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Lancer Systems – One Piece Adaptive Magwell

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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Lancer Systems’ One Piece Adaptive Magwell is now available. Machined from 6061-T6 aluminum, the Adaptive Magwell is an easily installed component which increases the diameter of the magwell and trigger guard area of the AR-15 platform.

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With its funnel-like design, the Adaptive Magwell is engineered to significantly reduce load times for the user. It will fit on MilSpec 5.56 AR-pattern lower receivers and requires no tools to install. Additionally, it only adds 2.145 ounces to the total weight of the weapon.

store.lancer-systems.com/product/lancer-adaptive-magwell-one-piece/rifle_accessories.

Safariland Has Announced Their Acquisition Of VIEVU

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Safariland Acquires VIEVU, a Leader in Body Worn Video Cameras for Law Enforcement Officers

Highly Complementary Addition to Safariland’s Suite of World-Class Safety and Survivability Product Brands

ONTARIO, California – June 29, 2015 – The Safariland Group (“Safariland”), a leading provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced that it has acquired VIEVU, a leader in body worn video and data management solutions. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

VIEVU, founded in 2007, is an industry leader in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of wearable video cameras and data management software for law enforcement and private security professionals. VIEVU body worn video cameras are already used by more than 4,000 law enforcement agencies in 17 countries, including the United States. VIEVU was founded by its President, Steve Ward, who drew upon his 13-year career in the Seattle Police Department, including six years on the SWAT team, to build VIEVU into a leading body worn camera and data management solutions provider. Law enforcement agencies are increasingly equipping officers with body worn cameras, and the acquisition of VIEVU by Safariland will ensure that VIEVU has additional scale, financial and human resources and distribution capabilities to meet rapidly rising demand.

“We are excited to add VIEVU to the Safariland family in order to help VIEVU to unlock its full potential and capitalize on the significant and growing demand for body worn video,” said Warren B. Kanders, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Safariland Group. “After thoroughly studying the sector and its participants, it is clear that VIEVU’s industry-leading platform is superior and ideally suited to meet the needs of Safariland’s law enforcement customer base. Moreover, from a cultural perspective, Safariland and VIEVU are well aligned, as both companies are built around creating products that save lives and keep law enforcement officers safe. I am thrilled to welcome Steve, an industry-veteran, and the rest of his team to Safariland, and we look forward to a bright future together.”

Scott O’Brien, President of The Safariland Group, commented, “VIEVU – with its outstanding technology platform and track record of growth – is an ideal fit within Safariland’s suite of leading brands. We are committed to meaningfully investing in VIEVU to help the company achieve its full potential. Additionally, VIEVU will have access to Safariland’s robust distribution network and extensive relationships with police departments. This transaction will accelerate VIEVU’s growth and the adoption of its technology, and I am confident that it will also further solidify Safariland’s leadership position in the industry and extend our offering of safety and survivability products for the law enforcement community.”

Steve Ward, Founder and President of VIEVU commented, “I am extremely pleased about this partnership and excited to join the Safariland family. Over the last eight years, our team has worked tirelessly to develop reliable, high-quality, wearable video cameras and software. As a result of our hard work, VIEVU is a leading body worn camera manufacturer for law enforcement. As VIEVU enters its next phase of growth, particularly as demand for body worn cameras continues to increase, this strategic partnership with Safariland will provide us with the resources and deep industry experience to support the expansion of our platform. I have long admired Safariland’s leadership in the safety and survivability market and look forward to working with our new partners to capture the significant opportunity in front of us.”

VIEVU will remain headquartered in Seattle, Washington under the leadership of Steve Ward and the current management team. VIEVU will continue to operate as a standalone company within Safariland’s suite of brands and will have access to Safariland’s extensive distribution network and relationships to expand its sales, marketing and customer support activities.

www.safariland.com

Paul Litchfield, Formerly Of Reebok, Joins Combat Flipflops’ Advisory Board

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Paul Litchfield, Creator of Reebok’s The PUMP, Joins Advisory Board

{Issaquah, WA} – Combat Flip Flops, a veteran-owned small business creating economic, educational and life-saving opportunities for those living in conflict areas, has announced former Reebok Vice President of Advanced Concepts, Paul Litchfield, will be joining the company as an advisor.

“As a rapidly growing footwear and fashion company, Combat Flip Flops is recruiting leaders to drive the mission,” said co-founder and CEO, Matthew ‘Griff’ Griffin. “As a veteran of the footwear industry, leader of innovation, and navigator of market challenges, Paul brings decades of experience to the Combat Flip Flops team. As a member of our advisory board, Paul’s focus is to help us smoothly navigate the exponential growth in global markets.”

Paul Litchfield is one of the most influential product creation experts working in the athletic footwear, performance apparel, and sporting goods industry. He holds over 160 granted patents and patents applications pending, and has long been regarded as one of the leading innovators in the field.

Paul began his career at Reebok in 1985, where he held roles in product creation and product marketing while also founding the Advanced Concepts Team. He and his team were responsible for numerous production innovations over the years, including The Energy Return System; The PUMP; DMX Moving Air; Insta-Flate, ZIGTECH, Easytone, Realflex and Z-Pump Fusion. With the 2013 launch of CHECKLIGHT, a sports and activity impact indicator for the head, he and his team made significant strides in the field of wearable electronics and safety equipment.

“I am extremely proud to have the chance to work with Griff and the Combat Flip Flops Team. CFF not only makes an array of cool product, but also brings a unique passion and commitment to business by focusing on the social and economic betterment of those living in areas of conflict around the world,” said Litchfield.

“Back in the day, we would call in a Gunship for mission support,” said Griff. “Paul is our Gunship on this new mission. Through persistence, creativity, and respect, Paul will help Combat Flip Flops empower the mindful consumer to manufacture peace through trade. We couldn’t be more excited for this opportunity to work a proven leader in the industry.”

www.combatflipflops.com

Ranger Green Anorak Sighting!

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

  
I really like the Huron Approach Anorak from TYR Tactical and this sample in Ranger Green looks great!

Norotos – Dual Dovetail Adapter

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

 

The Dual Dovetail Adapter replaces the standard PVS-14 “J” arm on PVS-14 goggles offering an Anti-Wobble interface. It’s adjustable, incorporates fully sealed circuitry and rapid right-eye to left-eye transition.

Specifications
Weight: 2.25 oz. / 64 g.
Dimensions: 1.70L x 2.35W x 2.35H

www.norotos.com

SKD Tactical – 4th Of July Bonanza

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

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Starting July 1, SKD Tactical, will be running what it calls it’s “BIGGEST Sale Evaaaaarrr!!” Details so far is that it’s a progressive 5-day sale with discounts starting at 15% on day 1 and growing to 19% on the last day. The company has never run a sitewide sale with 19% off of everything, so this is pretty unprecedented.

www.skdtac.com

The National Guard Association Of The United States – The Veterans’ Mental Health Care Access Act

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The National Guard Association of the United States is currently seeking additional support of H.R. 1604, the Veterans’ Mental Health Care Access Act. H.R. 1604 will allow Veterans to seek immediate mental health care at any non-VA facilities eligible to receive reimbursement through the Federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. H.R. 1604 is sponsored by Rep. Tom MacArthur, R-NJ, a strong supporter of Veteran care.

For more information, and for access to a contact form to show your support to your representative, click on ‘NGAUS Legislative Alert #15-14’ at the following link: www.ngaus.org/advocating-national-guard/take-action.

Stuff I Like – Under Armour’s Fish Hunter Cargo Shorts

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

I’m a big fan of Tigerstripe so when I found these at a Sportsman’s Warehouse during a recent trip to Bozeman, I picked them up.  

 
Made from a DWR treated, 30+ UFP, Salt and Chlorine resistant fabric, the shorts are very comfortable. In fact, I’m wearing them right now. There’s a little bit of mechanical stretch. They are board short length and feature cargo pockets on either thigh with snap closures as well as mesh-lined front slash pockets and a single rear pocket. Very comfy.

www.underarmour.com