If there’s ever one truthful thing to say about a career in Law Enforcement, it has to be that this is an ever evolving profession, both on a conceptual level and a personal one. I found myself with a different duty assignment several years into my career and found myself transitioning out of patrol and into a more specialized position. I found it was a change I needed quite a bit and afterwards I wished it would have happened sooner. In the new position I found a new need to carry some of my gear, namely my customized AR15 patrol rifle, in a more compact and discreet manner. I no longer needed it ready to go at a moment’s notice, but still wanted to have it nearby in case ‘the big one’ were to happen during my shift. Enter the Galati Gear Discreet Case.
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The Leupold CQT Riflescope has been around for a while now. It was intended to be something of a ‘do it all’ solution for the Military and Law Enforcement. The concept was to provide a scope with a true 1x magnification and an illuminated reticle for fast shots at close range and average battle distances, while providing the magnification necessary to allow the shooter to make longer shots if necessary. Originally it was only available with a circle dot reticle, which in my opinion, put it up against more affordable options. A red dot sight from Eotech or Aimpoint will run you around $500 and quality magnifiers and mounts can be had for around $300, that really undercuts Leupold by about $300-400 dollars. It was also what had me using the red dot / magnifier solution on my patrol rifle. I didn’t see any advantage to the CQT over those systems. Now if you price the red dot solution with magnifiers from Eotech and Aimpoint, your pricing will be similar, and I’m sure that’s what Leupold had in mind when they set the price. However, speaking from experience dealing with a number of guys with AR15s in LE circles, most were running magnifiers from Vortex, Lucid, and Primary Arms because the features were almost as good at a third the price of the Eotech and Aimpoint solutions. My opinion about the usefulness of the Leupold CQT changed quite a bit when they added the option to order the scope with Leupold’s CM-R2 reticle. This new reticle adds a bit of versatility to the CQT that is unmatched by Eotech and Aimpoint.
At one point I found myself looking for a small, easy to carry, general purpose gear/range bag and had a look around at some of the offerings. Maxpedition came up in my searching and I started looking at packs they offer. They have a wide and diverse range of packs and accessories available. I settled on the Maxpedition Lunada Gearslinger as the size and features seemed to loosely fit my list of requirements of a range bag. It was reasonably compact but big enough for a box of ammunition and some hearing protection.
Here we are taking a look at another ammunition management solution, this one from the folks at Triad Tactical. The Triad Tactical Rifle Ammo Pouch (RAP) is an interesting solution to ammunition storage and transport. Many of us want to get away from the bulky size and chicklet effect of the plastic ammo boxes when we attend a class, match, etc. with a precision rifle and we have to carry a significant quantity of ammunition along with us. The Triad Tactical Rifle Ammo Pouch addresses this issue in a simple way but it really happens to work well and has become one of my preferred methods of ammunition storage on the move.