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Broadband 13” Blade Antenna from Disco32

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

This made in the USA short blade antenna is a rugged yet flexible blade style antenna operating from 30-512 MHz range. It is designed for handheld applications and is submersible to 20 meters of water depth.

Application VHF/UHF Handheld Frequency (30 – 512 MHz)

Impedance 50 Ohms Nominal

Gain -40 dBi @ 30 MHz to +2 dBi @ 210 MHz to -5 dBi @ 512 MHz

VSWR 3.5:1 Maximum

Polarization Vertical

Pattern Omni-Directional

Connector “TNC” Male

Max Height 13.25″

RF Power Capacity 8 Watt CW

DC Resistance Infinite

*Adapter Pack includes the Black Low-Loss RF Adapter (SMA-F / TNC-F (Mil Antenna to Baofeng) Specifically designed to securely adapt military broadband antennas for use on your Baofeng or similar hand held radio.

Mounted on a Spiritus Systems back panel.

New Crye Branded LE T-Shirts

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Crye Precision has released a whole new line of branded t-shirts.

Take for instance the Law Enforcement t-shirts. Crye has been creating gear for the law enforcement community for years, and they continue to support the men and women who are dedicated to the protection of our safeties here at home. This is their homage to those who serve.

Check them out here.

One Week Until Warrior West

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Warrior West is next week, June 30th – July 1st at PetCo Field, which is in the Gaslamp District of San Diego, CA.

It’s a great opportunity to see the latest gear and pick up some training.

First up is the Functional Movement Technique (FMT) Tactical Athlete Medic Certification Course followed by Stop The Bleed training.

In addition to medical training there is also seminars on Relocatable Structures, Cold Weather Clothing Systems and Streamlining Procurement.

The annual Warrior Bash is also planned where you can kick back and relax and catch up old friends as well as make some new contacts.

There’s still time to register for this in-person event.

Although California is essentially open for business, Atlantic Diving Supply is adhering to any CDC and local guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Warrior West is not open to the general public.

Massif Clipper Windbreaker

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021

Like a couple of Massif’s other new items, this shell’s non-FR properties are a bit of a departure from their core strength of FR, but the Clipper Windbreaker is a very welcome addition to their line.

It’s a great looking jacket with raglan-style sleeve caps and large zippered, mesh-lined pockets at either side.

The Clipper compresses very well and can be worn for preflight and stuffed into one of the pockets as it is tossed into a helmet bag before takeoff or used as a windshirt for those who haven’t been issued one. It takes up little space in a daypack so you’ve always got an extra, wind shedding layer with you.

The hood lies flat when not worn and can be adjusted via a bungee at the rear. An extra I really like are thumb loops to keep the sleeves from riding up.

Made from a DWR coated 5.7 oz nylon, it’s fine in a mist or light rain, but not for too long, as it isn’t a coated fabric nor seam sealed.

Offered in OCP and Black, this kind of takes me back to the old days of the lightweight stashable Gore-Tex suits we were issued in the late 80s and early 90s. Sure, you had to be a cool kid to get one, but if you were REALLY cool, you got a Black set.

One last thing, it’s Berry compliant?

OCP orders are restricted to military units and military personnel with a verified account.

SIG SAUER Introduces the P320 Xcarry Legion

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021

Introducing the all-new P320 XCARRY LEGION. This pistol retains many of the same features introduced in the P320 XFIVE LEGION including the lightened, skeletonized flat faced trigger, with an all-new carry length TXG heavy-weight tungsten infused grip module. It features a shortened carry length slide with a 4.6” threaded barrel with standard ½ x 28 threads and comes optic ready, compatible with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO1Pro, ROMEO2, or other DeltaPoint Pro footprint optics. This pistol also ships with three 17-round magazines with anodized aluminum LEGION engraved Henning Group Base pads.

SIG SAUER Product Manager Phil Strader walks you through the features and benefits of the new P320 XCARRY LEGION pistol.

PlateFrame-Redux by S&S Precision

Monday, June 21st, 2021

In this latest iteration of the PlateFrame, S&S Precision increases comfort and modularity. Other than the S&S PF-M, it is the only armor carrier system with the patented (US 10605574) adjustable Auto-Fit Cummerbund and thoracic load-bearing technology. By using a single layer of semi-rigid composite material with laser-cut MOLLE/PALS slots, they were able to keep the overall weight to just over one pound to further increase performance.

The PF-R’s Auto-Fit Cummerbund comes in four different sizes and when properly fitted helps to distribute the weight of the operator’s loadout across their entire torso while still allowing for expansion of the chest and lungs.

Once removed from the box it is simple to configure. Additionally, the PF-R is compatible with the Operator System Suite (OSS) Redux which is a series of minimalistic and practical set of pouches which can be used with any of S&S Precision’s carriers or standard MOLLE/ PALS webbing systems. This series is constructed of light-weight, hydrophobic material that is durable, long-lasting and will shed water to reduce weight in wet environments.

Available in MultiCam, Black, Tan and Toadvine, the PF-R is available to accommodate a wide variety of plates. Check the site for current offerings.

SCUBAPRO Sunday – Audie Leon Murphy

Sunday, June 20th, 2021

Audie Murphy is one of America’s greatest sons. I don’t really know how else to say it; it seems no matter what you say, it won’t to do him the justice he deserves. Audie was born on 20 June 1925; he came from a large family and his father abandoned them and his mother died when he was a teenager. He left school to pick cotton and hunt rabbits to help support his brothers and sisters. When the U.S. was attacked by the Japanese on 7 December 1941, he tried to enter the Army, Navy, and then the Marine Corp (with the help of his sister who forged his paperwork) and was turned away by them all for being too small. He was eventually allowed to join the Army. Murphy would be awarded every medal for valor the U.S. has in addition to awards and honors from France and Belgium.

Like a lot of people after any war, Audie suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, (even thought that wasn’t a thing back then) at one point it got so bad that he slept with a gun under his pillow, and he also had night terrors so bad he started sleeping in the room above his garage. Most of his nightmares had to do with losing so many of his friends during the war. His passion to save his friends gave him the courage to accomplish all the heroic acts that earned him the decorations he received. His awards include the Medal of Honor, Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star X 2, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star X 2, and Purple Heart X 2, just to name the top few.

In his second career, in Hollywood, he would make over 40 films, including starring as himself in the movie ‘To Hell and Back’. But, like all movies, the book is much better.

I knew I couldn’t do his story justice in the couple of pages I write, so I encourage you to read his book. He was driven more by his love of family and friends than anything else in his life.

Arc’teryx Is Not Anti-Gun

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Truth be told, Arc’teryx doesn’t have a corporate policy on guns. Why would they? They are a Canadian clothing company. Granted, they have a division dedicated to Law Enforcement and Armed Forces customers, but they remain an outdoor brand.

But that didn’t stop a viral narrative from forming today after an employee of Arc’teryx’s corporate sales team sent this email to a member of the US firearms industry who has done business with Arc’teryx in the past, purchasing clothing embroidered with their corporate logo.

This image went viral. It’s an email from an actual Arc’teryx employee, but it doesn’t reflect policy.

Several people reached out to me to see if it was true. I told them I’d find out, and I did.

The email looked legitimate, but I was skeptical of the story since I had just received an Arc’teryx fleece along with others from SIG Sauer during a Defense Media event a few weeks back. What’s more, SIG Academy’s pro shop is well stocked with LEAF product embroidered with the SIG logo.

Instead of what is asserted in the email, interaction with the tactical industry (to include firearms related businesses) has transitioned to the LEAF team from corporate sales since those businesses have more in common with LEAF.

What I gather happened was that the Service Coordinator misunderstood the situation and thought that since the Professional & Corporate Sales Team would no longer handle those clients, Arc’teryx writ large was no longer doing business with them. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Internally, this has been addressed.

I reached out to the receiver of the email who wishes to remain anonymous, but they didn’t answer my query which was very short suspense. Unfortunately, they went to others in the firearms industry to verify the purported policy shift rather than taking the issue up the chain at Arc’teryx.

Within 10 minutes of contacting Arc’teryx I was able to verify that the information in the email was incorrect and did not reflect corporate policy.

Arc’teryx provided me with this statement:

“The email screenshot expressing a restrictive policy on corporate sales to tactical industry business was sent out in error. It does not reflect our current policy. The customer has been notified, apologized to, and been put in touch with a representative from the Arc’teryx LEAF business unit”.

In the end, this is a horrible misunderstanding gone viral. Unfortunately, many are embracing the narrative to validate their own feelings rather than looking at the facts and understanding that this is a very big misunderstanding. Still others have used this incident for gain.

If you’ve ever been frustrated by so-called cancel culture, this is a classic example where narrative got out in front of fact. And the fact is, Arc’teryx LEAF remains committed to continue to conduct business with its industry partners, just like it has for over a decade.