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SureFire Releases SF Ryder 22 Suppressor

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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Fountain Valley, CA — SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of high performance illumination tools, suppressors, and tactical products, has begun shipping its new SF Ryder Series Suppressors – debuting with the SF Ryder 22-A. Built to the same exacting standards as the Fast-Attach models, this ultra-lightweight and rugged rimfire suppressor optimized for .22 caliber pistols and rifles, features patented red-hard-anodized pig-nosed baffles that ingeniously reduce muzzle blast and make for easy disassembly and cleaning

“The SF Ryder Series is another example of SureFire’s commitment to cutting edge design and exacting performance,” said Lea Ramthun, SureFire’s Director of Marketing. “Its versatility, compact size, and ease of use and cleaning make it the perfect accessory for any .22 sportsman.”

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The SF Ryder 22 features a unique pig-nosed baffle design that provides superior sound attenuation while still making it easy to service. Each baffle is Red Mil-Spec hard anodized to minimize finish erosion and makes carbon buildup easier to spot when cleaning. Built-in spacers also help reduce carbon buildup between the suppressor tube and baffle stack, and each baffle is numbered and indexed to make re-asembly simple.

“If you’ve ever done much shooting with a .22 caliber suppressor, you know that the carbon and lead buildup can be a nightmare, sometimes serving to fuse the pieces together and requiring a mallet and elbow grease to disassemble.” said Jeremy Stafford, Guns & Ammo contributor. “This wasn’t the case with the Ryder 22, as it seamlessly came apart even after exceeding the normal cleaning interval.”

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The ultra lightweight SF Ryder comes in at a mere 3.1 ounces due to its fluted body design and rounded edges. A stainless steel threaded interface ensures the Ryder removes as a single unit, and its single-point cut 1/2 x 28 threads provide a secure attachment to any .22 pistol or rifle with a 1/2 x 28 thread pitch. At only 5.4 inches in length, and 1 inch in diameter, the SF Ryder 22 will not weigh down or obstruct your sight picture.

The SF Ryder 22-A comes with an assembly/disassembly tool, and suppressor pouch. MSRP is $469 and is available for purchase through authorized SureFire Suppressor dealers. For complete product information, visit www.surefire.com/sf-ryder-22-a.

Orion Applications – Geometric Threat Assessment Course (GTAC) – Carbine

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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Orion Applications is holding their first open enrollment course, the Geometric Threat Assessment Course – Carbine.

The course, crafted from years of experience and dozens of real word engagements, teaches students OODA loop theory, geometric vs linear threat assessment, advanced weapons manipulation, and barricade negotiation, among other skills.

It is worth nothing that this is not a beginner’s course. Orion Applications requires proof of certification of prior basic weapons manipulation training upon enrollment. Orion Applications courses in general also require the student be a US citizen with either a local LEO background check, letter of good standing, or CCW permit to attend.

The course runs from May 30th – June 1st, in Casper, Wyoming.

To register, or to host a future course, send an email to brian@odg-usa.com.

ITS Boo Boo Kit

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Ever consider how many times you’ve gone to the range or a camping trip and just ended a band-aid? Your IFAK is jam packed with tourniquets and hemo static dressing but you can’t stop a simple cut on your finger.

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ITS’ Boo Boo Kit is a full featured , cost efficient pocket First Aid Kit perfect for medical situations that don’t call for something as extreme as a trauma kit.

The items come in a heavy-duty poly bag, with certain items grouped into additional interior poly bags; two insert cards are included which list contents and have space to fill in emergency contact information.

ITS Boo Boo Kit Contents

(1) Triangle Bandage
(10) Band-Aid (6 Large, 4 Small)
(2) 3M Steri-Strips
(2) Povidone-Iodine Prep Pad
(2) Alcohol Prep Pad
(2) Triple Antibiotic
(2) Sting Relief Pad
(2) Burn Jel
(1) Moleskin (2” x 4” Strip)
(2) Lip Ointment
(2 pkgs. of 2 ea.) Electrolyte (Rehydration)
(2 pkgs. of 2 ea.) Ibuprofen (Inflammation, Soreness)
(2 pkgs. of 2 ea.) Non-Aspirin (Fevers)
(2 pkgs. of 1 ea.) Antihistamine (Allergic Reactions)
(2 pkgs. of 1 ea.) Anti-Diarrheal (Dehydration Prevention)
(2 pkgs. of 2 ea.) Aspirin (Heart Attack)

The Boo Boo Kit can also be ordered with a 3-pack of 4″ x 7″ LOKAK Element Proof Storage Bags for additional storage of components or personal electronics.

www.itstactical.com/store/edc/its-boo-boo-kit

FPG Wheeled Bags

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

John Carswell of ForceProtector Gear goes over the features of the FPG Wheeled Deployment Bag. This system was on display at Warrior West.

www.forceprotector.com

Juggernaut Defense – Wedge Radio Dock

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

During last week’s Warrior Expo Juggernaut Defense showed me the latest iteration of their Wedge Radio Dock. It’s based on a system they’ve been using and improving over the past several years. I really like the attachment system that interfaces directly with PALs webbing.

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The Wedge.Radio.Dock™ was designed to directly attach any “bottom-battery” style tactical radio to a dismounted warfighter’s kit and provide a battery eliminator interface for connecting larger capacity batteries for extended mission performance. The patent pending PPIP (Polymer PALS Interface Plate) directly attaches to the armor eliminating the need for a radio pouch. The increased thermal conductivity of the radio’s surface allows the radio to run much cooler addressing the issue of overheating radios.

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A BOA® closure cable secures the radio up against the PPIP and allows for many radio sizes and thicknesses to be attached. This also protects the radio keypad and display against the PPIP but still allows access to the HMI by simply releasing the BOA® reel and hinging the radio out from the armor, without disconnecting and cables or antennas.

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The Wedge.Radio.Dock™ is IP-67 dust/immersion rated, MIL-STD-810G, and MIL-STD-461 qualified. A 24″ cable from the Radio.Dock terminates in a Glenair plug and connects to any Nett Warrior style battery (Li-145 or Conformal style) or to a 25/5590 battery with the X590-C adapter offered by Juggernaut Defense. Voltage input range is 9-35VDC. Compatible radios include: Thales MBITR/MBITR2 (including Mission Modules), Wave Relay MPU-4, Harris AN/PRC-152A/7800T, L3 SIR 2.5 Tac Rover, and Coastal Defense MVR-IV.

www.juggernautdefense.com

VertX/Fighter Design – Phantom OPS Powered By Airflow

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

The very first Phantom OPS Airflow Pants, the result of a collaboration between VertX and Fighter Design, are now available.

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Made from mini rip-stop pattern weave fabric, the Phantom OPS pant is built with Fighter Design’s Active Airflow System mesh insert which enables the movement of air for cooling purposes. Pockets are featured on the back and hip, and concealed zipper pockets on both sides offer discreet carry options. Triple-bellowed insert cargo pockets expand for additional capacity and have integrated mesh inserts for air flow. The knees are double-reinforced for extra protection against wear and tear.

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Tan and MultiCam is currently available, for a limited time only. Next week, Green and MultiCam launches, also for a limited time. This will be followed by solid colors and full MultiCam available this Summer.

As a special offer, Soldier Systems Daily readers can use coupon code soldiersystems at checkout for free US shipping.

www.fighterdesignusa.com/phantom-ops-powered-by-airflow

No Wonder They Lost – A Revisit

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

We recently posted photos from our trip to the Airborne and Special Operations Museum, and in the comments section, one of our readers asked what the deal with the “…Darth Vader looking Republican Guard helmet” was. Way back in 2009, we ran a brief article on the helmet, which was worn by Sadaam’s “elite” Fedayeen forces. Since it has been asked, it’s now perfect time for a revisit.

Some of you may remember the Darth Vaderesque helmet worn by troops in Sadaam’s “elite” Fedayeen forces. Apparently manufactured from fiber glass it saw only limited issue. Perhaps the idea behind the helmet was to make the enemy pause to say, “WTF?” giving the wearer enough time to run away. A badge with the words “The Lord, The Homeland, The Leader” was affixed to the side of the helmet. They bring top dollar in the collector’s market.

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A Spanish collector’s site has an excellent backgrounder on the helmet. Check it out here.

Shellback Tactical AGGRESSOR Plate Carrier Officially Approved By The LAPD

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

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It has been recently announced that Shellback Tactical’s AGGRESSOR Plate Carrier in Black was added to the Official LAPD Approved and Authorized gear list. This allows officers in the LAPD to individually purchase and use the AGGRESSOR during duty.

The AGGRESSOR Plate Carrier was approved after substantial evaluation. Ideal for use and integration into Multiple Attack Counter Terror Action Capabilities (MACTAC) operations.

shellbacktactical.com/aggressor-police-rifle-plate-carrier

Thales Selected By The U.S. Army For Its VIPER Mounted Rifleman Radio System

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Thales Defense & Security, Inc. has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Army for its Soldier Radio Waveform Appliqué (SRW-A) radio system—the AN/VRC-121 Vehicle Integrated Power Enhanced Rifleman, or VIPER.

Developed jointly with Ultralife Corporation’s Communications Systems business, VIPER responds to the U.S. Army’s requirement for a single channel, vehicle mounted radio running SRW that can be installed into the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System (SINCGARS) Combat Net Radio (CNR) vehicular mount or used in a stand?alone configuration. The radio system provides an independent or second channel solution for vehicle communications installations, acting as a conduit for voice and data between the dismounted soldier, mounted platforms, the Unit, and higher headquarters. VIPER provides soldiers with access to the government’s classified networks for Secret and below operations.

VIPER integrates, and interacts seamlessly, with an installed AN/PRC-154A Rifleman Radio. The Rifleman Radio, which was co-developed, and is being co-manufactured, by Thales and General Dynamics C4 Systems under the Joint Tactical Radio System Handheld, Manpack, and Small Form Fit program of record, has been fully tested, certified, and deployed. With more than 19,000 Rifleman Radios manufactured, the VIPER solution ensures that the U.S. Army has immediate interoperability with currently fielded radios, while soldiers gain greater operational flexibility due to its ability to operate in both UHF and Lbands. VIPER provides “Jerk and Run” access to the installed Rifleman Radio, enabling a quick transition between mounted and dismounted operations without losing communications.

“We appreciate the importance of working closely with the U.S. Army in providing our warfighters with mission-critical capabilities,” said Michael Sheehan, in charge of Defense & Security activities for Thales in the U.S. “Our VIPER solution allows for rapid delivery of a low-risk, operationally suitable, highly reliable solution for the Army’s SRW vehicular radio needs.”

The basic IDIQ contract, awarded to four companies, allows the companies to compete on future orders to support fielding requirements. The total potential IDIQ contract value is $988 Million. The initial contract award is for engineering and field service support to evaluate the SRW-A capability during the U.S. Army’s Network Integration Evaluation (NIE) 14.2 in May 2014.

Thales’ VIPER and Rifleman Radio products are manufactured at the company’s Clarksburg, Md., facilities.

www.thalescomminc.com

The Ultimate BCM Teaser

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Notice anything in this image from Bravo Company? Call out everything you see.