Archive for January, 2016

Hoptic USA – The Quiver

Friday, January 29th, 2016

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Hoptic USA’s Quiver is a rail-mountable accessory for precision rifles, machined from 6061-T6 Aluminum and Type III hard anodized. The Quiver is designed as an efficient method to carry and access two additional cartridges; it been described by the creator as “…to the Precision Sniper Rifle what the Side Saddle is to the Shotgun…” The most obvious application of the Quiver would be to carry a couple of specialty cartridges along with the user’s standard load, such as intermediate barrier rounds in addition to general purpose ammo.


The Quiver comes standard with a KeyMod mount, although it can be adapted for use with M-LOK, Picatinny, MOLLE, etc.

19th Group “Silent Warriors” Demonstrate Awesome Power Of Bow And Arrow

Friday, January 29th, 2016

These 19th Group SF Soldiers (not yet Green Berets) circa 1961, demonstrate their prowess with the bow and arrow.

If you want to see the entire documentary, produced by the Army as part of “The Big Picture” series, make the jump. (more…)

Sneak Peek – Triple Aught Design SERE Pouch 1 Releases Tomorrow

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Attention all TAD Addicts, they are releasing the SERE Pouch 1 during tomorrow’s drop at 0900 PST.

The SERE Pouch 1 (SP1) is a micro tool roll engineered to provide secure and rapid access to survival, evasion, resistance and escape tools. Using vertical and horizontal compression, small tools can be secured into 5 flexible compartments or a removable micro sheath. They will offer a stand alone pouch or a loaded out version with essential E&E tools.


Deployment Scenarios

The SP1 is capable of providing a secure mobile workspace while still being instantly removable.

-The SP1’s vertical lashing strap is MOLLE compatible, able to be woven through a single column of PALS before being secured around the body of the pouch via an ITW G-Hook.

-To access the contents, unhook the G-Hook, pull down on the horizontal compression strap and unfold the SP1. The pouch will remain attached to the PALS platform in this open position, providing a mobile workspace to contain and organize small tools during use.

-The SP1 may be rapidly detached by unhooking the G-Hook and firmly pulling the pouch away from the PALS webbing.

Escape and Evasion Kit

Outfit your SP1 with the optional Escape and Evasion Kit designed by the experts at SEREPICK, including:

-Titanium Bogota Lockpicks
-Folding Razor Saw
-Miniature Ceramic Razor Blade
-Handcuff Shims (2x)
-Universal Handcuff Keys (2x)
-EZ Decoders (2x)
-Diamond Rod

-Rolled : 2.75” x 4.00” (6.99 cm x 10.16 cm)
-Unrolled : 8.00” x 7.25” (20.32 cm x 18.41 cm) 

-Lateral & Vertical Compression Straps
-5 Pockets for SERE Tools
-Micro Sheath with Shock Cord Pull
-Ranger Eye

Also, don’t miss out on their Super Bowl Sale, honoring San Francisco, the game’s host and their hometown. Savings are up to 20% off on a wide variety of TAD products.


Triple Aught Design has also issued a limited edition patch commemorating Super Bowl 50. You can order it now and it will be delivered in time for the game.


Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Slumberjack

Friday, January 29th, 2016

We previewed the Pursuit Vest during last year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market. It will be hitting the streets this year.

Although it only comes in one size, it has quite a bit of adjustment. The Pursuit is designed for use while hunting or fishing but would make a great utility best thanks to its four chest pockets and 70 oz hydration bladder capable rear pocket. There are also PALS fields for additional gear.


The Wild-Her is Slumberjack’s first pack designed specifically for the ladies.


You may notice the offset waist belt adjustment that keeps the buckle off of the belly button for comfort. This is just one component of their new, contoured hip belt built with the shape of women’s waists in mind. This 33L internal frame pack accommodates trophies as well as weapons and features six external pockets.

Both items are offered in Kryptek Highlander.

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – Lowa Task Force

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Lowa Task Force had a couple of things worth checking out. First up were these samples of the Innox Evo (Non-Gore-Tex) in tactical colors. They are from Lowa’s commercial line (in different colors), but they had them at the show to gage interest.

Seen here are the Z-8S GTX and the Zephyr High GTX. While the color is a bit washed out due to the lighting, Lowa has introduced two models in Coyote-OP for wear with US uniforms. As there is already a Coyote color in the Task Force line, the new US color is Coyote-OP.

SB Tactical Announces Expanded Leadership Team

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Jeff Creamer and Amy Pevear bring years of experience from firearms industry

Saint Petersburg, FL (January 28, 2016) – SB Tactical™, the inventor and manufacturer of the Stabilizing Brace™, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jeffry Creamer as Vice President of Business Development and Amy Pevear as Vice President of Marketing. Creamer and Pevear join the SB Tactical team from the highly regarded firearms manufacturer, SIG SAUER, Inc.

Today’s announcement marks a significant milestone for SB Tactical. In 2015, the company completed a critical transition from operating under exclusivity agreements with SIG SAUER, Inc. and Century Arms to selling directly to consumers through the SB Tactical online retail store. The addition of Creamer and Pevear will further empower SB Tactical to aggressively seek new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnerships, develop platform-specific offerings, expand distribution channels and cultivate a more robust consumer direct sales model. SB Tactical will be announcing several new Stabilizing Braces™ in Q1 2016.

SB Tactical innovates, designs, develops, and manufactures accessories for firearms and personal defense weapon (PDW) pistols. The initial product introduced to market in 2013 was the SB15® Stabilizing Brace, often referred to by enthusiasts as the “SIG Brace.” The product was developed specifically to improve shooting accuracy and reduce felt recoil when firing with one hand. That same year, the SB15 was named the Firearm Accessory of the Year and the Stabilizing Brace has since revolutionized shooting sports for those in need of improved stabilization and assistive devices.

“Jeff and Amy add unmatched experience and market knowledge to the SB Tactical team as we continue positioning the company for future growth and expansion,” said Alex Bosco, Founder and CEO. “Their presence will enable SB Tactical to further expand our market footprint and enhance our ability to develop and deliver innovative products.”

“The entrance of SB Tactical into the market in 2013 reinvented the dying platform of AR pistols, creating an entirely new category of firearms. The company and their product lines have redefined modern shooting sports, which is largely evidenced by the growing number of manufacturers that are developing PDW-style pistols today,” said Jeff Creamer. “Tremendous opportunity lies ahead for SB Tactical as the company pivots for growth and the rollout of expanded product lines in the future.”

“SB Tactical presents a unique opportunity to further develop a world-class accessories company in a fast growing market. Our team is excited to focus on expanding our product line, building a recognizable brand within the industry, and deploying business to business and consumer based market strategies that will drive sales and new product development,” stated Amy Pevear.

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – TSSI Offering Last Remaining Arc’teryx LEAF Sphinx Pants

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Just a reminder that TSSI has the entire final production run of 500 pair of Arc’teryx LEAF Sphinx pants. As a Special Operations Equipment Tailored Logistics System Vendor, TSSI has purchased the entire run and will offer them not only for unit and agency purchase but also to individual customers.

Manufactured from four-way stretch Tweave 520e, the Sphinx pant is both wind resistant and durable. Available in MultiCam, the pants feature Two slash front pockets, Two calf pockets with flaps, Two tool pockets with Cordura reinforcement, Two rear pockets with angled access and Two cargo pockets with flaps.

Post SHOT Show Wrapup – TRU-SPEC Short Sleeve Combat Shirt

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Made with Cordura’s base layer material with 65/35 ripstop polycotton sleeves, the Short Sleeve Combat Shirt from TRU-SPEC is available in MultiCam/Coyote, OD/OD, Navy/Navy and Black/Black.


The Short Sleeve design incorporates a 1/4 Zip Front with Mandarin collar and their Tactical Response Uniform short sleeves with shoulder pockets.

Sizes XS-3XL.