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Rampart Range Day 19 – Bates Footwear Introduces Canada Compliant Safety Combat Boot

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Bates Footwear has introduced a Canadian Standards Association compliant safety boot in Tan color.

As you can see from the Green Triangle marking, the boot features sole puncture protection and a Grade 1 Protective toe which will sustain 125 Joules. The Omega symbol indicates it also provides electric shock resistance.

Bates Footwear are available in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 19 – Glock 48 Available To Rampart Shield Members

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

There’s lots of infirmation out there in the web tegarding Glock’s new G48, the Silver Slimline 9mm with a single stack magazine. Although it doesn’t have a rail, it does share the Marksman barrel of the G19.

The Glock 48 is not only legal in Canada, it’s also available to Rampart International’s Shield members.

What’s Shield? It’s an exclusive membership program, offered by Rampart to Canada’s uniformed professionals. As a member, you’ll get exclusive access to deals on firearms, apparel and gear, plus early access to sales, new product launches and special order items available only to you.

Commercial sales will go through local firearms dealers.

Rampart Range Day 19 – KAC Lightweight Assault Machine Gun

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

The Knight’s Armament Co Lightweight Assault Machine Gun in 5.56mm NATO made its Canadian debut at Rampart Range Day.

KAC products are available in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 19 – Royal Marines Pyrad Rain Suit by Carinthia

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Austria-based Carinthia makes some fantastic gear for some of Europe’s most elite military units. For instance, they developed this rain suit for the British Royal Marines.

Made from WL Gore’s Pyrad material, it is a waterproof/breathable Gore-Tex shell which is also FR. It is also printed in the British military’s Multi Terrain Pattern camouflage.

The suit is based on Carinthia’s PRG rain suit which incorporates large zippered chest pockets as well as zippered bicep pockets and zippered underarm ventilation.

Carinthia products are available in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 19 – Xion Protective Gear

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

While there were several great new products at Rampart Range Day, none surprised nor impressed me more than Xion (pronounced zion) Protective Gear. Their garments have been worn for years in sports and by stuntmen, protecting from blunt trauma injuries. But now, they’ve been discovered by LE for use as a low viz crowd control suit for use in scenarios where the appearance of full riot gear might increase tensions. Naturally, the gear can be worn in any scenario where blunt force trauma is a threat.

The suits can be worn under outer garments.
Some of the garments are also FR, adding another facet of personal protection.

The secret is in their use of D3O pads which works as a non-Newtonian fluid, absorbing high energy impact, yet remaining malleable when not under force. In fact, the founders of Xion came from the stunt industry and have been working with D3O for many years on pad designs.

Xion Protective Gear products are available in North America from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 19 – Blackhawk T-Series Light Bearing Holster

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Last month, Blackhawk launched their new T-series line of holsters with its thumb actuated release mechanism. As part of a phased roll out of additional models, they just introduced a level 2 and level 3 light bearing holster.

Seen here is a level 3 retention model. What makes the introduction of this model even more significant is that it accepts the Streamlight TLR–1 light. Previous light bearing holsters from Blackhawk have only accepted the Xiphos light.

Blackhawk products are available in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 19 – Colt Canada Eagle 40mm Grenade Launcher

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

The Eagle From Colt Canada is a single shot, side opening 40mm grenade launcher.


Manufactured in Kitchener, Ontario, it can be undermounted to a rifle or used in stand-alone mode with a detachable chassis. The side opening breech can be configured to open from right or left. The safety lever is located on either side of the receiver.


The trigger is double action with a long takeup but the trigger can be immediately pulled in the event of misfire without revolving the weapon. Additionally, the breech is opened with a forward press of the release located at the front of the trigger guard.


Colt Canada products are available from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 19 – Aku Selvatica Tactical Mid GTX

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Aku is no stranger to longtime SSD readers, but the Selvatica Tactical Mid is new to North America. It’s cold and rainy on the Stittsville Range today so getting my hands on this pair was quite welcome.


The upper is made from Aku’s proprietary AIR8000 nylon with welded PU reinforcing ribs. The liner is Gore-Tex Extended Comfort.


The outsole is Vibram Selvatica Megagrip combined with an injected EVA midsole and the boot comes with an OrthoLite anti-microbe and breathable insole.


Aku products are available in Canada from Rampart International.