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RECOIL Presents: Concealment

RECOIL Presents: Concealment Concealment #4

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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1 min.
on the cover

1 PISTOL MAKE: Kimber MODEL: Micro 9 MSRP: $654 URL: www.kimberamerica.com 2 PEN MAKE: Fellhoelter MODEL: TiBolt Titanium Bolt Action Pen MSRP: $150 URL: www.monkeyedge.com 3 RAZOR MAKE: Kingdom Armory MODEL: Custom Benjamin Barker Straight Razor/Friction Folder MSRP: $725 URL: www.monkeyedge.com 4 KNIFE MAKE: Strider Knives MODEL: SnG M45A1 MSRP: $525 URL: www.monkeyedge.com 5 KEYCHAIN MAKE: Hinderer MODEL: LK-1 MSRP: $50 URL: www.monkeyedge.com 6 HOLSTER MAKE: DeSantis MODEL: Inside Heat MSRP: $37 URL: www.desantisholster.com…

2 min.
editor’s letter

With winter’s grasp extending across the United States, now is a good time to consider what we can do as individuals to better protect the ones we love. In this issue of CONCEALMENT, we consider options available to the law-abiding citizen when having a firearm would land them in trouble — just because you’re forced to leave the most effective tool behind, shouldn’t mean you’re completely unarmed. Make no mistake, a motivated and trained individual can still be an adept guardian, even if their holster is empty — as the saying goes, it’s the Indian, not the arrow. This was brought home to me recently when attending a law enforcement match that incorporated stages drawn from real life-and-death experiences. Expertly hosted by personnel from a metro area with the highest homicide rate…

9 min.

1 Round four of the collaboration between Quartermaster Knives and social media maven Austin Weiss: The Mr. Belvedere features a ballpoint pen-style spine clip — the “KingPing” pocket clip — something that takes a little getting used to at first, but a feature that Weiss says will allow the user to deploy the knife quickly from concealment without the need for a wave-shaped opener like the Emerson model uses. The titanium frame-lock houses a CPM 154 stainless steel blade that’s 3.85 inches long. It also features Quartermaster’s trademark ceramic ball bearing ORB system, providing a buttery smooth pivot impervious to contaminants that affect traditional open-bearing systems. At 5.6 ounces, this folder comes with a pivot adjuster key. Limiting production to 300 units in Texas Tea finish and 300 in Limo…

7 min.
kimber micro 9

If one were to plot 1911 reliability on an X axis and size on the Y, your graph would show a steep gradient, with 3-inch-barreled guns crossing over into the range toy zone. These days, government models from the big names are usually good to go right out of the box, but as the venerable design shrinks, the frequency of stoppages goes up. The cause is directly related to the size of the weapon, the round it’s trying to feed, and the empty case it’s attempting to get out of the way — smaller guns have less working space in which to shuffle things around, and less time to get everything happening in the right order. Kimber’s Micro 9 solves some of these engineering problems by throwing out the 1911 operating system,…

10 min.
appendix carry 2.0

The arguments for and against appendix carry are heated and many. Of late, the tenor of this particular debate approaches the 9mm-versus-.45 and Glock-versus-1911 fervor with staunch supporters on one side and ardent naysayers on the other. I’ve carried appendix inside the waistband (AIWB) for years. I began carrying this way back in the ’90s as an undercover cop working surveillance and buying dope. The reasons we carried this way back then weren’t based on education and experience, but on what we saw bad guys doing. We often didn’t even use holsters based on the same beliefs that undercover (UC) officers needed long hair and beards … only cops carry guns in holsters. While the reasons for carrying AIWB were rooted in operational necessity, decades later, the practice has evolved based…

1 min.
about the author

Matt is a former Marine Corps veteran and retired police detective. He served with two Virginia law enforcement agencies in the Washington D.C. region. He’s a plankholder of the U.S. Marshals Service Capital Area Fugitive Task Force, serving as a Special Deputy, SWAT entry team member, and sniper team leader. Matt later worked in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security Service Firearms Training Unit as the chief of operations. Matt resigned in 2013 to start Victory First, a successful firearms training, product and business development firm with customers in the public and private sector. www.victory-first.com…