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Norwegian Police Adopt SIG SAUER P320 X-Series as Standard Service Pistol

Friday, November 9th, 2018

Newington, N.H. (November 8, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to announce the Norwegian Police have selected the SIG SAUER P320 X-Series as the standard service pistol for select agencies within their organization. The Norwegian Police is comprised of 8,000 police officers and 8,000 civilian personnel responsible for domestic law enforcement, border control, coordinating search and rescue operations, counter-terrorism, highway patrol, judicial orders, criminal investigation and prosecution.

The Norwegian Police conducted a very demanding, rigorous, and stressful testing protocol that lasted several weeks with firearms from multiple manufacturers. Testing for accuracy, speed, performance and ergonomics was conducted by select agencies within the Norwegian Police with whom the pistol would be in service with, and a third party was used for evaluating technical qualities. In all areas, the SIG SAUER P320 X-Series outperformed the competition, making it the pistol of choice for those agencies.

The P320 X-Series pistol is a modular, striker-fired pistol with a serialized trigger group available in varying grip sizes and adaptable to multiple calibers. The intuitive 3-point takedown requires no trigger pull for disassembly, and safety features include a striker safety, disconnect safety, and optional manual safety.

“We are honored to earn the confidence of the Norwegian Police through their selection of the P320 X-Series as their standard service pistol,” began Ron Cohen, President and CEO of SIG SAUER, Inc. “We initially developed and engineered the P320 pistol for service with the military and law enforcement agencies. Since its introduction, it has been adopted by some of the most elite military and law enforcement agencies across the globe including the U.S. Army as the M17. We are very proud to add the specialized forces of the Norwegian Police to this list of elite agencies, and we look forward to developing and expanding this partnership.”

The SIG SAUER P320 X-Series is currently being placed into service with select agencies within the Norwegian Police.

Check Out IDF Gear Review

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

If you’re interested in Israeli military equipment, you might want to check out IDF Gear Review.

They are currently the only ones in Israel offering insight on tactical products and gear from a Military, LE and Counter-terrorism standpoint in English. They not only concentrate on Israeli gear, of which there is little information, but take a look at kit from all over.

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Varusteleka Oy – Särmä TST Woolshell Jacket and Trousers

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

The other day I received a great note from the Finnish gear company Varusteleka Oy about their new Särmä TST Woolshell jacket and trousers.

We just released a really awesome outfit. Modern, minimalistic yet highly functional combat uniform made out of wool. At least in Finland, we have had a long tradition of making military clothing out of wool and approach was tested in the fire during the Winter War and Continuation War. We brought this legacy into a modern setting with Särmä TST Woolshell jacket and trousers. Extremely good in cold conditions, breaths, naturally antibacterial, naturally fire resistant and quiet.

Naturally, I was intrigued, so I checked them out and decided to share what I found.

First off, both are available in Green or M05 Woodland Camo and intended to be worn alone or under shell garments.

The materials selection is pretty straight forward:
-Wool frieze: 70/20/10% wool/polyamide/Cashmere
-Reinforcements: 50/50% cotton/polyester
-Pocket lining: 100% polyester

Särmä TST woolshell jacket

Snug fit
Adjustable hood
Front zipper w/ interior storm flap
Underarm ventilation zippers
Elastic draw cord adjustable hem
Articulated elbows
Elbow reinforcements w/ pad pockets
Hook-and-loop cuffs
Loop for sleeve patches
Four pockets:
Two zippered chest pockets
Two zippered upper arm pockets

Särmä TST woolshell trouser

Regular fit
Elastic adjustable waist
Zipper fly with button
50 mm belt loops
Diamond gusset crotch
Articulated knees
Reinforced seat, knees, shins and ankles
Hook-and-loop cuffs
Four pockets:
Two slash side pockets
Two pleated cargo pockets

Parabellum Prime Announces Grand Opening, 9 & 10 November in Ottawa

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

Parabellum Prime is a new company, based out of Ottawa. Its focus will be on enhancing the readiness of tier 1 and tier 2 tactical teams in the Canadian market within Uniforms & Layering Systems, Body Armour & Helmets, as well as Tactical Medicine, Dive, and Breaching Equipment. The Grand Opening for their showroom will be on November 9 & 10, 2018

First seen at their booth at CANSEC 2018 with products on display from supplier partners including Crye Precision, Invisio Communications, 5.11 Tactical, T3, Team Wendy, Tactical Tailor, Hesco Ballistics, Blue Force Gear, Mustang Survival, and Revision.

Store hours are 9-5 Tuesday through Saturday. The space is comprised of a showroom, warehouse, offices, and a classroom to facilitate training for accredited professionals. For the Grand Opening on November 9 & 10 there will be refreshments and snacks provided, as well as manufacturers representatives on site.

You can follow Parabellum Prime now through the following avenues for the latest news & releases:

Facebook: @parabellumprime
Instagram: parabellumprime

Meprolight to Supply M5 and Night Vision Sights to a Western European Special Ops Federal Police Force

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

The advanced and unique capabilities of these sights make them ideally suited to the needs of Police Special Units

October 24, 2018, Meprolight (1990) Ltd. – a member of the SK Group and a leading manufacturer of electro-optical systems, thermal and night vision equipment, self-illuminated sights, and Laser Range Finder systems for military, law enforcement and civil applications – was awarded a contract to supply a follow-on order of its field-proven MEPRO M5 sightsand MEPRO MINIMON (L) multifunctional night vision monoculars to a Western European Federal Police Force Special Unit.

The advanced and unique capabilities of these high quality sights – much appreciated by satisfied customers – make them ideally suited to the needs of these special police units. Among their features are a ruggedized design that withstands extreme weather and conditions, their light weight, low power consumption enabling extended operation time while requiring only a single AA commercial battery and featuring a unique power-saving system extending operating time without compromising target acquisition.

According to Mr. David Shenhav, Regional VP Marketing and Sales, “Meprolight provides versatile solutions suited to military, HLS and law enforcement missions. This new contract is an add-on to tenders previously awarded to Meprolight for the supply of the same products to the same customer. As with all follow-on orders, it is further confirmation of the suitability of the company’s solutions to the customer’s needs and additional proof of their high quality.”

The compact, energy efficient MEPRO M5 Red-Dot Sight provides thousands of operating hours with a single AA battery. Featuring battle-proven LED technology and rugged MIL-STD design, the sight assures reliability under the harshest environmental conditions. With its large display window and reticle, it ensures rapid target acquisition with both eyes open. Offering numerous reticle brightness intensities and various reticle configurations, the MEPRO M5 suits every tactical scenario. To facilitate night operations and long-range target engagement, the MEPRO M5 is compatible with the most advanced Image Intensification Tubes NVG monoculars as well as with magnifying scopes. Its human engineering allows positioning of NVGs and magnifiers close to the sight’s optics with no decrease in the field of view and without compromising convenient switch operation.

The MEPRO MINIMON (L) can be used in monocular or binocular configuration having two MEPRO MINIMONs connected via a special bridge. It enables full tactical flexibility using either one or both eyes during missions including observation, target acquisition, and driving a vehicle; multi-function and extremely lightweight it can be head- and helmet-mounted, weapon-mounted, or hand-held. The monocular operates more than 40 continuous hours utilizing either a single AA or a CR123 battery, enables exceptional night vision imagery while allowing the user to maintain full situational awareness with the unaided eye or 3-D view in binocular configuration. , It is MIL-STD 810 and has a 40° field of view. It is compatible with all IR illumination and laser pointers, and while weapon-mounted in tandem behind a day “red-dot” sight, it creates an efficient night vision sight.

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Gruppa 99 2018 Catalog

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Gruppa 99 Catalog

Gruppa 99 has released their 2018 English language catalog. Gruppa 99 is a Russian technical clothing and load-bearing equipment manufacturer who’s products are currently in use with Russian SF units. You can check out the catalog by clicking the image above.

Defense Threat Reduction Agency Conducts Drill With Senegalese National Military Fire Brigade

Sunday, October 21st, 2018

DTRA’s CBRN Preparedness Program (CP2) recently sponsored an event, in coordination with the Ambassade des Etats-Unis au Senegal (U.S. Embassy in Senegal), and the Senegalese National Military Fire Brigade to partner and build the knowledge and ability of Senegal’s medical professionals in planning for, responding to, and mitigating the consequences of a CBRN disaster.

Dutch Long Arms – Ascalon Prototype

Friday, October 19th, 2018

A completely new rifle with an innovative locking system of Dutch origin
Ascalon_prototype-1_1-2678f2bbPim de Waard, Dutch gunsmith and innovator, has a unique invention: a new Bolt Action Rifle system, named The Ascalon. The system is patented and will be marketed under the new brand Dutch Long Arms.

De Waard has applied this system in a completely new Long Range rifle, also patented.

The prototype has already proven to function beyond expectations, especially at long distances.

In Slovakia, Pim de Waard has extensively tested the prototype (the Ascalon 1) at 1,400 meters with caliber .338 Magnum. The results were amazing.

Right now Pim de Waard is producing the pre-production model in caliber .375 Cheytac, which will be shot at the King of 2 Miles in France in April 2019.

Hanson Uitgevers BV, which operates the patent, has granted the first license to Dutch Long Arms for the production of the first 10 Ascalon Long Range rifles.

For more details, see