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GAOS 18 – Future Forged

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Future Forge is displaying their AR grip which they say is the lightest on the market, at just 1.2 oz.


Manufactured from a carbon fiber reinforced polymer, the Viktoria SG is available by visiting www.facebook.com/futureforged

GAOS 18 – Law Tactical Survival Knife

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Although Law Tactical is known for their folders (AR stock folders, that is), they’ve created a limited run of fixed blade survival knives with Winkler Knives.

Featuring a hollowed out handle, to secret survival items, these are limited to just 100 pieces. They’ve just received the second tranche of 25 and have them for sale at the show.


– .366 (3/8”) thick 80Crv2 steel

– Overall 10 1/8”

– Weight 10.7oz

– Blade 5” with chisel point grind for improved light prying capabilities

– Black Oxide Caswell finish

– Handle ¼” thick Black Canvas Micarta

– Skeletonized handle with storage area

– Recess cut handle scales for increased storage space

– Bolt sets for handle removal

– Law Tactical handle engraving for increased grip quality

– Screwdriver included for handle removal

– Multi wear capable leather covered sheath system (vertical, horizontal, right hand, left hand, PALS loops, steel spring clip, leather belt loop)

Due to the nature of custom items, slight variations may occur.

Due to the limited number, please contact belen@lawtactical.com for ordering instructions.

2018 Great American Outdoor Show

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

I made it once again to the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Presented by the National Rifle Association, this 9-day Show is part Trade Show and part Gun Show. Vendors may sell direct to customers (except firearms) so you’ll see lots of accessories heading out the door at the end of each day. I’m told, GAOS gets more traffic than SHOT Show and the NRA Annual Meeting combined.

GAOS – Veltye Launches New Website

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Oddly enough, I often run into local companies while put on the road.  Case in point is Virginia Beach’s Veltye, home of the Hugger Armor Carrier.  They were manning their first ever booth at the Great American Outdoor Show, displaying some of their wares.

We were able to catch up and they told me that they had launched a new website.  Check it out when you get a chance.

One of the products that caught my eye was the E/P Keeper which is designed to give you a place on your gun belt to store your ear pro, keep them handy.  I have used a Petzl Caritool, but many look for something soft rather than the carabiner style.

GAOS – Magpul X-22 Backpacker Stock

Monday, February 13th, 2017

One of the things I really enjoy about the Great American Outdoor Show is that I actually get to look at stuff, unlike SHOT Show which is a five day sprint through everything new in the tactical industry. Even though I previously mentioned Magpul’s X-22 stock for takedown 10/22s, I wanted to bring it up again. This thing is just cool. I’m ready to go buy a takedown 10/22 just because of this stock.

Drop-in design compatible with all factory Ruger 10/22 Takedown & Tactical Solutions SBX barrel
Unique locking interface to attach the barrel assembly to the receiver when being transported
Reinforced polymer construction for strength and durability
Ergonomic hand guard
Comes with interchangeable standard and “optic height” cheek risers
Optional QD sling mounting capability
Integrated storage compartment in the grip
Hinged storage compartment in the stock capable of storing up to 3 spare 10rd magazines
MOE SL nonslip rubber butt pad

They are supposed to be out this Spring but for me, they can’t come soon enough. Now, if Magpul would just make a decent 10/22 magazine.


GAOS – Triumph Systems

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Triumph Systems is new to me and I always enjoy encountering new companies, particularly those owned by fellow Veterans. In this case, Triumph Systems is owned by former SEAL Jared Ogden. You may remember him from National Geographic Channel’s “Ultimate Survival Alaska”. They make a bunch of different training targets for both tactical and hunting.

For this article, I’ll stick to the Pivotal Trainer which is used in conjunction with two-sided targets, featuring threat and non-threat scenarios.

The lightweight target frame can be used with the included legs or hung in doorframes or other areas. When mounting, just remember that the target will be turning around. All told, it weighs 13 lbs so it’s not bad to carry around on the range when setting up for new scenarios.

The Pivotal Trainer has three positions, with the home position presenting the target perpendicular to the shooter.


The wireless controller can be set for automatic or manual mode.


GAOS – Mudd Ox

Monday, February 13th, 2017

Mudd Ox is a US manufacturer of amphibious, all-terrain vehicles. While much of their business is recreational in nature, they have begun to gain traction in military markets internationally. Additionally, they have participated in several experiments by the services here in the US.

Mudd Ox offers various models which include both Mogas and Turbo Diesel powerplants. They all incorporate chain drive and have the option of skid steer which allows you to drive it like a tracked vehicle with counter rotating wheels on either side from tight maneuverability. Speaking of tracks, the all-terrain tires will accept band tracks for use on snow and soft terrain. The vehicles will accept up to six passengers and can be equipped with a flat, cargo deck to the rear along with PTO for generators as well as roll bars which can be lowered for getting into tight spaces. Winches are standard equipment and I wouldn’t operate one of these without one considering the terrain it is meant to negotiate.


GAOS – Check Out The Taurus SPECTRUM

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Shaping the Future of Everyday Carry™

(Miami, FL) –Taurus USA is announcing their appearance at the 2017 Great American Outdoors Show in Harrisburg, PA currently taking place until February 12. The new SPECTRUM™that shook the industry with its first debut last month at SHOT Show will be displayed for consumers to see first hand. The new SPECTRUM leads the concealed carry market in both function and innovation with its comfortable grip, non-energized trigger and comfortable everyday carry.

The Great American Outdoors Show is a nine day show highlighting manufacturers from hunting and shooting to fishing boats and outfitters. Stop by booth #473 to see and feel the difference of the American made TAURUS SPECTRUM pistol.

Taurus USA engineers took a fresh look at how the gun interfaces with the user. The concealed carry customer is concerned about control, comfort and safety while shooting a micro 380 pistol. To address this challenge, Taurus USA collaborated with PolyOne Corporation – a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services, and solutions. Together they conducted a major ergonomic study to better understand the challenges of making a small pistol that fits various hand sizes. Drawing on PolyOne’s expertise, Taurus USA executed an enhanced grip design featuring unique contours that enable the hand to naturally conform to the firearm, providing a more secure grip.

Taurus USA also took an innovative approach in addressing the challenges of slide racking by replacing traditional slide serrations and redesigned the slide itself. Taurus USA developed a stylish design which allows the fingers to engage indentations on the slide, providing positive contact points for enhanced traction, minimizing short strokes while racking – enhancing safety. Additionally, the same concept of soft touch material that is used on the grip is also incorporated into the slide design to enhance traction. These elements, when combined, create a comfortable manipulation when chambering a round.

The SPECTRUM pistol has a safe, long and smooth 7-9 pound trigger that offers the crisp release common to a striker-fired system. Unique to Taurus, this true double-action only (DAO) trigger system features a non-energized striker, with no pre-cock or pre-load applied, ensuring no contact between the sear and striker. The wide, flat trigger aids in correct finger placement. For additional safety, the gun comes equipped with a striker block, providing peace of mind for everyday carry.

The full design of the gun has been taken into consideration, to the point of take down. It requires only one turn on the take down pin to disassemble the gun, separating the slide assembly from the frame. Keeping safety in mind, the trigger does not have to be pulled to disassemble the gun. Another feature providing greater versatility of the SPECTRUM pistol is the reversible magazine release for right or left handed shooters.

The SPECTRUM pistol features include:

Standard Color Offering: (MSRP: $289)

The SPECTRUM pistol is available in eight Standard Color offerings which include; a black, gray or white frame option, either black or gray overmold color option and with either a black or stainless slide color option.

House Colors Include: (MSRP: $305)

Three house colors are available in the following configurations:

1) Black frame, FDE overmold, Black slide
2) White frame, Cyan blue overmold, Stainless slide
3) Gray frame, Mint overmold, Black slide