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Kitanica Launching New Website Next Week

Saturday, November 8th, 2014


Kitanica is launching a brand-new website on Monday, November 10th, full of new features including easier navigation, mobile platform compatibility, and enhanced social media connectivity. Make sure if you order from Kitanica to do by end of evening on Sunday, November 9th, as there will be a temporary hold on orders during the website migration.

Gene Higdon Launches Mean Gene Leather

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Many people don’t know that before Gene Higdon founded a tactical nylon company he was a saddle maker.


Earlier today he informed us that he is getting back into the leather business with Mean Gene Leather. So far, Gene has only announced the Barbarian belt which will be distributed by War Sport Industries and G-Code Holsters.


No website yet but he is on Facebook at

LWRC International Steps Up Training Team With The Addition Of Matt Jacques And Victory First

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

LWRC International has recently announced the addition of Matt Jacques to their team as a Senior Firearms Program Adviser. The full release can be read below:

Matt Jacques

Cambridge, MD (November 3 2014) – LWRC International announces a new training partnership with Matt Jacques and Victory First to support its Law Enforcement, Military and Government Training programs. Matt joins an impressive team of firearms experts on the LWRCI Firearms Training Program as Senior Firearms Program Advisor.

“We are looking for Matt Jacques to strengthen LWRCI training programs and help support integration of LWRCI weapon systems with our customers”, says David Ridley, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing. “Matt brings a wealth of product knowledge, personal relationships and tactical training expertise to our team”.

As an advisor for LWRCI, Matt will assist with development of training programs, systems design and development, using his experience to drive the LWRCI rifle programs into the future with key customers in Law Enforcement, Military and Government.

“In my experience in the field- I have worked with guys that run LWRC rifles, use them on a daily basis for their jobs in LE and Government entities, and rely on them without reservations,” Jacques said. “I have always been impressed with the quality and durability of the end product. LWRCI is a company I am proud to represent and excited to get things moving to help expand their current family of weapons and to build an effective training program.”

Jacques is a retired Law Enforcement / SWAT Officer and a Marine Corps veteran. He has served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and a founding member of the US Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force as a Special Deputy.

Over the past 10 years Matt has worked closely with firearms manufacturers including FNH USA – where he managed the FN SPR Precision Rifle Program, belt fed weapons section and the SCAR program; as well as new equipment training for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons.

Most recently he worked for the State Department as a Firearms Instructor for the Diplomatic Security Service, leaving there as the Chief of Operations to start Victory First – an advisory and consulting services firm for manufacturers and companies in the firearms industry.

Texcel Industries Announces Relationship With 1947 LLC

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Texcel Industries has announced a new relationship with 1947 LLC who will be representing Texcel Industries for all international sales as well as new domestic customer development and sales. Texcel is very excited to bring 1947 LLC and their tremendous textile experience on board to assist in growing the Texcel base of business.

Here is their formal announcement:

Texcel Industries, a leader in the manufacturing of military solid and camouflage webbing for over 18 years. Texcel has been involved in almost every major military contract, including IOTV, OTV, ILBE, FILBE, PLATE CARRIER, MTV, IMTV and MOLLE COMPONENTS, is proud and excited to announce a new relationship with 1947 LLC. 1947 LLC will be representing Texcel Industries for all international sales as well as new domestic customer’s development and sales. Texcel is very excited to bring 1947 LLC and their tremendous textile experience on board to assist in growing Texcel’s base of business. 1947 LLC is a full-service textile solution provider specializing in military, tactical, and industrial products. 1947 LLC is also responsible for managing the Multicam family of brands. 1947 LLC has extremely strong relationships with all domestic weavers, dyers and printers of nylon, polyester, nylon/cotton and cotton substrates.

ProMag Industries Won’t Be Selling Anymore PMAG Lookalikes

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Despite reports to the contrary, the Magpul vs Brookshire Tool and Mfg Co dba ProMag Industries didn’t end in a draw. Magpul field suit against ProMag last year because the the PROMAG bore a striking resemblance to the PMAG. The case was settled late last month and the suit and countersuit dismissed in Federal Court but as with most of these settlements, everybody pays their own lawyers fees and walks away.
Except, Magpul released this statement on their blog:

November 4, 2014
Magpul Industries Corp announced today that the parties have settled the patent infringement lawsuit that Magpul brought against ProMag based on ProMag’s selling and distribution of its magazines for AR15/M16 rifles and carbines. Magpul had alleged that these magazines violated its patents. The companies settled their dispute on confidential and mutually agreeable terms. As part of the settlement, ProMag agreed to discontinue sales of the accused magazines as currently configured.

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.


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.


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.

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:

Chase & Warrior Flyer

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

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™.

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:


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

LBX Tactical Launches New Website

Thursday, October 9th, 2014


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

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