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Archive for February, 2015

Corps Strength – Get Out In It

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

No doubt this has been a harsh winter, for snow and cold, one of the worst in many years. Now obviously the northern states, especially the northeast has taken the brunt of it, with cold weather records being broken almost daily. The fact is it’s been a cold year all over the country, even down here in the Florida Panhandle. Morning temps for the past few months here routinely have been in the low 30’s, and with the wind coming off the ocean, it’s pretty nippy. This is my favorite time to run, 0 dark thirty, cold as hell and windy. Just something about it motivates me and (after I get going) a great workout.

However if you listen to most people around here, the thought of doing anything out in the cold is equivalent to low crawling through broken glass. No way, not happening. The attitude is unless it’s perfect weather out, I’ll hit the gym. This speaks to something that I’ve noticed as a society in recent years, that we’ve kind of fallen into this “Goldilocks” syndrome, where everything has to be “just right.” It just seems that now-a-days many people seem hyper sensitive to outdoor weather and indoor temps also. My students here at the school house will complain in a hot second if the temp in the classroom is just a few degrees above or below ideal.

With that, it seems people are sick more than they used to be. Here at my work there is always something going around, someone is always coughing, or going to the doctor for something and then always returning with a big jar of meds. My own personal opinion on this is that people spend far too much time in climate controlled “bubbles.” Far fewer people work out of doors and much less recreation and sports are played outside also. Seems that life itself has moved indoors? We go from the AC in our home, to AC in our cars, to the AC in the office, etc. It seems that we can’t function in anything but this sterile environment. The same goes for gyms. Which not only have to be climate controlled, but also have more alcohol wipes and hand sanitizer than an Ebola crisis center? At times they seem more like a hospital than a gym. I think all of this has lead to a weakening of immune systems, both the physical and mental aspect of our ability to deal with anything less than perfect conditions. That is a issue, as the world isn’t always the perfect place.

As a counter to this I think we all spend enough time shining a chair with our ass and need to get outside as much as possible, and that especially goes for exercising. I have ran and done other workouts in extremes of both hot and cold, and if you prepare yourself properly (clothing, hydration, etc) you can have a great workout, IMO much better than indoors, both physically and attitude wise. So don’t let a little snow or cold scare you, “get out in it” when you can. Like your mom used to tell you, go outside and play. Its good for you. Take care and be safe.

Semper Fi

MGunz
Corps Strength

Mayflower UW Gen III Chest Rig in Wolf Grey

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

That’s right, available in Wolf Grey!

Wolf grey Gen III Chest Rig

The UW GEN III Chest Rig is a low-profile mission focused vest built to be ambidextrous and designed to carry the following: 4 ea 5.56mm magazines, 2 pistol magazines, up to 2 small radios (PRC-152/MBITR) as well as two GP pockets. The H style harness features loops to route antennas, comms wires and hydration bladder tubing. Elastic is provided for cable management and antenna relocation. The UW Gen III Chest Rig is made in the USA.

www.mayflower-rc.org/store/7041/137/UW-GEN-III-Chest-Rig

Magpul Rocks The Tartan

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

and you can too…

Classic Plaid Trucker Hat

Gunfighter Moment – Larry Vickers

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

When zeroing your carbine or any long gun for that matter always confirm your zero at distance. Any rough or initial zero at a short distance (like 25 yards) is to simply get you in the ballpark so you can refine it at distance.

The Big Army herds troops thru the zeroing process and then qualifies soldiers on a pop up target range; this to conserve ammo and for time efficiency- not that it’s the best way to go about zeroing your individual weapon.

-Larry Vickers
Vickers Tactical Inc.
Host of TacTV

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Larry Vickers of Vickers Tactical is a retired US Army 1st SFOD-Delta combat veteran with years of experience in the firearms industry as a combat marksmanship instructor and industry consultant. In recent years he has hosted tactical firearms related TV shows on the Sportsman Channel with the latest being TacTV of which Bravo Company is a presenting sponsor. Larry Vickers special operations background is one of the most unique in the industry today; he has been directly or indirectly involved in the some of the most significant special operations missions of the last quarter century. During Operation Just Cause he participated in Operation Acid Gambit – the rescue of Kurt Muse from Modelo Prison in Panama City, Panama. As a tactics and marksmanship instructor on active duty he helped train special operations personnel that later captured Saddam Hussein and eliminated his sons Uday and Qusay Hussein. In addition he was directly involved in the design and development of the HK416 for Tier One SOF use which was used by Naval Special Warfare personnel to kill Osama Bin Laden. Larry Vickers has developed various small arms accessories with the most notable being his signature sling manufactured by Blue Force Gear and Glock accessories made by Tangodown. In addition he has maintained strong relationships with premium companies within the tactical firearms industry such as BCM, Aimpoint, Black Hills Ammunition, Wilson Combat and Schmidt & Bender.

Larry Vickers travels the country conducting combat marksmanship classes for law abiding civilians, law enforcement and military and has partnered with Alias Training to coordinate classes to best meet the needs of the students attending the class.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Alias Training & Security Services. Each week Alias brings us a different Trainer and in turn they offer us some words of wisdom.

Solid Color Vertx Smocks On Sale

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

I was wearing my Vertx Smock the other day during a visit to Academi and someone asked me who made it. When I said it was a Vertx smock, he was was surprised and didn’t realize how nice it was. Now, I find out they are on sale. I highly recommend this jacket. Even though it has been out for several years, the design remains excellent and is unlike any other smock on the market.

vertx smock

Both fit and features are excellent.

-Fleece lined, button-down hood includes 4 draw cord adjustments for fit; hood rolls up or detaches when not in use
-Large capacity mag compatible chest pockets with concealed vertical zipper closure include bonus inside pockets
-Loop Velcro on sleeve for unit patch
-Mesh-lined dual-pull pit zips ventilate while preventing entry of debris
-Constructed of lightweight Cordura treated Nanosphere
-Gusseted, articulated elbows deliver maximum range of motion for shooting on-the-move
-Fleece-lined hand warmer pockets are bellowed to allow for more storage

While the smock in this video is in MultiCam, the features remain the same for the Earth and Black models currently on sale.

www.wearvertx.com/Vertx-Solid-Smock-Jacket

Thyrm – Costa SwitchBack Now Available In New Colors

Friday, February 27th, 2015

New Colors

Thyrm has just released two new colors for the Costa SwitchBack: Tan and Urban Grey. Tan matches well with popular arid-oriented gear from companies including Magpul, and Urban Grey blends well with Arc’Teryx’s Wolf Grey.

New Colors 2

Available now at www.thyrm.com.

Velocity Systems – Long Sleeve BOSS Rugby Now Available

Friday, February 27th, 2015

The BOSS Rugby is now available with Long Sleeves.

The active cut is athletic and mobile making it a great range shirt or replacement for the polo for everyday wear.  The material is comfortable and quick to dry. 

The two envelope pockets on the sleeve accept hook backed patches.

  • Modern Rugby Style Collar
  • Two Envelope Pockets on the Sleeves
  • Loop on Sleeve Pockets
  • Highly Breathable
  • Enhanced wicking chemistry
  • Dynamic Stretch and Recovery
  • Non-chafing Heat Seal Tagless Label

83% Nylon 17% Spandex

Sizing Guide:
Sm / Md / Lg / XL / 2X / 3X
38 / 40 / 44 / 46 / 52 / 56 (Chest)
30 / 32 / 34 / 38 / 44 / 48 (Waist)

www.velsyst.com/store/197/184/BOSS-Rugby-Long-Sleeve

Sneak Peek – SureFire Warcomp-556 and Warcomp-762

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Billed as the world’s most shoot able flash hider, the new Warcomp-556 and Warcomp-762 from SureFire offers hybrid capability including barrel compensation.  

-Ported to allow rifle to track straight back, stay on target and allow faster follow up shots

-Offers 99% flash reduction

-Made from USA SS bar stock

-IonBond DLC coated

-Single point cut threads

www.surefire.com