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Archive for March, 2010

New Tactical Tailor Schwag

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Tactical Tailor has just released two new products. The first is a 100% cotton shemagh with the Tactical Tailor logo embroidered into the pattern. It is available in Black, OD, and Tan.

Tactical Tailor Shemagh

The second product is a new Defender life-style T-shirt featuring urban styling ingrained with Tactical Tailor patriotism. Available in short sleeve and long sleeve, sized Small through 2X-Large.

Tactical Tailor Defender T-shirt


More on MTP

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

Strike Hold! caught a BBC broadcast providing some new details of the new British Multi-Terrain Pattern (MTP) designed by Crye Precision for the Ministry of Defence.

Multi-Terrain pattern

I think this photo gives the best impression of what I have been talking about. Essentially, the MoD adapted their Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM) with the MultiCam color pallet as well as a few Crye tricks.

Kick Some Ass with a Rolled Up Magazine

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

If you are a fan of our WTF? series of articles then this one is for you. We think we have identified the mother of all WTF?’s and all future articles will be judged against this one. This is awesome!

Professor Ronald Duncan is providing instruction in the art of Hoda Korosu; the art of improvised weaponry. I was actually quite pleased to see this since I have been telling my kids since they were little that you could turn anything into a weapon. I don’t think they really ever believed me until now.

Ever get your ass kicked with a rolled up magazine? Well be careful with this information. It can be dangerous. Seriously, someone (yes it was one of those doubting Thomas children of mine) almost put my eye out earlier. If you do put your eye out, (or anything else) remember, we warned you.

Finally, I gotta say, seeing this guy I immediately think of Pootie Tang and the belt.

Veilance Launches Spring Line

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The exclusive Arc’teryx urban line, Veilance has just released their Spring 2010 line. Those familiar with the brand will notice a few additions. Two of my favorite products are the Field Jacket LT and Cargo Pant LT. As you should remember from my article on Arc’teryx naming conventions, LT is their designation for lightweight, streamlined variants of their garments. Their combination of hard wearing Arc’teryx quality and design excellence with a high end twist, makes Veilance the perfect alternative for those who need to disappear into the urban jungle.

Veilance Field Jacket LT in CoalVeilance Cargo Pant LT

But don’t just take my word for it, go and see for yourself. veilance.arcteryx.com

The Olympus Stylus Tough-8010

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

The latest in the Stylus Tough series of cameras boasts 14 megapixels and a 5x zoom. Not only is it waterproof, shockproof, and freezeproof, it also has a tough exoskeleton that can withstand up to 220 pounds of pressure. Indestructible? Not quite, but it would make a great field camera. With its 29 shooting modes and the capability of recording in HD video, this camera is perfect for any outdoorsman or adventurer. Did we mention the 2GB internal memory?

The Olympus Stylus Tough-8010

Visit Olympus for more info.

Vltor Drops Magpul Suit

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

Vltor Weapons Systems has announced that they have reached an amicable agreement with Magpul and are dropping the patent infringement suit filed last October according to an Vltor press release. Vltor went on to further state they are happy with the settlement that fully protects their interests but that further details would not be forthcoming.

SPEAR BALCS Low Visibility Body Armor Vest (LVBAV)

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010

SOCOM has just released a solicitation for the Low Visibility Body Armor Vest (LVBAV) sub-component of Body Armor Load Carrying (BALCS) system. This is a pretty quick turn around considering the pre-solicitation was just issued on 15 January.

The solicitation calls for LVBAVs in Ranger Green, Khaki, and MultiCam as well as AOR1 and AOR2. They are not only seeking carriers but it seems they are also asking for quotes on RBAV cut soft armor. Offerers must provide separate carriers for MBAV and RBAV cut armor OR a singular design compatible with both. This is a 100% small business set aside so it becomes more and more interesting with the ceiling is relatively low at $22.8 Mil.

The full solicitation is available here.

Corps Strength: A Marine Master Gunnery Sergeant’s Program for Elite Fitness

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

I would like to introduce my readers to Paul Roarke. He retired from the Marine Corps as a Master Gunnery Sergeant after 28 years. That alone is a pretty good feat but he did it keeping his health and fitness intact. He attributes his success to a system called “Working Fitness” he developed initially to keep himself in shape, and later to help mold Marines in Aviation Ordnance A school. He has been so successful that he now uses this same philosophy to help international students at NAS Pensacola.

PJ is the real deal. Soldier Systems Daily sponsor Bates Footwear actually introduced him to me. He runs in their boots and he has enough miles in them to recommend them for others who want to run in boots.

"Corps Strength" by MGySgt Paul Roarke, USMC (Ret)

A few points about his philosophy that I think will hit home. This isn’t your standard Marine Corps or military physical fitness routine, but rather a comprehensive system that draws the most useful aspects of many different exercise methods together. Meaning, he’s adopted what works. Formally titled the “Enhanced Physical Readiness System (EPRS)”, its main goal is to improve your bodies ability to perform (not just look good), maintain a healthy bodyweight, and stay injury free for life. It is designed primarily for military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement (readers of SSD) and anyone who must rely on their bodies to make a living. the author call these people “working athletes” but recommends the system for any healthy person.

“Corps Strength” is a fun, leisurely read, full of “Sea Stories” that bring the point home. The author is a real salt of the earth guy and has no qualms about telling you how he got it wrong so that you won’t as well. He isn’t about selling you on some crazy fad nor trying to convince you to sign up for some sport that takes a lot of equipment or years of training to get right. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t advocate having a coach. He also provides an extensive appendix providing a framework for various workout routines as well as an exercise guide with photographs.

It has been a pleasure working with a fellow military retiree and small business owner and I encourage you to support him. Corps Strength is available for order. The books are enroute to retailers from the printer and will be trans-shipped to you as soon as they arrive. For anyone that wants some more info on Corps Strength, Master Guns has a website corpsstrength.com.