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Battle Belt: Brokos and Ares

More than one of our thralls wear a Brokos Belt from Viking Tactics (we got ours from 5.11 Tactical at a shooting shindig…that’s where we started stalking Tiffany Y. too, but that’s another story). We haven’t spent much time with the Ares belts but are about to rectify that. In any case, we thought you might enjoy this review via Daniel at Gunfighter Cast. The Battle Belt The battle belt or BROKOS belt has become very popular recently. Because of this, John and I have started building our belts to how we like them based on our preferences and needs. This is an ongoing process for me because I am accustomed to having a much larger surface to attach my gear to when I wore body armor/plate carriers in the US Marine Corps. I was able to try my new belt, as well as numerous items on it, this past…

OTG Holsters Unique Velcro Option

Either someone at Off The Grid holsters is really trying to meet every customer’s unique needs or someone is a smart ass…maybe both.   Not familar with OTG? No, they’re not associated with Hiroo Onoda or HoTac. They’re a custom Kydex holster shop out in California. {youtube}zLf5i59mo6U&sns{/youtube} Check out Off The Grid on Facebook and tell them we sent you over. Be careful what you ask for, though.   Mad Duo Clear!

Catastrophic RPG Failure to Maintain

There could be some issues here with weapon maintenance (hard to tell the exact cause of this catastrophic failure from a video), but we’re also wondering if that’s a home-made periscope you see at about 00:52 – if so, that’s a nice example of field expedient kit for use in an urban environment. Few of us have much more experience with RPGs than to be on the receiving end of them, but this would seem to be a great argument for making sure your weapon is clean and free of debris.     Mad Duo Clear!

Vetrepreneurs: The Tough Hook

One of our minions thought you might like a look behind the scenes of Tough Hook. He has a HUGE head and is chronically flatulent, but he’s usually a good judge of interesting material. We purged it (mostly) of his typical drivel (grunts: drivel), leaving what should be a decent article behind. It’s a good product serving a need, but just as importantly to us he is a Veteran Entrepreneur who [like most] are trying to get his feet under him to start the incredible journey that is the American Dream. Vetrepreneur Spotlight: Tarik Lazri of ToughHook The week before SHOT Show, I ran across an interesting product on Facebook called the Tough Hook. Intrigued, I contacted the creator and owner of the company, Tarik Lazri, to pull a little more information out about his product. Some of you may have heard of the Tough Hook through other news and…

EDC: Some Thoughts from MJ

Every Day Carry (EDC) is an increasingly popular topic, which we think is a Good Thing whether you’re a civilian, off duty, mall ninja or single dancing MILF on her way to that stage and pole. This is Matt Jacques from Victory First talking about EDC on Trigger Time, but we’d be interested to hear what you carry. Hopefully some sort of medical kit, perhaps a “field pharmacy” in your vehicle (especially if you’re on some sort of prescription medication or have some serious allergies). Personally we’re fans of the small flashlight in a pocket as well as a weapon mounted light if you’re carrying concealed (that’s the only thing we don’t like about the Glock 26, in fact, is the lack of rails). Do you have any specific considerations for EDC on your person or in your vehicle? (Note: condoms for that fateful meeting with a fat chick are…

Excerpt from YONA, in a World that has Ended

…“Daddy, what are we going to have for breakfast?” she asked me. I lay in bed and thought for a minute, a dehydration headache already beginning to ebb from all of the fluids I lost during the night. I sat up slowly and said, “Did you already drink your water this morning?” We have a routine. Routines mean consistency which mean sanity in a world with so much unknown. Routines can make the irregular regular again. Yona is supposed to drink at least a quart of water in the morning before we ate breakfast. There was a back maintenance room in which there was a well-head. Despite my efforts, I had yet to obtain all of the materials needed to make a functioning pump. One of Yona’s chores in the morning was collecting water from the well. The water table was very high in this area, probably because of little…

Prison Hobbies for Fun and Profit

Today one of our minions address the problem of utter deployment boredom, chronic masturbation and what you can do to pass the time and maintain your sanity when even tobacco use and jerking off holds no more appeal. Anyone that’s been on deployment or in prison (pretty much the same thing) will tell you that you need to find a hobby for the down time. Its non-negotiable, you need something to do to stay busy and keep sane while not outside the wire.  It’s not just something a supply Fobbit should do, its something everyone should do. First off, let’s discuss the mind numbing boredom of being downrange. For those of you trapped in the Hollywood view of war, here is a spoiler: the global war on terrorism isn’t nonstop combat. If you wanted to make an authentic war movie, make it twelve hours long with only one 30 second…

Gilliland & the New A-TACS Camo

We have been stalking Jim Gilliland's wife hanging out with Jim for quite a while now and were happy as hell to hear he'd been asked to act as a Brand Ambassador for A-TACS camouflage. When Fernando (Mi conejo es en fuego!) told us they'd done some video over at Pantaeo featuring our boy Jim we figgered we oughta go ahead and share it. We'd already talked to Phil Duke and Steve Hanks of A-TACS about the new LE-centric camo and honestly we kind of like it. Is it going to turn your average SWAT team invisible and make them mighty? No, and they're under no illusions about that. It does provide a distinct and forbidding pattern, however, something that will add at least somewhat to the intimidation factor, break up the outline a little bit, work with the blue-and-black crowd On The Job and, ultimately, look cool. Hell people…

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