Archive for the ‘MDM’ Category

MDM 22 – FN America MRGG

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

FN America has unveiled their new Mid Range Gas Gun. While it definitely shares DNA with the SCAR, it’s enough of a new gun to warrant a new name.

Offered in two variants MRGG-A for Assault and MRGG-S for Sniper Support. The most glaring differences between the two variants are a 14.5″ barrel for MRGG-A and 20″ MRGG-S as well as different pistol grips and buttstock for the two versions. However, the side-folding adapter fits with an M4 standard buttstock so the shooter can configure the stock as he sees fit.

Controls are ambidextrous. Additionally, only MRGG-A offers full-auto fire. Otherwise, it’s semi and safe selectors for both, but it is more ergonomic than on the SCAR. There’s also a two-stage trigger which was designed in house.

A very interesting feature is that there are non-reciprocating side charging at both left and right as well as a rear AR-style charging handle. These are all user configurable.

They have also introduced a combination forward assist and brass deflector as well as ejection port cover.

The two rifles are offered with swappable cold hammer forged barrels in 6.5 Creedmoor and 7.62 NATO. MRGG accepts SR25 pattern magazines.

The optic package on this MRGG-A is a Gen 3 Vortex Razor 1-10×24 in a Badger C1 mount and Leupold Delta Point Pro back up sight.

The optic on this MRGG-S is a Gen 2 Vortex Razor 4-27×50 in a Spuhr 4002 mount with FN ELITY.

To mount enablers, there’s a a full length Mil Std 1913 rail along the top to a point where the handguard steps down to offer an MLOK compatible perch for a laser pointer below the line of sight of the optic. There are MLOK slots at 3-6-9 O’clock as well as at lower 45 degrees.

There is an adjustable gas block with suppressed and unsuppressed settings while the Gas Regulator is now buried in the receiver assembly and redesigned to reduce flash while shooting under NODS.

Finally, both MRGG models are fitted with HUXWRX Safety Co suppressors.

Look for more information during next week’s SOFIC as well as a follow-on range report.

MDM 22 – Gentex USMC Integrated Helmet System Candidate

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Gentex is displaying their candidate for the Marine Corps’ Integrated Helmet System program.

A true system, they offer a scalable approach with a high cut ECH level protection helmet but at 12% lighter than the current helmet. To this bolt-less shell is added ARC rails and modular bungee shroud. It will also accommodate AMP headset with rail arms.

This baseline configuration can be further upgraded to the RAILINK, a powered system we’ll discuss in-depth during next week’s SOFIC.

Currently under evaluation by the USMC.

2022 Modern Day Marine

Tuesday, May 10th, 2022

Getting ready to kick off the first Modern Day Marine Expo held at the Washington DC Convention Center.

The Marine Corps’ goal is to make sure they don’t get into any fair fights and defeat the enemy before he knows what’s going on. I can’t wait to see what industry is offering to help with that goal.

SMART SHOOTER to Present its SMASH Fire Control Systems at the Modern-Day Marine Exhibition

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Selected and purchased by the US Marine Corps, the SMASH technology increases the accuracy, lethality, and situational awareness of small arms

Modern Day Marine 2022, Washington, DC, Booth 1368

[May 2022]: SMART SHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control optic systems that significantly increase the accuracy, lethality, and situational awareness of small arms, will display its SMASH Fire Control Systems at the Modern-Day Marine (MDM) Exhibition in Washington, DC – booth 1368.

Both the US Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory Rapid Capabilities Office and the Fixed Site Ground Based Air Defense have selected the SMASH 2000 Fire Control System for dismounted counter UAS purposes. The SMASH 2000 can adapt to any rifle and be adjusted to accommodate a standard back-up iron sight if desired or needed by the end-user.

Deployed and combat-proven by different ground forces worldwide, SMASH is a Fire Control System (FCS) for small firearms equipped with an onboard computer to perform complex targeting solutions. Once the user identifies the target (independently or using the detection system guidance) and locks on it, SMASH tracks its movements and synchronizes the shot release to assure a fast and precise hit on the target. SMASH can be operated as a stand-alone solution as well as combined with other systems to provide an effective multi-layer defense solution.

Smart Shooter will present its SMASH Family of fire control systems at the MDM exhibition booth 1368, including handheld operated, robotic mounted, and drone-mounted platforms.

Scott Thompson, SMART SHOOTER Inc. GM: “We are honored to be chosen by the US Marine Corps as a C-UAS solution and see this as a sign of proof for the SMASH technology and the added value it provides. Handheld operated, remotely controlled or robotic mounted, the SMASH technology allows tactical forces to be smart, precise and connected.”

Legend Compression Tactical to Exhibit at Modern Day Marine

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Legend Compression Tactical has been doing some great stuff with compression socks, providing mid-calf compression and arch support.

They’re made from a combination of Merino Wool/Nylon/Spandex (percentages depend on style).

Additionally, their Cold -Weather and All-Weather have been certified “FR/No melt, No Drip” & “Flame Resistant” respectively by the United States Air Force.

Legend Compression Tactical will be in Booth #156 (back wall behind the Marine Corps Pavilion).

They are also available from O P Tactical.

B.E. Meyers & Co. to Exhibit at Modern Day Marine 2022 – Booth #549

Monday, May 9th, 2022

May 6, 2022 (Redmond, WA) – B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc., a manufacturer of optoelectronic, infrared, and visible laser systems for the defense and aerospace sectors, will be exhibiting at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C for Modern Day Marine. Modern Day Marine is set to run May 10-12, 2022, and B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. can be found at booth #549 for the duration of the event.

B.E. Meyers & Co. will be showcasing the MAWL®-X1 alongside other MAWL® (Modular Advanced Weapon Laser) variants, all of which bring increased effectiveness to modern weapon systems. Other products on display will include the BOARS®-M2 optic and accessory mount, and the GLARE® RECOIL (LA-22/U), designated by the U.S. Marine Corps as sole source winner of the Ocular Interrupter System (OIS) program.

New products on display will include the IZLID ULTRA®, the latest addition to the IZLID series of IR and SWIR pointers and illuminators, and the KIJI, the most powerful, modular, VCSEL-based infrared laser illuminator commercially available.

B.E. Meyers & Co., Inc. is also slated to exhibit a similar product lineup at 2022 SOFIC in Tampa, FL, alongside Dillon Rifle and Spiritus Systems. The trio will be located in Bayside Ballroom 1 at the Embassy Suites, just a short walk across the sky bridge from the Tampa Convention Center.

To schedule a meeting with a member of the B.E. Meyers & Co. team at Modern Day Marine or SOFIC, please contact [email protected]. For more information about B.E. Meyers & Co. products, visit

MYSTERY RANCH at Modern Day Marine

Sunday, May 8th, 2022

Known for building packs that adapt to awkward and changeable loads suitable for operating in almost every environment or any mission, MYSTERY RANCH continues to be the industry leader in manufacturing packs for the sharpest tip of the spear.

Join the MYSTERY RANCH crew from their Bozeman, MT-based headquarters at Modern Day Marine, booth #763 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in DC 5/10-5-12.

The entire line of new Assault Packs will be displayed, in addition to the majority of their Mission packs.

Here’s your first look at the new MYSTERY RANCH Military Catalog which includes their new line of Assault Packs. 

High Speed Gear and Comp-Tac to Attend Modern Day Marine

Thursday, May 5th, 2022

SWANSBORO, N.C. – May 5, 2022 – High Speed Gear® and Comp-Tac®  are set to attend the 2022 Modern Day Marine expo in Washington, D.C. from May 10th to May 12th.

The Modern Day Marine expo is the premier collaborative venue for active duty Marines, naval, joint, and coalition partners, industry, acquisitions professionals, Congressional Staff, and academia, to come together to focus on the way ahead. The mission is to enhance current readiness, and implement the changes envisioned in Marine Corps Force Design 2030 – The Commandant of the Marine Corps’ case for what must be done to maintain a resilient and lethal expeditionary edge as America’s “stand in force” for deterring peer competition as called for in our National Defense Strategy.  

“As a Marine Corps veteran, I look forward to the opportunity to attend Modern Day Marine.” Said Allison Mitchum, director of sales and marketing at HSGI®. “We have a unique opportunity to display and demonstrate our High Speed Gear® and Comp-Tac® products that were designed with our servicemembers in mind.”

In 2019, High Speed Gear® was awarded the contract to provide Infantry Combat Equipment (PM ICE), Marine Corps Systems Command (MARCORSYSCOM) with 150,000 double rifle magazine pouches. The HSGI® X2R TACO® MOLLE Pouch was chosen for its preferred functionality, versatility, and weight. This double rifle magazine pouch allows the Marine or Sailor to be more combat effective as they can now carry more ammunition on their person while minimizing the amount of real estate used on their rig.

Modern Day Marine is the singular Marine Corps industry event where defense companies from all over the world gather annually to display their latest technologies, equipment, and services to help our nation’s finest warfighters.

High Speed Gear® has had tight-knit ties with the Marine Corps ever since its founding in 1999, providing Marines and Sailors on Camp Lejeune with Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™ tailored to fit ever-changing missions. Today, High Speed Gear® and Comp-Tac® are still dedicated to providing tactical gear to those who rely on it most.