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5.11 Announces Newest Product Integration and Content Creation Partnership with Ubisoft

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Leading Global Innovator of Purpose-Built Gear Has Produced A Custom Content Video Series Alongside Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Involvement
Irvine, Calif. (September 27, 2019) — 5.11 Tactical®, the world’s leading innovator of tactical apparel, footwear and outdoor gear, is proud to announce an expanded partnership with Ubisoft® for its upcoming release, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. In addition to once again giving players the opportunity to outfit their characters in 5.11 apparel and gear through in-game character customization options that impact game play, 5.11 has also partnered with Ubisoft on multiple custom content videos surrounding the Ghost Recon Breakpoint launch.

5.11’s 2016 product integration in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® Wildlands initiated the connection between the worlds of gaming and real-life tactical experiences by providing gamers with the same 5.11 purpose-built products that are used by tactical professionals every day. 5.11 continued their partnership with Ubisoft in 2018 appearing in the video game Far Cry 5. Earlier this year, 5.11’s product integration in The Division 2 was the third time the two brands partnered together in that capacity and the first time the two brands created custom content utilizing 5.11 brand ambassador Tim Kennedy in The Real Endgame Weapons Of The Division 2. 5.11’s appearance in this Fall’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint marks the fourth collaboration effort between Ubisoft and 5.11 and an even more extensive content creation partnership between the two brands.

In addition to providing tactical apparel and gear for all four of the recently launched videos in the Ubisoft Squad Up video series featuring Lil Wayne directed by David Leitch, 5.11 debuted today its own series of videos called The Ghost Recon Breakpoint Challenge – utilizing four real special forces soldiers in scenarios that occur within the Ghost Recon Breakpoint video game. Lisa Master Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, Mike Glover of Fieldcraft Survival and former 20-year Green Beret, Dan Edwards, retired 25-year special operations officer, and Lee Harvey, retired Major in the United States Army Special Forces round out the group of survivalists who put the reality of Ghost Recon Breakpoint to the test.

“The expansion of our partnership with Ubisoft and the Ghost Recon Series of games has been outstanding for the 5.11 brand,” said 5.11’s Chief Marketing Officer, Debra Radcliff. “The functionality of our purpose-built products is an authentic fit in Ghost Recon Breakpoint as one of the most realistic military video games of all time. Collaborating on the joint custom content projects has been a natural progression for the partnership and we’re excited to be releasing the videos we’ve worked on together.”

5.11’s innovative tactical apparel and gear designed for life’s most demanding missions provides added functionality to the players in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. Players will have access to the highest levels of product innovation and tactical functionality through 5.11’s product offering, and just as in The Division 2, select 5.11 products will affect game play. In real world meets virtual reality, the better gear you’re carrying, the better you’re performing. The assortment of 5.11 products featured in Ghost Recon Breakpoint includes: RUSH12™ Backpack, RUSH24™ Backpack, RUSH72™ Backpack, All Hazards Backpack, Apex™ Pant, TacLite® Plate Carrier, AMP24™, Tac-Tec™ Plate Carrier, Expedition Long Sleeve Shirt, Ascension Long Sleeve Shirt, and a variety of accessories. To view and purchase the product available in the game, please visit

“We’ve enjoyed expanding our partnership with 5.11 over the past few years,” said Adam Novickas, Vice President of Marketing at Ubisoft. “5.11’s gear is perfectly placed within Ghost Recon Breakpoint and their custom content partnership adds a level of authenticity to the game that we truly value.”

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a military shooter set in a diverse and hostile open world entirely playable solo or in up to four-player co-op. Players will discover Auroa, a mysterious island where the most technically advanced facilities meet wild and untamed nature. Home to drone creators, tech giant Skell Technology, Auroa has fallen into the wrong hands and all contact has been lost.

The Wolves, a lethal ex–US Military unit of former Ghosts gone rogue, have taken over the island. Led by Nomad’s ex-brother-in-arms, Lt. Colonel Cole D. Walker, portrayed by Jon Bernthal, they have reprogrammed Skell’s drones into killing machines and are ready to use them, no matter the casualties. Nomad and the Ghosts are sent in on a recon mission, but their helicopters are shot down. Injured, without support, and hunted down, players will live an intense military experience as they fight to survive, take down the Wolves and regain control of Auroa.

Steep slopes, accumulating injuries, and fatigue are new challenges for players to tackle as they test their survival skills in the varied terrains of Auroa. To overcome adversity, players will enjoy total freedom to accomplish their missions and have plenty of tactical options and tools at their disposal, including a set of new military features. They will be able to carry enemies and teammates’ bodies, blend into their environment with prone camo and set up camp with teammates in the bivouac to manage equipment, change classes, and fine-tune their strategies.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint is available for purchase on October 4, 2019. For more information on 5.11 and the latest updates on 5.11’s Ubisoft Ghost Recon Breakpoint partnership, please follow 5.11 @511Tactical.

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Crux Suppressors and F-1 Firearms Form Joint Operating and Technology Agreement

Monday, September 30th, 2019

(Spring, TX) — F-1 Firearms, LLC., the manufacturer of AR-style rifles and skeletonizing features, and Crux Suppressors, which manufactures lightweight titanium silencers, have formed a joint-operating and technology-sharing agreement to supply exciting firearms-suppression devices to customers faster.

Dion Podgurny, Owner of F-1 Firearms, said, “F-1 Firearms will manufacture Crux Suppressors in this Joint Operating Agreement and then ship and provide customer support for Crux. This partnership of manufacturing and shared office functions between F-1 Firearms and Crux will bring customers value, innovation, and speed to the delivery of cutting-edge suppressors. Crux will integrate into F-1 Firearms’ sales-and-administration team, including moving into F-1’s facility, which opens access to F-1’s dealer and distributor network. F-1 Firearms parked its  suppressor ideas and innovation for too long, and now we will bring them into a new product line marketed under the Crux brand.”


Cade Nobles , Co-Owner  at Crux Suppressors, said, “We here at Crux Suppressors value our customers. We’re undergoing a significant transformation within our organization to address demand, manufacturing, customer service, quality and personnel to align with a better experience.  We understand some disruption is inevitable as we integrate, and we appreciate our customers’ continued patience and support.”


Kyle Haman, Vice President of Production at F-1, said, “We are happy to help out a fellow Texas company. F-1 Firearms has world-class manufacturing, finishing, and assembly departments, so we can assist them and help deliver Crux products in a timely manner.”


Haman added, “Crux Suppressors has a valuable product line of suppressors and accessories with growing challenges, so a manufacturing and technology operating agreement helps us deliver and support those great products to our customers. We are setting production levels to have minimum level inventory and quicker delivery to the origin of the order. Our goal would be to have suppressors transferred to the dealer location of order within one week. Support calls answered and handled same day. More personal touch with dealers and distributors.”


Tyler Nobles, President and Co-Owner of Crux Suppressors, said, “We are committed to finally having ample inventory and first-class customer service. We appreciate the feedback and patience we have received from existing customers and dealers. I believe we will be an improvement story in the industry before too long.”


TacJobs – Marketing Director, U.S. Elite

Monday, September 30th, 2019

U.S. Elite is looking for a highly motivated ‘growth hacker’ digital marketer to join our Team here in Hawthorne, NJ. We’re looking for someone with serious entrepreneurial chops and the utmost integrity, who’s excited to 3X growth together. Strong comp and excellent benefits. Read more on our site here. (If interested please send an email to [email protected] – no walk-in’s, phone calls, DM’s etc. please)

As for working at USE…well here’s ‘The Good, The Bad…& The UGLY

The Good:

Great mission, greater purpose, work from values, have fun with crazy people building something special and continually learning and growing. And if you’re into it, meet really interesting (and lethal) people, work out with the awesome beasts at our sister company CrossFit SOAR and blow shit up from time to time – a real blast!

The Bad:

Dealing with the below troublemakers, The Shark & Stella – watch out! 

NJ is definitely an acquired taste – we’re loving it here but for some of our 2A friends the Garden State feels like ‘The People’s Republic of New Jersey’. 


The profanity – oh, the profanity! (We tried to keep Paul’s mouth preoccupied with cheeseburgers & tacos, but that strategy…backfired)

Max Talk 39: Patrol Immediate Action Drills (IAD): Break Contact – Front

Monday, September 30th, 2019

This is the thirty-ninth installment of ‘Max Talk Monday’ which shares select episodes from a series of instructional videos. Max Velocity Tactical (MVT) has established a reputation on the leading edge of tactical live fire and force on force training. MVT is dedicated to developing and training tactical excellence at the individual and team level.

This video teaches, with the help of army men on a sand table model, Patrol Immediate Actions Drills (IAD) for Break Contact Front.

This is the fourth installment of ‘Max Talk Monday’ which shares select episodes from a series of instructional videos. Max Velocity Tactical (MVT) has established a reputation on the leading edge of tactical live fire and force on force training. MVT is dedicated to developing and training tactical excellence at the individual and team level.

Max is a tactical trainer and author, a lifelong professional soldier with extensive military experience. He served with British Special Operations Forces, both enlisted and as a commissioned officer; a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Max served on numerous operational deployments, and also served as a recruit instructor. Max spent five years serving as a paramilitary contractor in both Iraq and Afghanistan; the latter two years working for the British Government in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Website: Max Velocity Tactical

YouTube: Max Velocity Tactical

Wild Things Supports Your End Of Year Needs

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Wild Things Gear is ready to process any end of fiscal year needs you may have.   We have both MultiCam® and Coyote, 100% USA made, gear on the shelf and ready to ship.

Please call, email or text:

Grady Burrell
[email protected]

Eric Damon Joins BE Meyers & Co, Inc as Senior Business Development Manager

Monday, September 30th, 2019

September 30, 2019 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is proud to announce that Mr. Eric Damon has joined the team as a Senior Business Development Manager in the Defense Systems segment, focused on US Navy and US Marine Corps customer requirements.

Mr. Damon served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Marine Corps, deploying twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Over the past decade, he has acquired extensive sales and business development experience working for companies in the defense and military market. Most recently Mr. Damon headed up tactical sales and business development efforts at Under Armour®.  

“I’ve known Matt Meyers now for almost 20 years,” said Mr. Damon. “It’s a pleasure and honor to work for him and Jamie Wilford, and to support our warfighters with the respected B.E. Meyers & Co. product line.”

Mr. Damon graduated from the Virginia Military Institute, and has an MBA from Johns Hopkins University’s Carey Business School. He lives in Maryland with his wife and two children.

“We are terrifically proud and excited to welcome Eric to the team, as he brings a genuine care and appreciation for the needs of the customer that matches B.E. Meyers & Co.’s end-user focus.” Said Matthew Meyers, CEO of B.E. Meyers & Co.


Sneak Peek – Extreme Duty Bolt

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Here’s a first look at the upcoming Extreme Duty Bolt from newcomer Extreme Defense.

It was designed to serve as a longer lasting, functionally improved replacement for the current TDP Bolt.  It is fully functional and compatible with TDP bolt carriers and M4/M16 barrel extensions.

The Extreme Duty Bolt maintains functional compatibility with existing systems without requiring the use of proprietary architecture or system changes.

While there are several things going on here, the most glaring is the presence of dual ejectors. Sure, you’ve seen them before, but that was on 7.62 bolts. This is the first successful use of dual ejectors on a 5.56mm bolt, using standard components.  

You’ll also notice the high lubricity coating which gives it that black sheen. This coating provides a long wearing surface which enhances part life, reduces the need for lubricants, and allows carbon to just wipe off.

We’ll share more details on the lug and body geometry as it gets closer to release. Patent Pending, the Extreme Duty Bolt will be available soon from Extreme Defense.

Elevate Textiles Announces Sustainability Commitments

Monday, September 30th, 2019

Portfolio brands A&E, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gutermann and Safety Components drive meaningful change

Charlotte, NC (September 24, 2019) – Elevate Textiles, a global provider of advanced, high quality products and mission critical textile solutions, announced today its commitment to achieve specific sustainability targets by the year 2025 across its portfolio brands including American & Efird, Burlington, Cone Denim, Gutermann and Safety Components.

Elevate Textiles announced these commitments in conjunction with their exhibiting at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Show September 25-27, Booth 4.1-G21, Hall 4.1 National Exhibition and Convention Center.

Elevate brands are committed to achieving sustainability milestones by the year 2025 in three key environmental areas – fibers, water and greenhouse gases.

Elevate’s 2025 commitments are:

-Responsibly sourced fibers –

o Elevate brand products will be produced using at least 80% sustainably sourced cotton and 50% recycled polyester content.

-Reduced water consumption-

o Elevate manufacturing operations will reduce its water intensity by 25% per unit of production.

-Reduced greenhouse gases –

o Elevate will join other pacesetters within the industry to join the Science Based Target (SBT) Program and set a specific greenhouse gas target of achieving a 2.5% per year reduction trajectory.

“We are excited to take this next step in the advancement of eco-friendly manufacturing and sustainable products,” says Per-Olof Loof, CEO of Elevate Textiles. “As innovators, our brands are driven to explore new possibilities and look for ways to offer our products with an eye to preserving the future and a focus on minimizing their impact to the environment today, while providing performance technologies and aesthetics that lead the industry. Our 2025 sustainability commitments build on the sustainability improvements we have already attained and solidify our pledge to responsible manufacturing and sustainable innovations fueled by our passion for excellence in all aspects of our operations, products and service to customers.”

Elevate Textiles Vice President Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability, Jimmy Summers and Allen Smith, President Burlington, will present and share more details about Elevate’s commitments at Intertextile’s 2020 Sustainability Garment Supply Chain Symposium and panel discussion on September 25th.