Archive for the ‘OpEx’ Category

OpEx 23 – mySmartFuelCell

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

This is the methanol powered SFC JENNY 600S fuel cell. It is silent and does not emit a heat signature. This 600 Wh generator weighs 3.75 lbs and will charge batteries as well as communicate with them. Also offered in a 1200 Wh model.

OpEx 23 – Point6 Cold Weather Vapor Barrier Liner

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

The Point6 vapor barrier liner has been under development for awhile but it’s now available and included in their 3-sock system.

Worn in extreme cold weather, the vapor barrier liner traps sweat so that it may not freeze into ice within clothing and footwear. The VBL features a fold-over toe box and ultrasonic welded seams.

The sock system includes a thin Merino liner sock and a heavier Merino outer sock which are worn with the VBL sandwiched in between.

OpEx 23 – Triggertech

Monday, June 5th, 2023

Ontario-based Triggertech started out manufacturing trigger packs for crossbows but has since expanded into ARs and bolt guns.

OpEx 23 – Lorica Equipment

Monday, June 5th, 2023

Based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Lorica Equipment specializes in nylon gear.

This is their latest project, a full body armor vest with laser cut MOLLE.

Other examples of their work are this shotgun scabbard and breacher panel.

OpEx 23 – Gray Fox Strategic

Monday, June 5th, 2023

Gray Fox Strategic is integrating Tegris into their designs. For example, the Turner seen below, which is named after Randy Turner and integrates a Tegris bottom. You can see how much lower the magazine rides, offering more room for the tires to maneuver.

Below is the Tegris leg strap adapter, a low-profile solution which fits between the holster and belt mount.

They are also looking for US retailers. Give them a shout.

OpEx 23 – HLC Industries

Monday, June 5th, 2023

I was both surprised and pleased to see HLC Industries exhibiting at Operator Expo.

They were there to engage the Canadian textile industry and show their Made in USA fabrics.

OpEx 23 – Morningstar Strategic Services

Monday, June 5th, 2023

In addition to security advisory services for government and the financial sector, Morningstar Strategic Services offers a variety of high end equipment solutions in Canada including Torraka cold weather clothing from Sweden as well as Stone Glacier.

They also specialize in precision target engagement and are the Canadian agents for Nightforce as well as being affiliated with Accuracy 1st Canada which offers Accuracy 1st courses on a 360 deg range in Western Canada.

OpEx 23 – Direct Action Combat Performance

Thursday, June 1st, 2023

Founded by MMA fighter and Canadian Army Veteran Randy Turner, Direct Action Combat Performance provides training in the full spectrum of combatives from fighting with small arms, to edged weapons to hand-to-hand.

Studying around the world exposed Randy to a wide variety of styles and he fought professionally for 10 years in MMA, becoming the Canadian Bantamweight Champion in 2012. He trains military, LE and citizens in his methods and has developed a signature knife which we’ll cover soon.

I only got to spend about 20 minutes with Randy but his story is fascinating and I’ll be following up soon with him to tell more about what he and his company does.