5.11 Tactical revealed their new Raven Range Tight at SHOT show in January, and to say that they are popular would be an understatement. Stretchy, yet sturdy enough to hold a belt and holster, with reinforced knees and seams, these pants are well-made, stylish, comfy, and good-looking. Plus, they’re all the rage in the shooting community. We love them! Available in two colors from 511tactical.com, MSRP$89.99, in sizes XS-XL.
Also from 5.11 Tactical is their Range Qualifier bag, which is now available in black with teal piping/accents. The accent color is nice for a pop of color without screaming “I am a girls’ range bag!” Features a pull-out separate compartment to make organizing easy, lots of bands to secure magazines, and a magnetic flip-down side panel to provide an instant workspace for on-the-go repairs. It is small enough to not look bulky and obnoxious, easy to carry, and spacious enough to hold all your gear for a day on the range. MSRP $79.99, also available in two other colors. 511tactical.com
Brutus the Bulldog can be attached to keys or easily stowed in a pocket
or purse. It’s a handy, additional self-defense item for gun-owners, but
an even better tool for teens or non-gun-owners. Something is better
than nothing! A perfect little gift!
Made of impact resistant molded plastic, just put your fingers through
the eye holes and use the tips of the ears to defend against an
Measures: 3.5″ x 2.5″ , sold by Gun Goddess. $6.95. www.gungoddess.com/personal-home-protection/
Offhand Gear has a beautiful 5” Fleur De Lis Handguard in “Plum Frost” finish. It.is.stunning.!!
The Plum Frost finish is a soft, greyish plum color, distressed to have
a silver finish show thru. This gives the Fleur De Lis hand
guard the antiqued / weathered look of an iron gate. The plum frost
Cerakote finish is an OffHand Gear exclusive developed for the Fleur De
Lis hand guard by Twin State Hydrographics.
Price: $345.00 . available from http://www.offhandgear.com/
At Industry Day at the Range, I had the opportunity to shoot Kriss USA’s Sphinx SDP Compact 9mm. It was love at first shot. This may very well be next on my “I gotta have it” list. The SPHINX SDP Compact is manufactured in Switzerland to the highest standards.
It is a duty-sized pistol and features a full aluminum lower frame, which gives it unparalleled balance, and can adapt to virtually any role. The competition inspired trigger is very smooth with a clean break and short, crisp, reset. The aluminum pistol grip features interchangeable back-straps to adjust length and width of the grip. Ambidextrous features include the de-cocking lever and a magazine release that can be switched to either side. MSRP $1069., available at dealers across the USA. It comes in a standard black finish or the fabulous alpine white finish shown, which makes it look like some sort of stormtrooper’s dream EDC! www.kriss-usa.com
Gun Tot’n Mamas makes a beautiful iPad Concealed Carry Case. It comes in several different colors, (my favorite is the gun-metal gray leather!) and holds your gun, an extra magazine, AND your iPad all safely and securely. The iPad part has grooves to stand the tablet up for viewing. Zippered sides ensure contents stay in place! Features the ability to draw from the concealed carry pocket from either the top or the side. Fits smaller guns all the way to the full-sized 1911 Commander. Tumbled Full Grain drum dyed leather. MSRP $114.95, available from www.guntotenmamas.com. Beautiful!