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Sunday, September 17, 2006

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5 Emergency Tools That Could Save Your Life

1) a good flashlight. There are many on the market, like the Inova LED floodlights and the Night Ops Gladius combat flashlights. Most violent criminal attacks and gun fights take place at night or in low light. Enuf said, get a good light and keep it with you.

2) reliable, spare magazines for your firearm. Carry at least one spare and buy a name brand. Don't scrimp on quality and stay away from the aftermarket stuff. We recommend magazines from Glock, Mec Gar and Springfield Armoury for their XD, amongst others.

3) pepper spray. If you carry a gun, also carry pepper spray. A firearm is a deadly weapon and pepper spray is not. Using pepper spray might defuse the situation without resorting to your fiream. Pepper spray from Sabre Self Defense is the best stuff around.

4) a tactical folding knife. Get a good knife from Benchmade, Smith and Wesson or Emerson and keep it on you.

5) a cell phone. How else are you going to call who you need to call?

Common sense stuff, but do you have all of these with you when you are out and about?

Shawn in the Korengal Valley, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

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