Balance is the Key – Cost/Benefit Analysis

September 20, 2014 in Articles, Blog

Glock-42-vs-Glock-26I’ve found that almost everything in live can be summed up in the phrase “balance is the key”. Well, everything that doesn’t fit there goes with “it’s all in the wrist”. But for a lot of things, it’s a matter of balance. This can be a matter of avoiding “too much of a good thing” as much as it can be a cost/benefit analysis.

Unfortunately, a lot of times in matters of defensive carry or shooting sports, people leave all semblance of balance behind and go straight to one extreme or the other. For example, I recall seeing a video where an individual displayed his ‘defensive’ emergency gear. He showed off a rifle, 6 loaded magazines, and body armor, which he carried “because you never know when you’ll get in a gunfight.” A spare gas tank, food rations, etc. He advocated everyone carry a rifle and ammo with them, since it’s better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it. This reasoning can justify ANYTHING. Sure, I’d rather have a gas mask and not need it, than need one and not have it. Same goes for a translator that speaks Farsi, an anti-tank rocket, a fake foreign passport, a backup laptop, and replacement spark plugs and spark plug wires. Read the rest of this entry →

SHOT Show 2013 – News Videos and Photos

December 14, 2012 in Blog, Firearm News, Gear News, News

We are booked and registered for the SHOT Show! I’m excited to go, as this will be Invictus Tactical Review’s first year covering the SHOT Show. Fret not, it’s not my first year there. We’ve had some experience doing photos and videos, and trying to get everything to you in a timely manner. It’s just our first year with this particular outlet.

We’ll be posting all the complete news articles and accompanying photos here on the website. However, for those of you that just can’t wait, you can check us out on Twitter @InvictusReview and Facebook.

I’ll post photos and blurbs to Facebook, as well as the occasional video, and I’ll upload interesting bits to Twitter, along with relevant pics.  If there’s anything specific you want to see photos of, or an item you are curious about, or a company you want updates on, let me know here or via social media. I’ll be grabbing a lot of info down there, but there’s always the chance I’ve not heard of something that you’re interested in.

32 Days to SHOT Show!

-By Adam Bower