EDC & Range Gear: Shot Show 2016

Here is a collection of what we thought were some of the best every day carry items (EDC) and Range Gear that we got photos of at the show.

These photos are just a few of the best photos taken.  They are meant to show the variety of what is to be seen at Shot Show and are not necessarily a reflection of our editorial support.

EDC and Range Gear

Range Gear

must haves include a vehicle

such as theAPE Flambeau

or the lovely Black OPS made for the NRA.

Another Ultimate Range Vehicle

ASYM Ammo:

Asym Presision Ammo

Benchmade Knives:

more Benchmade KnivesBenchmade Knives

Buck Knives:

Buck Knives

CRKT Knives:

CRKT Knives

Gargoyles Shooting Eyewear:

Gargoyles Shooting Eyewear

Helle Knives:

Helle Knives

Lapua Ammo:

Lapua Ammo

Lenser Flashlights and Leatherman Multitools:

Leatherman 1Leatherman 2Leatherman 3Leatherman 4Leatherman 5Ledlenser Leatherman 2Ledlenser Leatherman1Maglite Flashlights

Maxpedition Bags:

Maxpedition Bags & Range Gear

MTM Special Op Watches

MTM Special Ops Watches

Night Core Flashlights:

Nite Core Flashlights

OKC Knives:

OKC Knives

Olight Flashlights:

Olight Flashlights

Plate Carrier:

Plate Carrier

Smith & Wesson Flashlights:

Smith & Wesson Flash Lights

SteelStag Knives:

Steelstag Knives

 

 

 

Atticus James is traveling in India for the month of February.  You can follow his adventures at AtticusJames.com.  In the meantime, he has left all of the photos from Shot Show 2016 for those of us left behind to post for him.  (This would explain any issues with photos being mislabeled.  Apologies in advance if this happens).

Shot Show 2016 Day Two Round Up

Day Two Round Up

See the top five favs that range from a gun that breaks down into a back pack to a snuf can holder for your rifle?

We also saw ELD, extreme low drag rounds.  And of course what every man needs in his closet is a hanger that will support up to 125 pounds!

Shot Show 2016 has a bit of everything and we are looking forward to discovering more in day 3.  Stay tuned for more coverage!

 

Kilimanjaro Gear Review PT:2 The Bags

I have been provided the materials needed for this review. However, my opinions are entirely my own and I have not been paid to publish positive comments.

Kilimanjaro Gear was kind enough to ship us a few products to test out, the first of which was two of the knives they make. You can find that review here.

If you have ever spent much time with me you will know I carry the Kilimanjaro Gear Tactical Elite Mirati bag with me anywhere I go. It can be full of anything, my gym gear, my laptop, my camera gear or whatever else I might need for the day.

Kilimanjaro Gear Review

Kilimanjaro Gear Tactical Elite Mirati

While looking at the different bags Kilimanjaro Gear had to offer, I wanted to get one Tactical elite and one Tactical bag for review so I could compare the two. I picked the Mirati because I travel and I wanted a large enough bag to fit all of my gear for a trip. The Mirati has a bunch of different pockets and spots I can organize my gear in.

Kilimanjaro Gear Tactical Elite Mirati

On the side of the bag it has two compartments for smaller objects like a flashlight, a multi tool or sunglasses. I keep my Olight R40 1100 Lumen flashlight in the zipper pocket because of how handy it is to have.  

The largest compartment fits my camera or my clothes while the smaller compartment fits my iPad, cables, batteries and whatever else I might need for work that day.

Specs

A compact, well sized multipurpose day-backpack.  Ideally suited for use as a carry-on, patrol bag, hunting backpack or hiking pack.  Dual main compartments for stowing gear you may need in a hurry.  Additional features include an internal admin panel, hydration/concealment zippered pocket and outer webbing straps for modular attachments.

· Dual Main Compartments
· External Hose Port
· Reinforced Grab Handle
· 100 Oz./ 3 L Hydration Compatible (Bladder Not Included)
· Fits up to 15.4 in. (38 cm) Diagonal Laptop Computer
· Hook and Loop Patch for Adding Name Tape or Logo Patches
· External Adjustable Side Compression Straps
· Adjustable Sternum and Waist Straps
· Internal Admin Panel
· Padded Mesh Back Panel for Enhanced Moisture Wicking
· PALS Webbing for Modular Pouch Attachments
· Front Elastic Cords to Hold Jacket or Extra Clothes
Overall Dimensions: 13 in. (L) x 18 in. (H) x 11 in. (D) (33 cm x 46 cm x 28 cm)

Capacity: 1577 Cu. In. / 26 Liters

Material: 1000-Denier Textured Nylon Fabric

Kilimanjaro Gear Transport Modular Assault Pack

I used this bag before the Mirati shipped and even though this bag is smaller is truly is a very handy pack.

Kilimanjaro Gear Transport Modular Assault Pack

It works as a travel bag even though it would only fit clothes because of its size. My laptop is just small enough to fit into the Mirati and the Transport Modular Assault Pack dimensions are smaller so the laptop does not fit.

Lately I have just been using this bag as an overnight bag I keep in my truck so when I am staying late on a project I have something to change into.

Specs

This compact accordion style pack is perfect size for when you want to travel light, such as city exploring or hiking excursion.  The water resistant construction keeps your gear dry and secure in any climate.  Hydration and laptop compatible.

  • Four Unique Storage Areas
  • Left and Right Hose Ports with Reinforced Flaps
  • Hydration Compatible (Bladder Not Included)
  • Heavy Duty Carry Handle
  • Fits up to 15 in. (38 cm) Diagonal Laptop Computer
  • Hook and Loop Patch for Adding Name Tape or Logo Patches
  • External Adjustable Side Compression Straps
  • Adjustable Sternum and Waist Straps
  • Contoured Padded Shoulder Straps with D-Rings
  • Padded Mesh Back Panel for Enhanced Moisture Wicking
  • PALS Webbing for Modular Pouch Attachments
  • Grommet Drainage Ports

Overall Dimensions: 9.5 in. (L) x 18 in. (H) x 10 in. (D) (24 cm x 46 cm x 25 cm)

Capacity: 1086 Cu. In. / 18 Liters

Material: 600D Polyester

Final Thoughts

I love the size and use I get out of my Mirati. I pretty much do not leave home without.
The Transport Modular Assault Pack is smaller but it still has a place and I love having both bags.

I recommend knowing your bag needs before picking up any type, style or size bag. Finding out you are unable to use a bag for your laptop when that is what you planned on using it for is a real bummer. Thankfully this wasn’t the case for me as I got the Transport Modular Assault Pack for range work and as an extra go bag.