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USMC Seeks 84mm Round Pouches

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

The Marine Corps wants to purchase pouches for the 84 MM round used in the Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (commonly referred to as the Carl Gustaf).

They’ve solicited feedback from industry for pouches which meet these criteria:

– Accommodate one, two, or three 84 mm MAAWS rounds. Modularity and designs that allow for Marines to balance the ammunition on their existing load bearing equipment are preferred.

– Be compatible with the current Pouch Attachment Ladder System for attachment to current Marine Corps load bearing equipment.

– Provide a retention mechanism that allows for the rounds to be retained during normal combat operations.

– Must be comprised of materials that meet current Near Infrared requirements.

– Must be compliant with the Berry Amendment.

For full details, visit www.fbo.gov.

IWA 19 – Helikon-Tex Competition Range System

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Helikon-Tex displayed their full Competition Range System at IWA. The central piece is the Competition Chest Rig which will accept various inserts for different magazines. They also have a Shooter’s Belt with Modular Belt Sleeve which is PALS compatible.


Enforce Tac 19 – Marom Dolphin Developed New Dutch Load Carriage

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Although Israeli company Marom Dolphin has introduced a new modular load carriage system called Fusion, they spent several years working on load carriage under system integrator Elbit, for the Dutch military’s Verbeterd Operationeel Soldaten Systeem or in English, Improved Operational Soldier System.

In their booth at Enforce Tac Marom Dolphin showed examples of the gear in the Netherlands Fractal Pattern which has just begun fielding. Although the items were developed by Marom Dolphin in conjunction with the Dutch Army, the tech data package has been transferred and they’ll be manufactured by other companies.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – E&R Waist Bag

Friday, March 15th, 2019

This Friday we are taking a look at the E&R Waist Bag from FirstSpear. Designed with state of the art materials to decrease weight and increase functionality, you will find a variety of uses for this premium “Fanny Pack”.

The E&R Waist Bag features a removable and adjustable low profile waist strap for easy on and off at the range or on a hike. Also included are SR buckle retainers that can be used to clip in to a plate carrier, backpack, or straight to a belt. Shock cord on the top is especially useful for securing a TQ, water bottle, gloves and more.

Made in America with American Materials. That’s as Berry compliant as it gets.


Mission Spec Releases MagRack5 – Lite

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

Mission Spec has released the slimmer version of their signature chest rig as the MagRack5-Lite.  This lighter weight version of the original MagRack5 is nearly identical except for the subtraction of the laser cut PALS wings.

The MagRack5-Lite can be used as a standalone piece of gear (with the addition of Mission Spec RackStraps™) or can be integrated into a plate carrier setup such as the Essentials Carrier 2 (EC2)™ or Armor Carrier 2 (AC2)™ also available from Mission Spec.

The MagRack5-Lite uses industry standard buckles and buckle patterns to make integration with other gear as easy as possible.

Available now in a large variety of solid colors and camouflage patterns. All Mission Spec items are 100% designed, tested, and manufactured in the United States with US-sourced components and are Berry Compliant.


IWA 19 – Orthos Med Pouch from FROG.PRO

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Italian manufacturer FROG.PRO showed their Orthos Med Pouch. Made from a laminate, it is laser cut to be both PALS and shock cord compatible. It incorporates a glove dispenser, TQ holder and the Medical Cross insert can be swapped out for Red, White, Black, GITD or IR.

It’s a sleeve design which uses their Multi Purpose Organizers, which are both PALS and shock cord compatible, to organize the contents of the first aid kit. The Orthos will accept two, one inserted from either end, with the clearly marked Pull tabs visible. As you can see in the photo above, the Orthos features shock cord at the corners of the openings to keep the MPOs from falling out.

The Orthos can be carried one of three ways. It has built-in PALS compatible straps, 2″ belt wraps, or a zipper to attach below other platforms via their abdominal panel accessory.

Below, you can see it attached to the Modular Reconnaissance Task Bag set up as a chest rig. It will also fit their armor carriers.


Amabilis – UR-2 Urban Responder Rucksack & Tactical Tote On Kickstarter

Friday, March 8th, 2019

Amabilis is back with another Kickstarter campaign, this time for the UR-2 Urban Responder Rucksack and Tactical Tote.

Tactical Tote

Tactical Tote

The Tactical Tote is made of military-grade waterproof Tarpaulin and fully lined with high-visibility waterproof nylon, with a base made of SuperFabric Ceramic Armor Plates. The Tactical Tote features a volume of 1300 cu in. / 21L, with a large zippered interior pocket, exterior stash pocket, 15″ padded laptop compartment, and two mesh side pockets. The tote can be carried either by straps or an included shoulder carry strap. Additional features include a magnetic top opening closure, tonal night reflective logo, and 2 embroidered Velcro panels with laser cut MOLLE slots.

UR-2 Urban Responder Rucksack

Urban Responder Rucksack (UR-2)

The UR-2 Urban Responder Rucksack is made of military-grade waterproof Tarpaulin and fully lined with high-visibility waterproof nylon, with a base made of SuperFabric Ceramic Armor Plates. Internally, the UR-2 features a zippered tablet/stash pocket, large pocket sleeve for a hydration bladder, and a dry bag-style collar closure. The exterior features a quick access 15″ padded laptop compartment with waterproof zippers, a stash zippered pocket, cellphone/wallet zippered pocket, contoured shoulder straps, a sternum strap, air channel back padding, a Neoprene port for cables or hydration tube, and dual zipper main compartment access. Like the Tote Bag, the UR-2 also features 2 embroidered edge Velcro panels with laser cut MOLLE slots. Each UR-2 also comes with a removable modular organizer board and grey Velcro-backed commuter pockets.


IWA 19 – Fenix Protector SpringLOCK2 Pouches

Friday, March 8th, 2019

From the Czech Republic comes the PALS compatible SpringLOCK2 family of pouches by Fenix Protector.

Made from a laser cut nylon laminate, the SpringLOCK2 closure system is silent and can be used one-handed.

There are pouches for 5.56 and 7.62 magazines as well as grenades and general purpose use.