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MultiCam Pattern Expands Distribution Through 1947 LLC

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

If you’re an international MultiCam customer, you’ve probably already run across a new company named 1947, LLC when they became the exclusive international distributor of MultiCam fabrics earlier this year. Founded in May, 2014 by two textile industry veterans, 1947 LLC develops and sources woven and knit fabrics globally. In fact, while they are a US company, they also maintain a Shanghai office that ensures their customers will receive the same quality and service they experience in the US.


No matter where you are, if you’ve been using MultiCam for any amount of time, the names at 1947, LLC won’t come as a surprise; Founders Ben Galpen and Ed Ricci as well as Vice President of Sales Bryan Boulis are well known. Not only is this team the international distributor for MultiCam, they are also responsible for new fabric development here in the US.

The firm has partnered with well known brand Texcel Industries to be their exclusive international and new business development partner. They also work with an ever growing list of new licensees to offer MultiCam fabrics.


What this means for the Multicam brand is expanded commercial fabric offering through additional licensed printers. This results in more inventory and options for consumers and fabric development opportunities for manufacturers. Not only that, you’re going to see new nontextile Multicam solutions coming very soon out of this arrangement.


Is It Still Paranoia If They’re Actually Listening?

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014


The Silencing – Happy Halloween From SilencerCo

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

From SilencerCo productions comes The Silencing.

Try not to avert your eyes as you witness… the macabre!

Try not to recoil in horror as you experience… pure terror!

Try not to lose yourself in morbid fascination as you hear… a reduction in shot report!

The Silencing – Coming to a compatible firearm near you.

Rated TSR for Tax Stamp Required.


Sneak Peek – Team Wendy EXFIL SAR

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014


Awhile back Team Wendy started showing a prototype Search and Rescue helmet. Looks like it’s going to happen. Imagine offering SAR personnel the advantages of modern helmets…NVG shrouds and rail systems.



GSS Gear – Season Of Savings

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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GSS Gear Season of Savings

GSS Gear is holding a Season of Savings sale. Starting November 2nd, each week will see a discount on select brands, including Crye Precision, AimPoint, SureFire, Arc’Teryx, and more! The Season of Savings ends on December 24th.


Magpul Announces New Armorer’s Tool Series

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Today, Magpul Industries announced their new Magpul Armorer’s Tool Series. Designed as a no-compromise alternative to common gunsmithing tools, the set currently consists of the Armorer’s Wrench and BEV Block, both made in the USA.

MAG535 Armorers Wrench
Armorer’s Wrench

– Solid steel construction w/ grip-enhancing phosphate finish
– Engages both stock and pin-style barrel nuts
– Fits standard size flash hiders
– Installs and removes rifle receiver extensions and carbine castle nuts
– Extended teeth for use with ASAP plates
– Two hammer faces
– Works with 1/2″ torque wrench
– Convenient bottle opener for refreshments (fits both Metric and SAE bottle caps)

The Magpul Armorer’s Wrench is an exceptional product in a number of ways; its design, construction, and intent are a level above what has traditionally been available in a dedicated AR15 assembly and maintenance tool. However, one of the most unique things about the Armorer’s Wrench is the product development process that brought it to market. The Armorer’s Wrench was actually a product requested for Magpul’s internal use and then developed into a commercial product.

At Magpul, our diverse and ever-expanding product line necessitates a tremendous amount of testing. Some of these tests include tolerance of environmental conditions, chemical and UV resistance, and controlled scientific strength testing among many others. As to be expected, one extremely crucial part of our product validation prior to bringing a new item to market is high-volume live fire testing. We are fortunate to have a wide selection of high-quality firearms and access to great industry partners and suppliers to maintain these firing schedules, and the world-class armorers at Magpul stay very busy repairing, refitting, reconfiguring, and maintaining our armory.

The Armorer’s Wrench was purpose designed and built to provide our armory with a tool that would stand up to the volume of use that other tools could not sustain, as well as providing optimized functionality for the tasks it had to perform. The cost and lost time of breaking tools at an unacceptable rate came led to our armorers asking the company to apply our proven design and manufacturing expertise to solving their problem, and the Magpul Armorer’s Wrench is the result. While the cost was slightly higher than some other armorer’s tools, the function and durability more than offset the cost difference. Once the wrench proved its worth in our shop, the Armorer’s Wrench transitioned to a production item with a singular goal made possible by its many functions: to provide the professional, institutional, or recreational armorer the finest commercially available AR15-pattern tool ever produced.


MAG536 BEV Block
BEV Block

– All-in-one, compact vise block tool for assembly operations of barrel nuts, flash hiders, etc.
– Mounts securely in a vise
– Provides support for both billet and forged upper receivers
– Solid steel lugs and full length support shank engages barrel extension and prevents flexing
– Steel hardness is optimized for durability yet won’t damage barrel extension
– Polymer for all other engagement surfaces
– O-ring post uses bolt carrier for additional stability
– Included Pin keeps upper in proper position.


Point Blank Enterprises And Tactical & Survival Specialties Awarded Exclusive Body Armor Contract For The FBI

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Point Blank Enterprises and Tactical & Survival Specialties has announced that they have been awarded an exclusive contract with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to provide body armor. The full release can be read below:

Point Blank Enterprises and Tactical & Survival Specialties Awarded Exclusive Body Armor Contract for the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation

Pompano Beach, FL and Harrisonburg, VA, October 20, 2014 – Point Blank Enterprises (“Point Blank” or “PBE”), the worldwide leader in the production of soft body armor and related protective solutions, and Tactical & Survival Specialties (TSSi), the oldest privately held tactical equipment company in the United States, today announced that the companies have secured an exclusive contract to provide the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) with the Alpha Elite™ body armor system. The initial contract award is for a period of one year and provides an additional, four one-year options with a maximum dollar value of $30 million over the life of the contract.

“This is a major win for our organization and for TSSi, our strategic partner, and we couldn’t be prouder to be chosen as the exclusive providers of body armor systems to the FBI,” stated Michael Foreman, Point Blank’s EVP of International Business Development, Federal Sales and Marketing. “For the past few years, we have worked on developing systems for all servicemen and women, including Military, Law Enforcement, Special Forces and the Federal Government. With our breakthrough in ballistic protection, leveraging DSM’s Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology, our Alpha Elite system is the perfect solution. It truly is our honor to now service one of the most prestigious organizations in the world, the FBI.”

As the first and most advanced body armor ever to be designed around the revolutionary Dyneema® Force Multiplier Technology, the Alpha Elite™ AXII and AXIIIA ballistic packages have exceeded all performance requirements, including tests for maximum velocity approaching or exceeding 2,000 fps. Made possible through the fusion of polymer science, fiber technology and uni-directional engineering, key features include:

• Multi-hit performance exceeding FBI protocol
• Special-threat performance exceeding FBI protocol
• NIJ Standard 0101.06 compliance in Level II and IIIA configurations
• Extremely high effectiveness against fragmentation
• Extraordinarily efficient absorption of impact energy
• Lightest NIJ .06 Level II and Level IIIA products
o Level II is 20 percent lighter than the best models in the industry
o Level IIIA is nearly 25 percent lighter than the average of the best models in the industry
• Thinnest NIJ .06 Level IIIA product – over 30 percent thinner than the average of the best Level IIIA packages in the industry
• Highest performing Level II model – outperforms the previous best Level II models by five percent with a higher v50
• Ballistics available in the Elite concealable carrier and the Alpha-1 tactical armor systems for both male and female officers

PBE’s R&D team developed Body Armor Kits (with and without plate carriers) specific to the FBI’s requirements. All of the carriers (concealable and tactical) utilize the Alpha Elite Level IIIA technology.

“This was a stringent selection process where weight, flexibility and comfort were critical. Most important, was finding a solution that met various protection protocols and that’s what drove us to partner with Point Blank,” said Bill Strang, President and CEO of TSSi. “The systems developed for the FBI are unlike any other in the market, with the best ballistic protection possible. Other government personnel can also benefit from this contract and we hope they do, as we can provide them with the same system, or develop a modified solution that addresses their mission-critical needs. It is our honor to work with the FBI and we take great pride in knowing we are making a difference – protecting Government personnel that strive to protect us every day.”



Panteao Productions – Critical Space Combative Pistol With Dave Spaulding

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Columbia, SC, October 28, 2014 – Panteao Productions announces the release of the fourth instructional video from Dave Spaulding: Critical Space Combative Pistol.

Critical Space Combative Pistol teaches you the drills and techniques you need to be better prepared for carrying a firearm for self-defense. Dave Spaulding is a professional firearms instructor with 36 years of experience in Law Enforcement and Federal Security including patrol, crime scene investigations, court security, violent and property crime investigations, undercover/surveillance operations, SWAT, training and dignitary protection. In this video, Dave reviews essential combative pistolcraft skills, skills standards, proper combat draw, point shooting versus sighted fire, one hand shooting, one hand manipulation drills, up close movement, shoot to ground drill, unconventional shooting positions, seated shooting, contact shooting, and more.

Critical Space Combative Pistol will be available streaming to Panteao subscribers on November 10th and on DVD the following week.

Dave Spaulding - Panteao Productions