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BE Meyers & Co and Knights Armament Company Team Up For SOFIC Across The Bridge 2019

Monday, May 20th, 2019

B.E. Meyers & Co. and Knights Armament Company have come together to showcase the B.E. Meyers & Co. MAWL® series of individual weapon lasers, and the Knights Armament Knight Vision devices. Come and see both companies during SOFIC on Tuesday, May 21- Thursday, May 23, 2019 for “SOFIC Across the Bridge”. They will be located just a short walk across the sky bridge from the Tampa Convention Center, at the Embassy Suites in Bayside Ballroom I. Additionally, Spiritus Systems will be joining B.E. Meyers & Co. and Knights Armament Company to display their soft goods.

To schedule a meeting with the B.E. Meyers & Co. Team at SOFIC 2019, please email info@bemeyers.com.


FN To Unveil Prototype 6.5 Caliber MK48 MOD 2 Machine Gun At 2019 SOFIC

Monday, May 20th, 2019

(McLean, VA – May 20, 2019) FN America, LLC, maker of a majority of small arms for the U.S. military, is excited to announce that the company will unveil the prototype for the newest variant of the MK 48 machine gun chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor at the 2019 Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC). The development of this machine gun, which joins FN’s other 6.5 offerings, was undertaken as part of FN’s response to USSOCOM’s qualification of the caliber last year.

The prototype FN MK 48 Mod 2 6.5CM features the latest upgrades for FN’s series of light and medium machine guns, including an adjustable stock for length of pull and cheek height; improved, locking charging handle; improved, double-notched sear; improved handguard with 3-, 6- and 9-o’clock positions with improved bipod; and, more robust feed tray latch, ensuring the feed tray cover locks into place during reloads. Once development is complete, existing MK 48 Mod 1 models can be configured at the armorer level to the Mod 2 variant or newest caliber with the addition of the upgrade kit and barrel conversion.

The FN MK 48 Mod 0, adopted as a USSOCOM program of record in 2003, was developed from FN Herstal’s 7.62x51mm FN MINIMI® at the request for a compact and easily-maneuverable machine gun in a heavier caliber. The improvements to the MK 48 were also incorporated into the M249 series and is in service with USSOCOM as the MK 46 5.56x45mm machine gun. In addition, FN also holds current USSOCOM contracts for the MK 17 7.62-caliber carbine and MK 20 SSR precision rifle.

To see the newest MK 48 Mod 2 6.5CM and FN’s other legendary military firearms, please visit booth 804 at the 2019 SOFIC Conference in Tampa, Florida, or visit fnamerica.com.


Sunday, May 19th, 2019

AttackPAK is an emerging leader in load-bearing systems. Their patented Integrated Load Carriage System (ILCS) is poised to be the new state of the art for the military.

Designed with maneuverability in mind, the AttackPAK system improves ergonomics through weight distribution, which relieves stress. The design eliminates pounds of parasitic weight that is found in other leading packs. They are also using lightweight modern fabrics and patented ExoSpine™ to reduce the war-fighter’s burden. AttackPAK has created custom products to give our war-fighters the edge.

The Team will be attending SOFIC to meet partners and develop custom designs. Below are a few designs that showcase their capability, as well as how they incorporate the latest technology.

Integrated Load Carriage System

The ICLS is the foundation of the AttackPAK system. 1 belt and 1 frame, fitted to your size, can be used with all of our packs. The core components are our patented ExoSpine™? and our proprietary belt. The belt gives ergonomic fit to the ExoSpine™ and load allowing for load transfer. We developed the only backpack with independent suspension. The ExoSpine™  and belt allows unrestricted mobility. They are not connected. The main advantage of the ICLS is that it redistributes the weight of a combat load off your shoulders and spine so that it can be properly carried by the strongest part of the human body, your legs. A key feature is the Quick Ditch. If you need to Ditch your Pack you still get to keep your 1st Line gear. AttackPAK’s Load Carriage System allows you to arrive at the ‘X’ less fatigued and less stressed.

Ounces equals pounds, pounds equal pain. Parasitic weight is like bringing a bag of rocks to a gunfight. AttackPAKs are designed to eliminate the unnecessary parasitic weight. Here is AttackPAK’s newest custom designed kit that weighs less than just about anything out there, even when you include the belt, ExoSpine™? and bag.

Pulse Med Bag

The newest addition to our line of products this light weight Med Bag is made from Cubic Tech fabric for durability and weight savings. It cuts a 1 1/2 lbs of parasitic weight off of the leading med pack weighing in at 4.5 lbs. Built with customization in mind.

Designed for the Team Medic, Pulse Med Bag interior can be organized and customized to your preference. Equipped with a placard interface, splint shelf organization, and instant, full splay access to all of the contents. Organize your med supplies for quick and easy access when you’re in the field.

Ditch the enemy on your back.

If you want to see the gear, understand our system then link up with us at SOFIC. Drop us a line at hq@attackpak.com.

Check Out The New Mystery Ranch Military Catalog

Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Here’s your first look at the new MYSTERY RANCH Military Catalog. Stop by to see their entire line in person at SOF SELECT, Booth #4 at the Westin across from SOFIC this coming week.

To get your copy, visit issuu.com/mysteryranchusa/docs/mr_military_workbook.

See Spiritus Systems During SOFIC

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

CATOMA Switchblade Modular Pack System Assigned NSNs

Saturday, May 18th, 2019

Catoma’s Switchblade Modular Load Carrying System uses the framesheet, shoulder straps, and waistbelt from their Chief Patrol pack. There are several pack components which can be attached to the frame, depending upon the mission.

System Overview:

Switchblade M240 2-Man Team Pack System (NSN: 1095-01-679-5467)

– M240 Gunner Pack Kit — NSN: 1095-01-679-5475

– M240 Asst. Gunner pack Kit — NSN: 1095-01-679-5480

Switchblade 81mm Mortar 4-Man Team Pack System (NSN: 1095-01-679-6268)

– Mortar Gunner Pack Kit — NSN: 1095-01-679-5616

– Mortar Asst. Gunner Pack Kit — NSN: 1095-01-679-6303

– X2 Mortar Ammo Bearer Pack Kit — NSN: 1095-01-679-6350

Switchblade 60mm Mortar 3-Man Team Pack System (NSN: 1095-01-679-6247)

– Mortar Gunner Pack Kit — NSN: 1095-01-679-5616

– Mortar Asst. Gunner Pack Kit — NSN: 1095-01-679-6303

– Mortar Ammo Bearer Pack Kit — NSN: 1095-01-679-6350


The pouches:

Check out the Switchblade system in person at SOFIC in booth #1812.

Wild Things on the Water at SOFIC

Friday, May 17th, 2019

Come visit Wild Things on the water at SOFIC! We’re at the Tampa Marriott Marina aboard the Shamayem in slip 14 with a full selection of our gear, from base layers to loft, and everything in between. To schedule an appointment, email sales@wildthingsgear.com or call 757-702-8773.

Wild Things Hours:
900-1700: Tuesday, May 21st
900-1700: Wednesday, May 22nd
900-1400: Thursday May 23rd

After Hours: Invite Only

Where: Aboard the Shamayem, slip 14 Tampa Marriott Marina

Who: Email sales@wildthingsgear.com or call 757-702-8773

Wild Things is proud to make a donation to the Task Force Dagger Foundation silent auction this year! Held every year during SOFIC, this silent auction benefits the Task Force Dagger Foundation – providing support to US SOF operators and their families.  With the support of great industry partners, manufacturers, military personnel, and civilians, Task Force Dagger raised more than $20,000 from the silent auction event last year!

Task Force Dagger Foundation Silent Auction:

1800: Tuesday, May 21st

Where: Embassy Suites Tampa Downtown Convention Center – Skyway Meeting Room

Who: Contact Task Force Dagger Foundation to RSVP

AXL Releases Upgrades for Crye Precision AVS & JPC

Friday, May 17th, 2019

AXL specializes in making high performance upgrades and released their product line earlier today of enhancements for the Crye Precision™ AVS™ & JPC™.

Email SOFIC@AXLadvanced.com to schedule a product demonstration at SOFIC (May 20-23).

See the video below for an overview of their products and visit www.AXLadvanced.com to purchase.

Follow them @AXLadvanced on Instagram and Facebook for the latest news and updates.

Throughout 2019 AXL will be releasing more upgrades and enhancements that plug and play into the products of the following brands: Crye Precision™, FirstSpear®, S&S Precision, Spiritus Systems, Mayflower, Velocity, and many more.

US and International Patents Pending. All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them.