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JOHN CONNOR G2G GOOD TO GO GEAR X5L Gen 2 Laser LiGht Combo If you’ve had the opportunity to try VGL’s rail-mounted Gen 1 X5L daylight-visible green laser and taclight, maybe you wondered could they possibly make it even smaller and more powerful? Well, they did. The X5L Gen 2 teams a 154-lumen taclight, which automatically boosts to 180 lumens on strobe mode, with a 5mW green laser in a unit only 1.37x1.45x2.84" and weighing just 3.3 ounces. The Gen 1’s light and laser were stacked; on Gen 2 they’re side-by-side. Gen 2 uses a longer-lasting CR123A, which loads from the front, so you don’t have to dismount the X5L to change batteries. Controls on Gen 1 used four buttons, while six “standard” modes plus deep programming is done with two buttons on the Gen 2. With a continuous or strobe light and steady or pulsing laser, the X5L Gen 2 is one tough, terrific tool. Shop around! Priced from $309 to $399. For info: by Viridian Green Laser ElitE DiscrEEt carry twill JackEt by woolrich ElitE sEriEs tactical Nice, comfortable looking jacket, ain’t it? What you don’t see are two deep, roomy interior pockets with elasticized holster loops to place fullsized handguns right about where a shoulder holster would position them. Behind the rear “locker loop,” is a vertical tunnel running down to belt-level inside, for plastic restraints and comm cables. There are elasticized loops for magazines, pepper spray or comms in both handwarmer pockets too. Woolrich gave one of their best-selling civilian casual jackets a tactical makeover, producing a toasty, non-restricting plainclothes and off-duty “packin’ jacket.” The shell is tough cotton-twill lined with polyester sherpa fleece; sleeves have 60-gram Arctic Insulation under smooth nylon. The pockets are big enough to afford full-fist grips and easy drawing, but made so they won’t flare open to reveal contents. Offered in dark wheat (shown) or dark shale, it’s a bargain with a MSRP of $129.99. For info: 14 WWW.AMERICANCOPMAGAZINE.COM • NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2011

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