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MDM 18 – SureFire XVL2

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

It’s been talked about for some time, but SureFire is now offering the XLV2 weapon light/laser combination for government sales.


There are a lot of features packed in this compact light including a 400 Lumen Maxvision white LED, 300 mW Maxvision IR LED, 850 nm Class IIIb IR laser, and 520 nm Class IIIb Green laser (50 mW).

Designed originally as a pistol light, the XVL2 has already been seen on carbines as well as MP7s, flipped upside down.


This is a 3v light and the single cell CR123A is accessible by a clockwise quarter turn of the lamp module.

There’s also a special DG coming this light.

SureFire assures me a civilian variant is coming, but they’ve got to get it certified first.


For now, government customers contact SureFire or Quantico Tactical.

MDM 18 – National Molding Tactik Buckle

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The Taktik Buckle by National Molding incorporates an anti-break locking system and includes a beaded lanyard pull for disengaging the buckle. The two pieces mate in a way similar to two fists interlocking at the fingers.

The Tactik Buckle is currently available in three sizes (1″, 1.5″
and 4″), but they can be used with one another to reduce size.


MDM 18 – Kydex Handcuff TACO from High Speed Gear

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Developer in conjunction with subsidiary Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the Kydex Handcuff TACO is available in Black and OD.

Offered by both HSGI and Comp-Tac.

MDM 18 – ADS / Phokus Research Group

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

All innovating, Phokus Research Group has taken the USMC Individual First Aid Kit and broken it down into three modules to make it more effective.

Module One includes those items needed for trauma by every Marine and is in a format to be worn inside the Marine Plate Carrier.

Module Two includes items which should be carried by a Squad but not necessarily by every Marine.

The final Module contains a boo-boo kit, containing items regularly used like band-aids and over-the-counter meds, which Marines carry in their IFAK but would have to break open and dig through in order to use them.

They can do something similar with any kit.

Look for Phokus Research Group in the ADS, Inc booth.

MDM 18 – WL Gore & Assoc

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

Most people know WL Gore & Assoc for their flagship product, the ePTFE membrane used in Gore-Tex. Over the past few years, we’ve seen them introduce the ePTFE technology into other areas including chemical warfare protective suits, woven fabrics for jungle uniforms and even insulation layers.

This is a reversible, lightweight loft insulation concept jacket, Gore is showing at Modern Day Marine.

Because we’re at Quantico, this version reverses from Woodland to Desert MARPAT, but other versions can be manufactured, based on user needs.

The low-loft insulation is paired with a nylon face fabric. One of the “sides” of the jacket also incorporates a Windstopper membrane to help shed wind, adding to the insulation value.

Essentially, it’s a fleece replacement. While fleece is comfy and warm, it has several drawbacks. First, it doesn’t compact well, meaning it takes up a lot of space in a rucksack. Considering fleece retains water, takes a long time to dry, and doesn’t do a great job of keeping you warm when it is wet, the case for carrying fleece as an insulation layer isn’t very good.

What’s more, fleece retains dirt, grease and microbes that makes you sick. That means you’ve got to wash it often, and when you do, fleece sheds thousands of plastic micro fibers into the water. It’s just not good for the environment.

Continuous filament insulation on the other hand is water resistant, and with the Gore Windstopper membrane, wind resistant. It also takes up less room when stored. Additionally, Gore’s Quick Pack technology allows air to quickly vent out of the jacket when stowing it.

This concept not only performs better than the fleece it replaces, but it’s a two-for-one item, pulling duty in more than one environments.



Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

This is the first time Washington-based esstac has exhibited at Modern Day Marine. This tactical nylon manufacturer started life in a basement in the late-90s as Essential Tactical and has grown to more than 20 employees.

Right now, their most popular product is the Mid-length M4 KIWI Pouch. It is made from 1000D Cordura and incorporates PALS webbing on the front and back to accommodate different attachment systems. Additionally, the interior of the pouch has a Kydex insert to keep the magazine in place until it’s needed.


MDM 18 – SOCOM 260-TI Suppressor

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

SureFire displayed the new Titanium version of their 260 Suppressor. It offers a 40% weight reduction over the standard model.


2018 Modern Day Marine

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

The 2018 Modern Day Marine Exposition kicked off to a very wet morning. We’re looking forward to seeing the latest industry has to offer.