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RECOIL Presents: Concealment

RECOIL Presents: Concealment Concealment #10 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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2 min.
editor’s letter

We’re doing something a bit unusual in this issue of Concealment. No exotic unobtanium, no bleeding-edge designs, nothing but solid, quality gear and techniques for your consideration. We’re introducing a new column titled “Crap Shoot,” which will rummage through the darkest recesses of various local gun stores to find viable self-defense handguns for less than $200. They won’t be pretty, and they won’t be something you show off to friends, but they should be good enough to count on when the sh*t hits the fan. Hopefully. And if they fail, then you’ll get to know about it, because information is the most vital thing we offer. The budget theme continues elsewhere, as Candice Horner get to grips with the newest Hi-Point carbine in 10mm. The last time a Hi-Point graced our pages,…

8 min.

1› The zZz Clip might sound like a device to treat sleep apnea, but it’s actually a nifty attachment point for your Kydex holster, magazine pouches, or knife sheath that’s modular and MOLLE compatible. That means you can also use it to connect your accessories to your vest or link smaller packs to your go-bag’s webbing panel; its fastening abilities are limited only by your imagination. The patent-pending clip is made of a lightweight, injection-molded nylon blend, resistant to heat, cold, and impacts. The zZz Clip comes in a finished two-pack and is also available, undrilled, in a four-pack. MAKE zZz Custom Works MODEL zZz Clip COLOR Black, coyote tan, and olive drab green SIZES 2-inch or 3-inch versions available MSRP $7.50/pair; $8/four, undrilled URL www.zzzcustomholsters.com 2› Federal Premium Ammunition recently added a range round to its lineup of American Eagle Syntech ammo…

4 min.
smith’s subcompact sigma

The firearms that fill our pages aren’t usually beer-money budget affairs. When you spend time on the bleeding edge, a higher price point comes with the territory. However, the ability to defend yourself with more than harsh language and hope shouldn’t be directly linked to your available income. To that end, we bring you a new CONCEALMENT column, “Crap Shoot.” This column isn’t about new guns, but budget-friendly pistols found stocking pawnshop and local gun store cases. Every issue, a different editor will go to a local store with a whopping $200 to spend on the best, worst, or most interesting gun that meets the budget. A pistol will be selected and tested, and shown here. For our premiere, we bring you: › Smith & Wesson Sigma SW380 › Price paid: $169 Did you know that…

4 min.

1 MAKE Raven Concealment MODEL Perun LC FITS Glock Gen 3/4/5 9mm/.40S&W/.357 Glock pistols with SureFire X300U/B, Streamlight TLR-1 HL MSRP $50 FURTHER rcsgear.com NOTES With the release of the outside-the-waistband, light-bearing Perun, Raven Concealment presents a durable and fully featured concealment holster everyone can afford. The injection-molded body is made of two mated shells, riveted together with adjustable retention provided by a novel sliding-screw affair that Raven says won’t back out like in-line retention screws can during heavy training days. The Perun rides high on the belt for concealability and comes with accessory belt loops to set it up for 10, 0, and -10 degree canting. It also includes a set of spacers that come in handy when you need a little more room for thicker belts, or thicker guts. Wrong-handers rejoice; all the hardware is reversible, too. We like how light the…

11 min.
everyman edc

EMILY CHEN PROFESSION Former executive assistant, recently turned firearms instructor CURRENT JOB TITLE Instructor DESCRIBE YOUR CURRENT WORKING ENVIRONMENT I was always in a white-collar office environment, or in a high-class/luxury setting, working with execs; I was expected to be on-call 24/7 and to assist their families when necessary. HOW DOES YOUR WORK ENVIRONMENT AFFECT YOUR EDC? My work attire when I was an executive assistant follows: collared shirt with dress pants or pencil skirt. For special occasions/events it would be a cocktail dress or evening gown. I like to stay unsuspecting, so I make it a point to carry as little as possible, and to keep my EDC physically as discreet as possible. This allows me to carry regardless of what I’m wearing. DESCRIBE YOUR CARRY ITEMS SIG SAUER P238, SIG SAUER P238 IWB Holster Women’s clothing is unfortunately unforgiving,…

8 min.
1911 pocket rocket

If you were to ask for a show of hands among RECOIL’s editorial staff regarding who would actually like some form of 1911, mine would not be among them. Iain? Absolutely. Candice? Indeedy. Me? No. Hard pass. Through what can only be described as a comedy of errors and logistics, somehow I ended up being the one to review a 1911 carry pistol from Smith & Wesson. We were first introduced to this compact option in late 2017 at Smith & Wesson’s Massachusetts facility, and they officially launched it just before SHOT Show 2018. On the surface, nearly everything about the Performance Center SW1911 Pro Series 9mm is either totally wrong or totally right, depending on your perspective: › Modernized 1911 pattern › Compact › Bushingless › 9mm We’re talking about an old pistol — well,…