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RECOIL Presents: Concealment

RECOIL Presents: Concealment Concealment #2

RECOIL Presents: Concealment is a new firearms lifestyle publication dedicated to the modern shooting enthusiast. Every issue will feature the latest guns, gear, accessories, technology, plus reviews and buyer’s guides.

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in this issue

1 min.
on the cover

1 PISTOL MAKE: SIG MODEL: P229 Legion MSRP: $1,250 URL: www.legionseries.com/p229-legion/ 2 HOLSTER MAKE: Cherries Covert Ops Apparel MODEL: Medina Below Waistband Holster MSRP: $90 URL: www.cherriesapparel.com 3 WATCH MAKE: Tutima MODEL: M2 Chronograph MSRP: $5,900 URL: www.tutima.com 4 MULTITOOL MAKE: Hinderer MODEL: HS TacTool Titanium MSRP: $200 URL: www.monkeyedge.com 5 WALLET MAKE: Greg Everett MODEL: Single Sleeve Wallet - Gator MSRP: $150 URL: www.monkeyedge.com 6 PEN MAKE: Tuff-Writer MODEL: Precision Press Series - Brass MSRP: $125 URL: www.tuffwriter.com 7 FLASHLIGHT MAKE: Lenslight MODEL: 3x123 Digi Black MSRP: $285 URL: www.lens-light.com 8 KNIFE MAKE: Hinderer Knives MODEL: XM-18 Skinner MSRP: $500 URL: www.monkeyedge.com…

2 min.
editor’s letter

This ain’t your daddy’s gun rag. If you came here looking for the usual tired stories featuring fat old guys wobbling around the range with custom 1911s, this is not the place. We believe that carrying a concealed weapon is a universal right, and the more good people of every hue, gender, orientation, and political outlook who do so, the better. We also believe that the gun is a tool, and just as you wouldn’t use a framing hammer to change a tire, there are times that a gun is the wrong tool for the job. And while the opportunities to carry a concealed handgun have expanded considerably in the last couple of decades, there are still far too many places where exercising your natural right to self-defense could land you…

8 min.

1 Oakley, Daniel Defense, and Cerakote. It’s a complicated love triangle. Oakley offered Cerakote eyewear in early 2013, and DD started its own family of Cerakote-colored rifles in late 2013. Even TMZ isn’t sure how all three hooked up, but we can report the ménage à trois has produced some lovely offspring. The collaboration includes three of Oakley’s Standard Issue frames, the SI Gascan, SI Fuel Cell, and SI Det Cord (shown). They’ll be Cerakoted with Daniel Defense’s signature colors, Tornado and Mil Spec+, along with a special model decked out in Oakley’s own Ultrablend camo pattern. Look closely, and you’ll see the “O” logos on the temples sport a DD handguard motif. Coming from the SI side of the house, these frames and lenses boast military standards for protection…

6 min.
legion of honor

The careworn and cynical among us looked sideways and snorted derisively when SIG announced their new Legion loyalty program, dismissing it as just another way to shift product in a saturated market. When the RECOIL office found out that the first Legion guns were to be the P226 and P229, the news was met with a measure of indifference, seasoned with a dash of blah. Then we learned that our friend Bruce Gray had been involved in the project from the get-go, which caused our ears to prick up. You see, Bruce has been tuning SIGs (and HKs, and 1911s) since Jesus was hanging doors for a living, and he’s very good at what he does. It’s not that we don’t appreciate the basic design — the oldest P-series gun in…

12 min.
wheel gun buyer’s guide

When selecting a handgun for concealed carry, the most common choices that spring to mind are either a compact single-stack .45 ACP, a subcompact polymer .380 ACP, a striker-fired 9mm, or a snub-nosed revolver. Wait a minute — a snub-nosed revolver? Do we mean a wheel gun? A six-shooter, like they used during the Gold Rush of 1849 or in Tombstone at the O.K. Corral? Not exactly, but if you’re a shooter who was raised on Glocks and SIGs, you may need to acquaint yourself with this other concealed-carry option that never seems to go away despite advancements in firearms technology. The appeal of revolvers lies in their lightweight construction, ease of use, reliability, and ease of concealment. Each of these factors plays a crucial role in any plan for carrying…

14 min.
a case for selfdefense

If you’re reading this magazine, it’s probably a safe bet that you already appreciate the benefits of carrying a weapon as often as you can. It’s also probably a safe bet that, given the choice, most of you also would carry your gun in some sort of holster on your person. By doing so, it’s always accessible and under your direct control. But real life often intrudes on our ideal vision of how things should be. What if you’re in a swimsuit at the beach? What about when you’re playing sports, working out at the gym, or racking up miles on your bicycle? Perhaps your work situation and attire precludes on-body carry. Women, in particular, have a litany of issues with respect to CCW-compatible clothing, depending on the fashion requirements of…