Quick Draw Gun Holster Lubricant

I have had the opportunity to spend some time with the Gun Holster Lubricant manufactured by Quick Draw Gear. I have to say that this stuff does what it says it will do. I experienced no issues or problems when utilizing this product, and did notice a smoothness to holster draw that was not there before.

I am no scientist, so let me list a few items from the manufacturer’s page:

  • Quick Draw is a precise ratio of viscosity optimized silicone and lanolin. Just one spray creates a thin lubricating barrier between the holster and firearm that gives you an ultra-fast draw and protects the weapon. It speeds the draw by reducing friction and also protects your holster and firearm from abrasion, scuffing, corrosion and rust.
  • Developed and field tested by military and law enforcement, Quick Draw gives you the confidence of a fast draw each and every time you reach for your sidearm. No hanging, gripping, or friction to slow down your first shot time giving you the edge on the competition.
  • There are numerous kinds of silicone, each with viscosity ranging from thinner than water to thick grease. Quick Draw was perfected by testing a range of silicone types and viscosities to create the perfect lubricant for drawing a handgun from modern snug holsters. In combination with lanolin, Quick Draw creates a thin lubricating and protecting layer of silicone, while the lanolin penetrates to protect the gunmetal and holster.Typical silicone sprays found at home improvement stores contain tiny amounts of silicone with tons of fillers. Quick draw contains 20-30X more silicon than typical silicone spray lubricants.
  • Owned and operated by US Marine Corp and US ARMY Airborne veterans. Many of our friends continue with their careers in the military, working with private military contractors like Blackwater or law enforcement. We developed Quick Draw to give them every tactical advantage possible in their harsh operating environments where every second counts.

A list of possible applications:

  • Silicone spray is recommended by Safariland, Bianchi, and most quality holster manufacturers.
  • Safe for all holster types including Kydex, Leather, Nylon, and plastic.
  • Contains no oils, water, waxes or other harsh chemicals.
  • Protects firearm from abrasion, scuffing, corrosion, and rust.
  • It’s not only for holsters and can be used to protect knife blades, exterior surface of rifles, handguns and magazines.

I would like to give away a brand new unused bottle to one lucky person.
How to enter: Just leave a comment on this review.
How many entries per person: One entry per person.
Entry requirements: None other than leaving a real email address to only be used for contest winning notification.
Winner selected: December 20, 2015

Safeguard Armor Ghost

I have had the privilege of testing out some body armor, specifically the Ghost model provided by Safeguard Armor. The model I was able to get some hands-on time with was rated Ballistic Level II and Edged Blade Level I.

Safeguard Armor Ghost

Safeguard Armor Ghost

I have to say that this is a really impressive piece of gear, and I do not say that lightly. Coming from someone who has no prior experience with a body armor like this, I had some expectations built up in my head from articles I’ve read and movies. The Ghost model by Safeguard Armor lived up to all of my expectations.

The image below is one of my favorites that I took from the review process. It features a 9mm round that was captured in the first layer of kevlar, both front and back images side by side.

Layer 1

Layer 1

Testing utilized a 9mm FNX handgun at distances from 10 yards to point-blank. The armor held up extremely well to the punishment. For example, the following image shows the aftermath of a shot that was fired point-blank with the muzzle of the pistol resting against the surface of the vest.

From left to right: the outer surface of the vest; inner surface of vest; kevlar layer penetration; intact kevlar on back.

Point Blank

Point Blank

The armor was very good at stopping rounds, with a success rate of greater than 71%. After multiple repeated hits in the same general area, the kevlar material would spread out a bit and thus let rounds through. But that is the nature of the material, and not a detractor against the product itself.

Have a look at the various state of rounds stopped by the armor:

Rounds Stopped

Rounds Stopped

With regards to the Edged Blade protection, I did not perform much testing other than attempting stabbing and slashing attacks. Neither were able to penetrate even the first layer of the kevlar material.

Wrapping Up
If you are in the need of affordable body armor I highly recommend the Ghost by Safeguard Armor as a solid, effective solution.

Lone Wolf Glock 22/31 .357 Sig Replacement Barrel

Lone Wolf Distributors
Lone Wolf Distributors manufactures barrels, recoil springs, compensators, Glock frames, slides, etc for Glocks. They not only offer their own brand parts but also other well known brands like ISM, Glock OEM and Lightning Strike. They carry just about everything for Glocks.

Lone Wolf Distributors has a “real time” inventory system on their website that displays current inventory of any product. So you know exactly what is in stock. I love that! They also have an online chat feature so you can ask questions before ordering. Now that’s customer service!

Lone Wolf barrels are manufactured by Dasan Machineries Co. LTD. The Dasan headquarters is located in South Korea but a new facility has opened in Duluth, Georgia, U.S.A. Dasan is a huge barrel manufacturer for many big brand names and has been in operation for over 20 years. They are well known for high quality and low prices.

Lone Wolf G31 .357 Sig Barrel
The Lone Wolf G31 barrel is made from mill select 416R stainless steel on high tech CNC machines. Every LWD (Lone Wolf Distributors) barrel is heat treated to ensure proper strength and durability. The lockup area is slightly larger than an OEM Glock barrel to provide better accuracy without sacrificing reliability. The feed ramp and bore are polished to remove any tooling marks or burrs. This increases reliability and accuracy. The exterior of the stainless steel barrel is diamond polished and looks awesome. The rifling is broach cut which allows any type bullet to be used such as cast, jacketed or plated. All LWD barrels have a target crown that is well done and attributes to excellent accuracy. A lifetime warranty is standard on all LWD barrels.

The G31 barrel is a drop in replacement part which means NO gunsmithing required. You just field strip your G22 or G31 and replace the OEM barrel with the LWD barrel and re-assemble. It actually is that simple. The G22 magazine will feed either 40 S&W or 357 Sig ammo.

After I bought my Glock 22, I wanted to also get a Glock 31 in .357 Sig but they were hard to find. The .357 Sig is a hot round that offers higher velocities over the 40 S&W. The .357 Sig fires a 124 grain bullet at 1,400 fps. When I read about G31 conversion barrels for Glocks, I looked at Lone Wolf Distributors barrels. With the G31 barrel, I have 2 Glocks in one. I can swap barrels to shoot either the 40 S&W or 357 Sig. After reading that it’s a drop in part (no gunsmithing), I was sold. I bought one for $90. What a bargain!

The LWD G31 barrel is a real beauty inside and out. A close visual inspection denotes a well made, precision product with no burrs, scratches or any type of defect. The rifling looks sharp and deep. So how does it fit in the Glock 22? It drops right in. The stainless steel barrel contrasts nicely with the black Glock finish. The barrel finish is non-glare stainless while the lockup area or breech is matte bead blasted which is a nice bonus. There is a Wolf logo on top of the breech area which I could do without.

LWD G31 at the Range
So how does it shoot? 100% reliable and more accurate than I can shoot. No surprises here. I put 200 rounds through the LWD G31 barrel without a hitch.

The Lone Wolf Distributors Glock 31 barrel is a precision made barrel at a very affordable price. It enables the Glock 22 to shoot 357 Sig ammo without any gunsmithing work. It give you two guns in one. The fit and finish are excellent. You can also shoot cast lead ammo whereas the OEM Glock barrels cannot.

The LWD logo engraved on the barrel is a bit tacky.

Author Bio
Kevin Mazza is a NRA member, experienced hunter, shooter and reloader and has written hundreds of firearm related articles and reviews. Kevin is the owner and editor of Pellet Guns 1.com.

Tulammo 40 S&W Ammo Review

Tula Cartridge Works
Tula Cartridge Works is a Russian ammunition manufacturer marketing under the well know name of Tulammo. Tula Cartridge Works has been manufacturing small arms ammunition for over 125 years and is currently the largest small arms supplier worldwide.Contrary to popular belief, Tula Cartridge Works is a “high tech” manufacturing plant and produces low tolerance ammunition.

Tulammo Steel Cased Ammo
Tulammo 40 S&W ammo is polymer coated steel cased ammunition designed for target or combat type scenarios. The steel cases are mild steel and relatively “soft”. They will not damage the chamber or any part of a firearm. The polymer coating prevents corrosion and assists with smooth feeding and extraction. The bullets are full metal jacket of either full copper or bimetal. The bimetal bullets are layers of mild steel and copper. The 40 S&W ammunition is loaded with 180 grain FMJ to a velocity of 990 fps. The retail price is $15.25 per box of 50 rounds.



There is a lot of controversy regarding steel cased ammo. People think it’s the same steel as in gun barrels. It is NOT. It is mild steel that has been annealed or softened via heating. It has to be soft in order to expand upon firing to seal the chamber otherwise gas would rush out the action of the firearm. Steel cased ammo will not harm chambers/barrels.

Bimetal bullets are manufactured from mild steel and copper. The two metals are layered to form the jacket. Bimetal bullets will not harm gun barrels but may wear them slightly faster than copper jacketed bullets. There is increased friction with bimetal bullets compared to copper. The friction increases the heat which causes more wear on the gun barrel. The hotter a gun barrel gets the faster it will wear out.

Tulammo Tolerances
To give you an idea of the precision that Tula Cartridge Works works with, I weighed 20 or the 50 rounds on a digital powder scale to determine the weight variance. If the variance is great, I would expect the ammo to not group well and therefore not precision made. Lower variances are a good sign of high quality precision ammo.

Here are the stats:

Average Weight – 248.085 grains
Lowest Weight – 245.60 grains
Highest Weight – 250.80 grains
Max Variance – 5.2 grains
Avg Variance – 2.485 grains

The Tulammo data is very good. It’s actually better than most brands of ammo like Winchester, Blazer and PMC. A maximum weight variance of 5 grains is excellent. That’s only 2% variance at a maximum. That’s very small. This shows that the components are low tolerance and excellent quality. I have loaded ammunition where the bullets alone varied 2-3 grains and that’s only one of the 4 components. Powder charges can vary .5 grains also and the brass a few grains also.

Tulammo at the Range
Now for the ammo testing. I’m using my Hi Point 4095 TS carbine to test the accuracy and reliability of the Tulammo 40 S&W ammo. I’m not using any optical sights, only the stock peep sights that come with every Hi Point 4095 carbine. I’m shooting at an indoor range without a gun rest. The Tulammo ammo is shot from a standing position and at a range of 15 yards.

The Tulammo ammo is steel cased with a polymer coating. The polymer coating’s purpose is to prevent corrosion and assist with feeding and ejection. The steels cases are less than slippery at best. When I started loading rounds into the Hi Point 10 round magazine there was some resistance, more than with brass cases. But it was not excessive. Just noticeable.



I fired all 10 rounds into the target staged at 15 yards. I used a semi rapid fire to simulate a self defense/combat scenario. I fired 10 rounds in about 10 seconds. 10 trigger pulls and 10 holes in the target. 100% reliability so far. I pulled the target and found 10 holes in about a 2” circle. That’s definitely a “kill zone” for a human target. This ammo does not lack accuracy.

I staged another target out at 15 yards to test the rest of the ammo. I fired the remaining 40 rounds at a semi rapid rate without any malfunctions. The empties fell several feet from me. Ejection was robust and showed no signs of a problem with steel cases. I picked up several spent cases to examine them. They were clean with no real powder residue on the outside of the case.
I have heard people say that Russian ammo or Tulammo is dirty. I have seen no evidence of that with this lot. All 40 rounds went into a 2.5” circle with the exception of 2 fliers which I caused.



Tualmmo is inexpensive quality ammo designed for target practice. It functioned 100% in my Hi Point 4095 carbine and my Glock 22 but it may not perform as well in other guns. People think if ammunition does not function 100% in a gun, then the ammunition is poor or crap. This is not true. Not all ammunition functions 100% in all firearms. I have experienced failures with very expensive ammunition.

Tulammo accuracy is as good as any when you consider the ranges that handguns are used at.. 10-15 yards. I have shot many brands of ammo and Tulammo stands up to the best of them. I can shoot 2” groups from 15 yards all day long with Tulammo. It’s accurate and reliable in my guns.

Kevin Mazza is a NRA member, experienced hunter, shooter and reloader and has written hundreds of firearm related articles and reviews. Kevin is the owner and editor of Pellet Guns 1.com.

Paracord For The Gun Lover



I have to say that BearArms Bracelets are a pretty neat twist on the standard paracord as they give a nod to the 2nd Amendment. They are very well manufactured, look great, and feel great. I have nothing but good things to say about the product and the manufacturer.

As a token of appreciation, I will be giving away one BearArms Paracord Bracelet to someone that leaves a comment on this post. Ensure to leave a valid email address (will not be shown publicly or used for any other purpose than contest notification) so that I may contact you on how to get your prize delivered. The deadline for contest entry is July 31, 2015 and a winner will be selected August 1, 2015.



Press release from the manufacturer:
It all started from a single man’s one bedroom apartment in Louisville, Kentucky back in February 2014. Fast forward and here we are now, a little over a year later and Mr. Sean Ramsey has had over 1500 transaction on his website, making approximately 3000 of his unique and exclusive BearArms Bullet Bracelets. The kicker is very minimal advertising was used and 95% of it came from Instagram posts.

Mr. Ramsey BearArms Bracelets are individually handmade by him one at a time. The bands are made with nylon rope, known for its durability, and are flexible and conform easily to the wrist, allowing for a tight fit. The bands are then paired with recycled shell casings in various different calibers. Some of the choices are, .22 Long Rifle, .380ACP, 9mm Luger, .40 Smith and Wesson and .45ACP. With over 50 colors and patterns available, the bracelets can be easily customized to the wearer’s preferences including specific ones representing the different branches of the United States Armed Forces.

These exclusive pieces of bullet casing jewelry came to fruition back in the beginning of 2014 as a way to allow people to express themselves in new, unconventional ways, and grew into something more. With the Second Amendment in mind, BearArms Bracelets founder Sean Ramsey sought to make a statement by developing these unique trinkets.

“I honestly didn’t think my bracelets would be this sought after. I just made a couple and posted a few pictures of them up on Instagram and they’ve taken off since then. I just wanted to make a symbol for people who believe passionately in Second Amendment rights, and I’m just happy to have been able to compact these views and freedoms that are important to millions of others, as well as myself into a beautiful piece of jewelry anyone would be proud to place upon their wrist.” says Ramsey.

The bullet bracelets are also a beautiful sentiment to show support and respect to a family member or friend who is an active servicemen/woman, in the reserves, retired and/or no longer with us. “In my opinion I just don’t think these heroes get the recognition they deserve and it makes my day each time I get an email from a soldier or their family member thanking me for what I am doing.” Ramsey stated.

Mr. Ramsey also donates a portion of the proceeds to the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Wounded Warrior Project.

Ramsey’s ultimate goal is to make them available in care packages to be sent to military troops overseas and their families.

A short video featuring Mr. Ramsey giving back to those that serve:

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