Archive for the ‘Gadgets’ Category

Magpul Releases New Field Cases For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Magpul has just released models of their ever-popular Field Cases for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus. The Magpul Field Case is a semi-rigid cover for smartphones which provides basic protection for the device. The Field Cases feature PMAG-style ribs for grip, and easy on/off snap-on design, and they slide easily into pockets without snagging.

Both cases are currently available in Black and Olive Drab, with the iPhone 7 case also available in FDE; more colors to follow soon.



SHOT Show 17 – SOG Knives Baton Multi-Tools

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The new Baton multi-tool series from SOG consists of 4 minimalist profile multi-tools, about as thick as a marker and as long as a pencil for easy stowage into a pocket, pouch, or other container. Each tool in the series is named ‘Baton Q’, followed by a number (Q1 – Q4). The Q tools consist of handles made of aluminum (Q1 – 1060, Q2-4 – 6061-T6) and tools made of 5Cr15MoV steel, and depending on the model are designed for applications including office & personal, urban emergency, and basic and advanced wilderness.

This is a list of the tools included in each model Baton:

Baton Q1 – Spring assist scissors, pressurized ballpoint pen, bottle opener, medium flathead driver

Baton Q2 – Straight edge blade, LED flashlight, bottle opener, medium flathead driver

Baton Q3 – Pliers, gripper, soft wire cutter, straight blade, 3-sided file, Phillips driver, awl, chisel, can opener, small flathead driver, bottle opener, medium flathead driver, jewelry driver

Baton Q4 – Pliers, gripper, soft wire cutter, straight blade, 3-sided file, can opener, small flathead driver, bottle opener, medium flathead driver, magnetic ratchet driver, magnetic 12-piece hex bit kit

Contractor Space Pen

Friday, December 23rd, 2016

If being able to write upside down in zero G wasn’t enough, Fisher has a pen with a few other tricks up its sleeve.


The contractor tool incorporates Level and Plumb vials, Rule featuring Metric and Imperial Measurements and Magnetic Base.

Vantage Point, LLC – Vantage Point Tactical Go Pro Mount

Thursday, November 17th, 2016


The Vantage Point by Vantage Point, LLC is a versatile, modular system for Go Pro cameras that centers around an action camera plate.


The plate can be mounted either to Vantage Point’s modular harness system, or to any MOLLE/PALS-compatible attachment system, providing wearers with an optimal location to shoot POV or action footage.


Adding to the versatility of the mounting plate, straps can be utilized to mount the plate and camera to stationary locations, such as on a tree branch or pole to take advantage of a specific view angle.


inkfidel – Paratrooper Pop Top

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

“Check Static Lines!”

The Paratrooper Pop Top will open your beer in style. Fashioned from a static line snap hook, each Pop Top ships in it’s own slip on silk bag made from a retired parachute.

The Twist Pouch From Cole-Tac

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

Stop losing the bits that come with your Multitasker Twist. Now available from Cole-TAC, the Twist Pouch. Hand made here in America. Available in Clack, Coyote, OD abd MultiCam, it is available with or without the Twist as well.

Tight 360 Tactical – Bifold Wallet V2.0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2016

Tight 360 Tactical was founded by a Marine and offers several cool products including their new Bifold Wallet 2.0.

Manufactured from rugged Mil-Spec Nylon webbing with one inch printed webbing as trim, the wallet features two card pockets which hold four to six cards each as well as a large compartmemt for bills. There is also a Velcro closure.

ORSM – Brunton Axis Pocket Transit

Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

I don’t know which influenced me more, my time in Scouting or my time in the military, but I love compasses, so whenever I see a new one, I want to check it out. This is Brunton’s Axis Pocket Transit.

First off, it’s a transit, so this isn’t the orineteering compass you keep in your daypack. Created by a geologist, the Axis, it requires only one measurement configuration for strike & dip, trend & plunge, bearing & vertical angle, increasing efficiency and accuracy of measurements. Additionally, Compass North is parallel to the main hinge axis, making the Axis the only transit able to measure strike and dip concurrently, through contact or sighting methods.

-Dimensions (Closed): 3.92″ X 2.78″ X 1.18″
-Weight: 12.5 oz
-Compass Bearing Accuracy: ±1/2 WITH 1° graduations
-Inclinometer Accuracy: ±1/2 WITH 1° graduations
-Dip Angle Accuracy: ±1 WITH 2° graduations
-Plunge Angle Accuracy: ±1/2 WITH 1° graduations
-Azimuth Graduated Circle: Model F-5012
-Quadrant Graduated Circle: Model F-5011
-Magnetism: NdFeB rare earth magnet on sapphire jewel suspension; high visibility North and South markings; induction damping for quick stabilization.
-Adjustable needle locking mechanism