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Ardennes Combat Hoodie from Drifire

Friday, March 29th, 2013

This is Drifire’s Combat Hoodie, a component of their Ardennes Cold Weather System. I tried one on during last week’s Darley Defense GRF Expo in Fayetteville and I didn’t want to give it back.

Drifire Ardennes Combat Hoodie

The Combat Hoodie can be worn in conjunction with other layers as well as next-to-skin and features mechanical stretch as well as integrated cuffs with thumb loops. Additionally, the four-piece hood offers a cross-over front and an innovative built-in balaclava/neck gaiter with tuck away option. The fabrics used are top notch. The drirelease technology dries four times faster than cotton and controls odor causing bacteria. And to top it off, it’s not just comfortable, the Combat Hoodie is also FR. The Combat Hoodie is paired with their Lightweight Fleece Pants as Layer 3 in their Ardennes Cold Weather System.

Tactical Distributors Easter Sale

Friday, March 29th, 2013

TD Easter Sale

Friday the 29th of March thru Monday the 1st of April take advantage of these offers at Tactical Distributors:

Orders of: $50.00 to $100.00 = Free Shipping
$100.00-150.00: Free shipping 10% off
$150.00 and Up Free shipping and 15% off entire order

MMI Outdoor Grenade Launcher Holster System

Friday, March 29th, 2013

In addition to the MAG pack we saw last week at the GRF Expo sponsored by Darley Defense, MMI Outdoor also showed us their patent pending M320 Grenade Launcher Holster System.


Developed in response to a need from the field for a tough and intuitive way to carry the M320, the complete M320 Grenade Launcher Holster System consists of the M320 Grenade Launcher Holster, Weapon Leash, and War Belt. In addition to being offered as a kit, all pieces of the system are available separately if needed by end users. This product does not have an NSN.


The M320 Grenade Launcher Holster (GLH) is a semi-rigid, open-topped holster. The weapon slides into place and is secured by a self locking trigger guard clip (seen below). Secondary retention is available with an elastic tubular webbing top strap and side release buckle featuring MMI’s G-tab. the G-tab is a proprietary webbing extension that allows for easy closure of the buckle even when the user is wearing gloves. The completely open top allows any standard optics to be attached to the M320 and still fit easily into the holster. The trigger guard clip is easily field replaceable with a single screw in the unlikely event of breakage in the field. MOLLE allows the GLH to be attached anywhere based on user preference.


The Weapon Leash is a single point harness for an M320. The user can simply girth hitch the loop end of the leash onto their chest rig or harness at a point that is comfortable for them. ITW’s MASH hook at the opposite end allows for easy attachment of the leash to the rear of the grenade launcher. This allows the weapon to be used accurately and safely without the buttstock offering considerable weight savings.


The final piece to this capability is the MMI Outdoor War Belt. It is a combination of an outer MOLLE belt and an inner rigger’s belt creating a supplemental load carriage system. The MOLLE belt is contoured to fit natural motion and add lumbar support to help reduce fatigue on a long movement much like a weight lifter’s belt. The rigger’s belt allows the system to fit waist sizes from 30 to 40 inches and securely hold the load in place.

Palspocket – New from Hill People Gear

Friday, March 29th, 2013

HPG has introduced a very cool new modular pocket for their packs. Called the Palspocket, it was created by adapting the material used in FirstSpear’s 6/12 technology. They turned the material inside out which boasts a Velcro backer. Thanks to the laser cut PALS compatible holes combined with the Velcro pile you can affix other pouches and equipment to the interior of the Palspocket. At just 8 ounces, it’s 9″x17″x3″ and offers a 6 channels / 7 rows PALS grid. It’s very innovative.


HPG offers is description as well –

The Palspocket is a relatively shallow panel loading compression panel / pocket where the interior side is a full 6/12 panel. You can mount PALS or Velcro backed accessories inside, or you can mount PALS accessories to the back side in between the Palspocket and the host pack.

Khyber Packs from Arc’teryx LEAF – Load Carriage Equipment for Special Reconaissance

Friday, March 29th, 2013

Released at SHOT Show, the Khyber packs from Arc’teryx LEAF are offered in 50l and 80l sizes. These lightweight packs are designed for use as recce packs. Tactical Fanboy is using a Khyber 80 during next week’s Mountain Problem Solver Course by Haley Strategic Partners. We are looking forward to his report.

Khyber 80

• Clean streamlined design and full integrated features
• Constructed with extremely durable 500D Cordura fabric
• Lightweight: 1.8kg / 63oz for Khyber 50 and 2.2kg / 78oz for Khyber
• Available in standard LEAF colors of Crocodile and Urban Wolf Grey as well as MultiCam

AT Patch Set from ECHO NiNer

Friday, March 29th, 2013

AT Logo

Honor the Classic GI Joe Adventure Team with this AT patch set from ECHO NiNer. Created in conjunction with Webtech Gear.


Velcro packed PVC patch comes in set of two that includes Red/Black and MC colored patches.


This is Maurizio at SHOT Show, he is the largest collector of vintage GI Joes in Europe and helped inspire this patch.

US Elite Gear Offering Salomon Footwear Sale

Friday, March 29th, 2013


Get 10% OFF + FREE SHIPPING on Salomon trail running, running and hiking shoes from US Elite. Salomon was born in the French Alps in 1974. Their passion for mountain sport progression, product development, quality, and craftsmanship has allowed them to create progressive gear that continually challenges adventurers around the world.

TYR Tactical 2013 Catalog Now Available for Download

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The latest version of the TYR Tactical catalog has just completed printing and after looking it over, I’d say that I agree with TYR’s Jason Beck in that this is the best catalog they’ve ever produced.


TYR’s newest items include:
-PICO-DA (Semi Customizable PICO System)
-PICO Advanced Assaulters Systems
-International COMA Harness
-Combat Adjustable Rifle Pouch
-ASP007 Assaulters Direct Action Pack
-1191 Ultra Low Vis Plate

Check out the gallery below for some examples.

Customers will start receiving their hard copy catalogs soon via mail. Until then, download your copy from