The next issue of Raiderm magazine includes coverage from SHOT Show 2014 written in association with Soldier Systems Daily, featuring photos by Blind Owl Media and Tactical Fanboy.
Until then, if you haven’t yet had the chance, check out the latest issue of the updated Raider magazine which features our friends from Hot Shots Calendar. Volume 6, Issue 12 of Raider Magazine is available now.
Reportedly, CAA Tactical has supplied thousands of bipod grips for the regular and reserve Infantry Corps of the IDF. The model or models provided aren’t specified, although the grips attach via Picatinny rail and are intended for the Tavor and M16 rifles currently in service with the IDF. The image above is of the BPP GRIP HD, one of CAA’s bipod grips of an aluminum and polymer construction.
According to Moshe Oz, the owner of CAA Tactical: “The use of the bipod grips will improve the level of marksmanship in the IDF significantly and at a low cost relatively to the expected improvement. The bipod grip is especially suited for infantry fighter and less for a designated marksman or a sniper due to the speed at which the bipods open, that allows faster shooting than with an ordinary bipod. We are currently participating in the tender for the sale of tens of thousands of bipod grips for a Western country.”
I am stepping away from Rogue Gunfighter, LLC as VP and will no longer have any dealings with this company. I will focus my efforts and time on my family, Rogue American Apparel (RAA) and my protective detail duties. I want to thank everyone who supported me and my efforts in building RG and giving it the exposure it now has.
Regards from Texas.
Wes Whitlock President/Founder RAA
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CRKT introduced two new Ryan Johnson Tomahawk designs at SHOT Show, the Woods Chogan and Kangee T-Hawks.
You probably know Ryan Johnson from his own RMJ Tactical. He’s done a couple of designs for them in the past such as last year’s Chogan and Kangee T-Hawks that differ from these new models because of handle material. Weighing in at 2 lbs, 1.4 oz, these new Woods versions feature a 19.13″ long handle of Tennessee hickory, sealed with lacquer.
The heads of both models are made from 1055 steel and measure just over 4″. The Chogan offers a Hammer, while the Kangee incorporates a Spike on the head.
I’ve mentioned PowerPot a couple of times in the past and at this past OR Winter Market they showed their new PowerPot X which offers twice the power of its predecessor the PowerPot V. This means you can charge two smartphones or one tablet (10w and up to 2a) via 2 USB ports, in a package that weighs in beginning at 20oz depending on whether you use the regular 2.4l or XL 3.8l model.
The concept is simple. You use the PowerPot to cook and the device converts heat into power which can be used directly or stored in a battery.
Watershed has been producing the SOF Waterproof Bag System in both SEAL and SWCC variants. The SEAL version consists of 5 bags and the SWC version, just 3. Fairly recently, the NSW had Watershed update the kits.
First up, they’ve updated the Large Pack Cover to the Kodiak V2. The waterproof zipper now runs North/South making it easier to get into and these will now be stocked at SOFSA and can be requisitioned by authorized users in conjunction with a Granite Gear Chief Patrol Pack.
This is the new liner for the issue 3-Day Assault Pack by Mystery Ranch. It integrates a roll top closure and inflation tube. In fact, inflation tubes are standard on the entire set.
The new addition is a Mil-Spec version of the popular Ocoee waterproof duffel. It integrates belt loops and can be worn in front, around the waist, for water jump ops.
Additionally, they have updated the Pro-Mask Bag to accommodate the M53 Mask/ It retains the drop leg carry strap.
I remember attending a trade show 10 years ago and seeing the TRX which is a compact workout kit many in the military now deploy with for use in areas with no gun facilities Then, last week, I ran across this black 8′ x 8′ x 8′ shipping container at last week’s Emerald Coast Warrior Expo near Hurlburt Field, Florida. It brings deployable fitness to a whole new level.
The crew set up the self contained Mobile Fitness Unit in a matter of minutes.
The sides are raised and lowered via an electric winch and cable. A small generator powers the winch as well as electric lights when shore power is unavailable.
Everything is then easily into place.
While this model was mounted to a trailer (they towed it all the way from their hometown of Boston to Destin, FL), you can easily pick it up and put it down wherever you like, just like other shipping containers.
It literally looks like a gym once it’s fully deployed and serves as a great focal point for deployed fitness.
The Mobile Fitness Unit I saw was fully outfitted with a variety of free weights and Olympic barbells along with Kettlebells, Ropes, Medicine Balls and Gymnastic rings. I also noticed several TRX mounted to the pull up bars which brought this whole thing full circle for me. Ten years ago I picked up a couple of TRX for some teams I was supporting that deployed around Afghanistan. If I were still doing that for a living, I’d certainly take a look at the Mobile Fitness Unit for my deployed troops.
Coming Summer 2014, the Ranger Hippo is a collaboration between Polaris Defense and Mobile Hydraulic Equipment Company to produce a lightweight, all-terrain, alternative for the maintenance contact vehicle in order to access remote worksites.
Combining the well known capabilities of the Polaris RANGER Diesel along with the HIPPO 1041P, you now have Hydraulic, Electric, Pneumatic and Welding power all in a single unit powered by the RANGER’s Diesel engine.
The system will transport up to 3 personnel and up to 500 lbs of cargo in the box. This will support most light maintenance requirements and will reach those remote sites that are inaccessible by more traditional vehicles.
• Hydraulic power-fully adjustable 0-10 gpm @ 2000 psi hydraulic tool circuit (one outlet)
• Air power- 50 cfm @ 100 psi (three outlets)
• Electric power -5.2 kw @ 120 vac
• Welding power-240 amps dc stick
• Hydraulic- one hydraulic tool circuit
• Air- one 3?4 inch claw air fitting, two quick disconnect air fittings
• Electricity- two 120 volt electric outlets @ 20 amps
• Welding- one welding console with quick disconnects
In addition to MRO, the RANGER HIPPO would work for construction and demolition support as well as disaster relief and emergency services.
Unfortunately, breaking news sometimes gets in the way of finishing out the stores we pick up during trade shows. As we still have some stuff left over from SHOT Show, OR and last week’s Warrior Expo, we are going to try to concentrate on using today as a catch up.