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RECOIL Presents: Concealment

RECOIL Presents: Concealment Concealment #18 2020

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.
editor’s letter

Welcome to the 18th installment of CONCEALMENT! We spent the last couple months dodging germs, shooting guns, and compiling a trove of content to make your precious solitary time in the bathroom that much more cherished. We’ve got a mix of traditional pistols and some larger, concealable concoctions that put rifle-caliber power in your party time bag. Iain’s review of the Phoenix Fusion shows there’s no reason you can’t shoot and win a pistol match with your carry gun. And, speaking of competition, Steven has a great story about the practical side of gun gaming featuring commentary from gunfighting and teaching legends Ken Hackathorn, Clint Smith, Mike Pannone, and Frank Proctor. In the “something a bit different” section, we’ve got reviews of CZ’s factory-authorized bullpup modification for the Scorpion, a 4-inch AR…

6 min.

1 PANGEA DESIGNS PICO pangeadesigns.com OAL: 1 inch MSRP: $11 NOTES: Pangea Designs is a North Carolina-based company that specializes in compact everyday-carry tools featuring outside-the-box designs. Sometimes they’re so far removed from the box that you might glance at them and ask, “Um, what the heck is that?” Take the PiCO, for instance. According to Pangea Designs, it is the world’s smallest bottle opener that uses leverage to get the job done. How? Attach it to the included 1-inch steel split ring, loop your index finger through the ring, and place the PiCO on the bottle cap with your thumb on the opposite side of the cap. Tug with your index finger and — pop — bottom’s up. And because it’s made (in the USA) of solid titanium, it’ll never bend or break. 2…

4 min.
oops, i did it again

The Remington R51 is a small-town girl with big dreams who headed off to the big city. It’s Remington’s successor to the hundred-year-old Remington Model 51. The original was designed by John Pedersen and introduced the odd, but kinda genius, hesitation-locking action. It was an adaptation of the day’s popular straight blowback action, allowing the 51 to run higher-powered ammo than its contemporaries. THE UNTOLD ROLE OF AAC The 51’s novel design is appreciated by gun geeks — silencer guys in particular due to the stationary barrel. The hero in our story is Ethan Lessard, who in 2010 was working for the suppressor company Advanced Armament Corporation, at the time a subsidiary of Remington. AAC had military customers who were always looking for new, interesting ways to help the world through the…

2 min.

BLACKHAWK A.R.C. INSIDE-THE-WAISTBAND HOLSTER blackhawk.com FITS: Glock, Ruger, SIG Sauer, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory MSRP: $25 NOTES: The Blackhawk A.R.C. (Appendix Reversible Carry) IWB holster isn’t fancy, but it’s efficient, sturdy, and super affordable. They just released fitments for the latest crop of small guns, like the P365 series, Glock 48, and M&P Shield EZ. The holster’s made of injection-molded polymer, as opposed to thermoformed Kydex. As a result, the A.R.C. is robust but also a little soft with a bit of give, making it feel sort of like a modern-day synthetic successor to leather. Plus, if you live on the surface of the sun, like in Arizona, you’ll appreciate polymer’s heat-resistance compared to Kydex’s. The holster comes with two belt clips, for 1.5- and 1.75-inch belts. The clip is infinitely adjustable for cant,…

2 min.
scott finazzo

www.scottfinazzo.com Profession Firefighter Title Captain What’s your residential situation? I live in the end unit of a four-address townhouse. My townhouse complex is in a suburban neighborhood surrounded by single-family homes and one nearby apartment complex. While I have a full basement and second story, all living and sleeping rooms are on the ground floor. Law enforcement response is expected to be rapid. Does your residence present any special defensive considerations? Where I choose to live is a relatively low crime area, so my home-defense decisions are based more on a combination of my comfort level as well as what my father did, which is to have several sensible options in close proximity to where I sleep. What do you use to defend your home? KelTec PF9 with 8-round magazine in a soft holster I keep the KelTec PF9 at my…

2 min.
jeff franklin

www.cobracanine.com Profession Dog trainer Title Owner, Cobra Canine, LLC What’s your residential situation? I live with my wife (who is a capable shooter and protector, as well), our 3-year-old daughter, and three dogs (one of which is a great attack dog and the other two are amazing alarms). Our home is two stories in a nice neighborhood, with houses on three sides. LE patrols the area often, and in general, we live in a low crime area. Our master and all bedrooms are on the second floor. Our dogs are on the first floor. We have an ADT alarm system. With the second-floor advantage, dogs, and alarm overall, we are well protected, especially at night. Does your residence present any special defensive considerations? For the first time, I live in a neighborhood versus in a very rural area,…