Tactical Games Belt System transcript:

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– Hey guys, it’s Jeremy
with Shooters Source.

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I wanted to go over my
Tactical Games belt,

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what I use, and why I’m usin’ it.

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I have no affiliation with these guys,

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so this is a good, honest review.

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I chose this gear.

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I paid and bought with
this gear, my own money.

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But it’s the best and
it’s what works for me.

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I’ve tried quite a bit a stuff.

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I’ll probably continue to try stuff.

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But, starting with the belt.

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This is an esstac belt,

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with the COBRA Buckle.
(belt latch clicking)

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There’s a lot of good ones out there.

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The key thing I think you’re looking for

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is something that’s good and rigid.

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If you notice, I am not collapsing these.

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So when I put it on, it
stays tight to the body.

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It has

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inner VELCRO that matches up

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with the VELCRO inner belt that
goes through the belt loops.

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And, as I’ll show you here in a minute,

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this just goes around the outside of it.

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I went with the esstac Kywis.

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It’s what they’re called.

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Basically, it’s nylon on the outside

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with the Kydex insert
wedge that just wedges.

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If I can do that.

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It just wedges in so it collapses
and holds the magazines.

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So, I got three pistol, two rifle.

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Now one thing I will say
on these, my experience is

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when I put a metal GI mag in there,

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the mag catch on it is so sharp

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that it dug into the Kydex insert,

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and it was a mother to get it out.

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So, for that reason, I just
take the regular MAGPUL PMAGs.

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Any kind of polymer mag’ll work.

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Hexmax, Lancers are great.

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Whatever you got.

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So, three pistol, two rifle.

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Moving back.

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I chose the Maxpedition Mega,

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which is, by a lotta
people’s account, oversized.

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But, the way everything is
moving in The Tactical Games now,

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you’re having to police all your magazines

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before your time stops.

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I’m not a fan of going back in my belt

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with the empty magazine.

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Not for tactical reasons.

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Because I’ll get confused.

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I’ll grab an empty out racket
when it’s costing me time.

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So, if it’s not full,
I’m just reaching back

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and throwing it in here.

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This one is big enough to hold five rifle

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and five pistol magazines,

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which is the max required
at any Tactical Games.

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You’ll never have to have
more than that as of now.

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So, it easy lets me throw it in there.

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It’s deep enough

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to where all the magazines
kind of settled to about here.

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So, when I’m running, when I’m prone,

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they’re not coming out.

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There’s nothing worse than getting

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back to the finish line
thinking you’re done,

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and you got to run 100 yards
to go retrieve magazines

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that fell out of your dump
pouch or fell out of wherever.

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That’s time on the clock

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that you’re giving all the athletes.

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So, there’s a lot of good
dump pouches out there.

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This is one that I’ve been
playing with for a while.

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So far, I’m very happy with it.

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I thought the size was going
to be an issue but it’s not.

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For me anyway.

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I’m 220 pounds.

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And, for me, it’s not.

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Moving around, I’ve got a
couple extra and, all fairness,

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this is nothing more than
me geeking out a little bit.

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That’s where my phone goes.

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I’ve got a bad habit of dipping,
that’s where my dip goes.

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Just to be completely honest (laughs).

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Moving on.

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I’ve got a supporting QLS here.

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And I’ll grab the holster in a minute,

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but I’m running an ALS holster
and that goes in there.

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So, let’s strap it on

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and kind of show you how it works.

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So, because the VELCRO
attaches, one quick thing

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on the esstac, I’m
running all the belt loops

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instead of the MOLLE.

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And so for that reason,
I had a lot of space here

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that the Velcro was not attaching from

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(VELCRO scratching)

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the outer belt to the inner belt.

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So, I just ran a hardware
store, found some VELCRO

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that had the double stick
back ran right here.

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So, that’s what that is.

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That way I got contact pretty
much all the way around.

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I know for me it starts
right in the middle there.

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And then as we pull it around,

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it comes up

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and cinches there.

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That keeps all my mags
up here where I need ’em.

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Holster right where it needs to be.

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And this thing is secure.

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It doesn’t bounce around.

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I haven’t had a problem with it,

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kind of rubbing the hips, if you will.

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I know a lot of guys are
runnin’ the padded belts.

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Nothing wrong with that.

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Just my personal experience with those,

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they tend to bounce after a
while, even the good ones.

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Maybe I just didn’t have
it adjusted correctly.

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So, I chose to go with this one.

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Like I mentioned before,

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(fabric rubbing)

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I went with the Blue
Force Gear high speed,

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or Ten-Speed Mag Pouches here.

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The downside is if I got to go back in it,

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which, like I said, I don’t,
but if you choose to do that,

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a lot of guys do not run dump pouches.

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They just pull this magazine out,

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they shoot it and it goes back in.

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It’s a two-handed operation
because it’s tight.

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Whereas here, they easily go in

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and they’re very secure.

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They’re not coming out.

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So, when I get ready to take it out,

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it’s a pretty good pull.

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But they’re there when I need it.

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And that, to me is the
most important part.

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Same thing with pistol.

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Pistol goes in.

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It’s good.

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So, if you notice I mentioned
earlier on the dump pouch,

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the max number of mags
you’ll be required to carry

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is five pistol, five rifle.

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I’ve got two rifle places here, two here.

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So normally, if I need one,

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I will throw that fifth
one just in my back pocket,

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or my cargo pants, wherever it may be.

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And then I get two pistol here,

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three pistol here for a total of five.

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So, for me this works,
it gives me what I need.

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It’s not too often you’re gonna
have to have five and five.

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I always fill my belt first,
and then come up to here.

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I know some folks like
to work out of this.

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I don’t want all this extra
weight kind of collapsing me.

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I’d rather have it around my hips

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where kind of let the
skeletal muscles do its job

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and let everything stack up.

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It just feels a lot better.

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Last piece of gear is holsters.

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I chose the Safariland ALS holster.

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I ran this one for years; I love it.

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It’s a level two retention.

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If you’re not familiar, what that is

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level one retention is just where

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the gun snaps into the holster

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and it’s retained by the trigger guard

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just the indent that
the manufacturers make.

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Level two makes you actually
have to activate something.

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So, for this one
(gun slides in holster)

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gun goes in,

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it’s not coming out no matter what.

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Until I manually activate

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something by pulling this lever back,

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which is just kind of
part of my natural draw.

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There’s some other level two
holsters out there, as well.

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This is just one that works for me.

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Safariland makes the ALS.

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They make a GLS, which
has a release down here.

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I’m not a big fan of those,
if I’m being 100% honest.

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I’ve seen slings come up when
you’re unslinging your rifle.

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Hit that, the gun goes flying out.

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You’re done.

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So, doesn’t have to be level two.

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But, I encourage it.

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It doesn’t slow your draw down any

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when you run in one like this.

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And then I have it on a
QLS system, just snaps in.

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And it’s there.

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So it makes withdrawals still quick,

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and the gun stays in when
I want it to stay in.

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So, if you got any
questions on the belt gear,

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like I said, there’s a lot
of good options out there.

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This is just kind of what
I chose to run right now.

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If you’re kind of confused on
what to do, what not to do,

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feel free to shoot me an email
at shoot@shooterssource.com.

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Be happy to answer your
email, answer your questions,

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try to get you guided
in the right direction.

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If you’re local to the
area, swing on by the store.

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We’ll get you outfitted and
let you kinda test things

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and play with ’em to make
sure it’s what you want.

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