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Rampart Range Day 19 – Defense Technology 40mm Direct Impact Adjustable Range Less Than Lethal Munitions by Safariland

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Safariland conducted a live demo of their Defense Technology 40mm Direct Impact Adjustable Range Less Than Lethal Munitions.

The round consists of a plastic body and a crushable foam nose that contains a powder payload. This payload area can hold inert, marking, OC or CS powder. The crushable foam nose dissipates energy upon impact while releasing the powder payload. What makes this round different than others on the market is that it can be used as close as five feet.

Safariland’s full range of products is available in Canada from Rampart International.

Rampart Range Day 19 – Brenergy 6T Li-on 24v Battery by Bren-Tronics

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Gone are the days of dual Lead-Acid 12v batteries in military vehicles with 24v systems. Bren-Tronics, makers of military batteries and charging systems has introduced Brenergy 6T 24v Lithium Ion batteries.

Likely to continue to be used in pairs (or more) on tactical military vehicles, it will output up to 3.2kWh and offers a capacity of Capacity 2.7kWh (Power), 3.2kWh (Energy). The battery weighs 42lbs and will last 3,000 cycles.

Bren-Tronics products are available in Canada from Rampart International.

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.