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Patrol Incident Gear BBC-2 Helmet Bag by SKD Tactical

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

PIG BBC-2 Helmet Bag

Patrol Incident Gear is pleased to introduce the BBC-2 Helmet Bag, a fully padded, full-featured carry case for your Helmet. The PIG BBC-2 Helmet Bag was based on a PIG lab design from years back, and we recently brushed off the dust and upgraded a few features to bring it to market. 

The project name “BBC” was an abbreviation for “Brain Bucket Carrier”, which is based on the old GI slang for a helmet. 

Features:
-Fully padded design
-Quick & Easy Drawstring Closure
-External Accessory Pockets (2)
-Sturdy Carry Handle
-Large Loop fastener field for Patches/Name Tape
-Integrated ID Window with Hook & Loop Closure
-Made in USA

www.skdtac.com/PIG-BBC-2-Helmet-Bag

Gunfighter Moment – Pat McNamara

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Hypothetical question; if you and I were in a gunfight at mid-range and I had to do a rifle mag change from behind cover and then move behind you with a ‘hot’ gun, would you want my rifle to be on ‘Safe’?

There is only one correct answer. It would be negligent to move in close quarters with another with the rifle on ‘Fire’.

Therefore, when we practice mag changes, whether on a bolt lock or tac reload, we should throw the rifle on ‘Safe’.

This should be a subconscious level driven task. It should be rehearsed in training for the appropriate amount of meaningful repetitions to the point of ‘automaticity’.

When I hear guys say that it is not necessary to throw the weapon on safe during a reload, I am hearing them say “I am fucking lazy.” “I do not want to perform the proper amount of repetitions to ensure that this is an intuitive level task.”

Putting the rifle on ‘Safe’ during a reload, when done right, will not slow you down so it won’t become a disabler. This can only be an enabler.

Patrick McNamara
SGM, US Army (Ret)

Pat McNamara

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 Bravo Company USA. Bravo Company is home of the Gunfighters, and each week they bring us a different trainer to offer some words of wisdom.

You Never Know Where They’ll Show Up

Saturday, July 30th, 2016


Kel, North Shore, Oahu during RIMPAC.

Last Week of First Tactical’s Well Dressed Officer Contest

Friday, July 29th, 2016

First Tactical’s “Well Dressed Officer Contest” is entering it’s final week. Hosted by Police Magazine, the contest asks current Law Enforcement Officers to enter for a chance to win over $2,000 dollars in prizes including First Tactical gear and a Praetorian Series Rifle from VLTOR Weapons Systems.

First Tactical’s prizes include the Tactix 1-Day Plus Backpack, Tactix Series Tactical Pants, 8” Side Zip Duty Boots, and other best selling products. Many items included in this contest have been Member Tested and Approved from the National Tactical Officer’s Association’s product testers.


VLTOR’s Praetorian Rifle boasts innovative features such as the Polylithic upper receiver and KeyMod mounting system, designed to provide years of reliable service. As with all VLTOR products this rifle will come with a lifetime warranty.

The contest ends 7/31/16 at 11:59 p.m. For full contest rules or to enter visit here.

Yard Sale Continues at GSSGEAR.COM!!

Friday, July 29th, 2016

You let us know and we listened!! Over the next month or so we’ll be having an online yard sale for all of our customers that weren’t able to make our Virginia Beach Sale, we’re bringing it online at shop.gssggear.com for you!! Each week we’ll be adding new categories as well as BIGGER discounts so be sure to check back often!!

This week all items under the AQUA category are 45% OFF and all items under FOOT are 35% OFF. Just add the item to the cart to get your discount, happy shopping! Quantities limited. All Sales Final.

shop.gssgear.com/foot-c253

DRIFIRE- US Navy Coveralls

Friday, July 29th, 2016

During Warrior East, DRIFIRE showed me these FR utility coveralls in the NWU Type III pattern they developed for a US Navy customer.

RolaTube – 3.5m Handheld Squad VHF Antenna Mast

Friday, July 29th, 2016

One of the products I got a chance to check out at the recent Warrior East expo was RolaTube’s 3.5meter Squad Antenna. It doesn’t require guy wires and can be erected by one person. Even better, this dipole antenna is integrated into the mast so there’s no building an expedient antenna amd tossing int over a tree branch; just unroll the mast and it forms a strong, self-supporting tube. Considering the current interest in jungle operations, this is worth taking a look at for VHF comms (30-300Mhz).  I’d have killed for this when I was in.

This mast could also be used for other applications and in that case, a cap could be placed in the end in order to fortify the integrity of the tubular structure. The antenna weighs 3.1 lbs and is just 6″ X 6″ X 6″ in carrying configuration. Available in Black or MultiCam.

www.rolatube.com

Sneak Peek – Jungle M4 Mag Pouch

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Jungle and Vest/chest rigs don’t mix well. You’ve got to go back to a more traditional patrol rig like the old ALICE System. That means you’ll need a belt mounted mag pouch. MRLC Designs has developed this concept for exactly that purpose.  At this point, the materials are still under evaluation, but the basic concept is mostly there.

The Conceptual Jungle Utility Gear Suite (CJUGS) M4 Magazine Pouch is a modernized LC2 pouch that is PALS/MOLLE compatible.

The pouch holds three (3) M4 magazines, incorporates PALS webbing on the sides to facilitate the attachment of grenade pouches, etc. and has a D-Ring to mitigate load when used with the load carriage harness.

In addition, hook and loop closures which can be snagged by “wait-a-minute-vines” or become degraded in the jungle environment have been replaced by repairable side release buckles.