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US Army and 3M Provide Hearing Protection for Soldiers

Sunday, May 21st, 2017

Army’s PEO Soldier Orders 3M™ Personal Safety Division™ Tactical Communication and Protective Systems

ST. PAUL, Minn. The U.S. Army has accepted two 3M™ products to equip soldiers with hearing protection and auditory situational awareness. The 3M Personal Safety Division has received initial orders for more than 6,500 devices that include 3M™ PELTOR™ TEP-100 Tactical Earplug Kits and 3M™ PELTOR™ COMTAC™ III ACH Communications headsets, plus spare parts and accessories totaling more than $1.6 million. Deployment of these Tactical Communications and Protective Systems (TCAPS) is managed by PEO Soldier.

“3M supports PEO Soldier’s objective to maintain hearing protection and prevent hearing loss. These products will help soldiers be more effective in combat, and will help allow them to return home with their hearing intact,” said Shawn Gregg, U.S. Business Director, 3M Personal Safety Division.

“Our history with U.S. Special Forces, collaboration with the U.S. Army, and relationships with U.S. Military Audiologists all helped contribute to the hearing solutions we have been asked to supply,” said Doug Moses, U.S. Product Marketer for Protective Communications at 3M Personal Safety Division.

The patented 3M PELTOR TEP-100 earplugs were introduced to the market in 2014 when demand for ruggedized, stand-alone electronic “in-the-ear” hearing protection devices surfaced. 3M’s research and development team responded by designing and developing a low-cost, easy-to-use, system that could be utilized in a wide range of applications, and in remote locations. A key application was for military service members and tactical law enforcement teams requiring auditory situational awareness, as well as hearing protectors to protect against the effects of hazardous noise.

The 3M PELTOR COMTAC III ACH was originally introduced to U.S. Military forces and law enforcement tactical teams in the early 2000s. The COMTAC Headset was the first tactical communications headset to offer an environmental listening function, sometimes referred to as “Talk-Through,” which enhances the ability to locate and identify opposing forces, by allowing safe audio sounds through. The headset reduces harmful noises, which promotes increased mission effectiveness, safety and survivability. The headset utilizes a proprietary digital audio circuit to sense noise levels above the desired threshold and compress them to a safe decibel level. Additionally, weak sounds can be amplified to an audible level, to better serve team members with existing hearing loss. Now in its fourth generation, over 600,000 systems have been delivered to military forces worldwide.

3M PELTOR COMTAC Headsets and Tactical Earplugs are commercially available and sold through the 3M distribution network. For more information, please visit 3m.com/tacticalppe.

3M is a global leader in hearing conservation, specializing in hearing protection devices, communication solutions in high noise environments, detection products such as noise dosimeters, fit validation systems and seen as an education authority throughout the world. To learn more about 3M hearing protection, please visit: www.3m.com/hearingprotection. To speak to a 3M specialist about a particular safety issue or training need, please call 800-243-4630.

Gatorz Eyewear – Cerakote Editions

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Gatorz Eyewear is well known in the skydiving community and long ago crossed over into tactical. They’ve launched two of their styles, the Wraptor and Magnum, with Cerakote.

www.gatorz.com/collections/cerakote-collection

Enforce Tac – Smith Elite Ballistic Cold Weather Goggle

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

The new Ballistic Cold Weather Goggle from Smith Elite incorporates a thermal barrier lens.  In addition to their boogie integration system for stand alone or helmet use, the lens offers MIL-PRF-32432 and MIL-DTL-43511D ballistic protection.


This dual lens system means there is a 15-20 Deg difference which results in the inner lens staying warmer in order to prevent fogging.  They have also applied their anti-fog coating to the lens for enhanced performance.  



The Smith Elite Line is available in mainland Europe from CSC.

Lancer Tactical Responds to Claims of Counterfeiting Eyewear

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

We received this email from Lancer Tactical. They offer products for the MilSim market and take issue with a Revision Military press release we recently shared.

To clarify, the “article” referenced by Lancer Tactical was a press release from Revision Military and we had no part in preparing it, as is the case with press releases, which are posted as written by the originator. In a smililar vein, and for the sake of allowing them to tell their side of the story, we have published Lancer Tactical’s note completely and also embedded their press releases.

Recently an article ran on your webpage detailing the claims that Revision made about Lancer Tactical at SHOT Show 2017. Here is a link to your article.

soldiersystems.net/2017/02/02/revision-aids-in-counterfeit-sting-operations-at-two-tradeshows-resulting-in-multiple-arrests/

In our industry Soldier Systems carries weight and Lancer Tactical is disappointed that we were not contacted and asked for a statement before the one sided article was posted.

Here is a statement from Lancer Tactical: www.lancertactical.com/Lancer%20Tactical%20Press%20Statement%20Feb%202017

To Our Loyal Customers,

It has always been the desire of Lancer Tactical to create airsoft products that hold up well on the airsoft field and will fit the budget of both casual and experienced players alike. Recently, Lancer Tactical has been wrongly and aggressively accused of counterfeiting and been attacked in the news.

An article was recently published with inaccurate information about our company, products, and recent events and we would like to clear some things up. First, Lancer Tactical his not guilty of counterfeiting; at no time did we put another companies logo on our products or mislead anyone about the products origin or value. Second, all Lancer Tactical eyewear has undergone and passed ANSI testing, and although they are not military grade, they are definitely safe to use in airsoft, which is the intended use of the eyewear. Third, the people shown in the headline picture of the article are not related to Lancer Tactical in any way.

We are disappointed in many of the media outlets, because at no time was Lancer Tactical asked for a statement or for our side of the story. The slanderous article was simply posted and reposted with no attempt made to tell both sides of the story.

The safety of airsoft players is very important to us and we work hard to make sure that our safety gear will provide all the protection a player needs on the airsoft field. We are fighting right now for the good name of Lancer Tactical and for all the airsoft players who want access to affordable airsoft gear.

We would like to thank you for supporting us during this time.

Thank you to all,

The Lancer Tactical Team

And our press release: http://www.lancertactical.com/Lancer%20Tactical%20Press%20Release

Press Release February, 2nd 2017

The owners of Lancer Tactical, a Southern-California based company that provides a large selection of airsoft guns, tactical gear and accessories to retailers around the country, stressed this week their continued efforts to provide products to their dedicated customers amid allegations of counterfeiting.

“We would like to thank our customers for their continued support and relationship with us,” Lily Chen, co-owner of Lancer Tactical, said. “We strive hard to provide a large selection of products available domestically at competitive prices. Whether you’re a large retail store, hobby shop or airsoft supplier, we are happy to be in business with you.”

On February 2, Revision, a manufacturer and eyewear supplier, published a press release on their website accusing Lancer Tactical owners of counterfeiting their products. Some of the products they allege that have been counterfeit include goggles from their Locust series.

Chen, who attended SHOT Show, an annual firearms convention in Las Vegas, says the goggles they sell are not counterfeits. She said they do not use any of the branding associated with the Vermont-based company, calling their allegations false.

Lancer Tactical, which continues to release new products every week, has hired a prominent lawyer to handle the dispute with the eyewear company.

Lily Chen said, “We want our customers to know that we take the safety claims that Revision made about our safety goggles very seriously. We have ANSI certifications on all our goggle products, and we strenuously tested them ourselves before releasing them for sale. Our goggles are not made for military service members. They are made to protect airsoft players. Both Lancer Tactical and the ANSI rating technicians feel that they are definitely up to the task.”

We would appreciate anything you could do to rectify the situation and see that both side of the story are told.

AUSA – Gentex Snap Shields

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

Spray and debris shields integrated with AN/PVS-15 NVGs.  

Gentex offers the Snap Shields with Clear and Green Glow occlusion lenses which absorbs then phosphorous green glow that reflects off the face from a Night Vision Tube. Soon, they will also offer laser protection variants.

They are toolless don and doff meaning they snap right into place. The Snap Shield offers limited frag protection but it meets ANSI z87.

Look for the Snap Shield late 4th Quarter.

www.ops-core.com

Oakley Introduces MultiCam Tropic

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016

Oakley has introdcued MultiCam Tropic to a couple of their most popular designs. I prefer the Gascan.

SI Gascan in MultiCam Tropic

Gascan lenses are cut from the curve of a single lens shield, then mounted in the frame to maintain the original, continuous contour. The look is so unique, we customized our corporate logo just for this eyewear. The lightweight O Matter® frame material offers premium comfort while our Three-Point Fit retains the lenses in precise optical alignment.

• Plutonite® Lenses offer top UV Protection filtering 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm
• Three-Point Fit holds lenses in precise optical alignment while eliminating pressure points common with frames that hook the ears
• O-Matter™ stress-resistant frame material is both lightweight and durable for all-day comfort and protection

SI Holbrook in MultiCam Tropic

Holbrook is a timeless, classic design fused with modern Oakley technology. Inspired by the screen heroes from the 1940s, 50s, and 60s, this design epitomizes the spirit of exploration and adventure. The iconic American frame design is accented by metal rivets and Oakley icons, perfect for those who seek equal parts performance and style.

• Plutonite® Lenses offer top UV Protection filtering 100% of all UVA, UVB, UVC and harmful blue light up to 400nm
• Patented High Definition Optics® (HDO®) provides superior optical clarity and razor-sharp vision at every angle
• O-Matter™ stress-resistant frame material is both lightweight and durable for all-day comfort and protection

The Veterans Family of Brands welcomes SSP Eyewear

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

The Veterans Family of Brands (VFOB), a Forward Operating Base for Veterans, is an organization bringing together like mission-minded companies, and individuals with a passion for supporting US Military and First Responder Veterans and their families!

Minden, NV. (August 25th, 2016) – The Veterans FOB was founded in 2016, after a small group of companies decided to work together to do more than they could accomplish by themselves from product demonstrations, customer events, and ultimately Veterans support. This vision quickly spawned interest from like minded companies with great brands who wanted to be part of the mission and as such the VFOB came to life! Check out our mission, our family of companies, our VFOB dealers, and get info on memberships at www.veteransfob.com.

SSP Eyewear

Why did your company have interest in joining VFOB?

“Being the son of a Vietnam Vet, and an employer of more recent veterans families, we have been disheartened in the available resources for our men and woman that have served abroad. After meeting with the key people at VFOB we were encouraged to discover an ethical board of veterans dedicated to financially supporting veteran based charities, stated Mike Bechtel, CEO of SSP Eyewear, “It also introduced us to a network of other business owners who have the same values that we have, primarily how to support our veterans without contributing to a large “Not For Profit Corporation”, with little or nothing going to our veterans.”

SSP Eyewear’s mission is to educated the world that safety eyewear is a necessity and doesn’t have to be expensive or uncomfortable. SSP Eyewear is committed to creating safety sunglasses that provide exceptional protection, great styles, coordinated colors and superior fit. The owner Mike Bechtel has over 17 years in the eyewear industry, he specializes in private labeling, custom eyewear, and introducing new innovative products that improve people’s lives. Check out www.sspeyewear.com for more details.

“We are ecstatic to welcome SSP Eyewear to the VFOB family! ” stated Casey Betzold, Co-Founder of VFOB, “They are like minded and make a fantastic product line, and have a huge heart for those who served. It was a no brainer to welcome them in with open arms. “

Skeleton Optics Partners With MultiCam to Feature Sunglasses with Distinctive Camo Patterns

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Skeleton Optics, an American-owned performance eyewear company producing innovative, high-performance sunglasses for outdoor enthusiasts, has announced a new partnership with MultiCam®, a leading developer of military-grade camouflage patterns. The partnership allows Skeleton Optics to use three unique MultiCam color patterns for its Special Edition frames, offering customers a choice of design-specific camouflage patterns for an enhanced outdoor experience.

The Skeleton Special Edition frames featuring MultiCam camouflage patterns will be offered on Skeleton’s popular DECOY frame style, which offers the perfect blending of style and performance. Color and pattern choices include the DECOY-MultiCam Alpine™ Edition, developed for snow-covered environments, the DECOY-MultiCam Black™ Edition, designed for law enforcement officers and high-risk environments, and the DECOY- original MultiCam Edition, developed for a wide range of environments. DECOY-MultiCam Special Edition sunglasses have a MSRP of $180.00 and are available for purchase at www.skeletonoptics.com.

According to Skeleton Optics President and CEO Mark Llano, a MultiCam brand ambassador and co-founder of SERKET Racing, a regular entry in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, the partnership between Skeleton Optics and MultiCam offers Skeleton Optics a range of premium camouflage patterns that complement Skeleton’s flexible, Grilamid material frames. “We’re very excited about our partnership with MultiCam,” says Llano. “Leveraging MultiCam’s unique camo patterns with our technology-based designs offers our customers a superior line of sunglasses for any outdoor environment.”

Ernesto Rodriguez, Brand Manager at MultiCam, agrees, adding, “This is indeed a great fit for both MultiCam and Skeleton Optics. Their innovative lens and frame designs give us a terrific platform for extending our brand into the premium sunglass category.”

With the launch of the Special Edition DECOY MultiCam frames, Skeleton Optics continues its pursuit of the finest, high-quality materials. For lens technology, this includes polarized lenses with Tri-Pel technology, manufactured by Carl Zeiss Vision – the recognized world leader in optical technology – while the handcrafted frames are designed and manufactured in Italy.

See more of what you’ve been missing at www.skeletonoptics.com.