Equipment Suggestions

Barrel Blok

BarrelBlok is America's #1 Firearms Safety and Training Aid! With it's easy, simple-to-use design, BarrelBlok allows you to train with your firearm with 100% safety!You do not have to disassemble your firearm to use BarrelBlok. No other product on the market today can match the safety and realism of BarrelBlok.

Purchase via Amazon - BarrelBlok

POM Industries

POM is a next generation pepper spray product redesigned to seamlessly blend into your modern lifestyle. Our goal is to provide a discrete, safe yet powerful personal defense tool. Be adventurous and fearless with Peace of Mind.

Purchase via Amazon - POM Pepper Spray Clip

You can also purchase directly from me on my shopping page - POM

Kore Essentials (Belts)

We are KORE. We engineer cool, innovative men’s gear that's built to last. Gear that we are proud to put our name on and wear ourselves. This means never letting great, be good enough.

“What makes the best the best, is that they are always getting better.”

In 2013 we set out to redefine men's accessories beginning with men's belt. Our philosophy was simple > blend innovation with superior materials to create unique, more exciting products that exceed expectations. 

Since the inception of the belt thousands of years ago, traditional belts never seem to fit correctly. With holes spaced an inch or more apart, they're usually either too tight or too loose. Who here hasn't been forced to make a few holes of their own, just to get a decent fit? And then the leather holes tend to stretch and crack with age and wear. We knew there had to be a better way. 

Armed with a passion for product design, we set out to create a new men's belt that not only functioned better, but included superior materials, and of course, great styling. Why? Because to us, that’s what a man's belt should be – great fitting, high-quality and stylish.

Flash forward to 2016. We launched our 6th Kickstarter project - the new "Express Buckle and Smooth Belt". The buckle was a sleek, open design that looked classic and cool. The smooth belt had no visible stitching and was something we developed in-house. Within a mere 30 days we topped our previous record and became the #1 All-Time Funded Fashion Accessory and #8 overall with over 7,000 backers. Even we were surprised by the positive reaction to our new express belt buckles. Thanks again to all of our "backers" for their support in making our dream a reality.

Purchase via Kore's website.

Use coupon code "SAFE10" for 10% off your purchase.


The Vertx story started when a top federal agency directly requested a more functional, comfortable and versatile low profile tactical pant. Leveraging over 175 years of experience, the Fechheimer Brothers Company worked side-by-side with operators to develop the industry’s first tactical pant that combined superior functionality with a low visual profile.

After an incredible reception by the industry, Vertx continued to utilize world-class designers to develop low profile apparel, tactical garments and low profile concealed carry bags and packs. Today, Vertx is trusted by the nation’s top operators and prepared professionals for our innovative designs, functionality, fit and versatility.

Purchase via Amazon - Vertx Amazon Store

If Amazon doesn't have what you want, shop via Vertx's website.

Use code "WARPOET" for 25% off direct from Vertx.

Code "TGC" will also work for 25% off direct from Vertx.

North American Rescue

The products we develop have a critical and defined mission... each is an innovative lifesaving solution to the unique challenges that arise during casualty care in difficult to manage situations and environments.
From tactical medicine to bystander intervention, North American Rescue's trusted, reliable prehospital equipment delivers the critical tools necessary to increase survivability by empowering responders to take immediate action in life threatening emergencies.

Purchase via Amazon or contact SAFE Firearms Training, LLC for discounted pricing.

Browning A-5

You may notice a family resemblance, but let’s get one thing straight, this ain’t your Grandpa’s Auto-5. In fact, the iconic humpback-shaped receiver is the only thing this new Browning autoloader shares with its legendary namesake. The all new Browning A5 is built to be the most reliable, fastest cycling, best performing and softest shooting recoil-operated (yes, recoil-operated) autoloader on the planet.

Purchase via a Federal Firearms Licensed Dealer.

Special pricing via Don Nash of SRI Firearms in Westminster, MD.

Contact Don @ 410-365-0526 or

ProTeq Custom Gear (Holsters)

Welcome to ProTEQ Custom Gear, home of The Kybrid Holster Line!  Our mission is to provide high quality products to the firearms industry, with the end goal of helping save lives. We provide firearms related engineering services, holsters, magazine holders, and custom applications to meet customers' specific needs. We back our products with a lifetime guarantee, and we thank you for giving us an opportunity to earn your business!

Purchase via ProTeq's website.


Crossbreed Holsters

Under the direction and ingenuity of Mark Craighead, CrossBreed Holsters LLC was born in 2005. Mark was an avid shooter, re-loader and concealed carry permit holder who was introduced to firearms at a young age by his father. With a strong interest in firearms — particularly handguns — Mark grew his knowledge of the firearms industry. And with his experience, Mark became familiar with holsters, learning what worked and what did not.


After collecting his proverbial “box of holsters,” Mark decided to create a design of his own, incorporating the best features of other holsters and discarding the non-functional elements. In doing so, Mark had handcrafted a new breed of holsters. Within a couple of years, Mark’s hybrid holster design had achieved such popularity that his company, CrossBreed Holsters, gained national recognition as a leading manufacturer of some of the best and most functional concealment holsters available on the market today. Each holster is handmade by craftsmen personally trained by Mark. These craftsmen continue to pass on the skills, traditions, and attention to detail to the new generation of craftsmen who have joined the company under Mark’s original vision.

Mark was often asked about the name CrossBreed Holsters. He was not ashamed to answer that, although there is some reference to the hybrid holster designs he created, the larger meaning behind his company’s name references the Lord Jesus Christ and His sacrifice on the cross that was made for all mankind.

Purchase via Amazon.

If Amazon doesn't have the holster you need, shop via Crossbreed's website.




Since 2001, we at maglula Ltd. Israel design and manufacture professional military-grade tools for loading and unloading magazines. Our products save valuable time at the range, field and armory, and prevent pain associated with loading and unloading magazines. They also prevent damage to the magazine lips, therefore reducing weapon jams. We currently hold 9 US patents associated with magazine loaders. More to come.

MagLula does NOT sell via Amazon or eBay - those are fakes or clones.

Purchase via Brownells or Academy Sports.

Howard Leight by Honeywell Hearing Protection

Built-in directional microphones amplify range commands and other ambient sounds to a safe 82 dB, providing more natural listening and enhanced communication

Actively listens and automatically shuts off amplification when ambient sound reaches 82 dB; Noise Reduction Rating (NRR): 22

Purchase via Amazon.

MSA Sordin Pro-X Electronic Earmuffs

The Supreme Pro-X features high amplification with natural, realistic sound to provide excellent protection in noisy environments. Two separate waterproof microphones provide optimum stereo effect and location of sound direction. By wearing Supreme ear muffs you can communicate face-to-face as well as hearing commands and instructions without removing the hearing protector, even when others are shooting. The removable headband is washable, while the slim cups offer a lightweight, attractive design.

Purchase via Amazon.

Walker's Silencer Rechargeable Ear Buds

The rechargeable Silencer come housed in a USB charging dock with integrated lithium battery for easy charging on the go or in the field. The set includes three sizes of Sure-Lock™ sizing fins and three sizes of foam tips for a customized, sealed fit.

Purchase via Amazon.

Howard Leight by Honeywell Genesis Shooting Glasses

  • Howard Leight Genesis Glasses

  • Clear lenses for eye protection

  • Black frame for color

Purchase via Amazon.​

Walker's Sport Glasses w/ Interchangeable Lens

  • Top of the line gsm product

  • Sound reducing ear muff

  • Walker's game ear sp glasses GWP-ASG4L2 shooting glasses

  • Sport Glasses: High grade Polycarbonated lenses, adapts to a broad range of facial sizes.

  • Exceeds ANSI 287.1-2003 High Impact Requirement.

  • 99% UVA/UVB protection.

  • 4 interchangeable lenses.

  • Ratcheting lens pitch adjustment, design allows air to flow freely.

Purchase via Amazon.


  • CoolFire is a revolutionary firearms training system that utilizes CO2 and an integrated laser to convert a standard pistol – your pistol – into an effective firearms training tool.

  • Train at a fraction of the cost of firing live rounds.

  • Maintain and Enhance your firearms skills while saving money and conserving ammunition.

  • Reliable – Robust design for repetitive, long-term use.

  • Train Anywhere!

  • The CoolFire Laser Recoil system is offered to the civilian, law enforcement and military markets.

Purchase directly from website: CoolFireTrainer​

Use coupon code "SFT2021" for $15 off

Newbold Targets

Please contact me for discounted pricing - typically 10% or more off MSRP

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