FMG Online Exclusives Explore Trifecta Of Must-Use Products
On americanhandgunner.com, FMG Online Editor Mark Kakkuri puts three products from his everyday carry kit to the test everywhere from his office to a 10-day family vacation — the Spyderco Native 5 FRN Knife, Bravo Company’s BCM Mk15 Tritium Watch and the Brite-Strike EPLI Flashlight.
In the online article “Exclusive: Three to Get Ready,” Mark takes readers through his personal experience with these three daily carry products. “As far as features go, the Spyderco Native 5 FRN manual-open knife is fairly basic…But the lightweight, excellent handle and perfect pocket clip made carrying it every day a joy”; Bravo Company’s BCM Mk15 Tritium Watch was on his wrist for “10 straight days of vacation, including hours immersed in the Atlantic Ocean,” and even the construction of “a few sand sculptures,” none of which could dull its sapphire scratch-resistant crystal or slow it down: “it hasn’t lost a minute”; Brite-Strike’s EPLl is Mark’s preferred pocket light because of its compact versatility where “one click yields a bright beam, the next click yields a dimmer beam and another click a blinding strobe.”
In a review featured on gunsmagazine.com, Kakkuri shares specs and a photo tour of a First Tactical Backpack. His review of First Tactical’s Backpack is a full list of specs along with his comments and detailed images. His survey of this 1000D water resistant nylon pack with five external pockets and three internal pockets is as robust and reliable as the bag. He says, “The main compartment offers padded backing, pockets for two water bottles (or whatever else) and a zipped mesh compartment. The zippers allow it to be opened up to 190 degrees. Overall, a nice but tough and tidy pack. Plenty of MOLLE webbing and places for patches, too.”
To view and read “Exclusive: Three to Get Ready” and “First Tactical Backpack,” interact with Mark and join the conversation, please go to americanhandgunner.com/exclusives and gunsmagazine.com/exclusives.
Online visitors to GUNS and American Handgunner will have access to these articles and others in Kakkuri’s weekly posts. To view all online content, visit americanhandgunner.com/exclusives and gunsmagazine.com/exclusives. And remember, if you have a question or comment, text Mark at (248) 328-2538