Archive for August, 2014

Blue Force Gear – Labor Day Sale

Friday, August 29th, 2014


Blue Force Gear is holding a Labor Day sale. This weekend only, take 21% off everything in the online store – use promo code LABOR21 to apply the discount. Sale runs through September 1st, so take advantage while you can.

UTM – RBT 7.62mm Non-Lethal Training Ammunition

Friday, August 29th, 2014

UTM 7.62

UTM has just announced their new line of 7.62mm Non-Lethal Training Ammunition. The line includes both 7.62×51 and 7.62×39, available in both loose and linked rounds, and in all four types of UTM RBT NLTA: Silent Blank Round (SBR), Battlefield Blank Round (BBR), Target Bullet Round (TBR), and Man Marker Round (MMR). According to UTM, this is the first 7.62mm Man Marker Round currently available on the market.

In conjunction with the new 7.62mm NLTA, UTM has also developed weapon conversions for the M240B, H&K 417, and FN Minimi, as well as a new UTM dedicated AK47 weapon to be revealed later.

LBT Labor Day Deals

Friday, August 29th, 2014


LBT is offering special Labor Day pricing on the LBT-1476A and LBT-2670B packs. The 1476A comes with an LBT-PVC patch, and the 2670B comes with 4 hook & loop LBX pouches. The sale ends Wednesday, September 3rd at noon EST, so take advantage while you can.

Beyond Clothing – Burrito Rolling

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Beyond Clothing made up this informative video on Burrito Rolling, also known as Ranger Rolling. Burrito Rolling is a space saving packing technique that makes it easier to dig through a pack without making a cluttered mess of the contents, while allowing for packing more items or using a smaller pack. Definitely worth a look.

American Gunfighter Episode 2 – Tom Spooner, Northern Red – Presented by BCM

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The second episode of American Gunfighter is now live. Presented by Bravo Company Manufacturing, each episode of American Gunfighter features a different instructor from the BCM Gunfighter program. These instructors speak about how they got to where they are and what drives them to do what they do. This episode profiles Tom Spooner of Northern Red. His profile can be read below:

American Gunfighter

Tom has dedicated his adult life to serving our country. Starting as a private in the 82nd Airborne and culminating in 10 years at 1st SFOD-D. As an Operator Tom spent 40 months in combat, conducting over 1300 direct action missions. Tom’s experience base includes Hostage Rescue, Kill/Capture and Helo based vehicle interdictions. He served as both an Assault Team leader and Sniper Team Leader in combat. Tom’s extensive experience in executing missions that were often opposed by the enemies most hardened fighters created his passion for teaching the application of marksmanship and tactics in real world scenarios.

LAPD Approves S.O.Tech’s Cobra SIS Vest

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Cool news for S.O.Tech.


CARSON, CA – S.O. Tech, Inc./Special Operations Technologies, Inc. is pleased to announce that its COBRA SIS Vest has been recently approved by the Los Angeles Police Department.


The Los Angeles Police Department’s elite Special Investigation Section (SIS) has spearheaded the development of game-changing tactics to make our nation’s streets safe. Gone are the days of detectives in police windbreakers waiting as a suspect barricades himself and SWAT arrives for a long standoff. SIS officers worked with S.O. Tech staff on the design of the COBRA armor carrier to quickly throw on over undercover clothing from a surveillance posture. The vest is also designed for maximum mobility to apprehend perpetrators in travel mode and the pouch placement follows the order of use and accessibility. “It was an amazing experience to assist SIS operators in translating their decades of tactical experience into a vest system that represents a true change in law enforcement tactics.” said Jim Cragg, President and CEO of S.O. Tech.


The pinnacle feature of the vest is its panel waste attachment system which allows the vest to be hung over a car seat then quickly pulled on and snapped into place. Built to order and adjustable for fit, the vest has a non-skid upper chest to keep the weapon secure while aiming and firing and includes a Velcro®-secured cummerbund to keep the vest from shifting. Made in the USA, the COBRA SIS vest can carry both soft armor and plates, has a built-in weapon sling and is made of 1000D Cordura® nylon for supreme durability. The vest is versatile and can accept other SO Tech products such as: First Aid Kits (which mounts out of the way in the lower back), an array of tactical pouches and holsters, a “Go Bag”, a bandolier and various patches.

RazorSix Tactical – AK-WIKQD – Sling Attachment Point for AKs

Friday, August 29th, 2014

WIKQD Mount digimark

During a recent trip to Portland, I had a chance to meet the folks from RazorSix Tactical. Their new AK-WIKQD is a sling attachment point designed specifically for the AK platform, adapting most AR-type slings with a QD. No modifications are required, as it screws onto the gas block. This has the added benefit of freeing up a front rail for a light and/or optic.

suspects range line up

The AK-WIKQD is made from 6061 aluminum, anodized black and laser engraved with the RazorSix diamond logo.

Made in the USA.

The Duke’s House – Dictator Chic T-Shirts

Friday, August 29th, 2014

The Duke’s House is where you stay when you’re TDY to Bragg, if you’re an SF guy that is.

Saddam Chic

The Duke’s House is selling these Dictator Chic t-shirts through their webstore. Made from 100% cotton, the Dictator Chic shirts come in two designs: Saddam or Gaddafi, with the despot of choice’s face on the front, and Duke’s House branding on the back.

Gaddafi Chic

Available in the following colors: Desert Sand, Heather Gray, and Slate, in sizes SM – XL.