Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 08/25/19 – 08/31/19

This weeks pairing combines the sweet flavors of Crown Royal Salted Caramel with the mild and spicy Romeo Y Julieta – Reserva Real. “There are two things a man never forgets – his first love and his first cigar.” John Bain Overall Impressions: The Reserva Real and the salted caramel create the makings of an excellent mild and relaxing evening.…

Which Cigar Cutter is Right for You?

There are a plethora of ways you can cut your cigar to enjoy it. Some use a guillotine cutter, others a punch. For real savages, you can use the tip of a ball point pen or even your teeth. No matter your preference, let’s cover some of the more “common” methods of cigar cap removal, so you can make an…

Key-organizers: Useful or Useless?

When it comes to “key organizers” there are a plethora of options on the market, from the Key Bar to the Key Smart, each bringing some advantages and disadvantages over the competition. One question that came to my mind when I started becoming more self aware of what I was touting around daily was “are key organizers even useful?”. Growing…

Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 08/11/19 – 08/17/19

This weeks pairing joins the dry smokiness of Johnnie Walker Blue Label with the robust flavors of the Diamond Crown Maximus. “A fine cigar is just like a woman. If you don’t light it up just right and suck on it with a certain frequency, it will go out on you.” Unknown Overall Impressions: The Maximus comes in strong with…

Tactical Humidor – Practical or overkill?

The “tactical” humidor was something I was gifted when I first got in the cigar game. I remember opening this thing up and assuming it was some sort of cool tactical gun case for a 380 or something. After loading this case up and putting it through it’s paces for the last year or so, I think this pelican case…

Extended Controls Kit for Glock – Glock Store

Introduction: In my search for an extended slide release for my Gen 4 Glock 19, I found this complete extended controls kit from the Glock Store. Working on making some additions to my “Gucci Glock” build, they have this kit in Titanium Nitride as well to add a little bit of shine and match my barrel. Added the kit to…

Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 07/28/19 – 08/03/19

This week’s pairing brings together the sweet Jim Beam Vanilla with the bold and rich blend of tobacco from the La Herencia Cubana CORE. “I’ve got a great cigar collection – it’s actually not a collection, because that would imply I wasn’t going to smoke every last one of ’em.” Ron White Overall Impressions: The harmony of the sweet vanilla…

Should You Carry a Weapon Light? – TLR8 Review

Whether or not you decide to run a weapon mounted light is going to be up to personal preference. With the growing controversy surrounding the topic, I think both sides make a case. The jury is out, but let’s take a look into both sides and see if we can reach a verdict. Visibility Vs. Concealment This seems to be…

EDC Flashlight Breakdown

EDC Flashlight: NEBO Inspector – 4 Month Review

Introduction In search of an EDC flashlight (Everyday Carry) that will provide me with tons of lumens, portability, rechargeable batteries, and several minutes of light, I ran across the NEBO Inspector RC. This beast of a light boasts 360 lumens of brightness that can be funneled down into a direct beam or opened up into a shower of light on…

Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 07/14/19 – 07/20/19

This week we are doing a pairing of the sweet Knob Creek Smoked Maple whiskey and an Ave Maria Divinia cigar as our smoke. “I smoke in moderation. Only one cigar at a time.” Mark Twain Overall Impressions This pairing creates a nice flavor profile for me personally, I enjoy the slightly fuller bodied notes from the Divinia synergizing with…