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TNVC and Unity Tactical are very happy to announce the release of TAPS and TAPS PRO.
For years the industry has struggled with standard pressure switches functionality and modularity. TAPS changes the way with think of pressure switches, and it now becomes a true component of a light and laser. No longer will the operator struggle to attach and maintain their pressure switch to a rail system, no longer will the operator wish he could power a white light and visible laser with one button. TAPS breaks through these long standing barrier’s with a paradigm shift to enable a pressure switch to do what it’s supposed to do; a complete one point command and control system for all weapon-mounted electronics.
TAPS will be offered in 2 versions, TAPS PRO and TAPS.
TAPS PRO will be a full programmable switch that mounts directly to any industry standard rail, including M1913 Picatinny, KEYMOD, M-LOK and will run off a single CR2032 battery for over 3000 “device-activating hours” (battery will last for years under normal operation tempo). The switch will operate in failsafe mode if the battery dies or is not present (this means it will work as a standard pressure switch until battery is replaced – user preferences will remain programmed). It features two onboard buttons and two accessory leads. TAPS comes standard with a Surefire Light lead and MIL-Standard / Crane Laser Lead that fits NATO standard lasers from Insight Technology, Steiner, B.E. Meyers, and others.
TAPS (non-programmable) mounts directly to any industry standard rail, including M1913 Picatinny, KEYMOD, and M-LOK. No third party rail adapters are needed, keeping the weapon lighter and sleeker. It features two onboard buttons and two accessory leads. TAPS comes standard with a Surefire Light lead and MIL-Standard / Crane Laser Lead that fits NATO standard lasers from Insight Technology, Steiner, B.E. Meyers, and others.
Now available on TNVC’s and Unity’s web sites. Volume dealers and distributors welcome.
During Range Day we mentioned the production version of the Tactical Augmented Pressure Switch. To clarify, there are two variants and externally both look the same because they have the same basic functionality.
The TAPS mounts to M-Lok, KeyMod and Pic rail and includes 7″ SureFire/Insight or 7″ Insight/Insight leads. Once again, it requires a 2032 battery for constant on, but even without it, momentary still works. The only difference from the base model and the TAPSpro is that the pro model is programmable. Consequently, there’s a difference in price. The TAPS is $139 and TAPSpro is $239. Considering other switches are more expensive (and not programmable) that’s not a bad price. Plus, TAPS is 100% Made in USA. Additionally, the switches are available in FDE and Black.
These have been manufactured. The products will be loaded on the website and begin shipping next week.
I hope this answers any questions that have come up.
TNVC has made it happen! The Tactical Applications Pressure Switch (TAPS) from Unity Tactical has made the transition from low rate to full production.
It mounts directly to a Mil STD 1913 rail and its two pressure pads are user programmable to slaved or individual modes so you can control both light and laser from a single pad. You can control momentary or constant with the switch.
One lead works with SureFire lights while the other interfaces with Steiner or Insight lasers. It requires a single CR-2032 battery but will still offer momentary On with a dead or no battery.
Episode 2 of TNVC’s Nightfighter series features Retired Marine Buck Doyle. I had an opportunity to train with him last year and he is a fantastic trainer as well as a fountain of knowledge. Yes, that’s really what the terrain looks like where Buck holds his training.
For more information on Buck Doyle, visit tnvc.com/nightfighters/buck-doyle.
Dark Gulag is a 1 Week Joint Training Event designed to provide students with a full spectrum Special Operations experience. BAT Defense, TNVC, and Greenline Tactical have partnered to take students from the light to the dark side at the AMTEC Training Facility in Perry, Florida, and the Altair Training Facility in Naples, Florida. On-site lodging is available at both locations.
Dark Gulag is comprised of three individual classes that can be attended separately or as a package. Sign-up is done individually on each company’s website. Or, you can sign up for the entire package and use discount code: DARKGULAG for discounted tuition for the week. Each course has different gear requirements, but student prerequisites are the same: All students must be Legal U.S. Citizens. Proof of citizenship is required to train. Students must have basic tactical weapons handling skills and be able to provide proof of successful completion of previous tactical weapons instruction courses from vetted / reputable trainers or show Military / LE credentials. Safety is paramount in all firearms training – especially at night. Students will be expected to follow instruction. Failure to do so, leading to unsafe conditions, will result in immediate dismissal from class and forfeiture of tuition without reimbursement.
If you want to sign up for the entire event, you must do so at each company’s website:
www.GreenLineTactical.com for daytime Combat Carbine ($500) Feb 4-5, 2017
www.TNVC.com for Night Fighter: Armed Professional ($750) Feb 7-9, 2017
www.BatDefense.com for Aerial Target Interdiction: Night Fighter ($1,650) Feb 11-12, 2017
Range fees and UTM munitions are included in the prices. Signing up for all three will allow you to save $100 on each class.
The TNVC Mohawk Mk1 is a full spectrum counterweight / storage system for the modern combat helmet. Incorporating operator feedback as well as their staff’s own battlefield experience, TNVC designed the Mohawk Mk1 to be a highly functional, modular accessory for all modern warriors. It provides useful storage and retention of mission-essential gear and will attach to any currently-fielded ballistic or bump helmet with Velcro.
The Mohawk Mk1 is packed full of useful features for Armed Professionals and Civilian Hunters alike. No other helmet accessory system offers this level of versatility. Designed by TNVC staff, they tapped their good friends at Explosive Ops Gear (EOG) to produce it for them right here in the U.S.A.
Signal Strobe Attachment & Retention A vertically-oriented Mohawk strip is the centerpiece of the design. It features a Velcro pile surface that accepts attachment of all currently issued / fielded signal strobe devices. The continuous pile strip allows for precise placement of the device on the rear or top of the helmet. It also provides enough room for attaching a blast sensor device. An adjustable shock cord net provides secondary retention for the devices while not limiting access to their controls. This is important when performing high stress activities such as airborne operations and high angle work. Don’t wear a strobe light? No problem. The shock cord net provides excellent storage for a tourniquet – Easily accessible and always handy.
Versatile Storage Compartment (Mk1) An ambidextrous access, low profile storage compartment helps solve the classic counterweight argument. Some argue that any added weight should be comprised of useful mission essential gear. Others argue that once operators begin using said mission essential gear, they end up losing the counterweight and defeating the purpose. Counterweights have historically been designed for one side or the other. But, why can’t the operator have both? Now they can. The main storage compartment features two elastic pockets that hold removable, flexible lead weight strips (4 strips are included) for 1 pound of counterweight. The rest of the compartment is occupied by a removable battery organizer tray that holds up to 6 cells. Operators can choose to run just the weights, just the batteries, or both. But that’s not all! when the weights and battery tray are removed, the Mohawk storage compartment will perfectly fit the low profile “summer” battery box for the GPNVG-18.
Battery Box Storage Compartment (Mk2) This is the main difference between the Mohawk Mk1 and Mk2. The Mk2 features a purpose-built pouch for holding remote battery boxes for NVG’s. The pouch is perfectly sized to hold the standard issue ANVIS Box, Adams Industries Ground Warrior Battery Pack, or the AN/PVS-31 BNVD “winter” Battery Box (also used for the GPNVG-18 and AN/PSQ-36). Dual top straps secure over the battery box lids, providing added security and protection, while leaving the center open for easy access to the power switch. What if you don’t use a remote battery pack? Well, the compartment can be used to hold all sorts of things such as an extra MBITR Battery or a can of dip.
Ready Access Batteries Two elastic loops sit atop the main compartment, providing immediate access battery storage. These loops allow operators to grab two batteries without ripping Velcro. They also provide secondary functionality by holding a chemlight for nighttime airborne operations or field ID while hunting.
Headset Cable Management The Mohawk Mk1 has two bottom-located Velcro strips for bundling and storing communication headset cable. This extremely useful feature solves one of the most annoying issues facing operators. The headset cable that plugs into your body-mounted PTT is often left dangling to snag on everything during training or storage of the helmet. Or if you have dual comms (one for team radio and one to plug into the vehicle radio), one of the cables will be left to dangle when you dismount the vehicle. The Mohawk Mk1 cable storage straps will stow those pesky cables, protecting them and giving you freedom of head movement.
Secondary Retention The Mohawk Mk1 features two loops for routing 550 or shock cord on either side. This is for secondary retention of the entire system during high intensity activities. Velcro does not provide 100% retention on a helmet. The Mohawk Mk1 provides the opportunity for the operator to run cord from the system to the rear helmet bolts or rail. Doing so will keep your Mohawk Mk1 securely in place regardless of battlefield conditions.
The TNVC Mohawk Mk1 is the most feature-rich helmet accessory system available. But, if you run an NVG with a traditional remote battery box, we got you covered. Check out the Mohawk Mk2.
Offered in a variety of colors and patterns. Visit www.TNVC.com for availability.
This past Friday night TNVC and Mitch Rossell honored all Vets at a Garth Brooks concert where Mitch is currently touring with Garth on his 2016 world tour in Richmond Virginia. Two special Vets, Chris Corbin (and his service dog Axe) along Tyler Grey accompanied Mitch on stage during his special Veteran Tribute Song, “A Soldiers Memoir”. Here is a special video segment of Mitch’s performance Friday night where there was not many dry eyes in the audience.
The concert was incredibly special honoring our Vets, meeting and talking with Garth and his lovely wife Trisha. Garth who is a true gentlemen in the business who made all of us feel like we were family along with his wife. They both also performed some very touching tribute songs, and the “USA” chants from thousands in attendance during the show was deafening! A night to remember for a long time. It’s was the least all of us can do to honor such incredible sacrifices each and everyone of our Veterans have given back to all of us. Rest assured we will never, ever forget.
I want to personally thank Mitch Rossell, his Manager Josh Logan along with Garth and Trisha for making us all feel like family and honoring our heroes! Thank you from all of us, it was a night I will never forget.
Victor Di Cosola
President – CEO
TACTICAL NIGHT VISION COMPANY