Tactical Tailor

Prometheus Design Werx – Invictus MIL-LE DC Edition

December 16th, 2017

Duty Folder Built for Military and Law Enforcement Users


Prometheus Design Werx launches their v2 of their Invictus™ MIL-LE coil sprung folding knife. Designated as the “DC” Edition, this variant features newly engineered handles which signifcantly reduced mill time on the CNC during production to allow for a much more attractive retail price point compared to their v1. Designed and produced for the Military and Law Enforcement user in mind, this folder’s blade is quickly deployed with only one hand via a GID inlaid push button and backed by a sliding safety to prevent accidental activation. This build features a type-III hard anodized, aeorspace grade 6061-T6 alloy handle, subdued deep ride pocket clip, handle fullers & jimping, lanyard slot, and a high grade industrial tumbled finish on an all purpose 3.5” modified spear point 154CM blade. Produced entirely in the USA.


The PDW Invictus™ MIL-LE DC Edition will be first available with a type-III hard anodized black handle with other options and combos to be available in the future.

The Design and R&D Team at PDW states:

“The PDW Invictus™ MIL-LE DC Edition is our signature, mid-sized folding knife pattern produced with our Military and Law Enforcement customers specifically in mind. An expertly built, edged tool made for those who serve and protect. As much as we were proud of the fully contoured handles in the previous model, we also had to take into consideration, the long term production costs making this folder a more tenable folder for duty carry. The new chamfered flat scale handle retains all the design and functional characteristics of the original, but with a great reduction of mill time on the CNC, we were able to reduce the retail on this DC model by over 30%. We think all of our core users in the MIL-LE community would appreciate that.

Precision CNCed and ground in the USA, our Invictus™ folder design is an instantly recognizable aesthetic and styling, characteristic of a purpose driven, lifelong design direction, and ethos. This folder is inspired by and takes its design cues from the tried and trued millennia old spear point blade silhouettes, to the tapered capsule shapes of streamlined arcs of aerospace, and the purposeful fluting and texturing of the modern machine age as found in high grade tools to precision barrels. This MIL-LE Edition has a fast, powerful coil spring for rapid one-handed blade deployment when seconds count. This folder is a high standard automatic for users that need speed and accessibility when on patrol and on duty. This is one of the finest production automatic folders currently made in the USA.”

The Invictus™ MIL-LE DC Edition is available to purchase by qualifying personnel by visiting their website, prometheusdesignwerx.com.

Federal Resources Acquires Wright Tool Company

December 15th, 2017

The strategic acquisition adds to Federal Resources’ portfolio of products and brings new solutions to its customers.

Stevensville, MD (December 14, 2017) – Federal Resources, headquartered in Stevensville, MD, completed the acquisition of Wright Tool Company, a leading provider of automotive and industrial equipment and tools, based in Troy, MI.

Federal Resources, a prime supplier of defense and security solutions to United States and international governments, is expanding its products and services to include maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO). In 2017, Federal Resources identified target markets to expand their footprint, and this acquisition is critical to achieving that strategic goal. “This is a big step and represents our largest acquisition to date,” said Robert McWilliams, CEO of Federal Resources. “Together, our combined resources and capabilities will allow Federal Resources to offer a greater breadth of MRO products, services, training and subject matter expertise to new and already existing customers. Wright Tool will prove to be a force-multiplier for Federal Resources’ current product and service offerings and will bolster capabilities for the warfighter.”

Wright Tool Company is a tool and equipment distributor, representing over 200 premier brands for over 45 different applications. Wright Tool utilizes engineering and manufacturing expertise to provide custom solutions for kits, specialty tools, and equipment and is an industry leader in warehousing, distribution, sourcing, procurement, and customization. They are a predominant supplier of equipment and tools to the United States government and are an approved supplier to the military.

“Wright Tool Company is excited to announce joining the ranks of Federal Resources. Wright Tool Company has experienced unprecedented year-over-year corporate growth, and we strongly believe this strategic alliance is the best path forward to continue this momentum,” said Brian McNanney, Executive Vice President of Wright Tool. “We are proud of our employees, our network of strategic manufacturing partners, and the dedication of 70 years of customer service that Wright Tool Company has brought its customers. We look forward to working with Federal Resources to continue driving towards highest levels of performance and customer satisfaction.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, but Federal Resources will maintain MRO operations out of its new Troy, MI office under the Wright Tool brand.

American Marauder – Greetings from Pineland

December 15th, 2017

American Marauder has launched a new design; Greetings from Pineland. Available as a Tri-blend distressed printed T-shirt and 15 oz ceramic mug.





Arbor Arms Assaulter Plate Carrier

December 15th, 2017


The Assaulter Plate Carrier comes with Arbor Arms’ proprietary slotted MOLLE elastic. This elastic allows for very fine adjustments not only for size but body shape providing for a dynamic, comfortable, ergonomic fit. The elastic all so allows for front, back, and side plates to ride snug to body with out flopping like traditional cummerbunds or restricting breathing.


*Laser cut PALS slots
*FLEX slotted molle elastic skeletonized cummerbund
*AustiAlpin Cobra buckle cummerbund attachment (end user serviceable)
*Loop panels front and back for number/patches
*Mounting slots and loop Velcro on front for attaching various CORE Placard systems with either G-hooks or Swiftclips
*Slots in back panel for management of comms wires
*Front plate bag has map/hand warming pocket on body side of plate
*Can be ordered with or with out maritime release and can have maritime release added retroactively
*4 way stretch material in plate bag construction allows for snug plate fit
*Moisture wicking spacer mesh for body side fabric



Blue Force Gear’s Lightest Sling EVER

December 15th, 2017

Blue Force Gear has released a specialty sling for the holidays, the ULTRA-Lightweight Vickers One Sling. This new sling is a limited quantity release and is available until sold out. MSRP is $49.


The Vickers Ultra-Lightweight One Sling was originally spec-ed out by Blue Force Gear’s CEO as part of a project to build the lightest possible, but still fully battle-capable AR Carbine. Every component of the sling and rifle, featured in Vickers Guide AR15 Volume II, was selected to provide the best possible functionality in the lightest conceivable package.

Blue Force Gear started with their Vickers One webbing and hardware which is 20% lighter than their Standard Vickers Sling. Then they added a 1” ULoop sling attachment point is sewn to the front allowing the Sling to be silently attached to nearly any eyelet, cooling vent, modular rail, or sling loop without the need for additional mounting hardware.

To further reduce weight, the Sling uses a unique method of attachment to the buttstock where a simple, folded over tab is pushed through the Sling webbing slot on the buttstock locking it securely in place. A spare Tri-Glide buckle is included to allow for other attachment methods or to completely lock the tab in place.

So lighten your sleigh this Chrismas with Blue Force Gear’s lightest sing EVER. Purchase here.

ZRODelta Announces the Gen 2 CIB

December 15th, 2017

For Immediate Release – Lubbock, Texas – ZRODelta is pleased to announce the release of the Gen 2 Cowl Induction Brake (CIB). The Gen 2 CIB comes to market with a sleek tapered design meeting 3 Gun competition requirements and achieves a recoil reduction of up to 72%.


The patented internal geometry of the Gen 2 CIB efficiently redirects the potential energy of the high pressure expanding gases exiting the barrel, to effectively counteract forces of recoil. This internal geometry directs the gases at angles optimized for recoil reduction without a noticeable increase in sound to the shooter, which can’t be said for other induction brakes on the market. The Gen 2 CIB not only achieves an additional 10% recoil reduction over its Gen 1 predecessor, but does so at a reduced size and weight.


“After realizing such great results with the original CIB, I knew we had a lot of work ahead of us to create what is now the GEN 2 CIB,” said Mark Deros, Lead Designer. “The tapered, streamline outer dimension combined with the refined internal geometry, really takes the CIB to a whole new level.”

• Proprietary design allows for the most effective recoil reduction on most calibers (.223 up to .308)
• Caliber specific sizes provide optimal recoil reduction
• Better recoil reduction by up to 72%
• New slim design that is under 1? diameter meeting 3 Gun competition requirements
• Tapered ports for a sleek, blended look
• Horizontal ports minimize ground signature keeping debris away from shooter
• Matte black nitride coating standard, and Cerakote colors are available
• Includes shim set

• Weight: 0.35 lb.
• Material: 4140 Alloy steel
• Outer diameter 0.88” on thread end and 0.99? on exit end
• Length: 2.86”

The CIB is available in 223/5.56, 6.5mm and .30cal. MSRP on the Gen 2 CIB is $199
For more information please visit: ZRODelta.com

FirstSpear Friday Focus Non-Standard Non-Stocking Strandhogg / Retro-Fit Cummerbund

December 15th, 2017

FirstSpear has a run of Strandhoggs and Retro Fit Cummerbunds built in the older Coyote just a shade darker than the new spec for Coyote 498.


SSD readers get the first look at a non-stocking run of 100% new Strandhögg plate carrier systems and the Tubes Retro-Fit Cummerbund all constructed in FS 6/12 from a slightly darker shade of the spec Coyote 498 currently in production.



Government run Strandhögg comes with an ultra light weight Amphibian cummerbund (no flotation inserts) and standard 6/12 front and back panels featuring comfort padding and ventilation channels to keep you cool.

Retro-Fit Cummerbund


Retro fit your current carrier with FirstSpear Tube technology on the Reto-Fit Cummerbund for single hand operation to don and doff your plate carrier in just seconds. Includes 6/12 cummerbund and male Tubes panel that goes under the front flap of your current vest. Works with most vests that have a pass through channel in the back of vest. Includes a pocket to hold 6×6 side plate or bungee tabs to hold 2 M4 magazines on each side.

Supplies are limited! No back orders will be filled. Maintains standard FS lifetime warranty on materials and craftsmanship. Made in the USA.


Nightforce Launches NX8 1-8X24 F1

December 15th, 2017

At only 8.75” in length and 17 ounces, the new NX8 1-8×24 F is optimized for short and mid-range shooting.


With the daylight visible center red dot users can engage targets with speed like a red-dot sight, but as targets increase in distance the intelligent FC-Mil and FC-MOA first focal plane reticles provide precise hold points. For those preferring to dial for long shots, the ZeroStop elevation adjustment allows for a rapid and positive return to zero. Adjustments are a true .2 Mil-Radian or .50 MOA. To aid in fast magnification adjustments, a built-in Power Throw Lever (PTL) is included. Ot is a first focal plane optic and has a fixed parallax at 125 meters. Brightness adjustments also feature “Off” settings in between the adjustment levels.