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Dead Air Silencers Releases the Mojave 9 at SHOT Show 2023

January 25th, 2023


Heber City, Utah

Dead Air Silencers is proud to announce the public release of their first silencer utilizing Direct Metal Laser Sintered (DMLS) additive manufacturing technology, the MOJAVE 9®.  

The MOJAVE 9® pushes the boundaries of performance, allowing shooters to have the benefits of both low blow-back and supreme acoustic signature reduction! This is achieved by the all-new patent pending revolutionary Triskelion™ baffle design. Pushing the limits of performance through enhanced baffle geometries that have not previously been achievable through traditional manufacturing processes, our engineers have created a truly unique design that addresses issues inherent with pistol caliber suppressors.

Benefits of this revolutionary silencer include reduced back pressure, excellent flash reduction, and a class leading acoustic performance with an earthy low frequency tone. Additionally, the MOJAVE 9’s® unique structure is extremely strong and durable featuring high thermal efficiency and rapid cooling that promotes continuous efficient flow of gasses. This leads to a less toxic, lower recoil, and overall, more enjoyable shooting experience by the end user. In short… It’s a breath of fresh air.

The two-piece modular design allows the end user to prioritize peak levels of sound reduction as well as lower size and weight, making it more versatile to fit the shooter’s specific needs.  With both the front and rear modules constructed of 6AL-4V Titanium, the innovative design of the MOJAVE 9® results in best-in-class acoustic signature reduction in an incredibly strong, lightweight, and compact package. 

The MOJAVE 9® in full-size configuration ships with a removable booster and a 1/2”x 28 piston, measures 7.64” in length and weighs only 9.6 ounces. The MOJAVE 9® in short configuration weighs in at a remarkably light 8.2 ounces and 5.89” OAL. The rear module is compatible with all Dead Air P-Series mounts and accessories, which include recoil booster, 3-Lug, and Key-Micro.

“Having been given the opportunity to design the 9mm suppressor we call the Mojave 9; I really wanted to wow our customers and give them something they’ve never seen before.”

– Mike Smith, Research & Development Engineer 


Materials:  6AL-4V DMLS Titanium, 7075 Aluminum, Stainless Steel

Finish: High temp Cerakote® 

Caliber Rating: 9MM, 300 BLK Subsonic, 350 Legend, 300 BLK Supersonic (semi-auto only)

Energy Rating: 1900 ft-lbs. Max Muzzle Energy

Diameter: 1.405”

Length: 7.64” / 5.89”

Weight: 9.6oz / 8.2oz

Includes: 1/2-28 Piston(included), Accepts P-Series Adapters

MSRP: $1099

CRKT Introduces Two New American-Made Folders, the Definitive and LCBK

January 25th, 2023

New for 2023, Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) is pleased to release two new American-made folding knives, the Definitive and LCBK. Crafted in conjunction with Hogue Knives, these new premium offerings sprung from the minds of renowned designers MJ and Matthew Lerch respectively. Both feature top quality materials, a striking blend of aesthetics and performance, and include the intuitive, fully ambidextrous Crossbar Lock.

Definitive ($215)

Made in the USA, this folding knife from designer MJ Lerch is one of the first CRKT knives to incorporate a Crossbar Lock. Fast, smooth, and fully ambidextrous, the Crossbar Lock is easy to operate and very fidget friendly.

The Definitive balances its elegant and understated appearance with extreme durability. The 3.7-inch drop point blade uses 154CM steel, providing exceptional strength and edge retention, while its black G10 handle offers solid all-weather grip.

With a deep-carry pocket clip and overall weight of just 3 ounces, the Definitive will rest comfortably and discreetly in your pocket. Not that you’ll want to leave it there long.


Blade: Length: 3.70″ (93.98 mm)
Edge: Plain
Steel: 154CM
Finish: Stonewash
Thickness: .13” (3.18mm)
Closed: 4.91” (124.82 mm)
Open: 8.63” (219.08 mm)
Weight: 3.0 oz. (85.05 g)
Handle: G10
HRC: 58-61
Style: Folding Knife w/
Crossbar Lock

LCBK ($215)

The LCBK, or Lightweight Crossbar Knife, is a high-end everyday carry distilled down to the essentials. Quality materials and craftsmanship that give you everything you need and nothing you don’t. One of the first CRKT knives to feature a Crossbar Lock, it’s fast, sturdy, and fully ambidextrous.

Designed by Matthew Lerch and made in the USA, the LCBK combines a striking appearance with high performance. The aggressively angular stonewashed blade looks rugged and ready for business, and thanks to the exceptional edge retention of its 154CM steel, it is. Simple and effective, the black G10 handle is lightweight and offers good grip in all weather conditions.

But while its design readily commands attention when in use, the LCBK can vanish just as easily, thanks to its minimal weight of 2.8 ounces and included deep-carry pocket clip. It’s a true premium everyday carry, combining high-performance materials, American manufacturing, and all-day comfort.


Blade: Length: 3.48″ (88.47mm)
Edge: Plain
Steel: 154CM
Finish: Bead Blast
Thickness: .12” (3.12mm)
Closed: 4.50” (114.30 mm)
Open: 8.00” (203.20 mm)
Weight: 2.8 oz. (79.38 g)
Handle: G10
HRC: 58-61
Style: Folding Knife w/ Crossbar Lock

For more information, call: (800) 891-3100, email: [email protected], on the web:

Daniel Defense – MK12 Alpine Predator Kit

January 25th, 2023

Introducing the Limited Series MK12 Alpine Predator. It’s Daniel Defense‘s first Limited Series build.

The MK12 Alpine Predator Kit Includes:

+ Daniel Defense MK12 with Flat-Front MFR Rail

+ Fully-Ambidextrous Lower Receiver

+ All-New Vortex Optics Strike Eagle 3-18×44 FFP

+ Weichel coatings MultiCam Alpine Cerakote

+ Geissele SSA 2-Stage FCG

+ Radian Talon Ambi Safety Selector

+ Magpul MLOK Adjustable Bipod

+ Ferro Concepts Wolf Grey Slingster

+ Armageddon Gear Shooting Mat

The result is an extremely limited-edition DD rifle suitable for collecting but made to perform flawlessly in virtually any environment or condition.

SHOT Show 23 – Kelty Tactical

January 25th, 2023

Kelty Tactical displayed a limited edition variant of their popular Redwing 30 Pack in MultiCam Arid livery.

This 30 liter pack incorporates a dynamic airflow back panel and single aluminum stay for load stability. In addition to laptop sleeve, the Redwing is hydration reservoir compatible and features a U-shaped zipper for the main compartment. Additionally, there are zippered side pockets, an outer pocket, water bottle pockets and a removable waist belt.

Limited to a production run of just 500 packs, this Desert version also incorporates a high visibility Orange lining.

SHOT Show 22 – Blue Force Gear

January 25th, 2023

Now available for order from Blue Force Gear are two great products they previewed in 2022.

Offered in M4 and SR25 versions the Ten-Speed SF Chest Rig is a zippered split front design with four stackable magazine pouches. You’ll notice in the photo that there are pouches stacked in front of the Ten-Speed mag pouches. Those are BFG Low Pro GP Pouches which were designed specifically for this chest rig, but you can add other pouches if you’d prefer. The shoulder straps are padded and offer cable management.

Around the mannequin’s waist is the Two-4 Waist Bag. This waist bag can be worn via the integrated strap or attached as a dangler to the front of a plate carrier. It features a water resistant zippered opening with integrated ten-speed tourniquet storage on the lid. Inside there are slots for organization while externally there is PALS webbing made from loop material. At the rear there is a slot which will accept sideways mounted mini tripods.

BFG products are Made in USA from ultraCOMP and offered in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green, Wolf Gray, and MultiCam.

SHOT Show 23 – Radical Defense XR338

January 25th, 2023

Radical Defense featured a static display of their new XR338, a suppressed mini-gun in .338 Norma Mag.

The XR338 can be fired in suppressed (72 lbs) or unsuppressed (66 lbs) mode at variable firing rates between 800 to 2500 rounds per minute.

For those of you doing the math, it could run you over $15,000 a minute to feed this beast. However, with 47.5% parts compatibility with an M134, you can save some cash on PLL.

SORD Australia – Water Bottle Pouches

January 25th, 2023

Introducing SORD’s new bottle pouches. Designed to fit a standard 500-750ml, square ADF 1L and rectangle US 1L bottle. The Utility Extra Large pouches will also fit the South African Army 2L rectangle bottles.

Det 1, 24th SOW Trains In Alaska

January 25th, 2023

24th Special Operations Wing D-Cell, Pioneers of the ACE Concept, Hone Arctic Skills in Alaska

Air Force Special Tactics Airmen with the 24SOW, Detachment 1, aka “D-Cell”, provided security while an Alaska Army National Guard HH-60M Black Hawk landed at Camp Mad Bull during CASEVAC training.

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska – Agile Combat Employment is one of the most talked-about concepts in the Air Force. The ability to rapidly deploy and establish forward operating locations, manned by multi-capable Airmen, is the way the Air Force is crafting the future of warfare.

The Airmen of the 24th Special Operations Wing, Detachment 1, also known as Deployment Cell or “D-Cell,” have been doing just this for over 60 years.

The unit, based out of MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, consists of 54 members across 15 career fields, forming four agile teams. These teams of multi-capable Airmen are trained in 49 cross-functional tasks including Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape training, advanced shooting, and advanced combat casualty care.

The primary role of D-Cell is to “bare base,” which is to rapidly turn undeveloped locations into fully functional bases.

“The unique thing about us is that we have small teams that can go anywhere,” said Master Sgt. Nathan Johnson, a logistics superintendent and D-Cell Bravo Flight lead. “And because we can do other jobs, we can set up a bare base extremely fast, extremely efficiently.”

Due to working in such light and agile teams, being multi-capable Airmen is essential for mission success.

“Most of our Airmen are at – and I can say this comfortably – at probably a three-level in each other’s career fields, and some even a five-level,” said Master Sgt. Sammy Bridges, security forces superintendent and D-Cell Delta Flight lead.

“If I fall out, the next guy on my team, even though he might be a power [production] guy working on a generator, or he might be a services guy, guess what? He can still upload an aircraft,” added Staff Sgt. Jonathan Webb, an air transportation craftsman. “That [multi-capable Airman] concept is more than what you think it is.”

With their visibilities shifting towards future areas of operation, the unit visited Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER), Alaska, Jan. 6 through 10, 2023, to test their operating capabilities in extreme-cold weather environments.

“We’re out here to see if we can validate the Arctic side of what we have to do,” explained Johnson. “We’ve been in a certain part of the world for a long time, and mindsets are changing over where we could go. This is so we can test what we’ve been doing since the ’60s in a cold environment.”

The team spent their time in Alaska operating out of Camp Mad Bull, a training area on JBER designed to provide realistic austere operating conditions to test unit capabilities.

“You’re used to building and being at different locations for the past 20 years, where the whole [Department of Defense] has been, right?” said Johnson. “So now you come up here in a different environment, and you have to test yourself in that sense it’s zero degrees here versus where you’re used to building in 90 degrees [weather].”

Over the week, D-Cell worked on troop movement in extreme cold and deep snow, tent construction, and night operations, all of which culminated into a simulated combat scenario.

The Airmen also spent two days working with the Alaska National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment. One day was spent in a classroom with the regiment’s medevac unit, where they learned cold-weather specific tactical combat casualty care. The aviators also supported the training’s final combat scenario, providing medevacs to the simulated combat’s casualties.

“We’ve done medical training, [tactical combat casualty care] and things of that nature… now we’re getting knowledge from the Soldiers up here, who do things in the mountains and Arctic environment,” said Webb. “Pulling that knowledge of how you treat hypothermia, how you treat frostbite …. versus what we dealt with the past 20 years in a different [area of responsibility].”

“It wasn’t even necessarily the Arctic cold weather training, but it was the questions, the back-and-forth of it,” he continued. “You can read a book on it all day long, but if you’re talking to the author, you’ll get those little details. It’s good to have that insight.”

After the training wrapped up, the team prepared to leave the sub-zero temperatures of Alaska and return to the warm beaches of Florida – bringing back a new set of skills and validated capabilities.

“As leads, not only were we thinking about the actual build and the project,” said Johnson. “From my perspective, it’s about the personalities and the camaraderie. When you put people in an austere location in a stressful situation, whether it be from external weather or threats, how can those people come together and work as a team and react? It’s been an awesome experience together.”

By Senior Airman Patrick Sullivan, 673d ABW/PA