Archive for October, 2012

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Wednesday, October 31st, 2012




HSP Releases Thorntail Offset Mount

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Haley Strategic Partners has introduced the Thorntail Offset Mount, the latest in their line of Thorntail Light mounts. Manufactured exclusively for HSP by Impact Weapons Components, the Thorntail series is Picatinny compatible and allows you to move the light out of the way in order to accommodate grip or other accessories. This new offset model is at 45 degrees.

There’s some serious eye candy in these photos. You’ve got –

13″ Geissele Super Modular Rail
Inforce WML
Surefire X300
KAC Folding Front Sight
Laser Devices DBAL A3
Surefire Flash Hider
BCM Mid Length Build with an 11595E Barrel
Magpul AFG
and a little surprise as well


Silynx SHOT Show Teaser

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Yes, this is an unabashed Silynx Communications teaser for a new product to be unveiled at SHOT Show 2013. It’s currently undergoing testing in Israel.


Polartec Announces New Senior Management Team

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Polartec, a Massachusetts based manufacturer of performance fabrics just announced the appointment of Gary Smith as CEO and Joe Robinson as CFO.

Polartec, LLC, a leading global supplier of performance fabrics sold under the Polartec brand, announced today the appointment of Gary Smith as Chief Executive Officer, and Joe Robinson as Chief Financial Officer, successfully completing the management succession process announced in July.

Mr. Smith, 49, brings to Polartec a distinguished track record in business, including extensive expertise in the outdoor and apparel industries. He previously served as President of the Outdoor Group for The Timberland Company, and as a Partner with McKinsey & Company. A life-long New Englander and an accomplished entrepreneur, Gary is also a passionate cyclist and avid mountaineer.

Mr. Robinson, 46, joins Polartec after serving most recently as Vice President, Corporate Finance with inVentiv Health. He previously served as Vice President, Global Finance, and Vice President, North America Finance, for the Converse division of Nike. Additionally, his career includes 18 years of progressive growth in financial and operational roles with Procter & Gamble’s Gillette group.

Mr. Smith and Mr. Robinson, together with Jon Adelman, Polartec’s current Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, comprise Polartec’s new senior leadership team.

Board member Gregory Segall, CEO of Polartec’s owner Versa Capital Management, LLC stated, “We are delighted to attract an executive with Gary’s business acumen, strategic perspective and operational experience to Polartec as the CEO. The board is highly confident that the new senior management team, working with Polartec’s dedicated employees in North America and around the world, will continue the company’s successful growth trajectory and capitalize on Polartec’s many strengths and competitive advantages, including its leading edge product portfolio and world class customers.”

Mr. Smith’s appointment is effective November 1, 2012, at which time he will succeed current CEO Andrew J. Vecchione whose transition decision was also previously announced in July.

Mr. Segall added, “We thank Andy Vecchione for his years of service and success with Polartec and for assisting with this leadership transition. Andy’s knowledge of Polartec and its industry and his continuing interests as an equity participant and senior advisor with the board positions him to be a valuable contributor going forward, and we wish him the best with his future plans.”


Happy Halloween from Tactical Distributors!

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

All day today receive $20.00 off and free over night shipping for orders over $99.00 from www.tacticaldistributors.com.

Arc’teryx – Hide/Dry Series

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Currently consisting of the Alpha Jacket, Alpha Parka, Alpha Pant, Gryphon Halfshell and Gryphon Pant, the Hide/Dry series from Arc’teryx LEAF relies on GORE-TEX fabric printed in the popular MultiCam fabric.

Arc’teryx combines the Gore fabric with WaterTight zippers and Dry Cuffs to as well as other construction techniques to keep you warm and dry.


How To Know If It’s Genuine Australian MultiCam Pattern

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

How can you tell if it’s genuine Australian MultiCam Pattern? Why by branding of course! In these photos taken during this week’s Land Warfare Conference currently being held in Melbourne, Australia, you can see the ADF Tri-Service Crest on AMP.

AMP was developed by Crye Precision specifically for the Australian Defence Force to provide a distinct version of MultiCam in similar fashion to the Multi Terrain Pattern for the UK MoD.

“Dual Survivor” Continues Shooting

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Cody Lundin reports that along with his as-yet-unnamed new partner, they have filmed seven episodes of the next season of “Dual Survival“, with six more to go (this Cape Buffalo skull came from an episode shot in Africa). Unfortunately, there is still no word from Discovery about when new season will air.

Be sure to check out his 2013 Aboriginal Living Skills School course calendar at www.codylundin.com.