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TacHacker – Helmet Assault Ghillie

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

TNVC’s Augee Kim recently shared his Helmet Assault Ghillie DIY project on social media. Here it is, in case you missed it.

Recent little project of mine that I’m calling the “Helmet Assault Ghillie,” or “HAG.”

Inspired by WWII-era “net” helmet covers, I wanted a quick and easy way to attach and remove camouflage scrim to a helmet, while still retaining full functionality of critical components like the helmet rails/rail-mounted accessories, Core Survival Hel-Star 6 IFF strobes, external power connectors, retention systems, etc.

The base is a 550 cord net secured to the helmet using shock cord and clipped on to the helmet clips included with the Ops-Core Step-In Visor (the kit actually includes all the needed clips—two long ones for Super High Cut configuration rails as well as two short ones for High Cut/XP configuration rails, I just installed both), to which I used jute twine to tie on manufactured camouflage net as well as cut strips of Multicam mesh material, but you could also tie or tuck any foliage, burlap, or other material to it as well.

The final product gives me full function (including being able to change batteries in the external battery pack by unhooking the back of the HAG) of all my helmet-mounted systems, while, in my opinion, effectively breaking up the outline of the helmet and providing effective (and matching—tacti-fashion is important too) additional camouflage that is non-permanent, and quick and easy to attach and remove.

SIG SAUER Launches Custom Works P320 FCU and Studio

Thursday, November 19th, 2020

SIG SAUER P320 Fire Control Units are now available. The heart of the pistol, these serialized parts can be combined with a myriad of factory OEM and after market parts from a variety of partners to create a truly custom pistol, with simple hand tools. There’s no need to involve a gunsmith. You can do it all on your own.

Now you can build your dream pistol from the ground up. The Custom Works FCU lets you create like never before. Countless options, endless possibilities.

The 320 Design Studio is a virtual space where you can check out how different components will look on your dream P320.

Roll Your Own – SIG SAUER Offering Stand Alone P320 Custom Works Fire Control Unit

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

For decades you’ve been able to assemble your own M1911A1 and over the past few years, DIY gunsmiths have assembled Glock clones. Now, SIG SAUER is entering the fray with stand alone P320 Custom Works Fire Control Unit.

This serialized item contains the trigger assembly and is essentially the firearm, so unlike so-called 80% firearms, you’ll need to transfer the FCU through an FFL, but once you get it, you can build a completely custom version of the P320.

This is going to unleash a flood of aftermarket P320 parts. Already, ZEV has released some items and the B&T Universal Service Weapon for the P320 has been out for awhile.

The natural follow-on to this is customization of DoD’s new arsenal of M17/18 Modular Handgun Systems like this version mocked up by SIG as a concept demonstrator.

6″ MultiCam Loop Now Available from MMI Textiles

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

MMI Textiles can now provide Printed MultiCam Velcro Brand Woven Loop (A-A-55126) available in widths: 3/4″, 1″, 1.5″, 2″, 3″, 4″, 5″, 6″. MultiCam Printed Loop has been a part of their Printed Narrow Fabrics line since 2016, but they didn’t have the capability to print on wider loop than 5″ – until now.

This in the USA/Berry Compliant loop is offered in MultiCam® Classic, MultiCam Arid, MultiCam Black, MultiCam Tropic, and MultiCam Alpine.

www.mmitextiles.com/blog/post/now-available-6-multicam-loop

OscarDelta – Tyvek Delta Pouch

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Developed and designed by Karl OscarDelta, the Tyvek Delta Pouch provides a method of carry and concealment for a passport,
cash card, bank notes and other valuable items. It’s non-magnetic, tough and super lightweight (9g and only 2mm thick when empty). Held around the waist with an elastic band.

Available in Black or White Tyvek, they even offer a pattern of you want to fashion your own from Tyvek.

Visit www.oscardelta.co.uk/discreet_carry to order.

80 Percent Arms Introduces GST-9 Ghost: First Truly Modular 80% Pistol Frame System

Friday, November 15th, 2019

Garden Grove, CA., (November 15, 2019) – 80 PERCENT ARMS, Inc., the nation’s largest manufacturer of 80% firearms, is proud of our history in challenging the status quo by releasing new products that have revolutionized the 80% lower industry. Today, we are continuing the tradition with the release of our new GST-9 Ghost: the world’s first truly modular 80% pistol frame system compatible with Glock® 19 platform components, as well as our patent-pending modular grips allow for easy conversion between compact and full size. We started by taking a close look at the famously reliable Glock® platform, diligently researched what was missing on the market today, then used our years of expertise manufacturing 80% firearms to develop the most shootable 80% pistol system from the ground up.

Based on extensive research and focus group testing, we also improved ergonomics by designing a contoured grip that improves comfort and helps tame recoil. The undercut trigger guard gives you a higher grip on the frame, thus lowering the bore-axis and reducing muzzle flip for faster, more accurate follow-up shots.

The GST-9 Ghost features several improvements over the time-tested Glock® platform, starting with the mating surface between the slide and frame. Frame rails have been extended three times their normal length for more repeatability, better accuracy, and controlled recoil impulse. Nickel plating improves reliability by reducing friction between moving parts in the harshest conditions, even after liquid lubricants have long since cooked off. 

The GST-9 is centered around one thing: you. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to your mission. That’s why we designed the GST-9 to allow every shooter to build a frame that is tailor-made for them. Whether it’s a compact or full-size grip, a streamlined magwell for carry or a flared magwell for competition, we give you options. Build the frame you want for your mission with the 80 Percent Arms GST-9 Ghost. 

The IKEA Day Pack

Friday, August 9th, 2019

My friend Dan Matsuda has been a gear designer for decades. He recently whipped up this day pack using an Ikea tote.

He previously created a pack from a rice bag. Check out the video.

TacHacker – Clothing Mods by WNDSN XPD

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

WNDSN XPD recently shared this TacHack on Instagram. They do some cool stuff so we thought it was worth a share. It’s written from their perspective.

In the spirit of the old Wndsn Tumblr how-tos and as an exercise in #HOBOTACTICAL gear mods, here is a simple enhancement to your typical field jacket:

Install a rectangle of velcro (the loop side) ON THE INSIDE of the jacket, above the inner chest pocket; I used a 4 x 6″ piece in the example.

Now you have a versatile PLATFORM for any piece of gear that comes with a VELCRO (hook) back; of course, you can just as well wear your morale patches in this COVERT way, but we can make it even more useful.

I enjoy my smuggler’s jacket from @edsmanifesto and the many pockets and storage options it offers, including the dump pouch. I have found that sometimes though, I’d like to have that pouch higher up, and even when loaded, hidden within the jacket. A piece of hook velcro installed on the back of a drawstring DUMP POUCH, and we can use the newly cretaed platform to attach the dump pouch high up and have its contents out of sight, within the jacket. Compare the pictures. ENJOY!

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