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SHOT Show – CRKT No Bother by Ryan Johnson

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

RMJ Tactical’s Ryan Johnson told us he has a little help in creating some of his designs. Take for instance the upcoming No Bother from CRKT.


Like me, Ryan does a lot with his kids. He told me that one day he and his daughter were out and she sketched a neck knife design out and wrote “No Bother” under it. Ryan asked her what that was about and she said, dead pan, “no one is going to bother you when you have this.” The name stuck along with the overall design.


This full tang neck knife is made from 8Cr13MoV with a 2.1″ blade and overall length of 5.29″ with a non-reflective, black oxide stone wash finish and a reverse tanto tip. Thanks to the non-removable ABS scales it only weights 2.2 oz.

The sheath can be worn several ways including around the neck via Paracord with integrated release safety fob to avoid choking as well as attached to PALS webbing. The sheath retains the blade even when tip up.

Raider Magazine – SSD SHOT Show Report

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

SSD Raider

The latest issue of Raider magazine includes coverage from SHOT Show 2014 written in association with Soldier Systems Daily, featuring photos by Blind Owl Media and Tactical Fanboy.


In addition, this issue of Raider magazine also features our friends from Hot Shots Calendar. Volume 6, Issue 12 of Raider Magazine is available now.

SHOT Show – CRKT’s Woods Chogan & Kangee T-Hawk Designed by Ryan Johnson

Monday, March 10th, 2014

CRKT introduced two new Ryan Johnson Tomahawk designs at SHOT Show, the Woods Chogan and Kangee T-Hawks.


You probably know Ryan Johnson from his own RMJ Tactical. He’s done a couple of designs for them in the past such as last year’s Chogan and Kangee T-Hawks that differ from these new models because of handle material. Weighing in at 2 lbs, 1.4 oz, these new Woods versions feature a 19.13″ long handle of Tennessee hickory, sealed with lacquer.

The heads of both models are made from 1055 steel and measure just over 4″. The Chogan offers a Hammer, while the Kangee incorporates a Spike on the head.

KRISS USA At SHOT Show 2014 And Machine Gun Vegas

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

KRISS USA has released this video of their booth at SHOT Show 2014, exhibiting the latest in the Vector SMG, SPHINX pistol, and DEFIANCE suppressor lines. KRISS also held a private range event at Machine Gun Vegas, where participants were able to try out the Vector and SPHINX in the indoor range. Additionally, NRA commentator Natalie Foster and Gary Quesenberry of Top Shot were on hand to give their impressions of the Vector and SPHINX.

SHOT Show – Blue Force Gear Introduces New Point of Purchase Displays

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

For manufacturers and retailers alike, Point of Sale Displays are extremely important. For the manufacturer it is the best way to represents themselves on a retail sales floor. For the retailer, the display should help showcase the product. I think Blue Force Gear has done a great job with this new launch, unveiled at SHOT Show.


The displays at the top can be changed and according to BFG they plan to support this capability with regular updates that will catch the customer’s eye as well as inform.


In addition to a very neat layout, there’s something else special about this display that won’t dawn on many right off the bat.


These blue guns are the best part of this new display. It can be difficult to visualize how many slings work. Generally, the customer will wonder if it’s long enough, how it will connect to the rifle, etc. With embedded QD points and Picatinny rail sections, these blue guns are an inexpensive way to provide some hands on time and show a customer how to configure the sling on the rifle.

Each display comes with one blue gun. Contact for details about this new program.

SHOT Show – Daniel Defense Introduces New Stocks and Grips

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Here’s a shot of the new Daniel Defense Pistol Grip and Buttstock from Media Day at the Range. They are in their version of FDE called Mil Spec+ Finish.


Pistol Grip Features
• Ergonomic Design with 1911 Grip Angle
• Soft Touch Rubber Overmolding
• Integrated Trigger Guard

Buttstock Features
• Enhanced Cheek Weld with Soft Touch Rubber Overmolding
• Limited Rotation QD Swivel Attachment Point on Both Sides
• Interchangeable Buttpads & Panteao Productions Present – LMT DMR Stock and SLK8 Receiver

Friday, February 14th, 2014 and Panteao Productions got some excellent video coverage during SHOT Show and we thought it would be great to share it with our readers here at SSD. This video introduces the Lewis Machine & Tool (LMT) DMR Stock and SLK8 Receiver.

The new LMT DMR AR buttstock released during SHOT Show is designed for use with a mil-spec carbine extension tube, offering three separate position adjustments. In addition, the cheek weld height and the length of pull can both be adjusted to 45 different positions. Intended for 3-gun competitions, the slick side SLK8 receiver (think LM8 with no rails) offers a stainless steel 5R cut-rifled barrel (available in 16″ and 20″) with a 1-in-7.5-inch twist rate, an ambidextrous magazine release, a two-stage match trigger and Ergo grip.

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Additional SHOT Show Photos

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

We’ve been adding photos of SHOT Show from Blind Owl Media and Tactical Fanboy.

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SHOT Show – MMI Outdoor – MAG Pack Update

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Last spring we introduced you to the MAG Pack by MMI Outdoor. Designed as an AG pack for the for the M240 machine gun, the MAG Pack accommodates 6 each 100 round ammo trays for belted 7.62 as well as a spare barrel quiver. The base platform of the system is the patented Granite Gear CHIEF Patrol Frame which is in use with USSOCOM. Over the past several months, testing has produced an entirely revamped exterior flap as well as a couple of other upgrades. The system shown below is configured for 2 man gun teams, although it is convertible for standard 3 man gun teams.

Additional Features Include:
-M192 tripod storage
-(2) Cleaning rod storage slots
-Auxiliary pocket fits (2) MRE’s
-Hydration storage for (1) 100 oz. bladder

Revamped Flap

MAG Pack - Revamped Flap

Cleaning Rod Storage Slots Open

MAG Pack - Cleaning Rod Storage Slots Open

Water Bladder Storage at Bottom

MAG Pack - Water bladder storage at bottom

Auxiliary Storage Open

MAG Pack - Auxiliary storage open

System Deployed

MAG Pack - System deployed

MultiCam and Coyote available, AOR1 and AOR2 (Contract Only)

SHOT Show – OSS Suppressors

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

OSS Operators Suppressor Systems at Shot Show 2014 from boo keller on Vimeo.

Check out this video from the SHOT Show floor at the H&K booth, where OSS head honcho Russ Oliver goes over their proprietary suppressor system in detail.