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Wild Things – Guide Light Pack

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Yesterday, I had the chance to sit in with the ADS Inc Army team for some new product training at Academi in Moyock, NC. One of the vendors was Wild Things Tactical and they introduced a new top loader called the Guide Light. It weighs just 17 oz.


It’s a minimalist pack (26 l) made from waterproof material (200 psi) normally used as sail cloth and with bound seams to keep them as waterproof as possible without full seam sealing. There is very limited daisy chain along the back of the pack but overall it is a very slick design.


This frameless model incorporates a padded, internal sheet. There are padded shoulder straps but no waist belt. Additionally, there is a central haul loop located at the top of the pack, between the shoulder straps. The single compartment top loader has a spindrift and drawstring. The bag also features a pass through for Comms cables or hydration although there are no internal pockets.


The removable lip is held in place via SR buckles and a thin Velcro strip. The lid compartment opens via a half moon zipper and there is a small zippered pocket on the underside.

Berry compliant and available in Coyote and Black.

Available for unit and agency purchase via ADS.

ADS Inc Presents – Human Performance Equipment & Capabilities Vol 2

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015


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ADS TV Present – By Our Hands – Stories of American Industry – Rocky Boots

Friday, January 16th, 2015

ADS TV presents the latest episode of “By Our Hands – Stories of American Industry” as they take you into Rocky Boots. “By Our Hands” is a behind-the-scenes look at the people and culture of American manufacturers who support of U.S. Military, Law Enforcement, and First Responders.

At SHOT Show be sure to stop by ADS Booth #20415, Rocky Brands Booth # 11340.

ADS Inc’s Sales Team Trains With Leupold and Knight’s Armament Corp

Monday, January 5th, 2015

I recently had a rare opportunity to participate alongside members of ADS Inc’s Sales Team in new equipment training of products from Leupold Optics and Knight’s Armament Corp at Special Operations Veteran Jim Smith’s Spartan Tactical just west of Fort Worth, Texas. It was unseasonably cold and wet that week but we made the best of it, combining classroom, pistol, carbine and SR-25 range sessions as well as a little practical application during a night shoot in search of wild hogs.


Jim has a great facility at Spartan Tactical with a variety of ranges with targets in excess of 1000m.

Classroom instruction was focused on optics, shooting theory and product info. Because the group had a variety of experience levels, hands on instruction started out with carbine basics with optics and ramped up to the point where the participants where engaging targets at 900m once we switched to the SR-25s.


Everything we did focused on the practical application of various Leupold optics, even during the day two handgun session. The event gave me a much better appreciation of Leupold’s lineup and I know that the ADS folks I accompanied gained a lot of confidence in their use and picked up some new understanding of customer requirements. They also got to take terminology and theory and apply them first hand to successfully engaging targets.


ADS Inc has been working with vendors for years to offer updates to enhance existing systems, new components and turnkey solutions to enhance the lethality of their customers. In fact, the new Weapons & Optics catalog is available for order where you can check them out.


Leupold is going to release some VERY cool new products at SHOT Show (can’t show them just yet). The ADS team is well acquainted with these items and can help agencies and units with placing orders. We’ve already shown you a couple of other new products from Knight’s (Anti-Cant Device, Improved 45 Degree 200-600m Offset Rear Sight and Bipod) and those are available through ADS Inc as well.

ADS Inc Introduces International Catalog

Wednesday, December 24th, 2014


Check out the ADS Inc International Catalog to see examples of how they are supporting capability definition and development across 107 countries worldwide. It’s a great time of your for them to release this. It’s like the old Christmas wish books from when I was a child.

KAC to Offer Rail Mounted Anti-Cant Device

Monday, December 15th, 2014

I recently had an opportunity to spend some time with Leupold and Knight’s Armament Corp during new product training for ADS Inc‘s SOCOM team at Spartan Ranch near Fort Worth, Texas. I’ve shown this photo to exhibit KAC’s new Improved 45 Degree 200-600m Offset Rear Sight. Naturally, several readers had a “Squirrel!” moment, asking for information on the cool bubble level. You asked and so shall you receive.


There’s really not a lot to say about the KAC Rail Mounted Anti-Cant Device. It does what it’s designed to do, assist the shooter in preventing rifle cant. It’s Mil-Std 1913 compatible and mounts directly to the rail behind and below the optic, securing with a flat tip bolt.


As you can see, they’ve eliminated any sharp edges.


Make sure you stop by Knight’s booth at SHOT Show to get a first hand look at the Anti-Cant Device as well as their other new products.


Thursday, December 11th, 2014

One of the big problems with chest seals is that they come flat. The new FastBreathe Thoracic Seal (FTS) comes folded in the pack. Not only that, Ft Detrick says it’s the stickiest chest seal on the market.


It features a hard disc shaped vent and no matter what it vents to the side. The seal is also configured so that you can clear it with a syringe.

Available for agency and unit purchase from ADS Inc.

LBT Inc – By Our Hands – Stories of American Industry

Friday, 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.

ADStv – HDT Global Turnkey Solutions

Friday, July 25th, 2014

This video, shot during Warrior Expo East, showcases HDT Global’s Turnkey Expeditionary and Energy Efficiency Solution. They offer a variety of expeditionary shelters that can be paired with innovative power systems.

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Warrior Expo ADStv | CASE Construction Heavy Equipment & Procurement

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Ever hear of the DLA Heavy Equipment Procurement Program (HEPP)? I hadn’t either until last week’s Warrior Expo. It’s intended to facilitate the rapid acquisition of “commercial-type” heavy equipment used by a variety of military and other federal government agencies. Check out some of the stuff you can buy with it.