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RECOIL Presents: Concealment

RECOIL Presents: Concealment Concealment #7

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 KNIFE MAKE: FirstEdge MODEL: HR-1 Fighting Knife MSRP: $130 URL: www.firstedgeusa.com 2 AMMO MAKE: SIG SAUER MODEL: 9mm, 124-grain Elite V-Crown JHP MSRP: $19 URL: www.sigsauer.com 3 SUPPRESSOR MAKE: SureFire MODEL: SF Ryder 9M-Ti MSRP: $999 URL: www.surefire.com 4 WATCH MAKE: Brazen Sports MODEL: Military Tactical Chronograph MSRP: $850 URL: www.brazensports.com 5 LIGHT MAKE: PK Design Lab MODEL: Rocket PK-PRX-BK MSRP: $150 URL: www.pkdesignlab.com 6 GUN MAKE: SIG SAUER MODEL: MPX K PSB MSRP: $2,162 URL: www.sigsauer.com 7 OPTIC MAKE: SIG SAUER MODEL: ROMEO7 MSRP: $360 URL: www.sigsauer.com…

2 min.
editor’s letter

Let’s face it, as Americans, we spend more time in our cars than most of us might like. Although our love affair with the automobile is still alive, it’s way past the heady rush of a first encounter and more akin to that of an older couple who’ll bicker a lot, but put up with one another for the sake of familiarity. Like birthdays and holidays, there are a few bright spots, but as anyone who’s spent time in L.A. traffic will tell you, the honeymoon is over. Because so many of us spend so many hours trapped in our vehicles, in this edition of CONCEALMENT, we examine the concept of the modern coach gun, and test one product that might just fit the role. While four-wheeled transport has its drawbacks,…

5 min.

1 Dirt simple, dirt cheap, and made by guys who unlocked the code for superdurable polymer firearm accessories years ago, Magpul’s magwells for Glocks are a solid choice when you want to increase reload speeds without turning your carry gun into a giant, print-happy race gun. The geometry helps line the mag up and bring it home during stressful reloads and isn’t so deep that you can’t grasp a baseplate to rip the mag out, should you need to. At press time, Magpul announced availability of its magwell for Gen3, fullsize Glocks — models to fit compact Gen3 and full and compact Gen4 models can’t be far behind. MAKE Magpul MODEL GL Enhanced Magazine Well for Gen3 Glocks FITS Gen3 G17, G17L, G22, G24, G31, G34, G35, G37 COLOR Black MSRP $25 URL www.magpul.com 2 Perhaps you can be someone’s humor hero today.…

12 min.
the professionals

We admit this column seems derivative at times. “Everyone has a dick and a Glock 19” is the general rule of published EDC loadouts across America. While today we’re once again highlighting some firearms industry professionals, not all of them have the legal ability to cart around a firearm everywhere they go. For those living in these CCW deserts, what you carry every day is still of great importance. Perhaps you live under similar legal encumbrances — if you do we’d love to hear how you deal with it for yourself. Of course and as usual, we have assorted backgrounds in play, along with dissimilar body shapes and sizes. Whether you’re hobbit-height like Alexander Crown or a Kryptek-covered beast like Jim Erwin, we’re positive you’ll find some wisdom in their choices…

4 min.

1 MAKE Alien Gear Holsters MODEL Shape Shift Starter Kit FITS Popular Glocks, Ruger LC and SRs, S&W M&P Shields, Springfield XDs, and Taurus Millennium G2s MSRP $100 FURTHER www.aliengearholsters.com NOTES Easily the most adaptable holster we’ve seen, the Shape Shift system gives you four holster configurations you configure without tools. We’ll admit to a major head-scratching moment when we opened the box to find a bento box filled with polymer holster components. Our initial confusion faded as we put our man instincts aside and read the manual. Each of the configurations slide together positively and the parts are secured with polymer thumb nuts. You get an OWB, paddle, IWB, and an AIWB, that each on its own is secure and comfortable, if slightly more bulky, than their one-mission brethren. The system is well executed, comfortable, affordable, and not as complicated as…

9 min.
four way foray

Do you trust the government to make good decisions? Trust and government in the same sentence is definitely oxymoronic, but the sky is blue, and water is also wet. It’s frightening to think that major decisions depend on people who can’t determine what the meaning of the word “is” is. Which brings us to the government’s XM17 Modular Handgun System contract competition, or MHS for short. The M9, based on the Beretta 92FS, is at the end of its military service life, and the winner of the MHS (designated the M17 is to be its replacement). The story should end there, but there’s controversy, and the contract decision won’t go quietly into that good night. It’s hard to see anything through the fog of bureaucracy, and there are very few facts…