Vanquest MOLLE Sticks: They Will Save Your Sanity

Two five-inch MOLLE Sticks. Shown here not hooking anything up so you can actually see them.

At a recent Gunsite event hosted by my friends at LaserMax, I met Alex. He’s a gear head from Vanquest. But he doesn’t have greasy fingernails or smell like brake fluid, because his gear specialty is packs, bags, totes, backpacks and cases of all sorts. Anyway, Alex showed me a sooper-dooper nifty little invention that […]

Review: 5.11 Tactical COVRT 18 Backpack

5.11 Tactical COVRT 18 Backpack

We put the 5.11 Tactical COVRT 18 Backpack through the ringer. It’s one of three packs selected for our 2012 SHOT Show Challenge. We even ran the TSA gauntlet with it – sans detainment or other embarrassing incident. Our standard luggage was far less successful and every single piece got molested by the feds. Once at SHOT […]

How Much SHOT Show Bling Does the 5.11 COVRT 18 Hold?


How much SHOT Show bling can the 5.11 COVRT 18 Backpack hold without exploding? 5.11 Tactical media kit – Rubberized USB drive for impact resistance in tough literary assault conditions EyeShield Fact Sheet from Field Optics Invitation to a special pre-screening of the Movie Act of Valor (coming out in theaters February 23rd) And yes, […]

5.11 SHOT Show Challenge Day 0: Playing with Fire

5.11 Rush MOAB Go Bag

It’s travel day and we had some mild concern about running the TSA gauntlet with all this tactical looking gear. Feeling emboldened by the sheer awesomeness of the SHOT Show, we decided to push our luck We’re heading to Vegas after all. Glam Gun Girl shirt, 5.11 Rush MOAB Go bag, and plenty of attitude. […]

Can 5.11 Tactical Gear Survive SHOT Show 2012?


We’re going to find out. We’ve got three editors going to SHOT. We’ve got three different 5.11 backpacks: RUSH MOAB 10 Go Bag – The MOAB just looks tactical. An ambidextrous single strap design, it features a 1.5 liter hydration pocket, nifty hooks inside for your keychain, and a comms pouch and routing system which […]