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MultiCam Pattern Expands Distribution Through 1947 LLC

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

If you’re an international MultiCam customer, you’ve probably already run across a new company named 1947, LLC when they became the exclusive international distributor of MultiCam fabrics earlier this year. Founded in May, 2014 by two textile industry veterans, 1947 LLC develops and sources woven and knit fabrics globally. In fact, while they are a US company, they also maintain a Shanghai office that ensures their customers will receive the same quality and service they experience in the US.

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No matter where you are, if you’ve been using MultiCam for any amount of time, the names at 1947, LLC won’t come as a surprise; Founders Ben Galpen and Ed Ricci as well as Vice President of Sales Bryan Boulis are well known. Not only is this team the international distributor for MultiCam, they are also responsible for new fabric development here in the US.

The firm has partnered with well known brand Texcel Industries to be their exclusive international and new business development partner. They also work with an ever growing list of new licensees to offer MultiCam fabrics.

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What this means for the Multicam brand is expanded commercial fabric offering through additional licensed printers. This results in more inventory and options for consumers and fabric development opportunities for manufacturers. Not only that, you’re going to see new nontextile Multicam solutions coming very soon out of this arrangement.

www.1947llc.com

Chase Tactical Is Now The North American Distributor For Warrior Assault Systems

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Chase Tactical has announced they are now the North American distributor for Warrior Assault Systems. The full release can be read below:

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Warrior Assault Systems & Chase Tactical are happy to announce that Chase Tactical will now be the North American distributors for Warrior Assault Systems. As Warrior Assault Systems continues to expand in the U.S. market it’s ready to bring their products to a much larger scale of dealers in the U.S. Warrior Assault Systems is a UK company whose products are all made from Genuine US Mil Spec Materials, Crye MultiCam and Murdock Webbing.

With the new changes, Chase Tactical has implemented their own Direct Dealer Network which is in place and ready to go. Those interested or looking to carry the Warrior Assault Systems brand are asked to contact Chase Tactical at Support@ChaseTactical.com.

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TRU-SPEC To Showcase Top Products At 2014 IACP

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

TRU-SPEC has announced their plans to showcase several new products at the 2014 IACP Annual Meetings in Orlando, Florida. The full release can be read below:

Manufacturer to Highlight Apparel Items with Upgraded Technologies

Marietta, GA – October 21, 2014 – TRU-SPEC®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, will be showcasing several of their new products, including H20 Proof Outerwear with improved technology, 24-7 Series® Ascent Pant and their line of Concealed Carry items at their booth (1541) at the 2014 IACP Annual Meetings, at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando Florida.

Understanding the importance and demand for protection against the elements, TRU-SPEC® will have on hand their H20 Proof Outerwear Collection – improved technology, constructed from a three-layer windproof, waterproof, breathable material, making it three times more breathable than the previous. In addition, TRU-SPEC® has incorporated Bemis high-quality, environmentally safe seam tapes for waterproofing sewn seams; with the understanding that seam tape is the critical link in the chain of waterproof protection.

“Our improved technology line of H20 Proof Outerwear is now covered under the TRU-SPEC® TRU-CONFIDENCE GUARANTEE,” stated Vice President of Marketing, Darrell Jacks. “The TTC Guarantee covers your H20 Outerwear for 2-years from the date of purchase; and if you are not completely satisfied with your TRU-SPEC® H20 Proof Outerwear for any reason, return it to TRU-SPEC® for a full refund of the purchase price. We always want to ensure that our first responders are taken care of to the best of our abilities with the best possible products.”
TRU-SPEC® will have on hand the entire H20 Proof Outerwear collection, which includes:

· Law Enforcement Parka
· Gen II ECWCS Parka
· Gen II ECWCS Rain Pant & Boonie
· All Season Rain Parka
· All Season Rain Jacket
· Cumulus Jacket*
· Element Jacket
· 3-in-1 Jacket
· 3-in-1 Parka

Also to be featured is the 24-7 Series® Ascent Pant. The cutting-edge and premium design provides superior comfort and move-ability. The inset cargo pockets and discrete reinforced knees provide a streamlined appearance, allowing for the sleek professional appearance. The pant also provides an easy access pocket behind each cargo pocket for storage of additional accessories necessary for every task. The Ascent pant is available in 6.5 oz 65/35 poly-cotton micro rip-stop fabric with 3% mechanical stretch, in black, navy, khaki and coyote.

“At TRU-SPEC®, we maintain an innovative and exciting approach to the apparel our first-responders wear, “stated Jacks. “We not only want to offer our tier-one law enforcement units a line of trusted apparel that matches their performance, but to support all public safety and law enforcement professionals. The IACP Conference is a way we can personally thank each of those men and women who put themselves in harms way to ensure our safety.”

Among the items to be highlighted at the TRU-SPEC® booth include the MultiCam Tropic™ and MultiCam Arid™ patterns, developed by Crye Precision, recently added to their popular Tactical Response Uniform selections, designed to meet the unique needs of Tactical Professionals, Law Enforcement and Special Operations personnel operating in high-risk environments. The MultiCam Arid™ pattern was developed to effectively reduce the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating in desert environments, which predominantly consist of open sand and rock. The MultiCam Tropic™ pattern was developed to reduce the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating in dense jungle environments; areas that predominantly consist of lush vegetation that remains relatively unaffected by seasonal changes. Both patterns join TRU-SPEC®’s current offerings of MultiCam® and MultiCam Black™.

www.truspec.com

The Safariland Group Appoints Chad Appleby As Vice President, Tax

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

The Safariland Group has recently appointed Chad Appleby as the Vice President, Tax. The full release can be read below:

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Appleby to focus on global tax strategy and tax operations

JACKSONVILLE, Florida – The Safariland Group (“the Company”), a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, announced today that Chad Appleby has joined the Company as the Vice President, Tax based in Jacksonville, Florida. Appleby will be responsible for leading the global tax strategy and tax operations of the Company and will report to Scott Harris, Chief Financial Officer. Appleby is a certified public accountant with more than 15 years of experience working on a wide range of domestic and international tax matters.

“Chad joins The Safariland Group at a pivotal time as we continue to execute our plan for growth through acquisitions and international expansion,” said Scott O’Brien, President. “We are looking forward to Chad’s involvement and leadership managing the complex tax issues and tax planning opportunities we face across the Company’s global operations.”

Appleby joins the Company after spending the last nine years leading the tax department as the Senior Director, Income Tax at PSS World Medical, Inc. a publicly traded distributor of medical supplies and equipment. Prior to that, he held roles of increasing responsibility in the Denver, CO; Honolulu, HI; and Jacksonville, FL offices of KPMG (the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm) advising clients on all areas of tax planning, reporting, and compliance. Appleby received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin and his Masters in Taxation from the University of Denver Graduate Tax Program.

“I’m thrilled to join The Safariland Group’s financial leadership team,” said Appleby. “The Company has a proven track record in the public safety market and has a solid plan for growth. I look forward to contributing to its continued advancements both in the US and internationally.”

For more information about The Safariland Group, visit www.safariland.com.

LBX Tactical Launches New Website

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

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LBX Tactical has launched a new webpage that allows visitors to purchase from both LBXTactical.com and LBTINC.com with single checkout capability.

Additionally, if you register with the website, you will qualify for a discount.

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Vickers Tactical Partners With CCW Safe

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

It was announced today that Larry Vickers and Vickers Tactical has partnered with CCW Safe. CCW Safe is a legal services membership plan that provides attorneys, investigators, and expert witnesses to its concealed carry permit holder members.

You can read the full release here: ccwsafe.com/news/vickers-tactical-partners-with-ccw-safe

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KRISS Group To Release Licensed War Sport LVOA Rifles Through KRYTAC

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

If you’re wondering why we’re posting news about airsoft rifles on SSD, it’s because this presents a scenario where a gun company is preemptively licensing their designs for airsoft rather than let others copy them. It’s a smart move.

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KRISS Group SA officially entered into a trademark licensing agreement with War Sport Industries, LLC to produce the LVOA rifles, in .22 LR and 6mm, through its training and recreational shooting products brand, KRYTAC.

October 7, 2014 – Nyon, Switzerland – KRISS Group has entered into a worldwide license agreement with War Sport Industries, LLC to manufacture and distribute .22 LR and electric airsoft LVOA rifles under KRISS Group’s KRYTAC brand.

The agreement between KRISS Group and War Sport Industries represents an important step forward for KRYTAC to produce affordable training solutions based on innovative firearm products. The LVOA’s advanced design compliments the KRYTAC rifle product line with its unique silhouette and reputation for excellence.

“War Sport Industries is very excited to be partnering with KRISS Group SA in the LVOAtm trademark licensing agreement for the KRYTACtm and .22 LR product lines. The partnership brings two very innovative and “out of the box” manufacturers together to offer both training and recreational shooting products known as KRYTAC,” said Joey Boswell, CEO of War Sport Industries, LLC.

The KRYTAC LVOA .22 LR is intended to become the affordable shooting alternative for the range day enthusiast and tactical trainer by replicating the form and function of the 5.56mm LVOA rifles. The KRYTAC LVOA AEG (Airsoft Electric Gun) will provide shooters with a low impact, non-lethal training solution and replicate many of the same features of the War Sport LVOA rifles. It will be powered by the KRYTAC Nautilus 8mm Reinforced Gearbox.

The KRYTAC LVOA .22 LR and AEG are targeted for 2015. Release dates and pricing will be announced at the 2015 Shot Show Exhibition in Las Vegas, USA.

www.krytac.com

MMI Textiles And Hyde Definition Create A Partnership For Production And Distribution Of The PenCott™ Brand Of Camouflage For Domestic And International Military And Commercial Markets

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

WESTLAKE, OHIO, USA, OCTOBER 7, 2014 – MMI Textiles introduces Hyde Definition’s PenCott™ family of patterns into its strong portfolio of military textile products. The PenCott™ inventory will initially consist of the BadLands™, GreenZone™, SandStorm™ and SnowDrift™ patterns on 500D Cordura, Nylon-Cotton Ripstop, and 50D Polyester fabrics – all printed and finished to meet US milspec nIR standards. Future production will also expand to include Asia for delivery to our customers who manufacture their end products in the Far East. Additional fabric and fabric-based substrates will be added to the portfolio as well – some of which will also leverage new printing technologies.

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Increased availability of PenCott™ patterns, with commitment from the MMI Team

MMI has always had a strong commitment to the US armed forces, and many of our international customers also seek quality products that have been manufactured to US standards. We have over 30 years of experience in the military market producing cotton, nylon, polyester and blended fabrics. The PenCott™ family of camouflage patterns greatly enhances our existing product offering and we are excited to have this opportunity to increase sales and marketing efforts for this newly created partnership. For further information about the PenCott™ patterns, please visit www.HydeDefinition.com and/or the PenCott™ Facebook page at: www.Facebook.com/PenCottcamouflage.

PenCott™ – Mission Critical Camouflage: the science behind the solution

The development of the PenCott™ pattern began in 2005 as a result of Dom Hyde noting that virtually all current-issue military camouflage patterns for clothing were ineffective in many environments and missions in a post 9/11 world. Dom’s decades of studying and experimenting with thousands of camouflage designs and the direct result of several years of independent research and development has gone into the creation of PenCott™.

The 360° pattern geometry – with the inclusion of large, medium and small fractal shapes – makes the PenCott™ patterns effective at close, mid and long range; and because of its non-linear orientation, the full effectiveness of the pattern is retained whether the wearer is standing, kneeling or prone.

LVOA Perfomance

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014

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These photos from Richard King Photography show what appears to be War Sport Industries‘ latest venture; performance automobiles. They aren’t the only ones. It seems that guns and cars definitely go together. Numerous companies have undertaken vehicle projects.

Layin’ down tracks…

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This Pack Found At Walmart Looks Very Familiar

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

We received a message Friday about a new line of tactical at gear at Walmart. The SOG line appears to be from SOG Specialty Knives & Tools but they aren’t available through their website, only through Walmart. Although there are numerous clones in the line, we decided to concentrate on the SOG Squadron Pack which bears a striking resemblance to the 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 backpack.

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Essentially, both are about the same size and serve the same purpose as backpacks but we don’t believe that the 5.11 Tactical product is patented. Instead, we see something amiss that is going to start showing up a lot; Trade Dress. For those unfamiliar with the term, it’s a form of intellectual property. Trade dress is a legal term of art that generally refers to characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or its packaging that signify the source of the product to consumers.

Pack Comparison

As you can see, aside from the overall look of the packs, there are several features in particular that are the same. What remains to be seen is if 5.11 Tactical has noticed (we are pretty sure they will after this story) and what, if anything they might do about it.