The Gear Journal

Leica Telephoto Assembly RIFLE

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How’s this for a rare Leica accessory? That’s a IIIa you see there all buttoned up against the stock. It’s all part of a kit that was made in very limited numbers in the 1930’s. Details here.



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Need a pair of scissors on your keychain with a little more behind them than your typical Swiss Army job? Look up the boys at SisXorx… Worst spelling of the word ever, but the scissors do look the part. Check it out.

Pump Action Sling Shot

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So you need to shoot some shit, but don’t want to bother your neighbors with the sound of a rim-fire .22 pistol or the like? No sweat… Just buddy up with this crazy bastard and maybe he will let you borrow his pump action sling shot.


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So remember that conversation we had on iPod watches? We knew it was gonna take off… and it did. So much so, in fact, that Apple actually designed new “watch faces” for their latest generation iPod Nano. And Hex? That are still at it – creating watch bands for the Nano. Hell, this metal bracelet ain’t half bad.

Still, I think I’ll stick to my autos…

5.11 Tactical – Vest & Cargo Pants

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When 5.11 Tactical approached me about doing a review of some of their products, I was pretty fired up. I’ve always loved their bags and packs and couldn’t wait to get my hands on their offerings. So, I was pretty let down when I learned I was actually going to be reviewing their “Taclite Pro Vest” and their “Taclite Pro Pant.”

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Best Made

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I love Best Made. They have such an eye for style and design… And they do it with such functional stuff. But did you know they made more than just axes?

Check it out.

Herschel Little America

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I don’t know a thing about this brand, but I sure do like their style. The “Little America” backpack pictured above is just one of their classically inspired products.

Check them all out here.