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Gear Review: Rescue Essentials 5.11 UCR IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit)

” If you’re going to put holes in people, you better know how to close them up.” That’s something I’ve thought, and many others have as well. It’s why we have Direct Action Medical courses – to remedy that deficit in training and thinking – like the Dark Angel Medical Course.  And whether or not you carry,... Read More
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Gear Review: Blue Force Gear Micro TKN

Everyone needs to have not only a first aid kit, but a trauma kit. Let me say that again, NOT ONLY a first aid kit, but a TRAUMA kit. First aid kits treat boo boos. Trauma kits treat bullet wounds, and other acute injuries. One of the most comprehensive and compact trauma kits I’ve seen... Read More
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VSSL Cache review

Check out the review for the VSSL cache canister that we have been using for camping trips and survival events. First thing out of the box the VSSL Cache Aluminum Container with Flashlight will impress you as it is built strong but lightweight with aluminum. The tube is 9 inches long and 2 inches in diameter... Read More
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Gear Review: Brute Force Strongman Sandbag

We love our sandbag training over here at SGPT for alot of reasons. Given the unstable nature of them, and the shifting weight inside them, every rep is like your first rep. It’s not like barbell work: symmetrical, easy to cycle, and consistent. Our website is veteran-owned and reader-supported. When you buy through our links... Read More
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Gear Review: Vortex Venom 6 MOA Red Dot Sight

Check out the SGPT Gear Review for the Vortex Venom 6 MOA Red Dot Sight and you decide if this weapon is good enough for your arsenal. There are tons of companies that are making red dot sights (RDS, for short) for pistol applications. With that advent, a bunch of RDS’s have hit the market,... Read More
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Gear Review: Burris Fast Fire 3

Up for review is yet another red dot sight – this time the Burris FastFire 3. This little diddy is mounted on a Glock 19 Gen 4 MOS with suppressor height sights. The Burris is a small red dot like many others, but it’s elegant and simple, and I like that. This doesn’t come with... Read More
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Gear Review: FirstEdge HR-1

If you recall, we did an interview with Fit To Fight founder Ryan Hoover a couple months back, and he touched on the need for both a fixed blade back up knife, and retention capability. This next bit should be no surprise then. Hoover linked up with FirstEdge, a company which is known for it’s... Read More
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SGPT Interviews Recon Rings’ Founders

Seal Grinder PT connects with Veteran Owned Business Recon Rings – headed up by Tom, a Former Marine, 0311 8 years in and Stephen, civilian, brand builder, complainer of burpees, married to a Navy Corpsman. SGPT: So tell me, how did RECON Rings start? Recon Rings: I had the vision of making rings and then... Read More
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Gear Review: Outdoorsmans Atlas Trainer

I came across an awesome piece of gear, and had to get my hands on it. Those of you that are members and avid readers of SGPT know that we love to ruck here. But that poses a problem. While getting out in nature to get after it is one of the best ways to... Read More

Captains of Crush Hand Grippers Review

Captains of Crush Gripper are the gold standard for building and testing grip strength. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. The Captains of Crush Hand Gripper was used by the strength fiends and strongmen of old. The difference between a weak and a strong grip is the difference in reps, seconds, kilos, and speed.... Read More
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Gear Review: FirstEdge 5050 Survival Knife

There are survival blades that are robust, and then there are absolute tanks that hack, chop, baton, split, and whittle everything in their path. The 5050 Survival Knife from FirstEdge is the latter. This behemoth tips the scales at over a pound for just the knife alone. It means business. If you click on any... Read More
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Gear Review: 5ive Star Gear Urban Tactical Day Pack

Bug out bags are an essential part of being ready for anything. You should have a go-bag in your car, home, and office – and if possible – different packs for different issues. IE Weather vs civil unrest vs survival. Now we can talk about contents all day, but you need a bag to put... Read More
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Gear Review: SOG Backcountry 2-in-1 Axe

Sometimes, you just need an axe. While we push survival knives to be stout enough to chop, if weight isn’t an issue, or you have the room, an axe or hatchet will make easy work of felling a tree, chopping limbs, making shelter, etc. Don’t get me wrong, I love tools like the Spax or... Read More

Gear Review: Blackhawk Serpa Tac Level 3 Drop Leg Holster

We’ve reviewed plenty of IWB or CCW type holsters for my civilian and off duty readers, but up for review today I have something for my LEO, Mil, or private security folks. The SERPA Level 3 Tactical Holster is a solid drop leg platform for duty or deployment. This one tested it designed for a... Read More
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