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Archive for March, 2012

22% Of Your EDC Should be SureFire

Friday, March 30th, 2012

GQ magazine published a story entitled ‘Nine Things Every Man Should Have in His Pockets‘. As it turns out, two of the nine items are from SureFire. Since the other items aren’t SureFire, we won’t bother mentioning them, but it’s a worthy read nonetheless.


Stay classy, SureFire!

Strike Industries 1st Anniversary Sale

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Strike Industries is offering special deals on several of their products April 2nd – April 15th.


National Molding J Hook

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

National Molding has developed a new product called the J Hook designed to attach shock cord or paracord to MOLLE. The J Hook engages a standard bar tack and will maintain it’s position regardless of any tension on the cord. It can be removed or repositioned easily and under extreme load will snap free without breaking. They are available in black as well as any of National Molding’s standard military colors.


ATK’s Eagle Industries Closing Fenton Factory

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Yesterday, Eagle Industries parent company ATK announced that they were closing the Fenton, Missouri factory in the next 60-90 days which has been in operation since 1989. About 325 workers will lose their jobs as Eagle begins to adapt to this new environment of decreased defense spending. Eagle will maintain an administrative presence in Fenton which will include research and development as well as business development. ATK has two additional Berry compliant production facilities in Puerto Rico which will continue to service Government contracts as well as a facility in the Dominican Republic.

ATK is also closing the former “Outers Laboratory” factory in Onalaska, Wisconsin which makes weapons cleaning products as well as rifle mounts and stocks. That facility has been producing equipment since 1933 under various owners and in the case of this closure, 130 will lose their jobs.

Unfortunately, this is a reality of the new resource constrained defense environment. As there are fewer procurement dollars available, the services will concentrate on refit and refurbishment as well as modernization of major end items such as trucks, tanks, aircraft, and ships. Less will be spent on clothing and individual equipment. In the case of most Soldier Systems products, they must be produced in the US. Cut backs mean there will be fewer domestic textile related jobs. Companies will be forced to make difficult decisions balancing revenues and costs. Make no mistake, in some cases, this will result in lost jobs.


Modern Pouches for the M1 Garand

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

My friend Matt Cox posted a great article over at KitUp! on Olongapo Outfitters’ modern pouches for the M1 Garand’s clips.

If you’re a fan of the Garand, check it out.


Otis Supporting the Military from a Different Perspective

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

Most of us know that Otis Technology makes gun cleaning systems and accessories. But, what most of us don’t know is that Otis also makes dreams come true. Every two years they offer the Trip of a Lifetime sweepstakes as a way to show support to our US Military personnel.

The most recent drawing was held from November 6 – December 17, 2011 at 180 AAFES Military Clothing stores Worldwide. Open to Retired and Active Duty members of the American Armed Services that are currently serving, including Guard and Reserve and their immediate family members, the trip includes travel, lodging, and expense money for two anywhere in the World up to a total value of $10,000.

The 2012 winner is Ms Barbara Snyder from Michigan. She entered the sweepstakes at the Selfridge Exchange store at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mount Clemens, MI.

Pictured above: Military Clothing Sales Manager; Bonita Jewett, winner; Barbara Snyder, and Dustin
Duncan of JRS Worldwide.


ODG Lupus Pattern

Thursday, March 29th, 2012


Orion Design Group has released a few photos of their Lupus or transitional variant from their US Army Camouflage Improvement Effort submission. Seen here is an ACU-style garment in 50/50 NYCO during a recent hunting trip.


Also, ODG has a very cool splash page, so keep checking back.



Vickers Tactical Gen 4 GLOCK Mag Release

Thursday, March 29th, 2012


NETTAC has the much anticipated TangoDown/Vickers Tactical Magazine Release updated to accommodate Gen 4 Glocks.

For Gen4 Glock 17, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 31 and 35.