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RECOIL Presents: Concealment

RECOIL Presents: Concealment Concealment #15 2019

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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2 min.
editor’s letter

Welcome to the 15th issue of CONCEALMENT. By the time this book hits your coffee table or, just as likely, your bathroom, all six of the new guns we’ve reviewed for you will be under glass at your local gun shop. And, there’s no bought-and-paid-for gun reviews here, either. We know our readers can smell advertiser-friendly reviews a mile away. As gun geeks ourselves, we wouldn’t pay for that crap in a magazine, and we certainly wouldn’t be caught shoveling it ourselves. We did our level best to break a gun in this issue. We had some busted sights, a misguided trigger guard design, and a sluggish slide across the range of preproduction and production review guns we ran, but no spectacular range fails despite our best efforts (and robust round…

5 min.

1 AVENTURA ECOTHS PRESCOTT SHIRT aventuraclothing.com COLORS: Black, Dark Brick, and Mediterranea MSRP: $72 NOTES: This shirt isn’t necessarily meant for CCW holders, but it’s ideal for those who want to be comfortable while active and look good at the same time — whether they’re hitting the pub or the links. Made of 55-percent organic cotton, 30-percent Coolmax polyester, and 15-percent polyester dobby, the Prescott provides the right blend of softness, breathability, and durability. Plus, there’s an integrated microfiber cloth on the bottom front placket so you can conveniently clean your phone screen or sunglasses. Even if it’s not designed with shooters in mind, the snap buttons allow quick access to a deeply concealed weapon, if needed. 2 5.11 TACTICAL NORRIS SNEAKER 511tactical.com COLORS: Black, Ranger Green MSRP: $100 NOTES: Trying to achieve the ultimate grayman look while wearing tactical boots…

3 min.
the ruby extra revolver

The Spanish have a long tradition of producing firearms in Eibar, located in the Basque region. Depending upon the manufacturer, quality varies widely anywhere from terrible to acceptable. One of the more prominent manufacturers in this region was named Gabilondo, which later became Llama, and one of their gifts to the firearm world was the Ruby series of revolvers. The Ruby Extra revolver was manufactured from 1955 to 1970 as an “economy line” of Spanish-made revolvers. Essentially, they’re copies of the Smith & Wesson Military and Police revolver models with coiled mainsprings. They were available in 22 LR, 32 S&W, 32 WCF, and 38 Special, and we’ve also seen a few chambered in 357 Magnum. I snagged this jewel from Cabela’s used gun library in Reno, Nevada, for the princely sum of…

3 min.

1 CROSSBREED HOLSTERS THE RECKONING HOLSTER crossbreedholsters.com FITS: Most popular models from CZ, Glock, Heckler & Koch, SIG SAUER, Smith & Wesson, and more MSRP: $70 NOTES: Naming anything “The Reckoning” in the tactical world can be tricky. You either bring the goods or you’re setting yourself up for endless ridicule. Fortunately, this holster from CrossBreed delivers what its moniker implies — a well-thought-out design that can help settle the score, be it in competition or in a defensive situation As an inside-the-waistband (IWB) holster, The Reckoning Holster has a top-grain leather backer in one of three options: black cowhide, premium horsehide, or Founder’s Series 100-percent vegetable-tanned leather. The leather will not only boost comfort, but slowly conform to your torso. Meanwhile, the pocket is made of quality Kydex, providing precise fitment for your pistol. The…

11 min.
everyman edc

MARK BUSBEE combatshootingandtactics.com/instructors.htm Profession Registered nurse (retired) Current job title Cattle rancher, timber grower, and firearms/tactics instructor Describe your current working environment Mostly outside — tending cattle, mowing, spraying, or teaching. I also spend about 8 to 10 hours a week driving between home and farm, etc. How does your work environment affect EDC? I dress for the weather, and in East Texas that goes from one extreme to the other. I occasionally carry OWB at 3 o’clock position, but primarily carry AIWB in a JM, T-Rex, or G-Code holster with an untucked shirt. I need to be able to sit for long periods and have good retention while climbing on and off tractors, etc. Describe your carry items Glock 19 Generally, a Glock and most often a G19 Gen 4 or 5 with or without RMR. This particular G19 has thousands…

4 min.
hands on

SHIELD RMSW MINI RED DOT www.shieldpsd.com LENGTH: 1.7 inches WEIGHT: 0.6 ounce BATTERY: CR2032 MSRP: $400 WHAT IS IT Perhaps the smallest, lightest, service-grade mini red-dot on the market. WHAT GOT OUR ATTENTION The Shield line of red-dots has been chugging along since the ’90s when they were sold under the Tasco Optima brand. Since then, they’ve gone through several iterations, while still retaining the original footprint. Yay for backward compatibility … The most recent version, the RMSw, features a rubber gasket under the battery com-partment, which the manufacturer claims is effective to 20 meters for 30 minutes. We were unable to test this claim, as large bodies of water are noticeably harder to come by in Arizona than say, Minnesota, but we did notice that the dot was crisp and bright under midday August sun. The RMSw also features a…