Archive for August, 2013

SKD Tactical Labor Day Sale

Thursday, August 29th, 2013


SKD Tactical is holding a Labor Day sale. Progressive discounts will be offered for three days starting September 2nd at 10% off. September 3rd sees an 11% discount, and September 4th sees a 12% discount.

Rogue Gunfighter Labor Day Sale

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

Rogue Gunfighter is holding a Labor Day sale. Now through September 3rd get 15% off all purchases, excluding medical supplies. Use cupon code NoLABOR2013.

ADS Tactical Lighting

Thursday, August 29th, 2013


We collaborated with ADS to create an infographic on tactical lighting for Volume 10 of their tactical catalog. Order yours to see the entire graphic.


The goal was to classify tactical lighting into basic applications and to introduce readers to common terminology and attributes to use as selection factors.



Tactical lighting is available in several different packages including handheld, head or helmet mounted, and weapon mounted. There are also modular light packages engineered for crossover use on helmets or MOLLE vests as well as weapon mounted configurations. Light performance will differ based on these various package options.


From lamp and bulb type, to battery efficiency, lenses, and reflectivity, engineers are continuously improving the various components and attributes of tactical lighting. When selecting a light, it is best to define your requirements up front. First, consider application and the associated type of lights available, then focus on the attributes that differentiate the models in that segment.

Filters & Bulbs
Lenses & Reflectors
Battery Type
Total Cost of Ownership

-Eric Graves
A lifelong shooter and outdoorsman, Eric served in the US Army before retiring from the US Air Force after 21 years of service. After his retirement Eric also worked in industry and has served as the Editor of Soldier Systems Daily since launching the site in May of 2008.

A Statement Regarding Patrick York Ma

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

I have known Patrick Ma for over 10 years. I have always admired his creativity and his passion for offering new and innovative products. I was surprised to hear of his leaving Triple Aught Design, the company he founded in 1997. Although it was not a secret, it wasn’t well known that Patrick had sold a great deal of equity in his company to two partners a few years ago. I wish him well, no matter where life takes him.

As of May 1, 2013, Patrick York Ma has separated from Triple Aught Design, LLC. This separation is the result of unresolved disputes with the two remaining managers of Triple Aught Design LLC, Brett Eisenberg and David Cahill. Messrs. Eisenberg and Cahill along with Patrick originally formed the entity known as Triple Aught Design LLC in August of 2010. Patrick founded Triple Aught Design in February 1997 and TAD Gear, Inc. in 2002. He served as the principal of Triple Aught Design from 1997 until 2002 and the CEO and Chief Designer of TAD Gear, Inc. from 2002 to 2010.

A statement from Patrick Ma.

From the company’s humble beginnings, my time with Triple Aught Design LLC/TAD Gear, Inc. was an exceptional and tremendous journey with the many friends and amazing customers who shared my passion, commitment and vision of this brand and lifestyle. I wish to convey my most sincere gratitude to all of the awesome folks who followed me and the brand over the years, and made possible, this great journey we were on together. I will be spending the next few months focusing my priorities on spending time with my family and enjoying the arrival of my new son Wolfe Alexander, who was born in early June. There will be many new adventures that lay before me as a father, artist, designer, and simply as a man in the world. Many of us will cross paths again, and we will share in these new journeys together with the truest spirit of camaraderie, conscience, honor, integrity, adventure and exploration.

We have one life in this world, so do good, have the strength to fight for what is right, live and laugh with those who you love and cherish, follow your heart and intuition, and have the courage to blaze the new trails that you are proud to call your own.

Audaces Fortuna Iuvat ­
Patrick York Ma

Save This Labor Day With TYR Tactical

Thursday, August 29th, 2013


Garmin – VIRB Cameras

Thursday, August 29th, 2013


VIRB is Garmin’s latest product line, a series of mountable action cameras. They are capable of recording in true 1080p HD resolution at 30fps, which is processed through a 16 megapixel CMOS image processor. The 1.4″ Chroma display is full-color and lets you set up, preview, and playback video and switch between video and still photography. The on-board rechargeable 2000 mAh lithium-ion battery is capable of lasting up to 3 hours when recording in 1080p. It also features a high-sensitivity GPS, accelerometer, and barometric altimeter, and Wi-Fi connectivity; free mobile applications allows the VIRB to connect to and be controlled by both iPhone and Android devices. The VIRB product line will be available mid-September.

You can pre-order here.

More Gelände Quaffing from Smith Optics

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013


Smith Optics helped sponsor the 2013 Gelände Quaffing Grudge Match and now they are continuing the fun by holding the ‘Off The Wagon Days’ on 1 September in downtown Ketchum, Idaho. If you’re in town, check it out.

Tactical Tailor Labor Day Sale

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Tactical Tailor is holding a Labor Day sale. 35% off all gear manufactured by Tactical Tailor. Sale runs August 30th through September 8th.