1» ARES MAG LIGHT POUCH
When private citizens look for a combination magazine/flashlight carrier, they quickly realize there’s no shortage of combination magazine/handcuff and flashlight/handcuff carriers; items like the Ares Tactical Mag Light Pouch can be a little harder to find. Available in multiple colors, including EMS Red as pictured here, get over to arestactical.net to customize your own EDC setup.
MSRP: $ 40
2» GIBBS LUBRICANT IN DROPPER-TOP BOTTLE
NASA, Rockwell, UPS, Ford and Chrysler are just a few of the companies that have trusted Gibbs over the last 44 years. Today, Gibbs has also made an impact in the firearms world and is used by the FBI, DEA, Chicago PD and more. This all-purpose lubricant will neither jell in cold temperatures nor shellac in heat — and it’s also perfectly at home for marine, automotive, farming and motorcycle use. See gibbsbrand.biz for availability and ordering information.
MSRP: $ 7/50 ml bottle
3» SABRE EYE WASH ADAPTER
Whether you were the direct recipient of a dose in a training capacity or just got a little blowback, you now have pepper spray in your eyes and you want it out. This adapter from SABRE turns almost any water bottle into an eye wash simply by screwing the adapter onto the neck. The unit dispenses two jets of water perfectly sized for eye washing rather than wasting water that otherwise runs onto the ground. It also makes for an excellent addition to any first-aid kit and is available at sabrered.com.
MSRP: $ 9.99
4» FAIL-SAFE BARREL BLOCKS
The folks at Fail-Safe combined two of the most important aspects of gun ownership — safety and maintenance — into their highly visible Barrel Blocks. Available for 9mm, .223/5.56 and 12-gauge, they insert into the chamber of a cleared firearm and show all within eyeshot that the weapon is clear. They also contain dessiccant inserts that inhibit corrosion in the firearm itself. Visit failsafesolutions.net to see more.
MSRP: $ 7
5» GTUL GLOCK MAGAZINE TOOL
Removing Glock magazine baseplates can be an acquired taste, especially for those with compromised hand strength. The GTUL, now available for 10mm and .45 ACP, includes a molded polymer c-clamp grip that allows the user to safely and simply remove baseplates for cleaning or customization, and the included tool is a combination magazine brush and punch. Get yours at mygtul.com or at your local gun shop.
MSRP: $ 21.95
6» LYNX DEFENSE RANGE BAG
This American-made range bag is durable, practical and uses materials 100 percent sourced in the United States. Constructed from 500D Cordura, it features modular pistol and magazine inserts for custom configuration, a built-in rollout cleaning mat and a lifetime manufacturer’s warranty. Learn more at lynxdefense.com.
MSRP: $ 112
1» HOPPE’S GUN MEDIC
One of the largest names in gun care for more than a century, Hoppe’s “intensive care for filthy firearms” Gun Medic is a one-step cleaner and lubricant that cuts through even the most extreme fouling yet evaporates in 60 seconds. Its operating temperature is between -65 and 500 degrees Fahrenheit, and its bio-based formula means it’s safe on skin. Get “911 for your Gun” at your local gun shop or hoppes.com.
MSRP: $ 7.95
2» CRIMSON TRACE MASTER SERIES LASER GRIPS
These grips fitted with an integral laser sight are carved to fit your full-sized 1911 seamlessly — and do so while looking good. The rosewood scales are connected with a rubber overmolded activation button, which means the laser immediately activates as soon as you establish a firing grip on the pistol. Go to crimsontrace.com for more information and free batteries for life.
MSRP: $ 399
3» PRO-SHOT UNIVERSAL CLEANING KIT
Complete multi-caliber cleaning kits don’t need to be bulky. This American-made set from Pro-Shot contains everything needed to properly clean and maintain everything from sidearms to shotguns to rifles, .22- to .30-caliber and .410 to 12-gauge. It packs neatly into a small MOLLE-compatible case and is ready to ship at proshotproducts.com.
MSRP: $ 79.99
4»VERSACARRY MAGAZINE CARRIER
From the company that brought you the Zero-Bulk IWB holster, the Versacarrier secures to the feed lips of a magazine like a normal cartridge and allows for extremely low-profile and discreet carry of extra ammunition. It is IWB and OWB compatible and allows for the magazine to be carried at full capacity. Watch the installation guide at versacarry.com.
MSRP: $ 14.99
5» BIGFOOT GUN BELT
The 1.5-inch Bigfoot Gun Belt is entirely made in the USA and is available in several iterations: black or brown, 14- or 18-ounce and with or without a spring steel stiffening insert. The corrosion-resistant hardware, military-grade nylon thread and triple edge finishing make for an extremely rugged, handsome piece. Visit gunbelts.com for order and warranty information.
MSRP: $ 54.88
6» FLUGZ ADVANCED HEARING PROTECTION
The simple — and affordable — solution to custom-fitted hearing protection. A quick soak in hot water makes the Flugz malleable enough to custom-form to your ears, and they ship with both a carrying case and lanyard. Visit flugz.com for a demo video and ordering information.
MSRP: $ 24.99