EDC

WITH THESE GIFT IDEAS, EV­ERY­ONE CAN HAVE A MERRY, EV­ERY­DAY-CARRY HOL­I­DAY.

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Santa, just put a spin­ning steel or bounc­ing plas­tic tar­get and a cou­ple boxes of ammo un­der the tree, and I’ll be a good boy all next year. I prom­ise.

Look­ing for some­thing spe­cial? There are other great gift ideas in all price ranges, so you’re bound to find some­thing just right for the EDC devo­tees in your life. Here are just a few. GW

FIX IT STICKS GLOCK TOOL KIT AND MAG­NETIC PATCH

For those who in­sist on tak­ing things apart, Fix It Sticks has in­tro­duced a Glock Tool Kit as an aid to ser­vic­ing Glock pis­tols in the field or at the work­bench. In­cluded are a 3/16-inch hex drive front sight tool, mag­ne­tized to keep the sight nut in place, and a 3/32-inch pin punch. The tools are ma­chined from solid bar stock and can be used by them­selves, with Fix It Sticks han­dles or with a stan­dard ¼-inch bit driver. The com­pany has also in­tro­duced a handy mag­netic patch. At­tach it to a Fix It Sticks case with the in­cluded Vel­cro, or use it as a stand-alone parts tray. Screws and other small me­tal parts will stick to the mag­netic patch to keep them where you can find them.

MSRP: $16 (Glock Tool Kit); $10 (mag­netic patch) URL: Shop.FixItSticks.com

MAX­PE­DI­TION PACKS

Max­pe­di­tion has in­tro­duced three new CCW-en­abled back­packs in its Ad­vanced Gear Re­search (AGR) se­ries. The Rift­blade (shown) has a 30-liter ca­pac­ity; the mid­sized Rift­core has a 12-liter ca­pac­ity; and the smaller Rift­point has a 15-liter ca­pac­ity. All are con­structed of dual ma­te­rial: 500D hex rip­stop ny­lon and 1,000D plain-weave ny­lon. All have at­tach­ment points for ad­di­tional gear and pouches. Hard­ware is made of tough, anti-break poly­mers and in­cludes com­fort­able zip­per pulls. These heavy-use packs fea­ture a spe­cial com­part­ment with a se­cu­rity lock­out strip for a con­cealed-carry weapon.

Avail­able in gray, black or tan.

MSRP: $180 (Rift­point); $220 (Rift­core); $260 (Rift­blade) URL: Max­pe­di­tion.com

CASE KICK­START AS­SISTED-OPENER

For a re­ally classy gift, W.R. Case & Sons Cut­lery Com­pany has struck a bal­ance be­tween the tra­di­tional and the mod­ern with its new Kick­start Mid-Fold­ing Hunter fam­ily of pocket knives. This is the first Case knife with an as­sisted-open­ing mech­a­nism. The clip blade is about 2.9 inches long and se­cures open with a liner lock. The steel is ei­ther Case’s Tru-Sharp stain­less steel or chrome vana­dium, de­pend­ing on model. Seven mod­els are ini­tially avail­able with dif­fer­ent han­dle ma­te­ri­als, in­clud­ing jigged bone, syn­thetic and lam­i­nated can­vas. A steel pocket clip al­low­ing for tip-down carry is pro­vided.

MSRP: $111–130 (de­pend­ing on han­dle ma­te­rial) URL: CaseKnives.com

GALCO SCOUT HOL­STER

Galco Gun Leather re­cently im­proved its Scout in­side-the­waist­band hol­ster. The open-topped hol­ster is con­structed with the rough side of the leather on the out­side to help it stay in place. The smooth leather in­te­rior is an aid when draw­ing your pis­tol. This hol­ster is am­bidex­trous and comes with two in­ter­change­able, tuck­able clips. The Uni-Clip fits over the belt or can be used with­out a belt. The Ul­ti­mate Stealth clip fits un­der the belt. The hol­ster is ad­justable for cant, so it can be con­fig­ured for strong-side, cross-draw or ap­pen­dix carry. The re­in­forced lip helps keep the hol­ster pocket open for re­hol­ster­ing.

MSRP: $80

URL: Gal­coGunLeather.com

AIM­POINT ACRO

Aim­point has an­nounced that it is in­tro­duc­ing a new se­ries of mi­cro red-dot re­flex sights suit­able for hand­guns to be known as ACRO (Ad­vance Com­pact Re­flex Op­tic). First up will be the P-1, fully en­closed and pro­tected and wa­ter­proof to 25 me­ters. The sight will fea­ture a 3.5-minute red dot with side but­tons to ad­just the dot den­sity. There will be no magnification. It’s been fully tested to with­stand shock, vi­bra­tion and a wide tem­per­a­ture range. It is pur­ported to op­er­ate con­tin­u­ally for a full year on just one CR1225 bat­tery.

MSRP: $660

URL: Aim­point.com

POWERTAC E20

Powertac’s new E20 tac­ti­cal flash­light is a great value. It has a power switch po­si­tioned on the bar­rel of the light that also al­lows you to tog­gle through five bright­ness set­tings, in­clud­ing a su­per-bright 1,180 lu­mens on “high.” The light is pow­ered by a sin­gle recharge­able lithium-ion bat­tery. A charger is in­cluded. The tail cap is mag­ne­tized to al­low you to at­tach the light to me­tal sur­faces for hands-free op­er­a­tion.

MSRP: $55

URL: Powertac.com

EXOTAC RIPSPOOL FIELD RE­PAIR KIt

Re­pair­ing gear in the field is eas­ier if you have some ba­sic sup­plies. Exotac is an Amer­i­can com­pany that makes some of the best fire-start­ing de­vices you could ever tuck into a pocket or sur­vival kit. I es­pe­cially like its ti­tanLight, nanoStriker XL and nanoSPARK. Now, the com­pany has in­tro­duced the ripSPOOL Field Re­pair Kit that in­cludes 60 feet of 30-pound-test braided line, 50 inches of duct tape, a #16 heavy-duty sail­ing nee­dle for sewing, su­tur­ing, cordage or fish­ing, and a fire cord lan­yard that makes ex­cel­lent tin­der. The com­part­ment in­side the roll of tape that houses the nee­dle also al­lows for stor­age of other small re­pair or sur­vival items.

MSRP: $35

URL: Exotac.com

AMMO ARMOR

Pro­tect your pis­tol mag­a­zines in your range bag or pack with these poly­mer Ammo Armor mag­a­zine sleeves. They are avail­able for nu­mer­ous pis­tol mod­els and keep dirt, lint, mois­ture and de­bris out of your mags while also pro­tect­ing the feed lips. Cutouts near the bot­tom al­low you to grasp the mag­a­zine for easy re­moval. They’re avail­able in black, Olive Drab and Desert Tan, so you can keep mag­a­zines or­ga­nized by type of ammo.

MSRP: $10

URL: Am­moAr­mor.com

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