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Agilite Launches New Website and Battle Element Softshell Jacket

August 27th, 2014

The Battle Element™ softshell jacket from Agilite is the first in their Ends of Earth series.

Developed in conjunction with elite Israel Defense Forces and Israeli Navy Operators, it was designed with the needs of special operations and extreme outdoor professionals in mind.


Agilite has incorporated several special features into the Battle Element including the Agilite “Half-glove” that covers half the hand and helps bridge the transition area from jacket sleeve to glove. The Half-glove can also be folded inwards to form a regular sleeve if required.

Additionally, they’ve included a low profile hood, hidden under the collar to provide added rain and wind protection, yet remains completely inconspicuous when not in use.

The inside of the Battle Element is Agilite premium grade Micro-Fleece for warmth and also features twin under-arm vents for heat release during exertion and without removing combat gear or backpacks.

The Battle Element is available now for pre-order at a special, introductory price of $149.95 for a limited time only. Estimated pre-order ship date is October 5th 2014.

Available in Small – 3XLarge, in any color, as long as it’s Black.

The ZEV Technologies Experience – Presenting the SSD Z17

August 27th, 2014

Earlier this Summer, we shipped a plain jane, Gen 3 RTF2 GLOCK 17 to the guys at ZEV Technologies for upgrade. We talked it over and they put together a spec package and went to work. The basic premise was, “Give us the Zev Technologies experience.” Over the past six weeks, you’ve seen the progression as the ZEV pistolsmiths transformed that stock gun into the SSD Z17.

Earlier this week I arrived at the ZEV Technologies headquarters in Southern California to take a look at what they had done. After a quick tour of the facility, VP of Sales and Marketing Dave Roberts laid a pistol case in front of me. Although I asked him not to video my reaction when I opened it, I can assure you that I pranced around the room like a winner on “Pimp My Ride”. It’s not only functional, but a work of art as well.


As you can see, they did a great job on the pistol, replacing stock parts with a Fulcrum Trigger, Extended Magazine Release, and Slide Lock. They also added a Slim Magwell to assist with getting the magazine where it needs to be. I can tell you that the trigger is a joy, with a comfortable reset and I really enjoyed shooting the Z17 with it. Since it’s a drop in model, it’s easy to swap your own trigger out. The frame modifications and Extended Mag Release also meant I didn’t have to change my grip in order to drop a magazine like with factory GLOCKs. Much appreciated.

In addition to the Silicon Carbide Coating on the grip, ZEV Technologies also made the following modifications to the frame:
-Reduced angle of backstrap
-Reduced girth of grip
-Double undercut trigger guard
-Finger grooves left intact

The custom slide is fantastic. Cut in house on a CNC from 1704 Billet Stainless Steel, ZEV incorporated the SSD logo in two places and created a very aggressive texture. I’m going to be able to rack that slide with no problem, by rubbing it across almost anything. You’ll also notice the notch for the RMR.


In addition to the 1/3 cowitness sights, they also integrated a Trijicon RMR 06 which is mounted via ZEV’s proprietary mounting posts. That thing isn’t going anywhere.

This isn’t the first pistol I’ve shot with the RMR and I’m certainly becoming a believer. It takes some getting used to when you’ve spent years looking for that front sight, but once you get the hang of it, the red dot is fast. I let some others, including my youngest son, shoot the pistol as well, and his accuracy with the RMR was astounding considering his inexperience with a full size GLOCK.

This is a great pistol and I stand in awe of the work they’ve done for me. ZEV Technologies offers a wide variety of products and services for the GLOCK. Check them out at and tell them SSD sent you.

SERKET Offering EOY Specials on Socks

August 27th, 2014

SERKET USA offers some great socks and now they have a special for End of Fiscal Year.


DENVER – August 26, 2014 – Serket USA, engineers of intelligent uniform, clothing, personal and protective systems for the military and tactical markets, is offering two limited-time offers on their popular line of Merino wool socks.


Serket socks use the highest quality US Merino wool fibers combined with state-of-the-art spinning and knitting techniques to create exceptionally soft Merino products. A special spinning process produces more Merino fibers per inch, creating remarkably soft wool that is never scratchy, itchy or bulky and more resistant to pilling and wear than traditional wool.

Available in Tropical, Light, Medium and Heavy Weights, and available in Desert Sand, Coyote Brown, Predator Tan and Black, Serket socks are meticulously engineered to effectively interface with a variety of boots in a broad array of climactic conditions. Made in the USA with hearty Rocky Mountain, Berry compliant Merino wool blends, Serket socks are specially engineered for the demands of the military and elite LE customer, and offer exceptional comfort, durability and breathability.

Serket is offering two end-of-fiscal-year specials available now, through September 30, 2014.
Baker’s Dozen: Order 12 mid-calf Serket socks (Tropical, Light, Mid or Heavy Weight) and receive the 13th pair free.
Crew Special: Mid-weight, crew-height socks in Sand and heavy-weight, crew-height socks in black are now 30% off.

Based on availability. Some restrictions apply. Contact for more details and ordering information.

TYR Tactical Labor Day Sale

August 27th, 2014

TYR Tactical Labor Day 2014

YR Tactical is holding a Labor Day sale. August 28th – September 1st, take advantage of savings up to 75% off retail. In addition to the discounts, TYR is also offering the following deals:

Sept 100 Favorite

The first 100 orders that include the purchase of T34, T52/SP or TXP3A soft armor will receive a FREE bag of Hanalei Roasters Coffee.


The PICO-MVW Direct Action Assaulters Plate Carrier (TYR-PICO-MVW-DA) will be available for purchase.


The first 100 orders over $300 will receive a FREE TYR Tactical Cinch Bag and Spear Hat.

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

August 27th, 2014

Outside Hanger 79 on Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Bullet holes from the attack.


Thanks Chris!

Legion Firearms Updates Their Status (It’s Not Good)

August 26th, 2014

Due to a technical error, this post was momentarily deleted, but it has now been restored.

Yesterday, troubled Legion Firearms posted this statement to their Facebook page. At this point, we are no longer in contact with them so we can’t clarify anything they’ve said.

Many of you have been waiting patiently for Legion products and we want nothing more than to deliver them to each and everyone of you. Unfortunately the mayhem of 2013 cost us dearly. Last November we released a press statement explaining why we were so behind in our delivery schedule and what was happening at Legion Firearms. Here’s an excerpt from that press release:

After the tragedy in Connecticut the landscape of the market changed drastically. More people bought semi automatic weapons than ever before. Dealers couldn’t keep product on the shelf. It was a fever without cure.

“For those of us in the industry it created huge challenges over night. Parts we had expected early in 2013 became delayed. Small parts, Bolt Carrier Groups, triggers, all dried up. The larger manufacturers were able to increase supply for their direct customers, but small customers like Legion Firearms ended up at the back of the line. We simply couldn’t compete with the big guys who could place a PO for 200,000 BCG’s with ease. We did whatever we could to keep shipping rifles and pistols, but we were no where near able to meet demand.

To make matters worse, our barrel manufacturer suffered a huge blow as their facility was reclaimed by the government forcing them to move at the worst possible time. Orders we literally expected in January didn’t begin arriving until August. After hex fluting and cryo treating the barrels we discovered a new problem: they were not up to Legion’s accuracy standards. This was incredibly demoralizing for us and for many of our customers who had been waiting patiently, some as long as a year.

Some of our staff suffered physically from the stress and setbacks, and we lost team members we loved. Our communication with customers suffered as well, as did our relationships with vendors and creditors.”

While circumstances in the firearms industry have improved, and we were able to fix our supply chain issues, the setbacks we encountered cost us dearly. Both in real expenses and opportunity costs.

Operating expenses, staff and rent ate away at our cash reserves, and we have been unable to secure outside investors to move forward.

This last month has been the most difficult of all. Our bank has called in our note and ordered us to liquidate inventory. They hold a UCC lien on all or our assets, which means we are in dire financial trouble.

We’re hoping this isn’t the end for those of us that dared to dream of a better way to build guns. However, for us to keep operating and deliver our products we need to find outside capital. We are seeking anybody who can invest in Legion Firearms, or an individual or company who is interested in acquiring Legion Firearms. Short of that, we won’t survive. The last thing we want is failure to to deliver on our customers’ orders, so we’re hopeful we can find the capital to move forward.

We are open to any reasonable solution to solving our cash problems and keep Legion alive. So many of us have put literally everything we have into making this dream happen, and none of us want to see it end. If you or someone you know is interested and in acquiring Legion Firearms please contact Help us STAY IN THE FIGHT™

In the interim we have only been able to answer limited phone calls and product requests. We’ll keep you updated as things progress, but it’s simply impossible for me to work on the sale of Legion Firearms, make a living, and answer everyone’s inquiries. I’m sorry we can’t do more. We will update everyone as things progress.

Magpul – MOE SL Line Now Shipping

August 26th, 2014


Magpul is now shipping the new MOE SL line of firearms furniture. The MOE SL line, which consists of the brand new Carbine Stock, SL Grip, and SL Handguard, Carbine-Length, features sleeker lines and profiles. Additionally, the handguard forend is compatible with Magpul’s M-LOK attachment system which supports both M-LOK and MOE-compatible accessories and parts.


Additionally, Magpul has reduced the MSRP pricing of all carbine stocks, due to the release of the SL line and an increase in efficiency in the production of their stock line.

Introducing Nav Camera: Photos And Movies With Geolocation Data Overlays

August 26th, 2014

Williamsburg, Virginia - Hunter Research and Technology, developer of the popular Theodolite app series, is excited to announce its newest iPhone app, Nav Camera.


Nav Camera uses the proven navigation, augmented reality, and image processing engines from Theodolite to create an app that focuses on photography and video recording with data overlays. The app has been crafted with attention to detail, and benefits from over five years of development and testing heritage, along with real world usage by surveyors, geologists, architects, engineers, competitive sportsmen, first responders, military personnel, and search and rescue workers around the world.

Nav Camera lets users take photographs and record movies in landscape and portrait orientations with geolocation overlays and custom notes. Geolocation overlays include date, time, position, altitude, GPS datum, and compass bearing. Overlay data is updated in every frame when recording movies, which is great for documenting dynamic scenes or scanning an area. Users can enter up to four lines of custom notes to be rendered into the overlay, which is perfect for job descriptions, project names, company/staff information, invoice numbers, or additional comments/documentation. Various parts of the overlay can be turned on or off, and multiple overlay colors are available.


Nav Camera includes features for serious users including multiple reticles (three types of crosshairs and an SLR-style focus/exposure indicator), colored lens filters to improve use in dark conditions and preserve night vision, and multiple position formats including military grid reference system (MGRS), universal transverse Mercator (UTM), British/Irish National Grids, and six latitude/longitude variations. The optional “Datum Pack” adds over 220 geodetic datums to the app for more accurate position and altitude computation from GPS data. Optional datums include NAD-27, NAD-83, OSGB-36, ED-50, and hundreds of others, covering regions and countries on all continents around the world.

Find out why apps like Nav Camera and Theodolite, and their field-proven results, are featured in Apple Keynotes, written up in magazine articles and professional journals, and used by everyday explorers and pro users around the world. Where will you take Nav Camera on your next adventure?


Nav Camera works on any iPhone or iPod Touch with a camera, running iOS 7 or later.

Nav Camera Website

Nav Camera on the iTunes App Store

TacJobs – Crimson Trace Seeks Regional Sales Manager

August 26th, 2014

Crimson Trace is currently seeking a Regional Sales Manager. The full details of the position including duties and qualifications can be read below.

Crimson Trace

(Wilsonville, OR) – Crimson Trace, America’s acknowledged industry leader for laser sighting systems and tactical lighting for firearms, seeks a sales professional to become the Regional Sales Manager (RSM) in the Midwest. The position covers Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and southern Illinois and will serve as the accounts manager within that area.

The RSM will be responsible for developing the necessary plans to achieve the territory sales goals. Additionally, the RSM will develop critical business plan objectives through cultivating and building CTC’s regional dealer base, increasing customer loyalty in the area, and focusing on enhancing distributor and dealer relationships. This CTC employee will conduct training with in-store staff and also with distributors and at gun ranges. The RSM will be responsible for promoting and providing POP displays and signage for dealers.

Crimson Trace RSMs must analyze the assigned territory business opportunities and challenges, then develop and implement a productive sales plan to grow CTC’s market share and profitability within the territory. Other duties will require working to grow sales, developing partnership projects, and managing profitable relationships. Must be able to complete reports and maintain records. More job details are at

The RSM must achieve sales goals and business plan objectives within a two-step distribution system while enhancing the reputation and brand awareness of Crimson Trace and its products. Experience should include: territory management skills, knowledge of price and promotion management, merchandising, and display standards.

Among other qualifications for employment as a Crimson Trace RSM are: a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), and at least two years recent sales experience working with chains, buy groups, on-line and catalog dealers, and distributors. Experience in the sporting goods/firearm industry and a working knowledge of consumer package goods is desired. Candidates should be a career oriented team player with a positive can-do attitude.

Crimson Trace Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must be a “US person” or equivalent as defined by ITAR regulations to comply with required US government export control regulations. CTC offers a competitive compensation package and excellent benefits. For additional company and product information, visit

Beyond Clothing – A2 – AXIOS Krios Grid Fleece

August 26th, 2014

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Beyond Clothing’s A2 – AXIOS Krios Grid Fleece is a midweight grid fleece layer. It is designed with an athletic fit engineered to pull moisture away from the skin. Additionally, it features:

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Ergonomically placed flat lock seams

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Front double-pull zipper for temperature regulation

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Left and right external zippered chest pockets

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The AXIOS Krios Grid Fleece is available in Black and Coyote in sizes SM – 2XL.