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Gun Care and Maintenance Essentials

Guns require a ton of maintenance to keep working in top shape, and can become dangerous when they do not function properly. Luckily we have a number of ideal cleaning and maintenance items for your gun here at Battery Junction!

Leatherman MUT:

Leatherman MUT Multitool
Leatherman MUT

The Leatherman MUT is a top of the line multi-tool used both by civilians and in a more tactical capacity by members of law enforcement and the military. The MUT is designed to be the one-and-done tool for anyone who owns a firearm. It comes with 16 different tools including brushes and threading tools for keeping barrels clean, and screwdriver components that are made to fit standard military and civilian gun sight adjustment. And with standard attachments such as a 420HC steel knife and wire cutters, this multi-tool will cover your gun maintenance needs and more.

Gun Butter – Firearm Lubricant:

theshorelinemarket_2421_541491159Gun Butter is a top of the line firearm lubricant manufacturer from the USA with a wide range of products. Gun Butter’s products can help keep your guns from jamming in harsh conditions such as snow, rain, or even dust clouds. It’s built to work in temperatures anywhere from -20 to 400 Fahrenheit and will provide 2 years of rust protection for your metal to metal, metal to plastic, or plastic to plastic mechanisms. This lubricant is a must have for extending the useful life of your firearm.

Maxpedition Carrying Cases:

Pistol Case/Gun Rug
Pistol Case/Gun Rug

Maxpedition cases go a long way to ensuring that your gun keeps working by providing quality protection for your firearm while you are not using it. Maxpedition bags are made from high strength 1000 Denier Nylon, reinforced at pressure points with composite thread, use YKK zippers and slides, and finally given a triple coat of polyurethane for water protection from the elements. Maxpedition makes bags specifically suited to carrying and storing guns, and produce some of the best carrying holsters for tactical weapon use. A big part of taking care of your gun is how you store it and Maxpedition offers some of the best protective bags money can buy.

If taking care of your weapons is a top priority for you, or if you are just trying to keep your guns in working condition, stop by Battery Junction and look at our selection of high quality products.

Retrack charging cable

Best Phone Charger for Your Next Road Trip

Whether you’re using GPS on a road trip, taking pictures, sending emails, using apps, or even playing games, we can all agree that there is nothing worse than running out of battery and not having a phone charger handy. In this blog I will look at a couple of quality options you have to power up your device and keep it fully charged.

eGear Freedom USB Charger Kit: theshorelinemarket_2420_1255705907

The eGear charger kit is a great product that you can bring with you anywhere to fulfill your USB charging needs. The kit comes with both a wall and car adapter as well as a full size USB and mini USB tip. The kit includes a mesh bag that can carry all the parts and includes retractable wires which means no more frustrating untangling. Available in both black and white, this phone charger is a great companion on your next vacation.

Tenergy Lite3000 Mobile Powerbank Charger with Flashlight:

Tenergy Lite3000
Tenergy Lite3000

This combination charger/light is a great power supply, and because of its small size is perfect for travel. The Tenergy Lite charges via a USB cable and has a 3000mAh capacity making it perfect for iPhones, tablets, and other USB charged mobile devices. The light is available in multiple color options, comes pre-charged and includes a power indicator letting you know when the powerbank needs to be recharged!

 

Wagan Tech TravelCharge Companion:

TravelCharge Companion
TravelCharge Companion

The Wagan Tech TravelCharge is a great car charger for multiple devices at the same time. The TravelCharge features two USB power ports and two DC sockets as well as a swivel plug that allows for optimal positioning of the charger. Perfect for your phone, tablet, GPS, or E-book reader, this charger is a great car accessory which also boasts an LED power indicator. Plus, it looks like Johnny 5.

ReTrak

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ReTrak is another manufacturer that makes a series of high quality retractable charging cables which extend and coil up automatically. Because of this feature you never have to deal with annoying tangling. The standout product from ReTrak is the retractable universal USB charging cable which includes four different adapter tips: USB-B, Mini 5-Pin, Micro 5-Pin, and Mini 4-Pin. One charging cable can tackle multiple mobile devices.

Wagan Exec Duo-Solar Phone Charger/Case:

Wagan Solar Phone Charger Case
Wagan Solar Charger/Case

Last up is the solar-powered iPhone charger/case from Wagan, which is a great case even without the added benefit of built-in solar charger. This case will charge your iPhone via two mono-crystalline solar panels when placed in direct sunlight or when plugged into a power source. It also has its own internal backup battery, a a 2,000 mAh capacity cell that can hold a large amount of charging power. Solar power will charge both the iPhone’s battery and the internal batteries within the case. This leather case includes a mini USB cable and folds into an elegant travel holster when it is not being charged.

These are just a few possible charging products that are available for purchase. Come visit Battery Junction to look around and see which best suits you!

Ultimate Survival Technologies Lensatic Compass

5 Ultimate Survival Technology Products For Camping

Going into the woods for a camping weekend without the correct gear can have disastrous results. Thankfully that is where UST (Ultimate Survival Technologies) products come in. UST provides quality, inexpensive survival products for everyone from beginners to experienced survivalists.

Survival Compass
Survival Compass

Find Your Way

First up is the UST Lensatic Compass, probably the most basic and commonly used survival tool. It’s perfect for finding your bearings after you’ve lost them.

This tough, pint-sized compass features a compact design, adjustable lens, shock resistant casing, and even includes glow in the dark directional letters for compass use at night. If you don’t already own a compass this is a dependable choice and an absolute must-have instrument for nature excursions.

Trekker Lighter
Trekker Lighter

Start a Fire

Next on the list of survival must-haves is the UST Trekker Stormproof Lighter, which is built to provide fire even in the most testing conditions. The Trekker contains an extra-large fuel tank that will provide over 1,000 ignitions on a single fill, and a catalyzer coil which provides flames that can withstand winds of up to 70-80 miles per hour.

WetFire
WetFire

If you find yourself in wet conditions where wood will not light, then you will be happy that you brought along the UST WetFire Firestarting Tinder. This handy tinder will help you get a fire going in wet weather, and will even burn longer when the material is wet or moist. The tinder packs come wrapped individually and only require a small amount of shaving to start the fire, which can be a lifesaver when you’re stuck in cold wet weather without the proper gear.

Survival Cutlery

SaberCut Para Knife
SaberCut Para Knife

Next up is the UST SaberCut Para Knife which is a great cutting tool to have with you for your next camping trip. The SaberCut has a partially serrated blade which is useful for stabbing and cutting, and includes a handle wrapped in 5 feet of glow-in-the-dark paracord which can be unwound for a number of uses. With a titanium coated 440C steel blade and an included nylon sheath, this is the perfect companion knife for your survival needs.

Dependable Lighting

30-Day Survival Lantern
30-Day Survival Lantern

Surviving nature is difficult enough during the day, but when night comes around you will want to have some long-lasting quality light sources with you. Luckily UST has you covered. The UST 30-Day LED Lantern just what you need for long-lasting light. This lantern features a high mode of 700 lumens for 30 hours or a low/dim mode that will last up to 30 days off of three D cell batteries! This lantern is durable with impact resistance up to 1 meter and an IPX4 water resistance rating which allows lighting in conditions that are normally hazardous for other lights.

These are just a few of the great survival items by UST that we offer. Come over to Battery Junction and gear up for your next nature expedition!

Flashlight Self Defense

Effective Self Defense With Your Flashlight

When people think of self-defense tools items like pepper spray, whistles, or weapons come to mind, but not flashlights. This blog post will explain the possible benefits that a flashlight can give you in a situation where self-defense is required.

Bezel:

Crenelated Bezel
Crenelated Flashlight Bezel

The bezel is usually found in the front area of a flashlight in a ring around the lens. Some bezels are more specialized for striking would-be attackers. These are known as crenelated bezels with the word “crenel” coming from the rocky outcrops seen on the top of the battlements of old castles. Bezels come in varying sizes and shapes with the more weaponized bezels being larger and sharper. Crenelated bezels are good for smaller tactical flashlights because they’re discreet and portable. The majority of flashlights make removing and replacing bezels simple, with most simply screwing on to the lens cap.

Using the Light:

There are a multitude of ways that you can use your flashlight’s standard functions to help ward off attackers.

Identification:

The majority of muggings and assaults occur at night, so simply having the ability to expose an assailant before they get close enough to attack you may be Lighting up dark parking lot
all you need to defend yourself. Using the light to properly identify your attacker should also double as an attention grabber for others to help you if you’re in a populated area.

Stun/Blinding:

Another function that can be used for effective self-defense is the strobe or high mode on your flashlight. Shining a strobe or high-powered beam into an attackers eyes is a great way to stun or blind the assailant. Stunning your attacker can give you the crucial few seconds needed to either escape, or fight back while they are unable to defend themselves. Low kicks or jabs are effective as the attacker will most likely raise their hands to cover their eyes leaving the lower half of their body exposed. Also, if your flashlight has a crenelated bezel attachment, this is the perfect opportunity for you to use it. Your flashlight should be sufficiently bright (over 100 lumens) in order for it to be truly effective in disorienting an attacker.

Use with a Gun:

Using Light with a GunMany people exercise their right to carry a firearm to defend themselves, but in dark situations, gun use may be dangerous or ineffective. Having a small tactical flashlight on your person is an easy fix to this problem because it allows you to light up your surroundings with one hand and use the gun with the other. It is important to note that you will not want to have your flashlight and gun pointing together, like on TV, or you may accidentally fire your gun if you are startled by something that your light beam uncovers.

Take it with you Anywhere:

Another big advantage to carrying a flashlight for self-defense is that you can take it with you almost anywhere, which cannot be said for other forms of defense like firearms and knives. The only situation that might cause you trouble is if the flashlight is fitted with a bezel that is deemed too dangerous, but this rarely happens if the bezel teeth are within reason. Most flashlights are small enough to be carried on your belt or in your purse and if you never end up needing to use it for defense, you will always have a high quality light source when you need it. Come visit our tactical flashlight section at Battery Junction and see what flashlights interest you!

Pelican Cases and Logo

The Best Protective Cases For You!

This blog will introduce you to the variety of high performance protective cases that we have at Battery Junction and why they are a great way to keep your valuables safe. Both Pelican and Underwater Kinetics offer top of the line protection for your valuables and will keep your equipment safe in most any circumstances. These cases are wonderful for everybody from divers and extreme sports enthusiast who will be enduring some of the harshest conditions, to bands looking to keep their sound equipment and instruments safe, to regular consumers who just want to keep their firearm from rusting or getting clogged. These cases provide the highest quality protection for your most valuable possessions.

Pelican Protective CasesPelican Cases:

Pelican protective cases, like UK cases, are produced and tested under the toughest conditions in order to make sure your equipment stays safe no matter the situation. Pelican Protector Cases are airtight, watertight, dustproof, and constructed from the highest quality plastic and stainless steel materials. From micro cases for your smallest gear, to long cases for keeping your guns dust and moisture free, chances are Pelican has your storage needs covered.

Pelican Coolers:

Pelican also offers arguably the most high quality coolers on the market from 20 quart to 250 quart sizes covering all yourPelican High Performance Cooler
refrigeration needs. Pelican claims to have the thickest wall insulation in the industry which allows the coolers to keep ice for up to 10 days. As with the other cases, the cooler includes locking latches, handles, and wheels for easy transportation.

 

UK Ultrabox Protective Cases
UK Ultrabox

Underwater Kinetics:

Underwater Kinetics is a premier brand in the protective case market because of the high quality materials and design that goes into the company’s dry cases. The cases are constructed using high strength ABS plastic that can operate effectively anywhere within the temperature range of  -20°C and 80°C. UK cases come with silicone O-rings for waterproofing and provide the option for foam inserts, custom coloring, or electrical instrument panel installation for in the field use of equipment.

Transit Protective Case
Transit Case

Transit Case:

UK’s transit protective cases are great for safely transporting larger fragile gear, making them a favorite traveling case for band equipment, medical supplies, photography equipment and more. Transit cases are dust proof, waterproof up to 1 meter and have 3 inch wheels with an extendable handle for easy transportation. The transit case is a great option when you need to transport large and fragile materials to their destination damage free.

 

Ultra Case
Ultra Case


UltraCase:

The UltraCase, similar to the Transit case is perfect for keeping medium-sized gear damage free wherever it needs to go. The UltraCase is made with the same strong ABS material as the other UK cases and is also dustproof/waterproof. The case is also outfitted with venting latches that equalize pressure from the exterior with pressure in the case when it is opened, while also keeping the case airtight while it is closed. The UltraCase is stackable with other cases of the same model providing a safe and efficient way of transporting your medium-sized gear.

Dry Box Protective Case
Dry Box


DryBox:

The DryBox is very similar to the UltraCase in construction and materials used, but is meant for more of a protective carry as opposed to travel. The DryBox offers many of the same features including being watertight, dustproof, crushproof, and airtight in order to keep gas from entering the case. The DryBox has customization options including clear or solid colored lids and different foam inserts.

Ultra Box Protective Case
Ultra Box

UltraBox:

The UltraBox is the smallest option of the four protective cases and is meant for small electronics while providing the same protection that larger cases offer. The UltraBox is waterproof, airtight, dustproof, and boasts a lighter weight than its larger counterparts. The UltraBox gives the option of either a clear or solid lid, nylon mesh pouches, or shock-absorbent rubber liner. The UltraBox is the perfect high protection case for small electronics and gear that you need to bring with you on the go.

If you have sensitive equipment that needs transporting, or if you just need a quality cooler to bring to the tailgate then come by our protective storage cases section on Battery Junction and take a look at our selection. For further information about case materials, construction, or ratings visit either the Underwater Kinetics website or the Pelican site.

Vaporizer Buying Guide

In this post I will go over the new craze that is vaping and the essential products & accessories that you need to get the most out of your vaporizer.

How does it work?Vaporizer

The vaporizing first starts when the battery component heats up the atomizer, which in turn heats the e-liquid creating the vapor that comes out of the pen. Vaping came about as a means for smokers to help quit their addiction and then developed into the popular phenomena that it is today. “Vape pens” are filled with e-liquid, which is a flavored water based liquid that is frequently combined with varying amounts of nicotine and other additives. E-liquids come in hundreds of flavors and multiple nicotine levels with cartridges becoming more readily available for purchase.

What do I need with my vaporizer?

One of the first things you will want to purchase for your vaporizer is an extra set of batteries, and luckily we have a few of those at battery junction. Different batteries are neededdownload for different pens, but the most commonly used are either 2 rcr123s or 1 18650 depending on desired charge hold and heating level. The battery is an important part of your vaping preferences as the voltage that the atomizer allows through to heat itself is what determines the intensity or “throat hit” that you will get from your vape. Atomizer impedance, or resistance, is measured in ohms with lower resistance leading to hotter vaping of the liquid and higher resistance producing a less harsh cloud. So as you can see, the battery and atomizer combo is arguably the most important part of your vaporizer. Keeping this in mind, it is best for the vape and its user to purchase the best batteries available. Higher quality batteries will hold their charge longer and will take months to deteriorate where as a poor quality battery will begin to decline after a few recharges. Seeing as we only carry the best here at battery junction you are in luck, browse our large selection of batteries from quality manufacturers.

 

Keeping your vape in top shape

Now that you have your vape pen, battery, and favorite e-liquid, it’s time to look into carrying cases that will protect your investment. It is important to protect yourtheshorelinemarket_2397_258216320 Vaporizer from damage as dropstheshorelinemarket_2400_990239129 and everyday wear and tear can greatly reduce the lifespan your e-cig. You can choose anything from hardcore damage proof pelican cases to easier everyday carrying accessories such as Maxpedition sheathes or pouches depending on your needs. Looking for a charging station to recharge your batteries? We have that
too with a selection of charging stations from trusted brands like Nitecore, Olight, and Xtar to name a few. A good charging station is essential to getting the most out of your battery, and we have gathered some the of the top chargers available in our knowledge center.

 

As always we have a large selection of products for your vaping needs, we even have a section with our best vaping accessories  to make your shopping experience easier. Hopefully this post has been informative and will help you to make informed future purchases.

Bike Spokes Lights

Choosing the Best Accessories for Your Bike

As the weather gets nicer and you begin to use your bike more it might be time to think about what accessories will make your rides better, and safer.

Working your bike rides around your work schedule and obligations can be difficult and usually leads to early morning or evening bike rides. Many prefer biking at these times when it is cooler and there are fewer people on the road. The only problem is that biking at these times of day can present safety problems in poor lighting conditions that may make it difficult for you to see the road, and for others who are driving to see you. Fortunately there are many lighting options two of which are the See’Ems spoke lights and the Fenix Bike Light.

 

17db_see_ems_mini_led_bicycle_spoke_lightsThe See’Ems are an inexpensive and easy to use way of being certain that you are visible to drivers. All you have to do is attach the See’Ems to your bicycle’s spokes and give them a twist to turn on the lights. These lights are very eye catching as they create a glowing circle of light while you pedal. You can also combine different colored LEDs to make yourself even more noticeable with multicolored rings.

 

 

 

 

The Fenix Bike Light is a high quality bike light that mounts to the handlebars of your bike and is rechargeable. The light features a dual beam system, one that stays at the handlebar level and illuminates the area ahead of you, and another that is pointed downward to make sure you can see any obstacles that may be on the ground. The light is also made with durable aluminum alloy,201552017261967518__30716.1432141887.1280.1280 and is IPX-6 water resistant which means is can be used in any type of weather conditions. This light is great for people who live in cities or who are riding bikes on main roads at night. The Fenix is also more than strong enough to make up for areas that are low on lights such as side roads or bike trails. The light also features a back-lit display of the remaining run time left on the battery. If you truly do plan on riding in the early morning or late evening then this light is a must have.

 

Navigation:

If your looking to try new bike routes, or are biking in unfamiliar territory Nite Ize has come up with the perfect product for those situation. The HandleBand is a handlebar attachment for smartphones that makes exploring new areas easy and stress free with the ability to use GPS navnihdb02r3aigation. The HandleBand has the ability to fit almost all smartphones, and can even be used for strollers or shopping carts if need be. This product is great for helping to track your biking distances and progress as well as providing a much safer means of using your smartphone while you are riding your bike.

These are just a few of the many great bike accessory products that are available, all of which will make your early morning and late evening bike rides much more enjoyable and safe.