comfort is the key here.


Lumtec B50


lumtec b50

If you didn't see the new Lumtec B50, you should check it out...

Amazon Prime Day


Every single year I make several posts about buying digital memory cheap on sale days.  This is one of those days, literally yesterday and today only.  Go over to Amazon for Prime Day, and buy up top-tier memory cards.  You should have redundant backups of everything digital at all times, don't get caught off guard.

There are also tough (enterprise) type tablets available from Samsung, these are pretty decent for the price.



 Whenever I hear about anyone using an RMT successfully I like to publicize it, especially if I get an email about it.  This LEO used his RMT after he was stabbed during an altercation.  

Per the LEO's comments, he was able to apply the RMT very quickly and effectively reaching occlusion of his bleed.  While this was not a life-threatening bleed, there is never a bad reason to apply a tourniquet when in doubt.  There was enough blood coming out that warranted such an application.  Remember that the RMT, unlike other traditional (read old technology) windlass tourniquets, can be applied and removed numerous times, for training or the real thing when seconds count.  This is important to understand because the RMT allows you to apply an industry-leading tourniquet quickly even if you are in doubt if a tourniquet is needed.  The old school thinking of tourniquet application was "last resort" because of a popular dogmatic myth that your limbs may be cut off if you applied a tourniquet, that is just not the case in most tourniquet applications based on any measurable data or research.  You should default to a tourniquet first and then figure out what else is needed (which is very likely a speedy trip to your local trauma emergency department).  The RMT allows you to do this without having to immediately purchase a brand new tourniquet.  Thankfully this LEO got his RMT from V Development Group and they replace used RMT's with verification of real-world use.