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AWS, Inc. – US Flag Pocket Patch

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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AWS, Inc. has released their brand new US Flag Pocket Patch. The US Flag Pocket Patch is an extra large (3.125″ x 5.1″) forward facing IR reflective US flag patch with cloth face to match tactical uniforms and gear. The patch features a hidden rear pocket for storing money, survival items, paperwork, etc. Designed for use with plate carriers, body armor vests, equipment bags, and other larger items. ITAR restricted, Mil/LE only.

Available in MultiCam, Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, and ACU.

www.awsin.com/proddetail.asp?prod=52742

Rogue Dynamics – Colt Classic Shirt

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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Rogue Dynamics Colt Classic shirt features a front-facing design reminiscent of a certain international soft drink company’s flagship product. The back of the shirt features the Rogue Dynamics logo. Printed on a 50/50 American Apparel shirt. Available in sizes XS-XXL.

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www.roguedynamics.com/products/colt-classic-shirt

Squadron Posters – C-130 Airdrop Afghanistan Poster

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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Squadron Posters’ C-130 Airdrop Afghanistan print features a whiskey label thar reads “Airdrop Direct-Delivery Service to Afghanistan”, with a loadmaster watching his drop drifting towards the Drop Zone. The #2 C-130 maintains formation in the background.

The poster can be customized with text such as deployment dates, crew names, etc. “Afghanistan” can also be replaced with any operation or location the purchaser wants, and the C-130 and bundles can be resized and moved before printing.

Available in multiple sized paper and canvas prints, as well as a 513-piece puzzle.

www.squadronposters.com/product/c-130-airdrop-afghanistan-poster-print

Badger Ordnance Mil/LE Program

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

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Badger Ordnance has established a Military and LE discount program as thanks for the service of servicemen and law enforcement officials. This program allows qualified individuals to purchase Badger Ordnance products at exclusive pricing. To sign up, submit the required information using the Mil/LE Discount Program form. Note that requests require either a Gov/dept/agency email address or copy of office credentials.

www.badgerordnance.com/militaryle

I Am Humbled…

Friday, February 7th, 2014

As you can imagine, SHOT Show is hectic. On Monday, I started to receive phone calls and texts from my friend Andrew Ho saying he had something for me. I didn’t know it at the time but he was working as a courier for Derrick Obatake of Steel Flame who had him carry a surprise to Las Vegas for me. It took several back and forths before we finally linked up, and by that time the ‘package’ was burning a hole in Andrew’s pocket. Unbeknownst to me, he had even gone so far to post a photo to my Facebook wall and handed out some of the contents to mutual fiends. Once we linked up, Andrew handed me a small ziploc bag. I opened it and it turned out to be filled with copper dogtags. Each one was carefully stamped with the SSD logo. These beauties were accompanied with a simple card (seen below). I was floored.

Humbled I say, Humbled

Derrick had asked me months ago for a copy of my logo and said he would have a surprise for me one day. Truth be told, I had completely forgotten about it. What a guy. While we gave most of them away at SHOT Show to some really great people, we’re holding a few back to give away to our readers. So keep your eyes peeled for that.

Even though we’ve only met a few times, Derrick honored me by doing something completely selfless. He is one of the most giving men I have ever known and I can only hope to make it up to him. I’ve been wanting to thank him for a few weeks now but I felt it best to wait for things to die down a little.

If you’ve got a jewelry project and need some top notch work, I cannot recommend Steel Flame enough.

www.steelflame.com

GI Joe Turns 50

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

During this month’s Toy Fair in New York City, GI Joe creator Hasbro will announce plans to celebrate the brand’s 50th anniversary that brought the term “Action Figure” into America’s lexicon. Although the brand wasn’t officially unveiled until March 1964, many consider February the true anniversary month.

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GI Joes were my most treasured toys growing up and I know it wasn’t just me. During SHOT Show, a friend showed me a photo taken during his youth of his Joes. Although I had a lot of cool toys including Major Matt Mason, Sea Devils and a whole slew Marx war playsets, I’m a 1/6 scale Adventure Team Joe kind of a guy at heart (can you say “Kung Fu Grip?”). The smaller 3-3/4″ versions and comic book came out around the time I was moving on from toys, but I know a lot of guys grew up with them. Now that I’m grown, I’ve rediscovered the originals and really appreciate the memories.

How about we all take a knee and share our toy memories? Here’s one of mine.

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Gentlemen, Valentine’s Day is Coming, Think Combat Flip Flops

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Combat Flip Flops? Valentine’s Day? Oh yeah…Aside from some sweet slippers for the lady in your life they’ve also introduced a couple of other new products. I know some of you guys are buying for the first time, or dread getting it wrong. A couple of these options from CFF are nice gifts that take the guess work out of your choice. For you ‘power users” who are old hats at buying something nice for mama, there are also Flip Flops in a full range of sizes.

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Cover & Concealment Sarong No sizing required! Handmade in a women-owned factory in Kabul, Afghanistan, the Cover & Concealment sarong reveals glimpses of Afghan heritage blended with beautiful fabrics and vibrant colors. This versatile piece seamlessly transitions from scarf to beach wrap to après skirt to evening dress with ease and distinction. $70

Peacemaker Bangle & Wrap No sizing required! 270 million bombs were dropped on Laos during the Vietnam War. Thirty percent of them are still sitting there ready to explode, in fields, behind trees, next to schools. But local artisans are melting down some of the unexploded ordnance (UXO) to hand craft art like our Peacemaker Bangle and Peacemaker Coin Wrap. When you buy one you help fund the clearing of 3 square meters of UXO. You literally help save life and limb and you help create jobs. So, thanks. $50

Bombshell Dark or Lite Flip Flops Sexy and sleek, these femme fatale flip flops are perfect for the effortlessly chic women of the world. Designed with full leather footbeds, Afghan patterned straps, and flashy chrome grenade detailing, these flip flops exude confidence. Perfect for cruising to the beach or relaxing in town. $65

www.combatflipflops.com

One Year On – Remembering Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

One year ago today I had to report on the kind of an incident that no one ever wants to. It was the death of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. The authorities soon apprehended fellow Veteran Eddie Ray Routh for the murders and he is set to stand trial this May. But I’m not here to rehash what happened that day.

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The loss of both Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefiled is a tragedy. They were family men; Fathers, Sons, Husbands, Providers and Veterans.

Rest In Peace, Men…

Over the course of the past year I’ve learned that many knew Chris Kyle and many more have pretended to, in some twisted means to capitalize on the man’s death for their own agenda. Either way, he touched the lives of many, through his direct presence or his books.

Although not as well known, Kyle’s companion on the range that day, Chad Littlefield was also a family man and fellow Veteran. His loss is as much a tragedy as Kyle’s and I ask that when you think of Chris Kyle today, you remember his friend as well.

There remains a memorial trust for both men if you feel the wish to donate: www.chriskylememorialtrust.org

As for this post, I hope that those who’s lives were touched by Chris Kyle or Chad Littlefield will take a moment to share.

In Case You Needed Another Reason to Love HSGI

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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M. Boisvert lost his leg along with the use of his hand in Fallujah while serving with the 1st Mar DIV FOX CO. Raiders.

He reached out to several companies to make a wrap for his prosthetic leg. Several said they would, but it just never panned out.

He reached out to High Speed Gear and our Production Manger Darrell made his wishes a reality.

Bosisvert now shoots as much as can and wants to compete. I’m sure he’ll chime in. Posted with his permission.


-Source: High Speed Gear on Facebook

UNTIL it HURTS The Documentary

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Until It Hurts from DIGITAL THUNDERDOME on Vimeo.

A documentary detailing the back story of the UNTIL it HURTS artwork by retired Navy SEAL sniper Dave Hall and famous artist Ellwood T Risk, and how it has affected people so far is currently up for funding on Indiegogo.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/until-it-hurts-the-documentary

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