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Warrior West 19 – DFND Recovery Compression Short Sleeve T-shirt In Coyote

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

DFND’s Recovery Compression Short Sleeve T-shirt is now available in Coyote. That alone is something different. But what really sets this shirt apart is the pattern of the compression panels which are designed to replicate the application of sports tape. It’s almost impossible to apply tape to your own upper back. Below is a photo of the back side of the shirt.

DFND products are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

Warrior West 19 – Tim Kennedy

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

I must admit that when I sat down to listen to Tim Kennedy present “LEADERSHIP: Becoming The Sheepdog,” during this week’s Warrior Expo West, I was somewhat skeptical. The title evoked my disdain for the worn out Sheepdog trope. But what I got out of the presentation was something altogether different.

My only previous exposure to Tim Kennedy was a few glimpses of him on a TV series and he was understandably, oh so serious. Turns out, that’s not him at all. He is exactly who I should have thought he was, an SF NCO.

He was jovial throughout the presentation and even warned us up front that he would drop the odd curse word. I’m told there was some pearl clutching over his language, but he spoke to the audience as peers, and I’d say he held back a bit. I’ve heard much worse during my service. If the point of attending the speech was to meet the military customer, it served its purpose. This is how many service members talk, and look at life, particularly in our Special Operations Forces.

His message was simple, don’t quit. But Tim Kennedy can at times be quite self-deprecating, sharing both the highs and the lows in his life. It works.

I don’t want to steal his thunder by retelling his stories. The presentation offered example after example of never quit and never succumb to weakness, if you want to be great.

I enjoyed Tim’s presentation and if you get a chance to hear him speak, or just meet him in person, take it. It’s worth it.

Warrior West 19 – Watershed Drybags

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Watershed Drybags has introduced a new material called Armathane to their line of waterproof bags.

Developed for their use by Trelleborg, it is highly abrasion resistant and can be laser cut and RF welded as well as printed.

Watershed Drybags products are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

Warrior West 19 – Mechanix Wear Leather Heat Resistant Glove

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The Leather Heat Resistant Glove protects the back of your hands with FR Kevlar and safeguards your palm with FR Kovenex to create EN 407: 2004 Level 2 contact heat resistance.

Quite a few folks have started using them to deal with warm suppressors, machine gun barrels and for breaching.

Mechanix Wear gloves are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

Warrior West 19 – Kelty TAA Nomad

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The Nomad is a Trade Act compliant luggage backpack for multi-day trips.

It integrates a generous, zippered and padded laptop compartment with multiple pouches to organize your gear.

The main compartment features an elastic cross-strap to keep your items secured as well as a zippered see-through compartment.

The shoulder and waist straps are stowable so that it can be carried as a suitcase.

The Nomad is only offered in Black.

Kelty products are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

Warrior West 19 – Norotos Lo-Sto Combi Helmet Mount

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

The Lo-Sto Combi Helmet Mount From Norotos is a new variant which allows the user to raise the Mount by pushing up on it, at which point it locks into the vertical, stowed position. To bring the NVG back down into position, the user must depress the push button on the side of the mount. Like the standard model, it weighs 4.8 oz. (136 grams) and is only 2.35” when folded.

Norotos products are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

Warrior West 19 – Streamlight To Introduce New Switching Option TLR-7 & 8 Lights

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Issued on every ATF Glock 19, the Streamlight TLR-7 currently incorporates a button which is actuated with the weak hand.

However, a new variant is coming this summer with a switch which can be depressed to turn it on and off with the trigger finger.

Although this new model does not yet have a distinctive nomenclature, both will be offered.

Streamlight products are available for agency and unit order through ADS.

Warrior West 19 – Contender Short from Tactical Distributors

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

Coming this summer from TD is the Contender Short.

Made from a lightweight Cordura fabric with a soft hand but high durability, they will be offered in Black along with Black and Cypress Tiger camo.