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First Look: GWA Citadel Gen.1 Backpack

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Gear Whores Anonymous is now taking pre-orders on the GWA Citadel Gen.1 backpack.  The Citadel is a mid-sized EDC pack measuring 19″ H x 11″ W x 7″ D.       It checks most of the boxes that you’d like to see in an EDC pack including built-in pouches for organization, internal loop panel […]

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Hill People Gear Aston Pocket Review

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As many of you know, I’m a huge Hill People Gear fan.  I’m always discovered new ways to make use of the various parts of my Hill People Gear kit and for me that’s part of the fun.  Recently, I was poking around on their forum and came across a note that HPG may release […]

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First Look: Evergoods CPL24 and MPL30 Backpacks

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I’ve come to the realization that I’m in a pretty major EDC pack rut.  So, I’m currently curating a selection of new EDC packs to try. They won’t be from brands like TAD, GoRuck, Arc’teryx, Hill People Gear, or Mystery Ranch.  I want to branch out and experiment with some gear from lesser known manufacturers […]

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First Look: Triple Aught Design Spectre 34L Backpack

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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Triple Aught Design has ventured into the outdoor pack realm with its launch of the Spectre series.  The Spectre packs are designed to be lighter weight and modular while still maintaining the durability that TAD enthusiasts expect in their gear.  What’s intrigued me about […]

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High Threat Concealment Vantage Holster Review

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I’ve had a CCL here in the People’s Republic of Illinois ever since the law was passed and licenses were issued three years ago.  It’s almost cliche, but In that amount of time, I’ve accumulated a draw full of holsters.  Most of them are Kydex because I prefer that material with plastic guns.  I used […]

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Hill People Gear FrankenPack Review: Umlindi, Connor, and M2016

The Hill People Gear Umlindi with a M2016 Top Lid and Connor Pocket

When I was a kid, I loved playing with Legos.  I guess that’s why I dig this Hill People Gear kit.  It’s like Legos for pack nerds.  The Connor has been my day hiking pack for 18 months now.  I recommended it to a couple of my close friends and they carry one now too. […]

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What I Learned from my Gunsite 250 Experience

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Earlier this month, I spent a week at the legendary Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona.  I took their 250 Defensive Pistol otherwise known as “The Gunsite Experience”.     There are many articles on the web providing a blow-by-blow description of the class. This will not be one of those articles.  Instead, I’d like to […]

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Building your Own IFAK for Everyday Carry

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Many municipality budgets are being stretched thin and First Responder services are being affected in ways that aren’t always made known to the general public.  I was at my local range and I asked the manager if they had any trauma incidents since they opened.  There were two.  One accidental gunshot wound stemming from hot […]

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Triple Aught Design Axiom 25 Being Released April 7th

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TAD is releasing the third bag in their X-Pac line tomorrow.  The Triple Aught Design Axiom 25 is a slick backpack design made from waterproof VX (X-Pac) sailcloth.  Jordan Lam, a member of the TAD Junkies forum, was visiting the mothership yesterday and snapped some pics of a prototype.     As the name would […]

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Oakley SI Ballistic Det Cord Sunglasses Review

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I was looking for eye pro for outdoor shooting and recently picked up a pair of Oakley SI Ballistic Det Cord Sunglasses.       The Det Cord model was released in 2014 and was designed to meet the needs of Military, Law Enforcement, and the Shooting Sports.  I was definitely wanting something with a […]

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