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Sneak Peek – DefTex x Send NODS Climate Management Plate Carrier Pads

Sunday, April 7th, 2024

Germany’s Defence Textile is working with Send NODs to introduce a new climate management padding system for your plate carrier.

How to Unruck Yourself

Saturday, January 27th, 2024

The 75th Ranger Regiment Human Performance Team wants you to know how to unruck yourself.

“With spinal injuries topping the charts at #1, it’s critical to get ahead of the issues by mitigating as much risk as possible.?

These simple and effective movements are one important strategy to keep you in the fight and ready for anything that gets thrown your way.?

Thanks to @175humanperformance for the content used to generate this.

Spuhr – Dual Dot Aimpoint Mount

Sunday, December 31st, 2023

Håkan Spuhr showed off the Dual Dot, which he developed as a simple way of having two dots for two distances or two different ammos, like sub and super. It was a very simple project that he didn’t end up producing but nevertheless, obtained a patent for.

Here’s a little history from Håkan on how that came about. Years ago, Spuhr was contacted by a well known SF unit requiring a sight mount for an Aimpoint with two individual zeros in the mount. He says this was well before TaracHQ and Wilcox BOSS.

The gun was a .300 blk that they intended on firing both subsonic and supersonic. Here is his first attempt to solve the problem which is a mount with a lever for two settings.

When you zero it you zero in position A, lever at front and ontain zero with the Aimpoint.

When you switch ammo you move the lever to the B position (rearward) and zero elevation with adjustment screw at right side of base.

The mount for twist mount is built into the mount.

The whole idea failed as the windage movement of the subsonic bullet was so big that windage adjustment was badly needed for position B.

Spuhr said he really doesn’t want to make a mount with both windage and elevation adjustments as that is just asking for problems.

Next, he suggested incorporating the windage movement in the base, but with a forced non-adjustable movement, reqiring the customer to simply specify how much windage adjustment they needed for every mil of elevation travel.

The customer rejected the suggested solution and required that both zeros should be individually movable and that was then Spuhr made the dual aimpoint mount.

The customer was not interested in a dual mount and only wanted a mount for Aimpoint with two zeros.

“As it’s my absolute opinion that it’s a really bad idea I left the project,” explained Spuhr, “Another well known company took over but since I never saw any products I assume it didn’t go as planned.”


This Is The Most Army Thing I’ve Seen All Week

Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

These photos were posted to Instagram by the 3rd Infantry Division. As a former Marne Man (yes, there two genders in the Army I served in) I can say that this sounds like some crap we’d have been doing after repainting bumper numbers (in the rain).

Nothing like turning in junk to get new junk.

“The U.S. Army is moving into a new era, and by getting rid of the excess equipment during the Rapid Removal of Excess Pilot– creating space for more modernized weapons,” said Randy George, Army Chief of Staff General. Soldiers assigned to 3rd Infantry Division have begun to identify and part with excess equipment within their companies. This is an ongoing process and will continue into December. Getting rid of excess equipment allows the units to better care for the vehicles they use more often and stay on top of the maintenance required for all equipment.

For those of you who are either socially awkward, slow on the uptake, or both, this is one of those posts where you can be yourself.

These photos were taken by PFC Rebeca Soria. Be kind to her, she’s just a PFC.

1/75 Human Performance Presents: The Four-Coactive Model of Preparation

Sunday, August 27th, 2023

The 1/75 Human Performance team presents the Four-Coactive Model of Preparation adopted from Fergus Connolly and Cameron Josse.

Are you using all parts of this model to structure your training?

Each coactive plays a pivotal role when planning and preparing for training. Often, we get sucked into one coactive and can lose sight of the other pieces of the puzzle that help us with our job.

Physical – the easiest for all Rangers to gravitate towards and easiest to get stuck in.  Going to the gym is not only a part of the job, but also one of the most relaxing parts on certain days. Making sure we are physically ready is important, but we can’t get stuck here.

Tactical – How are you training at the individual, team or squad level.  This is the front runner when it’s go-time.  If individually you don’t understand what to do, then you can’t help.  Tactical know-how can come from simple things like white board or walk-through sessions.

Technical – understanding your position and its importance to others around you. Context is king and keeping the main thing the main thing will help with preparation. Layer in complexity and constraints to increase the training stimulus until it’s a full platoon or company.

Psychological –Spiritual: meaning connection and control (why, what, how).  Cognitive: ability to focus, stress regulation. Emotion:  how do you manage what is happening.  *(Emily is a great resource for this coactive.)

At the core of the model is Ranger Health. We can’t have physical preparedness without an underlying level of health and wellness. The medical staff, human performance team, Ranger leaders, and individual Rangers all have important roles in looking out for the health of each Ranger.

Coming Soon – Field Ethos x Jim Green Footwear African Vellie

Friday, May 19th, 2023

The Field Ethos African Vellie is made in Africa…by Africans. In fact, the African who makes them risked life and limb today to take this photo.

We worked with legendary African boot maker, Jim Green Footwear, to bring our version of the perfect Vellie to our customers. We took their existing design and reinforced key areas with thicker leather. Then we reshaped the toe, changed the sole and altered the stitching to bring you a truly indestructible boot that performs as well in the street as it does when you’re running for your life in the African bush.

The boots launch on 5/22/23 at 3pm Eastern.

Vang Comp Systems Wants To Know

Saturday, April 8th, 2023

Vang Comp asked on Instagram, which VC764 590A1 looks the best, ODG/FDE or FDE/GRY?

Instagram Suspends SIG SAUER Account

Monday, February 20th, 2023

On 19 February SIG SAUER and their fans on Instagram found this stark message.

No real explanation there; “account integrity and authenticity”? Sounds like they’re grasping at straws.

To further demonstrate how capricious Meta’s decisions are, SIG’s other accounts like SIG Academy are still operational.

While multiple firearms related accounts have recently had content deleted, suffered restrictions, or been suspended outright by IG, this is the first time they’ve take down an entire account for a major manufacturer.

YouTube on the other hand has been on a tear, deleting the accounts of multiple firearms-related accounts.