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Mission First Tactical Introduces New MFT Belly Band Holster

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

Horsham, PA – (February 6th, 2023) – Mission First Tactical (MFT) manufacturers of state-of-the-art, USA made rifle/carbine accessories and holsters, is proud to announce the introduction of their new MFT Belly Band holster. Carrying a firearm has become the standard; the MFT Belly Band holster gives you the comfort you need for everyday-carry.

“With hundreds of Belly Band options out there, we can say there is nothing like our Belly Band in the market.” said David Edelman, Vice President, Mission First Tactical. “This new, unique, first-of-its-kind design is sure to be a hit with those who want the freedom of carrying their firearm comfortably and safely, without the use of a belt.”

The new MFT Belly Band holster’s comfortable, all-day carry is achieved with 3D Spacer Mesh Fabric. Special channels allow for more efficient airflow, increasing comfort in comparison with other elastic-type holsters. An open-air weave construction design provides for air/moisture to pass through, naturally hindering bacterial growth. Maximum breathability keeps you cool and dry all day long.  A soft, medical-grade Hook & Loop construction ensure no chaffing.

The MFT Belly Band holster has a self-laminated fastening end that can be cut and trimmed with scissors for a custom fit. The hard laminate trigger shield protects the firearm’s trigger from unwanted intrusion. The MFT Belly Band has two elastic pockets for spare magazine, knives, flashlights and pepper spray. The holsters have two secure YKK zippered storage pockets that are ideal for credentials, cash, keys, cell phone etc. It’s ambidextrous and compatible with wide variety of firearms. The best thing about this holster there is no belt needed! It’s great for walking, jogging, hiking and biking etc. It’s designed to go wherever you go. This a great solution if you’re wearing activewear such as shorts, sweats or leggings. The MFT Belly Band holster is designed to accommodate waist sizes from 26” to 52”. MSRP: $49.99

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MFT welcomes dealers to join them in representing their innovative products to the tactical and self-defense customers. MFT values these partnerships and relationships.

If you’re looking to add MFT’s industry-leading products to your sales portfolio, please visit [email protected] for information on how to become a dealer.

MFT’s point of purchase (POP) displays make it easy to add an assortment of their best sellers. They are easy to assemble and there is always free freight with a qualifying program. The unique and visually cool designs add to the look and feel of any shop. Their POP displays will tell the product’s story to increase sales.

Founded by experienced retailers, MFT knows how to create and deliver products your customers want. Superior packaging highlights the item and helps the customer understand what its use is and how it’s installed without the help of staff. Unlike most, MFT has the experience, understanding, and depth of product to provide combinations that maximize sales. Easy reordering, near-perfect fulfillment and customer service supports dealers from start to finish. MFT adheres to a strict MAP policy which ensures healthy margins. All MFT products are made in the USA and backed up with a Lifetime warranty. Sign up today!

To learn more about the MFT Belly Band holster and complete product offerings from Mission First Tactical, please visit: and follow us socially on Facebook or Instagram

TD Inc Optic Mounts for Handgun RDS

Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

TangoDown® Inc. is pleased to announce the release of multiple optic mounting plates.  As the use of red dot sights continues to increase, the need for durable optic mounting plates continues to grow.  Please thoroughly read the product details on our website to ensure product compatibility with your firearm and optic.

Each of the below listed new products feature the following:

– Made of Ordnance Grade Steel

– Durable, Rust Resistant QPQ Finish

– Includes Necessary Mounting Fasteners

Please visit the product page for additional information:

AASW-01 Aimpoint® ACRO® Mount for the Smith & Wesson® M&P®9 M2.0

HKM-01 Aimpoint® ACRO® Mount for the HK® VP9 Optic Ready Models

WPO-01 Aimpoint® ACRO® Mount for the Walther® PDP V2 Optic Ready Models

***Coming Soon

***SSM-04 Trijicon RMR® Mount for the SIG Sauer® P320 (NO DOVETAIL CUT OUT) – Available Early Spring 2023

***SSM-05 Trijicon RMR®cc Mount for the SIG Sauer® P365 – Available Early Spring 2023

MSRP Range:  $70.00 – $81.00

**Please read ALL installation instructions prior to installing.  If you are not familiar with modifying your firearms, seek appropriate assistance from a Certified Armorer or Gunsmith.

For more information on all of the TangoDown® optic mounting plates, visit:

Customer Questions:  [email protected]

Vortakt Barrel Works Announces Release of Six New Barrel Product Categories

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Menomonee Falls, WI (January 26, 2023) – Vortakt Barrel Works® continues to expand its core product selection as part of its ongoing effort to serve as a world-class OEM barrel supplier for rifle, pistol, and shotgun manufacturers. Chad Weister, Managing Director of Vortakt Barrel Works had the following to say regarding Vortakt’s new product release:

“Vortakt has spent years supporting rifle and pistol manufacturers by producing not only barrel blanks, but semi-finished and finished barrels for a wide variety of firearm platforms. Historically we have promoted our product diversity through our Barrel Performance Series but this new product category structure demonstrates our market expertise in supporting some of the most popular firearm designs.”

In addition to their 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500 Series Performance Series barrel blanks, Vortakt is excited to highlight six new product categories:

AR Barrels

AK Barrels

Rimfire Barrels

Bolt Action Rifle Barrels

Pistol Barrels

Government Contract & Mil-Spec Barrels

To learn more about the Vortakt Barrel Works facility, production capabilities, and manufacturing team, visit the Vortakt website at

GA-ASI’S Eaglet Takes It’s First Flight

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Technical Demonstration With ARL and AvMC Shows Off New Survivable ALE

SAN DIEGO – 31 January 2023 – General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew a new survivable Air-Launched Effect (ALE) for the first time as part of a flight demonstration based out of the Dugway Proving Grounds, Utah, on Dec. 8, 2022. The ALE, known as Eaglet, was launched from a U.S. Army MQ-1C Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The Eaglet flight was jointly funded by GA-ASI and the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development (DEVCOM) Army Research Laboratory (ARL) and Aviation & Missile Center (AvMC).

“The first flight of the Eaglet was an important milestone for the GA-ASI/U.S. Army team,” said GA-ASI President David R. Alexander. “Eaglet is intended to be a low-cost, survivable UAS with the versatility to be launched from a Gray Eagle, rotary-wing aircraft, or ground vehicles. It enables extended reach of sensors and increased lethality while providing survivability for manned aircraft.”

Eaglet fits into the ‘ALE Large’ category, which encompasses larger, more powerful sensors or payloads. Because of its design, Eaglet is capable of carrying a diverse range of payloads in support of multiple Army missions.

Eaglet design extends battlefield options for commanders while reducing their decision cycles. Gray Eagle can carry Eaglet for thousands of kilometers before launching it while being controlled through unmanned-unmanned teaming or as a component of advanced teaming command and control concepts.

Eaglet can work in concert with other long-range payloads carried by Gray Eagles, helicopters, or other platforms to support deep sensing in Multi-Domain Operations.

With this successful flight of the Eaglet, GA-ASI will work with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to feature it in other exercises to further determine its potential. The Eaglet is the newest entry into GA-ASI’s Evolution Series of advanced UAS concepts.

Wiley X Opens New State-of-the-Art Headquarters in Frisco, Texas

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

The Family-Owned Premium Protective Eyewear Brand Completes Its Relocation to Texas, Opens Doors to New 65,000-Square-Foot Facility

Frisco, Texas — January 31, 2023 —As Wiley X celebrates its 35th Anniversary, the company opened the doors to its expansive, state-of-the-art new headquarters in Frisco, located just north of Dallas, Texas. 

The 65,000-square-foot facility has everything the family-owned, premium protective eyewear brand needs to run its expanding global business: from a large production, assembly, and warehouse space to a sophisticated and expanded testing facility for safety certifications, as well as all the necessary administrative and office space. The building also features the first-ever Wiley X flagship retail store, which will open in 2024 for local customers, resellers across the US and Wiley X fans from around the world to enjoy.

“We are beyond thrilled to open the doors to our new headquarters,” exclaimed Myles Freeman, co-owner of Wiley X. “The City of Frisco and the Frisco Economic Development Corporation have been so welcoming to us.” From ground breaking to ribbon cutting, both the city leadership of Frisco and the Frisco EDC have been working in lockstep with Wiley X on ensuring a smooth and welcoming transition. “What a great way to celebrate 35 years in business,” added Dan Freeman, co-owner of Wiley X. “We are excited to get to work in Texas and thankful for all the support we’ve received here.”

Frisco is an ideal location for Wiley X for many reasons. Frisco, and all of Texas, is home to a large population of military veterans; Wiley X is veteran-founded and has been providing premium protective eyewear to the United States military since being founded in 1987. Wiley X also has a long history of providing eye protection for outdoorsmen and women who hunt, fish, and shoot, as well as the government/first responder network, all of which align with Texan pastimes and values. Frisco also provides Wiley X with a great business climate with a large talent pool, and the centralized location within the United States provides distribution and shipping efficiencies.

To learn more about Wiley X and to see its assortment of protective eyewear for any environment, please visit

In Response to High Demand: High Speed Gear Releases the LR-XL TACO for Large Precision Rifle Magazines

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

SWANSBORO, N.C. – February 1st, 2023 – High Speed Gear, the manufacturer of the rifle magazine pouch for the United States Marine Corps, announces the LR-XL TACO®.

The LR-XL TACO® magazine pouch was developed to hold large precision rifle magazines for firearms such as the Barrett® MRAD® MK22™. Not only is the LR-XL TACO equipped with adjustable retention, it also features a cover which is secured with a silent closure system. The cover can also be removed for open-top use. This TACO is MOLLE mounted, features MOLLE webbing on the front, and includes two HSGI® MOLLE clips. It has flexible side walls which wrap the sides of the magazine to enhance retention and keep out debris. Like all High Speed Gear products, the LR-XL TACO is made in the United States and is Berry Compliant.

“With the recent adoption of the Barrett MK22 sniper rifle as a tool for PIGS, HOGS and Razorbacks, HSGI has created the best MK22 silent closure, removable flap magazine TACO pouch for the Sniper Community,” said David Jackson, Director of Government Sales for High Speed Gear. “This product was designed with direct input and recommendations from end users at a Tier One sniper school.”

To view the LR-XL TACO on the High Speed Gear website, visit:

For additional information, please contact:

David Jackson

[email protected]

Shadow Box Solutions Introduces Suite of Integrated TAK Situational Awareness Devices

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Shadow Box Solutions announces updates to its turnkey TAK server, the SB Alpha TOC-in-a-Box, with the introduction of the SB Bravo Micro Encoder that allows video from devices like tactical Rovers and EO/IR cameras to be streamed anywhere. The Alpha was designed to support over 200 simultaneous users with TAK services and has the ability to receive and transmit radio calls through an ATAK enabled mobile phone from anywhere in the world, all in a highly mobile rugged package suitable for static installation or on the move applications. The Alpha integrates TAK, VOIP, ROIP, and video in one turnkey box. With the addition of the Bravo, users can now securely transmit video from a variety of sources to users across the globe through an encrypted video server onboard the Alpha.

SB Bravo Micro Video Encoder

SB Alpha TOC-in-a-Box

SB Charlie MUOS TAKServer

“We are delighted with the advancements in Shadow Box Solutions’ complement of integrated products that provide industry-best situational awareness chat, video, voice and data sharing on a common user platform” said Morgan Carey, a Shadow Box executive”, And with the release of the SB Charlie in late 2022, TAK services have been extended to MUOS SATCOM and TSM networks with ATO compliance for use on red networks”, she added.

SB Charlie employed with PRC-117G

Shadow Box Solutions is an industry leading products integrator developing C2 interoperability solutions to hundreds of government customers.  Shadow Box products have recently been featured during numerous named exercises, including USAF WSINT at Nellis AFB, NV. The company is reshaping the way teams communicate by bridging the voice, video, and data networks that provide critical communications, mapping, and situational awareness to enhance decision making and mission effectiveness across all levels of government.  Shadow Box Solutions was founded by SOF operators and communicators committed to delivering turnkey C2 solutions to the tactical edge.

Learn more about Shadow Box products at

Multimillion-Euro Contract for Rheinmetall: Finland Orders Spike Guided Missiles

Tuesday, January 31st, 2023

The Finnish armed forces have contracted with EuroSpike GmbH, a joint venture of Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH, Diehl Defence, and Rafael, to supply Spike antitank guided missiles. For Rheinmetall, the order is worth a figure in the mid-double-digit million-euro range.

Of great importance for Rheinmetall, this order also underscores the tremendous trust placed in EuroSpike GmbH: the German-Israeli joint venture is now an industrial mainstay of the antitank capability of many EU and NATO member nations.

The German armed forces were among the first Spike users. A version of the system known as the Mehrrollenfähiges Leichtes Lenkflugkörpersystem (MELLS; multi-role light guided missile system) is in service with the Bundeswehr. Made by EuroSpike – a joint venture in which Rheinmetall holds a 40% stake – the MELLS is a latest-generation effector designed for engaging armoured targets at ranges of up to 4,000 metres or, depending on the model, up to 5,500 metres.

Rheinmetall possesses extensive experience with the MELLS. The company has already integrated this advanced guided missile into various combat vehicles.