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High Angle Solution – Brigantes Presents – Silva Expedition 55 Commanders Compass

June 20th, 2018

If you are looking for the one compass that does it all then this is it.  Gone are the days where you carry a plastic lightweight compass for navigation and a brass prismatic sighting compass for accurate direction finding.  This combination provides a tool that will enable you to not only move from point to point but also effectively call for fire and give target indication using mils or degrees.

Not only does this massively reduce the weight that you have to carry, by combining these two devices, but it also drops the cost considerably.  The compass is available in northern and southern hemisphere varieties and comes with a distance measuring lanyard.

Silva have produced compasses for 85 years and supply the European militaries with their navigational tools.  This compass along with the Expedition 5 constitute a small but tight range of military compasses that focus on the needs of a dynamic and flexible force.

For more information get in touch by email on or for UK customers

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

June 20th, 2018

Last Man Standing Gear shows some love for SSD and at the Friedrichshafen Outdoor Show, the biggest in Europe.

Colonial Shooting Academy Announces Matt Jacques As Director Of Tactical Training

June 19th, 2018

How You Train Matters. That’s Why Colonial Shooting Academy Is Happy To Welcome Matt Jacques To The Richmond, VA Team

Richmond, VA, June 19, 2018 – Colonial Shooting Academy has added a heavy-hitter to their tactical training division. Matt Jacques has been hired as Colonial Shooting Academy’s Director of Tactical Training, and has added a handful of new courses to their civilian course lineup. Matt is a retired Police Detective and Marine Corps veteran. Matt spent part of his military enlistment within HMX-1, The Presidential Helicopter Squadron, served within the Military Police MOS (Military Occupational Specialty), and after his military service, continued in civilian Law Enforcement.

Matt served with two Virginia Law Enforcement agencies and filled several billets. During his tenure, he served assignments as a Basic Academy Recruit Instructor, Field Training Officer, undercover detective within the Special Problems Unit, as well as a founding Special Deputy of the U.S. Marshal Capital Area Fugitive Task Force for the Washington D.C. U.S. Marshal’s Office.

Matt served several years on a large Northern Virginia Police Department SWAT team as an entry team member and later was selected and served as a Sniper team member until his retirement, due to a line of duty incident. After his retirement, Matt was hired as the Senior Manager of Weapons for FNH USA. He was involved in the FN SPR Precision Rifle program; FN Belt fed Weapons section and the SOCOM SCAR program. Matt was tasked with the user evaluations and New Equipment Training (NET) for SOCOM and the SCAR family of weapons. Matt left FNH USA and returned to training Law Enforcement as a Firearms Instructor for The US Department of State Firearms Training Unit within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. Matt was tasked with firearms training of Federal Agents for Diplomatic Security both stateside and worldwide.

“We’re excited to have Matt onboard at Colonial Shooting Academy. He is a welcomed addition to our team and has really brought a robustness and focus to our Tactical Training division here in Richmond,“ said Reese Haller, Education & Training Director at Colonial Shooting Academy. “Colonial Shooting Academy has an excellent facility that I am excited to utilize. Having the Shoot House and the Tactical Range at my disposal really allows for creativity and effective training. The more safe, educated and responsible gun owners out there, the better. Let’s not forget that shooting is also extremely fun,” said Matt Jacques. “This perspective is perfectly in- line with our philosophy at Colonial Shooting Academy (RVA), combine that with Matt’s background and we should have a winning combination,” said General Manager Thomas Lacy. If you are interested in meeting Matt Jacques, Colonial Shooting Academy’s newest team member, come to the Richmond location at 6020 W. Broad Street, 23230 this Saturday from 3:30pm – 5:00pm. Learn more about Colonial Shooting Academy’s new classes on their website:

AT Armor Introduces Retro Carbine Paint Kit

June 19th, 2018

Texas-based tactical gear company AT Armor releases historically accurate Rhodesian Army camo paint kit.
Fort Worth, Texas – June 19, 2018

AT Armor, a growing retailer/manufacturer of personal ballistic armor and tactical gear, successfully introduced its first historically accurate camo paint kit in an early June soft launch.  As a company equally dedicated to the preservation of freedom and the study of history, this camo paint kit made of modern materials was intended to match those common colors found during the bush wars that plagued the African Continent in the last century.


“We spent an exhaustive amount of time researching and matching the colors to those found during the bush wars” says Mike Martin, owner and CEO of AT Armor. “This is not a big box store hit and miss paint match – we were demanding about having these colors match up perfectly.”

AT Armor’s Rhodesian Army Camo paint kit is an oil-based kit consisting of three parts:

One 2 oz. bottle of Rhodesian Dark Green paint
One 2 oz. bottle of Rhodesian Light Green (aka “baby poop”)
One 1 oz. bottle of flat coat paint


Full instructions are included as well as three squeeze caps for project use. More introverted personalities may choose to use the flat coat paint to knock down the natural shine of the oil base. This kit contains enough paint for one carbine-sized project plus a little leftover for touch ups (or an additional small item such as a magazine or tactical toothpaste tube).

AT Armor disagrees with any subjugation or separation of free people based on color, creed, or religious belief.  Unfortunately some scholars gravitate toward the historical interest of the bush wars in order to leverage it to further their cause of separatism; this is not our world view. We present this paint kit in iconic RA colors simply as a tribute to all anti-terror and anti-communist forces that fought the good fight.

Link to AT Armor RA Camo Paint Kit:

For more information about AT Armor’s paint kits, as well as their ballistic and soft armor, please contact the AT Armor team at or visit the website,

Next Gen Night Vision Binos Increase Survivability for Recon, EOD Marines

June 19th, 2018

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va.— Marines will have better situational awareness on missions in dark areas thanks to new night vision goggles.

The Binocular Night Vision Goggle II, or BNVG II, is a helmet-mounted binocular that gives operators improved depth perception at night, and uses white phosphor Image Intensification technology to amplify ambient light, with a modular thermal imaging overlay capability. BNVG II helps Marines identify potential buried explosive devices, find hidden objects within foliated areas and safely conduct tasks that require depth perception.

A Marine with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Force Reconnaissance Platoon waits on the flight deck while training in the Pacific Ocean. Marine Corps Systems Command is fielding Force Recon and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines greater capability with the Binocular Night Vision Goggle II. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. T. T. Parish)

Marine Corps Systems Command began fielding the BNVG II to Force Reconnaissance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Marines this spring, and full operational capability is planned for the second quarter of fiscal 2019.

The BNVG II includes a Binocular Night Vision Device and a Clip-on Thermal Imager, or COTI, that attaches to the body of the BNVD with a bracket. The BNVD amplifies the small amount of existing light emitted by stars, the moon’s glow or other ambient light sources, and uses the light to clearly display objects in detail in very dark conditions. The COTI uses heat energy from the Marine’s surroundings to add a thermal overlay which allows the image to be viewed more clearly. It helps Marines with situational awareness in conditions with little to no light.

“The BNVG II helps Marines see enemies at a distance, and uses the COTI to detect ordnance or power sources for an explosive device that give off heat,” said Nia Cherry, program analyst with Infantry Weapons. “The COTI intensifies Marines’ ability to see anything in dark conditions, rain, fog, dust, smoke and through bushes that the legacy binoculars couldn’t.”

The BNVG II is a follow-on to the legacy, battle-proven AN/PVS-15 binocular, but offers more features— such as the COTI—for increased survivability. The BNVD component is a compact, lightweight, Generation-3 Dual Tube Night Vision Goggle with an ergonomic low-profile design. It offers superior situational awareness compared to the AN/PVS-15, utilized by Reconnaissance Marines, and the single-tube AN/PVS-14 Monocular Night Vision Device utilized throughout the rest of the Marine Corps. It mounts to the Enhanced Combat Helmet and may be used individually or in conjunction with the COTI.

“In March, we held an exercise in San Diego where Marines provided positive feedback on their ability to easily maneuver with the goggles,” said Joe Blackstone, Optics Team lead in Infantry Weapons. “The depth perception provided by the BNVG II enhances precision and increases the operator’s survivability while on missions with limited lighting.”

Infantry Weapons falls under Ground Combat Element Systems at MCSC.

BE Meyers & Co’s MAWL-DA In Action

June 19th, 2018

This is the latest and greatest video from B.E. Meyers & Co. which highlights some of the features and capabilities of its Modular Advanced Weapon Laser (MAWL) series of weapon lasers. Shot in the Pacific Northwest with a team of local Law Enforcement Officers who regularly use the MAWL in their day (and night) jobs, they put the MAWL through its paces in a darkened training facility where proper illumination technology often makes the difference between success and failure.


Beam clarity, ergonomics, and the benefits of the MAWL’s unique operation method are on full display here as pitch black rooms are cleared.

I recently learned a new term from Matt Meyers; Photonic Barrier, which he defines as the effect of a light source that is so bright or directional, that it does not allow objects/individuals beyond it, or adjacent to it to be identified, thus concealing the visibility of these objects/individuals from the observer.

The MAWL-DA is designed specifically to push past that Photonic Barrier and you’ll see the team do just that, thanks in part, to the MAWL-DA’s high powered VCSEL NIR diodes. They also show off how quickly the MAWL’s beam divergences can be adjusted to accommodate rapidly shifting engagement distances, or specific illumination challenges.

Depicting what the MAWL is capable of on video is tough. I’d recommend everyone get out there and shoot a course of fire under NODs with one, but let’s face it, that’s a tall order.

Fortunately, they’ve done a great job with this video which will give end users a small taste of what’s tactically possible with a MAWL integrated into their Low-light/no-light system.

B.E. Meyers & Co. has additional content in the works showcasing other scenarios where the MAWL’s capabilities become invaluable, but this video will give you a solid foundation on the MAWL’s basic operation and functionality.

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

June 19th, 2018

Grzegorz sends regards from the Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall, Taiwan.

Rockwell Tactical Group Launches New Membership Program

June 18th, 2018

Membership Perks Help Students Train Hard All Year Long


Hershey, PAJune 19, 2018Rockwell Tactical Group (RTG) announces the launch of its new membership program. The Rockwell Tactical Group Membership offers members discounts on live-fire classes, repeated classes and other perks to make training more accessible and help students train hard year-round.


“Even with the best training, there’s no substitute for repetition. Getting to the range to train once or twice a year isn’t enough. The RTG membership is set up to help students get more reps without breaking the bank,” said Jared Ross, owner, Rockwell Tactical Group. “We’ve created A-Team and B-Team memberships. By becoming a part of the team students will get discounts on classes, so they can train more often and reach their goals.”


A-Team and B-Team RTG members receive discounts on pistol, carbine, and shotgun live-fire classes, one free seminar each year, first notification for new products and events, a $100 annual discount with Midwest and exclusive membership swag. A-Team members also receive 50% off repeated classes and one new shooter pass each year.


Learn more and sign up to become an RTG Member at:


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