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Carbines Available Right Now from Daniel Defense – Updated

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Daniel Defense is doing a great job of treading water in this tsunami of panic Black Rifle buying. They just called and told me that they have carbines in stock on their website right now.


Many of the models in stock are DDM4v2 which is a carbine length gun featuring a16″ Cold Hammer Forged M4 profile barrel, Daniel Defense A1.5 Fixed Rear Sight, Daniel Defense Front Site Base, Daniel Defense Flash Suppressor and Magpul buttstock.

It’s important to note that these are their standard prices and they haven’t raised them in spite of the current market. What you are paying for is a quality, mil-spec gun.


UPDATE – In addition to complete rifles, DD also has Upper Receiver Groups and Barrels in stock. Don’t forget their custom rifle program that will deliver a custom carbine in 10-14 days. They only take orders for as many rifles as they can assemble each day so there’s no back order on this program.

Get them while they’re in stock!

McChrystal Group – The CrossLead Way

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Ultimately, the success of McChrystal Group can be traced to CrossLead, set of principles forged over years of sustained counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations.

CrossLead is a combat proven leadership and management system that optimizes the performance of individuals, teams and organizations through shared consciousness and purpose.

It consists of the following principles:

1. Trust and Teamwork
Build a foundation of relationships based on trust and teamwork.

2. Vision and Values
Ground the organization on a clearly defined vision and set of values.

3. Operating Environment
Understand the operating environment and your organization while constantly adapting for purpose.

4. Aligned Strategy
Align the team around an achievable and resilient strategy.

5. Culture of Communication
Force and foster a culture of inclusion, transparency, and accountability through constant communication.

6. Decision Making
Create shared ownership by decentralizing decision-making and execution to the most effective level.

7. Disciplined Operating Rhythm
Ruthlessly prioritize, maintain a disciplined and sustainable battle rhythm, and focus on what only you can affect.

To learn more about CrossLead visit

There’s Safe and Then There’s Army Safe T-Shirt

Friday, December 28th, 2012

From US Army WTF Moments comes the There’s Safe and Then There’s Army Safe T-Shirt.


With an integrated reflective belt (just for show, it doesn’t actually reflect, thankfully) this shirt will make even the frowniest Sergeant Major smile to himself. It’s a 50/50 polyester and cotton blend, lightweight and pre-shrunk available in Small – XXXLarge.

Sneak Peek – Shellback Tactical WARFIGHTER Padded Battle Bel

Friday, December 28th, 2012


This is the upcoming WARFIGHTER Padded Battle Belt from Shellback Tactical. It will be on display for the first time at SHOT Show in Booth #25411 and will be available on their site and new catalog.

Caption This Photo for a Chance to Win a Boogie Regulator+Strap Kit from Smith Elite

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Smith Elite is giving away a Boogie Regulator+Strap Kit to a witty SSD reader. We’re looking for a caption for the USAF photo.


To enter for your chance to win:

In the comments section of THIS article on SSD (and nowhere else) caption this photo. Remember, post in comments section of THIS article on SSD. The best caption by vote of staff wins.

Contest ends at 2359Z on New Year’s Day, 1 January, 2013.

One caption per entry but enter as often as you’d like.

Use any nom de guerre you desire but use your real email address as we will use it to contact the winners to request your shipping address.

Unclaimed prizes will be redistributed.

Void Where prohibited.

Good luck and Happy New Year from Smith Optics Elite Division and SSD!

TD Elite Hoody Available Now

Friday, December 28th, 2012


Tactical Distributors has released their very own TD Elite Hoody. It’s a comfy cotton, two-tone Black and Grey hoody with a full zip front opening. In addition to thumb hole cuffs the Elite Hoody Incorporates a zipper chest pocket as well as zippered handwarmer pockets on the hem as well as a zippered pocket on the left forearm. Finally, there is a pile patch panel on the right bicep.

With sizes Small through XXLarge available, at this price, you can outfit the entire family.

Forces Focus – USCG Advanced Helicopter Rescue School

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

This video, depicting Day 5 of the US Coast Guard Advanced Helicopter Rescue School is up for 2012 video of the year. To vote, visit

Rogue Gunfighter to Release LVR at SHOT Show

Thursday, December 27th, 2012


Rogue Gunfighter will release their Made in USA, LVR armor carrier at SHOT Show. They will be located in the LC Industries/TAG booth.