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NRAAM 2017 – Aero Precision Manufacturing Grey Ghost Precision’s GLOCK Slides

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

During my recent pre-NRAAM visit to the High Bar Homestead, we told you about Grey Ghost Gear’s upcoming custom GLOCK  slides. 


Aero Precision posted this photo to their social media, stating that they will be manufacturing and distributing the slides. 

Protonex Presents – Remote Power Management for Prolonged Field Care

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Over the last two decades, the demands for proficient power management systems have made dramatic changes. Increased medical capability and automation of laboratory, documentation and monitoring equipment has changed how patients are managed in the field.

Additionally, decreased size and power consumption has led to the deployment of equipment and capability that originally would have been reserved for first world hospitals in the most remote and inhospitable places on the globe.

During this time, Special Operations Medicine went from the most basic urgent care, to rivaling rural emergency rooms from 20 years ago.

One area that consistently poses a challenge in power management is power supply for medical devices. Fortunately for special operations medicine, they’re not alone; as power management has been a struggle for all specialties of combat operation. As the technologies evolve and deployment of new devices happens, the solutions are fielded by non-medical unit personnel. This fielding oftentimes inhibits the proper use of the devices and critical integration requirements, forcing medical personnel to deliver less than their full capability available to units on the battlefield; a perfect example of this is the Squad Power Management Kits by army infantry and special operations units.

The Squad Power Management kit is comprised of a power management unit with a set of cables for harvesting power from a variety of sources, and another set of specialized cables to deliver power to the equipment organic to the unit. Currently, Protonex has deployed over 5,000 SPM kits to both the US and international militaries. The US Army alone has supplied over 3000 SPM kits to their infantry units and another 1100 kits to Army Special Operations.

This modernization program has increased capability to our deployed troops, results in long term cost savings to the military and a decrease in the combat load for our troops. Unfortunately, none of these deployed equipment sets include medical cables.

USSOF elements have a unique mission requirement to provide extended field medical care to patients in remote AORs. 1st Special Forces Command (A) and 75th Ranger Regiment have fielded SPM 622 kits through the Nett Warrior Program. These units could purchase additional cables at a low cost to upgrade their existing SPM kits to Medical Kits, allowing medical personnel the ability to provide care for patients for an extended period. In acquisition terms this is the equivalent of adding a SOF MOD kit to share funding for SOF equipment with the parent service. This provides an opportunity to increase capability with little additional cost by leveraging existing P2 funded equipment. Further, by broadening the utility of the issued equipment, the unit maximizes its investment. Essentially, the additional capability provided will allow medics to sustain patients for if they have access to other military and civilian batteries, vehicles, and aircraft.

US military medical personnel have the ability to procure SPM 622’s and/or add medical cables to existing kits to give them the ability to provide extended field medical care in remote AOR or on extended patrols. This equipment which is already organic to Army Infantry units, Special Forces ODA Teams and Ranger Regiment can be leveraged by unit medical personnel when needed to manage the challenges of power consumption in remote locations. As the USSOCOM mission set transitions to a more decentralized area of operations, these issues will become more pronounced. It is important that units know the capability of their organic systems and the deficiencies their currently issued equipment has concerning medical equipment.

The following medical equipment cables are available for purchase as accessories to the currently issued kits. Additional cables can be developed as needed for minimal cost to suit special equipment that may be organic to a unit but not common to the rest of the enterprise.

For more information on the SPM-622 Squad Power Manager and its capabilities, please contact Protonex at 508-490-9960 or team.room@protonex.com. For further discussion on the utility of the kit in operational use, please comment below.

About Kyle:
Retired Special Forces Medic and Medical Research and Development Sergeant Major in the USASOC Combat Development Directorate. Served as one of of USSOCOM’s leading experts in development and fielding of special operations medical equipment and tactics, techniques and procedures. Served on the Department of Defense’s Joint Program Committee for Combat Care, as well as the subcommittees for Forward Surgical, Intensive, and Critical Care and Hemorrhage Control and Fluid Resuscitation. Currently a Product Development Consultant for SAM Medical and Board member of BlackBox Biometrics Inc. Bachelor’s Degree in Management Studies from University of Maryland University College.

Reward For The Return Of This Notebook

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

This notebook belongs to my close friend Dave Reeder. I came up missing earlier today at NRAAM and it holds sentimental value for him. Consequently, he would like to get it back.

I would appreciate any information leading to its return and am offering a reward. If you have it, or can help him get it back, please post in the comments section below.

Bushnell Announces New Best-In-Class Engage Optics Line at 2017 NRA Show

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas – April 27, 2017 – Bushnell, an industry leader in high-performance optical solutions for more than 65 years, announces a new line of high-quality, performance-driven optics for modern hunters and shooters. The new Engage riflescopes and binoculars represent the latest evolution in Bushnell optics.

“The Engage line is built to outperform all other comparable scopes and binoculars and completely dominate the elements,” said Curtis Smith Global Product Director for Bushnell. “The only sure thing about any environment is that it will change, but Engage optics were built from the inside out to deliver world-class performance every time, in every condition.”

Engage scopes and binoculars boast fully multi-coated glass that captures bright, clear images while preventing glare and actively repelling water, oil, dust and debris. The new
EXO Barrier is the absolute best protective lens coating technology Bushnell has ever developed. Added at the end of the coating process, EXO Barrier molecularly bonds to the lens and fills microscopic pores in the glass. The result is an ultra-slick coating that repels water, oil, fog, dust and debris. Rain, snow, fingerprints and dirt will not stick. Plus, the bonded coating will not fade from the passage of time or normal wear and tear.

Engage riflescopes feature a new look, upgraded features and a brand new Deploy MOA reticle that offers 1-MOA windage and elevation hashmarks. Dialing in these scopes is easier than ever with several configurations featuring Toolless Zero Reset Locking Turrets.

Available in nine configurations from 2-7x36mm up to 6-24x50mm, all Engage riflescopes feature Butler Creek Flip Caps, the new Deploy MOA Reticle and Bushnell’s new Ironclad Warranty. Five models feature a 1-inch tube and low-profile, capped elevation and windage turrets. An additional four models boast rugged 30mm tubes and the new Toolless Zero Reset Locking Turrets.

“Engage scopes offer a full suite of the modern features hunters and shooters are looking for,” said Greg Palkowitsh, Riflescope Product Manager. “The Deploy Reticle and Zero Reset Targets give shooters all the confidence they need for mid- to long-range shots.”

Adding to this best-in-class optic line, Engage also includes premium binoculars. Like the riflescopes, Engage binoculars are backed with the all-weather assurance of Bushnell’s exclusive EXO Barrier that repels dirt, debris, oil and moisture.

With four configurations from 8x42mm to 12x50mm, these stunning binoculars feature fully multi-coated optics to offer maximum brightness and clarity, and a lightweight and rugged chassis. ED Prime Glass ensures razor-sharp images while the PC-3 Phase Coating enhances resolution and contrast.

“The image is bright, clear and sharp thanks to ED Prime Glass and our dielectric phase-coated prisms,” said Steve Smith, Binocular Product Manager. “But these are rugged binoculars, too. The chassis is built to take a beating, and a locking diopter permanently secures the desired focus setting, so you can maintain focus and quickly engage what’s ahead.”

The new line will be unveiled at the 2017 NRA Meetings and Exhibits Show in Atlanta, Georgia, April 27 to 30. All attendees are encouraged to stop by the Bushnell booth (#2542) during the Show to visit their favorite celebrities and learn more about the Engage Optics line and all of the latest products offered by Bushnell.

“No matter which Engage you choose,” Curtis Smith added, “you’ll get best-in-class performance at no risk with the Bushnell’s new Ironclad Warranty. Dollar for dollar these optics will outperform every competitor!”

Bushnell, a Vista Outdoor brand, is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in precision hunting, tactical and recreational optics and accessories. For more information, visit www.bushnell.com.

Magpul – Hunter American Stock

Friday, April 28th, 2017

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Magpul has announced the newest addition to the Hunter line of stocks, the Hunter American. The Hunter American is a drop-in stock for all Ruger American short action rifles, and is made of reinforced polymer with an anodized aluminum bedding block with steel recoil lugs. The Hunter American comes complete with the Hunter American Bolt Action Magazine Well, and a PMAG 5 7.62 AC.

The Magpul Hunter American Stock is slated for a Fall 2017 release.

www.magpul.com/products/hunter-american-stock-ruger-american-short-action

NRAAM 2017 – Springfield XD-E

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Here it is, “The Hammer Reinvented.”

It’s a single stack 9mm. Interest here at the show is very high.

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The magazine offers 8 round capacity, with an extra round courtesy of the optional mag extension.

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This screenshot of their presentation gives a few of the gun’s details.

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www.springfield-armory.com/xde-series

Kitanica – Limited Edition A-TACS AT-X Range Shorts

Friday, April 28th, 2017

If you’re looking for something a little different for the weekend or range time, check these out.

www.kitanica.net/A-TACS-AT-X-Snow-Camo-Range-Shorts

Chase Tactical Arbor Day Sale

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Coupon Code GOTWOOD
15% OFF through 5/1

www.chasetactical.com