Archive for August, 2014

Armageddon Gear – Beer Bivy

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Beer Bivy

Armageddon Gear’s Beer Bivy is designed to protect cans and bottles from thermal shift due to atmospheric exposure. The MilSpec 500D Cordura nylon shell provides protection and a positive-gripping surface, and adjustable shock-cord retention keeps the bivy in place.

Two sizes are available: 12oz can and 12oz bottle*, in the following colors: A-TACS AU and FG, Black, Coyote Brown, and MultiCam.

*Not compatible with 40oz malt-liquor bottles. You should be ashamed of yourself for drinking that shit, anyway. (from the Armageddon Gear website)

Congrats Jim and Susie!

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Parenthood is awesome!

Woodland Mechanix Wear M-Pact 50% Off

Sunday, August 31st, 2014


While supplies last.

TSSI Introduces The Multi-Platform Medical Pouch

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Harrisonburg, Virginia, August 30, 2014 – TSSi is pleased to announce the release of its newest TACOPS® product, the Multi-Platform Medical Pouch (MPMP).

TSSi Multi-Platform Medical Pouch

TSSi’s TACOPS® Multi-Platform Medical Pouch was developed at the request of a federal agency for issue to over 2,000 of its operational staff. It is called multi-platform because of the numerous ways it can be transported – it is designed to be carried both vertically (high or low) and horizontally on a regular or duty belt; attached to a vest or other item having PALS webbing; or even clipped to the magazine pocket behind the front seat in most vehicles. The pouch can be quickly and easily removed from whatever it is fastened to because it is connected to these various attachment platforms via hook and loop fabric. The MPMP is sized to contain a variety of medical items for the treatment of life threatening injuries to include arterial bleeding and traumatic penetration of the chest cavity. TSSi can provide the Multi Platform Medical Pouch empty, with standard components as described below, or with a customized load out to meet your specific equipment preferences. This product is U.S.-made and Berry compliant. For more information about the Multi-Platform Medical Pouch or TSSi’s capabilities, contact a Sales Representative at [email protected] or toll-free 877 535-8774.

Standard Components:

· H Bandage
· Russell Chest Seal
· CAT Tourniquet
· PRIMED Bandage
· 30 Fr Nasopharyngeal Airway
· Nitrile Gloves

Chase Tactical – Labor Day Sale

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Chase Tactical Labor Day Sale

Chase Tactical is holding a Labor Day sale. Take 15% off your order by using coupon code LABORDAY2014. Sale runs through September 2nd.

Corps Strength – Prep Yourself

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

While I haven’t watched all of the “Prepper” reality shows that are all over cable TV nowadays, I’ll admit, I’ve watched my share. It’s a mindless guilty pleasure for me. Much of it seems staged for TV, but some of the people do seem sincere? I find it interesting (and funny) to see what some people are up to, but in any case as a Marine I do believe in being prepared. No, I don’t mean prepping for a Zombie Apocalypse, Alien invasion or an Illuminati takeover. I mean something that happens in the real world people, like having to evacuate due to a hurricane, living off the grid if you lose power/water and being ready to defend your property and family during civil unrest. These things I’m 100% ready for. Ready with the necessary supplies, a plan and I’m PHYSICALLY ready.

I emphasis that last part, because as one thing you see 90% of the time when you watch a prepper show is how way out of shape most of these people are? To be fair, not everyone, but the vast majority seem they’re more prepared to assault the buffet at Golden Corral, than deal with any real threat. Nothing personal, but It just seems silly to me that people would spend untold amounts of time and money on buying weapons, ammo, gold, storing food and water, etc, but don’t take a minute to maintain themselves in decent physical condition. So what you say? I mean if you have weapons, and can shoot, who cares? You may not care either, but I know better. Being out of shape in one of these situations can be a real problem, not just for you, but for those around you.

Over the years I’ve seen many people operate in harms way. Our military forces, contractors and internationals overseas, and people trying to deal with some serious natural disasters here in the states. Harsh conditions and high stress combined with very little sleep will beat your ass down like a five cell mag light. IMO no amount of weapons or dried food will help you deal with that stress better than just being in good physical condition. Being in good shape will help you stay mentally on point also. I’ve seen people in poor condition quickly become a burden to others in these situations. Look what happened to many people during and after Katrina? I’m not talking about special forces level fitness here (which couldn’t hurt), but just basic good condition, with a healthy bodyweight. That is especially true if you’re a first responder and have to work 24/7 helping others.


In my book Corps Strength I lay out a proven and effective PT program that will get (and keep) you in great physical shape. That’s without a big time investment, or any special equipment or foods. Actually it’s the perfect plan for someone of the prepper mindset, which is to be prepared. My simple point is that before you spend all your spare cash on another 1000 rounds of 5.56 or a box of Mountain House, prep yourself first. Get in shape, get your weight right and it will probably be the useful prepping you’ll ever do. Plus if the Zombies do show up, you’ll be able to out run them.

Be safe always, good when you can.

Semper Fi


Gunfighter Moment – Pat McNamara

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Being able to perform focal shift is a skill we sometimes neglect to practice on the range. I call this being omni-cognizant. Learning to see things full spectrum while performing a focal shift is a necessary skill and easy to neglect as we get sucked into the flat range training mindset. We should train ourselves to train our eyes. At a minimum, to perform a focal shift from our sights to the fight and from the fight to reference points beyond the fight. A way to exercise our eyes is by using a Brock String (easy to find instructions on the web). This is easy to build and easy to use. A Brock string (named after Frederick W. Brock) is an instrument used in vision therapy. It consists of a white string of approximately 10 feet in length with three small wooden beads of different colors.

The Brock string is commonly employed during treatment of convergence insufficiency and other anomalies of binocular vision sometimes developed by those of us who work strictly one eye on the range. It is used to develop skills of convergence as well as to disrupt suppression of one of the eyes. It is worth the few dollars on wooden balls, spray paint and string.

Patrick McNamara
SGM, US Army (Ret)

Patrick McNamara spent twenty-two years in the United States Army in a myriad of special operations units. When he worked in the premier Special Missions Unit, he became an impeccable marksman, shooting with accurate, lethal results and tactical effectiveness. McNamara has trained tactical applications of shooting to people of all levels of marksmanship, from varsity level soldiers, and police officers who work the streets to civilians with little to no time behind the trigger.

His military experience quickly taught him that there is more to tactical marksmanship than merely squeezing the trigger. Utilizing his years of experience, McNamara developed a training methodology that is safe, effective and combat relevant and encourages a continuous thought process. This methodology teaches how to maintain safety at all times and choose targets that force accountability, as well as provides courses covering several categories, including individual, collective, on line and standards.

While serving as his Unit’s Marksmanship NCO, he developed his own marksmanship club with NRA, CMP, and USPSA affiliations. Mac ran monthly IPSC matches and ran semi annual military marksmanship championships to encourage marksmanship fundamentals and competitiveness throughout the Army.

He retired from the Army’s premier hostage rescue unit as a Sergeant Major and is the author of T.A.P.S. (Tactical Application of Practical Shooting). He also served as the Principle of TMACS Inc.

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.

Gorilla Ammunition – Labor Day Sale + Remanufactured 300 BLK Ammunition

Saturday, August 30th, 2014


Gorilla Ammunition is holding a Labor Day sale. Take 10% off any in-stock items by using coupon code AMERICA at checkout. The sale is running from 8/29/2014 – 9/2/2014, so take advantage while you can.


Gorilla Ammunition has also announced a line of remanufactured 300 BLK cartridges. Utilizing once-fired brass cases, the remanufactured ammo still undergoes Gorilla’s stringent quality assurance process and is still loaded to the same specifications as their factory new ammo, but is offered at a reduced cost. And yes, the remanufactured ammo does qualify for the Labor Day discount.