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SHOT Show Day 4

Monday, January 19th, 2009

ITW Tactical Products

ITW has added yet another color to their product line. The new color is Sand (middle) and joins Foliage Green and Tan.

ITW Colors

Ares Defense Systems, Inc.
The shape of things to come? The Modular Sporting Rifle prototype may be just the thing if threatened weapon bans are enacted. Designed to fit any AR-15 style upper receiver, the MSR looks as if an M4 mated with an 870. It certainly hides some of those menacing “assault weapon” features such as pistol grips, collapsible stocks, and external mag wells. When combined with a flat top upper, you can barely tell the rifle is a black rifle.

Ares Defense Systems Modular Sporting Rifle

Rocky Boots

From Rocky’s civilian line comes the Broadhead designed for bow hunting. I took one look at these lightweight stalkers and knew that their would be tactical interest. So did the duty wear division of Rocky and they plan on offering them as a cross over piece this summer.

Rocky Broadhead

Crimson Trace

Laser grip manufacturers Crimson Trace unveiled their new MVF-515 foregrip for the M-16 family. Designed to attach to a Mil Std 1913 rail, the MVF-515 combines a vertical foregrip, laser and light into one package. Dual pressure switches allow the shooter to choose laser, white light, or combination. Modes include constant on, momentary or strobe.

Crimson Trace MVF-515

Mayflower Research and Consulting, LLC at SHOT Show

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

While Mayflower won’t have their own booth at SHOT, they will have mannequins on display in the POF and ITW booths.

Mayflower is producing a line of gun cases, vests, and slings for rifle manufacturer Patriot Ordnance Factory located in Booth number 23060. For example, designed for 7.62 magazines, this chest rig is a PALS-fixed pouch hybrid manufactured from 500D solution dyed Cordura.

POF 7.62 Chest Rig

ITW Military Products produces Berry compliant fasteners used by Mayflower and is located in Booth Number 7561.

ITW Fastmag

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

Three years ago ITW licensed the Fastmag as well as several other designs from Downeast, developers of the MOLLE frame. The first generation of the Fastmag was placed into limited production and proved very popular. However, it quickly became apparent that there was room to mature the design. Many felt that the original version was too wide as it took up too much real estate on a PALS platform. Additionally, engineers at ITW knew that they could enhance the retention of the magazine. Obviously they hit a home run on that one if this video from our friends at MilSpec Monkey is any indication.

There have been many posts online showing the new Fastmag but no one has shown it alongside the earlier version. These photos give you an idea of the many changes made to improve the product.
Fastmag Comparison

Fastmag Rear Comparison

Fastmag Width Comparison

See all of the ITW products here.