Archive for the ‘Milipol’ Category

Milipol 17 – Terrang MP-Sec France / Lowa

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

German footwear brand Lowa exhibited this new shoe in the Terrang MP-Sec France booth. It’s the Innox GTX LO TF, a Gore-tex lined shoe with a synthetic upper, which takes styling cues from the popular Innox. However, they’ve incorporated speed lacing.

The Maddox is offered in Black and Grey. Available early 2018.


Milipol 17 – Meindl X-SO Corium GTX

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

Although German brand Meindl’s X-SO Corium GTX isn’t a tactical shoe, it gets a mention here on SSD for its use of Gore-tex Surround technology. I have a pair of shoes from another manufacturer with Surround and I really like the membrane which offers venting out of the sides of the sole in order to cut down on the hot feeling many get while wearing footwear with Gore-tex.

Meindl refers to the color as Black, but its really a deep Grey hue. Sizes 6-12 UK.

Milipol 17 – Sneak Peek UF PRO’s Ace Winter Combat Shirt

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

UF PRO gave us a sneak peek of their new Ace Winter Combat Shirt. It’s intended to keep your arms warm in cold weather, yet allow plenty of ventilation when you are active.

The arm sections are insulated with GLOFT thermal insulation while the torso is made from a wind proof and water repellant material. Venitilation is provided by underarm and an asymmetric front zippers. Additionally, the zippered mid-chest pockets offer ventilation as well. Since it’s UF PRO, they’ve also incorporated their AirPac inserts at the shoulders.


I really like a feature they’ve incorprated into the design. Wrist warmers are great, but they make it difficult to check your watch. UF PRO has introduced a watch window.

Available the first week of December in Brown Grey, Black, Frost Grey and MultiCam.

Milipol 17 – Aku Pilgrim GTX Combat in Brown for British Army

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Milipol 17 – EMD / S&S Precision

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017


Bretagne-based EMD has an awesome booth which showcases the products of their various vendors.


Above you can see a manakin set up as a K9 handler wearing kit from a variety of manufacturers including S&S Precision.


While the booth is awesome, something S&S Precision is exhibiting in it is very interesting. They have new handwear called WetWerx Maritime Assault Gloves. Like the name says, they are designed for use in wet environments and come is cold and warm models, with usage prescribed by air, rather than water temperature.


The following construction is common to both models. The palm is Axe Suede making it very grippy in wet environments and incorporates keyhole thumb construction for improved articulation. The wrap-up index finger construction removes the seam off of your finger pad for better trigger feel. The other fingers use wrap-over construction for improved feel in the finger tips. This also makes it easier to pick things up. The trigger finger and the thumb edge (Gripmax thumb construction) are also conductive. Finally, they offer quick don and doff.

The differences come down to materials. Warm Maritime Assault Glove feature water repellant open mesh offering quick dry times. The Cold Maritime Assualt Glove is made 2mm Neoproene with wind resistant patches at the back of finger and hand. Its gasketed wrist seal prevents water flushing in order to keep your hand warmer.

Offered in standard handwear sizing in Grey. The Black colored Warm is a sample only. Available December 1st from

Milipol 17 – H&K 416F

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Earlier this year, the French Army selected the 5.56mm Heckler & Koch 416 to replace the FAMAS, issued since the 1970s.

Offered in Standard (14.5” barrel) and Carbine (11” barrel) models, the HK416 F features the latest ambidextrous controls.

However, there are also a few differences on the French version.  First, the barrel allows the use of rifle grenades.  

Additionally, the French model eliminates the selective gas regulator.  The standard 416 is above and the 416 F below.

The French have also chosen the original collapsible but stock rather than the Slimline model used on newer versions of the HK416.

Finally, you may notice that there is an Aimpont Comp M5 mounted to this rifle.  The French Army is currently in source selection for a rifle optic and this is only one of the options they are considering.

Milipol 17 – Meprolight

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Although they were released earlier this year, this was the first time I had gotten my hands on Meprolight’s MicroTDS and FT Bullseye.


The MicroRDS is intended to allow a shooter to attach a red dot sight to his pistol by removing the rear sight and replacing it in the dovetail with the MicroRDS mounting ramp. The MicroRDS features a QD connector and can then be attached and removed with ease.


FT Bullseye


The FT Bullseye is a rear sight assembly which once again, fits into the dovetail cut of the slide. It’s a low profile design which is intended to allow the shooter to quickly aim without using a front sight. It features a tritium self-illuminated inlay in orange or green so the aiming dot can be seen in any light condition.


Milipol 17 – Scopex / Velocity Systems

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Scopex is exhibiting the full range of Velocity Systems and Mayflower Research & Consulting kit, including armor, load carriage and clothing. I don’t think there are in surprises in here, but I like the display.