Years ago, one of my teammates lost a child to an improperly stored gun. I have never forgotten that, and cannot imagine a worse scenario as a parent. So especially as my kids have gotten older, I have been looking for a solution.
Safes & Storage
A practical belt, or duty belt as it is called in law enforcement, occupies the space between concealed carry belt and a full-on military battle belt. A practical belt keeps the things you need handy and should be tailored for your needs. While there are many variations on the market, I am fond of a local company, Essential Tactical or Esstac.
In the world of pistol cases, StopBox is a unique option for storing your handgun.
What are the natural enemies of ammunition? Well, politicians, California in general, and as 2020 taught us, metal prices are all at the top of the list. But a not distant fourth is water and its little brother moisture in general.
The Secure Wall by Lockdown gives firearm owners a great way to organize and store their guns and associated gear.
For me, I recently decided it was time for a major upgrade. Enter Steelhead Outdoors, the Minnesota-based manufacturer of the Nomad series of modular, easy-to-assemble, AND disassemble, gun safes.
The Volund Gear Works belt is a stunner and absolutely performs. Despite its diminutive size, it can handle any weight you slap on it. This one gets 5 stars.
Eberlestock is well known in the industry for both extremely high quality, and innovative designs. So, what do they have cooked up now? Something truly different.
The Tuffpak is made from a rotational molded high-density polyethylene. The unique shape of the case allows you to pack up to 3 scoped rifles or 5 shotguns with room for extra gear. I recently had the opportunity to use and travel with the Tuffpak case and afterwards I wish I had known about it sooner- especially when I used to compete.
Biometric safes make me nervous. Using a fingerprint to open my iPhone is one thing. Relying on that technology to save my life is a whole different ball game. Batteries fail, circuits break, and biometric locks have a less-than-stellar track record in the firearms community. But here’s the catch…