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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.


SHOT Show 18 – Mayflower Jungle Ultralight Chest Rig

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

This is Mayflower’s new Jungle Ultralight Chest Rig features Trilor Grid, which is stronger than standard laser cut PALS slots due to its shape.

It features a comfy, wide H harness which is removable as the rig is SwiftClip compatible.


Let No Good Deed Go Unpunished

Thursday, February 1st, 2018

This young lady is named Rochelle Hathaway. She was interviewed for a Glamour magazine article which asked women attendees of last week’s SHOT Show in Las Vegas why they owned firearms. This airline attendant was at the show as part of team Taran Tactical. Her answers resulted in an Internet firestorm and Taran Butler cut ties with her.

Unfortunately, in this photo used in the article, she was wearing a badge holders generously given away as swag by Geissele Automatics. Due to this coincidence, the backlash against her also hit Geissele. Earlier today, they had to release this statement:

Many of you have seen this photo and the story of this person over the last few days. Unfortunately in the photo she is wearing a Geissele Badge Holder. We want to make it clear to the community that Geissele has no personal or professional connection to this person what so ever. Every year at SHOT Show we give away over 10,000 badge holders to those in attendance who request one from our booth staff. We do not know this person and we certainly do not support her anti-freedom comments. Geissele is extremely pro 2nd amendment and is in no way supportive of any discussion involving the limitation or restriction of Our rights and Our freedoms.

Considering how dedicated Bill Geissele supports the Second Amendment the outrage is ridiculous. It just goes to show you how an innocent gesture can get a company swept up in an internet mob. Hopefully, the torches and pitch forks will be put away.

SHOT Show 18 – Hill People Gear’s Aston House Back Country

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

It’s always a joy to visit the crew from Hill People Gear. They’ve always got something cooking but I wanted to take this opportunity to show a pack that’s been out for awhile and I had missed.

The Aston House BC is based on the Aston House pack, but with less built in organization and a heavier duty chassis. Interestingly, the pack’s named after Station 12, a secret facility of the British Special Operations Executive during World War Two.

It’s a great option for those seeking a mid-size panel loader with a stable frame for back country use. In addition to the frame sheet, it has two aluminum stays rather than the single stay of the standard Aston House. As you can see, the ability to organize is there, thanks to the Aston Panel, which is PALS compatible and consists of hypalon / Velcro loop laminate.


? single panel loading main compartment

? rear of main compartment is fully lined with PALS cut velcro loop (First Spear 6/12)

? main compartment can also has quick access top and bottom zippers located near the suspension side

? panel opening has an open top mesh compartment on the inside

? outside front of the pack has a zippered slot pocket

? sizable dual wand pockets

? suspension is belt capable (belt not included) and has dual full height 7000 series aluminum stays as well as hdpe framesheet

? new Aston Panel is a hypalon / velcro loop laminate cut with PALS. It will support pals pouches on the outside or inside, and it will support velcro pouches on the inside


SHOT Show 18 – SMAW Mod 2 by ADS

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

The ADS booth contained numerous technologies, including the Mark 153, Shoulder-launched, Multi-purpose Assault Weapon Mod 2.

Weighing in at 16 pounds, the system consisted of the MK153 Mod 0 rocket launcher, MK3 high explosive, dual purpose (HEDP) encased rocket, MK4 practice rocket and the MF 217, 9mm spotting cartridge. Additionally, there are High Explosive Anti-Armor (HEAA) and Follow-Through Grenade (FTG) warheads. The 80s-era 9mm spotting rifle has been replaced with a Modular Ballistic Sight (MBS).

SMAW Mod 2 is manufactured in Lynchburg, VA by Wegmann, USA. The MBS electronics are by L-3. ADS is the System Integrator.

SHOT Show 18 – Austrialpin

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Austrialpin has several new buckles.

There’s the new COBRA frame with quick release thumb tab as well as a selection of premium quality aluminum 7075 D rings, O rings, and triglides.

Additionally, they showed us AB investment casted, Stainless Steel COBRA buckle with integrated Dring. Designed and developed for the Fire Protection (SCBA) and Offshore industries it is a UL certified and fully NFPA / CSA / ANSI compliant.


SHOT Show 18 – Really Right Stuff

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

This is the AIAX/AX AICS ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL Auxiliary Plate from Really Right Stuff. It’s fully compatible with any Arca-Swiss style quick-release system.


– CNC machined 6061-T6 Aluminum Anodized; Type-3 Black
– (1) 1/4″-20 threaded accessory mounting socket
– (1) Flush Mount Quick Disconnect mounting socket
– (3) Accuracy International KeySlot mounting points



SHOT Show 18 – Murdock Webbing

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Murdock Webbing displayed their jacquard weave bungee webbing (above) and variable width weave webbing (below) which is great for slings.

Both products are made to order by www.murdockwebbing.com.