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Understanding Safariland Holster Codes Part 2 We explained the first four numbers in the code, which are the holster model codes. But a current leap in technology has added another possibility that can follow those numbers “DO” was the first and stood for Doctor Optic as in the 6354DO that so many are familiar with. This was probably the first optic sight holster, and it was devised to fulfill specific contracts. As the slide-mounted optic came into vogue, this holster was modified by many to fit their optic holster needs. Since that time, a new type of optic box was...

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When it comes to LEO duty holsters, Safariland is considered the gold standard. In the free world, they pretty much own the duty gear industry. Their current duty holsters are a product of many years of development from some of the brightest minds. When most people look at the product coding's, they don't make a lot of sense.

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ROGERS SHOOTING SCHOOL REVIEW   If someone asked me, what kind of shooter are you? I would answer; “I’m a competitive shooter with a tactical mindset.” I started shooting with a defensive mindset but fell in love with competition along the way. I’ve shot hundreds of thousands of rounds at matches and in service,  but have never fired a single one in self-defense. I think this where many of us find ourselves. I’ve taken a lot of classes to become a better shooter and a lot of classes to teach me some tactical fundamentals. But rarely do the two cross...

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THE JOURNEY OF A COMPETITIVE SHOOTER   I just recently returned to shooting after a long (6 year) lay off, due to medical issues. I’m in a new area of my life and I chose a new club that has an excellent calendar schedule. I probably should have just laid down my guns and quit, but I just love shooting too much and couldn’t make myself walk away.  I just wanted to be somewhere new, with no previous relationships, no previous baggage, so that I could enjoy the sport as I pass into old age. We signed up at the...

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Best Guns for SHTF Preparedness/ The Stand Alone Armory I had the opportunity to meet a young man through a mutual friend. In his mid-twenties, he was just getting started in his adult life. He graduated from college and became an engineer, but his education had left him ill-prepared to survive in a hostile world. He had a beautiful wife and a new baby daughter, both of which had caused a major shift in his priorities. When we’d first met, he had just purchased an expensive Sig handgun ("because the more expensive, the better it must be") and now was in...

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