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Archive for January, 2013

E9 M-Holder from ECHO NiNER

Thursday, January 31st, 2013


The E9 M-Holder is a multi-feature ID and Badge holder that is great for LE Badges as well as Mil/LE, Press or Corporate IDs. E9 also designed the M-holder so that you can sandwich items between the panels for covert carry.


One side of the 3.5″ x 5″ M-holder panel has a transparent ID pocket with hook material backing. The M-holder also incorporates a pen holder. Additionally, the 34″ paracord neck strap allows you to configure badge holder for vertical or horizontal wear

Available in Urban Black, Coyote and MultiCam.


HELIKON-TEX Adds PenCott to its Camouflage Line-up

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Hyde Definition, developers of the PenCott family of camouflage patterns has announced that European tactical clothing brand HELIKON-TEX is adding the GreenZone, Badlands and Snowdrift variants to its line-up.


At the upcoming IWA & Outdoor Classics 2013 trade show in March, HELIKON-TEX will initially debut PenCott versions of their Combat Patrol Uniform followed by their Combat Shirt, Boonie Hat and Combat Cap models.

In the second half of 2013 HELIKON-TEX will also roll-out the PenCott patterns on a new Parka design.

Register Now for the 2013 Sniper Adventure Challenge

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Competition Dynamics has opened registration for the 2013 Sniper Adventure Challenge. The event will run July 4-7 at a new 150,000 acre venue near Mayhill, New Mexico. The 2013 Sniper Adventure Challenge is an adventure race involving land navigation, practical shooting with long-range rifle, carbine and pistols, fieldcraft, problem solving and other related tasks. The Sniper Adventure Challenge, had its debut in 2012 and was very well received by active and non-active military, law enforcement, and citizens. Due to demand, the 2013 Sniper Adventure Challenge will be expanded to provide an Endurance Class (24-30 hours of effort, 30-40 miles of on foot land nav) as well as a Sprint Class (8-16 hours of effort, 8-15 miles of on foot land nav).


Mayflower Low-Vis E&R Bag

Thursday, January 31st, 2013


Mayflower knows how to build an E&R bag and now they’ve upped their game with the official release of their Low-Vis model. This grab and go bag looks like pretty much any mild mannered computer bag. But it’s designed specifically to carry the tools to get you safely out of Dodge and back home.


The main compartment will carry a 15″ screen lap top computer or smaller but it does so much more. In addition to a removable shoulder strap there is a fixed carrying handle as well as two external open top stash pouches and two external flat pouches that combined, are designed to discretely carry seven M4 or similar sized magazines. The top flap is designed to carry maps or other 8 1/2″ x 11″ documents in a zippered enclosure and also features a flip out velcro IFF panel for attaching flags, IR devices etc. Internally the Low-Vis E&R Bag is divided into one large pile velcro lined pocket and two small compartments with d-rings for securing essential equipment.


Made in the USA, the Low-Vis E&R Bag is available in these nondescript colors: Grey, Black, Dark Blue, Dark Green.


ATS Legion Cobra Belt

Thursday, January 31st, 2013


The ATS Legion Cobra Belt uses the industry standard AustriAlpin Cobra buckle for both ease of use and incredible strength. The Cobra buckle is rated to 11kN, which is over 2470 pounds of force. In order to make use of that strength, they built the belt from Type 13 Mil Spec parachute-grade webbing, stitching it together with 69 pound nylon thread.

The belt is reinforced with a 4 inch long “W” stitch and has a forged parachute hardware-grade, 316 Stainless Steel Triangle Link for personal retention lanyard tie-ins. To increase the strength even more, they’ve added 5 lengthwise stitches, which also enhance the stiffness somewhat. The end of the belt has been rounded and sealed so the running end won’t snag.

The Legion Cobra Belt is offered in Coyote Brown with matching buckle, or in Ranger Green and Black, both with Black buckles. They’re Made in the USA! and covered by the ATS Gear lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

Sized Small: 33″-36.5″ Med. 37.5″-42″ Large: 43″-44.5″ XL: 45.5″-49″


UA Mantis Slides

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

UA Mantis Slides

I’m am really digging the new Spine sole design from Under Armour and now they’ve integrated it into the Mantis Slides which are some cool slippaz as they are called in Hawaii. In Reaper Camo sizes 8-11.

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Edgar Brothers’ Tim Hill Appointed Bushnell Optics Product Manager

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

We received this press release from the Shooting Sports side of Edgar Brothers.


Bushnell’s UK distributor, Edgar Brothers has appointed Tim Hill as Bushnell Optics Product Manager for the brand’s range of hunting and shooting sports optics.

Wiltshire-based Tim has worked as Edgar Brothers’ Area Sales Manager for the South of England for the past two years, and this exciting new role will be an additional responsibility. An optics specialist, Tim said he has always been very keen on Bushnell products: “Their range of riflescopes, trail cameras, laser range finders and binoculars are true market leaders. I am thrilled to be the brand representative and will liaise directly with Bushnell, Edgar Brothers internal personnel and retailers on technical data, sales and marketing initiatives.”

Bushnell has been the industry leader in high-performance optics for more than 60 years. Their guiding principle is to provide the highest quality, most reliable and affordable sports optics products on the market.


TEA Headsets All Products Overview – 2013

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

TEA All Products Overview – 2013 by solsys

Here it is, the full TEA Headsets lineup for 2013.


I Didn’t Politicize It, They Did

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

I’ve received several messages recently from readers concerned that we have politicized SSD by our coverage of Second Amendment issues. To that I have this to say. Just over a month ago now I was fat, dumb and happy, legally enjoying my right to bear arms when a madman used a firearm to kill innocent children with a gun. He was a criminal and as far as I am concerned, insane. Not even a day passed before anti-Second Amendment forces used this tragedy to begin to say that I shouldn’t have a right to own the type of a gun that was used in that heinous act. Never mind that I, along with millions of my fellow gun owners, have never committed a crime with a firearm. Never mind that the maniac who killed 26 victims on December 14th violated numerous standing firearms laws. Never mind that the American cities with the toughest firearms laws are the most dangerous. No, instead of using reason, the anti-gun movement chose to politicize this tragedy as a means to take away our constitutional rights. As long as there are those that wish to strip our country of our right to bear arms, I will discuss it on SSD.

I’m not going to take this laying down. I’m going to be vocal. I’m going to say, “No!” I’m going to counter their lies with truth. I’m going to ask you to join me. And through it all, I’m not going to apologize for it.

New from Panteao – The Battle of The Black Sea: MSG Paul Howe’s Untold Story of Black Hawk Down

Thursday, January 31st, 2013


Panteao Productions introduces a new documentary video about the Battle of the Black Sea, based on an exclusive interview with MSG Paul Howe.

On October 3, 1993 a group of US Rangers and Special Operations soldiers set out on a mission into the heart of the Bakara market in Mogadishu. What started as a mission that should have lasted 30 minutes turned into a battle for their lives. Known by these men as the Battle of the Black Sea and later portrayed in the motion picture Black Hawk Down, here is the untold story of that battle as told by Delta Force member MSG Paul R. Howe, retired.

Paul served 20 years in the US Army, ten of those in Special Operations where he served as a Tactical Team Leader and Senior Instructor while assigned to Army Special Operations. During his tour in special operations he was involved in several combat actions including the battle in Mogadishu. Today Paul is a high-risk training instructor and owner of the CSAT (Combat Shooting and Tactics) training facility in Nacogdoches, TX. He authored two books: “Leadership and Training For The Fight” and “Tactical Trainer” and has numerous instructional videos.

The video will be available in a Blu-ray/DVD combo pack and will begin shipping the third week of February as well as available streaming for Panteao subscribers.