WL Gore & Assoc

MMI Textiles – CTEdge Webbing and Binding Tape

December 2nd, 2016

MMI Textiles has introduced CTEdge Webbing and Binding Tape to mitigate the effects of white edge on worn gear. The CTEdge is created using patent-pending technology that gives the edge of the fabric a more concealed edge because it is woven with different color threads. It allows the edge to blend in much more with MultiCam behind it or another military-colored fabric. Below, you can really see the difference.

CTEdge Webbing

MMi Textiles offers their exxlusive CTEdge in both A-A-55301 and Mil-W-17337. It is also available in OCP by contract basis only. This product is often used in bags, vests, MOLLE systems, and other tactical gear. The following widths are available in Mil-W-17337: ¾” 1”, 1.5”, 2” 3”.

CTEdge Binding Tape

Their binding tape comes with patent-pending CTEdge that meets Mil-T-5038. This product is stocked and available in ¾” and 1”.


ZEV Technologies – Glock Magazine Basepad

December 2nd, 2016


ZEV Technologies’ new Glock Magazine Basepad is built upon the success of the ZEV basepad extension for the Magpul GL9, and features a 3-piece design which allows users to disassemble and reassemble the magazine for cleaning without the use of tools. The basepads are constructed of anodized aluminum, and come in two colors: Red and Black. Additionally, they add +5 capacity to 9mm mags and +4 capacity to .40 cal / .357 SIG mags. Each basepad kit contains the following:

• Basepad assembly (3 piece)
• Basepad baseplate
• Extra power magazine spring

Red Version

Black Version


FirstSpear Friday Focus –  Tough Hook Hangers with FirstSpear 1×5 Name Tapes

December 2nd, 2016

FirstSpear is now offering the Tough Hook Hanger which is based on a hanger used to store and dry SCUBA equipment. It serves precisely the same purpose for your tactical gear.

Extra sturdy, the Tough Hook will hold over 150 pounds and ideal for anything from plate carriers to wet suits. Handle allows easy carry when inverted.

They’ve paired the Tough Hook with FirstSpear 1″x5″ name tapes to aid in identification. The Tough Hook comes with 1″x5″ self adhesive loop. Simply add on a personalized 1″x5″ name tape (available in Glow, IR, or Fabric Backed Style) with a 10 character max.

The Tough Hook is offered in Tan and Black.

Special offer for SSD Readers – Order any Strandhögg or Siege R optimized Plate Carrier and get a free tough hook!


You Never Know Where They’ll Show up

December 2nd, 2016

Thanks John McC!

New Man Revolution – Manpoo

December 1st, 2016


We here at SSD are always eager to assist with the endeavors of Veterans in business, which is why we’re introducing New Man Revolution, a company founded by two US Military Veterans and a massage therapist, and their new product, Manpoo. Snicker-inducing name aside, Manpoo is an all-natural shampoo made of coconut-based cleansers, essential oils, aloe vera, and green tea extract, while being free of artificial fragrances, parabens, and sulfates. Manpoo currently comes in two varieties, ‘Going Commando’ (seen above) and ‘Firm Handshake’.

To top it off, New Man Revolution currently donates 5% of their net profit to NY-based Veteran’s foundation called America’s Vet Dogs.


Misty Mountain Wants To Make Sure You’re Using The ISH Chest Harness Properly

December 1st, 2016

Misty Mountain has been designing and building climbing equipment for over 30 years. We highly value the trust of our customers and strive to provide them with the highest quality gear. We have recently become aware of instances where our ISH Chest harness has been used incorrectly. We want to make sure we do our best to inform operators on the proper use of the ISH Chest harness and prevent misuse.

The ISH Chest must be used in combination with a sit harness. The proper way to tie-in is to pass the rope through both the chest and sit harness tie-in points. This is the method for attachment that the ISH Chest has been tested to and certified by the UIAA. This is the only method of attachment that has been third party tested and approved.

For users who want a higher single point attachment for activities like insertion and extraction, we have discovered a way of doing this with the ISH Chest and a sit harness that relies upon attachment to the top of the load rated adjustable tether that connects the ISH Chest to the sit harness. This method has been tested by Misty Mountain in-house and is load rated to 15 kN. Please note that this is NOT the method by which the UIAA tested and approved the ISH Chest, and this method has NOT been third party tested or approved.

The user should never tie-in or attach solely to the ISH Chest sternum loop. The ISH Chest harness was not designed for this direction of pull and will fail if misused in this manner resulting in serious injury or death.

Please review the attached ISH Chest Technical Notice. Please contact Misty Mountain if you have any questions about the use of this product.

Misty Mountain is redesigning the ISH Chest double buckle piece to reduce the potential for misuse and this redesigned unit will be incorporated into all ISH Chest harnesses beginning in 2017. We are currently having this information translated into Spanish and we will provide this translated notice as soon as it’s available.

Misty Mountain Threadworks, Inc

Phone: 828-963-6688
Fax: 828-963-6810
Website: www.mistymountain.com


Sneak Peek – UF PRO’s Delta OL 3.0 Suit

December 1st, 2016

Wearing comfortable clothing is essential when you want to stay focused, especially when operating outdoors in winter conditions with a full load-out, and the Delta OL 3.0 Jacket and Pant have been designed specifically with this in mind.

During activities in cold weather, the Delta OL 3.0 jacket will keep you protected against all kinds of cold weather hazards, offer you the necessary durability and most importantly, give you the comfort you need to focus on your tasking.

The Delta OL 3.0 jacket is due to its face material windproof and water-repellent. This means that the 2-layer ripstop laminate will stop wind-chill and also keep you dry during heavy snowfall and light drizzle.

A combination of G-Loft and WINDSTOPPER® means the Delta OL 3.0 uses the perfect technologies to protect you. The exceptional G-Loft thermal insulation created out of different hollow polyester fibres a 3D structure which can retain the maximum amount of dry air. This creates a warming thermal insulating layer between you and the cold environment. And the fibres keep their structure also when wet. Due to the so called “memory effect“, they always return to the original form, even after multiple washes and hard usage.

To keep your core warm and to give you extra movability in the arms area the jacket has two grades of thermal insulation. In the torso area it is lined with a 145 g/m² and in the sleeves with a 110 g/m² G-Loft insulation. Areas which are more prone to abrasion, like the elbows and the lower back area, are additionally reinforced with a 500 Denier Cordura® fabric.

The jacket offers in total 8 pockets, which allow you to stash most of the stuff you need within hands reach. Smaller gear can be stowed away in one of the 4 sleeve pockets. For bulkier gear you can use either one of the big front pockets or the two inner pockets. Due to the Delta OL 3.0 jacket’s anatomic cut, the jacket allows you freedom of movement, but at the same time it is tight enough so you can wear additional gear, like plate carriers or chest rigs over it.

The complementary Delta OL 3.0 pants are one of the very few thermal insulation pants on the market which offer a non-baggy cut, allowing you amazing movability and without compromise on thermal protection. Due to the special Flex/Zone construction and an integrated bi-elastic stretch part in the upper front and back, UF PRO can create anatomic fitted pants which follow all your moves and don’t compromise on thermal insulation protection.

The Delta OL 3.0 pants are thanks to their face fabric windproof and water-repellent. This means that the 2-layer ripstop laminate will stop wind-chill and also keep you dry during heavy snowfall and light drizzle. Just like the jacket they make use of G- Loft insulation and WINDSTOPPER® fabric to give optimal performance.

The pants are feature an adjustable waist, long YKK® water repellent side zips, belt loops and detachable suspenders; they also benefit from two fleece lined front pockets with YKK® water repellent zips, adjustable lower legs with boot hook, and Cordura® reinforcements in the knee and instep area.

If you need to be operating at the highest level in the worst winter conditions then the Delta OL 3.0 Jacket and Pant are the very tools for the job.

Find out more at ufpro.si/delta_ol_3_0.

Armor Express Announces Two Executive Appointments in Support of the Company’s Federal Law Enforcement Market Expansion Initiatives

December 1st, 2016

CENTRAL LAKE, Mich., Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Central Lake Armor Express, Inc. (“Armor Express”), a leading manufacturer and distributor of high-performance body armor solutions, announced today two strategic hires as the Company continues to expand its presence in the Federal Law Enforcement market. These hires follow the Armor Express’ previously announced $94 million Indefinite Delivery / Indefinite Quantity contract award with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Joining Armor Express as the new Director of Federal Sales is industry veteran David Jones. He has been brought onboard to lead the Company’s Federal Sales initiatives, which include sales strategy, client management and overall market expansion programs. Mr. Jones joins the Company after a distinguished 20-year career, having most recently served as Sales Director for Saxon Security, Inc. In this position, he was responsible for product marketing and sales, client service and channel management, working with prestigious customers including the U.S. Secret Service, FBI SWAT, FBI Violent Crimes Task Force (VCTF), Amtrak Police Special Operations, HIDTA (U.S. Federal Drug Task Force), and numerous police departments. Previously, Mr. Jones held the position of Sales Manager, Law Enforcement at Hesco Group, where he oversaw sales of hard armor products to both U.S. and Canadian Law Enforcement. Earlier in his career, he was the Business Development Manager at ALM Tech Corporation, responsible for setting sales and distribution strategies and securing strategic partnerships in support of the Company’s Federal, domestic law enforcement and Special Forces business units. Mr. Jones is a graduate of Penn State University, with a B.S. in Finance.

Additionally, the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Jake Hayes as Federal Sales Manager. He will be responsible for developing and servicing Federal agency contracts and working with the team to expand the Company’s reach. Before assuming this role, Mr. Hayes served as Sales Specialist for the Federal Government market at Code 3, Inc., where he oversaw Government Services Agency (GSA) contracts and worked with procurement agents from various agencies, including the FBI, CIA, U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Marshals, DEA, National Park Service, NASA, Bureau of Indian Affairs, and U.S. Air Force. He also held sales management positions with Blue Eagle Investigations, One Call Care Management and Northstar Alarm Services. Mr. Hayes received his B.S. in Marketing from Eastern Illinois University.
Commenting on these appointments and the Company’s continued growth initiatives, Scott Wyatt, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, stated, “On behalf of our team, I would like to welcome both David and Jake to Armor Express. They both bring extensive experience servicing and protecting the Federal law enforcement community and have deep-seated relationships that will serve our Company and our customers well. These hires are especially meaningful given the timing, as we have recently expanded our customer base and are currently developing new body armor systems designed specifically for Federal officers. Knowing agency requirements and being in position to develop solutions that address their specific needs is paramount to our product development initiatives and positions us well for future opportunities.”
As federal agencies across the country seek to advance their capabilities, Armor Express has directed its resources to developing new and enhanced ballistic packages, carrier designs, hard armor plates, and accessories. This incorporates the most innovative technologies and industry best standards to better protect and enable officers to perform their jobs at the most optimal level. Thousands of federal agents nationwide have depended on Armor Express’ solutions, including those from the U.S. Marshals, Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA), U.S. Capitol Police (USCP), Office of Inspector General (OIG), U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.