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Grey Ghost Gear Canada – Level 3+ Plate

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

At the IWA Outdoor Classics, Grey Ghost Gear Canada showed their new GGAP-31, a NIJ Level 3+ (06!standard) Hard Armor Plate which was designed and is manufactured in Canada. That means this Plate, which is a hybrid construction of silicon carbide and Dyneema is not subject to ITAR for international clients. It stops 7.62×51 (M80) @2780 FPS (6 shots 37mm max BFD) and 5.56×45 M855/SS109 @3020 FPS (6 shots 20mm Max BFD) and weighs 4.14 lbs / 1.879 kg.


MultiCam Tasmanian Tiger Tac Case S Available Exclusively From TACWRK

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018


Berlin’s TACWRK always has one of the best booths at the annual Enforce Tac Show. I really like how they set up mannequins with equipment from the various brands they sell.


They have a great relationship with Tasmanian Tiger and this year, they showed me one of the exclusive products they offer. It is the Tac Case S in MultiCam.


It’s a fully featured, yet smaller version of Tasmanian Tiger’s Tac Case. Manufactured from 700D Cordura, it incorporates laser cut PALS-compatible slots as well as ample room for a laptop. It also incorporates a removable organizer.



First offically certified men´s handbag

– Functional shoulder bag

– Detachable shoulder padding, rubberised on the underside

– Key holder

– Side pocket

– Zip-up front compartment with organizer

– Removable organizer

– Extensive additional padding

– Detachable, size adjustable carrying strap with shoulder pad

– Durable, reinforced handle

– Zip compartment on back

– Flap secured by Velcro and quick-release closures

– Large M.O.L.L.E. Velcro patch inside

– M.O.L.L.E. system for attachment of holster, magazine pockets etc. under the lid

While the MultiCam variant is exclusive to TACWRK, there are also Black, Carbon and Olive.

Order yours at www.tacwrk.com/en/tasmanian-tiger-tac-case-s-multicam

Polymer80 – SubCompact Frame

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

During my recent visit to the IWA Outdoor Classics in Germany I ran into Polymer80 in the Brownells booth. Imagine seeing them in Europe, considering our perception of their gun laws.

I hadn’t talked to them in awhile, so they showed me their new 80% Sub-Compact Frame.

The PF940SC will allow you to build a G26-style pistol.



Thursday, March 15th, 2018

I snapped a couple of photos of the new HK416A7, recently selected for use by the German Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK) during Enforce Tac.


It offers ambi controls as well as a new grip which accepts inserts for different palm swells.


It’s in RAL8000 color and will be issued with the new HK Gen3 Polymer Magazine.


Finally, here’s an image of the muzzle device.


HK433 Ver 4 in RAL8000

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

During last week’s Enforce Tac, Heckler & Koch gave us a sneak peek at the latest Version 4 of the HK433 in their RAL8000 color which is a Tan variant.


You’ll notice that the different materials have a slightly different shade. This is because the coloration formulations are different for each material and are absorbed and reflect differently. At least for now, H&K isn’t going to work to match the shades precisely.


As you can see, the HK433 offers both HK416 and G36 style ambidextrous controls. It also has a two position gas port for use with or without a suppressor.


The folding stock is adjustable for comb height along with length of pull, and the weapon will function with the stock folded.


The HK433 is currently competing with a carbine produced by Haenel, one of which will replace the G36 in the German Army.

Based on this competition there are still a couple of changes in store for the HK433’s Version 5. The Charging Hane will be moved a bit more to the rear because the current location can get in the way of accessories like flashlights. Additionally, the charging handle is reversible from left to right by the shooter, but H&K is going to make it just a little more difficult to do to avoid inadvertent removal.


The HK433 will be offered with the new Gen3 Polymer Magazine we showed you last week.

SURROUND product technology delivers the first GORE-TEX police duty footwear with 360° breathability

Monday, March 12th, 2018

Nuremberg, March 9, 2018 With its GORE-TEX® SURROUND® product technology W. L. Gore & Associates (Gore) has paved the way for the production of a new class of police duty footwear. This footwear is the first of its kind to offer 360° breathability in addition to durable waterproofness. Moisture and warmth produced by the foot are not only conducted out of the shoe via the upper, but also via the sole. So, police officers’ feet stay dry and comfortable even at higher temperatures or during physically strenuous activities.

Gore’s footwear partners can now supply police duty footwear featuring the GORE-TEX® SURROUND® product technology and complying with the requirements of EN ISO 20347:2012 for occupational shoes. This footwear is characterised by a new class of climate comfort, extensive protective features, a light weight and an attractive design. In this regard it lives up to the increased expectations of police officers whose everyday, all-day work takes them indoors and outdoors, where they need to be able to rely on dependable and comfortable footwear across a wide range of activities and weather conditions. This makes this footwear the ideal solution for police officers on regular and patrol duty, as well as for policing tasks in urban areas.


Increased overall breathability?The GORE-TEX® SURROUND® product technology a patented footwear technology that is already well established in the mountain sports and casual sectors means that police duty footwear can now also move moisture and warmth away from all-around the foot, not only via the upper, but also via the sole. As about one third of the sweat produced by the human foot is produced on the sole of the foot, this offers a considerable advantage over the police duty footwear that was typically worn in the past and was not breathable under the sole of the foot. The special structure of the GORE-TEX® SURROUND® sole creates a significantly larger area through which moisture can be moved away from the foot, increasing the overall breathability of the safety shoe. Moisture and warmth produced by the foot can now also escape from the bottom of the shoe. Via a special GORE-TEX® laminate in the sole area, they are directed into a ventilation grid from where they are conducted out of the shoe through side openings in the sole.


Tests conducted in the climate chamber have revealed that during periods of activity the relative humidity of the skin on the foot is lower and during periods of rest the speed at which moisture is moved away from the skin is significantly higher. Shoe styles engineered with GORE-TEX® SURROUND® product technology offer up to 25% more breathability than GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort footwear.

Reliable protection?The durable waterproofness of the police uniform footwear is ensured by special GORE-TEX® lining laminates that are integrated into the upper and sole of the shoe, surrounding the foot on all sides. They provide protection against exposure to water and other liquids while simultaneously preventing the penetration of commonly occurring chemicals, including diesel, AFFF fire-fighting foam (3%), sulphuric acid (37%) and caustic soda (30%), in accordance with ISO 13994/ ASTM F 903, method C1.

GORE-TEX® SURROUND® Tactical Footwear is certified in accordance with EN ISO 20347:2012 for occupational footwear and fully complies with safety legislation without restricting climate comfort in any way. The GORE-TEX® SURROUND® product technology allows for flexibility in the structure of the sole: footwear partners can choose whether they attach the sole to the upper using an injection moulded or cemented construction.

First styles on show at IWA 2018?At IWA 2018 in Nuremberg, Gore and Gore footwear partners AKU (I), CRISPI (I), FAL (ES) and LOWA (D) are showcasing the first styles within the framework of this new GORE-TEX® police uniform footwear concept.

Fabrics Division?Forty years ago the Fabrics Division of W. L. Gore & Associates revolutionised the outdoor apparel industry with its waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX® products. Today it is still a leading innovator in the field of functional garments. Products with Gore functional fabrics offer comfort and protection, allowing their wearers to set themselves more ambitious goals and experience more: both in adverse conditions and in everyday use. Whether they are hiking in pouring rain, on a military manoeuvre or attending a fire fighting incident Gore knows the needs of its wearers and the sectors in which they are active. This helps ensure that the company develops products with features that make god practical sense. www.gore-tex.com; www.gore-workwear.com

Blackwater Ammunition Launches Global Brand, Products and Operations

Monday, March 12th, 2018

World famous Blackwater founder and owner Erik Prince, gun and ammunition designer Nicola Bandini and gun and ammunition importer and distributor James Fenech selected the opening of international firearms, ammunition and hunting exhibition IWA 2018 in Nurnberg, Germany, to announce the birth of a totally new industrial venture, Blackwater Ammunition.

The new commercial Brand, in short named BWA as it appears on the headstamping of the new lines of manufactured centerfire, metallic cartridges, comes as the global offshoot of the parent Company, PBM Limited, the acronym of Precision Ballistic Manufacturing, set in the territory of Malta (EU) a small group of islands not far from the coasts of Italy and Lybia.

At IWA 2018, Blackwater Ammunition introduces a whole line of centerfire metallic calibers both for pistols and rifles, ranging from 9 Luger, to .45 ACP, to .223 REM/5,56×45, .308 WIN/7,62×51 and the mighty 12,7×99/.50 BMG, as well as a line of antiriot shotgun specialty ammunition in the 12 Gauge range, including solid copper expansive projectiles.

.40 S&W and .338 Lapua Magnum will be launched in 2019, as well as a couple of other proprietary calibers for the Military and Law Enforcement uses.

The new centerfire lines will be both available for the commercial, shooter’s and general civilian markets, offered in distinctive black boxes (Standard and Signature Series) as well as to the professional Military, Law Enforcement and Government Agencies worldwide, offered in rugged, all weather desert tan boxes (Professional Line).

Furthermore, in the spirit of the leading wish to innovate, Blackwater Ammunition sets to the world market with a considerable line of proprietary bullets profiles and design, in the field of the green revolution (lead-free), while approaching the large scale manufacturing from a totally new industrial perspective.

The lines of over 20 new bullet designs, ranging in all calibers, including the .50 BMG, are the result of years of study, R&D and hundreds of shooting sessions, both using ballistic laboratory and proof barrels and market standards in rifles and pistols research.


You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Sunday, March 11th, 2018


I was very surprised to find this As Seen On SSD Patch affixed to this FR Combat Shirt in the Hexonia booth at IWA.