CONCEALMENT 4 Uncovered – New Firearms Products Rob Curtis Join the Conversation The Latest and Greatest Firearm Products 1. Round four of the collaboration between Quartermaster Knives and social media maven Austin Weiss: The Mr. Belvedere features a ballpoint pen-style spine clip — the “KingPing” pocket clip — something that takes a little getting used to at first, but a feature that Weiss says will allow the user to deploy the knife quickly from concealment without the need for a wave-shaped opener like the Emerson model uses. The titanium frame-lock houses a CPM 154 stainless steel blade that’s 3.85 inches long. It also features Quartermaster’s trademark ceramic ball bearing ORB system, providing a buttery smooth pivot impervious to contaminants that affect traditional open-bearing systems. At 5.6 ounces, this folder comes with a pivot adjuster key. Limiting production to 300 units in Texas Tea finish and 300 in Limo Tint black, Quartermaster released Mr. Belvedere to the public this past September. Make: Quartermaster Knives Model: Mr. Belvedere “Austin Weiss” MSRP: $278 URL: www.quartermasterknives.com 2. You can tell them crunchy granola types that firearm owners love Mother Nature, too. Dirty Bore Gun Cleaner from Advance Warrior Solutions is ozone friendly and non-toxic because it’s a bio-based blend that contains no petroleum distillates or synthetics. Odor and fragrance free, it doesn’t react to other chemistries and is capable of removing various contaminants, from powder fouling and grease to fats, sugars, and proteins. Despite the name, it can be used as a lubricant and, in fact, an all-purpose cleaner. It’s safe to use on many surfaces, from metals and aluminum to fabrics and vinyl. Made in the USA. Make: Advanced Warrior Solutions Model: Dirty Bore Gun Cleaner Dimensions: 4 fluid ounces MSRP: $11 URL: www.dirtybore.com 3. If you’re an average gun owner, the Washington Post says you have 8.1 guns. That means you’ll likely need to make hard choices when it comes to accessorizing your firearms. At least Raven’s Copia mag carriers give you a reprieve from choosing favorites when it comes to toting mags. One Copia flexible, polymer carrier fits mags for nearly 100 different pistols. We were surprised how positively the same carrier held Glock 17, Walther PPQ, and SIG 229 mags with just a few turns of the adjustment screw for effective, but not overly aggressive retention. Available in single or body-hugging double magazine configurations, the carriers can also be set up to run with standard, offset, or soft belt loops for further customization. Make: Raven Concealment System Model: Copia Magazine Carrier FITS: Nearly 100 different pistol magazines MSRP: $40 URL: www.rcsgear.com 4. It gets mighty pricey if you insist on having custom-made holsters for every one of your edged and powder-burning weapons. Gerber’s attempting to address this with the CustomFit Dual Sheaths. Its patent-pending design allows you to carry up to four items (knives, multitool, flashlight, handgun magazine, etc.) and a pen — all of which are held securely thanks to waterfall-stacked pockets, front-to-back elastic tensioner strap, and a book-closure adjustment system. To access your tools, pull downward (rather than upward) on the Velcro straps to maintain a bit of ninja-ness — its Quiet Deploy technology isn’t exactly silent, but it’s significantly quieter than the fabric-ripping sound that usually accompanies the undoing of stripper pants … er, we mean, hook-and-loop straps. It’s belt and MOLLE compatible. Make: Gerber Model: CustomFit Quad Sheath Weight: 5.5 Ounces MSRP: $61 URL: www.gerbergear.com 5. Staying comfortable when going from static to active is a challenge in cold weather. Most times, a puffy jacket’s too hot to wear on the move and a fleece, or windbreaker, doesn’t offer enough insulation when hunkered down in the elements. The Stretch Alpha Sweater looks like a working-class hoody, hiding high-performance features that manage to combine the warmth of a puffy jacket with the moisture transport and breathability of a softshell using Polartec’s Alpha insulation. The three-layer construction starts with a grid fleece on the inside, a mid-layer of Polartec Alpha insulation in the middle, and a four-way stretch woven fabric exterior that repels wind and rain. The scuba hood protects your neck when the hood is up, and hand pockets on the outside and an internal chest pocket offer a refuge for your paws and a bit of storage. Make: Beyond Clothing Model: A5 Stretch Alpha Sweater Materials: Polartec Alpha Insulation, Power Grid Fleece, and Tweave Durastretch Nylon MSRP: $349 URL: www.beyondclothing.com 6. Sure, Glock’s stock trigger shoe answers the mail. But, plastic in the fire controls won’t do for some shooters. The machined aluminum, flat-faced DAC and TAC trigger shoes from Overwatch Precision help reduce that spongy feeling while taking up a bit of pre-travel in the stock Glock trigger system. The new Falx, which means scythe in Latin, is a curved version of Overwatch’s trigger shoe for guys that like to go knuckle-deep on the bang switch. Just like the originals, O.P. says the stiffer shoe transmits the snap of the trigger reset more positively, while all stock safeties are intact. Pull weight is virtually the same as a stock trigger. In fact, the trigger bar is a stock Glock third-gen part treated with Robar Gun’s NP3 friction and corrosion reducing finish. It works in third-gen and Gen4 Glocks. Make: Overwatch Precision Model: Falx Trigger Material: Billet 7075-T6 aluminum alloy MSRP: $150 URL: www.overwatchprecision.com 7. Anti-venom. We get it. Strike Industries is telling all that its aerosol lubricant isn’t snake oil. The company describes it as an extreme penetrating lubricant and cleaner that bonds to metallic microstructures, migrates toward heat, and withstands high pressure. It’s rated for use from -20 to 500 degrees F, so it’s got you covered in nearly any environment except a HALO jump. We used AntiVenom to clean and lube a few guns in the RECOIL stable and early, non-scientific testing tells us the lube is lubey, easily applied, and appears to reduce carbon fouling a bit. While it’s too early to recommend the stuff based on performance, we give it a thumbs-up for its non-offensive smell. It’s a little citrusy and won’t make your family or roommates wonder why the kitchen reeks like Bengay (or cancer) after you clean your guns. Make: Strike Industries Model: AntiVenom-XCLP MSRP: $20 URL: www.strikeindustries.com 8. Outside-the-waistband Pro-Fit holsters from Safariland are a great value for guys who run a few different pistols. One bucket fits a slew of guns. The company just released inside-the-waistband models combining the Pro-Fit system with its Grip Lock System. GLS retention holsters have a lever under the trigger guard that’s activated naturally as you gain a firing grip on the pistol. The 575 works as a 4 o’clock holster, but the single belt loop and soft, adjustable canting blocks that snap into the base make it ideal for AIWB carry. The foam blocks push the muzzle out, tucking the grip in for better concealment. The rig is also adjustable for cant and depth of carry. AIWB, retention and several guns in one holster make this a unique offering. Make: Safariland Model: 575 GLS Pro Fit IWB Holster MSRP: $55 URL: www.safariland.com 9. Drinking hot beer and cold coffee are ruinous acts when it comes to tailgating or commuting. The need for keeping drinks at the proper temperature is paramount for their enjoyment. Purveyor of liquid vessels for sport and toil, CamelBak brings you a new insulated mug with a double-vacuum-walled, stainless steel construction that keeps beverages cold for eight hours and hot for four. The cup features a dual-opening lid for sipping or chugging and a slip-free exterior surface. The cup is also dishwasher safe for easy maintenance and, in a pinch, the stainless steel mug can be used to crack skulls if the situation warrants it. Available in various colors. Make: CamelBak Model: KickBak Capacity: 20 ounce, 30 ounce MSRP: $29, $37 URL: www.camelbak.com 10. The AK platform has gotten the short end of stick when it comes to the styling of pistol stabilizing braces. The SB Tactical line of AR stabilizing braces swept across the AR pistol market when the ATF declared the arm brace wasn’t a rifle stock. The popularity of SB’s arm cuff stabilizing setup saw the device jump from the AR to the AK market. To work on the new platform, the brace needed an adapter to fit the AK’s rear trunnion, but the aesthetics stayed solidly in the AR realm. Ideal for truck guns, the new SOB47 gets rid of the boxy look of the original and adds sleeker, Galil-ish styling to the not-a-buttstock. The SOB47 retains the hard rubber-feeling body, the nylon arm strap, and the BATFE determination letter, allowing the use of the brace with a pistol configuration AK without a tax stamp as long as you don’t ever, ever, shoulder the rif … er, pistol. Make: SB Tactical Model: SOB47 Pistol Stabilizing Brace for AK Platforms Fits: PAP M92 PV, PAP M85 PV, Draco, and C39 pistols MSRP: $169 URL: www.sb-tactical.com 11. Multitools like a Leatherman are fantastic for quick repairs when you don’t want to lug around a toolbox every time you head to the range or the grocery store. But if your everyday-carry (EDC) gear already consists of a pistol and a holster, along with the usual stuff like keys, watch, wallet, smartphone, etc., the last thing you want is a 1-pound multitool hogging all the pocket real estate or taking up valuable space on your belt that could go to a spare mag pouch or blowout kit. Enter the Griffin Pocket Tool. This slim stainless steel, one-piece weighs less than an ounce (0.8 to be exact) and clips to your belt loop to free up your pockets. While it technically has 15 integrated tools, only its bottle opener, screwdriver, and a couple others will find consistent use for the average Joe. Still, this is a well built and affordable EDC option for minimalists. Make: Griffin Pocket Tool Model: Griffin Pocket Tool Dimensions: 3 by 0.6 by 0.2 inches MSRP: $25 URL: www.griffinpockettool.com 12. This little gal looks like a tactical golf tee. Some might call it a mini turkey baster. But all jokes aside, the damage the ProtectHER can do is no laughing matter. This compact self-defense tool is a hybrid of a kubotan, a push dagger, and a vampire stake. It can be held in an icepick grip or in between your index and middle finger like a punch knife. Carry it as a keychain, place it in your car’s cupholder, or loop its band through your middle finger. Designed by a retired police officer and U.S. Army vet who also served in the Middle East as a contractor, ProtectHER might seem like it’s ideal for female joggers and soccer moms in minivans, but don’t let the marketing turn you off, gents — you won’t be snickering (or breathing) if this gets shoved into your throat. Available in various sizes and models. Make: Push Defense Model: ProtectHER Sizes: 3-inch, 5-inch MSRP: $15, $19 each URL: www.pushdefense.com 13. Some vehicle interiors are meticulously maintained spaces with the spare change organized down to the denomination. Some look like a refrigerator interior the day after Thanksgiving. If yours is someplace in the middle, it’s not a bad idea to grab something like this Vehicle QD Med Pouch to make sure you always have the tools you need to cope with a traumatic injury close at hand when on the road. The hook-and-loop base straps to a headrest or visor and holds the tear-away pouch that you load with your own supplies. There’s enough room for a tourniquet, gauze, some airway adjuncts, chest seals, bandages, and more. The interior has elastic loops to secure the gear, and the only indication of the contents is the red pull handle that we hope you never have to use, other than for training. Make: BLACKHAWK! Model: Vehicle QD Med Pouch MSRP: $42 URL: www.blackhawk.com Explore RECOILweb:CMMG Unveils The MkGs GUARD In 9mmEA’s Medal of Honor and LBT Offering Unit PatchesFN to Release Limited Edition SCAR 20S KitsTNVC Night Raid and "The Boot Campaign"