TYR Tactical

SHOT Show 20 – Viktos Contractor MC Pants

January 29th, 2020

The Contractor MC Pant is based on Viktos‘ Contractor AF Pant and feature zippered, low profile cargo pockets. Offered in MultiCam and MultiCam Black NYCO, sizing is 28-46 in 30, 32 and 34″ Lengths.

SIG P320 Stippled Grip Modules Available

January 29th, 2020

It’s pretty straight forward. SIG has a limited run of P320 X-Series hand stippled grip modules available. Only available in Medium size and Black.

SHOT Show 20 – Princeton-Tec EOS 360

January 29th, 2020

It’s really a hard hat light but Sergeants Major everywhere will rejoice. Princeton-Tec‘s new EOS 360 is like a safety belt for your helmet.

The headlamp can be used alone or in conjunction with a band which is both reflective and features LEDs. Both the headlamp (high and low) and LED band include constant and strobe modes. Powered by 3 AAA batteries, the headlamp offers 165 lumens for up to 21.5 hours on high.

SHOT Show 20 – Wilcox FUSION System

January 29th, 2020

Wilcox Industries has been working on powered weapon rails for years, but now International customers are beginning to field their FUSION system.

Wilcox refers to FUSION as an “electrical power management system” which provides centralized power to the weapon’s accessories via a removable Battery Management Power Supply System for CR123A with primary and backup power switch. It also works as a data bus.

This waterproof battery case powers the system and is mounted to the 6 o’clock position just in front of the magwell.

The system is modular. The triangular inserts are for heat mitigation with a Remote light/laser Activation Switch which can also be inserted into these slots. The light module was developed with SureFire and uses their Vampire head for White and IR illumination. Like everything else, it’s is removable and the compact form factor is thanks to the central power source.

Below, you can see FUSION Reflex Sighting System and 3X magnifier with flip mount. The Reflex Sight is based on Wilcox’s BOSS.

The final component to FUSION is BTAC, a software system which serves as a Blue Force Tracker and fuses data from other Wilcox systems like the RAPTAR-S rangefinder. In addition to a power and data bus, FUSION incorporates a shot counter which can be depicted on the Reflex Sighting System. It can also monitor the temperature of the weapon.

Additional accessories are under development. Wilcox has also developed other versions of FUSION for other weapons like the Beretta ARX160.

Installation Issues MOREs to Meet Caloric Needs of Trainees

January 29th, 2020

FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. — Fort Leonard Wood’s trainees are feeling the benefits of additional nutrients during high-intensity training events.

The Modular Operational Rations Enhancements — commonly referred to as MOREs — provide Soldiers with 1,000 additional calories in the form of protein and electrolytes.

According to Capt. Elizabeth Ressler, Moncrief Army Health Clinic Nutrition Care Division chief at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, MOREs were developed to compensate for calorie deficits Soldiers experience during high-intensity activities and are designed to compensate for lost nutrients without replacing daily meals. Caloric deficits have been found to decrease performance, health and overall readiness.

In August 2019, the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training authorized MOREs for basic combat trainees during 17 of the especially physically demanding field training days.

“MOREs can be utilized in support of the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness System,” said Lt. Col. Peggy Kageleiry, Army Center for Initial Military Training Public Affairs director at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. “The nutritional readiness domain of H2F encompasses the Army’s nutrition-centric programming and covers all aspects of optimal health, performance and recovery in close proximity to where Soldiers train.”

According to Bill Moffitt, Fort Leonard Wood’s installation food program manager, the post received more than 1,700 cases of cold-weather MOREs in October. The small packaged snacks, including caffeinated pudding and gum, dried fruit, energy gel packs and filled pretzels offer drill instructors here quick, authorized nutritional supplement options for trainees before, during and after events.

Caffeine — historically restricted in basic combat training — is used to provide and replenish energy and is distributed in a controlled manner.

Company E, 2nd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment has seen the benefits of MOREs since integrating them into their BCT training schedule in the fall.

“The MOREs provide trainees a little extra fuel during increased levels of stress,” said Company E Commander Capt. Michael Krant. “There’s a mental element where trainees get a little pick me up by being able to have a quick snack during some of the more stressful parts of their training.”

MOREs have been authorized for use during specific BCT events such as The Hammer, The Anvil and The Forge — some of the most physically demanding basic combat training days.

Company E drill sergeant Staff Sgt. La-Tia Rondeau said she has seen the benefits that MOREs bring to trainees during energy sapping events like ruck marches.

“Because we only utilize them during certain events, I believe it has been extremely beneficial — especially when they eat before, during and after (events),” Rondeau said. “They have more energy, they stay awake and they’re more alert throughout the ruck march.”

Pfc. Oksana Schornak, a Company E trainee, said the boost of energy MOREs provide helps trainees accomplish team tasks.

“It gives us a lot of energy,” she said. “If everyone has the energy we can do it together.”

Rondeau added that the convenient size of the snacks reduces the amount of interruptions during the marches, expediting the overall process.

“We give (the MOREs) to them before and tell them when they can eat it,” Rondeau said. “They can pull it out of their pocket, eat it, and we continue the mission.”

“It’s quick to eat, especially if we have to be quick on our feet,” Schornak added.

According to Kageleiry, the H2F System is the Army’s investment in enhancing Soldier lethality and readiness and optimizing physical and non-physical performance and demonstrates the Army’s commitment to its people, the Army’s greatest strength and most important weapon system.

Krant said when used sparingly, the MOREs are helping his trainees meet their potential.

“The calories we’re adding into our trainees’ days are matching the intensity we’re expecting out of them on those days,” he said. “They get (MOREs) when they’ll be most beneficial — during that high-exertion training. We’re getting good results and great feedback.”

By Amanda Sullivan

Celerant Technology Partners with Weapon Depot Marketplace, Enabling FFL Dealers to Expand their Online Market Reach

January 29th, 2020

Celerant’s retail software integrates with WeaponDepot.com, allowing dealers to easily upload products, track sales and fulfill orders

Staten Island, NY (January 17, 2020) – Celerant Technology, a leading provider of innovative retail solutions for the firearms industry, announced today a partnership with Weapon Depot, an online marketplace and auction site for the firearms industry. Through Celerant’s integration, firearm dealers can upload and sell products on WeaponDepot.com, and manage orders from within Celerant’s retail system– enabling dealers to expand their market reach and increase online sales.

Celerant’s ATF-compliant retail solutions integrate with Weapon Depot, allowing firearm dealers to easily upload products directly to WeaponDepot.com, including product names, descriptions, caliber, prices, images and inventory levels- eliminating the need to manually format and upload data. Products can be categorized for sale with a fixed price, or for auction.

Through Celerant’s integration, dealers can manage their product listings, inventory and fulfillment in a central place, within the retail software. After an order is placed on WeaponDepot.com, the order is automatically pulled into Celerant; and inventory levels are updated in Celerant’s point of sale and eCommerce in real-time. Orders can then be delivered to an FFL; or sent directly to the customer, for non-firearm items.


“Our partnership with Weapon Depot brings great value to the firearms industry,” stated Ian Goldman, President and CEO of Celerant Technology. “Integrating our retail software with WeaponDepot.com allows dealers of any size to sell more products online and save time managing orders, while remaining compliant with the ATF and state regulations.”


“We are excited to partner with Celerant Technology and help their customers become even more profitable,” stated Robert Sirianni, CEO at Weapon Depot. “Through our eCommerce site, we can connect dealers and buyers to safely sell firearms, ammunition, accessories, hunting, fishing, camping gear and more.”

Introducing the Wndsn High-Viz Quadrant Telemeter

January 29th, 2020

“I don’t paint things. I only paint the difference between things.” –Henri Matisse

Wndsn Messtechnik is introducing the latest iteration of one of the most popular Wndsn Telemeter products. After more than a thousand units sold, the new white Wndsn Quadrant Telemeter is released in the beginning of 2020 in a high-contrast, high-visibility version with a number of new features.

The Wndsn Quadrant Telemeter is a measurement and calculation instrument for indoor and outdoor use, its users require attributes such as ruggedness, durability, and integrity of the various scales. For black and transparent instruments, Wndsn uses cast Acrylic that works reliably under these conditions and is deep-engraved.

To increase legibility without losing durability in the process, after various tests examining legibility, resilience, and resistance of different surfaces, a new material has been chosen: A sandwich acrylic consisting of a black core with matte white outer surfaces that are cut through by engraving, thereby exposing the black material underneath for high contrast and scales that cannot wear off (a requirement that prohibits simply printing the scales).

Other new and updated features on the Wndsn High-Viz Quadrant Telemeter are:

1. A 100 MIL mark on the angular size scale, it’s a special value for various calculations, one of which being the point where an object of unknown size has a height of 0.1x the known distance, or vice versa.

2. Another scale mark, just as easy to miss; this one is also to be found on the angular size scale and is located at 7.5°. Wndsn’s naked-eye astronomy users have asked for this one, 7.5° equals 30 minutes of earth rotation and the mark can be used against a fixed star to measure minutes passed in the sky.

3. The slope/tan scale on the quadrant side received a makeover and got redesigned according to the updated Wndsn style guide for logarithmic scales. The result is a more refined scale with higher precision and better readability.

Wndsn Telemeters are wallet-size distance and altitude nomographs developed in the Wndsn applied science lab. They combine a thousand years of civil engineering, surveying, navigation, and astronomy in durable, low-tech, high utility instruments that can be brought anywhere, are self-containing, and independent of external, modern technologies.

The Wndsn Quadrant Telemeter is a naked-eye observation instrument for measuring angles via various inputs and sighting methods. In addition, the Quadrant Telemeter is a graphical, analog computer providing functions to directly process or convert the acquired values.

Scales on the Wndsn Quadrant Telemeter:

+ angular size and distance

+ height or depth of object

+ altitude or elevation

+ computation of sine, cosine, and tangent from a given angle and back

+ degree and slope quadrant

+ shadow square

+ inclinometer

The various engraved scales enable the user to copy dimensions from the real world onto a small ruler in their hand, and read the matching distances directly from the instrument, thereby computing arbitrary navigational distances and other essential information about the world around us, as long as a triangle is formed between user, scales, and object of interest.

Under certain conditions or in cases where laser rangefinders tend to fail or result in errors, Wndsn Telemeters prevail and can be used as primary or “second opinion” tools, to cross-check values obtained with different means, or in austere situations when other methods fail or are unavailable.

The credit-card sized instrument is handmade in Germany and manufactured in the spirit of astronomical instruments of the Renaissance, built by the likes of Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, Galileo Galilei, and Gemma Frisius. The scales are laser-engraved and precision-cut into 3 mm black, acrylic with white, matte surfaces. The device carries the Wndsn maker’s marks; scientific instructions are engraved and supplemented by a printed how-to in both English and German. A 240-page printed manual is included as a PDF and is also available separately at Wndsn or via bookstores.

The new Wndsn High-Viz Quadrant Telemeter is available at:


Alexander Becker

Wndsn Messtechnik UG (haftungsbeschränkt)

Obentrautstr 43

D-10963 Berlin





SHOT Show 20 – Condor

January 28th, 2020

Condor continues to up their design game. They showed this prototype chest rig at SHOT Show which should be available soon. There’s internal nag pockets and laser cut, PALs compatible slots.

It can be stored inside out, with all of the straps contained inside. Additionally, it will accept the waist bag-style hanger seen here.