CIVIVI PRAXIS FLIPPER POCKET KNIFE

Product Review

Awesome Folding Knife

Product: CIVIVI Praxis Flipper Pocket Knife

Price: $34.00

Durability: High

Best Place To Buy This Product: Amazon.com

My Overall Rating: 9.0

Quick Product Overview:

This is a practical folding hunting knife, the knife action is strong and decisive, 0.12”thin sharp point blade will be useful for all sorts of piercing tasks. This knife has an ergonomic knife handle, and features a lightweight G-10 handle scales, secure and feels wonderful in hand. The Praxis features a smooth opening pocket knife, it has ball bearings in the pivot that allows the knife to flip open with ease. There is a reversible deep-carry pocket clip, it’s not a small knife, but it carries very well, practically disappearing in the pocket, ideal folder for camping, hunting, hiking outdoor activities, everyday working carry or collection.

Specifications Of This Product:

BrandCIVIVI
Special FeaturePocket Clip,Lightweight,Folding
Age Range (Description)adult
Included Componentsstorage_case
Handle MaterialFiberglass
ColorA-Black Stonewashed
Blade Material9CR18MVO
StyleOD Green G10
Blade Length3.75 Inches

What I Like About This Product:

This knife was very sharp right out of the box and with a few strokes on my ceramic stone is was perfectly sharp.  The action is very smooth and works very easily.  It also feels very good in your hand.

What I Would Change About This Product:

No changes at this time.

Final Remarks:

The first CIVIVI knife that I ever purchased was the Mini Praxis and I liked that knife but it was a bit too small for my liking so I upgraded to the Praxis knife and I like its size much better. With a blade length of 3.75″ and an overall length of 8.45″ fits in my hand better and works better for what I need better.  I like a larger knife and this is just that.  Its also very smooth and the locking mechanism works well.  I do recommend this knife.

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    Cleaning Your Guns Using A Rod Or A Cable?

    We all know the importance of cleaning your guns, but what method is the best?  Do you do it the way your Dad or Grandfather taught you? Were you given a gun cleaning kit with your first gun and that’s what you stuck with?  Did a friend tell you which type to use? Or did you explore the Internet for the all time best method of cleaning your guns and that’s what you use?  These are all good ways to find out information but let’s explore this question then you can be the judge.

    Rod Cleaning Systems?

    Many people swear that the only way to clean a gun is by using a cleaning rod.  When I was young that was the only way to clean your gun so we did not question these rods. Cleaning rods do work great and now they are usually in the form of a one-piece coated rod or rods that screw together in sections to form a long cleaning rod. Whether they are one-piece or in sections they do a similar job in the end.  A one piece rod is usually Teflon coated so it does not scratch the crown or the barrel. The cleaning rods that are in sections are usually made out of brass or aluminum and will not usually scratch your barrel.  But it is a good idea to use a bore guide (protector) to protect your barrel crown when using these metal cleaning rods. You place them in the end of your barrel and then slip the cleaning rod inside the bore guide and into the barrel, this keeps the rod centered in the barrel and not scraping the barrel or crown of your gun. Cleaning rods can do a fine job as long as you are careful when using them.

    Cable Cleaning Systems?

    Some years ago gun cleaning cables were developed, this was something new that many people have not seen before. There are a few companies that produce these gun cleaning systems but my favorite is from OTIS Technology.  They make high quality gun cleaning kits with excellent customer service to back it up. They produce every kind of gun cleaning kits that you might want, my favorite is the OTIS Tactical Gun Cleaning kit for rifles, shotguns and handguns. It has everything you would want to clean your guns and do a very thorough job I might add.  An advantage to the cable system is that you do not have to teardown your gun so that you can clean from breech to muzzle. Because the cable is flexible you can just open up the action and put your cable end into the breech and slide it down the barrel to the muzzle. A pretty cool way to clean your gun.

    Supplies Needed?

    No matter if you use a rod or a cable to clean your guns, there are certain things that you will need with both systems. They both need brass jags, brass brushes, cleaning patches, scrubbing brushes, cleaning solvent and/or CLP solution, wipe down rags, and shotgun swabs if you are cleaning shotguns.

    Many people these days use one product for cleaning, lubricating and preserving (a CLP). There are many of them on the market to choose from if you want to go that way. I use Hoppes #9 solvent for cleaning my bore and other very dirty areas, then I use Break-free CLP for lubrication and preserving. This method works very well as long as you make sure the solvent is wiped-out before you add your Break-free. There are many different cleaning product to choose from to clean your guns, this is only what I use.

    Things To Overcome

    My Dad taught me to clean his guns at the age of 10-years-old so naturally his way was the only way to clean them. That method was to use his aluminum rod sections that screwed together to form a gun cleaning rod. This method worked and worked really well for 59 years of my life. If you were a “Cleaning Rod Guy” like I was, you would have a difficult time thinking that a cleaning cable can do as good of a job as a cleaning rod can do,  So when I was introduced to OTIS Technology in some YouTube videos, I was very skeptical. But for some reason I kept going back and watching these same videos over and over again and their methods began to make sense to me. So there was “old school” vs “new school” going through my mind and I began to see how cables might have a place in the gun cleaning world.  

    I had two types of rifles growing up, bolt action and lever action rifles and  then one 22LR/mag revolver.  I was always told to clean a rifle from the muzzle to the breech no matter what kind of gun it was, so that worked for me.  As I got a little older I was told by my girlfriend’s father (he was a policeman) that you should clean your guns from breech to muzzle to keep them cleaner.  So I began to change my cleaning methods from what my Dad taught me as a kid and it made sense.  But this was easy with the bolt action rifles but when I got to my lever action rifles, that was very difficult. With a bolt action rifle you can just remove the bolt and run your rod down the barrel. But a lever action rifle was a bit more tricky to remove the bolt, especially a Winchester 94, which is what I had growing up. It was necessary to take out screws and push out pins to get the bolt out, and that was more difficult. So I just cleaned them from muzzle to breech and it still worked, I just had to be more careful. Until OTIS Technology came along and then I could clean my lever action rifles from the breech to the muzzle very easily. How cool was that!

    Cleaning Process

    The rod gun cleaning system is the most common gun cleaning system on the market today.  And it is something that has been passed down from generation to generation. This process takes a cleaning rod, copper jags, copper cleaning brush, cleaning patches, cleaning solvent, CLP oil and a wipe down cloth for final cleaning.  1) The first thing to do is unload the rifle before starting to clean your weapon. You must remove your magazine (if equipped) and any ammunition that may be loaded within the firearm including in internal magazines. Make sure you do a thorough visual check, and feel that there are no bullets in the chamber. 2). Using a cleaning utility brush or cleaning swabs, remove any excess dirt, etc. from your firearm. Place a copper slotted jag on your cleaning rod and a cleaning patch in the slot. Apply some bore cleaning solvent to the cleaning patch, and run the patch through your barrel and let set for a couple of minutes. Next use a copper brush and run it completely through the barrel to loosen up the fouling in the barrel.. Follow up this with several dry patches to make sure your barrel is clean and dry. Use some swabs to clean hard-to-reach areas and ensure you get your barrel/chamber as clean as possible. 3). Once you’ve completely cleaned your action, bolt, receiver, and barrel, you’ll want to properly oil & lubricate the moving parts of your firearm. Look for worn metal areas on bearing surfaces such as your action, and bolt lugs. On a well-used firearm you’ll see bare metal through the finish in some places.  4). After you’ve cleaned and lubricated your firearm, wipe it down with a clean, dry cloth. This removes residue and oils/moisture from fingerprints that you may have missed in steps two and three. A quick wipe and polish of any wooden furniture on your rifle is also a recommendation. 5). Once everything is cleaned, and wiped down, it’s time to start reassembling your rifle. It is a good idea to carefully inspect each piece as you put it together and make sur there are no problems with the pieces.

    The cable gun cleaning  system is an easy three-step cleaning process, it is basically similar but takes some different tools.  Before you began cleaning there are a few things that you need to do. First make sure your firearm is unloaded, remove the magazine or bullets and inspect that there are no bullets in the gun. Then inspect the firearm and look for any excess dirt or debris on the outside, if you see any, use a utility brush to clean it off. Next remove the bolt or just open the action on the firearm. 1) Place their slotted end on one end of the cable. put on one of their special round patches in the way as directed, add some bore cleaning solvent or CLP to the patch. place the opposite end of the cable into the barrel on the breech end push it through the barrel until the patch is at the end of the barrel. then draw it through the barrel, from breech to muzzle. 2) Remove slotted-end and put copper brush on the cable and draw through barrel from breech to barrel-end.  Wait for a few minutes to let the chemicals work. 3) Then put the slotted tip back on along with a clean patch, as directed and draw the cable through the barrel from breech to muzzle and repeat this step until the patch comes out clean.  End result is a clean gun.

    Final Comments

    So what are my final thoughts,  I think either way works good. Both of these gun cleaning systems will work to clean your guns, it just depends which one you like best.  If you don’t like your gun cleaning method then you won’t clean your gun and that’s not good. My favorite gun cleaning system right now is OTIS Technology cable cleaning systems.  They have so many different gun cleaning kits that you are bound to find one that works for you. But the best thing about these systems is that you can clean your gun without taking it apart. Being able to do that saves time and that means a lot these days.  Does that mean the cable system is not as good as the rod cleaning system because it is quicker, absolutely not! The cable system has a flexible rod and therefore does not need a straight through entrance to the barrel and that is what saves you time. So don’t take my word for it, check it out yourself, you will be happy that you did.

    If you have any questions about this post or anything related to Everyday Carry (EDC)/Concealed Carry, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be happy to get back to you.

    All the best,

    Larry

    Founder of Everyday Carry Essentials

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      OXPHO BLUE LIQUID GUN BLUE

      Product Review

      What an awesome product

      Product: Oxpho Blue Liquid Gun Blue 4oz.

      Price: $14.99

      Durability: High

      Best Place To Buy This Product: Amazon,com

      My Overall Rating: 9.5

      Quick Product Overview:

      The Oxpho Blue Liquid, a gun bluing solution used to impart a protective blue-black finish on gun parts. Originally developed for the occasional bluer who is not equipped to completely polish a gun prior to bluing, Oxpho Blue – because of its ease of application and remarkably superior results – has become a favorite of the professional gunsmith as well. The chemical goes through the oil on the gun, removes thin rust and blues the steel underneath. No after-rust. For looks, the final finish was not intended to approach the beauty of the well-polished, hot-blued gun but it is very close.

      Specifications Of This Product:

      What I Like About This Product

      I have tried other brands of bluing and they have not worked for me.  But this one worked great for me. I looked on YouTube as saw some videos about cold bluing prior to using this product, and many of them were about this specific product and they mentioned the best way to apply this product. The key is to use 0000 steel wool to lightly texture the surface and then to use it on the final coat to smooth out the final appearance of the bluing.

      The first step is to degrease the surface using isopropyl alcohol, then use 0000 steel wool on that area to be blued.  Then use a Q-tip or cotton swab to apply the Oxpho Blue Liquid to the area needing bluing.  Make sure to put 2 o3 coats of the solution on to darken the blue color, Each new coat should be a new Q-tip so you do not contaminate the solution.  Take your steel wool and lightly rub the treated area to smooth-out the color. Then let the solution have some time to react with the metal surface.  Next wipe the area down with a towel and some water to neutralize the liquid.  Lastly, get a cotton patch and wipe the area down with some gun oil, be liberal with the oils and let it soak for a while. The result is a deep blue-black finish that is highly durable and long-lasting.  If it is not dark enough then repeat the process.

      So after all that, what I like about this product is the end result, it worked great and looks fantastic. Yes it takes some work but if you follow these steps you will have some great results.

      What I Would Change About This Product:

      Not a thing!

      Final Remarks:

      So you might ask why I am reviewing gun bluing solution?  If you have a firearm as part of your everyday carry items then you may have areas on your handgun finish that has been rubbed off due to holster wear. For this reason, this product is therefore critical. If you are like me, you like your handguns to look nice and without worn spots of finish gone. So I highly recommend this product, but please keep in mind not all metal react the same ways, some take the bluing easily and some do not.  If you try this product and do not get good result please contact me and let’s talk.

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        RAISEEK GUN CLEANING ROD

        Product Review

        Nice One Piece Cleaning Rod

        Product: Raiseek Gun Cleaning Rod

        Price: $30.99

        Durability: Very High

        Best Place To Buy This Product: Amazon.com

        My Overall Rating: 9.0

        Quick Product Overview:

        • The ergonomically designed handle is a comfortable fit in your hand. Handle is the right size for a good grip and control
        • The carbon fiber that is superior to other material would not scratch or damage the barrel. The carbon fiber shaft allows the rod to flex or bend slightly and pop right back in shape
        • This single piece gun cleaning rod has a convenient hanging hole in the handle. It comes with a tube with the cap for storage
        • The bearings rotate smoothly while pushing a brush or jag through barrel. The 2 ball bearings in the handle make cleaning smooth and accurate. It spins freely to allow the rod to follow the rifling
        • Carbon fiber is light, strong and rigid. The threads are precise making brushes and jags to easily be threaded on and off

        Specifications Of This Product:

        • One Piece Carbon Fiber Rod
        • 36″ long and 6mm in diameter
        • .27 – .45 caliber

        What I Like About This Product:

        This gun cleaning rod is light weight and strong and works great.  The swivel in the handle also is a big plus and this aids in it following the rifling. the threads on the end fit all my jags so I do not have to buy new ones. 

        What I Would Change About This Product:

        Nothing right now.

        Final Remarks:

        The Raiseek gun cleaning rod is an excellent product, it is more reasonably priced then most on the market and really works well.  With the smooth coating on the outside it is not necessary to use a bore protector and that is a big plus.  I highly recommend this product.

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          OTIS TACTICAL GUN CLEANING SYSTEM

          Product Review

          A Great Cable Gun Cleaning System

          Product: OTIS Tactical Gun Cleaning System

          Price: $41.99

          Durability: Very High

          Best Place To Buy This Product: Amazon.com

          My Overall Rating: 9.0

          Quick Product Overview

          A descendant of the original Whole Kit & Caboodle cleaning kit is the Tactical Cleaning Kit, named as such before tactical came to mean what it does today. Made with pride in Lyons Falls, NY, this is more aptly a universal gun cleaning kit. The unique cotton patches create swabs for 360 degree coverage, ensuring a proper Breech-to-Muzzle® clean for most rifles, pistols and shotguns. Six bronze bore brushes are included: .22/.223 , .270, .30/.308/30-06/30-30, .38/9mm, .45 cal, 12 ga. Contained in a lightweight, compact soft pack case.

          Specifications Of This Product:

          • Made in the USA, No Nonsense Warranty
          • 100% cotton 2″ & 3″ patches (10 each), 3 slotted tips & 2 patch savers
          • Six firearm specific bronze bore brushes with size marked on brush stem (.22/.223, .270, .30/.308/30-06/30-30, .38/9mm, .45 cal, 12 ga)
          • 8″ and 30″ aircraft grade Memory-Flex cables and thread connector for proper Breech-to-Muzzle cleaning. 34″ aircraft grade Memory-Flex cable (5-40 thread) with slotted tip is small enough to clean .17 caliber firearms and T-handle quickly attaches to cable for added comfort.
          • Small & large obstruction removers knock out mud, snow & stuck casings.
          • Also includes chamber flag, 0.5 fl.oz. Shooter’s Choice FP-10 Lubricant Elite CLP & instruction manual.
          • All items packed neatly in a 4″x4″x2.5″ soft pack case

          What I Like About This Product:

          This kit has about everything you will need to clean long guns, shotguns and pistols. Cables, brushes, patches and an all-in-one cleaner to keep your bore very clean. I like the large patches and the special knot that you tie to clean your firearms.  It is a little different technology but seems to work great.

          What I Would Change About This Product:

          I like everything in this kit except the all-in-one cleaner, I am not a big fan of those types of cleaners.  I still like using Hoppes No. 9 solvent for cleaning and then Break-free CLP for lubrication.  But that is my normal way I have  cleaned guns for many years.

          Final Remarks:

          The OTIS Tactical Gun Cleaning System is a great gun cleaning kit and it does a great job cleaning.  It is very compact but it has all the essentials of a good gun cleaning kit.  I have been cleaning guns for the last 57 years and it has always been just like my father taught me: Aluminum rods that screw together with a jag on the end and square cotton patches.  Hoppes #9 solvent and whatever gun oil we had on hand.  It worked great for bolt action rifles and semi auto handguns, cleaning from breech to muzzle but lever action rifles, shotguns or revolver handguns always got cleaned from the muzzle to breech. Then along comes the OTIS Cable Gun Cleaning System and everything can be cleaned from breech to muzzle. This system works great because you can swab the barrel with solvent and let it do all the work.  It is much easier to clean guns with this method, I highly recommend this gun cleaning system.

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          Larry

          Founder of Everyday Carry Essentials

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            FLYGO MEN’S SUMMER CASUAL LIGHTWEIGHT UTILITY VEST

            Product Review

            Great Nylon Vest for all Seasons

            Product: Flygo Men’s Summer Casual Lightweight Utility Vest

            Price: $24.98

            Durability: High

            Best Place To Buy This Product: Amazon.com

            My Overall Rating: 9.0

            Quick Product Overview:

            • The Flygo Men’s Summer Vest has zip up closure, stand collar, mild waterproof, mesh lining, lightweight and breathable, keep your body dry at all times
            •  Multi-pockets design help you to carry your belongings as you walk, travel, fish and ride. Light weight quick-drying fabric, give you all day comfort.
            • Classic solid color high quality multi-pocket functional vest is simple and practical, best choice for spring, summer and autumn.
            • Lightweight stand collar zip travel safari vest jacket perfect for casual daily wear and outdoor activities, such as traveling, safari, cycling, camping, hiking, sports, working, fishing, photography, sightseeing, hunting or any other adventure.

            Specifications Of This Product:

            Fabric type – Shell: Nylon. Lining: Polyester. / Machine Wash.
            Care instructions – Hand Wash Only
            Origin – Made in the USA or Imported

            What I Like About This Product:

            I bought this vest as a summer cover garment for concealed carry. It is light enough that I can wear this vest indoors and still feel comfortable.  

            What I Would Change About This Product:

            No changes at this point.

            Final Remarks:

            The FLYGO Men’s Summer Utility Vest is a very nice all weather vest.  It is true to size and very comfortable to wear.  I recommend this vest very highly.

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              TIPTON BEST GUN VISE

              Product Review

              A Great Gun Cleaning Vise

               

              Product: Tipton Best Gun Vise

              Price: $79.59

              Durability: High

              Best Place To Buy This Product: Amazon.com

              My Overall Rating: 9.0

              Quick Product Overview:

              • VERSATILE: Easily configurable to handle lever-action rifles, bolt-action rifles, break-open shotguns, AR’s, extendable magazine rifles and handguns and every component adjusts to accommodate different firearms and projects.
              • EASE OF USE: L-shape center support holds break-open guns securely and separate quick-release cam blocks move independently to accommodate any stock shape
              • CONVENIENT: Flat and round bottom compartments hold bottles, screws and parts
              • INNOVATIVE: Customized patch storage and two adjustable offset clamping mechanism on the rear base for a tight grip on a wide variety of buttstocks
              • DURABLE: Non-marring, solvent-resistant polymer stands up to years of hard use

              Specifications Of This Product:

              MaterialAluminum/ Plastic
              BrandTipton
              Item Dimensions LxWxH33 x 9 x 6 inches
              ColorRed/Grey
              StyleGun Vise
              Item Weight0.3 Kilograms

              What I Like About This Product:

              I have tried many other types of vises to hold my guns but this Tipton Gun Vise is the BEST. It not only can be used with long guns but handguns too. What I like about this gun vise is its versatility, it is very easy to use this vise with all types of long guns as well as handguns too.  The central aluminum channel on this vise holds all the attachments and they slide into any position that you want them too.  Whether you are cleaning or performing some gunsmithing tasks, this vise holds your guns securely and safely, and that makes any gun tasks much easier.

              What I Would Change About This Product:

              So far I do not see anything I would change.

              Final Remarks:

              This Tipton Best Gun Vise is easy to use and works really well.  I use it to clean all my rifles, shotguns and handguns and I am completely satisfied with this product.  It also works great when you are putting on scopes or other attachments on your guns.  I highly recommend this gun vise.

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                CIVIVI MINI PRAXIS FOLDING KNIFE

                Product Review

                Great Smaller Folder

                Product: CIVIVI Mini Praxis Folding Knife

                Price: $26.25

                Durability: High

                Best Place To Buy This Product: Amazon.com

                My Overall Rating: 9.0

                Quick Product Overview:

                The CIVIVI Mini Praxis is an affordable, quality folding knives. This knife has a satin drop point blade made from D2 steel. a flipper tab opener. It also has contoured black G-10 handle scales over a skeletonized stainless steel liner and a thoughtfully designed, ergonomic handle with a thumb rest, it provides a high-performance grip for even your most difficult cutting jobs. To top it all off, there is a deep-carry pocket clip for easy, everyday carry, liner lock mechanism for secure lock-up. deep-carry, tip-up, right hand pocket clip.

                Specifications Of This Product:

                Overall Length: 6.79″ / 172.5mm
                Width: 1.27″ / 32.3mm
                Overall Height(Include Clip): 0.62″ / 15.7mm
                Blade Length: 2.98″ / 75.6mm
                Closed Length: 3.81″ / 96.9mm
                Blade Thickness: 0.1″ / 2.5mm
                Handle Thickness: 0.45″ / 11.5mm
                Knife Weight: 2.77oz / 78.5g

                Blade Material: D2
                Blade Hardness: 59-61HRC
                Blade Grind: Flat
                Blade Finish: Satin Finished
                Blade Type: Drop Point

                Handle Material: G10
                Handle Color/Finish: Black
                Liner Material: Stainless Steel
                Liner Color/Finish: Gray

                What I Like About This Product:

                This is a nice little folder, it only has an overall length of 6.79″ so that is a bit smaller then I am used to using.  It was very sharp right out of the box and after I used my ceramic stone on it, made it excellent. I always use my ceramic stone on a knife, it always improves the sharpness. 

                What I Would Change About This Product:

                It came with a very nice little black zippered case which might be useful to some people but I thought it was kind of a waste.

                Final Remarks:

                The CIVIVI Mini Praxis Folding Knife is a very nice knife, well balanced and it opened and closed very well.  The liner lock mechanism worked very well. This knife carried very well in your pocket and opened very easily.  Even though it was smaller then I usually us I do recommend this knife.

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                  Would You Ever Buy A Chest Holster?

                  A chest holster was something I never thought I would buy, I never saw a need for one. All my holsters have been attached to my belt and that has worked fine for me so far.  But boy was I wrong! The chest holster is the best outdoor holster that you could ever utilize.  

                  Pros About A Chest Holster

                  The chest holster is a really good holster and here are a few reasons why:

                  • Chest holsters do not obstruct your movements,
                  • They are an ideal choice for outdoor activities such as biking, backpacking, hunting, climbing, camping, etc.
                  • They allow very quick access to your handgun
                  • They might work well for concealment, depending on your cover garment
                  • They retain your handgun very well
                  • The size adjustment work well for most sized people
                  • They are very comfortable when adjusted properly
                  • They are a good choice for large pistols and revolvers

                  Cons About Chest Holsters

                  The chest holster has a few things that you must be aware of:

                  • They may not be the most ideal holster for concealed carry
                  • Not everyone likes the way they fit
                  • They may not be the best choice for people with back or shoulder issues

                  Most Popular Chest Holsters

                  There are quite a few manufacturers that make a chest holster, here are my five favorites:

                  • Gunfighters, Inc – Kenai Chest Holster, best Kydex holster
                  • Diamond D – Guides Choice Chest Holster, most versatile chest holster
                  • Galco – Kodiak Shoulder Holster, best revolver chest holster
                  • Mans Gear Alaska – Chest Holster, Best nylon chest holster
                  • Hill People Gear – Kit Bag, Most versatile nylon chest holster

                  Which Chest Holster Did I Buy?

                  If you have read many of my posts you will know I like Kydex holsters, so why should that be any different with a chest holster.  My favorite chest holster is the one from Gunfighters, Inc, their Kenai Chest Holster.  This holster is designed to go over the top of your vest, jacket or other outer garment. so once you get it adjusted, it fits like a glove. Unlike a shoulder holster you should not  trim the excess straps to fit because depending on the season and your layers under the harness may change. The holster holds your handgun very securely and is in a position that you can get to it very easily. This is a holster that works well in most all outdoor activities, I use it when hiking, backpacking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, 4-wheeler riding, farm chores to name a few.  

                  Final Comments

                  I really like this holster, it is very comfortable, versatile and keeps your handgun in a place that is easy to get to.  I use this holster with my Glock 30 (.45ACP) and Glock 20 (10mm), and the nice thing is all you need to do is buy a new shell for each caliber handgun, one harness will work with all the different shells. My favorite use for this holster is backpacking, You just put on this chest holster and then put on your backpack and you are ready to go. When you get to a resting place just remove your backpack and your handgun stays where it needs to be.  I always had a difficult time figuring out where to put my handgun when backpacking and then being able to get to it when you needed to or taking off your backpack and off came your handgun too. Another plus about this chest holster is that it is basically weather-proof too, unlike the leather chest holsters that are on the market.

                  If you are looking for an awesome chest holster that feels comfortable, and holds your handgun very securely check out the Kenai Chest Holster from Gunfighters, Inc. I like this Kydex chest holster and recommend it fully. 

                  If you have any questions about this post or anything related to Everyday Carry (EDC)/Concealed Carry, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be happy to get back to you.

                  All the best,

                  Larry

                  Founder of Everyday Carry Essentials

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                    33,000 FT. MENS FLEECE VEST

                    Product Review

                    Awesome Fleece Vest

                    Product: 33,000 Ft. Mens Fleece Vest

                    Price: $ 29.99

                    Durability: High

                    Best Place To Buy This Product: Amazon.com

                    My Overall Rating: 9.0

                     

                    Quick Product Overview:

                    • SOFT FLEECE FOR LAYERED WARMTH – This fleece vest for men is crafted of 100% soft polyester. It’s the perfect outer or mid layer for any spring, fall or winter activity, such as running, walking, workout, hiking, golf, skiing, camping and travel, etc.
                    • 4 DEEP POCKETS (2 zippered pockets & 2 inner pockets) – This men’s vest is super functional and fashionable. 2 zip-up hand pockets and 2 inner patch pockets are perfectly sized to keep your stuff safe and secure, such as a large cellphone, a wallet, gloves,etc.
                    • WARM & COMFORTABLE – This sleeveless jacket is soft with a little stretch to it, allows for a wide range of motion due to the elasticized armholes and great fabric. You won’t feel any restricted when doing outdoor sports or working indoors, etc.
                    • CLASSIC FIT – This lightweight polar fleece vest features a high stand collar, full-zip front, long cut, and fitted fit for warmth and classic style.

                    Specifications Of This Product:

                    Fabric type – 100% Polyester
                    Care instructions – Machine Wash
                    Origin – Imported
                    Country of Origin – China

                     

                    What I Like About This Product:

                    This is an excellent vest, being that it is fleece, it adds warmth to your wardrobe with a little style. But it is also very light weight and that lets you wear it indoors without feeling too hot. My wardrobe is western so this vest fits right in, but the main reason I like it is as a cover garment. I always have a concealed carry handgun in a inside the waistband (IWB) holster or under my armpit in a shoulder holster.  Either way this vest hides the fact that I am wearing a handgun.   

                    What I Would Change About This Product:

                    I like the vest and do not have anything to change about it. But just wanted to mention that animal hair loves to stick to fleece, just so you know.

                    Final Remarks:

                    The 33,000 ft. Men’s Fleece Vest is a great vest, it hangs down nicely and is thick enough that it does not “print” the firearm. This can easily be worn in Fall. Winter and Spring, Summer will be your personal choice. I really like using a vest for a cover garment, it is something that you can leave on all the time and people are not suspicious. This vest really works great with a waistband holster, it is long cut so it hides your holster well.  I highly recommend this vest as a cover garment for concealed carry.

                    If you are interested in this product, click here.  If you are interested in similar products, click on the link below and it will take you to my EDC Cover Garment page, Thanks for reading this product review.

                    Go To EDC Cover Garments.

                    If you have any questions about this product review or anything else related to Everyday Carry (EDC)/Concealed Carry, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be happy to get back to you.

                    Thanks,

                    Larry

                    Founder of Everyday Carry Essentials

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