Uncle Mike’s IWB Tuckable Holsters
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I’d like to thank Mike Capps from Howard Communications for getting me one of these holsters to do a review on.It worked out well since I had recently purchased a new Glock 32 and I didn’t have a holster for it.

Here is what Uncle Mike’s has to say about this particular holster:

The most versatile inside-the-waistband holster on the planet. The IWB Tuckable allows for the shooter’s shirt to be tucked in around the holster, offering complete concealment of the firearm.

The IWB Tuckable is ambidextrous, allowing the user to change between right and left handed carry. Because of its versatility, it can be comfortably worn appendix, cross draw, and small of back. Three levels of adjustment on the holster and another five levels of adjustment on the j-clip, allow the shooter to truly adjust the holster to preference. The four available sizes fit the majority of concealed carry firearms on the market.

All of my holsters previously had been of the “open carry” variety, so an IWB holster was a new thing for me. Uncle Mike’s makes a well-built, well-designed, rugged holster that is easy to use, and easy to configure. It has a tom of cool features.

Now, it is with some trepidation that I post a picture that clearly shows the remnants of a beer belly and the subsequent muffin-top. I get a little solace from the fact that my shorts are clearly too big now, having lost over 35 pounds over the past few months.

The holster is easily adjustable for which side you are carrying it on (or small of back),how high or low you are carrying it, and at what cant or angle. You can do all of this fairly simply, and with only a small Phillips’ screwdriver.

Not used to CCW, I had my daughter inspect me and take photos, and the Glock wasn’t even remotely visible. It rode comfortably and the retention strap (adjustable) was easy to use. The strap is held in place with heavy-duty “hook and loop” material, is reversible, and comes with a small device (marked as a ruler to adjust depth) which slides in and disengages the strap from the slot.

This is an extremely versatile holster, and I tried carrying in all positions and it was comfortable in every position. It is held securely, and the holster doesn’t wiggle or rattle. A flick of the thumb releases the retention strap and the pistol clears easilyfrom the holster and it re-holsters effortlessly. It is well-constructed and made of durable materials. If you are looking for an IWB Holster, I would highly recommend checking out this holster or one of the other cool products from Uncle Mike’s

Dove Season is Upon Us
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I’m not a fanatical dove hunter; I don’t like opening morning for sure, and overall I prefer the evening shoot. My daughter wants to give it a try this year so I hope we get out for a bit this season. Bag limit is up to 15 this year, so lots of people excited about that.

Looking for some new dove recipes? Hank Shaw is one of my favorites. Check out some of his yummy offerings here:

Grilled Doves la Mancha

Grilled Doves Teriyaki

Cajun Grilled Doves

You can check out the Arizona Dove regs (and buy your license or dove stamp online!) HERE

FrankFord Arsenal Introduces Platinum Series Rotary Tumbler
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The Platinum Series Rotary Tumbler delivers a new level of brass cleaning performance. Rotary tumbling with stainless steel media in a liquid bath gets brass much cleaner, and works much faster than ultrasonic or vibratory tumbling methods. The small stainless pins easily penetrate inside cases and into primer pockets to deliver unbeatable cleaning power. The large volume drum holds up to 1000 pieces of .223 brass and has a molded in rubber lining to protect brass and dampen noise during operation. A built in timer in the base can be set to run from 0 to 3 hours, shutting off automatically. The drum features clear end caps to allow visibility to the brass while tumbling. A set of sifting end caps is also included to assist in separating the stainless media once tumbling is complete. The tumbler can effectively clean without the use of stainless media pins with a mixture of Frankford Brass Cleaning Solution and water (use of media pins ensures primer pockets and inside of cases are perfectly clean). Five pounds of 304 stainless media pins and a sample packet of Frankford Brass Cleaning Solution are included. One accessory that makes sorting brass and pins quick and convenient is the Media Transfer Magnet. The Transfer Magnet is ideal for handling stainless media pins. It effectively gathers and then releases pins with a pull of the handle.

• Most effective brass cleaning process available
• Brass comes out cleaner than brand new brass
• Large 7 liter capacity, Tumble up to 1000x cases of 223 brass
• Dual layer drum with noise dampning rubber lining
• Includes 5lbs of stainless steel media pins ($49.99 value)
• Includes a sample packet of Frankford Arsenal Brass Cleaning Concentrated Solution
• Maintenance free geared drivetrain (No belts to replace!)

Battenfeld Technologies, Inc.
4885 West Van Horn Tavern Rd.
(573) 445-9200

Victorinox Swiss Army Introduces the Delémont Collection
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New collection of Swiss Army Knives highlights 130-year heritage of the finest in Swiss design and functionality; More than 50 new knives introduced

MONROE, Conn., and SALT LAKE CITY – (August 6, 2014) – Victorinox Swiss Army, with a 130-year heritage of quality and innovation in blade design, introduces the Delémont Collection, a complete new line of Swiss Army Knives offering a variety of unique features, tools and styles across 52 knives. The Delémont Collection, which is being introduced at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City this week (Booth # 16044), marks the first collaboration between Victorinox Swiss Army and Wenger, which joined forces last year.

“We’ve taken the very best attributes of Victorinox and Wenger and incorporated them into the Delémont Collection,” said René Stutz, President of Victorinox Swiss Army North America. “These knives are unlike any other in the industry with innovative, unique tools and features specifically designed for the needs of outdoor enthusiasts. Each knife is purposefully designed for specific outdoor activities. Whether you’re hiking, climbing, fishing or hunting, there is a knife designed for the unique situations and conditions you may encounter while enjoying the outdoors.”

The Delémont Collection is comprised of four separate handle designs, including the Evolution, EvoGrip, EvoWood and RangerGrip across a range of three different sizes. The collection includes a 65 MM knife featuring a deployable nail clipper, as well as a variety of 85 MM knives with the EvoWood, EvoGrip and Evolution handles. The line concludes with a series of large, 130 MM knives featuring the RangerGrip and RangerWood handles. The knives in the collection offer a wide variety of special features and tools; however, the signature feature is a contoured, ergonomic handle, which makes the knives easier to grip. The contoured handle design offers a more comfortable, non-slip grip even when wearing gloves or in wet conditions.

In addition to the contoured, ergonomic handles, the Delémont Collection includes a variety of unique features and tools. Highlights include: a deployable needle nose pliers; a heavy-duty nail clipper; a universal wrench for M3-M5 nuts; an integrated rotating compass; a shackle opener with marlin spike and ruler; a knife body with an integrated bit holder; and a lever designed serrated-edge scissors. Some of the noteworthy new knives in the collection include:

Nail Clip 580 – This 65 MM knife comes with all the essentials, including a 1.75” blade, nail file, scissors, tweezers and toothpick. It also incorporates a retractable, heavy-duty nail clipper and cleaner. It is the perfect tool to tackle everyday needs and is small enough to fit in a pocket, backpack or glove box.
EvoWood 14 – The 85 MM handle on this EvoWood 14 is constructed from sustainable walnut wood, which is repurposed from excess production materials. The walnut is finished with a rich, dark stain giving each knife unique shades and grain patterns. The knife features a 2.5” blade along with a variety of other functional tools.
EvoGrip S18 – At 85 MM, the EvoGrip S18 is an ideal mid-sized knife and fits perfectly in-hand thanks to the ergonomic, contoured handle with non-slip inserts. A veritable tool chest for the outdoor enthusiast, the 2.75″ double-cut wood saw can tackle much larger jobs than its size would indicate. Along with 14 other useful functions, the EvoGrip S18 is a stand-out in its striking, bright yellow finish.

RangerGrip 74 – The 130 MM RangerGrip 74 is designed for serious outdoor adventures and includes a variety of heavy-duty tools, including a 3.9” locking blade and a deployable needle nose pliers equipped with a wire cutter and nut wrench. The knife features an ergonomic handle with non-slip inserts to help improve grip even in wet conditions.

Victorinox Swiss Army is launching the Delémont Collection at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, August 6 – 9 in Salt Lake City, booth #16044. In honor of its 130th anniversary and the new Delémont Collection, Victorinox Swiss Army is hosting an event Thursday, August 7th emceed by Outdoor Retailer Event Director, Kenji Haroutunian. The event includes multiple prize giveaways, including a trip for two to Switzerland. Participants may enter to win at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market on August 6th and 7th at the Victorinox Swiss Army booth. For more information about Victorinox Swiss Army and the Delémont Collection, visit www.swissarmy.com.

About Victorinox Swiss Army

Victorinox Swiss Army’s portfolio of products represent a proud 130-year, family-owned heritage of commitment to quality and innovation in both multifunctional and iconic design that withstands the test of time. Today Victorinox Swiss Army knives are indispensable to millions of ordinary people, as well as NASA astronauts and even the militaries of more than a dozen armies around the world. The Swiss Army Knife has been recognized with ‘cult’ status among knife enthusiasts, and is featured in prestigious collections such as the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. To learn more, visit www.swissarmy.com

Badlands’ 20 Year Anniversary Book
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Looks like an amazing book put out by a great company. Love my Badlands pack. Available to customers at no charge?? Well done, Badlands! ~Desert Rat


Capturing the struggle, persistence, and ultimate success of the Badlands brand, the 20 Year Anniversary Book from one of the industry’s most iconic companies is now available in a full-color hardbound limited edition volume.
Having roots in a storage shed, fed only by relentless ideas of innovation and industry changing technologies, the special edition book tells the story of how a sewing machine, an oven, some spray paint and a little mad science changed the way hunters think about gear forever.

Not just telling the story of how Badlands came to be, the company also focused on the most important aspect of any business – the customer. Overflowing with customer photos, stories and anecdotes, the 20th Anniversary Book shows in vivid color and text just how Badlands has helped hunters achieve their goals over the last two decades.
Badlands founder Bill Crawley writes in the book, “Through all of it, we have tried to stay true to our 20 year promise – To simply make the very best products we know how and honestly stand behind everything we make. We do this in the same manner that we would for family members and close friends because that is exactly how we see each and every customer.”

The 130 page book will be available to customers at no charge on www.badlandspacks.com with only a minimal shipping fee. The Badlands 20 Year Anniversary Book will be available 9/1/2014 while supplies last.

Now in its 20th year, Badlands continues to focus on exceptional quality, continuing innovation, unmatched performance and as always the only unconditional lifetime warranty in the industry.