NRA Gun Gear of the Week: Zero Distance Gear Test

posted on March 12, 2017

Instructional firearm courses that involve a lot of live fire are perfect proving grounds guns, gear and ammunition. Joe Kurtenbach recently participated in the Zero Distance Pistol course from LMS Defense, and used the opportunity to test various components of his carry rig. Many of the products have been, or will be, the topic of their own NRA Gun Gear Of The Week videos, but this was a chance for Kurtenbach to put them to use, and put a lot of rounds down range, within a dynamic training environment. 

Products covered:
Glock 19 Gen4
Ameriglo CAP Sights
Striker Control Device “Gadget”
American Eagle Syntech
MagPul PMAG 15 GL9
Cloak Mag Carrier
Cloak Mod OWB Holster
DOS Torsion Holster


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