Our overall recommendation goes to the German-made… Sig Sauer Romeo Zero Red DotDue to a combination of its low price, technical qualifications, overall strength, and versatility. To cap off this choice, you get the Sig Sauer Unlimited Lifetime Guarantee. It’s a ‘stand-out’ in a hotly contested field.

Enter the world of two-way radios. Most hunters, hikers, and overlanders are likely aware and maybe even familiar with the compact radios available today, but do they really understand the capabilities and limitations of radio communications. What Is Radio?I grew up in a house where my dad worked in all manner of electronics, TV, military communications and instrumentation.

However, the miracle of radio and TV sounds and sights was really summed up very easily by me as “FM”; freakin’ magic. Without getting into the real technical stuff radio can be broken down into three parts: transmitter, receiver, and antenna. The transmitter generates a signal that carries our speech.

The antenna turns the signal into energy that travels through space as a radio wave. The receiver converts the radio wave back to speech so the person we are talking to can understand it. See, Freakin’ Magic!Fortunately for us, all of the components are housed in handy gadgets called transceivers.

What Types of Radio Comms Can We Use? Today there are really three types of radio we can access for our outdoor adventures. CB RadioCitizen Band radios are most commonly found in vehicles and are still popular with those in the trucking industry, farming, and logging.

The CB radio frequencies have 40 channels and are generally reliable over a range of several miles. Vehicle and handheld units are widely available. Big safes handle better in fires and against burglars. Pretty much the whole reason you’re buying the safe in the first place!

5. Protect Your Guns Inside the SafeMake sure you take precautions to protect your guns once they’re inside the safe. Protect against humidity. Take the slings off a rifle so that they don’t get hung up and knock other guns over inside the safe when moving things around.

Make sure you don’t allow ammunition to corrode inside the chambers of guns, permanently damaging them. Think ahead and try to anticipate problems as you are in the planning process is that you know how you will tackle them. 6. Use the SafeThis may seem like a given, but it’s important.

Many people by safes and never use them. It’s not acceptable for you to leave guns out, even if you are cleaning them, unattended where people can get at them. Especially, a loaded firearm used for home defense. In all but the rarest of cases, guns are subject to burglary and theft by unauthorized users and you will be held both personally and ethically responsible if anything happens as a result.

7. Securable vs. AccessibleTypically, the more secure you make the gun the less accessible you make it. This brings up an interesting discussion on how secure your guns actually need to be. They need to be as secure as the greatest threat you think you will experience.

Meaning, if you live in a bad neighborhood where home invasions are common you need to have your gun more accessible. You are more likely to need your firearm in the middle of the night. At least compared to someone who lives in a different neighborhood.

It does work best for smaller guns, and my Walther PPS disappears into it and into my waistband. It’s made from an ultra-soft neoprene material that doesn’t rub or chafe and is quite cool concerning temperature. You’ll naturally sweat a little extra where the gun sits, and that’s okay because the material doesn’t absorb the sweat and the holster encases the gun so it’s well protected from the sweat.

I was shocked at how just friction could carry the weapon and keep it in place all day every day. It works, and it does remain comfortable throughout the day. The design makes it easy to take off and on convenient to store when not carried.