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Giveaway – Make Ready with Travis Haley: Adaptive Carbine

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

Panteao Productions has been kind enough to give us a copy of “Make Ready with Travis Haley: Adaptive Carbine” as a giveaway to one of our readers. Travis Haley is well known to SSD readers and currently serves as the President of Haley Strategic Partners.

Winner Selected! Congrats DK!

To win is simple:
-In the comments section of THIS thread on SSD tell us your must have weapon accessory
-Use a valid email address to enter
-Winner will be chosen by random drawing at 1200 GMT on Monday, 1 August, 2001
-Void where prohibited


Friday, July 29th, 2011

McNett offers a good alternative, triangle-style cravat bandage. It is made from a 30/70 PolyCotton and includes 2 large #3 Safety pins like the original issue item. While many would poo-poo it’s UCP color, it does remain the US Army standard pattern. It also features an antimicrobial treatment and is water repellant.

A cravat is a must-have item in your individual kit. It can be applied in a variety of ways for first-aid as well as for other uses. For example, Sling/Swath, Bandage, Splint Wrap or Padding, Tourniquet, Ankle or Joint Wrap, Environmental Mask, Rain, Wind and Dust Bandanna, and Water Resistant Camouflage Cover.

Shoe Size Conversion

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Thanks to the internet you can buy products from virtually anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, converting shoe sizes from one country to another can be difficult. Below is a good guide but please remember that how a boot actually fits can vary based on the last.

Thank to our friends at for the image.

Limited Visibility Concealable Antenna

Friday, July 29th, 2011

The Limited Visibility Concealable Antenna is a Line-of-Sight patch-panel antenna designed for use within the 30-512 MHz frequency range. Because of its omni-directional propagation it can be worn anywhere on the body. The cable delivers 10 Watts peak, 5-Watts continuous with no amp and the standard TNC connectors fit Thales, Harris and SINCGARS units; SMA connectors fit Motorola units. Other connectors available by special order. It is available with 6-, 18- and 36-inch length cables, and comes in Black (standard) or optional, camo patterns (MultiCam, Universal Camo, Desert Tiger Stripe and Woodland Camo) at a slight upcharge.

Limited Visibility Concealable Antenna

The Incredible Self-Locking Clip

Friday, July 29th, 2011

Miltner Adams Company has introduced the Incredible Self-Locking Clip. It’s simple to use and automatically locks on to most soft materials such as pockets, waistbands, or even nylon webbing, but unfortunately not leather. To release, simply press the clip. The SLCâ„¢ is made from a Carbon Fiber Composite. If there’s any weak point in the design at this point it is how you attach it to your stuff. While there is a key ring adapter, for pretty much anything else it attaches via 3M VHB Adhesive Tape. I’m not convinced this is teh right answer for every application. Hopefully, manufacturers will see this and contact Miltner Adams to discuss ways to better integrate it into their products.

620v Millennium Adapter

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

The Danger Close 620v Millennium Adapter for the SureFire Low Pro Scout Light Mount is now available from Grey Group. It gives you the clearance you need for the 620v dual output head.

Quebec Trade Mission to Brazil Focusing on Security

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

Quebec’s Ministry of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade selected Canadian Tactical Training Academy (CTTA) to be part of a trade mission to Brazil, August 29 through September 2, 2011. The Ministry will underwrite some of CTTA’s expenses and arrange meetings while in Brazil.

According to CTTA, they provide:

CTTA offers specialized programs such as: Executive Protection, Investigation and Surveillance, Rapid Integrated Survival Kombat (RISK) System, Tactical Firearms, Handcuffing, Airport and Airline Security (IATA and ICAO standards), Ports Facilities and Maritime Security (ISPS Code), Basic SWAT Techniques, Corporate Safety Awareness, and much more.

These look to be exactly the sort of training needed to deal with Brazil’s internal security challenges.

In a press release, Mr Angelo Marino, Vice President of Operations of CTTA, commented, “We are very pleased to have been selected by the Ministry to be part of this important Trade Mission. This recognition is a confirmation that CTTA is on the right track. Brazil is the place to be for our industry because of the World Cup and Olympics which will be hosted during the next few years. Also, we already have a partnership in Brazil with MAF Protection Control Risks Group, headquartered in Sao Paulo. “

What Mr Marino is talking about is that over the next five years, Brazil is host to several international events.

– Annual Brazilian Grand Prix, is part of the Formula One world Championship
– FIFA World Cup (of Soccer) in 12 Brazilian cities
– 2016 Summer Olympics Rio de Janeiro

Brazil is one of the so-called “BRICs” (Brazil, Russia, India, China) which are experiencing advanced economic development. It is an emerging market (7th largest economy by GDP) with notable security challenges. For example, Brazil is in the top 20 countries of intentional homicide rates and has continued problems with organized gang violence directed at security services. Based on the number of upcoming opportunities and the Brazilian desire to deal with security issues, it is surprising that more American firms are not reaching out to Brazil.

Knee Caps Now in Crocodile and Coyote

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

We mentioned they were coming a year ago and then showed a sneak peek right after SHOT Show. Now, the new colored Knee Caps from Arc’teryx LEAF have hit the market.

They are now available in Black, Foliage, Crocodile, and Coyote and feature the T-lock quick release tri-glide buckle. Now in stock at Tactical Distributors (minus Foliage).