Shotty Corner: The Nightstick SFL Forend Light

The Nightstick SFL — A New Shotgun Forend Light


Every weapon used for self-defense needs a light on it. Period. Regardless if it is a handgun, rifle or shotty.

Before these nifty shotgun forend gadgets came along back in the day I used a basic picatinny mount for a Streamlight TL-3 Flashlight and a curly cord pressure switch!

It worked great and I ran it for years and years with no problems.

Bottom line guys is the the Nightstick SFL combined with the Streamlight TL-Racker are the two best budget friendly options for shotty forends, priced out at between $100-150 for the LIGHT only model.

Not sure why you would need a laser on a Shotgun? But if you want to pay the extra money for it, go right ahead.

The Streamlight TL-Racker is rated at 1,000 Lumens while the Nightstick SFL is rated at 1,200.

I think the determing factor between these two will be DURABILITY and how well they handle the punishment of multiple rounds of 00 Buckshot.

Stay Tuned for a Field Test Comparison.


County-Comm Spring 2022 Product Review


My good friends over at County-Comm have a few products they wanted to show off.

Please be Good Patrons and visit their amazing site today.

I have been doing business with these guys for a LONG time and the quality of their gear is unsurpassed.


Jumbo Parts Tray-Armorer-Non-Slip

Honestly, what man who tinkers and does his OWN work around the house does not need a quality tray to keep up with small parts? I got mine in International Orange so I can spot those small parts easily! As I have gotten older I have found I need to stack the odds in my favor any chance I get! 😎


Compact Trauma Shears (Gen 3) by Maratac

I have reviewed Maratac Shears before but these are the new Gen 3’s and are AMAZINGLY sharp and compact (5.75″ long). Seriously at this price you need to have a few of these. One in your Go-Bag, One in your VBOB and one for the House. Sharp shears are just a necessity for the practical prepper.


NFH – Neck, Face and Head Cover

The NFH Cover can be worn so many ways to provide protection to your neck face and head, Protect your face from UV, wind, cold, and those ever present judging eyes. Each NFH is made from 100% stretch spandex, making it light weight, breathable and soft. Each NFH is made extra long to give you that extra protection and wearing options.


Quick – Lock Poly Resin Hobbyist Hemostat – Gen 2

These are a must have for my fellow model hobbyist out there! The Quick – Lock Poly Resin Hobbyist Hemostats have a plethora of applications, making them an ideal addition to your workbench. Because of their unique composition, they are impervious to acid making them great to use when pickling and much more. It comes with serrated tips; giving the Plastistat super holding power without scratching, and since they are made of plastic, they may be filed into any shape desired. And, the looped handles were designed to make it easy for you to hold jewelry suspended in your ultrasonic machine, without you holding them.

Widgy Pry Bars 

Who does not piece of curved heat treated D9 steel on his keychain or in his tool chest? Seriously, I have one of all sizes of these doo-dads and have used them multiple times for everything from scraping old registration stickers off the windshield to prying loose screws and nails. Utilitarian is an understatement!


Afterburner Glow Tag

One of the things I Love about County-Comm is they are always coming out with PRACTICAL gear for the PRACTICAL PREPPER/MARTIAL MINDED CITIZEN!  These Glow-Tags are awesome for putting on any of your Survival, Prepping or Camping Gear or anything else you want to find easily in the dark. Remember folks, when you need to find something in a hurry, chances are it will be in the dark!

Prepare Accordingly!


Fall 2021 County-Comm Product Review

The good folks at County-Comm have been burning the midnight oil as of late and have been producing some pretty nifty kit for us Gear Junkies/Preppers and Martial Civilian Folk!

DO NOT FORGET: If this is your first purchase, use the Discount Code in the Sidebar Ad for 10% off your first order!


Brass Pico Pull

Most people do not realize that Geo-caching is not just a nifty little sub-culture of 21st Century treasure hunting but also a valuable skill to have as a prepper and survivalist. Stashing important small items in unlikely and/or hidden places can have GREAT value in the coming spicy times in which we are living. Ed Calderon really opened my eyes to this fact in his recent EDC Video where he talked about stashing SD and Micro-SD cards with important Medical Data and even Crypto currency on them. And FYI if you need a bigger vault CC has you covered with the XL Picolo Titanium Nitro Vault.


Jumbo Armorer Parts Tray

Listen guys, sometimes the most simplest things are often the most neglected. Small parts and tools are EASY to lose! (Especially as we get older!) so having a small, simple tray like this to keep things organized and off the floor (and saving you and your back from doing that 30 minute ground crawl for that screw!) Plus if you own firearms or a DIY guy like me or just like to tinker around, you need you one or three of these bad boys, trust me! I like the Zombie Green color just because it is EASY to see but they also come in Battleship Grey and International Orange.


Universal Glow Marker (UGM) Tough patch 1″x1″


Murphy’s Law states that BAD THINGS are going to happen to you at the most INCONVENIENT TIMES. In my experience that “TIME” has always been at NIGHT, when it’s DARK. So it would make sense to prepare for this by having plenty of flashlights at the ready (and mounted on his weapons) AND having UGM markers on things you needs to find in a hurry in the dark! This could be any number of items: Cell Phone, Weapons, Flashlights, Keys, Light switches, Door knobs in hotel rooms, etc.  I also use them as “HOMING BEACONS” (since I am not a fan of night lights) to guide me in my bedroom and bathroom when I am half-asleep! Thanks to the wizards who work in the back room over at County-Comm you can install and uninstall these little handy jokers anywhere since they have a 3M velcro strip attached!


TPSK – Titanium Precision Screwdriver Kit – Gen 2

Who doesn’t need a titanium screwdriver with multiple attachments? I mean this is one of those no brainers if you ask me. Three things a man can never have enough of: Guns, Ammo and Screwdrivers. Plus, it’s made out of a prescious/hardcore material so when things get bad and we go to a cashless/barter society you will have a leg up! I’m a gear head guys so excuse me while I really get nerdy on the details, but the worksmanship on this little tool is AMAZING. The knurling on the grip is SICK!


Anodized EDC Pendulum Pen ( Limited Edition )

It has been my experience that writing instruments (pencils and pens) and paper are one of those things that most often get neglected in GO-BAGS and VBOBS. Besides being standard equipment, think about if you need to leave a note or make a list or, and this is getting dark: leave your last will and testament before setting out into the post-apocalyptic wasteland? (Hey I’m a writer, my imagination runs wild some times!) The anodized aluminum body is knurled for an easy, comfortable grip and it comes in five amazing colors! This is a limited production run made special in CC’s Secret Ninja Lab, so get your’s now!


AAAx2 Extreme – Tactical Light by Maratac Rev 3

This little five inch extreme powerhouse runs off (2) AAA Batteries and gives you 3 Modes to choose from: High is 425 lumens (runs for 1.65 hours) Medium is 45 Lumens (runs for 6 hours) and Lunar Low is 1.5 Lumens (Runs for 100 hours). I have said this many times: Maratac is one of the most affordable, tough and dependable brands on the market. The beauty of them is their price point. You can purchase more than one and stash them anywhere and everywhere you might need a flashlight! Not to get too technical. but it is more practical IMO to have your flashlights either be RECHARGEABLES or run off COMMON batteries (AA, AAA, C, D). The reason being that the high output Lithiums do not have very long run times and are more expensive to keep on hand. Not to mention the current “supply issues” with China are going to make lithium powered flashlights obsolete really, really fast.



Reflective 550 Paracord Square Knot Lanyard ( 5 Pack )

Installing items on your gear that help you not lose it is a no brainer in my opinion! As I have gotten older, I appreciate bright colors like these lanyards! Whether you install it on your EDC Knife, flashlight, keys or as a zipper pull these lanyards will help you keep up and on top of things!


Clear Tube Vaults

County-Comm is huge on STORAGE devices, and for good reason. In any Prepping/Survival situation, the ability to keep something safe and/or protected from the elements (moisture and heat) can mean the difference between life and death! These clear, pharmaceutical grade, crush resistant tube vaults are perfect for storing any number of small items to include batteries, medications and liquid lunches.


All Things Tomahawk

Who Needs A Tomahawk?


A collection of links involving their history and practical use.

I own several flavors of tomahawks, my favorite being a Rifleman’s Hawk.

Besides being an exceptional CQ Weapon, they are also an extremely practical piece of kit to have.

It’s not surprising that most all of your early mountain men carried one in their belt.