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757 Performance Denim Demonstration Video

October 22nd, 2014

S&S Precision has been reading your questions and produced this video to give you an idea how the Internal Belt Retention on their 757 Performance Denim Jeans works.

LUPUS TMR Introduces Task Adaptive Panel System

October 22nd, 2014

cool news from Germany

LUPUS Training & Mentoring Resources, a training and consulting company from Germany, is introducing the first two modules of their TAP System. Developed together with Mayflower R&C and their German retail partner Gearmaniacs, the TAPS Modules are designed to offer a hybrid kydex-nylon solution for users that prefer the use of kangaroo pouches in their platecarriers.


TAPS is compatible with most kangaroo pouch equipped Platecarriers but is optimized for products made by Mayflower R&C and Velocity Systems. TAPS facilitates magazine extraction since there is no flap or bungee needed for retention. The modules are velcroed into position and are ready to use. Installed properly, they enable the user to carry up to four AR-style magazines and two pistol magazines in a small package.


The first Modules are Single AR15 and Single G36/Double AR15.

Available via Gearmaniacs in black and made in Germany from German Mil-Spec Materials by manufacturer ZentauroN. A Berry Compliant version of the TAPS will be released soon along with Pistol\Flashlight and Baton Pouches. There are also Combo Versions planned.

New Survival Video Series From Panteao – Make Ready To Survive

October 22nd, 2014

I am super stoked about this new series of videos. They have lined up some serious talent and each title will give you a variety of expert points of view on the subject at hand.

Survival Series Full Page Ad

Columbia, SC, October 22, 2014 – Panteao Productions is proud to announce the upcoming launch of the Make Ready to Survive instructional video series. This line of instructional videos is a departure for Panteao from the firearms training videos the company is known for producing.

“This was a pretty large undertaking for us. In order to get the shots we needed, our crew filmed on location in the everglades of FL, the back country of Ohio, the mountains of Colorado, and eastern Texas. Five instructors were selected to teach the series based on their background and life experiences. Each brought something different to the table and combined makes for one heck of a learning experience,” said John Tormey, Director of the Make Ready to Survive Series.

Fernando Coelho, president of Panteao Productions, added, “We received a tremendous amount of support from manufacturers and suppliers when we told them about the survival series. It was with their help that we were able to make this series possible. We originally thought we would have content for three videos. When we were finished filming we ended up with thirteen different titles in the series.”

Instead of reality show entertainment like the current television shows on prepping and doomsday survival, the Make Ready to Survive videos are a true tutorial to help you and your family. Whether you live in the heart of the city, on the outskirts in a quiet neighborhood, or out on a farm, the Make Ready to Survive videos show you techniques that are critical for survival, review gear and supplies to have on hand, and all aspects of proper planning. Most importantly, the videos will bring you piece of mind.

The instructors in the series include former US Army Delta Operator Paul Howe, Dave Canterbury from the Pathfinder Self Reliance School, US Army Special Forces Green Beret Kyle Harth, disaster preparedness consultant and author Jim Cobb, and NE MacDougald, who started his career in Vietnam with the 519th Military Intelligence Bn (MACV), and today is an author and consultant.

The video series will debut both on DVD and HD streaming video in December with three titles from the series. Then additional titles will be released each month from January through April of 2015. More info on the survival series can be found on the Panteao website at:

The Safariland Group Selected As Equipment Supplier For United States Air Force Security Forces In $17.7M Contract

October 22nd, 2014

The Safariland Group has announced they have received a contract from the United States Air Force to supply batons, holsters, and body armor to the Air Force Security Forces. The full release can be read below:

Air Force Security Forces to use Safariland Group batons, holsters and body armor

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The Safariland Group (the “Company”), a leading global provider of safety and survivability products, announced today that its distributor, Garrett Container, was awarded a $17.7M contract from the United States Air Force for law enforcement equipment. As the majority equipment supplier for this contract, The Safariland Group products, including Monadnock® batons, Safariland® tactical holsters and accessory kits, and Second Chance® body armor, will be supplied to the Air Force Security Forces over the five-year contract period.

“We have been working diligently with our customer Garrett Container for several years to meet the U.S. Air Force Security Forces equipment requirements. Our high-quality products, experienced work force, and capabilities to meet large order requirements enabled us to be selected for this award by Garrett Container,” said Roger Cox, Vice President, Government Sales, The Safariland Group. “We are pleased to be the majority supplier of this contract for Garrett Container, a trusted industry distributor.”

The contract specifies a maximum quantity of 30,866 Monadnock® Detective® Series batons; 34,764 Safariland® Model 6005 SLS Tactical Holsters and holster accessories, and approximately 37,100 sets of Second Chance® BV02 Level IIIA body armor packages for both male and female.

All products included in this contract will be manufactured at the Company’s facilities located in Pittsfield, Mass.; Ontario, Calif.; and Jacksonville, Fla.

The Safariland Group is celebrating 50 years in business in 2014. For information about the Company and its life-saving products, visit or follow The Safariland Group on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Canada – We Stand With You

October 22nd, 2014


We grieve for your fallen from the recent domestic attacks on your armed forces. When they attack you, they attack all of us. Stand strong.

Special Operations Wounded Warriors – Veteran’s Day Celebration And Charity Dinner

October 22nd, 2014

SOWW Veterans Day Celebration

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TRU-SPEC To Showcase Top Products At 2014 IACP

October 22nd, 2014

TRU-SPEC has announced their plans to showcase several new products at the 2014 IACP Annual Meetings in Orlando, Florida. The full release can be read below:

Manufacturer to Highlight Apparel Items with Upgraded Technologies

Marietta, GA – October 21, 2014 – TRU-SPEC®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, will be showcasing several of their new products, including H20 Proof Outerwear with improved technology, 24-7 Series® Ascent Pant and their line of Concealed Carry items at their booth (1541) at the 2014 IACP Annual Meetings, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando Florida.

Understanding the importance and demand for protection against the elements, TRU-SPEC® will have on hand their H20 Proof Outerwear Collection – improved technology, constructed from a three-layer windproof, waterproof, breathable material, making it three times more breathable than the previous. In addition, TRU-SPEC® has incorporated Bemis high-quality, environmentally safe seam tapes for waterproofing sewn seams; with the understanding that seam tape is the critical link in the chain of waterproof protection.

“Our improved technology line of H20 Proof Outerwear is now covered under the TRU-SPEC® TRU-CONFIDENCE GUARANTEE,” stated Vice President of Marketing, Darrell Jacks. “The TTC Guarantee covers your H20 Outerwear for 2-years from the date of purchase; and if you are not completely satisfied with your TRU-SPEC® H20 Proof Outerwear for any reason, return it to TRU-SPEC® for a full refund of the purchase price. We always want to ensure that our first responders are taken care of to the best of our abilities with the best possible products.”
TRU-SPEC® will have on hand the entire H20 Proof Outerwear collection, which includes:

· Law Enforcement Parka
· Gen II ECWCS Parka
· Gen II ECWCS Rain Pant & Boonie
· All Season Rain Parka
· All Season Rain Jacket
· Cumulus Jacket*
· Element Jacket
· 3-in-1 Jacket
· 3-in-1 Parka

Also to be featured is the 24-7 Series® Ascent Pant. The cutting-edge and premium design provides superior comfort and move-ability. The inset cargo pockets and discrete reinforced knees provide a streamlined appearance, allowing for the sleek professional appearance. The pant also provides an easy access pocket behind each cargo pocket for storage of additional accessories necessary for every task. The Ascent pant is available in 6.5 oz 65/35 poly-cotton micro rip-stop fabric with 3% mechanical stretch, in black, navy, khaki and coyote.

“At TRU-SPEC®, we maintain an innovative and exciting approach to the apparel our first-responders wear, “stated Jacks. “We not only want to offer our tier-one law enforcement units a line of trusted apparel that matches their performance, but to support all public safety and law enforcement professionals. The IACP Conference is a way we can personally thank each of those men and women who put themselves in harms way to ensure our safety.”

Among the items to be highlighted at the TRU-SPEC® booth include the MultiCam Tropic™ and MultiCam Arid™ patterns, developed by Crye Precision, recently added to their popular Tactical Response Uniform selections, designed to meet the unique needs of Tactical Professionals, Law Enforcement and Special Operations personnel operating in high-risk environments. The MultiCam Arid™ pattern was developed to effectively reduce the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating in desert environments, which predominantly consist of open sand and rock. The MultiCam Tropic™ pattern was developed to reduce the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating in dense jungle environments; areas that predominantly consist of lush vegetation that remains relatively unaffected by seasonal changes. Both patterns join TRU-SPEC®’s current offerings of MultiCam® and MultiCam Black™.

Beyond Clothing – Limited Edition AXIOS Rig Softshell Pant In MultiCam/Coyote

October 22nd, 2014


Beyond Clothing has released a limited edition variant of their A5 – AXIOS Rig Softshell Pant in MultiCam with Coyote pockets.

The Rig Pant is a durable winter weight softshell pant intended for active cold weather use. Constructed from Beyond’s proprietary X-HAL High Efficiency Softshell fabric, the Rig Pant sheds rain and snow, and the lightweight fleece backing provides warmth and comfort during high output activities.

Additional features include:

- 2-way stretch reinforced crotch gusset
- Left and right hand pockets
- Right and left zippered thigh pockets
- Left and right back pockets with quick access covers
- Bar button closure system for dependable all weather use

Only 200 pairs in this exclusive colorway have been made available, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Tactical Distributors – Down Range Jacket

October 22nd, 2014


Tactical Distributors’ Down Range Jacket is an ultra lightweight, compact cold weather jacket. It features a nylon outer shell, and 800 fill down with baffle fill construction. Additional features include hidden zip hand pockets, dual inside pockets, and stretch cuffs. The Down Range Jacket also comes with its own stow bag.


Available in Black, Desert, and Urban Gray.

BG Brian P Cummings Assumes Duties as Program Executive Officer Soldier

October 22nd, 2014

BG Brian P. Cummings has assumed duties as Program Executive Officer Soldier, replacing BG(P) Paul A. Ostrowski who served in that position since May of 2012. We congratulate the departing General Ostrowski on his selection for promotion to Major General and wish him well in his new position as Deputy for Acquisition and Systems Management, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Acquisition, Logistics and Technology).

PEO Soldier BG Cummings Biography

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BG Cummings is an Infantry officer who has been in the Acquisition Corps since 1994. Really, this a welcome home for General Cummings who is no stranger to the Soldier Systems community having served with TRADOC System Manager Soldier before there was even a PEO Soldier, followed by several positions in PEO Soldier including service as Product Manager Ground Soldier System. He is a great choice for the position of PEO Soldier with an excellent mixture of relevant acquisitions and operations experience.

Due to the nature of the Acquisition system, this is known as a change of charter rather than a change of command. This time, there was very short notice of BG Cummings’ move to PEO Soldier with about a month between the announcement and Change of Charter. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been a formal announcement from PEO Soldier regarding the change. We only happened upon the actual event based on a Facebook posting regarding BG Cummings award of the Legion of Merit prior to his move from Deputy PEO Combat Support & Combat Service Support to PEO Soldier.

PEO Soldier BG Cummings

We wish General Cummings good luck as he assumes his new roll and hope to hear more about his direction for PEO Soldier. There’s a lot going on. It’s an exciting time in the soldier systems world.