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Velocity Systems Scarab Light in Action with HTC

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

High Threat Concealment recently put the Velocity Systems Scarab Light through its paces.


Reports are it was great and worked well with the HTC belt rig.


Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


The GIBBORIM EDC Belt is a creation of LIION DEFENSE and Mission Spec, their own take on an Every Day Carry gun belt. Featuring a stiff nylon core wrapped in 1000D Cordura, the rigid construction is perfect for carry weapon support. Customers can choose between three buckle options: RAPTOR, ITW G-Hook, or ITW GTSR Polymer.


Three colors are currently available: Black, Coyote, and Wolf Grey. More color and camo options will be available soon, including Ranger Green, Digital, MultiCam, Kryptek, and Red, with even more to come.


Hand made in America.

S&S Precision Introduces the Gear Retention Track

Monday, October 27th, 2014

While S&S Precision certainly surprised us with Performance Denim, they did tell us awhile back that they were working on new items that work with the Skeletonized Magazine Retention introduced earlier this year. The SMR wasn’t the thing but rather a component in a system.

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The Gear Retention Track (GRT), allows the user to accessorize their load out in virtually any configuration. The Gear Retention Track consists of three different track systems: The GRT – Belt, GRT – Webbing, and the GRT – Base Plate.

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The Gear Retention Track – Belt, is a polymer belt adapter that comes with the Multi Belt Stabilizer. This stabilizer is what allows you to use the GTR with a variety of widths of belts. Specifically, 2.25”, 1.75”, and 1.50”. To change the size of the opening for the belt, place the Belt Adapter face up and push down until the Multi Belt Stabilizer pops out of place. You can then rotate the Stabilizer to either 1.75” or 1.50”. Weight – 1.4 ounces.

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The Gear Retention Track – Webbing is a two piece, polymer construction that weighs 1.6 ounces. The GRT – MOLLE easily snaps and locks into place in your MOLLE webbing. Weave the two top locking tabs behind the MOLLE webbing. Once installed, place the bottom half behind the MOLLE as well and push up until you hear a click. This now gives the operator different configurations as to where they attach accessories and how many accessories they want (PALS/MOLLE compatible).

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The Gear Retention Track – Base Plate has three built in tracks. The Base Plate can be attached to the S&S Precision PlateFrame with the Plate Frame Adapter. Constructed out of a water resistant material, the adapter allows the GRT – Base Plate to securely mount to the Plate Frame. The GRT – Base Plate is also available in a kangaroo insert version which utilizes Velcro on the front of the three SMR’s that come with the GRT – Kangaroo Insert Kit, and Velcro on the back of the Base Plate. Weight – 5.6 oz

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S&S Precision’s Skeletonized Magazine Retention Utilizes the GRT to attach to the operator’s equipment. The SMR is a lightweight and low profile system to carry 5.56 magazines. It has built in retention to keep the magazine from coming out without the use of bungie or a flap. Optimizing the performance of the operator by allowing faster reloads while still retaining safety by keeping the magazine in place where it belongs. The SMR weighs 1.45 oz.

Look for additional GRT accessories coming out in the next few weeks.

London Bridge Trading – Gold Lion Label Series In 3 Color Desert

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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London Bridge Trading recently revealed the upcoming Gold Lion Label series 3 Color Desert package. It consists of the following pieces:

1 LBT-6094
1 LBT-6109A
3 LBT-9010A
1 DCU Dust Cover

The Gold Lion Label in 3 Color Desert is set to launch in November. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

20$Bandit – Micro Kit

Friday, October 24th, 2014


The Micro Kit is a smaller scale model of the already compact Mini Kit MK-7 pouch. Made from 1000D ballistic nylon, the Micro Kit was created to carry the bare minimum EDC items when cargo or BDU pants aren’t an option. Sized to fit inside a standard blue jean back pocket, it can be considered a real ‘gray man’ inclined piece of kit. The external field loop panel allows for ID or morale patches.


The quick access clam shell opening can accommodate either a Samsung Galaxy 5 or iPhone 4, 5, or 6, while allowing for manipulation of the phone through the clear plastic window. Modularity is key with the Micro Kit, as through its retention straps and pockets it can carry all manner of EDC items:

- Micro multi tools
- Knives
- Pens
- Cash
- Credit cards and IDs
- Micro first aid kits
- Micro SERE kits
- Etc.

Available for pre-order on 20$Bandit’s website. The first 100 Micro Kits are running for a special introductory “early bird” price.

Made in the USA by HonorPoint USA.

LUPUS TMR Introduces Task Adaptive Panel System

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

cool news from Germany

LUPUS Training & Mentoring Resources, a training and consulting company from Germany, is introducing the first two modules of their TAP System. Developed together with Mayflower R&C and their German retail partner Gearmaniacs, the TAPS Modules are designed to offer a hybrid kydex-nylon solution for users that prefer the use of kangaroo pouches in their platecarriers.


TAPS is compatible with most kangaroo pouch equipped Platecarriers but is optimized for products made by Mayflower R&C and Velocity Systems. TAPS facilitates magazine extraction since there is no flap or bungee needed for retention. The modules are velcroed into position and are ready to use. Installed properly, they enable the user to carry up to four AR-style magazines and two pistol magazines in a small package.


The first Modules are Single AR15 and Single G36/Double AR15.

Available via Gearmaniacs in black and made in Germany from German Mil-Spec Materials by manufacturer ZentauroN. A Berry Compliant version of the TAPS will be released soon along with Pistol\Flashlight and Baton Pouches. There are also Combo Versions planned.

High Speed Gear – TACO Belt-Compatible Pouches

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

High Speed Gear announced a new line of TACO pouches, featuring a belt mountable configuration without the need for an additional attachment system. The full release can be read below:

SWANSBORO, NC – 20OCT2014 - High Speed Gear® is pleased to announce a new line of TACO® pouches. Select TACO® magazine pouches will now be available in a belt mountable configuration without the need for any other attachment systems. Utilizing the Velcro® Brand One-Wrap®, the TACO® pouch secures to our 1.75” Cobra Riggers belt, which is also available now without a d-ring. These pouches will also attach to a wide variety of law enforcement sized duty belts.


By demand, High Speed Gear®, is also providing a solution for handcuffs. The Handcuff TACO® can be either open or closed top via the removable strap. While maintaining the adaptability of the original TACO®, the Handcuff TACO® easily accommodates handcuffs from most major restraint manufacturers.

Belt Mounted TACO® pouches include: Original TACO®, Pistol TACO®, Extended Pistol TACO®, Double Decker TACO®, and Handcuff TACO®.

For more information, please visit

Limitless Gear – OPFOR Magazine Carrier

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014


Limitless Gear has announced that the OPFOR 5.56 AR-15 Magazine Carrier is currently in production and is available to order. The OPFOR is a high strength polymer magazine carrier system which features two exclusive technologies:


Rapidly Scalable Equipment Ensemble (RSEE \R-C\), which is a new MOLLE/PALS compatible attachment system. RSEE enables users to quickly and effortlessly adjust or transfer their loadout to adjust to changing mission requirements.


Positive Magazine Retention (PMR), which is a magazine retention technology that automatically locks magazines in place. To remove a magazine all the user has to do is apply a natural twist and pull. PMR is designed to eliminate the need for flaps or bungee cords which can obstruct access to magazines.

OPFOR is made in the USA. Available in Coyote Brown.

Tactical Advantage, Inc. Now Carrying All Remaining BAE Systems ECLiPSE Gear

Friday, October 17th, 2014

ECLiPSE product sheet

Over this past Summer, Tactical Advantage, Inc. negotiated with BAE Systems to purchase all remaining ECLiPSE load carriage equipment inventory from all of BAE’s production facilities. As a result, they’ve taken in over 23,000 pieces of ECLiPSE LCE MOLLE gear in ABU, ACU, Coyote Brown, MJK Khaki, Multicam OCP, Ranger Green, and a small amount of Black.

ECLiPSE was originally developed in conjunction with Matt Johnson, formerly of Eagle, while under the employment of BAE Systems. The product line started with the RBAV-SF, developed to fulfill a USSOCOM contract for a SPEAR BALCS compatible carrier. Different configurations of the RBAV have been in use with the Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, as well as Air Force Security Forces, TACPs, and PJs.

In 2008, BAE Systems began to offer the RBAV family of vests and complementary load carriage equipment through the commercial market. In 2012, BAE Systems was outbid on the standard issue MOLLE contract, and any new production of the ECLiPSE line discontinued. Now, Tactical Advantage, Inc. is the sole commercial source of all remaining ECLiPSE Performance Gear, although BAE Systems maintains the copyright of the brand.

Key features of the ECLiPSE line include:

  • Unique secondary closure system on select pockets
  • Double layered for increased durability
  • Triple stitching
  • SilentStrips, which eliminate noise created by hook and loop extraction
  • Currently, Tactical Advantage, Inc. is offering a 25% discount on all Coyote, Khaki, and Ranger Green ECLiPSE products, and a 50% discount on all ABU and ACU ECLiPSE products, until current stock runs out. ECLiPSE products are wholly US made and Berry compliant.

    AUSA – HSGI’s New Rigger Belt Mounting Option for TACO Pouches

    Wednesday, October 15th, 2014


    HSGI has introduced a new Riggers belt which integrates AustriAlpin’s D-ring buckle.


    There’s also a new mounting option for TACO pouches that relies on Velcro one-wrap to put them right in the belt.

    As an added bonus, they also previewed a new TACO handcuff pouch.