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XGO Factory Visit

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Last week, I had the chance for a quick visit to XGO’s parent company, Longworth Industries, to tour not only their factory, where they assemble garments, but also their mill, where they create their fabrics.

The factory was humming right along when I arrived mid-afternoon. Longworth currently runs one shift per day in this factory which produces XGO clothing for military and LE customers all year long, with seasonal production of their commercial, Polarmax line.

At any one time, Longworth Industries holds about $1.5 Million in raw goods, but not much of it lays dormant. Each lot is checked for proper color shade and to ensure the fabric meets its basic characteristics.

While each day, the management team lays out the day’s production goals, fabric is cut in a continuing process to stay ahead of the sewing floor.

One of the most interesting processes for me was their use of ink cups to print labels. Longworth had previously used a heat transfer process for their labels.

Conveniently, Longworth’s fabric mill is located right next door to their garment factory.

The majority of XGO’s Berry Compliant fabrics are milled here. Above, you see a bi-component knit being woven with different outer and inner yarns. They also use a dye house located nearby and the XGO headquarters and warehouse aren’t far away. The close proximity of their supply chain helps control costs.

The mill runs three shifts with some additional overtime. That’s an interesting ratio. At their current rate, which includes a multitude of variables, they run three shifts at the mill to produce one shift’s worth of garments.

Although central North Corlina was once well known for its textile industry, new employees must be trained, particularly sewing machine operators. This is an issue, I’ve seen time and time again, regardless of the location. People just don’t grow up sewing anymore. However, the team they’ve got right now, was doing a great job of assembling garments.

I want to thank to Longworth Industries team for hosting me on short notice. They have assembled a great team.


Beretta APX Now Available for LE/Mil/First Responders from Quantico Tactical 

Monday, March 20th, 2017

The new Beretta APX has been released into the LE/Military Channel and is available exclusively to LE/Military/1st Responders for the next 30 days before being released fully into the commercial market.

-Striker Deactivation Button – Field strip without pulling trigger
-Trigger Safety
-Ambidextrious Slide Catch
-Automatic Striker Block Safety
-Reversible Magazine Release
-Interchangeable Backstraps
-Interchangeable Grip Frame
-Flat-Faced 6lb Trigger
-Low Barrel Axis
-Picatinny Rail

Model: APX
Caliber: 9x19mm
Magazine: 17 Rounds (Includes 3 Magazines)
Rifling Pitch: 10in/ 250mm
Rifling: R.H. – 6 Grooves
General Operation: Semiautomatic, short recoil system
Locking System: Tilt-barrel, locked breech
Sights: Removable front and rear sights
Chassis frame: Stainless steel
Grip frame housing: Fiberglass reinforced technopolymer
Slide: Steel with black Nitride finishing
Barrel: Steel with black Nitride finishing
Action: Striker fired
Safeties: Striker deactivation button, firing pin block safety, trigger safety

If you are Military (Active/Reserve/Retired), Law Enforcement (Active/Retired) or 1st Responders, you can purchase yours at one of Quantico Tactical’s stores or on their website.


US Tactical Supply To Exhibit at USASOC Sniper Comp

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

Looking forward to seeing our Friends and Customers at Next Week’s 8th Annual USASOC Sniper Competition! See you at the Vendor Tent and the Vendor Shoot!

Ft Bragg Warfighter Expo – Wild Things Low Loft Jacket in Jordanian KA2

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Here’s something you don’t see everyday, a jacket in the Jordanian Army’s KA2 camouflage pattern, developed by Hyperstealth Biotechnology Corp. In this case, it’s Wild Things’ Low Loft Jacket which combines a 70D nylon shell with 2 oz PrimaLoft insulation. While you can’t get one of these in KA2, they are available in MultiCam as well as Coyote.



New liner system released for the EXFIL Carbon Helmet

Friday, March 17th, 2017

CLEVELAND – Team Wendy has made updates to the EXFIL Carbon Helmet liner by implementing a new liner design based on the latest Revolve™ TPU liner system. This new design will improve the overall comfort and fit of the helmet and includes a removable center channel for improved communications headset compatibility. The updated liner will also provide the highest blunt force impact protection offered by tactical bump helmets.


Customers have a choice to order the Carbon helmet with either the new Revolve TPU liner or the Zorbium® foam liner.


The Carbon Helmet is available through TeamWendy.com and authorized Team Wendy dealers.

Learn more about the EXFIL® Carbon Helmet:

TD x PT: Protection Meets Performance 

Friday, March 17th, 2017

See Wilcox Industries at Next Week’s USASOC Sniper Competition 

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Hodge Defense Systems Handguards and Upper Receivers Available Now From O P Tactical

Friday, March 17th, 2017

I often hear that Hodge parts are as rare as rocking horse dung, so when I find out Wedge Lock Rails and Upper Receivers are in stock somewhere I figure I’d better warn you.

Made from 7075-T6 Aluminum, these genuine Hodge Defense components are ultra strong, and allow the rails to be extremely slim. Combined with the included Titanium barrel nut and you have one of the strongest, thinnest, and lightest systems on the market. SLR GB-7 Pin Micro Gas Blocks designed to work with the rail system are also in stock.


SureFire Releases All-New Aviator

Friday, March 17th, 2017


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 the all new Aviator™. This SureFire classic—originally developed for pilots—has been reinvented to feature a dual-output white primary LED and secondary colored LED in one sealed head, both focused by a TIR lens into a user-friendly beam with ample reach and surround light. The Aviator can be easily switched from white light to colored light, even on the fly, with a simple pull and twist of its self-locking bezel selector switch—no filters required, which can break or accidentally open at inopportune times. The rugged, ultra-compact Aviator is available with secondary LEDs in one of four useful colors: red, blue, amber, and yellow-green. All of these colors help preserve night-adapted vision and prevent eye fatigue as well as, depending on the color, cut through fog, help locate blood trails or hydraulic fluid leaks, improve contrast, or even integrate well with night vision devices. Learn more at www.surefire.com/aviator.

SureFire Exhibiting At 2017 USASOC Sniper Competition

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s most innovative illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce their Platinum Level sponsorship of the 2017 USASOC Sniper Competition. In addition to serving as one of the sponsors, SureFire will also be exhibiting at the event with Jamie Wiedeman, VP of Military Sales, in attendance. The competition will take place at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 23 – 24, 2017, with the exhibitors located in an environmentally controlled tent on Range 37. This annual competition honors and tests the best sniper teams in the United States Army Special Operations Command, Naval Special Warfare Command, Marine Special Operations Command, and Allied Special Operations from around the world.