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Arktis M674 Covert Carry Rig

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Currently In Use with a Security Service who required Quick And Easy Access to Gear while Seated In Vehicles
Low Profile for wear under clothing
This Rig has special Mil-Spec elastic pouches to hold Three 30 or 20-round 5.56 or 5.45 magazines quietly and securely
Cross-draw Holster for any size Medium/Large Handgun
Holds Two Pistol Magazines
Pouch for Folding Knife
Pouch for Radio or Magazine or Cuffs
Large Internal Pouch for documents, First-Aid or Cuffs
It is fully adjustable, very comfortable, can be worn with or without body armor.
Mesh Backing for Ventilation
NOTE: Due to Design, Magazines and Handgun Do Protrude Some in Front depending Upon Body Size.
Available in Black

Arktis USA currently has them for sale via eBay.

AMABILIS – Premium Bags

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

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SuperFabric’s ceramic armor plates, mil-spec hardware, burly YKK zippers and a full lining are just some of the reasons these load haulers will offer you a lifetime of reliability. Iconic design and military heritage completes the picture of these badass bags.

Meet the AMABILIS Tactical collection: The DAVE, The DAVE Jr and Stash Capsule

* For discount, enter promo code “exit63”

www.amabilis63.com

SPORTS – What To Do In A Jam

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

One of the common tasks for Soldiers taught in Basic Training’s Basic Rifle Marksmanship is how to clear a malfunction on the M16-series of rifles. Although the task was laid out in 1968’s comicbook-style DA PAM 750-30, it was still a lot of steps.

 

Acronyms and the military go together like peas and carrots. Doubly so if the acronym sounds like a cool word, so someone dreamed up SPORTS for Slap, Pull, Observe, Release, Tap, Squeeze. The Squeeze for “Squeeze” the trigger but was later changed to Shoot to include all of the methods of trigger control.

Broken down, here are the steps:
a. Slap upward on the magazine to make sure it is properly seated.
b. Pull the charging handle all the way back.
c. Observe the ejection of the case or cartridge. Look into the chamber and check for obstructions.
d. Release the charging handle to feed a new round in the chamber. Do not ride the charging handle.
e. Tap the forward assist.
f. Shoot. If the rifle still does not fire, inspect it to determine the cause of the stoppage or malfunction and take appropriate remedial action.

Out in the civilian world you’ll hear the much more simplified Tap, Rack, Bang which was originally intended for clearing a malfunction on pistols but works as a simplified process for rifles as well. 

Once again, broken down:
a. Tap the bottom of the magazine to ensure it is properly seated.
b. Rack the slide, or charging handle to the rear to attempt to feed a new round into the chamber.
c. Bang, as in shoot the weapon.

Repeat as needed until the gun either works or you have to transition to another means to reduce the threat.  

How many of you were taught SPORTS while learning to fire the M16 or one of its derivatives?

Team Comanche Debuts Mustang Survival’s New Ocean Racing Outerwear At Rolex Sydney Hobart 2015

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Training session on Sydney harbour for American boat Comanche owned by Jim Clarke and his wife Kristie Hinze-Clarke 23/12/2015 ph. Andrea Francolini

Training session on Sydney harbour for American boat Comanche owned by Jim Clarke and his wife Kristie Hinze-Clarke
23/12/2015
ph. Andrea Francolini

Bellingham, Wash. – Mustang Survival announced today that Team Comanche will wear Mustang Survival’s new range of performance waterproof, breathable outwear at the Rolex Sydney Hobart race beginning December 26, 2015 in Sydney, Australia.

“Mustang Survival has been building leading dry solutions for the military, coast guard and water rescue professionals for decades,” said Jason Leggatt, VP commercial products. “This expertise, along with our access to ultra-premium ingredient technologies like military-grade GORE-TEX fabrics, has allowed us to build what we, and Team Comanche, feel is the world’s driest, toughest performance outerwear.”

A 100 ft. Supermaxi yacht, Comanche, was built with one thing in mind; compete in the world’s great ocean races and break open-ocean racing records. Everything counts in these demanding multi-day races and poor performing gear can rapidly deteriorate the athlete’s advantage. Team Comanche, skippered by Ken Read, will be fully outfitted in Mustang Survival’s new range of outerwear, which includes a dry suit, pro smock, spray smock and salopettes, and base layers.

“Working with Mustang Survival to develop the EP series of ocean racing gear led to what will be the new benchmark for serious sailors. When we put the gear on in our fit trials, we knew we had something special. Testing it over the run up to the race, we were very impressed by the performance of the gear,” said Tony Mutter, watch captain and twice-winner of the Volvo Ocean Race.

In addition to the technical outerwear debuting at Sydney Hobart 2015, Mustang Survival will be releasing additional products in the fall of 2016. These will integrate seamlessly with the EP Ocean Racing Series, including a new Fusion Merino base layer, ocean racing gloves and more. By designing and developing the range together, Mustang Survival engineered what will be the only series of ocean racing products built to work as a system.

Jared Rhind, head of design comments, “By ensuring our products integrate seamlessly with one another through fit, material selection, and function, the result is a sum greater than its parts; a system benefit that no other can offer.”

Mustang Survival’s EP Ocean Racing Series will launch in June 2016 at retailers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

www.mustangsurvival.com

Treadswift Tactical – Light Weight Assaulters Ghillie

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

The Light Weight Assaulters Ghillie is a sniper design by Treadswift Tactical which is manufactured by Fighter Design. Quickly donned and doffed, it’s made from a combination of Omega Mesh with laser cut and RF welded Hypalon. This creates attachment points for Jute and other materials. The Hypalon shapes are cut randomly to enhance camouflage.

Available with optional front panel. Offered in MultiCam but other patterns available via special order.

tstproshop.com/lightweightassaultersghillie

LAPG New Year’s Sale – 15% Off Entire Order

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

LA Police Gear’s New Year’s Sale has started and you can get an additional 15% off your entire order! Use coupon code NYSale15.

www.LAPG.com

Blue Force Gear – Limited Edition AK Sling V5

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

  
Blue Force Gear has just released the Limited Edition AK Sling V5. It definitely has a DDR Cold War flavor but with modern parts.

This fifth variant of their popular Vickers Combat Assault Sling features silver nylon hardware, a leather pull tab and a never-before-seen sling attachment component (The ULoop).

https://www.blueforcegear.com/limited-edition-ak-sling-v5

Blur Media – EXFIL

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Last year, we featured the visual concept video ‘End of Negotiation’ by Blur Media, in association with HHK (Hestehovkompaniet). They’ve released another video in the same vein, again in collaboration with HHK. Before anyone mentions it, yes, HHK are airsofters. However, they’re also all former or current soldiers, and the cinematography is cool, so don’t let that detract from the video.

vimeo.com/blurmedia

www.facebook.com/Hestehovkompaniet

TacJobs – Faxon Firearms – Marketing & Operations 1

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Summary:

A collaborative content creator dedicated to the success of Company marketing efforts. The Marketing & Operations employee develops all Company external communication tools including video, audio, printed, and electronic content. The employee enjoys the constant challenge of creating and maintaining a cohesive look and feel across multiple brands while developing value in the product sold through the mentioned content.

Reports to:

Director of Sales, Marketing, & Operations
&
Operations Coordinator

Direct Reports

N/A

Duties and Responsibilities:

Creation of all Company multi-media including videos, audio, and print media.
Coordinates Company tradeshow efforts & logistics
Under the direction of Management, content cultivation of all company social media presences including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, & outside forums.
Manage updates of company website including pricing, availability, content, etc.
Photography & Videography of all Company Marketing efforts.
Photo, Video, & Audio editing of raw content to create comprehensive & cohesive company messaging.
Champions the weekly video technical updates & demonstrations
Safety and competently demonstrates any Faxon Firearms products.
Field customer service and retail calls as required when other personnel are not available.
Work within company policy as outlined in the Faxon Handbook.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Company.

Daily Activities

Creation of weekly newsletters and e-mail marketing campaigns.
Photographs and records new products for sales & marketing efforts.
Creation of all Marketing content including visual and written copy as needed.
Monitors company social media presences and proactively communicates with customers.
Works to meet and grow social media metrics collaboratively as agreed upon and set by the Director.
Records all calls with clients in CRM tool. Maintains records and follows-up timely.

Candidate Minimum Requirements

Established history of creating high-production-value mutli-media content
*-A portfolio of previous work will be required with the application.
Minimum education: high school diploma.
Basic understanding of firearms, their function, and technical details.
Established competency in using computers, cell phones, and modern communications technologies.
Expertise in using Adobe Creative Suite or similar software.
Competence in writing Press Releases, their distribution, and follow-up with key press contacts.
Ability to plain and execute a successful tradeshow including booth management and logistics.
Proactive attitude that does not require constant supervision.
Charismatic personality and confidence in conducting product demonstrations.
Ability to travel up to 2 weeks a Quarter via car and airplane.

Desired
Previous firearms marketing experience.
Experience managing outside Public Relations firms.
Track-record of managing the press including product reviews, features, and other coverage.
Detailed exposure to firearms and the ability to discuss technical features in detail.
Web development experience in webstore environment.

Review Schedule

Faxon Firearms strongly believes in a continuous feedback circle between the Company, to Supervisor, to employee.

Bi-Annual comprehensive reviews on employee performance and setting sales metrics.
30-Day after hiring initial review & strategy discussion.
60-Day after hiring secondary review on action items and needed resolutions.
90-Day final probationary review

Compensation & Benefits

The Marketing & Operations I position will be a salary (exempt) position. The Marketing & Operations I candidate will be an employee of Faxon Firearms/Machining with competitive company benefits including paid vacation, health insurance, disability insurance, etc.

Firearms from the company will be available for check-out during employment and available for purchase at substantial discount.

Physical Effort:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee will regularly lift weights above 50 pounds from the ground and potentially above the shoulders.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus and distinguish color.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
1. Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
2. Follow & enforce Company safety rules.
3. Report the absence of or defect in any protective equipment or clothing Director immediately.
4. Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that is required to be used or worn:
Safety shoes
Safety glasses
Hearing protection
2. Maintain a clean and safe work area.

Environmental Conditions:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee infrequently works in outside weather conditions, occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but punctuated with high SPL firearms discharges. The employee will be required to wear hearing protection during these discharges.

Personnel Protection Requirements (PPE):

Required – safety glasses, Hearing Protection,
Optional – Safety Boots

Prospective employees may send their resumes to Jobs@faxonfirearms.com.

TacJobs – Faxon Firearms – Dealer Sales Manager

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

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Summary:

Actively develops, maintains, and cultivates deep relationships with dealer clients to generate business for the company. Serves as the external eyes and ears and communicates market demands to company leadership and likewise communicates company developments, policies, and requirements to the dealer network.

Reports to:

Director of Sales, Marketing, & Operations

Direct Reports

N/A

Duties and Responsibilities:

Actively solicits the market to develop business from small to medium dealers and OEM customers.
Cultivates and maintains relationships with key clients through the delivery of accurate information, personality, and by building trust.
In conjunction with the Director, negotiates deals with clients to establish programmatic orders.
Serves as an advocate of the customer within internal discussions.
Meets sales goals and objectives as collaboratively developed between the Manager and Director.
Travels as assigned for sales calls including visits by both car and aircraft.
Safety and competently demonstrates any Faxon Firearms products.
Identifies company/market gaps and advocates for new products and the elimination of unsuccessful lines.
Field customer service and retail calls as required when other personnel are not available.
Work within company policy as outlined in the Faxon Handbook.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Company.

Daily Activities

Active hours of at least 9 AM through 5:30 PM, Monday – Friday.
Champions the experimentation with independent representatives.
Works to meet and grow metrics collaboratively agreed upon and set by the Director.
Records all calls with clients in CRM tool. Maintains records and follows-up timely.
Utilizes CRM tool to maintain records of prospects and opportunities.
Actively forecasts on a monthly basis expected revenue from the dealer network. Responsible for meeting monthly forecasts or detailing circumstances on missed forecasts.
Creates, manages, and sends weekly newsletter to the dealer network.
Tracks all dealer orders and communicates in advance with dealers in case of manufacturing issues/delays.

Candidate Minimum Requirements

1-2 year established history of positive grown in a sales environment.
Ability to positively communicate to a distributed network using in-person visits, calls, and electronic communication.
Basic understanding of firearms, their function, and technical details.
Established competency in using computers, cell phones, and modern communications technologies.
Proactive attitude that does not require constant supervision.
Charismatic personality and confidence in conducting product demonstrations.
Ability to travel up to 2 weeks a month via car and airplane.

Desired
Previous firearms sales experience.
Experience in working with CRM on a daily basis to manage sales funnels
Detailed exposure to firearms and the ability to discuss technical features in detail.

Review Schedule

Faxon Firearms strongly believes in a continuous feedback circle between the Company, to Supervisor, to employee.

Bi-Annual comprehensive reviews on employee performance and setting sales metrics.
30-Day after hiring initial review & strategy discussion.
60-Day after hiring secondary review on action items and needed resolutions.
90-Day final probationary review

Compensation & Benefits

The Dealer Sales Manager position will be a base + commission structure. The Dealer Sales Manager will be an employee of Faxon Firearms/Machining with standard company benefits including paid vacation, health insurance, disability insurance, etc.

Firearms from the company will be available for check-out during employment and available for purchase at substantial discount.

Physical Effort:

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee will regularly lift weights above 50 pounds from the ground and potentially above the shoulders.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus and distinguish color.

HEALTH AND SAFETY
1. Work in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act and regulations.
2. Follow & enforce Company safety rules.
3. Report the absence of or defect in any protective equipment or clothing Director immediately.
4. Use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that is required to be used or worn:

  • Safety shoes
  • Safety glasses
  • Hearing protection
  • 2. Maintain a clean and safe work area.

    Environmental Conditions:

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee infrequently works in outside weather conditions, occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but punctuated with high SPL firearms discharges. The employee will be required to wear hearing protection during these discharges.

    Personnel Protection Requirements (PPE):

    Required – safety glasses, Hearing Protection,
    Optional – Safety Boots

    Prospective employees may send their resumes to Jobs@faxonfirearms.com.