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BivyPack on Kickstarter

Friday, March 9th, 2018

BivyPack is billed on Kickstarter as the backpack that transforms into a bivy tent. On the upside, you’ve got both shelter and load carriage in one package. The opposite is that you’re always carting your shelter around.

The 40 liter pack section is manufactured from hex grid ripstop nylon. It is a flapped too loader with front packet as well as two side pockets and includes a carbon fiber frame along with shoulder, waist and chest straps.

The poles are integrated into the head section. Now, here’s another issue to consider. While the body is a laminate, the head section is noseeum mesh. In inclement weather this could be a real issue. Their solution is to place your coat over the head area when you need the extra protection. That’s one way to keep weight down, I guess. It’s only about one pound all told which isn’t bad.

While it’s innovative, a few design choices make it only applicable for a narrow set of circumstances.


Propper Celebrates Guns & Hoses $700,000 Record

Friday, March 2nd, 2018

St. Charles, MO – As a major sponsor, Propper recently celebrated with Budweiser Guns & Hoses as they raised a record $700,000 in one night for The Backstoppers.


Founded in 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses is a fundraising event consisting of three-round boxing matches between area police officers and firefighters, held to benefit The BackStoppers. Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses, which has grown into one of the premier fundraising events in the St. Louis area, has raised $6.1 million to date.

“We are proud to continue to sponsor this important event that benefits the families of first responders who were injured or killed serving the communities they loved,” said Hannah Foley, Director of Marketing for Propper. “From covering medical expenses to providing education for the children left behind, Backstoppers has consistently helped family members get through the toughest times.”

The Backstoppers organization hosts the annual Budweiser Guns & Hoses charity boxing match where police officers and firefighters face off in an evening of charity matches benefiting the families of critically injured and fallen first responders.

Started in 1959, The BackStoppers provides needed financial assistance and support to the spouses and dependent children of all police officers, firefighters and volunteer firefighters, and publicly-funded paramedics and EMTs who have lost their lives or suffered a catastrophic injury performing their duty.

Max Venom Product Group Launches Fast Fire Device for GLOCK! Crowdfunding Campaign on Indiegogo

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Colin Despins of Max Venom Tactical has created an Indiegogo campaign for his latest invention, the Fast Fire Device for GLOCK!

The FFD-H is optimized for a GLOCK 17 or a full-size Lone Wolf frame. It can be installed or uninstalled from the host firearm in seconds and without any tools. But the real point is that it also allows for the handgun to achieve a full auto-like rate of fire. With legislation pending to ban bumpfire stocks and other, similar devices, Despins decided to launch the crowdfunding campaign sooner rather than later.

In addition to this video, they promise additional imagery of the device in action on their instagram page Max_Venom_Product_Group.

The last paragraph on the campaign’s webpage is pretty interesting:

Special Note – In no event shall Max Venom (MaxVenom.com), or any agents of Max Venom, be held liable for any damages resulting from the use or misuse of this product. By backing this project the user/purchaser agrees to hold harmless Max

Venom, indefinitely.

The campaign’s page is www.indiegogo.com/projects/fast-fire-device-for-glock.

Tickets On Sale Now for the 3rd Annual Stone Mountain Machine Gun Shoot June 2-3, 2018

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

The Northeast’s Ultimate Shooting Weekend is Back with an all-new Night Vision Shoot, Assault Hike, Machine Gun Tree Cutting Contest and More

Monroeton, PAFebruary 22, 2018 – The 3rd annual Stone Mountain Machine Gun Shoot & Gun Show, the Northeast’s ultimate shooting weekend, is back June 2-3 at the Shooters Gauntlet, a 1,000-acre facility located in the endless mountains of Northern Pennsylvania.  The 2018 machine gun shoot gives attendees a full weekend packed with new guns, shooting contests, and an all-new night vision shoot. Tickets are on sale now at ShootersGauntlet.com.


Throughout the weekend, guests will have access to one of the largest machine gun lines on the east coast and can test machine guns with ammo available for purchase on the line. One shooting lane will be dedicated solely for gun show vendors, letting attendees test products before purchase. Away from the machine gun line, the gun show will take place at the bottom of the hill with a new adjacent suppressor range for suppressor vendors to demo new products.


All new for this year, the Shooters Gauntlet will host a Night Vision Shoot after the close of day one, June 2 from 8:30pm-10:00pm. The night vision shoot is free to all attendees with more details coming soon. Attendees can also sign up for the all-new Assault Hike sponsored by Kinetic Development Group.  The guys from KDG will run attendees through the hike each day of the shoot, giving shooters the option to upgrade to the KDG full auto rifle.


Also new for this year’s machine gun shoot, Shooters Gauntlet will host a machine gun tree cutting competition and a dueling machine gun line shoot. Each day will kick off with a RWB Explosion with USA Chemical Supply.


Tickets are on sale now at ShootersGauntlet.com and start at $25 for a weekend pass when purchased before April 15th.

“The June machine gun shoot will be out biggest yet,” said Bob Raimo, owner of the Shooter’s Gauntlet. “We have even more machine gunners than last year’s shoot, as well as several new and expanded events happening around the property throughout the weekend. This shoot is going to be awesome; we can’t wait to see everyone in June.”

Firearms and accessory manufacturers who want to learn more about exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities can visit www.shootersgauntlet.com/mg-line-details-june2018  or contact Bob Raimo directly at 484.883.9067 or bobraimo@me.com.

Follow the Shooter’s Gauntlet on Instagram @shootersgauntlet and on Facebook @shootersgauntlet for event updates year-round.

Raine Inc’s Kickstarter Project Ends Soon

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

You guys made it happen, the Bridger™ Kickstarter is 137% funded with 10 days left before the Kickstarter ends!


There are still a few early birds left for purchase on the Kickstarter and we added an option to purchase two Bridgers, as requested, for those that want to run them on the left and right cummerbund for full coverage.

Early Birds are $59 plus shipping and MSRP for the Bridger will be $79 after all the early birds are gone (Shipping $7 for US and $31 for international).

Link to Kickstarter.

We’ve had several requests to make a video with an overview of the Bridger™ and how it attaches to a FirstSpear® Tubes™ cummerbund.

We are currently accepting new projects (Licensing and Manufacturing opportunities) for companies interested in integrating the Bridger™ system into their vests, plate carriers, chest rigs, hunting, and outdoor product lines and new dealers interested in selling the Bridger™.

Contact us at Bridger@rainetactical.com for further info.

The Strandhögg plate carrier pictured in this post and the video is made by Firstspear, LLC and the Bridger™ products are made by Raine, Inc with Tubes™. FirstSpear®, Tubes™, 6/12™ and 6/9™ are trademarks of FirstSpear, LLC. Products shown with these trademarks are built with FirstSpear Technology™.

Bridger™ products are patent pending (US and International).

Get A Great Print And Support The Night Stalker Association

Monday, February 12th, 2018

30 Seconds Out

Thirty Seconds Out has these prints in stock and they are donating $1 from each sale to The Night Stalker Association. The prints are only $14.99 and are 11” x 17” so it won’t be hard to find a spot on your wall to hang this bad boy. The print can be bought HERE! Thanks for supporting, and this design is also available on a t-shirt with $1 from each of those being donated as well. Thanks for supporting!


Annual Team 5 Fundraiser

Thursday, January 25th, 2018


Team 5 Foundation is only SOFMED medical team that deploys to the most overlooked remote areas using SOF doctors, medics and nurses. Every mission is accomplished using only volunteer time and donated equipment and medicine. The foundation is running their annual fundraiser auction online at www.team-5.org.

Raine Kickstarter Contest

Monday, January 15th, 2018

We are 61% funded on the Kickstarter in the first week! It’s time to vote for the best name for the MOLLE Cover.

You can support and back the project at our Kickstarter campaign page: Raine MOLLE Cover for Tubes on Kickstarter.

The highest voted name will receive a free MOLLE Cover and if you back the Kickstarter we will refund your reward purchase.

1 Back the kickstarter and if your product name is selected, we will refund your purchase and ship you a free one.
2 No names with the word Tube or Tubes™ (We will respect the trademark of FirstSpear®)
3 We have a planned cummerbund that has the MOLLE Cover integrated into it and a split front chest rig. The name should work with those as well.
For examples, MOLLE Bridge Cummerbund and MtG Split Front Chest Rig.
4 We have a planned versions that will work with other buckles, quick release systems, and hardware that solve the same problem. The cover will eliminate the gap created by these buckles and give you back the prime MOLLE real-estate that was lost.
5 Must be a minimum of 18 years old to be eligible for a Free MOLLE Cover.
6 Winner will receive one MOLLE Cover and can choose Multicam, Coyote or Black for color.
7 You can make multiple suggestions in the comment section (we will count all positive comments posted below your suggested name towards the vote).
8 The Winner’s reward will be shipped with the same schedule as the first Early Bird’s on the Kickstarter.
9 Contest ends at Midnight tonight Monday 01/15/18.

Come see samples at SHOT Show, we have two booth locations.

• Shot Show Main Floor, Booth # 20132 (Tues – Fri)
• Shot Show Supplier Show Case, Booth # S1440 (Mon – Tues)

Raine, Inc. is currently looking for dealers, distributors, companies that would like to have us integrate Raine designs into their product lines, and contract sewing customers.

Email us at shotshow@raineinc.com to schedule a meeting at Shot Show.
Email us at kickstarter@raineinc.com if you have any questions on the Kickstarter or want to put in a unit/team/group order (all volume orders on Kickstarter will receive early bird pricing).

FirstSpear®, Tubes™, 6/12™ and 6/9™ are trademarks of FirstSpear, LLC. Products shown with these trademarks are built with FirstSpear Technology™.