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Arktis USA Offering Clothing In Urban COMB Pattern

August 26th, 2016

Urban COMB is a variant of a camouflage pattern offered by Arktis which combines elements of various existing patterns. Arktis USA is their American distributor who sells via eBay. They are currently offering a Smock, lightweight Trousers and Short Brim Boonie printed on IR treated fabric.


Perroz Designs – Tweave Plate Carrier

August 26th, 2016

The carrier is mad with Tweave Durastretch, a durable four-way stretch fabric that is non-restrictive. Each carrier uses matching colored hook and loop Velcro®, including TAN 499 for use with MultiCam.

– Tweave Durastretch 520E outer material.
– 3D spacer mesh 3mm padding inner material.
– 35oz. DuPont Hypalon shoulder-straps.
– 35oz. DuPont Hypalon cummerbund.
– Cummerbund is fully MOLLE compatible and adjustable via Velcro®. One size fits all.
– ITW QASM (Quick Attach Surface Mount) buckles included – SwiftClip™ compatible.
– Large loop Velcro® surface front for use with magazine placards, chest rigs etc.
– Reinforced plate pocket stitching.

Quality guaranteed. Made in Canada.

Custom sizing available. Please specify before making purchase.


Blue Force Gear Receives Patent

August 26th, 2016

SAVANNAH, GA-August 10, 2016- Blue Force Gear®, a growing design and manufacturing company in the firearms accessories industry, announces that it has been granted its second US patent for the Helium Whisper® load carrier system and associated manufacturing methods. US patent 9,295,319 embodies the ability for a load carrier system to include a unitary piece of material.

The patent covers two embodiments of the load carriage system. One of which pertains to the unitary piece of material, and the other being the benefits through manufacturing methods of Helium Whisper®.

Helium Whisper® revolutionizes the MOLLE attachment system by combining a single piece back panel with ULTRAcomp®, an extremely durable, lightweight high-performance proprietary laminate. By reducing the number of parts involved in MOLLE attachment, the single-piece design decreases potential errors and weak points, provides easier production and offers a lighter alternative to any other pouch system.

“Blue Force Gear continues to innovate as the leader in the production of lightweight gear,” says CEO Ashley Burnsed. “For more than two decades the primary health threat to troops has been common joint, muscle and bone injuries including back pain. The average load carried by a Rifleman can be in excess of 127 pounds. Blue Force Gear celebrates every ounce of weight reduction because ounces equal pounds, and our pouches built with the Helium Whisper® system can reduce weight by up to 60 percent, making our service members lighter, faster and quite possibly healthier.”

This patent solidifies Helium Whisper® as a true innovation in lightweight attachment systems. In addition to Blue Force Gear’s products, the Helium Whisper® attachment system is in wide use by manufacturers such as SAFARILAND Group, Velocity Systems, Platatac and Strategen who license the technology from Blue Force Gear directly.


National Molding – Ghost Eye Hooks

August 26th, 2016

Duraflex Ghost Eye Hooks from National Molding are made right here in the USA and available in 3/4″ and 1″.

New Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman Badge

August 26th, 2016

MARSOC’s Critical Skills Operators aren’t the only ones in SOCOM with a new badge. Naval Special Warfare’s Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman community recently updated their warfare pin.

The new badge (above), more closely resembles the Rate’s insignia of a cutlass and flintlock pistol atop an anchor, which replaces the waves in the original version (below), first issued in 2001. It does however, retain the Mark V Special Operations Craft (MK-V SOC). Interestingly, the new pin also implements three levels; SWCC basic, SWCC senior and SWCC master. Even though it was just approved, there is a mandatory transition to the new pin by 1 Oct, 2016.

Understandably, you are probably wondering about these new levels. The WARCOM PAO released this story back in 2012 which will fill you in.


Being a master of the Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewman (SWCC) rating is no easy task, and now the requirements are changing for basic, senior and master qualifications.


Naval Special Warfare’s modern surface mobility history can be traced to what was known as the “brown water” Navy, which were riverine forces serving on PT boats during the Vietnam conflict.

“In that time, many of their missions required them to have SEALs on the back of the boats and provided fire power and mobility and insertion and extraction capability to the SEALs that were then serving alongside them in Vietnam,” Veazie said. “The marriage was made there and has continued to this day in a more formal way, until we finally brought special boat teams officially underneath naval special warfare and that’s the relationship we have today.”

But the relationship the Navy’s “boat guys” shared with their community and the Navy was a different story.
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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Contractor Bag and Rolling Frame

August 26th, 2016

This week, are focusing on the Contractor Bag and Rolling Frame from FirstSpear. It’s been around awhile but has become quite popular with law enforcement and military. I’ve got one and I can tell you, this thing is a beast and makes transporting your gear a snap.

The bag features top loading through a large generous zipper closed portal and has reinforced secured handles that can be used to offset the pull of the bag behind you so as not to clip your heels or for those times when you find yourself pulling two. Plus, it’s available in some non-tactical, yet muted colors, so you don’t stick out one way or the other.

16” wide
11.5” deep at the top 12.5” deep at the bottom
36” long

Bonus for SSD readers: Order any Contractor Bag this weekend and get a FREE custom fabric backed cell tag in 2”x4″ (up to 8 characters) or 3”x8″ (up to 15 characters).


Magpul Has Some Cool Leather Patches

August 26th, 2016

100% Bullhide morale patches, using portions of the same bullhide that their Tejas Gun Belts are made from, these hook and loop backed patches can be used anyplace a standard woven patch would be used. Each patch is heat embossed with a logo or image that will be unique to that patch due to the natural qualities of real leather.

·Top Grade Bullhide Leather
·Dimensions: 3”X 2”
·Hook and Loop Backing
·Made in Texas, USA


De Oppresso Liber Statue Dedication – NYC – 13 Sep 2016

August 26th, 2016

De Oppresso Liber Statue Dedication – NYC – 13 Sep 2016

Who: 500-800 attendees expected

What: Rededication of De Oppresso Liber “America’s Response Statue” to its permanent home

When: 13 Sep 2016 @ 1130-1230

Where: Liberty Park, World Trade Center, Albany St & West St, New York City (elevated ‘green space’ that overlooks the 9/11 Memorial Plaza). Please see news link below.

Why: Statue commemorates the servicemen and women of America’s Special Operations response to 9/11, including those who fought in the early days of Operation Enduring Freedom. This operation led to the initial defeat of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Info courtesy of the Air Commando Association.