CONCEALMENT 11 Uncovered – New Products Recoil Staff Join the Conversation It’s easy to focus on only gear that creates holes in targets, but you shouldn’t neglect the tools that plug holes, too. Premier Safety Group makes that a little easier with the Tac Pac Jr. This everyday-carry medical kit is about the size and weight of two Game of Thrones paperbacks sandwiched together, yet it holds vital life-saving equipment: CAT tourniquet, pressure gauze, pen light, and CPR barrier mask. All of that comes in a compact, waterproof pack that can be attached to your belt or MOLLE-compatible bag. Plus, the Tac Pac Jr. includes a pouch for your smartphone to make it even more EDC-friendly. Make Premier Safety Group Model Tac Pac Jr. Dimensions 7 by 4.5 by 3 inches MSRP $47 URL www.premiersafetygroup.com As much as we’d like to have a custom set of accessories for our race guns, a separate one for our fullsize pistols, and another for our EDC compacts, the truth is that ain’t nobody got money for that. Thankfully, Pitbull Tactical helps us save some cash with its Universal Mag Carrier — it accepts a variety of magazines, from a 9mm single-stack to a .45 ACP double-stack. The carrier adjusts dynamically in size as the mag is inserted, thanks to a flared opening, a silicone flex band, and two telescoping shells that expand and contract. With no screws or parts to set up, this fully injection-molded pouch is ready out of the box. Also, it’s small and comfortable enough to be carried inside or outside the waistband. Make Pitbull Tactical Model Universal Mag Carrier MSRP $20 URL www.flagrantbeard.com Not every multitool needs to be a heavy fistful of steel and polymer. The Pryma from CRKT takes the minimalist approach by jamming nine functions into a one-piece tool that can fit conveniently on your keychain or slip into your pack. The most obvious feature is the pry bar, which doubles as a scraper and is great at opening boxes. But there are also four sizes of hex wrenches, a carabiner, and a glass-breaker. And, really, no EDC tool is complete without a bottle opener. At 0.9 ounce (yep, less than 1 ounce) and 3.23 inches long, the Pryma is a small, featherweight tool with plenty of uses. Make Columbia River Knife & Tool Model Pryma Material 3Cr13 stainless steel MSRP $10 URL www.crkt.com The hardest part of successfully using a knife in self-defense isn’t necessarily how long the blade is or how fancy your techniques are, but rather it’s deploying your tool in time to stop the threat. Carrying a fixed blade can help eliminate fumbling with a folding knife — especially if said fixed blade has a retention ring like the ST Silence 2.0. This little bad boy is super slim (just 0.15-inch thick), features a razor-sharp blade (2 inches long), and has a 1-inch ring that vastly improves grip stability (essential for a fast draw). It’s made by sandwiching carbon fiber with titanium, which is coated with carbidized tungsten for increased edge holding and durability. Comes with a Kydex sheath. Make Schwartz Tactical Model ST Silence 2.0 OVERALL LENGTH 5.5 inches MSRP $120 URL www.schwartztactical.com It’s no weapon light, but Princeton Tec’s new Snap light is an admin light that’ll do more than just keep your hands free to solve other problems when the shadows creep in. It does the job of five different lights in a single, adaptable package. It’s most at home strapped to your forehead as a headlamp, but, tug on the lamp’s body and a strong magnet gives way turning the headlamp into a 200-lumen handheld flashlight. On its own, use the body’s magnet to mount the light to any metallic surface as a hands-free task light. The Snap also includes a snap-in hanging body that turns the light into a lantern, and a handlebar mount that turns the light into a bike light (or a pipe-mounted work light.) It’s splashproof, dimmable, and has an easily accessible strobe setting to get attention when the situation calls for the cavalry. And, it’s made in the USA. Make Princeton Tec Model Snap RUNTIME 40 to 130 hours (AAA x3) BRIGHTNESS 200 lumens; dimmable MSRP $40 URL www.princetontec.com If you need to justify it you can call it an upgrade, but we’d just call it a worthy indulgence. We’re talking about converting your .380 Glock 42 into a slightly more powerful 9 Makarov. The conversion takes about as much effort as burning toast, but you end up with a pistol that’ll run on whatever’s the cheaper of the two calibers available to you. It’s not a bad option as we’ve watched the prices of .380 rise and fall without rhyme or reason the last few years. Aside from a gain of a few feet-per-second, the Alpha Wolf 9 Mak barrel gives you 416 stainless steel, a button rifled bore, a tough salt bath nitride finish with a surface hardness of RC 60 and the threaded version (shown) comes with a thread protector. Make Alpha Wolf Model Glock 42 9×18 Makarov Threaded Conversion Barrel OPTIONS Threaded or non-threaded LENGTH 3.76 inches THREAD PITCH ½x28 MSRP $140 to $160 URL www.lonewolfdist.com Most of us partaking in training and competition end up spending a lot of time out under the sun, and that means slathering ourselves with slimy sunscreen to avoid cancer. A friend in the shooting industry turned us on to Zealios Sun Barrier, though. The stuff is made without oils, so once it’s applied, there’s nearly none of that slippery sunscreen feeling left on our hands. We’ve been reapplying sunscreen during range mag-stuffing breaks and have yet to drop a round or bobble a reload (that we can attribute to slippery hands). When it comes to protection, Zealios uses Zinc Oxide to block the sun’s rays from damaging your skin. It’s a step up from the titanium dioxide found in many sunscreens, because it absorbs and blocks a wider spectrum of sunlight. We also dig that Zealios was started by a couple of athletes and isn’t some huge chemical conglomerate disguised as a healthy choice brand. Make Zealios Model Sun Barrier PROTECTION LEVEL SPF 45 MSRP $15 URL teamzealios.com Stuffing mags sucks. Thankfully, we have interns who load our mags for us. But, if you’re not fortunate enough to have this resource, you can pick up the newest version of the Magpump mag loader designed for 9mm pistol mags. Set the contraption up with one of the included mag adapters, shove a mag in, dump a box or two of your favorite luger food into the hopper, and work that lever till it fills the mag. We can load a 15-round Glock mag in well under 25 seconds. The loader breaks down into three parts, the base, body, and hopper for storage and transport. Setup takes a few seconds and your thumbs will thank you. Make Magpump Model 9mm Luger Magazine Loader INCLUDED MAG ADAPTERS Glock, SIG, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, CZ and Ruger MSRP $150 URL www.magpump.com Explore RECOILweb:Introducing SureFire FirePak - CTIA Super Mobility 2016Grey Ghost Precision | SHOT 201920-Years Later: The M16A2 Of Operation Iraqi FreedomDuck's Foot Pistol: Old School NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.