Best sports & outdoors > sports & fitness > hunting & fishing according to redditors

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Top Reddit comments about Hunting & Fishing:

u/isanyonekeepingtrack · 144 pointsr/gifs

Don't go hunting without electronic earmuffs. Seriously, they're amazing. You can still hear everything, and then when you do actually shoot it saves your hearing.

u/darkcode · 99 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I'm a big fan of my Buck 110, a few Kershaw knives I have, Spyderco, and Benchmade.

Opinel knives are also great, but I find they have less utility than some of the brands I listed earlier.

u/Nastyboots · 70 pointsr/Bushcraft

The classic Companion is a sore dick deal - you just can't beat it!!

u/southernbenz · 49 pointsr/CCW

If your only goal is to keep it away from your kids... get this

This will not protect against a motivated burglar with a $5 pawn-shop hammer.

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I'm being informed that the above safe is garbage after a few months. Back to the drawing board.

Get something from LockSAF/LockSāF if you can find it for sale... Deviant Ollam (world-renowned expert on 21st century security and locks) suggests the PBS-001 model, but it appears to be out of stock everywhere.

u/zxj4k3xz · 37 pointsr/airsoft
  1. Think about what you're going to do. Once you have it in mind, take a breath, count down from 3 then do it. I've found it to help stop freezing up

  2. Listen. Howard Leight Impact Sports amplify small sounds like footsteps or talking. It's basically cheating. Also look for shadows.

  3. Learn to shoot ambidextrously. If you're peaking left and using your right shoulder you're going to expose a lot more of your body then if you use your left shoulder. Try not to chicken wing.
u/CrossShot · 35 pointsr/guns
u/MasterChibbs · 34 pointsr/UpliftingNews

Pepper spray/gel is your friend.

I rarely leave the house without it.

Violence can and will come out of nowhere.

I don't want to kill anyone, I don't own a gun. I'll sure as hell put someone into pepper gel hell if someone is at risk because of them though.

If they have eyeballs or lungs, it'll stop them.

Edit: Amazon Link for the kind I daily carry. Its no joke, if you EVER press down the button for any reason, wash your hands as soon as possible and DON'T EVER TOUCH YOUR FACE until you do. Do not EVER think of it as a toy. Not only will this stuff temporarily blind someone, but it'll also cause them to choke and have problems breathing. This is only meant for very serious situations where someone is committing a felony. Use of it outside those situations and your not protected by the law, your committing assault if not something worse. Spraying this on someone with breathing problems could kill them.

u/Make-_-Me-_-Smile · 33 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL


>Buying a gun is not a spur of the moment decision, not everyone is cut out to be a gun owner.

Thank you! This cannot be understated! You are more likley to be harmed or killed with your own gun. Every time the gun is loaded and drawn it must be understood that there is a potential for you, the person wielding the weapon, to shoot. If you shoot in self defense you must shoot to kill.

It's not a wishy washy subject, it's a go big or go home you need to be 100% in and make a careful decision and commit to the training, and do it well.

It's easy to forget those details and just make an off the cuff remark when it's something you grew up around and just 'knew'. So thanks again, Notmykl for the reminder.

OP would likley be in close quarters and need to carefully determine caliber, etc to ensure no walls are pierced, innocent bystanders struck. Tons of varyables to consider. Doubly so with a pending adoption.

You bring a good point especially considering that OP is from the UK and most likley didn't grow up around firearms as many of us in the USA and other countries did.

In that case Tactical Pepper Spray Gel is a better option. Gel is much safer than spray. I've had several police officers suggest this as an alternative to a firearm.

u/illeilleille · 25 pointsr/india

Where in India? Because India as a whole is a very big country with every region being a country in itself.



1)Always drink bottled water.

2)Stay with your group. Don't go anywhere alone.

3)If you are into alcohol and stuff (I know you are underage but still), refrain from taking too much and getting sloshed however fun it is.

4)Don't be gullible.

5)Keep [this] (https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=portable+anker) and this on you all the time.

6)It's generally safe but I have a feeling you might go into ghetto type of areas a lot because of the nature of your trip. Be careful.

7)Don't go around wearing clothes that reveal too much. You will be working in very poor areas and those kind of people are not used to seeing that kind of stuff.

8)People will stare at you a lot. I know it sucks but that's how it is.

9)Read up on common scams that go on. Make sure you dont fall for them.

11)Be wary of everyone. Don't take food or drinks from anyone you meet in your travels.

u/JihadTape · 25 pointsr/guns

So this is a Smith and Wesson Model 27, made in 1960 (per the serial number), .357 Magnum (also .38 special). I received it as a gift and it is my first gun ever! Super stoked to own it now, and I'll probably join the prolonged slide of gun ownership that I see in this sub time to time. My next purchase is likely a smaller concealed carry weapon.

The giant ammo tin is vintage, I'm guessing vietnam era, but no idea, I could be full of shit. It's stacked with hundreds of .357 FMJs. 1 box of .357 hollow points, and 2 boxes of Shotshell snake charmers.

I'm pleased as punch with this gun. I've just purchased a bunch of accessories on amazon, I'll post them below, maybe you can tell me if these are good products or not for range shooting. (No referral links or any of that bs)

Plano Protector 4 pistol case

MTM 38/357 Cal 100 Round Flip-Top Ammo Box

Remington T-72 Shooting Glasses

3M Peltor Combat Arms Earplugs

Hoppe's Universal Gun Cleaning Accessory Kit



u/AFascistCorgi · 24 pointsr/guns

Most people will probably recommend an AR-15, a 12-guage pump shotgun, or a 9mm pistol; but I've actually been moving away from those types of guns after I started to learn more about how much permanent damage firearms do to your hearing. If you ever shoot an AR-15 or a shotgun indoors without hearing protection, you'll probably rupture your eardrums and hear an annoying ringing sound for the rest of your life. So, I'd prefer to avoid that if possible. That's why I recently bought a 9mm carbine (a 9mm rifle with a shoulder stock and a 16-inch barrel) as my new primary home defense weapon. Yeah, you lose out on some terminal performance (killing power), but 30-ish rounds of 147-grain 9mm Federal HST should be enough to deal with 99.999% of home invaders.

An AR-15 chambered in 5.56x45mm NATO will create about 167 decibels (anything above 140 decibels will permanently damage your hearing); a rifle chambered in .308 Winchester will create 170+ decibels; a 9mm pistol with a 4-inch barrel will create about 160 decibels; a 9mm carbine with a 10-inch barrel will create about 156 decibels; and a 9mm carbine with a 16-inch barrel will create about 152 decibels. I haven't been able to find reliable information about how many decibels a 12-gauge shotgun creates, but it's probably in the 160s.

152 decibels still isn't hearing safe; but the difference between 152 decibels and 167 decibels is huge since sound doubles in strength every 3 decibels. 152 decibels will still hurt your ears and cause permanent hearing damage if you hear it repeatedly; but it won't completely destroy your ears like a 5.56x45mm rifle or a 12-gauge shotgun will.

And the reason why I went with a 9mm carbine over a 9mm pistol is because carbines are much easier to aim, you get much quicker followup shots, you get a little bit more bullet velocity (and thus foot-pounds of energy and terminal performance), and there's still a large sound difference between 152 decibels and 160 decibels.

As to which specific 9mm carbines I recommend, I'll give you 3 different options to choose from.

The cheapest option: The Kel-Tec Sub-2000 Gen 2 ($500-ish but hard to find). I'm personally not a fan of Kel-Tec quality standards and aesthetics, but the Kel-Tec Sub-2000 is one of the few firearms that Kel-Tec makes that the vast majority of people in the gun community agrees is a good gun. I'd get the version that accepts Glock magazines and stick a 33-round Glock magazine in it. Glock magazines are widely regarded as being the best magazines in the world; and the 33 rounders that they make are widely regarded as being reliable.

The mid-tier option: The CMMG Mk9LE ($900-ish). From the research that I did on AR-15s chambered in 9mm, the ones made by CMMG are highly regarded as being reliable. I recommend using the 32-round Uzi magazines from IWI. Based on your criteria, this would be my top recommendation for you.

The high-tier option: The KRISS Vector GEN II CRB ($1,300-ish). This is the option that I personally went with. I chose it because it's reliable and because it looks amazing.

I also want to go out of my way to rule out a popular option: The CZ Scorpion EVO 3 S1 Carbine. The "pistol" version is wildly popular; but I've personally seen way too many horror stories about all-polymer magazines stretching and breaking their own feed lips after being stored loaded for a long period of time (which is what you'd be doing with a home defense weapon). So, until CZ upgrades their polymer magazines with steel-reinforced feed lips (like Glock does), I'd personally stay away from their products that use those types of magazines.

And I know that you said that you didn't want to add accessories, but a light is a mandatory accessory on a home defense firearm in my opinion (so that you can positively identify your target before you shoot and therefore hopefully avoid accidentally shooting a loved one). The Streamlight ProTac 2 and the INFORCE WMLx would be my top 2 recommended lights for long guns.

As to which bullets that I'd recommend, I already mentioned them: 147-grain 9mm Federal HST (standard pressure). The 124-grain 9mm Federal HST (standard pressure) is also extremely good. I wouldn't hesitate buying and using either of them for home defense. This website will help you find them in stock.

I also highly recommend this accessory in order to make loading your pistol magazines much, much easier.

As to bullet overpenetration, all major rounds will zip right through several of the kinds of walls that you'd find in a typical home. The only "safe" option is birdshot (used in shotguns), but birdshot doesn't penetrate deep enough into the human body (you want 12 to 18 inches of penetration according to FBI tests) to reliably stop a home invader (and therefore birdshot obviously shouldn't be an option for home defense in my opinion). Don't listen to the people that will tell you that the 5.56x45mm NATO round is safer to use because it tends to tumble and fragment when it hits a wall. It will still penetrate through several walls. You just have to be careful about how you angle your shots. That's really your only way to avoid hitting innocent people.

And if you're not as worried as I am about permanently damaging your own hearing while defending your home, then the Smith & Wesson M&P15 SPORT II would be my top rifle recommendation (I recommend pairing it up with 30-round magazines from Lancer); the Mossberg 500 series of shotguns would be my top shotgun recommendation; and the full-size Smith & Wesson M&P9 would be my top pistol recommendation. And I'd pair them up with this electronic hearing protection if I was you.

As to ammo recommendations for the 3 options that I listed above, I recommend Hornady 75-grain BTHP T2 TAP (8126N) or Hornady 5.56 NATO 75-grain BTHP Superformance Match (the .223 version that Hornady makes is also fine); this Managed-Recoil 8-pellet 00 buckshot from Remington (it patterns very tightly); and the 147-grain 9mm Federal HST that I already mentioned above, twice.

And if you go with a pistol, then I recommend the Streamlight TLR-1 as a mandatory accessory.

As to lubricant, you can't really go wrong with Break-Free CLP.

u/rockydbull · 23 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

I have had a shitty week so I treated myself to a grab bag. Probably won't get anything super great, but I hear it is fun to sort it all out. Thanks Op.

Edit: Thanks for whoever gave me gold! Long story short, this knife will cut the nerve in your finger with the slightest slip up and will require surgical repair.

u/FastandFuriousMom · 23 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

I bought my girls theirs off of Amazon, there are tons of different styles and products. This is the one I bought based on reviews and after talking to a local law enforcement officer in my district. Here is their main website that covers all sorts of safety stuff for law enforcement and private individuals.

They come with an expiration date as well, keep in mind, 4 years.

u/emma_troika · 23 pointsr/niceguys

oh jesus, he's one of those PLS RESPOND losers. I love/hate those.

this one is legit creepy though. he's outright stalking you. jesus christ. you need to get pepper gel. it's like pepper spray, but better. they sell it on amazon for like 5-10 bucks or something. saber is a good brand.

I've relied on that one for years and it's never let me down.

u/tzoneshard · 23 pointsr/guns

Literally impossible to go wrong with these. They come in different colors too and the prices vary. Other vendors on Amazon sometimes have them for less.

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff, Classic Green (R-01526) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_j5MMBbN1YEPDY

If you’re shooting a rifle, it’s wise to double up, using little soft ear plugs in addition to the muffs, if you can bear it. Hearing cannot he restored...

u/Case963 · 20 pointsr/loseit

Just make sure you stay safe if you are walking around your neighborhood. I'm a male and the other day I got news through the neighborhood app that some 20 year old guy got assaulted while doing a jog. I myself make sure I have pepper spray on me and a personal gps device that can send a message to law enforcement with my location with a click of a button. https://silentbeacon.com/

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007VM8UC/ref=sxts_kp_bs_lp_1?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=8778bc68-27e7-403f-8460-de48b6e788fb&pd_rd_wg=5YUzS&pf_rd_r=FCP8T168M0FXWSDPN940&pf_rd_s=desktop-sx-top-slot&pf_rd_t=301&pd_rd_i=B0007VM8UC&pd_rd_w=pzGvY&pf_rd_i=pepper+spray&pd_rd_r=735fead8-f8e0-4590-8bdc-142bee5afe98&ie=UTF8&qid=1543530099&sr=1

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I work in security and want people to be safe especially with Christmas coming around. I walk 5 times a week for 2-6 miles at a time.

u/Elethor · 19 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Anything else I need to know to care for them? I just ordered one of these and an Opinel aside from keeping them dry anything else they need?

u/Jack_Shid · 19 pointsr/CCW

The bottom line is, all of these safes are designed to keep honest people honest. A determined crook will be able to get your guns, no matter what you store them in.

Your best bet would be to get the best safe that you can afford, then figure out a way to make it invisible. Thieves won't try to break into your safe if they don't see it.

I have 2 handgun safes. One is this one. It's bolted to a heavy nightstand, 2 feet from my head while I sleep. There is only a gun in it while I'm asleep. Its whole job is to keep my gun out of my 2 year old daughter's hands while I sleep, yet give me pretty quick access if I need it.

My big safe is bolted into the concrete floor in my unfinished basement, hidden behind a false wall that I created from 2x4's and plywood. If you didn't know it was there, you'd never find it.

u/skinrust · 18 pointsr/preppers

You're asking a very broad question while looking for specifics, making it very hard to pinpoint an answer. I'll give my advice on bug out bag items.

The bag itself - Should be a solid backpacking bag. Keep it light enough that it's manageable. For a very fit individual, the max weight should be your body weight divided by 3. Most of us are not that fit, so adjust accordingly. It should have hip support, well stitched straps, several compartments and a way to attach things to the outside (molle webbing, carabiner loops or exterior straps). Should be weatherproof.
Water - Depends entirely on your location. I live in Canada - Land of lakes and rivers. I wont need to carry a ton of water all the time. I've got a sawyer squeeze as my primary water filter. The collapsible water bottles it comes with work great for water storage as well. Wife and daughter carry a lifestraw as backups. We have some iodine drops as well.
As far as water carrying devices go, i find nalgene bottles work great. Theyre light and strong, and come in various sizes. A canteen is great if you want to use it to cook over a fire. Its not a bad idea either to have a large (5 litre+) collapsible water container. They're plastic and light. I havn't used mine extensively enough to recommend.
Sharp Things - I've got a Kabar as my primary fixed blade. It's tried and true. Good metal, full tang. I've got a leatherman wave multitool. Carry it everyday on my belt. Super handy. I should really add a 3-4" folding knife to my pack as sometimes the kabar is too big, and the multitool is hard to clean.
I also carry a Cold steel shovel. I looked into folding shovels, and they didnt seem reliable. Moving parts means they're more likely to fail. I haven't used this one extensively, but the few times i have tried it, its done an excellent job. If your pack's too heavy, put this one in your car.
Food - Your typical protein bars, dried rice/bean mix, snickers, small jar of PB, oatmeal and dehydrated fruit. A small bit of olive oil packs a ton of calories and adds flavour. It's good to have a small container of salt and pepper, or other spices to add flavour. You can grab MRE's or those mountainhouse dried meals, but theyre expensive. If you regularly buy pepperettes or jerkey, stick some in your bag and rotate it out when you buy it next. Multivitamins can keep you up if youre not getting a ton of food, but dont rely on them. Bring any meds you need, as well as tylenol or aspirin.
Hygiene - Pack a couple rolls of TP. Toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant (chuck if too much weight), wash cloth, soap, soap for clothing, feminine products (if applicable), couple garbage bags (can separate dirty clothes), wet wipes, lip balm, hand sanitizer. Sun screen and bug spray in small bottles.
Clothing - Carry at least 7 pairs of good socks. Some warm ones if the location's cold. Extra shirts, underwear are essential. Pants/shorts and sweater are optional (besides whatever you're wearing). Stick your clothing in a waterproof sack. Try to keep only clean, dry clothes in there (no airflow + damp = mold).
-Paracord and rope
-Carabiners
-Sewing kit
-Tent patching kit (if you have a tent or a tarp)
-Tarp (who saw that coming). Doesn't have to be massive. Just know how to set it up to keep you dry.
-Fire Source. Have many. Lighters are cheap, stash away a bunch (7?). The lighter leash is awesome. You should be able to find that cheap at a corner store. Storm matches, for when its rainy. I think these are what I got. You can light them in any weather, put them under water, and they'll still be lit. Not a bad idea to carry regualr matches in a waterproof container. Firestarter packets are great. I just soak cotton balls in Vaseline. Flint and steel is cool, but only useful if youve exhausted all other fire starting methods.
-Super Glue
-Safety pins
-Zip ties
-Light. Hand crank flashlight is awesome. If you have a battery powered one, carry spare batteries. The mini maglite has a belt holster. Those small LED flashlights are great too. Grab a few glowsticks.
-fork and spoon
-emergency blanket or emergency sleeping bag. Only useful if you're SOL.
-poncho
-sleeping bag for your location. If its warm you don't need this. Can use a hammock or sleeping pad. Try and keep these small as they take up a ton of space.
-Compass. Useful if you have a map.
-Map of your location/where youre going.
-Signal mirror and a good whistle.
-Fishing supplies. I've got an emmrod. You can put a fairly small cheap reel on here. I've got the shimano ix2000. It casts a pretty good distance. Hooks, weights, bobs etc. Can all fit in small waterproof containers or camera film containers. Dont forget line! Mines already on the reel. A fishing vest gives you lots of little pockets to keep things in arms reach.
-First Aid kit. There's extensive lists online depending on how large you want it. Some gauze, band aids, polysporin, burn cream are a good start. Try and build it yourself, don't buy the gimmikey premade ones. Keep yours in a waterproof Tupperware container.
-Tiny roll of Gorilla Tape
-Games. Some dice and a deck of cards go a long way. Don't underestimate the value of laughter. If a sudden collapse ever happens, these might save you from depression.
-Headlamp. I've got this rayovac one (i think). Seems easy on batteries and has lasted a few camping trips. Haven't put serious use on it tho.
-Eating equipment. A mug and a small plate go a long way. A folding pan goes a long way, but is heavy. I would love to learn to use a pressure cooker over fires.
-Handkerchief or travel kleenex
-Bandanas. 3 of them.
-Bungee cords can be useful, but they run the risk of snapping and taking out an eye.
-Ziplock bags are handy. Keeps a lot of small things organized and dry.
-Pencils, Pens, notepad/book, sharpie.
-Hatchet is useful, but heavy. Take one if you can. The sven saw is awesome and hasn't broke on me yet.
-Spare pair of glasses (if applicable)
-Some sort of firearm is almost necessary. I don't have one yet, but i was planning on a 10/22 takedown. It's small and easy to pack. Bullets are light. If you need more stopping power than a .22, you're in a heap of trouble. Guns are not my specialty (can you guess), so ill leave it up to you
-In lieu of a firearm, you could grab a crossbow. If that's still too much, a good slingshot will do great.
-phone booklet and address's. In case your phone craps out and you cant charge it.
-A small windable clock is great. A solar watch is better. I think thats the one i have.

All this stuff is useless unless you know how to use it. Do your research, take some courses. Learn the necessary skills to survive, because that's what's really necessary. I like Les Stroud's (survivorman) book Survive!. Learn to tie knots, fish, hunt, forage, fight, build a fire in all conditions, etc.
If you have questions on the use of any of the above items, ask away. Any advice or suggestions, I welcome those too.

u/kiwiiboii · 18 pointsr/CCW

These

Cheap, battery lasts a long time, works pretty damn well.

Ive been using these for the better part of 2 years now, and they work perfectly. I mainly use them for shooting outdoors but I've had friends stand 50+ feet away and say something and it will amplify what they say. It feels like cheating in a video game almost.

u/0x00000042 · 18 pointsr/ar15

Yes, headphones aren't ear protection. They don't adequately block harmful external noise. You can, however, get electronic hearing protection that include input jacks so you can protect your ears and listen to music (unless you have the new iPhone).

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O

u/utvol1618 · 18 pointsr/guns

Electronic ear muffs are great. It's hard to beat the Howard Leight Impact Sport for the money, but they gave me a headache after wearing them all day at matches. I use custom molded plugs and a set of MSA Sordin's now and they're well worth the $$$ for me.

As far as eye pro, it really depends on what kind of shooting you do. A decent set of glasses with 3-5 interchangeable lenses is really nice to have.

u/AIDS_Pizza · 17 pointsr/UIUC

This is referred to as the "knockout game" at a national level but apparently specifically in Champaign the people who refer to it call it "polar bear hunting". (1) Here's a post about it in Champaign specifically. (2) Here is an article.

And let's be fucking real here. This is categorically black-on-white crime. Even the term "polar bear" is what the blacks use to refer to their white targets. This is a race crime perpetuated by black people against white people.

A few tips on not becoming the victim of one of these events:

  1. Stay alert and aware of your surroundings. You should always be aware of your surroundings. Even if it is 2pm and you are walking to class. I recommend not wearing headphones and avoiding talking to the phone. This is even more true when it is well past midnight and you are walking alone.

  2. Avoid walking late at night period. If you do have to walk late at night, avoid doing it alone.

  3. Carry tools to protect yourself:

  • If you regularly do walk alone at night, you should carry a bright flashlight which you can use to light up dark areas as well as discourage or even temporarily blind an assailant.
  • Carry pepper spray, which can be used to spray a would-be assailant in the face to disable them and give you time to escape.
  • Finally, you can spend the time to get a firearm owner's card and concealed carry license. In some situations a handgun can be the difference between you getting viciously beaten and getting your shit stolen, and you walking away from a situation unharmed (particularly in situations where you are outnumbered). You cannot carry a gun on university-owned property but if you spend most of your time west of Wright St. in the evenings and on weekends, you can carry freely almost everywhere there.

    Remember, the bottom line is that this type of attack is extremely dangerous. Hitting your head on pavement like the guy in the video above can result in brain injury or death. And obviously this does happen right in the middle of campus. Take steps to avoid becoming a victim of what the bottom dwellers of society engage in to amuse themselves.
u/xThrowaway0192837465 · 17 pointsr/CanadianForces

I’ve been using Peltor’s and the Surefire earplugs for years, both have been great.

Peltor 6 S Headset No issues fitting under a helmet.

Surefire EP4

Surefire EP7

u/SeafoodDuder · 16 pointsr/Advice

Just sounds like a bunch of weak-minded bullies that have nothing else to do with their time. They probably picked on you because they thought you were alone. Please consider buying some Pepper Spray and keeping it in your purse. There's lots of crazy men and women out there.

u/Stormrider001 · 16 pointsr/BudgetBlades

The Spyderco Sharpmaker is a great knife sharpener to use. I believe it has 15 and 20 degree angles.

There is an alternative(and cheaper) Lansky Turnbox That sharpens at 20 and 25 degree angles. These two systems are great to travel with.

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If you want a beginner sharpening system you could get a Lansky System but if you ever get higher end steels you will need to upgrade to Diamond system. You will also need to get a Lansky mount or clamp. It also has a wide variety of accessories and stones.

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You can also get Fixed angle knife shapener that is like an apex edge. If uses the same stone size so you could order upgraded plate sets at a cheap price.

The system that I have been using is the 5th Gen Sharpener. It uses the same stones and plate size as an Apex as well. The only downside is the that it takes forever to arrive from china.

u/turnoffable · 15 pointsr/gunaccessorydeals

Obligatory You need the .83" UTG mount to cowitness the TRS-25 on an AR

The cheaper version: https://smile.amazon.com/UTG-Med-pro-Compact-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TX2BD4

The lighter/nicer version: https://smile.amazon.com/UTG-Super-Slots-Picatinny-Riser/dp/B01CKYYH16

u/humblyawsome · 15 pointsr/news

It's fine if you don't want one, so don't feel pushed by me...

However, it takes about 5-10 minutes to clean a gun, is easy after the first time, and most guns only need it every few hundred rounds. Ammo lasts forever and is safe (unless you store it in an oven), so you can buy in bulk when it's on sale and just store it.

If safe storage is a concern, you can buy one of these and stop kids while being able to get it fast if someone breaks in at night. Guns also hold their value well, so if you don't like it you can sell it for not much loss...

Again though, if you don't think you want to spend the money and time that's totally fine. If you don't think shooting is much fun, that's also fine but you might want to give it a try first ;)

u/Whoami_77 · 15 pointsr/SeattleWA

>mist or fog sprays can be susceptible to wind and you could end up spraying yourself if you aren't careful.

Gel spray is the better alternative. It's a bit bigger than traditional self defense sprays.


SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_vHuRDbNZXHQ0W

u/Bartman383 · 15 pointsr/guns

I use these. They work great and you can double up with plugs and crank the volume so you can still converse with other people.

u/cellularresp · 15 pointsr/guns
u/SaulKarath · 14 pointsr/AskMen

I encourage you to try electric ear protection. It has a microphone and speakers that amplifies anything below a certain decibel. So you can hear people talking, but it still drowns out gunfire.

u/Raltie · 14 pointsr/Bushcraft

As noted, this might be worth a look OP. Personally I think you'll be able to use that knife you bought, but you'll find it will wear down or break. Not because it can't cut, but because it isn't designed for heavy use. Just keep that in mind. Anyway here's the Mora people are talking about.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004TNWD40/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484813998&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=mora+blades&dpPl=1&dpID=31hduVz10IL&ref=plSrch


Edit: and everyone in this sub has bought a knife just like yours (we aren't trying to be assholes, we just are naturally occurring assholes). There's a reason we're recommending something else.

u/RedStag00 · 13 pointsr/CampingGear

Everyone loves a Morakniv

u/everett916 · 13 pointsr/EDC

Typical Gig Bag:

https://imgur.com/a/MfXGy

  1. Laptop
  2. Chromecast
  3. 1TB Portable Hard Drive
  4. Flash Drive
  5. USB Hub and Ethernet Adapter
  6. Packable Rain Jacket
  7. Backpack
  8. Headlamp
  9. Screwdriver w/ Bit Set
  10. Zip Ties
  11. Paracord Tie Line
  12. Bluetooth Speaker
  13. Gloves
  14. Dual-Sided Sharpie
  15. Stainless Steel Sharpie
  16. Zebra F-701 w/F402 mod
  17. AAA Batteries
  18. USB-C OTG Adapter + Flash Drive
  19. Adjustable Cable Clamps
  20. First Aid Kit
  21. Advil
  22. Nail Clippers
  23. Mints
  24. CRKT Eating Tool
  25. Sunscreen
  26. Water Bottle
  27. Headphones
  28. USB Charger
  29. Multi-Tool Pouch
  30. Fisher Space Pen w/ Pocket Clip
  31. Leatherman Sidekick
  32. Flashlight
  33. Pocket Notebooks
  34. Kershaw Cryo
  35. Hank
  36. G-Shock Watch
  37. Pixel XL w/ Slickwraps Slate Skin
  38. Wallet
  39. Keys
  40. Electrical Tape
  41. Locking Carabiner
  42. C-Wrench

u/kkeut · 13 pointsr/UnresolvedMysteries

>a 3-inch blade is pretty small compared to other knives, except for the ones the children can use.

that's not really accurate. it's pretty much the most common size for a folding knife actually; in many states a folding knife with a blade over 3" can be considered a concealed weapon. plus, big knives are harder/heavier to carry and have no real use for the 'extra' length to justify the annoyance of carrying it. most adults who carry knives around with them (there are legit reasons) would have one of around this size.

the official BSA knife is 2.75". so is the one i have on my desk right now, which I'm sure many thousands of adults carry around.

u/epik · 13 pointsr/technology

Might be earplug versions of this sort of tech: http://smile.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464987927&sr=8-1&keywords=ear+protection+noise+shooting

Surprised me when I tried em at a shooting range, you can hear conversations 10 tables away but it muffles the shooting sounds.

u/Awken · 13 pointsr/ainbow

I asked my friend who is a gun/self defense nut what brand of pepper spray I should buy. He recommended Saber Red Gel. Its long range, a gel instead of a spray so you're less likely to get sprayed accidentally when you use it, and has tear gas mixed in for good measure. I bought two cans, one for me and one for my girlfriend.

u/plaidpaint · 13 pointsr/canadaguns

Howard Leight Impact Sport are pretty well regarded.

And on a good sale.

u/FrankieSucks · 12 pointsr/BuyItForLife
u/Trollygag · 12 pointsr/guns

Ikea furniture is not going to stop a kid.

Mount a small safe and most your problem will be solved.

My parents just put guns out of reach until I was old enough to be told not to touch them. If you expose your children to guns at an early age, they won't have any interest or curiosity to explore or play with them when you aren't around guiding them safely.

Also, congrats. My wife had our first child 2 weeks ago.

u/NIUJager · 12 pointsr/guns

I would recommend Impact Sport electronic. They are very compact for electronic earmuffs and have an audio jack to plug in your iPod. I wear mine at the range, working with power tools, etc.

EDIT Bonus for hunting, they enhance all the sound around you so you will hear those deer really well from afar.

u/brandonsmash · 12 pointsr/guns

Howard Leight Impact Sports. I've been using mine for several years now and they work great.

They have adjustable sound amplification for low-dB noises (speech, game, environment) and automatically dampen high-dB hoises (gunshots). I've been very, very impressed with them and even use them when doing yardwork and such, too.

Also, they're about $40. That's hard to beat.

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O

u/cYnbios · 12 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards
u/[deleted] · 12 pointsr/guns

I, along with most other gunnitors it seems, go with Howard Leight Impact Sports.

u/slalomz · 12 pointsr/guns

For hearing protection get Howard Leight Impact Sport plus wear foam earplugs underneath.

u/Shwingdom · 11 pointsr/Skookum

It's super nice. It's a gigantic Lansky. The one thing that bugs me, is he's holding a Cutco, which have a lifetime warranty in regards to literally everything including the edge, yet he said he just goes out and buys another one....... Yeah, $20 shipping is way cheaper than buying another cutco......

u/45321200 · 11 pointsr/EDC

All this is carried comfortably in my 5.11 Apex pants.

u/Nandom07 · 11 pointsr/ANormalDayInAmerica

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OGNLKA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_m4kXCbTFTX5W7


Yeah it's a extra step and every second counts, but it's about as quick as opening a drawer. If it makes you feel any better, you can blame the piles of shit in people suits who let their kids blow their brains out. That's what I do.

u/ANAL_PLUNDERING · 11 pointsr/knives

No problem.

Kershaw Scallion (Small, assisted opening, steel is not so great)

Kershaw Skyline (good size, G10, nice blade shape, steel can get to a crazy level of sharpness)

Kershaw OSO Sweet (pretty cool assisted opener, great price there on amazon)

Spyderco Tenacious (same decent steel on the OSO Sweet and Byrd, good G10, good blade shape, Spyderco quality, great value)

Byrd Cara2 (Great value, overseas production brings prices way down on all Byrd knives)


Here is one above your price range

And one below your price range

u/original_pastafarian · 11 pointsr/BuyItForLife

for competitive shooting I and many others use Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs. I'm not sure how BIFL they are, But they've survived everything I've put them through over the last year and many others swear by them. They have microphones and speakers so are great for when you need to block out all sounds except for voices (great for Range commands).

u/justsomeguy75 · 11 pointsr/guns

It's really hard to go wrong with Howard Leight electronic earmuffs. They're probably the most popular type around, and I really don't think casual shooters need anything fancier.

And personally, I double up. I use the above earmuffs in addition to foam earplugs.

u/BillyNature · 11 pointsr/Bushcraft

This kind of folding saw is great for camp-scale stuff. And a nice 4" fixed blade knife that you can baton with is all you need to split it. I've heard this is a good starter knife for bushcrafting but I haven't got to use mine yet.

u/JRogers251 · 11 pointsr/ar15

Built this rifle about a year ago. I finally got around to posting on here. This build was as budget as I could get without going too bare bones.

Lower:

u/19Kilo · 11 pointsr/ak47

These earmuffs along with these improved ear pads are a good upgrade if you ever want to replace that ear pro.

u/throwawayifyoureugly · 11 pointsr/gundeals

$73.98 out the door. Not able to use the "Free Shipping items" trick to drop down the shipping cost.

edit On Amazon for $69.20 if you have Prime.

u/DrawnToBlack · 11 pointsr/EDC
u/joelav · 11 pointsr/woodworking

another killer set of scales.

Can I make a suggestion? I read below you are using the Sarge kits - which run about 18 bucks. While the scales are awesome, the knife itself - well, it's not good. Garbage pivot, tip down, non-reversible pocket clip, 440C (gross) and an "ambidextrous" thumb stud which doesn't matter because it sould only be carried in the right pocket anyway.

For not a lot more, you can scale a really nice knife. The RAT II is very highly praised and recognized in the knife community and even though it comes with scales already, it's super easy to make scales for

u/electropop999 · 10 pointsr/UIUC

Feeling unsafe. Just my opinion, buying a pepper spray should be considered by late commuters for self defense. $7 at Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007VM8UC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_l6f5BbM2YJQNE

u/Bloodless_ · 10 pointsr/creepyencounters

Be very careful with this. Normal men in their 60s do not sexually pursue teenagers. Normal men listen when you say "no."

Next time don't apologize and blame it on policy or an imaginary boyfriend or that you're busy, because that leads this type on and it makes them think you would otherwise be interested, and they will try to wear you down. Don't say "oh I'm sorry, I can't because..."

Just tell the truth: "I am not interested in that. Please don't ask me again."

The most important thing I learned at that age is that you, yourself, have to be the "reason" you're not giving out your number. That gives them nothing to work with. Also, don't smile, don't be cute or quiet or unsure in any way. Make direct eye contact when you say "don't ask me again."

If he persists, escalates, or gets aggressive with you in any way, call the police. Don't deal with it yourself. They will let him know why it is inappropriate for a man in his 60s to try to force a teenager to have sex with him.

You would also be wise to get some pepper gel and keep it on you at all times at work. Better to have it and never use it, than to arrive at that moment wishing you had it. I speak from experience. Be safe.

u/gio98 · 10 pointsr/1022

No, you're best bet is a Bushnell TRS-25 or one of the cheaper Primary Arms red dots.

Buy Once, Cry Once.

u/HilariousMax · 10 pointsr/knives
  • ~$7-8 Sanrenmu 7010/710 - You can find these at Gearbest for cheap as hell when they have sales but they're absolutely $30 worth of knife
  • ~$10-20 Opinel no.6-12 - Depends on blade size/steel/handle wood. #6 is under 3in blade if that kind of thing matters.
  • ~$20 CRKT Drifter
  • ~$20 Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara2
  • ~$20-25 Ontario Rat II or Rat I
  • ~$30 Victorinox Cadet Alox
  • ~$30 Kershaw Cryo
  • ~$35 CRKT Ripple
  • ~$35 Spyderco Persistence
  • ~$40 Kershaw Skyline - Often on sale in the ~$30 range
  • ~$40 Kershaw Leek - Same sales as with the Skyline \^^

    Honorable Mention: Case knives. Traditional lockbacks. Hard as nails and pretty to boot. True pocket knives. Your grandfather (possibly great grandfather) had one. Good stuff the lot of them. $25-50 will get you a legacy knife that you can carry and use and then pass to your kid.

    You don't need to spend $200 to get a quality, durable, reliable knife. I've owned all of these knives at one time or another and loved every one of them. Sure they needed sharpening more often and sometimes something a little more drastic (Sanrenmus are often cheaper to replace than fix) but the value is insane. Plus, lets face facts; we're much more likely to break out our Cadet when we get box duty than our Sebenza.

    Knife enthusiasts (brothers) if there's a weighed and measured cheapo that I forgot, let me know.
u/Connguy · 10 pointsr/misleadingthumbnails

Even better, post it to /r/knifeclub.

It looks like it might have come from one or both of them originally though. That's a Kershaw Cryo II, one of the most popular budget blades out there

Edit: Actually after looking closer, the longer clip suggests it's the original Cryo, not the Cryo II. They're very similar though.

u/900_year_old_vampire · 10 pointsr/knives

dono about the engraving, the spyderco tenacious is a great EDC for this price point though. i have the same one with the black blade, carry it every day. really nice little folder

u/schwing_it · 10 pointsr/CCW

You can get a set of ears that has a line so they will act like headphones for your beeps.

Example: Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff, Classic Green (R-01526) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_FMSgDbZZWJBTR

u/mattdg91 · 10 pointsr/guns

Nah, they don't block enough ambient noise to protect your hearing. Pick yourself up a pair of these, they've got an auxillary in if you wanna pipe in your 'tunes. Keep in mind that the pads tend to leak noise in if you turn your head too far, so I like to double up with a pair of in-ear plugs, then put these on top of my ears and turn up the volume on the speakers.

Howard Leight Impact Sport

As an additional note, you'd probably get laughed at and reprimanded by the Range Officer for walking onto the range with a pair of Beats.

u/bdnicho · 10 pointsr/guns

>Do I need to get ear protection for a .22? If so, any suggestions?

Yes! .22 still produces noise loud enough to damage hearing, especially long term use. [These] ( http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O) are a great value for the money.

>What eye protection is the best? (What do y'all use/what's your favorite pair of goggles)?

Nothing fancy, as long as it's rated for shooting.

>How long should I wait before getting a scope?

Until you have a need for one. If you get into longer range shooting and you can't see the targets naturally.

>Should I store it vertically? (Corner of a closet)?This is my first gun, so I don't have a safe, would under my bed work? (I did get a case for it)

Vertically is fine, though you should find a way to lock it up. If you can't afford a safe right now look for a cabinet you can lock and bolt to the wall. It won't stop a determined thief, but it'll deter curious house guests, children, and smash and grabs.

>Can I plink in my backyard? (Harris county, Texas)(I'm pretty sure this one is a no, thought I'd ask anyway)

I don't know your local laws, but unless you have several acres and a solid backstop it's not safe regardless of whether it's forbidden or not.

>I'm a first generation gun owner in my family, I'd like to be responsible with firearms, if I missed anything important, please say, I'd love to hear suggestions on how I can be responsible with guns.

Look in to Appleseed shoots. They're an excellent way to improve your marksmanship.

>I don't know if it matters but I got 1 box of CCI .22lr and the Ruger BX-25 with it.

Your 10/22 will love CCIs. Other brands work, too, but CCI is usually consistent.

u/Publix_Deli · 10 pointsr/gundeals
u/ktmrider119z · 10 pointsr/ar15

To get into the electronic muffs game, look no further than these:

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Earmuff, Classic Green (R-01526) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_WFQvyb87ZW6BE

u/cosmicosmo4 · 10 pointsr/bestof

I was kind of shocked the first time I put on electronic hearing protection. I'm surprised we don't see more non-disabled people using hearing aids. It's basically like having a superpower. You can eavesdrop on a quiet conversation 30 meters away.

u/wparsons · 10 pointsr/Firearms

Electronic muffs. Not only will they protect your hearing, they can also amplify other sounds.

u/martincline · 10 pointsr/Bushcraft

Condor Tool & Knife, Bushlore Camp Knife, 4-5/16in Blade, Hardwood Handle with Sheath https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CC6BPM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_oLEYDb7EX5494

u/fun_switch · 10 pointsr/The_Donald

That is a good choice but is going to get very expensive quickly. You are going to need a good suppressor, subsonic ammo, and a tax stamp. A much more economical option would be to keep these on the night stand next to your firearm.
edit: also as far as sigs go I'm partial to the p226 legion SAO.

u/natman247 · 10 pointsr/gundeals

Looks like it's the second lowest price it's been on Amazon based on graph. Wish I had gotten last time

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/product/B001T7QJ9O

u/vorgain · 10 pointsr/EDC

From what I can tell, for a "concealed" knife the blade limit is 4" - the 2.5" is only for on school grounds. So unless you're a student, you can get something with a longer blade.

And in that case I recommend the Ontario Rat Model II. It's $30 instead of $20, but mine has done me well for a few years now.

If you are a student, maybe go with a Kershaw Shuffle from Walmart or Dicks or something. My girlfriend has one of those and likes it well enough.

u/Sorveris · 10 pointsr/ar15

I realize this isn't exactly what you're looking for, but this is probably your best bet at this price point.

u/scottocs · 9 pointsr/Chattanooga

If not with a gun, with a portable pepper spray.

u/sandmansleepy · 9 pointsr/knives

http://www.amazon.com/SABRE-3--Pepper-Spray-Protection/dp/B0007VM8UC

It sounds like you want it for personal protection. Get this instead. This is coming from someone who loves knives and carries one always and has used them a ton and trained to use them. A lot more reliable, and will generally keep you safer, and a lot less legal liability if you use it. Yes there was a commando on the front page, but that is offensive use he was talking about anyway.

And a sweet edc knife, currently 52 bucks: http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Delica4-Blk-Ffg-Plainedge/dp/B0089DFGIG

u/geetarobob · 9 pointsr/Survival

So buying a knife is completely subjective, if that Kabar suits your fancy then by all means purchase it. But here are some things you might want to consider for camping or general outdoor use:

  • That Kabar is a fighting knife. It is designed to be multifunctional but it is primarily designed for combat, same with the Seal Pup.

  • The handle on that Kabar is leather, which is fine, but it is one more thing that is susceptible to the elements that you will have to worry about.

    For what you're talking about doing any stainless Mora would suffice (I'm partial to this.) But if you want something substantial for under $70 I think you might check out any of Kabar's Becker series.

    Edit: For a sharpening system I really like this.
u/slasher0739 · 9 pointsr/gundeals

I have the same red dot and the .83" riser from utg makes it cowitness perfectly with my MBUS.

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https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TX2BD4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/ShawnSaturday · 9 pointsr/knives

Is this what you're showing off, because for $22 I might join the club too.

u/ph0en1x778 · 9 pointsr/preppers

https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Outdoor-Military-4-1-Inch/dp/B004TNWD40


I have this knife and it is well made and reliable and great starter knife.

u/LockyBalboaPrime · 9 pointsr/guns

Electronics need room for the electronics. Mic, wires, speaker - it all takes room. The more room taken by electronics, the less room there is for sound dampening stuff.

Get these they are the general standard for mid cost but good protection.

u/CaptainTitus · 9 pointsr/guns

For outdoor ranges I use these Howard Leights. Indoor ranges I double up with some cheap foam plugs.

u/SpectreBallistics · 9 pointsr/canadaguns

Here's what I like:

  • Electronic muffs with quality audio
  • Low profile
  • Better than NRR 25
  • Less than $150
  • Audio input
  • No sharp edges
  • Quality materials. No shitty ABS injection moldings. Need something rugged that will survive being dropped on the ground. Polycarbonate is an excellent material.

    Basically these, but better protection and audio quality: https://www.amazon.ca/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O

u/ElBomberoLoco · 9 pointsr/Bushcraft

I know this answer gets teased for being ubiquitous...but a great first knife in this arena is a Morakniv Companion. It's very hard to beat in terms of quality-to-price ratio.

Don't worry about a sawback knife....especially since you said you already have a good handsaw. I haven't seen one that saws worth a damn anyway.

u/someomega · 9 pointsr/guns
u/RIAuction · 9 pointsr/gundeals

Correct. Bought one last time this deal came around.

$10 on Amazon got me one with an easy absolute cowitness. I see now that it is a whole $13. Haven't taken it out to the range just yet.

u/pestilence · 9 pointsr/guns

I use these. I always feel disappointed when I leave the range and shut them off and I can't hear as well as I can with the amplifiers on.

u/Metasticity · 9 pointsr/guns

Dont use those.

Get this:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001T7QJ9O/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1463536705&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=howard+leight+impact+sport&dpPl=1&dpID=413LEFbzvIL&ref=plSrch

And these:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0007XJOLG/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1463536741&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=howard+leight+earplugs&dpPl=1&dpID=31ZxugkFgVL&ref=plSrch

Hearing ain't nothing to fuck around with. Don't do cheap or stupid when it comes to protecting your ears.

I use that setup, and i could shoot my AR all day in comfort with those together. Also, the plugs come in individually wrapped pairs, so you can always keep a few extra for friends/ strangers in your range bag.

My $.02

u/ProfessorLeumas · 9 pointsr/guns

[This ear pro is really good.] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001T7QJ9O?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00) I got a pair and it's great. Even is he isn't the biggest fan of them, he can have them as backup for himself or when a friend tags along. And it's right at $40

u/1fifty7 · 9 pointsr/airsoft

On my backup gun I run this Pinty reflex sight. It's cheap and gets the job done. The adjustable brightness is a nice touch if you're playing in a dark/light environment.

On my main gun I run the Bushnell TRS-25. Definitely the best bang for your buck. Great construction and a super clear and sharp reticle.

u/iknowyoulovecats · 9 pointsr/EDC

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Cryo-Speed-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q/ref=pd_sim_sg_5

Have it, love it. Especially cuz it's not just plain black

u/RedToby · 9 pointsr/knives

Kershaw 1555TI Cryo SpeedSafe Folding Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0074FI28Q/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_W-Pbvb0JGBMMP

u/bcphotog · 8 pointsr/ar15

Just a simple setup would be, in no particular order:

 

  • Vise
  • AR Tool - I have a powder coated green AR tool, forgot who makes it.
  • Screwdrivers
  • Good Lighting - Seriously, a good light source goes a long ways in the ease of building things. I have a drafting lamp very similar to this type.
  • AR Mat - Useful for putting stuff together (and cleaning of course) your AR on your desk/dinner table, so your wife or SO won't murder you. I have this cleaning mat.
  • Roll Pin Punches - I used a set of regular punches from Lowe's for a while, i finally got around to getting a set of actual roll pin punches on Amazon recently.
  • Small Hammer - I got this small 8-ounce hammer on Amazon. It's perfect for use with the roll pin punches.
  • Mallet - Useful for hitting things without marring up the finish.
  • Vise Block - I use a Magpul Bev block for work on my lower or upper. Waiting for the next Geissele sale so i can snag a Geissele Super Reaction Rod to replace the Bev block on upper work.
  • Allen Wrenches - I have this set of 3 hex-torx allen wrenches. Super handy for rails and other mount screws. Might also want a long handle set if you use a hex screw for your pistol grip like i do.
  • Torque Wrench - I have this Tekton torque wrench for barrels nuts, castle nuts (if you do torque yours, i don't usually), and whatever else needs to be torqued.
  • Torque Screwdriver Kit - I have this Wheeler Torque Wrench/Screwdriver set, super handy for screws that require a certain torque spec.

     

    That's what i can think of off the top of my head, you probably won't need all of that if you only plan on building a lower first. It'll be useful down the line to get most of those tools, but i'd go with first:

  • AR tool
  • Bev Block/Vise Blocks/Reaction Rod
  • Roll Pin Punches
  • Vise

    If you have Amazon Prime, there's quite a bit of stuff you can get on there, it's where i got most of my tools.

     

    ^Edit: ^Formatting.
u/jepyang · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

The wilderness is probably where you need self-defense tools the least of anywhere in your life, but if that aspect is important to you, I won’t argue it any further.

That said, it’s a bad knife. Just cheap tacticool crap, not meant for any serious use. It’s liable to fall apart mid-use (one of the reviews even mentioned the locking mechanism failed resulting in injury). Can’t imagine much worse than trying to defend yourself and cutting your hand on your own faulty knife.

Something like a Morakniv is cheap but sturdy and well-made. Would work well for both camping uses and self defense (keep it on your belt and you don’t even have to flip the blade open to use it). Saves an ounce or so and is a massive upgrade to practical capability.

Alternately, a SAK Classic and a small thing of pepper spray is similarly cheap, saves 2-3 ounces, and is probably more effective for self-defense than a cheap flippy knife.

u/smellslikesulfur · 8 pointsr/CCW

Spray doesn't always work. I had a dog get loose and rush me and my dog when we were out on a walk. They got into it instantly. I backed up and emptied my entire can of spray into the faces of both dogs. It did absolutely nothing. Luckily my dog is 150 lbs (compared to the maybe 50lb heeler mix that attacked) and he won that fight for me. Had my dog not been there, and the vicious dog went after me... I would have been up shit creek without my firearm. That spray didn't even phase the dog. I love dogs and I never want to hurt someone pet if I can help it, but if I get attacked I'm going to do what I have to do.
That being said, I'm open to suggestions on a spray that will actually work on dogs. this is the spray I used.

u/vicious_armbar · 8 pointsr/MensRights

Obviously if you can't flush the condom wash it out with hot water and put a squirt of spermicidal lube mixed with clear pepper spray in the condom. A packet of arbies horse radish sauce can be substituted for clear pepper spray in a pinch. It blends right in.

If you catch her don't admit anything! Play dumb and ask her what happened. If she tells you what she did and accuses you feel free to tell her what a psychopathic piece of shit she is. Then tell her that it's gross and risky to pick things out of the garbage to shove up her cooch! Leave without admitting anything!!!

Good luck with her being able to prove what you did!

u/desertUsuf · 8 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Mora Companion. The value on these knives is pretty nuts, I keep thinking that prices will eventually go up because you get so much blade for the money. Great carver and slicer due to the scandi edge, and the carbon steel blade it tough and can take light batoning without issue.

Watch a few reviews online, pretty much all raving, and for good reason.

u/canadian_camping_guy · 8 pointsr/Bushcraft

mora companion is an inexpensive and extremely reliable bush knife. You can get it in high carbon steel or stainless depending on your preference. Its really hard to beat for the price. I have take used and abused mine and its still holding up very well.

https://www.amazon.ca/Morakniv-Companion-Outdoor-Military-4-1-Inch/dp/B004TNWD40

u/doomcrew2123 · 8 pointsr/knives

Other than the mora those are all pretty poor knives. Also see here.

u/mindfulmu · 8 pointsr/dashcamgifs

SABRE RED Pepper Gel - Police Strength - Tactical Series with 18-Foot (5.5M) Range, 18 Bursts & Belt Holster https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_OraVBbQQTAKC6

u/PapaShane · 8 pointsr/EDC

If you have a few bucks lying around, the easiest way to answer this question is to have you buy a decent knife and see for yourself how much better it is. For a nice folder in your size range, the Ontario Rat1 would be a nice start...it's only $25 (which is a very low price for a quality knife), its 3.5" blade is big enough to do most things you'll need it to do while also being legal to carry almost everywhere (in the US), it's supposed to have a buttery smooth pivot action, and it has a decent blade steel (AUS-8) as opposed to the who-knows-what in a typical gas station knife. And yes, the steel alloy does make a lot of difference, a good blade will hold a sharp edge for longer, be tough enough to withstand some abuse, be flexible enough that it doesn't shatter easily, and unlike crap "stainless" steel it will actually remain rust-free under reasonable conditions. The heat treatment of the blade also contributes to these traits, and I can guarantee that Ontario does a better heat-treat than whoever made your $7 gas station knife...which probably didn't receive any treatment. If the Rat1 isn't your style, Kershaw makes a bunch of budget-friendly (~$30) knives that are also pretty highly regarded, something like the Cryo which has spring-assisted opening or the very sexy Skyline which isn't assisted opening. And if those aren't to your liking, then Spyderco makes a couple budget folders, one of them being the Resilience which has a bigger 4.25" blade and nice G10 handles, you may like that one for the bigger size. Might wanna check the legality in your area though...

So yeah, apart from working better, a nice knife also has a much smaller chance of failing and cutting off your finger, which is the main reason that I cringe a little bit when people use bad knives...I just don't want to see someone who doesn't know any better get hurt by a knife they thought would work fine. Unfortunately, I do see plenty of knives like that around r/EDC, but maybe I just hang out in /r/knives too much.

u/DeadPlayerWalking · 8 pointsr/knives
u/stylefish · 8 pointsr/knives

I'd suggest you save up a little bit more and get something more worthwhile. A Spyderco Tenacious can be had for $34, for example.

If you are dead set on a $20 knife, atomedge's mention of a Byrd Robin or even a Byrd Cara Cara 2 would be a good place to start.

u/IANALAMA · 8 pointsr/Ultralight

I carry an Opinel No 8 everywhere i go. i use it to cut food and light gardening work (trimming, pruning, cut twine to tie up tomatoes, etc). "everywhere" includes backpacking, and any kind of travel. it's short enough and no spring assist, so it doesn't conflict with local laws when i travel.

when i'm backpacking i also carry a small wire key ring with the following:

Key Ring

Leatherman Micra

Gerber Shard

Streamlight Nano

if i'm doing any kind of campfire, then i bring a mora companion to do any processing that i'll need.

u/Jongmi2 · 8 pointsr/Bushcraft

$100 to spend? Lets get him started out right!

Fixed blade knife and Saw for Bushcraft tasks:

Bahco has a combo kit with a Mora fixed blade knife and a folding saw for $28.50 at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Bahco-LAP-KNIFE-Laplander-Folding-Multi-Purpose/dp/B008ZG8S0A

Folding Knife for food prep:

Add an Opinel #8 for $20: https://www.amazon.com/Opinel-Carbon-Blade-Folding-Knife/dp/B002SCUO04/ref=sr_1_4?crid=3OVY093ZE8FB9&keywords=opinel+no+8&qid=1573841922&sprefix=opinel%2Ctools%2C152&sr=8-4

or an Ontario RAT 1 for $25: https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-8848-Folding-Knife-Black/dp/B0013ASG3E/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=ontario+rat+1&qid=1573842093&sr=8-1

Axe for fire prep:

Cold Steel Trail Boss fo $32: https://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-CS90TA-BRK-Trail-Boss/dp/B001CZ9UY4/ref=sr_1_1?crid=21DD9KF7WOYCB&dchild=1&keywords=cold+steel+trail+boss&qid=1573842210&sprefix=cold+steel+trail%2Caps%2C154&sr=8-1

Total

That pretty much covers all things pointy and sharp to get him started in bushcraft for a grand total of $85.50

As he learns and develops more bushcraft skills he can upgrade when needed but this will get him started out with some solid gear.

u/410_Bacon · 8 pointsr/ProtectAndServe

I think he means ear protection like this: Howard Leight Shooting Earmuff https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T7QJ9O

u/rusty075 · 8 pointsr/Bushcraft

For the money, it's hard to wrong with a Mora. Amazing value in a darn tough and well-made knife.

u/mvmntsofthemind · 8 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Can't beat a $14 Mora Companion, comes in stainless or high carbon. Comes shaving sharp. http://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Outdoor-Military-4-1-Inch/dp/B004TNWD40/

u/EC-Diffie-Hellman · 8 pointsr/sysadmin

I've used these at the range. They have a 3.5mm jack for plugging in an audio device.

u/Flint149 · 8 pointsr/airsoft

There are several brands and models of hearing protection headphones. The most popular low-mid end model is the HL Impact. I don't know what model, specifically, was talked about in the thread you're mentioning though, the HL Impacts are just my personal recommendation if you're in the market and don't care about integrated comms.

u/3kakr4 · 8 pointsr/EDC

I have never seen another person use that case! That's the first case I bought for my S7 in April of 2017. I bought some [grip tape]
(https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ATH0KEA/ref=CM_SW_R_CP_APA_NVG-ZBHHTRDVS) designed for gun grips and it made it much more secure feeling. The tape isn't "sticky" but it does provide it with grip. I cut a small strip to put down each side that it wasn't so slippery. It still slipped in and out of pockets just fine.

Nice EDC

edit: link formatting

u/macbooklover91 · 8 pointsr/guns

Links!!

u/Kilo353511 · 8 pointsr/bugout

Here is what would use for $100 USD. All prices are via Amazon/Wal-mart

Pack: OutLander Lightweight Day Pack - Cheap, Lightweight and would get the job done for a GHB ($18)

Cutting: Morakniv Companion - Cheap and Mora makes some of the best knives ($12)

Combustion: Storm Matches ($6), All-weather matches($0.75), 2 Bic Lighters($2), and some Wetfire($6)

Cover: 3 Emergency Blankets($2)

Container: Back pack listed above, 6 bottles of water ($3), Single layer stainless steel bottle($7)

Cordage: 100 Feet of 550 ($6), Duct tape ($3)

Candlelight: 2 LED Lights ($4-12)

Consumables: 6 Cliff bars ($6), 3 %-Hour Energy ($6), Bag of trail Mix ($6)

Clothing: 2 Extra Pair of socks ($2), 2 pair Gloves ($7), 2 Hats ($10)

Communication: 3 Road Flares ($6) Signaling Mirror ($3)

Cash: $40-100 is recommended but this is optional.




Everything I have there (Cash excluded) should cost around $120. You can save money by making your own Wetfire with cotton balls and petroleum jelly. And the food can probably be replaced with cheaper items. I just put stuff I am comfortable with. Same is true with the flashlights, you could grab 4 of the $1
Wal-mart lights they are great for short term use and would cut out another $8.

Buy stuff in bulk when it is available too this will cut down cost.

Something every car should already have, but it worth the extra $10-20 is a small first aid kit or 2.

u/vilsor · 8 pointsr/guns

The TRS-25 hits the price/quality mark perfectly for a gun you're just looking to have fun with. The rebate deal they had a month ago is over, but you can still get one for $70 on Amazon.

u/uPeopleFuckingSuck · 7 pointsr/ruger

Bushnell TRS-25. It's running a little high now but I've gotten them as low as $50.

u/nubbinator · 7 pointsr/gundeals

If you're an absolute cheap bastard, Amazon Warehouse also has them used like new with original packaging for $39.51. Grab this riser for full cowitness or the 1" for 1/3 cowitness.

u/Sam_Vimes_AMCW · 7 pointsr/marchingband

I've used SABRE, they make a gel that's really good too. Personally I carry a knife and a kubaton and pepper spray, but I've seen the gel in action and it's really good.

Or if you wanna go budget, you can buy a 4pack of pepper spray for like 50$, I'll edit with a link

first one


two pack of the same product

u/Arimil · 7 pointsr/CampingGear
  1. Tent: Eagles Peak II Two person tent - http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=50802926
    -This was generous gift from my SO's mom. It may not be the best tent out there, but at free it can't be beat.

  2. Sleeping Bag: Marmot Aspen Minimalist 40 - http://www.trailspace.com/gear/marmot/aspen-40-ultralight/
    -Got this for its small size and light weight. Future winter camping trips are a possibility, in which case I plan on snagging a wool blanket of sleeping bag liner.

  3. Sleeping Pad: RidgeRest Classic - http://www.amazon.com/Therm-A-Rest-6433-Parent-RidgeRest-Classic-Mattress/dp/B00HZ13OYG
    -Simple basic sleeping pad, I've been using these since scouts and have wanted for nothing more, especially because of its light weight.
    -In the event of winter camping, is this enough to insulate from the ground? If not, what could be added to my sleep system to keep me insulated from the ground?

  4. Cookware: Pot Pan stackable combo - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FQZEYWE?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
    -Lightweight and simple, these were cheap and seemed straight forward.
    -They stack with the majority of either piece's empty space facing each other, allowing for decently dry storage for matches etc. inside.
    -Comes with a tight fitting mesh ditty bag

  5. Small Camp Grill - Coghlan's Camp Grill - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001OPHA0S?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
    -Another straight forward and cheap piece,
    -This is really an optional piece, I plan on bringing it along on trips with big groups or when cooking meat is in the cards.

  6. Plates x2: Coleman Enamel plates - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009PUSPI?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
    -These are the camping gold standard in my book, been using them since scouts.

  7. Stuff Sacks x3: REI pack of 3 Ditty Sacks 2, 3, and 7 liter. -http://www.rei.com/product/795047/rei-ditty-sack-package-of-3
    -Came in a decently affordable combo pack, plan on using them for food/toiletries storage and bear bags.

  8. Knife: Morakniv Companion Straight Knife - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TNWD40?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
    -Love this little knife, cheap but durable and was a shaver straight out of the box.
    -Came with a super thick plastic sheath

    9)Hatchet: Estwing Hatchet - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004TNWD40?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
    -Heard this was a classic, people say they've still got the one's their grandfather's used. It's heavy, but I'm happy with the tradeoff.
    -Got it sharpened well enough to cleanly slice through paper at the moment

  9. Axe Sharpener: Lansky Dual Grit Sharpener - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B8FW0Y?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
    -Great sharpener, pretty much the go to field sharpener from what I've gathered.
    -Only took a couple minutes to learn how to use, the only hard part is consistently following the bevel through each stroke, but it gets easier.

  10. Camp Towels x2: Microfiber quick-drying towels - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B8FW0Y?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
    -Very great, medium size towels with their own tote

  11. Collapsible Water Jug: REI 2.5 gallon collapsible water jug - http://www.rei.com/product/402099/reliance-fold-a-carrier-water-carrier-25-gal
    -Seems great, picked it up at REI physical store then read reviews and got spooked, we'll see though, a minority of the reviewers swear by it.
    -Just in case it sucks, any suggestions for a collapsible water container of equal size/price?

  12. Water Bags x2: 33 oz Bag style canteens - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B010OLZ3E2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00
    -These came free with my water filter, and they have many good reviews. If they do well, I may buy some extras.

  13. Wine Skin: 2L - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CN4RN42?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00
    -More showing of my primitivist ass, and I thought I could take some weight off of my SO by carrying enough water for the two of us.

  14. Pillows x2: Field and Stream - http://www.dickssportinggoods.com/product/index.jsp?productId=33581126
    -Got these a long time ago when I knew less, they are pretty bulky and my first item I want to replace

  15. Pack: Kelty Redwing 50L Black
    -SO's mom gifted this this Christmas, so amazing and thoughtful, one of the best gifts I've ever gotten and I love the color

  16. Shoes: Skechers Trail Runners - I found these at the thrift store for a stunning 12 bucks and they fit perfectly

  17. Lighting: Outlite Lantern -http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01178FLM0?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00
    -Pack of flashlights (might not bring all four) - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00V639BNC?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01

  18. Extras: Tarp as groundcloth, some extra stakes.

    Items not shown:
    -Always a tin or bag of Drum Tobacco and papers
    -Kindle, old generation one
    -Collapsible trowel
    -Paracord
    -Burlap shoulder bag for gathering kindling etc

    Items still wanted (suggestions greatly appreciated):
    -Knife for SO
    -Work gloves
    -Plastic flasks for booze
    -Belt pouch
    -Higher quality tarp
    -Knife Sharpener
    -Sleeping bag liner or wool blanket
    -Any food suggestions!
    -Rain cover for pack
    -Smell proof food bags

    I don't have much experience outside of scouts, so I'm very open to critique of my setup. I will warn that I am very much into primitivism, and camping for me is a gateway to a backcountry, esthetic lifestyle I one day I hope to live, so some of my gear choices may not always be the most efficient. Any advice from a primitivist or purist standpoint is doubly appreciated.

u/Brotaoski · 7 pointsr/videos

May I recommend Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_df4DAbQG7XT85

Works amazing and has a fool proof way for not fucking your angle up. There’s an add on stand item for like $5 that helps make the process even easier.

I have used it on my pocket knife and kitchen knives.

u/drkaeppel · 7 pointsr/knives

There are a number of ways to get it sharp again. Instead of buying stones, some people use sandpaper glued/taped to a hard surface (a block of wood or brick..etc) and sharpen the same way you would with a stone. Lansky also has really effective sharpening systems that are reasonably priced.

u/Beer_Is_So_Awesome · 7 pointsr/knifeclub

I'm really sorry. I worry that something like this will happen whenever I approach a new music venue.

It's probably a bit heavier than your M16, but the Ontario Rat-1 is a really solid, affordable pocket knife for under $30.

It has AUS-8 steel, a broad, deep full-flat-ground blade, bronze phosphor washers in the pivot and a very solid liner-lock.

EDIT: I just remembered that Ontario recently released the Rat-2, which is both smaller and lighter than the Rat-1, and very similar in size to the CRKT M16.

Ontario Rat-2, $27.

u/flafferay · 7 pointsr/EDC

You'd be surprise how often you need a knife. I recommend getting one.

I'd recommend The Rat or a Swiss Vic.

Rat

Swiss

u/PoundTownUSA · 7 pointsr/interestingasfuck

I have a sharpening system that lets me choose one of four angles. It's branded as Lansky.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B8IEA4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000B8L6NG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

The second link is a stand for the knife clamp. It works really well to get super sharp edge, even without stropping.

u/lethpard · 7 pointsr/knives

It takes away an excessive amount of steel. I've seen my in-laws grind away an decent butcher's knife in a couple of years that should have lasted a lifetime, and it doesn't do a very good job.

edit: The Lanksy jig system is another inexpensive alternative that requires little skill.

u/BWeice · 7 pointsr/PipeTobacco

I just ordered myself an Opinel no. 8 for my ropes. The only thing is since its carbon and not stainless a bit more attention has to be given to it so it doesn't rust up

u/ZombieKingKong · 7 pointsr/EDC

get something not so expensive for your first knife. Here's why:

-Get used to it. Carrying it around, deploy and fold, cut fruit at work with it (see your co-worker's faces when you pull it out). Doing this will let you get use to having one (unfortunately, you will probably lose it).

-Use the shit out of it. cut paper, cardboard, pencils, test it out on thin twigs, branches etc.

-Sharpen it. I don't mean with some cheap easy way of doing it like with a sharpmaker; use a sharpening stone, learn the angles.

-Learn to respect it. No matter how careful you think you are, you will eventually cut yourself doing something you feel is the safe way. You will have a new appreciation for this knife.

I recommend either of these knives (learn the different ways knives can be deployed) http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578/ thumb hole deployment

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1660-Onion-Folding-SpeedSafe/dp/B0009VC9Y0 - speedsafe

http://www.amazon.com/Ontario-8848-Folding-Knife-Black/dp/B0013ASG3E - thumbstud

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-Skyline-Knife-Textured-Handle/dp/B001CZBDF8 - flip

Find how the knives also carry in your pocket (left pocket, right pocket, tip up or tip down).

These should be your first steps into getting and owning your first folding knife.

u/scharfat · 7 pointsr/CCW

I use a GunVault SV500 SpeedVault Handgun Safe. I have it bolted onto the side of my bed, using the screws that it came with; it works great! Definitely check it out. I got the one that accepts a key or pin code. They also had a fingerprint version but I was nervous about relying on an accurate fingerprint scan. It opens very quickly and I practice opening it every night before going to bed which also lets me check the battery.

u/hybaric · 7 pointsr/VEDC

You should add a few basic tools, screw driver, wrench, and fixed blade knife if this is for a VEDC. I also always keep duct tape and a few zipties in my car. Zipties are super handy for quick fixes and repairs like engine hoses coming lose etc.

A sturdy inexpensive knife to add would be something like a morakniv http://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Outdoor-Military-4-1-Inch/dp/B004TNWD40

u/jd_edc · 7 pointsr/liberalgunowners

For the money, it's hard to beat Howard Leight. I have several sets of earpro, including Peltors, several loaner pairs of Caldwells, my gf has Walker's that she likes a lot, but the Howard Leights are cheap enough and quality enough that I both trust them and didn't mind buying a pair to forever live with my HD gun.

u/rafri · 7 pointsr/Firearms

I think this one falls under common sense and they at least had something for you to use. Crap if i went into my range bag I would see 5 pairs of Howard Leight Impact Sports. Along with a 10 pack of throw away plugs and my own three tier silicon plugs that i use when shooting rifles along with my howard leights.

u/chickenbonez · 7 pointsr/ar15

This is what you want, OP.

Probably the most common and highly reviewed ear protection available today, at an affordable price point.

u/Tyler9400 · 7 pointsr/Bushcraft

Edit: Just realized your looking for an EDC Knife. To split kindling? My post revolves around your first knife to go out into the bush. An EDC knife should just a small folder for when you open those fancy amazon boxes. Don't need a fixed blade knife for EDC purposes, but if your gonna be out in the woods messing around I'd follow what I said.

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IMO a Mora companion should be your first knife. They are 10 bucks. The one linked is a carbon steel version, if you are gonna be around water a lot get the stainless steel version. The stainless steel version will rust dull quicker. Edit: Was a typo, it definitely wont rust quicker lol. Get it if you are around water because it WONT rust, but the edge will dull quicker, this is why knowing how to sharpen in the field is important. I mean you can get through a day with a dull knife, but it's never fun.

This won't be the best knife in the world, but it's the best beginners knife, it can do all the basic tasks and work well for $10, so if you smack a rock, chip it somehow or end up messing it up when sharpening you can buy another one. Practice sharpening! This is a big one, you don't want to get a $100 knife and mess up sharpening it - anything is fixable but you don't want to do that with an expensive knife and start taking off too much steel and what not.

I'd recommend a Mora companion, and whatever sharpening method you want. A decent, cheap stone is the Fallkniven DC3. There are better stones - but they require oils (or water) and you have to go through two or three types of stones and all these other things. Not to mention they are heavy and bulky. DC3 is small and you can take it with you.

If someone else wants to go more indepth on other sharpening methods and stones, please do so, I've had the same ones for a few decades and am not up-to-date on the tech.

Also strops, I had a local leatherworking shop make one for me, I've never found good ones online, or good leather to make your own. If you are familiar with good ones, feel free to link them.

u/-TheBasedWeeaboo- · 7 pointsr/airsoft

What? You have to explain more than "Dummy low profile headphones to use for ear protection".

Just get some Howard Leight Impact Sports, they are only $40. These are electronic so they deafen things like gunshots and Thunder B's and amplify talking and footsteps.

u/tablinum · 7 pointsr/guns

You're getting excellent "first gun" advice, but I'd like to offer a slightly different answer based on your specific question. In order, I'd say:

  • A Smith & Wesson M&P Sport, the most basic entry-level good quality AR.

  • A box of foam earplugs and a set of Howard Leights (you'll be doubling-up on hearing protection).

  • A whole mess of 30-round Magpul P-Mags

  • A bulk order of inexpensive .223 / 5.56mm ammo from an online store like SGAmmo.

    A .22 is a really good starter rifle because of light recoil and low ammo cost. But if you're concerned about politics and want to get a proper carbine squared away, an AR is actually also a really decent starter rifle. The recoil is very light, and with doubled-up ear protection the blast isn't bad; and the ammo is the cheapest you'll get in a non-.22 rifle. Get what you want, get some skin in the game before AWBs become a fight in your state, and you'll do fine. If you later decide it's more blast and money than you want to shoot regularly, 10/22s aren't going anywhere.
u/mrmax1984 · 7 pointsr/gundeals

This riser gives perfect cowitness.

u/rasiahs · 7 pointsr/canadaguns

Congratulations!

  • Personally I would recommend either a Remington 700 over the 783. There's nothing wrong with the 783, but the 700's fit, finish as well as the overall quality is just superior and I'm a firm believer in the "buy once, cry once" philosophy, especially with firearms. If you buy the 783, my bet is that as you get a little more serious about shooting, you'll end up buying a 700.

  • With all that said, if you're not hell bent on buying a Remington, I personally would go with a Tikka T3 (there are many, many models). Overall it's about the same as a Remington 700 in terms of quality, but the bolt action is just silky smooth and the trigger pull is wonderful. I'm biased because I'm a bit of a Tikka fan, so take my advice with a grain of salt.

  • In regards to the .308 calibre, again I'm a bit biased because my rifle is in .308 but regardless, I think .308 is the way to go. It's easily found, and comes in a variety of weight from (approximately) 120gr to 200gr so you have a choice of choosing a lighter bullet for smaller game or a heavier bullet for larger game.

  • To pass the time while your PAL/RPAL is being processed, I strongly suggest buying high quality safety equipment You don't have to break the bank, but don't skimp. Apart from that I'd say buy a good soft case, and later down the road you can buy a hard case (my personal favourite is the Pelican 1750). Here's a little list....

  • Ear protection: Howard Leight Impact Sport and Howard Leight earplugs (Personally I use both-- you only get one pair of ears!)

  • Eye protection: Smith Aegis Arc (DS Tactical is a great company to deal with)

  • Hard case: Pelican 1750 (Production Case is a nice Canadian company with prices way better than anywhere else and great customer service)

  • Bipod: Harris Engineering (widely considered the best bang for your buck product-- I use the 9-13 inch because I'm a bit taller, but most people like the 6-9)

  • Soft case: Cabela's drag bag-- great product at a great price.


  • Torque wrench: VERY important in my opinion, as I see way too many people over-torquing their gear (i.e. scope mount screws) and messing things up. Wheeler Torque Wrench-- this is what I use. It's reasonably priced and I use it all the time when I'm working on my rifle. I know plenty of people say they're not necessary, but they'll save you from major headaches in the future.

  • Bonus: When you buy your scope, DO THIS to level it. I've tried all kinds of methods, but this by far the best (assuming your rifle is levelled first). It's so simple, but so effective.


    Anyway, I hope this helps. I'll check back in a little bit (studying for finals right now) if I think of anything else.
u/exoclipse · 7 pointsr/liberalgunowners

Ammo: I buy Federal white box FMJs for pistols and shit-tier Tula steel-cased for my AR-15. If you don't want to debase your rifle with the steel shit, American Frontier makes some cheap brass-cased ammo.

Gun safe: Here's a primer. I'm getting a cheap locking cabinet from Gander over the weekend - I just want something to keep my kids outta my guns, and the old 'hide it in a locked box on a high shelf' thing doesn't make me comfortable.

Extra mags: Yes. Buy from the pistol's manufacturer, or for AR-15s, I like PMags.

Reloader tool: Looking for like a magazine loader? They're good to have. I've never had a problem manually loading mags tho.

Range bag: yes. Bigger is better.

Holster: Safariland makes best-in-class holsters for all occasions.

Safety gear: I double up my hearing protection (muffs AND plugs). I use these for muffs, and whatever is cheap for plugs. I use my eye glasses as eye pro.

Also - you will want a soft bag for your pistol/rifle for transport to and from the range.

u/droppinglemons · 7 pointsr/formula1

I've taken these to a race before. They're my shooting headphones, but have found them to work great at the track.

http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O

Automatically blocks noise above 82db, and allows you control how much ambient noise you can hear. Meaning, you can have a conversation with someone and still hear them just fine with the headphones on, but as soon as a noise greater than 82db occurs, they block it.

Also has an external audio jack to plug into.

u/biglazymoose · 7 pointsr/guns

I have the Howard Leight Earmuffs and I couldn't be happier. I haven't hunted with them and have only used them at the range. Very popular and high rep.

u/chuckthetruk · 7 pointsr/knives

As you may or may not have recognized, this is the Condor Bushlore. Its blade is .125” thick made from 1075 carbon steel. The handle scales are walnut and the pins are brass (I think). The sheath is leather with stainless pins. These pictures are what it looks like after a weekend of extremely hard use in very damp conditions—I’ll talk more about this later. I took the pictures right after I cleaned it back up, and re-sharpened it.

I have been collecting knives for a while, and have quite a few, but did not own EVEN ONE fixed blade. I had a camping trip in the Finger Lakes region of NY, so I decided to pony up a whopping $31 and order one off amazon. When it arrived, the overwhelmingly positive reviews for the sheath were confirmed (it feels very high quality) as were the so-so reviews for the fit and finish of the knife itself. If you are looking for a fixed blade knife that is great to look at and fun to fondle, this might not be the knife for you. There is noticeable staining on the uneven handle scales, the pins and lanyard holes have grind marks on them (but are smooth to the touch), the grind is not a true Scandi (the blade had a secondary bevel when I received it, but it’s not a big deal, because I re-profiled it anyway), and the primary grind is actually uneven (this was brought out when I re-profiled it, one of the pictures shows this), and it came incredibly dull (hence the re-profiling).

So, how did it perform in the field? Very well! On two consecutive nights, in very damp conditions, it batoned through logs almost as thick as the blade is long, split about 9 bundles worth of wood (no-one had a hatchet) and performed other, less strenuous tasks like making wood shavings for kindling, carving tent stakes, and opening food packages etc. It was very comfortable to use, and held a good working edge for all of this. Now because it is carbon steel it did develop some significant surface rust, but that cleaned up very easily in just a few minutes.

In closing, this is a great camp knife for an incredible value. If you can get past the cosmetic imperfections, it’s an awesome little knife.

Let me know if you guys have any questions!

u/777-300ER · 7 pointsr/guns

I'd suggest you get a set of Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs and if you shoot indoors double up with plugs.

u/GelgoogGuy · 7 pointsr/guns

Keep an eye out for these to go on sale:

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001T7QJ9O/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I paid $35 for mine, but I see them for $40-$45 pretty often.

u/an_actual_lawyer · 7 pointsr/CombatFootage

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001T7QJ9O/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&th=1

Not mil spec, but the aux in models are now $45 at your door on Amazon

u/TypicalCricket · 7 pointsr/canadaguns

The general consensus seems to be that you can't beat Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs.

u/ARKnife · 7 pointsr/knives

For those requirements and as a first knife I'd recommend getting the Ontario RAT II, as it is inexpensive, has good quality, great for campwork is overall a great entry-level knife (my first knife was the RAT 1, the larger version).

If you would like to get a knife designed especially for UK legal carry - check out the UKPK by Spyderco.

u/recreational_usage · 7 pointsr/EDC
u/_hester_ · 7 pointsr/ar15

At first, I didn't think I would get more than two rifles, so I opted for the Plano foam-padded case. I bought two so I could lock up both rifles (from the kiddos, not thieves), and not take up a ton of room in my house. They're very good cases, and I would recommend them for traveling (either road trips or flying). If you get one of these, don't trust the built in locks, and buy some decent (long bolt) padlocks. Negative: They're not great for taking to the range. They're bulky, and awkward if you need to set them out of the way while you're shooting.

Of course, I bought a third rifle on an impulse, and it came with something like this for free. I actually ended up using this more than the hard cases for range trips since it's much more compact/maneuverable, and just carries the essentials (a few magazines and a good-sized pouch for tactical Skittles). For a one-rifle person, this is probably the best value, and more practical for most people's needs.

That said, few of us actually stay one-rifle gun owners for long. I just punted and bought a $100 metal gun cabinet from Walmart to control access. The nice Plano cases are now just used for traveling rather than storage.

My favorite, though, is a double carbine bag. Even if you only have one rifle (now), it's a great bag with plenty of extra storage. It will fit two sets of eye and ear protection and a lot of pre-loaded magazines along with two rifles. I didn't think I'd ever use the backpack straps until a few weeks ago when we decided to find a place to shoot in the National Forest that required a little hiking off the road. The bag really saved the day, and made the whole experience a lot more comfortable while packing about 40 pounds of rifles + ammo.

Just my $0.02.

u/mtldude1967 · 7 pointsr/canadaguns

Bushnell TRS-25 Inexpensive, and works.

u/Spovik · 7 pointsr/Firearms

I run a Bushnell TRS-25 on my slab-side Competition and I'm happy enough with it. I mostly just plink steel with it and it's good enough for me.

u/LandonSullivan · 6 pointsr/CCW

Far as I can tell, she can legally carry a taser. Do NOT get a stun gun, they are only useful as a deterrent, you have to be literally touching somebody with one to do anything, and pretty much only output voltage. Tasers, on the other hand, can be used from significantly farther away, and deliver a much higher amperage, which is the part that actually drops people. It's not good for very long, maybe 20 seconds at most, so if you end up getting a taser, make absolutely sure that she knows knows KNOWS to immediately seek sanctuary before calling authorities. Don't go miles away, just get somewhere safe but close, otherwise with a good enough lawyer the assailant could catch her on an Assault charge, even if she calls the cops first. No sense risking it.

As for OC spray, try getting OC gel instead, it's outputs an adhesive, cohesive line with a much lower chance of blowback. I think Sabre is what some people use. Haven't touched OC in a while, it's not a good idea to carry both it and a gun at the same time.

A good knife can't hurt long as she knows how to use it. Kershaw assisted open or whatnot.

u/VaguePeeSmell · 6 pointsr/knifeclub

Something with an Emerson Wave like the Kershaw CQC-10K. That being said, you really do want pepper spray instead. C'mon OP, it's only $7 and it's better than being stabbed with your own knife.

u/8point2mpg · 6 pointsr/MouseReview

My hands are 18.3cm. I use a claw grip gaming and a fingertip/claw grip in Windows. I use the Mionix Castor on SteelSeries 9HD and really like it. I've tried a lot of mice. I don't own a Deathadder, so I don't know what kind of latency the left and right clicks have. The Mionix Castor has a couple extra ms in left/right click latency. I got used to it and don't really have an issue with it, but other people don't like it. If you think this is going to be an issue, I recommend checking out the Zowie EC2-A. I haven't tried this mouse, but I know the dimensions and shape are just about perfect for our hand size and claw grip usage. It doesn't have that rubber side grip like the deathadder or Castor, but you can use this grip tape on the sides. I put this tape on the Roccat Kone Pure, SteelSeries Sensei, and G303 when I was testing them. It works perfectly.

u/SmiffnWessn · 6 pointsr/aznidentity

Ever consider carrying pepper spray? Check your state's laws. In mine it's legal to carry it concealed in your pocket/purse/backpack/whatever. And there's stuff with great range that can be effective against groups, like this: SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray

u/cellyy · 6 pointsr/MouseReview

hiya! I got the gun tape from amazon US. It took like 4-5 days to get to me in Northern Ireland. I ordered it here: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ATH0KEA/

I'm not sure how it got here so fast :P

u/wizang · 6 pointsr/ar15

https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Med-pro-Compact-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1486523995&sr=8-1&keywords=utg+riser

People might shit on UTG but in this case its probably as good or better than your red dot so who cares, you're not going to be able to use it that low.

u/armchair · 6 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Lansky sharpening system can be had $35. You can get your stuff really sharp with that. http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4

I don't have any brand recommendations for a set of whetstones or diamond stones, but you can easily spend something approaching $100 to get going.

And you can always use a piece of glass and wet/dry sandpaper to get stuff sharp. The method is called scary sharp iirc. Not really bifl though, you'll go through the abrasives.

u/sampling_life · 6 pointsr/knives

I have the esee 5 (very similar to the BK2) and it is a big bad boy. the quarter inch thick makes it a beast at spliting via batoning or chopping. down side... it has a big fat edge that can kinda feel bulky when doing finer work... Honestly, I would look into a cheaper (yet very good blades) like a Mora or a Condor Bushlore... my pick would be the bushlore b/c of the grind and full tang but Moras are very good.

Then from there after using those blades a lot you'll get an idea of what you really want in your next blade.

u/assholefromwork · 6 pointsr/Warmachine

This is my STUPID CHEAP case I got on amazon: linky

It has pluck foam in between egg crate foam. I am using it to transport 35 points and basic equipment (glue, measuring tape, extra bases, file, cards) now and it still has room for more.

I saw some reviews saying it didn't come with pluck foam anymore so I was initially nervous but figured at $12 I could provide my own if it was necessary (it wasn't). Ordered it about a month ago and could not be happier with the purchase.

edit: Here's a picture of what's currently in it to give you an idea of the size: http://imgur.com/a/iaMIA

u/Oxidation_State · 6 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Which model leatherman do you have? I love my skeletool cx, but it has the blade on the side which you said you don't like.

As far as legality, that's up to you to figure out length restrictions, open/concealed carry restrictions, your school's policy, etc.

Check out the Spyderco Tenacious: Spyderco Tenacious G-10 Handle Folding Plain Edge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EI7578/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_JmUAwbFDEZ57J

Or search for any Kershaw branded knife...for the price, you'll be satisfied. You aren't gonna find much in the way of quality if you want a multitool in that price range.

u/BoredDellTechnician · 6 pointsr/splatoon

Can't go wrong with a Spyderco Tenacious for the money.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EI7578

u/GunDefender · 6 pointsr/politics

You don't need a permit or background check to buy this either: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00NZ8O1AY/ref=redir_mdp_mobile/186-1579615-2750736

But it is also a lethal weapon, not a toy. Same with this: http://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M

So I don't think that a background check is what makes the difference between a toy and a weapon.

It is true that kids typically don't get shot for holding a baseball bat or ball, but they can get shot for making a sudden movement which the officer interprets as agression, even if they are unarmed. Brightly colored guns are no replacement for knowing how to act properly around police to avoid being seen as an imminent threat.

u/psycho944 · 6 pointsr/ar15
u/sleepingdragon · 6 pointsr/guns

Yup. A pair like these does the job really well.

u/derpderpdonkeypunch · 6 pointsr/guns

If you can time it right and catch the 795 on sale, you can save a decent bit of money. I hadn't seen them on sale, so I bought my fiancee a 795 and spent about $175 on it. I recently got the tech sights for both her rifle and mine. For an appleseed event, you'll want two ten round magazines. Since they are hard to find in a brick and mortar location and I was going to be paying shipping anyway, I ordered two 10 rounders in addition to the one the rifle came with.

Costs as follows:
Rifle: $175
Tech Sights $ 69
2x Mags $ 28
GI Sling $ 10
Swivels $ 12

Total $294

That total does not include shipping charges, nor does it include any further equipment costs such as:

  • Eye protection (I splurged and got my lady the Smith Ageis Arc because I like her eyes and it looks like they rated very well for the price in The Lucky Gunner Eye Pro Breakdown. Fortunately, I have some older glasses that offer sufficient protection but I will be buying myself some newer eye protection before we do our appleseed event at the end of the month.),
  • Ear protection (you'll want to double up and get plugs of some sort and muffs, especially if you're shooting at an indoor range at times. I got us the Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic muffs which are pretty highly recommended) or,
  • Ammo (if you can find 22lr at a reasonable price)

    You can go less expensive on the ear an eye protection. The first few times I took my lady shooting, we had good ear plugs and less expensive eye protection (at an outdoor range) and I saved up for a while to get the better stuff.

    I feel like it was worth it to get the extra stuff and rifle so that we can attend the appleseed event together. Much of the value in it, I think, comes from all the range time you get. If One of us were to go without the other then try to teach the other, it would probably take significantly longer to teach the second person unless you later dedicated an entire weekend to shooting. I think it's better to knock it out in on weekend, rather than spread out over weeks or months. You two can develop together as shooters.

    As I've been educating my fiancee and guiding her into being comfortable with guns, this is something I've given a good bit of thought to, and something I had and have been saving for for a few months. Buying shooting gear can be a large-ish initial outlay, but the headphones, eye protection, and firearms acquired are something that will serve us well for many years to come, so that is something to bear in mind as you weight the options, buy initial gear, and possibly later acquire replacement gear of higher quality.

u/brzcory · 6 pointsr/ar15

Headphones aren't ear pro.

But the pretty-much-standard Howard Leight muffs that everyone wears to the range have a headphone jack for a reason.

I see no problem with headphones, so long as you can still hear RSO's and other shooters well enough. Personally, I've shot lots with just one earphone in under my muffs and had no issues. No more of a distraction than the guy next to you shooting at random times.

u/klb90 · 6 pointsr/army

Peltors/Liberators are absolutely top notch if you can snag an issued pair, but they are prohibitively expensive if you're to buy your own. Unless you need to interface with a radio just get a pair of Howard Leights off amazon (you can still use with a hand mic though), they are about $50 and fit under an ACH just fine. https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O/


Otherwise just run some cheapo foam earplugs, buy a 40 pack or whatever and change them out as needed.

u/PanzerRadeo · 6 pointsr/guns

Welcome to one of the most expensive hobbies you'll ever get into. It's addictive. I recommend selling blood and semen. Mixed. Doesn't have to be your own. I'll answer your questions numerically.

  1. When you go to pick up the gun you'll have to do a few things. Show ID to prove it belongs to you as well as fill out the 4473. The 4473 is the paperwork required for the NICS background check. It's easy to fill out and if you have ANY doubts or questions while filling it out, ASK QUESTIONS. Most gun stores would rather you ask questions than screw up the paperwork and have to use another copy. Hell, tell them it's your first time. Most places will help you.

  2. The gun, if it's brand new (and sometimes used), will come in a box. You don't need a case for it. Depending on your state, they might require you to bring a lock, but more than likely, it'll come with one. Some states do not allow the factory lock because they're garbage and the state law is dumb. For most long guns though, you typically won't need it to take it home.

  3. You can absolutely find low recoil slugs. There are other options, but that's just an example. Fiocchi does make good ammo.

  4. If you're going to an indoor range, I HIGHLY recommend you double up on hearing protection. That means foam plugs properly seated into your ear canal AND over ear muffs. It's good to invest in a good set of electronic ones like these. They allow you to hear but when there's an audible noise above a threshold, they will muffle it. When putting in your foam plugs, make sure you roll them in your fingers then push them INTO your ear canal. Too many people just push them into their ear while they're puffed up and that does not create the seal required to protect your hearing.

    E. If you go to the range, do not be afraid to ask a range safety officer for tips or to help you. MOST RSO's are knowledgeable. Most.

  5. You also want eye protection. Regular reading or sun glasses DO NOT COUNT. You want glasses rated for impact. If indoor, you don't want darkened lenses. I suggest regular ol' clear lenses. Affordable option.

  6. ALWAYS obey the 4 rules of gun safety.
u/fidelitypdx · 6 pointsr/Portland

Seriously, where are these idiots suggesting bear mace coming from?

If anyone is wondering, this is the one I recommend - $10 - it's the same formula as used by police departments across the country. The key chain attachment makes it easy to tie on a bright colored string lanyard, thus if it's tucked in your purse or pocket you'll easily find it. It's very effective.

If you want to step up in terms of distance, this is the one you want.

These spray a gel like spray, so the likelihood of it blowing in your face is very low.

u/GenericName72 · 6 pointsr/Denver

Pepper spray is totally legal in Colorado if you're using it in self-defense. It's legal to carry and you don't need to warn people around you that you are in possession of it-- in other words, you can conceal carry it legally. I believe it's also legal to brandish it. I carry this with me at all times. Important to use pepper gel and not pepper spray, as it's more wind-resistant and less likely to blow back into your face.

u/CypherFox · 6 pointsr/airsoft

So after about a year into this great hobby I've accumulated pieces of gear into what it is today. Not exactly everything I want yet, and for sure I'm going to be replacing around 30% of things in a few months (hopefully!). Still pretty noobish in terms of skill but I'm working on it! Onto the kit list!

Guns:

u/LilFuniAZNBoi · 6 pointsr/CCW

What's your budget?

You can ever go wrong with ammo. A package of some good defense ammo like Federal HST or Speer Gold Dots makes a good stocking stuffer.

Since he'll need to go to the range for practice (I sure hope so), get a good pair of ear protection like the Howard Leights.


A cheap range bag to carry ammo, gun, and ear/eye protection is a good gift too. Walmart has them for cheap.


Upgrades like night sights from Trijicon would be good on a carry gun. A good holsters and a proper gun belt are essentials as well.

u/MaXKiLLz · 6 pointsr/guns

+1 on the earplugs and earmuffs combined. I learned this the hard way when I tried shooting indoors wearing only Howard Leight earmuffs. I lasted about two minutes before going back outside and adding earplugs. Never made that mistake again.

u/possible-troll · 6 pointsr/guns

Rifle vs. Handgun?

Rifle indoors, you should almost always double up. Plugs and muff.

Either way, I highly recommend electronic muffs. These seem to be the most popular, and I can highly recommend them: http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/

Just make sure you throw a backup pair of AAA's in your range bag.

u/Zickefoose · 6 pointsr/knifeclub

This. Or an Ontario Rat 2 if you prefer a smaller blade.

u/Kreiger81 · 6 pointsr/liberalgunowners

If you have access to electronic ear muffs as well, those are AMAZING for first timers. (and, i mean, awesome in general, I find).

Whats nice is that they can still hear you relatively fine, but the shots are muffled.

I got a pair of these and it really, really reduces the "What did you say??" usually accompanied by starting to turn around while holding a loaded firearm.

Highly recommended.

u/NathCraft27 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Oh for sure! What's your price range?

For under 40$ some great options would be the Kershaw Leek , the Kershaw Cryo (the Cryo II is a bit larger for almost the same price if you prefer) or anything Kershaw really. You could also look for Sanrenmu knives, they're good for the price.

If you're really serious and you're looking for better quality, I recommend the Spyderco Delica (smaller), the Spyderco Endura (larger) or the Benchmade Griptilian (mini or full size, your choice). I own a mini Griptilian and I love it, I really recommend it if you can justify the price.

u/beefstew809 · 6 pointsr/camping

Some people are very particular about their knives and what they use them for but I think that everyone should own a Mora. It is a very sharp knife that can be used for food prep all the way to just carving or whittling. The plus side is that they are light weight and they are cheap! Do yourself a favor and pick one up (it doesn't necessarily have to be the one that I linked).

u/Goof-Juice · 6 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale

Amazon has the Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 for 52.99 +tax w/ prime shipping.

u/ErroneousBosch · 6 pointsr/Bushcraft

Even cheaper in Carbon Steel

Edit: or carbon with a thicker blade

u/vaderj · 6 pointsr/Portland

https://www.amazon.com/SABRE-Red-Pepper-Gel-Strength/dp/B004NKSPR8/?th=1&psc=1

I don't get anything for mentioning it, but it works on both dogs, and dog owners.

u/Dumpy_Creatures · 6 pointsr/Survival

Bear spray is considered a pesticide by the epa and as such has standards for humane treatment. It is not meant to incpapacitate as pepper spray is. It isn’t as strong as I thought it was though. (In retrospect this makes sense due to a Bears much greater sense of smell than a person) Pepper sprays have more oil making them thicker and harder to remove. Bear sprays are designed to create a cloud for maximum coverage making where as pepper spray is a stream for less splash damage and blow back.

u/fullyincorruptible · 6 pointsr/guns

Bushnell TRS-25 currently 69.99 on Amazon - Currently the best deal going IMHO

u/M4d_Martigan · 5 pointsr/france

Ben perso j'ai beaucoup appris de youtubeurs comme Survival Lilly, TA Outdoors et MCQ Bushcraft, il y aussi des français comme Chartreuse Nature ou Blackwolf Chris (plus brut de décoffrage, mais que je recommande pour les gueuletons qu'il se bricole dans la forêt), et on trouve de nombreux sites et ouvrages sur le sujet.

Question matos si tu randonne sérieux tu devrais avoir le plus important, mais il faut surtout un bon couteau (ce qui ne veut pas forcement dire cher, le MoraKniv Companion est un classique très robuste qui coute environ 15 boules), voire une hachette si tu veux beaucoup construire, et les essentiels de la rando (trousse de secours, popotte, tente ou hamac, tapis de sol, etc...). Perso je m'équipe beaucoup en surplus militaire, c'est bien moins cher, souvent plus robuste et plus pratique que du Décathlon de luxe. Après tout dépend de ce que tu veux faire, si t'a des questions n'hésites pas!

u/Simsense · 5 pointsr/BuyItForLife

You can find super reviews on just about any Mora knife at Amazon, but here's one example:

https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Outdoor-Military-4-1-Inch/dp/B004TNWD40

u/dangerous_dave · 5 pointsr/flashlight

I haven't run it for extended periods on high yet, but playing around with it, it's gotten pretty hot and no issues yet. It's made for guns so I imagine they took that into account.. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ATH0KEA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Coffeezilla · 5 pointsr/LetsNotMeet

https://www.amazon.com/SABRE-Red-Pepper-Spray-Strength/dp/B003BORC8A

This is what all my retail coworkers carry.

https://www.amazon.com/SABRE-3-Pepper-Spray-Protection/dp/B0007VM8UC/

This is what I carried riding the bus for over 2 years.

u/Alaskan13 · 5 pointsr/guns

I realize this is not the sight you are looking for but the Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 is awesome for a great price. I have shot a lot with this along with my Eotech. you will need a riser along with this sight.

u/po_toter · 5 pointsr/army

Fuck I'm too drunk to fuck with cherries, so I'll just give you the answers.

u/scurviest · 5 pointsr/Survival

My opinion:

Don't buy that Smith's thing. Scrape together a few more pennies and get a Lansky or Gatco sharpener. E.g. http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4

I have a Gatco that has 3 diamond and 1 ceramic hones but they work on the same principle. They are nearly foolproof and reliably produce insanely sharp knives. I put a 30 degree bevel edge on a machete that was sharp enough to shave with, cut down a tree with that machete, and in a few more minutes returned the edge (which was still pretty sharp) to that same scary sharp level...and I did it within minutes of unpacking the thing which means minimal learning curve for some of the best results I have seen.

u/jibberish_kid · 5 pointsr/knives

http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4

I have this. It is amazing. everything I own I can shave with.

u/huckstah · 5 pointsr/vagabond

Funny your name is Saber, because Sabre is definitely the one I rely on.

The best is the Sabre Red Police-Grade Pepper Gel. It comes out in a wide spray of gel like substance, which is awesome because the first thing people do when they get hit in the face is to try to smear it off their face with both hands. But, the more you smear the gel, the worse it gets. It completely incapacitates them for better than typical spray.

It's only 13 dollars, I highly recommend it for any traveler.

https://www.amazon.com/SABRE-RED-Pepper-Gel-Strength/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1549585777&sr=8-3&keywords=sabre+red+spray

u/Foxman50 · 5 pointsr/battlestations

Its actually a gun cleaning mat, but its exactly the same material as any normal mouse pad! Amazon Link Here

u/desertsail912 · 5 pointsr/AskCulinary

I think the general consensus on those sharpeners is that they don't work really well. From other knife sharpening posts, the products I've heard most about are the swing arm type of sharpeners, like this, stationary angled sharpening stones like this or getting fancy whetstones, like this.

u/AbeFromen · 5 pointsr/PipeTobacco
u/Jonesaw2 · 5 pointsr/Charleston

Buy this. Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jsjXCbG97JK2F

Super easy.

u/EvilDoesIt · 5 pointsr/knives

I think the most idiot-proof sharpening methods are either the Lansky System or the Spyderco Sharpmaker.

I own both and I must say that I prefer the Sharpmaker more. It gets you to a shaving sharp edge in minutes. The Lansky takes more time but I think you will be able to get a sharper edge. More time meaning maybe hours for the initial reprofile.

If you want to learn to freehand, the Smith's Arkansas Tri-Hone is a cheap way to go to experiment. It gives you two decent sized Arkansas stones and a synthetic stone for just over $20.

u/bilhamil · 5 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

Not sure if you're being sarcastic, but my main pistol is loaded and locked in one of these on my nightstand. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OGNLKA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_XjJHAbN36J0ES
Takes about 3 seconds to open...

u/ebinWaitee · 5 pointsr/EDC

Cocoon Grid-It organizer. It's rather cheap and especially useful if you use different bags like a messenger bag for school and a backpack for a bit longer travels. You can easily attach stuff you need once in a while to the grid and just throw it to another bag.

Currently my grid-it contains a USB-stick, couple cables, one of those Victorinox card multitools, a powerbank and a pen. When I'm traveling overnight I add a toothbrush and a small tube of toothpaste. 5/5 would buy again.

Edit: Pilot G-2 pen and Opinel No 08 knife are another fantastic pieces of equipment I carry everyday

u/duckduck-goose · 5 pointsr/Gunsforsale

Are all of these brand new?
Looks like the handgun ones have plastic wrap but wasn't sure about the long gun ones.

Amazon is selling some of these/similar products for similar pricing.

Here's a cheaper version of the AR mat.

u/WontDieIn_A_Hospital · 5 pointsr/knives

condor bushlore

If you're willing to spend 200 then go custom although at that point you're only getting style.

u/MisterNoisy · 5 pointsr/gundeals

The TRS-25 is about as cheap as I'd go for something I'm going to stick on a 'real' caliber. If you're just going to use it on a .22 rifle, there's plenty of stuff on Amazon (NCStar, FireField, etc.) that'll likely work fine.

u/emarkd · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

Good idea but do keep in mind that different steels respond very differently to the stone. Really cheap steel will usually be quite soft, maybe even too soft to properly sharpen without it "smearing" or rolling over.

Maybe start with flea market junk, but consider something like a $20 Kershaw Cryo as an intermediary step. Its a lot better steel and will give you good practice, but if you really booger it up and can't fix it, you're only out $20.

On the other hand, if you find you can properly maintain the edge on that Cryo you'll have no problem with just about anything else you want to try, plus you've got a really good entry-level folder as well!

u/theNightblade · 5 pointsr/EDC

You can do really well for edc gear you listed for well under $350.

u/The_Mech · 5 pointsr/CCW

I have teen kids so all of mine must be locked up at night. I keep my nightstand gun in a Gun Vault SV-500 mounted to the back of my nightstand low enough to be out of sight when passing through our room. There is enough room inside to keep an extra mag or keep the flashlight mounted on the gun. It does make a bit of a clunk/thump noise when opening though.

EDIT:Spelling

u/muddypaws · 5 pointsr/Ultralight

It's not exactly Ultralight but at 3.8 oz / 110 gr. You get a good quality fixed blade thats inexpensive. Morakniv Companion

u/dclutter1 · 5 pointsr/EDC

Microstream The clip on mine is different but I think this is the same light. Love it.

Spyderco Tenacious Easily the highest value knife I've ever had/seen. I cut and pry the shit out of stuff with this knife on a daily basis.

u/bweech · 5 pointsr/gundeals

Maybe I've been lucky, as the three different rebate submissions (red dot, rifle scope, binoculars) I sent in last year all came through. You should be able to get a TRS-25 red dot for $2 after this rebate although some have claimed the Vista web page wouldn't accept the UPC. It worked for me last year.

u/gizram84 · 5 pointsr/Survival

Honestly, just get this Mora for a fraction of the price. It's an incredible knife.

u/FlashCrashBash · 5 pointsr/guns

Needed an AR to get into 3 gun. Built one. Most people these days say at the entry-level AR price point to just buy a Ruger AR-556 or a Smith & Wesson MP-15 Sport. And I honestly don't see why when build kits are so cheap. For around ~$500 you can get one of the aformentioned guns. With a factory warrenty and support. But with a A post front sight, milspec furniture, and mil-spec trigger. Basically a plain jane AR in every way.

Or you can put together something with MOE furniture, a 13.5 Mlok rail, a cheap red dot, back up ironsights, a stainless steel barrel, and a upgraded trigger.

PSA upper so far has functioned flawlessly in the first 100rds it took me to function test and zero the sights and red dot. Fit and finish on the upper is just fine. And it seems to be just as accurate or not more for an AR in this price range. The EPT trigger included with the kit is pretty nice. Its probably a little under the weight of a milspec trigger. But it has nearly no travel, and a very clean and crisp break, with a short reset.

Bushnell TRS- 25 is a nice little budget red dot. They were a nice budget optic when I first put one on my Amazon wishlist 4 years ago. They were going for $80-100 back then. Now that they seem to be going for $35-45 dollars regularly it feels like stealing.

BCM Foregrip is really cool. I like the stubby compact grip, functions as both a handstop and a traditional VFG.

The whole build weighs in at 6lbs 12.9 oz unloaded.

Personally, I think this is a much better value than buying a cheap off the shelf AR.

A few notes. Prices are subject to change. I happened to snatch up the red dot at its lowest price available, but they often show up for around $40 or so.

Second I also built this of an 80% reciever because boogaloo. This obviously doesn't include the price of tools and the jig. But I could have just as easily used a $40 Anderson lower. Minus FFL fees because those vary.

Thirdly, this is representivative of what the average joe can build today. I hate seeing "budget builds" that start with people saying they used a once in a life time coupon and just happened to have half the build laying around in their garage. This isn't a gun thing either, every hobby has people like this. Also everyone seems to always have a "buddy" that is capable of doing some normally really expensive or complicated task for basically free. Not everyone went to kindergarden with some guy who just happens to be able to resurface the face of a engine block on their own dime Jim!. /rant.

Fourthly, I painted the reciever with truck bed liner. Don't do this. It goes on super thick, takes forever to dry as evidence from my smudge marks, and fucks up all the tolerances in the gun. But it does fit the spirit of the build. And the battle worn look is kind of cool, if it only fit the rest of the rifle.





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|PSA Mlok Rifle Kit|$399.99|Palmetto State Armory|
|Raw Cerro Forge Lower Reciever|$37.95|Right to Bear|
|Magpul Pmag w/ coupon code|$7.99|Palmetto State Armory|

Base Rifle Price : $445.93

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|Bushnell TRS-25|$36.99|Amazon
|Leapers MT-RSX8S UTG .83 mount|$10.51|Amazon
|Mlok BCM Gunfighter VFG|$18.95|Bravo Company USA

Total : $512.38

u/cosmos7 · 5 pointsr/Glocks
  • Glock 19 - $550 (depends on location and taxes)
  • 1k rounds 9mm - $250 (usually cheaper to buy in bulk)
  • Range stuff - $100 (Eyes, Ears, Boresnake, maybe a mag or two, and a range bag

    If you're thinking about extras / carry, budget $100+ for some good night sights, then another $150 or so for a decent gun belt and holster if you want to carry.
u/guzman_hemi · 5 pointsr/NFA

Eh for that price I’ll get a Plano case off amazon for $75 Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch (Previous Generation) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8TKmDb4ZK29EY

u/paint3all · 5 pointsr/guns

Seriously, these things are the bees knees: Howard Leight Impact Sport. They are 50 bucks and worth every penny!

u/kewee_ · 5 pointsr/canadaguns

Your number one priority should be to buy a GOOD pair of glasses (ANSI or ballistic Vo rated) and a GOOD pair of earmuff/plugs.

I'd look for Elvex Avion or Go-Specs II and Howard Leight Impact Sport earmuffs for something good and inexpensive.

u/so_there_i_was · 5 pointsr/Hunting

Howard Leight Impact Sports work great for me. You can actually amplify sound louder than usual, and still get great hearing protection.

u/space_10 · 5 pointsr/WayOfTheBern

You can get quick release safes and keep your pistol loaded in them. You press a few large lighted buttons OR bio recognition from your fingers and the safe opens up. The bio-release stuff isn't there yet though... if the batteries run low many will open for anyone.

They're a little expensive, but then, guns are as well; https://www.amazon.com/GunVault-SV500-SpeedVault-Handgun-Safe/dp/B006OGNLKA/ref=sr_1_1/142-9316893-3812044?ie=UTF8&qid=1518746356&sr=8-1&keywords=speed+vault

Maybe there's something similar for shotguns?

Problem is, with dedication and plenty of time kids can break into them. Key is slower, but might be safer with kids.

Then again, anything can be broken into given enough time.

u/herzelied · 5 pointsr/conspiracy

It's called a gun safe. It's always the people that don't own guns safely and lawfully that try to argue for more gun control. You shouldn't have an unsecured weapon sitting around at any time in a school or workplace.

https://www.amazon.com/GunVault-SV500-SpeedVault-Handgun-Safe/dp/B006OGNLKA

u/Ferrard · 5 pointsr/airsoft

If by ear protection you mean "No BBs in my ear canal, plz," then get one of the larger lower mesh masks that also cover your ears.

If by ear protection you mean "ThunderBs are fucking loud," or "I want to shoot real guns too," then get these Howard Leight earmuffs.

u/Broke_Beedle · 5 pointsr/knives

Definitely don't get that.

https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Outdoor-4-1-Inch-Military/dp/B004TNWD40/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=mora&psc=1&qid=1572336720&sr=8-3

Mora is the best budget knife you can get. It will take a beating and it's affordable.

Not sure about folder brands if that's what you're looking for.

u/Lurkndog · 5 pointsr/Survival

Especially when you can get an actually good knife for not that much more.

A Mora Companion is 14 bucks, and pretty solid.

If you want a cheap folder that doesn't suck, there's the 3.95 Tan Flipper from Wal-mart.

u/TexVikbs · 5 pointsr/army

I have these for civilians shooting. http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Impact-Electric-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O


I brought them once to an m 16 qualification range and found it hard to get a good sight picture with these in the prone and prone supported. They did fit under my ACH, I just had to loosen then chin strap.

u/Synaesthesiaaa · 5 pointsr/bicycling

This is what I use. I looped the belt strap through one of the straps on my seat pack so I can reach down and grab it quickly.

u/hanfaedza · 5 pointsr/gundeals

I think this would be a better comparison with the Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch

u/Implikation · 5 pointsr/knifeclub

The only thing about that particular steel is that it's carbon steel, not stainless. It will change color over time if you don't put oil on it.

Edit: some other options are this Spyderco or the Ontario RAT, if you are interested in more tactical designs.

u/Nimitz87 · 5 pointsr/EDC

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BBPAOCW/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1466012659&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=rat+knife&dpPl=1&dpID=41iwkO7cboL&ref=plSrch really hard to go wrong with the rat for the price it's an amazing knife and the opening is one of the best, it beats some of my knives costing 5x as much. it is my edc knife of choice.

u/solarstrife0 · 5 pointsr/gadgets

I would be curious to try these, as it seems like they normalize sounds to a standard volume (amplify low noises, dampen loud stuff) rather than just blocking the high range.


If that's NOT what they do, and they're just squashing loud noises, then that tech has been around for quite some time and this is just some refinement to it or something.


https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O/

u/CoffeeNut98 · 5 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

REPORT THIS GUY! As a 19 year old man I can say "Abdul" is a damn creeper, and NOTHING he did could be considered normal or good in the slightest.

Next time someone makes you feel uncomfortable like that, ask them to leave IMMEDIATELY. The safety of you and your wife is not worth a few bucks, people over paper ya know.

Also as other people have said you might want to invest in better security. It's a trust but verify sorta situation, you'd like to think all of your guest are going to be super cool French, hitchhiker, philanthropists, but lets face it, some are going to be like Abdul. You need to prepare yourself for them.

1). Don't ever give them keys, do not give any random asshat with an AirBnB account permanent access to you home. Use something like the reset able combination locks others have suggested.

Also reinforce the hinges and strike plate, it's the most common way exterior doors fail against a home invader. A window reinforcement film is also super useful, it helps prevent windows from shattering when hit with bricks and the like.

2). Get a security system, a fucking loud one. Motion controlled flood lights, sirens, all that shit; messed up fuckers don't like having the whole neighborhoods attention focused on them. Something like this, doesn't require a contract and seems pretty good (Am not endorsing, just found it via Google).

3). If you like dogs, get one. You'll have an amazing furry friend and certain breeds can be intimidating, yet lovable, security puppers

4). Learn how to say no, it's a valuable skill that can be a literal life saver. Maybe go on a ride along with your local PD, see how they deal with belligerent drunks and the like. or you could ask the advice of someone you know is good at resolving this sort of stuff. These aren't the only ideas of course, find what works best for you.

5). A shotgun can be your best friend if perverts decide to take things to the next level. Invest in something like this, a security length barrel, and some self defense ammo (or anything that says "20 gauge, Buckshot, Low recoil, Home Defense," etc. on it).

Also learn how to use it and store it safely, Google around to find local ranges that host intro to shooting/intro to shotgun type classes. You don't have to be Rambo, but getting the basics down pat can turn you into a competent shot-gunner.

Plus trap, skeet, sporting clays, etc. are super fun!

(Tasers, stun guns, collapsible baton and pepper spray are also good alternatives if you don't want to use lethal force)
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Hopefully this give you some idea of how to protect you and yours, stay safe!

u/Eagle694 · 5 pointsr/guns

Howard Leight Impact Sport

Not necessarily recommended for indoor use though.

u/firesquasher · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

For that money id buy another ar15 gun cleaning mat

u/Mock_Ness_Lonster · 5 pointsr/guns
u/Anwhaz · 5 pointsr/knives

Not too far from the sticks though. (It's a joke, I have and like this knife, but down vote away.)

u/Art_VanDeLaigh · 5 pointsr/gundeals

This is the best price it's ever been on Amazon according to camelcamelcamel

u/JamesDReddit · 5 pointsr/ar15

I went with the cheap utg. Zero problems. Perfect cowitness. What's not to like? http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003TX2BD4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1415882995&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40

u/MO_plow_boy · 5 pointsr/gundeals


>>On Amazon for $69.20 if you have Prime.

  • tax for those unlucky states like mine

    I'm $64 all in at midway but I can local pick up
u/OldPro1001 · 5 pointsr/legaladvice

You might see if you could be allowed to use some of the ear protection that shooting sports and/or construction folks use. There are many that use electronic or passive designs that allow you to still hear while reducing noise that is at damaging levels. I use the over the ear type with electronic mics when I'm shooting at the gun club. I can still hear the range officer, but when a firearm goes off the noise is instantly blocked.

Cabelas
Amazon - all types, some won't be appropriate
Have never tried these, but seem like they would be fairly unobtrusive

u/willogical · 5 pointsr/Bushcraft

You might consider the Condor Bushlore, especially if he's just getting into bushcraft, or even at an intermediate level. http://www.amazon.com/Condor-Bushlore-4-375-Inch-Walnut-Leather/dp/B002CC6BPM

Edit: I also agree that the Mora Classic is excellent and at the right price point, but I think the Condor Bushlore is also an excellent value and is in a few ways a step-up from the Mora. Its full tang, larger, and has an excellent leather sheath.

u/DeusExHonda · 5 pointsr/BikeGear

Definitely do able sub $1k, but don't cheap out either. Buy stuff you'll actually wear. Bulky gear you leave at home does you no good in a slide. Here's an example of a potential rundown of gear (some I own, some I don't. This isn't an endorsement, unless stated. It's just giving you an idea). All new prices, so with sales and checking deals at your local shops it could be less. Some stuff like helmets I say ALWAYS buy new. Other things like jackets are okay lightly used (and I do mean lightly, don't buy someone's gear they've worn for the last 20 years. Sun and age can make it less protective).

Helmets

  • HJC CL-17 - $125 Link

  • Bell Qualifier - $110 Link

  • Icon Alliance - $150 Link

    Make sure you go into a store and try it on. Wear it for a few minutes. Here's a good guide on fit for helmets. DOT rated at a minimum. SNELL suggested. Some people say the SNELL rating is overkill and causes the helmet to be too rigid being worse in a crash. I've never given it a second thought. I own the HJC helmet. One thing I will say with pretty much any budget helmet is it will be louder. In town I don't think that's a problem but on the highway, especially for longer rides you'll want to get ear plugs. I suggest these. They're cheap enough, comfortable, and come with a nice carrying case.

    Jackets

    Regardless what you buy, again go into the store and try them on. They should fit snugly. In the $150-250 range should get you a good jacket with shoulder and elbow armor. Back armor is sometimes sold separately. When it is, D30 is my go to. I bought the Klim CE level 2 - $50 armor but there is also the Icon CE level 1 - $25 version. How expensive the jacket is isn't the determining factor for if it includes a back protector either. And one's that don't usually include a foam filler. Don't let that fool you, it's not meant to protect you in a slide.

  • Icon Overlord - $150 Link Back protector included

  • REV'IT! Eclipse - $180 Link Back protector extra

  • Firstgear Mesh Tex - $180 Link Back protector extra

    Pants

    A lot of this will depend on the weather and the dress code at work. If its more strict (business casual - no jeans) spend the money on the Rev'it. They are absolutely amazing, and the first pants I've found that have flexible knee armor I can actually comfortably walk around in and sit at my desk with.

  • REV'IT! Alpha RF Chinos - $200 Link

  • AGV Sport Alloy Riding Jeans - $130 Link


    Gloves

    Can't forget gloves. I've found this is not a place to cheap out on. I have yet to find a sub $50 glove that is comfortable AND that I trust would protect me in a slide.

  • Icon Pursuit - $75 Link

  • REV'IT! Striker 2 - $90 Link

  • REV'IT! Fly 2 - $90 Link

    Boots

    A lot of this comes down to personal preference and fit, but I really like the TCX boots.

  • TCX X-Square - $100 Link

  • Speed and Strength Black 9 - $100 Link



    Total

    So for in the area of $565 to $800 you have all the gear you need to get started. Also Revzilla has a rebates program so chances are you'd be able to save some money if you split it into two purchases.

    Hope this helps!
u/bigpolar70 · 5 pointsr/legaladvice

Bear spray usually has a lower OC content than allowed in regular pepper spray - 1-2% for bear spray vs. 10% for humans.

Human Spray - 10% OC http://smile.amazon.com/SABRE-RED-Pepper-Gel-Professional/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1425328962&sr=8-2&keywords=pepper+spray+OC

Bear Spray - 2% OC http://smile.amazon.com/Counter-Assault-Deterrent-Holster-10-2-Ounce/dp/B001DQ76JI/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1425329101&sr=8-5&keywords=Bear+Spray

The only advantage of bear spray is that is is designed to shoot farther. If you want to use pepper spray get some designed for humans.

u/stuckit · 4 pointsr/Survival

Well I have two knives. One an opinel 8 that I EDC. Then a Condor Nessmuk. A Silky Gomboy Saw and a Hults Bruk Torneo Axe. And an actual multi tool Leatherman Signal. That's my full load out on tools.

u/greath · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Lol, alright for example:

  • Spyderco Delica 4 FFG: For your price range this is going to be the "best" steel you can get in a near 3" folding knife (VG-10). By best I mean the best edge retention in a stainless steel. However, being over 2.5" in some places (Chacago for example) the knife will be illegal. Also, many people do not like the look of the spyderhole as it can be seen as aggressive in office environments. Also the FRN handles, while very strong, have a cheap/plastic feel to them.

  • Spyderco Tenacious: Compared to the Delica, 8CR13MOV is a "worse" stainless steel (not as good edge retention, more prone to chipping during heavy impacts). However, the extra blade length is better for many outdoor tasks (breaking down tree branches). The handle is also G10, which is slightly tougher and has a much better feeling in hand than FRN.

  • Spyderco Centofante 3: A more "gentlemanly" and "office friendly" version of the Delica with a slightly longer blade. Again, VG-10 and FRN.

  • Kershaw Cryo II: Same steel as the tenacious. Metal handles slightly tougher than G10. Flipper action has "cool" factor. The blade grind makes the tip a touch stronger than on the tenacious.

  • Kershaw Skyline: One of the most iconic of Kershaw's knives. Hollow ground blade makes it great at slicing tasks.

  • Esee Izula: Skeletonized fixed blade. 1095 Steel is significantly better than the other steels listed at "chopping" tasks as it is not prone to chipping at all. It is NOT stainless and so the blade has a protective coating over most of it. The steel will require mineral oil/cleaning to prevent rusting.

  • Becker BK 24: Similar to the Esee Izula but D2 steel which has better edge retention and more corrosion resistance than 1095. It is also much harder to sharpen. Many think the BK24's handle is also less comfortable, the sheath is worse, and there are less available after market modifications.

  • Ontario Rat Series (linked the RAT I. RAT 2 similar but smaller): Ontario's version of the tenacious. Bladeshape generally more people friendly. Another very popular beater option.

  • Morakniv Knives (there are MANY, this is just one): Highly regarded in the "bushcraft" community. High carbon steel (similar to 1095) with a scandi-grind which is great for field sharpening and woodworking. Only partial tangs so not advised to use for battoning tasks or chopping.

  • Kershaw OD-2: Gentlemanly knife with great flipping action.

    There are a LOT more suggestions I could add...
u/emjaysea · 4 pointsr/lansing

It's not true that we sharpen our own knives here in Michigan. Most of us just have dull knives. But you don't have to, you can buy one of these instead. http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4, and then watch this video showing how to use it. https://youtu.be/ZlI5PaXsfOk

Seriously, it's easy!

u/Prospero424 · 4 pointsr/houston

If you're sharpening a fine, expensive blade, I can't stress enough that you should do it yourself. I used to send my knives out for sharpening with a handful of services, some of which were expensive and had excellent reputations. Sometimes they would come back great, sometimes they would come back absolutely BUTCHERED. One time it looked like they had sharpened it on the machine they used for lawn mower blades.

Anyway, there's no substitute for a good, multi-stone sharpening system. If you've got a lot of commodity blades to go through (like if you run a restaurant kitchen), by all means use a service or use a motorized sharpener like the Work Sharp (I own one and use it regularly).

But if you want the finest edge you can get and you want to really take care of a nice, expensive chef's knife; sharpening in a way that won't mar the appearance or take off too much metal each time (like the Work Sharp is known to do), a multi-stone kit is the way to go.

I've always used the Lanksy kits and absolutely love them. Here's an excellent general-purpose kit: http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4

And don't worry, it's super easy to get the hang of. The guide included will take care of the angle for you, which is the hardest part. And there are short videos out there that detail the process, if you need them.

u/BeerGeekAlpha · 4 pointsr/Ultralight
u/alc6379 · 4 pointsr/knives

I'm pretty happy with my choices, and they come in right under $200:

EDC:

u/mrflarp · 4 pointsr/knives

I wouldn't recommend using pull-through sharpeners. A set like the Lansky Deluxe or the DMT Aligner would be a better option. They have a easier learning curve than freehand sharpening.

For kitchen knives and pocket knives that are mostly doing slicing or push cutting, I'll aim for 20 dps in general, or if the steel can hold a stable edge at it, around 15-17 dps w/ 20 dps micro-bevel. For cleavers or choppers, something around 25 dps will hold up better. If you can, a convex edge will also hold up better for choppers.

As for the fire steel, don't use the sharpened edge of your knife for that. Use the spine. If the spine isn't squared off enough, use some sandpaper or a Dremel to create a small flat spot you can use for the fire steel.

u/king_human · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

The Tinker is a great knife. If you were so inclined, you could get a Tinker and an Ontario RAT 2 and strill be under your $50.00 budget. The RAT series is an excellent choice (I have a RAT 1 and have given many away as gifts). I didn't mention it earlier, as you had already done some narrowing on your suggested knives. Any way you go with your eventual purchase, I think you'll be satisfied, as you've picked out some very good EDC knives to choose from.

u/SamISaubrier · 4 pointsr/Survival

The Condor Bushlore is another great knife in the thirty-forty dollar range. Heavier and more robust than a Mora, but still a pleasant looking, non threatening blade. The leather sheath is a nice bonus too. I love my moras, but i can't help but think of them as a little disposable.

u/jassack04 · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

If you really want a monster sized knife, sure. But I'd definitely get the carbon steel version that some others have suggested as well. It sounds like their quality isn't too bad.

However, I don't know if I'd really want to take something that huge hiking. Maybe SHTF-type hiking I suppose.

A couple of knives that I'd think would be similar priced or less (and have proven reputations) and would slightly more practically fall into the "only 1" category:

u/umop-apisdn-wa · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Here it is on Amazon

u/Mrsneppa · 4 pointsr/knives

Maybe a buck 110 if he needs the pouch, but personally I prefer the ontario RAT 2

http://www.amazon.com/Buck-Knives-110-Folding-Genuine/dp/B000EHYZKK

u/EMCoupling · 4 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards

The exact one.

Search "TekMat" on Amazon for a ton and pick your favorite gun.

A lot of people like to use them as mousepads because they're pretty much the same as the cloth gaming mousepads, but you get more area for cheaper.

u/CavedogRIP · 4 pointsr/EDC
u/freeshavocadew · 4 pointsr/knives

Well, first, congratulations on becoming a LEO. I am not one myself, but I have had a few convos with them and I'm going to start by giving you a couple of things to consider. The first one is, this knife will be a tool, right? A tool is used for all sorts of tasks, some it wasn't intended for like prying, scraping, or breaching/otherwise opening something that wouldn't the best tool for the job. One LEO I spoke with mentioned having to use his knife to do some limited demolition to a couple of walls in a trailer to find drugs. Stabbing through sheet rock, hitting studs, and nails and shit like that. I might suggest having a small pry bar as, you know, your tool that rides with at least, maybe find a belt pouch or way to carry it on your person. Better to have and not need than need and not have on this. Another thing, you might consider starting off with a more affordable knife, a beater. There are several reasons - tools you have on the job can be damaged or lost, and with a cheap beater you won't cry when that happens, you may need to hand it over as evidence in an investigation (used in self defense, etc.) and handing over your favorite knife can be painful even if you do eventually have it returned to you, you will already know about how LEOs and lawyers are not your best friends and having a big ol' scary knife may raise an eyebrow or two even in your position, and FINALLY there's the fact that you may be required to loan your knife out or use it in such a way that would ruin it. Any time you loan a tool out, it's great to expect to be returned in the same condition, but it's not always the case. Additionally, you may find you need it for an emergency, like in a vehicle fire or such a thing, mostly I'm imagining fire-related emergencies. A lot of knives are made with plastic scales which will melt all to shit but is technically still able to be used. This is unlikely, I know, but you're more likely to be there than me, so it is what it is.

After all that, I do have some recommendations!

Kershaw Clash - currently listed at ~$22, it's a fair knife for the money. It's spring assisted opening, a little larger both in size as well as handling (bad for finer cutting manipulation) but would be a great knife to get started with and treat as a beater. Would also serve as entry level EDC and would get you a lot of quick handling experience for the type of knife you'd actually want to get!

Kershaw Blur is a really well known knife by the knife community, combining quite a few really nice points at once. Currently listed at ~$58 (this model), this is also a great knife for someone looking for an all arounder. The blade steel is a little better than the Clash and several other offers from the cheaper side of knives, the scales are really comfortable for medium to large hands, and it doesn't break the bank. In my personal opinion it's probably one of if not the best knife for the money.

Kizer Vanguard is a different blade shape than the previous two, a much more classic style with a drop point. Currently this is on sale for ~$44 and this knife has a variety of handle colors available, which I think is neat. Based on my EDC use, it seems to be quite nice!

CRKT M21-12G has a few variations available with a similar size offered there as well as plain edge versus serrations. Personally I find serrations difficult to sharpen so I avoid them on my knives, but your mileage may vary. This knife is currently ~$46 and is worth it. This is a thicc chunk of steel with a thiccer handle even though the steel liners are milled out. Having taken it apart and put it back together a few times, I find this knife very easy to clean and service.

Ontario Knife Company Rat-1 is no frills and a solid knife. This is currently selling for ~$22 and is worth every penny. There's a few different models with the price varying quite a bit but overall it's below $40. This knife is a large chunk of metal with the scales and thick plastic liners too. However, there are etsy shops that make more custom liners that might be less chunky. Will likely cost more than you paid for the knife, but eh, whatever. This will be harder to lose, I think, since it's so large.

I hope one or more of these suggestions is helpful!

u/stanti · 4 pointsr/knives

Spyderco Tenacious. My current EDC and one of the most frill free knives I own.

u/Econolife-350 · 4 pointsr/gundeals

You might not like my answer but the cheap UTG .83" on Amazon for like $8 has done everything I could ask of it. If name brands don't bother you too much it's worth a shot.

Edit: I lied, it was $7. For that much what's the harm in trying.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_.87ZBbQCQW3GX

u/-BW- · 4 pointsr/Survival

Leatherman sidekick is a great multitool. $45.

For just a knife the Spyderco Tenacious is a fantastic folder for the price at $35.

u/fromkentucky · 4 pointsr/Bushcraft

You can also buy a 1075 Carbon Steel Condor Bushlore for $35.82 on Amazon.

It's a little less brittle than 1095, but that just means you'll get a little more practice with sharpening, and your blade will be less likely to chip or break.

Really, it depends on your preference of Stainless vs. Carbon Steel. Boker makes good knives, Stainless is just a bit more difficult to sharpen, but it won't rust.

u/SmellySlutSocket · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

For a few more dollars you could go with the spyderco tenacious which as far as I can tell is basically just a larger version of the one you picked out.

u/annoyingone · 4 pointsr/BuyItForLife

There are a lot of Ka Bar knockoffs. Even the new ones are very solid

u/MarcusDohrelius · 4 pointsr/gundeals

get a riser to bring it to a height of a decent cheekweld. something like this

u/fuckitsfixed · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Has anyone here ever used a gun cleaning mat as a mousepad? Considering they are just as big and about half the price of a "gaming" extended mousepad.

What I was thinking

u/Maelbolge · 4 pointsr/thewalkingdead

Think most TWD knives are customs. That said its a USMC Ka-bar with a tanto blade. http://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M

u/CosmonautJizzRocket · 4 pointsr/MouseReview

I haven't used it but this stuff looks good

https://www.amazon.com/GT-5000-strips-phones-cameras-knives/dp/B00ATH0KEA#customerReviews

Look at the reviews to see a few mice that people used it on.

u/johnnybgoode · 4 pointsr/guns

$50 on Amazon

Definitely worth it. They are nice and low-profile, too, so if you ever get a rifle they don't interfere too much with your cheek weld.

u/YiFF2GByC · 4 pointsr/homedefense

would recommend the ones linked below (and by mr1337). (Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff) i see a lot of instructors using them, which is a pretty big surprise:

http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1/190-1363297-5223915?ie=UTF8&qid=1404367022&sr=8-1&keywords=electronic+ear+protection

u/buckyboo22 · 4 pointsr/longrange

First layer of protection: ear plugs. I use these.

Second layer of protection: electronic ear muffs, either the Howard Leight Impact Sports or the 3M Peltor Sport Tactical. Both work fine and choice is determined by which fit your head better. I tried the Impact Sports and they wouldn't seal right around my ears so I got the Peltors instead and they're perfect.

Don't forget eye protection too...

u/geraldm8 · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Kershaw Cryo
/ Kershaw Cryo G-10

Kershaw Chill


Can you be a little more specific on what you prefer? Flipper/non-flipper? thumb stud/thumb hole/thumb disk? assisted/non assist?

I had a Spyderco Persistence for a while. Its good, but not great like the Tenacious.

u/CyberSoldier8 · 4 pointsr/guns

http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O

With those, I can hear even better than I can without. They will amplify every creaking floorboard, every mouse fart, and when you finally fire, they will save your hearing.

u/HoberShort · 4 pointsr/gundeals

Did you notice the part where they have microphones that amplify all the sounds that aren't gunshots? Howard Leight makes a set like that, but they're fifty bucks. The set you linked aren't really comparable.

That said, the $50 HL set are pretty good. I'd recommend some foam ear plugs and cranking the amplification all the way up. You can hear people talk and feel pretty safe about your hearing.

u/cheech_sp · 4 pointsr/guns

I've seen these electronic Howard Leight Impacts recommended enough that I bought a pair ($60 at Cabelas). I just used them for the first time this weekend and I was happy with the performance. I might need to look for new shooting glasses, though, as my current glasses' arms stick out quite a bit and these ear muffs pushed them into my ears uncomfortably.

u/Shiveron · 4 pointsr/technology

Gun safety companies have been doing this for years. I have a pair of shooting earmuffs that would let you hear a mouse fart 100 yards away but goes perfectly silent when it detects a gunshot.
https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1470000793&sr=8-1&keywords=electronic+earmuffs

u/jacobtx · 4 pointsr/BudgetBlades

It’s not a cleaver or sheepsfoot style, but this is another excellent option

u/Athegon · 4 pointsr/guns

http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O

I have these, and they work very well. You can go up to the $200+ Peltor muffs, but for a vast majority of cases, the Howard Leights will work fine.

u/mozetti · 4 pointsr/camping

I bought a Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, Military Green, 4.1-Inch a few years ago. I use it for meal prep because it's fixed blade and about the size of a kitchen prep knife. The Amazon site shows its use for camping tasks, too.

EDIT - just saw this has been recommended a few times already. Must be good!

u/GaussWaffle · 4 pointsr/MouseReview

https://www.amazon.com/GT-5000-strips-phones-cameras-knives/dp/B00ATH0KEA

I use this one my ec2a and it works like a charm

u/walt-m · 4 pointsr/airsoft

If your only issue with your headset is the inability to hear your surroundings, they do have headsets that amplify ambient sounds under a certain level and only block out loud sounds. They have an input for your radio.

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Honeywell-Amplification-Electronic/dp/B001T7QJ9O/

u/cmhbob · 4 pointsr/CCW

> I’m not wearing ear protection

Get something like electronic muffs. I have this pair, and they're great. You can speak at normal conversational levels.

u/Awholebushelofapples · 4 pointsr/joinsquad

Yes, you can buy a pair on amazon for like $35. being able to hear conversations next to you while remaining hearing-safe is a great safety feature. they block sound 100% of the time and have battery microphones that pick up sound so even if they dont have power they still protect you.

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O

$32.

u/CrunchBite319 · 4 pointsr/guns

>Electronic muffs are fine no matter what.

Uh, no. Most electronic muffs on the market have a lower NRR than their non-electronic counterparts, meaning they provide less noise reduction and therefore less hearing protection. That fact alone means there are situations where electronic muffs will be the inferior choice.

A popular electronic muffs like Howard Leight Impact Sports only have a NRR of 22db compared to passive muffs like these from Decibel Defense with an NRR of 37db. Since decibel scales are logarithmic, a difference of 12db is a big deal. An increase of 3db means a doubling of noise intensity, so the 12db difference between the two represents an over tenfold increase in intensity. That's a significant difference.

Electronic muffs can be fine in many situations when used properly, but they're definitely not fine "no matter what". There are absolutely situations where there are better choices and shooting indoors with a lot of other people that you don't need to communicate with is one of them.

u/Holidaybunduru · 4 pointsr/guns

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff, Classic Green (R-01526) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_8JAXDbEGK8JCH

u/dootdootmydood · 4 pointsr/airsoft

For $35 bucks you can buy the Howard Leight Impact Sports, they have a slider so you can increase the noise of sounds near you, but it cancels out noises over 82 db according to the amazon list. Not sure if its what your looking for.

u/wendigee · 4 pointsr/guns

I love the relatively inexpensive howard leight folding muffs. Me and three other guys I go to the range with all use them and its wonderful to be able to talk to each other and still protect our hearing.

<$50 and we have not had any problems after over a year of use
http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1289789726&sr=8-1

u/mroystacatz · 4 pointsr/knifeclub

Here are my personal essentials.


  • Spyderco Delica 4: $60 VG-10 steel, comes in tons of colors
  • Spyderco Endura 4: Larger version of Delica
  • Morakniv Companion: $12-$20 A really awesome fixed blade, outperforms knives triple it's price.
  • Victorinox Tinker: $20-25 classic swiss army knife, really great quality in general. Lots of tools but not too many so it's easily pocket carried.
  • Victorinox Cadet: Smaller Swiss Army Knife, aluminum handles. Lots of colors.
  • Kershaw Cryo, or Cryo 2: $20-40 steel frame lock, Hinderer design, good price, tons of colors. The Cryo 2 is the same as the Cryo just larger.
  • Ontaro Rat 1 or 2: $25-30 Classically shaped folders with a very rugged build for a liner lock. The 2 is a smaller version of the 1.

    Also, you're going to want a sharpening system that works for you in the long run. I personally use the Spyderco Sharpmaker But there are tons of good sharpening options out there.

    P.S: You're going to get a lot of people hating on your Gerbers most likely, that's because they're honestly not worth it in the long run. They use very low quality steel for the price and they don't have the best quality control. I'm not saying your Gerbers are trash or anything. But they definitely won't last very long. Just about all of the knives I listed will last you a lifetime if you treat them right, and oil/sharpen them correctly.
u/Zerv14 · 4 pointsr/EDC

Off the top of my head things that are cool and don't break the bank:

Kershaw Cryo

Spydero Tenacious

Leatherman Wingman

Streamlight Microstream

Gerber Impromptu Pen

u/jayemo · 4 pointsr/guns

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001T7QJ9O?pc_redir=1409111221&robot_redir=1

New here?! Those are the typical go to. Only down side is they're not as good for rifle shooting because they hit the stock.

u/Good_Jovi · 4 pointsr/knives
u/Craig · 4 pointsr/Bushcraft

The Condor bushlore might be the sort of thing you're looking for.

u/Tadashi047 · 4 pointsr/knives

The CRKT Drifter [Stainless Steel Handle] [G10 Handle] is a good choice, like the poster above suggests. The Ontario RAT-II and Kershaw Clash are other great options.

u/Bigjohnjohn68 · 4 pointsr/guns

I would return that back to Amazon and replace it with (r/https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00200E0HM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) cheaper and its a Bushnell. I purchase two of these and they have held up great.

u/ultra_sabreman · 4 pointsr/guns

This is the red dot I got for my little badger. It's super cheap but works well enough for me so far. The only real downside is it makes the gun to big to fit into the carry bag that it comes with, but I chuck mine into a backpack anyway so it was a non-issue.

The sight is rather low profile so it actually looks pretty good on the gun and at the same time gives it a MUCH nicer sight picture. The default sights on this gun are... not very nice imo.

u/acupforher · 4 pointsr/techtheatre

I love these. I worked an air show and it reduced an f35 taking off 150 feet away to a manageable level. And they're only $15.

SureFire EP4 Sonic Defenders... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001V2SS9G?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

u/superdelux86 · 4 pointsr/gundeals

> Tek Mat

$19.88

u/Wrinklewhip · 4 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope, 1x25mm, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00200E0HM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_27.IBbZNVGYH0

All day, everyday.

u/x3z8 · 4 pointsr/airsoft

For right around that price point you can get a real steel Bushnell TRS-25 which will be infinitely better.

u/adrian87camaro · 3 pointsr/running

I have a small pepper spray that I take with me. Had to use it yesterday morning as this chihuahua mix had already made several passes at me. Stopped him real quick. I've used it on another occasion on two pitbulls (great breed, but these had asshole owners). A three second spray also sent them home packing. I use this pepper spray.


u/GlockR15 · 3 pointsr/EDC

From L-R, T-B

EDC


u/kerrcobra · 3 pointsr/EDC

Pocket knife looks like a Kershaw Cryo. Don't know the rest of the stuff though.

u/AlGeee · 3 pointsr/knives

One more time:

Knives are not good for self-defense

Get pepper spray

Or a gun

Pepper spray is cheap:

SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007VM8UC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FeW8Bb3C8DDJY

I know I knife might seem like a good idea for self-defense, but is just not…

For one thing, there's a good chance that the attacker will take the knife and hurt you with it.

"The loser of a knife fight dies at the scene… The winner of a knife fight dies in the ambulance…"

So, carrying a knife for self-defense can be worse than carrying nothing at all.

Please get pepper spray.

Learn some practical martial arts.

u/cartoon_gun · 3 pointsr/boston
u/Z4KJ0N3S · 3 pointsr/internetparents

Pepper spray is $7 on Amazon, if that makes you feel safer. :)

u/PancakeEater101 · 3 pointsr/EDC

The shard is $6 on Amazon, so for less than $10 more you can have the shard and a MUCH better knife

u/TOUCHER_OF_SHEEP · 3 pointsr/EDC

It's definitely enough for a nice knife, though you might want to go a bit higher for a great knife. The KaBar BK2 is actually designed with things like batoning (hammering the knife through wood as a kind of faux hatchet using another piece of wood against the blade of the knife as the hammer itself) or chopping. It's a bit over $60, currently available for $69 to be precise, but as long as you don't flat out abuse it (prying heavy things, for example) it'll serve you well and quite possibly for the rest of your natural life.

At a lower price, you can get the Condor Bushlore, which at $35 is a perfectly valid choice that will serve you well indeed.

For an even lower price yet, the Mora Heavy Companion is from one of those few cheaper knife companies that does incredible work. I wouldn't baton with it, honestly, but even if you did it'd probably hold up just fine.

At a more expensive range, the Ontario Rat-5 is an amazing bushcraft knife. The Fallkniven Pilot Survival Knife is also an amazing knife. The Benchmade Bone Collector is spectacular knife made in D2 tool steel, one of the better steels available at that price. Another amazing knife is the Spyderco Bushcraft made in O1 tool steel. Finally, the Benchmade 162 is a pretty amazing knife.

One thing you'll notice about all of these knives with the exception of the Pilot Survival knife and the BM 162 is that they're all carbon steel knives. Carbon steel is a lot tougher than stainless (with a few very, very rare exceptions I'd never trust a long knife to be stainless steel) with the trade off of being a lot more of a hassle to take care of, since it needs to be regularly cleaned and oiled.

If you want a fire starter, carry a magnesium fire starter. With the carbon steel knives, you can probably strike it against the back of the blade to create the sparks you'll want and if not (like with some of the coated ones) you'll be carrying the striker anyway.

For sharpening, you'll want to get a decent sharpening setup and start stropping. A couple of easy sharpening systems would be the superior Spyderco Sharpermaker (usually available on Amazon around the $50 mark) or the Lansky Sharpening system which while cheaper isn't as good. You could take the time to learn how to free hand it, but most casual users don't care that much because it takes a long time to get proficient at freehand sharpening. Stropping is running the blade against something like smooth leather (usually smooth leather, actually) to remove burrs along the blade of a knife made by use and sharpening and the restore a blade to a better edge without removing metal. Stropping allows for a level of sharpness unachievable by sharpening alone and extends a knife's lifetime by allowing sharpness to be achieved for longer without removing metal from the blade. To learn how to strop, watch videos on YouTube or check out guides from the sidebar of /r/knives.

Finally, if you want a whistle, just carry a whistle. If you want a mirror for signaling, carry a small signaling mirror or mirror polish the knife you buy (a process where you sand the blade with increasing grit level sandpaper until it shines like the sun and you can see yourself in the blade).

If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.

u/cawpin · 3 pointsr/guns

I just bought this Bushnell. It is a great little red dot, and tough as hell.

I also bought this cheap riser mount because I was putting it on at AR.

u/the_names_Dalton · 3 pointsr/Austin

These Lanksy sharpening kits are legendary. I've used mine for years for both hunting & kitchen knives.

Here's an awesome instructional video for the Lanksy kit.

u/AuggieKC · 3 pointsr/Vive

I do this regularly in holoball because I shift my grip to change the angle of the paddles. After a particularly vicious swipe, the game sometimes pauses because I grip the controller tighter.

On another note, I have very bad RSI, to the point that half my hand will go numb when gripping a hammer, drill, computer mouse or vive controller. I still haven't thrown a controller yet. I'm really not sure how so many are chucking theirs across the room. I did replace the wrist straps, though. Not worth the risk.

I wonder if grip tape would be a good idea. Something like this.

u/Kayanota · 3 pointsr/knives

If you are looking for a knife, head over to a site like this and just check out their sale/clearance blades. I linked to a stainless steel one that has a good shape for cleaning fish.

If he really is a knife guy, then he will have personal preferences, so a blade might not be the best.

I would suggest picking up a Mora HD Companion (~$20 with sheath) which is my all time favorite outdoor blade. A Custom Strop (~$45) there are a lot of custom makers of those here (see other comments) and a sharpening system (If he doesn't have one, a Lansky is an excellent field sharpener for ~$40, otherwise a 1k/6k stone for ~$30. )

u/satcomwilcox · 3 pointsr/preppers

I have this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OGNLKA

I love it. The light is enough to put on my shoes by, it has a key backup, it has never failed me and I have not replaced the battery in the two years of constant usage.

u/Blaze24250 · 3 pointsr/airsoft

I use Plano Gun Cases for everything. I used to carry my M60 in them fine when I had it

u/barnacledoor · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

I have to say that I avoided getting a wetstone for a while. I just bout this stone recently and found it was pretty easy to sharpen using it. To be fair, my knives were pretty beat up and dull before I sharpened them. So, I bought a pretty low grit stone. The only thing I'd recommend is getting something at least a little higher. Now that I've sharpened with both the 250 and 1000 sides once, it doesn't seem like the 250 side will be of much use anymore unless I want to change the edge angle entirely which is not likely.

It took about 10 minutes for my 8" chef knife and some other 5" knife that I found under my kitchen stove when I bought my house. :)

I've heard that the Lansky sharpening system is pretty easy to use, but the one common complaint is that it gets a bit tough for larger kitchen knives. There is a stone in it for serrated knives as well.

u/bov-tye · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

You are very lost right now, it will all be okay.

First you need to understand what sharpening, honing, and maintaining are.


Sharpening = setting a bevel, restoring the edge
This includes taking out chips, reprofiling the blade ( reprofiling is taking the current edge angle and changing it, say 30° to 20°)


Honing = refining that edge and adding a micro bevel ( a micro bevel is adding a slightly more obtuse angle at the very edge, this increases wear resistance and improves performance )


Maintaining = stripping ( this can be done on most any porous material, well get back to stripping )


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I don't recommend that someone new to sharpening start with bench stones, you can really mess up a blade if you don't follow the proper technique.


There are many systems that can do this whole bevel thing for you, you just need to follow the instructions.

This is a well regarded system that will reliably produce sharp, and consistent edges


Now, stripping;
Stripping is for when you roll an edge, or if it's not
Blunt enough for sharpening, it's also for refining the edge.
Stripping on leather is not always a good thing, leather is to some degree soft, it will give just a little and it can blunt the edge.

I personally strip on wood, there is little to no chance of blunting. I use basswood and pine.


> the higher grit the better...



Yes and no. It all depends on what you're cutting.
Some people love toothy edges ( not taken to a high grit)
While I love polished edged ( taken to high grits )


Bench stones are usually just larger.

My version is a little crappy, but check out /u/atomedge for a good one, Link for atomedge's guide


EDIT: I saw my mistake, I'm keeping it.

u/impid · 3 pointsr/airsoft

The fieldsport optics are fine for airsoft guns. You might need a scope riser, such as this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_GA4CzbYGN0JKP

Don't know what you mean by you think the front sight will protect the sight.

Edit, oh you mean from bbs. Sure theres a chance but it's a 15 dollar sight.

u/LiberalPewPew · 3 pointsr/SocialistRA

Agreed, I have this mount, and it co-witnesses the TRS with the iron sights wonderfully. It hasn't moved since I installed it either.

u/RikVanguard · 3 pointsr/IWantToLearn

I've had a lot of luck with the Lansky Sharpening system. I also recommend the little spindly mount if you don't have a vice. It isn't really necessary, but I find it makes sharpening a lot easier.

There are a lot of videos out there, but this is the one that helped me the most. I know it's not recommended to sharpen a knife by moving the stone backwards (from tip to handle) but I've tried to replicate his methods and had fantastic results.

That said, it takes some practice to develop a feel for how much pressure to apply and what motions to use. It took me about a month of not-really-sharpened knives to realize that I wasn't using anywhere near enough force with the coarser stones to form a burr. This guy outlines how to feel a burr pretty well (the whole video is a bit long, but definitely helps with some little tricks.) I also run my nail along the length of the blade to feel for a fully-formed burr.

Other than that, just keep practicing and trying new techniques, and find what is most comfortable and efficient for you.

u/justagook · 3 pointsr/gundeals

You can also get a utg med riser off amazon for around $8. Those will cowitness with these on AR

link for lazy

u/SerenityNowPlzz · 3 pointsr/knives
u/price1869 · 3 pointsr/ar15
u/BarryHalls · 3 pointsr/knives

http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335807629&sr=8-1

finish off with

http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Super-Sapphire-Polishing-Hone/dp/B000B8IEB8/ref=pd_sim_sg_2

If you find yourself sharpening a lot of different knives you'll want

http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Coarse-Diamond-Accessory-Silver/dp/B001KN3OTK/ref=acc_glance_sg_ai_ps_t_3

it moves the steel faster (for changing the edge the first time) and the stone holds up longer.

Long story short, it gives perfect consistency and has the super fine stones for giving that polished razors edge. It makes sharpening anything UNDER 6" a dream.

For knives LARGER than 6" I use

http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/sanders/1-inch-x-30-inch-belt-sander-2485.html

with various ceramic belts from

http://www.trugrit.com/belts1.htm

It's also GREAT for doing convex conversions. Doing a flat grind on a concave edge takes a steady hand or a jig.

Practice on wood and scrap steel. You'll RUIN a blade in a HURRY with those coarse belts.

If the blade gets hot it will burn the steel and you will lose it's hardness. Dip it in cool water, dry with a towel, often. The tip is the most delicate part. Only grind for a second or two, then dip again.

u/scaldinghotcarl · 3 pointsr/ar15

It's a TekMat and they're pretty neat.
Amazon
They make a bunch of different ones too.

u/Maximum_Ordinate · 3 pointsr/Hunting

Buy yourself a decent bolt action .22 or a shotgun, a good 3-5" fixed blade knife, a blaze orange hat or vest, and a decent little first aid kit (don't forget a tourniquet).


Step 1: Take a hunters safety/education class.

Some states have classes exclusively for adults. This will give you some basic, but good info on gun/bow safety and state laws pertaining to hunting. In addition, they should have pamphlets that will outline the different hunting seasons, game animals, invasive species, and state/federal hunting areas.

These classes might also help you meet some more experienced folks who could bring you along or offer some valuable advice.


Step 2: Learn how to use your gear.

Your ability with your gear can mean the difference between success and failure on the hunt--and in some cases life and death (especially pertaining to your med kit).

Let's start with the rifle. I like bolt action .22's. You can get a very accurate gun and learn how to use it for very little money. Using a bolt action .22 with iron sights forces the shooter to learn the fundamentals of marksmanship, building a solid foundation for the future.

I like the Savage MkII and the Ruger American.

With either rifle I'd recommend adding a peep sight and a regular 2 point sling.
Both are accurate and inexpensive rifles that you can shoot day in and day out for years.

You should be able to find a range with at least 50 yards to sight in (aka zero) your rifle. If you need guidance here, there are plenty of online resources, however, you'd do better to ask an experienced shooter for a hand. Be sure to use the same ammo for zero and hunting.

For shotguns you can't beat the versatility of a Remington 870 or Mossberg 500. Get either gun in 12 or 20 gauge. The beauty of these two is that you are always a simple barrel change away from being able to shoot birdshot (birds small game) or slugs (everything else).

With a good .22 and a good shotgun, you should be able to hunt most wild game in North America. There are better calibers and rifles for specific hunting applications but those two will do it all.

What I don't recommend for hunting rifles/shotguns and why:

1 I don't like scopes (at first). Forcing yourself to learn on iron sights means you develop a firm foundation in the fundamentals. I remember wanting a scope for my .22 so bad, so my dad made me a deal. I had to kill 100 red squirrels or starlings and 10 groundhogs before he'd let me add a scope. It took me the better part of a summer to accomplish this but I walked away from that summer being able to put lead on just about anything within 150 yards of that little rifle.

2 I don't like autoloaders (at first). Simply because shooting a bolt gun means you have one, maybe two shots to get the job done. You learn to make ever shot count. Once you are proficient, go wild.

3 I don't like tactical/tacticool rifles for beginners or really hunting for that matter. They are usuallly auto loaders (see #2), heavier, and more expensive. You don't feel so bad taking your $230 Savage through brambles, tripping over roots and dropping it, or leaning it up against a rusty fence post. If you don't trust me, look at what the professional hunters use.

Extras: buy a quality, brass rod cleaning kit and some decent gun oil (or CLP) for deep cleans. Keep a [Bore Snake](.22 .223 .25 CAL Bore Snake Cleaner Kit Cord Rope Brass https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JKSNVTK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_XRfGzbN7P8Z58) in an extra pocket for the times you get dirt or debris in the barrel.


Get yourself a good knife. I always have my pocket knife (a CRKT M21-02G) and a skinner when I'm hunting.

For a pocket knife use what suits you. For a skinner I really like knives like the Schrade Old Timer 158 for general skinning and this blade from Ontario Knife.

You also need a good way to keep your knives sharp. I've had a lot of luck with the. [Lansky System](Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_85fGzbBRJDH6K).


Last, please get yourself a decent med kit. Too many people have died in the woods due to a knife accident or gun accident that could have been easily treated.

You can easily make yourself a basic kit or buy one like [this](Ever Ready First Aid Meditac Tactical Trauma IFAK Kit with Trauma Pack Quickclot and Israeli Bandage in Molle Pouch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GAAMS2M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_iagGzb76NGQZJ) pre-made.

This kit has everything you need except for a tourniquet like [this](Tourniquet - (Black) Recon Medical Gen 3 Mil-Spec Kevlar Metal Windlass Aluminum Lightweight First Aid Tactical Swat Medic Pre-Hospital Life Saving Hemorrhage Control Registration Card (1 Pack) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ETMVQOI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fcgGzbSAMKAWS) and an Israeli Bandage like [this](Ever Ready Bandage Battle Dressing First Aid Compression Bandage, 6 Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003DPVERM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1cgGzb9C9H5WP).

You can learn to use all this stuff over the course of an hour via YouTube. You would do better to find a nurse, paramedic, or Navy Corpsman to give you a crash course in the use of the contents of your IFAK. If you can find a Corpsman, they are probably the best for this kind of thing. Lots of good tips and tricks for field use...plus you can pay them in beer.

Don't forget to add extras like any medication you might need, chapstick, Bayer aspirin (good for headaches and heart attacks), a little tube of antibacterial ointment, and a couple fabric bandages.

If you won't carry this on your person, keep it in your vehicle.

For good practice I like squirrel and rabbit hunting. Makes you consider a lot about safety, a lot about taking only the good shots, plus they are easy to clean and good to eat.


Last learn how to use what you kill.

If you are hunting varmits, that is one thing. I shoot invasive species (when legal), and varmits that are causing a nuisance and that is reason enough for me.

If you are hunting anything else for exclusively for sport, please use it. You can use some of the books referenced earlier to learn about skinning and field dressing. I like to watch shows like Meat Eater, to learn better ways to use the meat I've harvested. Once you get into cooking game meat, you will wonder why you ever went to the store for meat.

Just don't forget that hunting is about stewardship and learning. It's a lifelong pursuit that is very rewarding.

Always be safe, always be ethical, always be responsible, always have fun.

Edit: If you ever find yourself in south central or southwest Michigan, I can help you with anything I've outlined above. I'm a lifelong hunter, a lifelong shooter, a small arms instructor in the military, a certified combat lifesaver, and a decent game cook.

u/CPTherptyderp · 3 pointsr/Cooking

What's your opinion on this kit? Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_gHhlybKF97P58

u/thingwrecker · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I use this: http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1420386204&sr=8-1&keywords=lansky+sharpeners and an old leather belt for a strop. My hands aren't steady enough for traditional stones and this seemed like the best bang for the buck.

u/Roketderp · 3 pointsr/knives

I'm not an expert either, just sharing some things I do.

Oils from your hands are technically bad for the steel, but it's not the end of the world. Wipe your knife with a cloth with a little bit of WD 40 every once and a while.

For sharpening, I like the Lansky Deluxe Sharpening System. I didn't think it would see much use, but now I sharpen my knives all the times. General consensus is that it's awesome for smaller knives, but sucks for big ones (anything over 5" in my opinion)

To get the little rust spots you mentioned out, just use some steel wool.

EDC knives are tools. They get used. Don't worry about if it's pretty or not. I use my SOG Trident for random things about every other day, and I have since I got it over a year ago. The Kershaw Skyline is an excellent knife.

Google "EDC Knife Care" and I'm sure you'll get tons more answers.

u/voraidicon · 3 pointsr/Survival
u/diversionmary · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

That's what /r/knifeclub is all about! Enjoy! Consider using that extra $30 for a lansky 5 stone sharpening system.

Edit: definitely check /r/knife_swap too. There are lots of great knives for cheap

u/Ravensong427 · 3 pointsr/knives

https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knife-Sp-Black-Folding-7Inches/dp/B00BBPAOCW

I own one of these and it's a pretty good knife for EDC. One handed open & close, nice fit in the hand. Only potential drawback would be performance if it gets wet, which i haven't had to worry about yet.

u/BrewerMan · 3 pointsr/AskCulinary

I determined a few weeks ago that my knives were too dull and I wanted to sharpen rather than buy new ones. After much research I got this Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System and the Super Sapphire Sharpening Stone to add even more of an edge. I have sharpened 2 really crappy knives (no-name cheap ones from WalMart) with pretty incredible results. They are much, much sharper than new.

The system is very easy to use and ensures that you keep the same angle at all times. the one knife was very very dull and it took about an hour to get it to a point where I felt it was sufficiently sharp. Both knives I have sharpened with this system can easily pass the magazine paper test and can very easily shave hair off my arm.

u/McWatt · 3 pointsr/knives

Can't go wrong with the classic Buck knife that your Pakistani knife is a knockoff of. It's classy, functional, and it won't hit your wallet too hard.

u/camobit · 3 pointsr/Pennsylvania

first and foremost, find a hunter safety class and take it. there is an online option now but I really recommend going to an in-person class. I did this when I was 11 or 12 and remember some very experienced old timey hunters explaining everything. we even got hands-on experience with some old 22's and got to shoot them at a range.

they will cover most of your questions, and will go over gun safety and how to hunt safely (identifying your target, whats behind your target, etc). They should also cover the basics of field dressing (removing the organs out in the field).

If you want to hunt deer you're going to want a rifle of at very minimum .243 caliber (preferably higher, i hunt with .30-06). Hunting rifles as of this moment cannot be semi-automatic although there is a real possibility this will be changed by next hunting season. (Even so the most common AR-15 which is .223 caliber is too small for hunting deer.) A .270 is a common whitetail caliber, big enough to take down a deer but not going to kick as hard as .30-06 or .308.

When you buy your hunting license, it comes with one tag to harvest an antlered deer. The rules of what makes a deer count as "antlered" vary from region to region but for most of PA it requires at least 3 points on one side. The paperwork you receive will also have a form you must mail in to your county treasurer to apply for a doe tag. The doe permits are limited and the earlier you apply the better your chances are. A doe tag is only good for the zone you applied in.

If you want to hunt rabbits and birds such as pheasants or turkey you'll want a shotgun. Most people would hunt with a 12 gauge but if you've got a smaller frame you might want a smaller gun (16 or 20 gauge). Turkey requires a tag similar to a buck, which are included in your regular hunting license.

Ducks require a special stamp you can buy when you purchase your license, and there are rules about the metal in the shot shells when you hunt waterfowl (it can't contain lead).

if you're interested in squirrel hunting you can use a shotgun, but the more challenging way to do it is with a 22 rifle. This is a very small and inexpensive bullet.

If you've never handled a gun you're going to be nervous carrying it around with a shell in the chamber. The best thing you can do is take it a range (such as these) and go through a few boxes of shells practicing. A State Game Lands range is free to use as long as you have a hunting license. The one by me usually has a game commission officer there who would be happy to answer questions. Just practice, learn where your safety is, be aware of where the muzzle is pointed, and keep your finger out of the trigger guard. Also protect your hearing! You will need hearing and eye protection at the range!

you need to wear orange on your head and chest/back for most seasons in PA, the exception being some archery/muzzleloader and turkey hunting. Just get a hat and vest and you'll be fine.

Other gear: knife (I prefer a small fixed blade knife to a folder for cleaning deer; less places to get hair and gunk stuck), lighter, maps, emergency whistle, emergency blanket, drag rope (to get the deer out of the woods), rubber gloves (so you aren't a mess after cleaning a deer), and I bring a spare phone battery.

Like any other adventure in the wild make sure people know where you're going and when you should be home.

u/relax_its_fine · 3 pointsr/SelfDefense

In his ama Johnny Knoxville said getting sprayed with Sabre red pepper spray was the most painful thing he's ever experienced. I've used it three times (work late nights in a terrible area) and it instantly takes someone out of a fight. It's a lot easier to explain pepper spraying someone to the cops than it is to have to defend why your knuckles are bruised and the other dude is unconscious.

u/jxcb345 · 3 pointsr/oakland

Yeah, I would also say to start carrying pepper spray just in case it's needed as a last resort - it's cheap and portable. If you don't have any experience with it, practice using it (NOT into the wind) so you have some muscle memory if you ever have to actually use it. I like this one.

u/karn_evil · 3 pointsr/knives

They are not all that expensive, here it is for $33 on Amazon.

u/free2game · 3 pointsr/knives

If you go up to $30-40 you can find a lot of great american made knives in that range like a Kershaw Skyline ($35), Salvo ($30), or Buck 110 Paperstone ($30) Classic ($35), Vantage Avid ($34)
BTW, a good pocket clip shouldn't be uncomfortable in your hand. None of the pocket knives I've owned have dug into my hand at all. The Buck is a nice option if you don't want a clip though.

u/400HPMustang · 3 pointsr/guns
u/zapatodefuego · 3 pointsr/knives

This looks like a copy of the Buck 110 which is a solid knife. I'm not sure which came first though.

u/FrontLeftFender · 3 pointsr/gundeals

This stuff is amazing if you want the rubber feel. You have to cut it yourself, but it's so much cheaper than Talon Grips. I put it on guns, magazines, knives, tools, keys, and just about anything else.

https://www.amazon.com/GT-5000-strips-phones-cameras-knives/dp/B00ATH0KEA/

u/NarrWallace · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I recommend this one. It has I nice grip and it is still one of the cheapest mora knives.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004TNWD40?pc_redir=1395426251&robot_redir=1

u/Ravenor95 · 3 pointsr/Survival

For general survival/bushcraft purposes (though not for breaking a car window):
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004TNWD40/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1485034514&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=morakniv&dpPl=1&dpID=31hduVz10IL&ref=plSrch
(Great quality/price ratio from Sweden)

For EDC/general cutting purposes(and gorgeous old-school looks), a small high-quality folding knife from France:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004AMY6GS/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1485034837&sr=8-2&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=opinel+carbon&dpPl=1&dpID=51baQV0eVVL&ref=plSrch

If you want a more "modern" pocket knife that is still affordable, I recommend something from the American masters of Cold Steel like:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00U1I875Q/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8
(Gotta give some lovin' to that Aus8A japanese steel and the Scandinavian grind)

I can recommend all three, though I own only the first 2. Have fun and stay sharp!

u/StandingByToStandBy · 3 pointsr/castiron

Well, I have an idea for now. I travel for a living, and spend a lot of time in hotels. I'm going to be building a cooking kit for my car that just sits in the truck for times like this.

Currently I have (1) 12" cast iron pan, 1 coffee maker, 1 Morakniv, a cutting board, and a pair of tongs.

I'm missing about 99% of the shit I need, but hey, gotta start somewhere.

u/armykidbran · 3 pointsr/guns

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch, it's the poor man's Pelican case

u/Hnnsquatch · 3 pointsr/canadaguns

I'm rocking this for range trips. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000P3WPKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Holds my 1911, P320 and 3 mags for each with plenty of room to spare.

u/SgtKashim · 3 pointsr/guns

The no-rise version of the TRS-25 is currently $39 on Amazon no longer the price I was seeing...

You'll often see the TRS-25s on sale for $35-$40 ish (I grabbed one last week @ $35 for my new 9mm upper). Add in a .83" riser for ~$10 and you're still ahead of buying the taller version.

u/dalesd · 3 pointsr/Astronomy

For cheap/free accessories, here are my recommendations:

Find a local astronomy club and go to a few meetings. Astronomy clubs love new members, and they'll answer every question you have. If they have an open observing event, bring your telescope and you might even get to try a few of the accessories others have mentioned. You may get to see what Saturn looks like in your telescope with a 10mm EP and barlow before you buy.

Also, there are club members with old EPs for sale. Somebody's always upgrading their collection and looking for a new home for their old Plossls.

If you have basic woodworking skills, you can make a Denver Observing Chair for <$30. I think I made mine from these plans, but there are plans and how-to's all over the web. It beats hunching over the eyepiece for hours. Your back will thank you.

An accessory case is nice to have. Keep all your stuff in one place, and you won't accidentally forget something when you go out to observe. I use this 4-pistol case for $20 from Amazon.

If you're learning the night sky, get a planisphere and go out with it for 10 minutes once a week for some naked eye observing. Learn a new constellation each time. I think WV is in the 30-40 degree north range? Or for free you can download and print the map each month from SkyMaps.com

For getting started finding interesting stuff in the telescope, a book like Turn Left at Orion was a great help for me. Step-by-step instructions for star-hopping to the best and brightest stuff in the sky.

u/jamin101wolf · 3 pointsr/EDC

A RAT, a Tenacious, an Opinel, or a Cryo are the usual choices. What's wrong with 8cr13mov steel? It's not the best but for sub $30, it'll get the job done.

u/rollingalong · 3 pointsr/EDC

A better question for r/knives. Depending on your budget, I can make a number of recommendations. If you're not looking to spend a lot, check out Kershaw and some low-end Spyderco models.

I would look at:

u/UrzaJR · 3 pointsr/knives

I felt the same way before I got a spyderco, now I love the damn thing. The hole is incredibly functional. You might want to try a Tenacious, its only 30 bucks.

u/dont_be_an_arse · 3 pointsr/malelifestyle

I carry two knives a lot of the time. Almost anytime I've not carried one of them I've been in a situation where I needed one.

u/Graybeard · 3 pointsr/knives

For camping, between those two I'd go with the Skyline. I've got a Leek, and I love it, but the slim blade seems a bit delicate for camp site use.

I bought a Spyderco Tenacious for camping. It's a good-sized, sturdy folder that's not so expensive that losing it would ruin the trip.

u/Aznguy1 · 3 pointsr/knives

Kershaw Skyline is pretty nice if you want a g-10 handle and it's US made but it is 3 1/8" long

Kershaw Cryo is pretty nice and it's 2 3/4" long

u/psmwrxguy · 3 pointsr/knifeclub
u/scc1515 · 3 pointsr/EDC

The Spyderco Tenacious is a great knife for under $50.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EI7578/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_XvGZBbRY3XQHR

u/jsamhead · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

Ooh. $25 is tough. There are so many good options for $30-$35...

Here are a couple options around $25

CRKT Ruger LCK

CRKT Pilar

And here are some options around $30

Kershaw Atmos

Ruike P801

Sanrenmu Land 910+

Steel Will Cutjack 3 Inch and 3.5 inch

Buck 110 Slim

And some $35+ options

Kershaw Link

Kershaw Dividend

Spyderco Tenacious

u/Kromulent · 3 pointsr/knives

My favorite under-50 knife is the Spyderco Tenacious. They make a couple of smaller knives at a similar price point too.

Ontario Rat is another good value - about $25 - good tough knife for outdoor stuff.

u/Buixer · 3 pointsr/EDC

Here are some affordable options.

Ontario 8848 RAT Folding Knife (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0013ASG3E/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_7ziUub1K4FP48

Spyderco Tenacious G-10 Handle Folding Plain Edge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EI7578/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_OAiUub1JC6EFZ

JETBeam BA10 XPG Cree LED Flashlight, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004UG51OK/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_pBiUub02WTDZZ

Fenix LD09 130 Lumen LED Tactical Flashlight with EdisonBright AA Alkaline battery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MB1MJFA/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_YIiUub0M7RSYV

u/Cazmir09 · 3 pointsr/pcgaming

also won't move around the way small mouse pads do. I have a Medium Razer Goliathus and that stupid thing keep slipping around cuz it doesn't have enough friction with the table. I'm going to look into getting one of these bigass mousepads. I think for the price this is the best bet as it seems many many people use it.

u/fappolice · 3 pointsr/EDC

If you are on a budget. I would recommend a Tenacious. Most people on /r/knives would agree as well. If you aren't on a budget I would look at the Benchmade Griptillian or Mini Griptillian. Both are extremely solid choices.

u/chodemessiah · 3 pointsr/knives

I'm in IT as well and perform very similar tasks. I use the Spyderco Tenacious for everything. It's easy as hell to sharpen and the flat ground blade takes a wicked sharp edge. It has stainless steel liners, but they're skeletonized so the knife is still pretty light. The G-10 is nicer than the stuff I've got on knives that are well past the hundred dollar price point.

As for draw speed, you can do a bootleg wave using zipties. Here's mine. Best $30 I've ever spent.

u/ThrowawaySergei · 3 pointsr/EDC

I'm rather fond of the Spyderco Tenacious.

u/Knife_Guide · 3 pointsr/knives
u/bearules · 3 pointsr/videos

/r/knives is a great place to ask this kind of stuff.

http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425256528&sr=8-1&keywords=spyderco+tenacious

This is a great knife that I EDC and its only $35. Perfect starting knife.

u/Rjsmith5 · 3 pointsr/guns

I have one and love it. They’re currently $44 on Amazon. It probably has the best quality/price ratio out there.

u/danngree · 3 pointsr/knives
u/5picy · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This is over 15, so it's not giftable in this contest, but my weirdest item is this fighting knife. I just want it because I feel like a knife is a useful thing to have. Not as a weapon, just as a tool. I like to camp. Also I'm afraid of bears. And zombies. (You never do know.)

My fave April Fool's prank I played was on my dad. First I stuck a funnel in the front of my jeans and a quarter on my head, and told my dad, "I bet I can get this quarter down the funnel." Then I tilted my head forward and it went into the funnel and down my pants. I did this a couple of times then told him, "Bet you can't do it!"

So he puts the funnel in his pants and the quarter on his head. ...And then I pour a glass of ice water down the funnel and into his pants. XDD

He was SO FREAKING MAD. oh my god. Hahahaha. He lost it. My mom and I were dying laughing and he was furious with both of us. He couldn't admit it'd been funny for four or five years. XDD

An embarrassing fact about me is that I once didn't have a pad with me in high school when my period started, so I used a folded paper towel. Later on I was walking down the hall and the bloody towel fell out of my underwear (I was wearing a skirt) and onto the floor in front of everyone at class time change. Egads!

u/edheler · 3 pointsr/preppers

That is a very large knife, almost 17" long, which is a bit big for my tastes. My favorite at the moment is a Gerber LMF II but the ubiquitous KA-BAR is also hard to beat.

u/The_Rum_Pirate · 3 pointsr/guncontrol

Something like this GunVault safe could have saved that boy's life while still keeping the gun readily accessable to the parents:
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B006OGNLKA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awdb_t1_P1WACb7PTARH9

To the gunowners out there, keep your guns locked up. A kid's life is worth the <$120 investment.

u/aphrozeus · 3 pointsr/CCW

Consider something like this for next to the bed. And just don't let your child know the combo. But seriously you don't want to unload and reload your gun that much, that's twice a day every day so far. It's not good for the ammo, and you run a higher risk of an ND loading and unloading that often than you do just storing it loaded

u/tomchuk · 3 pointsr/ps3bc2

Aw fuck, you just sicked Boooohjoke on me, must feel nice to be out of the crosshairs for once.

I will contribute a prize. To anyone who can take my tags 7 times (the number of times I took soundnerd's tags) in a match without being knifed by me, I offer a brand new KA-Bar to commemorate the occasion.

u/codewolf · 3 pointsr/bugout

My two cents, I'm sure others will pick on these opinions...


  • Get rid of the car escape tool you'll never use it and it'll just add weight to your key chain - buy a cheap knife with a belt cutter and window breaker if you want that functionality
  • Instead of that knife you have on the list, buy a Mora knife for something you'll just keep in the bag and not use that often (and it's a great knife even if you use it often)
  • A Bic lighter will float as well as the one on your list and is a lot cheaper
  • Get rid of the rechargeable batteries since nothing on your list uses them and nothing on your list will charge them
  • No need to spend $100 on a flashlight that will sit in a pack. Look for a reliable one that costs much, much less - you even have a crank light on the list, that will do in a pinch
  • Get rid of the fire sticks and put some cotton balls soaked in Vaseline in a film canister in the pack
  • Cyalume sticks are great, keep those
  • Get a titanium spork instead of the plastic one
  • Remove the Datrex ration bars, you'll never use them, or just keep them in a vehicle outside of the pack
  • The Mountain House eggs (or any dehydrated eggs) are the worst (tasting) of the meals, get some other protein meal
  • Everything else on that list - look for less expensive options - for example, you should be able to find a cheap tarp for less
  • You can put a better first aid kit together by buying the contents and spreading them over multiple first aid kits for home, work, vehicle, etc. but a prepared one isn't too bad, just supplement it
  • The matches are too expensive for something you can make with light anywhere matches and wax
  • Where's your pack? what will you carry this in?




u/lo4952 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

This one and a whole bunch of others like it.

u/Gonzoguard · 3 pointsr/EDC

On the cheaper side, Gerber MP 600.
Gerber MP600 Multi-Plier, Needle Nose, Black [47550] https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000VORS1E/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_ylfCDbQQFGQJM

I also recently purchased a Leatherman Wave as a bday present for me it's nice, though I found a new in box on Ebay so a little savings.

I do agree with others your gonna want a fix blade as well, Check out the Mora line affordable reliabable.

Morakniv Companion Fixed Blade Outdoor Knife with Carbon Steel Blade, 4.1-Inch, Military Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004TNWD40/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bBfCDbZHX4RA0

u/balls_of_gum · 3 pointsr/knives
u/titanpc · 3 pointsr/guns

Just got this one in the mail 2 weeks ago. Works amazing, the Dot is visible even in intense sun, adjustable brightness, and only $20 over your budget.

http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Trophy-TRS-25-1xRed-Riflescope/dp/B00200E0HM/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1346692847&sr=1-1&keywords=trs-25+bushnell

u/almostiskiller · 3 pointsr/knifeclub

I have that same clone and it definitely is pretty solid. But, my contender for best $20 (give or take 3 bucks) knife is still the Rat 2

u/Zwickarr · 3 pointsr/oculus
u/FinickyPenance · 3 pointsr/CCW

I highly recommend using digital ear protection. I see a ton of gun guys using Howard Leight Impact Sport headsets; they muffle gunshots but allow you to hear the same (or even better, if you turn them up) as normal. You can also double up by using normal earplugs underneath them if you'd prefer.

u/Grumpi83 · 3 pointsr/Futurology
u/JayStar1213 · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Not quite sub $20 but definetely a great knife. Kershaw Cryo.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0074FI28Q/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_p3goybZC8VYNQ

$22 currently on sale. I've had it for 2 years now. Take it everywhere. She sharpens like new every time.

u/DocWilliams · 3 pointsr/airsoft

I have 4 pairs of these because I shoot real steel. They work very very well, and they look cool too.

u/M_Mitchell · 3 pointsr/Firearms

Everyone can recommend you a bunch of items. How much are you wanting to spend?

He probably has hearing protection but if he just has buds, get some howard leight pros for $30. Also there are some generic bore snakes on amazon.

Howard Leights

.45 Pistol Boresnake

Shotgun Boresnake

and Midway has a really nice bag for a good price. They make different variations too if you want to look around.

That's all about $100 but it's a nice bag, ear protection, and some useful cleaning stuff but he'll still need patches and a cleaning kit. The shotgun would honestly be fine with just the bore snake especially if it's a pump at least for the time being unless he shoots a lot. Get something more pistol specific to keep that running nicely.

u/TickNut · 3 pointsr/EDC

This is a list of my EDC. I go to public high school so some items can't be carried all the time. I'll try and get links to all the products I can.
 

  • Front Right Pocket
  • My iPod Touch 6 in blue (my iPod is the only thing that goes in here, this is to avoid unnecessary scratches).
  • Watch Pocket
  • Sometimes I'll carry a Mini Bic Lighter in baby blue.
  • Front Left Pocket
  • Kershaw Cryo Knife clipped onto my pocket.
  • Key Ring
    • A Key Dangler also clips on my pocket and keeps things from bunching up.
    • Leatherman Style PS- a multi tool that doesn't have a blade. So I'm able to take it to school and not worry about getting suspended.
    • A little dinky flashlight for when I'm really in a pinch.
  • Peculiarly Perfect Peanut Butter Peppermint Lip Balm (by the YouTubers Rhett and Link).
  • Back Left Pocket
    • Wallet
      • Along with normal things you keep in a wallet; I have two folded up paper towels. These come in handy.
  • Back Right Pocket
    • I like to keep this pocket as a blank slate. So it changes a lot. Sometimes I'll carry a hacksysack if I know I'll be doing a lot of standing around. Or I'll bring my Bolt Focus Flashlight to work. Other times I'll just have a folded up rag (because I'm too stingy to buy a hanky).
       

      So I actually have a fairly in depth reason on why certain items go in certain pockets. But this comment is long enough so I'll leave it out unless you ask.
       

      EDIT: It looks like the Bolt Focus Flashlight is currently unavailable. I'll still leave the link in case that changes.

u/larryblt · 3 pointsr/guns
u/SarcasmIsKey · 3 pointsr/EDC

Left to right


Muji Eraser


[Sigg 0.6L water bottle] (http://siggnorthamerica.com/shop/classic-traveller/0-6l-classic-traveller/)


[Muji Gel Pen] (https://www.muji.eu/pages/online.asp?Sec=13&Sub=52)


[Alvin DRAFT-TEC RETRAC 0.3mm] (https://www.amazon.com/Alvin-DR07-Draf-Tec-Retrac-Mechanical/dp/B001DKJ55C)


[Leatherman Style PS] (https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Style-PS-Multi-Tool-Black/dp/B0058RX9NU)


Chapfix+


Anker SoundBuds Sport IE 20


[Fisher Space Pen] (https://www.amazon.com/Fisher-400B-Space-Bullet-Pen/dp/B000WGD13U)


[Leatherman Wave Black] (https://www.amazon.com/Leatherman-Multi-Tool-Black-Molle-Sheath/dp/B0009JS2ZW)


[Mee Audio M6 Pro] (https://www.amazon.com/MEE-audio-Universal-Fit-Noise-Isolating-Detachable/dp/B015S2I6A0)


[Random Knife] (http://www.smorgasburg.com/)


[Corsair Voyager Go 32GB] (https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Voyager-USB3-0-Android-devices/dp/B00HVT27CW)


[Kershaw Cryo 1555Ti] (https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1555TI-SpeedSafe-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q)


[Alpine Swiss Slim Wallet] (https://www.amazon.com/Alpine-Swiss-Genuine-Leather-Pocket/dp/B00EOYKEEA)


[Anker PowerCore 10000 with Quick Charge 3.0] (https://www.anker.com/products/A1264011)


[Seiko SNDC31] (https://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNDC31-Classic-Stainless-Chronograph/dp/B004JY0KP8)


[Lenovo T440s (256GB Samsung 840 EVO, 12GB ram, 1080p touchscreen, i5 4300)]
(http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/thinkpad/t-series/t440s/)


[Motorola Doid Turbo Ballistic Nylon 32GB] (https://www.verizonwireless.com/smartphones/droid-turbo/)

u/Szalkow · 3 pointsr/guns

Hopefully you've tried contacting your target to ask them about their collections, their uses, stuff they want, and stuff they wouldn't like. Feel free to drop as many Phone Booth references as possible. You should be able to get some ideas.

If you can't find anything specific, the stuff you've mentioned will never go amiss. Some other stuff I could think of:

  • Targets, be they paper, adhesive, or metal

  • Gun bags, belts, storage and transportation solutions, either generic or tailored to what you know of their collection

  • Magazines (specific to their gun and of legal capacity; you can never have too many)

  • Some ear or eye pro

  • Gift certificates or range memberships for businesses in their area

  • Action movies with gun porn (anything with a long-ass entry on IMFDB)

  • A nice coffee table book

  • Generic tools, like a pocket knife, multitool, or tacticool flashlight

  • If they're a gun-toting gamer, stalk their Steam/Xbox Live/Playstation accounts and pick out a game they'd like (reloaders will particularly enjoy Fallout New Vegas)

  • Beef jerky
u/thediasent · 3 pointsr/Firearms

I like ones like this: https://www.amazon.com/GunVault-SV500-SpeedVault-Handgun-Safe/dp/B006OGNLKA

When your kid starts getting into his teens, it's a good idea to teach him some gun safety and how to respect the firearm.

u/utorack11 · 3 pointsr/guns

I have one of these screwed to the wall between my bedside table and bed and it works very well.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B006OGNLKA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_DEXCCb9V7Y6WK

u/mannequinrepublic · 3 pointsr/guns

To clarify, I was planning on getting a quick access safe like this one. Would I still need a holster in there? seems like an added barrier between me and my gun when I need it.

u/kylechan245 · 3 pointsr/knifeclub
u/400869 · 3 pointsr/handguns

Taking an introductory gun safety/technique course like the NRA First Steps Pistol course would definitely be a huge help to you. Look for one in your area.

Answers to your questions:

  1. There is no danger to simply loading the magazines. The rounds will not go off unless you put a loaded magazine in the gun, rack the slide, and pull the trigger. I do not recommend putting a loaded magazine in the gun until you are more familiar with gun safety and handling.

  2. Having an unloaded gun/magazines in a case with the ammo stored separately is legally the "safest" way to transport a firearm to the range. Keeping everything empty and the ammo separate will avoid any potential hassle, though your local laws may allow you to transport a loaded mag/gun.

  3. Keep everything cased until you're at your port. It's likely a rule at the range and if it isn't, it's just good safety practice.

  4. I suggest you invest in quality eye protection that meets MIL-PRF-31013 standards for ballistic protection. Eye protection that meets this standard will do a MUCH better job of protecting your eyes than ANSI Z87/regular eyeglasses will. This test sums it up pretty well. The TLDR is that the commonly seen ANSI Z87+ standard that most inexpensive eye protection is tested to isn't very relevant to the kinds of projectiles and velocities shooters deal with, and will have a much greater chance of failing when you need it the most. I like the Smith Aegis Echo because they fit extremely well under my favorite earmuffs.

  5. Observe the rules of gun safety at ALL times. Bring/buy at least twice as much ammo as you think you'll need. Have fun.
u/StuLax18 · 3 pointsr/bodybuilding

Yeah I've never had issues. Apparently they are set to only magnify voices and stuff, not gunshots, and you can adjust the volume. I think mine sometimes don't seal perfectly over my sunglasses or shooting glasses though.

Relative to other things gun related they are cheap. These are the really popular ones https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=ear+protection&qid=1562612210&s=gateway&sr=8-4

I got these, and in hindsight I might want something lower profile like the ones above. Sometimes rifle shooting it messes with your cheek weld. I think the main difference is they block more sound: https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01902/dp/B007BGSI5U/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=howard+leight&qid=1562612324&s=gateway&sr=8-4

u/LemonAddcit · 3 pointsr/airsoft

Honestly, ear protection isn't incredibly important, but if you really want something that won't break the bank, just get something from Amazon. It won't work with any helmets as far as I'm aware but will fit over a baseball cap and other thin layers.

u/benpetersen · 3 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Here's a great buck/camp knife, carbon fixed blade, 3/4 tang (full tangs are $50-$75), 4-6 in long (longer and it gets in the way) Mora Companion HDK

u/Odysimus · 3 pointsr/searchandrescue

Traditional SAR, the teams you will find around the country operate in a whole different world than the military. For the most part you can sort of look to volunteer firefighters as an analogy, even then they tend to be more regimented than SAR. There are some SAR teams out there that have more of a military structure to them, but most of what you will find will feel more like SAR clubs (think chess clubs, hiking clubs, etc). My unit meets once a month, we have a business meeting with the whole review last month's minutes, reports on events since the last meeting, old business, new business, etc. After that we conduct a classroom training session on topics like Lost Person Behavior, Medical Techniques, Navigation, etc. We also conduct regular field trainings to bring it all together. We don't have ranks, we have a list of skillsets and we are each typed according to our ability in each skill. Our unit and all the units I know don't work with weapons, sure we carry knives, but the biggest blade most of us work with is one of these, not some giant thing that rambo would carry, no machetes, no hatchets. If there is a situation where SAR skills are needed for say a fugitive, we stay home. We have done evidence searches for things criminals have tossed into the woods, but they were already in jail.

SAR in the military is their own thing and while we can and do work together on missions they are a unit that stays a unit. When we ask for military assets we indicate what needs to be done and they tell us what they are sending and what it will do. If I show up on a mission with 5 other people from my unit we might be on a team together or I might get put in with members of a different unit.

When it comes to the actual searching it is simply a lot of covering ground. We walk, and we walk, and we walk. 99% of the time we get nothing, there are only so many clues out there. There is one really awesome clue (the person or thing you were out to look for) and tons of acreage to cover. We often start from a last known point and try to move that further along in time. An example we were out looking for a mushroom hunter, when I showed up they new where he started into the woods, we then found a clearly picked mushroom and a couple of boot prints. That advanced the last known point a few hundred feet and gave us a second breadcrumb to work with. It takes a certain type of person to do that effectively. I have seen plenty of people bow out because they had been on maybe a dozen searches over several years and never found a thing. One of our radio operators has been on 8 missions, each ended in a recovery. My hope when I got in was to find a clue at some point, and Oh Boy my first time out I got the find, I found the 24yro woman who had hanged herself. We don't have an obligation to respond to one call or another, but you also don't get to decide who gets lost and when. You also have to get along real well with the others on your team. I've been on all sorts of teams and there are people that I know I don't want to go out with, and certain combinations of people that I won't go out with.

With every one of your responses I feel more and more that SAR wouldn't be a good fit for you now. Most units welcome visitors, I would say that you might consider finding one of the local unit's meetings and checking it out. Attend a few meetings before even considering applying, and talk to the people there and be honest about what you are looking for. Once you get started into it there is a substantial investment in time, energy, gear, and training on the part of you and your team. It isn't worth it to go through a bunch of training and getting geared up to not be a productive member of a team (remember finding nothing is something). I'm not sure what exactly you are looking for, but I don't think SAR is it. There is always a "who knows?" aspect and if you spend some time around a unit you may find that it is a good fit, or that your outlook might change. Our mountain rescue unit has people "hang out" around them for several months before offering them an application, in their world they have to trust their lives to their team. While the regular old SAR doesn't require the same standard it is very easy for someone (as good at it as they may be) to be more of a distraction than a help.

TL;DR
I don't think SAR is going to get you what you want. If you do feel like continuing down this path talk to the people in the unit(s) in your area, be honest, and don't take it personally if they tell you "no".

u/MadePancakesOnce · 3 pointsr/canadaguns

for the ear pro, get some electronic ones for the outer layer, and you can crank up the volume so you can still hear somewhat. I have these, and they're excellent

if the gun is in mint condition and you want to keep it that way, I'd say get a cheap hard case. I have some cheap ones and some expensive ones, and I'd say there's not much benefit to an expensive case unless you're protecting a delicate optic

as far as I know, any type of gun oil should be sufficient for any rifle.

I removed cosmo from my milsurps by soaking the metal bits in windex, but there are plenty of effective methods. I didn't bother with the wood though so can't help you there

tipton makes excellent cleaning products, I have their .30 cal carbon fiber rod and am satisfied

to avoid rusting during storage, give all the metal parts a light coat of oil before storage, and inspect it every week or two. I've been told that the foam in a hard case will attract moisture, so maybe store it outside the case

u/Ftpini · 3 pointsr/cars

Howard Leight hearing protection. You still hear everything but are protected from stupidly loud sounds and it minimizes the pain from the drone. I’ve owned these for 8 years and they’re the best hearing protection/headphones for under $150.

u/Therealslb · 3 pointsr/ar15

Amazon. TekMat 12-Inch X 36-Inch Long Gun Cleaning Mat https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0036N474S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_N8LZSTMdkKIdZ

u/JustinCook33 · 3 pointsr/handguns

Howard Leight Impact Sport OD Electric Earmuff, Green https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1HUyzbDHM1K6H

u/Longyboy · 3 pointsr/CCW

To add to this, looks like they're on sale at Amazon for $40. I've been using these for a year and love them.

u/war_all_the_time · 3 pointsr/MAguns

Personal preference as to what cuts down on the noise for you. I do cheap foam earplugs with a pair of electronic earmuffs on top: http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Impact-Electric-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1456847484&sr=8-2&keywords=shooting+ear+protection

u/muzzz · 3 pointsr/canadaguns

On hearing protection, try to get items actually marketed for shooting. Don't just use generic ear plugs, muffs or whatever as they won't block the correct types of sound frequencies efficiently or properly; whilst blocking others.

These are a strong favourite for over-ear muffs around here.

Some people will double these up with some in-ear plugs too.

u/elementality22 · 3 pointsr/rawdenim

It's the 1555TI Cryo I don't know much about them either, this is my first knife.

u/EyrieWoW · 3 pointsr/MilitaryPorn

Yeah they are for comms, adaptive noise cancellation for gunfire and can also amplify ambient sounds.

They aren't expensive either: https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Honeywell-Amplification-Electronic/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ (not the same model as in the picture but I'd assume a similar feature set)

u/MjrGrangerDanger · 3 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

If this is legal in your area it's what police use and suggest if you aren't comfortable with a firearm.

It's a gel so it doesn't have the blowback issues common with sprays.

u/Koolmolieno · 3 pointsr/CanadianForces

I'd give the Amazon ones a shot, they're like 10% of the price of actual Peltors, and I've never had an issue. I know quite a few guys who shoot with them. Worst comes to worst, Amazon has a good return policy, so you'd only be out the cost of shipping them back.

https://www.amazon.ca/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O

u/i_am_not_mike_fiore · 3 pointsr/KotakuInAction

If shooting indoors, it's a safe bet. .38spl is subsonic, and it's probably fine with just earplugs. .357 is supersonic and it's hard on the ears.

Hearing damage is cumulative, and never goes away. So these days, I try to double-up, or at least wear decent muffs. The mild "eeeeeeee^eeeeee^^eeeeee" never really goes away, and I don't want it to get worse.

For $40 a set of Howard Leigh Impact Sports give great hearing protection and still amplify sound so you can speak without shouting.

u/mnemosyne-0002 · 3 pointsr/KotakuInAction

Archives for the links in comments:

u/_captain-shitacular_ · 3 pointsr/legaladvice

This is a completely valid and understandable reply regarding firearms. Even if it's not a gun, especially if it's not a gun, I still urge you to find a suitable weapon for daily carry.

Sabre pepper gel is reliable, doesn't leak, and because it's a gel as opposed to an aerosolized spray it doesn't atomize in the wind and can't blow back at you. I carry this and a punch dagger (cannot be taken away from you easily because the handle is completely wrapped in your palm).
Stun guns are not generally reliable, but again I recommend Sabre products, they make a stun gun that gets good reviews for reliability and power, and is supposedly effective through up to 3 layers of clothing. Expandable batons and baseball bats also have merits, but I wouldn't recommend either unless your upper body strength is better than average.

The idea is not to attack your ex on sight and it's not to avoid calling the police completely. The idea is to call the police when he shows up and have a last-ditch weapon concealed on your person if his violence escalates to intent to kill (you don't get close to him, but you make damn sure he won't walk away if he gets too close to you).

As I said, guns aren't everyone's cup of tea, and not the best for every situation; however, opting to not have viable self defense options at all is foolish. Please, for your own safety, research some serious self-defense options that will work for your situation. Domestic violence usually escalates over time and I've read too many stories of women that call the cops and try to talk it out every time who are murdered when their abusers finally go off the deep end. Anything is better than nothing, and if you ever have to use it, you're already dead and have nothing to lose.

u/stac52 · 3 pointsr/bagpipes

I've owned a set for a little over a year now. I really like both the look and sound of them, and have gotten plenty of positive comments about the sound of the pipes when playing with bandmates.

They're a little louder than regular smallpipes, but not by too much. The decibel meter on my phone has them at 80dB, vs. the 100 dB for my pipe chanter, and ~70-75 dB for my acoustic guitar. I'm not sure how accurate it is, but that should give you an idea.

I don't wear hearing protection with them - although they're probably borderline whether I need to or not. These are what I wear when practicing highland pipes at home. What I like about them is that I can hear just fine for normal conversation, but they'll shut off the microphone for when I'm actually playing, although I'm looking for some musician grade plugs that I can wear to band practice/performances instead of foamies.

u/GameOnPantsGone · 3 pointsr/CanadianForces

Surefire/Peltor are awesome choices.

For over the ear I have a set of Howard Leights. I've use them for personal shooting and on the range, and they're not overly expensive. I bought them for around $45 when they were on sale.

u/Abiogeneralization · 3 pointsr/Parenting

For sure - It's frustrating that a father's legitimate depression is taken less seriously because it doesn't have the same cause as motherhood depression. Fatherhood depression is very real, and very different from just being stressed. Ideally, we would define and treat mental health issues with more accuracy.

As for real support for OP - Of course, my first recommendation is to find a therapist you click with, ideally one trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). As for quick ideas that may help, I've heard many parents of loud babies swear by electronic ear protection. A baby's cry can reach 130 decibels, enough to permanently damage human hearing! Electronic ear protection works by recording the sounds around you, then playing them into your ear at a safe volume in real time. They're meant for hunters, shooters, and people who work around loud equipment who still want to be able to hear things going on around them. They come as ear muffs or the more expensive ear buds. You'll still be able to hear your wife talking or baby crying, but at a volume that doesn't tell your brain to run away from the situation and enter fight or flight.

u/Talon1256 · 3 pointsr/canadaguns

BAM These electronic earmuffs are good, but I also use foam ear plugs in conjuntion (call me paranoid). They have stereo microphones with variable volume control. They also have a standard earphone jack, so you can plug your phone into it and listen to music.

u/epilecutt · 3 pointsr/CCW

Thanks for introducing me to these. Amazon is selling a super slim pair of Howard Leight's for ~$40.

I'll mention them to /u/Zenel92 just in case.

u/Daoism · 3 pointsr/knives

Personally I wouldn't head into the woods without a fixed blade knife. That's just my personal preference.

The obvious answer that a lot of people will give you is a Mora. These people are correct. It's a crazy sharp knife, well made and for $14 you could use it for one hiking trip and it'd be worth it.

If you're looking for a folder to carry all the time. Any of those you listed would be good. There are like a million choices for folders in the $20-40 range. Just stick to a good brand and find one you like the looks of.

u/edventure_2025 · 3 pointsr/gundeals

I have it on this. It makes it line up fairly well with the irons when I flip them up. https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Med-pro-Compact-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523297531

u/lunchbox1911 · 3 pointsr/ar15

UTG Medium riser from Amazon did the trick for mine fyi. Fit good, solid as well.

u/svodiwuejkxlkadfuiop · 3 pointsr/canadaguns

Yup. Mine (and others' including /u/nomofica ) all came from the official authorized seller page on amazon.ca

u/Stuewe · 3 pointsr/guns

If you don't already have them, these are pretty handy.

Howard Leight Impact Sport Electric Earmuffs

u/Awesome_to_the_max · 3 pointsr/CFBOffTopic
u/spaghettilegslee · 3 pointsr/boostedboards

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E2217I6

I use this rifle case. The board fits if you take the bottom foam out and leave the egg crate foam that lines the top.

Impossible to steal when using this case because it will come out at most airports with the oversize baggage: skis, golf clubs, etc. Oversize baggage comes out last; after all bags reach the carousel.

At some airports they take it to the baggage customer service representative where they require ID since they assume it's a firearm and they're not going to just let anyone have it.

u/Johnnyallstar · 3 pointsr/guns

Haven't used them with big guns, but the Howard Leight Impact Sports are pretty good.

Just got them, and in the past two times I've gone they're okay. I like doubling up with my in-ears in and the muffs overtop.

Just remember, your hearing isn't going to get any better, so going overkill on protection isn't a terrible thing.

u/2lean4 · 3 pointsr/guns
u/DigitalBoy760 · 3 pointsr/handguns

I'd recommend getting some spare magazines. Will make range sessions a lot more productive if you're not constantly stopping to reload your empty magazines.

Downside is Ruger is pretty proud of their SR series magazines, though you can often find the 2 packs on sale somewhere.

Also, get some good shooting glasses and hearing protection. Something with active hearing like the Howard Leight Impact Sports or something along those lines. It attenuates the noise of gunfire, but allows you to hear range commands and converse with instructors or other people on the range.

And you'll need a good range bag to carry the gun, ears, eyes, magazines, ammo, staple gun (for outdoor ranges that don't have retractable target holders) , gun wipes, UpLula magazine loader - trust me on this one, your thumbs will thank you.

I'd get the range bag first, at the very least, if money's a bit tight after the holiday spendathon. You can fill it with the other goodies later.

u/UnassumingAnt · 3 pointsr/guns

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O

But I firmly don't believe listening to music is wise when shooting. It's important to be aware of your surroundings.

u/slave_ship_swag · 3 pointsr/guns

In a perfect world... too bad they don't make some that blocks sound above a certain db range but still allows you to hear everything else...

cough

u/mrcpu · 3 pointsr/canadaguns

Just order these.

Howard Leight Impact Sport OD Electric Earmuff, Green https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_M27IzbQ7352RY

u/joe_canadian · 3 pointsr/Hunting

Electronic ear muffs, like these are well worth the expense.

They allow hearing of regular noises (such as range officer orders or a deer sneaking along) but cut out on gunfire.

u/ModernRonin · 3 pointsr/guns

Electronic muffs. Google for reviews. These are said to be, while not the absolute best, very good and amazing value for the money:

http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top/189-6166717-6906043

u/Sweet-And-Sauer · 3 pointsr/ar15

Since you bought Bushnells I'm guessing you're buying on a budget, but this is a pretty good budget riser for a lower 1/3 co-witness.

https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Med-pro-Compact-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TX2BD4

Or if you want an absolute co-witness...

https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Hi-Profile-Compact-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TWZG4G

u/about_treefity · 3 pointsr/guns

Good deal if you need a two pack, singularly they are $47.

u/billythepilgrim · 3 pointsr/drums

You should invest in a pair of Howard Leight Impact Sport headphones. They're normally used on gun ranges and allow for hearing protection while making range commands perfectly audible by amplifying sounds below 80 dB and deadening any sounds which exceed 80dB. They have built-in directional microphones and adjustable volume. I wear mine every time I drum, and I can't imagine ever trying anything else again.

Amazon link

u/rugerist · 3 pointsr/gundeals
u/MichaelVash7886 · 3 pointsr/ar15

Do you know the model of the case? I was thinking about picking up this one
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00E2217I6/ref=ox_sc_act_image_4?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

u/NotThatScottPeterson · 3 pointsr/airsoft

I have the same helmet and goggles from Evike. I use a gen1 mesh mask. Since it doesn't protect your ears, I use these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001T7QJ9O/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1398291154&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40

I just tried on my buddies gen2 mask with the helmet and it fits great. Since you already have that mask, you don't need to spend $50 on ear pro and gen1 mask.

u/OlNorthState · 3 pointsr/guns

Try one of these - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6

Solid enough to get past TSA and cheaper than Pelican.

u/Gullex · 3 pointsr/Survival

$150 is plenty of budget for a good knife. This one is just slightly over that budget but will last you the rest of your life. It's kind of my dream survival knife.

The Fallkniven F1 is very popular as well and right in your price range.

Currently I use this knife which is also very good.

If you want to go a little less expensive still, Becker makes some good ones such as the Bk16. I know the Becker doesn't look anything like "hand made", but I have the BK2- I used paint remover to take the black coating off the blade, replaced the plastic handles with micarta and stained it to look more like wood, and built a leather sheath for it. It's a beautiful knife now. Too bad it's so goddamn heavy.

You could also go with something like the Mora bushcraft. I have that one also, very decent knife.

You could even just get a regular Mora or a Condor bushlore which are even more economical options.

u/Rohkii · 3 pointsr/ak47

If you dont have a gun case you should probably buy one if thats what you are talking about.

Id suggest a Plano 42in if your a cheap bastid: http://www.amazon.com/Plano-Weather-Tactical-Case-42-Inch/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1462998489&sr=8-1&keywords=plano+42

or a Pelican 1750 if you like your cases with caviar: http://www.amazon.com/PELICAN-1750-000-110-Long-Rifle-Case/dp/B000AOMA1S/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1462998488&sr=1-1&keywords=pelican+1750

The only gun upgrade you should do right now is a sling, grab a romy sling off k-var, and learn how to use it. Slings are awesome.

u/special_eddd · 3 pointsr/boostedboards

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_0-7uxb1KD4ERF

I have this one. It is perfect and is much cheaper. I primarily leave this case in the car/trunk and put the board in there while doing local commuting. This case is likely an oversize item when boarding planes. So check in fee + oversize fee. Haven't tried tho

u/AManAPlanACanalErie · 3 pointsr/BSA

Not a big fan of a knife with a concave belly for any of the tasks you need in scouting. I think a drop point or scandi will see you much better. I'm a big fan of either a Morakniv or (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002CC6BPM/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1468198196&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40&keywords=Condor+Tools+%26+Knives&dpPl=1&dpID=41dcdqwt7QL&ref=plSrch)[this].

u/Sinister907 · 3 pointsr/guns

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch

-Sig Romeo C4 Optic
-Magpul flip-ups
-SB Tactical brace

u/Crackerjakx · 3 pointsr/airsoft

I have a pair that were $50 on Amazon. They block any ThunderB or loud GBB noises but also amplify speech and snaller noises. Plus there's a headphone jack if you want to listen to tunes while shooting fools. They're OD with a leather-y band on them.

Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuff
http://amzn.com/B001T7QJ9O

u/NoShadowOfDoubt · 3 pointsr/boostedboards
u/AsianHunny · 3 pointsr/MouseReview

You could potentially add gun tape to the worn out part and use it as a back up to your new one.

u/10nix · 3 pointsr/knives

I've found that the Companion makes a very good general purpose knife. I used mine last November to skin and butcher a deer, and it was well up to the task.

Edit: This is the one I use.

u/MrHarryReems · 3 pointsr/musicians

I use these.

u/Methelsandriel · 3 pointsr/electricians

I like [these](http://www.SureFire.com/ EP4 Sonic Defenders Plus filtered Earplugs, triple flanged design, reusable, Clear, Medium https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001V2SS9G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_s8Wryb0BHRPV0), they're comfortable enough to wear all day.

u/aramid · 3 pointsr/Firearms

Ear pro = ear protection. It's whatever you use, not a particular type.

You should look at electronic earplugs. They're hilariously expensive (expect to pay $400), but your hearing is worth it. If that's too steep, this Surefire item looks very interesting. They appear to be mechanical instead of electronic; look at some reviews and maybe give them a try.

u/DK_Tech · 3 pointsr/MouseReview

Thanks! It's GT5000 gun grip tape found it on Amazon, for me it's too slippery to be used on the sides. I've been thinking to try lizard skins or the Hotline Grips.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ATH0KEA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_EuwoDbX8Q55B3

u/lepton2171 · 3 pointsr/BurningMan

Came here to say this.

I've had good experience with Surefire ep4's, for loud sound-camp usage. There seem to be a lot of options though; ymmv

u/__helix__ · 3 pointsr/CampingGear

I'll second the Mora blades. I have a couple like http://www.amazon.com/New-Swedish-Mil-Mora-Knife/dp/B004TNWD40 this one. If you poke around, you should find different colors in the $12-15 range. Very good steel on that blade - used it to field dress a couple deer and was still sharp.

Since space may be at a premium - many butcher shops in grocery stores will sharpen non-serrated blades for free.

I'd skip the flashlight and get a headlamp. The simpler ones without the battery pack on the back side of the head work nicely and double as a hand held light if you need it too.

u/ProximusAlpha · 3 pointsr/ar15


Primary Arms MD-RGBII + Primary Arms Micro Dot Base Mount = ~$120

Sig Sauer Romeo5 (OOS online but sold in-store and can still be found for $129 online) = ~$120 - $129

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 + .83 Height Riser = ~$64

You can also wait for the Memorial Day sales.

u/Luissen · 3 pointsr/airsoft

the one I linked above is exactly the same thing without evike's stupid engraving and $15USD cheaper.

those sights are 'disposable commodity' sights, prone to losing zero when bumped, or even just switching the reticule mode (not that it matters, since they have absurd amounts of paralax for a red dot) but they project a nice big dot/cross/whatever in the rough direction of where you need to shoot.

it might serve you well, or you might find it unbearable. I personally have a continually worsening astigmatism which causes lower quality red dots to look less sharp/'starburst', causing me to look into the lower end of the 'real steel' sight market such as this Bushnell TRS-25 at $80 USD.

since its only $20, buy the NC-star clone red-dot, and determine if it works for you, if it doesn't, look into a Bushnell or a Primary Arms dot instead.

u/notken- · 3 pointsr/airsoft

This one is pretty nice, but it's pretty much at the end of your budget. Bushnell Scope

u/SexyLemonHead · 3 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope, 1x25mm, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00200E0HM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Qjl7Cb0ZCKE0W

Here brotha. I know PSA had them on a sale for around 68 after shipping. I don't know if the sale is still going though.

u/Hansj3 · 3 pointsr/guns

Even a simple lateral move would be so much better.
Take the Bushnell trs-25.

https://youtu.be/jGLOd1jHz8E

It's $56 every day on Amazon, and comes down to $43 from time to time.

There are two different models,

https://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Trophy-TRS-25-Riflescope-1x25mm/dp/B00200E0HM/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=trs-25&qid=1558729196&s=gateway&sr=8-1

https://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Optics-TRS-25-Hirise-Riflescope/dp/B00ABP8YCA/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=trs-25&qid=1558729196&s=gateway&sr=8-2


They are considered the minimum viable for reliable, durable, and cheap, plus sport an ultra long battery life.

u/second_ary · 3 pointsr/ar15

the bushnell trs-25 is often on sale for less than 70

and you could probably put a dent into a streamlight tlr-1s

u/Jwast · 3 pointsr/guns

Just run irons for now man, buy a KNS front sight post (I use the .052 dot post but for precision work the inverted V is pretty awesome) and just save the money to put towards your ACOG.

If you are completely opposed to using irons for now, there are a few mid range red dots but they are all battery operated, I am currently using a Bushnell TRS-25 because it has around 128 days battery life on a medium setting. I keep about 1.5 years worth of batteries in my MOE+ grip.

If you are absolutely opposed to a red dot with batteries, the Meprolight is the lowest priced non-battery operated optic that I am aware of.

u/akavino · 3 pointsr/battlestations

Your wallpapers made me think of this series of gun cleaning mats, which someone here was using one for their setups: https://www.amazon.com/Tekmat-AR-15-Black-Long-36-AR15-BK/dp/B0036N474S

u/ryandapandahh · 3 pointsr/ar15

I just ordered my second Bushnell trs-25 for $69 from PSA they are a good red dot and I also ordered PSA aluminum BUIS for $69 I haven't heard anything about them on here but they were on sale so I figured I'd give them a try.

http://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-aluminum-flip-up-backup-sight-set-buis-7789731.html

Bushnell Trophy Red Dot TRS-25 3 MOA Red Dot Reticle Riflescope, 1x25mm (Matte),Colors May Vary https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00200E0HM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_YJbqybDBPCADJ

u/Highlifetallboy · 2 pointsr/guns
u/pushbutton55 · 2 pointsr/GetMotivated

I usually hangout by myself and I am a big strong guy and I usually always carry my pepper spray, as I do not always know who or what I might encounter, be safe!

SABRE 3-IN-1 Pepper Spray - Police Strength - Compact Size with Clip (Max Protection - 35 shots, up to 5x's more) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007VM8UC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_w13bAbZQPZCS0

u/Cordingly · 2 pointsr/politics

Maybe a lot of people don't live in constant fear of "criminals" that intend to bodily harm us or our families? And maybe we think a hand gun would be fine in this hypothetical situation?

And if we didn't want to own a gun, I'd spend 7 dollars for this and not worry about my kid shooting themselves as much.

u/689430944 · 2 pointsr/TwoXChromosomes

get yourself some eye spice

u/calacatia · 2 pointsr/beautytalkph

I buy my pepper sprays from NelsonKRX on Facebook. Meron din sa Hahn Manila and some Ace Hardwares.

EDIT: This is what I have.

u/TheSaltyFlipper · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

Not sure if serious or concern trolling. When you attend an event carry pepper spray it's really cheap to buy. With all the criminal illegal aliens running around it is a good idea to have some on hand anyway. Order from Amazon if you must but please if possible buy from a locally owned and operated business instead. Spending money in your own community creates jobs and growth in your own community. MAGA!

u/Jewbaccafication · 2 pointsr/ucf

This works well.

u/cigr · 2 pointsr/knives

Not a great knife.

I'd recommend one of the following:

Morakniv $16

Buck 119 $48

The knife you've chosen isn't going to hold a good edge as long and will be harder to sharpen well. I'm not one to spend stupid amounts of money on high end knives, but a decent knife makes a big difference.

u/StrangerMind · 2 pointsr/bugout
  • Pepper Spray - You can keep 4 legged and 2 legged animals away. I like the foam versions.
  • Crank/Solar Flashlight/Radio/Phone Charger - Lets you get updates on news and weather and allows you to replace your flashlight (keep the headlamp) with this.
  • Whistle - They really weigh a fraction of an ounce so no reason not to have one for emergencies.
  • Small notepad and pen - Writing down notes (like if the news lists a set of roads that are totally blocked or whatever)
  • Cards - if you think you will get bored.
  • Glow Sticks - Fire may not be your friend in a big city. A few 8-12 hour glow sticks could come in handy.

    It did not sound like you were looking at a true SHTF emergency so I left out things like a flat pry bar or silock key or some of the other larger items you would not need just because of a hurricane or something.
u/Claydawg666 · 2 pointsr/NewOrleans

https://www.amazon.com/SABRE-3-1-Pepper-Spray/dp/B0007VM8UC/ref=sr_1_3?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1481700818&sr=1-3&keywords=pepper+spray

I would advise getting this one. Very user friendly and reliable. I run frequently and use the clip to tuck it in my shorts that don't have pockets. Never moves.

Go to the middle of bum-fuck nowhere and give it some practice shots just so you know what you are dealing with.

u/dracox93 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_tYv1DbRRHRYEN

$25.07

u/Juggernaut118 · 2 pointsr/Fishing

Thanks for the reply. What kind of sharpener do you use? I have one of these
http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1404375235&sr=8-1&keywords=knife+sharpening+edge
I find I can get a sharper edge then any other technique I've tried, but it is a slow process.

Also, have you found some blades just have better steel overall?

u/downhillcarver · 2 pointsr/tifu

A knife is always a good gift. You can get a fairly nice knife for $30, or a pretty decent knife for $15. If you don't feel like shopping online, you could even pick up a Gerber Mini Paraframe for $10 at Walmart. They're really more affordable gifts than you'd think.

The best part is, they're good gifts for everyone. If they're a knife enthusiast, they'll always be glad for another knife, they can always use a cheap knife as a beater knife. If they've never carried a knife, they'll give it a try and realize how convenient it is.

I gave my girlfriend the Gerber Mini Paraframe after she kept borrowing my knife. She scoffed at first, but tossed it in her purse, a week later she thanked me, saying how often it's saved the day. 3 years later, she still carries it in her purse.

u/beley · 2 pointsr/EDC

37/M E-commerce Entrepreneur

My current EDC, clockwise starting at the far left:

u/darthrio · 2 pointsr/EDC

Its a bit pricy but I love the Olight S1 Baton Mini in copper and the Kershaw Cryo

u/Peoples_Bropublic · 2 pointsr/knives

How about a Kershaw Cryo ($25)?

For a bit more money, there's a Kersahw Blur with S30V, but the blade is a touch too long.

u/eskimoexplosion · 2 pointsr/guns

I bought a cheap holster on amazon and attached it to the back of my headboard with some wood screws and washers, If you're concerned with burglars just throw a tshirt over it. Or you can think about getting something like this.

u/wee0x1b · 2 pointsr/Cooking

I use a Lansky sharpener. You can shave with the knives. And once you get the bevel set to whatever angle you like, re-sharpening takes about 3 minutes.

u/JustinClarkv1 · 2 pointsr/offbeat

Anything below being a professional fighter and it's very unlikely that anyone will beat up someone larger then themselves, if a 6'4" breaks into my home, the odds are that I cannot defend myself in any form of hand-to-hand combat, I'd get my ass kicked regardless of how good a fighter I am for my weight.

I agree that firearms should be stored safely, but that doesn't make them impossible to get to, here is a safe that only takes pressing a finger against a scanner and can hold a pistol and 1-2 magazines.

Also, again, the whole ability to defend myself from gross abuses of power is a pretty neat perk. In an ideal world, sure, nobody would need a weapon, but we don't live in a perfect world, we live in the one that we have and have to live with that reality, not our fantasy.

u/leveraction1970 · 2 pointsr/Zippo

As a fellow flipper I'm going to recommend fucking around with some grip tape. Something like this. http://www.amazon.com/GT-5000-phones-cameras-knives-tools/dp/B00ATH0KEA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1452065743&sr=8-3&keywords=grip+tape You can do a lot with a Zippo that has great grip in some places and a good slip on others. It's cheap enough to rip it off and try more in a different places.

u/KaineOrAmarov · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Someone else suggested this product, also by Lansky. What's the difference?

u/hermeslyre · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Yeah. Edge pro is the expensive one, you can get any angle you want, and the much cheaper lansky version has set guide holes for the rods.

Yeah, my crocks sticks work and your sharpmakers better. I just wanna try something different.

u/wizkid1016 · 2 pointsr/ar15

Ordered it from Amazon and just got it in the mail today.

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

u/Reachmonkey · 2 pointsr/knives

okay, so... as far as cheap sharpening goes, stay away from pull thru sharpeners they give a mediocre edge and take years off the steel.
a cheap-ish way is to get a stone but learning to free hand sharpen is a pain and can take years to truly get the hang of. also chosing grits and a good stone that wont crumble and scratch the shit out of your knife.

you can get a lansky for 35-40$

or you can get a spyderco sharpmaker for 50-60$

i use one of these for rough stuff, really bad edges and reprofiling. i would recommend this because if you arent going to be sharpening often and dont need a razor edge itll be fine.

a good strop can get expensive but honestly you can just pick one for 15-20$ and some buffing compound for 3-10$

you can also use one of these to get a mirror edge, closer to finishing, freehand sharpening again has a larger learning curve, practice on a crappy knife. seriously. you will fuck up at first. you should see my first knife, gross...

if you decide in the freedom of freehand sharpening, check out atomedges guide in the sidebar. pretty helpful.

u/bakerman03 · 2 pointsr/knifeclub
u/alucard_3501 · 2 pointsr/knifeclub
u/nutso_muzz · 2 pointsr/Velo

I do this on a set of aero road bars. I do it less for gripping them and more for being able to IAB on them. I also do not use skateboard grip tape, I use this gun grip stuff which isn't as abrasive and lasts forever (https://www.amazon.com/GT-5000-strips-phones-cameras-knives/dp/B00ATH0KEA/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1499852130&sr=8-4&keywords=gun+grip+tape)

u/orbitalfreak · 2 pointsr/Sacramento

Depending on how many knives you need to sharpen, and how frequently, you can also look into getting a sharpening kit. Look at cost of purchase vs cost of hiring a person. I use this one:

https://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4/

There are some quick videos from the manufacturer on how to use it. It's pretty easy to knock out a kitchen's worth of knives during a Netflix binge. I sharpen mine about every 6-12 months, depending on when I remember, and depending on if a particular knife really needs it.

u/stolenbikesdc · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

In addition to a bat, I have a couple containers of pepper gel inconspicuously placed around my house in case of a situation like this.

u/reversethrust · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Oh. didn't the kit come with oil? The Lanksy kit comes with oil: http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457290766&sr=8-1&keywords=knife+sharpening+kit although, i guess, the Spyderco doesn't. I didn't see the Spyderco one in store when i was shopping :)

u/BageendJr · 2 pointsr/balisong
u/PissedOffBiotic · 2 pointsr/EDC

I use a Lansky, also good is a Smith's. The best one out there imo is the Sharpmaker.

u/Rocket_Puppy · 2 pointsr/EDC

What do you use the Skeletool most for?

If you use the knife on it constantly and daily, then yeah, get a good knife. If the stuff that you do cut makes you nervous with the Skeletool then definitely get a dedicated knife.

If you use the bit driver or pliers on the Skeletool the most then you probably don't need to carry a dedicated knife.

Give the Sage 5 a good look as well if you are considering the Para3. I'd also strongly recommend finding a Spyderco/Benchmade/Zero Tolerance dealer and fondling a bunch of knives before making a decision on which knife to buy.

If you have never carried a dedicated knife before it would be a good idea to buy a cheaper knife or two before spending $100+ on a knife.

Could try something like the Spyderco Byrd Cara Cara 2:
https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Cara2-Lightweight-black-PlainEdge/dp/B0049AYJP4/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1499523866&sr=1-1&keywords=Byrd+Cara+Cara2

The Ontario Rat I/II
https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-Knife-Sp-Black-Folding-7Inches/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1499523684&sr=8-2&keywords=ontario+rat+2

https://www.amazon.com/Ontario-8848-Folding-Knife-Black/dp/B0013ASG3E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499523956&sr=8-1-spons&keywords=ontario+rat+1&psc=1

Kershaw Cryo
https://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1555TI-SpeedSafe-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1499523664&sr=8-1&keywords=kershaw+cryo

CRKT Squid
https://www.amazon.com/Columbia-River-Knife-Tool-Folding/dp/B00TFY39EQ/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1499524020&sr=1-1&keywords=crkt+squid

Try some under $30 knives, pick one that looks like something you would like to carry, and pick something that is dang near the polar opposite. It will let you know what you like in a knife much cheaper. Differences in blade size, blade shape, handle shape and how they are used might change your opinion on what you think you need in a knife after using a dedicated knife for awhile. After that you can make a truly informed decision on a high-end knife.

u/jenkstom · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

The blocks with rods that stick out work fairly well. If you want to get serious get an eye loupe and one of the systems that use a guide rod to keep the angle perfect every time (http://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4). But those take some time and quite of skill to usr.


Or if you are lazy and don't care about longevity of the blade get one of the chef's choice sharpeners. They are pricey, but ridiculously easy to use and you can have a razor sharp blade in seconds.

u/william_tells · 2 pointsr/knives

Are you still excluded/special (mil/fire/police/ems)? Gerber has an authentication, I think through idme, and you prefill the auto acknowledgment.

I have a Lansky 5 Stone and purchased a couple extra stones off the recommendation of some people on this sub and it’s pretty damn groovy. It works well and has made everything I’ve put on it shaving sharp. The additional stones are an Extra Coarse Diamond and a Super Sapphire They also have angled stones for serrated sections. I also picked up a few strops off of r/knife_swap from u/jester002100 which he hand crafts and are of utmost fit and finish.

u/idiggplants · 2 pointsr/ar15

thats exactly what i did, and im happy with it. well, i used this mount instead...
https://www.amazon.com/UTG-Med-pro-Compact-Riser-Mount/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1484329345&sr=1-1&keywords=.83+riser

i preferred the knob on mine a bit more. allows for easy no tool attachment.

u/papermageling · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

So, it's not hard for a knife to be BIFL. In fact, I have some $10 knives that probably are. What you pay for with a knife is edge quality, geometry, balance, and handle. In a lot of ways, having something to sharpen said knives with is the most important thing, as otherwise your knives will inevitably end up just as dull as your grandmother's.

How much time and effort are you interested in putting into your knives? There are a variety of options. Purists tend to prefer a sharpening stone, as it offers the greatest control. If you want to nerd about your knives, this allows you to control the edge angle and exactly how much material you remove from the knife. It's also the hardest though, and the one you're most likely to slack off from. The Lansky System offers nearly as much control and greater ease of use, and many people like this option.

If you know that both of those options are realistically not going to happen, get a pull through. It'll take a bit more metal from the edge when you sharpen it, but it's worth it if it's what you'll use. I got my parents one, actually. If you get a Western knife, you can pretty much get any pull through. If you get at least one Asian knife, get this pull through so that you can control the angle, as Asian knives are generally sharpened to a more acute angle.

As for knives? You can get really nice ones like Tojiro and Shun, you can get well reviewed ones like Victorinox, and as long as you don't get the super cheapo micro serrated knives, you'll probably be fine. I've got some Tramontina knives from Costco that are quite reasonable, and some Kom Kom knives which I adore and which are stupid cheap. Don't stick wood handled knives in the dishwasher (in general, the dishwasher dulls knives, but it also really is not kind to wood handles), and full tang knives are much better when you're talking wood handles, because they add extra stability.

Don't bother spending a ton of money on bread knives: they're incredibly difficult to sharpen, so it's really not worth it.

u/CostcoMuffins · 2 pointsr/AskCulinary

Everyone here seems to be recommending whetstones, which is fine (great in fact), but I figured I'd post about an alternative to that.

I personally use the Lansky system, which has pros and cons relative to a set of nice stones but is perfectly fine for a single college student like myself, because it's cheap, easy-to-use, basically foolproof, and gives your knife-edge a very steady angle.

u/fiskedyret · 2 pointsr/sharpening

Hi there!

your post contains a referral link which reddit does not like. and as such was automatically removed.

if you replace the link to the lansky with this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lansky-Deluxe-Knife-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4/

i'll go ahead and get the post approved for you.

u/pussifer · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

How long did that take? Which Lansky did you use? And did you do the reprofiling with that sharpener, or something else? I ask because I feel like, even with the super rough diamond hone, it would take forever to reprofile an edge with this.

Edit: Added more

u/dbinkerd · 2 pointsr/ar15

It is something like this (not sure if it is the exact one, but similar enough).

u/ShuManChu · 2 pointsr/knives

Did you buy this kit? If so I would recommend not going back and forth on the same side. Just pull the knife through. If this is not the kit you have, please link to the one you did buy.

u/ethics- · 2 pointsr/guns

You can usually just get them on Amazon. Seems like they're currently OOS, like many other online retailers.

Here's the link, for what its worth.

u/DeaconGumby · 2 pointsr/guns

As I have smaller children, I needed something that was a bit more "safe" than just velcro'd to my nightstand (which I did before they arrived). I switched out to a GunVault SpeedVault SV500. Its small, I actually bolted it to the back of my nightstand. Opens easy, drops down for a quick grab of my pistol. It would keep most robbers from even knowing its there (who looks behind a nightstand in a smash-and-grab...they generally just toss the drawers), keeps it away from the kids but keeps it quite easy to access. Costco has them often for less than $100 (they are $123 on Amazon right now)

u/aussie_jason · 2 pointsr/CampingandHiking

Define on a budget? For about $30, which I consider fairly cheap you can get a full sharpening kit - Lansky Deluxe 5-Stone Sharpening System https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000B8IEA4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_0LzWzbCEFJBQH

u/JaRay · 2 pointsr/Cooking

Having tried several methods sharpening pocket and kitchen knives the product i have enjoyed using the most is this one https://www.amazon.com/Lansky-Deluxe-5-Stone-Sharpening-System/dp/B000B8IEA4 or this one https://www.amazon.com/Lansky-LKDMD-4-Stone-Precision-Sharpening/dp/B000B8L6LS I think I have the set with 4 stones.

It removes the guess work for the angle and evenly shaves off metal across the entire length of the blade.

u/ALeapAtTheWheel · 2 pointsr/knives

This answer assumes 1) you want a few knives to cover different uses and 2) you can dig in the couch cushions for $3.53 or you can wait for Amazon's prices to fluctuate just a little bit. The price on the Kershaw jumped $3 just while I am typing this up...

EDC: Kershaw Blur, $54.17. I'm a little goofy, and I like the serrated tanto even though it looks like ass. I assume for most people, they'd prefer the straight blade. I've had one for a few years, and it works great. Just the right size, comfortable grippy handle, and I love the opening mechanism.

Camping knife: Condor Tool and Knife Bushlore 4.375-Inch Drop Point Blade, $36.41. The QA on fit and finish is apparently an issue with this company, but I didn't notice any problem on mine. It's not going to win a beauty competition, but its a hard worker. One of the comments on Amazon says it's the AK-47 of the knife world. I'm inclined to agree.

Inconspicuous Folder: Opinel #8, $12.95. I don't actually own one of these, so caveat emptor, but they come highly recommended by the hive mind. It's a classy looking folder that you could carry around in your suit's jacket pocket or your briefcase.

u/unexpected_drums · 2 pointsr/tifu

Considering he kept mentioning self-defense even when you said that's not your intention...sounds like they were just messing with you (why, idk).

You probably already found a pocketknife replacement, but I had the same idea as you and found the Opinel no. 8. It's cheap, sharp, and doesn't look too threatening. If anything it's just a picnic knife but it can cut through boxes & zip-ties just fine.

u/piojo · 2 pointsr/IAmA

Absolutely. I think the shape of the shun's edge (its grind) makes it go through food a little more easily than our old chef's knife.

When the Shun knife arrived, it was the most scarily sharp blade I've ever seen, but it's been 4 or 6 weeks--while the Shun is still very sharp, I'm not sure it could still hold its own against a razor blade or X-Acto knife.

I just sharpened the old knife with this, and the Shun is still sharper, but now the old knife actually has a better edge for cutting tomatoes or bread (the cutting edge is a bit rough, and rough helps with certain types of cutting).

u/jonnyrocket · 2 pointsr/ClayBusters

That Pelican that leftnose linked is a much nicer case, but I picked this one up when it was on sale for $60. It protected my gun well on the few flights its been on.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00E2217I6/

I also used these locks with it. 3 locks that can all open with the same key.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00G7P3A2W/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/ColonelHogan · 2 pointsr/gundeals

estimated shipping was $10.85 for me. $66 delivered is pretty good for a TRS-25 these days. amazon is currently $68.25

u/Captain_Poontamer · 2 pointsr/worldnews

My knife was made in El Salvador, it's high grade carbon steel.

u/bellzor · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Condor Bushlore is a great knife and it's cheaper than the Gerber. I started with a Mora but I like the Beefier Bushlore and it comes with a nice leather sheath. Only problem is I didn't like the edge on it so I had to do some work getting it sharp the way I like it. I didn't mind cause I enjoy sharpening my knives.
http://www.amazon.com/Condor-Bushlore-4-375-Inch-Walnut-Leather/dp/B002CC6BPM

u/sgrantcarr · 2 pointsr/knives

[Ontario RAT II] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_a7Bkxb3BR0017)

At $24, it's a steal. I'd say it's worth between 2 and 3 times what it goes for. My favorite sub-$100 knife I've tried by far!

I recently picked up a Benchmade Small Summit Lake for $99 (plus tax put it at $108), and I LOVE it! It was my first high-quality knife. It took a $108 knife for me to replace my $24 RAT II as my EDC. They're that good.

u/dunneetiger · 2 pointsr/EDC

If you want just a knife, I think you can go for a classic knife like a Buck model 110 (Link) or an Opinel (number 8 - Link) are safe bets.

Edit: Added Amazon.com links

u/JoeReal · 2 pointsr/knives

I understand where you're coming from as far as syle is concerned, but I think giving them something they can carry everyday is more meaningful. I suggest a Kershaw Cryo;
I think the 8Cr13MoV steel is the best steel you can get in a knife under $30. I always suggest either a Kershaw or a Spyderco as a budget knife.

u/WarcraftLounge · 2 pointsr/liberalgunowners

Concealment of the gun is 9/10 of the battle. Just don't put it somewhere obvious. We all refer to a "nightstand" gun but it's not sitting in a pedestal, under glass, on a nightstand.

Some people have a bedside holster that tucks into the mattress. Some people have a quick-release safe on their nightstand or in a drawer in the nightstand.

https://smile.amazon.com/GunVault-SV500-SpeedVault-Handgun-Safe/dp/B006OGNLKA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481139094&sr=8-1&keywords=bedside+gun+safe

https://smile.amazon.com/Gunvault-GV2000S-Multi-Vault-Standard/dp/B001XZZA6A/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1481139094&sr=8-5&keywords=bedside+gun+safe

As to being inebriated, that's more of a self-control thing. Don't touch the gun when you're drunk. Period.

u/Serow · 2 pointsr/IAmA

I really like Mora. They make the Companion which is a really great fixed blade knife for only $15. Hands down the best knife for camping for the price. https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Outdoor-Military-4-1-Inch/dp/B004TNWD40/ref=sr_1_cc_2?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1505417935&sr=1-2-catcorr&keywords=morakniv

u/iNViSiBiLiTi · 2 pointsr/MechanicalKeyboards
u/YamSs · 2 pointsr/ultrawidemasterrace

Not a mousepad as far as I understand. You can use it as one if you like tough.
http://www.amazon.com/TekMat-12-Inch-36-Inch-Cleaning-Imprint/dp/B0036N474S

u/dinnertainment · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I used my trusty, and very sharp, 110 Buck Knife I positioned my weight on the animal and cut its jugular vein and it bled out quickly. With the loss of oxygen to the head, it passed out relatively quickly. That being said, this can be dangerous because if the animal springs up, you could stab yourself. People have been hurt from doing this. Luckily for me, the deer was in no position to move. As I mentioned, I did this as quickly and respectfully as possible.

u/bcantana · 2 pointsr/GooglePixel

I got flamed and downvoted when I tried posting this before, but I will try again.

I got the new Rhinoshield bumper and REALLY like it with the exception that it slips easily out of my hand when trying to pull it out of my pocket.


I found this grip tape on Amazon and applied a thin strip of it along the "grip spots" on the bumper and now it is perfect. You cannot even tell that it is not built into the bumper. They should add one with extra grip.


https://www.amazon.com/GT-5000-strips-phones-cameras-knives/dp/B00ATH0KEA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1487340777&sr=8-2&keywords=gt5000+grip+tape

u/dandjcro · 2 pointsr/battlestations

TekMat - They were popular on reddit awhile ago.

u/niloc · 2 pointsr/Hunting

The Buck 110 is a good knife that won't break the bank.

http://www.amazon.com/Buck-110-Folding-Hunter-Lockback/dp/B000EHYZKK

u/zombiesammich · 2 pointsr/gundeals
u/blueriderbacks · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Just to add a few more that fall well under budget and are still awesome.

u/optional_downvote · 2 pointsr/knives

If you like kershaw you can get a blur with S30v steel for around 65$ on amazon if you still want a kershaw. I've never been too impresed with them since I find their build quality to be lacking. They seem to have an excessive amount of blade play and use average quality steels in most of their knives. The a premium steel that can hold a razor sharp working edge. The spyderco delica/endura line is also a great knife. They have full flat ground blades that come razor sharp from the factory with absolutlely no blade play. I personally carry a green delica as one of my edc knives. The dragonfly is also great if you want a knife that dissapears on your person. it is a featherweight knife, that cuts and handles like a much larger knife.

If you are looking for a knife that can take an absolutely harsh beating, I would have to reccomend an Ontario RAT 1 or 2 depending on you size preference. They are a bit heavy in hand compared to other knives it size, but perform just as good as any of my spydercos. It is also on the cheaper side at around 25$.

The benchmades are also a good choice, but I would also reccomend the benchmade mini-presidio.

Anyways, I thought I might as well just post some links to them:

S30v Kershaw Blur

Benchmade Mini Presidio

[Benchmade Griptillian] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000Q9BOF0/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2Q6YQ3PL1NNYW&coliid=I1IO3PSF8569TW)

Benchmade Mini Griptillian (I prefer thumb hole openers, but both griptillians also are offered with combo edges and thumb studs.)

Spyderco Dragonfly

Spyderco Delica

Spyderco Endura

Ontario RAT 1

Ontario RAT 2

u/Niaso · 2 pointsr/OculusQuest

As a ‘Merican, I can tell you the answers is guns. Plano Protector Four Pistol Case is similar in size and will keep your Quest safe.

u/Lucksack · 2 pointsr/glassheads

For smaller stuff like marbles and pendants I got one of these at a local sporting good store, I also cut the third not eggshell section they give you to fit a mini tube, torch and accessories I use to take to friends houses. I haven't purchased cases for my bigger pieces yet, but I'm looking at the Seahorse cases they seem like a decent, cheaper alternative to Pelicans, but then again I'm not super sure this is an area I want to skimp out on.

u/Lucious91 · 2 pointsr/Warmachine

i use this to transport 50+ points of Khador

u/Shufflebuzz · 2 pointsr/childfree

> My wife suggested a divided tea box to keep my eyepieces in; I like that idea.

It seems odd, but a four pistol case works great. It has foam you can cut to customize how you like.

u/Octopus46 · 2 pointsr/oculus

Judging from this, and knowing that the strap is about 1.6 inches high (40mm for standard ski goggle straps); I would confidently wildly guesstimate that the DK2 is about 4.1 inches high.

I wonder if this, this, or this might work as cheap options? Althought they all seem to be cutting it very tight on the depth. I am assuming the DK2 would sit in the case like it would sit on a table (like the first photo above), and not facing upward like they packaged it in the DK1 case, since there are a lot less case options that would fit it that way (without being huge)...

I have one of those ebay metal cases for my photo gear. I'm guessing you would be able to fit two full DK2 kits in it. They look decent and are affordable, but I find mine to be a bit heavy (5.5 pounds empty) and a bit awkward to carry sometimes (if I load it heavy specially). Even though they look decent, there is something about the build quality that feels slightly cheap when you handle it; specially the locking hinges. Nothing terrible in particular, but it just doesn't have that awesome quality feel of expensive cases like an HPRC, a Pelican or a Seahorse would have. But it does get the job done.

We should really know the actual DK2 dimensions (plus the accessories) before choosing a case. The hardest dimensions to accommodate will be the depth, since most small cases are also shallow.



u/paraquatish · 2 pointsr/lampwork

I have a few of THESE cases and they work great. I know there also the brand Pelican which is used throughout the lampwork community as well, but they are more expensive.

No input on the dab tool holder.

u/TheSpecialK6 · 2 pointsr/XWingTMG

I have 3 of these that I got at Walmart for I think $12 each. One for Imperials, one for Rebels and the third for huge ships. I cut the bubble foam to fit the ships and store all of the cards, bases, etc. in more foam in the bottom.

http://www.amazon.com/Plano-Protector-Four-Pistol-Case/dp/B000P3WPKK
(I have also seen them at sporting goods / hunting stores)

Ships
Extras

u/Deathcommand · 2 pointsr/Multicopter
u/22cthulu · 2 pointsr/Warmachine

You'll need to bags, one for your huge based models and one for your normal army. What I did was pick up a Plano 4 pistol gun case for $15 at Wal-Mart, and can fit my Judicator and both Vessels of Judgement(note my VoJ's are converted into hotrods so they're not very tall).

Then I put the rest of my Menoth army into a Battlefoam Go bag. Battlefoam is a bit expensive, but I've owned both Battlefoam and Army Transport bags, and Battlefoam is worth the extra money IMHO. For Battlefoam, I've had both a Go bag and a PP Warmachine Big Bag with wheels, I prefer the Go Bag as the pouch on the front of the Big Bag annoyed me to no end.

u/HedonismBott · 2 pointsr/trees

I had been looking at cases for a while (bag style and hard case) but couldn't find anything for a reasonable price. I was about to buy a tackle box and foam and do something similar to OP's until I found this --> http://www.amazon.com/Plano-Protector-Four-Pistol-Case/dp/B000P3WPKK

I bought it at acadamy for $14. It's not heavy duty, but for the price and size it is the best i found for under $30. I can post pic's of mine if anyone wants to see

u/soupcat42 · 2 pointsr/Warhammer

I'm a big fan of these:
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B000P3WPKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

In my necron one I got a monolith 3 ghost arks, 2 annihilation barges and a triach stalker. They also fit 2 of the short slot foam GW uses.

u/scsibusfault · 2 pointsr/smallbusiness

> I suppose I should practice though

Yes, yes you should. It's good that they're in a safe since you've said you've got kids. You could perhaps look into one of the bedside safes that use biometrics for easier access, like a SpeedVault or a Hornady RapidSafe.

There's another one I can't find at the moment, but it mounts to any vertical surface, and pops the handgun up with the grip facing your hand, ready-to-grab.

u/ShwishyShwa · 2 pointsr/Glocks

It is rubberized. Cheap and really makes a difference. Used on iPhone too because it kept slipping out of my hands.
https://www.amazon.com/GT-5000-strips-phones-cameras-knives/dp/B00ATH0KEA

u/thirdGEARchirp · 2 pointsr/EDC

Top left circle is my badge holder. I didn't feel like blurring out my badge so I just flipped it over.

Top middle is my keyport That holds 5 keys and one light. Its awesome!!

Top right is my slim line wallet. This helped slim down a thick old tri fold that I had.

Middle left is my spyderco knife. I like it and it has definitly came in handy a few times.

Middle right is my off duty glock 26. I love this as an off duty weapon. I've upgraded a few things on it too. I use an IWB alien holster for the Glock but didn't feel like taking it out of my pants.

Bottom is a case for my S5.


Missing is my watch that I wear, G-Shock.

u/Mkilbride · 2 pointsr/MouseReview

I've heard some recommend this:

https://www.amazon.com/GT-5000-strips-phones-cameras-knives/dp/B00ATH0KEA/ref=sr_1_5?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1518988075&sr=1-5&keywords=grip+tape

And yeah I might look about swapping it out if I end up deciding this is the mouse for me.

u/fourtwentyblzitfaget · 2 pointsr/airsoft

I've had this: http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578 for the past two years and have used it heavily for work and its held up great.

u/Tinyjay · 2 pointsr/knives

First "real" (by real I mean name-branded) knife I purchased: The Kershaw Chill
A bit of a stronger blade "upgrade": The Tenacious by Spyderco.
The next one I plan to buy: Kershaw Blur

I really like Kershaw for quality. Just my $.02 to help give you an idea of what's out there.

edit: formatting

u/einstein2001 · 2 pointsr/rawdenim

I only collect Spyderco knives so I'm a bit biased, but in that price range I would recommend one from their budget line. Either the Tenacious $42, Persistence $38, or Ambitious $29, listed from largest to smallest. Also check out the sidebar at /r/knifeclub for more suggestions.

u/eltonnovs · 2 pointsr/knives

Well, for a low budget you can't beat the ontario rat 1.

Not bashing cheap beater knives, but the one you're using is a classic 'tacticool mall knife', stick as much stuff on it as you can and put a semper fi in the name. Done! If that's what you like, fine but they're not known for their high quality. Pretty much everything you get will be an upgrade.

Maybe also take a look at these

u/natrlselection · 2 pointsr/knives

I'm a big fan of the Kershaw Cryo because of the spring assisted open. It's got a rock-solid feel when open and locked, and there's a lifetime warranty on the knife. The spring will break at some point, but when it does obviously the knife still cuts, and you can mail it back to Kershaw who will fix it, clean it, sharpen it and send it back for free.

u/nward21 · 2 pointsr/EDC

After much deliberation and research, I just ordered myself a Kershaw Cryo 1555ti

Thanks again

u/ethanzh · 2 pointsr/EDC

The Tenacious looks good for the price.

So now I'm down to 3 I would like to choose from,

  • Kershaw Cyro

  • Kershaw Leek

  • and the Spyderco Tenacious

    So I think I might be leaning towards the Leek, except for what you said about the thin steel. Will that be a major issue? The Tenacious looks good, only thing is that it doesn't have to spring loaded opening, which is something I didn't really know I wanted until now. Then there's the Cyro, which has a slightly smaller blade (1/4 of an inch shorter), but it also has the spring loaded system, only thing is it doesn't look as simplistic as the Leek, but I think I can get over that. Which would you recommend of the Cyro and the Leek which I've posted? Because I realize there are different variations of each knife, but if I get either, I will be getting the ones I've linked to. Thanks.
u/Burn_The_Ships · 2 pointsr/EDC

May I recommend a new knife? This one is one of the best ones you can get for cheap.

u/Tvizz · 2 pointsr/knives

Personally a budget spyderco.

see

persistance

Or

Tenacious


With a mini swiss.

See.

Small Swiss

Is acceptable for most applications, a larger multi tool is good for in the car or around the house though.

I seriously can not possibly say enough good things about my spyderco tenacious. Get one, or another in the budget line (persistence, resilience)

u/lightinthedark · 2 pointsr/EDC

Spyderco Tenacious family are all in the $25-35 range if you want a real Spyderco.

Tenacious 3 3/8" blade

Persistence 2 3/4" blade

Ambitious 2 1/4" blade

u/Sengura · 2 pointsr/knives

Twitch II is good.

So is the Skyline

But my favorite is still the Tenacious. What an awesome EDC knife that sucker is. The metal may not be the best, but it makes up for it in durability and it's so easy to sharpen. The knife is of excellent quality and for less than 30$. If you want a smaller blade, get the Persistence (I wouldn't, the Tenacious is the perfect size for me).

u/smellslikepurple233 · 2 pointsr/EDC

For that price range? This
http://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Tenacious-Handle-Folding-Plain/dp/B001EI7578/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325149331&sr=8-1
Spyderco Tenacious. 3.375in blade, 8cr13mov steel (chinese aus8, a good value steel) liner lock (easy one hand closing) thumb hole for one hand opening, movable pocket clip for all 4 carry options (lefty righty tip up tip down) (need a torx screwdriver-> go to ACE) G10 handle (good shit. They line nuclear reactor cores with it.) BEST Bang for your buck

u/Corpse_Sundae · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Spyderco Tenacious G-10 Handle Folding Plain Edge Knife https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001EI7578/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_P69Hub10V4186


Welcome to the club :)

u/RJDavid8 · 2 pointsr/EDC

Papa Johns worker with Irma right around the corner.

Top Row (from left to right):

Oakley SI Half Jacket 2.0: $72 with knockoff polarized mirrored lenses bought on amazon here for $20.

Leatherman Pro Wave: Not a special edition of Wave, just bought through Leatherman's Pro program. $55 with the clip found here for $5.

Timex Ironman Classic 30: Great $30-$40 digital watch that through everything has yet to hiccup, let alone fail, once.

iPhone 7: Matte Black. I'm one of those people who actually doesn't love or hate apple of android. I just happen to have a macbook and an iPhone, and that works for me.

Otterbox Symmetry Series: Wanted a $35 case to match my phone and got one. Lint and dust all over the port openings and inside the case?! Works great, just likes to get dirty.

Oakley SI Flak Beta Prism: $117 through Oakley's standard issue, these are the steel frames thanks to some confusing customer service calls. Polarized lenses with their mumbo jumbo technology actually make colors pop a bit.

Middle Row:

Black Leather Wallet: I don't know, probably found at Kohls or something. Nothing special, just gets the job done.

Field Notes Expedition: Awesome $13 notebooks that use a plasticy paper for writing in any conditions. Finally halfway through my first book, as I like to use all of the real estate available on each page. A bit worn, but character, right?

Amazon Special Wristwatch: There's so much conflicting branding everywhere, who knows who makes it. Anyway, have had it for a while and it seems to tell time. The band is a bit weird, but what would one expect for $16?

Car Keys: RIP me. I drive a minivan. sigh. Oh well, it's what I got.

Bottom Row:

Spyderco Tenacious: Perfect $40 knife if you don't want a beater and also don't want your wallet to scream in agony. I just need a good whetstone set to be able to do it justice.

Bose Soundsport Earbuds: Stay in my weird ears. I exercise regularly, but that doesn't mean I like it. Music helps me forget the lactic acid burning my muscles. They don't make the audio-only ones anymore, so here's a $99 pair for apple devices.

Wristbands: Air Force Academy in blue and Domestic Violence in purple. I wear these because I don't want to expose myself to the world of "Etsy." yikes.

Chrome Fisher Space Pen Bullet With Clip: ~$20 and so damn slippery. Awesome pen for being a pen, but I need something more practical for greasy hands. Any ideas? Not looking for anything more than like 30 bucks.

Kizer Vagnino Velox 2: A beautiful flipper on ballbearings. HOLY cow this thing flies out with vengeance and feels like a million bucks. A true gentleman's folder. However, I am not a gentleman... I see some ugly grip tape in it's future to make up for impracticality of no serrations on the back of the blade or handle for grip. Before anyone tries to complain about a 17 yr old with a $200 knife, I found 'er on Massdrop for $82 after shipping. Would I say it is worth the 13 hours of work needed to pay for it? Yes. Yes I would.

u/brent1987 · 2 pointsr/ar15

I had a truglo for about 3 days. It was working fine out of the box, I put it on my gun, and put the gun away until I got some time to shoot. When I got my gun out to shoot, I turned the sight on and the reticle was blurry on all the settings (different reticles and different brighness settings). I returned it and got a Bushnell TRS-25. The Bushnell gets great reviews and is often recommended as a quality budget red dot.

u/Everinyourfavor · 2 pointsr/EDC

Posted this in another thread: http://bit.ly/TWNlLd

You could also check out the Tenacious or Opinel

u/anthereddit · 2 pointsr/knives
u/JimmyRnj · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Condor Bushlore
It does have a bit of a micro-bevel but that can easily be sharpened out to a zero grind Scandi.

u/admiralnorman · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Had it. It was okay. I highly prefer a TekMat for a similar price.

$11 - Slightly smaller - 1911 handgun

$20 - Full keyboard size - AR15 Rifle

Edit - They also make those for many other guns. I have the MP-5 at work and the Desert eagle at home.

u/gdawggydog · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Is this the one you have?

Condor Tool & Knife, Bushlore Camp Knife, 4-5/16in Blade, Hardwood Handle with Sheath https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002CC6BPM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_XxGXDbEGH9XNT

u/chrono13 · 2 pointsr/Survival

If I know I am going to be in a survival situation?

Phone + Battery, 50 Flares, vehicle with a full tank of gas would be my top 3.

More serious you say? Just limiting myself to ordering online, mostly amazon -

  1. Warbonnet hammock and tarp

  2. Sawyer water filter

  3. 1,000 feet of 750 cord

  4. 50 bic lighters

  5. 12 Months supply of food

  6. Heavy knife

  7. Light cheap knife

  8. Any expensive sleeping bag

  9. Cell phone, including my favorite RPG games.

  10. Solar recharger


  • Assumes I am stranded in the forest of the Northwest United States.


    Given a more specific survival situation, a budget, weight limit or other constraints, I may adjust my list accordingly.

u/Taboggan · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

Well, I prefer a lighter EDC, so i'd recommend the

  • Kershaw Skyline

    This one is a very nice EDC for most people who use a knife for lighter tasks such as box cutting, opening packages and the like. I would not recommend this for someone who tends to use their knives for "heavier duty" tasks.

  • Kershaw Leek

    Pretty much the same recommendation criteria as the Skyline, but this knife is both spring assisted, and has a more "delicate" point.

  • Spyderco Delica

    Probably one of the most recommended knives for someone who wants an overall solid EDC at the price point with a lot of versatility and good overall durability. I own one myself, and this one is great for EDC.

  • Ontario RAT 2

    The Ontario knife company really hit it out of the park with the RAT series, the Ontario RAT model II is a better choice for EDC over the RAT model I, mainly because the knife is a bit smaller putting it at about 2.75" blade and less "intimidating" for someone who needs for EDC.

  • ESEE Izula

    I really like the Izula as a fixed blade EDC knife, it's a fucking tank and you can be sure you can rely on it everywhere, but it does lose some versatility and convenience because it isn't a folder.

    --------------------------------------------------

    Please keep in mind that these are just my suggestions and reviews, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask me anything.
u/RunsWithSporks · 2 pointsr/Survival

Check out the USMC Ka-bar as well, its a tried and true survival knife.

u/Silverlight42 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

I have one of these. Great knife, great sheath. Can't complain. It's also 1095 which is a great carbon steel. Same applies about rust as was stated above, about the ESEE-3-MIL, though no laser etched logo to deal with. Can't go wrong with $56, but it's rather much larger than the ESEE-3-MIL -- all depends on what you want to use it for and your personal preferences.

u/jb270 · 2 pointsr/Survival

Mine batons like a champ. Check amazon.com. I picked up mine for 50 bucks there. I also picked up a plastic sheath for about ten bucks, as it comes in a leather one which probably shouldn't get wet.

http://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370297639&sr=8-1&keywords=kabar

u/MakeYouAGif · 2 pointsr/holdmyfries

I have this one attached to my nightstand and it's perfect.

u/silentnightowl · 2 pointsr/knives

What knife should I get that is similar to a Ka-Bar(https://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M), but stainless steel?

u/AuRelativity · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

I really really like a $13 Mora. Rugged, sharp as heck, solid...so cheap you don't feel bad really really using it and beating the piss out of it. A real been-there-done-that guy I know recommended them to me and after using one (and having lots of other fixed blades, I truly love it)
https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Outdoor-Military-4-1-Inch/dp/B004TNWD40
They make a serrated also:
https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Bushcraft-Serrated-4-3-Inch-Stainless/dp/B00K70MLK0/ref=sr_1_10?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1509940703&sr=1-10&keywords=mora+black


If I was going to pick anything maybe one of these:
http://www.jayfisher.com/USAF_Pararescue_Knives.htm

This with an aftermarket sheath:
https://www.amazon.com/Ka-Bar-Snody-Handle-Included-Purple/dp/B00ILFNAYY


Actually what am I smoking. This: 100x this. If you've held it in your hand you know that it is the most comfortable knife I've ever held.

http://www.benchmade.com/bushcrafter-family.html

Although the Busse I'm evaluating now is pretty dope.... I still want a Benchmade Bushcrafter.

If it was for overall survival/utility I'd want a Himalayan Imports Khukuri.

For Search/Rescue specifically... give me a tanto-point, combo-edge...honking chunk of steel.
https://www.topsknives.com/knives/tactical/tops-pry-knife-ppp-tool
https://www.topsknives.com/knives/survival/smoke-jumper

Could be persuaded to try these
http://www.benchmade.com/fixed-blade-knives.html?blade_style_shape=861

something stupid and overbuilt (in the best way)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axt6pJERJ38


u/jbisinla · 2 pointsr/Wet_Shavers

That makes more sense. I was thinking of the old-school USMC Ka-Bar. http://www.amazon.com/KA-BAR-Marine-Corps-Fighting-Straight/dp/B001H53Q6M

u/Captain_Dictator · 2 pointsr/AMagicalPlace
u/invisiblecamel · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
u/Icamehereforupvotes · 2 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale
u/Ruffianlink · 2 pointsr/EDC

I've lurked here for a while and thought I should make my first post.

I'm also looking for a better wallet similar to mine. I've checked out the Hitch and Timber Card Caddy, but can't justify the price. Any recommendations?

Any other feedback is also welcome :)

Small multi-tools (Pick one and goes in wallet front pocket)

u/OoogaOoogaYoink · 2 pointsr/knives

I'll give you some options here instead of just one choice.

This CRKT is a wonderful tool.

If you'd like another Spyderco you can't go wrong with a Dragonfly or a Centofante III.

If you've never got a Kershaw they're killer knives for the price. The Leek is a great introduction.

Or, you could buy 2 knives with your fifty. Ontario's RAT I and RAT II are some sweet knives.

Depending on your taste. You simply cannot go wrong with any of these knives.

u/Robinhoodie5 · 2 pointsr/ruger

Here ya go, I use this Plano case with my RPR and LOVE it. Only $66 too. It fits perfectly with the stock folded.

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch (Previous Generation) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_.esjDb9GJ5F50

u/jfgomez86 · 2 pointsr/vita

Buy one of these: GT-5000 (3 strips) Grip Tape for guns, cell phones, cameras, knives, tools - makes anything "Grippy". https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ATH0KEA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_JPNrzb9S7WF1W

Then use masking tape (or painters tape) to make a "mold" of the shape of the Joetsu Grip that you will use to cut the Grip Tape. You'll spend about an hour to make a custom skin for the Joetsu Grip but the result is very satisfying.

I don't have the Joetsu Grip but I do have a RC controller that's made from slippery plastic and I know how frustrating it is to try to hold something like that for long periods. I also have a Vita grip but I'm only using it for the back triggers.

u/The-Canadian-Jester · 2 pointsr/airsoft

Yeah No prob mate Gear from head to toe:

u/TacticalBirkenstocks · 2 pointsr/ak47

Tactical Tailor TTRAC plate carrier
AR500 Lighweight Level III+ Curved Buildup Coat plates front and back
Tactical Tailor roll up dump bag
AR500 Emergency Personal Injury Kit
Streamlight Sidewinder
Cheap-ass earmuffs
Circle 10 Bulgarian waffle magazines

For those that are not familiar with the mag pouches:
HSG TACO single rifle magazine pouches x3
HSG TACO double rifle magazine pouches
I originally had these:
Tactical Tailor 5.56 triple magazine pouch
Tactical Tailor 5.56 double mag pouch
They were replaced by the TACO pouches because AK mags did not fit well. I did steal their bungee cords to make the retention straps to hold the bottom of the mags from tilting forward.

Not shown:
Tactical Tailor backpack (Comes with attachment points for the vest and shoulder straps)
Tactical Tailor admin pouch (mounted to the back of the backpack)
Tactical Tailor 5.56 double mag pouch (mounted to the side of the bag)

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u/stp303 · 2 pointsr/Advice

If you work in a loud environment it doesn't matter what age you are. I had my left ear drum blown out when I was 22 by unfortunately firing a 50cal way to many times. Why not invest into hearing protection?


https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Honeywell-Amplification-Electronic/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?keywords=hearing+protection&qid=1565508967&s=gateway&sprefix=hear&sr=8-5

These are amazing because you can hear someone whisper while blocking out damaging audio at the same time.

u/panda_handler · 2 pointsr/knives

The Kershaw Cryo is a tacticool-looking knife that's also affordable and well-made.

u/FireAntTV · 2 pointsr/guns

Do these look good? My friend had us use them, but we also added foam earplugs under them when firing his AR-15. Is that what you mean by foamies?


Do I need some kind of special brush or tool with the CLP cleaner? Thanks for all the help!

u/morpen · 2 pointsr/terriblefacebookmemes

I also think outright bans aren't the answer. I think more restrictive gun control is definitely in order though. One thing that would definitely help is to require that firearms be kept locked up when not in use. A pistol adequately secured in the bedroom should be more than enough to make you feel secure without leaving yourself open to being robbed by someone and having your guns distributed to criminals. It will also reduce the rash of accidental child-related shootings. I would also like to see more comprehensive background checks, including more rigorous record keeping and better access to mental health and non-judicial disciplinary records. I also think a national firearm registry would be in order, as well as a removal of the ban on the CDC to study gun violence. All of these things will absolutely help us to better understand what can be done.

You are correct that in a country where there are more guns than people, a blanket ban is not going to work at all. However, there are steps that can be taken, that are being ignored because of the interests of the firearm industry. I support anything that decreases the number of firearms in our country, as I don't think your average person is responsible enough to handle them with the care they require. However I also recognize that there are millions of legal gun owners who do take proper care of their weapons, and as long as they hold up their end of the bargain, I don't think they need their guns stripped away.

My point is more toward the statistics behind guns as self defense. If you're looking at pure numbers, owning a gun is far more dangerous than not owning one. It increases your chance of being murdered, it can be stolen and redistributed into the criminal ecosystem, and it can be accessed by a child and end in tragedy. All of this for the chance to protect yourself from an incredibly unlikely scenario. However, if you're willing to take the steps to legally and safely keep the gun, then I suppose it's your choice to take the risk.

u/allitode · 2 pointsr/gundeals

My brother-in-law had a set of these. After a day at the range with his AR, the electronics were shot. These Leights a far better deal.

u/xyolikesdinosaurs · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

I own these and they are amazing.

u/MisterMcGiggles · 2 pointsr/airsoft

I use Howard Leight electronic shooting muffs. They're super low profile and when you turn them on full blast, you can hear people talking and walking through the brush super far away. Or you can tune the volume to normal hearing level and you won't even remember you're wearing them. Two AAA batteries and they've lasted me playing six days of playing for six to eight hours at a time as well as going out shooting about a dozen times for a couple hours at a time.

http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O

u/DontTread0nMe · 2 pointsr/homedefense

I'm speaking from the perspective of a career soldier/combat vet who's spent the past decade around weapons, firing indoors, with ear protection and without. I've suffered pretty extensive hearing loss over the years, and I attribute that to firing without ear protection. Under stress/arenaline, your shots will sound muffled and it won't even bother you. At the beginning of my career I only wore earplugs on the range, if I had them, but never in combat, as I didn't want to have to struggle to hear things while on patrol. I did this for years and it never bothered me, until I had an audiogram done for an aviation packet and I failed, multiple times. Since then I've been wearing electronic ear muffs religiously, and over the past three years, my hearing has improved enough to reset my baseline. Not like it was when I first joined the Army, but significantly better nonetheless.

Will firing a large caliber weapon indoors damage your hearing? Possibly. In my opinion you'll hear things muffled for the rest of the night and you'll hear some ringing that might last a day. But serious, noticeable hearing loss after one incident? It would probably depend on the firearm and the acoustics of the room. I forgot to put earplugs in before firing an XM107 on two different occasions, once on a range, and once in combat, and each time it felt like a bomb going off in my face.

Things you'll have to consider:

  1. Do I have enough time to put my electronic ear muffs (this is the only ear pro I recommend in this situation) and turn them on?
  2. Will I have the cognitive wherewithal to remember grabbing the ear pro and turn to it on under stress?
  3. How important would it be for me to need to use sound to locate where a threat might be hiding? Electronic muffs, even the stereo ones, aren't that great for allowing you to detect the location of something via the noise it makes.

    My opinion. If you can manage to put on electronic ear muffs, do it. But don't sweat it. Focus on the threat.

    Here is an article discussing this very topic. I don't recommend purchasing the Peltors they suggest, there are cheaper ones out there in terms of cost. I use military Peltors with work because of their radio plugs and mic, and they're high quality, but I use these when I shoot recreationally, and they're just as good in my opinion. A helluva lot cheaper too. They even have an aux port to connect an mp3 player/phone when on the range.

    If you don't shoot recreationally often, and a pair of electronic muffs are going to just hang or sit near your bed for an extended period of time, remember to inspect the batteries periodically (every three months), as they may corrode inside the battery compartment.

u/leadercomrade · 2 pointsr/airsoft

From the looks of it they appear to be Howard Leight Impact Sports, which come with sound amplification (batteries required of course). You won't lose any awareness if you turn it on. In fact anecdotal evidence from myself and other users I've met points toward even more awareness of sounds of movement, as all the pewpew big sounds are filtered out, leaving behind rustling and footsteps.

u/Gymnocalycium · 2 pointsr/PUBATTLEGROUNDS

What also funny is that in real life, this is not actually a problem. Soldiers and civilians alike have electronic hearing protection that deadens all noise and then amplifies sounds within a certain frequency and decibel range to allow you to function. In fact, some models are so good that when I turned the sensitivity all the way up, I can hear much better than a normal person. You can get a decent pair for $35

u/warriorscall · 2 pointsr/scienceofdeduction

The knife in the green sheath is a Mora, a very well known outdoor knife. https://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Outdoor-Military-4-1-Inch/dp/B004TNWD40

It could be used as a weapon, but that's not what they're known for.

Not sure what the thing that says bang is.

u/capnbeeb · 2 pointsr/SocialistRA

Get some quality earmuffs and ear plugs. Howard Leights aren't half bad entry level earmuffs, but if you've got the coin to spend get yourself some Peltor ComTac IIIs

u/theoutrider5485 · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

The man that sharpens my knives locally, explained to me that all dish washing detergents have abrasives in them to clean your dishes better. Abrasives are bed for a keen edge. Personally I have been using
Morakniv Companions as steak knives. I chose these knives because my buddy who is a survival instructor and search and rescue personnel swears by them for anything, outdoors or indoors. The blade lasts forever and the edge on the carbon steel lasts longer than stainless because carbon steel is harder. I bought three and they are pretty amazing. They are carbon steel, so they will acquire their own amazing colors as you use them.

EDIT: Find them here: http://www.amazon.com/Morakniv-Companion-Outdoor-Military-4-1-Inch/dp/B004TNWD40/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1408767946&sr=1-1

u/byrontheconqueror · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

For shooting I use electronic muffs. They block out loud noises and still let you hear normal volume sounds, like people talking. They have mics on the outside and speakers on the inside of the muffs. Only $30

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1493230434&sr=8-3&keywords=electronic+earmuffs

u/Lost_Thought · 2 pointsr/guns

Those cheap in-ear plugs tend to have better noise reduction ratings (35ish) than over ear (25ish). HOWEVER, over ear is easier to use properly and get the full reduction from.

If you want to go fancy electronic muffs give both noise reduction and situational awareness/bionic hearing.

u/newyearyay · 2 pointsr/Firearms

Are those skull candy in-ear headphones?...sonic defenders are pretty great but normal foamie ear pods work better, whichever generic flavor you prefer (on a sound decibel level that is, but not for reuse) personally I love the impact sports ear muffs as they can let you hear range commands/whats going on around you while providing protection. Im sure you already know that though/for those looking into improving ear pro its something often over looked

u/Its_Wiki · 2 pointsr/airsoft

Yes, but I recommend amazon since they are cheaper here

u/ejackso1 · 2 pointsr/CZFirearms

Sure thing!

CZ P-07 (obviously) with 5 magazines

The Wilderness Frequent Flyer Belt 5-stitch 1-1/2" (looks a bit more casual than the usual instructor belt people wear, plus it's a bit cheaper)

Bladetech IDPA Competition Shooters Pack(Pretty good deal for a holster and mag pouch. I own a Bladetech Nano as well sometimes substitute that if I feel like practicing IWB. Most of Bladetech's products are available for CZ's, which is a nice change from other companies who tend to ignore them)

Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic earpro(Almost everyone wears these, basically the standard)

Columbia Royce Peak Cargo Pants(Most comfortable pants I've ever owned. I use them for both work and shooting)

Casio W-214HC-4AVCF(You probably don't care, just being thorough!)

u/DigitalSuture · 2 pointsr/videos

I just picked up these earplugs, I'm gonna compare them to my electronic dampening ones. Besides trying something new, I want something a bit more compact that also doesn't put pressure on my glasses. Either plugs drop the decibels to a manageable level. Indoor ranges are worse because of the sound reflection, try an outdoor one... my preference anyways.

u/NintenJoo · 2 pointsr/ar15

I feel like after all this discussion the best idea is still to just put these by your gun.

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O

u/ChopBangBuzzDylan · 2 pointsr/Hunting

I have these and like them. I use them in my shop too.

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff, Classic Green (R-01526) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_faSXBbJZJQGMJ

u/junkhacker · 2 pointsr/Firearms

https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O hearing protection could probably be better, but they work well enough for range and hunting, they don't interfere with cheek weld, and while hunting i can turn up the hearing to be slightly better than i can hear without them (albeit with imperfect frequency range and susceptibility to wind noise)

u/Jmint12 · 2 pointsr/guns
u/FastAktionJakson · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

Congrats on starting the journey that is bushcraft and woodsmanship. It's such a rewarding pastime. Since you seem to be loading up on gear I have on huge piece of advise for you. I beg you BEG YOU to invest a little bit of money on a good belt knife. Nothing to fancy. Some thing like an Old Hickory butcher knife or a good quality Mora . Both are relatively inexpensive and quality products. When I started out I bought a cheap "survival knife" which wasn't worth the cardboard packaging it came in and then eventually upgraded to the Bear Grylls ultimate survival knife which promptly broke after about 3 overnights of use. Budget bushcraft is fine for most things however spending 15 dollars on a mora you will have to replace MAYBE every 3 or 4 years if you take care of it certainly beats spending 10 dollars 3 or 4 times a year on junk. Good luck and remember... in the famous words of Ray Mears "If you're in the woods and you're 'roughing it' you're doing something wrong"

u/Singletrack_Criminal · 2 pointsr/bikecommuting

This one. Gel because it's windy. Apparently it takes 20 seconds to kick in. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awdb_t1_eGq9AbK1YCRQJ

u/ScrewpyNoopers · 2 pointsr/Portland
u/Surgikull · 2 pointsr/CAguns

Trijicon night sights , fine at the range too

I use Winchester for my g17 at the range too (big 5 has some good sales from time to time)

Earplugs bother me so i bought these electronic earmuffs

Also don’t go ham on hollow points for home defense i bought a small box from turners for like 25$ and have two clips stored bedside

u/cngut5 · 2 pointsr/washingtondc

Buy this one: http://www.amazon.com/SABRE-RED-Pepper-Gel-Professional/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1456956705&sr=8-1&keywords=pepper+gel

I unfortunately had to use it twice - one at an uncollared rottweiler that was running at me and my dog and another on a would-be mugger/whatever at night. They both dropped immediately.

u/AlexWIWA · 2 pointsr/explainlikeimfive

I'll find the Amazon link. They were called Howard something.


Looks like they went up in price to $50, but these are them

http://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-R-01526-Electronic-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415113977&sr=8-1&keywords=howard+ear

u/shutyercornhole · 2 pointsr/SelfDefense

For the most part this was exactly the outcome you could hope for. You are self aware and continually check your surroundings for exactly this purpose. They identified you as a potential target but then you engaged them, identified them, and chose the wisest path of egress. You did not present the easy target they may have been searching for.

IMHO, groups like this are only a threat as long as they're together. While personal alarms (almost as effective as car alarms), and stun guns hold a purpose neither would be effective in this situation. Pepper spray could strike multiple opponents and buy you the time to Get Outta Dodge. Keep doing what you're doing. Consider adding something like this to your daily carry: https://www.amazon.com/SABRE-Red-Pepper-Gel-Strength/dp/B004NKSPR8/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1484697105&sr=1-4&keywords=pepper+spray+self+defense

Don't be afraid to challenge, appear mentally unstable, or to engage early if you're threatened. Best of luck.

u/Heeeeyyouguuuuys · 2 pointsr/gundeals
u/Jomaan · 2 pointsr/airsoft

$40: Howard Leights

$12: Retevis PTT Mic

$5: Amazon 3.5mm Aux

$57 total to flesh out your radio setup.

u/Klatchco · 2 pointsr/guns

This is a little pricey but in my experience has improved the overall shooting experience: https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Impact-Electric-Earmuff/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=pd_sbs_328_5?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B001T7QJ9O&pd_rd_r=Z9PXQBD9V8ZN875W7BNV&pd_rd_w=S6qwk&pd_rd_wg=ryX7Y&psc=1&refRID=Z9PXQBD9V8ZN875W7BNV

'electric' earmuffs block the sonic blast of firearms but still allows that person to clearly hear questions and orders which is extremely important to new shooters during their first visit to the range. They're going to be out of their element, unsure of exactly what to do or how to act. Wearing earplugs or regular muffs that muffle all sound won't help. If they double up on hearing protection, they may not flinch every time a firearm discharges but everyone will be trying to communicate by yelling or performing pantomime which will ratchet up the stress level. Being able to talk & hear a conversation at normal speaking volume will go a long way to everyone staying safe and enjoying the trip.

u/Schoffleine · 2 pointsr/woodworking

I have these that serve dual purpose for shooting and shop time. Might be more than you wanna spend but they're great for not having to take them off anytime someone comes into the shop (or talks to you at the range) and they've got the jack for MP3 players/phones.

u/hondalex · 2 pointsr/ar15

I've heard from Amazon that this is the riser to get for it from them:

[UTG Medium Profile Riser Mount with 3 slots] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_LtIKub0GZH0WY)

u/aznsk8s87 · 2 pointsr/guns

I'm just going to use this space to write a potential post and then copypasta it to the mods, see if they wanna use it.

Hello! This is sk8s's guide to the holidays!

You're probably here looking for gift ideas for the gun enthusiast in your life. Now, each individual person is unique and preferences, but here's a little launching pad to get you started.

Here is a list of stocking stuffers for the shooting enthusiast in your life, in no particular order.

  • Ammo - Can't shoot a gun if you don't have ammo for it. Know what caliber (size) of ammo to get. If it's a handgun or a rifle, most guns won't be terribly picky about what brand it is. Depending on the caliber, the prices can vary greatly. A box of practice 9mm (50 rounds) will be in the $10-15 range, whereas a box of practice .45 ACP (50 rounds) will cost about $20-$25. Whether it's bulk practice ammo or a box of match grade ammo, it will be enjoyed immensely.

  • Eye and ear protection - I have a pair of these in my bag as a loaner pair (and I use them frequently if I forget my nice pair). Lucky Gunner has a fairly comprehensive guide for eyepro. As for hearing protection, Gunnit recommends the Howard Leight Impact Sport electronic earmuffs. I have them, I love them. A pack of regular foam earplugs is great as well for doubling up at an indoor range.

  • Targets - Gotta have something to shoot at. A pack of paper targets makes a great, cheap stocking stuffer. I like the Shoot-n-see targets for when I'm shooting with friends, and these for when I'm trying to shoot the best I can. However, there can be something quite satisfying about hearing the ring of a bullet hitting steel. If the person has a .22LR, this is an incredibly fun target. My buddy and I have shot well over 2000 rounds at his, and it's just as fun every time. For a centerfire handgun or rifle, check out MOA targets for some great steel targets.

  • Range bag - gotta take all the crap to the range in style! The most recommended range bag here is the Midway USA compact competition range bag. My favorite bag that I've seen (and will probably buy soon) is the GPS Range Bag, but that's because I'm anal about organizing my crap.

  • Range membership - Range fees can be very expensive. A range pass or membership allows the shooter in your life to go whenever they want!

  • Concealed weapons permit class - Has someone in your life been in a situation where they wished they had a gun to protect them? Is someone looking to have gun to prevent that situation from happening? Pay for them to go get their concealed weapons permit. They may or may not carry, but if the state allows it, it is never a bad idea to have such a permit. You know, just in case.

    Now, these are all just some generic questions and are not intended to be a one-size-fits-all solution (though I'm of the opinion that nobody will turn down ammo). Feel free to comment if you have any questions and we can help you out! Happy holidays!
u/Triactin · 2 pointsr/ar15

I used this one UTG Med-pro Compact Riser Mount, 0.83" High, 3 Slots https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apip_r56zLgGWPnWTb. All I did to adjust it was line it up with my backup iron sights and flip them back down when I was done.

u/McFeely_Smackup · 2 pointsr/Firearms

Always double up. Electronic muffs over earplugs.

Not only do you get better protection, but crank the muff volume up and you can hear basically normally and enjoy how funny everyone else sounds talking with earplugs in.

Howard Leight Impact Sports are only $36 at Amazon

Buy foam plugs in bulk they're less than $0.10 a pair.

You'd have to be a super mega cheapskate to blow your hearing over saving the cost of 1 box of ammo.

u/Bru7171 · 2 pointsr/ar15

Those are Bushnell TRS-25s on a UTG medium riser. But it looks like this one on Amazon already comes with a medium riser.

u/lurkingmouse · 2 pointsr/EDC

Kershaw Cryo is $22 on amazon right now... usually $50+

http://www.amazon.com/Kershaw-1555TI-SpeedSafe-Folding-Knife/dp/B0074FI28Q

I have the Cryo 2 Tanto. Love it!

u/gooknezz · 2 pointsr/guns

To expand on what /u/Lost_Thought said, the link you included has the standard mount that will result with a very close mount, like this or this.

If you want it mounted to better co-witness with your iron sights, you will need a rise mount that will end up looking like this.

The medium riser will co-witness with your irons. The high riser will give you a lower 1/3 co-witness.

These are the only two items (sight and one riser) you would likely need to purchase.

u/elganyan · 2 pointsr/pdxgunnuts

Garden variety Howard Leights. Don't recall what I paid for mine, but they go on sale from time to time. Camelcamelcamel says they have been as low as $26. I've picked up a couple pairs over the years of browsing /r/gundeals.

u/MaximCannon · 2 pointsr/AskBattlestations

Don't have one myself but have heard some people love using these gun cleaning mats as mouse pads, the graphics on them are super cool plus they're big enough to cover under your keyboard and mouse!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0036N474S?pc_redir=1407821435&robot_redir=1

u/austin713 · 2 pointsr/battlestations
u/wooitspat · 2 pointsr/baltimore

Howard Leight ear muffs are decent if you were curious as to what was being referenced. I have a pair and they're amazing

u/hoopvillian · 2 pointsr/gadgets
u/ZaneMasterX · 2 pointsr/guns
u/aje14700 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Where, not why. I know why, that's why I want one too, plus I actually could use it for it's original purpose, stripping an AR-15. But a quick google search answered my question.

u/AJollyRogering · 2 pointsr/canadagunsEE
u/Kacay · 2 pointsr/battlestations

Quite a few people also seem to use a TekMat.

Edit: Also /r/askbattlestations

u/ultraguardrail · 2 pointsr/bayarea

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff, Classic Green (R-01526) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_SZiWzbHMCHAQ8 They have a headphones input as well.

u/inFAM1S · 2 pointsr/tacticalgear

I have a baofeng ham radio with a remote speaker/mic that I plug into my ear pro. I also have the extended battery and antenna

edit: links

u/TrantaLocked · 2 pointsr/MouseReview

Just checked the internals; the mod is certainly feasible. Imgur album with extra info for anyone interested.

I'll be using this grip tape from amazon, unless anyone has better suggestions.

The Scimitar really does feel amazing though. I'm also looking forward to it being slightly thinner to grip and even slightly lighter in addition to the extra sense of security of having a sturdy side grip to press on.

u/mmiski · 2 pointsr/guns

My experience has shown that NOT to be the case. And I know I'm not imagining things because the NRR numbers listed on Amazon clearly show a difference between electronic and passive:


u/bleedcmyk · 2 pointsr/mechmarket

Its probably a Tek Mat. They're for gun cleaning / assembly, but its literally the same material as a cloth mousepad.

https://www.amazon.com/TekMat-12-Inch-36-Inch-Long-Cleaning/dp/B0036N474S

Just search for TekMat on amazon and you should be able to find a ton of different guns.

u/Notorious_Dave · 2 pointsr/Firearms



Howard Leight Impact Sport

If the reviews aren't enough to show you they're great I can personally say they rock. I don't have experience with anything fancier though.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_qZGnyb6C094G5

u/Flaxmoore · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Under $50? Oy, so many choices.

Opinel knives. Any of them. Sharp as hell, thin blades, cheap enough that if you break one, you don't care.

Nemosine Singularity $20, but a simple and nearly bulletproof fountain pen. Makes my life much easier and my hands hurt much less after a long day writing.

Old Hickory kitchen knives. They're carbon steel and will rust if you don't clean and dry them after each use, but the thin blades and good geometry made a $12 butcher my favorite knife in the block. Mine took some work with a file to get the point sharp, but for $10 it was worth it.

Estwing tools. My hammer has kept grinning through 15 years of work, and still is in excellent shape. One reviewer complains of a ringing noise- never heard it.

u/Jezi23 · 2 pointsr/CCW

for valentines day last year I bought some targets and used them as wrapping paper for my husbands gift, then I bought him pair of electronic range headphones (it cancels out shots but you can still hear talking), some ammo, more targets for him to actually use, and chocolate (cant go wrong with chocolate). but those headphones are amazing for a day at the range.


https://www.amazon.com/Howard-Leight-Amplification-Electronic-R-01526/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1479406082&sr=8-1&keywords=gun+range+headphones

u/MoltenAcoustics · 2 pointsr/hyperacusis

Electronic earmuffs, they blockout all sound and then you have a volume knob for how loud the world is. They block out any sounds above a certain decible range but allow you to hold a conversation in a loud enviornment. Here are the ones I got:
http://www.amazon.com/.../dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=sr_1_4...
Also try an earplug / tinnitus masker in one ear at a time

u/Canredditlurker · 2 pointsr/canadaguns

Red dot from amazon https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00200E0HM/ref=olp_product_details/138-9863623-0009301?_encoding=UTF8&me=

This scope usually sells for around $149~$169 + taxes at most retailers in Canada.
You now save around 50% or more!

Currently you can get it on Amazon Canada for $99.89 + taxes (Free Shipping from amazon.ca / Prime eligible)

Then you get the $40 Trophy Bucks (Canadian) Mail-in Rebate!
"Through October 31, 2017, save $40 on any purchase of a Trophy or Trophy Xtreme product via mail-in rebate."

Getting this (awesome) Red Dot Sight for between $70 and $76 CAD after taxes (depending on province) is a phenomenal deal!

This Red Dot sight is for shotguns, rifles, handguns - and is not a cheapo air-soft model.

Enjoy!

u/Wookie_rage · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

There's the Shilin Cutter

Chambriard makes some cool ones

The classic Opinel or douk douk

[The Okapi knife](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okapi_(knife)

Higonokami

Sgian Dubhs

The Navaja

The German Mercator

Canadian Grohmann

Mora

Swiss army knife

Stockman

Also, here is a good website to find similar knives: http://www.worldknives.com/

u/HandCannon · 2 pointsr/sysadmin

I have my ears from the range right now, but the speakers in them are junk, and I can't really do ear buds comfortably for long periods of time. Thanks for the suggestion!

u/Sasasquatch · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

These (Howard Leight R-01526 Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs)
are pretty sweet. I mainly use them for when I go shooting, but they work great for mowing the lawn and other loud obnoxious noises. You can control how much you hear and the batteries will likely last a year. And they have an aux jack.

u/emmber · 2 pointsr/knives

Opinel makes good knives for hella cheap. I love 'em and think they're classy.

u/wonderquads · 2 pointsr/lifehacks

Yep, or Amazon has these great shooting muffs.

Howard Leight by Honeywell Impact Sport Sound Amplification Electronic Shooting Earmuff, Classic Green (R-01526) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001T7QJ9O/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_7ucdBb1WXWS3M

u/frenzyboard · 2 pointsr/knives

The delica is a pretty great option for whittling. It's a high carbon blade, so it holds up to wood fibers and hard use pretty well. It's got a solid lockup and zero blade play, so control and safety are taken care of. But honestly, it's a better EDC tool than a carving knife.

Another good option I'd throw out for you are high carbon mora blades.

You might also dig this. It's specially made for wood work.

u/Imellocello · 2 pointsr/knives

This is all you need. You could buy 3 with your gift card. Seriously, not all knives have to have military color schemes.

u/kivalo · 2 pointsr/AdviceAnimals

Yea if only there was a way to block out the outside noise...

For years my poor man's solution was ear buds underneath $6 harbor freight ear muffs. Now I use either Howard Leight Syncs or Impact Sports (If I can't find the Syncs).

u/badtopogigio · 2 pointsr/guns
u/IceCreamFeeling2 · 2 pointsr/guns

Find something that's heavy at the end, heavier than your rifle, and shoulder it a bunch of times just like you would your rifle. Do this for a few weeks and you'll increase your strength.

As to hearing protection, I recommend doubling up with equipment like this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001T7QJ9O/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004DH65RI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You'll still be able to hear perfectly without doing damage to your ears.

u/billbillbilly · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

You gotta be more specific in your original questions buddy.

First of all, there are 2 reasons to remove an animal from a trap. To rescue (and minimize harm to the animal), or to harvest (and minimize damage to the trap). Here in bushcrafter land, I wouldn't usually assume you aren't planning on eating what was caught in the trap.....

It does sound like you are looking for the rescue side of things, and this is for a film, and you are looking for realism..

A swiss army knife or basic folding pocketknife are fairly realistic options for what a typical person might have with them with just a general plan of being 'prepared'. Something like 4-5inch Condor Bushlore is a decent approximation for what a more bushcraft oriented person might have with them in a wilderness setting. Someone who is going out intentionally to rescue animals from traps though, that is an entirely different question! For that you'd want a blunt tip, the type found in rescue knives, and/or EMT scissors.

For realism, most of us here know enough about the various types of knife that we could likely give you good answers - but you really should explain what kind of realism you are actually going for.

Average outdoorsy person with basic 'preparedness' is likely to have something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Swiss-Army-Huntsman-Leather/dp/B000IOI0NC/

Or this:

https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-Spine-Fixed-Blade-Camping/dp/B07DDCG3HD

Average Joe who has no idea of what makes a knife good or useful is likely to have something like this:

https://www.amazon.com/Tac-Force-Police-Assisted-Tactical-Rescue/dp/B01LZ0T3N9



Average bushcraft subreddit user probably has something similar to:

https://www.amazon.com/Condor-Tool-Knife-Bushlore-Hardwood/dp/B002CC6BPM

but wishes they had:

https://www.amazon.com/Benchmade-162-Bushcrafter-Drop-Point/dp/B00B0E1MB6

Someone going out with them intention of rescuing persons or animals would probably be carrying something like this though:

https://www.amazon.com/Victorinox-Rescue-Tool-Pocket-Fluorescent/dp/B000PX0LKG

https://www.amazon.com/Spyderco-Assist-Orange-Handle-Rescue/dp/B0012G6KI2

https://www.amazon.com/LEATHERMAN-832590-Raptor-Shears/dp/B07N6P2RCB

https://www.amazon.com/DGX-Titanium-Coated-Stainless-Shears/dp/B01B2YF0AM

And then finally, I'll say this - pretty much anything sharper than a butter knife can be used to safely rescue an animal from most situations. Hell I could probably do it with a can opener or nail clippers. So just decide what sort of situation you expect your characters to have intentionally been prepared for, and go from there.

https://www.amazon.com/GI-P-38-Can-Opener-5-pack/dp/B005EAIXAU

u/cwcoleman · 2 pointsr/CampingGear

Day Packs are abundant. There are dozens that fit the 'hydro port' requirement. It really depends on what other features you need. Most specifically - size. You say 'day pack' slash 'one night pack'. In my experience those are 2 very different bags. A day pack is generally 15-30 liters, depending on how much technical gear you plan to carry (or how cold / snowy it gets). An overnight pack is generally 50-65 liters. I warn against picking an overnight pack based on the number of nights you'll be out. 1 night requires the exact same gear as 10 nights, other than food (which is generally 1 liter per person per day). So if you want a day pack, focus on that. If you want a overnight pack, focus on that. Trying to get 1 that does both jobs well will end up awkward both ways.

u/SJToIA · 2 pointsr/knifeclub

You have a lot of good choices available within the $50 range. My personal two top choices for a small, inexpensive but well built folder would be the Ontario RAT 2 and the Cold Steel Tuff Lite. Both are under $30, easy to carry, and very capable. If you want more of that traditional look, go with the best Case model you can afford. Great Eastern Cutlery is really nice too for traditionals, but a bit more pricey. Another option might be an Opinel, classy and inexpensive.

u/GTFOScience · 2 pointsr/gundeals
u/SirNerdian · 2 pointsr/knives

Thanks! Now I have it down to the cryo 2 blackwash and the rat 2

u/mjmedstarved · 2 pointsr/Gunsforsale

Yeah.. I paid $57.80 at PA for mine, and 9.99 for my UTG mount:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003TX2BD4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/rossbw · 2 pointsr/Bushcraft

http://www.amazon.com/Condor-Bushlore-4-375-Inch-Walnut-Leather/dp/B002CC6BPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1449015699&sr=8-1&keywords=condor+bushlore
the condor bushlore is by far my favorite knife. thats after moras, ka bars, opinels, and esee. condor is the way to go imo

u/TheThreeLaws · 2 pointsr/EDC

Another great budget EDC knife is the Ontario RAT 2

Ontario Knife OKC Rat Ii Sp-Black Folding Knife, 7Inches https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00BBPAOCW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_lRlyCbKGHB1N9

u/rturiak · 2 pointsr/longrange

In this album are pictures of the gun in the case. Very durable.

https://imgur.com/gallery/VXxy4Wq


They have a new generation of the case out but this one was just fine for this rifle, it’s cheaper too for 64$ now

Plano All Weather Tactical Gun Case, 42-Inch (Previous Generation) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00E2217I6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VRwEDb5JZKJ1R

u/MapleQueefs · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

I use these... amazing!

Not as annoying as the cheapy foam ones... customizable sound levels with the little plugs.... and not as expensive as full custom

u/HolocaustDuck · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001V2SS9G/ref=twister_B003CWGDKE

My dad got some extra pairs of these from a training exercise for some private military guys and they seriously are the best. 10/10 would wear all the time if I was in a loud area.

u/trekkie00 · 2 pointsr/Survival

This Mora knife? Can't argue with a $15 knife, looks fairly nice.

u/ludespeedny · 2 pointsr/motorcycles
u/jabelcher23 · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

If I'm going to work, I roll up my hi-vis vest and stuff it into my helmet with my gloves and put it in a locker at work. Out in public, I lock my helmet to my passenger peg with a pistol bore lock. Forgot what video I watched that someone used it, but it's been a life changer not having to carry a helmet around or leaving it unsecured on the bike. Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MJ2Z322/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_YW2BzbK65F9WK

Also, I'd recommend some earplugs if you don't want to listen to music or if you're making a short trip somewhere. These are what I use: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001V2SS9G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_pV2BzbM5W9MEA

If you do want to listen to music, a pair of Shure 215's are great if you don't want a communicator. They're considered monitors, so they have passive noise canceling and foam eartips to block outside noise. Plus they sound amazing, so when you're not on the bike, you have some quality headphones to listen to music with. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004PNZFZ8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_602BzbPVGC44Q

Those three things have made riding and commuting more enjoyable. And, they all fit in a small 5.11 pouch I have attached to my battery cover. Hope all this helps.

u/AlphaMelciados · 2 pointsr/hardofhearing

This is a real tragedy. But man, dont blame yourself. Carry on. Tell people about hearing loss and countermeasures. There are lot's of celebs with hearing loss problems...
https://noisecountermeasures.com/celebs-with-tinitus.html
SO don't panic, your life is not ruined. Educate others. Tell them that they should avoid noise exposure or protect their hearing.
For example when you attend loud concerts you should use earplugs with audio filters. And you should consider Frequency reduction values table. I made a research on this theme not so long ago. Here is the table for ~$20-30 earplugs for concerts:

|Vendor Average reduction Value|125 HZ|250 HZ|500 HZ|1000HZ|2000HZ|4000HZ|8000HZ|
|:-|:-|:-|:-|:-|:-|:-|:-|
|Crioxen Earplugs|15.1|15.4|17.1|19.9|26.9|17.7|29.9|
|ER20XS Earplugs|14.5|14.2|17.1|21.1|25.3|20.5|23.3|
|Eargasm Earplugs|14.7|14.8|16.8|20.3|24.3|21.4|25.7|
|HEAROS Musician Earplugs |14.5|14.1|17.0|17.4|21.2|20.7|23.1|
|Reverbs Earplugs|14.1|13.9|15.2|18.7|22.2|18.3|22.1|
|LiveMus!c Earplugs|13.5|13.5|14.5|17.9|23.1|18.2|20.1|
|Surefire Defenders|12.7|12.9|13.2|16.8|19.9|19.2|19.1|
|DownBeats Earplugs|12.9|13.2|13.1|17.4|22.2|19.7|21.1|
|Decibullz Earplugs|14.7|14.9|17.0|20.4|23.2|20.5|23.7|

​

u/notheretomakefrainds · 2 pointsr/motorcycles

Whoops meant to link these

u/ammarii · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/nucleophilicrxn · 2 pointsr/battlestations
u/w0rstn4m33v3r · 2 pointsr/ar15

I picked these up and I have to say they're pretty good. I plug up the gun side ear and leave my non-shooting ear open and it works great.

u/Marcusramirez16 · 2 pointsr/CAguns

PEW PEWWW

Under CA law:
If you leave your gun laying around and a child obtains your firearm and uses it, you will be convicted of a crime. This does not apply if your child breaks into your safe (seriously... here's a link http://law.justia.com/codes/california/2013/code-pen/part-6/title-4/division-4/chapter-2/section-25105).

I don't think CA has given us any requirements (i.e. thickness of metal, type of lock, etc.) to what 'locked container' means.

I would go with something that is fully enclosed, has a combo lock (so you don't have to find a key at 3AM), that your child can't realistically get into, and can be bolted to something.

Here are a few that I like.

  1. https://www.amazon.com/GunVault-SV500-SpeedVault-Handgun-Safe/dp/B006OGNLKA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1481427521&sr=8-2&keywords=velocityvault

  2. https://www.amazon.com/SHOT-LOCK-1911-Handgun-Solo-Vault/dp/B009OGLG04/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1481428075&sr=8-8&keywords=shotlock

  3. https://www.amazon.com/Fort-Knox-Original-Handgun-Pistol/dp/B00V6TDX4E/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1481428101&sr=8-3&keywords=fort+knox

    There are reviews all over youtube for all of these models. Good luck!
u/toxiclimeade · 2 pointsr/knives

If he had been carrying a Swiss Army knife that's probably the style he prefers, Opinel makes single bladed knives that open in the same way his old SAK did, and leatherman makes amazing multitools, I would recommend checking all these brands out.

Opinel knives are usually extremely cheap and run about 20$/£, their most popular knife is the No. 8 for about 12$/£, it comes in other colors and wood types as well. No. 8 is a bigger model and it might be a little bulky for someone use to a SAK, the small the number in the name ex. No. 7, No.6, get smaller as their number designation does. I have the No. 8 Trekking knife in slate and its a pretty great knife for its price (18$/£).

If he likes Swill Army Knives, there are quite a few more options to look at, they can get a little pricey for their size at times, I own the Tinker, this was my first knife and I have found that looking at the tools on these knives would behoove you. I do not need an awl in the knife I carry every day for instance. There are many many options to chose from, and through a little sifting you may find one that you feel suits him best. Victorinox (the brand that makes swiss army knives) also makes knives that are a little closer to the opinels I mentioned earlier, a few of their models (like this one) are simply one or two blades. I would look into local laws however, I know some places do not allow blades that can be opened with one hand like the one I linked you to.

Leatherman makes wonderful multitools and a few pocket knives. Nearly everything they make have blades that lock as a safety feature, although very few can be flicked open, so I would check the specifics of this law, I doubt a multi-tool is illegal. This is the Micra, it appears to be a smaller version of a leatherman I own that I cannot find on their site. This one has a blade that opens in a way that is legal for sure, its blade does not lock either. If you find that some locking blades are allowed, the Skeletool is a favorite of mine, it may look a little outlandish but it has always had the best combination of essential tools out of any of my multi-tools, and it is one of my favorites. The Style is a smaller version with slightly different tools ( I don't think it has screwdrivers), but it's blade does not lock. The skeletool is about 70$/£ I think, and their smaller tools like the micra and style are under 30$/£, this brand has quite a bit more I didn't touch on, if you think he would like something like this I would check out site, I hope you find something that works, I know I'm always thrilled when my girlfriend gets me a new knife.

u/castikat · 2 pointsr/pics

Something like this?

It's great they provide hearing protection now!

u/cutter89locater · 2 pointsr/MouseReview
u/Minizman12 · 2 pointsr/airsoft

The Bushnell TRS-25 with this riser. Works great, real steel quality too. For BB protection get this, you'll need to glue it on or shim it with teflon tape so it doesn fall off

u/VanTil · 2 pointsr/ar15
u/maxblows10 · 2 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale
u/ThatGuyWhoLied · 2 pointsr/ar15

Here's a Vortex Sparc and 10 PMAGS for $199.99.

Or a Vortex Strikefire 2 with 10 PMAGS for $179.

Or if you're looking for budget this Bushnell TRS-25 is a good option for sub $50.

u/PizzaGood · 2 pointsr/funny

Non crappy mobile link:
http://amazon.com/dp/B0074FI28Q

I like the Kershaw Needs Work for EDC utility though.

u/sanguinesolitude · 2 pointsr/EDC

i like this citizen as a nice but not crazy expensive watch. it's my normal wear watch

griptillian from benchmade is my favorite EDC if you can afford one (not crazy expensive, and you will love it)

inexpensive carry knife i like this kershaw

u/plannedgravy · 2 pointsr/Gunsforsale

It's cheaper new. So you should lower your price.

u/Trochlea · 2 pointsr/ar15

if you want to build it - link there also upgraded versions with better stocks/pistol grips etc.

If you don't want to build it - link ps this looks like a pretty rocking build.

With that complete lower and this upper (note this one has a bcg and charging handle) you are at 550. That should save you enough cash to buy iron sights or a budget red dot like bushnell or primary arms. does that fit your budget?

u/TOP_SHOTTA · 2 pointsr/GunAccessoriesForSale

Bushnell Trophy TRS-25 Red Dot Sight Riflescope, 1x25mm, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00200E0HM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xuLmDb7QGQZ3V

u/gnrlysrs · 2 pointsr/1022

TRS-25 $60

Atomic Arms Barracude Stock $179

Champion Stainless Bull Barrel $89

Ruger 10/22 Carbine $179

That's about $530 and basically my gun, which I really enjoy shooting and it turns heads all the time. Maybe an extended mag release would be a good idea.

u/kds1398 · 2 pointsr/Survival

Thank you for your service.

Hard to beat a Mora for the price though, right?

Could you provide your favorites at different prices? I don't know much about what real world experienced people would use.

I use a Fallkniven but I'm a total keyboard commando and I just like knives so I don't know much. I hear esee5 is nice too.

u/anotherfatgeek · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Amazon usually has them less than $50. Use camelcamelcamel to get notified I got mine for $40 a month ago. They're $55 right now. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00200E0HM

u/shmecklesss · 2 pointsr/guns

Bushnell TRS-25 is a quality budget red dot that would perform similarly to the Vortex.

Edit: you would probably want a riser to go along with it, though that's somewhat personal preference. Amazon has the TRS + riser for $60.

u/slowwburnn · 2 pointsr/knives

For cheap assisted knives, Kershaw is the way to go. You can get an OSO sweet under $20, or a cryo under $25, both of which are popular around here in their price range. If you have a little more to spend, the Leek is a great choice.

u/JudgeMontrose · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Billy Bob's raised their price, but there are other, less reputable sellers. For example:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00200E0HM?m=A55NYGSXDQP7L&ref_=v_sp_widget_detail_page

u/RipChordCopter · 2 pointsr/gundeals

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00E2217I6/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Weird. I can still get there by clicking on "other sellers" and selecting the 59.99 prime listing.

u/scottsvillesol · 2 pointsr/gundeals
u/waterburger2 · 2 pointsr/gundeals

Looking for a cheap scope/red dot sight for my psa freedom rifle with an A2 front sight. I'm not looking for quality, just something that's about $40 or so and decent. This and this have good rating on amazon, anyone know if they're actually decent?

This has good ratings too.

u/TheBlindCat · 2 pointsr/guns

Vortex Crossfire II Rimfire, runs between $100-130 on Amazon. Works great.

Or a Bushnell TRS-25 red dot for $50.

u/IBX · 2 pointsr/canadaguns

Sure! I bought the rifle from an auction for $655 and it already had the telescoping stock and side rail (which I will still link).

[Muzzle Brake] (http://www.zahal.org/products/sa-vz-58-556-cal-muzzle-break?path_parent=278947)

Magwell Adapter

Side Rail

Short Optic Mount

Bushnell TRS Red Dot


Shoots very well, very little kick and have never had a FTE or FTF. I just got the red dot, so I'm excited to try that out soon.

u/Tisdale53 · 2 pointsr/army

Get a mora! Fixed blade super cheap super sharp. Easy to sharpen and if you lose it your out 11 dollars

MORA

u/fromplsnerf · 2 pointsr/guns

It’s .83”

This is the riser

UTG Med-pro Compact Riser Mount, 0.83" High, 3 Slots https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003TX2BD4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_LxAJAbCG30K6K

u/ruben1515 · 2 pointsr/airsoft
u/khanhd92 · 2 pointsr/battlestations

The mousepad is actually a gun cleaning mat from Tekmat. They come in a variety of sizes depending on the type of gun blueprint that you choose. I also recommend these speakers if you can find them on craiglist or a yard sale. You just need to do a crossover upgrade (kits and tutorials are available with a little Googling) and they will blow any other bookshelf speakers with a MUCH higher price range out of the water.

Here's a link to the AR15 mat: http://www.amazon.com/TekMat-12-Inch-36-Inch-Cleaning-Imprint/dp/B0036N474S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427589159&sr=8-1&keywords=tekmat

u/Helevitia · 2 pointsr/ar15

haha, I was wondering if somebody would ask about that.

Here you go.

Also, they sell gun mats, too.

AR15 Mat.

I prefer the computer mat because it's huge! But that is the downside as well, takes up a lot of space.

u/sakebito · 2 pointsr/guns

My buddy has a Bushnell TRS on his first AR-15 and I have been quite impressed with it.

Make sure to get the riser with it too tho.
http://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Trophy-TRS-25-1xRed-Riflescope/dp/B00200E0HM

u/Albertolox · 2 pointsr/airsoft

Bushnell trs-25 is a great red dot that is extremely durable and only about $75.

https://www.amazon.com/Bushnell-Trophy-TRS-25-Reticle-Riflescope/dp/B00200E0HM/