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Costa Ludus 2013 Classes

Monday, September 30th, 2013


The last of the Costa Ludus 2013 training courses are still available for registration.

7.62 Heavy SA

Location: Myakka City, FL

Dates: November 8th-November 10th

Handgun Employment 01

Location: Myakka City, FL

Dates: November 12th-November 14th and December 6th-December 8th


Orion’s Kin

Monday, September 30th, 2013


Orion’s Kin is an upcoming television program that “…will focus on applying core military tactics and modern military technologies to the unforgiving environments of the North American backcountry.” The program is headed by Adam Mattis, U.S. Army Veteran and outdoorsman/conservationist. The page also features a blog with frequent updates and a store featuring Orion’s Kin-themed apparel. Orion’s Kin is slated to start filming this Fall, and appear on television sometime next year.


Tactical Pro Shop, LLC

Monday, September 30th, 2013


Tactical Pro Shop, LLC is a tactical products store located in Burbank, CA that offers many of the known tactical brands on sale today. It was started by founder Matthew Kime in the early 2000s due to a demand for a knowledgeable and well-stocked uniform and equipment shop from local law enforcement and military; it largely predates many of the hundreds of tactical supply shops currently in business country-wide.


Something that is likely lesser known about Tactical Pro Shop, however, is their involvement with the movie industry. Matt and his staff has experience and contacts in the movie and tactical industries that allow them the opportunity to provide gear and technical expertise for some of Hollywood’s greatest blockbusters. In fact, the posters of movies that TPS has had heavy involvement with adorn the wall above the entrance to the shop.

If you happen to be in the Burbank area, give TPS a visit; tell ’em Soldier Systems Daily sent you. And if you can’t, there’s always their online shop where you can purchase products from their entire inventory.


Kitanica 48 Hour Tag Sale

Monday, September 30th, 2013


Kitanica is holding a 48 hour tag sale. All new, factory-second apparel either cleared for sale or repaired to be deemed sellable. Score Kitanica shirts, pants, shorts, and jackets all at deep discounts. Note that because of the nature of factory seconds, all sales are final, no returns, and Kitanica’s warranty against craftsmanship defects will not apply to sale items.


Wolverine Worldwide Applauds Federal Legislation That Strengthens U.S. Footwear Manufacturing

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Armed Services Committees Direct Department of Defense to Comply with Existing Law by Procuring American-made Athletic Footwear

Rockford, Michigan, September 30, 2013
— Wolverine Worldwide (NYSE: WWW) today praised House Armed Services Committee’s proposed legislation directing the Department of Defense to comply with existing law by procuring American-made athletic shoes for Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine recruits. The Senate Armed Services Committee has passed similar legislation that, if signed into law, will have an immediate positive impact on domestic manufacturers of footwear and the U.S. supply chain for American-made shoes.

The domestic footwear industry has a long and rich heritage of designing and producing a broad range of quality footwear for the Armed Services. Committing to the domestic production of athletic footwear for our military is a natural progression for U.S. footwear companies and will ensure a future of affordable, high quality athletic shoes for our men and women in uniform. This legislation helps support the domestic industrial base and thousands of manufacturing jobs that provide the necessary equipment for our troops, all with no additional cost to the taxpayer. It strengthens the ability of industry to provide the full spectrum of footwear needs of the Armed Services, from combat boots to athletic shoes.

“I commend the Armed Services Committees for this thoughtful legislation that will have a direct, positive impact on our manufacturing operations in Michigan,” said Blake Krueger, Wolverine Worldwide Chief Executive Officer. “Our company has been manufacturing in the United States for more than 130 years – building state-of-the-art footwear in the U.S. is a part of our heritage. We know that our world-class domestic manufacturing operations are capable of producing advanced athletic footwear that will support the training needs for all service branches. Our Saucony, Merrell and Bates brands will be at the forefront of this effort and we will continue to invest in our domestic operations to enhance the ability to deliver innovative products to our customers.”

With a commitment to service and product excellence, Wolverine World Wide, Inc. is one of the world’s leading marketers of branded casual, active lifestyle, work, outdoor sport, athletic, children’s and uniform footwear and apparel. The Company’s portfolio of highly recognized brands includes: Merrell, Sperry Top-Sider, Hush Puppies, Saucony, Wolverine, Keds, Stride Rite, Sebago, Cushe, Chaco, Bates, HYTEST, and Soft Style. The Company also is the global footwear licensee of popular brands including Cat, Harley-Davidson and Patagonia. The Company’s products are carried by leading retailers in the U.S. and globally in approximately 200 countries and territories.


Montesquieu Mag Rack from Bad Company Tactical

Monday, September 30th, 2013

When Bad Company Tactical introduced their Rapid Retention System (R2S), using it to carry pistols was just the beginning. Inventor Toby Melville quickly realized he could use the system for a variety of equipment, including magazines. In fact, you may remember this photo from back in April that was the first photo out there of this application of the RS2.


The photo shows a Kydex mag pouch array. It’s called the Montesquieu Mag Rack (MMR) and according to BCT, it allows you to swap out the mag pouch from the backer with the touch of a button.


As you can see, BCT has already developed Kydex mag carriers for several different weapons including the SCAR-Heavy.

In development since 2011, this is the fourth design iteration to get them where they are. With this latest edition, you have the choice to run it alone or linked together with other panels. You can also chose if you want to run the R2S, Blade-Tech’s quick release system, PALS, or Velcro panels. The belt, chest rig, and plate carriers are all mutually supportive and the system is compatible with Sight Industries’ new belt system.


Here are some photos of inventor Melville using the MMR downrange.

I asked Melville about the name. It was vaguely familiar but I couldn’t put my finger on it. He explains here:

Baron Montesquieu was a French noble that pioneered modern government with his views and studies. He was the most frequently quoted author by the founding fathers and essentially invented the idea of the separation of powers to balance government. In honor of him and his ideas of a diverse and flexible system of governing, I too have developed a system that is flexible and is not only a separation but a combining of powers to create the most innovative and useable system available. Now you the user can use BCT, BladeTech, Sight Industries (DSG Arms), MOLLE, Velcro, and soon I plan to integrate Safariland and G-Code. This not only helps the end user BUT helps the sales of my competitors in a spirit of support for small business. This is my gift to all.

There is a lot of work being done on polymer magazine carriers as well as on new modularity systems. There’s no doubt that these are definitely going to have their place in the market.


Magpul Dynamics’ Caylen Wojcik Wins 2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge With Carbon Fiber Barrel From PROOF Research

Monday, September 30th, 2013

A .25 MOA, 800-yard cold bore shot was just one of the highlights of Caylen Wojcik’s win this weekend at the 2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge. Competing against 49 highly trained shooters, with teams from Ireland, United States Army Special Operations, and SWAT, Caylen, the Director of Precision Rifle Training for Magpul Dynamics and a former USMC Scout/Sniper, landed a decisive victory finishing 74 points higher than the second place winner.

Caylen Wojcik takes aim at the 2013 Oregon Sniper Challenge. Photo courtesy of Terry Doi via PROOF Research.

And he did it using a latest technology carbon fiber-wrapped barrel from Proof Research.
According to Caylen, “I’ve been using Proof Research carbon-fiber barrels since the beginning of the year so I knew what to expect. It’s all about consistency and the confidence that my rounds will go where they need to go every time. The Proof Research barrel gives me that. Some of the strings of fire required 20 rounds fired almost as fast as you can reacquire the target—with Proof’s carbon fiber technology, there’s no point of impact shift as the barrel heats up. Everything is point of aim, point of impact.”

Proof Research’s CEO, Pat Rainey, noted, “We are wildly excited for Caylen, not only for his win in the match, but for becoming the first in history to win a precision rifle competition with a carbon fiber barrel. We expect that to quickly become commonplace, but Caylen was the first.”

Caylen’s equipment included:
-PROOF Research 24” carbon fiber-wrapped barrel chambered in .308
-R700 action in Kinetic Research Whiskey-3 chassis
-Thunderbeast Arms suppressor
-Vortex Razor HD optic
-PNW Arms 175gr Match

For more information about the Oregon Sniper Challenge visit: www.coldborecomps.com

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Sunday, September 29th, 2013

in good company

In good company at Elite Defense.