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Polish Brand SPECOPS Introduces Mountain Uniform

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Interestingly, we were just covering military mountaineering and now the Polish brand SPECOPS has introduced a mountain version of their MBS-2 uniform. Dubbed MBS-2M, the initial version is in PenCott Badlands.

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This new MBS-2M model is designed for wear in mountain regions with the associated inclement weather. The trousers have a padded high waist to keep snow and wind from coming in and accept suspenders to keep them from falling down when layering. There are also Cordura reinforcements on the hem for use with crampons as well as waterproof zippers for simplified donning and doffing.

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www.specops.pl

215 Gear Supports Upcoming Discovery Channel Show – Rhino Wars

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

Our friends at 215 Gear sent us this message:

215 GEAR™ is proud to announce its support for the Operators on the new Discovery show “Rhino Wars”. This show is based on a movement to stop the illegal poaching of Rhinoceroses in South Africa. Four Special Operations veterans lead the fight to stop the slaughter of the Rhino for its horn. The show premiers on Thursday, 7MAR13 at 2100 EST. More to follow.

MATBOCK Belt Buckle Sales Benefit Navy SEAL Foundation

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Yesterday we told you that MATBOCK had some cool new t-shirts, hat and yes, even belt buckles. As you can see, this 2.25″ x 3.25″ oval pewter buckle buckle is pretty cool and with every purchase of MATBOCK Gear, they will donate 10% of your total MATBOCK Gear order amount to the Navy SEAL Foundation to support the families of the warriors who gave their lives for our freedom.

MATBOCK Belt Buckle

www.matbock.com/products/matbock-belt-buckle

Gen II CTAV Panels from CORTAC

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

We recently told you about CORTAC and Survival Armor teaming up to integrate Cooling and Trauma Attenuating Vest (CTAV) panels into Survival Armor’s products.

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In the previous article the photo we showed depicted the Generation I CTAV panels. Here, you can see the Gen II panels.

GLOCK Offically Announces UK Pistol Contract

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Almost three weeks after the official UK MoD announcement of the adoption of the G17 as their new sidearm, GLOCK makes a similar announcement.

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Today GLOCK, Inc. announced its contract award by the United Kingdom Armed Forces, to use the GLOCK 17 Gen4 pistol for its personnel. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) chose GLOCK to deliver 25,000 pistols by the end of March 2013. Troops deployed to Afghanistan will be among the first to use the new weapon.

Warrant Officer Class 1 Mark Anderson, Royal Marines, who conducted a trial of the new weapon before the contract was awarded, enthused, “Pistols are vital in close combat and are a key part of a soldier’s armory. Reliable, light and easy to carry, the GLOCK inspires confidence and performs exceptionally well.”

“After extensive and intense tests and evaluations, GLOCK is pleased to be selected by the MOD,” stated Josh Dorsey, GLOCK Vice President. “The deciding factors were the GLOCK’s higher magazine capacity, the superior accuracy, the ease of use and maintenance and the reliability. The GLOCK SAFE Action System also enables the pistol to spring into action faster.”

The selection process for replacing the Ministry’s previous guns was stringent. The trials for eight of the leading pistol manufacturers in 2011 consisted of a human factors integration test, nine months of scientific evaluation and a coinciding nine months of environmental trials under different climatic conditions. Ultimately, GLOCK proved the best fit for the MOD, and contracts were signed in 2012.

Extreme Outfitters/HSGI Facebook Contest

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

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Help Extreme Outfitters hit 6000 ‘Likes’ on Facebook for your chance to win. In conjunction with High Speed Gear, Extreme Outfitters is giving away a Sure Grip Belt. Color and size of the belt will be the choice of the winner.

www.facebook.com/ExtremeOutfitters

OR – BioLite

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

We’ve been fans of BioLite’s CampStove since it was still a design concept. It’s great to see teh latest production model at OR. Remember, this stove generates electricity (4w peak) that runs a fan to ensure that all of the fuel is burned. Excess electricity can be used to charge small items like mobile devices.

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They’ve also introduced a Portable Grill accessory that fits right on to the top of the CampStove.

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www.biolitestove.com

Another Use of the SOB Sling

Monday, January 21st, 2013

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Kyle Defoor shows another application of the Sheriff of Baghdad B-sling in a recent Urban Sniper class.

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