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No Stock Needed

Friday, August 31st, 2012

I’ve never seen anything like it. The patent pending NSN completely replaces the need for a shoulder stock on an AR-style firearm. Consisting of two main components: a stainless steel bracket, which mounts directly to a variety of firearms, and dual impact-absorbing foam pads, which mount to the rear of the bracket, the shooter places the bracket against his chin. The padded bracket absorbs nearly all of the felt recoil. The device mounts directly to any firearm with an industry-standard M16 lower receiver end plate adapter, including the popular semi-automatic AR-15 as well as several GLOCK pistol models fitted with an extra adapter.

The NSN makes the weapon both lighter and more compact. The developer Halix also claims that the firearm is easier and faster to aim because the device provides a point for the operator’s face and eyes to consistently index and acquire the sighting mechanism, and the device removes the time and effort needed to orient one’s shoulder and torso to the correct position. They also assert that aiming deviations caused by breathing are nearly eliminated because firearms do not contact the torso of the operator when using the invention. Additionally, with the NSN shooters are said to feel significantly less recoil than experienced with a shoulder stock, as the impact-absorbing foam pads retard rearward firearm motion more effectively than conventional shoulder stock designs, leading to faster follow-up shots and increased comfort.


S&S Precision Eye Candy

Friday, August 31st, 2012


We just got a photo of our new S&S Precision Plate Frame. It was created specifically for SSD. We’ll pick it up after the weekend and give an in-depth report.


Want to Try Out PNW’s New Cold Tracer Ammo?

Friday, August 31st, 2012

If you are interested in checking out PNW Arms’ new Cold Tracer ammunition before it’s available to the public, then you need to get in on their Facebook contest.

Here are the details –

This Fall PNW Arms plans on making available for civilian purchase ammunition infused with the Cold Tracer technology. Before this is broadly available a few lucky individuals will get a chance to use this technology. Starting September 1, 2012 PNW Arms will be picking at random from their Facebook likes someone to receive a free box of ammunition in either 9mm or .45 ACP daily for one week at 1230 EST. Winners will be announced on Facebook and sent an email to request shipping details and to ensure they meet and agree to the contest rules. The winners will also receive an internal PNW Arms patch in their choice of color.

Please stop by their facebook page www.facebook.com/pnwarms and press like to be entered into the contest. Be one of the first to experience Cold Tracer technology.

Contest Rules
Winners must be 18 years or older, reside in the Continental United States, and live in an area legally allowed to have ammunition shipped to their residence. Said winner must still Like PNW Arms at the time of shipment and upon receipt of product post on facebook.com/pnwarms a picture of them with the boxed ammunition or just the boxed ammunition itself. Void where prohibited by law.

TD Labor Day Sale

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Starting early this morning at midnight, get 20% off through Monday with FREE over night shipping on orders over $150.00 at Tactical Distributors Use Promo Code “LABORDAY20”.


Vickers Tactical GLOCK Mag Floorplates in Additional Colors

Friday, August 31st, 2012


Look for GLOCK training colored baseplates as well as FDE soon.

Available now in Black from TangoDown and NETTAC for calibers 9x19mm, .40 S&W, .357 SIG, and .45 GAP.

SOTech Introduces a Custom Scabbard for Snipers – The Fat Magnum

Friday, August 31st, 2012

The new SOTech Sniper Scabbard (AKA the Fat Magnum) was designed as a modular weapon carry system which can be built up or down depending on mission requirements and the needs of the Sniper. SOTech first introduced Sniper systems in 2002 with Las Vegas metro PD SWAT and this is the latest evolution of the rifle scabbard design. They invested three years of development to get it into its current configuration and is currently undergoing evaluation in the hands of both Allied and US Snipers.

The first challenge was to work out the physics associated with stabilizing a top heavy load, in a fluid environment. For example, horizontal, vertical, and rotational torque all needed to be neutralized. Not only did SOTech succeed in doing this, they found a way for the Sniper to have the option of running his weapon barrel up, down, or in a folded configuration. They, they found a way to carry the load along with a very large pack, or to run with the system with only the scabbard and rifle making it the first totally modular system on the market.

Specifically, the Sniper Scabbard was developed in improve upon existing carry solutions that have these consistent issues.

1- Lack of stability when moving
2- All or nothing design which does not allow end user configuration
3- You can only carry your rifle barrel down

SOTech knew they could address these issues in an innovative and unique manner, and deliver a product which a Sniper wants in combat.

With SOTech’s system you are able to build it up or down depending on your mission, weight requirements, and time on target. It was designed by a Sniper, with input from former and current operators, who understand what you need and what it takes to complete the mission. SOTech started this project with durability and dependability being the primary factors, then focused on redundancy and making sure this was the best product they could develop. All components are American Made, Berry Compliant, and were all assembled and configure in Carson, California, just south of Los Angeles.

This is a proprietary design protected by patent, and we can not show the interior key design elements as they are restricted to actual customers only, not the general public.

Finally, it’s important to note, a portion of each scabbard sale will go to both AmericanSnipers.org and the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.


The Smoke Jumper’s Toolkit

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Oakley SI Ballistic Goggle 2.0

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Coming October 1st to usstandardissue.com.

True Patriot Love, CBC and Arc’teryx LEAF March to the Top of the Himalayas

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

True Patriot Love Expedition is the name given to a unique three week trek in the Himalayas from Everest Base Camp up to Island Peak. What is particularly remarkable about this expedition is that the team is comprised of Canadian Forces military members who are recovering from wounds sustained in the course of their service. “Sometimes the mountains provide that opportunity for people to look in and challenge themselves, and by challenging themselves, help themselves,” commented Ben Webster, documentary filmmaker, expedition leader.

The True Patriot Love Foundation (TPL) was formed by a group of dedicated business leaders to support and honour members of the Canadian military and their families. Since its inception 3 years ago, TPL has raised almost $11 million for military family health.

The initiative aims to raise funds and awareness for ill and injured soldiers. “For many members of the Canadian Forces, the profound effects of physical injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder are just beginning to surface,” states Bronwen Evans, a True Patriot Love founding director. “The True Patriot Love Expedition brings much-needed awareness to the challenges facing military families and helps our Foundation achieve our objective of funding support in three crucial areas: the physical rehabilitation of soldiers, mental health and family support.”

Arc’teryx LEAF believes in giving back to those who have given so much, which in this case also includes their livelihoods and their ability to provide for their families. As a Canadian company with roots in the outdoor environment, using the mountains to achieve peace of mind is something LEAF understands. The March to the Top group will be outfitted with Alpha LT Jackets and Beta AR Pants to protect the expedition members from the elements, making them as comfortable as possible while they face a much larger challenge.

TPL Director, Bronwen Evans said, “We are proud to partner with Arc’teryx LEAF, whose Canadian founding and strong commitment to the armed forces make them a natural fit. Their generous support will make a tremendous difference to our initiative in the Himalayas this fall.”

In addition to expedition leader Ben Webster, ten Canadian business leaders who have made sizeable donations will also accompany the group. As part of being included, these civilians financially sponsor one soldier each. The hope is that this trip will challenge and support the soldiers and provide them a unique opportunity to help their recovery.

The team has been training in the Rockies, in between making public appearances at events leading up to their October departure.

March to the Top will be filmed for a multi-part documentary special and will air Sunday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT on documentary, and Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC-TV.

Awareness of the struggles for returned soldiers and their families leads to a broader understanding between the public and military forces. As leader Ben Webster puts it, “They’re climbing to 21,000 feet to gain closure on the six inches between their ears.”

To support March to the Top, TPL, and to learn more, visit

Black Powder Red Earth V3 Available – Get Yours

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

Black Powder Red Earth is a great series of graphic novels. They’ve combined a well researched story line with art that reflects the environment, both physically and politically, that the characters find themselves in. Described as, “Special operations contractors, backed by Saudi petrodollars, wage a war of ruthless intrigue and clandestine violence against Iranian proxies and agents in the post-Iraq state, Basran,” it’s believable. And that makes it worth the read.

Black Powder Red Earth V3 is now available through Amazon.