CCW Gear Considerations

Besides a handgun and holster, the following accessories are important elements of your concealed-carry complement.

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posted on January 3, 2022
CCW Gear

A. Designed to fit any 9 mm to .45 ACP single- and double-stack pistol magazine, the ExtraCarry 2.0 Universal Concealed Carry Mag Pouch provides a deep-concealment option that allows you to carry a reload in your pocket. Carbon-fiber and reinforced-nylon construction minimizes weight, while its patented locking mechanism securely anchors the pouch to your pants pocket. The exposed clip resembles a pocketknife, and the bottom of the pouch is enclosed to prevent rounds from being dislodged. MSRP: $55; extracarry.com

B. From its minimalist, partially skeletonized lightweight, titanium-coated handle to its 3.25-inch 8Cr13MoV black-oxide-coated, stainless steel, drop-point blade, the True Tactical Knife boasts a purpose-built design in a compact package. Generous thumb studs aid in one-handed opening, while the pommel contains an emergency glass breaker. The pocket clip is reversible for right- or left-handed use. MSRP: $34.99; nebotools.com

C. Featuring a pistol grip, sights for rapid target acquisition and dual barrels, the Kimber PepperBlaster II delivers up to two highly concentrated pepper-solution charges at an impressive 112 mph. Best of all, it’s effective against potential threats from 13 feet away, allowing you to maintain distance and more easily egress from a criminal attack that may not warrant a lethal response. It’s available in multiple colors. MSRP: $37.99; kimberamerica.com

D. Unlike conventional models, the Zeta 6 J-PAK Speedloader features an offset, symmetrical design that makes orientation easy and intuitive during loading and it can easily be configured for left-or right-handed use. The unused portion provides an integral finger gap for greater control. It fits most five-shot snubnose revolvers, including models from Rossi, Smith & Wesson and Taurus with most grip styles, including Crimson Trace Lasergrips. MSRP: $11.95; zetasix.com

E. The new Fenix PD32 V2.0 Flashlight features a high-intensity LED capable of an impressive 1,200 lumens. Its multi-functional switch allows users to quickly toggle between three output cycles: high, medium and low. Depressing the button for a half-second activates the light’s strobe mode to disorient potential threats. The PD32 V2.0 has a runtime of 82 hours on its lowest setting and is powered by a single, rechargeable 18650 battery or two CR123A batteries. MSRP: $59.95, fenix-store.com

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