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FirstSpear Friday Focus – Reusable Face Mask

Friday, April 10th, 2020

FirstSpear has announced they are manufacturing a reusable face mask and making them available right away. 100% Berry compliant one size fits all mask with a 4 point reinforced closure for long term security. Colors will vary based on availability, the construction will vary between a nylon cotton or polyester cotton blend also based on material availability. The mask can be laundered for re-use and it is recommended to hand wash each day with a mild antibacterial dish or laundry soap and hang dry over night.

Currently available in ACU and Sage Green.

FirstSpear has stated orders are being filled as quickly as possible but as always FS prioritizes government agency, law enforcement agencies, hospital and EMS requests first. Production is on going and individual orders will be filled in the order they are received.


Friday, April 10th, 2020

We’ve been talking about Ops-Core’s Special Operations Tactical Respirator for a couple of years now. While it was never intended for use in a pandemic, some have adopted it due to he lack of N95 masks for those not in the medical profession. A lot of questions have come up about the certification of the filter media. Do you slides from Ops-Core will give you some of the lowdown??.

SIG SAUER Introduces Subsonic 300BLK Tipped Hunting Ammunition

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

NEWINGTON, N.H., (April 8, 2020) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is pleased to add a 205gr subsonic 300BLK load to its Tipped Hunting line of ammunition.

The new subsonic 300BLK ammunition features a yellow-tipped, 205gr lead-core bullet designed for explosive expansion and exceptional accuracy.  This load uses the same high-quality, single-base extruded powders as SIG Match Grade rounds, ensuring consistent muzzle velocity and insensitivity to temperature change.

Optimized for the AR-15 platform, the new subsonic 300BLK Tipped Hunting ammunition is engineered to allow hunters to load 30 rounds in a 30-round magazine and have the cartridges feed properly.  This was achieved by SIG SAUER engineers after extensive research and development resulting in a stepped-down bullet design with a shouldered ogive that keeps the bullet from hitting the ridges of the magazine which would cause the rounds to shift and eventually fail to feed. 

This load is ideal for use with a suppressor, which greatly reduces sound signature and muzzle flash, making it a favorite among hunters.  Muzzle velocity is 1000 fps and muzzle energy is 455 ft-lbs from a 16-inch barrel.  This round is recommended for use in barrels 9-inches or longer.

“300BLK continues to be a popular caliber and, in addition to several Match Grade rounds, SIG SAUER now offers two hunting loads – the subsonic 205gr Tipped Hunting and 120gr supersonic Elite Copper Hunting ammunition,” said Brad Criner, Senior Director, Brand Management and Business Development, SIG SAUER Ammunition. 

The new SIG SAUER 205gr subsonic 300BLK Tipped Hunting load is now available for purchase at the

All SIG SAUER Elite Ammunition is manufactured by SIG SAUER at its state-of-the-art ammunition manufacturing facility in Jacksonville, Arkansas to the same exacting standards as the company’s premium pistols and rifles.  For more information, visit


SureFire Field Notes Ep 57 – How to Mount Your Scope with Michael Baccellieri

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Michael “Buck” Baccellieri grew up in the Pacific Northwest where he started his military career at age 17.  He joined the Army National Guard while still in high school, attending basic and AIT, and spent three years as an infantry rifleman. Upon completing a deployment to the Middle East, he cross-decked to the Marine Corps, where he spent four years as an infantryman, assault climber, CWSS swimmer, and Scout in an STA platoon. Baccellieri later returned to the Army National Guard, taking up a slot in a sniper section and, after completing sniper school, moving on to the role of sniper team leader. He finished his career as an instructor at the Fort Chaffee sniper schoolhouse in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Baccellieri now works for Leupold & Stevens, Inc., as the lead optics and firearms instructor for all military/LE training. He fills his time between classes by performing military business development for the Oregon-based company.

Crye Precision Joins Brooklyn Navy Yard Emergency Response to COVID-19 Threat in New York City

Thursday, April 9th, 2020

Ask anyone at Crye Precision and they’ll tell you they’re proud to be based in New York City and prouder still to be headquartered at the famous Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Just like the Brooklyn Navy Yard built ships to help win World War Two, the current tenants of the facility have risen to the challenge of facing this nation’s newest threat, COVID-19.

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently put out the call to New York businesses to help with the medical response to the pandemic, which is hitting the Big Apple hard. A natural fit to this response are those engaged in the textile business.

Although Manhattan is an island, the domestic textile industry isn’t. It stretches across this great land and Crye Precision was able to call upon them to provide materials critical to this response. As you’ll see below, the list is long.

In fact, it’s the American textile industrial base which has made this project, as well as similar responses across the country, possible. If it weren’t for the Berry Amendment and its mandate for American made materials and finished goods, our nation would be at the mercy of other countries. Hopefully, this is a wake up call and we see more investment in such capabilities, so that when push comes to shove, America can continue to stand on her own two feet.

In response to the Mayor’s call, Crye and others have begun manufacturing medical gowns for area hospitals.

This hasn’t been easy. Not all of their team is back to work and Crye remains committed to fulfilling military and law enforcement contracts, in addition to their COVID-19 response efforts.

Earlier this week, Mayor de Blasio thanked the members of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Emergency Response for their efforts while making a visit to the various facilities.

Crye Precision Executive Director Gregg Thompson put out this statement on Instagram yesterday:

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all. For the past month at Crye Precision, we have teamed up with the @bklynnavyyard & @lafayette148ny to help answer the City’s call for medial PPE.

This week alone, 2.5 million surgical gowns will be used across the City in hospitals and nursing homes. Our combined efforts will hopefully alleviate part of this dire need for medical PPE by manufacturing thousands of protective hospital gowns to supply the City’s health care workers. Our goal is to create 320,000 reusable surgical gowns by the end of April.

This endeavor has been made possible by our U.S. fabric supply chain partners that we have relied on for years to make our military and law enforcement products. Suppliers like @mmitextiles, @tweave_llc , @brookwoodcos , @american_e_thred, @narroflex, @murraysfabrics Fabrics and @VastestLabs have been vital to sourcing the necessary raw materials to make these medical gowns.

We are honored to partner with companies like Lafayette 148, Stitch NYC, @kaiminofficial , @kingbridgenyc , Kustin Paul, NY Ortho, Accurate Knitting, Martin Greenfiled Clothiers, Skillset, 1947LLC, Honeywell, Tencate, Lion Apparel, Matinal Safety Apparel, Milliken, Invista, @textilenetwork, Inkcups, UFP, Flextech, Mikan and the rest of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Emergency Response cooperative during this unprecedented time, bringing the highest ingenuity to work toward a common goal to help workers on the frontline of the crisis.

Flying Cross Offers Largest In-Stock Inventory of Uniform Garments for Public Safety

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

COVID-19 outbreak causes agencies across the nation to reconsider uniform needs Cincinnati, Ohio – Flying Cross, a leader in the design and manufacturer of public safety apparel and gear, announced today an overwhelming support from the law enforcement community to help identify uniform solutions that are readily available to service and ship during this recent Coronavirus outbreak. Many public safety uniform needs have changed as officers have had to shift roles to fill department requirements, as well as change personal hygiene and uniform care habits to protect themselves in the field.

“This is a critical time for all of our frontline first responders working in our communities during this Coronavirus outbreak,” said Tom Rose, GM of Public Safety, Fechheimer Brothers Company. “Their care and safety is, and has always been, our number one concern, in conjunction with their local dealers servicing their uniform needs. We are fortunate to have the industry’s largest in-stock inventory to be able to step up in a big way to help identify the products our customers need – and need right now.”

Flying Cross carries more than $38 million of product inventory and uniform solutions for law enforcement, fire and EMS, mass transportation, the U.S. postal, and many other adjacent industries. Because they stock many uniform programs both wide and deep, many agencies have reached out directly and through their distributors for help with current and immediate uniform needs.

“Many of the first responder roles are considered “essential” amidst state issued stay-at-home orders,” said Rose. “Roles that previously did not operate in the field on a daily basis now require daily duty uniforms to help fill gaps for the department. All of these roles have a greater risk of exposure on a day-to-day basis.”

Cleaning methods and frequency have also added to the need for uniform solutions. Many departments are choosing to purchase uniforms that provide the clean, crisp appearance expected by the community, but with easier maintenance and long term durability such as Cross FX and Cross FX Elite. Despite the uniform program, the vast exposure of COVID-19 to officers in the field has generated new habits. Possible exposures have led to officers changing their uniform garments more frequently throughout the day. Uniform garments that once were acceptable to clean once a week now may need to be cleaned daily to minimize the spread of any possible contamination on clothes. When it comes to possibly contaminated clothes, the CDC has recommended using gloves to handle the garments and washing them right away. Garments should be cleaned based on the uniform fabric.

With travel limited in many states, and many organizations choosing not to receive visitors, Flying Cross has converted its sales team and extended customer service to help field customer questions and inquiries.

To inquire about uniform needs for your agency or department call 1-800-543-1939, or visit

Warrior Wednesday – ADS Introduces Warrior Edition

Wednesday, April 8th, 2020

ADS, Inc. is excited to present the ADS Quarterly Publication: Warrior Edition, an 84-page magazine filled with top products from industry-leading suppliers and informative articles to help you increase lethality, maximize survivability and optimize performance. We offer access to the largest selection of products and services, the broadest array of procurement and contract options, as well as world-class expertise and support to assist you—every step of the way.

Edgar Brothers Appointed UK Distributer for SAFRAN Electronics and Defence (Portable Optronics)

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

Edgar Brothers has announced its appointment as UK distributor for SAFRAN Electronics and Defence (Portable Optronics). The new arrangements, which commenced in spring 2020, will allow British stakeholders who require absolute precision and world-class products to enjoy the benefits of SAFRAN’s premium selection of Multifunctional Thermal Imagers & Handheld Optronics and Laser Rangefinders.

Developed by SAFRAN Electronics and Defence & SAFRAN Vectronix’s highly skilled team and manufactured to world-renowned French & Swiss standards of precision and quality, benefiting from both military and civilian engineering experience. Products include Rangefinder Binoculars (VECTOR Family), Monocular & Binocular Multifunctional Thermal Imagers – Target Observation & Location (JIM COMPACT & MOSKITO TI) and the world famous line of Pocket Laser Range Finders (PLRF Family).

“We’re delighted to be working with Safran as UK distributor,” said Mike Newman Edgar Brothers Sales Director. “Their products have a deservedly high reputation for quality and accuracy and we know they will be extremely popular with the UK market.”

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