Issue 07 Wanna Trade Patches Recoil Staff Join the Conversation Embroidered patches have come a long way. While their roots can be traced back to the thread-stitched fabric decorations of various ancient cultures, their modern American military use reportedly began during World War I and became commonplace by World War II. Originally used to designate units within the different branches, patches nowadays are used for everything from identification to good ol’ fashioned in-jokes. This issue’s collection exemplifies this range in aesthetics. Make: Grey Group Training Patch: Weak Sauce Tab Colorway: N/A MSRP: $5 URL: store.greygrouptraining.com Make: Mil-Spec Monkey Patch: Harden Up Colorway: Desert, Multicam (shown), Forest, ACU-Dark, ACU-Light, SWAT MSRP: $5 URL: www.milspecmonkey.com Make: Geissele Automatics Patch: Large G Patch Colorway: N/A MSRP: $3 URL: www.geissele.com Make: ECHO NiNER Patch: Air Combat Photographer Colorway: ACU, Urban Red, Multicam MSRP: $6 URL: www.eniner.com Make: Mil-Spec Monkey Patch: What Now! Colorway: ACU-Dark, ACU-Light, Desert, Multicam (shown), Forest, SWAT MSRP: $5 URL: www.milspecmonkey.com Make: Mil-Spec Monkey Patch: That Guy Colorway: Desert (shown), Multicam, Forest, ACU-Dark, ACU-Light, SWAT MSRP: $5 URL: www.milspecmonkey.com Explore RECOILweb:LUCID Long Range Clinic with Jim GillilandSTATEMENT FROM JERRY TSAISteyr AUG A3: The Incomparable, Futuristic CarbineZeroed In: Jim Hodge 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.