Product Spotlight: HP7R Rechargeable Flashlight for Law Enforcement Professionals

May 29th, 2014
HP 7R

COAST HP7R Rechargeable Flashlight

A good LED flashlight is an investment in your safety when you work as a law enforcement professional. When it is your primary source of illumination in dark settings, it’s vital that your flashlight be dependable, durable and lasting. The HP7R rechargeable flashlight from Coast is just that and more, making it your go-to flashlight for everything from traffic stops to contraband searches. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Strange (but true!) Facts About LED Lighting

April 28th, 2014

Red LED Light Therapy Device

Most people have heard of the benefits of LED lighting. LED technology is the most efficient lighting option available, saving households hundreds of dollars in electricity bills. It does not utilize harmful chemicals, like mercury, to illuminate your daily life, and does not suddenly “burn out” because it does not have filaments like the incandescent light bulbs we all grew up with.

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The Ultimate Resource for LED Flashlight Enthusiasts

April 21st, 2014
HP7R LED Flashlight

HP7R LED Flashlight

The best LED flashlight is the one that fits your needs as you work or play. However, purchasing LED flashlights can be a challenge without a true understanding of the technology behind this revolutionary tool. Whether you need to learn how LED technology works, which flashlight to choose, or what makes an LED flashlight unique, COAST has created this resource guide.

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Product Comparison: LED G30 v. LED G25

March 3rd, 2014

 

Sometimes you just need a dependable, handy light source. From examining a hornet’s nest above the garage, to directing your family to safety in an emergency, there are thousands of potential uses for an LED Flashlight. G30 and G25—these are the model numbers of two of our most popular LED torches. Below, we compare and contrast the two models, to give you an idea of which one might be better for your needs.

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Five Must-Have Items for Winter Hunting

February 27th, 2014
LED headlamp

HL27 LED Headlamp

There’s nothing quite like communing with nature in the way humans have done for millennia: on the hunt, in the Great Outdoors. Woodsmen relish the escape from civilization that hunting provides. Yet that same distance from society can prove deadly if the outdoorsman is unprepared. Every hunter should have the following five items when venturing into the wild this winter:

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Winter Camping Survival Skills: How to Identify and Treat Hypothermia

February 24th, 2014

Hypothermia is a creeping, secretive killer. Its early symptoms can appear as mere irritations. Because a person suffering from hypothermia progressively becomes less and less coherent, those who are suffering hypothermia rarely recognize the danger. That’s one reason why the buddy system is so crucial for survival in the backcountry. Two sets of eyes and two rational minds are a real advantage in the face of hypothermia. Your buddy can speak up if you’re not behaving normally, or if he or she notices conditions are ripe for hypothermia. Recognizing hypothermia symptoms is like recognizing stoke symptoms: The earlier you spot it, the better chance you have of saving the victim. And yes, “saving” is an appropriate verb here, since hypothermia can kill.

Protect yourself and your trail mates: Know the signs of hypothermia we list below, so that you can call 911 or stop to warm up your companion before it’s too late.

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Top 3 Things to Look for in a Tactical Knife

February 20th, 2014

RX321 Rapid Response Knife

When purchasing any knife, the first thing to consider is how you intend to use it. An emergency knife is different than a knife you intend to use as a self-defense weapon. The most basic definition of a tactical knife is one that has a specific intended purpose. Police officers, firemen, hunters, and laypersons will have very different needs in a tactical knife. For instance, a detective who may face an assailant should look for some sort of hand guard, to prevent the hand from slipping down onto the blade. (When a blade hits bone, the gripping hand is likely to slip, especially if the handle is wet with blood.) On the other hand, an outdoorsman will want chip-resistant blades for cutting away hides. Outline your “must have” features or capabilities at the outset of your knife shopping expedition. That way you’ll have an easy test to eliminate knives designed for other purposes.

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How Well Do You Know Your State’s Concealed Carry Laws?

February 18th, 2014

DX 355 Knife

Every state has its own laws regarding concealed weapons. Here in Oregon, state law regarding ownership of knives is quite lenient. It is legal for Oregonians to own any kind of knife they choose. However, the Beaver state does restrict certain knives as illegal to conceal and carry. Here’s a summary of Oregon law regarding the concealed carrying of knives.

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