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Preparedness in Uncertain Times

In a world where personal security and readiness are paramount, having the right gear can make all the difference. This review explores two essential tools for anyone serious about their personal defense: the Eberlestock Little Trick™ Backpack and the FN SCAR 15P pistol. Be sure to watch our video where we actually test these products to see if they’re viable options.

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Eberlestock Little Trick™ Backpack: A Blend of Stealth and Functionality

Design and Comfort The Eberlestock Little Trick™ offers a sleek, professional look with its urban-friendly design that disguises its tactical capabilities. The backpack is designed to avoid drawing attention with its minimalistic exterior free from typical tactical features like external MOLLE webbing. Its gray color scheme enhances its discreet nature, making it suitable for a variety of settings, from urban environments to more demanding outdoor activities.

Utility and Specifications

  • Volume: 1,340 cubic inches with scabbard closed, expanding to 1,900 cubic inches with the scabbard open.
  • Weight: 3.80 pounds
  • Dimensions: 21.25″ H x 11.25″ W x 7.5″ D
  • Scabbard Dimensions: Up to 23.5″ H x 11″ W

This backpack is designed with practicality in mind, featuring a quick-access CCW pocket that allows for immediate reach to a concealed handgun, making it invaluable in emergency situations. The pack also incorporates rare-earth magnetic closures for its concealed carry pouches, ensuring both security and ease of access from either side. The internal layout is optimized for organization with pockets for a hydration bladder, magazines, and small items, along with versatile loop-velcro PALS webbing for customizable attachments.

I had no problem with adding all of the essential everyday items like a laptop, knife, water bottle, extra magazines, hoody, and more. The backpack is comfortable to carry, extremely well made, and well thought out for the purposes shown in the video.

FN SCAR 15P Pistol: A Legacy of Military Excellence Adapted for Personal Defense

The FN SCAR (Special Operations Forces Combat Assault Rifle) platform was developed in response to the United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) requirement for a modular, reliable, and durable combat rifle. FN’s design was selected in 2004, beating out numerous competitors with its innovative features. Originally introduced in two main variants, the SCAR-L (Light) for 5.56×45mm NATO and the SCAR-H (Heavy) for 7.62×51mm NATO, the platform was lauded for its adaptability and performance in diverse conditions.

FN Scar 15P on a wooden background
FN SCAR 15P with a Thunderbeast Ultra 5 Suppressor

Technical Details of the SCAR 15P

  • Type: Short stroke gas piston-operated semiautomatic
  • Cartridge: 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem
  • Capacity: 10 or 30 rounds
  • Barrel: 7.5” hammer forged, chrome-lined, free-floating
  • Overall Length: 19.75 inches
  • Weight: 5 lbs. 10.4 oz.
  • MSRP: $3,699

Performance and Tactical Features

The SCAR 15P maintains the family’s reputation for reliability with a compact design tailored for personal defense and close-quarters combat. The 7.5 inch barrel means the platform is absolutely small enough to carry every day, everywhere. The piston system is designed for cleanliness and heat reduction, enhancing the weapon’s longevity and reliability under varied shooting conditions. Adjustable gas settings allow for seamless transitions between suppressed and unsuppressed firing modes, an essential feature for tactical flexibility. The non-reciprocating charging handle is convenient, fast, and can be switched to either side of the gun. Shooting suppressed I had no gas in my face. Shooting unsuppressed is uncomfortably loud. Obviously, all AR-15 style magazines work including drum mags for extra firepower.

Range Performance and User Experience

During a range session, the SCAR 15P demonstrated exceptional performance with absolutely no stoppages or malfunctions of any kind. The controls are intuitive and user-friendly, mirroring those of AR-style rifles but with enhancements that cater to both left and right-handed users.

FN kindly let us borrow the SCAR 15P to play with and specifically requested that we not show pictures or shoot video of the SCAR 15P with a brace due to the current issues with the ATF. We honored that request. However, if this were my pistol, I’d certainly place a folding brace on it and reap all of the performance benefits that this exceptional platform has to offer in a braced configuration. I personally hated the single-point sling. I had no problem hitting BCC zone steel at 100 yards with the aid of the single-point sling so it is certainly better than nothing (See video).

FN Scar 15P
FN SCAR 15P shown with a single point sling and an Aimpoint T2 Red Dot.

Conclusion: A Comprehensive Solution for Modern-Day Preparedness

Combining the Eberlestock Little Trick™ Backpack with the FN SCAR 15P offers an unparalleled duo for everyday carry and defense readiness. This pairing ensures that one is always prepared without drawing unnecessary attention, a critical aspect in maintaining personal safety in public spaces. The SCAR 15P’s historical lineage and proven reliability in the field, alongside the backpack’s covert yet functional design, make this combination a top recommendation for anyone serious about their personal security and tactical preparedness. Whether navigating urban settings or engaging in more demanding activities, these tools provide the confidence and capability needed to face any challenge.

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  • Robert Wilson April 24, 2024, 12:35 am

    Majority of Americans have never seen combat or terrorism. But if we get a small percentage of private citizens armed and trained and prepared it might prevent significant loss of innocent lives. Note the survivors of 7Dec23 were mostly unarmed. The few that were saved themselves and others. As a veteran and lifelong gun enthusiast I enjoy training and practicing marksmanship. I also hope to never see combat here in the USA, but if I do I hope I can make a difference. Various methods of concealment help keep bad guys guessing, that’s a good thing. Semper Fi

  • Heavyguns31 April 23, 2024, 6:44 am

    Personal choice here, to each their own…but 1. I’m not paying 250 bucks (plus prob tax and shipping?) for a Vietnamese made bag. 2. I’d have to be pretty paranoid before I walked everywhere I went carrying 40 lbs of extra shit with me. I mean seriously that is gonna get old QUICK for something you’ll probably never need. If I do it just wasn’t my day I suppose but my guess is 99.99% percent of us will never need that. If I end up being the .01% then I guess that’s on me. I keep a rifle and shotgun loaded in the vehicle with some extra ammo, food and water and such. (Sig macro on me) if I can’t get to the extra stuff in the ride then I guess it was just my time. Furthermore due too my employment I have a Wilson Combat SBR and a shotgun in the patrol car every time I pull out of the dept parking lot. Where is it?? Generally in the trunk. My point being we get sent looking for trouble and we don’t lug all that crap around with us on our person. When you get out of the cruiser you’ve got a sig 320 on your hip and I keep an LCP MAX on my left ankle….the rifle/gauge stay in the cruiser until if/when needed. Virtually no one in the country needs to do anything more. This is fear mongering at its best and the way overpriced bag actually does scream “gun” to me. But like I said, to each their own. It’s a sorta free country kinda still in some places. 🙄

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