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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

The Redback Co – Timmy Hat Gets a New Friend

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

The original Timmy Hat from The Redback Company has a new friend…

Due to the popularity of the original Timmy Hat, There Redback Company has decided to add another Timmy Hat to the brand.

The hats are currently being manufactured and are available for pre-order now for a 10% discount at:

theredbackcompany.com/product/night-pattern-timmy-hat

They will be dispatched mid to late October.

You can still order the original Timmy Hats…

theredbackcompany.com/product/timmy-hat

If you order both, they will be dispatched with then new hats to save postage.

TD Stand Your Ground Jean

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

We would like to re-introduce you to The SYG Dark Denim Jean. This is the second generation of this jean and created was with the conceal carry person in mind. They are sporting an updated wash and new jean patch.

Origin Story: TD spent over 6 months trying various designs, fabrics and pocket setups to accommodate the low viz conceal carry customer. The outcome…the Stand Your Ground (SYG) Jean. The platform of this jean was based upon a 13oz super stretch denim fabric that gives the user mobility where other jeans do not.

It features 10 pockets, placed around the jean in key positions for both right and left-handed shooters. All of the pockets are set up for either blades, tools, pistol mags or AR-15 30 round mags. They constructed them in a way that is not apparent to by standers. Like other low viz clothing it is very important to blend in with your surroundings. Simple design elements like 2″-wide belt loops to accommodate most CCW belts or riggers belts. Seam hidden back pockets for AR magazines. Two-ply front hand pocket so you don’t get your ring or watch hung up on your folding knife.

 Features:
– Ultra Comfortable, 13oz Stretch Indigo Denim
– 95% Cotton 5% Spandex
– Lightly washed for comfort
– Standard straight leg fit
– 10 Pocket design, 6 front pockets, 4 back pockets- Loop jean patch
– Double needle stitching in tension areas
– Reinforced knife/tool pockets
– Concealed back mag pockets for AR-15 30 round mags
– YKK Zipper Fly
– Custom Shank button
– 2″ Belt Loops
– Multicam Accents

www.tacticaldistributors.com

The Air Force Is Teaching Airmen How To Wear The ACU

Sunday, September 9th, 2018

It doesn’t matter how much the Air Force refers to their recently adopted Army Combat Uniform as “OCPs” (for the camouflage pattern), the tags will still say “Army Combat Uniform”.

As the 1 October roll out date nears, the Air Force Personnel Center has started releasing guidance to the force on how to wear the ACU. Despite wearing Patrol Caps with the BDU, DCU and ABU, Airmen have apparently forgotten how to wear it. And oh yeah, many are unhappy ballcaps aren’t authorized.

Whoo! All these questions about the new Operational Camouflage Uniform! AFI 36-2903 does the heavy lifting for you, but sometimes you just want to hear it from the source, like us!

First up in our OCP series: The Patrol Cap.

Airmen will wear the patrol cap straight on the head so that the CAP BAND creates a straight line around the head, parallel to the ground. Officer rank is Spice Brown – EXCEPT for first lieutenants and lieutenant colonels who are required to wear black rank (starting next April). Chaplains may wear the chaplain occupational badge sewn-on and centered ½ inch above the visor.

WHEN can Airmen wear the OCP patrol cap? Starting Oct. 1, but of course, if you wear the cap, you should be wearing the entire OCP uniform. No mixing and matching ABUs, BDUs and OCPs!

WHERE do you get OCPs if you want to wear them Oct. 1? First – check with your leadership. They may want to wait until they have your unit/org patches available before they authorize wear of OCPs. Otherwise, Airmen with previously-owned, serviceable OCPs (not multi-cams) can wear them with current patches and badges.

$$ What if you don’t want to buy OCPs just yet? That’s ok, too. The mandatory wear date for all Airmen to wear the OCP isn’t until April 1, 2021, so plenty of time to get your new uniform ready! Visit our website for more info at www.afpc.af.mil/Career-Management/Dress-and-Appearance

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Centurion Pants

Friday, September 7th, 2018

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Introducing the all new Centurion Pants constructed from a ripstop nylon and combed cotton. There are many unique comfort features including nano glide stretch mesh pockets, quick dry breathable materials, and an integrated low-profile belt system that uses customized BioThane webbing and a jam lock buckle. Removable Poron Foam inserts on your left and right inside hip let you carry your pistol, knife or phone on the belt with total comfort.

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The belt loops on the Centurion Pants have been spaced to accommodate on-the-belt carry and off-hand draw as needed. The side pockets are made of 520 stretch fabric and will easily fit folding knives, common pistol magazines, and similarly sized items.

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A note on fit. These pants are made with the same waist/thigh architecture as the previously released Centurion Short. FS got a lot of good feedback on the fit and features of the Short and have not changed the pant. If Users liked the Short they can purchase the Pant in the same waist size, inseam lengths are done on the old BDU style of Short, Standard and Long.

In-stock and shipping now. Made in the USA with 100% USA materials.

www.first-spear.com/technical-apparel/outerwear/centurion-pants

Tactical Distributor – Deacon Stretch Waterproof Jacket

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

TD has just introduced the Deacon “Stretch” Waterproof Jacket featuring their “H2O Interceptor” 2.5L Fabrication technology along with fully taped seams and YKK watertight zippers.

Features:

• Fully Taped Seams

• YKK Waterproof zippers

• Pack-compatible front pockets with venting mesh pockets

• Adjustable cuff with molded cuff tabs

• 3 point adjustable hood with rain brim

• Hem drawcord adjustment

• Chin guard over front zipper

• 20K Waterproofness and 20K Breathability ASTM standards

• Packable

www.tacticaldistributors.com/products/td-deacon-waterproof-jacket

Wild Things Offers Gear For EOY Expenditures

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Wild Things offers multiple niche products for your consideration as you prioritize your end of fiscal spending plan.

Middletown, RI:  Team Wild Things is standing by and at the ready, to take care of all of your last minute buying needs.  The last day for 2018 TLS requirements to be sent to DLA is looming and ends on Friday, September 7th.  Contact our sales team to get all of you last minute cold weather needs.  We have on the shelf inventory of wind layers, hard shells, base layers, extreme cold weather gear, FR and much more….in both Multicam® and Coyote.  In stock and ready to ship!

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Click here to download their brochure.

All Skill No Luck x Gripstop Collaboration – California Combat Hoodie

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

We showed a sneak peek of the California Combat Hoodie around SHOT Show and All Skill No Luck informs us the fabric will be here soon.

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The concept came from our friend Nathan Murr, inventor of the Gripstop.

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Remember, these are prototype photos. Hopefully, they’ll clean up a few tells and turn this into a true Grey Man garment.