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HOTSPOTS ELIMINATED: Qore Performance Releases New IceVents Classic Holster Pad for True North Concepts MHA

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Sterling, VA: Since their debut a few years ago, IceVents have become the standard in ventilated load-bearing pads for plate carriers, chest rigs, duty belts, boots, and Safariland UBL holster platforms. Now, with the release of their all-new IceVents Classic Holster Pad, Qore Performance is bringing the incredible comfort and versatility of IceVents to users of the True North Concepts MHA (Modular Holster Adapter).

“Almost everyday since the launch of IceVents Aero Holster Pads for the Safariland UBL in 2020, customers have been asking us for an IceVents Holster Pad for the True North Concepts MHA. We are pumped to finally deliver on this request with the IceVents Classic Holster Pad.” said Justin Li, Qore Performance Co-Founder and CEO.

The IceVents Classic Holster Pad for the True North Concepts MHA is available exclusively from QorePerformance on their website.

As the inventors of specialized and consumable thermoregulation for PPE users, Qore Performance bridges the gap between human and machine. Their IceAge Ecosystem protects over 35,000 daily active enterprise safety users. In addition to their military, law enforcement, and prepared citizen customers, dozens of America’s Fortune 1000 companies including Raising Cane’s, Dutch Bros Coffee, Boeing, Charlotte Area Transit System, Black Rock Coffee (Arizona), Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Costco, Great Hearts Academies, and FedEx, depend on Qore Performance to safeguard their teams in the field. Qore Performance enterprise customers have worked over 4,000,000 hours since launch in 2017 without a single heat injury.

IceVents Classic Holster Pad:

For sales inquiries, contact:
[email protected]
P 703.755.0724

Qore Performance, Inc.
22311 Shaw Rd, STE A2
Sterling, VA 20166

UF PRO Striker X BDUs to Be Available in Italy’s Acclaimed Vegetato Camo Pattern for Mediterranean Environments

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

TRZIN, SLOVENIA (31 March 2022)—Maker of advanced-technology tactical garments UF PRO today revealed it will begin producing its popular Striker X Battle Dress Uniform in the Italian camouflage pattern Vegetato.

The three-piece Striker X BDU consists of Striker X Combat Pants, Striker X Combat Shirt, and Striker Gen.2 Boonie Hat. All three will be available in Vegetato; however UF PRO said it intends to make only a limited number of each in that pattern.

Vegetato was introduced in 2004 for use by Italian military units operating in the Mediterranean Basin. According to UF PRO, the Vegetato pattern provides effective concealment in virtually any semi-arid or subtropical environment dominated by small trees and dense shrubs.

UF PRO said it expects that its offering of the Striker X BDU in Vegetato will prove to be a winning maneuver.

Each of the three Striker X BDU pieces is in its own right a victory, the company added. For example, the Striker X Combat Pants represent new thinking about how combat trousers are designed and built to provide the ruggedness, knee protection, and pocket configurations required by today’s military operators.

The Striker X Combat Shirt is similarly beast-like in its ability to survive abuse thanks to its Lyocell/polyamide-knitted fabric construction and abrasion-resistant ceramic dots reinforcement.

In addition, UF PRO noted, both the shirt and pants are exceptionally comfortable. So is the Striker Gen.2 Boonie Hat, which features mesh ventilation openings front and back to allow the free circulation of air around the head while the sun beats down.

For more information, contact UF PRO at: [email protected]

Now Available: P226 ZEV

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Custom Developed with ZEV Technologies for Exceptional Style and Unmatched Performance

The P226 has earned its reputation alongside the U.S. Navy Seals, Federal Agents and numerous military and law enforcement agencies around the world. Exceptional ergonomics and balance make this full-size pistol easy to handle and a pleasure to shoot. Chambered in 9mm, the P226 ZEV is a single-action only (SAO) custom pistol developed with ZEV Technologies to create a truly unique take on the venerable P226 platform. The custom stylized ZEV Tech slide and frame, threaded barrel, G10 grips and fiber optic front sight set make this P226 as stylish as it is functional. The P226 ZEV comes ready to shoot, equipped with a Romeo1PRO mounted to the slide and three 15-round steel magazines.


Velocity Systems – LFT Mesh Dump Pouch

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Designed in collaboration with Lead Faucet Tactical the Helium Whisper LFT Mesh Dump Pouch can be used to accept your empties or as a small SSE pouch. The bag measures 9” x 9” with a shock cord and PTFE lined opening and cord lock synch. The PTFE lined opening helps hold the bag open while in use but can be easily folded for storage. The entire bag rolls up into a small square and can be secured with a Velcro Brand flap to be stowed when not in use. For easy and quick deployment simply open the Velcro Brand flap closure to expand. Helium Whisper Attachment.

All materials and workmanship are 100% made in the USA.


Looking Past the Memes and Abominations: What is Armslist?

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

If you’re a firearms enthusiast, chances are you have heard of ARMSLIST. In fact, with more than 2 1/2 million users and over 1,300 registered FFL dealers involved, chances are you’ve probably also been on their website. 

If not, you’ve almost certainly seen pictures or memes of the strange and terrible guns that appear for sale there.

Needs a scope and a couple of Remington 870 bayonets.

But beyond the entertainment value, how much do you actually know about it? 


It is a private online marketplace, but it doesn’t actually sell firearms. Instead, it works virtually with a huge network of registered FFL dealers to put a wide range of guns in front of prospective gun owners. 

This allows people in the United States to list items for sale online, communicating safely, securely, and because you’re working directly with FFLs, you’ll be legally buying with very low risk of scams or fraud. Whether you’re a dealer, manufacturer, or individual gun owner, Armslist provides you with an alternative to auction sites and has drastically lower fees, and zero commission fees.

ARMSLIST has guns and gear, accessories, blogs, and reviews on hundreds of products you’d be interested in owning, all while conducting business easily and legally, with accountability on both sides of a transaction.

Buying or Selling

The main thing to know about buying a gun on the website is that you don’t need an account to buy a gun. As a non-subscriber, you can still purchase from the ARMSLIST network of over 1,300 FFL dealers. However, having an account opens up new possibilities for you.

They offer two different account types, the Premium Vendor account and the Personal account. Each account is adjusted to the seller’s needs, which provides options that many online companies don’t offer.

ARMSLIST Legal Defense Fund

They also help maintain the ARMSLIST Legal Defense Fund that fights to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of all Americans, focusing on issues regarding the internet. Armslist also provides up-to-date news articles about guns, gun laws, and opinionated articles to educate the public on matters affecting the 2nd Amendment.

Armslist strongly encourages anyone interested in selling or buying guns to try armslist.com immediately. But… if you’re not interested in buying or selling products, you can always support our Legal Defense Fund. Your participation there helps ensure the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans are not taken away.

Are you interested in learning more? Visit REFactorTactical.com or visit ARMSLIST.com

You can also find them on Youtube, Gab, and Twitter.

DoD Releases Instruction Regarding Supplement Use

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Early this month, the Department of Defense issued DOD Instruction 6130.06, “Use of Dietary Supplements in the DoD” which lays out the DoD Operation Supplement Safety (OPSS) Program.

Dietary supplement education is mandatory for all Service members and those who provide health-related services (e.g., health promotion specialists, fitness leaders, athletic trainers, strength and conditioning specialists) as well as health care personnel, including DoD military, civilian, and contract providers.

This makes sense considering how many supplements are now on the market and the fact that cannabis derivatives have become common in commercial products despite the continued prohibition by DoD and other organizations. There is a distinct risk that military personnel as well as others subject to drug screening can be exposed to restricted materials.

However, there may be instances where a service member is prescribed a supplement which contains prohibited ingredients. Additionally, a service member may participate in a study which exposes them to prohibited ingredients. In either case, a notation must be made in the service member’s medical records.

If you use supplements in your training regimen it’s worth check DOD Instruction 6130.06 out. There’s also a website with an up-to-date listing of prohibited dietary supplement ingredients.

Project Director Soldier & Squad Integration Helps Forge Relationship Between PEO Soldier and USASOC

Thursday, March 31st, 2022

FORT BELVOIR, VA – Project Director Soldier & Squad Integration (PD S&SI) hosted a side-by-side gear comparison between Project Executive Office (PEO) Soldier and U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) on Fort Belvoir, March 8-10.

PD S&SI held an event at the Soldier Integration Facility on Fort Belvoir, designed to provide a familiarization of selected items from Project Manager Soldier Survivability (PM SSV) and USASOC’s respective portfolios.

“We put the event together and facilitated bringing everyone in at the same time,” said Christopher Baker, survivability and power lead for the operational synchronization team for PD S&SI. “USASOC’s chain of command believed that they could realize some cost savings by leveraging the work that PEO Soldier is doing and what they’re fielding. The most interest and discussion were around the protective equipment, helmets and body armor, and the differences between what PEO Soldier fields and what USASOC has right now.”

Product Manager Soldier Protective Equipment (PdM SPE) displayed the modular scalable vest (MSV), the blast pelvic protector (BPP) and the ballistic combat shirt (BCS). SPE personnel went over the capability and functions of the MSV, BPP, BCS, their threat levels and the differences between the Enhanced Small Arms Protective Inserts (ESAPI) plates and the legacy ESAPI plates. The SPE presentation highlighted the Army’s focus on increasing protection but slimming down on weight.

“A lot of the questions we received were predominantly on sizing and the kinds of threats our plates stopped,” said Capt. Kim Pierre-Zamora, assistant product manager for PdM SPE. “For us, the key message we want to convey to our audience, especially the Special Forces community, is that not only are we scaling back on these extra areas of redundant coverage or parasitic weight, but we’re also able to scale up the coverage depending on what they’re doing, where they are, and their commander’s intent.”

“Not only are we looking to make Soldiers lighter and more mobile, but also more lethal. Because if they can move enough to avoid a threat, they can engage that much better.”

The gear comparison not only presented an opportunity for USASOC personnel to get their first hands-on look with gear currently fielded by PEO Soldier, but it allowed for in-depth discussion of what goes into developing and producing that equipment.

“From my perspective, especially working in Future Capabilities, it’s good to see where the Army is with their equipment,” said Lt. Col. Rachel Cepis, S8 Future Capabilities Director, 95th Civil Affairs Brigade. “At the tactical level, you hear Soldiers sometimes complain and say, ‘why is this like this?’ or ‘when are we going to get this?’ Therefore, it is good to be able to see what is out there and being developed. It’s going to be helpful for me to be able to pass that message on to other Soldiers.”

The gear comparison event was the first step in developing the relationship between PEO Soldier and USASOC, with the future collaboration already in the works. Within the next six months, a future follow-on event, hosted by USASOC, will be scheduled.

Story by Jason Amadi, PEO Soldier

Major Order from Hungary: Rheinmetall to Supply a Comprehensive Array of Ammunition Worth Several Hundred Million Euros

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

A reliable supply of modern ammunition is a mainstay of national and alliance defence. The Hungarian Ministry of Defence has contracted with Rheinmetall to supply an extensive package of ammunition worth several hundred million euros. The order encompasses ammunition for infantry fighting vehicles, main battle tanks, artillery, and decoy systems. Delivery is starting in 2023 and is to be complete by 2031. Most of the ammunition will be manufactured in Hungary.

The package includes three variants of 30mm x 173 ammunition; 120mm tank ammunition; and 155mm artillery shells including propelling charges and fuzes. On order also are 40mm and 76mm decoy cartridges for the Rosy and Maske smoke/obscurant systems, plus 12.7mm and 7.62mm ammunition.

The procurement of this extensive array of ammunition constitutes a further important step by Hungary – a member nation of both NATO and the EU – in the modernization of its armed forces. The new ammunition will also boost interoperability with the armed forces of Hungary’s partner nations.

“We are extremely honoured that Hungary has once again entrusted us with the task of modernizing its military”, declares Rheinmetall chief executive Armin Papperger. “We’re delighted to be cooperating with our Hungarian friends in another key military capability.”

The order just issued makes Rheinmetall one of the Hungarian military’s top suppliers of ammunition. The Düsseldorf-based Group will be supplying ammunition for Hungary’s three main ground combat systems: the Leopard 2A7+ main battle tank, the PzH 2000 self-propelled howitzer and the new Lynx IFV. Hungary set the process of modernizing its army into motion in 2020 when it ordered 218 Lynx infantry fighting vehicles from Rheinmetall. These state-of-the-art tracked vehicles will replace the country’s aging fleet of Soviet-era systems.

Viewing Hungary as a domestic market, Rheinmetall plans to rely on in-country industrial capacity. In Zalaegerszeg in western Hungary, one of Europe’s most advanced military vehicle plants is now under construction, where the first Hungarian-built Lynx is due to roll off the assembly line in 2023.

The new order underscores Rheinmetall’s role as one of Europe’s foremost makers of ammunition for NATO and other European armed forces. The Group’s portfolio ranges from infantry and medium-calibre ammunition to tank cartridges and mortar and artillery shells, including propelling charges and decoy cartridges.