Everyday Equipment List


This represents my current “go to” kit. It is not representative of all of my equipment; rather, it is a notional idea of what I think meets the needs of an everyday marksman in 80%-90% of possible situations. These situations include a simple trip to the range, teaching a new shooter, light hunting, or even an emergency homeland-defense scenario. Those last 10%-20% of scenarios that require more specialized gear (long range hunting, tactical CQB, etc)  fall somewhat outside the purview of this blog. I may still use equipment good for those scenarios, but they aren’t part of my daily kit.

The “Crate” is simply a wooden box I’ve fashioned to hold a portion of my gear. I liken it to a “war chest,” where everything I need is in an easy-to-grab place.

As of 1 July, 2015, I’m shooting mainly just one rifle and one pistol.

The Musket Mk II

  • Spikes Tactical lower
  • BCM 20″ Government Barrel with fixed FSB
  • BCM bolt and carrier
  • Daniel Defense Omega 12 Rail
  • VLTOR A5 buffer tube, buffer, and Sprinco ‘Green’ spring
  • VLTOR EMod stock
  • BCM gunfighter grip
  • Rainier Arms Raptor ambidextrous charging handle
  • Geissele SD-E trigger
  • Magpul MBUS PRO LR
  • ELCAN SpecterOS 4x Optic

The Pistol

  • FNH FNS-9

Other Equipment

    • Short Action Precision Positional Rifle Sling
    • FTW Multi-Purpose Sling
    • SKD Tac PIG Gloves
    • Accu-Shot Atlas BT10 Bipod in ADM swivel mount
    • Triad Tactical tapered rear bag
    • Sandpiper of California Three Day Pass backpack
    • VTAC Brokos Belt (Tactical Tailor Magnas, HSGI Tacos, Emdom dump pouch, and Trojan Tactical Bolteran Holster)

2 thoughts on “Everyday Equipment List”

  1. I like your rifle set up a lot! My question is, have you run it at any carbine courses? How does it handle compares to the 16 and 14.5″ guns?

    1. Thanks, I enjoy this rifle immensely. I have not run it in carbine courses, though. Since moving to California, proper carbine courses that most people are familiar with are hard to come by. That said, I used this rifle’s predecessor (a lightweight 16″ configuration) in a Pat Rogers class and outlaw 3 gun while I lived in Montana.

      The 20″ you see here does handle slower and feel heavier than a 16″. If your priority is target transitions and fast shot clock time, this probably isn’t the way to go. That said, I find that this configuration is significantly more stable for more traditional marksmanship work. The forward balance also makes it easier for me to shoot rapidly at the same target (as opposed to moving quickly between multiple targets). The 20″ is just extraordinarily smooth.

      The types of skill sets typically taught in carbine courses lend themselves better to a lighter 16″ setup, but I would not feel outgunned or out of place with my 20″, either.


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