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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

BOMBER

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

KNIFE

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.

(03) SELF-DE­FENSE

MIRROR

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

KEYCHAIN

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.

(05) SHELF

LIFE

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

BATON

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.”

(12) CLIPDRAW

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.

(15) TRAIN­ING

KARAM­BIT

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.”

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