Gear Tasting 28: Bolt Cutters, Mini Multi-Tools and 4Sevens Preon Flashlight Modifications - ITS Tactical

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Gear Tasting 28: Bolt Cutters, Mini Multi-Tools and 4Sevens Preon Flashlight Modifications

Gear Tasting 28: Bolt Cutters, Mini Multi-Tools and 4Sevens Preon Flashlight Modifications


On this episode of Gear Tasting, Bryan discusses some new items we’re evaluating at ITS HQ, including a new book from Joshua Hood and compact bolt cutters. He also offers a tabletop look at mini multi-tools and some 4Sevens Preon flashlight modifications by Zodiac Engineering and Prometheus Lights.

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Warning Order –
Clear By Fire –
Compact Bolt Cutters –
ITS Multi Purpose Container –
ITS Mini Survival Kit –
ITS Photon Micro Lights –
Vargo Titanium Emergency Whistle –
Leatherman Squirt PS4 –
Gerber Dime –
Foursevens Lights –
Prometheus Lights –
Zodiac Engineering –

In each episode of Gear Tasting, Imminent Threat Solutions Editor-in-Chief Bryan Black answers your gear-related questions and shares his insight into what we’re currently evaluating at ITS HQ.

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  • N Peek

    Love my Preon P1 as well. I received my Prometheus clip about a month ago, and I’m really liking it so far. It is definitely stronger than the stock clip, even though the retention is barely increased (Which is fine, the retention on the old clip was great, if it did not bend).

    Also, the Foursevens website still has the classic Preons available in their clearance section for really good prices- $26 for a P1 and $33 for a P2. The only color available is black, but even so it is a good deal, as prices are beginning to increase for third party sellers.

  • Brushpopper

    I believe that’s a box cutter on the Gerber dime, got one for one of my kiddos for Christmas, that’s the only thing I could think to use it for at the moment.

    • Virius

      Brushpopper I was thinking can opener but I may be wrong

    • Alecks

      Yes that is what Gerber designed that as, to cut the taped sections of boxes without the over penetration you can get with a traditional box cutter or knife. I have used it frequently at work and it is quite handy, also a bit safer for the more uncoordinated out there.

  • Parallax View

    Homebrew Computer Club? If so, you’re pretty well preserved!

    If you were going to get the base cap modified, why didn’t you just get them to spin a taller one with crenellations? That way you could keep the metal switch cap to protect the relatively fragile rubber gasket without giving up the switch-safety or the stable base (I like that!).

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