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Grey Birch Solutions has Launched!

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Meet us at the IWA Outdoor Classic from March 6-9. Booth # 7-613

Grey Birch will be launching with uniquely designed rimfire receivers made from high performance aircraft grade aluminum (ultralight magnesium models coming soon), specifically designed for short and long range applications. 

The Classic Receiver (CLR), The Long Distance Ready (LDR) and our flagship Red Dot Ready (RDR) will be available at launch in limited quantities. Each receiver has been meticulously designed for specific applications packing a tonne of value into each model. Each receiver is compatible with factory Ruger 10/22 parts and accessories.

Grey Birch Carbon Fiber Barrels will be available in 12.5″ and 16.1″ lengths for the Ruger 10/22, CZ 455/457, Tikka T1x and Savage A22/B22. GBS barrels are coming in at half the weight of the equivalent steel models and with match grade accuracy out of the box. 

If you are interested in becoming a retail dealer for Grey Birch products or just want more information, please reach out to [email protected].



Helikon-Tex IWA OutDoorClassics 2020

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Helikon-Tex® is making its way to yet another IWA OutdoorClassics exhibition, proving its ground as producers of highly-anticipated and well-designed tactical gear. Just like the last time, they’re going to show their brand-new products in Hall 9, booth 9-220, inviting you all to their tactical world. What is going to be shown?

Helikon-Tex® Competition MultiGun Rig®

Competition MultiGun Rig® was a concept gear at the 2019 IWA OutDoorClassic and this year it’s coming as a fully developed product to be sold starting in late March. It’s a versatile, need-adjustable chest rig for dynamic range shooting. Various available pouches for carbine and pistol mags, IFAK set and EDC gear are making it a great choice for shooters at all levels of experience.

Helikon-Tex® MCDU® Combat Shirt

Helikon-Tex® MCDU® Combat Shirt is the latest addition to the whole set of Patrol Line uniforms. Made of highly-breathable TopCool fabric it was tested in 2019 by a SWAT brigade. Both biceps pockets will easily store a folded map and a GPS transmitter. This combat shirt will work well with all types of plate carriers and backpacks.


Helikon-Tex® Covert M-65 Jacket®

Helikon-Tex® Covert M-65 Jacket® is a modern approach to the all-time classic M-65 Field Jacket. Made of DuraCanvas® fabric it’ll protect its user against light rain and wind, and keep warmth when needed. In addition to a variety of buttoned and zippered pockets, there’s a fully-detachable pocket inside which can be used as a separate waist-pack.

Helikon-Tex® Swagman Roll Basic®

Helikon-Tex® Swagman Roll Basic® is a simpler version of well-known Swagman Roll®. Made of the battle-tested lining of M-65 Jacket it’s a universal layer to be used solo or as an addition to a hammock. It has an improved hood and may be used as a sleeping bag when needed.

Helikon-Tex® Bergen Backpack®

Helikon-Tex® Bergen Backpack® is a renewed, modern version of “Bergen” backpack which has been used by the British Army in the post WW2 era. With its 18-liter storage capacity, it’ll be just enough for a 2-3 day trip for an advanced trekker and a single day trek for novices. 3 outer pockets and a couple of gear-slots makes it easy to spread one’s gear properly.

Helikon-Tex® Bushcraft Belt Kit

Helikon-Tex® Bushcraft Belt Kit will be shown as a concept model this year at IWA OutDoorClassics. It’s a cleverly-designed bushcraft belt to carry your survival essentials by attaching additional pouches. The latter will include the Vagabond Seat Pad, the Bushcraft Pouch, the Dump Pouch, the Water Canteen Pouch and the Compass Pouch.

Helikon-Tex® is a polish-based tactical gear company founded in 1983. Its origins are mostly related to surplus military equipment, but since 1999 it’s producing its own tactical, military and outdoor gear. In 2019, they started to work with well-known experts who become Helikon-Tex Ambassadors. Their main motto is #JourneyToPerfection.

Find out more about Helikon-Tex at: www.helikon-tex.com

#GoLoud and Check Out Direct Action Gear at IWA OutDoor Classic 2020

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Direct Action® is a Polish manufacturer specializing in combat gear for LE, military and civilian users. At IWA OutDoor Classic 2020 they’ll be presenting their flagship products as well as brand-new gear to be offered in 2020. Visit them in Hall 9, booth 9-220 and check:


SPITFIRE MK II PLATE CARRIER® may look simpler than the previous version, but in fact, it is much more scalable and mission configurable. We’ve decided to strip down the carrier of unnecessary PALS slots under the flap and on the back as well as to enlarge the loop panel on the front for large LE patches. What’s more – we’ve made it lighter than the standard version. Thanks to numerous new flaps, back panels and cummerbunds you are able to make the carrier the way you actually need it.


VANGUARD COMBAT TROUSERS® were made specially to provide as much freedom of movement as possible without compromising the durability.

Made of NYCO fabric with Cordura® 500D reinforcements on the knees, these pants will serve you well on any mission. Numerous pockets, including classic hip pockets, zippered front pockets and hook&loop closed pockets on thighs will fit all your necessities. The hook&loop pockets can be used as improvised dump pouches. Hook&loop flaps on leg cuffs and knees allow you to adjust the pants to your needs. Additionally, to provide even more freedom of movement, the pants feature numerous gussets made of 4-way elastic soft shell fabric.

VANGUARD COMBAT SHIRT® is made of top quality fabrics. The torso is made of Polartec® PowerDry FR fabric that is not only pleasant to touch but also stretchable, as well as transfers the moisture away from the body. The sleeves are made of NYCO fabric that is durable, yet breathable. Reinforcements on the elbows, that work as pockets for protective pads, are made of Cordura® 500D fabric. There are additional zippered pockets on shoulders with soft loop panels for personalization.

Direct Action® DYNYCO fabric to be shown at IWA OutDoor Classic 2020

At 2020 IWA OutDoor Classics Direct Action® will show a completely new material – DYNYCO, which will be used to make VANGUARD COMBAT TROUSERS®.

What is DYNYCO? Direct Action®  R&D department has developed a flexible yet robust and lightweight material that will protect the soldier but at the same time adapt to movements on the battlefield

How was this done? Direct Action® labs have started to add elastane to cotton and nylon to achieve even greater flexibility while providing the user with the same comfort. And so “Dynamic-NYCO”, or DYNYCO for short, was born – one of the first flexible NYCO rip-stop material with 49% Nylon 48% Cotton 3% Elastane.

Ready for the show? Come and visit Direct Action® crew in Hall 9, booth 9-220.

Find out more about Direct Action at: us.directactiongear.com

Sneak Peek – 1-8×24 Match Precision Optic from Brownells

Thursday, February 13th, 2020

I stopped by Brownells earlier this week and they gave us a sneak peek of a new optic being released next month during IWA in Nürnberg, Germany.

Designed specifically for the European market, this new 1-8×24 member of Brownells’ MPO line is made in Japan and features clockwise Mil turrets and fiber optic illumination.

See it at IWA in Nürnberg in booth 3A-120.

UF PRO Bringing Its Newest Tactical Clothing Products to 2020 Enforce Tac and IWA in Nuremberg

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

TRZIN, SLOVENIA (05 February 2020)—UF PRO today said it will unveil no fewer than a half-dozen new tactical clothing products as well as showcase other products in its continually expanding catalogue at both the Enforce Tac and IWA Outdoor Classics trade shows in Nuremberg, Germany, next month.

Enforce Tac will be held 4-5 March in Nuremberg’s exhibition centre. UF PRO will be at Stand 12-424 to display the new and familiar lineups.

On 6 March, the UF PRO booth will take up a new position in the same exhibition centre for the start of the IWA Outdoor Classics show, which runs until 9 March. During that time, UF PRO will conduct operations from Stand 9-303.

UF PRO said it will premier at the two shows two next-generation Tactical Pants. The new pants are a part of the company’s popular P-40 range of tactical wear. They’ll offer an updated design, functional pockets, and exceptional wear comfort for the user, the company reported.

Additionally, UF PRO indicated it intends to introduce two new Jackets to their existing lineups. The first one is said to be extremely well suited for sub-zero temperatures and built with features that protect the operator in cold winter conditions. Second is a jacket, designed for cooler and wet environments and boasting a plentiful pocket configuration.

“Both of these jackets will be available in MultiCam and the main advantage is they are now fully covered in this pattern, no parts are left out. “ explained Armin Wagner, head of product development for UF PRO.

“This is a major step forward and it was quite the challenge to achieve, because of the different materials we use in our gear”, added Wagner.

Expected at the UF PRO booth during both trade shows will be several other already introduced items. They include:

Delta ML Gen.2 Jacket in Steel Grey—a feather-light thermal-insulation jacket suitable for wear as a middle or outer layer (it features abrasion-resistant side panels, G-Loft thermal insulation filling, moisture-wicking microfleece lining, and a face fabric that is water-repellent and windproof).

Striker X Combat Shirt in Brown Grey and Flecktarn camouflage patterns—a rugged-design, no-melt/no-drip garment developed by drawing on insights from military operators in need for extremely demanding use.

Striker X Combat Pants in Flecktarn, Brown Grey, and MultiCam camouflage patterns—like the Striker X Combat Shirt, these streamlined pants were developed with military operator input in order to endow them with previously elusive durability.

FR Striker Combat Shirt and Combat Pants set—a not-for-civilian-use flame-retardant BDU sold to government agencies only.

Additionally, UF PRO will have on hand many popular staples found in its current catalogue. Among those will be the waterproof Monsoon XT BDU lineup plus all of the Striker Combat Pants models, such as the hot-weather Striker HT Combat Pants (to be shown in Desert Grey) and the Striker XT Gen.2 Combat Pants (widely considered the go-to choice for base wear).

Enforce Tac is an annual gathering of police, security officials, and members of the military from across Europe and beyond. It is widely recognized as a premier event for showcasing the newest tactical gear as well as for glimpsing the upcoming products soon to be available on the market.

IWA is a major trade fair geared more (but not entirely) toward the civilian market. As such, it is typically thronged with hunters, competitive shooters, lovers of the great outdoors, and those interested in becoming more proficient at self-defense.

“At these two shows we typically greet thousands of professionals and civilians who want to undertake missions or engage in recreational pursuits while outfitted with clothing that’s exceptionally durable, highly protective, smartly fitting, highly functional and above all comfortable,”  said Armin Wagner.

“We yet again very much look forward to participating in these two phenomenal shows,” he added.

UF PRO makes advanced-technology field garments that include jackets, shirts, pants, hats, caps, and accessories popular with military and law-enforcement personnel.

To receive heads-up notifications about new UF PRO products planned for introduction or availability later this year, please complete the short signup form at www.ufpro.com/events/iwa

IWA 19 – East Gear FASTres

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

At Enforce Tac, this Medical Pouch from East Gear caught my eye.

The FASTres (Fast Response) Pouch includes an outer pouch and removable inner panel which pulls out with a pull from one hand.

The rear and sides are PALS compatible.

Available in a variety of colors from www.eastgear-int.com.

IWA 19 – Helikon-Tex Competition Range System

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Helikon-Tex displayed their full Competition Range System at IWA. The central piece is the Competition Chest Rig which will accept various inserts for different magazines. They also have a Shooter’s Belt with Modular Belt Sleeve which is PALS compatible.


IWA 19 – Emerson TCU Style Vintage Jacket

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Vintage styling is currently in but I was surprised to see that Emerson, long known for milsim copies of high end clothing, would have something like this M1942 Paratrooper Jacket.

They also plan on offering it in MultiCam.