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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Low Profile 6/12 AGB Sleeve

Friday, September 29th, 2017


The Low Profile AGB Sleeve features an ultra light padded platform with a 6/12 field from edge to edge. The padded mesh on the body side breathes well and drys fast.


A belt pass through allows the user to secure the Assaulters Gun Belt, Tac Belt or similar riggers belt and reveal sections of the belt for mounting holsters or other belt mounted accessories. A hook panel around the interior provides another measure of retention to keep the belt from sliding around the waist. Thin and light the AGB Sleeve provides an exceptional platform to work from you can wear all day.

SSD Readers order any belt and the low profile sleeve this weekend and get free domestic ground shipping on your entire cart.



BCB Presents – ‘Masters of Camo’ Search

Friday, September 29th, 2017

$500 is up for grabs for readers of Soldier Systems Daily who submit the best image of themselves, family, friends and/or pets using camouflage techniques to blend into their surroundings.

The ‘Masters of Camouflage’ competition is run by BCB International Ltd. The company’s range of camouflage face paints is used by countless armed forces personnel and airsofters worldwide to blend into their environments.

BCB International’s spokesperson, Philippe Minchin, said: “Our new range of camo face paint was a huge hit at last week’s Modern Day Marine event in Quantico. BCB’s ‘Masters of Camouflage’ competition is looking for people’s best examples of camouflage in their everyday lives.

“From the family pet blending into a rug or sofa to the paintball enthusiast melting into the woodlands undetected, BCB want people to send them their snaps of how they used the art of camouflage to blend into their environments.

The lucky winner will receive $500. Get snapping because the deadline to submit an entry is Tuesday, 31st October.

To enter the competition visit bcbin.com/masters-of-camouflage.

Army Now Authorized Users Of Magpul GEN M3 PMAG Magazine NSNs

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

According to Maintenance Information (MI) Message 17-045, although the Enhanced Performance Magazine (NSN 1005-01-630-9508) is still the primary magazine for the M4/M16 series rifles and carbines, units are now authorized to requisition the following polymer magazines NSN 1005-01-615-5169 (BLACK) and NSN 1005-01-659-7086 (COYOTE TAN) as Additional Authorization List (AAL) items.

Below is the message minus addressees:

Subject: Maintenance Information (MI) Message, TACOM Life Cycle Management Command, (TACOM LCMC) Control No. MI 17-045, (Informational), M16/M4 New Magazines.

Models Affected:
Rifle, 5.56mm, M16A2 (NSN 1005-01-128-9936); Rifle, 5.56mm, M16A4 (NSN 1005-01-383-2872); Carbine, 5.56mm, M4 (NSN 1005-01-231-0973); Carbine, 5.56 mm, M4A1 (NSN 1005-01-382-0953)

Total Density of Equipment Affected is 900000, and Density of Equipment affected in SWA is 50000.


REFERENCES: TM 9-1005-319-10
TM 9-1005-319-23&P

1. Distribution:

This is a Maintenance Information (MI) Message. Commanders/Directors of Army Commands (ACOM)/Army Service Component Commands (ASCC)/Direct Reporting Units (DRU), Army National Guard (ARNG), US Army Reserve (USAR) Command, US Navy (USN), US Air Force (USAF), US Marine Corps (USMC) and other Service Commanders and Responsible Offices will retransmit this message to all subordinate Commanders/Activities.

2. Message Library:

This message will be available on the Maintenance Messages Web Site located on the TACOM Unique Logistics Support Applications (TULSA) portal within twenty-four hours of transmission. Access to the Maintenance Messages Web site requires CAC authentication. You must first request access to the Maintenance Messages Web site. To request access go to [CAUTION] https://tulsa.tacom.army.mil [CAUTION]. For assistance, email the TULSA Helpdesk at usarmy.detroit.tacom.mbx.ilsc-tulsa@mail.mil. The Maintenance Messages Web site also has the capability to email maintenance messages directly to your inbox. To subscribe to the mailing list, click on, -E-Mail Subscriptions-, on the Navigation bar.

3. Issue:

Units are now authorized to requisition the following polymer magazines NSN 1005-01-615-5169 (BLACK) and NSN 1005-01-659-7086 (COYOTE TAN) as Additional Authorization List (AAL) items.

4. User Actions:

a. The Enhanced Performance Magazine (NSN 1005-01-630-9508) is still the primary magazine for the M4/M16 series rifles and carbines, and will still be included as a Component of End Item.

Units are now also authorized to requisition, at the commander’s discretion, polymer magazines NSN 1005-01-615-5169 (BLACK) and NSN
1005-01-659-7086 (COYOTE TAN) as AAL items.

b. Field Level, Operator

c. This message supersedes TACOM LCMC, MAINTENANCE INFORMATION (MI) MESSAGE, #12-039 dated May 2012.

d. NSN 1005-01-615-5169 (Black), P/N MAG556-BLK, 1LX50
NSN 1005-01-659-7086 (Coyote Tan), P/N MAG556-MCT, 1LX50

e. Units and Soldiers are authorized to procure and use polymer magazines in M16 and M4 rifles & carbines at the Commander’s discretion. Ongoing testing, due to be complete in 1QFY18, demonstrate Magpul PMAG Gen 3 Black magazines are currently providing adequate performance and reliability in the M4A1 Carbine under virtually all conditions and are appropriate for use. Tests demonstrate PMAG magazines crack/break in cold (below 0 degrees
Fahrenheit) environments when dropped and units should use Army-standard aluminum magazines in basic to severe cold environments.

Caution should be exercised when using the magazine in basic cold to severe cold environments (-0F to -60F). Cracking and/or shattering was observed during drop testing at and below -0 Fahrenheit and lighter damage at higher temperatures. Visually inspect for cracks, breaks, chips, or other damage to magazine assembly if dropped. Replace if defective or unserviceable.

5. Unit Commanders:

a. Commanders are authorized to requisition polymer magazines NSN
1005-01-615-5169 and NSN 1005-01-659-7086, at their discretion.

b. Contact your local TACOM LCMC Logistics Assistance Representative
(LAR) or your State Surface Maintenance Manager upon receipt of this message for assistance. For assistance in locating your TACOM LCMC LAR, see paragraph 8c.

6. TACOM LCMC/PM actions:

a. Publications: TM 9-1005-319-23&P Estimated completion date 2nd Qtr CY 2018

TM 9-1005-319-10 Estimated completion date 1st Qtr CY 2018

b. Follow-up action(s): N/A

c. Assistance to the field: N/A

7. Supply Status:

a. Parts required: NSN 1005-01-615-5169 (Black), P/N MAG556-BLK,
1LX50 NSN 1005-01-659-7086 (Coyote Tan), P/N MAG556-MCT, 1LX50

b. Requisitioning instructions: Units are required to requisition the magazines through the DoD supply system

c. Disposition/Availability: N/A

d. Cost Impact: NSN 1005-01-615-5169 $14.00
NSN 1005-01-659-7086 $10.00

e. Who pays: Units requisitioning AAL items

8. POCs:

a. The originator of this message is Kenneth Hiltunen, XXX.

b. There are no appropriate POCs

Hoptic – Quiver

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The Hoptic Quiver holds two spare .30 family (.243 Up To .30-06) rounds.

Available with KeyMod, MLok, or Picatinny mounts.

Machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum and Type III Hard Anodized in Black, FDE and Red.  It weighs 1.5 oz (with KeyMod hardware).

Tough Hook Introduces New Colors

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Tough Hook Hangers are now available on GSA through US Patriot Tacticals Schedule 84. Tough Hook has expanded its colors options to six colors. Their newest colors are Yellow, Red and recently, Grey. All of these can be purchased through their network of dealers.

All products are 100% American Made in Bozeman, MT and Carry a Lifetime Warranty and Tough Hook is Veteran and LE owned. All colors are in stock. For any questions, info, or dealer inquires. Feel free to contact mike@tough-hook.com.

O P Tactical – Altama Jungle PX Boots

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

The other day when we mentioned the reproduction, 1st pattern Jungle Boots, several readers were disappointed that their sizes weren’t available. As many of you agree with me that the green USGI Jungle Boot was the greatest issue footwear ever, I thought I’d share these babies, offered by O P Tactical. Granted, they have the padded collar, added in the early 80s, but this is still a great boot. One thing I really like about them is they’ve Replaced the old anti-punji stake metal plate with a LENZI non-metallic L-Protection anti-penetration board which uses pre-treated ceramic and high tenacity fibers.

Yep, that’s a genuine Panama Tread Direct Molded Sole. That’s becuase these are made on original Ro-Search machinery. Ro-Search was a business unit of Wellco Boots and Original Footwear owns both Altama and Wellco.


Silent Warrior Foundation 2017 Raffle

Thursday, September 28th, 2017


I met with Silent Warrior Foundation at this week’s TYR Tactical worldwide HQ grand opening in Phoenix. They had a very cool TomCar in their display. I asked what it was for and they told me about their annual fundraiser as well as the history of the charity. First off, it is 100% volunteer run. Additionally, it is non-parochial charity. Although it began in 2016 as an academic scholarship fund for the families of Marine Reconnaissance and Critical Skill Operators, the charity now focuses on Veterans in need as well as providing scholarships.


There are three prizes this year. The Grand Prize winner will receive a new, custom 2016 TM4 by Tomcar. The Second Prize this year is a BCM RECCE-16 KMR-A with ELW barrel rifle, hand-painted by First Sgt Timothy LaSage (USMC Retired). The Third Prize is a WK II knife by Daniel Winkler.

Tickets are $100 but there are only 1000 available. Once they are sold, they will conduct the drawing. To get your raffle ticket and support this charity, visit silentwarriorfoundation.com/product/silent-warrior-foundation-2017-raffle.

Quantico Tactical Thursday  – US Air Force Authorizes SureFire’s Entire Line-Up of Weapon Lights

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Attention US Air Force units: The newly released US Air Force Small Arms/Light Weapons Accessories list has authorized the entire line-up of SureFire Scout Weaponlights for all M4 and M4A1 users throughout the Air Force. Previously, only two kits utilizing the M600 Scout light were authorized.


Now, the M600V, M600U, M603V, M300C, and M300V (famously popular within the USSOCOM community) are all authorized for use, along with the dual-switch “DS” tailcap assembly and dual pressure switch assembly that also allows for control of PEQ series laser aiming units.

With the authorization of this family of SureFire weapon lighting tools, a unit can tailor their weaponlights to their capabilities and mission.

For a quote or more information about Quantico Tactical or SureFire’s line-up of weapon lighting tools, please e-mail GovtOps@QuanticoTactical.com , call 910.944.5800 or visit www.QuanticoTactical.com.