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ADS Federal Range Day – Drifire Prime Combat Hoodie

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Drifire showed us a prototype of their new Prime Combat Hoodie. While it shares the same design as their cold weather combat hoodie, it’s made from Drifire’s Prime fabric, a lightweight 6.5 oz. fabric with super soft feel and 4-way stretch. You’ve stiol got a hood, integrated neck gaiter and thumb hole cuffs.

ADS Federal Range Day – Trijicon RMR Type 2 Battery Compartment Update

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Earlier this week, Trijicon released the RMR Type 2 which has a variety of new features including a button lockout mode as well as a battery conservation mode which auto adjusts to ambient lighting conditions (sleep mode) after 16.5 hours of inactivity. Additionally, there are eight intensity settings, including two night vision and one super bright setting. The CR2032 battery will last for four years on brightness setting four, or for five years in dark storage. And yes, it uses the same currently available mounting solutions.

But to users the biggest improvement is in the battery case. In this SSD exclusive you can see the new battery compartment for the CR 2032 battery. In addition to additional contacts, they’ve also incorporated a rubber gasket to mitigate shock to the battery while firing.

ADS Federal Range Day 2017

Friday, June 9th, 2017

With five live fire ranges and over 100 vendors, the ADS Federal Range Day is where you want to be.

Don’t Forget, ADS Federal Range Day Is This Friday

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

9 June, 2017 from 9am – 2pm

Crucible Training Facility
60 Jack Ellington Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22406

105 vendors, 45 the range building, others spread out throughout grounds, offering an interactive environment

StarChase Car Chase – taking place throughout the day

Unmanned Aircraft Systems enclosed in a 20×20 area of netting – drone and counterdrone measures

TYR Tactical mobile showroom

Four ranges to try out the latest hardware
*Bring eyewear. Ear plugs are provided

Special Events:
Trijicon RMR Training Course “Miniature Reflex Sights on Service Handguns”
– 09:30 – 11:30 at Range 1
Participants will learn:
-Presentation on concept, evolution and considerations when selecting a miniature reflex sight
-Zeroing sights
-Presentation drills (15 yards)
-Known distance drills (25, 50, 75, and 100 yards)
-Shooting from dynamic positions (rollover prone, supine, fetal)
-Shooting while moving forward (forward, back, and lateral)
Dress: Long trousers with belt, hat with a bill, appropriate shoes.
Eye/ear pro, weapons/ammo, holster and magazines all provided!

Shooting Contest – 11:30 – 12:30
Located at Trijicon Range 1
Pistol Plate Competition
The win goes to whomever can knock the plates down the fastest.



Over 100 Reasons To Attend ADS Federal Range Day

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Every year, ADS, Inc’s Federal team sponsors the best Range Day in the National Capital Region. This year, there are well over 100 reasons to attend. First off, qualified attendees will see over 90 vendors spread out throughout the Crucible Training Facility in Fredericksburg, VA.

Show Hours: Friday, June 9th, 2017: Registration opens at 8am, show opens at 9am until noon.
60 Jack Ellington Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22406 United States

Additionally, attendees will have access to five ranges. Four are live fire and one simulation man marker rounds:


Range 1 – Trijicon
Trijicon will be offering RMR one-on-one training

Range 2 – SIG SAUER

Range 3 – Force on Force and Vertx
Force on Force with their man marker rounds and glocks will be conducting “conceal draw” simulation training with Vertx’s concealment carry bags. Learn how to draw and carry from a concealed bag.

Range 4 – Daniel Defense

Range 5 – Cadex

Oakwood Controls will be there conducting demos on their electronic target systems. Get your shots/scores emailed to you.

Be sure to enjoy fresh, cool water from the Orion’s cooler stationed at each range along with a Power Breezer fan to keep the heat at bay!


There will be smaller stations spread out focusing on the following areas:

TYR Trailer

Hesco Shoothouse

Targobot’s moving robot targets will give you a run for your money!

Human Performance
Sorinex, Mobell Muscle, and others
Sorinex will be giving away a 35# center mass ball to one lucky winner

Counter Drones
The demo has been cleared for flying at a 120 ft ceiling

Learn how to detect and ground a moving target

Prox Dynamics will also be conducting flying demos with their Black Hornet micro-UAV.

Cinemassive and Kopis Mobile will have live screen coverage at different sections of the event

Milo Range will have a demo taking place inside where your shooting scenarios are customized to your decision making

If those aren’t enough reasons to attend, I’ll give you one more.


Lunch at 1100!

Hyperstealth Supplies USMC With OPFOR Camouflage

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp displayed their new USMC OPFOR (Opposing Force) camouflage in the ADS Inc booth during last week’s Special Operations Forces Industry Conference.

This is not the cut of uniform adopted by the Marines for use by their OPFOR. Instead, their uniforms use this camouflaged fabric but are in the MCCUU cut. Below is a close up of the pattern.

Warrior West Update

Friday, April 14th, 2017

I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at next week’s Warrior West Expo, April 19th & 20th in San Diego, CA. If you haven’t preregistered, get on it. You’ll still be able to register in site but the process will go faster if you do it before hand. Registration closes Sunday at 2359 EDT.

I’d also like to update you on the schedule for the Marina Village demos. They’ll be Wednesday: 11 – 12 & 2 – 3 and Thursday: 11 – 12. You’ll get a chance for some hands-on time with remote operated, unmanned underwater and surface vehicles. Additionally, WING will be offering boat rides in the harbor and Mustang Survival is providing PFDs, while KokoKat is letting people demo dry gear.

Warrior West gets better and better each year. In addition to a cool T-shirt, attendees have access to the latest gear on the market as well as training programs and seminars. Also, let’s not forget the Warrior Bash, an evening event where you can link up with old friends and make some new ones. Download the show guide here for full details.

To register, visit

Check Out BERG At Warrior West

Friday, March 31st, 2017

At Warrior West you’ll be able to check out a demo of  BERG’s 20’ expandable E2S2 Dental Shelter used in the National Guard for Periodic Health Assessments (PHA). Use of these shelters has significantly increased mission readiness and decreased the cost of outsourcing medical care. What’s more, these shelters can be setup in 15 minutes or less and are perfect for not interrupting training to conduct field maintenance or medical support.  

Generally, these are deployed in sets of four and used in conjunction with one another.

The ANG/Reserve PHA/PDA Portable Solution includes these capabilities:
1. 3-4 Dental Exam chair and stools for PDA.
2. Nomad Pro II x-ray system for PDA.
3. 1 – audiology booth for Hearing Conservation Program.
4. 2 – medical exam tables and portable desk for PHA.
5. 10 – Folding chairs for waiting room.
6. 1 – Desk and Chair for waiting room.

Additionally, BERG will feature the following capabilities in their shelter demo:
1. AMC-20CF Mobile Dental System.
2. NOMAD Pro 2 dental x-ray.
3. NOMAD MD medical and physical security x-ray system.
4. ADC-09 – Hydraulic Portable Dental Stool.
5. ADC-02CF – Hydraulic Portable Chair.
6. ADC-01CS Portable Chair.
7. ALU-40LED-CF – Portable LED Light.
8. AEU-525CF/CFH Transport III Dental System.
9. Talon Litter.
10. Litter Stand.

These shelters can be configured in a wide varieties of ways and combined to create everything from this specialized, mobile medical facility to an entire base camp complete with billets, mess, recreation and work centers.  Because these are shelters and not tents, they can be stacked as well as transported like other shipping containers, with the mission equipment safely stored inside.  

BERG will be on hand in booth #1043 at Warrior Expo West, in the San Diego Convention Center, April 19 & 20.