What I Bought
Olive Drab Green, Red, and Black, Operator Polos from LA Police Gear
I picked up 3 of LA Police Gear’s Operator Tactical Polo Shirt. I wear a polo most days both in my 9-5 job and on the range. I prefer the range of movement they provide while being a more business casual appearance over a tee shirt. Some of my favorite polos have started to wear out and are no longer manufactured, so I’m in the market for replacements. LA Police Gear says “We seriously challenge you to try and find a better polo that costs under $20 bucks that will not shrink, fade, or wrinkle”, that’s quite a challenge. I have some other LA Police Gear products and have been quite happy so I’m giving the Operator Polos a shot. Continue reading
The Tru-Spec 24-7 Tactical Jacket was the second tacticool jacket I purchased in 2012, after the rather spectacular failure I had in the form of a Phantom by Condor. I ordered a black TruSpec 24-7 Tactical Jacket hoping it would be an upgrade from the Phantom.
TruSpec Jacket Front
Remington 870 Tactical
I call shotgun! The shotgun has been in use for well over 150 years, that shows the versatility of the design. Of course the shotguns of today don’t share too many common elements with their 1850’s contemporaries, the coach guns of the Old West. Much like the Glock of today has a little, but not much in common with the Colt 1851 Navy. Shotguns are still are still smooth bore and measured in gauges. That’s about where the similarity ends. There are so many shotgun designs available today; side by side and over under break actions, pump action, lever action, bolt action, semi-auto. What I want to examine is building a “good enough” tactical shotgun for 3 Gun and IPSC shotgun matches. It could probably be used to hunt with, or shot clays, but this shotgun will excel at a tactical roll. This would also make a stellar home defense gun, but of course the legal issues of using a firearm for self defense in Canada make it a complex legal issue if you ever brought it to bear. Continue reading
After going through the disaster of getting the plunger tube on my old 1911 replaced under warranty I decided to sell that pistol and replace it with something a little better. My original plan was, and still is to go to an STI Lawman, but since there is a minimum 6 month lead time and I need a 1911 now I opted to purchase the Remington R1 Enhanced. Unboxing and initial impressions after the jump.
Left side of Remington R1 Enhanced. Extended magazine release, bevel in grip for mag release, extended safety, front strap serations
Fedex dropped of a package for me yesterday from DSTactical. I placed an order with DSTactical during their boxing day sale and while they were our of stock on some of my items they were good enough to ship my new load bearing nylon gear.
I took up Close Quarters Battle or CQB which is organised as a Service Conditions event through the Ontario Rifle Association late last season. I had been using a Condor Vest as my load bearing equipment for CQB, 3 gun, and Tactical matches. This season I’ve decided to become more involved in CQB and plan to make most if not all of the matches at CFB Borden and I may be able to make a few of the clinics. Continue reading
My previously loved Sig p226 TacOps 9mm
This review is about my experience with the Sig P226 Tactical Operations. I purchased this gun when I was looking to add a 9mm to my collection that would give me the option to shoot Production in IPSC or Stock Service Pistol in IDPA. When I saw a used p226 go up for sale at what I thought was a great price I jumped on it. This is my first Double Action/Single Action pistol. I purchased this used Sig p226 TacOps in June, which means as I write this I’ve had the pistol for about 6 months. Continue reading