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Handling Your Bag in Public: Strapped

Handling Your Bag in Public: Strapped

| September 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

When I meet my friends out in public for a sit-down meal or a cup of coffee, I stow my bag in one of two positions: at my feet, or in a chair next to me. This is what I do to reduce the chance of the bag being stolen, and also to keep track […]

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Yukon Outfitters Overwatch Tactical Sling Bag First Impressions Review

Yukon Outfitters Overwatch Tactical Sling Bag First Impressions Review

| August 26, 2016 | 1 Comments

I am a big believer in one-strap bags worn across the body. They offer a good mix of retention, support, and accessibility. Of all the one-strap bag types (messenger bag, satchel, laptop bag), my favorite is the sling backpack. At $30 – $50, the Overwatch by Yukon Outfitters is an overtly “tactical” bag with some […]

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That’s What She said: Strong Hand or Super-Strong Hand?

That’s What She said: Strong Hand or Super-Strong Hand?

| February 24, 2016 | 1 Comments

We hosted a trauma class two weeks ago. One of my favorite moments was a story the instructor (Robert Schoening of LHGK – he’s fantastic – take his class if you get the opportunity) told about how some students bristled at the term “weak side” and asserted that “they only had strong sides…but one side was […]

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Guns in the Car: Don’t Go Back

Guns in the Car: Don’t Go Back

| December 7, 2015 | 24 Comments

People should decide what’s best for them, but I don’t think people who have guns in their car should retrieve them and then respond to a terrorist attack or active shooter. The concept of a truck gun is not new to me. I grew up on a farm. My father used to keep a rifle […]

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Why I don’t recommend two strap bags for EDC

Why I don’t recommend two strap bags for EDC

| November 27, 2015 | 4 Comments

When I first started carrying my SBR AK47 almost three years ago, I mostly used the Agama backpack by Mountain Hardware. I chose the Agama backpack (or the High Sierra Soak hydration bag) because they were innocuous and blended into my environments. I was allowed to use my EDC bags and SBR / PDW in classes […]

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Handling Your Bag In Public: Setting Your Bag Down

Handling Your Bag In Public: Setting Your Bag Down

| August 26, 2015 | 2 Comments

I’ve been carrying a PDW or SBR in an everyday carry bag for about two and a half years. That’s a lot of time spent on public transit, walking downtown, going to malls, stores, movie theaters, coffee shops, trade shows, conferences, and other densely populated areas. Over that period of time I’ve learned a few things […]

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That’s What She Said: Letting the Gat out of the Bag

That’s What She Said: Letting the Gat out of the Bag

| August 14, 2015 | 13 Comments

Bag carry is one of those topics that everyone will have to agree to disagree on. Without delving into the philosophy of off body carry, I have developed a set of criteria for a concealed carry bag that make me reasonably confident in its use for defensive scenarios. ease of deployment low profile secure holster […]

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Riding Shotgun

Riding Shotgun

| April 10, 2015 | 6 Comments

Depending on where you live, you can keep a loaded SBR, PDW, or rifle caliber pistol within easy reach inside of a normal, everyday bag. One of the many benefits of carrying a pistol version of a rifle caliber weapon is that most states have different laws about carrying a loaded pistol vs a rifle […]

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Winter Wonderland. Not Really.

Winter Wonderland. Not Really.

| November 19, 2014 | 2 Comments

Last weekend we had the opportunity to do a small, invite-only winter training sessions with QSI Training. It had been cold and snowy leading up to the weekend, and by the time we got to the range it had started snowing again. With temperatures never hitting about 16F and about two inches of snowfall during […]

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How to discreetly open your backpack

How to discreetly open your backpack

| April 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

I work in the immediate vicinity of 14 people in an open seating area. We pretty much sit in overpriced, over-engineered folding tables. I currently sit in a pod of four people, with the closest person sitting less than two feet away from me. Every morning and every afternoon I open my EDC backpack to […]

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