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Warrior West – Belleville Quick Reaction Force

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

This is a sneak peek of Belleville’s new Quick Reaction Force line under their foreign sourced, Tactical Research brand. There is some climbing shoe DNA in this line, with to-toe lacing and full rubber toes. The sole also has a fast rope instep. In addition to the more traditional Black, Coyote and Sage, there is a more low-viz two color Bark/Sand option, which I prefer.

www.bellevilleboot.com

Warrior West – Wild Things White Out Overwhite Kit in MultiCam Alpine

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Rather than traditional heavy, cotton overwhites which absorbe maisture and freeze, Wild Things makes their White Out Overwhite from a functional and durable 70-denier nylon fabric that is abrasion resistant and blocks the wind. Printed in MultiCam Alpine, it offers near IR suppression and the fabric is treated with a durable water resistant finish.

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The system consists of Jacket with helmet compatible Hood, Pants and Pack Cover. I like the simple design, with single pass through access.

Features:
• Top has a full front zip and and helmet compatible, adjustable, stowaway hood.
• Top also offers bilateral, angled 10” pass thru pockets for easy accessibility to vest or kit.
• Pants have a stretch waistband, and 18” ankle zippers for easy donning and doffing over boots. Grommets at cuffs allow for tie down under boots.
• Pants also have rear pocket and mesh lined, front hand pockets.
• All zippers covered for added protection and to eliminate straight lines through your camo
• Pack Cover comes in three sizes – S, M or L – to fit most packs

These are already in service with 1st ASOG. Interested units and agencies can purchase these through ADS Inc.

www.wildthingsgear.com

Warrior West – FirstSpear AAC FROG Kit

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

The AAC FROG Kit adapts First Spear’s Assaulter Armor Carrier for use in a maritime environment. It is getting quite a bit of interest here at Warrior West due to the modular flotation option.

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Standard in the kit are FS Bouyancy Compensators, Adaptive Cummerbund Flotation Elements and a 2″ belly band to secure the front and back panels to the user without having to wear a full cummerbund.

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The adaptive cummerbund uses the AAC instant adjust back panel.

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6/12 modular sections on the left and right of the front carrier panel allow the user to install the modular pockets of their choice and at the height they need for increased comfort and mobility.

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There is also a rebreather harness kit which allows the rebreather to be attached directly to the AAC and easily ditched once free of the surf zone.

The AAC Frog kit is for Governmemt use only and is already being fielded by a customer. Contact www.first-spear.com for additional information.

Warrior West – Tactical Electronics Launches CORE Product Line

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Tactical Electronics has been in business since 1999 and is well known for their under the door camera commonly used by SWAT teams. Over time they have refined their technology and introduced new products, leading to the introduction of the new modular, CORE system which consists of two grip options and four camera heads. The user mixes and matches the components for the intended application.


The Grip holds the electronics and the heads are used for different applications. Grips are the CORE Grip and the CORE Pole Grip. Both accept any of the heads (the Pole Grip doesn’t accept the articulating head). Integrated into the CORE Grip is an eye piece for up close work. Additionally, there is a wrist mounted monitor, for wireless remote viewing, which relies on digital encrypted radio for the link.

Heads offered are CORE Flex Camera, CORE Under Door Camera, CORE Pole Camera and Articulating Scope.


In addition to color or B/W images, Tactical Electronics also offers a thermal image. However, they’ve now introduced an overlay mode, similar to I2/Thermal fusion, which provides outlines of objects unto the thermal image. In the graphic above, you can see what the thermal image looks like alone, and then below, how it looks in overlay mode.  The enhancement is striking.  

Available now from www.tacticalelectronics.com.

Warrior West – Rocksmith Precision

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Rocksmith Precision is making quite a name for themselves in building specialized tools for the EOD community. However, at Warrior West I saw their Rocksmith 30:1 cutter and thought of several other uses for this amazing hand powered cutting tool such as breaching and technical survelliance applications. In a show filled with awesome kit, this is the coolest product I saw at the show.

That 30:1 in the name means exactly what it implies, offering a 30:1 mechanical advantage thanks to the design which allows the user to configure the handle in one of two ways (seen below). I used it to snip a chainlink like it was butter and I also used it to open up 14 gage material used in CONEXs. All of that with my hand. Plus, it will go right through welds, unlike power tools. Additionally, you can begin your cut with a simple 1/4″ entry hole. Currently, they offer two styles of swappable blades. One is for chainlink and the other is for sheetmetal.


If all of that wasn’t enough, it is 7″ long and weighs less than half a pound. That’s the kind of a tool you don’t want to leave behind.

www.rocksmithcloser.com

Warrior West – FLEX9 Armor with New Fabric Technology from Protect The Force

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

You may be familiar with FLEX9 Armor from Protect The Force as it’s a commercially available variant of the US Army’s new Ballistic Combat Shirt. Designed in conjunction with PTF, it offers ancillary ballistic protection in areas not normally covered by an Armor Vest. This patented design relies in 10 individual ballistic components which are ergonomically shaped and inserted into compartments sewn into the shirt. The Deltoid protection is particularly interesting. Either side is comprised of three each, lobster tail articulating panels. They move and articulate with the user making it preferable to the traditional deltoid armor appliqué.

They’ve just introduced a new fabric option which offers stab and slash protection. Originally developed to protect divers from shark bites, the Soteria material is also no melt, no drip. This combination makes it a great choice for riot control as well as corrections officers.

www.protecttheforce.com

Warrior West – Kelty Waterproof Breathable Compression Stuff Sack

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

I know it sounds like the simplest thing, but in the wrong environment, wet gear can kill you. Kelty offers a waterproof breathable compression stuff sack, made from the same material as their VariCom bivy bag, so it’s the same green color. It comes in two sizes, Small which handles up to 11 liters and Large which will accommodate 27 liters.


In addition to the four compression straps on each bag, there is a roll top closure as well.

These are fully Berry compliant.

www.kelty.com

Warrior West – LBT-2670 EOD Pack

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

This particular pack/setup was developed for state, local, and federal EOD training.

Modular both internally and externally allowing for a number of missions specific load-outs.

Compatible with the Armatus II carrier MAP system front and back panels.

www.lbtinc.com