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Tactical Life April/May 2019

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TACTICAL WEAPONS is the complete source for military, law enforcement and general shooting enthusiasts firepower - past, present and future. Published four times a year, each issue of TACTICAL WEAPONS is packed wiith exclusive guns-of-the-elite reviews on shotguns, combat handguns, battle rifles and long range precision weaponry, SWAT and personal defense tactics, reports from the front lines of GWOT and US Border Patrol, high-tech hardware and much more. TACTICAL WEAPONS is an absolutely essential piece of kit to keep you well armed, well informed and completely ready for duty!

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United States
Athlon Media Group
$10.27(Incl. tax)
$25.79(Incl. tax)
7 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
about the radical cover

What in the wide world of sports is a dude holding a skateboard doing on the cover of Tactical Life magazine? Glad you asked. That’s Kevin Brittingham, the no-BS innovator who started AAC and was instrumental in developing the renowned Honey Badger rifle. We’re hoping it riles you up. We’re getting sick of censorship and all the companies circumventing the Second Amendment to take a bite out of the gun business. Facebook, YouTube, REI, Dick’s Sporting Goods and even some of the retailers that carry our magazines are censoring anything and everything to do with firearms. Some grocers don’t want guns on the covers of gun magazines! Facebook won’t allow us to advertise, YouTube won’t pay gun influencers despite their massive audiences, and banks and insurance companies won’t work with companies…

4 min.
gear up!

ASP SENTINEL e3 FLASHLIGHTS Because there is no such thing as having too many backup options on the street, ASP has introduced its first triple-fuel flashlights: the Sentinel e3 and Sentinel X e3. These lights ship with a 16340 lithium-ion battery that recharges inside the light, providing a potent 400 lumens of output. If you don’t have time to recharge, just swap out the rechargeable battery for a CR123A disposable cell. No CR123A? No problem. You can also put in a common AA battery without any special adapter. You give up some lumens as you work your way down through the backup battery options, but you’ll stay up and running. (asp-usa.com) CRIMSON TRACE LG-459 LASERGUARDS Crimson Trace has unveiled two new Laserguards designed specifically for Smith & Wesson’s M&P380 Shield EZ pistol. The…

7 min.
fightin’ titan

Tennessee enjoys a special designation when it comes to military service. It’s known as the Volunteer State, and Tennesseans have long stood up to fight at critical moments in American history, forever cementing its status. From Andrew Jackson and the Battle of New Orleans to 30,000 Tennesseans raising an army of volunteers to fight in the Mexican-American War, Tennesseans have seemingly always led the way. And though historians disagree on which seminal act solidified Tennessee’s volunteer legacy, the names alone string together its glorious history—Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and Alvin York, to name a few—along with an untold number who have volunteered their service, and lives, for the U.S. military. Today, that volunteer spirt lives on when the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team takes the field in the vaunted Neyland Stadium,…

6 min.
gsock’d & loaded

Meet the Goodman Special Operations Combat Knife (GSOCK) and what’s called the “Sheath of the Future.” The GSOCK is a collaboration between Abraham & Moses and master knifemaker and former U.S. Army Green Beret Lou Goodman. And for those who don’t know, Abraham & Moses is a sister company of Geissele Automatics. It’s hard to classify the GSOCK as just another “survival knife,” as it was created for so many intended uses. With this knife, users can chop wood, skin an animal, cut a seatbelt or defend themselves. It can even be used as a pry bar without the worry of it snapping or shattering. In fact, there are videos showing the blade bending 90 degrees and still holding an edge. The GSOCK is 10.63 inches long overall with a 5.66-inch blade…

6 min.
daniel defense’s delta 5 arrives

There’s an inherent problem with being a manufacturer that specializes and dominates in one category of firearms: You are only known for producing that particular type of firearm. And no matter how well you do it, it’s difficult to break that mold and be seen by the masses as anything else. The AR-15 market is bloated. When it’s threatened by politics, it grows into something uncontrollable, but as the rhetoric dies down, so does its energy and strength. Daniel Defense has ridden this ebb and flow countless times while becoming a top name in this niche, and now the company is breaking new ground. THE BOLT ROUTE It’s important for manufacturers to grow and specialize. But why not specialize in creating a winning formula that results in several quality products as opposed to…

10 min.
king q

Over the past couple of years, I’ve heard a common complaint about the gun industry: boredom. That’s not to say that shooting is boring, but there is a growing perception that firearms are suffering from a lack of innovation. If you believe that, you’re not alone, for there is someone else who shares the same sentiment—someone who’s been at this game for many years and accomplished more than most. He is also someone hell-bent on doing what other companies can’t or won’t. His name is Kevin Brittingham, the “people’s CEO.” “I think the gun industry overall is very boring. I didn’t fall in love with guns. I love the innovation,” Brittingham told me during a very candid interview. He is unlike anyone I’ve ever encountered in the gun space. He’s completely…