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Introducing 757 Performance Denim by S&S Precision – Pre-Order Now

October 20th, 2014

Last week I got a text from S&S Precision asking me to stop by the shop to check out something new. What I saw when I dropped in on Friday afternoon, blew my mind. I fully expected to see some new machined widget, but instead, they caught me by surprise. In the middle of a bare table lay a pair of jeans and a holster. I said, “Oh, new holster?” And they answered, “Sort of. Meet 757 Performance Denim.” At first it looked just like an ordinary pair blue jeans until I picked them up and started checking them out.

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Turns out, they’ve been planning this since January. For the past several months the guys at S&S Precision have been wearing these jeans and I never noticed. The worst part is, looking back, they’ve been taunting me while wearing them, trying to get me to realize there was something up with the pants. I never even suspected. But I’ve got to say, after having spent a moment to look at a pair on the table, these are the best discrete carry jeans I have ever seen.

Several companies have made other discreet wear versions over the years but they always “brand” by adding some feature that makes the jeans “tactical”, like a pocket or a zipper where something you’d buy at the mall wouldn’t normally have them. Not so with these. You look at them and they could be any mild mannered pair of jeans; all blue denim and gold stitching. The only overt feature that even belies their pedigree is the 757 Denim rivet button, but even that is hidden behind a belt.

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Like any covert operation, the real magic is on the inside. In this case, the secret sauce is the patented Internal Belt Retention. It allows their removable, Inside the Waist Band holster, to be integrated directly into the pants via the internal belt retention strap. this belt retention strap is designed to reverse hook on the internal belt openings. It’s threaded through the holster which is designed for standard and canted carry and will fit many popular pistol models such as GLOCK and SIG.

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Additionally, there are two low profile rear pockets. They will accommodate a single 30 rd 5.56 mm magazine or a pistol for expedient carry. Finally, there are internal pockets set into each of the two front slash pockets. These will keep pistol magazines, cell phone or a clip-style pocket knife handy. This way, your knife won’t show like with an external pocket clip and neither it nor a pistol mag will fall down into the bottom of the front pocket.

This part is awesome. 757′s are individually hand crafted in the U.S.A. from 12oz custom milled 100% cotton denim in a design finalized with a senior stylist from the fashion industry. It’s a classic American blue jean style with a straight, relaxed leg to accommodate wear with a boot or tennis shoes. While there isn’t much mechanical stretch in the denim they selected, 757 jeans are cut to move with your body for comfort as well as mobility.

This slide gives you an idea of the draw from the 757s. I see a lot of folks wearing these for a variety of purposes: concealed carry wear, undercover work, or just a good looking pair of jeans.

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757′s are prewashed. Shrinkage on the raw fabric is about 4%. But S&S cautions to never wash jeans in hot water. Wash by hand if possible to retain the best color. Also, do not machine tumble dry; air dry is best.

Before, you even ask, Women’s 757′s are in the works and coming soon. Surprise, 757 shorts are on the way too! Waist sizes 30-38in x 32 and 34in inseam. Look for expanded sizing in the future.

Pre-order special: $128.97 for one pair of 757s with Holster. That’s a great price for Made in USA pants that include a holster.

www.sandsprecision.com/apparel/757-s

Defoor Proformance Shooting Offers 2015 Schedule

October 20th, 2014

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For details on training with Kyle Defoor, visit: defoor-proformance-shooting.myshopify.com

TRU-SPEC Launching A-TACS AU & FG Uniforms In One Month

October 19th, 2014

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Hot Shots Calendar Issues Response To All Media

October 19th, 2014

Hot Shots Calendar has issued this statement to media in response to the current circus surrounding the details behind the shoot in Utah for this year’s edition. Like we said yesterday morning, it’s about supporting the charities.

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Hodge Defense AU Mod 2 Is Go!

October 19th, 2014

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www.hodgedefense.com

Pipe Hitters Union – Limited Edition People Sleep Peacefully Hoodie

October 19th, 2014

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Pipe Hitters Union has put their popular ‘People Sleep Peacefully’ design on a hoodie, and have released a limited number for general purchase.

Available in Black in sizes LG – XXXL

www.pipehittersunion.com/productdisplay/people-sleep-peacefully-hoodie

Aimpoint To Release New Carbine Optic

October 19th, 2014

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A leak on Facebook has revealed that Aimpoint is releasing a new Aimpoint Carbine Optic (ACO), designed for use with modern sporting rifles. The full release can be read below:

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www.aimpoint.com/us

Mayflower Research & Consulting – Che T-Shirt

October 18th, 2014

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At last year’s SHOT Show, Mayflower gave away these Che t-shirts. Demand was high enough that they decided to start offering them through their webstore.

Available in sizes MD – XXL.

www.mayflower-rc.org/store/7015/14/Che%27-T-Shirt.html

Gunfighter Moment – Daryl Holland

October 18th, 2014

I was reading LAV’s Gunfighter Moment on Soldier Systems Daily the other day because I’m the new guy at Alias trying to keep up, and I realized that Larry & Mike see the same stuff I do… only ten times more.

I’d like to elaborate on a common term that echoes in this community, “outrunning your headlights”. This analogy is useful for a Special Forces Team training our Allies, as lesser trained foreign soldiers always want to jump into the advanced training. It’s called Foreign Internal Defense (FID) and a large part of the SF Mission around the world. Anyway, to prevent our foreign friends from going faster than they are ready, we always told them that advanced training is simply the basics done well. ‘Crawl, Walk & Then Run’, this is never more important than during marksmanship training.

Slow down and perform the perfect repetition to build perfect muscle memory. Speed will come naturally, and accuracy is a must before speed, or you’re just slinging lead on a range, much like when you go to hit golf balls at the driving range without ever receiving a golf lesson.

I still see Military & Law Enforcement spending their budgets on the latest and greatest equipment, but they only check the block with marksmanship training and tactics a couple times a year. If it’s your life, or bread and butter, then training should be first to alleviate bad outcomes and fill the gap with equipment shortages, as the training will recognize short falls. Owning the most expensive piano doesn’t make you Mozart.

As it was explained to me 20 years ago when I would follow Larry to IPSC matches with other unit shooters, “You learn to shoot the gun you have and as you outperform your starter gun, you replace pieces with tricked out/high end parts to shave a second here and there”.

With long gunners, I’ve seen 25 power scopes on a .308 Remington 700 style, when a fixed 10 power is plenty for that rifle system, and for finding targets more quickly at ranges between 100m-800m. If you can afford the glass for a Leapold x25 or Schmidt & Bender x28 scope, then you can afford a .338 Lapua Magnum and enjoy dropping that Mule Deer a mile away. Make your optic fit your gun.

Sometimes, I just don’t get the shooting industry. By the time Jethro has figured out, “It’s not as easy as it looks and could use a little help”, he has already developed bad habits and the reason why women are usually better marksmanship students…

Yep, I said it!

- Respectfully, Daryl Holland

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Daryl Holland is a retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major with over 20 years of active duty experience, 17 of those years in Special Operations. Five years with the 1st Special Forces Group (SFG) and 12 years in the 1st SFOD-Delta serving as an Assaulter, Sniper, Team Leader, and OTC Instructor.

He has conducted several hundred combat missions in Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Philippines, and the Mexican Border. He has conducted combat missions in Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush Mountains as a Sniper and experienced Mountaineer to the streets of Baghdad as an Assault Team Leader.

He has a strong instructor background started as an OTC instructor and since retiring training law abiding civilians, Law Enforcement, U.S. Military, and foreign U.S. allied Special Operations personnel from around the world.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Alias Training & Security Services. Each week Alias brings us a different Trainer and in turn they offer some words of wisdom.

Support Hot Shots Calendar

October 18th, 2014

Apparently, are quite a few people up in arms over the “partially nude” models in this video we originally posted a couple of weeks ago. But that’s kind of the point of a pinup calendar isn’t it?

Yes, there’s currently a witch hunt afoot to root out whether members of the Utah Army National Guard and Utah Department of Public Safety provided unauthorized assistance to the 2015 Hot Shots Calendar. But that hasn’t altered our support to the project.

We are media partners with Hot Shots Calendar because of the great work they do to support the UK’s Help for Heroes as well as select US SOF charities. We’ve traveled to England in support of the calendar and seen up close and personal the great work the charity and the models have done to support UK’s wounded warriors. We ask that you continue to support these charities whether you purchase a Hot Shots Calendar or provide direct support.