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G2G JOHNCONNOR GOODTOGOGEAR m-PRo sack small aRms clEaNiNG kiT m-Pro 7 Therearesomany toolsandfeaturesinM-Pro 7’sAdvancedSmallArms CleaningKit(SACK),you’ll havetoreadthelistontheir website.Itwillbeworthyour time,becauseit’soneofthe mostcompleteyetcompact,highqualityweaponsmaintenancekits I’veseen.Designedformilitaryuse,theSACKcomessetupfor9mm, 5.56mmand7.62mmweapons,butbychangingoutafewcomponents youcanaccommodateothercalibersaswell.Contentsareallfittedinto aruggedMOLLEpouch,andyougetalockablehardcasetoo. TheSACKincludesajointedT-handlerod,threeBoreSnakes, jags,brushes,150cleaningpatches,M-Pro’ssuperiorodorless,nontoxicanddust-repellingguncleanerandoil,andvariousothertools. OneofthosetoolsisaLeathermanMUT,whichprovidesalltheusual multi-functiontoolgadgetspluscarbonscraper,ARtakedownpunch, boltoverridetool,brush/rodattachments,screwdriverssizedfor opticsadjustmentsandmuchmore.It’snotcheap,butyougetyour money’sworth.MSRP:$397.95withtheMUT,$227.95without. www.americancopmagazine.com/mpro-7 EqUiNox 4x40 diGiTal NiGhT visioN bushnell Generally,ifyou’respendingyourownbucksonnightvisionand youcan’taffordthousandsforGen-3orGen-4gear,you’rebetteroff upgradingyourdayopticsforbetterlow-lightresolution.Butifyou needlessexpensivenightvisionfornear-totalortotaldarkness,the Equinox4X40byBushnellisagreatchoice. Just7"longand13ounces,thiscompact4-powerunitusesa CCDcardlikesomehigh-enddigitalcamerasratherthanintensifier tubes,bolsteredbyapowerfulinfraredilluminatortodisplay surprisinglysharpimagesineitherconventionalgreenhuesorblack andwhite.Irecommendyouswitchbackandforthasyouscanor changesurveillancetargetsbecauseIfoundthatdifferentcolors, surfacesandsubjectmattercanbeseenbetterwithonethanthe other,andithelpsrelieveeyestrain.Justfourbuttonscontrolpower, brightnessandcontrast,IRilluminationanddisplaycolor.Operation isverysimple.Thedarkertheconditions,thebettertheEquinox 4X40performs.Readallthetechinfoatwww.bushnell.com.MSRP: $549.95.www.americancopmagazine.com/bushnell NRa vENTilaTEd bEllY holsTER NRastore.com It’ssummer,and timeforloose,cool shirts,lightweightshorts andanewbellyband holster.Irecentlytested four,andthreeof’em feltlikesweatbandswith irritatingedgestitching. Themostcomfortable andthebestbuyfor yourbucks,isavailableonlinefromtheNRAStore.Idon’tknowwho themakeris,becausetheonlytagsays“NRA,”buttheygotitright. Thematerialisnicelyventilatedandfinished,soit’seasyontheskin. Thebandis5"widewithlotsoflateralstretchandisfullyadjustable withaVelcroclosure.Therearetwopocketsforsmall-tomedium-size handgunsontheleftandright,setupfortheincludedsnap-typesafety strap—plusitincludestwolargeandtwosmallpocketsformagazines andothergear(shownisaKahrTP4543,slimandflatwithafullgrip). Constructionqualityisexcellent.Offeredinblackortan,sizes runfrommedium(32-36")toXXL(44-50").Ifounditrideswell evenwithtwohandgunsaswellasgear.MSRPisonly$33.95. www.americancopmagazine.com/nra qUiqliTE x REchaRGEablE lEd PockET-liGhT quiqlite Ihaveoneoftheoriginal hands-freeQuiqLitesfrom 2006,andit’satestament toQuiqLite’sruggednessit hassurvivedandstillworks. Manyimprovementshave beenmadeovertheyears, andnowthey’veeliminated theonenegativenote:changingthebattery.ThenewQuiqLiteX RechargeableusesamicroUSBplugtodrawjuicefromyourcomputer oranyotherdevicewitha5-voltoutput.Fullchargetakesonly2hours, andatiny,redLEDflasheswhenit’sdone. TheXisaquantumleapfrommyoldmodel.Ofthreevariants offered,oursfeaturesfoureasilyselectablewhitelightlevelsof20,40, 75and150lumens,plusarescueflashingstrobe.Runtimesaregenerous. Thelightarmangles180degrees,andtheunitalsorotates360degrees. Liketheoriginals,theXcanbecompletelyconcealedinyouruniform shirtpocketwiththelightarmaccessibleundertheflap,anditalsoclips ontoMOLLEwebbing.TheXoffersalotbutallcontrolsareveryintuitive. MSRP:$36.95. www.americancopmagazine.com/quiqlite WWW.AMERICANCOPMAGAZINE.COM • JULY2012 16

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