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Recoil July/August 2013

Our magazine is gear heavy featuring guns, trucks, atv's, knives, watches, and more. Get Recoil digital magazine subscription today for gun evaluations, interviews with industry personalities, shooting tips from the pros, shooting sports, defense, do it yourself articles, and much more. We aim to appeal to the casual shooter as well as the core enthusiast.

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2 min.
on the cover

01 RIFLE BRAND: Patriot Ordnance Factory MODEL: P308 MSRP: $3,000 URL: www.pof-usa.com 02 MAGAZINE BRAND: X-Products MODEL: X-25 MSRP: $275 URL: www.xproducts.com 03 OPTIC BRAND: Aimpoint MODEL: Patrol Rifle Optic MSRP: $453 URL: www.aimpoint.com 04 SLING BRAND: Viking Tactics MODEL: Original Sling MSRP: $35 URL: www.vikingtactics.com 05 VERTICAL GRIP BRAND: Tango Down MODEL: BattleGrip Quick Detach Short Vertical Grip MSRP: $94 URL: www.tangodown.com 06 FLASH HIDER BRAND: Smith Enterprises MODEL: Vortex Flash Eliminator MSRP: $85 URL: www.smithenterprise.com 07 FIXED BLADE BRAND: Medford Knife and Tool MODEL: EOD-1 MSRP: $500 URL: www.medfordknife.com 08 HANDGUN BRAND: Colt MODEL: Rail Gun MSRP: $1,188 URL: www.coltsmfg.com 09 HOLSTER BRAND: Galco MODEL: Stryker MSRP: $65 URL: www.usgalco.com 10 GLOVES BRAND: Patrol Incident Gear MODEL: FDT-Alpha Glove MSRP: $35 URL: www.skdtac.com 11 BELT BRAND: Safariland MODEL: ELS Competition Belt MSRP: $56 URL: www.safariland.com 12 SHIRT BRAND: Crye Precision MODEL: G3 Combat Shirt MSRP: $157 URL: www.cryeprecision.com 13 ELBOW PADS BRAND: Crye Precision MODEL: AirFlex Elbow Pads MSRP: $18 URL: www.cryeprecision.com 14 PLATE CARRIER BRAND: Tactical Tailor MODEL: Hybrid Enhance Vest MSRP: $319 URL: www.tacticaltailor.com 15 POUCHES BRAND: Tactical Tailor MODEL: Fight Light 7.62 Single Mag Pouch 20-Round MSRP: $15 URL: www.tacticaltailor.com BRAND: Tactical Tailor MODEL: Canteen Utility Pouch MSRP: $30 URL: www.tacticaltailor.com BRAND: Tactical Tailor MODEL: Accessory Pouch…

3 min.
down range

One of the great strengths of RECOIL is its diversity. We really don’t care if we ruffle a few feathers by including subjects that typically fall outside the realm of a firearms magazine — just so long as you, the reader, find them interesting. Let’s face it, if the only topic of conversation around the dinner table was rehashing the 9mm-versus-.45 debate, life would be as dull and repetitive as a daytime soap opera. So in this issue we bring you a kick ass off-road vehicle, survival skills, and a scantily clad chick with a bow. And pants. After all, everyone needs pants. While gun owners as a whole have recently won a stunning victory on Capitol Hill, the great ammo drought of 2013 nonetheless rumbles along, and we here at…

2 min.
we the people

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” — Benjamin Franklin We are eternally grateful to all the brave people, and their families, who have served and continue to serve our country to protect our freedoms and liberty. Your sacrifices will never be forgetten. Respectfully, RECOIL Magazine As this issue hits newsstands, the Fourth of July is right around the corner. And while the sights and smells of the holiday festivities will soon be upon us, there’s something else weighing on our minds and hearts: upholding our patriotic duty of keeping a close watch on our politicians. While some proposed anti-gun legislation have been shot down recently due to lack of support, that doesn’t mean it’s time to relax. The assault on the Second Amendment continues. Whether it’s a ban on so-called “assault weapons,” restrictions on…

4 min.

1 A sexy woman. Few images are more pleasing to the eye…except a sexy woman with a firearm. Artist and designer Andrew Bawidamann has illustrated this fact quite effectively in a set of lithographic prints that combine gorgeously rendered ladies with various modern military weapons — all in a cool WWII nose-art style. Each fourcolor illustration is printed on 120-pound uncoated stock with rounded corners. BRAND: Andrew Bawidamann MODEL: Modern Warfare Set MSRP: $25 URL: www.bawidamann.com 2 This carabiner won’t exactly help you scale Mount McKinley, but it is a handy little tool that comes with a Phillips head, flathead, and a semi-serrated blade with an ergonomic frame. Though not suitable for climbing, the carabiner comes with a screw-lock for secure attachment. Need a lightweight tool for light-duty tasks? Keep this in your range bag,…

4 min.
remembering the great war

George Santayana’s aphorism is often cited because it holds much truth: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” That’s why the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, stands as a beacon of freedom and is committed to inspiring public involvement and informed decision making among present and future generations — lest we forget the sacrifice and courage of those who served in WWI. The United States’ entry into the First World War in April of 1917 helped change the tide for the Allies and ensured the defeat of Germany and the Central Powers. While no one American city can claim to have played a greater role in the war than any other, Kansas City was chosen to be the site of…

6 min.
dirty deeds

MAKE: Tomcar MODEL: TM5 YEAR: 2009 ENGINE: 1.4L Diesel DRIVETRAIN: 2WD WHEELBASE: 101 inches If at first blush you thought this was just another sandrail, dune buggy, or UTV, we regret to inform you that you couldn’t be more wrong. While it could be used to haul coolers and ditzy girls while you’re hanging out at Glamis listening to Crazy Town, bro, the Tomcar is a military-grade off-road vehicle that’s the culmination of progressive engineering and practical accessorizing. In other words, when shit gets hairy in the field, the guys at Tomcar have anticipated the contingencies and designed the vehicle around them. While the Tomcar is available to the public, the TM5 model we’re showing you is an example of one created as part of a fleet that was deployed in South Asia and outfitted with…