Archive for October, 2012

K9 Products from Fight and Flight Tactical

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Due to our coverage last week of AUSA, we were remiss in telling you about Fight and Flight Tactical’s K9 products. They’ve introduced the Basic MK VII Tactical K9 Harness Bundle.

Bundle includes:
(1) MK VII Tactical K9 Harness
(1) set of K9 Harness Pouches, Medium
(1) Medium Folding Dog Food/Water Bowl

The Mark Seven harness itself includes these features:
* Angled yoke and chest piece prevent choking, unlike other harnesses with a horizontal chest strap
* Lined with 3mm airmesh on body, chest piece and Skidplate
* PALS on sides for mounting pouches and patch panels
* PALS on top front for mounting lights and/or strobes
* Skidplate underneath provides two functions:
– interior pocket for cooling packs
– body strap channels have hook fastener inside, which mates with the loop fastener on the straps, preventing shifting of the harness
– Skidplate does not interfere with the natural functions of male dogs (customers have asked this repeatedly)
– Skidplate inner layer is 3mm airmesh, outer layer is heavy mesh, for durability and breathability
* Inner harness (with detachable leg loops) designed to take the stresses of rappelling
* 4″x9″ loop velcro on the back for mounting sensors or other equipment
* 2″x6″ loop velcro on yokes for nametapes and ID patches
* Fore and aft handles run the entire length of the harness, through the inner harness, for strength and durability
* 1.75″ drop-forged V-rings fore and aft for patrol or tracking use
* 1.75″ Cobra buckle closure on sides
* All inner harness webbing and hardware parachute spec rated (harness cannot be used for airborne operations)
* Optional PALS panel mounts on to 9″x4″ loop area for mounting PALS-compatible sensors (sold separately)

Tactical Face Armor for the Cure!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

Leipers Fork Firearms is once again growing their beards in No Shave November to help raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Visit their fundraising page and select donate now to make a donation to support St. Jude’s groundbreaking research and lifesaving care. Your donation helps St. Jude continue finding cures and saving children.

Fall Clothing Sale from OP Tactical

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

OP Tactical’s Apparel Section prices have been marked down up to 25% from now until Sunday!

Get a jump on the cold/wet weather before your next FTX and other outdoor excursions.

Finally, Camouflaged Skis, Regardless of Brand

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

As you are aware, few companies are manufacturing camouflaged skis. In fact, when it comes to skis, you’re going to want to balance cost and performance. Defense Logistics Support, Inc Mil-Wraps has developed a new camouflage package for your skis so that you can fix the camo issue once you’ve gotten your skis.

RedXDefense XPakADS Tactical

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The RedXDefense XPak detects trace particulates of TNT, DNT, RDX, PETN, HMX, Semtex, Tetryl,C4, PE -4, COMP B, Deta sheet, Prima sheet, Det cord, Prima cord, Picric Acid, TNB, DNB, and Nitroglycerin in 15 seconds or less.

There’s no warmup time and no radioactive components. The XPak is powered by a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery.

RedXDefense products are available for unit and agency purchase from

Combat Support System

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The innocuously named Combat Support System is one of the coolest things I’ve seen recently. Designed to hold your helmet, armor and weapon up, of of the ground, it’s a great storage solution for deployed troops. It includes glow in the dark strips so that you can find your kit in the middle of the night (or day in a dark room if you’re cellmate roomie is on nightshift).

The kit includes –
1 weapon hold
1 vest hold
1 backbone
2 hitch pins (connected to backbone)
2 multi-purpose screws (wood, metal and masonry)

The only down side I see is that you need a wall to attach it to. Of course, I’m sure that resourceful individuals who find themselves without walls will come up with something.

PMAG GEN M3/USGI Rifle Drop Test

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

The latest installment in Magpul’s ongoing demonstrations of their new M3 PMAG technology is the “Full Weapon Drop Test.” This unscientific test replicates the weight of a full weapon (~8 lbs) dropped from a height of five feet onto a loaded magazine that is seated on a closed bolt. For comparison, they also perform the same drop on a USGI tan follower magazine and then live fire test both magazines.

New Facebook App Lets Veterans Share Their “Story”

Monday, October 29th, 2012

USAMM recently launched a new Facebook application via its ecommerce stores called “Rack Stamp,” allowing military personnel and veterans to share their military awards online.

The Rack Stamp app utilizes USAMM’s popular EzRackBuilder – an online software program allowing users to build and purchase their military ribbon and medal award racks for wear on their dress uniforms.

The new patent-pending Rack Stamp app, now featured in the EzRackBuilder program on and, gives those current military and veteran users an additional medium for showing off their awards. Veterans and military personnel using the program can now simply push a button and “stamp” a perfect graphical image of their rack to their Facebook page. It’s an effort to let military veterans share their history.

“Our concept was embracing the idea that veterans are special, and, for most veterans, their ribbon or medal rack is a highly personal and concise record of their service,” said Jared Zabaldo, USAMM LLC, President of Business Operations. USAMM owns and operates and

“That idea and the fact that in this mobile world, there should be a fast, efficient method of conveying that story to the people that care about that veteran – but who may not fully understand what they’ve been involved with as a member of the military – was the inspiration,” said Zabaldo.

In addition to the graphic image stamped to the Facebook page, by simply clicking on links provided by the application’s posting, “friends” can instantly glean detailed information about a service-member’s individual awards.