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Owning Body Armor? Can Civilians Do It Legally?

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Owning Body Armor? Can Civilians Do It Legally?

Can civilians legally own body armor? That's a question we get asked all the time. Here is the answer: Yes, civilians are legally able to buy body armor. As long as you haven't had a felony conviction, you are able to purchase body armor online. That is, unless you live in Connecticut. In Connecticut, body armor purchases must be purchased in a face-to-face transaction. With this in mind we cannot ship to Connecticut, and we cannot ship to anyone who uses a Connecticut billing address.  Some states are considering passing laws that make it harder for civilians to buy body armor....

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Protecting Yourself And Your Family

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Protecting Yourself And Your Family
In any scenario, priority one is the safety of you and your family. This fact becomes more important when we are in survival mode. How exactly do you protect yourself and your family?

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Door Breaching Using Your Shotgun

Posted by Will H. on

Door Breaching Using Your Shotgun
Breaching is essentially forcing open a door that is bolted, locked, or closed, and when using a firearm to do so it’s known as ballistic breaching. In certain situations, you may need to enter to a building or you may need a way out to escape a building, no matter the reasons however, you’re going to need a way to do it, rapidly, effectively and securely.

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HOW TO PACK YOUR TACTICAL BACKPACK

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HOW TO PACK YOUR TACTICAL BACKPACK

Think of packing a 24-hour tactical backpack like pyramid building. Heavy items should go on the bottom, medium-weight items should be placed in the middle and light items should go on top. This configuration usually works best and easiest to carry on long missions. The outside compartments of your pack or your MOLLE attachments should be used for items, like flashlights, a tactical knife or multitool, radios and your first aid kit which you may need to access frequently or easily. PACKING THE BOTTOM OF YOUR BAG The bottom of your pack is for gear you access when you’re done...

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What To Pack In Your Tactical Backpack?

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What To Pack In Your Tactical Backpack?
We answer the question of, "What To Pack In Your Tactical Backpack?"

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