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Archive for October, 2008

Wilcox Industries MHRS Type Classified

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Wilcox Industries

Wilcox’s Mission Helmet Recording System (MHRS) has been type classified as the AN/PSH-6 (Portable Special Recording Device according to the Joint Electronics Type Designation System) and assigned NSN: 5836-01-565-0663. We previously wrote about the MHRS in July. Since then some incremental improvements have been made to the system and it has been type classified. Type classification is a boon to organizations that rely extensively on the federal stock system to order equipment as they can use an NSN which seriously streamlines procurements.

Wilcox Industries MHRS

The camera module now mounts to Wilcox’s Dashboard Assembly, their new mounting plate. The Dashboard Assembly is the key to Wilcox’s modularity as it accepts the camera as well as NVGs and attaches to both one and three hole helmets.

For more information and a list of retailers contact Wilcox Industries.

Photos courtesy of Wilcox Industries. Export of this product is regulated by the US Department of State in accordance with guidelines of “International Traffic Arms Regulation (ITAR)” per Title 22, Code of Federal Regulations,
Parts 121-128.

TAG’s New Breacher Pouch

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Designed to carry the newer “nunchuk”-style breaching charges directly on the back of an armor vest, TAG’s new Breacher Pouch is made in the USA from mil-spec materials.

TAG’s New Breaching Charge Pouch

To order contact Tactical Assault Gear.

Picture courtesy of TAG.

Smamit PaLoop

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

We are always interested in innovative solutions for attaching pouches to PALS webbing. Israeli company Smamit has developed the “Smamit PaLoop” to attach US PALS-style and British Osprey pouches onto PALS Webbing commonly found on everything from packs to body armor. It is made from 25 mm mil-spec nylon webbing with a Nexus 25 mm Delrin Looploc attached on one end. You weave it through webbing bars on the back of the pouch like a Tactical Tailor MALICE clip. All of their production pouches as well as custom solutions are available with the PaLoop attachment.

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Sequence of attachment for Smamit’s PaLoop.

For more information on their entire product line check out their website.

All photos courtesy of Smamit.

215 Gear’s Blended Operator Hat

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

As 215 Gear claims on their website, “This is not your typical baseball hat”. I first saw this cap on the head of 215 Gear’s owner during the 1st Annual GQ Workshop sponsored by DIY Tactical, Grey Group Training, and Soldier Systems Daily and I thought, “Cool!”.

215 Gear’s Blended Operator Hat

Ok, so its blended, but what does that mean? Well, it features side mesh panels that help with air circulation, and that my friends is an industry first. Sure, you’ll say that truckers did it first, but no one else has adapted the style to the operator hat. Now that feature alone would make the hat worth ordering but 215 Gear also integrated a few other features. The brim’s underside is a black velcro pile to help shield the eyes from glare and serve as a platform for small lights. Additionally, a square of velcro pile has been sewn to the crown of the hat where a button is normally found. This can be used to affix IFF squares. A 2″ x 3″ velcro pile patch has been sewn to the front and rear of the cap in order to attach flags and other patches. Finally, the size is adjustable at the rear via a velcro closure.

215 Gear’s Blended Operator Hat - Khaki

One size fits all and available in Multicam with Khaki panels or Khaki on Khaki. Made by American craftsmen right here in the USA, 215 Gear offers a lifetime guarantee for the hat.

To order check out 215 Gear’s website.

TAD Gear Ranger Eyes v3.0

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

TAD Gear

It seems like we write an awful lot about TAD Gear but what can we say? We love TAD Gear. And besides, they are constantly bringing out innovative new products. In fact, they just released 5 additional designs to their innovative Ranger Eye line. The v3.0 Glow In The Dark (GITD) Ranger Eyes feature new artwork including (clockwise) Skull Spade, Grizzly Titus, Skull Bones, MOD Skull, Affonso Rhino, and the Terminator Skull from the v2.0 line is still available as well. The animal characters are from Rocket World’s I.W.G. line which has spawned an entire line of designer toys.

TAD Gear Ranger Eyes ver3.0

They are 3/4″ tall and manufactured from PVC. The Ranger Eyes attach to caps, packs, clothing, or anything with a patch of velcro pile.

TAD Gear Ranger Eyes Skull Spade in the Dark

As you can see, the designs stand out quite well in the dark. Sold in matched pairs, significant discounts are applied for purchase of multiple sets. Go here to purchase.

Soldier System Daily

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Soldier Systems Blog Logo

We have decided to alter the site’s name slightly in order to more accurately express what is going on here. One of our readers recently suggested the name “Soldier Systems Daily” and mulling it over, we decided he is right. We aren’t a true blog. We don’t pontificate on the woes of the world and we don’t feature feedback from our readers like traditional blogs. The reason is simple, we are a news source; a daily news source.

Our initial inspiration was the old Gear Guru website modernized with a serious dash of Gizmodo. Obviously, the Soldier Systems world isn’t nearly as big as the gadget-verse so we can’t publish as much as they do. But all things considered we are doing a pretty good job of keeping up. We started out publishing one article a day. Now we are at a steady two articles a day and depending on material have published up to six articles in a day. Of course, we aren’t anything without our readers and content. Spread the word amongst your friends and colleagues. We provide new material daily and a visit only once a week won’t keep you up to date. Also, keep those emails rolling in. Finally, we promise to continue with the same streamlined format that our readership praises.

Jersey Tactical Dispose A Cuff

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Dispose A Cuff

When you think about disposable cuffs you generally think about Police, but these days the military goes through them on a daily basis. Jersey Tactical developed the patented Dispose A Cuff to solve issues commonly associated with such activities as deployment of disposable cuffs, storage and transportation of cuffs while on a raid or patrol, removal of cuffs from pockets our pouches, and hassles of snaring items such as door knobs and other obstacles. They accomplished this task by developing a cuff with several new features. First, it is approximately half the size of its competitors. Additionally, one of the most innovative features is the self-leveling ring for adjustment so that a cuff is never too tight. The cuff is ratcheted into place and self-levels. This is accomplished via a single pull tab that allows the operator to secure both of the subject’s hands with one pull of a rubber non-slip hand grip at the end to ensure a secure purchase in the event he is wearing gloves or has wet hands.

Dispose A Cuff Comparison with Other Flexcuffs

Jersey Tactical constantly seeks input on their products. Some of the most valuable suggestions have come from Paul Howe owner of CSAT and Retired Special Operator.

The Dispose A Cuff are sold separately or as a tact pack which opens to contain 4 Dispose A Cuffs and a Safety cutter. The safety cutter is critical as so often suspects are accidentally wounded while removing cuffs with items such as pocket knives.

Dispose A Cuff Pouch

Currently the case is Black but other colors are planned for the future.

For more info contact Jersey Tactical.

Petzl Charlet Caritool Ice Screw Holder

Friday, October 24th, 2008

A buddy sent me some info about this. I have been a fan of Petzl for years so I was happy to see yet another product from their commercial product line fit in so well with the tactical market.

Petzl Charlet Caritool Ice Screw Holder

As you can see in the picture, the carabiner is intended to attach to a climbing harness and get a solid bite but it works just as well on PALS webbing. This would be great for attaching dummie cords or items you have to constantly attach and detach from your gear.

Available from REI and it even has a matte finish.