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Advanced Holster Offering Model For Hudson H9

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Now that Hudson is shipping the H9, Advanced Holster has introduced a holster in their Adaptable Mounting System (AMS) line for it.


This outside-the-waistband holster is available in Right or Left Draw in Black, Coyote, Gunmetal Gray, or OD Green. Check the website for mounting options.


SENTRY Products Group Announces the Acquisition of Hexmag

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

When every shot counts, end users trust Hexmag™

Virginia Beach, Va. (October 2017) – SENTRY Products Group, an industry leader in the Military, Law Enforcement and Outdoor equipment, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Hexmag™, innovators of AR-15/AR-10 magazines and accessories.

When Hexmag was founded, it introduced lightweight magazines for the AR-15/AR-10 platforms.

“We set out to make the most durable, versatile and aesthetic magazine on the market,” stated Aaron Schefter, founder of Hexmag. He continued, “With great acceptance and a strong end user following, the company rapidly expanded and SENTRY was the logical partner to continue the product development. When the SENTRY crew were executives at BLACKHAWK!®, they really loved and understood product development and manufacturing and that is what I want for the future of Hexmag’s products.”

Built in the USA and backed with a lifetime warranty, Hexmag’s products are manufactured using a proprietary fiber-reinforced polymer, PolyHex2, resulting in a lighter and more durable magazine. The patented hexagonal surface provides superior grip and ease of handling. Hexmag’s HexID Color Identification System allows end users to quickly personalize magazines to identify different ammunition calibers. Product line extensions include grips, rail covers and grip tape allowing end users to further customize their gear.

“We are proud to add Hexmag products to our company offerings; their innovative approach to product design and marketing fits well and extends our presence in the Military, Law Enforcement, Tactical and OEM markets,” said Terry Naughton, President of SENTRY Products Group. He continued, “This addition creates new US based jobs as manufacturing and distribution moves to SENTRY’s Boise, Idaho facility and core business functions move to the Virginia Beach, Virginia U.S.A. headquarters.”

“The acquisition of Hexmag fits perfectly with SENTRY’s short, medium and long-term vision of both organic growth, as well as growth through acquisition,” said Mike Noell, CEO of SENTRY. “Hexmag was an easy plugin to our accessories business and gives SENTRY additional product categories, sales channels, new distribution partners and an entrance into the high-tech injection molded product arena. We are now focused on operational excellence, great products and awesome service. Thank you for your trust and business, we look forward to serving you!”

SHOT Show Is Coming – Do You Have Your Patches Lined Up

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

For the past several years we have been getting our SHOT Show giveaway patches from Flexsystems and they’ve always done a great job. They do a lot more than just patches for those of you looking for something a little different. Even better, they are made right here in the USA.


Even though they offer rush service, don’t wait until the last minute.

Head on over to and check out their offerings.

American Defense Mfg Selected as Sole Distributor for Gear Sector Products

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

New Berlin, Wis., OCT 18, 2017…American Defense Mfg., premier rifle, rail, mount, and private label manufacturer, was recently selected as the sole distributor for Gear Sector, a manufacturer of tactical gear for military, law enforcement & civilian use. The partnership will ensure customers continue to receive premium products with the utmost service.

American Defense Mfg. will be the sole distributor for Gear Sector. ADM prides itself on customer service and are excited to offer another high-quality product offering to our customers. This transition will allow Gear Sector to focus on its’ product line to provide more innovative rifle accessories to its’ current and future customers.

For customers with current orders through Gear Sector, please contact American Defense Mfg. if you have any questions on your order.

For more information on Gear Sector products, visit

For more information on American Defense Mfg., visit

CANSOFCOM Seeks New Uniforms

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

There lots of money being pumped into updating the clothing used by CANSOFCOM. First, we mentioned the new Distinctive Environmental Uniform unveiled during CANSEC. It is a dress uniform based on the Pinks and Greens worn by members of the World War Two-era Devil’s Brigade, a combined commando unit made up of American and Canadian troops.


Then, back in August we reported on the Advanced Special Operations Forces Combat Uniform. In September, Public Works and Government Services Canada released a tender for a two-piece FR Flight Suit in MultiCam for SOF aircrews. But their latest requirement may be the most interesting. Issued on October 2nd, the tender seeks manufacturers for Special Operations Forces Distinctive Service Uniform (SDSU). Essentially, they want MultiCam variants of the standard Canadian combat clothing called the Enhanced Combat Uniform, which normally features the CADPAT print. If the name means anything, these will likely be worn as garrison uniforms while the Advanced SOF Combat Uniforms will be used in combat as well as during combat focused training.  The SDSU will help tie the command to the Canadian Forces, yet offer them their distinctive use of the MultiCam pattern.  These will likely supplant the Peerless Garment manufactured uniforms, currently worn in garrison by members of the command and also be worn at service schools.  

(CANSOF Soldier in CADPAT Photo: Canadian Forces )

The tender seeks bids for SDSUs manufactured in both the 50/50 NYCO used in American uniforms as well as a 100% Nylon fabric. There is also a placeholder in the solicitation for a DND supplied fabric. Below are drawings of the ECU uniform cut.  

All of this is in the heals of a procurement of new cold weather clothing, issued last year.

CANSOFCOM is considered the fourth Canadian Armed Forces environment; essentially, a service unto itself. Despite cuts to the Canadian Department of National Defense, the command looks to add over 600 new personnel in the near future, along with an increase of $1.5 billion to their budget over the coming years.

To summarise, once this all done, CANSOFCOM will have their own versions of Dress Uniform (DEU), Garrison Uniform (DSU), Combat Uniform (ACU) Flight Suit and Environmental Ensemble.

ADS Inc – First Annual UAS + Counter UAS Industry Day

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

ADS Inc is presenting their First Annual UAS + Counter UAS Industry Day on November 7th & 8th at the Military Aviation Museum in Va Beach.


This is a very interesting topic for me. New capabilities roll out regularly for Unmanned Aerial Systems. But maybe even more important, drones have become the number one asymmetric threat due to their wide proliferation. Their payloads increase while their cost goes down making them a solution of choice for adversaries seeking low-cost ISR and precision weapons. Developing an adaptable strategy to counter them is critical.

During the two-day event, vendors will present eight, one-hour sessions to educate attendees on their technologies.

This event is not open to the public.

Hope to see you there. To sign up and to review the daily schedule, visit

UF PRO – Striker XT Gen.2 Combat Shirt and Pant Now Available in Navy Blue

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017


UF PRO’s Striker XT Gen.2 Combat Shirt and Pant are now available in Navy Blue.

Striker XT Gen.2 Shirt


Pocket Configuration:
2X large upper arm pockets with Velcro and an additional strap for easy opening
2X lower arm pockets with elastic straps inside the pocket and MOLLE on top of the pocket for attaching a UF PRO® Device Pouch

Extra-long front zipper
Ventilation zippers on the upper sleeve area
UF PRO® air/pac® inserts in the shoulder area
Ergonomic sleeves, easy to roll up
Abrasion- resistant and fast drying knit in the torso area
Anti- odour merino/polyester fabric in the armpit area, reinforced with a breathable nylon mesh
Soft lined inside collar
Sleeve width regulation
Slide-in pockets for UF PRO® Flex Elbow Pads

Striker XT Gen.2 Pant


Pocket Configuration:
2X Front pockets
2X Back pockets
2X Safety pockets
2X Multi-functional, two- way access side pocket with inner compartments
2X Attached gear pocket with a security strap
2X Mag/ knife/ marker pocket
2X Large lower leg pockets

Double belt loops
Stretch in the waistband
Ergonomic UF PRO® 3-layer knee protection system
Width-adjustable lower leg area with a vertical zipper and elastic cord at the leg ends
Double zipper pull fly
Inner zipper for detachable WINDSTOPPER® lining
CORDURA® reinforced instep
Boot hook

Anteris Alliance “A Pillar of Patriots” to Host Try & Buy Event

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Anteris Alliance(2A): an organizational network of patriot manufacturers and service providers bonded by their dedication to support our Veterans and First Responders and their families through the manufacture and market insertion of top quality products and services!

Post Falls, ID. (October 16, 2017) – Anteris Alliance, LLC was founded in early 2017, after a small group of companies decided to work together to do more than they could accomplish by themselves from product demonstrations, customer events, and ultimately Veterans and First Responder support. Already, with over 50 corporate partners and counting, the mission has taken hold at every level. Whether as a manufacturer or service provider, a buyer, or a patriot there is a way for everyone to be part of this great movement!

The Alliance will host their annual Try & Buy event at the Pro Gun Club in Boulder City, NV, on 21 Jan 2018. The event details and ticket purchase options can be found under the Try & Buy tab at The event will bring together the host of Alliance companies and many industry friends as well. It will be open to Outdoor Industry Buyers, 2A Industry and National media, International buyers, Law Enforcement and Government buyers, FLEOA members and all Anteris Alliance Lifetime Membership coin holders. Attendees will get a chance to test the products and speak with the exhibitors. There will be a host of raffles for some awesome cutting-edge products, and once the live fire shuts down, join the Alliance family and many special guests as they host an awesome concert and after party! The evet will also host two specific silent auctions – 1. Benefitting the FLEOA Foundation, and 2. Benefitting three identified heroes – a Veteran, a First Responder, and a Patriot from the Las Vegas shooting.

“We had such a great time last Jan, with some of the best Patriot owned companies and brands in the industry! This year we are experiencing huge growth as we expand exhibitor space to over 175 spots. Those companies looking for a way to get their products in front of the top media and commercial buyers in the industry as well as Government, Law Enforcement and International have no better place to exhibit and demo their products that this event!” – stated Rob Hephner, Board Member of Anteris Alliance. “On top of having a great buyers and media event, we will end the night with a whole heck of a lot of fun with some great musicians and an after party at the Pro Gun Club clubhouse!”


The event will feature some awesome special guests in an ever-growing list! This event is focused on providing maximum ability for exhibitors to show their products in the best possible way to bring buyer and media interest, and really put on a fun and tangible event the media and buyer attendees can get some great content and contacts from. In a market that is making some big changes, this event is bringing some cutting edge one of a kind products and brands to the forefront allowing attendees to see some things they will not see anywhere else.

For those looking to exhibit, this is the best bang for the buck especially for young companies looking to make a splash in this great industry!

Incredible sponsorships also available while supplies last! Contact us today to reserve your spot!!!! Buy a table, and refer another company who buys a table and receive $100 off your table cost while supplies last!

PR and media questions can be directed to
Interested Manufacturers, Dealers, and Individuals can visit for more details and follow Anteris Alliance on social media on all major platforms – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter!