Recoil Jan/Feb 2020 #46

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3 Min
down range

In this issue, we address one of the frequent criticisms leveled at us — that of only featuring high-end kit. In case you missed it, our cover gun is perhaps the lowest of the low, without resorting to brands such as Jennings, Lorcin, and Hi-Point, which also manage to turn out products that occasionally make loud noises. Our Wish.com AR-15 is just the kind of thing to give pants-wetting politicians the heebie-jeebies — a $250 “assault weapon,” available to just about anyone who can legally own a firearm. In case you think I’m throwing shade on anyone whose budget doesn’t stretch to Noveske and Hodge Defense, nothing could be further from the truth. While we all like nice stuff, there’s a Ford in my driveway, not a Ferrari. Recently, we’ve been treated…

8 Min

1 The Ti Arto EDC can accept more than 750 different types of refills. (Yes, 750.) How’s that possible? The butt-end can be unscrewed to lengthen the body and make more room for almost any ink refill. This innovative design also gets rid of that annoying tip wiggle, which can happen when you insert a refill that kinda fits but wasn’t designed specifically for your pen. It comes with a screw-on cap, anti-slip grip design, Schneider 0.4mm black gel ink refill, and a sturdy titanium pocket clip. Oh, and while the Ti Arto EDC isn’t meant to be a tactical pen, it could certainly help you serve up an improvised ass whooping if called upon, because it’s machined from solid titanium. MAKE: Big Idea Design LLC MODEL: Ti Arto EDC MSRP: $90 URL: bigidesign.com 2 There are…

7 Min
museum of missouri military history

Missouri’s unofficial nickname is “The Show-Me State,” which according to tradition represents the character of its residents. To this, it means that Missourians aren’t gullible, nor are they to believe without adequate evidence. Thus it’s fitting that just outside the state capital in Jefferson City at the Missouri National Guard’s Ike Skelton Training Center is the Museum of Missouri Military History. Anyone who disputes the state’s role in America’s military history need only visit this impressive facility to be reassured that Missourians have played a crucial role. The museum, which is fairly new, being founded less than 20 years ago — is dedicated to the preservation and exhibition of Missouri’s military history and exhibits range from the post-Revolutionary War era, when the state was still essentially the vast frontier, to the…

5 Min
to hellwig and gone

It’s easy to wander around automotive events like SEMA seeing products that are really nothing more than booth bling and will probably never actually get much practical application. But like marrying a Playboy Bunny and getting separate beds, you can’t really resist asking yourself what the point is if it’s solely for appearances. When we saw the Hellwig Operator for the first time, we couldn’t help but be impressed. It looked like an overlanding version of a 747 with the space shuttle mounted on top. From stem to stern, to say it’s meant for off-roading wouldn’t do it justice. After all, how many other trucks can you think of that successfully piggybacked a 1,200-pound Textron Wildcat onto the back? First, a little bit about Hellwig Products. The company’s heritage actually dates…

3 Min
unusual suspects

In the various knife collecting circles, there can be an ailment known as “steel snobbery.” It can range from someone basing their knives solely on price point to amateur metallurgists discussing the ratio of carbides to chromium in the makeup of their everyday-carry blade. While the makeup of steel may be important, the cost of a knife is often one of clever marketing. I know shooters who carry $2,000 handguns and won’t blink an eye about spending more on an optic for their rifles and still balk at paying over $75 for a pocket knife. By the same token, I’ve seen people carry $2,000 knives in their pockets who hem and haw about spending $399 for a concealed-carry handgun. Inexpensive knives have a role and just because they’re cheap, doesn’t always mean they’re…

5 Min
interrogating the unusual suspects

CRKT PECK 411: The PECK is a variant on Ed Halligan’s KISS knife: A single-sided Wharncliffe style blade with a minimalist stainless steel frame lock. It’s the smallest and lightest on this list and that’s the beauty of these knives; you can stash them anywhere you have a little room, use it as a money clip, etc. It is guaranteed to be there when you need it, unlike the heirloom piece Damascus bowie knife sitting in the safe. PROS: > With a small size and clean build, CRKT packed a lot of knife into this little bundle for the price. CONS: > Sometimes the size is a detriment, and it feels way too small.> The handle is radiused well, but its shape and design will have you hunting for another design if you’re performing a serious…