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BFG Releases Hive 2.0 in New Colorway

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

This latest run of Hive discreet carry packs is made in Three Color Desert (with burnt orange accents). The pack is water resistant and constructed with a combination o CORDURA and Tweave fabric offering a unique look that doesn’t scream “gun!”

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The Hive was developed in conjunction with Chris Costa in order to satisfy the need for a convenient way to tote a larger handgun in the event you can’t concealed carry. When it was designed, the team also considered the use of a submachine gun. In fact, it will accommodate a folding stock UZI variants, MP7, MP5K, and B+T MP9 as well as other small SMGs.


Another main concern was easy access and the Hive offers simple, one handed retrieval. BFG added a bonus making it Dapper compatible by lining it with loop fabric so that it can be configured in a wide variety of ways. Additionally, it is ambidextrous with the shoulder strap and accessory pocket, which fits most common handguns as well as other items, can be switched from left to right. Finally, the main compartment incorporates a stiffened frame that helps protect the contents from printing as well as damage and the dual zippers can be opened one at a time or in tandem.

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Remember, the Hive is manufactured in unique batches of 300 so if you want a specific color (or one from each run) you will need to get it while it is available and the price is low. Like all things Blue Force Gear, it’s made with pride in the USA.


The Proctor Sling from Way of the Gun

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

The good folks at Weapon Outfitters made us aware of the Proctor Sling from Way of the Gun. Designed by Special Forces Veteran and IDPA USPSA Grand Master Frank Proctor, it is a two-point adjustable sling that is designed to be attached without any additional hardware. Lack of mounting hardware is of the things that I constantly run across. It never fails that someone will show up to a class I’m in without a sling / mounting hardware or I’ll have a chance to shoot a new weapon at a range and once again, no way to mount a sling. That alone makes this sling worth taking a look at.


It uses 550 cord on either end to attach to the weapon. At the rear you utilize a girth hitch through the QD mount or other slot on the stock. At the front it is slid down over the barrel to the hand guard and kept fast by cinching tight in a groove in the Picatinny rail.


Excess webbing on the adjustable end of the Proctor sling remains stored so there’s nothing loose to get in the way or be stepped on.

Available in Black, Coyote and MultiCam.


Sneak Peek – US Palm eTravel Kit

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013


US Palm is putting the finishing touches on their eTravel Kit this week. The courier bag features a modern styling to better blend with the urban environment, but stays true to their product vision of being armor capable and build to withstand daily use World-wide. The matching iPad case will also be available separately. Both of these items, along with a few other sundry products will be available by early Fall.


Phokus Research Group Chooses Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis to Package Bandages for SONS Trauma Kits

Monday, June 24th, 2013

It’s great to see a company created by public servants partner with a group that employs the handicapped.

Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis (LHB), a not-for-profit manufacturing and packaging organization with a dedicated social service mission, announced today that it has won a contract from Phokus Research Group, LLC, a company based in San Diego, California, to package trauma bandages for the company’s innovative “Sons Trauma Kit”.

The ‘Sons Trauma Kit’ was originally designed by an active duty U.S. Navy SEAL medic. It has proven itself many times on the battlefield both in Iraq and Afghanistan during the last three years. Built for maximum efficiency, the Sons Trauma Kit eliminates bulky exterior medical pouches by fitting securely and comfortably behind an operator’s concealable body armor, or in hydration packs or sleeves. The trauma bandage being packaged by LHB is one of several life-saving medical products contained within the compact kit.


John Thompson, President of Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis, says, “LHB was chosen to package a trauma bandage within the ‘Sons Trauma Kit’ because of our extensive experience working with military and commercial medical kits. This is a specialty bandage that is used to stop internal and external bleeding. Normally, such bandages are very bulky and take up substantial space within a medical kit.

“The ‘Sons Trauma Kit’ is notable for its sleek design allowing it to fit flush against the body,” Thompson says. “LHB developed a way to package the bandage so its thickness is less than an inch. We do this by using a machine and heat sealer to remove the air without shriveling the package. LHB has forged a great business partnership with Phokus Research Group and we anticipate growing our business together,” Thompson continued. “This business relationship and others that we anticipate in the future represents opportunities for LHB to increase employment for people who are blind.”

“At LHB, our new business partnerships enable the organizations involved to produce and sell more products to increase their earnings, which leads to increased economic opportunities, while helping to provide meaningful work for people who are blind,” Thompson noted.

“More employers need to know that new technology has leveled the playing field for persons who are blind, making it possible for them to perform manufacturing and packaging jobs that sighted persons can do. Our commercial partnerships, and also partnerships with government and military customers, help enhance LHB’s social service programs that we offer in St. Louis and throughout Missouri for people who are blind, and strengthen the fabric of our communities and our regional economy,” Thompson asserts.

Terms of the Lighthouse contract with Phokus Research Group, LLC were not disclosed. Also known as LHB Industries, Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis is a non-profit entity that helps adults and children who are visually impaired maintain dignity and independence by offering Employment, Education and Support Services. Founded in 1933, The Lighthouse operates manufacturing and packaging plants in the cities of Berkeley and Overland in St. Louis County. LHB and its employees manufacture, assemble, warehouse and sell high-quality products to government and business customers nationwide including first aid kits, medical kits, catheters, aerosol and liquid paints, aerosol and liquid cleaning products, eco-friendly products and many others.

All sales revenues directly support Lighthouse programs including Professional Career Development; Special Technology and Adaptive Resources for Students (STARS); Summer Jobs for Students; Continuing Education; Arts & Entertainment Accessibility; Low Vision Aid; and others available for individuals who are legally blind and visually impaired in Missouri and Southwestern Illinois.

Marc Lee Commemorative Glory Knife Auction

Monday, June 24th, 2013


Only a few days left to bid in the Marc Lee Glory Knife auction sponsored by our friends at US Elite. Proceeds from the auction will be donated to America’s Mighty Warriors foundation. They also have signed knives for sale by Debbie Lee, Marc’s Mom – a nice to have for any knife collector.


TAC-TV Examines Arsenal Firearms Miniatures

Monday, June 24th, 2013


TAC-TV, hosted by Larry Vickers was recently at the world class Object indoor shooting club in Moscow where he live fired various Arsenal Firearms miniatures – 1/2 scale firearms included amongst others the 1911, M9, Desert Eagle and of course the AKM with functional suppressor and grenade launcher.


‘Keep Calm And Return Fire’ 2.0 Liberty Bottle

Monday, June 24th, 2013


Now available from Tactical Distributors, the ‘Keep Calm and Return Fire’ 2.0 Liberty Bottle features the same updated “splatter” design as the 2.0 t-shirts. Liberty Bottles are made in the USA from recycled materials, and are 100% BPA free.

tacticaldistributors.com – ‘Keep Calm and Return Fire’ 2.0 Liberty Bottle

Sabine Pearlman – Cartridge Cross-Sections

Monday, June 24th, 2013

Cartridge Cross Section

Photographer Sabine Pearlman photographed over 900 cross-sections of various cartridges, with a small sampling available as a portfolio on her site. From left to right, the cartridges featured above are a 7.62x51mm plastic short-range training tracer, 7.92mm Mauser, and 6.5x55mm wood bullet blank. The cartridges were photographed in a Swiss WWII bunker in October 2012.

pearlmanphotography.com – Ammo Portfolio

This article was originally featured on Tactical Fanboy.