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Heat Experience– First ever fully zipped heated mid-layer pants

February 16th, 2017

Heat on demand – Allows you to dress lightly when active while delivering heat on demand. No more changing sweaty clothes on those windy mountain tops!

Multi-purpose – Use as an outer or midlayer depending on your need.

More space – Removes the need for bringing heavy sweaters and frees up dearly needed space in your pack for extra food and gear.

First ever – Fully zipped heated mid-layer pants.

www.indiegogo.com/projects/heat-experience-perfect-heated-mid-layer-garments

Who Remembers The Eagle Industries Chest Pouch SF30 AK

February 16th, 2017

The SF30AK from Eagle Industries was the second chest rig I owned. While stationed in Germany I had purchased a Arktis 42 Pattern Chest Rig. It was very lightweight and served me well but I was always checking out new kit.

Later, while stationed at Ft Bragg, I purchased the SF30AK chest rig, via mail order from Eagle Industries. I chose the OD version because that’s what gear was made from at the time and wouldn’t stick out quite as much as another color. I used it a bit during training but its only operational use was for a time during Operation Restore Democracy in Haiti. When we first went in, we wore RBA, making it a good choice to wear over the armor vest, but later in the deployment, I just wore a JS Industries Predator Vest with a Camelbak in the back slot or an issue ETLBV. Vests you could just slip on while outside the compound, were easier to don and doff than a chest rig.

Mine is long gone, but even years later, I still like the design for its innovation and carrying capacity. The pockets would accept up to 12 magazines and the GP pockets would take canteens or other gear. What’s more the ammo pouches featured Eagle’s silent closure which required a downward pull on the webbing tab to release or attach the flap.

At the rear, there were two male portions of 1″ side release buckles which would allow the attachment of the assault pack from the field pack, large internal frame. However, most everyone cut them off because they would dig in if you wore a pack. The Vest in the photos is later production and has Coyote buckles. Back in the day, they were Black.

Features:
-Four magazine pouches that carry three M4/ M16 or two AK47 magazines each.
-Two large side utility pouches with slotted webbing for “ALICE” clips to hang extra gear.
-Two extra pockets behind the utility pouches.
-One full length inside pocket.
-The back of CP-SF-30AK is padded and uses CoolMax mesh for ventilation and comfort.
-Drop loops will attach to the Eagle Duty Belt or military web belt.
-All closures and fasteners use Mil. Spec. hardware.
-Made in the USA

Unfortunately, they are no longer available.

Did anyone else use this chest rig?

SneakyBags Announces OPEN CALL for BRAND AMBASSADORS

February 16th, 2017

Woodbridge, VA – Local and internet business SneakyBags, the industry’s foremost innovator in covert firearm bags, is pleased to announce an OPEN CALL for BRAND AMBASSADORS, beginning February 15, 2017.

SneakyBags is seeking brand ambassadors to represent our products both in their daily lives and via various social media platforms.


Please send a resume detailing your firearms experience, any experience with our products, and include a statement explaining why you would be a good brand ambassador for our products to: admin@sneakybags.com

We will reply to all submissions within 7 business days.

Lancer Tactical Responds to Claims of Counterfeiting Eyewear

February 16th, 2017

We received this email from Lancer Tactical. They offer products for the MilSim market and take issue with a Revision Military press release we recently shared.

To clarify, the “article” referenced by Lancer Tactical was a press release from Revision Military and we had no part in preparing it, as is the case with press releases, which are posted as written by the originator. In a smililar vein, and for the sake of allowing them to tell their side of the story, we have published Lancer Tactical’s note completely and also embedded their press releases.

Recently an article ran on your webpage detailing the claims that Revision made about Lancer Tactical at SHOT Show 2017. Here is a link to your article.

soldiersystems.net/2017/02/02/revision-aids-in-counterfeit-sting-operations-at-two-tradeshows-resulting-in-multiple-arrests/

In our industry Soldier Systems carries weight and Lancer Tactical is disappointed that we were not contacted and asked for a statement before the one sided article was posted.

Here is a statement from Lancer Tactical: www.lancertactical.com/Lancer%20Tactical%20Press%20Statement%20Feb%202017

To Our Loyal Customers,

It has always been the desire of Lancer Tactical to create airsoft products that hold up well on the airsoft field and will fit the budget of both casual and experienced players alike. Recently, Lancer Tactical has been wrongly and aggressively accused of counterfeiting and been attacked in the news.

An article was recently published with inaccurate information about our company, products, and recent events and we would like to clear some things up. First, Lancer Tactical his not guilty of counterfeiting; at no time did we put another companies logo on our products or mislead anyone about the products origin or value. Second, all Lancer Tactical eyewear has undergone and passed ANSI testing, and although they are not military grade, they are definitely safe to use in airsoft, which is the intended use of the eyewear. Third, the people shown in the headline picture of the article are not related to Lancer Tactical in any way.

We are disappointed in many of the media outlets, because at no time was Lancer Tactical asked for a statement or for our side of the story. The slanderous article was simply posted and reposted with no attempt made to tell both sides of the story.

The safety of airsoft players is very important to us and we work hard to make sure that our safety gear will provide all the protection a player needs on the airsoft field. We are fighting right now for the good name of Lancer Tactical and for all the airsoft players who want access to affordable airsoft gear.

We would like to thank you for supporting us during this time.

Thank you to all,

The Lancer Tactical Team

And our press release: http://www.lancertactical.com/Lancer%20Tactical%20Press%20Release

Press Release February, 2nd 2017

The owners of Lancer Tactical, a Southern-California based company that provides a large selection of airsoft guns, tactical gear and accessories to retailers around the country, stressed this week their continued efforts to provide products to their dedicated customers amid allegations of counterfeiting.

“We would like to thank our customers for their continued support and relationship with us,” Lily Chen, co-owner of Lancer Tactical, said. “We strive hard to provide a large selection of products available domestically at competitive prices. Whether you’re a large retail store, hobby shop or airsoft supplier, we are happy to be in business with you.”

On February 2, Revision, a manufacturer and eyewear supplier, published a press release on their website accusing Lancer Tactical owners of counterfeiting their products. Some of the products they allege that have been counterfeit include goggles from their Locust series.

Chen, who attended SHOT Show, an annual firearms convention in Las Vegas, says the goggles they sell are not counterfeits. She said they do not use any of the branding associated with the Vermont-based company, calling their allegations false.

Lancer Tactical, which continues to release new products every week, has hired a prominent lawyer to handle the dispute with the eyewear company.

Lily Chen said, “We want our customers to know that we take the safety claims that Revision made about our safety goggles very seriously. We have ANSI certifications on all our goggle products, and we strenuously tested them ourselves before releasing them for sale. Our goggles are not made for military service members. They are made to protect airsoft players. Both Lancer Tactical and the ANSI rating technicians feel that they are definitely up to the task.”

We would appreciate anything you could do to rectify the situation and see that both side of the story are told.

PROOF Research Achieves AS9100 Aerospace Management Standard Certification

February 16th, 2017

Columbia Falls, Montana – As part of its commitment to quality and to implementing the highest standards in its products, production process, and daily operations, PROOF Research has earned AS9100 certification. This certification-considered the quality-management gold standard in the aerospace industry-is a widely adopted and standardized quality-management system recognized by all major aerospace and defense original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).

“The AS9100 standard applies additional and stricter quality requirements for certified companies in their Sales, Design, Purchasing, and Manufacturing departments. At PROOF, our goal is to continually raise the bar in quality and performance across the board, and the AS9100 certification is a key step in reaching that goal,” said CEO Larry Murphy.

AS9100 certification was developed by the Society of Automotive Engineers and the European Association of Aerospace Industries in 1999. Because certified companies adhere to and comply with AS9100 standards, they are considered “preferred suppliers” for aerospace/defense OEMs. Firms with “preferred supplier” status are typically considered more viable and attractive businesses with which to conduct business in the aerospace/defense industry.

To learn more about AS9100 certification, visit standards.sae.org/as9100d.

MilSpec Monkey – MSM Grey Hoodie Raw

February 16th, 2017

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MilSpec Monkey is now offering their Hoodie Raw in MSM Grey, an ‘urban grey’ color developed after extensive research made by Monkey himself. MSM Grey looks green when compared to more “cool” greys, such as Wolf Grey, but matches well with urban concrete colors.

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milspecmonkey.com/store/hoodies/30-msm-hoodie-raw

Kestrel wide-area sensor makes first-time showing at IDEX

February 16th, 2017

FAIRFAX, Va.— Feb. 6, 2017— Logos Technologies will be showcasing the upgraded, exportable Kestrel Block II wide-area motion imagery (WAMI) sensor at the International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX).

Designed for defense, public safety and humanitarian assistance missions, the Block II shares all the same capabilities as the original Kestrel system, which has been deployed with U.S. forces since 2011.


Each sensor, when mounted on an aerostat, creates a 440 Mpx mosaic image and can monitor an entire city-sized area at once, day and night, for weeks at a time. In addition, each WAMI system detects and simultaneously tracks all significant movers in real time, while also recording events for later forensic analysis.

Kestrel Block II mounted on an aerostat
“The key upgrade in Kestrel Block II,” says John Marion, president of Logos Technologies, “is that we have improved the operational reliability, while significantly reducing the weight, from 150 pounds [68 kg] to less than 85 [40 kg].”

This lighter weight allows the Block II to be paired up with a wider range of aerostats, sensors and communications equipment.

For more information on Logos Technologies and its innovative solutions, please visit Booth 03-B29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exposition Centre.

Someone Trademarked The Term “Morale Patch”-Help Stop Them

February 16th, 2017

Yesterday, Morale Patch Armory announced they had received a trademark for the term “Morale Patch” and immediately set about having morale patch collector groups shut down on social media. Obviously, the term existed long before these guys came along. I’m all for respecting IP, but if you didn’t create it, you shouldn’t claim it.

Consequently, some folks have banded together to appeal the trademark issue to the USPTO. Naturally, this will take lawyers, and lawyers take cash. They’ve started a gofundme page and raised over $8000 in the first hour. Consider, throwing a few bucks in, in order to stand up to this outrageous act, designed to curtail innovation and trade.

www.gofundme.com/morale-patch-trademark-defense