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PLATATAC OPFOR 42 Pattern Smock

August 13th, 2020

Anorak-style, the WW 2 1942-Pattern “Smock, Windproof” was used extensively by British troops – SAS included – right up to the First Gulf War. Now, Australia’s PLATATAC has recreated the Smock for use by Army OPFOR.

This loose-fitting garment is intended to be worn over other clothing. It features four flat pockets with button closure, integral hood, 1/4 length zip in the neck for easier donning and doffing, lengths of self-fabric draw tapes in the hem and waist to permit adjustment, velcro closure wrist cuffs and loop on the biceps to attach unit insignia or flags. 

PLATATAC’s homage to this classic utilises Multicam Agility Fabric, giving a modern twist to a classic. Available for a short time in Multicam and ATACS-iX.

Competition Season Continuing Strong for Federal Ambassador Dakota Overland and Team Federal

August 13th, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – August 6, 2020 – Federal brand ambassador and competitive shooter Dakota Overland takes home the Ladies Division title at the recent 2020 Magpul Governor’s Match in Cody, Wyoming. The teenager bested 15 other female competitors in that Division and finished 13th overall at the event.

“It was always a goal of mine to win the Ladies Division, plus perform well overall. I was happy to have done both. The most challenging part of this match was the requirement to use a Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC). That type of rifle is not a gun I typically use or practice with. There was a bit of an adjustment and relearning curve with it,” reported Overland. “However, Federal Syntech PCC 130-grain 9mm ammo is specifically designed for the PCC platform. I knew it would eliminate potential problems with running the firearm. It honestly helped my comfort level at this match.” 

In addition to shooting the Syntech PCC ammunition, Overland used Gold Medal Grand shotshells, American Eagle Rifle 55-grain 223 Rem., and Gold Medal Rifle 69-grain .223 Rem during the match and her practice sessions.

“This match was quite large. I saw many people observing, who want to try out the sport,” said Overland. “I want all those to know that competitive shooters love getting new people involved. If you’re looking to get into the sport, come and watch a local match! You can meet people and get started on the right path for gear and knowing what to expect.”

Also, during this match, several Team Federal sponsored shooters had top-15 finishes. Sean Burrows placed 8th in the 2×4 Optics Division. Tucker Schmidt placed 8th in the Open Division. Jake Latola placed 11th in the Optics Division.

“We congratulate Dakota and all members on Team Federal for a great match and representing Federal in such a big way,” said Federal Senior Manager of Marketing Brian Anderson. “Their enthusiasm and passion for the brand speaks volumes.”

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

Buck Knives Announces Appointments for Marketing and Business Development Leadership

August 12th, 2020

Post Falls, ID — Wednesday, August 12, 2020–Buck Knives, leader in sports cutlery, is pleased to announce key organizational appointments that reinforce and position the company for a dynamic approach to marketing, product development and business development in the modern arena.

Chris Bourassa will assume the role of Director of Marketing and New Product Development, where he will be responsible for delivering Buck Knives’ voice, vision, and product range into the market.

“Buck Knives has a story to tell. Over a century’s worth of legacy, innovation, craftsmanship, and trusted reliability define who we are. I couldn’t me more pleased to help tell that story and contribute to the product line that will further build on everything Buck Knives exemplifies,” said Bourassa.

Having spent the past eight years with Buck Knives as National Sales Manager, and most recently Director of North American Sales, Bourassa is innately suited for this role and prepared to implement this new phase of growth and excitement in Buck Knives.

“Chris is a consummate strategist with a passion for planning and execution,” said Joe Piedmont, COO of Buck Knives. “This move is very fitting for him, as he is a great driving force for our organization.”

Furthermore, Chris Brooks will assume the role of Director of Business Development in an effort to more fully realize Buck’s position in ancillary markets. Brooks will be focusing efforts in the tactical, military, and government sectors, as well as furthering commitment to the culinary side of the product range.

“Having been in this industry for a while, I’ve met a lot of great folks and brought them alongside us to create some amazing products.  It’s an honor to work here at Buck, one of the world’s most reputable knife companies.  I look forward to securing and growing these sectors outside of our normal day-to-day business,” said Brooks.

Brooks has spent the past two decades in the cutlery industry logging time with Kershaw Knives, Southern Grind, and nearly three years with Buck Knives.

“Since joining us at Buck Knives, Brooks has played a key role in developing products and relationships that solidify our position in the tactical and culinary markets.  His vision behind the launch of the Ground Combat knives revitalized our reputation for developing military grade products.  I look forward to seeing the expansion of our non-traditional product lines and market growth through Brooks’ new role,” said CJ Buck, CEO and Chairman of Buck Knives.

Combined, these roles allow Buck Knives to proactively deliver superior service and products to all segments of the market, and will enhance their commitment to building the most trusted knives and tools in the industry.

Comp-Tac Invests in Equipment and Personnel to Continue Meeting High Demand

August 12th, 2020

HOUSTON, Aug. 6, 2020 – Comp-Tac® recently invested in substantial new equipment and staff to meet increasing demands in the holster and shooting accessories market.

Over the past two months, the company increased production capacity through new machinery and 30 percent more staff to maintain its existing lead times. Comp-Tac is currently filling and shipping orders of 50 or more pieces in five weeks and smaller orders even faster.

“For the first time in our company’s history, we have met challenges brought forth by world events, including a pandemic, and the changing landscape of the accessories market as we supply holsters, mag pouches and more to our customers,” commented Gordon Carrell, Comp-Tac general manager. “I have never been prouder to work for a company so committed to supporting employees, customers and vendors. We have invested in additional cleaning and safety measures, new equipment, and additional personnel. These investments have not only helped us reach our current demands but have set us up nicely for the future!”

This boom in demand has primarily been for  Comp-Tac’s concealed carry holsters, competition holsters and their new level 2 holster, the Blue Duty Holster Series™. However, they’ve also experienced a growing demand for gun belts, magazine pouches and other accessories.


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SOLGW – Loyal 9 – Chuck Pressburg – Talks about No Fail Rifle

August 12th, 2020

SGM Chuck Pressburg (USA, Ret) talks about Outcomes Based Training and breaks down the need to predict how weapon orientation effects your ability to predict point of impact.

Fieldcraft Mobility To Offer Tactical Horsemanship Course

August 12th, 2020

Fieldcraft Mobility will be offering a tactical horsemanship course starting in October.

This will be a basic riding program in the first phase of Fieldcraft Mobility’s new mounted mobility section. This course includes basic horsemanship and riding as well as tactical movement considerations. It combines lessons learned from modern mounted combat operations, TTPs, and backcountry riding techniques to give students the ability to utilize an effective non-standard mobility platforms in a bug out scenario.

The SureFire SF RYDER 9-Ti2

August 12th, 2020

Fountain Valley, CA—SureFire, LLC, manufacturer of the world’s finest—and most innovative—illumination tools and tactical products, is proud to announce the release of the new SF RYDER 9-Ti2 suppressor, the next generation in for 9mm suppressors for handguns and carbines.

The successor to SureFire’s popular SF RYDER 9-Ti, the SF RYDER 9-Ti2 features a new, thicker fluted titanium outer tube that substantially increases the SF RYDER 9-Ti2’s rigidity and improves overall performance by ensuring suppressor-to-barrel concentricity, further minimizing POI shift. Inside, SureFire’s heat-treated, U.S. mill-certified stainless-steel baffles feature a new interface, and the SF RYDER 9-Ti2’s proprietary booster assembly is revised for even more precise alignment. These changes result in increased accuracy and rock-solid reliability. The booster’s anti-friction coating also reduces carbon buildup for consistent high performance, round after round.

Weighing a mere 10.7 ounces, the SF RYDER 9-Ti2 is one of the lightest suppressors in its class, and it advances SureFire’s proven formula for an ultra-quiet, low-profile 9mm suppressor. Its patented design reduces sound by 28 dB at the shooter’s ear when compared to an unsuppressed weapon, helping to preserve hearing and reduce environmental noise at the range or in the field. It’s also an ideal tool for introducing beginners to pistol shooting. Reduced noise allows for easier communication between shooter and instructor, and it allows the shooter to focus on technique with less intimidation. The SF RYDER 9-Ti2 offers improved accuracy and faster follow-up shots. Regardless of your experience level, the SF RYDER 9-Ti2 will make your shooting experience more enjoyable by significantly reducing sound while delivering minimal and consistent point-of-aim, point-of-impact shift. 

Cleaning and maintaining the SF RYDER 9-Ti2 is a snap. Its baffles are indexed and numbered for easy assembly every time. You simply can’t put it together wrong, and every SF RYDER suppressor even includes a tool for easy takedown and assembly. A numerical indexing system on the rear of the suppressor also assures repeatable mounting every time, ensuring zero retention. SureFire’s precision single-point cut threads provide quick, secure attachment to ½ x 28 or M13.5 x 1 LH threaded barrels (depending on the model). Featuring an abrasion-resistant, high-temperature Cerakote finish and available in two colors, the SF RYDER 9-Ti2 is proudly made in the U.S.A.

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Wild Things Wednesday – Hard Shell Jacket FR-GT

August 12th, 2020

The Wild Things Hard Shell Jacket FR-GT is designed for maximum movement capability. Fitted and cut for agility, this stowable-hood jacket follows the contours of the body for comfort and performance.

Gore’s 2-Layer construction combines durably waterproof, windproof, and breathable GORE® Military fabric with flame resistant PYRAD® – a revolutionary, self-extinguishing technology that provides protection against arc flash and flash fire exposure.

Contact Wild Things today: we’re here to help you choose the right layers to meet your needs and your budget – from base layers to FR high loft – we can handle whatever weather Mother Nature throws your way. Fear No Element™.

Hard Shell Jacket FR-GT

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