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US Army Establishes Master Gunner Identification Badge

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Earlier this month, the Honorable Raymond T Oroho, acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, signed a memorandum establishing the Master Gunner Identification Badge. It is intended to be worn on the ASU as well as ACU.


Although there are Master Gunners at all Divisions, the badge is limited to graduates of these seven courses:
-Field Artillery Master Gunner Course
-Master Gunnery-M1/M1A1 Tank Course
-Infantry Fighting Vehicle Master Gunner Course
-Avenger Master Gunner Course
-M1A2 SEP Master Gunner Course
-Stryker Master Gunner Course
-Patriot Master Gunner Course

Enlisted soldiers must have been awarded Additional Skill Identifier A7, A8, J3, K7, K8, R8 or T4. Warrant officers require ASI H8. The Master Gunner Badge must be awarded by the authority who hosts the qualification course.

Retirees and Veterans may also apply for retroactive award. Click here for full details.

Word on the street is that Army will be establishing even more badges this year.

SHOT Show 18 – Kitanica

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Kitanica continues to make products right here in the USA and their product line continues to expand.


They showed this new, as-yet-unnamed soft shell jacket at SHOT Show. It features a hood, dual chest patch pockets, zippered handwarmer pockets on either side, zippered forearm and shoulder pockets on the right arm and a combination two-compartment zippered and flapped pocket on the left shoulder.


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O P Tactical Releases New Morale Designs

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

O P Tactical Inc (OPT), an industry leader in the sale of the finest gear available, has released five new morale designs.  OPT’s new sign has been made into a logo in the format of stickers, T-shirts, and embroidery.  The remaining four designs are morale pieces that are self explanatory, including a tribute to the African bush wars of the 60s-90s and the movie Caddyshack.  Embroidery, PVC, hoodies, hats, and other formats will follow in months to come.







O P Tactical is a 100% disabled Veteran owned small business in Raleigh, NC.  They have 14 years in international ecommerce, and a walk in brick and mortar store.

Click link for OPT’s new items page.

Beyond – Cappa Coat

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

At both SHOT Show and Outdoor Retailer Beyond showed off their new Kyros collection. Far and away, my favorite Jacket is the Men’s Cappa Coat.


It’s a full zip, fleece lined, hooded parka-style coat with Napoleon pockets, front patch pockets with side and top flapped entry and snap cuff tabs. The right side pocket extends up into the chest cavity, offer plenty of room for cameras and even tripods. Additionally, it features mesh interior pockets for quick access to electronics and accessories.


It will be available in Black and Manatee.

TacJobs – Sales Positions at Lancer Systems

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Lancer Systems would like to obtain sales personnel for our Commercial, Law Enforcement, Military, and International Sales segments.  These candidates would have a minimum of two years’ experience within sales, or a sales support team, within the firearms industry.  To learn more about Lancer, visit

Job Duties would include (but not limited to):

• Candidate would be responsible for initial contact and maintaining customer relationships within assigned accounts.

• Follow ITAR and ATF rules and regulations at all times

• Provide feedback regarding trends, ideas, and needs for developing new products

• Strive to reach/succeed targeted sales goals

• Support marketing in their efforts to achieve targeted goals

• Listen to customers and working with them to offer solutions to their inquiries by evaluating their needs using good judgement and logic.

• Identify opportunities by researching industry and adjacent industry activities, buying trends and tender announcements.

• Prepare quotes for military and commercial entities

• Promote products at trade shows, industry demonstrations and other sales events


• Minimum of two years’ sales experience

• Prior Law Enforcement or Military preferred

• Strong technical and interpersonal skills

• International sales experience a plus

• Excellent communication skills

• Strong Microsoft skills

• Must be a U.S. citizen

To apply, please send your resume to [email protected] for consideration.

SHOT Show 18 – SB Tactical

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

SB Tactical is the originator if the stabilizing brace concept. They’re regularly rolling out new versions and the SBA3 is their latest.


The SBA3 fits on a mil-spec lower receiver extension (buffer tube) and incorporates an ambi QD sling socket.

Available in Black or FDE.

SHOT Show 18 – Viktos

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Viktos is a new clothing brand which has one foot planted in the off road world and the other in shooting sports. It’s a great combination. I had seen it on Instagram for several months and my friend Dan Brokos has been wearing their stuff, but SHOT Show was my first chance to check it out in person. I like what I see. Although Viktos offers a full line, which even includes boot and gloves, I’m going to present you with two pants and one short.

Gunfighter Denim Jeans


This articulated fit is made from Cordura stretch denim and features a Cordura crotch, padded waistband with hidden pocket, oversize beltloops, Hipshoot magazine pockets, and Cashout pistol magazine coin pocket.

Khaktical Pants


The name is a portmanteau of Khaki and Tactical. They are made from a NYCO blend, with gussetted crotch, padded waistband with hidden pocket, oversize beltloops, Hipshoot magazine pockets, zippered thigh pockets, and integrated web belt.  Offered in Greyman, Fieldcraft (pictured), Nightfall and Spartan.

EDC Shorts


Essentially, this is the short version of the Khaktical Pants. Same features.

Simunition Partners With DSG Arms

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Authorized LE Distributor for Texas

Fort Worth, TX, January 29, 2018– Defense Solutions Group, Inc. is pleased to become an authorized distributor for the full array of Simunition® products in Texas.

For the past 15 years, military and police officers around the world have placed their trust in Simunition® – a pioneer and world leader in providing military, law enforcement and approved range members with the most realistic and non-lethal force-on-force, short range simulation training system.

As DSG vice president Zack Jones states: “With increasing pressure on law enforcement everywhere, we are excited to have this opportunity to provide access to a proven non-lethal training system designed to build crucial experience and good judgement in life or death situations.”

DSG will be the Texas distributor for the FX® system, comprised of FX® marking munitions, weapon conversion kits and personal protective equipment. All three essential components are supported by a comprehensive Simunition® Scenario and Safety Certification Training Course.

Available Simunition® Products:

·         FX Marking Cartridges
·         SecuriBlank Loud Cartridges
·         SecuriBlank Quiet Cartridges
·         CQT Cartridges
·         5.56MM Bolt Conversion Kit w/o Sporter Block
·         Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glock 19/23 Slide Conversion Kit
·         Gen 3 and Gen 4 Glock 17/22/31/35 Slide Conversion Kit
·         Sig P320 Full Size Slide Conversion Kit

To set up a Simunition® product demonstration or sales presentation, please call 1-800-382-7571 or contact DSG Sales Representative James Dykgraaf at 817-806-9242, Ext. 231 or email at [email protected].  DSG Arms can also assist in arranging for a Simunition® Scenario and Safety Certification Training Course conducted by licensed Simunition® instructors.