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Recoil July/August 2012

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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on the cover

01 RIFLE MAKE: KRISS MODEL: Vector SBR MSRP: $1,995 URL: 02 OPTIC MAKE: EOTech MODEL: XPS2-0 Holographic Sight MSRP: $519 URL: 03 WEAPON LIGHT MAKE: KRISS MODEL: Surefre E1B Backup Light Kit MSRP: $299 URL: 04 SLING MOUNT MAKE: Magpul MODEL: Rail Sling Attachment (RAS) MSRP: $30 URL: 05 FOREGRIP MAKE: TangoDown MODEL: Stubby Vertical Grip MSRP: $64 URL: 06 PISTOL MAKE: FN Herstal MODEL: FNS-9 MSRP: $699 URL: 07 HOLSTER MAKE: DSG Arms MODEL: Alpha Holster (custom modifed FNX-9 variant to ft FNS-9) MSRP: $69 URL: 08 MAGAZINE POUCH MAKE: DSG Arms MODEL: Alpha Single Magazine Carrier MSRP: $29 URL: 09 MAGAZINE MAKE: FN Herstal MODEL: FNS-9 Magazine 17-Round MSRP: $48 URL: 10 WATCH MAKE: Luminox MODEL: Dive Chrono A.8362 MSRP: $1,000 URL: 11 BELT MAKE: Bianchi MODEL: B26 Professional Belt MSRP: $41 URL: 12 BODY ARMOR MAKE: ArmorCorr MODEL: Concealable Vest IIIA MSRP: $600 URL: 13 SUIT MAKE: Target MODEL: Merona Men’s Suit Separates MSRP: Jacket $60 / Pant $30 URL: 14 SHIRT MAKE: Banana Republic MODEL: Slim Fit Stretch Dress Shirt MSRP: $60 URL: OFF CAMERA 15 MAGAZINE EXTENSION MAKE: KRISS MODEL: MagEx 25+ Magazine Extension MSRP: $35 URL:…

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editor’s letter

You have spoken, and we have listened! We now offer homedelivery service for RECOIL. You’ll get the same magazine that’s offered at newsstands, but delivered right to your door. You will receive the SAME high-quality paper, look, and all of the premiums we offer on the newsstand, including the ever-popular poster-size target. Our international readers will be glad to know that we ship overseas as well. If we were to offer traditional lower-price subscriptions, we would be forced to sacrifce some of the quality that sets RECOIL apart. In this issue, we delve into the defensive side of the gunlifestyle world. With our challenging present-day economy, crime can sometimes rear its ugly head. Be better prepared to protect yourself and your family with the help of a few of the eye-opening…

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If you’re looking to add some attitude and style to your AR- 15, look no further than Steel Flame’s Darkness Skull (full jaw) or Warrior Skull (half jaw) takedown pins. These skulls are hand-carved from sterling silver or bronze and fnished in Vintage Gunmetal, a proprietary fnish developed by Steel Flame designer Derrick Obatake. These accessories are 100 percent made in the U.S., and the materials are sourced from U.S. suppliers. BRAND: Steel Flame MODEL: Skull Takedown Pins MSRP: $180 URL: Coleman’s Quad LED lantern is a versatile light source for camping or when the power goes out. Four detachable panels with 6 LEDs in each can be used as handheld light sources or turned on all at once while attached to a recharging base. Light range is 26 feet, with a manufacturer rating…

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the institute of military technology

Titusville, Florida, also known as Space City USA, is the gateway to the Kennedy Space Center and a hub for the science and aerospace industries. Not far from where NASA launches its space exploration rockets is another facility for the advancement of technological education, The Institute of Military Technology (IMT). IMT’s Titusville campus sits on an impressive 100,000-square-foot facility. IMT is home to a reference collection of military hardware that includes one of the largest privately owned collections of f rearms in the United States. IMT’s aim is to collect and preserve all forms of technologically relevant military hardware with the intent of using its collection toward education. Along with the second-largest private collection of military vehicles in the nation, IMT’s impressive f rearms collection is used as a working reference…

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You don’t have to wait for the end of the world or roving groups of undead to feel the need to bug out for a bit. Long days strapped into an offce chair next to a cubicle mate who wants to tell you all about her 15 cats, sitting for hours in a freeway parking lot without an ETA home, or living next door to a wingnut neighbor who always seems to place those “Hope” and “Change” signs on your side of the property line are all acceptable reasons for needing some time away. Recreation is life’s best medicine and leaving civilization with a few of your favorite frearms and enough gear to be self-suffcient for a couple days is an age-old tradition guaranteed to give you the recharge you’ve earned.…

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unusual suspects

Let’s be real, most of us can’t afford a custom knife that costs as much as a Glock 19. At the same time, those of us who can may not want to carry one at all times in fear of losing such a costly investment. Therefore, here are eight knives that have a list price from $25-$90. With a little online detective work, they can be found for even less. BRAND: CRKT MODEL: Crawford N.E.C.K OAL: 6.5 inches BLADE LENGTH: 2.75 inches WEIGHT: 3.4 ounces MSRP: $55 URL: Designed by Pat and Wes Crawford, the N.E.C.K (Nononsense Emergency Compact Knife) includes a custom Kydex sheath that features a patented, quick-release, belt-mounting system. BRAND: Cold Steel MODEL: Hold Out III OAL: 6.875 inches BLADE LENGTH: 3 inches WEIGHT: 2.5 ounces MSRP: $90 URL: This knife is incredibly lightweight for a folder with a 3-inch blade.…