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Last Chance To Get A ZEV-Winkler Knife

Friday, September 21st, 2018

Earlier this year, ZEV Technologies teamed with Winkler Knives to introduce a limited run of 100 sheath Knives. We’ve been following this and there are only a handful left.

The 4-1/4” blade is made from 80CrV2 steel, coated in black oxide and features a sculpted G10 curved handle, for an overall length of 8-3/8”. Additionally, the blade features thumb index file work on top of the blade. The final detail is the Kydex sheath featuring a contrasting overlay in ZEV’s iconic red and black color scheme.

Knife Specifications:
• Blade steel: 80CrV2
• Black oxide no-glare finish
• Blade length: 4 1/4?
• Overall length: 8 3/8?
• Blade thickness: 3/16?
• Skeletonized, full tapered tang
• Thumb index file work

Sheath:
• Red and Black Kydex® featuring ZEV slashes
• Spring steel, belt clip that can be mounted on either side of the sheath in both vertical or horizontal positions

This is it, once they are gone, they are gone. They won’t make any more.

www.zevtechnologies.com/ZEV-winkler-knife

Helikon-Tex to Adopt MultiCam Pattern on a Larger Scale

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Following up on our news from IWA Outdoor Classics 2018, Helikon-Tex® rolls out one of their key product – Urban Tactical Pants® in MultiCam® pattern, thereat introducing 50/50 NYCO fabric to their offer. Urban Tactical Pants® FLEX, the new version of UTP® pants, features: NYCO fabric construction, VersaStretch® gussets in neck and crotch areas, all combined with the well known and appreciated pockets pattern.

There will be more clothing in MultiCam® coming to Helikon-Tex® within this and next year in a various fabrics, including 50/50 NYCO, 2 & 4-Way Stretch Nylon.

For more information click here.

Live Fire – USSOCOM Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG)

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

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I recently had the opportunity to fire the newly selected USSOCOM Suppressed Upper Receiver Group (SURG), built by SIG SAUER. It’s based on an MCX upper receiver group and is designed specifically to work with the suppressor attached. The suppressor is considered integral to the design. However, the direct thread suppressor is removable by the operator, for cleaning and maintenance. The weapon is also capable of firing without the suppressor, however there is no muzzle device. In that case, there is a gas selector, which will most often be used to deal with ammunition issues.

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For the units receiving SURG, they’ll mate it to their issue M4A1 carbine lowers, giving them access to the MCX piston driven upper.

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Here’s a video of me firing SURG in fully automatic mode. The upper is paired with a SIG full-auto M400 lower receiver due to availability at SIG Academy. You’ll also notice the adapter knuckle which allows the MCX upper to fit on an AR lower. Don’t take anything away from my smiling demeanor, I always look like that. And yes, it is front heavy; every firearm equipped with a suppressor shares this trait.

Although it’s not the intent, even after several magazines, the suppressor shroud could still be touched with the barehand. All the same, I don’t recommend you do this at home. Lots of variables are going to influence how hot the barrel, suppressor and shroud become and how quickly.

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Instead, what this does demonstrate is that the shroud will mitigate injury and damage to equipment caused by a hot suppressor. It’s success is a combination of design and materials. There’s plenty of room for the heat to dissipate, and the Aramid cord wrap resists melting or sticking to other surfaces.

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Due to SOCOM concerns, SIG is still being tight lipped about performance data, but it had to meet some very stringent selection criteria, which I went over when the upper was selected in August.

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Once the SOCOM contract is fulfilled, SIG plans to offer SURG for commercial sale. However, don’t expect it to come cheap.

Detroit Police Department SWAT Adopts SIG SAUER M400 Rifles

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (September 17, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Detroit Police Department has adopted the SIG SAUER M400 Rifle for their SWAT officers. The Detroit Police Department is a municipal police force comprised of twelve precincts protecting the largest city in the state of Michigan and one of the largest cities in the U.S.

Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Vice President, Law Enforcement Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. began, “the M400 rifle is designed to exceed military standards to be the most accurate and reliable rifle in its class, which makes it an optimal choice for specialized law enforcement units in extraordinary enforcement situations.”

The SIG SAUER M400 is an AR-platform rifle with a direct impingement gas operating system. The M400 features a full-length free-float M-LOK handguard, enhanced SIG trigger, 6-position telescoping stock, and a rotating lock bolt.

“We are honored that the Detroit Police Department has entrusted SIG SAUER firearms to support the special tactical operations of their SWAT officers, and we look forward to strengthening our relationship with the department,” concluded Jankiewicz.

The rifles for the Detroit Police Department will be distributed through Vance Outdoors.

BCM Presents: American Gunfighter Episode 9, featuring Aaron Barruga of Guerrilla Approach

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

September 18, 2018- BCM presents: American Gunfighter Episode 9, featuring Aaron Barruga of Guerrilla Approach. Aaron Barruga joined the military because of 9/11 and served as a Green Beret in the US Army’s 1st Special Forces Group. Whether leading militia fighters in Afghanistan, conducting raids with Iraqi SWAT officers, or training foreign commandos in Asia, Aaron learned an incontestable truth about war: everything comes down to brilliance in the basics.

After leaving the military, he founded Guerrilla Approach LLC where he is among the vanguard of GWOT veterans that are modernizing contemporary tactical training for US law enforcement and self-reliant citizens.

Visit Guerrilla Approach at guerrillaapproach.com

View Aaron’s training video library on YouTube at www.youtube.com

Directed and produced by Jon Chang, American Gunfighter is an ongoing series produced by BCM featuring elite law enforcement and military personnel sharing their thoughts and stories about their profession and craft.

BE Meyers & Co To Showcase The MAWL and More at AUSA 2018

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. will be showcasing its full line of Laser and Warfighter Systems at the Association of the United States Army’s 2018 Annual Meeting (AUSA) on October 8-10, 2018 in Washington, D.C. The company will be exhibiting at booth #3525 where show guests can see the MAWL® (Modular Advanced Weapon Laser), the GLARE® series of VIS lasers for Hail and Warning, the IZLID® IR and SWIR pointers and illuminators, and the BOARS®-M2 modular optic and accessory rail for the M2 series. They will also be displaying their full catalog of Flash Suppression Solutions.

To schedule a meeting with the B.E. Meyers & Co. Team at AUSA, please contact info@bemeyers.com.

www.bemeyers.com

SureFire Introduces New 1,000 Lumen E2D Defender

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the launch of two new E2D Defender flashlights. The single output E2D Defender® Tactical and the dual output E2D Defender® Ultra. The new Defender series lights feature a high output of 1,000 lumens via a virtually indestructible high-performance LED and a Total Internal Reflection (TIR) lens. The signature Defender crenulated Strike Bezel® offers defensive options should the need arise. The E2D Defender® Tactical and E2D Defender® Ultra are both activated with a push-button click-type crenulated tailcap. The machined aerospace aluminum body has a Type III MIL-SPEC hard anodized coating for durability and corrosion resistance. The bolstered dual-function pocket clip is best for bezel up or down pocket storage. Slender and powerful, the E2D Defender® is an ideal everyday-carry light.

Learn more here: www.surefire.com/illumination/flashlights/e2d-defender-flashlight

Magpul Unveils New Clothing Line

Monday, September 17th, 2018

You may have noticed Magpul clothing on sale over the past month or so. That’s generally the signal that something new is coming.

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Today, Magpul unveiled their new lineup. The seven new styles were created for the shooting lifestyle and they’ll be great for wear in the outdoors as well as in the city.

I had an opportunity to check everything out last month and I’m impressed. The line consists of the Magpul Logger Shirt LS, Commando Zip Neck Sweater, Reversible Tech Logger Shacket, Light Insulated Jacket, Light Insulated Hoody, Light Insulated Hybrid, and the Softshell Utility Pant.

Logger Shirt LS
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The Logger Shirt is made from stretch synthetic wool that provides warmth when wet and odor-free performance.

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Commando Zip Neck Sweater
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The Commando sweater combines synthetic wool with reinforced windproof/weather resistant shoulders and arms. You’ll also notice an articulated fit.

Reversible Tech Logger Shacket
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This is the ‘grey man’ piece in the line. The Shacket is a fully reversible plaid shirt that reverses to a solid color jacket on the other side, allowing the wearer to quickly change his appearance. Or, just switch it up day-to-day. It offers equal function regardless of the direction of wear, with plenty of room to move. It also boasts two easy-access hand pockets for storage and thermal protection.

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Light Insulated Jacket & Hoody
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While Magpul isn’t going to say it, you will. So I’ll address the elephant in the room right up front. This is their alternative to the Arc’teryx Atom.

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This is a lightweight insulated jacket constructed with breathable, synthetic hydrophobic insulation and a windproof face fabric. It has high air permeability in order to move moisture away from the body quickly during activity.

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Offered in a standard jacket and hoody version, it offers zippered hand pockets for storage.

Light Insulated Hybrid
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While I’m a fan of several of the garments, the Light Insulated Hybrid is by far my favorite. First off, I love anoraks. Also, the hybrid design puts materials where you need them. It offers an insulated softshell shoulder and arms with a stretch nylon lower torso.

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Additionally, Mayflower Research & Consulting has designed a chest rig to be used in conjunction with the Hybrid. Naturally, that means that other chest rigs, like the one shown can be worn as well.

Softshell Utility Pant
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You notice that there’s only one pair of pants in the new line. The perfect pairing for the Hybrid pullover, this pant is made from a lightweight softshell material that is quick drying. You’ll also notice the color matching with the Hybrid.

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Storage consists of secure hand pockets with internal storage for phones, two internal multi-use magazine pockets that are the perfect size for carrying 15-round magazines or pocket knives, and one thigh pocket for extra gear.

Overall Impressions
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Yes, this new line is tuned for use in Fall, Winter and Spring. But, depending on where you live, you’ll wear some of these items all year. I also think you’ll find a more true fit than last year’s line.

Great designs, fantastic materials, excellent fit. Overall, an outstanding value.

www.magpul.com/fall18