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FN Unveils MultiCam FN SCAR Rifles at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

McLean, VA – May 25, 2022) FN America, LLC is set to unveil custom MultiCam® patterned FN SCAR® NRCH rifles at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, May 26 – 29, 2022. The pattern, Crye Precision’s original MultiCam®, has been applied hydrographically to the receiver and trigger module frame of the SCAR 16S, 17S and 20S commercial SCAR variants.

The legendary FN SCAR® series, having roots in its battle-proven lineage, now features dual, non-reciprocating charging handles that enable users to shoot from any position or use any grip style. The benchmark of reliability and versatility with its three variants, the FN SCAR rifles are capable of consistent accuracy from their cold hammer-forged and chrome-lined barrels and one-piece forged aluminum receiver. They deliver precision fire with aid from their fully adjustable buttstock, low-flash gas regulator and fast-handling characteristics uncommon in similar rifle platforms.

The MultiCam®  pattern is arguably one of the most popular camouflage patterns currently used by conventional and special operations forces worldwide. According to Crye Precision, the MultiCam® pattern was developed to effectively limit the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating across a very wide range of physical environments and seasons. After many successful evaluations, after being proven in combat, and after becoming the officially issued pattern of the U.S. Army for all Afghanistan operations in 2010, MultiCam® is the proven multi-environment concealment solution.

To learn more about the MultiCam SCARs or other FN SCAR rifles, please visit www.fnamerica.com or the FN Booth (2923) at the 151st NRA Annual Meeting. 

High Speed Gear Introduces the Duty Double Rifle TACOs

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

SWANSBORO, N.C. – May 24, 2022 – High Speed Gear® is pleased to announce the recent expansion of the Duty Line, which now offers the Duty Double Rifle TACO®.

The Duty Double Rifle TACO® was designed for professionals that are looking to carry two additional rifle magazines. This pouch is versatile and holds most rifle-caliber magazines to include AR-15 magazines, AK-47 magazines, .308 magazines, radios, shotgun shell trays, flash bangs and more.

The HSGI Duty line functions much the same as the original TACO® line and features shock cord that is woven internally for a sleeker design. The Duty Double Rifle TACO® can mount to both MOLLE and belt mount platforms with the innovative HSGI® Universal Clips. The tapered brackets and open-top design allow for quick and easy indexing of items.

“High Speed Gear® is constantly choosing to expand our product offering to meet our customer’s needs,” said Bill Babboni, HSGI® Chief Operating Officer. “Since releasing the Duty line in 2017 we have been able to help law enforcement agencies throughout the world. Our mission is to be able to design quality gear that professionals can rely on in everyday situations on the job.”

To check out more information please visit: Duty Double Rifle TACO®

Lindnerhof-Taktik Launches LT562 Curv Belt; Light Weight Permits Attaching Gear that Otherwise Would Need to Be Left Off

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

LENGGRIES, GERMANY (20 May 2022)—A highly versatile, exceptionally comfortable war belt made from a unique combination of materials that give it remarkable strength and lightness is now available for purchase, tactical gear manufacturer Lindnerhof-Taktik GmbH today announced.

The Lindnerhof-Taktik LT562 Curv® Belt weighs so little that wearers can attach tactical gear they once would have chosen—or more likely been forced—to leave off, the company said.

“If you as an operator put on a belt that weighs what war belts typically weigh, you’re not going to want to make it heavier still by attaching a lot of gear,” said Lindnerhof-Taktik CEO Jakob Kolbeck. “To keep that typical belt from becoming excessively weighty and uncomfortable, you’ll decide to not take with you some of the gear you’d like to have along for the mission and some of the gear you really do need to have along.

“Our new Curv® Belt range solves this problem. It’s ultralight, so you can attach more gear without becoming weighed down to the extent that your performance suffers.

“But even though it’s super light, our Curv® Belt is also very durable. It fully meets tactical-use requirements for high impact-strength and—even when subjected to very cold temperatures— resistance to fracturing.”

Kolbeck said all of this is possible thanks to the Curv® Belt’s unique combination of materials. Utilized in that pairing are a polypropylene base topped with a 500-denier layer of specially coated CORDURA® fabric to produce a flexible yet sufficiently stiff construct that needs no additional reinforcing.

“We call it Curv® material,” Kolbeck said. “The inspiration for it came from the automotive industry and their classically high-performance textiles used for making seat belts and other motor-vehicle components.”

Kolbeck said that Lindnerhof-Taktik also drew on customer feedback to guide the outside-the- textile-material-box thinking employed by its design-and-engineering team.

“We always listen very carefully to our customers in order to identify needs common to all— we’ve found that to be an approach which can lead to the development of great new products, such as the Curv® Belt,” he explained.

According to Kolbeck, the LT562 Curv® Belt is laser-cut, which permits attachment of pouches and gear directly to its supplied MOLLE slots. As well, the belt is anatomically adjusted to fit better and be more comfortable.

“A war belt that doesn’t fit properly will interfere with the wearer’s performance,” he contended. “Nor is it advantageous if the wearer can’t get the belt off fast. Those are issues our new Curv® Belt range successfully addresses.”

Kolbeck indicated that the Curv® Belt can be easily adapted to other belts made by Lindnerhof- Taktik, such as the LT465 belt.

“We’ve incorporated along the inner side of the Curv® Belt a band of Velcro®-fastened hooks for affixing it over another belt,” he said.

The Curv® Belt is available in an assortment of colours: Stone Gray, Black, German 5fb Flecktarn camouflage, Coyote, and MultiCam®. As for sizes, it’s offered in small, medium, large, and extra-large.

“Our goal in creating the Curv® Belt was to maintain the key features of a classic war belt but, by the same token, go way beyond the limits of what once was possible for war belts made from conventional materials,” Kolbeck said. “I feel very confident that we have fully achieved that goal.”

For more information about the Curv® Belt range and other Lindnerhof-Taktik products, please visit the company’s website at www.hqg.de

Heads Up! Altama X TD Exclusive OTB Maritime Assault Mid in Desert TigerStripe

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

Available tomorrow (5/24/22) at 1100 Eastern time, the Tactical Distributors exclusive? Altama OTB Maritime Assault Mid in Desert TigerStripe!


USSOCOM Publishes Intent to Purchase SIG Rattlers as Personal Defense Weapons

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

The United States Special Operations Command has published an intent to award a sole source IDIQ contract for Personal Defense Weapons to SIG SAUER.

The goal of the program is to provide Operators with maximum firepower in a concealable weapon and they have selected the Rattler, a compact version of SIG’s MCX after having conducted ongoing research and review of viable solutions since 2017.

According to the notice of intent, the IDIQ will provide complete PDW weapons (5.56mm and .300 Blackout caliber) that include suppressors (SIG SL series), cleaning kits, magazines, quick barrel change kits and force on force training kits. Furthermore, parts, sustainment, and New Equipment Training will also be part of this IDIQ.

In 2018 USSOCOM awarded SIG SAUER a contract for the Suppressed Upper Receiver Group program which is also based on the MCX. While the PDW contract will deliver complete weapons, SURG is a SOF unique specialized upper receiver which is attached to the M4A1 lower receiver.

After refinement of the design in conjunction with USSOCOM, SIG began delivering SURG last fall. In these images of SURG the version that won the contract includes a mesh cage around the suppressor but was delivered in the low-profile variant shown detached from the M4A1.

SIG CEO Ron Cohen recently shared in an interview the work they have accomplished to reduce the amount of toxic fumes shooters are exposed to while firing suppressed weapons. He explained that the M4 unsuppressed is 100 parts per million at the shooter while the Mk 18 exposes the shooter to four times the amount of an unsuppressed M4. SURG exposes the shooter to less than an unsuppressed M4.

There will be a short comment period for the Notice of Intent to award the sole source contract for PDWs. After that, the contract will be awarded.

Comp-Tac Brand Ambassador Rob Leatham Speaks Holsters

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

HOUSTON, May 12, 2022 – Check out Comp-Tac®’s website to see a recent video interview with multi-time national and world champion, Rob Leatham, answering questions about what he looks for in a holster.

Leatham recently visited the Comp-Tac factory in Houston, Texas, where he learned more about the Comp-Tac manufacturing process, variety of products and met with staff pertaining future Comp-Tac projects. While in house, Leatham and Comp-Tac general manager Gordon Carrell were able to sit down and talk about holsters and what Leatham looks for and has learned over the years.

Interview includes questions covering: Rob Leatham, Brand Ambassador visits Comp-Tac – YouTube

– Leatham’s reaction to learning about the Comp-Tac’s manufacturing process.

– What does Rob Leatham look for in a holster?

– How Leatham tested the Comp-Tac products before he became a brand ambassador.

“Getting to work with Rob has been an amazing opportunity so far. In just a few short months we have already come together on ideas for expanded, new and potential projects. Having Rob in Houston to see what we do and meet all the Houston staff was an excellent step for the continued growth of Comp-Tac’s brand and we are excited to keep sharing information with each-other and our customers,” explained Gordon Carrell general manager of Comp-Tac.

SCUBAPRO Sunday – What to Wear Under Your Wetsuits?

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Most people wear something under their wetsuit to help with getting their wetsuit on and off easier. The other reason for wearing something under your wetsuits is that the extra layers can help keep your body warmer. Instead of wearing a thicker wetsuit that will restrict your movement, it allows you to wear a thinner suit that will give you more flexibility. You can wear a short sleeve top or bottom to help keep your core warmer. The other thing to think about is the air temperature/ wind on your way to the dive site. Suppose you are worried about the air temp/ wind when you are traveling to the dive site. In that case, you can wear heavyweight GoreTex or a linebacker jacket (the kind made for helo’s flights/ football players wear on the sidelines) is excellent to have as you can take it off before the dive and put it on when you are done.

SCUBAPRO 1.5mm Everflex SS top

For colder temperatures, adding layers underneath the suit is the way to go. You have several options to choose from. If you already have a thinner wetsuit that you usually use for warmer environments, a 1mm rash guard, or any other type of garment that’ll provide you with the added warmth around your chest will help. SCUBAPRO makes a great 1.5mm top and bottoms in short and long sleeves, shorts, and long pants. This 1.5mm is very warm, and to me, it feels like I am wearing a 2-3mm.

SCUBAPRO 1.5mm Everflex long pants

When you have to worry about the wind, most surf wetsuits or wetsuits glossy like surf suits are made to stop the wind. That all-suit surf suits are not great for diving as most are not made from a material (yes, surfing is different than diving) that is designed to be used underwater for long periods. Some people like to wear nothing between them and their wetsuits. This can be painful after wearing a wetsuit for a long time, especially on a long wet Zodiac ride. Due to the constant rubbing against their skin, it begins to chafe ( AKA Baboon a$$). Usually, the neck, armpits, behind the knees, and the crotch are the first to go. You can apply anti-chafing gel/ Vaseline to help with this on long dives and rides. There is also stuff like Butt Paste, Triple paste, or Anti monkey butt paste.

SCUBAPRO 1.5mm Everflex LS top

You can also wear dive skin or bike shorts; this will help with donning and doffing your suit on and off also. I have started to use compression shorts. (They make tops also) They are made with a material called Celliant; it is a mineral-infused fabric to take the energy you give off when you work and reflect it into your muscles, increasing blood flow and helping them work harder. As your body emits energy, the mineral-infused fabric absorbs & reflects it, improving endurance. (I know this sounds crazy, but I am a big believer in Celliant)

Whatever you decide to wear, keep in mind the water/ air temperature, duration of the dive, and what you will be doing. Also, one reason you should make sure to keep a logbook of all your dives. That way, you can look up what you have used in the past for this situation. That should put you at a good starting point. Now that you’re aware of your options, it’s time to get to specifics. What type of undergarment is right for your needs, or do you even need to wear anything under your wetsuit at all?

SCUBAPRO 1.5mm Everflex

Well, that depends on you. In warmer waters, you can get away with wearing undergarments with minimal coverage (swimsuits, trunks, and other similar items)—or even nothing at all. Many people prefer to go commando under their wetsuits, but it’s all a matter of preference. If you plan to rent the suit, however, you’re probably going to want to wear something underneath.

SCUBAPRO 1mm Topical wetsuit

For colder temperatures, adding layers underneath the suit is the way to go. You have several options to choose from. Suppose you already have a thinner wetsuit that you usually use for warmer environments. In that case, you can opt to add a jumpsuit, rash guard, or any other type of garment that’ll provide you with the added insulation you need. This way, you won’t have to purchase another suit.

SCUBAPRO Hybrid Hood Vest

Or, if you’d instead go naked warrior underneath, you can get a thicker wetsuit. Deciding what to wear ultimately depends on the environment (and temperature) you plan to dive in, how sensitive your body is too cold, and many other variables. Make sure to consider all factors before you buy anything, and always try it in training before you use it for the first time when it matters the most.

Major Orders from NATO Customer – Rheinmetall to Supply Force Protection Equipment Worth Around a Quarter of a Billon Euros

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Rheinmetall has received several major orders from a NATO customer to supply components for force protection equipment. The orders are worth a total of nearly €250 million gross. Delivery of the components is expected to start in 2023 and be complete by 2025.

“The armed forces of our country and those of our partner nations rely on our products to protect those who defend our right to live in peace, freedom, and security,” said Armin Papperger, CEO of Rheinmetall. “We have made it our mission to provide our men and women in uniform with the best possible equipment, giving them a vital edge when deployed in harm’s way and helping to ensure that they get home safely. Aware of what is at stake, our staff give their best every day.”

Rheinmetall’s comprehensive expertise in force protection technologies ranges from individual passive ballistic solutions such as hard ballistic inserts for protective vests to state-of-the-art stand-off active protection systems for armoured fighting vehicles.