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Duraflex Consolidation Announcement

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

February 12, 2019

     National Molding will be consolidating the Duraflex production from both our Miami Lakes, FL and Ambridge PA. into our Largo, Florida facility.  Currently, the Largo plant manufactures medical products and they are well equipped to handle the attention to detail that the Duraflex line requires.   The equipment (presses and molds) from both facilities will be relocated to our Largo, FL plant.  We believe by consolidating all Duraflex production in one location we will be able to better serve our commercial and military customers. 

    We anticipate this transition to be completed mid-year 2019.  The Largo, FL plant is well equipped and staffed to handle the complexities of our Duraflex line.  We are excited to have all Duraflex production in one location and look forward to serving your plastic hardware needs in the future.

ORSS 19 – P1G-TAC Frogman Range Shirt

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

During my visit with Polartec I saw an interesting shirt. The Frogman Range Shirt from Ukrainian company P1G-Tac. Granted, the shirt has some interesting features like padded shoulders and elbows as well as a shawl collar, but the real magic is in the Polartec Delta fabric.

Intended to keep you cool, I fully admit was skeptical when I first heard about Delta. But then I bought a t-shirt from Triple Aught Design and it works. This is thanks to the fabric’s construction.

Delta’s specialized knit construction uses both hydrophobic and hydrophilic yarns for more advanced control of moisture dispersal. These patent-pending radiating knit structures keep you cooler in hot conditions by increasing airflow to dissipate heat.

The inside of the Delta fabric has what looks like a raised structure and where it contacts the skin is how the moisture is pulled away.

That structure also means that the entire shirt won’t get soaked and it won’t stick to your skin.

By the way, Polartec is on the verge of releasing a No Melt-No Drip version of Delta, very soon.

SHOT Show 19 – Auto-Lock Mojave Gen 2 Buckle by National Molding

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

You’ll probably recognize the original Auto-Lock Mojave Buckle (left) from Mystery Ranch Packs. In fact, it was MR founder himself who drove the development of the Gen 2 Buckle (right) in order to provide a more low profile alternative. Both versions provide positive retention of the 1″ webbing they accommodate.

Male and female ends from either generation of the buckle are compatible with one another as well as with other National Molding 1″ SR buckles.

SHOT Show 19 – Velcro USA

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Velcro USA informed us that four new items have been added to the mil-spec.

First up is Type IV Class 4 & 6 (top) which is a sewable plastic hook and Type 1 Class 8 (bottom) which is the popular One Wrap with hook on one side and loop on the other.

Next is Class 6, a low profile loop.

Finally, is Class 7, a nylon circular knit.

SHOT Show 19 – ITW 3DSR Tactical Buckle

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Designed by Down East Innovation, the 3DSR Tactical Buckle is now available from ITW.

Despite its 300 lbs load capacity, the 3DSR Tactical Buckle will release time after time, even under load. It is designed for side squeeze with a cupped hand, even when wearing gloves. Finally, it’s made from a fragmentation resistant polymer.

SHOT Show 19 – Hill People Gear

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019

Hill People Gear has introduced a proprietary color for their gear. Elk, as it is known, will be their flagship color in the future. Here you can see a Tarahumara in Elk.

Scot Hill explained that they wanted to stick with an earth tone, but wanted to get away from standard military colors. While they initially favored Khaki, an informal survey found that it wasn’t popular. Instead, they developed their own color.

Eventually, all HPG packs and accessories will be in Elk. Clothing will come in time, depending on fabric availability.

Samson Subsidiary SnF Finishing Exhibiting at the NSSF SHOT Show Supplier Showcase

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Keene, NH – Samson Manufacturing subsidiary SnF Finishing will be exhibiting at the NSSF SHOT Show Supplier Showcase, from Monday, January 21, through Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas Nevada.

SnF, a Type 07 FFL/SOT, invites members of the firearms industry and interested media to come by booth S1544 to see SnF’s capabilities. SnF representatives will be on hand to discuss how they can help your organization solve quality and supply chain issues.

For additional information, visit the SnF website at or contact

Visit Murdock Webbing At SHOT Show

Friday, January 18th, 2019

Join us at the SHOT Show 2019, at Las Vegas, Booth #8611! Murdock Webbing will be exhibiting our jacquard woven camouflage webbing programs as well as many other unique webbing constructions.  Come get your Multicam keychain or lanyard, and enter for a chance to win a FREE 50-yard roll of our jacquard woven 25mm MultiCam webbing!  Drop your business card at our booth, then follow Murdockwebbingcompany on Instagram to see the winner announced each day of the show!