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New CANSOF Dress Uniform

Monday, June 5th, 2017

At CANSEC, Logistik Unicorp unveiled the new dress uniform for CANSOF personnel.


Reminiscent of US WWII issue ‘Pinks and Greens’, the uniform honors CANSOF’s lineage back to the service with the joint Canada/US unit, the First Special Service Force. Like the famed Black Devils, unit members will wear bloused jump boots, as well as a more modern affectation, their distictive Tan beret.

CANSEC 2017 – GLOCK 17M/19M Available for Agency Order in Canada Through Rampart International

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The title says it all. Agencies and departments in Canada may place orders for the 17M and 19M through Rampart International.

I had the opportunity to shoot the Glock 17M during Rampart Internationals range day earlier this week. you can’t base a review on firing a single magazines worth of ammunition but I like the pistol. In addition to firing it myself I observed others as well. Here’s a photo of a 17M with a standard 17 model for comparison.


Most glaring is the ambi slide lock. Although they wouldn’t let me photograph the internals, once you get your hands on one you’ll notice some similarities to the 42/43. Additionally, this is a two pin gun and will only be offered in 9mm variants. However, I wouldn’t say it’s too much conjecture to anticipate these changes being rolled into a Gen 5 line in the future.

Cosmetically, you’ll note a new, slightly darker and tougher coating on the slide, rounded business end like on the compacts and they’ve gotten rid of the finger grooves on the grip. Additionally, they’ve integrated a slightly flared magwell molded into the grip.

I’m looking forward to purchasing one of these, once they become available.


Thursday, June 1st, 2017

PRE LABS is a new armor company in Canada. It was founded by Brad Field who had also founded Pacific Safety Products here in Canada and later sold it to Armor Works. Idiscussed the new brand with Mr Field and he told me that he wanted to offer a company which focused on customer relations, working with them to give them what they need and as quickly as possible.

Duento the contract cycle, most military and federal Armor is currently under contract with other vendors. PRE LABS is concentrating on local departments, offering a full range of armor solutions.

Additionally, Mr Field informed about their new tech development which will help users determine if their armor panels have been compromised by contamination from moisture and air.

CANSEC 2017 – Regitex and Logistik Unicorp Introduce Combat Uniform Made From Hemp Fibers

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Hemp was long used for rope as well as to produce cloth but out society dropped its use due to the plant’s other use as an illicit drug. However, in recent times, there has been some reintroduction of hemp cloth. While hemp fabrics have taken off in the jeans industry, Canadian form Logistik Unicorp, in conjunction with their subsidiary Regitex, have undertaken some exploration of the material’s use for combat uniforms.

As you can see, the fabric accepts printing very well and evaluations show the material to be quite durable. Additionally, the manufacturing process produces much less waste than syntehtics.  

CANSEC 2017 – Protonex Adaptive Battery Charger ABC- 812

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

The ABC-812 Adaptive Battery Charger works with a wide variety of batteries. What I find interesting about it is that when a new battery is introduced, Protonex creates a new adapter, called a battery cup, to allow the ABC-812 to work with it. The ABC-812 currently supports all standard US and NATO military battery types, Snap-On and DeWalt tool batteries, the Aeryon Labs “Skyranger” UAV battery, and has 4 USB ports for recharging phones, tablets, laptops, etc.

Additionally, it will charge different types of batteries at the same time and the device automatically evaluates the power source (AC wall socket, vehicle or aircraft DC plug, vehicle battery, field generator, solar blanket, wind turbine, etc.) and adjusts charge rates to maximize power and minimize charge times. For instance, the fullest battery gets charged first via pulse, allowing it to be put back in use the quickest whike the others are trickle charged. In addition to four battery bays per charger, there are also four USB ports.

The charger also monitors the lifecycle of each battery, providing the user with data on how many times each battery has been charged and discharged.

Finally, the cost per battery is cheaper than anything else on the market (ABC cost divided by number of batteries it can charge at once – less than $400 per battery vs. $1000 or more for competitor products).

CANSEC 2017 – Lowa Task Force Camino GTX Coming Soon Exclusively Through Milbrook Tactical

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Millbrook Tactical worked with Lowa to introduce a Task Force variant of the popular Camino hiking boot. In addition to producing it in Black, they also made a change to the sole.

UPPER: Nubuck Leather
FOOTBED: Balance Comfort
MIDSOLE: PU with SPS Cushion & Fluke Technology
STABILIZER: 5mm Nylon Heel/3mm Forefoot
WEIGHT: 1550 grams

Coming soon, exclusively to Millbrook Tactical.


Thursday, June 1st, 2017

We’ve run across some really cool gear during our visit to CANSEC.  We hope you enjoy them as well. 

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Tuesday, May 30th, 2017