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FirstSpear Range Day 20 – Mechanix Wear Women’s Specialty 0.5mm Covert

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

The team at Kadri Clothing got a chance to check out the Mechanix Wear Women’s Specialty 0.5mm Covert gloves.

These shooting gloves combine their 0.5mm thin AX-Suede palm with the breathable TrekDry reduce heat build-up on the back of the hands and expandable flex joints improve trigger finger mobility for smooth manipulation, all with a female fit.

FirstSpear Range Day 20 – Kadri Clothing Valkyrie Field Pant

Monday, January 20th, 2020

Women owned Kadri Clothing exhibited their new Valkyrie Field Pant which are designed to fit women. The pants offer 11 pockets And are made from a DWR finished nylon/spandex blend with overbuilt construction for durability. Designed with a mid-rise waist, the Field Pant features two waist gussets as well as an extended crotch gusset to allow for the perfect amount of stretch and enhanced range of motion when on the move. Belt loops accommodate up to a 2” riggers belt and include two front cross-design loops to secure clip on accessories like a carabiner.

They rely on a revolutionary sizing system. The Waist-Hip Variation Representation, or WHVR, Matrix sizing system uses waist, hip and inseam measurements to find a customizable fit.

Ladies, get yours from www.first-spear.com/valkyrie-field-pant.

Candice Horner Named Union Sportsmen’s Alliance Digital Communications Manager

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

The Union Sportsmen’s Alliance (USA) is proud to announce the addition of Candice Horner as the organization’s digital communications manager.

Horner is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, competitive shooter, social media expert, distinguished outdoor writer and avid hunter. She is also a proud labor union member and supporter, having served as a registered nurse and an executive board member for AFGE Local 408 with the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

A seasoned communicator, Horner’s most recent role was an editor for RECOIL Group and its companion website, RECOILweb.com. She has also written for a number of other hunting and shooting media outlets. Horner is also a decorated professional shooter, with an extensive track record of top finishes at national long-range and multi-gun matches.

Hailing from Box Springs, Georgia, Horner will oversee the USA’s social media efforts, website, and other digital communications. She will also aid in production and promotion of the USA’s Brotherhood Outdoors television programming and Union Sportsmen’s Journal magazine.

“It is our pleasure to welcome Candice as our digital communications manager,” said USA Director of Conservation and Communications Forrest Parker. “She brings a wealth of social media, website management and journalism experience. Combined with her union, military and competitive shooting background—plus a lifelong passion for the outdoors—she brings all the assets necessary to drive our mission forward through increased engagement and integration in the digital space.”

“I’m honored to be a part of an organization that shares my values and goals,” said Horner. “It’s rare to find such an amazing group of people who are doing all the right things for all the right reasons. I look forward to raising awareness of everything the Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, its partners, and volunteers are doing across the country.”

Tags: Brotherhood Outdoors, Candice Horner, RECOIL magazine, Union Sportsmen’s Alliance, Union Sportsmen’s Journal

FirstSpear Friday – KADRI Clothing Launches Valkyrie Field Pant

Friday, November 1st, 2019

I first met the founders of KADRI earlier this year at Warrior East and soon realized that this is the most significant innovation in the tactical industry in years. A product created out of necessity, they not only designed a new pant to fit their needs, but a completely new sizing schema as well. Like it or not, women are here to stay in squad cars, ambulances, and on the battlefield. I also see a need for their innovation in the outback as more and more women enjoy the outdoors for both leisure and work. It’s about time they had some clothing that was designed by them, for them.

Women need pockets. Women in the tactical field definitely need pockets. This simple concept is typically not even a second thought for men working in the same occupation. For them, it’s not so much a question of whether or not pockets are needed, but how many, what kind and what placement best suits their tactical needs. For women, however, this is a constant battle. Due to the wide array of women’s body shapes and sizes, women are stuck with either clothes that fit with little tactical function, or clothes that are functional that don’t fit. Most end up wearing men’s clothes and simply deal with the ill-fitted reality of their current situation: to work in a male-dominated industry, there are just some things women must deal with.

This was the problem founders of KADRI Clothing wanted to solve when they started their company. Founded by two women who served in special operations units, KADRI Clothing is a by-women-for-women adventure-tactical apparel brand created to address common issues women experience in the field and other tactical environments. This includes everything from the functional to the fit needs across multiple body types and various tactical occupations and adventure hobbies.

We got the opportunity to look at the first item from their product line—the Valkyrie Field Pant— and the revolutionary sizing and fit system that goes along with it in the best environment possible: on a shooting range with seven tactically-minded women.

KADRI Clothing owner and USMC veteran, Katheryn Basso, walked us through this innovative new product.

The Valkyrie Field Pant is arguably one of the most advanced female garments available today with features intelligently designed for women. The pant contains 11 functional pockets, including well-sized cargo pockets that maintain their volume no matter the thigh size, and two back welt pockets sized for an M4 mag or large cell phone.

Constructed with a DWR finished nylon/spandex blend with overbuilt construction for durability. Designed with a mid-rise waist, the Field Pant features two waist gussets as well as an extended crotch gusset to allow for the perfect amount of stretch and enhanced range of motion when on the move. Belt loops accommodate up to a 2” riggers belt and include two front cross-design loops to secure clip on accessories like a carabiner.

Potentially one of the most ground-breaking features of the Valkyrie Field Pant is the industry-first sizing system. The Waist-Hip Variation Representation, or WHVR, Matrix sizing system uses waist, hip and inseam measurements to find a customizable fit.

This revolutionary system allows women to choose their waist size and up to two sizes larger in their hips. For example, if you are a size 4 waist, you now have the option of purchasing pants with a size 4, 6, or 8 hip. Additionally, the Valkyrie Field Pant comes in short (30”), regular (32”) and tall (35”) inseams. These options enable women to purchase pants specifically designed for their unique body type.

For more information on the pants, visit www.kadriclothing.com

For more info on the FirstSpear and KADRI collaboration click here first-spear.tech/f/firstspear®-and-kadri-clothing-collaborate

To purchase, visit www.first-spear.com/valkyrie-field-pant

For the Ladies – Girls With Guns Clothing Launches New Early Season Collection: Apricity

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Girls With Guns is celebrating their 10th anniversary this year, offering affordable, quality hunting gear for anything that Mother Nature may throw at you.

Apricity means the warmth of the sun in winter; that feeling of the sun shining on your face no matter how cold it is in the woods, and we think that’s a pretty fitting description for how the Apricity collection makes us feel. Not only is Apricity our most affordable hunting collection yet, it’s also one of our lightest, making it perfect for early season hunts in warm weather climates (like our beautiful Northern California hometown of Red Bluff). This collection features our signature layering system so you will always be able to customize your fit and your function.

The Apricity line is cotton, but it’s designed for comfort in warm weather and affordability.

See the collection at gwgclothing.com/womens-apricity-hunting-collection.

New Ladies Footwear from Combat Flip Flops

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

JUST RELEASED: THE NEW LADIES’ WEEKENDER, RISE & SHINE

Timeless style with superior comfort, versatility, and extra thoughtful features.

WEEKENDER
Clean lines and smooth natural materials make this the go-to for style and comfort. 

Lace loops hold laces exactly in place, a nod to technical footwear requirements designed by Special Operations veterans.  

PRODUCT DETAILS

Soft, packable canvas upper and natural rubber outsole for durability, traction and easy packing.

Do they transport you in style through all of your fun weekend plans? Of course…that’s what they’re made for. 

Are they ridiculously good looking? Most definitely…they’re the shoes your kids will  steal from you. 

What are they good for? They’re light, fast, sticky, and good looking. Perfect for school, work, fun, walking, going out, anything…they’re a versatile and casual go-to. 

RISE & SHINE

For women awakening to their highest potential and slaying their to-do’s.

PRODUCT DETAILS

Jersey knit deck, cushioned microfiber upper, and natural rubber outsole gives the durability of a combat boot with a yellow pop of sunshine.

Both shoes are made at a family-owned business in Colombia with all materials sourced within 25 miles of the finishing facility, keeping the carbon footprint small. Each pair purchased puts an Afghan girl in school, allowing you to leave a lasting impact globally and have a great pair of kicks.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

NRAAM 19 – Limited Edition Mallard Active Bra Holster by Dene Adams

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

Mother’s Day is right around the corner. If the lady in your life concealed carries, you might want to consider the Limited Edition Mallard Active Bra Holster by Dene Adams.

This active bra features a forty-five-degree angled holster. However, it’s right hand draw only. Designed with Sub-compact and Micro single stack in mind (that’s pistol size guys).

Dene Adams offers a full line of clothing items with integrated holsters, for both women and men.

deneadams.com/collections/active-bra-holsters/products/limited-edition-mallard-active-bra-holster