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WTF?

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Hey, what is up with all of the bullshit from the folks who have been chosen to receive prizes from the 12 Days of Tactical Christmas? I have never seen so much drama from people who are getting some shit for free. If you are chosen and want the prize stop giving my assistant a bunch of crap. Send her your address and size if applicable and be happy you won.

Hill People Gear – Winter 2011 Product Focus Video

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Not a word is spoken in this video showcasing Hill People Gear’s growing product range but words aren’t needed to send the message that they have developed a living system. I have many of their products and I’ll tell you, I’m a believer. Their range is great for the outdoorsman or adventurer who wants to keep it light and simple. There’s something refreshing about spending time that way in the wild and Hill People Gear has certainly captured that spirit.

www.hillpeoplegear.com

LoopRope

Friday, December 30th, 2011

If you find yourself regularly tying gear down then you might want to check out this new product we just heard about. They use a Nite Ize S-biner to adjust the length of their bungee and secure it on one end. However, I have to say, their “Safe Knot” they use to anchor the LoopRope is just a simple girth hitch or lark’s head. The double bungee effect looks to offer some versatility in securing the load especially when used in conjunction with other LoopRopes.

Overall, it looks like a new mousetrap and might be right for some of our readers considering the product’s versatility and adaptability. You’ll come up with ways of using the LoopRope that no one ever considered.

www.looprope.com

Discreet Body Armor LLC

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Discreet Body Armor, LLC is a small Missouri-based company that has caught the eye of their local news network which ran a story on their bullet proof computer bags and folios. Quite simply, the bags contain armor panels and when unzipped can be worn as armor. With the increase in workplace violence, we’re surprised we haven’t seen more products like these. Conceptually, it sounds great. But, the thing that raised my eyebrows a bit is the demo video.

I saw Richard Davis do this to himself when he ran Second Chance but it wasn’t in an office and there wasn’t a guy doing it to him. I appreciate Mr Griffin’s confidence in his products but I have a bit of hesitation getting behind stunts like this. All in all, it looks like a great product. Hopefully, they will reevaluate their marketing.

www.discreetbodyarmor.com

4 x 32 BROWE Combat Optic

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Newcomer BROWE Inc has introduced their 4 x 32 Combat Optic (BCO). Packed in a titanium housing, the BCO features a Single Intuitive Control (SIC) button, Target Light Sensor Technology, field programmable BCO Microcontroller, and a Vibration Motion Sensor.

The SIC button offers Automatic Mode at a single press which will utilize the Target Light Sensor Technology to measure the light transmission and automatically set the reticle illumination to the proper brightness. When you press it a second time the BCO enters into Manual Mode offering the choice of 10 day settings and 3 night vision settings.

The BCO has been designed with future improvements in mind. The is a sealed utility port at the backside of the battery housing which can be used to update the operating firmware or customize the existing program, or to attach remote pressure pad switch. What’s even more interesting is that this port can also be used to import or export power meaning that accessories such as lasers or mini red dots could be powered from the BCO battery. Since it’s also capable of importing power, it can run on an external power source such as powered rail.

Additionally, it boasts an average battery life of 2000 hours (at least 775 on max) partically due to the Vibration Motion Sensor which places the BCO in SLEEP mode if motion is not detected for two hours.

There are several models available with various reticles including NATO Chevron, NATO Crosshair and US Army Mil Dot. Finally, the BCO comes standard with an A.R.M.S. Mk II Throw Lever Mount. There is also a new LaRue mount that will be unveiled at SHOT Show. Many hope that there will be additional options as well.

Be sure to visit www.browe-inc.com at SHOT Show in Booth #20059.

Plataxe Follow Up

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Hardcore Hardware Australia has posted a video on Youtube of their new Plataxe. As you may recall, the Plataxe is manufactured by Hardcore Hardware exclusively for Platatac. It is designed as a impact/MOE/CQB tool and features an articulated handle to place more force of the swing onto the blade. The head features a full blade and on the reverse a reverse penetrating spike. Manufactured from D2 tool steel coated with black Teflon and topped off with a G10 contoured handle.

12 Days of Tactical Christmas – Day #5

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

Tactical Tailor is sponsoring Day #5 with their Removable Operator Pack. Designed as a ‘Quick Attach Assault Pack’ it features a large main compartment as well as a side entry front pocket. The outside has modular webbing for attaching additional pouches and padded shoulder straps stow away when not in use. Also includes heavy duty zippers, sternum strap, grab handle, loop material for patches and 3l hydration pocket.

Also, don’t forget, today’s winners as well as every other winner, will receive a 2012 Tac Girls Calendar. (Just the calendar, not any of the girls)

To Enter
In the comment section of THIS post, here on soldiersystems.net, tell us if you prefer a top loader or a panel loader. In a few hours we’ll close the comments section and randomly select a winner. Don’t dilly dally. We could close comments at any time. And, remember to use a valid email address so we can inform you in case you win. One entry per email address per contest. You have to enter each one separately in order to win.

Details at soldiersystems.net/the-12-days-of-tactical-christmas.

John Bianchi is Coming Back to Industry!

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

We just received some very exciting news. After retiring in 1992, John Bianchi is returning to the tactical market. He will be lending his unique vision in design to a new line of lights and more with FoxFury. Granted, Mr Bianchi never went completely away. He has been hand crafting holsters for the discriminating shooter for many years at Frontier Gunleather, but this is the first time he will be mainstream in many years.

Mr Bianchi will be joining FoxFury in their booth at SHOT Show (Booth #26206). Make sure you stop by and say hello.

www.foxfury.com