Archive for July, 2010

FastMag and PMAG in Transformers 3 – Updated

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

We asked for it and we got it. After we reported about the Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger in “Inception” we received numerous reports about the FastMag and PMAG being seen on one of the “Transformer 3” stars as it was being filmed in Chicago. This photo, from the Chicago Tribune shows that Amanda Roter, 17, of Highland Park, is happy to pose with “Transformers 3” actor Josh Duhamel during a break in filming Pioneer Court off Michigan Avenue in Chicago.

(Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune / July 16, 2010)

An intrepid reader sent us these additional photos from the Chicago shoot.

Yes, those are BAE HAPS on the helmets and Blackhawk HPFU.

Team Bates Monthly Giveaway

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Join Team Bates and you are automatically entered in the Bates Footwear monthly drawing. What’s even better, you can enter up to one time per month. To enter, all you have to do is visit and sign up.

EMFX Pouches from NEMO Equipment

Friday, July 30th, 2010

At the recent Warrior Expo – East NEMO Equipment had quite a few new wares on display. In addition to the ZIRO 2P SE Shelter, they also displayed the EMFX pouch. Sure, it looks like a mild mannered pouch made from 210D Ripstiop Nylon with a tough Hypalon belt loop. But don’t judge this pouch by its looks. The real power is inside. Using a conductive textile the EMFX pouch blocks all electromagnetic signals from reaching your cell phone. This means your phone won’t be tracked or attacked by adversaries. In addition to cell phones and other personal electronics, the EMFX pouch will also keep prying signals from interrogating your passport with RF chip. Measuring 4″ by 5.5″ it features a roll top to keep the duct and other debris out.

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Tactical Distributors Giveaway Winner Announced

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Tactical Distributors is pleased to announce that Raul Y from the great state of Washington has won the giveaway of a $100 gift card. In fact, he has already put it to good use. Congrats!

Maxpedition in the Movies

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

One of our eagle eyed readers spotted the Maxpedition Kodiak Gearslinger on the back of the character “Arthur” played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the zero-gravity hotel scene of “INCEPTION” the #1 movie in America.

If you spot a piece of kit in a movie, send us an email.

Diamond 3L Low Profile Armor Hydration System

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Source Hydration introduced us to several new products at the recent Warrior Expo. One that really stood out is the Diamond 3L Low Profile Armor Hydration System. Feature laden, the Diamond incorporates the following:
– Low profile 3L hydration system designed for compatibility with IOTV, IMTV and other widely used armor systems.
– QASTM “4 buckle attachment system adjusts to fit many vest configurations.
– Front panel opens wide for easy reservoir removal.
– Can be refilled through the drinking tube with UTA refill adaptor (not included).
– Tuck-away shoulder straps/sternum strap for pack-style wear.
– Over-the-shoulder or under-the-arm tube routing options.
– MOLLE for adding accessories, Velcro for ID Tags.
– Includes Source’s Diamond 3L reservoir system featuring Glass-LikeTM liner with Grunge-GuardTM delivers true water taste and superior bacteria resistance.
– Patented leakproof Widepac slider opens wide for easy cleaning and ice insertion.
– StormTM drinking valve delivers more water, faster, with no biting and weave covered tube adds UV protection and insulation.
– Source Quick Connect (SQC) seals watertight- tubes can be removed from filled reservoirs with no leaks or drips. Positive push button operation.
– Source Quick Mate Technology (QMT) offers “one-click” installation of drinking valves, UTA tube refill adaptors, and other Source accessories.

All of Source Hydration’s products are available from

SKD Tactical Updated Their Look

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

SKD Tactical has updated their look and with it, the entire shopping experience for that matter. As you can see, it is not only more user friendly, but the most popular brands are one click away from the front page. SKD Tactical still offers industry-leading shipping times and great service. Click on the image to check it out.

Velocity Systems is Live

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The new fully featured Velocity Systems web site is live. Click the image below to visit and get yourself acquainted.

Ladies Choice Uniform Pants for Female LE Officers

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Unfortunately, there aren’t many products for our female readers but the guys at Breach-Bang-Clear bring us this report.

Females in law enforcement may be interested in the wear test Elbeco is currently doing in conjunction with If you sign up on line and are selected, Elbeco will send a pair of the Ladies Choice uniform trousers; you provide the feedback, and when the Wear Test is complete you keep the trousers. Several agencies have reportedly already been involved in their development, including Pittsburgh PD. These uniform trousers are intended to fit more comfortably and flatteringly (not sure how they could help but fit better than traditional pants worn by female officers without other options). They have contoured waistband wit side elastic, curved hip, modified seat and shortened front rise to accommodate female body styles. Other advantages Elbeco says these pants provide:

• Utility belt at natural waist provides better access to your weapon and can reduce back strain
• Curve at hip complements a woman’s shape
• Back pockets adjusted to waist for better access
• Reshaped seat for comfortable movement
• Pocket depth accommodates a woman’s reach

More information on the Wear Test is on

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SureFire Releases an AA Flashlight

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

Although they have dabbled with AA batteries for the Saint headlamp, SureFire has never released an AA battery powered flashlight; until now. The new E2L AA Outdoorsman features a dual-output, solid-state LED emitter; tailcap switching; a TIR lens, and a weather-resistant aerospace aluminum body.

Its power-regulated LED features two output levels: 80 lumens of light on high (four times the light of a typical two-D-cell flashlight), or 3 lumens on low. It runs for nine hours on a set of AA lithium batteries at its high setting and 60 hours at its low setting.