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Warrior West – Bates Introduces Two New AR 670-1 Compliant Boots

May 4th, 2016

Bates Footwear has introduced two new Coyote Brown, AR 670-1 compliant boots.

Cobra Hot Weather Jungle Boot

The 8″ Cobra features updated jungle styling with flesh out cattle hide uppers combined with abrasion resistant nylon panels. As you can see, they’ve perforated the leather to enhance breathability (looks like pinholes in the photo) and incorporated a low profile lacing system, The boot also features Bates’ anti-fatigue Endurance Performance System, a stabilizing nylon shank and a multi-terrain rubber lug outsole.

Ranger Hot Weather Boot

The Ranger Hot Weather also offers flesh out cattle hide uppers combined with abrasion resistant nylons panels. However, in addition to perforations in the leather in the instep area of the boot, the Ranger features to toe lacing.  Also, there is a stabilizing nylon shank, EVA foam midsole for custom and a rubber lug outsole.

Warrior West – LBT Brings Back the Original 3-Day Pack

May 4th, 2016

Way back in the 90s I was issued a Black 3-Day Pack made by LBT Inc. We called them ‘Ninja Bags’ and they were made by several manufacturers. Some of them lasted longer than others and I’ve got to say my experience with my LBT pack was great. While other packs fell apart, the LBT model soldiered on.

Over the years that pack design evolved from a simple day pack style to include integrated jump harnesses, dedicated specialty pockets and eventually, PALS webbing. Now, LBT is taking it back to its roots with the LBT-1476A Slick.

Other than color choices, you wouldn’t be able to aestheticly tell the difference between this Standard Three Day Assault Pack and my old Ninja Bag.

Upon close examination the only difference I noted was that the bottom of the shoulder straps are now double bartacked into the body of the pack where it was a single bartack in my day.

Offered in Black, Coyote Brown, Coyote Tan, MAS Grey (shown), MultiCam and Woodland.

Warrior West 2016

May 4th, 2016

This year’s Warrior West Expo by ADS Inc at the San Diego Convention Center showcases over 250 booths of some of the latest defense products.

Over the next three days we’ll share some of them with you. Let’s go have a look.

TRU-SPEC – Tactical Response Uniform Now Offered in A-TACS iX Camo

May 4th, 2016

TRU-SPEC and A-TACS Camo are proud to introduce the full T.R.U. System is now available in new A-TACS iX Camo. The T.R.U. is the intelligent evolution of the BDU and is loosly based off of the U.S. Military’s ACU, but goes beyond spec with dozens of durability and performance enhancements. Every SWAT, SRT and special response unit needs a quality, full featured uniform and this uniform fits the bill perfectly. All TRU fabrics are manufactured in the U.S. in government approved factories and are recommended by the NTOA.

T.R.U. Pants

Cut from ultra color-fast vat-dyed NyCo for maximum fade resistance, Features include a Drawstring waist with button fly, 1″ wide belt loops with 2¼” openings, Two extra deep front slash pockets with reinforced openings, Reinforced seat, Hook & loop closure pocket flaps and Two easy access slanted cargo pockets with drain holes, 5″ x 5″ hidden pocket and elastic drawstring with cord lock for secure closure. Additional features include, Reinforced knees with internal knee pockets for knee pad inserts with easy access external hook & loop openings, Two bellowed lower leg pockets with hook & loop closures and Improved “stay tied” heavy drawstring leg ties.

T.R.U. Shirt

Cut from ultra color-fast vat-dyed NyCo for maximum fade resistance, Features include an Adjustable hook & loop mandarin collar can be worn up or down to protect the neck and keep out debris, Zippered and hook & loop front placket for smooth uniform appearance, Bi-swing back, Hook & loop faced shoulder pockets for patches & skill tabs and 2-slanted chest pockets with hook & loop closures for easy access under body armor, Additional Features include, Reinforced elbow pad pockets with external openings for elbow pad inserts with hook & loop openings, Pen/pencil stalls on sleeve, Adjustable hook & loop cuff and also includes 3-pieces of hook & loop that can be sewn on for name & rank patches.

T.R.U. ¼ Zip Combat Shirt

The same durability and protection of a combat jacket with the comfort of the original combat shirt and the addition of a 1/4 zip front with mandarin collar for added protection. Based off the current military design that helps reduce the severity of burn injuries while providing a more comfortable uniform top under body armor and vests. The body of the shirt is made from 60% cotton, 40% CORDURA® Baselayer fabric that meets the No Melt, No Drip thermal requirements officers demand while keeping them cool and dry by wicking away moisture from the body., Features include, body construction from No Melt, No Drip CORDURA® Baselayer fabric, a 60/40 cotton nylon blend that not only reduces the severity of burn injuries and helps protect against flash fires, but also breathes, wicks away moisture and dries quickly, 1/4 zip front mandarin collar; zipper has a cover hood for comfort, Seamless, reinforced shoulders to minimize rubbing and chafing, Storage pockets on sleeves and Loop on sleeve pockets for attaching name, rank and flag patches. Additional Features include, Glint tape holder for IR tape, Reinforced elbow patches, Gusseted sleeves, Pen/pencil stalls and Hook & loop cuff closures.

TRU-SPEC is also offering a Military cut Boonie Cap in this introductory line. For pricing and additional purchase information, visit T.R.U.s can also be purchased in A-TACS iX, A-TACS AU and A-TACS FG from most authorized TRU-SPEC Retailers or at

Magpul – PMAG 20 AK/AKM MOE & Sand PMAG Floor Plates Now Shipping

May 4th, 2016


Magpul is now shipping the Magpul PMAG 20 AK/AKM MOE, an inexpensive, lightweight, high reliability 20-round polymer magazine designed for Kalashnikov pattern rifles in 7.62x39mm – AK-47, AKM, AKS, SIG556R, ect. It features a removable floorplate, constant curve geometry, and a high-reliability/low-friction follower.

As a bonus, the 20 AK/AKM MOE magazine counts as three US compliance parts for 922r.


· Impact and crush resistant all polymer body

· Constant-curve internal geometry for smooth feeding

· Anti-tilt, self-lubricating follower for increased reliability

· Long life stainless steel spring

· Ribbed gripping surface and aggressive front and rear texture for positive magazine handling

· Paint pen dot matrix panels on the bottom of the body to allow for identification marking

· Flared floorplate aids magazine handling and disassembly

MAG684 Floorplate AR-M4 GEN M3-Mood

Also shipping from Magpul is their new line of Sand PMAG Floor Plates. Manufactured using Magpul’s unique Sand material, these plates comes in packs of five and, due to the dye-compatible nature of the material, can be easily colored using readily available commercial dyes for identification purposes, or just to add a bit of flair to your mags.

The Sand PMAG Floor Plates are currently shipping for AR-15/5.56, LR/SR, AK/AKM, and Glock 9mm Magpul magazines.

Black Powder \\ Red Earth Season 2 Complete Now Available

May 4th, 2016

Black Powder Red Earth

Just like the title says, the Amazon Best Seller ‘Black Powder \\ Red Earth’ Season 2 is now available in its complete edition. The Complete edition features over 250 pages of content in one continuous volume.

Paul Howe Joins Panteao Productions

May 4th, 2016

Columbia, SC, May 3, 2016 – Panteao Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Howe as Director of Training & Video Production, effective May 1, 2016.

The role of Director of Training & Video Production is a new position at Panteao Productions created to assist with assessing new instructors, counsel and mentor instructors on video content, develop and maintain standards of conduct for instructors, develop an R&D Procedure for weapons videos, and work directly with the CEO of Panteao Productions on evaluating future video projects and overall company growth.

Paul Howe is a high-risk training instructor for Law Enforcement and Government Security who has evolved from the ranks. Beginning with a brief LE career in the late 1970’s, he served for 20 years in the U.S. Army, ten of those in Special Operations. Paul moved through the ranks and served as a Tactical Team Leader and Senior Instructor while assigned to Army Special Operations. During his tour in special operations he was involved in several combat actions. Upon retirement, Paul started CSAT-Combat Shooting and Tactics in 2000 as a top tier leadership and training company. Paul has appeared in nineteen Panteao instructional videos and a Panteao documentary on the Battle of the Black Sea, otherwise known as the true story of Black Hawk Down.

“I have worked with Paul since the start of Panteao Productions and he has always gone above and beyond towards helping the company. Bringing Paul on board as an official part of Panteao Productions will help Panteao continue to grow and in turn, reach even more people that need firearms training,” said Fernando Coelho, President and CEO of Panteao Productions.

Paul Howe will be working primarily out of his facility in Nacogdoches, TX as well as the Panteao corporate headquarters in Swansea, SC.

Paul Howe

SilencerCo – Conquest Kit 2.0

May 4th, 2016

Conquest Kit

Last year, SilencerCo released the Conquest Kit, a package featuring every suppressor and accessory they made, up to that point. With the new additions to their product line over the past year, they’ve seen fit to create a Conquest Kit 2.0. The new Conquest Kit includes ever suppressor and accessory SilencerCo makes to date, and is also the very first opportunity to pre-order the Maxim 9 integrally-suppressed pistol.

Plus, if you’re willing and/or able to drop the cash necessary to purchase the Conquest Kit 2.0, SilencerCo will pay your tax stamps and transfer fees.

Check out the following link for further details, and the full list of items included in the Conquest Kit 2.0: