Tactical Gear

Own the Night

3 Tips for Handheld Tactical Lights (& a Book Giveaway)

Last week, we looked at ways that using a flashlight can get you hurt, and considered one example from "Own the Night" by Scott Wagner. Find out what Wagner says about the technique in the photo, and enter for a chance to win a free copy of the book!

Paratach Buster Tactical Gear

Gear Review: Two Breaching Tools

The goal in any active shooter situation is to get in and stop the shooter as quickly as possible to end the killing. Once the shooter is stopped your team can safely clear the building and bring in medical. But the top priority is to get inside and get in the fight. If you...

AR15.com Complete Billet Lower Reviewed on TacticalGearMag.com

AR15.com Complete Billet Lower and More

Hot off the press is Tactical Gear Digital Issue #6, featuring a review of AR15.com's new Complete Billet Lower, tactical apparel; how to build a STI 2011 pistol (video); the Defensive Edge AR-15 Armorer Course; a review of Wilson Combat's Standard Model shotgun; and a look at new tactical gear.

Newbold Targets - versatile and safe.

Newbold Target Review

Newbold polymer targets are truly versatile and easy to incorporate into any training situation.

Serpa Level 2 Holster.

Marine Corps Replacing Nylon Holster in Favor of the SERPA Level 2

Since the 1980’s, the Marine Corps has used the M12 nylon pistol holster. But that design is now being replaced. According to the Marine Corps Times, “Officials say they targeted the outdated M12 holster because so many Marines were paying for modern tactical replacements.”


Handheld Flashlight Systems: The Defensive Triad

Illuminate, Identify, Incapacitate. This is the defensive triad of any good tactical lighting system. With today’s more powerful and flexible lights, we can use the light system to disorient and stun the opponent.


Podcast: Patrick Sweeney on Tactical Rifles

Noted gun writer Patrick Sweeney discusses tactical rifles and his latest book, "Gun Digest Book of the Tactical Rifle." He gives an overview of non-AR rifles such as the FN SCAR, AK, and Steyr AUG. More importantly, he offers suggestions about choosing a sling, what to look for in an optic, how much to...