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MDM 17 – National Molding Two-Point Release Evil Twin

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

National Molding is always working on new products. 

The Two-Point Release Evil Twin is a direct pull cable release system which can be built into an armor vest or other system.

TALON Grips Launches G19 And G17 Gen5 Glock Grips

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado (September 1,2017) – TALON Grips, Inc. is proud to announce the release of G19 and G17 Gen5 Glock grips. The Gen5 grips are the cumulation of TALON’s extensive experience designing firearm grips.


The evolution of TALON Grips is highlighted with the introduction of the new Gen5 Glock grips. “The absence of finger grooves on the Gen5 Glock resulted in a TALON Grip design that provides comprehensive grip area coverage in a very durable design” said Mike Morris president of TALON Grips. He continued, “Our inhouse design, prototyping, production, and product testing enabled us to move quickly and efficiently from concept to final product. Truly our entire team contributed in the development of this grip.”

TALON Grips drew on their extensive design experience to produce a grip that appears simple yet incorporates the latest design developments. The result is a reliable and stylish grip. Specific grips are available for each backstrap option including no backstrap, the medium backstrap/beavertail, and the large backstrap/beavertail. The variety of grip sizes offered ensures a perfect fit regardless of which backstrap is selected by the user.


Utilizing the latest design and production technologies, TALON Grips produces the most innovative functional grips available.  Never resting on what is considered good enough TALON Grips continues to provide superior products that make difference at an affordable price.
“The first TALON Grip was made for a Glock 23 over 8 years ago so the recent creation of our Gen5 grips highlights our continued progression and evolution making perfection even better”, said Mike Morris.

About TALON Grips

TALON Grips was founded by a law enforcement officer, competitive shooter, firearms instructor, and armorer to enhance shooter comfort, consistency, and weapon retention. The patented TALON Grips provide maximum grip coverage in custom designs for over 300 firearms. The precisely cut designs are available in rubber-black, rubber-moss, and granulate-black materials for different applications and user preferences.

TALON Grips are the most versatile and functional grips in the firearms industry. The result is an unparalleled interface between users and their firearm in all conditions. Performance benefits include improved weapon retention, quicker target acquisition, more accurate follow up shots and better recoil mitigation.

Founded in 2009 and located in Steamboat Springs, CO, TALON Grips are 100% made in USA. TALON Grips are used by the US military, law enforcement, competitive shooters, and firearms enthusiasts. TALON Grips are available at select retailers or direct at

DSEI 17 – Ramp Globaltec ROC 40

Thursday, September 14th, 2017

Ramp Globaltec introduced their new two-piece Rapid Opening Connector 40k which has a 40mm opening for webbing.


Point 6 – 37.5 Tactical Defender Sock

Monday, August 21st, 2017

Last year, Point 6 announced a partnership with Cocona to introduce the 37.5 technology into Merino socks.

I’m a huge fan of Merino wool and the 37.5 helps with moisture transfer. Additionally, like Merino, 37.5 is no melt, no drip, relying on activated carbon from coconut shells. It doesn’t hold nasty smells either.


There is a whole range of socks, but one you might want to look at is the 37.5 tactical defender medium mid-calf. I’ll call it the Goldilocks of their line. You can go up or down in features and performance from there, based on your activity, your feet, and the environment.

I’ve been wearing the low, athletic version interspersed with my other Point 6 socks, and like them a lot. All of my Point 6 socks have outlasted other brands.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – USA Merino Wool Long Sleeve Field Shirts

Friday, August 18th, 2017

This week we focus on the all new Long Sleeve Field Shirts from FirstSpear. Constructed from ACM BASE 100, the lightest weight Merino Wool package from the ACM Technical Apparel line made from 38% Fine Merino USA Wool, 50% Polyester, and 12% Modal. All the benefits of wool in an ultra light super comfortable package. 

Works as an exceptional base layer to keep you cool when its hot or help trap warmth when your cold and wet. The Field shirt blends comfort, performance and fit to give you the very best in functionality, styles and colors to suit your next extreme adventure, train up and/or deployment.

Now available in Sand, Commando, Charcoal, and Black in sizes Small – 2XL. These are in stock now, and will ship next week.

Index Fasteners Announces Officially Licensed Printed MultiCam Kydex

Friday, August 18th, 2017

IFI and MultiCam® would like to officially announce that through diligent hard work and persistence, IFI has mastered the printed MultiCam® Kydex® and we encourage y’all to stock up! IFI is thrilled to be not only the first but the only officially licensed manufacturer of genuine printed MultiCam® Kydex®. With the MultiCam® Original pattern now behind us, we’re tenaciously working towards the others, more to come!

Note: For sizes smaller than 1’x2’, IFI has allocated inventory to holsterbuilder.

INVISTA Invests in Camden Facility for Expanded Specialty Fiber Capacity

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Wichita, KS – INVISTA is investing over $65MM in state-of-the-art fiber production equipment at its US based Camden, SC facility. This investment will expand capacity of Nylon 6,6 fiber used in a diverse range of applications.
Importantly, this investment will significantly increase domestic US capacity of high-tenacity, specialty fibers used in CORDURA® fabrics. These durable fabrics offer valuable solutions in military applications such as bags, backpacks and ballistic vest carriers as well as a wide variety of commercial end-uses from hiking boots to hunting gear, workwear to motorcycle, and many other outdoor and lifestyle apparel and equipment products. The new assets will also be capable of manufacturing bulked continuous filament and high-quality fibers for airbags and industrial sewing threads.

According to Jeff Brown, Executive Vice President, INVISTA Performance Materials division, “This investment is utilizing a combination of patented and proprietary technology with flexibility such as solution dyeing which enables increased innovation opportunities around fiber properties and performance and creates a strong platform for our future growth.”

This latest investment shows an ongoing commitment by INVISTA to provide its domestic and global customers with differentiated, value added products manufactured by state-of-the-art equipment.

Camden is an ideal location being situated in the heart of the textile industry. “As INVISTA’s largest integrated nylon polymer and fiber producing facility, this site offers an ideal footprint for reinvesting in high performance solutions for the markets we serve,” says Brown.

To learn more, visit

CORDURA® Brand and The North Face Recreate Vintage Packs

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

The limited-edition line also incorporates the talent of Bearse USA, YKK, Brookwood, and Horween Leather with inspiration from latest generation Multicam® print military fabrics.

WICHITA, KS – July 27, 2017 – INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has “brought the band back together,” teaming up with The North Face and three other original suppliers to recreate a limited-edition collection of packs featuring the authentic notes of the ’68 Daypack and the ’78 Duffel series – re-engineered. The new bags bring back inspiration from the sixties and seventies, combined with the forefront of today’s cutting edge fabric technology. The collaboration marks another milestone in an exciting CORDURA® brand 50th anniversary year.

“As we continue to nod to 50 years of innovation, what better way to honor our longstanding history with The North Face than a completely revamped collection from one of their original 1960s bags,” said Cindy McNaull, CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “This year we’re all about combining our durable heritage with the latest cutting-edge innovations hitting the marketplace, and as a leader in the outdoor and adventure industry, The North Face has always known the critical importance of engineering products with fabrics that are built to last.”

The bags combine collaborative innovation with military heritage, and are designed to bring added durability to outdoor, extreme sports and active lifestyle applications. The North Face made the products in the United States, as they were originally made, in a Chicago factory whose roots go back to the WWI-era.

“CORDURA® fabric is just the best, and through this collaboration we really wanted to elevate the high-quality, made-in-the-USA story,” said Greg Dailey, senior product developer at The North Face. “We have a long history with the brand, and this 50th anniversary collection is a perfect tribute to our continued partnership.”

The use of Black and Arctic Multicam® CORDURA® fabric from Brookwood, one of the brand’s longest running authorized mills, was inspired by the need for longstanding durability d combined with modern design. The fabric, traditionally used in military and tactical applications, infuses an authentic military feel into the rugged, outdoor pack designs that The North Face pioneered and continues to be so well known for.

“It was a great honor to have the opportunity to collaborate on a collection with these key industry players once again,” said Tom Auer, president at Bearse USA. “Recreating a vintage pack with a legendary product like CORDURA® fabric – which has always been high-quality – is an exciting opportunity, not only because of the brand history but because both companies have been innovating ever since.”

The bags also feature high quality YKK zipper technology and and signature leather trims from Horween Leather.

Only 2,000 of the packs will be created for this special edition line. The collection will be available commercially online, in flagship The North Face stores, and in a number of wholesale retailers in the Chicago area. For more details and behind-the-scene footage on the collection, be sure to visit

For additional information on CORDURA® brand’s 50th anniversary collaborations, visit