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CORTAC CTAV

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Our friends at BOLO Report published an article on the CORTAC CTAV. The Advanced Impact Resistance Technology creates a “behind armor thermoregulated microclimate [that] promotes convection while vented panels improve heat dissipation.”

Basically, you attach it to your existing armor to offer thermo regulation and mitigate blunt force trauma.

Fight in Low Light…What’s Your Go-To Light?

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

What is your favorite “fighting light” vs. “utility light”, or do you make a distinction?

Excerpted from BOLO Report:
If you ask most Police Officers when their Department last had firearms training at night, they would answer 2, 3, 5 …. years, or something to that effect. When was the last time you practiced drawing a light and a pistol from a duty belt or concealment holsters, as if carrying off duty at night? If you ask most civilians when the last time they practiced shooting in low light or darkness with a flashlight, most would say never. With a little creativity, you can practice what you will need to be a better low-light/night shooter in a dark room at home and at the range during the day…

…When shooting in low light/darkness, the biggest time factor is getting your light source on the threat and getting the sights aligned to make an effective shot. Fortunately, that is something that everyone can practice in the privacy of their own homes. Of all the light-aided grips, most people will develop a favorite, but do you carry your flashlight in the manner appropriate to that grip at all times, or do you hold the flashlight differently for different tasks? If you answered the latter, as do most, then you need to be proficient at multiple techniques, Sure-Fire, Harries, Chapman, Come-As-You-Are(The super close-quarter, moving, shooting, no time for technique, technique).

 

Read the original article in its entirety.

BOLO Report Reviews ‘Snipers Notebook Pt 1’

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

BOLO Report published a pretty extensive review of the book, ‘Snipers Notebook Pt 1.’ I don’t want to steal any of their thunder, but if you’re a real student of the science of long range shooting this one is for you.

boloreport.com/book-review-the-snipers-notebook-pt-1

For The Ladies – Fight Like a Girl

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

BOLO Report has begun what they hope will be a weekly feature. It’s called FIGHT LIKE A GIRL and although it’s written for anybody on the sharp end, it’s written by female subject matter experts. There are two installments “live” now.

Here’s an excerpt from the first article (the second just appeared today):

“One thing that amazes me is the majority of pocket knives that cops carry have to be turned around before they can be opened.  What sense does that make?  That’s okay if it is the knife you use as a tool, or for spreading peanut butter, but it is unacceptable if it is the knife you will go to when your pistol is out of play.  You wouldn’t use a holster that secured your pistol upside down, or carry a pistol that had a safety on muzzle end of the slide that you had to disengage before you could grip and shoot, so why carry a knife that does not truly fit the task at hand?

Consider: Your knife has become your primary weapon and you have two to choose from.  The first option is the uniform store knife that you paid $29.99 for and last week you used it to tighten a screw on your holster and broke off the tip.  The week before that, the roads were icy at work and you messed up your bumper, so you used your knife to cut off the piece of plastic that was rubbing against your tire so you could limp it back to your station.  Knife number two clips to your pocket in the proper orientation so that when it is drawn…”

Read the first article on BOLO Report (the second one is here).

The first two installments were written by members of the Women’s Tactical Association, but they’re hoping to add some female military SMEs to the line-up soon. (More on the WTA from SSD here, and something from their early days here.)

 

-DR

BOLO Report – Ammunition Cycling and Failure to Fire

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The BOLO Report posted a good article on repeated cycling of individual rounds of ammunition causing a failure to fire. The issue came to light after a Georgia-based officer had a failure to fire malfunction during a use of force incident. It was determined that the chambered round failed to fire due to the primer mix being knocked out of the primer during repeated cycling of the same round at night when he unloaded his weapon after work.

While it came to light during an LE incident, the situation is even more likely to occur with military ammo as troops are required to regularly unload their weapons. Oftentimes, that round goes right back into the top of the magazine it was removed from and this is accomplished over and over throughout the course of a tour.

It is important for personnel that do not regularly expend their ammo to rotate their cycled rounds.

Read it here.

BOLO Report – Legion Firearms Launching Pistol at SHOT Show

Friday, January 13th, 2012

BOLO Report reports that Legion Firearms’ will unveil a new pistol at SHOT Show (booth #20,000).

According to BOLO Report, the LF-P9 will be available in “.40, .45, 9mm and possibly 10mm. This one is 38 ounces “and has zero muzzle flip”. It has 23 round capacity mags, a threaded barrel, and Heinie ledge sights. The hex serrations are a proprietary Legion design for omni-directional grip when operating the slide.”

We’ve also learned that the design omits the guide rod and is built on an STI 2011 frame. It is coated in Nickel Boron and will be available in Burnt Bronze, Combat Grey, Black, Magpul FDE, or OD Green top coat. Price is $1995.00 with a hand made holster from OTG and 3 tuned mags.

www.legionfirearms.com

Mossie Tactics MT2400FSB

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

Mossie Tactics has designed a new 12 o’clock light position weaponlight mount that was recently covered by The BOLO Report. The MT2400FSB (Mossie Midnight Mount) is built for Mossie Tactics by BCE (BattleComp Enterprises). The MMM is an accessory slot designed to accept most popular pistol-mounted lights. It was designed specifically for LE and others personnel whose Policy and Procedure or SOPs do not allow them to modify their rifle (read the BOLO Report article for details). The MT2400FSB was tested on lights like the Procyon, Surefire X300, X200, Insight M3, Streamlight TLR-1 and others.

There is a special going on right now at BCE, which is closed until January 3RD (next Tuesday), 2012. The discount code (BCE4Q11) until New Year’s Eve, and any orders that come in prior to that date will ship on the 3RD.

Read the article on BOLO Report.

Soldier Systems: The Mossie Tactics MT2400FSB light mount.

The MT2400FSB light mount, nothing mounted yet.

Soldier Systems: The Mossie Tactics MT2400FSB light mount.

Light mounted on the MT2400FSB, 12 o'clock position.


-DR

BOLO Report: Something to Take Away from the Recent Gunfights

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

A short Op-Ed from BOLO Report on some recent border security issues that haven’t gotten much attention in the press. Apparently Herman Cain’s alleged philandering and the prosecution of Michael Jackson’s doctor is more important than the murder, rape and appalling violence now happening on both sides of the border. There is an interesting related note here. 

As you may recall we ran a story about the shootout between Harris County Sheriff and other LEOs in the local DTF (Drug Task Force) and/or HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) and alleged Zeta gunmen in Houston. Though details are of course sketchy and remain unclear, a couple of compelling and potentially dangerous points have become clear.

1. At least one DTF member was engaged by a responding deputy and wounded. The former was in civilian attire and undercover. The latter was rolling up on a gunfight in progress with numerous long guns employed, observed a man with a weapon, challenged and shot him. Obviously there are several problems here with no easy answers. A marked officer can’t very well work undercover. OPSEC and COMSEC will prevent the HIDTA or DTF from communicating routes and operations to the LEOs on the street. It is unknown whether the DTF agent had any sort of flip panel, chain badge or other “ready” identification, but the number of fratricidal shootings we’ve seen even in high stress training scenarios make it clear that under stress such measures don’t always work. Again, no easy answer there, but our training officers and tactical supervisors need to be looking at it (without casting any blame or Monday morning quarterbacking). Enough of us are killed in the line of duty by suspects: we don’t need to do it to each other, but there are very realistic constraints that make this an extremely difficult problem to resolve.

2. The four individuals taken into custody were all sporting short, military style haircuts and no visible tattoos. More than one of our contacts in the counter-drug community have remarked on the fact that these four did not immediately look like some of the Zeta shooters that have been killed or captured south of the border. This may mean a lot or nothing, but it’s hard to believe it’s a coincidence.

STRATFOR released a short video on it, and several news agencies in the area have offered some more insight.

Hell on Earth

Borderland beat: more spillover on US soil not widely covered by the media. Did you know a Hidalgo County Sheriff Deputy was shot three times before this gunfight in Houston?

The official report on border violence compiled for the Texas Dept. of Agriculture remains inaccessible at this time on official websites. We’ll put links up if that is rectified. If not we will post it ourselves.