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SHOT Show 18 – SureFire SF3P-50BMG-M2HB

Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

SureFire showed us a new .50 variant of their 3P Eliminator flash hiders.

They feature a Melonite coating and reduce muzzle flash by 99% compared with a plain muzzle.

It’s not quite available yet.

SHOT Show 18 – Condor ELITE Ultralight Adjustable Mag Pouches and Modular Load Carriage Systems

Monday, February 12th, 2018

During SHOT Show 18 I was shown something that surprised me. In fact, it will surprise my readers as well, because I’m writing an article about Condor products. They’ve definitely stepped up their game. A few years ago, they introduced their Condor ELITE Line which features new materials and construction techniques but this, well it takes it a different level. They are innovating.

The Condor ELITE Ultralight Adjustable Mag Pouches and Modular Load Carriage Systems are impressive. I spoke with the designer, who offered me some details on the project.

The Universal Ultralight Mag System  (UUMS) is a patent pending, laser cut design, Made in the USA. The ultralight design weighs 1.35 oz  (60% lighter than TACO LT). UUMS features one pouch for long gun mags and one for hand gun mags. The pouch height is micro adjustable via the movable to accommodate different magazine height. Essentially, 5.56, 7.62 or other rifle magazines can be used in the same pouch. Additionally, the pouch can be configured for bungee retention or open top applications by threading the bungie in reverse. When used in the open top configuration, retention is micro adjustable on the fly. Triple mag and pistol magazine pouches sporting the same options are also available.

Condor ELITE also presented a modular system where different load carriage or plate options can be changed out on the front or back. Options for the front include a plate carrier, Spear ELCS zip platform and a Rhodesian-style front rack. On the back, options include: a plate option with laser MOLLE platform for attaching pockets, a lightweight harness and integrated assault pack.

Both utilize a patent pending Trilogrid laser cut MOLLE replacement system. The laser cut triangles allow for an exact 1″ base which eliminates side to side slop of pouches that reduces wear and movement. Furthermore, the triangular shape has greater strength than other laser cut configurations and it is far easier thread MOLLE pouch straps or clips.

Condor, you’ve got my attention. You’re showing some serious innovation with these additions to your ELITE line. You’ve combined innovative design with top quality materials and US made products.

SHOT Show 18 – Raptor Tactical CLS Bag and Chest Rig

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Raptor Tactical had a couple of new items at SHOT Show.

CLS Vododoc Medical Bag


Made of durable 500D Cordura and laminate
Two zipper Rip away cover
Half circle design
Chamber with inner pockets and elastic loops for storage
Cascade pockets for the flat items
Laser marked glove compartment
Two slot holder for scissors and belt butter
Grab Handle
Hook and loop circle patch
Can be connected to the 2nd bag
2″ Waist belt that can be extended and use as a shoulder strap
MOLLE straps
Colors: MultiCam, Coyote, Ranger Green, Black

Archer Super Light Chest Rig


low weight and uniform camouflage on all surfaces thanks to the use of laser-cut holes instead of webbing
modular design for easy in-the-field load re-configuration
double color sided
MOLLE mounted inside and outside at the same time
MOLLE compatible
TAP system compatible
Velcro patch
H harness with build in spacing for cables or water bladder system hose
Colors: MultiCam, Coyote, Ranger Green, Black

SHOT Show 18 – Helikon-Tex Bail Out Bag

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

The bag on the left and the bag on the right in this photo are the same bag.


The Bug Out Bag is part of their Urban line and offers a 3/4 zipper in order to fully open the bag.

Car seat back attachable
Four internal mesh pockets (two zippered, two cord-adjustable)
MOLLE/PALS panel for additional pouches attachment
Hydration system pocket
Sleeping mat-convertible
Two external YKK®-zippered pockets
Internal, zippered mesh pocket on the flap
Four external “grabngo” handles
Profiled, ergonomic straps
Comfortable carrying system
Two external water bottle/windshirt pockets
Low profile external design
Additional beavertail transformable into an improvised bag

SHOT Show 18 – Yeti Hondo

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Displayed at both SHOT Show and Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, the Hondo is a base camp folding chair.


This thing is beefy at 16.5 lbs, but will handle a 3,000 lbs load. If the mesh back and seat, combined with over molded arms remind you of the Aeron chair, that’s because it was designed by Brian Langerak who came to Yeti from Herman Miller.


SHOT Show 18 – Garmont Nemesis

Monday, February 5th, 2018

I was pretty excited to see the new Nemesis 4.0 and 6.0 GTX from Garmont.


Garmont boots have been very popular with troops because they are so lightweight. Still lightweight, this new style is a serious departure from the T8, with abrasion-resistant nylon uppers reminiscent of a civilian hiker. The Nemesis also features rubber overlays at the toe and heel. They offer a roomy toe box, anatomical tongue (with lace pocket), asymmetric cuff, and heel slide.


SHOT Show 18 – Wilcox Ind WLS & WMS

Monday, February 5th, 2018

Wilcox showed two shrouds at SHOT Show.

First is the Wilcox Lightweight Shroud.

It is completely new and is 20% lighter than their standard three-hole Shroud.


The other new Shroud is the Wilcox Modular Shroud.

Featuring the same construction as the WLS, it allows the user to configure the Shroud.


The Lanyard can be moved as well as a tie down hole.

SHOT Show 18 – Benchmade Fixed Infidel

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

Like the name says, it’s a fixed blade version of the popular Infidel. It features a spear point blade, made from D2 tool steel and a handle made from black anodized 6061 Billet Aluminum.

It comes with a Boltaron sheath which is Tek-Lok compatible.