Despite The Monkey's interest in all things tactical, his main skill set is art and design. After he graduated from college, he joined the Army Game Project team. Although his work starts in the public domain, it transitions to the full gov/training side, which he hopes will help save lives.
His status as a DOD Contractor for the US Army is not considered full military; however, the Project is a great way for him to serve with his unique skill set of videogame art and design. His morale patches are another example of using his art skills to add a little amusement in the MIL/LEO/GOV systems. He knows they won't change the world, but he's happy to see them put a smile on a service person's face when times aren't always so pleasant.
He does his best to gather tactical knowledge and participate in training, but you will never hear him claim to be some high-speed cool guy you need to listen to. He doesn't mind looking a little goofy if it helps service people learn a little more about gear. He hopes this helps them get what is best for their needs, allowing them to focus on more important things. When he reviews items, he makes sure to use them the same way a serviceperson would in order to determine if the product does what it is designed to do while being strong enough to survive hard use.
Check out his stuff at MilSpecMonkey.com.
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Full list of The Monkey results
SKD-TAC PIG plate carrier offers comfort and protection–
The shoulder straps on the PIG is one of the easiest to adjust on a carrier; even while worn this is accomplished with simple SRB buckles and webbing
Genuine Gear tactical pants offer interesting features–
The most unique feature is definitely the open compartments behind the cargo pockets
Adjustable combat pistol sights for Sig Sauer P226–
Both the front and rear sight are quality made with well-thought-out no-snag rounded edges
Tactical DuoStock: A buttstock for your AR-15–
The design could be modernized, but I feel the functionality has real merit rather than just being a gimmick
Knife review: The ESEE DPx HEST (Dangerous Places Hostile Environment Tool)–
The thickest part of the blade is about 3/16" which is thicker than most knives of this size class to add durability