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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. The specs: the full tang... Read More
23.07.17
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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
20.07.17
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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
18.07.17

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... Read More
14.07.17
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Gear Review: 5ive Star Gear 3 Day GI Pack

Ah, we love our packs here at SGPT. How are you going to do all that rucking with a garbage pack, right? Well 5ive Star Gear GI Spec 3-Day Military Backpack is solid for heavier loadouts, camping trips, or a bug out bag. I tested this bad boy out over a couple hikes, and it help... Read More
05.06.17
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Gear Review: CRKT Keramin and Minimalist Fixed Blade Knives

I went on the search for a new fixed blade EDC after thinking of the need for something a little more low profile, yet easily deployable from the weak side. I have a SOG Gambit, and a SOG Mini Pentagon I really like, but wanted to check something out that was a bit lower profile... Read More
05.06.17
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Gear Review: Snake Eater Tactical IWB Pouches

We love our gear, but you all know this. We love interesting ways for us to carry and use our gear, be it plainclothes or in the field. And what we love more than just gear, is gear made in America, by veterans. Snake Eater Tactical has all of those. Chris Calvert is the brains... Read More
30.05.17
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Gear Review: SOG Pent Arc Folding Knife

Up for review today is another SOG folder, however, this one is unlike others we have reviewed in the past. This solid little blade is not a spring assisted folder like the SOG Zoom S30V, but is ready for action all the same. The SOG Pent Arc uses their Arc Lock System, which is both... Read More
27.05.17
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Gear Review: SOG Force Tactical Knife

The SOG Force Fixed Blade SE38-N knife is a formidable knife. With a blade thickness of .24 inches, it is hefty. In fact, it reminds me of the Ontario knives and machetes I have, but sports a super sharp AUS-8 blade. I really like thisknife, and it’s found a home on one of my tac... Read More
12.05.17
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Gear Review: SOG Tomahawk

We’re big fans of SOG gear, as you may know from reading our gear reviews. Anything that was borne in the jungles of Vietnam for Special Operators has a pretty solid lineage, and their gear, by and large, is solid. The SOG Tactical Tomahawk definitely serves it’s purpose, but in our opinion isn’t as versatile... Read More
12.05.17
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Gear Review: TRUSPEC 24/7 Xpedition Pants

We went through it last time we did a pants review with another TRUSPEC product, their Vector Pants; about how pants are more than just pants, it’s a piece of gear. We loved the Vectors, and we managed to check out one of their new offerings, the 24/7 Xpedition Pants. These bad boys are comfortable,... Read More
07.05.17
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Gear Review: PxHero JAFO II Trauma Kit

Up for review we have an IFAK (Individual First Aid Kit) by PxHero. Overall it’s a fine kit, and great as a back-up for your car, or in your go-bag. It has some great qualities, and is much more comprehensive than other companies on the market, especially with the price point of about $70 with... Read More
04.05.17
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Gear Review: K9 Collar and Lead by Wilcox Tactical

Collars and dog leads are just that right – just collars and dog leads? Wrong, they’re gear. Just like your carrier or holster, or EDC belt, they’re pieces of kit. Now I do a lot of hiking and running with my dogs. At least once a week we’re in the mountains, whether it’s the whole... Read More
02.05.17

Progenex vs Optimum Nutrition

There is much discussion in the functional fitness and weight lifting community over which recovery protein to use with Progenex vs Optimum Nutrition protein. Check out the info below and reviews and make your choice. You can take PROGENEX Recovery after every training session. If you are training multiple times in one day, you can take... Read More
30.04.17
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