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Operator Expo West – November 2-3 in Burnaby, BC

Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

What: OPEX West (Operator Expo West)

When: November 2nd & 3rd 2022

Where: Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre

4331 Dominion Street

Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 1C7

Following the success of the Operator Expo (OPEX) in Ottawa, the event is now coming to the West coast as OPEX West. OPEX West is a 2-day event (November 2nd & 3rd) focused on supporting the operational requirements of Military, Law Enforcement and Corrections end-users in Canada. This is arguably the most unique aspect of the show, as it is focused on directly supporting those on the frontlines. As such, the show features exhibitors from across the industry who specialize in the best gear, apparel, weapons systems, and training those end-users need.

OPEX West promises opportunities for agencies on the West Coast to gain insight, training, and procurement connections from leading manufacturers and suppliers in the industry. It will be conveniently held in the Delta Hotels Burnaby Conference Centre and is easily accessible to agencies in the greater Vancouver area. Exhibitor spaces are now fully booked, so you can ensure a great show to come.

For more information, and to register, visit

Registration is also FREE for those who wish to attend.

Note: OPEX West is open ONLY to active Military, Law Enforcement, and Corrections personnel.

OpEx 22 – Brief Relief

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Chances are, if you’ve deployed, you’ve used Brief Relief’s products. Yes, it’s a privy. But their disposable bagging system minimizes the mess.

One point I found quite interesting is that their hygiene products are certified for use in the Arctic.

Additionally, their urinal bag contains a nontoxic powder which becomes a gel once used (see pack on the left) which can easily be disposed of. Additionally, it is designed to be used by both men and women and includes a one-way valve to prevent spillage.

OpEx 22 – Nanuk

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Nanuk is a Canadian protective hard case company and they’ve got a new case coming out which is twice as deep as standard rifle cases. The internal dimensions of this wheeled case are 41.8″ x 13.5″ x 12.6″. Externally it is 45″ x 16.4″ x 13.6″.

The smaller OD case you see in the photo is designed to transport ammunition.

OpEx 22 – H&K

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Here’s the H&K 169, a 40mm grenade launcher you don’t see very often in North America. It incorporates the folding G36 stock.

OpEx 22 – Gray Fox Strategic

Friday, June 3rd, 2022

Holsters with Gray Fox Strategic’s new Tegris connector are now available.

It’s flexible yet sturdy and connects a holster and mag pouch into a single unit.

OpEx 22 – Point 6

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Point 6 is exhibiting in the 911 Supply booth.

The Base Glove is offered in both Black and Coyote. Like other Point 6 garments it’s made from 3D knit Merino Wool and is touch screen enabled on the thumb and forefinger.

OpEx 22 – EOTech

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

EOTech is dusting off a couple of designs from their L3 days including the Mk56.

With a window about 2.5 times larger than their standard Holographic Weapon Sights, it is intended for use with heavy weapons like the M2.

Designed for use out to 2000 meters, this one integrates a standard reticle.

OpEx 22 – Recon Robotics

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022

Recon Robotics is introducing a new controller which features a larger view screen and has integrated antennas for a more streamlined design. Additionally, you can record video right on the controller. It is also compatible with future upgrades.