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Hey SOT-A Guys

Monday, September 8th, 2014

(Yep, budgets were so tight when I was in 3rd Group that we could only afford 3-digit team numbers.)

Did you ever get that pipeline? I’m not going to write anything. As a former SOT-A guy, I’m just curious. Don’t answer here, send me an email.

Are You A Troll? Check And See With This Handy Guide

Monday, September 8th, 2014

SSD doesn’t get trolled a whole lot these days. You guys are a pretty good mob. But, I remain fascinated by this phenomenon. I ran across this infographic the other day on Sage Dynamics’ site and thought it was worth a share.


Congrats Jim and Susie!

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Parenthood is awesome!

Ares Armor – ATF Deceives Federal Magistrate

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Click to view .pdf

The latest news from the ongoing dispute between Ares Armor and the ATF shows that Ares Armor successfully obtained the Affidavit used to obtain a search warrant against them. The Affidavit shows that the ATF intentionally deceived a Magistrate Judge in order to justify their actions. Following this, Ares Armor now plans to file an additional suit against the ATF, to recover damages and force the ATF to destroy all stolen information obtained from the Ares Armor computer systems. You can read the full Affidavit by clicking the image above. Additionally, the following link features a letter written by Dimitri Karras, CEO of Ares Armor, which clearly outlines many of the errors made in the Affidavit.

Whoa, What Do We Have Here?

Thursday, August 14th, 2014


I Run Across The Coolest Things

Monday, August 11th, 2014


Details coming soon.


How To Subscribe To The Soldier Systems RSS Feed

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

We’ve been getting a few questions about how to subscribe to our RSS feed. Well, it couldn’t be simpler.

1) Visit It’ll look like this:


2) Subscribe to the feed using the dropdown menu. You can utilize Live Bookmarks, Microsoft Outlook, or any other program which supports RSS feeds.


3) Alternatively, a number of web services also allow for subscription to an RSS feed. Just search ‘RSS Reader’ or a similar term in your search engine of choice and work from there. Usually, with online services you’ll simply have to provide the website for the feed to pull from, which in this case would be

4) Enjoy your new subscription to the SSD RSS feed!

If you have any more questions, feel free to post them in the comments section and we’ll see what we can do to help you.

NRA Life Of Duty Patriot Profiles Sponsored By Smith & Wesson: “BLOOD BROTHERS”

Friday, July 18th, 2014

NRA Life of Duty has released a new feature called Patriot Profiles. Patriot Profiles details the efforts of those who work hard and put their lives on the line to protect the public and their freedoms.

In May of 2011, Buckeye, Arizona police officers Chris Paz and Rolando Tirado were working off-duty security detail at a popular Phoenix event when an altercation with a reckless driver turned deadly. This is the powerful story of the bonds of brotherhood between two officers who work side-by-side every day, and the aftereffect of what happens when one half of a partnership dies in the line of duty.

SKD Tactical – Paraclete LVBC (Low Vis BALCS Carrier)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014


Developed by Paraclete exclusively for SKD Tactical, (yes, this is a NEW Paraclete carrier) the LVBC – Low Vis BALCS Carrier is a lightweight, affordable armor carrier designed to hold standard BALCS. Intended to bring you in at a low price, the LVBC offers standard features such as front and rear Velcro loop panels as well as a stretch fabric cummerbund system. It is also compatible with most ballistic plates that are up to 10″ x 12″ or Med ESAPI shape and size.

Available in Black, Coyote, MultiCam, and Ranger Green.

Warrior East – Ops-Core RAC-1 Update

Friday, July 11th, 2014

I’ve received some emails regarding when the Rail Attached Communications headset will be available.


The latest word on the release of this conformal ear pro that provides 3D hearing is Fall 2014.