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Gunfighter Moment – Kyle Defoor

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

The 10.5″ Death Machine

10.3″ barrel
Carbine length gas system
1:7 twist barrel
Buffer that will run (55 gr) ammo
Knights Armament RIS (7″)
Standard front sight tower
Cut down rear carrying handle
Old KAC vertical fore grip
Aimpoint comp M2
Wilcox Aimpoint mount
Surefire 6P wth Wilcox mount
SOPMOD stock
Boonie Packer 2 pt adjustable sling (who else remembers that!!!!)

This was the original set up that we had in the mid 90s when we transitioned from MP5 to M4’s. There aren’t many people in the shooting and gun industry that are old enough to remember this. Most of us guys at Alias are though. This was the first real rifle caliber gun that we had that worked well for commando missions. Before this thing we were hose clamping mag lights onto CAR-15’s and using ACOG’s on top of a fixed carrying handle. This is the gun that both Tier 1 units originally took to war before the HK416. This set up has killed a shit ton of bad dudes. This is the gun that won the war; at least in my opinion. This is what the unit and the command had when we figured out how to fight in Afghanistan. How to do assaults, how to do infiltrations, how to do ambushes, the whole kit and caboodle.

Over gassed, yes. Needs more lube than normal, yes. Sucks for getting dirty when shooting with a suppressor, yes- but….. I’ll put it up against any modern weapon as long as it’s in the right hands.

It worked wet, it worked in the sand, it worked in the dirt, it worked at altitude and it shot out the 200 yards no problem. This was not an Army soldier’s gun, It was not a Marines rifle, It was an Assaulters weapon…Period.


Kyle Defoor

“Trainer of Feeders”

Kyle Defoor is a former Special Mission Unit combat decorated Navy SEAL and sniper who served in Afghanistan. Kyle teaches firearms and tactics to military and law enforcement personnel in the United States and worldwide. He also offers marksmanship related open enrollment classes to the public.

Gunfighter Moment is a weekly feature brought to you by Alias Training & Security Services. Each week Alias brings us a different Trainer and in turn they offer some words of wisdom.

MultiCam Black – Game On

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

Apparently LA Police Gear is the first to break the embargo until 11/25/13 on images of the new MultiCam Black pattern by posting an order page for the TruSpec Multicam Black Tactical Response Uniform Combat Shirt. Already a few images of sections of the pattern have shown up on Facebook but this is the first substantial leak. When I first saw the pattern over the summer, I was immediately struck at how much it reminded me of the ERDL cammies over dyed with Black RIT dye used by SWAT guys back in the 80s. As you can see, it darkens the pattern up but the base pattern’s browns and greens still show through although slightly muted.


And here is an image of the shirt showing the actual pattern.


MultiCam® Black was developed to meet the unique needs of law enforcement officers operating in high-risk environments. It projects a distinctly authoritative presence appropriate for domestic operations.

MultiCam® Black is designed to complement an officer’s existing equipment and present a sharp, professional image for top-tier law enforcement units.

The TruSpec Multicam Black Tactical Response Uniform Combat Shirt features a quarter zip collar that allows easy donning and doffing while keeping slings, straps, and brass off your neck.


50/50 CORDURA® NYCO Fabric sleeves; 60/40 CORDURA® Baselayer body
¼ zip front mandarin collar; zipper has cover hood for comfort
Tactical Response Uniform sleeves
Adjustable hook & loop cuff
Pencil stall
Reinforced elbows and shoulder pockets

In fact, they have loaded several items like the Tactical Response Uniform Shirt and Pants as well as contractors cap




Thanks Davis

TD Elite Hoodie GEN II

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013

The new TD Elite Hoodie GEN II is an updated version of the popular 2012 model. They took user feedback to introduce new features like improved zippers, welted side pockets, better fit in the arms and an updated sleeve pocket. Available in 2-tone Black or 2-Tone Desert Sand sizes Small – XXLarge.



Sparrows Lock Picks – The Monstrum

Friday, November 22nd, 2013


The Monstrum is the latest advanced lockpick set from Sparrows Lock Picks. The base set consists of nine highly polished lock picks with thermoplastic handles each designed for unique single pin picking, and a laser engraved extra-large Octo rake. The included tension wrenches are flat bars with teeth for great tension holds, and notches for “top of keyway” tension. The entire set comes in a Kryptek Typhon Sherman case.

The Monstrum begins shipping out December 12th.

Additionally, Sparrows Lock Picks has set up a Black Friday to Cyber Monday deal exclusive to Soldier Systems Daily readers. Use code SparrowsBFDeal at checkout to receive a 20% discount on all products.

Patriot3 Jetboots Approved For Military Use By The US DoD

Friday, November 22nd, 2013


After several years of extensive testing and development, Patriot3’s Jetboots have received AMU Certification by the US Department of Defense.

The Jetboots Diver Propulsion System, J-DPS is a unique, patented (US Patent 6,823,813) hands-free diver propulsion system designed specifically for the military and commercial diver.

Already adopted by NATO forces for combat swimmer applications, J-DPS is virtually silent. Unlike other propulsion devices, it is hands free and allows the diver to accomplish other tasks.

J-DPS makes finning a thing of the past. With a range in excess of two miles traditional fins are relegated to controlling attitude and direction. J-DPS allows a diver to arrive fresh at a target as well as extending the life of an open circuit rig through lower exertion.

Contact Patriot3 at [email protected] for pricing and availability.

Gerber Cortex Flashlights

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Portland, Oregon (November 21, 2013) – Gerber, a recognized leader in military-grade tactical products, today introduced its new Cortex flashlights. Proudly built in the US and designed to meet the needs of the tactical professional, the Gerber Cortex series is comprised of three lights; the Cortex Flashlight, the Cortex Compact Flashlight and the Cortex Rechargeable Flashlight.

Tough, reliable and innovative, Cortex flashlights employ Gerber’s patented Omnivore technology, which allows them to operate on multiple power sources. The Cortex and Cortex Compact can operate on either AA or Lithium CR123 batteries, while the Cortex Rechargeable includes a Lithium Ion 18650 battery but will also accept two disposable Lithium CR123 batteries.

“As dynamic as the professionals they’re designed to serve our new Cortex lights combine top performance with superior flexibility,” said Andrew Gritzbaugh, Marketing Manager for Gerber. “Having this technology at your disposal in the field can make a difference in the outcome of an operation. We’re proud to bring this important feature to market in a highly competitive package that represents years of innovation.”

Cortex Flashlight

The Cortex Flashlight is built with adaptability in mind. Running on either three (3) Lithium CR123 batteries or two (2) AA batteries, the Cortex can utilize multiple power sources when having options is critical. With a maximum output level of 675 lumens (when running on three CR123 batteries), the Cortex provides a level of light useful for overwhelming an aggressor or identifying a threat. The Cortex also offers a strobe mode for tactical applications and a low output mode for administrative tasks.

Length: 6.15 inches
Weight: 4.8 ounces
LED Type: Cree XML

Battery Performance:

CR123: High Mode Output – 675 lumens / 1.75 hours
Low Mode Output – 30 lumens / 40 hours

AA Alkaline: High Mode Output – 390 lumens / 1 hour
Low Mode Output – 28 lumens / 15 hours

Shipping: Late November

Cortex Compact

The Cortex Compact is designed to be a discreet, everyday carry light for tactical professionals and a backup light for police officers. Running on a single Lithium CR123 battery or AA battery, the Cortex Compact allows the operator to use whatever power source is available. When powered by a CR123, the Cortex Compact provides 125 lumens of output, enough light to momentarily blind an assailant’s night-adapted vision. The Cortex Compact also provides a strobe mode and a low-output mode for small tasks.

Length: 4 inches
Weight: 2.12 ounces
LED Type: Cree XPG

Battery Performance:

CR123: High Output Mode – 125 lumens / 1.5 hours
Low Output Mode – 25 lumens / 9 hours

AA Alkaline: High Output Mode – 60 lumens/ 1.25 hours
Low Output Mode – 12 lumens/ 6 hours

Shipping: Now

Cortex Rechargeable

The Cortex Rechargeable flashlight offers all the advantages of the full size Cortex, with the added ability to recharge from an outlet or USB port. The Cortex Rechargeable runs on a lithium ion battery and recharges like a cell phone – simply plug the mini USB wall charger into the body of the light. Once charged, the LED will flash intermittently letting you know it’s ready for use. The Cortex Rechargeable also accepts disposable Lithium CR123 batteries for times when you don’t have access to power. Hit the tail cap switch to activate 500 lumens of blinding output; double tap to activate the strobe. Hit the barrel switch on the side of the light for the 40-lumen low-output mode.

Length: 6.15 inches
Weight: 5 ounces
LED Type: Cree XML

Battery Performance

Rechargeable Lithium Ion:
High Output Mode – 500 lumens / 1 hour
Low Output Mode – 40 lumens / 12 hours
Recharging Time: 4 hours

High Output Mode – 590 lumens / 1.5 hours
Low Output Mode – 45 lumens / 20 hours

Shipping: Early December

MultiCam Black – But Wait That’s Not All You Get

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

You’ve been asking for it and Crye Precision listened. The MultiCam world is getting a whole lot bigger!


Coming 11/25/2013

MultiCam Arid

MultiCam Tropic

MultiCam Alpine

MultiCam Black

Blue Force Gear – Larry Vickers Special Edition Sling

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

LAV Special Sling

Available for a limited time this holiday season is the Larry Vickers Special Edition Sling. The special edition sling is functionally the same as the standard Vickers Combat Applications Sling, except it features a Desert Digital adjuster tab in tribute to the USMC and their adoption of the VCAS. The sling is Coyote Brown, with Invista solution dyed Cordura webbing and ITW GhilleTex Acetal military grade, low IR hardware. Get yours before they are gone,