TYR Tactical

Great American Outdoor Show – Mossberg Introduces M-Lok

February 9th, 2016


The Mossberg MMR is now available with a M-Lok Compatible handguard.


Great American Outdoor Show 2016

February 9th, 2016

NRA’s Great American Outdoor Show is a massive, nine day event held each year in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The NRA estimates that the show will have 250,000 visitors this year. With the crowd I’m seeing, I can believe it. They use almost every square inch of this agricultural center to exhibit and sell, the latest and greatest in shooting, hunting, fishing and recreation equipment and services.


Although it’s mainly hunting related, I made the five hour drive up from the Tidewater of Virginia to check it out.


Beaverton Police Department Receives K9 Safety Grant From The Spirit Of Blue Foundation

February 9th, 2016
Spirit of Blue presented a $2,500 grant to the Beaverton Police Department for the acquisition of a new K9 working dog, sponsored by the Planet Dog Foundation.  The grant was presented by Ryan T. Smith of Spirit of Blue (center) and was received by (left to right) Officer Matt Barrington, K9 Atlas and Chief Geoff Spalding.

Spirit of Blue presented a $2,500 grant to the Beaverton Police Department for the acquisition of a new K9 working dog, sponsored by the Planet Dog Foundation. The grant was presented by Ryan T. Smith of Spirit of Blue (center) and was received by (left to right) Officer Matt Barrington, K9 Atlas and Chief Geoff Spalding.

BEAVERTON, OREGON – February 8, 2016 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation announced that it has awarded a K9 Safety Grant to the Beaverton Police Department (BPD) to contribute to the acquisition of a tracking and article search K9. The new dog will replace veteran K9 Alex who retired at the first of the year after serving for 8 years with Officer Steve Anderson. The $2,500 grant was sponsored by the Planet Dog Foundation, the charitable arm of dog toy and accessory manufacturer Planet Dog, who has given over $1 million dollars to organizations that bring people and dogs together for fun and mutual support.

“The Beaverton Police K9 Program sets the standard in this area of the country,” said Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue. “Not only will K9 Atlas be a great resource for this city, but he will bring an added layer of protection to the officers in Beaverton and will continue a legacy of excellence in this program and others that are influenced by it.” Smith served as a Reserve Police Officer with the Beaverton Police Department from 1999-2006.

K9 Atlas is a 24 month old male German Shepherd, bred in Hungary, who received his initial training at the Vohne Liche Kennels in Denver, IN. His K9 handler will be Officer Matt Barrington, in his first role as a K9 officer, who has been with the department for eight years. Officer Barrington and K9 Atlas are currently in a 10-week K9 Academy program and will begin working the road in Mid-March of 2016. K9’s bring an auditory and olfactory advantage to police work, able to track subjects and identify articles not easily found by their human counterparts. But, all K9’s are trained to protect their handlers, making them an effective less lethal force option while enhancing the safety of officers on duty.

“The Planet Dog Foundation is proud to sponsor the great work of essential canine partners like Atlas,” added Stephanie Volo, Chief Retail Officer of Planet Dog, Inc. “We welcome the opportunity to partner with the Spirit of Blue Foundation to offer needed grants to deserving agencies such as this.”

Statistics released by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund show that 124 law enforcement officers lost their lives in 2015, an increase of 4% from the prior year. 42 of those officers were firearm related fatalities, while 35 were lost as a result of a motor vehicle crash. In addition, the Officer Down Memorial Page reported that 26 K9 working dogs were lost in 2015 as well. The reality of these statistics, and the increasing number of underfunded law enforcement agencies across the country, fuel the Spirit of Blue safety grant initiative.

The Spirit of Blue Foundation actively encourages the public at large to honor and appreciate law enforcement officers who serve to protect our communities. By supporting the Spirit of Blue Foundation, the public can make an impact in the lives of law enforcement officers every day. To learn more about the Spirit of Blue, or make a donation, visit www.spiritofblue.com.

TacJobs – CAA USA Opens New Position For General Manager

February 9th, 2016

Pompano Beach, Fla. (February 2016) – CAA USA is openly seeking an experienced candidate to fill the position of General Manager for the US market of CAA firearms accessories out of the new facility in Pompano Beach, Florida.

The General Manager for CAA USA will be responsible for increasing management’s effectiveness by recruiting, training, communicating company values, instilling and assigning accountability for the office, warehouse, sales and accounting staff. The CAA GM will develop a cooperative climate between departments and oversee all strategies and the objectives of all goals set forth by the company’s CEO, Mikey Hartman. The GM must have a Manufacturing Management working background with a minimum depth of applicable experience of 5 years with 10+ preferred. This position offers a generous salary package and bonus program, plus benefits for the candidate who brings management proficiency, decision making and leadership to this growing company.

For more information on the position or to send a resume, please contact Laura Burgess Marketing at laura@lauraburgess.com.

TIHK – Urban SlimTool

February 9th, 2016


The creators of the Tiny Inconspicious Handcuff Key have just released a new product, the Urban SlimTool, a credit card-sized survival pocket tool which is made of laser cut stainless steel. The Urban SlimTool comes with a 4-piece lockpick set, integrated universal door jam shim, and 10 different wrench sizes.


Integrity Tactical Solutions – Mini Quick Saw

February 9th, 2016

I ran into Integrity Tactical Solutions during SHOT Show in the LBT booth who makes their bags. This Southern California-based company actually specializes in breaching equipment. While they showed me several of their pieces of equipment, I though this Mini Quick Saw would be a great place to start.  It’s a component of their extrication kit.  


Yes, it’s a modified commercial product but its not just a paint job. The 3.9 kg Mini Quick Saw is a cordless cut-off machine with a 230 mm cutting wheel for wet cutting, suitable for indoor and outdoor use up to 70 mm cutting depth. It also has a spindle lock and maintenance-free beltdrive and is powered by a Lithium-Ion PRO AP 300 (18mins). Finally, the saw emits 114dB.


SilencerCo Maxim 9

February 8th, 2016

SilencerCo’s initial Maxim 9 prototype was built on the Smith & Wesson M&P frame, because it’s what they had lying around.   This latest example, shown at SHOT Show, now has a lot more in common with a GLOCK.

The 3D printed frame accepts GLOCK magazines as well as sights. While the slide catch/stop/release is ambidextrous, SilencerCo plans to make the mag release ambi as well. Adding to the changes, the Maxim 9 now features removable baffles much like the Salvo 12 and Osprey Micro, which allows users to shorten the overall profile of the Maxim 9. Future developments include accommodations for the mounting of a light and/or laser.

As you can see, it integrates a GLOCK style trigger.


Plano Tactical – Field Locker Weapon Case Insert

February 8th, 2016

At SHOT Show, Plano Tactical previewed their upcoming nylon Weapon Case Insert for use with their Field Locker.


The padded case can be removed from the Mil-Spec Field Locker and opened up for use as a mat. It is PALS compatible and includes a scope cover.