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Recoil September/October 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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on the cover

OFF THE COVER 01 HANDGUN MAKE: Cabot MODEL: Jones 1911 with Bullseye upper MSRP: $7,000 URL: 02 OPTIC MAKE: Aimpoint MODEL: Micro H-1 MSRP: $673 URL: 03 MAGAZINE MAKE: Chip McCormick Custom, LLC MODEL: Shooting Star .45 Classic 8-Round MSRP: $25 URL: 04 KNIFE MAKE: Benchmade Knife Company MODEL: Volli MSRP: $165 URL: 05 WATCH MAKE: Luminox MODEL: Valjoux Field Chronograph MSRP: $2,300 URL: 06 PLATE CARRIER MAKE: FirstSpear, LLC MODEL: Ragnar MSRP: $410 URL: 07 SHIRT MAKE: Arc’teryx LEAF MODEL: Talos LT Halfshell MSRP: $159 URL: 08 PANTS MAKE: Arc’teryx LEAF MODEL: Combat Pant MSRP: $350 URL: 09 VEHICLE MAKE: Local Motors MODEL: Rally Fighter MSRP: $100,000 URL: rallyfghter 10 BELT MAKE: Ares Gear MODEL: Aegis MSRP: $100 URL: 11 HOLSTER MAKE: Blade-Tech MODEL: OWB MSRP: $65 URL: 12 FOOTWEAR MAKE: Nike MODEL: SFB Field 8-Inch MSRP: $150 URL: 13 EYE PROTECTION MAKE: Wiley X MODEL: WX Vapor (with clear, gray, and rust lenses) MSRP: $120 URL: 14 AMMO MAKE: Horrnady MODEL: .45 Auto 200-Grain XTP MSRP: $23 URL:…

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down range

This issue’s thrilling editorial arrives from EBF Idaho, where your humble scribe is participating in one of the funnest shooting events ever to spring from the mind of man, namely the MGM Ironman three-gun match. Over the course of a week, a few hundred people send about a half-million projectiles downrange, shooting around barricades, under cars, from tunnels, in golf carts, and while dangling from a 200-yard zip line. There are at least a thousand “evil,” semi-auto frearms corralled into a small area, some of which will be adeptly handled by children who will also shoot the match and embarrass a good few adults. You might think that this kind of story would be interesting enough to ensure a huge amount of mainstream media coverage, even if it’s of the “man bites…

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1 Tactical barbecue ninjas, take note: There’s fnally a chest rig that’ll match your high-speed, low-drag grilling skills. This 100-percent cotton, MOLLEcompatible apron comes with two large pouches and three smaller ones for quick deployment of salt, pepper, sauces, or utensils. Now you can scream, “Going hot!” at the next family barbecue with authority. MAKE: Think Geek Inc. MODEL: Tactical BBQ Apron MSRP: $30 URL: 2 Be prepared for anything while honoring those who gave all. The Operation Hawkeye FAST ROPE Band is made of paracord that can be unwound for all manner of impromptu uses, from securing your gear to fashioning a tourniquet. All net proceeds of the sale of this bracelet go to Operation Hawkeye, a program that honors fallen special-operation forces and supports their families. MAKE: RE Factor Tactical MODEL: Operation Hawkeye FAST…

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aberdeen proving ground museum

America as a nation needs its own gun safe And by that we mean one that belongs to the military and is used to teach the next generation of fghters who will stand on the wall or deploy into far fung parts of the world. Please don’t get me wrong. Those of us lucky enough to do so will have our private collections, and promulgate good gun sense and gun knowledge to our kith and kin, and the NRA does sterling work with its incredible National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia. But we’re talking about a true national treasure called the Army Ordnance Museum — specifcally its small-arms collections. Established just a year after the Great War in 1919 and opened to the public fve years later, the U.S. Army Ordnance Museum at…

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rally fighter

We’ve all gotten used to the idea that vehicles come from a corporate oligarchy of a few big multinational manufacturers, are designed by a team of engineers, and are built in a centralized sprawling factory where workers scurry like ants, ftting parts on a constantly moving production line. After all, Henry Ford introduced the system in 1913, and since then, not a whole lot has changed. Local Motors stands that paradigm on its head. All aspects of its vehicle designs are crowd-sourced by 20,000 or so enthusiasts, each of whom has the opportunity to throw in their two cents. Rather than picking up a vehicle from a dealership, the proud new owner is invited to build it themselves, assisted by Local Motors staff. And their “microfactories” could easily ft inside the cafeteria…

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unusual suspects

FLIP THE PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS ON EACH KNIFE. Redundancy — while it’s seen as unnecessary by some, it’s made a priority by those concerned with personal protection. From tactical pens to concealed-carry pistols, a reliable backup tool or two can mean the difference between life and death. Therefore, we’re interrogating a lineup of boot knives. This type of weapon usually comes as a short, doubleedged fxed blade that’s best for thrusting and carried in a sheath, which is either clipped to or tied around one’s high-tops. Keep in mind, they’re not quick to deploy. You’ll have to either bend over, crouch down, or raise your ankle, then pull up your pant leg before drawing the blade. Also, boot knives come with certain legal responsibilities. Always check state, county, and town laws before…