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Mil-Spec Monkey Presents: “Magpul M-LOK Tutorial – Basics and First Time Setup”

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Mil-Spec Monkey created this how-to video for first-time M-Lok users.

ITS TACTICAL – Gear Tasting Radio

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Arlington, TX (April 12, 2017) – Expanding on the success of our weekly Gear Tasting YouTube series, ITS Tactical recently added a new weekly Gear Tasting Radio podcast on iTunes that offers an in-depth look into the usage and philosophy behind the equipment in our lives.

With topics already covered, such as Re-evaluating Your Home Security, The Benefits of Lock Picking, Preventing Vehicle Theft, Camping Essentials in the Great Outdoors and interviews with Jason McCarthy of GORUCK and Sensei James Williams of System of Strategy, there something for everyone with a love for good, quality equipment.

GTR is hosted by ITS Editor-in-Chief, Bryan Black and ITS Community Manager, Rob Henderson. A fresh episode releases every Tuesday on iTunes and is also available through www.geartastingradio.com and on YouTube, with a video recording of each episode.

Find Gear Tasting Radio here on iTunes itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1203483156 or visit www.geartastingradio.com for more information.

Tactical Retailer – April Issue Available Now

Friday, March 31st, 2017

To read the April issue of Tactical Retailer, visit www.tacretailer-digital.com.

Black Powder Red Earth Yemen

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

That’s right. The Black Powder Red Earth story is transitioning to Yemen. Current mock ups have it at around 340 pages and in the past, the creative team of Jon Chang and Josh Taylor have consistently added an additional 5-10% of content during execution. 

The creation of these comics has been/is a labor of love. They never signed a publisher deal in part because of the lead times involved (typically 12-16 months before the title goes live) but also in part because of editorial concerns. Consequently, they are crowdfunding the graphic novel via Patreon.

BPRE has always tried to depict things as they are or will be. The character voices are based on the ground truth as conveyed to Jon Chang in countless interviews by people who work/worked there. The story isn’t “rah, rah war”, but conversely, BPRE has also never been an anti-war narrative either. What they have always done is to depict conflicts with multiple competing/overlapping interests across multiple interested parties without the need for Russian separatists with nukes behind it all.

They’ve come a long way both as a writer and artist and they think that BPRE Yemen is their most mature story to date.

To learn how to support this graphic novel, visit www.patreon.com/blackpowderredearth

Panteao INSIDE STORY: The Warfighters

Monday, March 27th, 2017

This is Segment 1 of Episode 1 of Panteao INSIDE STORY: The Warfighters. It covers “Real Instructors vs the Posers”. These is quite a bit of content in these episodes so they are serializing them.

In this segment from INSIDE STORY: The Warfighters, Kyle Harth, Aaron Barruga (Guerrilla Approach) and Robert Keller (Gamut Resolutions) are posed the question, “How do you weed through the real instructors sharing knowledge on the forums, social media and YouTube versus the posers? ”

The segment is sponsored by BLACKHAWK!
Special thanks to the staff of Bourbon Columbia for their hospitality.

Watch more videos on Panteao.com.

Inside Story – Episode One

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

Here’s Episode One of Panteao’s ‘Inside Story’. Enjoy!

TD x PT: Protection Meets Performance 

Friday, March 17th, 2017

Athlon Media Announces Aaron Barruga As Tactical Field Editor

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Athlon Outdoors, the leading producer of firearms and tactical media, has added Aaron Barruga as Tactical Field Editor.

Barruga, one of the premier names in the firearms industry and a respected military veteran, will contribute to Athlon Outdoors’ extensive print and digital properties, which include 24 magazines, five websites, and 18 social media channels, as well as a growing network of videos.

Following the tragedies of 9/11, Barruga, owner and founder of Guerrilla Approach LLC., enlisted in the military and served in Special Forces. Through deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Pacific theater of operations, he learned the importance of adaptability.

“Environments in the Global War on Terror were never similar; we needed to be proactive learners, and recognize that in a second everything could change,” Barruga said.

Barruga trained and executed missions with foreign commandos, police agencies, and militia fighters, and utilizes these experiences as a framework for his training methods.

“Aaron is part of the vanguard of Global War on Terror vetrepreneurs that are shaping the future of the firearms industry by sharing his lessons learned from not only success, but also failure,” said Athlon Outdoors VP/ Group Publisher and Content Director Nick Seifert. “That’s the type of forward thinking Athlon Outdoors wants to be a part of. Aaron Barruga is a rising star and one of the most experienced, interesting and intellectual people in our industry.”

5.11 And Ubisoft Release Exclusive Video Series For Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Elite Military Operators Share Real-World Tactics on How to Dominate the Santa Blanca Cartel In-Game

IRVINE, Calif.—(March 7, 2017)—5.11®, the world’s leading innovator of purpose-built gear for tactical professionals and consumers, is launching an exclusive four-part live-action video series for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands as the next step in its global partnership with Ubisoft®.

The 5.11 Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Tactics video series features elite operators utilizing 5.11 gear and the real-world tactics that the Wildlands’ Ghosts use in-game to battle the Santa Blanca Cartel. The videos will be launched across 5.11’s and Ubisoft’s social media channels on March 6, 2017, in advance of the game’s debut on March 7.
“Elite tactical teams around the world rely on 5.11’s purpose-built gear to complete their most demanding missions,” said Willem Driessen, 5.11’s vice president, global marketing. “In our video series, players will see how the best gear and the right tactics prepare real-world operators for successful missions. They can then apply what they learn to defeat the Santa Blanca Cartel in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands.”

Set a few years in the future, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands allows players to lead a team of Ghosts, a four-player U.S. Elite Special Operations unit, on a covert mission to eliminate the Santa Blanca drug cartel, an underworld power and growing global threat within Ubisoft’s imagining of an incredibly beautiful, yet dangerous Bolivia.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands takes place in the largest and most diverse action-adventure open world Ubisoft has created to date. With hundreds of villages and well-known landmarks, local legends and various factions and regions, players venture into a vast world with which to interact and explore.

The Ghosts’ upgradable skills, along with a vast arsenal of weapons, vehicles and drones at their disposal, help them take down the enemy. Players can outfit characters in their favorite 5.11 gear and apparel including the TacTec Plate Carrier, RUSH backpacks and Apex™ pants. Players also have a wide variety of vehicles and state-of-the-art weapons technology to select from, along with total freedom to choose how they accomplish their missions. They can then watch as the world reacts to their actions.

“5.11’s reputation for authenticity and innovation is lock-step with the pillars of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® franchise,” said Adam Novickas, Ubisoft’s vice president of marketing and brand management. “Incorporating 5.11 gear into Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands reinforced our ability to create a realistic open world military shooter experience for our fans.”

“Military and law enforcement operators are no longer the only users of tactical gear,” Driessen said. “Millions of people lead a tactical lifestyle on a daily basis, choosing to always be prepared for whatever comes their way. From our rugged backpacks to our performance, purpose-built pants, men and women of all backgrounds use 5.11 apparel and gear.”

5.11 will promote the video series, and the in-game product integration in their stores and online on 511tactical.com, and across its social media platforms.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands will be available on all major consoles and PC on March 7, 2017.

New CORDURA Brand 50th Anniversary Microsite Celebrates Its Rich Heritage and Future Durable Innovations

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Wichita, KS – February 15, 2017 – For five decades, INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand has been shaping the world of military gear, workwear and outdoor apparel. Throughout 2017, the brand will be celebrating its 50 year love affair with durability with the launch of its new anniversary microsite – CORDURA.com/50Years – designed to showcase the brands, mills, collaborations, and innovations that have been a part of its durable journey.

Since 1967, the CORDURA® brand has been working with industry leaders who have helped sculpt and evolve fiber and fabric technologies, pushing the boundaries of innovation. The passion and experience that its valuable authorized mills, brand customers and collaborative partners dedicate day in and day out have helped build its reputation for high quality, durable fabrics.

“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, we want to honor those who have been with us along the way,” said Cindy McNaull, global CORDURA® brand and marketing director. “Our new CORDURA.com/50Years microsite allows us to not only tell our own story, but is also a platform for others to share their experiences and memories as we nod to our durable heritage and look forward to fifty more years of innovation together.”

The new microsite features real-time news and stories including an exciting 50 @ 50 innovation spotlight detailing the brand’s new technology launches, cutting-edge collaborations and major milestones in its anniversary year. The microsite also invites brands, mills, consumers and media partners to leave their own long-lasting legacy by sharing durable memories, experiences, and favorite products through the decades.

To learn more about the latest news or share your CORDURA® brand story, visit the microsite here, or track the #CORDURA50 hashtag on social media.