Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 09/01/19 – 09/07/19

This weeks pairing combines the Oaky flavors of Jefferson’s Reserve Very Small Batch with the mild and earthy Macanudo Cafe. “Any cigar smoker is a friend, because I know how he feels.” Alfred de Musset Overall Impressions: The light woody, earthy smoke of the Macanudo balance out the warm oaky flavors of the Jefferson’s. The smoke compliments this bourbon nicely…

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…

Budget Pistol Review – Taurus PT709 Slim

In the world of handguns, it can be difficult to find a cost-effective reliable option for concealed carry. There are many ‘budget’ pistols available from common manufacturers with varying levels of reliability. This brings me to my choice for a budget concealed carry pistol the Taurus PT 709 Slim. Overview: This pistol features a very slim design which includes textured…

Weekly Smoke & Bourbon: 08/18/19 – 08/24/19

This weeks pairing combines the popular Cohiba Connecticut with the rich Four Roses Small Batch “A cigar is as good as memories that you have when you smoked it. “ Raul Julia Overall Impressions: The blend of mildly spicy smoke from the Cohiba combined excellently with the balanced fruit notes of the Four Roses. The sweet and smooth combination of…

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…

Home Defense – Which Gun Works Best?

Intro: When it comes to home defense, there are many options to consider. The discussion over which firearm is best for a home defense situation is a highly debated topic. The truth is there’s no right answer and different guns will be better for different situations. However, if you are new to guns or if you’re looking to buy a…

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…

Subcompact Weapon Light – Streamlight TLR-6 Review

Overview: Subcompact pistols are one of if not the most popular concealed carry option for many people. However, it might not be so easy to find a good light or laser attachment that fits well, and functions properly. Some subcompacts like my Gen 5 Glock 26, do not even have a rail to mount a light to. In my search…