Simple, cool and necessary products for 2017
The latest gadgets and gear that can help play a vital role as part of your EDC, Pocket Dump or Home Defense plan.
(01) BULLET PROOF
The Bullet Blocker flight jacket does just that – it blocks bullets. At 7.5 pounds, the jacket has a removable NIJ IIIA body armor liner. With a 100 percent nylon shell and poly fiberfill, its looks are reminiscent of the old US Air Force jackets issued to Air Force and Navy pilots. The only difference here is that this jacket meets standards that will stop a .357 Magnum, 44 Magnum, 9mm, .45, hollow points and more.
(02) A GENTLEMEN’S
The Mantra is an impressive fusion of state-of-theart materials, advanced design features and classic Spyderco styling. Its high-performance CPM M4 tool steel blade is full-flat ground for superior edge geometry and includes both an index-finger flipper and a trademark round hole to provide a full spectrum of one-hand opening options. It is paired with a handle comprised of two precision-machined solid titanium scales with a no-nonsense stonewashed finish. The reverse-side scale houses a stout Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism with a hardened stainless steel interface that also serves as an over-travel stop.
This mirror from Tactical Walls does more than meet the eye. It also gives you a chance to reflect in one instance and react in another. With a hidden cavity behind the mirror, it’s a quick and easy way to conceal valuables, weapons and more. The smaller of the secret compartments is 14 inches wide by 10 inches high by 3 ½ inches deep, while the larger of the two compartments is 14 inches wide by 40 inches high by 3 ½ inches deep.
(04) BONE BREAKER
A tactical bottle opener it is, but grip it firmly in your hands and it can be used as a self-defense that can help you get out of a dangerous situation. Created by the folks over at Bone Tactical, these units are available in cold rolled steel or hand cut aluminum, and they truly are as tough as they look.
Here’s a shelf that packs a little something that could help preserve your life. This incredible unit is called the 812PLS (Pistol Length Shelf), and it’s a surface mounted concealment solution that incorporates a classically designed shelf. The smallest of shelves available from Tactical Walls, the 812PLS has a foam lined hidden compartment that is 8 inches deep by 12 inches wide.
(06) HXB HYBRID
Molded from composite polymer, this is the end all, be all when it comes to a baton. A steel insert and a steel tip reinforce the first and last segments of the expanding shafts, and it comes with a molded non-slip grip. Corrosion resistant, this HXB baton from Fab Defense also has flexible tubular shafts, thus providing a more powerful whip-like stroke.
(07) A SELF-DEFENSE HAT
We all wear different hats, but this one here is designed to protect. The seemingly normal hat is actually a self-defense cap that features a removable structure under the bill. That formation (made of polymer) can be clenched in your hands, making it a tool to strike an assailant. As always, its better to wear it and not need it, then need it and not wear it. This stunning collaboration between FAB-Defense, product designer Dov Ganchrwo and martial arts expert Yaron Hanover is a definite must have.
(08) A SUREFIRE WINNER
Your “tactical” infomercial light is cool, but it’s time to give it to your kids and get with the program. The Surefire UM2 LED flashlight puts out 600 lumens and it features a one-of-a-kind TIR optic that creates a beam that’s simply brilliant.
(09) A BIT OF HISTORY
The Karahawk is Spyderco’s highly evolved version of the Southeast Asian fighting knife called the Karambit. Featuring a VG-10 stainless steel blade and their trademark Round Hole and Emerson Opening feature, this knife is not only a conversation piece but a true piece of art that that speaks volumes about Spyderco’s history and heritage in the knife industry.
(10) PRESSURE POINT TOOL
The FCP Pressure Point restraining tool is a pocket-sized tool that allows users a quick and effective way to restrain and disarm would-be assailants. This is done by applying the tips of the tool to pressure points found throughout the body. Made from reinforced polymer composite, this self-defense tool is easily carried in the pocket. Disclaimer: This tool should not be used as a punching device; check your local laws.
(11) LIGHTS OUT
Made in the U.S.A., this fully functional table lamp from will give you the peace of mind knowing that protection is just an arm’s reach away. Inside the base is a 6-inch secret cache that measure in at 9 inches high by 4 inches deep. With a non-locking slider held shut via retention magnets, it gives owners quick and easy access to the goods.
“The best defense is a good offense. Train plenty. Train hard.”
Providing a secure, holsterless, conceal carry option, the Clipdraw is a lightweight, sturdy option that’s easy to install and simple to use. We put our very own Clipdraw through the test, and it’s safe to say that it provided a trusted, comfortable way to conceal carry. While the market has other imitators, be sure to go with The Original Clipdraw that has been in action since 1995. There is no substitute.
(13) TASER X26P
If you’re looking for a trusted Taser used by law enforcement agency officials throughout the world, then there is no substitute for the TASER X26P. Offering the highest takedown power available, the X26P is a strong addition to any civilian self-protection plan.
(14) THE IRIS PILL TUBE
Constructed out of aluminum and stainless steel, this nifty pillbox is a definite conversation piece limited to only 888 pieces. The bottom of the pill box features an iris which spreads open at the twist of the wrist, and by unscrewing the top cap it leaves you room to stash some a few pills or other valuables.
Rugged, water tight and impact resistant, the IRIS Pill Tube is a definite must have for your EDC or Pocket Dump collection. Use it to keep loose diamonds, a few pills or other small valuables and see for yourself why it’s a conversation pieces that will have people talking.
Knife fighting using a karambit is a specialty skill, but doing so with a real knife is not only dangerous but also unrealistic. That said, this karambit training knife is made for practicing range of motion and techniques. It’s all done safely, and through this hard polymer-training tool, it allows for practicing in a realistic attack/defense scenario.
(16) ULTIMAG DUAL 10 MAG
The Opposite Magazine Coupler provides a unique external coupling option for two 10-round magazines. The kit comes with two 10-round Ultimag 10R magazines as well as the coupler. Highly ergonomic and durable, all you have to do is eject the first magazine when it’s done and flip it over to load another fresh 10 rounds. Available in black, olive drab green or flat dark earth.
“Tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”