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New Surefire XC1 on My Glock 30s

Got another Surefire XC1 light, this time for the Glock 30s. I love this gun (really fits my hand) and have come to really like this light. I say the XC1 is the best pistol light for concealed carry, bar none.

Interesting note: the G30s frame’s picatinny rail has but one slot and it is very far forward. This puts the XC1 a few millimeters beyond the frame; needlessly.

Glock 30s with Surefire XC1

True-Weight Blue Gun

by Andy Rutledge 0 Comments

Today I got the True-Weight Glock 19 blue gun from Alternate Force. It’s an exact replica in both details and weight to a fully-loaded Glock 19. The rail is even functional. I’ll be using this for various dry drills at home and for training new shooters in some safety and manipulation fundamentals.

I used my Dremmel to grind the “frame” and flattened the trigger to match the way my everyday carry Glock 19 is setup so that the feel is near identical.

Blue Gun

Surefire EB1 Backup

Today I got my Surefire EB1 Backup flashlight and will use this for my EDC instad of the G2ZX I’ve been carrying for the past year. The G2ZX is 5.2″ long and weighs a bunch, while the EB1 is only 4.4″ long and weighs less than a bunch. Size matters and weight matters when it’s in your pocket. Ounces equals pounds! Much happier.

Surefire EB1 Backup flashlight

Already Been Boughten: Dragon Egg MK II Backpack

by Andy Rutledge 0 Comments

Picked up a well-appointed pack this week. The Dragon Egg MK II has features that make it useful as a daily pack, bugout pack, or as an assault pack. Can’t wait to get it and put it through its paces, though I have an assignment in mind for this one.

Dragon Egg backpack

  • Laser-cut slits MOLLE/PALS system
  • Heavy duty two-way YKK® zippers
  • Main compartment features an internal mesh and a hydration pocket
  • Two additional zippered external pockets
  • Redesigned side pockets that are equipped with elastic to expand
  • Additional zippered back compartment for hydration bladder or the padded sleeve can be used for carrying up to a 15” laptop
  • Paracord drag handle (contains of two 2.5m cords)
  • Additional side handles
  • Quick release shoulder straps
  • D-Ring attachment points
  • Side and bottom retention straps with buckles
  • Daisy chain webbing for attaching extra gear/carabiners
  • Velcro panel (12 x 8cm / 4.7 x 3.1in) for ID patches
  • Made of 500D Cordura® fabric
  • All clips and buckles are made by Duraflex®/WooJin
  • PenCott™, Kryptek™ and Multicam® camouflages are NIR treated