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Sneak Peek – 221B Tactical Maxx-Dri Plate Carrier

Monday, June 20th, 2016

221B has been working on the Maxx-Dri Plate Carrier prototype. They are shooting for the worlds lightest and only 100% breathable tactical plate carrier. This isn’t an insert, it’s the actually plate carrier made from their proprietary fabric which will accept both soft armor and hard plates. 


Safariland – Bark-9 Armor

Monday, June 20th, 2016

The Bark-9 is an armor carrier from Safarilamd’s Protech line. In addition to MR01 protection, this adjustable carrier offers a restraint handle with two D-rings for leash attachment, two plate pockets and two ID attachment platforms for identification.  The carrier is made from 1000d Cordura exterior with 420D Diamond lining for comfort and offers a spine extension insert.

The carrier is offered in four sizes (S-XL) and has Protech Tactical NIJ-06 MR01 and XT03 Type II & IIIA armor inserts available.


TYR Tactical Announces PICO-MVS Tweave at Eurostatory

Tuesday, June 14th, 2016

TYR Tactical is exhbiting their new PICO-MVS Tweave at this week’s Eurostatory in Paris.

You can see it for yourself at Eurosatory:
Hall 5, Booth#: E 457.
June 13-17, 2016
Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre

The TYR Tactical® PICO-MVS Tweave (TYR-M-ECMVS) is constructed using 4-way stretch tweave which provides freedom of movement while maintaining an low vis profile. It’s hybrid ballistic shape is a cross between the popular PICO & PICO-MVW. This sinuous design increases soft armor coverage without compromising comfort.

• Internally Adjustable Cummerbund & Shoulders
• Gusseted Front & Back Plate Pocket
• Removable Concealable Shoulders
• Ballistic Vein™ increases load carriage performance, provides a rigid platform, reduces fatigue, stabilizes and enhances soft armor inserts.
• Attachment points are provided at the bottom of the carrier for the added capability of ballistic lower abdomen or ballistic groin protector accessories
• 5.56 Tweave Cummerbund holds four mags (SOLD SEPARATELY)
• Tweave Ballistic Lower Abdomen (SOLD SEPARATELY)

Carrier size relates to the size of the plates:
Small: 9.75″x12” Plate Pocket
Medium: 10.5″x12.75” Plate Pocket
Large: 11.25″x13.5” Plate Pocket
XLarge: 11.75″x14.65” Plate Pocket

Available in three different styles depending on the profile (thickness) of your plate.
PICO 4 will hold the Morgan Level III plate (.75” thick)
PICO 6 will hold TYR-HA3/7 plate styles (.5” thick)

Insert Options:
• Includes Certified T52/SP Soft Armor Level II NIJ0101.06 Specifications.
• Includes Certified T54/C Soft Armor which meets Level II NIJ0101.06 Specifications
• Upgrade to Certified TXP3A Soft Armor Level IIIA NIJ0101.06 Specifications

Customers can take 15% off their purchase with coupon code: IDTOUR


MATBOCK – Berserker Plate Carrier

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

At only 14oz, its going to be hard to find a lighter plate carrier on the market with all of these capabilities. MATBOCK has once again lived up to their motto of “Lighter Faster Warriors”. We have written about this carrier in the past, but it’s finally ready for production after much testing and abuse.

The MATBOCK Ghost material is super lightweight, but extremely strong. Its waterproof and pre-treated with signature reduction and flame-resistant properties. Currently available only in MultiCam with the possibility of other colors based on demand.

Carrier includes:
– Internal dual comms pouches
– Side armor plate pockets
– Shoulder pads
– Integrated reinforced drag handle
– 4-way stretch material around the front and back armor pockets to accommodate various plate cuts, like swimmer cut and ESAPI.
– Available in S/M, L, and XL sizes

MSRP – $490

**PLEASE ALLOW 8-10 Weeks for delivery**

Order direct from MATBOCK before the 4th of July for a release special $400.00 price. Enter code SSDBerserker at www.matbock.com/collections/matbock-ghost-line/products/berserker-carrier.

Mission Spec Adds Reflective Strips To Instructor Red EOC

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

From this point forward all Instructor Red EOCs will feature an integrated strip of highly reflective tape (front and back) to boost the plate carrier’s visual signature to the next level. This design change does not impact the EOCs Berry compliance or limited lifetime warranty. The non-reflective Instructor Red EOC can still be requested by special order if desired. Individuals/Departments/Units requiring the previous version will need to contact Mission Spec directly via the website contact form or phone number located on the same page.

The EOC with reflective tape (left) Reflecting ~40 lumens (right)

The reflective Instructor Red EOC is available now at MissionSpec.com or authorized Mission Spec dealers at no increase in cost.

Shellback Tactical – STEALTH Low Vis Plate Carrier Now Available For Pre-Order

Friday, May 27th, 2016


The Shellback Tactical STEALTH Low Vis Plate Carrier is designed to be a super low profile, light weight plate carrier/armor carrier. Ideal to be worn under a jacket, surveillance operations, or just as a slick plate carrier. Built for low visibility and concealment. The carrier is designed to hold 10×12 Level III or Level IV hard armor plates. It can also accept 10×12 soft armor style plate backers if plates are not needed. The cummerbund is extremely adjustable due to its overlapping design front and back that can fit small statured and larger statured body types.


Hypalon non slip material makes up the fully adjustable shoulder straps which also have 2 slips for other uses. The front has a handy zippered admin pocket, a large 4 inch loop area for placards and integrated nylon vertical strips to accommodate QASM buckles. To add a chest rig if needed. QASM Buckles not included. Also included is a double magazine pouch for .223/5.56 magazines. Cummerbund has 2 integrated pouches for magazines or radio.


Interior is lined with breathable spacer mesh for comfort. The back of the carrier has an integrated Hypalon drag handle and a 4 inch loop are for patch identifiers.


Rampart Range Day – Eagle Industries

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Eagle Industries displayed some interesting new kit.

MBAV 2.0

The MBAV 2.0 features an oral inflation bladder for maritime ops and beaded handle breakaway strap for rapid egress.

MBAV 2.0 in Grey 35 oz. Hypalon and pouch suite in 18 oz.

JBAV 2.0

This the Jungle Body Armor Vest. Below, you can see it in Grey.


2016 Rampart Range Day & Expo

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

For the 6th consecutive year Rampart hosted Canada’s largest combined live fire demo and expo with 40 vendors and and over 400 registered attendees.