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Leupold Adds New Reticle Options To Mark 6 And Mark 8 Riflescopes

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

BEAVERTON, Ore. — Leupold & Stevens, Inc., the optics choice of elite snipers, has expanded the reticle options in its Mark 6 and Mark 8 line of riflescopes.

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The Mark 6 3-18x44mm M5C2 is now available with a non-illuminated Leupold® Tactical Milling Reticle (TMR). This tested and proven reticle expands on the traditional Mil Dot reticle by using various sized and spaced hash marks on the horizontal and vertical stadia. These marks allow for additional ranging precision, enhanced accuracy and quick one-meter range estimation reference points.

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Additionally, the TReMoR 3 reticle has been added to the Mark 6 3-18x4mm M5C2 in both illuminated and non-illuminated versions.

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New to the Mark 8 3.5-25x56mm riflescope are Illuminated TReMoR 3, Illuminated H59 and the Leupold Illuminated TMR reticles. The TReMoR 3 and H59 feature grid-based tics for elevation and wind holds, ranging and size estimation.

For more information on Leupold products, please visit us at www.leupold.com.

Magpul – PMAG10 7.62 AC Now Shipping

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

PMAG10 7.62 AC

A larger-capacity variant of the proven PMAG 5 7.62 AC, the PMAG 10 7.62 AC is a reliable and durable polymer magazine for .308 Winchester based family of cartridges.

  
Compatible with short action AICS-spec bottom metal to include the Bolt Action Magazine Well for the Hunter 700 Stock, the PMAG 10 7.62 AC brings additional capacity in an affordable and reliable package. Featuring Gen M3 technology, a paint-pen dot matrix for visual identification, and a flared base plate for positive control and ease of retrieval, the PMAG 10 7.62 AC sets a new standard for bolt action magazines.

Made in the USA.

FEATURES

·Compatible with short action AICS (Accuracy International Chassis Systems) pattern bottom metal and cartridges built on a 0.470″ case head such as 7.62×51/.308 Winchester, 7mm-08 Remington, 6.5mm Creedmoor, .260 Remington, .243 Winchester, and others*

·Accepts a cartridge overall length of up to 2.86″

·Next-generation impact and crush resistant polymer construction

·Self-lubricating follower for increased reliability

·Long life stainless steel spring

·Paint pen dot matrix panels on the bottom of the body to allow for identification marking

·Flared floorplate aids magazine handling and is easy to disassemble for maintenance

www.magpul.com/products/pmag-10-762-ac

Vuurwaapen Blog Launches GoFundMe Page To Raise Funds For Legal Defense

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

  
Not long after our story on the Fireclean suit against bloggers Andrew Tuohy and Everett Baker, Vuurwaapen blog launched a fundraising page for their legal defense on the GoFundMe platform.  The odd thing about this is that I’ve read the complaint and Fireclean isn’t suing for assault.  

  
Those interested in donating should visit www.gofundme.com/spwt9qss.

Tactical Tailor – Regiment Pack

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The Pacific Northwest Pack Series began as a project to fulfil a solicitation for a suite of SOCOM packs. Our designs for this solicitation were brought about with input from actual SOF soldiers who took these packs to the field throughout the design process and brought back their impressions and recommendations for improvements. We took their advice back to our designers who then continually refined the packs until they met the exacting standards of these elite soldiers.

  
The Regiment pack is a larger rucksack, intended to carry heavy sustainment loads on patrol or reconnaissance. With a total capacity of over 5000 cubic inches, this bag is heavy duty, but at only 5.5 pounds, it is not heavy-weight. Our designers have worked hard to incorporate the most useful features you might need in a long range pack while not wasting your time with useless bells and whistles that only look good as bullet points.

All the standard features are here, like a reinforced carry handle, stainless drain holes on all the exterior pockets, RTO pass-through zipper and side compression straps. Beyond that, you will also find pass throughs on the side pockets for odd sized items like ski poles or shooting sticks, left and right side external zippers for cable or hydration pass through, separate zipper access to the main compartment, internal attachment points for our PRC-117G radio pouch, an air mesh map pocket inside the top flap and much more. The pack is also STRLLS and H harness compatible for airborne operations.

Along with this new line of packs, we’ve also introduced upgrades to our traditional straps and belt in the form of our Low Profile and Low Profile Adjustable Super Straps and Ergo Super Belt. These new designs add even more comfort along with added functionality and adjustability. The Regiment Pack is also available in a discounted kit form which includes the pack, our Fight Light MALICE Pack Frame, Low Profile Adjustable Super Straps and 34” Ergo Super Belt.

www.tacticaltailor.com

New SKD Exclusive: The PATRIOT Plate Carrier

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The NEW PATRIOT Plate Carrier is an ideal carrier for active shooter applications, Law Enforcement, and Military.

 

Based off the hugely successful Shellback Banshee Plate Carrier, the Patriot has just what you need in a plate carrier and nothing you don’t.

Lightweight, low profile, high quality, and still has great load carrying capacity.

Ideal gear for Law Enforcement patrol officers for use in High Threat active shooter situations, Multi-Assault Counter Terrorism Action Capabilities (MACTAC) and Counter Terrorism direct actions.

Removable Spacer Mesh shoulder pads with 3 strips allow you to run comms or hydration effortlessly over the shoulders.

The PATRIOT will also accept the Banshee soft armor package for the front and back as well as the Cummerbund.

USA Made – Full Berry Compliant Plate Carrier with Lifetime Warranty

Value and features at a great economical price. Ideal to outfit agencies officers with active shooter kits.

SKD is currently the ONLY dealer to have the Patriot Plate Carrier available.

www.skdtac.com

Fireclean LLC Sues Andrew Tuohy and Everett Baker for Defamation in Federal Court

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Last September, social media was ablaze with multiple versions of a common theme, “Fireclean lubricant is Crisco”. The source of this buzz was an article on Vuurwapen blog by Andrew Tuohy, entitled “INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY OF FIRECLEAN AND CRISCO OILS” where he claimed to have had samples of Fireclean tested in order to determine if it was Crisco. At the time of the article, I was publicly critical of Tuohy’s methodology, relying on anonymous sources for lab tests. 

 

The content was so popular it even spawned a second round of articles by Tuohy as well as blogger Everett Baker who claims to have conducted testing of his own that verified Tuohy’s assertions. To double down, Tuohy wrote an article where he claimed that a demonstration video of Fireclean by tactical trainer Larry Vickers was fraudulent. Interestingly, Tuohy initially published this article as “WHERE THERE’S SMOKE, THERE’S LIAR” but later changed it to “SEVERE PROBLEMS WITH VICKERS TACTICAL FIRECLEAN VIDEO”.

At the time, lots of people were quite entertained by the shenanigans. But not everyone was laughing. While most have moved on from the incident, Fireclean has not. In fact, last week they filed the first, in what we understand will be series of federal lawsuits, against Andrew Tuohy and Everett Baker. Suits against others are said to follow. According to this suit, Fireclean has suffered losses of $25,000 per month in sales since the round of articles. Seeing how they are in Northern Virginia, Fireclean has turned to Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the original ‘Rocket Docket’, for relief. Andrew Tuohy hails from Arizona and Everett Baker is from New Hampshire, according to his blog but Fireclean makes their case early on in the suit for a Virginia venue.

At the heart of this issue is whether the bloggers’ posts are protected by the First Amendment or if their actions were intentionally misleading. Fireclean alleges multiple counts of defamation against Tuohy and a single count against Baker as well as violation of the Virginia Business Conspiracy Act and Common Law Conspiracy. They are demanding a jury trial and compensatory damages, presumed damages for defamation, punitive damages in addition to court costs and attorney’s fees.

You can read the entire, 209 page suit here: Fireclean LLC v Tuohy and Baker. It’s quite extensive and in the document you can see that Fireclean does exactly what Tuohy and Baker didn’t, which was use a well known laboratory to analyze the product. Rather than rely on anonymous testing or tests performed by a college student, Fireclean obtained the services of Petro-Lubricant Testing Laboratories. Their testing is part of the suit, in exhibit R.

Whichever way this suit goes, it is one to watch because it is not only an attempt to hold firearms bloggers responsible for their content, but that it could have far reaching effects for blogging writ large as well as other social media content.

In closing, I would like to disclose that Vickers Tactical, who is not a party to this suit, but is mentioned, is an advertiser on SSD. While, Larry Vickers has endorsed Fireclean in the past, Fireclean is in no way associated with SSD.

Rumor Has It Confirmed – H&K Wins CSASS

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

It’s beyond rumor at this point. According to multiple sources familiar with various aspects of the program, H&K’s entry for the Compact Semi-Automatic Sniper System (CSASS) program was selected earlier this week for procurement by the United States Army. Other finalists were LMT and FNH USA.

The entry, named the G28E1, was displayed at SHOT Show in H&K’s booth. Interestingly, it incorporates an OSS Suppressor.

The program for this new, compact version of a 7.62 NATO gas gun finds its beginning in 2012 but the actual solicitation wasn’t until late 2014 with the goal being “improved reliability, improved accuracy, and improved ergonomics; reduced weight and length; advanced coatings; improved optics; reduced felt recoil; enhanced suppressor performance; enhanced modular rail capabilities; an improved bipod, trigger, pistol grip, and buttstock.” Since then, the candidates have been through a down select to further trim the field to three and numerous testing regimines.

According to documents obtained by SSD, the Army has been planning events around an ‘M-110E1’, referred to as an improved version of the M-110 which is more compact and lighter weight, leading us to believe that the CSASS will adopt this nomenclature.

PEO Soldier did not respond to our request for information regarding this award. No word yet on how many the Army plans to purchase or the Basis of Issue.

Converse Coral Shoes

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

 

Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a pair of issue Coral Shoes by Converse, dating from Operation Desert Storm.

 

I’m curious, does anyone have any additional details on these?

Thanks Cool Arrow Kicker!

UPDATE: Here’s a photo from Travis at Mayflower of his Tan and Green pair from when he was on a dive team.