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Norm Crawford Wins Prestigious Wimbledon Cup for Second Year in a Row

Friday, August 18th, 2017

Columbia Falls, MT. (August 2017) With a winning shoot-off score of 100-5X, Norman Crawford won his second consecutive Wimbledon Cup Championship. Crawford used the same PROOF Research barrel he used in 2016 to earn a cup victory-the first ever achieved with a carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel-a 32″, 1.1″ diameter, 1-in-8″ twist chambered in Shahane .284.

“They’re lighter, they seem to be a lot easier to find a load that will shoot through them, and they don’t seem to wander quite as much as a regular steel barrel will as it warms up and cools down,” Crawford said of the PROOF barrels he uses in competition. “Generally, they just seem to be a bit more predictable all the way around.”

Crawford has won the historic Wimbledon Cup a total of three times, earning his first victory back in 2003 with a steel barrel.

“I shot steel barrels for years. I got asked three or four years ago to try one of PROOF’s barrels for competitive shooting,” Crawford explained. “And that barrel shot as good as any barrel I’ve ever had-and it lasted longer than any other .284 barrel I’ve ever had. In fact, I couldn’t kill it.”

Crawford has been shooting competitively since 1990 and has racked up a long list of victories over the course of his career, but he is especially proud of his Wimbledon Cup victories, given the historic significance of this match. “The Wimbledon Cup is probably considered the most prestigious of all the long-range matches in the national championship,” he said. “It’s been shot in the United States since 1876.”

Next up for Crawford are the Spirit of America Fullbore Rifle Prone National Championships, which will take place in New Mexico the second week of September 2017. He plans to use a PROOF carbon-fiber-wrapped barrel in this competition as well.


Merrell Tactical Footwear Now Available At Tactical Distributors

Friday, August 18th, 2017

The new Merrell Tactical Footwear line we recently mentioned is now available from Tactical Distributors.

So far, there are Midheight and 8″ height models in Black or Tan.  Look for extended sizing and waterproof models as well.


G-Code Contact Series Micro Chest Rig 3Zero

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

G-Code just released the new 3Zero Chest Rig. Its modular design allows the user to configure it for a wide variety of mission requirements and working environments.

An extreme low profile arrangement, the Contact Series 3Zero Chest Rig provides three Softshell Scorpion rifle magazine carriers. This array delivers ample storage while utilizing the smallest and flattest configuration available. The Scorpion Softshell rifle pouches fit ALL AR series magazines, ANY AK magazine and ALL variations in 7.62×51 (.308).  Additionally, Pistol Scorpion pouches (sold separately) can stacked on top of the rifle versions. 


High Speed Gear – Tactical Sling

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

SWANSBORO, North Carolina – Aug. 17, 2017 – High Speed Gear® is pleased to announce the release of our new minimalist sling.

The HSGI® Tactical Sling is versatile and uncomplicated, offering the maneuverability of a one-point sling while attaching like a three-point sling. This sling is made with comfortable 1.25″ tubular nylon webbing and features a side-release buckle for quick and easy detaching.

Because of the sling’s sliding design, the butt of your weapon will naturally hang at the armpit and rise into the shoulder. This feature enables the sling to comfortably hang behind your back, in front of you at the controlled carry or in the tactical carry without any additional support.

HSGI® has a history of producing some of the most versatile tactical pouches and platforms in the industry. A proven performer, HSGI® continues to show tremendous popularity in law enforcement, military and shooting sports markets worldwide. Our extensive list of top tier operators includes U.S. and allied special forces, state and local tactical units, and federal agencies.

The HSGI® Tactical Sling is available now!

Made 100% in the USA, Battle-Proven Tactical Gear.

For more information, visit www.highspeedgear.com/hsgi/95TS00-95TS00

Never Run Out of Power in Austere Conditions

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Protonex is demonstrating the impressive capabilities of their PTX series of power management solutions for response and recovery teams and individuals alongside more than 15 others at the 4th biennial ‘Strike Challenge’ event at Camp Rilea this week.

Protonex has also donated a special one-of-a-kind custom Geissele 13″ S Mod MLOK Rail w/ PTX logo valued at $485 dollars for the event’s silent auction to benefit the ‘Racing for Heroes’ charity. To learn more about Racing for Heroes, visit: www.racingforheroes.org

To learn more about the PTX series of power management solutions, visit: www.PTXnomad.com

Warrior East 17 – INVISIO Overview

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

I know it seems a bit odd to post about Warrior East, but this video, with an overview of INVISIO’s offerings, was just released.


GERBER Partners with Boneyard Brewing

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017


PORTLAND, OREGON (August 10th, 2017) – GERBER boasts a long history in the Pacific Northwest, designing quality knives and tools that are purpose built for hard working individuals and outdoor enthusiasts. The products may vary in application and user, but one appreciation runs true throughout the greater PNW: that of a good craft beer. When GERBER learned that the folks at Boneyard Beer in Bend, Oregon carry GERBER knives as their everyday tool of choice, the mission was clear: check out the operation and get the new Sharkbelly knife into their hands. What began as a brewery tour and product photoshoot, quickly turned into a badass partnership that taste buds all over the region can benefit from.

Introducing the GERBER Sharkbelly IPA: a special-edition brew by Boneyard Beer.

“After working with the GERBER team and using their gear for so many years, we aimed for a brew that matched the bold and uncompromising attitude that GERBER represents. Our company cultures, branding, and attitudes blend so well, this project has been exciting from the get-go. The Sharkbelly is an everyday carry knife with no frills that is easy to use; likewise, the Sharkbelly IPA is a straightforward, clean, crisp IPA that cuts to the chase and leaves you wanting more.” – Nick Murray, Director of Sales & Marketing, Boneyard Beer

The announcement comes ahead of a limited-run distribution in the Portland, Oregon metro area, aiming to give GERBER fans a chance to experience the hometown brand in a new way. Bend locals can also find it on tap at Boneyard’s tasting room, and if demand calls for it the Sharkbelly IPA may find a place in the permanent rotation for the brewery.

The Sharkbelly is an update to the classic everyday carry pocket knife with lightweight utility and standout features. Designed and built in GERBER’s Portland, Oregon manufacturing facility, this American made knife is available in partially serrated and full fine edge blade variations. The 420HC modern sheepsfoot-style blade is easily deployed with a sizable thumb hole, revealing flat top serrations that are easy to sharpen on a flat stone and practical for daily abuse. The tactile SharkSkin Grip™ succeeds in function and aesthetics with unidirectional scales that provide additional traction when in hand – smooth in one direction and grippy in the other.

Look for the distinctive tap handle featuring the GERBER logo and a hammerhead shark swathed in an American flag, an ode to two unapologetically badass brands that serve as the masters of their respective crafts.
Get it while it’s tapped at these locations:

B2 Taphouse – Salem, OR
Flyboy Brewing – Tigard, OR
Big Al’s – Beaverton, OR
The Growlerie – Beaverton, OR
Loyal Legion – Portland, OR
Bailey’s Tap Room – Portland, OR

Learn more about Boneyard Beer here.
Check out more from GERBER here.

TYR Tactical Tuesday – TYR Tactical Gunfighter Modular Assaulters Belt

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The TYR Tactical® Gunfighter™ Modular Assaulters Belt – MAB (TYR-GF-MAB/S-001) is next evolution in our Tactical Belt line. The MAB is the perfect blend of load carriage and scalability in an ultra slim, low profile design. It works with our complete line of Tactical Base Belts, but we recommend the TYR Tactical® Dual Point Rigger Belt with 2” Quick Fit Adapter (TYR-RBB015) or TYR Tactical® Dual Point Rigger Belt with 2” Cobra® Buckle (TYR-RBB017). Both Rigger Belts are sold separately.

The MAB includes an Inner Belt which fits through 2” belt loops on your pants. The Inner Belt attaches to the Gunfighter™ Modular Assaulters Belt – MAB via hook and loop. This features prevents shifting of the MAB when donned. This multi-layer belt system can be used in several different configurations depending on mission requirements.

• .5” PALS webbing on the front and 1” on the sides/rear of the belt for MOLLE attachment
• 1” loops for optional TYR Tactical® Combat Suspenders
• Includes Foam Insert
• The Patented Ballistic Vein® increases load carriage performance, provides a rigid platform, reduces fatigue, stabilizes and enhances soft armor inserts.
US Patent No. 9,435,614 Australia Patent No. 2014233550
Patent Pending in Canada and Europe
• Includes the Inner Belt which fits 2” belt loops