Index Fasteners Introduces PenCott Camouflage Kydex Material

April 27th, 2017

Makers of thermomolded holsters, magazine pouches and other products can now get genuine Kydex printed with genuine, approved PenCott® camouflage patterns.

Index Fasteners Thermoplastics Division is currently selling pre-shrunk sheets of .080 inch thick, 1 ft. x 2 ft. GreenZone® printed Kydex® through their website. PenCott® BadLands® and SandStorm® camouflage pattern Kydex® is in development and will also be available soon. Contact Index Fasteners Inc. for further information.

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You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

April 27th, 2017

Mark H, “Hunting Blackbuck and Red Stag in Argentina, relaxing at the lodge with a Cuban cigar and some Vino.”

Travis Hall To Demo Micro Trauma Kit Now! At The Blue Force Gear Booth During NRA Annual Meeting

April 26th, 2017

POOLER, GA., April 25, 2017 – Blue Force Gear®, the designer and manufacturer of the world’s finest weapon slings and tactical equipment, will host 18 Delta Special Forces Medic Travis Hall at its booth during this year’s National Rifle Association (NRA) Annual Meeting, scheduled for April 27-30 in Atlanta.

Hall will host product demonstrations of Blue Force Gear’s new Micro Trauma Kit Now! TM (Micro TKN) Friday through Sunday at the show, discussing preparation for today’s world by adding trauma care as part of your everyday carry essentials. Plus, attendees will also be available to purchase the new product at the booth.

Blue Force Gear’s product line and experts can be found at booth number 4374.

“As an 18D Special Operations Medical Sergeant, Travis has saved lives under fire in some of the worst conditions you could imagine. He speaks from extensive experience and this makes him perfect to demonstrate our new Micro TKN,” said Ashley Burnsed, CEO of Blue Force Gear. “This product provides all the supplies someone needs to save a life in one pouch and we are hoping to change the mindset of the everyday carry to include trauma care.”

The three-day event will feature seminars, workshops, special events and celebrity meet and greets. For more information about the annual meeting, visit

Magpul – DAKA Suppressor Storage Pouches and DAKA Window Document Pouch Now Shipping

April 26th, 2017

Magpul DAKA Suppressor Storage Pouches


Constructed the same as our original DAKA pouches, the newest models are size optimized for storage of firearm sound suppressors and their accessories. Rugged and easy to clean, they are ideal for storage or transport of your suppressor along with your NFA paperwork. Available in three sizes to accommodate rimfire through 7.62 rifle cans.

• Reinforced polymer fabric with anti-slip texture
• Welded construction creates permanent impenetrable seals
• YKK AquaGuard™ water repellant zipper
• 550 Paracord with heat shrink tubing for enhanced grip, even with gloves
• Paint pen dot matrix debossed into body for identification marking
• Not for use with hot suppressor
• Small pouch fits Rimfire
• Medium pouch fits 5.56
• Large pouch fits 7.62
• Made in the USA

Suppressor Pouch – Small


Suppressor Pouch – Medium


Suppressor Pouch – Large


Magpul DAKA Window Document Pouch

Constructed with a TPU side panel and top zipper to allow vertical insertion of documents. The fully sealed transparent window allows for easy viewing of the contents and also allows the user to manipulate any touch-screen devices inside.

• Reinforced polymer fabric with anti-slip texture
• Welded construction creates permanent impenetrable seals
• YKK AquaGuard™ water repellant zipper
• 550 Paracord zipper pull with heat shrink tubing for enhanced grip, even with gloves
• Paint pen dot matrix debossed into body for identification marking
• Window: Matte TPU
• Dimensions:13.6”x12.7”
• Made in the USA

Springfield Armory Launching New XDE Compact Pistol at NRAAM

April 26th, 2017

Introducing a new Springfield Armory pistol so compact, so capable, and so comfortable you’ll carry it everywhere.

Come see it unveiled on Friday at the NRA Annual Meeting.

Announcing Forge Tactical, a Continuation of the EAG Tactical Legacy

April 26th, 2017

Alliance, Ohio – John Chapman and John Spears, senior cadre members at EAG Tactical, announced today the formation of Forge Tactical, a gunfighting training firm focused on supporting the mission of our nation’s armed citizens, law enforcement officers and military professionals, carrying the legacy of EAG Tactical into the future.


“I am excited we were able to create a mechanism to carry on the EAG legacy while evolving our instructional and consulting capabilities,” said John Chapman, Director and Instructor at Forge Tactical. “The responsibility that comes with teaching fighting is one which we take seriously. John and I are focused on providing the same high level of principals and standards based training our students have come to expect, while also breaking new ground in the integration of skills, techniques and procedures courses in commercially available tactical training.”

John Spears, Director and Instructor at Forge Tactical emphasized, “While we have always enjoyed and continue to teach weapons skills and manipulation classes our focus has always been the next stage of development; assembling skills into procedures. This is how we help students and agencies realize capabilities that allow mission completion. Inherent in this is the emphasis on realistic urban training and full mission profile exercises.”

While Forge will teach a limited number of skills based courses, the amount of very high quality skills instruction available on the market today is large, so Forge will focus on application level training. Forge will guide students through the process of blending physical skills, judgment, weapons handling, marksmanship, leadership and aggression into coherent principals-based fighting capabilities.

In addition to open enrollment and contract training services, Forge Tactical will also continue and strengthen their existing relationships with Industry Partners; maximizing the benefits of close user to industry communication and applications based product development.

More information about Forge Tactical can be found at

Brad’s Story

April 26th, 2017

When you see the name B. E. Meyers and Co, that ‘B’ stands for Brad. Unfortunately, he recently passed away. This is a tribute by B. E. Meyers & Co, to their founder.

As many of you know, my father, Brad Meyers, the founder of B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc. passed away a bit over a month ago after an amazing life. We thank everyone for the tremendously kind thoughts and notes regarding his passing, and we were so happy that at the celebration of his life over 300 folks whose lives were impact by Brad joined us at his memorial. We miss him dearly.

We worked to bring together a small video of his life for the memorial, capturing his story and his vision, which we would like to share with all of you. Bringing this video together was a labor of love, and in the process of going through his old videos and photos, we found an audio interview that had been done with Brad by my sister, Rebecca, for a college project in 2010. We thought, “Who better to narrate the story of Brad’s life than the man himself?”.

On behalf of the Meyers Family and everyone at B.E. Meyers & Co. Inc., we hope that those that watch this will all take some inspiration from Brad’s infectious enthusiasm for life, his company, and helping the end user. He was always thinking about what could be, the quest for what’s next, what hasn’t been done, or what could be done differently. B.E. Meyers is a small company that fights the big fight. Our motto is – “Build it right, Save a life”. That’s us. That is our core belief. We are in this business to help good guys put down bad guys wherever they be, and we all take pride in that mission.

As you will see from Brad’s story, “crazy” ideas can lead you down a path you didn’t know existed. He would encourage us all to never be afraid to pursue what we believe in, never stop learning, never stop being curious, and never let anyone deter your dreams. Those were his Optics of Optimism.

Magpul Launches AKA KOA Apparel Line

April 26th, 2017

To give back to the Recon community in an homage to Magpul’s history, we designed the AKA KOA line of apparel. AKA KOA is the nickname given to Alpha Company 3rd Recon Bn (USMC Hawaii) by its Commanding Officer, Kent Bradford, in the late 1980s. Loosely translated, it means “Shadow Warrior” in Hawaiian. While it was intended to symbolize the military capability of the unit, it fast became the call sign for Alpha Company’s other skill set, making the most of the Hawaiian island lifestyle during the off hours.

Kaneohe Short Sleeve

-55% cotton, 45% polyester
-Printed fabric with softening wash
-Pleated back and split side seam for movement
-Five-button shirt, with snap bottom button
-Magpul flag label on left side seam
-AKA KOA hangtag and packaging

MDS Short (Modern Dive Short)

-99% cotton, 1% spandex stretch twill
-Two button fly, with slotted buttons
-Drawcord through front of waistband for security
-Back right pocket with flap closure and drainage hole
-5 1/2” inseam
-Gusseted crotch
-Split side seam at bottom of leg for movement

Kaho’Olawe Boardshort

-98% polyester, 2% spandex
-Mesh pocket with interior key loop closure on right hip
-Split side seam at bottom of leg for movement
-Shaped, non-stretch waistband
-Quick dry, 4-way stretch fabric
-Velcro fly with drawstring closure
10” inseam
-Gusseted crotch
-Magpul logo heat transfer on left leg

USMC Reconnaissance Foundation

A portion of the proceeds from the AKA KOA Clothing line will go to the USMC Reconnaissance Foundation. The foundation provides assistance to wounded Reconnaissance Marines and Marine Reconnaissance families. For more information about the foundation, please visit

Check the website for sizes and colors.

Vertx Announces Its Hyde And Hyde LT Pants

April 26th, 2017

Cincinnati, Ohio (April 2017) – Vertx, a leader in low-profile apparel and gear for the prepared professional, announces the release of its newest product, the Hyde Pants and Hyde LT Pants.

The Hyde and Hyde LT Pants are built for the Prepared Professional who needs to blend an everyday lifestyle look with functionality and capacity. This casual, “no profile” stretch pant includes a number of classic Vertx features and has the capacity to store daily items from cell phones to magazines in a discrete, convenient manner. With the inclusion of VaporCore, powered by 37.5 Technology, the pants actively keep you cool and dry while allowing unparalleled freedom of movement. The Hyde Pants are constructed with a heavy-duty 7 oz. fabric, while the Hyde LT Pants are built with a light yet strong 5 oz. fabric.

“No one wants to stand out when they’re at work, the movies or at a restaurant with their family, but they still want to be prepared. These ‘no-profile’ pants allow the prepared professional to blend in, look good and be comfortable, yet still perform. It’s a simple concept really, be prepared, without looking tactical,” said Darrell Morrow, vice president of Vertx.


1. Relaxed fit features a defined contour waistband allowing optimum fit and comfort of waist and back rise.
2. Two reinforced utility pockets along back yoke above back pockets.
3. Lower front hand pockets for easy access with or without a holster.
4. Discreet dump pocket on right side for phones, magazines or other essential gear.
5. Low-profile zippered vent pocket along the seam of both legs provides air circulation.
6. Reinforced heel kick plate for durability.
7. Small, hidden utility pocket inside of bottom cuffs.
8. All pocket corners reinforced with metal rivets.
9. Gusseted crotch.

The 7 oz. Hyde Pants will be available in Military Olive, Seal Brown and Smoked Pearl, while the 5 oz. Hyde LT will be available in Alligator Green, Fathom Blue and Griffin Grey. MSRP is $89.95.

See the Hyde and Hyde LT Pants at Booth #1856 NRA Annual Meeting and Exhibits in Atlanta, Georgia.

To learn more about Vertx, visit

Aimpoint Celebrity Booth Appearances at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

April 26th, 2017

Manassas, VA – April 26, 2017 – Aimpoint, the originator and worldwide leader in reflex sight technology, is proud to announce five celebrity guest appearances in their booth at the 2017 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits in Atlanta, GA, April 28-30.

Aimpoint sights have been chosen by hunters, sport shooters, and professional end-users for over 40 years. This wide spectrum is represented with this year’s guest appearances in the Aimpoint booth #1410 at the NRA Annual Meetings. Returning to the Aimpoint booth are Craig Boddington, renowned hunter, conservationist, and author whose hunting experience spans the globe and Larry Vickers, retired US Army 1st SFOD- Delta combat veteran who now travels the nation as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. Celebrities joining Aimpoint this year for the first time are John “Tig” Tiegen, Tatiana Whitlock, and Chris Parrish.

Co-Author of 13 Hours: The Inside Account of What Really Happened In Benghazi, John “Tig” Tiegen is prominently known for his heroism and bravery during the US Embassy attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. He was the most experienced Annex Security Team member for CIA’s GRS and played an essential part of the rapid response to the terrorist attack when Islamic militants attacked the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya.

Tatiana Whitlock is a nationally recognized firearms instructor, martial arts practitioner, and subject matter expert writer for many firearms related publications. Tatiana has a powerful presence and influential voice in the firearms education and defensive training industry. Mother of two, she is a proud member of the NRA and is a featured instructor on NRATV’s NRA Women, Tips & Tactics, and NRA New Energy, as well as Trigger Time TV and Panteao Productions.

Chris Parrish, outdoor personality and World Champion competitive caller, will provide turkey call tips and techniques as well as hunting strategies during four 30-minute sessions at the Aimpoint booth. Parrish is also the engineer behind legendary Knight & Hale game calls and will give away call packages each day.