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Recoil January/February 2014

Our magazine is gear heavy featuring guns, trucks, atv's, knives, watches, and more. Get Recoil digital magazine subscription today for gun evaluations, interviews with industry personalities, shooting tips from the pros, shooting sports, defense, do it yourself articles, and much more. We aim to appeal to the casual shooter as well as the core enthusiast.

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6 Issues


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on the cover

01 RIFLE MAKE: Surgeon Rifes MODEL: CSR MSRP: $7,200 URL: 02 OPTIC Brand: Leupold MODEL: Mark 6 3-18x44mm MSRP: $3,190 URL: 03 PISTOL Brand: Para USA MODEL: Black Ops Recon MSRP: $1,299 URL: 04 BELT Brand: BLACKHAWK! MODEL: Patrol Belt MSRP: $38 URL: 05 MAG POUCH Brand: U.S. PALM MODEL: Single Mag Pouch MSRP: TBA at press time URL: 06 HOLSTER Brand: Safariland MODEL: 5189 MSRP: $34 URL: 07 JACKET Brand: First Spear MODEL: The Other Guy MSRP: $220 URL: 08 SHIRT Brand: Kuhl MODEL: Infnite Shirt MSRP: $75 URL: OFF CAMERA 09 KILT Brand: Sport Kilt MODEL: Commando Kilt MSRP: $163 URL: 10 WATCH Brand: MTM MODEL: Silver Warrior $600 URL: 11 KNIFE Brand: Emerson Knives MODEL: Bullnose Karambit MSRP: $271 URL: 12 SUNGLASSES Brand: ESS MODEL: Rollbar MSRP: $115 URL:…

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down range

RECOIL’s evolution is driven by its readership. We’ve been called the brash upstart on the newsstand, and while we’ve got our own ideas when it comes to story ideas, humor, quality layout, and photography, it’s you, our customers, who let us know when we’re on track, when we’ve screwed up, and what you’d like to see in these pages. One of the great things about the frearms lifestyle is that there’s always something new to learn and all of us here have been humbled by our readers’ knowledge more often than we care to admit. Rob Leatham was once another brash upstart and he’s done more to upset the status quo in competitive shooting than anyone else. Here, he gives us some insight as to what makes him tick and how…

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Nowadays, tech-savvy thieves can use a scanner to skim sensitive info off credit cards and driver’s licenses — all without touching your wallet. Enter the HuMn Wallet. Consisting of two or three plates (depending on the model) made of aluminum or carbon fber and held together with an elastic shock strap, this wallet can shield against radio-frequency-identifcation skimming while providing a slimmer design. Available in assorted colors (though Cerakote fnish is available in only olive drab and desert camel versions). Brand: HuMn Wallet MODEL: Mini, HW2, and HW3 MSRP: $76 (Mini and HW2), $114 (HW3) URL: Some devices are so brilliantly simple that we wish we had invented them frst. Case in point: the Spool Tool. As the name implies, it allows for up to 100 feet of paracord to be wrapped neatly around…

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national firearms centre

We may as well get this out of the way, right off the bat. The irony of having a 36,000-piece collection of predominantly full-auto frearms in a country with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the world will not be lost on most RECOIL readers. Despite Britain’s long and storied gun-making history — with names like BSA, Enfeld, Holland and Holland, and Vickers — there is currently no signifcant frearms industry here in England to speak of, having been utterly decimated by a combination of incompetent management, greedy unions, and governmental hostility. The National Firearms Centre in Leeds, England, was almost stillborn and its contents destroyed or dispersed. The collection was founded in the early part of the 19th century as a repository for “sealed patterns” — the defnitive…

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war wagon

The problem with bug-out vehicles is that they are, as the name implies, reserved for bugging out — retreating. There’s no shame in having this as your main strategy, but we all know that the need to remain fexible during a critical event is as important as getting your hits and keeping your gun running. In an EOTWAWKI scenario, your so-called bug-out vehicle could be called upon to conduct a frontal assault, support an ambush, evacuate casualties, set up a roadblock, or serve as a V-8-powered battering ram. The ever-fexible staff at Wilco Products realized this, and it didn’t take long for them to convince us that they could build a full-on urban attack truck that was capable of so much more than being loaded up with MOLLE gear and high-tailing…

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unusual suspects

Self-preservation is a subtle theme throughout this issue, so here we take a closer look at survival knives: our “SHTF” column elsewhere in this issue features two bizarre-looking survival blades, while this edition of “Unusual Suspects” focuses on the more conventional types. After our rigorous (if unscientifc) testing, we found that if a tool is marketed as a survival knife, it better meet three crucial criteria: have a stellar handle, be made of durable materials, and offer a sharp yet versatile blade. Among this bunch, there are no losers. All excel in certain aspects — the key is fguring out what aspects are most important to you and when. Once you do, no doubt one of these tools will make a home in your go bag. Turn the page to fnd…