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Cobalt Kinetics Gears Up To Attend 2022 SHOT Show!

January 10th, 2022

January 10th, 2022: Cobalt Kinetics, a manufacturer of American Masterpiece firearms, is proud to announce that they will be showcasing their Pro model rifle line, SPR model rifle line, and accessories line at the 2022 NSSF SHOT Show (January 18th-21st at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV). Booth #43362 will be the headquarters for all things Cobalt during the SHOT Show. Dealers, Distributors, and all interested parties are invited to pass by the booth to witness the monumental rebirth of the well-known brand.

Cobalt will be showcasing some tantalizing show specials for their product lines as well as great programs scaled to meet each level of Dealer/ Distributor needs. Pro-staff shooters Farewell Firearms Training, Kinetic Consulting, MUSA Consulting, X-Ring Channel, Microtech Knives, and more will be appearing at the Cobalt booth throughout the week. Make sure to mark down booth #43362 as the place to be this year at the SHOT Show.

“This year has a lot of historical meaning for the Cobalt team. It has been two long years since anyone has been able to attend the SHOT show, and this year we will be attending as a completely rebranded company with a bunch of new products. This is exciting and the whole team can’t wait to get back to creating some long-lasting relationships at this show!”

– Gabriel Cabrera (Chief Sales Officer)

If you are a Dealer/ Distributor interested in learning more about the new updates with the brand, would like to schedule a meeting at the SHOT Show, or have any Sales/ Marketing inquiries make sure to reach out to Gabriel Cabrera ([email protected]).

For more information on Cobalt Kinetics and their products go to www.CobaltKinetics.com

Agilite Exhibiting at SHOT Show 2022

January 10th, 2022

Agilite will be exhibiting at SHOT Show 2022, January 18th-21st in Las Vegas where they will be premiering several new products. 

Agilite’s participation was put into question due to the USA being on Israel’s COVID no-fly list until this week. 

Come by Booth 31011 to see Agilite’s latest innovations or get more updates at www.agilitegear.com.

To set up a meeting with the Agilite Team email [email protected]

New from Magpul – MOE SL-M Carbine Stock

January 10th, 2022

Initially designed for a US Army Next Generation Squad Weapon candidate, the MOE SL-M Carbine Stock is a bit shorter than what you are used to seeing.

Turns out, it’s also great for use with PDWs and is optimized for Mil-Spec PDW length receiver expressions. It will still fit full length “buffer tubes”, but the front end of the stock will not meet up with the receiver.

Despite its smaller stature, it’s got all of the Magpul bells and whistles.

-Internal release latch feature mitigates rattle and wobble
-Ambidextrous shielded adjustment lever
-Angled toe for easy shouldering
-Non-slip rubber butt-pad
-1.25″ ambidextrous sling loop
-Accepts M-LOK QD Sling Mount for QD sling swivel capability

It will be offered in Black and FDE.


Sitka Arrowhead to Exhibit at SHOT Show 2022

January 10th, 2022

SITKA Arrowhead will be showcasing at Booth #62511, attendees will have the opportunity to view the current product line – specifically developed for the SOF end-user – to notably include Berry Compliant best-in-class Wet Weather Protective (WWP) technical apparel solutions.

TacJobs – ThruDark

January 10th, 2022

Do you have the minerals to join Staz, Louis, and the ThruDark team?

Three full-time roles are up for grabs at ThruDark HQ:




We’re looking for elite individuals… 99% need not apply.

All roles are based in Poole, Dorset.

More information + benefits are on the Indeed website.

COBRA Buckle Limited Release from Arbor Arms

January 10th, 2022

Despite discontinuing their FLEX elastic specific design of AustriAlpin COBRA® Buckle for cummerbunds about 2 years ago,   Arbor Arms is releasing a hand full of Jon’s original Ares Style COBRA® Cummerbund Buckle that he developed with AustriAlpin in 2012 while he was the head of the Ares Armor’s soft goods division.

Once these sell out they will be gone forever.


Smart Shooter’s SMASH Technology, Now Also in UAV Configuration: the Company Reveals the SMASH Dragon

January 10th, 2022

Presented by the company for the first time, SMASH Dragon is an integration of Smart Shooter’s combat-proven SMASH Technology that ensures precise target elimination on a drone system

[January 10, 2022]: SMART SHOOTER, a world-class designer, developer, and manufacturer of innovative fire control systems that significantly increase the accuracy and lethality of small arms, reveals the SMASH Dragon: an armed drone system incorporating Smart Shooter’s combat-proven SMASH Technology that ensures precise target elimination.

Presented by the company for the first time, SMASH Dragon is an advanced robotic weaponry payload that can be mounted on different drones and other unmanned aerial platforms. It can incorporate various types of assault rifles, sniper rifles, 40mm, and other ammunition with great precision. Extremely lightweight and therefore allowing long mission endurance, SMASH Dragon integrates a unique stabilization concept with the SMASH technology that enables the system to accurately hit static and moving targets while flying.

Featuring SMASH’s proprietary target acquisition and tracking algorithms as well as sophisticated computer vision capabilities, the remotely operated SMASH Dragon Offers the SMASH technology’s fast and precise hit capabilities and other exclusive benefits while engaging targets from the air.

The system successfully completed live firing tests and is currently under advanced stages of development.

Michal Mor, SMART SHOOTER CEO: “Smart Shooter’s SMASH technology offers precise elimination of threats at ground, air and sea. We are now happy to offer the same precise, combat-proven target engagement technology mounted on an unmanned aerial platform that can be controlled from a distance. When it comes to drones, platform weight is a critical factor as it impacts mission endurance and cost, and we are proud to announce that the extremely lightweight SMASH Dragon meets this criterion”.

For further information, please visit www.SMART-SHOOTER.com

USB Technology for Tactical Electronics Applications

January 10th, 2022

If you gave, or received a new cell phone, tablet, or notebook computer over the holidays, chances are that it included a USB Type-C® port and cable – even if you didn’t know it.

The first major, and obvious, advantage of USB-C® to the end-user is the fact that it’s a common standard physical interface that works across a wide range of different devices and manufacturers. This is a huge improvement in convenience and interoperability over how things were just a few years ago. It’s made even better by the fact that the connectors are omnidirectional – no more fumbling around or needing to visually check that you’ve got the cable / connector the right way around.

But while the Type-C connector is the visible front-end of the latest USB innovations, the real magic is what has been happening inside…

The Universal Serial Bus (USB) standard was first released in 1996 to standardize the connection of peripherals to personal computers – for low-speed devices such as a keyboard or a mouse with data speeds of 1.5Mbps. With the USB4 specification released in 2019, data speeds can reach up to 40Gbps (allowing you to transfer an entire movie from your phone to a computer in less than 1 minute) and is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0.

Along with these increases in power and data capabilities – and a connector that can conveniently handle them – has come a desire for shorter charging times for device batteries, as well as more efficient use of power. USB Power Delivery (PD) is a specification for handling higher power and allows a range of devices to fast-charge over a USB connection. The latest release of USB PD enables up to 240W of power with a full featured USB Type-C cable and port – providing one of the fastest charging protocols available on the market.

Programmable Power Supply (PPS) allows for stepwise changes in current and voltage – decreasing the conversion loss during charging, and thereby ensuring that charging is more efficient. Due to more efficient charging less heat is produced, which increases a battery’s lifespan, and decreases a device’s (and operator’s) heat signature.

USB PD now has become the de-facto charging protocol in the consumer market, and USB-C is becoming the universal cable / connector standard, due to its ability to supplying continuous high power plus blazing fast data transfer speeds. The end-user benefits of convenience, ease-of-use, and commonality are nothing to be underrated either.

The US military has issued USB-enabled tactical electronic devices through such programs as Nett Warrior, IVAS, and the upcoming Small Tactical Universal Battery (STUB) series. This trend is likely to increase as the US Army, US Marine Corps, USSOCOM and other government agencies look to modernize and upgrade their tactical electronics systems – while also looking to increase standardization and interoperability, while shortening development cycles and reducing overall program cost. Incorporating globally proven and industry standard technologies such as the USB specifications helps achieve these goals – as well as reducing the battery burden borne by the Warfighter.

Commercial mobile technology industry-leader Xentris Wireless created the EXO Charge division specifically to support such modernization efforts by developing rugged, lightweight, intuitive power solutions for the modern Warfighter. Learn more about EXO Charge at EXOcharge.com.