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This accurate sight is lightweight enough that you can use it on your handgun even on duty.

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Eagle Industries

RTI Holster Mount System

One thing that all officers use on a daily basis is a holster. Unfortunately it is tough to find a holster that adapts to a number of situations: duty, concealed carry, and tactical use. Eagle Industries and G-Code have developed a line of holsters that will adapt to your needs. Their RTI series allows you to adapt a G-Code holster to all of these uses.

The RTI incorporates a locking wheel that attaches to a belt slide, thigh rig, paddle, or MOLLE attachment while the mount attaches to the holster. The mount slips into the rotating wheel and locks securely in place.

To operate the locking mount, pinch and push the two tabs at the rear wheel. This will open the mount. Once the holster is placed in the mount, slide the tab back and the holster is securely in place. This system allows you to quickly go from a concealed carry holster to a tactical holster and back again should your mission require you to do so.

G-Code holsters are molded Kydex fitted to your specific weapon, so the fit is precise and snug. Holsters can be had with a tension screw or with a paddle activated security device. This provides two levels of retention while allowing a smooth rapid draw of the firearm.

While testing and evaluating the G-Code/Eagle RTI system I found it to be well made and easy to use. This system keeps your sidearm where you need it and allows for a smooth, quick presentation when the sidearm is needed. Since the system is made of Kydex and Cordura, it is virtually impervious to the elements; something that can't be said about leather.

If you are operating on a fixed budget or are an officer who works a variety of details and assignments, check out the G-Code/Eagle Industries RTI system. This innovative holster system will serve you well in the field, on the streets, or on the range.

Buck Knives

Bravo Knife

This year Buck Knives teamed up with designer Brent Beshara to bring the Bravo to the market. Beshara is a former career Canadian soldier who served in units from the infantry to explosive ordinance disposal with assignments taking him all over the globe.

The Bravo Knife uses the Besh Wedge instead of a standard drop or spear point type blade. This gives the Bravo its unique look and symmetry, as well as increased strength. The Wedge keeps the steel of the blade consistent the entire length of the blade, giving the blade more strength than most conventional designs.

While some may laugh at the design, the knife itself is not a joke. The Bravo is designed as a fighting knife, should you need one. The Besh Wedge not only makes the blade strong but gives you a leading edge that will puncture tough materials such as leather and heavy denim winter coats. This is something many "tactical" knives cannot do without destroying the blade.

Another impressive feature of the Bravo is its lock. Most liner lock knives use the liner as part of the lock. While it may seem minor, such design reduces the knife's overall strength. Instead, on the Bravo a separate piece of steel attached to the frame of the knife creates the lock. This design preserves the knife's overall toughness and durability.

While the Bravo can endure harsh use, it also makes short work of cardboard boxes or a sloppy piece of pizza. A clip that can be put on either side of the knife makes it even more user-friendly.

The Buck Bravo is a good looking, highly functional working tool—a rare find these days.

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cscrobe @ 8/6/2008 4:50 PM

I would like to have a choice of a different reticle. I perfer the Holo sight reticle to the dot.

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