Archive for October, 2014

Violent Little Machine Shop – More Time Creasy Bear Morale Patch

Friday, October 31st, 2014

More Time x2

Continuing with their popular ‘Movie Bear’ morale patches, Violent Little Machine Shop has added the brand new Creasy Bear More Time morale patch to the lineup. Inspired by this scene from ‘Man on Fire’, the More Time morale patch is full-color PVC with hook Velcro backing, sized 2.25″ x 3.5″, and like all VLMS products is made in America.

More Time

As a bonus, each patch comes with a custom Creasy Bear art card. Additionally, Soldier Systems Daily readers receive free US shipping by using the coupon code soldiersystems at checkout.

Kitanica – 2-Zip Fleece Now Available In All Sizes And Colors

Friday, October 31st, 2014


Kitanica’s 2-Zip Fleece is now available in all sizes and colors. Made from Polartec Thermal Pro 300 weight fleece, Kitanica’s 2-Zip Fleece takes a bit of inspiration from wetsuits, featuring a dual-zip entry with #10 YKK zippers. Additional features include a bicep pocket with pen tubes, and interior bib pocket.

Available in Gray, Tan, and Black, sizes SM – 2XL.

PEO Soldier Provides Modular Handgun System Program Update

Friday, October 31st, 2014

We just received this update from PEO Soldier in the progress of the Modular Handgun System Program which aims to replace the current issue M9 pistol in 9mm which is manufactured by Beretta.

New Army sidearm program advances

FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Oct. 31, 2014) – The U.S. Army moved a step closer toward the purchase of a new, modern handgun system for Warfighters when Program Executive Office Soldier hosted a third industry day for interested manufacturers here Oct. 28-29.

Debi Dawson, PEO Soldier spokesperson, said representatives of 20 companies attended the government-industry meeting. Federal procurement restrictions don’t allow the disclosing of the names of firms participating, the spokesperson said.

The Army calls the new sidearm the “Modular Handgun System.”

Attendees discussed the Army’s draft solicitation for the new weapon system, which will replace the current M9 standard Army sidearm, according to Dawson.

Since the M9 entered the Army’s inventory in 1986, handgun technology has advanced significantly with the introduction of lighter weight materials, ergonomics and rails for accessories, Dawson said. Through the competition, the Army intends to replace the M9 with a state-of-the-art handgun.

Current plans call for the Army to purchase more than 280,000 handguns from a single vendor, with delivery of the first new handgun systems scheduled for 2017. The Army also plans to buy approximately 7,000 sub-compact versions of the handgun.

The other military services participating in the MHS program may order an additional 212,000 systems above the Army quantity.

The Army issued the draft solicitation, which identifies design and performance requirements for the new handgun system, Sept. 29 through the government FedBizOps. This Federal Government website posts all procurement opportunities more than $25,000.

The draft includes proposed procedural and schedule details responding vendors must follow to participate in the competition.

The Army held two previous industry days at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J., Dec. 18, 2013, and July 29.

The purpose of these industry days was to enhance vendor-government communications by involving likely competitors throughout the planning process. The days also allowed the Army to obtain their feedback on whether the products and proposed strategy are achievable and affordable.

During the Industry Day meetings, Army representatives discussed details about the “more accurate, ergonomic, reliable, durable and maintainable” handgun system the service seeks to buy through full and open competition, Dawson said.

Throughout the process, the Army encouraged Industry attendees to suggest ways in which the Army can improve the plan and process. The Army has adopted a number of suggestions and ideas.

The draft solicitation calls for a commercially available weapon tailored to the unique needs of the military services. The solicitation specified no particular caliber. However, the Army is seeking a handgun system that outperforms its current sidearm. The Army is also seeking a modular weapon, meaning it allows adjustments to fit all hand sizes. Although purchasing a commercially available system, the Army is encouraging Industry to optimize gun, ammunition and magazine for maximum performance.

The competition itself will choose a handgun that performs best in the hands of Warfighters who will play a critical part in the evaluation. More than 550 military personnel from all of the Services will participate and provide feedback on the performance of each of the candidate system after firing them in simulated combat scenarios. This particular Warfighter assessment is an important part of the evaluation process.

The Army expects to begin the competition in early January 2015 with the scheduled release of the final solicitation. The competition will result in the Army beginning a long-term partnership with a single vendor.

Thirty Seconds Out LLC Launches Apparel And Gear Store

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Thirty Seconds Out, LLC, the company that made that nifty Kunar Valley t-shirt, has drafted a press release to introduce themselves and their experience, and state their intentions for their brand. It can be read below:


Ketchum, ID – Thirty Seconds Out LLC has got some goods you’re probably gonna want. Every effort is made to provide products that are Made in the USA.

Founder, Evan Rommel said, “We’re creating a brand that reflects our sick sense of humor as well as personal experience in combat. The biggest challenge right now is keeping up with demand. The response from this community has been incredible.”

The designs are created by Evan and artist Joshua Johnson leaving no doubt that you’re gonna have a steady flow of originality. It’s gonna be awesome watching this brand grow, not just because their stuff is quality, but also because it’s great to see Vets like Evan succeed back here, at home.

What Are You Going To Be For Halloween?

Friday, October 31st, 2014


1776 Company Leather Goods On Kickstarter

Friday, October 31st, 2014

1776 Company

1776 Company is a company which manufacturers handcrafted leather goods made in the USA. Their initial product offerings consist of the 1776 Company Flask and the 1776 Company Mason Jar.


The 1776 Company Flask is made with stainless steel, leak-free and twice as thick as the industry standard. It’s wrapped in American leather that is tightly hand-stitched at the spine, and uses no glue to keep the leather in place. Each flask comes in a custom box with funnel and solid repurposed Redwood tags.

Mason Jar

The 1776 Company Mason Jar is 16oz and featues a leak free cover. Like the flask, it’s wrapped in American leather that is tightly hand-stitched at the spine, and uses no glue to keep the leather in place. The leather cover can come off when the jar needs to be cleaned, but won’t during normal use.


Their leather comes from the Horween Leather Company, based in Chicago, Illinois, the company that exclusively provides leather for the National Football League footballs and provides leather for the National Basketball Association basketballs.

Additionally, 1776 is donating 10% of their total Kickstarter sales to buy toys for the Toys for Tots program. They are also sharing work space with Bullets2Bandages, a company formed by two former Navy EOD Divers.

You can check out their campaign here:

“It Doesn’t Fit My Mission Profile So This Product Shouldn’t Exist”

Friday, October 31st, 2014

“It Doesn’t Fit My Mission Profile So This Product Shouldn’t Exist” aka “I don’t understand/have enough money for/want/need this product, so it sucks.”

Lately, this has been a regular response to new product posts on SSD. New products are kind of the point of SSD.


Guys, knock it off. Absolutely nobody cares if you don’t want it/need it/can’t afford it except for the other knuckleheads who are in the same boat. If this is you, we suggest you visit

But, on the other hand, if you want to know about features? Awesome question, ask away!

Enjoy This Halloween Weekend With Free Domestic Shipping From FirstSpear

Friday, October 31st, 2014