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Warren Innovative Technologies – Dead Air Wolf-9SD Body Wrenches

Saturday, January 13th, 2018


Warren Innovative Technologies has announced the availability of 3D-printed polymer Body Wrenches for the Dead Air Wolf-9SD suppressor. The design engages the recesses of both the serial numbered rear, and the front sections, allowing the user to apply more torque to their Wolf-9SD from the front. Warren is also offering wrenches for the Dead Air Ghost suppressor, as well as SilencerCo’s Omega 9K/45K/Octane cans; the SilencerCo wrenches comes with a strap wrench mount adapter when further torque is needed.

These are made-to-order, with lead times dependent on order volume.

If you’re wondering these tools are made of 3D printed polymer, rather than a metal like steel or aluminum, here’s the explanation straight from the creator:

I didn’t make it out of steel because I didn’t want to damage the finish on the mounts. I looked into laser cutting aluminum but the expert to whom I spoke about it said the small wrench features would cause heat overloading and cause bad results from melting.

The 3D printed product prevents finish damage while allowing adequate torquing for installation and removal. It also allows embedded text without additional laser engraving.

To order this and Warren Innovative Technologies’ other wrenches, PM them on their Facebook page.

Fix It Sticks – AR15 Kit With Hard Case

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Fix It Sticks AR-15 and Glock Tools

Fix It Sticks is a company that created the Fix It Stick, a compact multitool which consists of two ‘sticks’ designed to combine into a t-shape for leverage. They will soon be releasing an AR-15 Maintenance Kit, complete with hard case, that’s currently up for pre-order on their site.

Fix It Sticks AR-15 and Glock Tools

The kit is full of bits and accessories specifically for AR-15 maintenance. In addition to a set of Fix It Sticks, the kit also contains, in part:

  • BCG Scraper
  • Pin Punch
  • Bronze Scraper
  • A2 Front Sight Adjustment Bit
  • Set of Brass Cleaning Rods
  • Fix It Sticks AR-15 and Glock Tools

    The included hard case is designed to hold bits and accessories with a standard 1/4″ base, and any 8-32 threaded component.

    The Fix It Sticks AR-15 Maintenance Kit has an estimated ship date of February 1st, 2018.

    Bawidamann Blades – Ti Utilitarian Christmas Ornaments 

    Monday, December 4th, 2017

    Leave it to the Bawidamann brothers to come up with something unique for Christmas.


    Made from titanium, these utilitarian Christmas Ornaments will be available soon. Offered as Sugar Shivs and Candy Canes.

    Be sure to sign up for their newsletter for first dibs.

    Sparrows Ranger Set Available in Kryptek RAID Camo

    Monday, November 20th, 2017

    With two different carry options the Ranger case is a versatile set that can be adapted to your personal carry or operational needs.

    The set can be carried by duty belt or mounted with Malice clips to your Molle compatible gear.

    The Ranger case has two parts the holster and a removable tool case that is held in place by a large Velcro swatch. The ability to remove the tool case from the holster allows for a larger selection of tools to be carried and the ability to quickly remove and pass the entire tool set to another team member. With its increased capacity the ranger case also incudes a compartment for padlock shims or other small bypass tools.

    Ranger Set Contents

    6 x Picks with thermal handles
    1 x Level 1 Wrenches
    1 x Padlock shim set
    1 x Wafer keys
    1 x SHANK
    1 x Mini Jim

    Available in Kryptek RAID, Black and Green.


    Overland Expo East 2017 – The Griffin Rescue Tool

    Sunday, October 1st, 2017

    rescue tool

    Among the acres of high-end overlanding equipment and custom expedition vehicles during last weekend’s Overland Expo East at the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, this little gem of a tool stood out: The Griffin Rescue Tool. It’s specially designed for first responders with a glass breaker, seatbelt cutter, and oxygen bottle valve wrenches among its 14 functions. About 3 1/2 inches long, it’s also TSA compliant.

    Price and availability TBA.

    Griffin Pocket Tools


    Tough Hook Introduces New Colors

    Thursday, September 28th, 2017

    Tough Hook Hangers are now available on GSA through US Patriot Tacticals Schedule 84. Tough Hook has expanded its colors options to six colors. Their newest colors are Yellow, Red and recently, Grey. All of these can be purchased through their network of dealers.

    All products are 100% American Made in Bozeman, MT and Carry a Lifetime Warranty and Tough Hook is Veteran and LE owned. All colors are in stock. For any questions, info, or dealer inquires. Feel free to contact

    IEE Rugged Displays Featured at DSEI 2017

    Friday, September 1st, 2017

    Displays Focus on Open Architecture (OA) and Open Standard Video and Data Interfaces

    September 5th, 2017, Van Nuys, CA—IEE, a manufacturer of enhanced displays for military applications, will be exhibiting at the Defense Security Expo International (DSEI) exhibition in London, England September 12-15th. IEE’s array of smart and flat panel displays addresses a variety of applications across Ground Vehicle, Naval, and Airborne markets. Open Architecture (OA) Systems, and Open Standard Video and Data Interfaces across IEE’s product lines, address customers needs for modularity and reuse, to deliver compliant and cost-effective solutions.

    12.1_ Smart Display

    A highlight of IEE’s Ground Vehicle Displays is the 12.1” Control Display Unit, (CDU) utilizing networked open architecture standards to achieve interoperability and optimization of size, weight, power, and cost (SWaP-C). Standards such as Generic Vehicle Architecture (GVA—UK DEF STAN 23-09), LAVOSAR NATO GVA (NGVA—STANAG 4754) and US VICTORY, emphasize the importance of networking in intra- and inter-vehicle communications.

    “IEE’s objective is to provide competitively priced, high-quality display solutions that meet the needs of our customers all over the world,” commented Steve Motter, Vice President of Business Development at IEE. “Part of meeting customer needs is providing modular products designed with the flexibility to quickly and easily accommodate custom applications.”

    3 ATI

    For the Airborne market, IEE will be showcasing a new square aspect ratio display 3 ATI Line Replaceable Unit (LRU), that addresses the ongoing need for Instrumentation and Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) replacement. The 3 ATI is available in a variety of I/O configurations, including Ethernet, RS-232/422, 1553, ARINC 429 and ARINC 818. IEE’s field-proven avionics replacement displays have made them a display of choice for a variety of military aircraft platforms.

    IEE is exhibiting in the South Hall-Stand S9-231 at DSEI, September 12-15th in conjunction with Solid State Supplies/Ginsbury Electronics, IEE has supplied rugged displays in partnership with Ginsbury for programs and platforms such as the Astute Submarine, Chinook Helicopter, Cutlass (UK Bomb disposal, Type 23 upgrade). Stop by or make an appointment with Steve Motter by calling toll-free 1-800-422-0867, ext. 327, or email

    About Ginsbury Electronics: (Part of the Solid State Supplies Group)

    Established in 1979 and located in Rochester, Kent, Ginsbury Electronics is a specialist displays and power component distributor and integrator for commercial, retail, industrial and military clients throughout the UK and Europe. For further information visit

    About IEE:
    For over 70 years, Industrial Electronic Engineers, IEE, has been a trusted provider of enhanced displays for military and industrial applications. From rapid prototyping of custom designs to full-scale production runs, IEE produces innovative displays with advanced features like multi-mode backlighting, optically bonded touch-screens, and lightweight, ruggedized enclosures. IEE’s direct control of critical process steps reduces costs, decreases production lead times and improves life-cycle management. IEE display products are distributed worldwide. Go to

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    EXOTAC – titanLIGHT

    Saturday, August 26th, 2017

    I saw EXOTAC’s titanLIGHT at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake City.  It is a refillable, waterproof lighter and features a replaceable flint and wick.  Made from aircraft grade aluminum, it features O-ring seals for longer intervals between lighter fluid refills.