The Roni Bunker Ep 5: DryFireMag & Unity Tactical Clutch

Well folks, it appears we may very well be in the home stretch of California’s current COVID lockdown… At least for the time being.

As such, this might be the last apartment bunker video before we return to whatever ‘normal’ looks like at this point.

1. The Rock for Pres N64
Quarantine has finally broken me.

I’ve got two new cool pieces of kit I’ve been playing with that I wanted to tell you about today, and you can catch the full review (plus some thoughts about Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson) below:

The DryFireMag

Up first is a cool little device made to make your at-home dry fire training sessions that much more efficient by eliminating the need to rack the slide after each shot – it’s the DryFireMag… by DryFireMag.

2. Dry Fire Mag
The DryFireMag!

The DryFireMag utilizes a thick polymer paddle and spring tension to emulate the sound and feel of your gun’s trigger breaking.

3. Dry Fire Mag 2
The mechanism in question

After the first trigger pull when you release the gun’s firing pin, you’re actually just using the gun’s trigger to make the DryFireMag itself break – giving you a nice audible *click* and a tactile sensation pretty damn similar to that of an actual firearm.

4. Dry Fire Mag Hard Trigger Pull
That first trigger pull is going to be pretty hard since you’re depressing both the DryFireMag and releasing your firing pin simultaneously.

For those unfamiliar, dry fire training is a fantastic way to keep your muscle memory fresh from the comfort of your own home, and without spending a dime on ammo to boot!

While not a huge deal, it does also necessitate resetting your trigger manually each time you fire, as obviously there’s no cycling of the action when dry firing like there would be with live rounds.

6. Dry Fire Mag Paddle
Unless you’ve got a fancy clicky boi, that is…

This means that most dryfire training is going to focus on the minute details of perfecting your trigger pull itself, which is invaluable when paired with other training aids like the Mantis X system that we’re quite fond of.

5. Dry Fire Mag Mantis X
Probably our favorite Dry Fire Training tool – Mantis X!

Again, working up to making sure that you’re not flinching or jerking the trigger is great on its own.

But without the ability to avoid manually cycling the action to reset the trigger, you’re going to be missing out on training routines that focus on things like double taps, or ensuring that you’re not coming up and out of your sight picture between shots.

The DryFireMag is tuneable, and straight out of the box features a spring that’s comparable to a ~5lb trigger pull, but it includes a handful of different springs that are color-coded to indicate approximate weight.

7. Dry Fire Mag Spring Kit
We’re not… entirely sure what you’d need a 10lb pull for but 🤷‍♂️

Given that my Glock is upgraded with an Apex trigger, trigger bar, and Ghost connector, my trigger pull is right around ~3.5lbs or so, and swapping the red spring into the DryFireMag wound up replicating the feel of my gun’s trigger pull pretty accurately!

Perhaps one of the coolest features though, is that the DryFireMag is compatible with the Mantis X – meaning that it’s emulated trigger pulls can be detected by the Mantis X and registered as shots on the paired app.

8. Dry Fire Mag Mantis X App
You have no idea how hard it was to get this shot to look remotely good, okay.

It might take a little bit of screwing with settings to make sure your sensitivity settings are high enough to register the shot, but once you’ve got it locked in, you’ve got an excellent way to practice putting multiple rounds on target that (hopefully) will lend itself pretty easily to boosting your performance on the range with live rounds the next time you’re out.

105
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Whether you’re at the tail end of quarantine and want a bit of a quality of life improvement for your existing at-home routine, or you’ve been blasting away this entire time but want a way to keep that skill set fresh between trips, the DryFireMag gets a full recommendation from us!

Unity Tactical Clutch

The next bit of a kit I’ve been playing with is… admittedly a bit on the Paul Blart side – but I also dig the hell out of it all the same!

9. Unity Tactical Clutch
Pictured: What is white Balance? Why Pirate face? We shall never know.

The Unity Tactical Clutch essentially aims to take all of the critical items you might have on your normal battle belt and allows you to conceal them.

Which is great if you’re doing anything in which being overtly kitted up might attract some unwanted attention.

10. Standard 1st Line Belt Kit
Not exactly ‘walk the dog’ kit…

Obviously, I’m not doing anything remotely cool or sneaky enough for that to be a concern for me, but given that the world and life in general at the moment just seem to be full of surprises, I figured it wouldn’t be a bad thing to have as a backup just in case.

The Clutch is pretty similar conceptually to a belly band-style holster if you’ve had the displeasure of ever dealing with one of those, but the quality of the materials and workmanship here is absolutely stellar!

11. Unity Tactical Clutch Material
Patented stretchy guy fabric.

The main body of the Clutch appears to be comprised of a stretchy material pretty similar to that found on Crye Precision Combat pants if you’re familiar – specifically the material around the knee and ass areas.

The Clutch gives you 9 individual cells total, with one on either flank featuring a velcro opening at the bottom of the cell to either act as a holster itself, or allow for the insertion of an existing Kydex IWB holster.

11. Unity Tactical Clutch Built In Holster
One of the holsters, worn in a hip configuration.

It’s also able to rotate and sit comfortably at both the hip and appendix carry positions depending on user preference.

Inside of each cell is a patch of loop velcro, and the idea here is that you’re going to attach adheisve hook velcro to whatever items you’re going to put in the Clutch (such as kydex magazine pouches, knife sheaths, holsters etc).

13. Unity Tactical Clutch Interior Loop
Brother Give Me the Lööps

The Velcro provides enough security that the tension created by stretching the belt out into a position to be worn is going to secure all of your kit the rest of the way – mitigating movement once worn.

14. Unity Tactical Clutch Gerber Knife
Even if it doesn’t take up the entirety of the cell.

The Clutch comes with a few sets of adhesive velcro just to make converted your gear over that much easier, though it also works with the full host of other elastic and velcro magazine retention systems currently on the market, such as those from Spiritus Systems that I’ve got in there right now.

14. Unity Tactical Clutch Dual Spiritus 9mm
Spiritus Double 9mm

In a world where it seems like every new piece of gear or shiny accessory also requires a host of add-ons to work properly, it’s commendable that the Clutch offers cross-compatibility that doesn’t force you to buy more BS. (The gear closet is full enough as is, thanks)

The inside of the belt is lined with individual pieces of a rubberized material to prevent rotation and slip, and the fact that the entirety of the interior isn’t rubberized like you’d find on a normal battle belt means that the entire thing is that much more flexible.

16. Unity Tactical Clutch Rubber Grip pads
Grabby bits.

Speaking of – the Clutch can also be worn over clothes as well (duh), and it’s ability to fold up neatly and stay out of the way gives it a bit of an edge over a traditional rigid battle belt setup that usually winds up taking up a lot of storage space.

16. Unity Tactical Clutch Over Clothes
Throw it on and go.

Being able to stash the Clutch until you need it in an emergency is rad, and that’s likely what I’ll end up doing with mine.

15. Unity Tactical Clutch Folded and Stowed
A pretty minimal footprint when rolled up.

It’s worth mentioning that it can be a little tricky to figure out your sizing depending on your waist size and how much kit you intend to carry, as obviously the length and shape of the belt change the more things you add to it.

Unity has a full breakdown on their website, but you may want to consider going up a pant size if you’re trying to roll the entire kit locker down to the grocery store.

16. Unity Tactical Clutch IWB
You can see a bit of the mismatch here – but a jacket covers it right up once under the shirt.

All in all, if you’re a bit of a gear dork like me who likes the idea of being able to run some 1st line essentials in a low-profile fashion without a million different types of IWB pouches on your person – check out the Clutch!

140
at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

It offers a slim profile that’s adaptable to whatever you might need it to carry, and its ability to roll up and stash neatly out of the way gives it the advantage over any other similar platforms I’ve run across.

18. Unity Tactical Clutch IWB 2
lawd.

Parting Shots

That’s all we have this week, maybe someday we’ll be able to get back out to the range… or maybe this cave is all there is? We’re not sure anymore.

How are you all fairing? Is your state opening up yet? Have you gotten back out to the range? Have you died? Would you vote for The Rock? Comment below 😎

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4 Leave a Reply

  • Bingo Boy

    Re: DryFireMag According to the manufacturer: “Please note, firing pin activated laser trainers will not work with the DryFireMag.”

    3 months ago
  • B Sing

    I use Barrelblok for all my dry fire training. Check it out, help involve my Security shooting scores by 6 point for day and 8 points for night.

    3 months ago
  • jram01

    If you do not want to be too obvious carrying the Unity Tactical Clutch; you can always use one of two items: 1: a back pack or 2: a little red wagon,

    3 months ago
    • Daim

      Ultra small jansport for the win. Makes you look like you work out to.

      3 months ago
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