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Afghanistan Ski Patrol Patch by VLMS

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Violent Little Machine Shop’s Nate, explains the design:

I spent the majority of 2009 living in the mountains of Afghanistan. It was my second deployment there so I knew what the terrain was like, but this was my first winter. Everyday I looked up at the snow covered peaks surrounding us wishing I could go ski them. Unfortunately, once you left that front gate, people tried to kill you and I wasn’t really into the idea of a biathlon.

I guess the only thing better than skiing and shooting guns is if it’s alpine skiing and, instead of that wimpy .22 they use in the Olympics, it’s an M249. If we made that an Olympic sport, there’s no doubt in my mind that Thirty Seconds Out would win the gold for the USA.

To honor that thought, today we are introducing their Afghanistan Ski Patrol patch…

Get yours yours at www.violentlittle.com/products/afghanistan-ski-patrol-morale-patch.

TYR Tactical Tuesday – See Us At USASOC Sniper Competition

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

TYR Tactical® is proud to announce its participation in the 9th Annual USASOC Sniper Competition. Attendees will have the opportunity checkout the Innovate or Die® Tour and Mobile Showroom on March 22nd-23rd at Range 37.  Get hands-on with the latest TYR Tactical®, Huron™ and Revere K9™ designs.  Following our mantra, Innovate or Die®, these products continue our mission of pushing the standards of today’s tactical equipment, defining modularity and scalability and are custom made for you, The Next Generation Warrior®.

Additional Stop Details:

· Speak one-on-one with our Team Specialist

· Pick up a FREE Innovate or Die® Tour T-Shirt

What is the TYR Tactical® Innovate or Die® Tour & Mobile Showroom?

We understand that to create Mission-Adaptable Gear, one has to spend a tremendous amount of time and resources on R&D – making sure that the feel, comfort and ergonomics of our products are right for our customers. To better serve this mission we have created the TYR Tactical® Mobile Showroom. This completely custom 44’ trailer was designed to travel across the country so we can better show our complete breadth of products. For the first time customers will have a hands-on experiences with TYR Tactical® Pouches, Body Armor, Belts, Revere K9™ Products and Huron™ Clothing & Packs. They will also get a chance to view products before their release and provide feedback on existing products.

Frederick Russell Burnham – An American Scout

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Although I grew up in Scouting, it was not until just a few years ago that I learned the story of Frederick Russell Burnham.

Burnham’s story is an amazing tale, that could only have happened in the 19th century. He served as an Scout for the United States Army during the Indian wars and later emigrated to southern Africa where he served as chief of Scouts for British Forces fighting the Matabele and Boers. Eventually, he was awarded the rank of Major by King Edward VII and invested into the Companions of the Distinguished Service Order, the highest military honor bestowed upon an American in the Second Boer War.

During this period he worked with Lord Baden-Powell, teaching him woodcraft. Lord Baden-Powell put them to immediate use in his campaign and when he later started the Scouting movement, those lessons became integral parts of the program.

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What I find most amazing about their friendship is that Lord Baden-Powell adopted the Stetson and Neckerchief worn by Burnham. When Lord Baden-Powell created Scouting, a multi-use uniform item was the neckerchief. As this was not a common item of British military garb, I had always wondered how it and found itself into the Boy Scout uniform which was initially based upon military clothing. Conversely, during the Indian Wars in particular, you’d find a US Army Cavalry Trooper wearing a neckerchief which could be used for a variety of tasks, on the trail and in camp. Once I learned about the Burnham connection, I realized the neckerchief had come full circle, from the United States, to England, and then back to us.

But he did so much more than give us a neckerchief. Burnham participated in the early Scouting movement and was a lifelong friend of Lord Baden-Powell.

Frederick Russell Burnham: Explorer, discoverer, cowboy, and Scout. Native American, he served as chief of scouts in the Boer War, an intimate friend of Lord Baden-Powell. It was on some of his exploits demanding great courage, alertness, skill in surmounting the perils of the out-of-doors, that the founder of Scouting based some of the activities of the Boy Scout program. As an honorary Scout of the Boy Scouts of America, he has served as an inspiration to the youth of the Nation and is the embodiment of the qualities of the ideal Scout.

— 27th Annual Report of the Boy Scouts of America 1936

I’ve read several books on him, but my favorite is “A Splendid Savage: The Restless Life of Frederick Russell Burnham” by Steve Kemper. Be sure to check it out. And please, share the story of the American origin of the Scout neckerchief.

United States Marine Corps Selects Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T for M38, Squad-Designated “Marksman Rifle”

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

BEAVERTON, Ore. — The United States Marine Corps is in the process of fielding the M38, which features a Leupold TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T riflescope atop an M27. The configuration is to be known as the Squad-Designated Marksman Rifle. The TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T has previously been fielded with the Mk 12 Special Purpose Rifle.

“We pride ourselves on building optics that deliver elite optical performance and unparalleled reliability,” Bruce Pettet, president and chief executive officer for Leupold & Stevens, Inc., said. “We’re ecstatic that the Marine Corps selected the TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T. The men and women of the U.S. armed forces deserve the very best, and we’re proud to deliver it.”

The TS-30A2 Mark 4 MR/T, which features a 2.5-8x36mm design, was designed with mid-range applications in mind, and has easy-to-adjust tactical turrets and range estimating reticles. A 30mm maintube provides greater strength and light transmission. As with all Leupold riflescopes, the optic is waterproof, fog proof, and shockproof.

“The TS-30A2 Mark 4 is the perfect optic for those looking to deliver fast, precise rifle fire,” said Sam Horstman, director of military sales for Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Further, like all Leupold optics, it’s been strenuously tested for durability, and fully meets the rugged standards set by the Marine Corps.”

For more information on Leupold® products, please visit us at Leupold.com.

Join the discussion on Facebook, Facebook.com/LeupoldOptics, on Twitter at Twitter.com/LeupoldOptics or on Instagram at Instagram.com/LeupoldOptics.

INVISIO customer recognized for hearing loss prevention excellence

Monday, February 26th, 2018

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The US Army’s TCAPS program has been awarded the Safe-in-Sound 2018 Innovation in Hearing Loss Prevention Award.

At the 2018 Annual Hearing Conservation Conference in Orlando, Florida, INVISIO’s customer, the US Army and their Tactical Communications and Protective System (TCAPS) initiative, was recognized for innovation and prevention of noise-induced hearing loss practices. INVISIO’s hearing protection and communication systems have been at the heart of their success.

“We congratulate the U.S. Army’s TCAPS program on receiving this prestigious award, and for having the foresight for their leadership in the defense community regarding hearing protection. INVISIO is proud to be an equipment provider to the TCAPS program”, said Lars Højgård Hansen, CEO of INVISIO.

The Safe-in-Sound award, was created in 2007 by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in partnership with the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA) for Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention.

TCAPS, the Tactical Communication and Protective System, is one of the world’s largest military modernization programs for hearing protection and communication. Run by the US Army and PEO soldier, the program approved and implemented INVISIO’s product solutions in 2013 to reduce the risk of hearing loss and improve the wearer’s communication potential.

INVISIO’s soldier system is a combination of highly advanced Headsets and Control Units, that are easy to use and well-proven in the field. The system is designed to protect the hearing of soldiers on the battlefield, while allowing them also to maintain situational awareness.

More information about the TCAPS program can be found in this video by PEO Soldier, “The Tactical Communication and Protective System (TCAPS)”

Award & motivation

www.safeinsound.us/archive.html#tac-com

Tactical Distributors Offers New Logan Pants For Pre-Sale

Monday, February 26th, 2018

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The TD Logan pant is a three season pant that is made for heavy use. Constructed from a poly/spandex blend to give you strength and durability with flex. Super stretchy, breathable and moisture-wicking fabric will allow you to stay active and comfortable. They also included a DRW treatment to the face of the fabric for those wet mornings. The fit is standard with articulated knees, expanding waistband and gusseted crotch. They built this pant to go through bushes, over fences and for guys who are in the game not on the sideline.

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Storage: TD made this pant for adventure. When you are out in the filed you have nicknacks and gear. They designed the pockets so that you can keep all of your everyday carry or tools that can be organized and easy to access. The Logan pant has 11 pockets. This includes a 2-way cargo pocket. We also added a quick access magazine /cell phone welted pocket on both sides. You have one pocket that you can access with a side zipper while sitting. It has a front snap button and a YKK zipper for the fly.

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Features:
11 Pockets
Flex Waistband
DWR Water Resistant Treatment
Mag/Mobile Pockets on Both Sides
Reinforced Bartac Stitching
Breathable Pocket Lining for Venting
Stretch Poly Fabric 90% Poly 10% Spandex
Breathable, Moisture Wicking Fabric
Abrasion Resistant
Articulated Knees
Gusseted Crotch

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Will ship by March 15th, 2018.

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www.tacticaldistributors.com/products/td-logan-pants

H&K to Manufacture MR762A1 in New Georgia Factory

Monday, February 26th, 2018

According to an InstaGram post, Heckler & Koch plans to manufacture MR762A1 rifles right here in the USA in their new factory in Columbus, Georgia. This is good news indeed.

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James Malarkey No Longer CEO of X Products

Monday, February 26th, 2018

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PRESS RELEASE

Feb 22 2018

Effective Immediately James Malarkey has been removed as CEO of X Products

Since inception X Products has been a strong advocate of 2A rights and Does Not support Mr Malarkey’s statements or any position that would suggest gun ownership is anything other than a right protected under the 2nd Amendment.

Mr Malarkey has been replaced as CEO by Dewey Akers, as acting CEO, effective immediately. Please refer all references for response to Mr Akers.

It is with sincere apology that X Products Senior Management finds it necessary to defend its position as a STRONG supporter of 2A Gun Rights.

The Senior Management has found it necessary to respond to this with our community of followers in a manner that removes any association with Mr Malarkey’s comments.

Mr Malarkey, or his comments, DO NOT reflect the position of X Products, its staff,or Industry Partners.

We have taken steps to insure we regain the respect of an industry that has been a support and source of growth for X Products and its staff.

I want to Thank you for understanding, this process has been difficult to execute and hope you will contact me personally with any questions about our transition.

Dewey Akers

CEO

Email: dewey@xproducts.com

Office: 928.852.0078