Tactical Tailor

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

February 23rd, 2017

This is the Malabar Tea Plantation near Bandung, Indonesia.

Thanks Rob!

Once Uncommon, AOR Camo Patterns Showing Up In The Darndest Places

February 22nd, 2017

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Double Tap Surplus was recently on a trip overseas when they ran across these AOR camouflage carrying cases for the Phantom series drone in manufacturer, DJI’s store.

TacJobs – Violent Little Machine Shop Seeks Warehouse Manager

February 22nd, 2017

We’re hiring for a new Warehouse Manager at our shop in Sun Valley, ID. It’s a jack-of-all-trades position. Chief duties include staying on top of inventory levels, fulfilling orders, running manufacturing equipment, drinking beer with us, implementing the terrorist attack emergency plan for the shop, taking care of business, crushing it, going on gambling trips to border towns in Nevada, slaying dragons, taking out the trash, keeping the riff raff out, thinking up f-ed up sh*t, serving as an official mascot, and all sorts of other stuff. This is a serious position. Attention to detail is a must. We’d love to find someone within our own community. Veterans are highly encouraged to apply. Email a resume and a meaningful cover letter to yanne@violentlittle.com.

SOTECH IFAK History

February 22nd, 2017

Sometimes at SOTECH, we need to take a break from looking at future tactical systems trends to look back at our history to find some design gems. When we look back at 20 years of design meetings, sample making, teleconferences, field tests, it’s humbling to look back at all the amazing personnel we had the honor of working with as they reshaped military medicine. S.O.TECH of course respects that other companies innovated great IFAK designs during this period, this is just a timeline of ours.

We collected some of our design stories and compiled them here sotechtactical.com/pages/history-of-our-ifaks.

Patrol Incident Gear (PIG) Releases Full Dexterity Tactical Gloves ECHO gloves specifically designed for women shooters

February 22nd, 2017

We are excited to announce the arrival of the newest glove in our PIG lineup, the Full Dexterity Tactical (FDT) Echo Women’s Utility Glove!

This premium slip-on tactical glove offers the most popular features from the PIG glove line, with a superior high-dexterity fit that uses gender-specific patterns for Women.

Features:
-Touchscreen compatible forefinger and thumb
-Fold-over finger construction to eliminate fingertip discomfort
-Multi-piece palm for superior hand fit
-Single-layer palm for unequaled firearm grip
-Bar-tacked paracord pull loop
-Silicon print on the palm for enhanced grip on slippery surfaces
-Elastic wrist for quick don and doff sequence
-Available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green & Carbon Grey

Designed as a lightweight “Utility” glove, if you use your tactical shooting gloves both on and off the range, the PIG FDT Echo Utility Glove is the best solution on the Women’s market for ease of use, durability and the tactile-dexterity you need to make your shot count!

Click here to check them out!

Bawidamann – Gotham AIWB Holster For G43/TLR6

February 22nd, 2017

Although he was trained as an artist, Andrew Bawidamann has become quite the holstersmith. He called me yesterday to tell me about a new version of his Gotham holster for the GLOCK 43 outfitted with a Streamlight TLR6.

Specs:
-Right Hand/Left Hand
-Ultra concealable/comfortable. The compact single stack w/light is the next conceal carry “must have”
-Extended length holster for a more stable carry.
-Single Hook/double hook
-Wedge compatible
-Positive click retention
-Ohio made .08 Boltoron
-OEM Raven Concealment hardware

Hand made in the USA by Andrew Bawidamann

Available at www.bawidamann.com

Boa Technology Launches New Brand Identity

February 22nd, 2017

Innovation Pioneer Updates Visual Language to Reflect Its Solutions that are Fit to Go Further™

Denver, CO (February 21, 2017) – In 2001, Boa Technology founder Gary Hammerslag started with one big idea to replace traditional shoelaces in snowboard boots with a faster, more convenient method of lacing up. The innovative platform that resulted, known as The Boa® System, consists of expertly configured dials, laces, and guides to ensure a precision fit every time. Today, Boa is the leading expert in fit optimization with over 83 million closure and adjustment solutions in products across golf, athletic, snow sports, outdoor, cycling, utility, and medical.

Originating as a business-to-business model, Boa has grown with the support of its global brand partners to now provide more emphasis on brand awareness, consumer marketing and education, and the promotion of category-specific features and benefits of Boa-powered products. To reflect the expanded growth, refined innovations, and continued partnerships, Boa is excited to share a new corporate branding and visual identity, releasing globally in February 2017. The updated branding will debut across a newly launched consumer-focused website, and will be featured in consumer and trade advertising beginning next month.

The entirely new website, TheBoaSystem.com, will focus on educating consumers about Boa, including the varying configurations across products and categories with Boa brand partners, as well as provide a platform to communicate new innovations, company news, and events. Additionally, as the company continues to stand behind The Boa Guarantee, customers can easily request replacement parts directly from the website.

With the new brand identity also comes an increased involvement in product design and development, as Boa works side-by-side with its brand partners to develop unique fit solutions and achieve the ideal design through customized dial, lace, and guide configurations. By putting passion into practice, Boa and its brand partners work collaboratively in making the world’s best gear even better.

www.theboasystem.com

Protonex Showcases Power Management Solutions at IDEX 2017

February 22nd, 2017

VANCOUVER, CANADA and SOUTHBOROUGH, MA, U.S.A. – Protonex Technology Corporation (“Protonex”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ: BLDP; TSX: BLDP) today announced that it has launched its industry leading intelligent Power Manager and battery charger products in the Middle East.

Protonex is exhibiting and demonstrating its lightweight Power Management solutions for soldiers at the IDEX 2017 Expo and Conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 19th to 23rd.

The SPM-622 Squad Power Manager and the VPM-402 Vest Power Manager are lightweight, rugged, easy-to-use devices that provide universal power delivery to any load from a variety of power sources, such as A/C wall outlets, vehicles, batteries as well as from renewable power sources including solar, wind and fuel cells. With thousands of Protonex power managers now deployed to every major USSOCOM element, soldiers from Allied defense forces will be able to seamlessly share power with American forces and with one another, running and charging multiple systems quickly and easily.

Ray Summers, Protonex Director of Sales said, “Our recently announced EAR99 export classification for the SPM and VPM Power Managers paves the way for accelerated allied procurement of these mission critical devices. The enthusiastic reception we’ve received from allied partners has encouraged us to exhibit for the first time in the Middle East and Europe.”

Protonex is demonstrating its SPM and VPM products, as well as the Company’s new ultra-high-speed commercial and military battery charger. Visitors at IDEX 2017 can meet with Protonex and see product demonstrations at Exhibit Stand #01-A01, which it is sharing with Aeryon Labs.