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US Patriot Tactical Named To Inc. 5000 & Internet Retailer Second 500 Lists

September 12th, 2014

August 22, 2014 – Columbia, SC – US Patriot Tactical, the nation’s largest retail supplier to military personnel, has been named to the 2014 Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private U.S. companies and Internet Retailer’s Second 500 list of online retailers.

“We are very excited to be among the nation’s elite companies,” says Paul Yoo, President of US Patriot. “It’s our honor to support those who risk their lives for us every day, and our customers will tell you our sincere dedication to them is why we are succeeding.”

US Patriot is on the Inc. 5000 list due to its growth rate of 75%. By adding 29 new jobs and increasing revenue by over $8.5m in the last 3 years, the company earned the number 3984 spot on the list. Ranked at number 667 on the Internet Retailer Second 500 list and 6th in its merchandise category, US Patriot is named as one of the “fastest-growing, up-and-coming web merchants.”

Founded in 1999 by former Army Armor Officer Phil Dee, US Patriot started as a small, off-post store at Fort Jackson. Today, the company has 15 stores in nine states, all on or near major military bases, and has plans to continue expansion into additional states in the coming years. The website accounts for nearly half of the company’s sales, with orders shipping worldwide from its 20,000 square foot warehouse in Columbia, South Carolina.
With over 70% of its employees coming from all branches of the military or law enforcement, US Patriot truly is “by soldiers, for soldiers.”

For more information about US Patriot, visit the company’s website at

LBT Inc – By Our Hands – Stories of American Industry

September 12th, 2014

This is a video I worked on a year ago with ADS TV and Ironclad. It details LBT Inc, a local gear manufacturing company which was established 25 years ago or so locally, on London Bridge Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia. It gives a bit of their history and background.

Special thanks to ADS Inc, LBT and Ironclad Media Alliance.

Less Money Needed To Move Magpul To Wyoming

September 12th, 2014

According to a story in the Post Register, Magpul has found a move-in ready building in their new production, distribution and shipping base in Cheyenne, Wyoming that not only meets their long-term needs but also prevents them from having to take up temporary residence until a final home is completed. This move will save the citizens of Wyoming over $4 Million in grant money. The change was recently approved by the Wyoming Business Commission and will be taken up this week by the Wyoming State Loan and Investment Board.

This will result in Wyoming investing $8.3 million in the project, and Cheyenne LEADS, the local economic development organization, will invest $1.1 million to help Magpul move. Operations should be in place by November.

The $8.3 million initially comes as a grant, but under the agreement, Magpul will repay about $3.7 million. Additionally, LEADS will sell the building to Magpul.

Badger Ordnance – LR-EFR

September 12th, 2014


Badger Ordnance’s Light Rifle Embedded Front Rail (LR-EFR) is designed for rifles featuring lightweight, narrow forend stocks, allowing shooters to embed a night vision integration system that will allow the use of clip on NVDs. Check it out.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – New Fight Straps for Subguns

September 12th, 2014


The Fight Strap is the bandoleer you always wanted. This isn’t some cheapo, disposable envelope for your ammo. Instead, it’s a purpose built means to keep all of your magazines organized. The original models accommodate 5 magazines of 30-round 5.56, 20-round 7.62 NATO or 30-round 7.62 x 39.


The Fight Strap is designed to fit as a component in several of FirstSpear’s storage and transport bags. What’s more, it just so happens to serve additional duty as a handy carrier for loaded magazines with its integral shoulder and waist straps. It’s not a chest rig, but it will do in a pinch and is great for taking extra mags up on the line during range sessions.

Now, FirstSpear has added three new Fight Strap models for three new ones for MP-5, UMP, and P90.


Offered in Black, Khaki, Coyote, Ranger Green, MultiCam. Get this, for SSD readers, if you buy any Fight Strap, get FREE domestic ground and APO/FPO shipping on your entire order.


Litefighter – CataMount 2

September 12th, 2014


Litefighter’s Catamount 2 is a two-person, cold weather combat tent originally designed for Special Forces units who requested a highly stable, backpackable tent for changing mountain weather conditions. The Catamount 2 has the following features:

  • Exoskeleton Design w/ Simple Two-step Assembly/Disassembly
  • Extra waterproofing On Tub Floor And Rainfly Cover w/ Heat-Sealed Taped Seams
  • Spider-Hub Pole Frame System Combined With Wind-Breaker™ End Poles
  • Double Walled Ventilation Design W/ Rainfly Storm Vents To Maximize Airflow
  • X-large Dual Rainfly Vestibule Doors For Easy Access And Equipment Storage
  • Lightweight And Packs Easily Into Military Rucksacks
  • Inner Tent Can Be Removed To Make An Ultra-Lightweight Mountain Hooch
  • The CataMount 2 is available in Coyote Tan 499, Kryptek Highlander, and MultiCam.

    9/11 Remembered – The Toll

    September 11th, 2014

    Ultimately, we suffered a horrible loss that day. There were 2996 immediate deaths on September 11th, 2001. This wasn’t just an attack on America, it was an attack on the world, with victims from over 90 countries.

    Even now, victims and rescuers alike suffer life threatening medical conditions due to the exposure to toxins during the attacks.

    And then, there’s the war. In the ensuing 13 years we’ve definitely taken the fight to the enemy and even cut their head off a time or two. But, like a hydra, they come back. Even now, the world is faced with the threat of a resurgent Islamic fundamentalism that targets our ideals in both word and deed. We must oppose them in every case, lest our efforts thus far, be in vain.

    9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 1720

    September 11th, 2014

    1720 – 7 World Trade Center, a 47-story building, collapses.


    9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 1028

    September 11th, 2014

    1028 – The North Tower of the World Trade Center collapses.


    9/11 Memorial – As It Happened – 1003

    September 11th, 2014

    1003 – United Airlines Flight 93 is crashed by its hijackers as passengers try to retake the plane in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.