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Leatherman tools are synonymous with guys who, unlike travel writers, really work for a living. On a daily basis a carpenter or a painter can extract a Leatherman Wave from their belt and address just about any imaginable challenge. As an author I have my tablet, my laptop and my other 'devices',...
Editor’s Note:  This is part of a series on “crossover” wear, clothing that can be worn in the wilderness, at home, at work and on social occasions. Crossover wear is better tailored, more durable and hence more expensive than run of the mill “tactical” clothing. Triple Aught Design (aka TAD), has become popular with everyone...
When I told a friend that I was going to review products from Patagonia his demeanor shifted instantly from reserved adult to giddy adolescent. The name meant very little to me but after some googling it was clear he was an icon in the climbing and outdoor world long before...
Who'd have thunk it? Arguably the industry's largest manufacturer of AR platform rifle accessories (as well as numerous other firearms-related products) Austin, Texas-based Magpul, has launched its own line of Aloha Wear called "AKA KOA". In addition to some very cool, local kine aloha shirts they also feature some pretty nifty board...
Editor's Note: The following is a press release provided by Willes K. Lee who was recently re-elected as a Director on the NRA Board. It is truly humbling to receive support from our members and many non-members to continue to serve you as a Director on the NRA Board. Thank...
As I have mentioned before in this column, co-witnessing your red dot on an AK is the equivalent of discovering the Holy Grail. It just doesn’t happen very often and when it does, it’s exceeding satisfying. For better or worse the geometry of the AK sighting system does not lend...
This new optic from Primary Arms is called the "7.62×39 300 BLK 3x Compact Scope" but don’t let the name confuse you. It’s ideal for the AK. It uses the highly touted ACSS BDC which offers quick ranging, wind holds and moving target leads. The etched reticle requires no illumination and...
Editor's Note: The venerable 1911 is one of my favorites. Like a lot of people I’ve purchased them online, usually with good results. Sometimes not. Recently I purchased a classic Colt that had issues. I realized I was in over my head, but of course, it was a bit...
Editor's Note:  I recently had a chance to chat with Willes Lee, who was sworn in January 30, as the newest member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors. Lee is serving out the remaining term of civil rights icon and 25-year NRA board member Roy Innis who recently...
Gulf War veteran Willes K. Lee of Honolulu was sworn in today as the newest member of the National Rifle Association’s board of directors. The NRA Board and leadership, led by President Allan Cors and Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, oversees the NRA’s overall direction. Lee fills a recent...