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LaRue Tactical Offering Backpack Shield Level IIIA Ballistic Plate

Sunday, September 30th, 2012

The Backpack Shield BP3A Level IIIA Ballistic Plate is made from Kevlar, offers full NIJ level IIIA protection in the form of a simple plate that can be placed in packs, messenger bags, briefcases and other similar EDC bags.

The above plate was shot with 32 rounds of pistol ammo ranging from 9mm to 45ACP

This isn’t the first of its kind, but its interesting to see LaRue once again expand from their core business to offer their customers new products. And I think they are right on time with this one. If you or your significant other regularly carry a daypack or have children who do, then this is a great, simple addition to your EDC that gives you something to hide behind in the event you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time. Think of it as insurance.


One point to consider is the weight. It’s 2 lbs. That’s a big deal to an adult or older kid but it could be a bit of a burden for a younger child in addition to his books. Also, consider the size when ordering to make sure you have a pack to fit. It’s 17” high x 12 wide” x .375” thick (Plate surface is roughly .25” thick). If your concern is to protect yourself or family, have the pack or attache accommodate the plate and not the other way around.

Manufactured in Austin, Texas, the Backpack Shield BP3A Level IIIA Ballistic Plate, is available at www.laruetactical.com/backpack-shield.

LaRue Tactical Costa-Edition OBR Hybrid 5.56 Rifle Now Available

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Unveiled at SHOT Show 2012, the LaRue Tactical Costa-Edition OBR is a collaboration between the two brands to develop a version of the popular rifle that is set up the way trainer Chris Costa runs his.

This 5.56mm rifle is built to Costa’s specifications. It incorporates the popular and lightweight PredatAR chassis, combined with the accuracy and reliability of an OBR 5.56 barrel. It also features a 14.5” barrel that is pinned and welded with a SureFire Muzzle Brake. Furthermore, the entire frame is finished in FDE, KG GunKote with the “COSTA LUDUS” logo engraved on the left side of the receiver. Finally, Black parts and rail covers provide dramatic contrast.

It’s a great looking, well built rifle. Make sure you check it out at www.laruetactical.com/costa-edition where Larue has provided loads of photos. And, if you are looking to order one, you’d better jump on it fast. With only 125 to start withe they are moving quick.

Texas Ranger 7.62 PredatAR from LaRue

Saturday, May 12th, 2012

LaRue Tactical built a special rifle for the Texas Rangers based on the PredatAR Chassis. I hit them up on the spur of the moment, with little time to prepare, so I’d like to express my appreciation for them taking a minute to chat. My understanding is that once they are caught up with the Texas DPS orders there will be a civilian version of the “Ranger Rifle” available.

Mark LaRue and his staff make bad ass rifles. Glad to see these in the hands of guys doing a dangerous job. Check out LaRue Tactical on the web at www.laruetactical.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LaRueAccuracy.

Medal of Honor – Partners

Monday, April 23rd, 2012

Video game designers have been going out of their way to introduce more and more realism into their titles. There’s also been a lot of talk within our industry on coming up with new ways to reach additional markets. Consequently, it seems like a perfect match when manufacturers of military equipment partner with video game designers. In a way, the folks that play first person shooters they are natural tactical customers.

Electronic Arts, producers of the popular Medal of Honor series is reveling in its partnership with the tactical industry. Not only is it featuring partners’ products in the latest version of the game, but EA is also openly promoting the manufacturers to their players.

Each week they discuss additional partners and show examples of how they have participated in game development including a video. So far they’ve revealed LBT, Mechanix Wear, McMillan, SureFire, Trijicon, and LaRue Tactical.

Read about all of the partners at www.medalofhonor.com/partners.