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Four New Tools From Fix It Sticks

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Chicago, IL- Fix It Sticks, the industry innovator of modular firearms maintenance tools and torque limiters has introduced a Universal Choke Tube Wrench, Knife Sharpener, Aimpoint Sight Bit and 3/8” Adjustment Wrench. These new items perfectly integrate with the Fix It Sticks tool system as well as perform as stand-alone products.

The Universal Choke Tube Wrench works on shotgun chokes from .410 to 10 gauge. Made from solid steel construction for durability, it has a flat design to reduce bulk and easily fit in any tool or maintenance kit. The Universal Choke Tube Wrench is now available with an MSRP of $10.00

To keep knives sharp and functioning a peak efficiency the new Fix It Sticks Knife Sharpener bit has both a carbide and ceramic V type sharpening inserts.  Both are set at 22.5 degrees for a 45 degree inclusive edge.  The Knife Sharpener is precision machined from steel, is available in February 2019 and has an MSRP of $22.00

To aid those using an Aimpoint, Fix It Sticks has introduced a bit specifically for the adjustment of these sights.  Made from a non-marring polymer, the bit has a two-prong design specifically to work with the windage and elevation adjustment knobs.  Available for shipment this February, the Aimpoint bit has an MSRP of $10.00

For scope mounts using a LaRue style release system, Fix It Sticks has introduced a 3/8” Adjustment Wrench bit to work with these quick release systems.  Made from solid steel, the 3/8” Adjustment Wrench will be available later this month.
MSRP is $10.00

Like all Fix It Stick bits, these new bits will work with any ¼” hex bit driver and of course the Fix It Sticks modular tool system.

store.fixitsticks.com

DIY: Salomon Forces Quicklace Replacement

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

US Elite’s Warrior of Vendor Relations, Ed Castellanos, and Eastern Territory Manager of Tactical and Government Sales for AmerSports, Hugh Rickenbacker are together again for another video – and this time they’re talking re-lacing.

In this video, you’ll get step-by-step directions on how to replace the laces on your Salomon Forces boots.  All of the materials needed to complete this are mentioned in the video as well. Ed and Hugh also answer other popular questions we get asked about Salomon Forces.

For a limited time, you can take advantage of free CONUS flat-rate shipping when you use code SOLSYS at checkout.

Massif Demonstrates How To Fold The Army Combat Shirt

Sunday, April 8th, 2018

Massif ought to know how to do it, they’ve produced over 5 million of them!

Polymer80 – SubCompact Frame

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

During my recent visit to the IWA Outdoor Classics in Germany I ran into Polymer80 in the Brownells booth. Imagine seeing them in Europe, considering our perception of their gun laws.

I hadn’t talked to them in awhile, so they showed me their new 80% Sub-Compact Frame.

The PF940SC will allow you to build a G26-style pistol.

www.polymer80.com

TacHacker – Kitbadger Hacks The Micro Fight Chest Rig

Sunday, March 18th, 2018

Kitbadger hacks the Micro Fight Chest Rig by Spiritus Systems to work as a Binocular Harness.

Full details at kitbadger.com/bino-harness-hack-for-the-spiritus-systems-micro-fight-chest-rig.

TacHacker – “Duct Tape Engineer: The Book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects (Think, design, create)”

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

No matter if you call it 90 Mile-an-hour, LAPES, or Duct tape, it’s an essential tool in any repair kit. You can also create stuff with it. That’s where the book, “Duct Tape Engineer: The Book of Big, Bigger, and Epic Duct Tape Projects (Think, design, create)” comes in.

Author Lance Akiyama offers 14 projects, with step-by-step instructions on how to design, sculpt, and build backpacks, kayaks, catapults, a queen-size bed, and even a writing desk and chair with duct tape.

Get your copy at Amazon.

Braeön Offers DIY Repairs On Demand

Monday, February 27th, 2017

Recently launched as a Kickstarter campaign, Braeön touts itself as the “World’s Strongest and Most Adaptable Material.”


A lighter and more versatile alternative to rope, Braeön allows you to create custom grips, handles, and harnesses in seconds. In fact, one example they offer is the creation of a custom knife handle.

It appears easy to use. You expose the narrow tape material to hot air or liquid (140 deg F or more), then work it into place, bonding it together as you go, then let it set, for just a few seconds.

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Designed to be:
-Strong as Steel but Light Like a Feather
-Malleable and Reformable at Low Temperatures
-Adaptable to Most Scenarios
-Moisture Resistant and Paintable
-Excellent in Extreme Cold Weather

Check it out at www.kickstarter.com/projects/braeon/braeon-worlds-strongest-and-most-adaptable-materia

Thanks Nick H!

TacHacker – SureFire DG Switch Hack by Kitbadger

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Kitbadger shows us how to reinforce the SureFire DG Switch for use with a Kydex Holster. As I’m sure you’re aware, it can get chewed up pretty badly from abrasion caused by the holster.