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Weather Wool – Al’s Anorak

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

I love wool and I love anoraks, so is it any wonder that when I saw primitive survival expert Bill McConnel wearing this woolen jacket on the latest season of Discovery Channel’s ‘Dual Survival’ I’d want one?

 

Turns out, it’s called an Al’s Anorak from Weather Wool. I found out the source of the garment before SHOT Show but didn’t want it to become lost in the massive number of posts from that crazy week. So, here it is.

 

This Anorak has zippers on the sides that can be opened up to make it easier to put on, then zipped shut to make it snug around the waist. The side zips can also be used to vent heat. The Anorak has a tapered fit and without the side-zips some people would have difficulty getting in and out of it.

 

It even has slotted buttons! The front closure features four of them that secure the opening up to the neck. The hood can be adjusted by means of pull cords at either side with barrel clips to finish the ends of the pull cords.

McConnel was wearing the LYNX camouflage pattern in the show but the anorak is also available in their FullWeight fabric in BLACK and DUFF or in their MidWeight fabric in DRAB. The MidWeight is about 70% the weight of its heavier counterpart.

Available in XS – 5XL but 3XL and up call for a significant uncharge.

www.weatherwool.com

Benchmade NSNs

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Often, I’m told by service members who read SSD, “yeah, that item is cool, by does it have a National Stock Number?” When I question them about this, I’m told that their supply office won’t buy the item, unless it has an NSN. Although, nothing could be more Cold War (and lazy) than that approach, I’ve been keeping my eye out for gear that has an NSN. For example, here is a chart from Benchmade that has NSNs.

2016 NSN Flyer

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Outdoor Research Glove System

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Over a decade ago, Outdoor Research developed the Modular Glove System for USSOCOM. In the ensuing years, there have been upgrades to not only that system but to protective handwear across the board. One of those improvements is the introduction of options. Rather than a one-size-fits-all system, the concept of choices and a menu-based system has become popular. Now, OR has released a new handwear system with more options than ever.

 

This brochure from OR gives you a good overview of their latest Modular Glove System. The concept is that users will be able to choose which handwear best suits their operational requirememts rather than issuing a large kit to everyone.

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Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Tenzing Tactical

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Tenzing Tactical is a brand under Plano. This is the Tenzing Shooter’s Pack.

Features:
PATENT PENDING RIFLE CARRYING, SHOOTING PLATFORM BACKPACK
DESIGNED TO SECURELY STRAP BOLT ACTION RIFLE TO PACK AND CREATE AN INCREDIBLY STEADY SHOOTING PLATFORM
ENABLES USER TO TAKE AIM AND FIRE WITHOUT REMOVING THE GUN FROM PACK
DURABLE 500D CORDURA® CONSTRUCTION
PADDED REMOVABLE WAIST BELT- FITS 32″-48″
REMOVABLE HIP POCKETS ON WAIST BELT
16 TOTAL COMPARTMENTS AND POCKETS TO STORE GEAR
INTERNAL FLUTED ALUMINUM FRAME STAY FOR STRENGTH AND RIGIDITY
BREATHABLE MESH BACK PADDING FOR COMFORT
INCLUDES FOLDOUT, ADJUSTABLE RIFLE SECURING BOOT
INCLUDES FOLDOUT RAIN COVER
H2O COMPATIBLE (3 LITER)

 

Storage features:
2 LOWER FOLD-OUT POCKETS FOR ADDITIONAL AMMUNITION
2 SPECIALIZED SEE-THROUGH POCKETS FOR BALLISTIC CARDS
16 ELASTIC AMMUNITION LOOPS
4 3/4 HYPALON STRAPS FOR SECURING RIFLE TO PACK
2 FOAM SPACERS FOR FILLING VOIDS BETWEEN RIFLE AND FRAME

Specs (Approx.):
TOTAL CUBIC INCHES: 1940 CU. IN.
TOTAL WEIGHT: 4LBS. 6OZ.
MAIN COMPARTMENT: 21″ X 11″ X 4″
TOP FACE COMPARTMENT X2: 12″ X 5″ X 3.5″
BTM FACE COMPARTMENT X2: 8″ X 5″ X 3.5″
HIP POCKETS X2: 5.5″ X 8.5″ X 2″
MESH SIDE POCKETS X2: 7.5″ X 3.5″ X 2.5″

www.planomolding.com/tactical/tenzing-tactical

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – LWRCi SMG-45

Friday, January 29th, 2016

 

This is the LWRCi SMG-45. Naturally, its in .45 but they plan to offer versions in .40 and 9mm as well. It uses UMP magazines. Somewhat reminiscent of an AR, you’ll notice the non-reciprocating charging handle on the left side with ambidextrous bolt catch and safety. The mag catch is located behind the magazine. Interestingly, it uses a delayed piston operating system. The design is topped off with a side folding stock.

LWRCI.com

FUBAR – Bringing Out The Worst In America’s Best

Friday, January 29th, 2016

If you’ve played Cards Against Humanity, you know how to play FUBAR.

 

FUBAR has a military theme.  With 385 cards, it’s large enough to be played on its own, or can be used a an expansion for Cards Against Humanity.  The deck consists of 100 black prompt cards and 285 white answer cards.  

www.kickstarter.com/projects/2004984568/fubar-bringing-out-the-worst-in-americas-best

FirstSpear Friday Focus – FirstSpear Belt Systems

Friday, January 29th, 2016

BASEandTac

For this week’s Friday Focus, we’re taking a look at three new additions to FirstSpear’s line of belt systems: the Base Belt, Tac Belt, and Lanyard V-Ring. These three systems are made with the same high quality materials and finish as all FirstSpear products, and integrate well with each other as well as existing FirstSpear belt systems.

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Base Belt

The FS Base Belt is a low volume belt intended for everyday use. Constructed with a high nap Velcro pile exterior and a pliable webbing base, the Base Belt can be used in conjunction with the FS Tac Belt and/or the FS Slimline 6/12 AGB Sleeve. The Base Belt also features a pass-through-back-onto-istelf-buckle.

Available in Black, Coyote, and MultiCam.

www.first-spear.com – Base Belt

tacBelt

Tac Belt

The FS Tac Belt is designed so that it can be worn with the Base Belt and/or the Slimline AGB 6/12 sleeve. It is less stiff than the AGB and features additional security loops. Additional points on the Tac Belt accommodate the integration of the V-Ring Lanyard.

Available in Black, Coyote, and MutiCam.

www.first-spear.com – Tac Belt

Vring

Tac Belt Lanyard V-Ring

The Lanyard V-Ring is designed to be integrated to the Tac Belt, or the AGB, for a security attachment point. Overall performance standard and weight bearing maximum is, according to FirstSpear, up to the user to define.

Available in Black and Coyote.

www.first-spear.com – Tac Belt Lanyard V-Ring

Check out the video below which serves as an overview for the belt products featured in this week’s Friday Focus:

www.first-spear.com

American Elements – Marty Daniel

Friday, January 29th, 2016

American Elements takes a look at Daniel Defense founder, Marty Daniel.  He also shares the story of his family, wife Cindy, and son Connor who helped him get where he is today.  


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