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Check Your Lights and Optics: January 2017 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: January 2017 Edition

| February 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Happy New Year! I had a battery die on me 😉 January’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 1/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights: 0/3 Total dead safe lights: 0/3 Total dead headlamps: 0/2 Several changes since last month. I added two headlamps to my trauma kits […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: December 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: December 2016 Edition

| January 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

December’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 Last month I wrote about how my IKEA “Dioder” motion activated LED light exhausted six AAA batteries. After some Thanksgiving holiday research, I bought some EBL […]

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The Glock Pistol as C-PDW: An Example

The Glock Pistol as C-PDW: An Example

| December 5, 2016 | 13 Comments

This is a guest article from CR Williams, firearms instructor and author of several books on self-defense and firearms use (see our reviews of his book Facing the Active Shooter and Gunfighting, and Other Thoughts About Doing Violence). You can follow him at In Shadow In Light — Shepherd There has recently been a fair […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: November 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: November 2016 Edition

| December 2, 2016 | 1 Comments

November’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 1/3 The IKEA “Dioder” motion activated LED light died again. That thing chews through six AAA batteries very quickly. I replaced the batteries in April of this year. Accounting […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: October 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: October 2016 Edition

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

October’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 1/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3   The positive news item this month was how well the Nitecore P12 flashlight did at my team tactics / low light class with AIM Precision. I […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: September 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: September 2016 Edition

| October 3, 2016 | 0 Comments

September’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3 I’m bracing for either the IKEA motion sensor light in my top nightstand drawer or the Meprolight Mepro Tru-Dot optic on The She-Shepherd’s AR15 to die. The […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: August 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: August 2016 Edition

| September 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

August’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3   This is the second month in a row we haven’t had anything die on us / need pre-emptive replacing. It’s only the third time this year! […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: July 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: July 2016 Edition

| August 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

July’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3   I purchased a holographic sight clone from Primary Arms when I first got into red dot sights. The first one I received didn’t work and I sent […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: June 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: June 2016 Edition

June’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 1/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 0/3   The She-Shepherd’s Meprolight red dot sight died during class. Luckily she had spare batteries, and was able to continue. The optic is set to a low […]

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Check Your Lights and Optics: May 2016 Edition

Check Your Lights and Optics: May 2016 Edition

May’s “Check Your Lights and Optics” results: Total dead optics found: 0/11 Total dead weapon mounted lights: 0/4 Total dead handheld lights found: 0/5 Total dead safe lights found: 1/3 The motion activated LED lights I use in one of my safes was dim enough that I replaced the batteries. It makes me worry about the […]

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