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Ask SSD: “Where Can I Get A KCRF Patch?”

Sunday, March 5th, 2023

Short answer to this one. These days, the only way is to purchase one from my friend Dave at Mojo Tactical in Honolulu, Hawaii. Since most people don’t make it go Honolulu regularly, he offers them in multiple colors via web sales.

Ask SSD – What’s The Goofiest Emails You’ve Received?

Saturday, August 27th, 2022

Dear SSD,

I know you occasionally share on Facebook whacky emails you receive from readers. What’s the goofiest?

A Friend

Well Friend, this one isn’t the goofiest, but it’s up there. It came in about a year ago.


Ask SSD – “Do You Have A Newsletter?”

Monday, March 14th, 2022

Do we have an email newsletter? Why yes we do, thanks for asking anonymous person.

Now in its second year of publication, Soldier Systems Digest is sent out each Monday morning to an audience of just under 5,000 subscribers. We’d like to see that number grow.

Sign up here and you’ll see content not on the website plus last week’s top stories.

Ask SSD – “Why Don’t You Have A Search Bar?”

Tuesday, August 24th, 2021

We recently received this email from an obviously upset reader, asking us to add a “simple search bar.”

The thing is, we do have a search bar and have since the site was created over 13 years ago. It’s marked “search” and everything.

I’d like to thank the confused reader for reminding us that there’s no such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.

As for those “friggin ads,” they pay for this site. Please visit them and buy from those great brands. Except you, the guy who wrote this, you don’t seem like the kind of customer I’d wish on an enemy.

Ask SSD – “Can I Buy A Single Bullet For My Son?”

Friday, October 4th, 2019

No, you can’t; at least not from us.

Ask SSD – How Do I Get Your RSS Feed?

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

We’ve been getting a few questions about how to subscribe to our RSS feed. It couldn’t be simpler.

1) Visit www.soldiersystems.net/feed. It’ll look like this:


2) Subscribe to the feed using the dropdown menu. You can utilize Live Bookmarks, Microsoft Outlook, or any other program which supports RSS feeds.


3) Alternatively, a number of web services also allow for subscription to an RSS feed. Just search ‘RSS Reader’ or a similar term in your search engine of choice and work from there. Usually, with online services you’ll simply have to provide the website for the feed to pull from, which in this case would be www.soldiersystems.net.

4) Enjoy your new subscription to the SSD RSS feed!

If you have any more questions, feel free to post them in the comments section and we’ll see what we can do to help you.

Ask SSD – What’s This Antenna?

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

A friend sent me this photo and asked me to identify the two X shaped antennas in the rear. I am unfamiliar with them. But perhaps an SSD reader will know what they are.

If they turn out to be sensitive, go ahead and shoot me an email. The requester is legit.

Ask SSD – “How Mature Is The SIG Machine Gun Design?”

Friday, February 1st, 2019

After our articles on the new SIG Lightweight Machine Gun or SL MAG, we were asked how mature the design is.

Well, they’re obviously very serious about it. They’ve already written a -10.

The SL MAG in 338 NM ran fine during the demonstration I witnessed at SIG Range Day. However, I heard there were a few stoppages during the ISOF Range. Considering this is its first public outing, we think the design is very mature. In fact, a similar model is SIG’s entry for the US Army’s Next Generation Squad Automatic Rifle Other Transaction Authority Production Opportunity. We look forward to seeing how these guns fare throughout further testing.