The best April Fools joke this year:

Honestly I can’t stand April Fools day on the internet.  Most of the memes and marketing stunts companies pull are just low hanging fruit trash, and the social network feeds are FULL of the stuff for two days.  5.11 did a nice job on these patch pants though 😂..

If you guys remember, back in 2012 they did a “tactical duty kilt” as a joke.. then TONS of people wanted them so they ended up producing them.  They brought it back a couple more times after that.  I just checked their site and it looks like it now is a permanent fixture.   I have a feeling these morale patch pants are going to follow the same trend; people love gag stuff that is also functional and high enough quality to actually use regularly.


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Tactical concealed carry pants:

Behind the tactical scenes.  How the pants work:

Surgical elastic band… hmmmm.  Not really sure having a tourniquet on my leg is going to be comfortable, no matter how loose I can run it.  Also, the biggest you can carry is a full size 5″ 1911?  What if you want to run a Deagle?  Weakkkkkkk :P

Normally I’d really make fun of something like this, but these guys actually put in effort to make this system seemingly good for a wide range of people.   I wouldn’t call it “zero print” like they do, but at least it looks like you’re carrying around a book rather than a handgun.  Wait… is reading illegal yet?  Better make sure it’s not The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn or you might be seeing how that asphalt tastes.

For me, all of these systems are a no-go simply because I’m extremely picky when it comes to fit.  At least they didn’t externally logo the pants… that’s always another deal breaker for me on any clothing unless it’s very minimal and in a spot which is out of the way.  For you though… cop (purchase) or nah?  $200 directly from STRYKR.



Gat tip: Tom


Yesterday’s 24 hour 5.11 giveaway was for a 5.11 Tactical polo shirt and pair of cargo pants.

The following person will be a lot more tactical by mid next week because of this draw:

Brent – #54505

Brent’s favorite song to listen to in the car on the way to a shooting outing is The Eagles – Life in the fast lane:

I’m glad I asked the song question, I found out about a lot of cool new songs/artists I had never heard of.

Congrats Brent.  I’ll be contacting you shortly for your name/address.  Everyone else, you still have today (Friday) left to win some gear from 5.11 Tactical so stay tuned.


Another day, another giveaway from the good people over at 5.11 Tactical. They want to make sure you look good and tactical at work or play in some new gear.

Today we’re hooking up one guy or girl with a 5.11 Polo Shirt and a pair of 5.11 Cargo Pants.

The winner chooses their size and color of both of the following:

Performance Polo

  • 6.7 oz – 100% Polyester Jersey, no snag polyester fabric
  • Short Sleeve, Synthetic Knit
  • Tough melamine buttons
  • No roll collar with flexible collar stays
  • Reinforced dual pen pockets on left sleeve
  • Mic clips at center placket and shoulders
  • Pen pockets on left sleeve
  • Gusseted sleeves
  • Assorted colors
  • Women’s sizes available as well


Covert Cargo Pant

  • Large covert cargo pockets on both legs each capable of carrying 2 30-rd AR15/M4 magazines.
  • Casual looking deep rear pockets.
  • Dual front deep pockets.
  • One traditional and a second zippered pocket capable of carrying two pistol mags per pocket.
  • Durable, comfortable and functional.
  • Superior fit.
  • Double and triple-stitch construction.
  • Bartacks in high stress areas.
  • Self-adjusting comfort waistband.
  • Cordura® nylon lining in select zones
  • Genuine YKK® zippers and Prym® snaps.
  • Tough 8.5-oz. peached cotton canvas – very comfortable.

Be sure to check out 5.11’s full line of polo shirts, cargo pants, hiking boots, and flashlights.

Giveaway Rules:

  • You must be located in the U.S.
  • Don’t be a dick (this always applies) and enter the contest if you are just planning on selling the item if you win.

How to enter:

  • Just leave ONE comment on this post by telling me your favorite song to listen to in the car, on the way to a shooting outing.  Don’t reply to anyone.  More than one comment will disqualify you.
  • Use a valid email address so I can contact you if you win.  Your email address will not be used for anything else but notifying you of a win.

The Draw:

  • At midnight tonight I’ll close the comments and generate a random number.  The number will correspond to the winner, who I will then contact for their mailing address.

Good luck!


Pants customized for pocket carry.  Awkward shuffle-run possibly included:

Maybe that’s just how that guy runs, even without those pants?  Who knows, but if I had a compact Glock jammed in my right pocket I’m positive I wouldn’t look like much of an operator when running either.

Killer pleats bro.  See a dude explain the system and appear to fiddle with his junk for a minute and a half:

If I thought pocket carry was a good idea I would like this idea in theory. What I definitely don’t like is that you have to buy their pants to get it.  I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a snob when it comes to a lot of things, clothing being one of them.  I don’t care what other people wear or can or can’t afford, but I personally wouldn’t want to be seen even cutting lawn in these “Mom jeans”.

Getting a pair of  jeans that I like, and/or already own customized by a seamstress to do this?  Now that sounds like a better business plan for a niche market.

I watched some of the videos on youtube, and the draw looks pretty awkward. Although they say it’s faster in comparison to other CCW methods, they don’t show the fact you would (or should) be carrying your loaded Glock with a trigger block which you would still have to eject.

The three things you will have to practice:

  1. Reaching in a closed pocket and grabbing the gun
  2. Tilting the gun toward your junk to break the snaps on the pants open
  3. Ejecting the trigger block before you can fire

Under extreme stress I just don’t see the average person having the dexterity to preform all three of those actions flawlessly. My personal belief is that you still can’t beat a good IWB holster for simplicity, safety, and comfort.

Check out the CCW Breakaway website for more information, or to purchase a pair.


Hat tip: Steven