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Line Of Fire Announces Victor Ramos As President Of Sales And Marketing

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

This is an announcement from Line of Fire Tactical regarding the appointment of Victor Ramos as President of Sales and Marketing. I’ve known Vic for years and he is a great guy. We wish him luck in his new position.

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We are proud to announce that Victor Ramos will be taking over as President of Sales and Marketing at Line of Fire. Vic comes to us from his VP of Sales role at Wild Things.

Vic has been filling the role of Director of Special Projects for the last 3 months where he has helped considerably.

Vic’s new role will direct Line Of Fire into a expanded COTS and retail market. Vic brings with him over 10 years of experience in the market place both with distributors and manufacturers. Look for new product offerings coming from Line of Fire to include a new clothing line in 2015.

Rob Anderson Buys US PALM

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Pretty exciting new for Rob. He and I are old sparring partners and I know he has been working on this for awhile now so I’m glad to hear that his dream has come to fruition. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for US PALM.


Scottsdale, AZ – US PALM, the industry leader in AK47 accessories and soft armor solutions, is pleased to announce that founder Robert Anderson has purchased US PALM [US Primary Armament Logistical Manufacturing] from its holding company SGC Global Industries. Anderson founded US PALM in the spring of 2009 and has seen successful growth each year since its creation. With flagship products such as the AK30 magazine and the Defender soft armor solutions, US PALM looks forward to long term continued growth under Anderson’s direction as President of US PALM, LLC.

With US PALM entering its 5th year of business, the transition away from SGC Global Industries comes during a growth cycle for each company. “The timing was right on both sides to execute the break-away,” Anderson stated, “PALM will benefit from more individualized attention and a more focused organizational structure. My goal with PALM has always been to fill the gaps that exist in the industry with quality gear and I look forward to returning to US PALM’s roots”

Anderson will apply a renewed focus and energy to US PALM by realigning with the original goals of the company: to create gear for the modern warfighter and innovative solutions with real world purpose. US PALM will release information on product launches and new partnerships in Q2 of 2014 and looks forward to capitalizing on new and existing opportunities under Anderson’s ownership.

During the transition period, US PALM will continue normal operations from their current Scottsdale facility. In late Q2 2014 US PALM will relocate to a new larger facility in North Phoenix, currently under construction, to meet expanded production needs.

Erik Lawrence Launches New Company

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Erik Lawrence has launched a new endeavor, Vigilant Security Services. He sold Blackheart International last year and felt he was ready to concentrate on VSS, a firm he founded in 2005 but just didn’t have the time to do much with.

Staffed by former SOF personnel, VSS provides the following services:

» Personnel Protective Services
• Executive Protection for VIP’s
• Private Security Details for Hostile Environments
• Counter-Surveillance

» Facility Security Services
• Site Vulnerability Assessments
• Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM)
• Risk Assessments & Security Analysis
• Physical and technological security
• Corporate Security Reviews & Audits
• Information and intelligence gathering
• Defensive Strategy Evaluations

» Security Training
• Security Awareness & Individual Protective Measures (IPM) Training
• Safety Training for Traveling Abroad
• Security Staff Training
• Firearms and Tactical Training

TYR Tactical – Southern Pines Grand Opening

Sunday, March 30th, 2014

TYR Tactical Southern Pines Entrance

TYR Tactical celebrated the grand opening of their new facility in Southern Pines just outside of Fort Bragg, NC. We were there for several hours throughout midday and it was very well attended. TYR Tactical used the opportunity to raise $1300 for the Unit Scholarship Fund with a raffle for various TYR products including a combat smock from the new Huron line.

TYR Tactical Southern Pines Showroom Bins

The facility’s layout has ample room for growth with offices, a large showroom area, custom shop and large production floor with shipping area. The Custom Shop will specialize in TYRORIZING, allowing you to take one of the five available platforms (PICO-DA, PICO-MV, PICO-MVS, COMA001, Ultra Low Vis Plate Carrier for the Velocity ULV Plate) and customize it by adding any of their existing pouches. “Customization” refers to hard sewing pre-existing TYR Tactical pouches/MOLLE to one of the 5 above platforms. TYRORIZE \’tir-o-rise\ [adv] Meaning to modify or enhance an operator’s existing nylon or armored equipment.

TYR Tactical Southern Pines Shop Floor

This video from TYR Tactical gives you a great overview of their new shop.

TYR Tactical joins a growing tactical industry in Moore County, NC which includes Quantico Tactical, Spartan Blades, Warsport Industries and XGO among others.

U.S. Tactical Supply To Attend 2014 USASOC Sniper Comp

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

U.S. Tactical Supply will be attending the 2014 U.S. Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition on March 27-28 at Fort Bragg. They will be displaying their Sniper Data Gear, HOG Saddle Trip Pod Kits, and  SUPCOV Mirage Mitigation Devices.

Tactical Tailor To Exhibit At USASOC Sniper Comp

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

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Nate and Steve from Tactical Tailor will be attending the 2014 U.S. Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition on March 27-28 at Fort Bragg.

TYR Tactical Southern Pines Grand Opening This Weekend

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Since 2010 our goal has always been to make each design feel like it was custom made for you, The Next Generation Warrior®. Our next evolution starts now. Please join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our first east coast facility, TYR Tactical™ Southern Pines.


Our Mission:
Southern Pines primary purpose is to act as a Custom Shop and “TYRORIZE” facility. The Custom Shop will allow you to take one of the five available platforms (PICO-DA, PICO-MV, PICO-MVS, COMA001, Ultra Low Vis Plate Carrier for the Velocity ULV Plate) and customize it with already existing TYR Tactical™ pouches. “Customization” refers to hard sewing pre-existing TYR Tactical™ pouches/MOLLE to one of the 5 above platforms. TYRORIZE \’tir-o-rise\ [adv] Meaning to modify or enhance an operator’s existing nylon or armored equipment.

Why Southern Pines?
Southern Pines is a perfect spot. We looked elsewhere in the region, but that community was the only one that felt like a second home. Fort Bragg is obviously a major hub for the Army, I wanted to be in a place with a great quality of life that was also positioned strategically to help our company grow. For us, Southern Pines is that place, so this move makes total sense.

Why Now?
TYR Tactical™ is a fast paced and growing company. This move is the culmination of 2 years of planning. Our objective is to bring the innovation, style and quality of manufacturing that every TYR Tactical™ product has to the east coast.

Can I order online and pick it up at TYR Tactical™ Southern Pines?
Yes. will offer a “SOPO Will Call” shipping option. A $5 handling fee will apply. This is because items will still be manufactured in Peoria, AZ and sent in biweekly freight shipments to Southern Pines. All online order status and expedite requests will still handled at our flagship location in Peoria, AZ.

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
9am – 5pm
By Appointment Only

Contact Us:

Scott Blackwell Steps Down From President of Marketing and Sales for Remington

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

Scott Blackwell has been working with Remington frontman George Kollitides since 2006. Earlier today, Kollitides announced via internal memo that his longtime friend and advisor Blackwell was leaving his position as President of marketing and Sales for Remington Outdoor Company, effective immediately.

It is with sadness that I announce the departure of Scott Blackwell, President of Remignton Outdoor Company. Since 2006, I have relied on Scott as an advisor, business partner and friend. His loyalty and dedication to our Company and its people are unrivaled.

As President, Scott has overseen sales, marketing and the P&L’s as well as working hand-in-hand with me to develop our strategy.

The mark of a great leader is the people they recruit, develop and grow. Fortunately, Scott is such a person; he is leaving behind a world-class team, and both Scott and I are confident they will rise to the challenge. In fact, I believe this is why Scott has decided now is the time to pursue other opportunities. He is confident in the team he has put in place and wants to see them flourish.

Effective immediately, and until further notice, Scott’s direct reports will report to me.

Please join me in wishing Scott all the best in his future endeavors and thanking him for his deep loyalty and long service to our Company.

Blue Force Gear To Exhibit At USASOC Sniper Comp

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Blue Force Gear® will display at the 2014 U.S. Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition on March 27-28 at Fort Bragg. Blue Force Gear will be in the Vendor Tent displaying their new Vickers 221™ Sling and the latest model of their PLATEminus™, the PLATEminus 2 with side plate capabilities. Military and Law Enforcement end users who would like to increase performance by switching to the lightest tactical nylon equipment, please email to make an appointment or come by to meet the Blue Force Gear team and discuss your needs.

TSSI Selects Phil Scheible As Vice President Of Business Development

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Harrisonburg, Virginia, March 24, 2014 - Bill Strang, President and CEO of Tactical & Survival Specialties, Inc. (TSSi) announced the selection of Mr. Phil Scheible as the company’s Vice President of Business Development. This announcement was the culmination of a long and careful selection process.

Scheible comes to TSSi from Galls, LLC where he was the Director of Sales since 1997. Galls, LLC is a premier distribution company that provides public safety equipment and apparel to law enforcement agencies all over the United States. Before working for Galls, Scheible was Vice President of the Contract Sales Division for 10 years at another well known military and law enforcement outfitter, US Cavalry. Scheible says, “I am excited to join the TSSi team during this time of tremendous growth and new opportunities. TSSi is recognized as the industry leader, providing mission focused equipment, logistic services and integrated solutions for over 30 years. I am truly impressed with TSSi’s dedication and support of the men and women who serve and protect our country.”

According to Strang, “This is a great opportunity for TSSi. I have always respected Phil as an industry leader and as a quality person. Having him on our senior team will provide TSSi with a more robust prospective on managing our growth and market saturation. Phil’s knowledge of federal contract management is perfectly timed in support of TSSi’s recent award of our second DLA, SOE/TLS Contract. I am extremely pleased to have Phil as part of the TSSi family.”

TSSi, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, was established in 1980 to support the U.S. military special operations community. Today, TSSi provides logistical support and equipment solutions for military, law enforcement, and disaster response organizations.

As Vice President of Business Development, Scheible will be responsible for the revenue generation division of TSSI, with the Director of Business Development, Director of Marketing, Director of Field Sales, Director of Business Services, Director of Sales Support and Director of Contract Management, TLS/SOE reporting directly to him.