Striker II GTX Uniform Boots Review

Danner, a company that does one thing really, really, well. In my never-ending quest to try every kind of boot on the planet I picked up a pair of Danner Striker™ II GTX Uniform Boots. This pair of Striker IIs are an 8″, waterproof, side-zippered, imported, leather and nylon boot. After having some water resistance issues with my 5.11 Speed boots I was looking for something a little closer to a traditional combat boot, with waterproof-ness for fall and spring wear.

Striker™ II GTX front

Danner Striker™ II GTX front

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Tactical Tailor Admin Pouch Enhanced Review

How do you keep your mission essential kit accessible without sacrificing space?

EDC items normally find a home in a pocket or on the belt which is great for day to day. When running a battle belt, access to your pockets and pants belt is limited at best. I run a battle belt and chest rig at Service Conditions matches and still need carry some small but important items with me.

Tactical Tailor Admin Pouch Enhanced closed

Tactical Tailor Admin Pouch Enhanced closed

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5.11 Tactical Speed Boot Review

5.11 makes some great high quality gear – like their pants – and some lesser quality gear. The 5.11 Tactical Speed 8″ Boot falls closer to the lesser quality end of the gear spectrum. The Speed Boot has a polishable leather toe, a nylon upper, and an oil and slip resistant outsole. Having had these boots for a year I have had an opportunity to really abuse test them.

5.11 Tactical 8" Speed Boot

5.11 Tactical 8″ Speed Boot

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Canadian Service Conditions Radio episode 42

Recently I joined Bryan to talk about CQB for a full episode on the Canadian Service Conditions Radio podcast. We talked a bit about my experiences with CQB and the upcoming match at Guelph Rod and Gun Club on October 19th. Bryan also sits down with Chuck and answer questions on getting started in CQB and Tim shows up…finally, and talks about his new pistol and curious reasons to not install an expensive match trigger after you buy it.

Head over and have a listen at, tell ’em I sent ya.
Listen directly CSCR042.mp3

CQB Match Announcment

Gunslingers in the southern Ontario area do we have a treat for you. is sponsoring a Service Conditions style match at Guelph Rod and Gun Club on 19 October 2013.

Registration is now open at, or by clicking the Match link in the menu at the top of the page. Spots are limited and will be first come first serve. The entry fee is $20 per shooter. More details are available on the match registration page.

CQB competitors

Shooters at a CQB match at CFB Borden, you too can look this badass