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Archive for February, 2013

They Might Want To Change The Name

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

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Thanks Chuck!

Copies Cost Canadian Charity

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

I received this email last night from the Canadian company 2 Cent Tactical. As a side project they develop morale products that they sell to raise money for Wounded Warrior Canada Unfortunately, copies of their designs are showing up and naturally, any money raised from teh sale of any counterfeits goes in someone’s pocket and not to the intended recipients; Canada’s wounded troops.

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As some of you may know outside of reviews 2 Cent Tactical does various little side projects like patches and shemaghs to raise money for Wounded Warrior Canada. These are not done with profit in mind in the least and were just something done to help out. I got an email from a friend who runs a store up here in Canada that he had been contacted and I might be interested in the email. It turns out another company has seen fit to attempt to sell my shemagh (the one bearing the maple leaf skull from my logo). Ignoring the fact that my design is being ripped off and someone is making money from it, the real piss off is that people may associate it with what we are doing. We plan to do another run of these and have them available at several retailers (more to be announced when they get ordered and make the journey to my office). These shemaghs will be sold having 30 percent of the sale price immediately go to towards Wounded Warrior. The rest just goes back into other patch designs for now with the eventual hope to be able to use all excess money for Christmas care packages for the guys heading outside the wire. I never set out to do this to make any money and I have striven to continue that as things have evolved. So if you are a store and you do get contacted by anyone but me to sell these things please do the right thing and get in contact with me instead. Also in order to distinguish our shemaghs from the ones that are currently ripping us off we will include a color matched logo patch with each shemagh sent to retailers.

I never really expected to have to write one of these but I am glad people in this industry have integrity and look out for each other.

If you need to get a hold of me try one of the following methods.
Ryan
2 Cent Tactical
ryan@2centtac.com
www.2centtac.com
www.facebook.com/2centtac
www.twitter.com/2CentTac

I Know Where I Want To Be in April

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

By hook or crook, I’m going to get to the Snake Hound Machine Spring Shoot this 20 April in New Hampshire. The date was chosen to celebrate Patriot’s Day and, based on the lineup of sponsors, this is going to be a blast.

Check out this lineup:

The “Shoot heard round the world” is sponsored in part by:
Inforce
Off The Grid Concepts LLC
Multitasker Tools
Domari Nolo Defense Consulting
Wicked Weaponry
Samson Manufacturing

Training provided by:
Down Range Firearms Training
Rockwell Tactical Group

Workshops are free to attend with registration.

Carbine Fundamentals 09:00 50M Range
Required Equipment: Carbine, 100rds, 2 Magazines, Magazine pouch or bag, Rifle Sling.

Handgun Fundamentals 11:00 25M Range
Required Equipment: Semiauto pistol, 100 rds, Carry Holster and spare magazine.

Self-Defense Handgun 13:00 25M Range
Required Equipment: Semiauto pistol, 200 rds, Carry Holster and spare magazine.

Tactical Carbine 15:00 50M Range
Required Equipment: Carbine, 200rds, 3 Magazines, Magazine pouch or bag, Rifle Sling.

Inforce Low-Light Shoot 17:30 50M Range
Required Equipment: Handgun and or Carbine, Ammunition.

The shoot is located at Londonderry Fish and Game, just south of Manchester NH.

If you’re interested in going visit store.snakehoundmachine.com/products.php?product=SHM-Spring-Shoot.

Tyrannus Over Suit from Drop Zone Tactical

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

From the Great White North comes Drop Zone Tactical’s Tyrannus Over Suit.

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Manufactured from UV resistant polyester, the Tyrannus Over Suit is generously cut to fit over your clothing system. The jacket hood is fully adjustable. additionally, there are side access zips as well as two flapped “slash ports” on the front along with elasticized cuffs and a split tail design as seen on traditional military winter parkas. The high waisted trouser features a quick release, “self centering suspender” which uses a dual adjustable side release buckle to clip the suspenders together. Finally, there are pass through cargo pockets on the legs.

Available now featuring Hyde Definition’s PenCott-Snowdrift™ camouflage pattern in two sizes. Medium fits small to large and Large fits large through XX-Large.

dropzonetactical.com/clothing/tyrannus-over-suit/tyrannus-over-suit.

Crye Precision Releases StockPad for AirFrame Chops

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

The Crye Precision AirFrame is currently the most innovative ballistic helmet design on the market. When combined with the removable ballistic chops, not only do you look like a Spartan Warrior but also gain some much needed maxillofacial protection. While it is quite possible to effect a cheek weld with a rifle, the finish of the Chops can be quite slick against the stock.

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At SHOT Show this year Crye unveiled the StockPad, an adhesive backed high friction material that can be applied by the user to the Chops. Offered in right and left versions, the StockPad helps you get a good grip on that stock.

Available now in any color so long as its Black.

www.cryeprecision.com/P-ACCCF10000R/Stockpad%E2%84%A2-For-Airframe%E2%84%A2-Chops

Interested In A Custom Color Run From Hill People Gear?

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Hill People Gear has developed some of the most innovative backcountry living out there. But, some customers have asked for custom colors to accommodate their particular application of taste. Hill People Gear says that they are capable of supporting such requests but there are a couple of stipulations.

1. You’ll need to post your desire on the appropriate thread on their forum.
1a. Minimum order size is 25 if you want to go solo and not hope you can convince 15 or so other forum members to go along.
2. You’ll have to prepay.
3. It will have to be a fabric that their manufacturing partner FirstSpear can source so nothing outlandish.

If you’re still interested give it a try at hillpeoplegear.com/Forum/tabid/679/forumid/22/threadid/5210/scope/posts/Default

Visit Blue Force Gear at IWA

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Blue Force Gear® will be attending the IWA & Outdoor Classic Show in Nuremburg, Germany. Dealers or end users who would like to meet with Blue Force Gear, please email international@blueforcegear.com. Appointment times are limited.

International Sales Contact:
Doug Duggan
Blue Force Gear
international@blueforcegear.com
(877) 430-2583

Magpul to Support Coloradans With PMAGs

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Magpul made an interesting announcement via Facebook.

We are proud to announce that within a matter of days we will be going live with a new program. Due to a bill currently moving through the Colorado legislature, there is the possibility that Colorado residents’ ability to purchase standard capacity magazines will soon be infringed. Before that happens, and Magpul is forced to leave the state in order to keep to our principles, we will be doing our best to get standard capacity PMAGs into the hands of any Colorado resident that wants them.

Verified Colorado residents will be able to purchase up to ten (10) standard capacity AR/M4 magazines directly from Magpul, and will be given immediate flat-rate $5 shipping, bypassing our current order queue.

Our customers outside of Colorado, please know that our PMAG production will continue at an ever-increasing rate until we do relocate, shipments to our distributors in other states will continue, and that we do not expect relocation to significantly impact PMAG production. We are also aware that Colorado is not the only state with existing or pending magazine capacity restrictions; we are working on programs for other affected states as well.

Full details and instructions will be announced when we are able to go live; please watch here for the coming announcement.