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ODG Advanced Reconnaissance Chest Rig

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Manufactured by the good folks at Grey Ghost Gear, the Orion Design Group Advanced Reconnaissance Chest Rig is a PALS compatible, Modular Chest Rig. There’s quite a bit going on with the ODG ARC so we asked them to send us a write up.

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We are proud to finally announce the ODG ARC. This design has been on the drawing board for awhile. It was conceived during a winter mobility training package I was invited to attend with an NSW Recce troop in the mountains of Idaho. It was also a collaboration between us and S&S Precision. Drew was instrumental in coming up with the silent closure and building the second article for us.

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The ARC is comprised of five pieces. First the heart of the system is the optics pouch. This pouch is capable of holding large framed 10x Binoculars and some small Thermal imagining devices. It is constructed with padding to help protect mission critical optics.

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It has an array of features:

Molle webbing on the sides to accommodate pistol mags, multi tools, laser range finders, and kestrel ballistic weather meters.
Fold down admin panel to accommodate GRG, ballistic data cards, maps, and some smart phones.
Elastic webbing to hold pens, chem lights,as well as loose ammo.
Bungie tie downs to hold elk bugle/game calls or remote antennas for personal coms.
Loop panel to accomodate magazine/pistol carriage

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The yoke will be offered in two configurations the “Alpha” (Not Shown) will be a slick minimalist yoke constructed in a four way stretch. The “Bravo” (shown) will be a mesh/ MOLLE platform for additional hydration/load carriage capability.

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The next component are the side panels which give you the ability to integrate into the optics pouch for a more robust load carrying capability, or the ability to remove the optics pouch and use as a stand alone micro chest rig.

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The panels contain internal and external loop placement for endless options for versatility in carrying magazines, radios, and pistols.

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Lastly the system offers a small roll top minimalist pack with an internal 32oz hydration sleeve and external hose port.

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We are happy to announce that the system will be manufactured by the newest member of the ODG Tribe, Grey Ghost Gear. They are consummate professionals, and the reason this third version came to be a reality. I can’t frankly say enough good things about them. They are great people as well as great professionals and we are thrilled to be working with them. If you are a small company like us and in need of nylon manufacturing capability these are the folks to get it done. I hope everyone had a great SHOT show we certainly did!

Train Hard! Hunt Hard! and CHOOSE YOUR PREY!!!

Sneak Peek – Grey Ghost Gear $10,000 Pack

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

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I looked at this pack and said, “Tell me about this $10,000 pack here.” After Linsey Lea gave me a dirty look, she told me that its made from Waxed Canvas, which will become distressed as you wear it, adding character. The look will blend in to many an environment.
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Based on the Removable Operator Pack, it’s a cool design with a neato laser engraved leather label. I don’t think this pack will actually cost you $10,000 but you’ll look like you’re worth it when you wear it about town.
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Both Tactical Tailor and Grey Ghost Gear have a whole slew of new products coming.

CSM Frank Grippe (USA, Ret) Joins the Grey Ghost Team

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

For me, this is some of the biggest news I will post all week. Frank Grippe is a legend and I can’t wait to see what he does at GGG. Congrats to all involved!

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Dalton, ID—14 JAN 14—Grey Ghost Gear

Grey Ghost is proud to announce that former CENTCOM Command Sergeant Major CSM Frank Grippe (Ret.) has taken the Grey Ghost guidon and assumed the role of Senior Weapon Systems Adviser. In that capacity he will he will leverage the experience of a unique and unparalleled 33 year military career to hone and continue the GG mission.

CSM Grippe (Ret.) has worn the Army uniform his entire adult life. A soldier since 1981, he has served in infantry, paratrooper and Ranger units the majority of his career. He has been a fixture in Army leadership during virtually the entire Global War on Terror.

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Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis (Ret.), former CENTCOM Commander, says of CSM Grippe, “He is just one of the finest soldiers I have served alongside…He is a wild man. I love the guy.”

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Elements of Tactical Tailor and Grey Ghost leadership have had a professional relationship with CSM Grippe for many years. Tactical Tailor CEO Casey Ingels was a rifleman in 2/75 Ranger Battalion when Grippe was there in a series of billets, including Platoon Sergeant, Rifle Company First Sergeant and Battalion Operations Sergeant. GGP VP G.W. Ayers has known him since Grippe was the Senior Military Science Instructor at San Diego University.

“It’s pretty easy to say ‘soldier’s soldier’ to describe a man,” Casey says, “but if anyone ever truly merited that title, it’s Frank Grippe. He served on every command level from battalion to unified combat command while leading troops in combat. Am I proud to have him aboard the Grey Ghost team? There are no words to describe it.”

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GG Vice President G.W. Ayers says simply, “I cannot adequately articulate the pride we feel that a man of such stature and integrity has joined the Grey Ghost team.”

Grippe began his career as a rifleman in 1-509 ABCT. His first Battalion as CSM was 1-87 Infantry BN 10TH Mountain Division; he was later CSM for 1ST Bde, 10TH Mountain Division. He took both into combat in Afghanistan. Later he was selected for Division CSM for the 101ST Airborne Division and Ft. Campbell, fighting that division as Multi National Division North. He subsequently took the CSM billet for United States 1ST Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, fighting I Corps in Iraq for a year as the Multi-National Corps Command Sergeant Major. In his final assignment Grippe served as the senior enlisted adviser, United States Central Command, for 3 ½ years before officially retiring on January 1st of this year.

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“If you took a force of nature and made it a patriot,” says GG Director of Business Development Lindsey Lea, “it would look like Frank Grippe.”

Visit Grey Ghost Precision at SHOT, Booth #31000. Feel free to make an appointment to visit Grey Ghost Gear or GG’s new Senior Weapon Systems Adviser in their suite at the Palazzo by contacting Lindsey Lea at ll@greyghostgear.com.

Learn more about Grey Ghost Precision: www.greyghostprecision.com

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Grey Ghost Hires Kevin Reagan to Head Grey Ghost Lethality Systems

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Grey Ghost is proud to announce the addition of Kevin Reagan to its staff. Reagan, the former Installation Small Arms Master Gunner at Ft Bliss, will be fulfilling the job of “Manager, Lethality Systems”.

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That job is every bit as awesome as it sounds, and Reagan is just the man to do it.

“Kevin will be the tip of the spear for managing rifles and body armor,” says Grey Ghost Gear Director of Business Development Lindsey Lea. “A unique 21 year career with the United States Army has prepared him for exactly this sort of role. We are excited to have him aboard.”

Reagan is indeed singularly qualified for the position. It was Reagan who, in his capacity as G-3 Training NCOIC/Special Projects NCO, developed the Small Arms Master Gunner Course at Ft. Bliss. The 2-week program, which was subsequently disseminated throughout the Army, had an emphasis on weapons, optics, and lasers as well as machine guns, snipers and designated marksmen. While in that billet, he worked not just with key equipment manufacturers but also PEO Soldier, TRADOC, FORSCOM, PEO-STRI and other key organizations.

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Reagan served with the 101st ABN, the 25th ID and the 82nd ABN. He deployed with the latter as a Weapon Squad Leader. Previously, Reagan served as a platoon sergeant with the 1ST Armored Division, and before that was an operations sergeant with the 5th BDE Combat Team. He also was a Drill Sergeant at Ft. Leonard Wood and twice recognize in that capacity for superior performance. Reagan has deployed to a number of places in his career, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and Sinai.

“During the course of his career Kevin Reagan participated in 27 combat operations and was badly wounded by an RPG attack,” says GGG Vice President GW Ayers. “That event, which would have been much more catastrophic if not for his PPE, is what sparked his intense interest in the whys, hows and wherefores of armor. His knowledge of small arms—both function and employment—is second to none. He will be leveraging that expertise, combined with over two decades of experience kicking doors, to help Grey Ghost develop the best systems available.”

Keep an eye on Grey Ghost in the future to see what Reagan does to expand and improve on their ‘Armoring the Everyman” initiative, as well as forthcoming developments to the Specter series of rifles.

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To contact him, e-mail Kevin@greyghostgear.com.

Beyond Clothing / Grey Ghost Gear – Rig Light Jacket

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Two great companies, Beyond Clothing and Grey Ghost Gear, have teamed up to create the Rig Light Jacket.

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Constructed from Beyond’s proprietary 4-way Stretch Woven Fabric and ripstop nylon, the Rig Light combines aspects of a softshell with a midlayer to provide a durable, lightweight jacket. It features DWR treatment, which sheds light rain and snow.

Features include:

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Right and left external bicep pockets with 4×7″ loop patches

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Left zippered chest pocket

Low profile lightweight ripstop nylon hood zips into collar

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Left and right external hand pockets

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Hook and loop wrist closures

Available in sizes SM – 2XL.

www.greyghostgear.com

Grey Ghost Presents: 11 Days Of Veterans Day – Day 11

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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Grey Ghost Gear is holding an 11 Days of Veterans Day Sale to commemorate the service of our nation’s Military Veterans. Starting November 1st, and ending on Veterans Day, November 11th, Grey Ghost will be running a different deal or discount every day.

Today’s deal for Veterans Day, November 11th is 11% off everything In the online store. No coupon code required, the offer is automatically applied.

www.greyghostgear.com

Grey Ghost Presents: 11 Days Of Veterans Day – Day 10

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Grey Ghost 11 Days of Veterans Day

Grey Ghost Gear is holding an 11 Days of Veterans Day Sale to commemorate the service of our nation’s Military Veterans. Starting November 1st, and ending on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, Grey Ghost will be running a different deal or discount every day.

Today’s deal for November 10th is 30% off the PVS 15 pouch. No coupon code required, the offer is automatically applied.

www.greyghostgear.com

Grey Ghost Presents: 11 Days Of Veterans Day – Day 9

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Grey Ghost 11 Days of Veterans Day

Grey Ghost Gear is holding an 11 Days of Veterans Day Sale to commemorate the service of our nation’s Military Veterans. Starting November 1st, and ending on Veterans Day, November 11th, Grey Ghost will be running a different deal or discount every day.

Today’s deal for November 9th is 30% 0ff the Modular Hydration Carrier. No coupon code required, the offer is automatically applied.

www.greyghostgear.com

Grey Ghost Presents: 11 Days Of Veterans Day – Day 8

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

Grey Ghost 11 Days of Veterans Day

Grey Ghost Gear is holding an 11 Days of Veterans Day Sale to commemorate the service of our nation’s Military Veterans. Starting November 1st, and ending on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, Grey Ghost will be running a different deal or discount every day.

Today’s deal for November 8th is 30% off the Single Mag Pouch AK. It’s worth mentioning that this pouch also works great with the 40-round 5.56 PMAG. No coupon code required, the offer is automatically applied.

www.greyghostgear.com

Grey Ghost Presents: 11 Days Of Veterans Day – Day 7

Friday, November 7th, 2014

Grey Ghost 11 Days of Veterans Day

Grey Ghost Gear is holding an 11 Days of Veterans Day Sale to commemorate the service of our nation’s Military Veterans. Starting November 1st, and ending on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, Grey Ghost will be running a different deal or discount every day.

Today’s deal for November 7th is 30% Off Single, Double, and/or Triple Pistol Mag Pouches. No coupon code required, the offer is automatically applied.

www.greyghostgear.com