01. Point6 / 37.5 Tactical Defender socks One of the first things you learn in the military is to keep your feet dry. Point6 helps the cause with their all-climate, fast-drying merino wool sock. Features include ankle and arch support, a medium cushion that surrounds the entire foot and leg, and a reinforced heel and toe that provides increased protection to critical areas. Active 37.5 particles supercharge the wool’s wicking ability by attracting moisture while it’s still in vapor form so you can stay drier longer and increase athletic output.
MSRP: $25 POINT6.COM 02. Elite Tactical Systems / C.A.M. Loader Looking for a quick and easy way to load your pistol and rifle magazines? Here it is. Two models are available, one for pistol and one for rifle mags. The pistol version works with 9mm and .40 caliber pistol mags, double or single stack. The rifle version works for AR-15, AK-47, AK-74, G36, Steyr Aug,
MP5, Scorpion EVO, Colt SMG, UZI, AR-10, and more. The loader picks rounds up from an ammo tray, sparing the user from touching the bullets as they’re loaded. It doesn’t force rounds through the feed lips, preventing damage to the mag itself.
MSRP: $30 EACH ETSGROUP.US 03. Cannae / Urban Cohort Ergonomically built to provide maximum comfort while carrying light to medium loads, this backpack is crammed full of features such as a wide, easy-access body cavity, ripstop nylon, strong Duraflex buckles and hardware, reliable YKK zippers, a unique single-zip body, and top position opening. The Urban Cohort can swallow up 26 liters of gear and has a protective laptop/tablet compartment that fits up to 15-inch computers. The easy-grab top handle and super-grip zipper pulls allow for extreme ease of use.
MSRP: $124 CANNAEPROGEAR.COM 04. Patriot Patch Co. / Patch of the Month Club If you like morale patches—and let’s face it, who doesn’t?—you’ll want in on Patriot Patch Co.’s Patch of the Month Club. Membership entitles you to one high-quality morale patch and a sticker delivered directly to your door every month. The patches are backed with loop material, perfect for mounting to your jacket, patch book or patch wall panel.
MSRP: $15/MO. PATRIOTPATCH.COM 05. Rainier Arms / Avalanche MOD2 AR-15 Charging Handle This charging handle is customizable. The Rainier Arms Avalanche A.I. (Ambidextrous Interchangeable) Charging Handle supports the requirements of today’s shooter while combining the performance you’ve come to expect from Rainier Arms. The Avalanche’s unique interchangeable handles offer a customized look and feel while supporting individual shooting styles, preserving a fast and fluid motion from either the strong side or support side. Made in the USA from aircraft-grade 7075 aluminum.
MSRP: $80 RAINIERARMS.COM 06. Liong Mah Designs / Kuf-kitchen Utility Folder Designed to resemble your favorite kitchen knife, the KUF is handy both in the kitchen or out in the field. It has a 4-inch blade made of S35VN steel with a stonewash finish and features a titanium framelock and titanium hardware with anodized pivots and clips. The black Carbon Fiber version has an integral back spacer, while the Westinghouse Brown Canvas Micarta Version uses a titanium back spacer. Made in the USA.
MSRP: $375 LIONGMAH.COM 07. Survive Outdoors Longer / Phoenix The Phoenix pocket survival tool is billed as “the most innovative multi-purpose fire starting tool on the market.” It incorporates eight tools into one small pocketknife-sized multi-tool. These include a retractable flint, a fixed-blade serrated knife that can be used as a striker, a bottle opener, 3-7mm wrench and flathead screwdriver, fire-starting tinder in a water-tight compartment, an LED light, and a signal whistle.
MSRP: $25 SURVIVEOUTDOORSLONGER.COM 08. Breakthrough Clean / AMMO Can Cleaning Kit with HP PRO Oil This kit is a comprehensive gun cleaning kit containing everything you’ll need to service your guns, including cleaning rods, Breakthrough Clean’s Military-grade Solvent, Battle Born Grease, Battle Born High-purity Oil, and Battle Born HP Pro Oil, all housed in a convenient ammo can-style case. Created to clean and maintain .22 caliber through 12 gauge, it also includes bore brushes, brass patch holders, brass patch jags, cleaning patches, a microfiber towel, silicone cloth, Swab-its and more.
MSRP: $130 BREAKTHROUGHCLEAN.COM