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Two companions in Clint's concealment and draw test with EOTAC clothing included his Volkmann Custom 1911.45 ACP and a Benchmade 9051 AFOII knife. The EOTAC 502 Field Jacket offers plenty of pockets for storage.

'em I couldn't carry the thing, but joking aside, it has lots of places to carry stuff like cell phones or spare ammo. The field jacket comes in three color options, with the dark and light brown being the lower profile colors in my opinion.

This is probably my favorite of the EOTAC line as it is a very low profile piece of gear. Regardless of what people say, I think field jackets and vests can draw attention to the wearer or at least they do in my world.

I like the 501 because it wears well for concealment yet with practice allows for a very smooth and slick drawing stroke. The bottom of the heavy and well-made shirt has side vents making access to the handgun or spare ammunition pretty easy. In the pocket mode, it has a left sleeve pocket for smaller items you can securely zip in place. The shirt is available in four low-profile muted colors.

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Since we are on the subject of concealed carry, I have two other suggestions. First off, I acquired a new pistol from Luke Volkmann (yes it's a 1911). The craftsmanship is excellent and the pistol does exactly what a concealed carry pistol is supposed to — always works. Volkmann builds several versions and will even do custom work, but what I like most of all is his guns work and they are not overblown marketing mass-made-desert-warrior-operator-digital-gigabyte things, they are truly just fighting handguns.

Ms.Alicia Hunt of Benchmade Knives helped me choose the Benchmade Black

Class 9051AFOII knife (all Benchmade stuff is color coded and numbered), which has been extensively evaluated by the Army Evaluation Task Force. The Army can test the 9051 better than me, but for my money the 9051 passed the Clint evaluation pretty well. I am not a knife fighting guy but the auto release is a functional favorite of mine for those interested in concealed carry of personal defense weapons because it can be operated and opened with one hand or either hand as need be. Knives may or may not be as good as guns, then again knives never run out of ammo ... just a thought.

The future will bring new things, better put, different things. I think the world is changing and it would be wise to consider how we can change with it. Our ability to carry and conceal personal defense weapons is important with the only issue more important being our ability to use these weapons and skills effectively. Dress up and train up, the future is here tomorrow.

BENCHMADE KNiVES 300 BEAVERCREEK RD., OREGON CiTY, OR 97045 (800) 800-7427, WWW.BENCHMADE.COM

EOTAC CLOTHiNG 1940 OLD DUNBAR ROAD WEST COLUMBiA, SC 29172 (803) 744-9930, WWW.EOTAC.COM

LUKE VOLKMANN CUSTOM GUNS 1595 CARR STREET, LAKEWOOD, CO 80214 (303) 888-4904, WWW.VOLKMANNCUSTOM.COM

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