Tag: tactical

TOPS Knives – El Chappo Cleaver

We have seen alot of Cleaver shape blades enter the field cutlery market recently. Most have been of the small, cute, novelty folding variety. They make for fun little EDCs. Tops had something a little more functional in mind.. The Tops El Chappo.

Tops have been making field cutlery since 1998. They have an extensive……


Mechanix 0.5mm High Dexterity Tactical Gloves

If you do a lot of shooting in all environments you will no doubt wear gloves or have tried some. If you have ever scraped your hand along Picatinny rails when it’s -5c then you will know why gloves can be a sensible option. My main issue with gloves when using a Precision Rifle has……


Schrade tactical pen and airport security..

I recently travelled to IWA in Nuremberg, Germany. Being a good Boy Scout I usually carry a flashlight, a knife and a tac-pen. I like the tac type pens as they are very rugged and tend not to break. They also tend to be weighty enough that I don’t lose them. Travelling of course creates……


Mechanix Gloves – Recon

I have been a long term wearer of Mechanix gloves. I began with the originals for shooting in rough terrain and eventually moved over to a pair of M-pact gloves. The originals still get use but they have been relegated to the shed for manual labour.. The M-pact gloves have worked well for some parts……


Fox Specwog Alfa Knife. 

I have held back on this review for a while now. The Fox Specwog knife (stands for Special warrior operation group) is a straight up “martial” blade. It was designed for martial application and as such has no real use for EDC. In my opinion there are two markets for this type of knife –……


Shooting glasses – Swisseye Nighthawk vs Bolle Raider.

Glasses were not widely used when I began shooting in the 1980s. Of course there were those who needed to wear prescription glasses but as a safety item they were largely disregarded.
Times change and we learn from our mistakes. Health and safety has become a necessity at the range just as it has in……


Flashlights for every day carry.

EDC Is a term many of you will be familiar with. It is used to denote “every day carry”. EDC items tend to be tools which are useful, light, relatively small (often fitting a pocket or small bag) and affordable. Typical EDC Items tend to be knives, multi tools, pens and flashlights. I personally carry……


The trend of “tactical’.

The word tactical is everywhere at the moment in the firearms industry. However it is a word that generates controversy for a variety of different reasons. Why has “tactical” become so popular? What does it even mean? This article aims to shed some 850 lumen, aircraft grade aluminium, LED light on the subject…