Gearing Up with Mountain Khakis

In a couple weeks I’m headed out for 10 days of training at Gunsite. A man cannot go to Gunsite unprepared and while I was at the 2012 SHOT Show I topped by the Mountain Khakis booth to see what new and cool gear they might have that I could use on this trip. As it turns out they had several items I wanted to try.

First was there new Original Cargo Pant which looks perfect for working on the range. It has 5 pockets total with their unique clip-knife shelf on both front pockets and mud-flap reinforced cuffs. I ordered two pair; one in moss and one in yellowstone. I figured I can get through the ten days with these and my Alpine Utility Pants and the Flannel Lined Original Mountain Pants I wear on chilly days.

And, it can get chilling at Gunsite in March so A man has got to think about his top half too. I’ll take along my two favorite shirts; the Trapper Henley and Teton Flannel Shirt but I also ordered three new shirts as well.

First was two of MKs’ new Chamois Shirts and for the especially cool days I ordered one of the new Mountain Lodge Zip lambswool Sweaters.

While at Gunsite you need a good gear bag to tote your stuff to the range. Stuff like rain gear, cameras, ear protection, Twinkies and such so I also picked up one of MKs’ new Cabin Duffle bags. The best thing about all of this is that I will be comfortable and warm and I won’t look like a tactard. I’ll look just like an average guy that knows where to buy his clothes.

You should know that Mountain Khakis dose not pay me to endorse their products. I’m a MKs’ Ambassador and use their products because they work, wear them because I like them and write about them so you will know about a source for clothes designed for the outdoor lifestyle that will not make you look like a mercenary or range warrior wannabe.


About gunwriter

Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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One Response to Gearing Up with Mountain Khakis

  1. Jim Dodd says:

    I also take knee and elbow protection: got some skateboard items from Walmart…jim

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