California Competition Works

    A friend recommended that I stop by California Competition Works as I have recently been dabbling in 3-Gun and they have a lot of equipment specifically for it.

    They were showcasing three new products they for SHOT: the LE-3 Shot Shell Carrier with Tek-Lok, the Terminator-2 Muzzle Brake, and the Tandem Tactical Stripper (I know we were in Vegas–don’t confuse this with anything other than a shot shell carrier).


    The LE-3 is a hard composite shot shell carrier for 3 12 gauge shells at 2-3/4″. The Tek-Lok is the Blade-Tech product that is making its way around as the belt attachment system for a number of manufacturers.


    The Terminator-2 Muzzle BrakeĀ is for 10/22 barrels (or like .920-.926 threaded barrels). The threaded area is inside a shrouded lip so that it looks more seamless when mated to the barrel.


    Last the Tandem Tactical Stripper is a multi-use carrier. It can hold up to 6 shot shells, or you can pop out the spring and seat a PMag (or like). This is definitely more of a 3-Gun product.

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

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