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Darley Defense Days – Crux Ordnance Tripod System

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

It seems like there isn’t a show that goes by recently where I don’t see the Crux Ordnance Tripod System. This thing is impressive. It’s built atop 10 layer, adjustable carbon fiber legs which meet at a spring loaded, aluminum apex, incorporating a bubble level. The apex will accept the Crux Ordnance gimbal mount or the weapon can be mounted direct via their unique, two-piece clamp attached with a 3/8″ x 16 mount thread.

At the other end of the legs are molded feet with stainless steel spikes to ensure a stable platform. All-in-all, it weighs 5 lbs, but will support up to 150 lbs (68kg).

While there are lots of great tripods out there, the gimbal head on the Crux Ordnance model really sticks out because there’s nothing else like it. The ambidextrous side mount gimbal is offered in two sizes and offers smooth tilt and pan as well as one-handed tightening. You can also mount the weapon from top or bottom and still have up and down adjustment. I can’t see a position you can’t get into with this.

Made in the USA and comes with a 5 year warranty.


Darley Defense Days – RolaTube Expeditionary Systems

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

The first time I saw RolaTube I feel in love with the idea. It’s a mast system which rolls up and as you extend it, conforms itself into a strong tubular structure. Initial versions were just masts but over time, they added built in antennas into the material structure. As the RolaTube’s popularity increased, so did applications. Eventually, they created a tripod to stabilize taller masts or those with heavy items in the mast head, such as camera systems. This example combines 2m x 2″ tripod with a double 3″ mast although there are a wide variety of tripods available. Check with www.rolatube.com to find the best for for your needs.

Darley Defense Days – Pelican Products Inc

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

This is the Pelican Elite Soft Cooler. One of the things I really like about this cooler is that they’ve built and named it based on the number of cans it will hold.


This model is the 24, but there are also 12 and 48 can versions. Made from 840D double coated TPU, the cooler is insulated with 26mm of foam. It also features a leak-proof zipper, dual buckle system, steel tie down anchors, and a compression molded lid and base.


Darley Defense Days – Sericore

Thursday, June 8th, 2017


We showed you Sericore’s Demolition System Remote and Timed device during a Darley event a few years ago.


Using the same technology, they’ve introduced the new Sericore Remote Firing Initiator. Designed specifically for a federal law enforcement agency, the system has a 2.5 mile LOS range in a rural high RF environment and .5 mile LOS Range in an urban high RF environment and features AES encrypted comms. Each transmitter is powered by CR-123A batteries and will controls up to 8 receivers. It’s 10 juole discharge fires 80 M6 series detonators and the MD82 tip fires NONEL and electric detonators. ARM hold times are 10, 30 or 60 min and the fire delay is configurable for 0, 1, 2, or 5 secs.


Darley Defense Days – Va Beach

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Darley Defense Days – Omni-Wool Socks 

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Omni-Wool Socks are made from Merino wool which comes from a herd in Montana, making them Berry compliant. It also means they offer all of the advantages of Merino: wicking, inherent FR, anti-microbial.

Although they offer a wide range of socks, the boot models are available in light, medium and heavy.  The heavy sock was initially intended for use in cold weather environments but some users have adopted them for hot weather due to their thick nap.  The socks are engineered from top to bottom to fit the shape of the foot, ankle and calf.  For instance, they’ve integrated a non binding top and calf relief feature so the sock stays up, but doesn’t constrict.

Interested parties should contact Darley Defense.

Darley Defense Days – CMC Rescue

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

This is a new locking triple bar descender, called the 3D. Most people use a six bar rack but this design not only saves weight, but also space in a pack. This design is also easy to load. The middle bar opens so all you have to do is pull a bight of rope through and close the bar.


Darley Defense Days – DI Optical USA

Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

DI Optical USA is a subsidiary of the Korean firm DI Optical. Machine gunners may recognize their DCL series of machine gun red dot sights. The DCL-110AD3X was created for the Army Mounted Machine Gun Optic.

They also offer miniature red dot optics which are prismatic sights. While heavier, this technology helps reduce parallex.

The smaller optic is the DCL-23 and the DCL-30 is the larger of the two. Both offer a 1.5 MOA red dot and have 3 nighttime and 7 daytime settings. The eye shield boots are rubber and they come with a 1913 compatible mount although the DCL-30 will accept LaRue QD mount. Also, the DCL-23 has a removable shim that allows it to be lowered for use with an SMG.