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RECOIL Presents: Concealment

RECOIL Presents: Concealment Concealment #9 2018

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.
editor’s letter

As fellow travellers on the path of self-reliance, you’ve probably noticed we’re locked in a culture war at the moment. Leveraging justifiable public horror over the murder of 14 school kids and three teachers, those who would strip away our firearms rights are in full attack mode right now. Companies that did business with the NRA have been targeted, and the synthetic outrage machine that is social media has been spun up and pressed into action. We here at team RECOIL haven’t been immune. Kroger, the second largest grocery chain in the country, made the decision that most firearm titles were too scary and offensive to the delicate sensibilities of only a vocal minority of their customers and have yanked them from the shelves. From our perspective, this is a minor business…

5 min.

1) The EDCL1-T is the updated version of SureFire’s popular EB1 Backup light. This fist-filler packs a two-stage output that comes on at 5 lumens with a light push of the tail cap, cranking up to 500 lumens when the tail cap is fully depressed. The smooth reflector and carefully focused lens creates a floody spotlight beam with the bright center about as wide as a doorway from 10 feet. There’s a wide area of useful spill light around the core of the beam. A large pocket clip adds retention and prevents the light from rolling when placed on its side. It uses a single CR123, running for an hour on high and about 45 hours on low. MAKE SureFire MODEL EDCL1-T LENGTH 4.5 inches DIAMETER 1.121 inches WEIGHT 3.3 ounces, w/battery MSRP $165 URL www.surefire.com 2) Mean Gene is always working on something —…

9 min.
everyman edc

Rather than having instructors, professional competitors, and industry names and personalities gracing the pages of this column, we decided to go another direction: To you, dear reader. Not only were the EDC setups becoming eerily similar, offering little value or variety, but many of the firearms professionals work in fairly open environments involving firearms. From this point forward, we’ll feature “regular” (for lack of a better term) men and women and what they carry. Ultimately, this will not only show more diversity of items, if for no other reason than differing work environments, but also give you some insights into items you may or may not be considering for yourself. From a commercial roofer to a retiree, we think you’ll enjoy this column. Also, in the future your own EDC could…

4 min.

1 MAKE Comp-Tac Victory Gear MODEL Warrior FITS 1911 3-inch, Glock 17/19 sizes, HK VP9 SK, SIG P320 compact, S&W M&P Shield, Walther PPQ/M2 4-inch MSRP $75 FURTHER www.comp-tac.com NOTES Comp-Tac’s new Warrior holster is a minimal-looking, outside-the-waistband rig with a few tricks up its Kydex shell. The holster has a set of four ride height grommets on each side that provide a wide variety of cants, from neutral to crazy cross draw angles, by positioning the included 1.5-inch, hard belt loops. The shell itself is mid-weight 0.093-inch-thick Kydex, tough enough to withstand many years of carrying and training. One thing we like about the Warrior is its versatility. The cut will accept a wide variety of optics and the open muzzle means a holster cut for a compact will accept threaded barrels and longer slide versions of the same pistol —…

13 min.
everyday carry

We all relish cold weather because heavier cover garments mean we can carry a full-size, fully capable pistol. When it gets warmer we tuck little pistols into our shorts, accepting the loss of capacity and shootability as a fair tradeoff for concealability. SIG’s pistol product manager, Phil Strader, says of the SIG P365, “We designed something that you could carry every single day, 365 days a year, no compromise and no change in guns.” BULLSH*T, RIGHT? When New Hampshire’s SIG SAUER set its course to build the P365, an everyday subcompact, SIG’s CEO Ron Cohen tells us his engineers had one goal — to overcome the well-known shortcomings of subcompact pistols. And there are a lot. But the biggest reason to carry a full-size pistol is its shootability and its capacity. Tiny…

8 min.
walther’s ppq sub compact

In the latest logical line extension to their well-regarded PPQ family, Walther’s engineers have chopped their base pistol down to Glock 26 size. At this point you might think there’s nothing more to add to this article; after all, Glock introduced the petite double stack in 1995, and it’s remained pretty much unchanged since then — but you’d be missing out on a very well-thought-out package. Why should you care? Well, on a graph of size versus that nebulous term, “shootability” the PPQsc lies substantially above the line. In CCW handguns, as in marriage, it’s the little things that mean a lot. DETAILS, DETAILS The little PPQ traces its lineage back to the Walther P99, which rolled into production in the Ulm factory in 1997. It’s been a successful family of pistols in…