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Federal Awarded High-Performance Ammunition Contract for US Army Next Generation Carbine Technologies Program

Friday, July 31st, 2020

ANOKA, Minnesota – July 31, 2020 – Federal Ammunition is proud to announce a contract award to supply high-performance 7.62x51mm NATO and other novel ammunition for the U.S. Army’s Next Generation Carbine Technologies (NGCT) program. This suite of ammunition utilizes a specialized alloy cartridge case allowing for elevated chamber pressures and a reduction in ammunition weight as compared to legacy brass-cased ammunition. These performance benefits deliver a significant increase in overall weapon system effectiveness for the NGCT program.

“We are a company committed to providing ammunition support to the U.S. military, as defined through our mission statement to ‘Build better ammunition in America, to create community, power defense, and conserve our heritage’,” said Jason Vanderbrink, President of Federal Ammunition. “We are extremely pleased with this prestigious contract award, as it validates the high level of trust the U.S. military has with our new and innovative products.” 

“Our use of a proprietary high-performance alloy cartridge case will provide the U.S. Army NGCT Team with an excellent ammunition platform for evaluation of advanced Next Generation weapon concept performance. Program results will serve to inform the direction of future Next Generation weapon technology decisions for the U.S. Army,” said David Leis, Federal’s VP of Law Enforcement, Government and International Sales. “Ammunition products utilizing this specialized alloy cartridge case technology will be made available for commercial and foreign sales in the near future.”

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit

Sneak Peek – Badger Ordnance Hensoldt Catseye

Friday, July 31st, 2020

This is the Badger Ordnance S.L.I.C.K.-H with their upcoming Hensoldt “Catseye”. It offers the same basic functions as the current SPF-60 (Spotter Protective Filter- 60 mm) for the Leupold, but optimized for the Hensoldt Spotter 45/60. Made from 6061 Aluminum, it provides rugged protection for the objective lens as well as allowing reduced light transmission and reducing glare via the variable aperture “Catseye” feature. Cover indexes out of the way for full light transmission or for NV/Thermal integration. It will only be available in anodized tan.

Raptor Tactical Nalgene Bottle Cover Prototypes

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Raptor Tactical has created three different Nalgene bottle carriers/pouches for 32oz bottles.

Which one do you like best?

Kitanica Range Shirts – In Stock In Multiple Colors, More To Come

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Kitanica production plans for Range Shorts had been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, but are now getting back on track. Every week through the end of August Kitanica will be releasing a Range Short in a new color or camouflage. So far Kitanica has released Dark Khaki, Woodland, Multicam® Arid, Kryptek® Typhon® and Tiger Stripe. Multicam® Black and other colors will be dropping in the coming weeks.  These are short runs of Range Shorts are designed to maximize colorways and camos and are being sold right off the production floor factory direct at The Range Shorts are made in the U.S.A. by Kitanica’s in-house sewing team using 100% U.S. made materials.

Range Shorts Features:
• Total of 8 pockets including 2 hip pockets with knife clip reinforcement
• Left and right CORDURA® fabric side knife/multi-tool/mag pockets
• 2 large rear pockets with VELCRO® closure
• Contoured waistband design with 7 heavy duty belt loops
• Double layer reinforced seat
• Left side cargo pocket with elastic retainer straps and organizer sleeves
• Right side zippered cargo pocket with pen tubes
• Bar-tacked stress points
• Dual waist cinches for fit adjustment

Kitanica Range Shorts are sold factory direct at the link below:

Or, visit them if you’re in the Bay Area.

867 Isabella St.
Oakland, CA 94607

Contact: Chris Cronin 415-305-7663

Patrol Incident Gear x Presscheck Assault Glove (Pre-Order)

Friday, July 31st, 2020

St. Louis, MO. July 31, 2020- Patrol Incident Gear (PIG) partners with Presscheck Consulting, LLC. to create the Presscheck Assault Glove. 30% of all proceeds from sales of the Presscheck Assault Glove will go to Warriors Heart Addiction and PTSD Treatment Center.

During a Presscheck Consulting No Fail Pistol course in 2018, Instructor Chuck Pressburg explained various instances where he utilized his gloves in non-typical applications as an operator at a Special Mission Unit. Attending this course was a glove designer for PIG who paid attention- and a new glove project was born. After ongoing discussions with Tom Spooner at Warriors Heart, it was decided that a large portion of the proceeds from this project would be donated towards treatment scholarships at Warriors Heart.

Patrol Incident Gear is proud to bring this exciting new glove to market, and is proud of it’s continuing affiliation with Chuck Pressburg and Presscheck Consulting. The Presscheck Assault Glove features a Patent Pending Bite Tab to aid in hands-free removal of the gloves, and like all PIG gloves, they are touch screen compatible. The Presscheck Assault Gloves will be available in Black, Carbon Grey, Ranger Green and Coyote Brown and in Men’s sizes Small through 2XL. 

Pre-orders for this glove will be available exclusively at SKD Tactical. Delivery is expected mid-December, 2020.

Pre-order yours at

Free Limited Edition Presscheck Fight Soap Patch for each Presscheck Assault Glove Pre-Ordered by August 15, 2020

FirstSpear Friday Focus – OEM Partner Series, Tuff Possum Gear

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Today we have another edition of the FirstSpear OEM Partner series taking a closer look at an all new company FirstSpear manufacturers private label equipment for. Introducing Tuff Possum Gear and the Shackleton EDC Satchel, 100% American Made by FirstSpear. Currently available in Coyote Brown, Ranger Green, and Black.

How was Tuff Possum started?

I, Jayberry, grew up hiking, camping, fishing, hunting and just generally exploring like kids ought to be able to do. A fellow needs a way to carry those essentials for his adventure, right?

My mother was working as a part time private seamstress, so naturally I would bring requests for pouches and bags for my “kit”. These grew until, when I brought her a small pack design, she decided it was time for me to learn to sew.

That summer of 2012, a family friend gave 13 yr old me a little home sewing machine that she no longer needed and so it began. I only sewed projects for myself and friends for a few years.

But around age 15, in search of funding my own material purchasing, I started selling a few pieces on an online discussion forum and quickly realized there were customers to be had. People who took this gear out and used it hard.

Fast forward to November of 2017, I graduated highschool, quit my part time machining job of 3 years, and decided to launch this full time. Tuff Possum Gear was born!

We exist to bring trustworthy gear to people who go places and do things. Whether that means hiking to Machu Picchu, commuting in the heart of New York City, or camping along a riverbank in the Missouri Ozarks.

Why was the Shackleton Developed?

The Roman emperor and philosopher, Marcus Aurelius, once said, “Usefulness and happiness are largely found in the same soul.” The Shackleton EDC Satchel was really developed as a grab-and-go, everyday carry bag. Designed to easily carry the items I wanted to have on hand, no matter where I go. Namely: A water bottle, a battery pack and charger cords for my phone, a first aid kit to lend help around me, a pair of gloves, a multitool, 550 parachute cord, and the like.

If something isn’t easy to keep with you at all times, you are more likely to leave it behind. A single strap satchel is preferable, in my opinion, for easy access on the go. It has merit as well, when it comes to donning and doffing when entering and exiting motor vehicles.

Why did you choose FS manufacturing?

For for a small business like ours, scalability is hard. Producing gear at high enough quantities and maintaining a high standard of quality is the challenge of the day.

FirstSpear has the manufacturing capabilities, both in the pool of talent and the specialized equipment, to make that a smooth process. For a small business owner doing almost everything himself and bootstrapping a brand from nothing, this is a huge boon.

As part of this, this also meant we have the ability to take advantage of utilizing FirstSpear’s patented 6/12 material and their laser cutting abilities with other laminate components.

Why is American manufacturing important to Tuff Possum?

The answer is twofold.

The first is transparency and human connection. We place a lot of value on the ability to drive to whereever our products are made, talk to the people making them,see the machines they are being made on and know that the people value the things we value.

The second is gratitude. For the land and the country that has given us so much. Despite its flaws, it has stood as a bastion for freedom and righteousness in a world of darkness. And it is truly a land of opportunity. A land that has been fertile ground for generations of our forefathers. American manufacturing is important to us as a way of giving back. Of supporting the industry, the grit and tenacity, the people, and the families that compose this great country.

Galvion Signs Major Helmet Contract with Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Galvion, a world leader in innovative head protection systems and power management solutions, has signed a new contract to supply the Danish Ministry of Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO), with a suite of helmet systems. Awarded following a full and open competition, the 7-year contract is worth approximately USD $23.5 million. Galvion will deliver new helmets across two unique helmet geometries and additionally, has established a spare parts and life extension programme with estimated completion in 2034.   As well as the Danish MoD, the Danish Police and Ministry of Foreign Affairs can also use this framework contract to procure and support their own specific helmets.

DALO is not a new customer to Galvion; in 2012, Galvion (under its former corporate name Revision Military) won a contract to deliver helmets and spare parts to Denmark over a seven-year period. Following a competitive technical assessment process including comprehensive user trials, this newest contract extends an already strong relationship with the DALO. Starting in Q4 2020, Galvion will begin delivering a combination of their flagship Batlskin Caiman® Special Forces helmet system and the newly launched PDxT™ helmet. The PDxT introduces a new helmet geometry to balance space, comfort and impact performance together with a low-profile shell.  Both helmet platforms include the very latest APEX lining system, which can be configured to meet a variety of impact standards and mission requirements.

Major Kasper Riis from DALO said: “We’re pleased that Galvion won the tender and therefore will continue as our ongoing supplier of helmet systems, following an extensive competitive assessment to establish protection for our soldiers, whilst delivering value for money. Galvion (formerly Revision Military) have proven themselves to be a reliable and dependable supply partner to DALO in recent years and we’re confident that this new contract will build on that success and that Galvion will continue to be a good partner for DALO”.

Jonathan Blanshay, CEO at Galvion said: “We’re honoured to sign another contract with the DALO, solidifying our partnership for many years to come.  Galvion has developed a reputation as the leader in NATO next-generation helmet systems, and the awarding of this contract speaks of our commitment to provide bespoke solutions for the modern soldier.  He added: “Our team has created a suite of helmets for the Danish MoD that balances quality, durability and the all-important user-acceptance and we are excited to start delivering these systems to the soldiers who need them”.

As well as the new DALO contract, Galvion enjoys an impressive track record of large-scale global sales for protective head systems and soldier power management systems. Other customers include defence forces from the US, Canada, UK, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, UAE, Israel, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and others.

Mission Ready Announces Appointment of James Marks as Interim CEO, Resignation of Jeffery Schwartz as President and CEO

Thursday, July 30th, 2020

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA – JULY 28, 2020 – Mission Ready Solutions Inc. (“Mission Ready” or the “Company”) (TSXV: MRS) announces that, effective August 7, 2020, James A. Marks will assume the role of interim Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the Company. To facilitate this change, Jeffery L. Schwartz has tendered his resignation as the Company’s President and CEO, effective August 7, 2020, but will remain a member of the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”).

Mr. Schwartz has served as the Company’s President and CEO since March 2017, during which time he has led the Company to new heights and presided over impressive revenue growth, with 2019 revenues reaching CAD $21.19 million, a 588% increase over the previous year.

“We are forever grateful for Jeff’s devoted and faithful service to the Company and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors,” states James Marks, a Director of Mission Ready. “It’s now time to transition to a new leader with deep leadership and organizational skills to continue to build and to stabilize the platform.”

Jeffery Schwartz, President and CEO of Mission Ready, states “Its has been a pleasure and truly an honor to help build Mission Ready to the point its at today. It is with mixed emotions that I step aside as President and CEO. I will certainly miss the great folks I’ve had the pleasure of working so closely with during the past 3 years but I am also very much looking forward to spending more time with my immediate and extended family. As for the Company’s future, I have full confidence in my fellow directors to identify an excellent candidate to lead the Company forward at this exciting and opportune time.”

Since joining the Company’s Board in June 2018, Major General (Retired) James A. Marks has contributed immeasurable value to Mission Ready, lending extraordinary insights and expertise gained throughout 30 years of service with the United States Army. General Marks served in the United States Army holding every command position from infantry platoon leader to commanding general and was the senior intelligence officer during the LA Riots, in the Balkans, Korea, Iraq. He is an Honor Graduate of the US Army’s Ranger School and a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame. General Marks has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY and a Master of Arts degree in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia.

Additionally, the Company announces that it has granted incentive stock options (the “Options”), pursuant to its stock option plan (the “Plan”), for a total of 400,000 common shares of the Company, to a director and officer of the Company. The Options, subject to the terms of the Plan and the corresponding option agreement, are exercisable at a price of CAD $0.15 per share for a period of up to five years.