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Braeön Offers DIY Repairs On Demand

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Recently launched as a Kickstarter campaign, Braeön touts itself as the “World’s Strongest and Most Adaptable Material.”


A lighter and more versatile alternative to rope, Braeön allows you to create custom grips, handles, and harnesses in seconds. In fact, one example they offer is the creation of a custom knife handle.

It appears easy to use. You expose the narrow tape material to hot air or liquid (140 deg F or more), then work it into place, bonding it together as you go, then let it set, for just a few seconds.

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Designed to be:
-Strong as Steel but Light Like a Feather
-Malleable and Reformable at Low Temperatures
-Adaptable to Most Scenarios
-Moisture Resistant and Paintable
-Excellent in Extreme Cold Weather

Check it out at www.kickstarter.com/projects/braeon/braeon-worlds-strongest-and-most-adaptable-materia

Thanks Nick H!

GLOCK Protests XM17 Modular Handgun System Award

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Government Accounting Office’s protest docket has been updated with GLOCK, Inc’s February 24 protest to SIG SAUER’s January 20th award for the XM17 Modular Handgun System.

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The case remains open with a due date of 5 June, 2017. This means work cannot begin on the program until this protest is sorted out.

RSR Adds Thyrm Products

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Sunnyvale, CA — Thyrm® announced that wholesale distributor RSR Group, Inc. has added its CellVault and SwitchBack product lines.

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“Demand for Thyrm products has grown dramatically over the last year. We want to keep our dealer and consumer satisfaction high. One way to do that is through partners like RSR,” said Thyrm CEO Andrew Frazier. “RSR will be a key player in effectively getting our products into dealers and therefore in front of consumers.”

“We are pleased to be able to bring these unique products to our dealer network,” said Wylie Smith, RSR Director of Purchasing. Dealers can place an order with RSR Group online at www.rsrgroup.com or by calling their RSR Service Professional.

Bullet-Proof Origami Shield

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Mechanical engineers at Brigham Young University created a man-portable and lightweight bulletproof shield that was inspired by origami. The shield is flat when stowed, but quickly folds up to an encompasing shield made of 12 layers of Kevlar fabric.

In testing the barrier was capable of stopping loads upwards of .44 Magnum, making it roughly equivalent to Level IIIA body armor in protective capability.

While there’s likely still some development to undergo before this becomes a fully-realized product, it shows great promise, especially if the positive response from the Law Enforcement agents testing the device is anything to go by.

The SOF Truths

Monday, February 27th, 2017

The Special Operations Forces Truths have been around for so long that they are taken for granted. The thing is, you can apply them to any low denisty, high demand capability. I thought we should kick off this Monday morning by revisiting them since the US Army has not only deactivated its Long Range Surveillance capability but it’s Pathfinder Companies as well. Once they’re gone, it’s difficult to bring them back. 

Humans are more important than hardware

People – not equipment – make the critical difference. The right people, highly trained and working as a team, will accomplish the mission with the equipment available. On the other hand, the best equipment in the world cannot compensate for a lack of the right people.

Quality is better than quantity

A small number of people, carefully selected, well trained, and well led, are preferable to larger numbers of troops, some of whom may not be up to the task.

Special Operations Forces cannot be mass produced

It takes years to train operational units to the level of proficiency needed to accomplish difficult and specialized SOF missions. Intense training – both in SOF schools and units – is required to integrate competent individuals into fully capable units. This process cannot be hastened without degrading ultimate capability.

Competent Special Operations Forces cannot be created after emergencies occur

Creation of competent, fully mission capable units takes time. Employment of fully capable special operations capability on short notice requires highly trained and constantly available SOF units in peacetime.

Most special operations require non-SOF assistance

The operational effectiveness of our deployed forces cannot be, and never has been, achieved without being enabled by our joint service partners. The support Air Force, Army, Marine and Navy engineers, technicians, intelligence analysts, and the numerous other professions that contribute to SOF, have substantially increased our capabilities and effectiveness throughout the world.

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Looks like somebody visited Millbrook Tactical.

This Day In AFSOC History

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

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On this Day in 1991: The AC-130A Spectre “Azrael” was sent to the Al Jahra highway between Kuwait City and Basrah, Iraq, to intercept the convoys of tanks, trucks, buses and cars fleeing the battle. Facing numerous enemy batteries of SA-6 and SA-8 surface-to-air missiles, and 37mm and 57mm radar-guided anti-aircraft artillery, the crew attacked the enemy skillfully, inflicting significant damage on the convoys. Learn more here thanks to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

FIME Group – Rex Zero 1 Product Announcement

Sunday, February 26th, 2017

FIME Group has announced new information on the Arex Rex Zero 1, the Slovenian-manufactured P226-inspired handgun, including the release of a new compact model, as well as its introduction to the Maryland handgun roster.The full release can be read below:

FIME Group Product Announcement
Have you heard?! FIME Group has 3 important announcements for the Rex Zero 1!

1. The Rex has a new model, the Compact.
2. We went through the hoops so our Marylanders can protect themselves. Rex Zero 1S is now on the Maryland Roster. Maryland Part Numbers: REXZERO1S-04, REXZERO1S-05
3. With all the demand from our magazine restricted states, we have a 10 round magazine coming shortly.

Arex is located in Slovenia and has over 20 years of design, manufacturing, and CNC experience. When Arex was designing the Rex Zero 1, they knew this was going to be one of the best pistols around. Rex is actually Latin for King. With all the recent reliability/torture tests, it has proven to be an accurate name.

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Rex Zero 1 is manufactured out of T7075-T6 Aluminum with full length rails, full length dust cover, an integrated picatinny rail, and a 1 piece cold hammer forged barrel made from a solid bar stock. The parts are then Nitrocarburized to protect against corrosion and wear. The Rex was designed for hard use with expected 30,000 rounds of service life and has passed extensive NATO/Slovenian military based tests.

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The controls match the well-engineered frame. They feature an ambidextrous magazine release and safety lever. The Slide stop/Decocker lever are integrated into one. Pushing up on the lever is the slide stop, press down will release the slide, press down again and it will decock the hammer. Field strip can be accomplished without pulling the trigger. You can run this in Double Action/Single Action or Single Action Only. If it is your preferred carry, it can be “cocked and locked”. Double Action trigger pull will be 13 pounds, while the single action trigger pull is going to be 5 pounds. The trigger will reset with only .16” of travel.

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Magazines come in 3 different sizes, 15 rounds and 17 rounds, and the new 10 round magazine (coming soon) for the states that have restrictions. We believe everyone should have their ability to protect themselves, even the ones that are unfortunately in the restricted states. The 10, 15, 17 round magazines will work for Compact. Only the 10 and 17 round magazine will work with the Standard. The best part is the MSRP on the magazines are $25. This allows you to stock up on magazines, a great price for spares or if you need them for an upcoming class. Make sure you pick up a few more.

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Do you want some videos on the Rex Zero 1? What would you like to see from us? Send your suggestions to Info@FIMEGroup.com.

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ABOUT FIME GROUP, LLC
FIME Group, LLC is a manufacturer, importer, and exporter of the finest, high-quality firearms from around the world. Founded with the mission to manufacture the finest firearms and establish long-lasting business relationships with multiple manufacturers, FIME Group, LLC seeks to provide all of the customer favorites among rifles, handguns, and shotguns.

FIME Group, LLC.’s partnerships include:

  • Arex from Slovenia – the manufacturer of the Rex Zero 1 pistols, with a proven track record of over 20 years for manufacturing highly competitive products with premium quality and precision;
  • Molot from Russia – the manufacturer of the Vepr rifles and shotguns, one of the most rigid, toughest systems in the world;
  • Zastava Arms from Serbia – the manufacturer of the rifles based on the famous Mauser system.
  • FIME Group, LLC. is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and may be found online at www.fimegroup.com