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SHOT Show 20 – Princeton-Tec EOS 360

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

It’s really a hard hat light but Sergeants Major everywhere will rejoice. Princeton-Tec‘s new EOS 360 is like a safety belt for your helmet.

The headlamp can be used alone or in conjunction with a band which is both reflective and features LEDs. Both the headlamp (high and low) and LED band include constant and strobe modes. Powered by 3 AAA batteries, the headlamp offers 165 lumens for up to 21.5 hours on high.

SHOT Show 20 – Wilcox FUSION System

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

Wilcox Industries has been working on powered weapon rails for years, but now International customers are beginning to field their FUSION system.

Wilcox refers to FUSION as an “electrical power management system” which provides centralized power to the weapon’s accessories via a removable Battery Management Power Supply System for CR123A with primary and backup power switch. It also works as a data bus.

This waterproof battery case powers the system and is mounted to the 6 o’clock position just in front of the magwell.

The system is modular. The triangular inserts are for heat mitigation with a Remote light/laser Activation Switch which can also be inserted into these slots. The light module was developed with SureFire and uses their Vampire head for White and IR illumination. Like everything else, it’s is removable and the compact form factor is thanks to the central power source.

Below, you can see FUSION Reflex Sighting System and 3X magnifier with flip mount. The Reflex Sight is based on Wilcox’s BOSS.

The final component to FUSION is BTAC, a software system which serves as a Blue Force Tracker and fuses data from other Wilcox systems like the RAPTAR-S rangefinder. In addition to a power and data bus, FUSION incorporates a shot counter which can be depicted on the Reflex Sighting System. It can also monitor the temperature of the weapon.

Additional accessories are under development. Wilcox has also developed other versions of FUSION for other weapons like the Beretta ARX160.

SHOT Show 20 – Condor

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Condor continues to up their design game. They showed this prototype chest rig at SHOT Show which should be available soon. There’s internal nag pockets and laser cut, PALs compatible slots.

It can be stored inside out, with all of the straps contained inside. Additionally, it will accept the waist bag-style hanger seen here.

SHOT Show 20 – Under Armour

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Under Armour has three new footwear styles I love.

First up is the Loadout. This AR 670-1 compliant boot has a smooth toe and Vibram sole featuring mega grip rubber.

Designs cues come from UA’s popular Speedfit including the Micro G midsole from the running side. Offered in Black (polishable toe) and Coyote.

Next up, the Hovr Dawn WP which is based on UA’s Hovr running platform. It incorporates their Storm waterproof breathable membrane but is only available in Black or UA Barren camouflage. There’s also a Molded Ortholite anti-microbial sockliner to prevent the growth of odor causing microbes. This boot was actually brought over from UA Hunting, but looking at it, the decision makes complete sense.

It may look chunky but the wide sole offers stability and yet weighs just 17 ounces. Coming Fall/Winter 20.

Finally, it’s the Valsetz 1.5 5″ which is also now available in Grey which is a great option for those wearing Wolf Grey clothing.

It incorporates UA’s ClutchFit ankle support system and a TPU toecap. Once again, it’s got the running shoe Micro G midsole and a Molded Ortholite anti-microbial sockliner to prevent the growth of odor causing microbes.

SHOT Show 20 – Gentex PVS-31 Snap Shields

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Gentex has introduced Ops-Core Snap Shield variants compatible with the AN/PVS-31 night vision goggle. Used as an alternative to standard eye cups, the Snap Shields safeguard the eyes and face from fragments and debris with minimal impact to peripheral vision. Meets ANSI z87.

SHOT Show 20 – The Survival Striker from Winkler Knives

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

I was sorry to hear that ABS Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler faced a series of dire medical conditions last summer and fall. Fortunately, he has recovered and introduced The Survival Striker, available now off pre-order.

It’s a hollow handled knife, similar to the collaboration he did with LAW Tactical a few years back.

One of the cool things he did was show the stages of development from drawing to model, to prototype, to final product.

Winkler uses 80Crv2 steel in his designs.

SHOT Show 20 – Hazard 4

Monday, January 27th, 2020

I’ve always liked Hazard 4’s Poncho Villa and this year they’ve made it even better.

Poncho Villa
It features improved seam taping, a PALS compatible flap on the chest pocket and a snap in fleece liner. Offered in Coyote, OD Green, Royal Blue, Navy and Black.

Hazard 4 has also finalized their Hard-Point Gear Rails which can be attached to several of their packs. Offered in Orange, Coyote and Black, the rails are injection molded.

As you can see, they can be painted for individual taste and being M-LOK compatible, accept

Finally, they’ve got a new pack, the Drawbridge which sports a beavertail. The main compartment zipper goes around three sides and its S-shape allows for access even when carried on its side.

Offered in Black, Coyote and Greyman.

SHOT Show 20 – 1 Minute Out Mod 1 from C&G Holsters

Monday, January 27th, 2020

US Army SOF Veteran Jamie Caldwell teamed up with C&G Holsters to introduce the Mod 1 holster. Fits Gen 3, 4, 5 – 19X, 45 and 17.

It’s the first IWB hosted to incorporate a hinge between the holster and accessory. Others on the market either use a piece of material between the two which can move too much, or set a hard angle in the Kydex which won’t move at all. The idea here is that you can set your own angle for comfort and tighten the hinge into place so it won’t move on you.

-Medium sweat guard
-Tall sights standard
-Black, OD Green and Coyote Brown in color
-Red dot cut out (Trijicon SRO, Leupold DeltaPoint, Sig Romeo, etc.)
-Open Bottom (Threaded Barrels & Compensators)
-Custom Discreet Carry Concepts 1.75″ Belt clips

Although currently the Mod 1 includes a mag pouch, they’re introducing a handcuff carrier soon.

Last but not least, Jamie told us he is going to design a knife for production by Abraham & Moses Survival Equipment, a Geissele brand. The sheath will be by C&G Holsters.