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5.11 Tactical Raises Funds In Memory of September 11

To commemorate the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, 5.11 Tactical will offer a special clothing line with the purpose of raising money for three funds that pay tribute to those who serve the public safety. “The goal is to raise $750, 000 in total to the funds through this support program,” said Dan Costa, 5.11 Tactical’s CEO. “We are so grateful to the men and women who put their lives on the line every day for us. This is one way  to show public safety officers across the country that we will not forget their sacrifices.” With input...

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From the Ladies Room: Show Season Blues

Trade shows are an integral part of life for any manufacturer.  Despite the fact that the show circuit appears to be fun, it is something more akin to chewing on tinfoil.  After four seasons on the circuit, I have constructed some points of insight from the road…Quadruple shot Americanos and Monsters become the liquids of choice.  This in and of itself is not as alarming as is the fact that these high-powered babies don’t deliver the juice after a few days.  In my opinion…these two substances are simply one step shy of crack, and if they don’t help…what will!? ...

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Alaska’s Gone Fishin’ Lodge: Just The Way I Wanted It

By Steve McGrath Have you ever heard the cliché, “variety is the spice of life?” I grew up with it being used on an almost daily basis, though I still believe it was just a ploy by my mother to get me to eat more vegetables. After hearing it so often, I swore that it would be erased from not only my memory, but from any future references in my life. I broke my own promise after visiting Alaska this past summer. Like most of you reading this article, I have long since had Alaska in my sights. I...

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I Never Pulled the Trigger

By Stephen B. Owen Can there be any greater dream for a southern boy than to hunt the wilds of Alaska? That is exactly where I found myself recently when my best friend Chris invited me to go on a moose hunt with him southeast of Fairbanks. While in Fairbanks buying a new scope at Sportsman’s Wharehouse (I just love airline baggage handlers) I picked up a copy of the Sportsman’s News. On my return trip to Tennessee from the moose hunt I began reading my copy of the Sportsman’s News. The articles led me to thinking about my...

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Mule Deer of the Canadian Heartland

By Shawn Monson The chains begin to rattle and shake, the familiar clicking sound begins as the hoist raises the last deer kill of my Alberta season.  With a final click the deer comes to rest in mid air.  The chains secure its height, and I stare at the carcass as it slowly sways back and forth.  The tools of the skinning shack are quickly snatched up and the sound of sharpening knives snap me out of my trance.  The bitter sweet sounds always remind me of the experience and relationships built every year we are there. Canada is...

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