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TNVC Featured In Premiere Issue Of UN12 Magazine

December 13th, 2017

TNVC is excited to be included in the premier issue of UN12, a new publication focusing on the customization of guns and gear. The UN12 creative team is responsible for launching one of the most successful industry publications to date and is bringing their A Game to this new venture. UN12 is the shipping code for “Dangerous Goods,” most notably – firearms and munitions. Their goal is to talk about customizing products to improve function and increase the warrior’s capabilities. You will not find straight up reviews of stock production items here. UN12 is all about how professional warriors, competitive shooters, and everyday freedom-loving folks use and adapt gear to achieve success.


UN12 will run a very limited number of collectible morale patches for each issue. They will team up with a specific industry partner to create these patches and include them with specially marked copies of the magazine. The industry partner will also get a number of them to sell in case you miss the issue. TNVC is excited to be the first industry partner for UN12’s patch series. The patch is an exclusive version of the legendary TNVC “Lights Out MotherF**ker” design.

TNVC’s Director of Operations, Chip Lasky, has contributed a feature article to the premier issue of UN12. It focuses on night vision helmet setups for various applications and end-users. Chip will continue to contribute to UN12 with articles about gear setup for professionals.

The first issue will be available shortly through Rainier Arms, with wider distribution coming to a newsstand near you. Congrats to the UN12 creative team on an awesome new product.

Triple Aught Design – FAST Pack Scout

December 12th, 2017

All week, Triple Aught Design has been teasing the latest addition to their FAST Pack line, the Scout.


Like its larger brothers, the Scout is Manufacture from 1000D Cordura and mil-spec hardware, but features a 15 liter capacity and can be worn alone or attached to the other packs.

Earlier today, TAD offered this Q&A to educate customers.
1) Pricing? $195
2) Launching? In the 12 Days Of TAD
3) What colors are launching? Black and Multicam Black with more colors like Ranger Green, Coyote Brown, Wolf Grey in the future
4) Will it hold a 15″ laptop? Yes.
5) Transporter Tail included? No.
6) How big of a hydration bladder will it hold? 3L.
7) What material is it made from? 1000D Cordura
8) Made In USA? Yes.

If you’re interested in picking one up, you’ll need to be signed up for their newsletter as they are dropping new products every day during their 12 days of TAD promotion. They are already on day eight, so this thing is coming soon. Releases occur each day at 9 AM PST.


Todd Hibbs Joins XGO as Director of Sales

December 12th, 2017

Todd Hibbs (CSM, USA (Ret)) recently joined XGO as Director of Sales. Many in industry know Todd either from his military service or his work at Leatherman. However, for those of you unfamiliar, here’s a little about him.

Todd Hibbs served 26 years in the United States Army, retiring in 2010 as a Brigade Command Sergeant Major. After retirement, Todd joined the Leatherman Tool Group team and worked as the Government Business Manager for almost eight years. He was instrumental in identifying opportunities within the government, responsible for all government sales, and participated in product development. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration. Todd’s wife, Kim, is a Registered Dental Hygienist. They have been married for over 30 years and live in Columbus, Georgia. Their daughter Jenna is a senior at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Todd is a great guy and I’m looking forward toworking with him in his new position.


Complete Parachute Solutions – Maritime Military Javelin Tactical Parachute System

December 12th, 2017

Complete Parachute Solutions has released the Maritime MJ Tactical Parachute System. It features the Maritime Military Javelin harness and the container is constructed of Para Pack, designed to dry quickly after immersions in fresh or salt water, once rinsed.


Arktis B221 Special Operations “Kommando” Smock

December 12th, 2017

Based on the SAS Smock, the Arktis B221 was developed for the German “Kommando Spezialkräfte” KSK Special Forces Command.


The Smock is made from a British MilSpec Poly-Cotton Ripstop Fabric which is Windproof and Water Resistant with Granger Water Treatment.


It features 13 Pockets!:
-Six Large Lined Cargo Pockets with Storm Flap and NATO-Style Taped Buttons.
-Attachment D Rings in outer Pockets
-Four Zippered Internal Pockets,
-Two Sleeve Pockets, Large Rear External

Additional features:
-Two Way Front Zipper, Storm Flap with Buttons and Velcro,
-Velcro Cuffs, Adjustable Storm Hood, Waist Cord
-Underarm Ventilation Zipps, Cordura Elbow Pads
-Foliage Attachment Loops
-Rank Epaulette

Intended for for Long Range Missions, it’s also great for Outdoorsman, Hunters, Photographers, Researchers, Hikers, Explorers, ATVs, and Horseback Riders.


Although it’s seen here in Swedish M90 camo, the B221 is offered in the Arktis Comb Arid Camo; subtle and very effective. Other colors include Olive Green, MultiCam MTP, DPM, and Coyote.

Made in the UK. $279.95 Shipped CONUS.

Available Through Arktis US Ebay Store or direct from Arktisusa.com.

Now On Kickstarter – SightLines: Headset Cushions with Zero Eyewear Interference by Noisefighters

December 12th, 2017

Wearing both eyepro and earpro while at the range can become pretty annoying when the earpieces of the glasses break seal of the ear cups. Noisefighters has developed the first over-ear headset cushions to feature zero eyewear interference. Called SightLines, they are currently available on Kickstarter.


Noisefighters tells us that when SightLines cushions are worn correctly, eyewear no longer causes hot spots around the ears. In addition, the unique horseshoe ring design and use of silicone gel and memory foam softens the cushion so much that compression is significantly reduced, pressure is better equalized across a larger surface area, and eyewear will not sit crookedly or need to be constantly adjusted. The cushions are also quite roomy, so ears will not feel cramped. Headaches are also significantly reduced or eliminated compared to traditional ear cushions.


Government testing has shown a 1-10+ decibel decrease in sound deadening when eyewear breaks the head seal on traditional ear cushions used on earmuffs.


The cushions are compatible with most of the popular headsets used by shooters and aviators: Howard Leight Impact Sport/Pro, 3M Peltor (including Optime, RangeGuard, Sport Tactical, Tactical Sport, and ComTac/SWATTac), MSA Sordin, Walker’s Razor Slim, TCI Liberator/DEHP, Gentex SPH-4/5 helmets, Aviation Survival Evo helmets, and a ton more headphones and aviation headsets from Bose, etc.

Even more promising, these aftermarket pads are less expensive than gel replacements from the OEM.


American Defense MFG Introduces ADM4

December 12th, 2017

12DEC2017 – NEW BERLIN, WI – American Defense MFG® (ADM) is proud to release our “ADM4” receivers and complete rifles. This design variant is purely aesthetic in nature. These lower receivers will retain our patented, fully ambidextrous controls that are intuitive in design and function. Perfect for retro builds (with modern features), NFA Engravings, and is also available to other manufactures wanting ambidextrous controls for their brand. Available now via our dealer network and direct from American Defense Mfg®.


ADM4 billet 7075-T6 lower receiver features a Type III Teflon impregnated hard-coat anodized finish, outfitted with our patented ambidextrous magazine release, ambidextrous bolt catch and release, and our dimpled take down and pivot pins. The trigger guard is ready for winter gloves without manipulation. Radii and chamfers throughout make this billet lower a marvel that stretches the capabilities of modern production CNC manufacturing. A 20-degree competition style mag well is concealed in the design, allowing lightning fast magazine changes. An integral upper/lower tension adjustment screw allows the end user to compensate for tolerance between your upper receivers and your favorite lower.


Combat Photographer Catherine Leroy

December 12th, 2017

Born in Paris during the height of World War Two, Combat Photographer Catherine Leroy is well known for her coverage of the Vietnam War.


Here, we see here just before a combat jump with the 173rd Airborne Brigade during operation Junction City in 1967, making her the first nrwsperson of the war to jump in a combat zone. In 1968, during the Tet Offensive, Leroy was captured by the North Vietnamese Army. She managed to talk her way out and emerged as the first newsperson to take photos of NVA Regulars behind their own lines.