TYR Tactical

“No tab, hit the slab” T-Shirt from American Marauder

March 21st, 2018

This used to be a common phrase for newly assigned personnel. Available in their new triblend and 100% cotton shirt (for those that skip PT) from American Marauder.

Meopta USA Introduces the TGA 75 Collapsible Spotting Scope  

March 20th, 2018

TAMPA, FL, March 19, 2018 – Meopta USA introduces the TGA 75 collapsible spotting scope.  Engineered for hunters, the classic draw-tube design of this rugged spotting scope allows the length to be shorten from 14.8 inches when fully extended to 9.8 inches when collapsed, making it easier to carry. Featuring a 75mm objective lens, the fully-multi coated, premium-grade optics ensure superior light transmission and edge-to-edge clarity across the entire field of view while Meopta’s proprietary MeoShieldTM coating protects external lens surfaces from abrasions and scratches.

The TGA 75 has a fully-rubber-armored, lightweight aluminum body built to withstand use in the toughest terrain and is available with three interchangeable eyepieces: 30x WA-R (wide angle ranging), 30x WA (wide angle) or 20-60x zoom.

“The compact TGA 75 spotting scope is ideal for hunters on the move and especially popular with those who pack into remote areas,” said Randy Garrison, Director of Meopta USA Sport Optics.  “Size, weight and optical performance are important, and the TGA 75 delivers on all fronts.”

Shockproof and water-resistant, the TGA 75 can be mounted on a tripod but is easily used without one by placing it on a tree, rock or pack for support.


TGA 75 Body

Objective Lens (mm): 75mm

Lens Coatings: MeoBright, MeoShield

Length w/o eyepiece (in): 14.8 in

Weight w/o eyepiece (oz): 44.1 oz

Close Focus (ft):         13.9 ft

Chassis material:       Magnesium alloy

Armor:       Full rubber armor

Tripod thread:         1/4 – 20

Dioptric Correction: +/- 5

Waterproof:         No

Water-Resistant Yes

Shockproof:         Yes


30x WA-R 3 inches, 4.6 oz

30x WA 3 inches; 3.7 oz

20-60x 3.5 inches; 5.5 oz

Retail Price

TGA 75 Body: $899.95

30x WA-R Eyepiece: $399.95

30x WA Eyepiece: $399.95

20-60x Eyepiece: $399.95


WARNORD – Arc’teryx Alpine Academy 2018 Registration Opens Tomorrow

March 20th, 2018

While it’s a bit of a haul for those of us in North America, the Annual Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix offers low-cost training opportunities unavailable anywhere else.

Registration for clinics opens tomorrow, Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 15h00 CET (7:00am PST)

New clinics include:

Aid climbing

Climb & overnight bivy course

Mountain landscapes photography


•Please review skill set requirements ahead of registration

•Plan your clinics accordingly. Sign up for level 1 or 2 clinics before level 3

•If you are registering a guest or friend, please have their information ahead of registration. You will need date of birth, address, phone, and email

•The following payment methods are accepted: MasterCard & Visa

Check it out On Facebook.


Agilite – Hybrid SF Helmet Cover

March 20th, 2018


Meet the Hybrid SF, the very latest helmet cover from Agilite. Designed to the exact specifications of SOF from a small country in the Middle East that shall remain nameless, it includes an integral PVS 31 battery pack/counterweight pouch, full upper retention, extended velcro areas and added accessory-securing points and it is 100% made in Israel.

The Hybrid SF is available for the Ops Core Ballistic XP and Ops Core  Super High Cut (Maritime) helmets in all sizes in Ranger Green and Multicam and for other helmet types and colours on request.

See more at www.agilitegear.com/helmetcovers/hybridsf.

YouTube Issues New Rules Regarding Firearms Content

March 20th, 2018

Regardless of whether you produce or consume content concerning firearms on YouTube, these new rules are worth reviewing.


Strategie & Technik – Roving Tactical Reporter Wings Now Available

March 20th, 2018

During Enforce Tac, my friend Dr JP Weisswange presented me with his Roving Tactical Reporter Wings.


JP refers to the skill set as Die RTR-Schwingen (RTR = Rasender Taktischer Reporter/Roving Tactical Reporter). Considering I run into him all over the world, it’s an apt title.

The badge’s symbology is more intricate:

The owl stands for strategy, the gear for technology and the gladius for armed forces. The wings represent the energy of the reporter. The whole is on a diagonally divided rectangle, the tactical sign for Enlightenment, the lower greenish half stands for infantry, the upper golden yellow for cavalry.

The badge is available from www.sierra-313.de/shop/.

Dallas to Host 147th NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits Featuring 15 Acres of Guns and Gear

March 20th, 2018

Don’t forget, the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits are just around the corner, May 3-6, 2018 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. Although the NRA refers to it as a four-day event, the first day is set up day and includes meetings. This year, they plan on more than 15 acres of the most spectacular displays of firearms, and shooting and hunting accessories in the world. In addition to the exhibit floor, NRA Members will enjoy world-class entertainment, attend educational seminars and demonstrations, listen to leading pro-Second Amendment speakers, and much more.

For more information, including event tickets, visit www.nraam.org.

Get Training At Warrior West

March 20th, 2018

Warrior West is coming up in just under a month. In addition to seeing some great technologies, there are opportunities to receive training.

Here’s a list of what’s in store:

Advance Your Agency: Principles & Practices for Training

Participants will learn the most effective way to develop, test, and deliver cutting-edge curriculum for their agencies and units, evaluating results where performance counts-during training and in the field.

REGISTER: Wednesday, April 18 | 1400 – 1530

Battle Born Leadership

What type of leader will people willingly follow into harm’s way? How do you become that leader? This instructional clinic on operational leadership answers these questions through lecture and short exercises.

REGISTER: Wednesday, April 18 | 0900 – 1030

REGISTER: Thursday, April 19 | 1330 – 1500

Modern Use-of-Force & Legal Review

Some use-of-force scenarios are unavoidable, based on studies of career offenders and assailants. Therefore, armed professionals must be educated, aware, and prepared-physically and intellectually.

REGISTER: Thursday, April 19 | 1115 – 1315

Streamlined Procurement: An Open Forum

Following a discussion on End of Year (EOY) funding strategies, attendees will participate in an open forum Q&A session with speakers from NIB, GSA, DLA, and Source America.

REGISTER: Wednesday, April 18 | 1100 – 1200

Performance Drone Works Presents: Introduction to Advanced Manual UAV Pilot Training

Interested in the most cutting-edge defensive and offensive drone tactics? Performance Drone Works (PDW), the premier developer of custom UAV technology, will present a summary of their five-day manual UAV course.

REGISTER: Wednesday, April 18 | 1230 – 1330

REGISTER: Thursday, April 19 | 1000 – 1100

To register for Warrior West visit adsinc.com/warrior-expo/warrior-expo-west.