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Happy Big 16 to SSD

Friday, May 17th, 2024

I’ve been so busy I didn’t even realize today is the anniversary of our founding. A reader just informed me at the NRA Annual Meeting.

USSOCOM Science and Technology Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) 24.4 Release 6

Sunday, May 12th, 2024

The USSOCOM Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program will soon be accepting submissions for:

SOCOM244-007: Thermal Barrier Minimal Deflection Handguard

The objective of this topic is twofold. First, research thermodynamics involved in an over the suppressor handguard design. Secondly, designing a handguard with a toolless means of mounting. The Sig Sauer Rattler .300BO weapon system and the Sig Sauer SLH Suppressor is the host weapon associated with this SBIR.

SOCOM244-008: Ruggedized Additive Mobile Manufacturing Unit (RAMMU)

The objective of this topic is to develop applied research toward an innovative capability to use additive manufacturing in a deployed environment with the ability to decrease down time for foreign and non-standard weapons parts, motor pool parts, and dental accessories.

On 14 May, SOFWERX will host a virtual Q&A session for the areas of interest. RSVP to the Q&A session here.

Submissions Open 21 May 2024 12:00 PM ET (Noon)

Introducing the Shikari – Series, New Untralight Abseiling and Climbing Gear, Jointly Developed by Edelrid and Lindnerhof

Friday, February 23rd, 2024

LENGGRIES, GERMANY (23 February 2024) – Lindnerhof-Taktik will introduce the Shikari – Series, ultralight abseiling and climbing gear, tomorrow.

This updated Series features an ultralight torso mount, consisting of an integrated or a quick-drop Chest Harness in combination with the Shikari Grid Harness, either with Cobra or Triple-Lock closure and optional leg loops. Developed for efficient on-rope operations, allows for quick mounting and detachment while being fully protected and free to move with unobstructed gear access.

Developed in collaboration with Edelrid, a leader in climbing gear, these products were engineered to change the experience of climbing and abseiling in the long term. The design is uncompromisingly focused on safety and comfort, allowing the users to tackle their mission.

The Shikari – Series contains the following products:

• Edelrid SE Shikari Grid with Cobra buckle

• Edelrid SE Shikari Grid with Triple Lock buckle

• Edelrid SE Shikari Grid Leg Loops

• Edelrid SE Quick-Drop (available soon)

• Edelrid SE Integrable

The main focus within the new series is on the Shikari Grid, either with Cobra- or Triple-Lock buckle closure. An ultralight, 2 in 1 Product – for one a warbelt that can be individually equipped with various kind of pouches by means of its MOLLE slots and also has the approval for a sit harness in conjunction with the leg loops.

Another Highlight is the Edelrid SE Quick-Drop, a chest harness, that can be easily attached to any existing plate carrier or protective vest by means of back-to-back Velcro tape, rubber bands or the LHT “Anbindungsschließe”. It offers ultralight and comfortable torso support with wide belay loop for efficient rope movement and fast descent with full protection and unrestricted access to equipment.

Learn more about the latest products from Lindnerhof Taktik today and enjoy the numerous features and the modern design.

Spiritus Systems – Frag Spud Pouch

Wednesday, January 31st, 2024

Debuting at SHOT Show, the Frag Spud Pouch is a M67 grenade sized version of the popular SPUD Pouch. Thanks to the scrim cover flap, you’ll find it will fit a variety of essentials.

Coming soonish.

More Information on the Ohio Ordnance Works .338 NM Beltfed: The REAPR

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

Ohio Ordnance Works has released additional details on their new Recoil Enhanced Automatic Rifle (REAPR), a lightweight beltfed medium machine gun chambered in .338 Norma Mag but swappable to 7.62 NATO.

The REAPR weighs 26.8 lbs and has an overall length of 51.7″ with stock collapsed and 54.5″ with the stock extended. However, the stock can also be folded and in that case, it’s just 44.25″ in length. It can be configured for right or left hand feed and features a patented sliding feed tray and cover which means you can use optics with a larger footprint.

The operating system is a roller delayed mechanism and the 24.5″ barrel can be quickly changed without the need to depress a button or lever.

Above and below, you can see how it can be carried in a backpack and quickly configured for firing.

Developed initially to answer a United States Special Operations Command requirement for a Lightweight Medium Machine Gun, it will compete with True Velocity and SIG SAUER in the next few months. The Marine Corps is also interested in the capability and the US Army and several NATO countries are monitoring the program.

Happy New Year!

Monday, January 1st, 2024

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Thursday, November 23rd, 2023

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Sunday, November 19th, 2023

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