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19,000 Posts

Thursday, February 2nd, 2017

If you want an idea of how busy the past few months have been, in late October we hit the 18,000 post mark. Yesterday, I realized we had just slipped past 19,000.

SHOT Show 17 – Blackhawk Convoy 1/4 Zip 

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Offered in Steel and Moss, the Convoy 1/4 Zip from Blackhawk is cut to help avoid imprinting when carrying concealed and incorporates zippered chest and sleeve pockets.

Stop the Presses! SIG Wins Modular Handgun System!!!!

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

Just reported by DoD!

Sig Sauer Inc., Newington, New Hampshire, was awarded a $580,217,000 firm-fixed-price contract for the Modular Handgun System including handgun, accessories and ammunition to replace the current M9 handgun. Bids were solicited via the Internet with nine received. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Jan. 19, 2027. Army Contracting Command, Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, is the contracting activity (W15QKN-17-D-0016).

SIG Media Range Day – TYR Tactical

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

TYR Tactical is a sponsor of SIG Media Range Day.

We’re going to give you a few teasers of new products coming from TYR Tactical’s Huron Tactical this year.

We’ll start off with their 3A jacket which is their take on the SOCOM PCU 3A. It’s pretty straight forward with two handwamer pockets and Polartec Alpha insulation.

They will also introduce a CWU 106 Jacket, Pant and Anorak, all made from Polartec NeoShell. The Anorak is already out and this set is intended as a Level 6 garment.

Additionally, all three will be available as Insulated versions with PrimaLoft Gold fill, known as CWU 107. These are 100% waterproof breathable with fully taped seams. The pants have removable suspenders and full length side zips to accommodate donning and doffing.

Finally, you asked for it and TYR Tactical listened. They will introduce a Combat Shirt as a component of their HWU 107 hot weather uniform. It relies the same 3.6 oz ultra quick dry nylon with Polartec PowerDry torso.

Also, look for a temperate version of their combat uniform in 50/50 NYCO as well as Ranger Green color options for all Huron items.

ORWM – Black Diamond

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

This is the Technician, a new climbing harness with adjustable leg loops from Black Diamond. It’s more of a all around, four season Harness.

I apologize for the lighting, but it’s in Denim, a very deep blue, and incorporates five gear loops (one at the rear) and four ice clipper slots. It rolls in at 376 grams. Available August 1.

Magpul – PMAG 30 AR 300 B for 300 BLK Shipping This Spring

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

The PMAG 30 AR 300 B GEN M3 is a purpose-designed magazine for rifles chambered in .300 Blackout. Since its inception, 300 Blackout shooters have had to use a magazine designed for another cartridge, limiting its performance and compatibility. One of the nice features of 300 Blackout is the compatibility with 5.56x45mm parts, but with the magazine it is a compromise to do so. Due to the wide variety of projectile weights and shapes potentially decreasing overall reliability, a dedicated 300 Blackout magazine was a logical step for the PMAG line.

In addition to the performance gained by a dedicated mag, the PMAG 30 AR 300 B also offers a safer way to feed your 300 BLK rifle. When using 5.56 mags, the potential to chamber and fire a 300 BLK round in a 5.56 rifle with catastrophic results requires diligent ammunition management by the shooter. The PMAG 30 AR 300 B’s distinct rib design provides the shooter a distinct visual and tactile difference from any other PMAG to mitigate dangerous cross-loading issues. Along with optimized 300 BLK performance, the PMAG 30 AR 300 B brings along all of the GEN M3 features such as our next-generation impact and crush resistant polymer, aggressive front and rear texture, an easily removable slim floor plate, a paint pen dot matrix for marking and identification, and a dust/impact cover.

• Dedicated, purpose-designed magazine for rifles chambered in 300 Blackout
• Optimized internal geometry accommodates the wide variety of bullet profiles used in 300 Blackout cartridges
• Distinct rib design provides the shooter a visual & tactile difference from any other pmag to mitigate dangerous cross-loading
• Carries forward the physical & performance features of the rest of the GEN M3 line

ORWM – Arc’teryx

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The big Arc’teryx story at ORWM is the Alpha IS Jacket.

The IS suffix is for Insulated and the Alpha IS relies on ThermaTek for incredible warmth to weight ratio.  ThermaTek is a hollow core fiber which gets a DWR bath and is then laminated to a face fabric with a second DWR bath.  That face fabric is an air permeable Gore-Tex fabric.  It’s a very technical piece.  Use the Alpha IS in cold/wet/windy environments down to around -15 Celsius.  

It also features the new TPU zipper pulls above and Cohesive Cord locks below which tuck into the harness belt.

Coming Fall 17.

O P Tactical Introduces War Department T-Shirt

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Making War Great Again

O P Tactical figured since we were getting a real warrior as Secretary of Defense, they ought to celebrate the event by offering a War Department T-shirt, complete with the original logo. For those of you unfamiliar, the current Department of Defense (Initially named the National Military Establishment) was created 70 years ago in 1947, during the post-WW II reorganization of the National Defense Act. Before that, there was a War Department and a Navy Department.