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SIG SAUER, Inc. Awarded the U.S. Army Contract for its New Modular Handgun System (MHS)

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Newington, NH (January 19, 2017) – SIG SAUER, Inc. announced today that the U.S. Army has selected the SIG SAUER Model P320 to replace the M9 service pistol currently in use since the mid-1980’s. Released in 2014, the P320 is a polymer striker-fired pistol that has proven itself in both the United States and worldwide markets. The P320 is the first modular pistol with interchangeable grip modules that can also be adjusted in frame size and caliber by the operator. All pistols will be produced at the SIG SAUER facilities in New Hampshire.

The MHS Program provides for the delivery of both full size and compact P320’s, over a period of ten (10) years. All pistols will be configurable to receive silencers and will also include both standard and extended capacity magazines.

“I am tremendously proud of the Modular Handgun System Team,” said Army Acquisition Executive, Steffanie Easter in the release. “By maximizing full and open competition across our industry partners, we truly have optimized the private sector advancements in handguns, ammunition and magazines and the end result will ensure a decidedly superior weapon system for our warfighters.”

Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, said “We are both humbled and proud that the P320 was selected by the U.S. Army as its weapon of choice. Securing this contract is a testimony to SIG SAUER employees and their commitment to innovation, quality and manufacturing the most reliable firearms in the world.”

SHOT Show – FirstSpear Suite Sneak Peeks

Friday, January 20th, 2017

If you get a chance to check out the FirstSpear suite, these are some of the things you’ll see.

More gloves

Manatee Line One Belt

New Frog Kit

ECV K9 vest – developed in conjunction with K2 Solutions

AMU certified Aegir-38

All new Woobie constructed from Berry compliant performance Merino wool.

Looks like a Ranger Green Squadron Smock!!

www.first-spear.com

Blast From The Past – AUSA 2014 – SIG SAUER Gives Us A Look At Their Modular Handgun System Candidate

Friday, January 20th, 2017

In consideration of SIG SAUER’s win of the Modular Handgun Program earlier today, we are sharing this story from October 2014, showcasing what the SIG P320-based submission looked like at the time. Congrats to Team SIG on this win.

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At AUSA, SIG SAUER‘s Kevin Brittingham walked us through their candidate for the Army’s Modular Handgun System program which may replace the M9 Pistol issued since the mid-80s and is based on the Beretta 92F.

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Although based on the commercially available P320 modular pistol, SIG made a few changes to be in compliance with the Army’s requirement.

-Tan Color
-Ambi Thumb Safety
-Lower Profile Ambi Slide Release
-Loaded Chamber Indicator
-Trigger Boot
-Firing Pin Assembly

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Although SIG is very optimistic about their chances, they also look at programs like this as an opportunity to improve their firearms. Some of these changes may we find their way into the P320 and other SIG firearms.

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According to SIG, this is what the winning MHS candidates look like.

www.sigsauer.com

SHOT Show 17 – Reebok Duty

Friday, January 20th, 2017

The Strikepoint series is currently on the market. The 8″ version is an AR 670-1 complaint boot with cattlehide leather and 1000 Cordura upper. It features an anti-friction and anti-microbial lining. Additionally the Uform technology allows you to heat the boots in the oven to 200 degrees for 5 min and then wear them in order to mold them to your feet by wearing them for eight minutes. Also, you can reset them, if needed. The Strikepoint is also available in a 6″ model.

The R52 midsole is an ultra responsive high rebound foam and FootFuel footbed comfort technology combine for comfortable wear. The Strikepoint also enjoys a wide toe box.

The outsole is inspired by Reebok’s popular athletic footwear and incorporates Ropepro cleats for rope work and is stitched to the upper at the toe. On a final note, these go all the way to size 15!

This is the Sublite Cushion Tactical line which is comprised of five different models one of which is waterproof. From the outset, I couldn’t believe how light they are when I picked them up. For example, the 8″ is 15oz per boot. They offer leather and mesh upper meaning they’re highly breathable.

The MemoryTech insoles massage footbed adapts to the contours of your foot. They feature little nubs which feel like fingers massaging the sole of your foot. The Sublite foam midsole is also a responsive material. This combines with the full-foot flex grooves to offer improved flexibility and balance. The outsole is also slip resistant thanks to targeted rubber sections.

If you thought that size 15 was impressive for the Strikepoint, you’ll be pleased to know that the Sublite Cushion Tactical goes all the way to size 16!

Warson Brands is the official licensee from Reebok for safety and military footwear.

SHOT Show 17 – Outdoor Research

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

OR always has lots of new stuff for the warfighter. This SHOT Show they’re unveiling an entire clothing system which can go four layers deep.  They’ve taken their success in modular give Systems and taken it clothing.

We’ll start with their new Foundation crew and zip tops as well as bottom. Made from Polartec Power Wool, which is a plaited knit construction, they can be laundered with adverse effect to the wool. It’s a bicomponent fabric (poly and wool) which also gives moisture management, low odor and low shrinkage. Foundation features an athletic fit.

Next is the Barrow Pant made from Polartec WindPro and is a heavy weight insulating layer which can be worn alone or under a shell. It’s built with stretch and mobility in mind.

On the softshell side they’re offering the Obsidian Pant and Obsidian Hooded Jacket. These are made from Tweave 4-way stretch with a lighter version of Tweave under the arms. In fact, all of the garments feature their Dynamic Reach construction with no seams under the arm. However, they’ve added SuperFabric along the elbows of the Jacket as well as the rear of the Pant. The Jacket has a helmet compatible, adjustable hood. The Pants feature a slated button fly. The Pants also incorporate laser cut, glued pockets which is stitched for added durability. Lots of stretch in these garments and they’ve also incorporated a DWR coating.


The Prevail Hooded Jacket is a super lightweight wind jacket. It is almost silky and has some breathability but the full zip helps with ventilation as well. It has adjustable hood and packaway fabric. This Black version is a prototype.  Production will be Coyote and MultiCam.  


Their puffy garments go by the name of Tradecraft and include Jacket, Vest and Pants. They are all insulated with varying weights of PRIMALOFT Gold. The Vest features 130 gram fill while everything else is 70 gram. The Vest also has stretch panels under the arms. All of the garment shells are DWR treated 40D ripstop. However, the Jacket offers 70D on the upper arm and the Pant also has 70D on the lower leg and rear for abrasion resistance. Full sides zips for don and doff on the Pants.


The Colossus Parka 180 gram PrimaLoft Gold insulation. They’ve taken it down to -26 deg in mountain field trials. It incorporates an internal neck baffle, similar to a sleeping bag and has offset quilting to reduce cold spots. The hood is adjustable and an internal stuff it pocket for water bottles, etc.


Although not commercialized, they’ve made a few in MultiCam Alpine.

The Infiltrator Jacket and Pant is impressive. They’ve incorporated WL Gore & Assoc’s FLEX2FIT stretch fabric in key areas, combines with Gore 3-Layer Light and Fast. In addition to the mechanical stretch, their Dynamic Reach construction was great when I tried the Jacket on. In addition to the Helmet Comaptible Halo Hood design, which moves with your head, they’ve added two TorsoFlo venting zippers at the hips. Additionally, the pockets are mesh so that when you open the zips, you get some decent ventilation.


The Pants have 3/4 zip for don and doff a paling with SuperFabric knees and seat. Here you can see the hybrid construction with FLEX2FIT, SuperFabric and 3-Layer Light and Fast.


The Infiltrator Jackets and Pants will be available in April in Coyote, Grey and MultiCam.


Across the board, this set of garments is available as Berry or TAA compliant versions.

Outdoor Research products are available for unit and agency order through ADS Inc.

SHOT Show 17 – A-TACS

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

A-TACS has introduced two new patterns to their X series. The three main patterns AUX, iX and FGX all use the same colors but in different ratios. This allows clothing and equipment in the various patterns to work more effectively together.

This is the AU variant.

This is the FGX.

As you will probably recall, AU and FG were the first two patterns from A-TACS beginning in 2009.

www.a-tacs.com

SHOT Show 17 – SIG SAUER Introducing FDE MCX & MPX

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

The title of the story pretty much sums it up. SIG is introducing FDE Cerakoted variants of their MCX and MPX layer this year.

The MCX is available in 5.56 and .300 and the MPX is currently offered in 9mm.


www.sigsauer.com

SHOT Show 17 – MATBOCK Ghost TAB

Thursday, January 19th, 2017

For decades, MOLLE/PALS has been the industry standard for attaching pouches and accessories to your plate carriers and belts. While others have tried to improve this system, they generally add pieces, parts and ultimately weight and bulk. MATBOCK is stoked to introduce the Ghost TABs (Jokingly stands for Tactical Advantage Bite System). The Ghost TABs not only lower the profile of your pouches and accessories, it also significantly decreases the time spent on modifying your carrier or belt.

 The TABS are cut directly into the backing of the pouches (single, double, triple mag, M60 pouch, admin pouch, and backdraft med pouch) and attach quickly and effectively to the either laser cut MOLLE systems or traditional MOLLE systems. This has all been done without adding useless pieces and parts. Coupled with MATBOCK Ghost fabric and carriers, these systems decrease weight and volume for the operator. Lastly, Ghost Tabs are patent pending.

Please allow 6-8 weeks new pouches to ship. Available at www.matbock.com