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Help Bill Jarvis’s Family Out

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Bill Jarvis is a friend of mine and many of you as well. Unfortunately, Bill needs our help.

For those of you who don’t know him, Bill Jarvis is also a 23 year Retired Navy SEAL who served his country with honor. Bill just found out he has EML leukemia and is currently undergoing Chemo Treatments at Duke University. Bill has to spend a month at Duke University for his initial Chemo Treatment. His wife Laura has been by his side for the last 2 weeks. With his wife and children livining 4 hours away, the plan is to set up lodging for the family to stay by Bill’s side for this month and the follow up treatments.

This is Bill along with our mutual friend, Ron Bellan at Duke Medical Center. Ron has organized a GoFundMe for Bill.

Mr. Jarvis has been battling health issues for the last couple years with 2 heart atacks, 4 stents put in, and now finding out he has Leukemia. This has not broken his spirit or his family’s spirit. If there is anything we, as his friends, brothers, family can do to support the Jarvis family, it’s to take some of the financial burdon off of him so he can concentrate on living.

The funds will be used for additional Medical Expenses, Mortgage payments, Wife and children’s travel and living expenses to and from Virginia Beach to the hospital, along with additional expenses for their needs. Any additional funding over the amount needed will be donated to Duke University Hospital for further cancer research.

Bill is the main provider for the family. With Bill in the hospital, income for the bills has dropped and the family will be in need of assistence. The goal is to stay ahead of the financial burdon on the Jarvis family during this time of need. You are not only giving to the Jarvis family today, but the families of cancer tomorrow. Bill is adamant about donating any left over funding to the Duke University Cancer center.

Thank you all for your support in this very time of need.

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/bills-fight-against-cancer

Make Mosul Great Again

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

We, here at SSD received this interesting message from Battle Brothers Trading.

We made some patches a couple of weeks ago during the initial push into western Mosul. We are selling and auctioning these off in order to donate 100% of the proceeds towards medical aid and equipment for civilians currently escaping ISIS on the western front.

We have been going over to Kurdistan and Iraq for the last two years supporting Peshmerga and now recently ISOF in certain capacity. We met and worked together with an organization called “The Academy of Emergency Medicine” on our last couple of trips, assisting them in rendering aid to civilians and soldiers on the battlefield. These guys are the real deal. Based out of the Slovak Republic, they are currently embedded with ISOF and are doing a lot of good on the medical front.

Battle Brothers Trading Company is a consulting and training company that has an FFL/SOT and a showroom, as well as a website for product sales. A portion of all sales in the pro shop and the website goes towards medical equipment and gear for guys putting foot to ass against ISIS.

“Make Mosul Great Again”

These patches were made to commemorate ongoing operations in Western Mosul in 2017.

Besides the ones currently being worn in the field, we made 21 more. These are made in Iraq, supporting local small business. All proceeds of sales go directly towards medical equipment and care for wounded Civilians currently escaping Mosul.

We have ten up for sale at 100.00 per patch, and another 10 that will be auctioned off to the highest bidders. Each patch comes with a certificate and the patches will be numbered 2-21/21.

1/20 is going to the man who coined the original MAGA….

If you’re interested in getting one of these limited edition patches, visit battlebrotherstrading.com/collections/what-we-use/products/make-mosul-great-again-patches.

Join The MAWL Man Militia

Friday, March 10th, 2017

For Christmas last year, BE Myers & Co., Inc sent out custom brick figures configured as MAWL Man to commemorate the launch of their weapon laser. Armed with a MAWL-DA on top of a suppressed MK18, MAWL Man also sports a pistol, knife, plate carrier and full loadout.

These proved so popular in social media that they decided to offer them for sale in order to raise funds for their favorite charity, SOC-F.

Get your MAWL Man from Weapon Outfitters and share photos of him in action by joining the MAWL Man Militia on Facebook.

Kickstarter – Mark I, II, III ODIN Tactical Belt System by Raptor Tactical

Friday, March 10th, 2017

Raptor Tactical is promoting their new Mk III ODIN tactical belt system on Kickstarter. Also available are their Mk I & II belts.

The Mk I is similar to a standard rigger’s belt. Inside the ODIN Mk 1 belt there are three compartments with a zipper so you can stash your small items in it like a spare key or money for later use. The Mk II incorprates laser cut PALS webbing. The Mk III also features the laser cut PALS compatible webbing as well as an optional inner belt which can be woen stand alone as a trouser belt or in conjunction with the outer belt. In this case, it relies on Velcro to connect with the outer belt. Additionally, tye belts feature a Velcro section at the back so you can put your name or logo patch on it.




Belt sizes are:
S – 28-32″
M – 32-36″
L – 36-40″
XL – 40-44″


Heat Experience– First ever fully zipped heated mid-layer pants

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

Heat on demand – Allows you to dress lightly when active while delivering heat on demand. No more changing sweaty clothes on those windy mountain tops!

Multi-purpose – Use as an outer or midlayer depending on your need.

More space – Removes the need for bringing heavy sweaters and frees up dearly needed space in your pack for extra food and gear.

First ever – Fully zipped heated mid-layer pants.


‘Raise The Black’ Fundraiser

Monday, February 13th, 2017

We’ve had notions of “hoisting the black flag” at some point in our lives. While the thought of being a pirate is a romantic notion, the black flag has been used by Daesh to terrorize the Middle East. It’s time to take it back and there’s a way to do it. One group of men who strike fear in the hearts of ISIS are ISOF.

A group of retired SF NCOs who worked with the Iraqi Special Operations Forces from 2004-2011 want to show the world what their Iraqi brothers are doing in defense of their country.

They are raising funds to create these flags which will be shipped to Iraq and flown by ISOF as they destroy Daesh.

The flag was inspired by ISOF’s use of black uniforms and black gun trucks. They took the traditional pirate flag and replace the sabers with crossed arrows of the Special Forces branch. The term “Nous Defions” is the motto of SF’s direction action elements.

Consider donating to this cause by visiting www.gofundme.com/raise-the-black.

GAOS – Diamondback NRA Airboat to be Auctioned this March on GunBroker.com

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

The NRA displayed the custom Diamondback Airboat they’ll be auctioning next month on GunBroker.com. Bidding begins March 17th.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit The NRA Foundation in their efforts to protect and improve the future of the shooting sports.

The special edition airboat features custom NRA wraps on the sides of the hull and rudders, custom seats inserts, panels and trim, Rhino non-skid hull interiors, custom powdercoat color, seat shells, webbing and center panel. The airboat comes with a painted single 5,200-lb. trailer with easy load ramps with rollers and custom XD wheels.

GAOS – AmericanSnipers.org

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

I stopped by the AmericanSnipers.org booth in order to see how things were going and to pick up a 2017 coin.

As you can see, it features a Viking shield at the front and a Sniper atop skulls at the rear.  It’s a hefty piece which will take a cord such as the length of 550 seen here.  Additionally, the edge is inscribed with a motivational saying made famous in an earlier coin. 

If you’re attending GAOS be sure to stop by booth #404 in the shooting sports hall. Otherwise, get your AS swag at www.americansnipers.org.  Proceeds benefit US military Sniper teams with much needed mission equipment. 

Meet the Brand Ambassadors of Team MultiCam

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017

Many of you may know that MuotiCam has several brand ambassadors, but what you may not know is that they come from a wide variety of backgrounds and participate in several pursuits. The two things they all have in common are that they have dynamic personalities and they all use their talents to support great causes. Over the next year, you’re going to get an opportunity to learn more about each of them, thanks to this video series.

Brooklyn, NY – MultiCam®, a camouflage pattern designed for use in a wide range of conditions, has partnered with renown video production house, Foxhound Productions, to launch a documentary video series highlighting the Team MultiCam® brand ambassadors.

The fist video of the series, set to premiere February 1st through MultiCam®’s YouTube channel, is an action-packed cinematic thrill ride meant to highlight the collective talents of Team MultiCam®. After this initial release, viewers can expect monthly video installments throughout 2017 that will individually profile each team member with an in-depth look into their backgrounds, careers and hobbies.

Team MultiCam® is made up of a diverse group of individuals, both military and civilian alike. The group includes decorated service members Jeff Benrud (US Army ret.), Jamey Caldwell (US Army ret.), Luie Zendejas (US Army ret.), JD Potynsky (US Army Ret.), Mark Llano (USMC ret.) and Kyle Defoor (US Navy ret.). These men, who in addition to pursuing their passions, lend their years of military experience to help train active duty military units and help fellow veterans.

Jeff Provenzano (pro skydiver), Travis Gibson (pro shooter), Luke Johnson (off-road racer) and Ricky Johnson (off-road racer) round out the team. With each member also providing training to military and law enforcement in their respective fields.

Collectively through the Team MultiCam® Military Charity Initiative, the team raised $40k for various military charitable funds in 2016, and aim to raise even more in the coming year.

“MultiCam® has always been a unique brand known for doing things a little differently,” stated MultiCam® Brand Manager, Ernesto Rodriguez. “As we built this group of brand ambassadors, we looked for unique individuals with interesting stories who would showcase our brand to new audiences. This video series is our way of providing that platform for the team to do so; and we hope everyone can appreciate them as much as we do.”


LBT Will Be At SHOT Show

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

Give them a visit and support their raffle, held on Thursday at SHOT with all proceeds to AIATT.