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Trident Concepts And Monkey Edge Team With Strider Knives To Produce The TRICON Model Fixed Blade Knife

November 21st, 2014

Today, Monkey Edge announced the availability of the Trident Concepts fixed blade knife, which is designed and manufactured by Strider Knives. The full release can be read below:


No nonsense, bulletproof, functional fixed blade that embodies the TRICON™ methodology

Mesa, AZ – November 21, 2014 - Monkey Edge announced the immediate availability of the Trident Concepts (TRICON) fixed blade knife designed and manufactured in the USA by Strider Knives. The TRICON model fixed blade was conceived with the goal of producing a simple and streamlined design to facilitate a wide variety of carry options. Whether mounted to a plate carrier, or concealed carried carry in plain clothes, the TRICON fixed blade provides the user with a simple, easy to deploy, defense option.


The genesis of the project:
“While attending a Trident Concepts course, Jeff Gonzales (TRICON founder) and I had a conversation about edged weapons and it turned out nothing out there completely met his needs. I figured I could leverage our excellent relationship with Strider Knives to produce a new model that fit the profile Jeff was looking for,” explained Monkey Edge principal Brady Miller. Eventually, those cocktail napkin sketches turned into prototypes that were then further refined based on Jeff’s feedback. “I was well aware of Strider’s ability to put out top shelf hard use gear so working with them on this project was a natural fit. I am thrilled at how it turned out. The Strider team did an amazing job,” said Jeff.


Why the TRICON is a fixed blade:
Jeff Gonzales explains the effectiveness of the fixed blade: “Folding knives are great and I carry one every day. However, when speed is critical and most times it is, you won’t beat a fixed blade for deployment and access to the vitals”. The concept of the TRICON was to produce a fixed blade that the user could carry literally everywhere. It can go from being mounted to your plate carrier or chest rig to plainclothes concealed carry.


Built in the USA for hard use:
Like all Strider knives, the TRICON fixed blade is made in the USA at Strider’s Escondido, CA facility and comes with Strider’s lifetime warranty. Crafted from premium Crucible CPM S30V stainless steel. The full tang grip is flanked with textured G10 scales that provide a sure grip and are virtually indestructible. The TRICON fixed blade is shipped with a kydex sheath and Bawidamann Blades PUP mounting system. The PUP mount ships with hardware that allows it to be adapted to PALS/MOLLE platforms or belt carry. Additional sheath and mounting options are in development and will be offered at a later date. The first run of the Strider Knives TRICON fixed blade is available now exclusively in several blade finishes at Monkey Edge ( beginning today at the price of $250.00.

Magpul Now Shipping iPhone 6 Field Case

November 21st, 2014

field case

Magpul has expanded their line of mobile device Field Cases to include the iPhone 6. Made from flexible thermoplastic, the Field Case features PMAG-style ribs and a snap-on design for easy installation and removal.

Available in Black and OD Green. Designed and manufactured in the USA.


Starting in mid-December, Magpul will also start shipping the Field Case for iPhone 6 Plus, and the Bump Case for Galaxy S5.

The Field Case for iPhone 6 Plus is made from flexible thermoplastic, and features PMAG-style ribs and a snap-on design for easy installation and removal.

The Bump Case for GALAXY S5 features a two-material construction, consisting of a hard protective polymer shell and an inner shock absorbing layer. Low profile PMAG-style ribs add grip, and a snap-on design allows for easy installation and removal.

Magpul’s New MBUS Pro Offset Sights – Yes, Please

November 21st, 2014

Just in case you needed a little more motivation.

Silencers Approved for Hunting Use in Florida

November 21st, 2014

We have received word from friends in Florida that the state has just approved use of silencers for hunting, immediately. The move was made by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission lifting a 57-year old ban.

Details to follow.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – SSV Pistol Holster

November 21st, 2014

That’s right, FirstSpear is releasing a holster. They’ve been working on the idea for awhile now, refining the concept until they’d come to this design. I’ve seen various versions as it came along as well as this model at Modern Day Marine where the Speed, Surprise & Violence of Action Holster lay, taunting passersby, as an open secret.

FS has really put a lot into this, analyzing what works, and what doesn’t, in order to do something new. While some might think that a Kydex holster isn’t that exciting, this is just the beginning. You’re going to see some additional capability introduced that will complement this holster. It’s a very good design and I’m excited to see what they are doing.

Meet the FirstSpear SSV Pistol Holster


Rather than just another molded pistol holster, FirstSpear wanted to give Armed Professionals a complimentary capability to their sidearm. Utilizing the latest in signature suppressive materials and construction techniques, the SSV Holster takes into account the full range of modern pistol craft manipulation. This holster will live up to the CQB axiom of: Speed, Surprise & Violence of Action!


The SSV incorporates multiple User requested features:

-Modular security retention that can be changed to accommodate your preferred method of carry

-Adjustable tension to give you the precise snatch stroke that you require

-Tension can be set with any modern pistol cartridge case by turning the external screw located over the trigger guard area of the holster

-Exterior face constructed to mask visual and Near Infrared (NIR) signature; aiding in overall silhouette suppression as seen by your opponent


The SSV was developed and engineered with the finest materials possible, exceeding all known Military Specifications. In addition to an Industry leading fit and finish, the holster utilizes subdued, corrosion resistant hardware for saltwater resistance standard in this capability’s composition.


Like all other FirstSpear Products the SSV holster will integrate into an overall system approach that will lighten your load, reduce your signature and keep you streamlined for the fight. This holster will adapt into future FirstSpear equipment platforms that will aid in better concealment and transportation of your sidearm. Currently, the SSV Holster integrates perfectly with their Line 1 Belt and AGB.

As with all FirstSpear products this holster will be continually innovated and improved, but the reliability, craftsmanship and confidence that it inspires will always be standard. The SSV Holster is 100% American Made out of US Materials.


Currently available and ready for shipping within 5-10 business days are the following SSV Holster and Color Combination’s; more are being added all the time, so please be sure to check their website or call for the latest additions.

Belt Mounted SSV:

Sig 229 No Light With and Without Rail

Sig 226 No Light With and Without Rail

Glock 19/23 No Light

Glock 17/22 No Light

Beretta M9 No Light With and Without Rail

HK45CT Accommodates Barrel With and Without Suppressor Thread Protector

S&W M&P Duty 9/40 No Light

S&W M&P Compact 9/40 No Light

1911-1 (STI, Nighthawk, Wilson, & Sig Sauer & Caspian) No Light With and Without Rail

1911-2 (Colt, Springfield Armory, & Kimber) No Light With and Without Rail

1911-3 (Colt M45A1 CQBP MARSOC) No Light With Rail


Available in Ranger Green, Coyote, Black, MultiCam and for qualified customers AOR1 & AOR2.

Scalarworks – BOR/RMR Benelli M4 Optic Rail

November 21st, 2014


Scalarworks has just released their BOR/RMR Benelli M4 Optic Rail for Trijicon RMR sights. The BOR/RMR is a lightweight, low-profile, 1913 rail which replaces the factory Benelli M4 rail, in addition to adding a Trijicon RMR mounting platform. When mounted to the platform, the RMR which sits in a position which allows it to co-witness with the M4 iron sights. Compatible with all Trijicon RMR sights (RM01-RM08).

Warrior Culture Gear – The American Series

November 20th, 2014

The American Series

ZeroBravo – Reversible Hand Stop

November 20th, 2014


ZeroBravo’s Reversible Hand Stop is a KeyMod-compatible hand stop which is designed for use with multiple mounting locations depending on the shooter’s need. Machined from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum with Mil-Spec Type III anodizing, the RHS features a low-profile size and shape, and weighs in at only .7 ounces. 3-way texturing helps the shooter to keep positive retention on the RHS during use.

As previously mentioned, the RHS is fully reversible and can be utilized in a variety of ways, depending on the shooter’s requirements. Some examples include:


As a hand stop, to prevent the shooter from moving their hand beyond their rail.


On the bottom rail, to properly position the hand and assist with recoil and control, akin to a traditional vertical grip.


On the side rail, to act as a reference so the shooter can maintain proper position every time they draw their weapon.

The RHS is being offered exclusively through RSR Group. Dealers can order the RHS here.

G-Code / Haley Strategic – INCOG Eclipse

November 20th, 2014

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The INCOG Eclipse is a minimalist holster jointly developed by Haley Strategic and G-Code, and is the newest addition to the INCOG line.


The Eclipse is a minimum bulk, multi-positional concealment holster with a streamlined design. It features G-Code’s Tactical FUZZ outer laminate, providing a softer surface which reduces noise during movement while reducing the holster’s IR signature.


The Eclipse utilizes a patent-pending single-clip belt interface called the Super MoJo. The Super MoJo is designed to both place the clip in the correct orientation, and to provide multiple angle adjustments. The Super MoJo allows the Eclipse to mount at its natural center of gravity, while forcing the holster closer to the body, improving the concealability of the holster without increasing bulk. This also has the effect of supporting a higher positional carry without compromising the security of the holster during use.


The INCOG Eclipse is available for most common pistol models, and for left or right-hand carry. Available in Black, Gray, OD Green, and Tan. The finishes available for the Super MoJo include Brushed Aluminum, Black, Gold, and Burnt Orange.

Available now at

Magpul Announces MBUS Pro Offset Sights

November 20th, 2014

MAG525 MBUS Offset Front

You’ve been asking for it and Magpul has come through by announcing a new addition to the MBUS line: the MBUS Pro Offset sights. True to their name, the PRO Offset sights are designed to supplement magnified optics on M1913 rail mounting surfaces, providing iron sights at a 45 degree offset in the event of primary optic failure, or a close range target. Like the MBUS Pro sights, the Pro Offset sights feature Melonited steel construction, positive detented lockup, and tool-less adjustments.

MAG526 MBUS Offset Rear