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Archive for September, 2011

MDM – CTC Defense

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

CTC Defense has developed the SFL-100 Low Light Aiming Laser for use with the Nammo Talley M72 series of LAW rockets. Available in Red and IR laser (with Green coming soon). This aiming device has been shown to increase night time hits by 20%.

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New LAWs are coming with the mount you see here. Take a look at the cams at the aft end of the mount. These are machined to coincide with the type of round and the range settings on the SFL-100. This is because different variants of the M72 have different ballistic properties. These mounts can also be retrofitted on to existing rounds.

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The SFL-100 is removable and can used over and over. Powered by a single AA battery, it can be had for under $250.

www.CTCdefense.com

MDM – Elite Defense

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Elite Defense is repping a new lightweight ballistic shield for uniformed LEOs from Citadel Defense. As you know, this has become a terrible year for officer fatalities, with many being shot in the face and neck.

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Designed to stop low velocity handgun rounds, it available in four sizes from an 8lbs shield all the way to a large 20 lbs shield. It includes a 1200 lumens light to disorient an unruly subject. Also available is a camera attachment to collect a record of any incidents.

It’s not designed for use with every traffic stop but rather for times when the “spidey sense” kicks in. However, the larger shields have been employed by individual officers during drug raids while checking confined spaces such as attics and crawl spaces when their heads are most vulnerable.

www.elitedefense.com

TOMMY V Challenge III

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

The Thomas J. Valentine Memorial Fund, established in 2010, is a tribute to the memory of USN SOCS Tom Valentine who was a SEAL. Through CharitySmith The Thomas J. Valentine Memorial Fund is now an established non-profit memorial fund (EIN #87-0636433) and supports the Navy SEAL Foundation.

This year’s Golf & Skeet Tournament will be held October 21, 2011 at the NAS Oceana Skeet Range & Aeropines Golf Course.

I will be shooting skeet on a team at this year’s event. For those of you in the Tidewater of Virginia come out to support the foundation.

tommyv.us

TacJobs – Arc’teryx LEAF

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Arc’teryx LEAF currently has two jobs with LEAF; a Sales and Service Coordinator and a Manager, LEAF Sales and Marketing. The Sales and Service Coordinator will need to be in Vancouver, BC but the Manager, LEAF Sales and Marketing can be located on the East Coast of the US or Canada. Click on the links to see the full list of qualifications.

For a full listing of ALL Arc’teryx jobs (and there are some great jobs there) visit: arcteryx.com/Careers

TacHacker – National Molding New Products

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

National Molding 2011 New Products

National Molding has added several new buckles to their Duraflex line. Additionally, they have added a feature on their website to allow individuals to purchase the Duraflex line.

www.nationalmolding.com

More on the Magpul Investment

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Last week, Rosser, Sherrill & Co (“BRS”), a New York-based private equity firm, announced that it has made a significant investment in Magpul Industries Corp. Fortunately, Magpul’s executive management team, consisting of founder/President Richard Fitzpatrick, VP of Product Development Michael Mayberry and COO Doug Smith, will continue to be significant shareholders following the transaction. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed but we do know that Triangle Capital Corp announced a $14.8 M investment last week as well. Additionally, we have heard that this investment equates to a majority share in Magpul.

Integris Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Magpul in this transaction. SunTrust Bank, Regions Bank and Triangle Capital provided financing for the transaction.

www.Magpul.com

BHI Open Late to Support Your EOY Needs

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Blackheart International is on call to help you with your last-minute purchasing needs before the fiscal year ends on Friday, 30 September. Their call-in and FAX ordering center will be open from 9 AM until midnight on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

Call them at 304-457-1280.

www.BHIgear.com

SOCOM Suppressor Awards – Updated

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

The program is officially called the Family of Muzzle Brake Suppressors (FMBS). Two companies received awards.

From the Department of Defense

Surefire, L.L.C.*, Fountain Valley, Calif., is being awarded a $23,329,230 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the family of muzzle brakes. Work will be performed in Fountain Valley, Calif., and is expected to be completed by September 2016.Contract funds in the amount of $1,800,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce website, with seven proposals received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JN19).”

The SureFire products selected for the FBMS contract are:
For the SOCOM M4/CQBR fi rearm: FH556-215A adapter & FA556-212-DE suppressor
For the SOCOM M4/CQBR fi rearm training and blank fi ring: BFA-FA556-212 & TA-FA556-212
For the SOCOM MK13 fi rearm: FH762K05 adapter & FA762K-DE suppressor
For the SOCOM MK13 fi rearm training and blank fi ring: BFA-FA762K & TA-FA762K

Advanced Armament Corp., Lawrenceville, Ga., is being awarded a $14,201,731 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the family of muzzle brakes. Work will be performed in Lawrenceville, Ga., and is expected to be completed by September 2016. Contract funds in the amount of $200,000 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce website, with seven proposals received. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-11-D-JN18).”

AAC 249SD for the MK46

7.62 MG can was dropped from requirements, so no can adopted for the MK48