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and the front and rear has crenelated strike crowns. The light features a clip as well. In my late 20s, I had a job that entailed wandering around Southeast Asia at night. It was often overcast and hidden by a 3-canopy jungle. I would sometimes place my hand in front of my face and marvel at the fact that I could not see it. It was often the blackest black you can image. As the small team of men moved silently through it, you could easily wander away from The Brite-Stike Blue Dot flashlight (left) offers 210 lumens, 210-lumen strobe, and a battery-saving 90 lumens of light. The light is very high quality, and has crenelated strike crowns top and bottom. The little APALS come in packs of 10 and can be worth their weight in gold in a dynamic environment where identification is paramount. BLUE&GRAY The Civil War A DEFINING TIME IN OUR HISTORY DIxIE’S LEGENDARY cATALOG offers the world’s largest selection of Civil War replica arms and accessories for re-enactment enthusiasts and history buffs.PLUS a huge selection of the latest blackpowder hunting and sport equipment. DIxIE’S 2013 catalog is packed with more than 10,000 items including blackpowder shooting supplies, antique gun parts, and accouterments. PROFESSIONAL SERVIcE AND ExPERTISE GUARANTEED the others. To avoid such a potentially dangerous situation, we would pick up bits of rotting, phosphorescent foliage from the jungle floor and place it in the back of our floppy hats. Following the guy in front of you was made much easier. I have no idea if that situation prompted Brite-Strike’s design of APALS, but they are certainly advantageous in tactical or even some civilian venues. They are sold in packs of 10 and include several colors. Written on the pack: “The All Purpose Adhesive Light Strip (APALS), new from Brite-Strike, was designed by military operators searching for a low cost, ultra reliable, long lasting combat identifier. APALS enhance your battlefield situational awareness, giving you the ability to safely monitor the movement of friendly forces in a dynamic environment. Completely submersible and shockproof, the hermetically sealed APALS are intended for use in the worst possible conditions.” But in my estimation, they would also suit some needs of the police as well as civilian hunters, hikers, and anyone who ventures into environments where either identification or observation becomes important. The little lights attach using an adhesive The little APALS (All Purpose Adhesive Light Strip, below) lights come in various colors and can be seen 1/4-mile away. Runtime is about 35 hours. surface, and are activated my pressing a button. One press gives you a fast strobe, twice a slow strobe, and three times a constant light. They can be seen 1/4-mile away and last for 35+ hours. Included as well are two infrared stripes that can only be seen using an appropriate light source. These would be great safety items as well for kayakers, joggers, bikers, or anyone who needs to be seen before impending disaster strikes. Brite-Strike Technologies Inc. 11 Raffaele Rd. Camelot Industrial Park Plymouth, MA 02360 (508) 746-8701 www.gunsmagazine.com/brite-strike 2013 cATALOG STILL ONLY $5.00 VIEW ITEMS AND ORDER ONLINE! www.dixiegunworks.com Major credit cards accepted FOR ORDERS ONLY (800) 238-6785 DIXIE GUN WORKS, INC. PO Box 130 Dept. 2 Union City, TN 38261 INFO PHONE: (731) 885-0700 FAX: (731) 885-0440 EMAIL: info@dixiegunworks.com AMERICANHANDGUNNER.COM See US Online 71 W W W. G U N S M AG A Z I N E . C O M

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