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Monday, November 24, 2014

A-TACS Camo Comes to Tru-Spec

We are now offering the TRU-SPEC TRU ACU Style Uniform in A-TACS FG and A-TACS AU Camo. The TRU Shirt and Pant are already in stock with the A-TACS FG pattern with the A-TACS AU option soon to follow. We are very excited with this offering as it is the first time an ACU spec uniform is offered in a 50/50 NYCO fabric for the A-TACS Camo options.


We are also stocking the A-TACS AU and FG Contractor's Cap, which are available in a one size fits all selection. Order all TRU-SPEC products at PredatorBDU.com


Sunday, November 23, 2014

Svalinn Working Dogs

DEFCON Group Media produced the following video for Svallin, whom breeds and trains dogs for protection. They have trained over 200 dogs to date and this overview gives you a great look at just what they can do. You also get the chance to see some MultiCam Arid cam in action out in the Desert. There is also a lot of other great gear and weaponry put to use for this shot. 

Saturday, November 22, 2014

TAC-CON Promos AR-15 241 and AK Raptor Triggers

We had a great time shooting with the TAC-CON 3MR Trigger. It does what it says it will and you can argue price point till the cows come home. TAC-CON recently introduced a new 241 trigger for the AR-15 platform as well as a Rapter trigger for the AK counterpart. The new triggers will not disappoint on staying consistent with the premium pricing. In the video below, you can see a great demo of each being put to use with their respective firearms. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Find Your Range Hits the Desert

SilencerCo headed out to the Arizona desert to show off some of their fine wares. Skydiving leads to plowing through steel while suppressed both at day and night. They are definitely delivering a great lifestyle concept to their product promotion in their new Find Your Range video series. 



Tru-Spec 3 Day Pack

Riots in Ferguson. 
Ebola in Texas. 
Amnesty for millions of illegals. 
An electrical grid held together with duct tape and hope!

No matter where you turn, it's looking pretty bad out there, and it's all the rage right now to build a bug out bag. A bug out bag is a bag pre-packed with gear, like survival tools, food, clothing, and weapons -- that can get you through an emergency while you're getting away from a riot or some other problem. But your bug out bag has to be both strong and durable, yet lightweight and versatile. So what do you use for the bag itself?







 
We're offering a great deal right now on this 3-day pack from TRU-SPEC. Three days is usually what they tell you to prepare for when it comes to emergencies of this type, making this bag perfect for 24-72 hours worth of supplies. Made from durable 1000 Denier Nylon, with webbing for gear attachment and a number of different pouches and pockets, this 3 Day Pack is available in MultiCam, UCP (ACU), and Digital Woodland Camo, not to mention Black and Coyote. Measures 20 x 12 x 8 inches, a great compromise in terms of size and weight. Also includes a hook-and-loop patch for morale patches and insignia, padded shoulder and waist straps, and an adjustable sternum strap. Fully MOLLE compatible for your mil-spec gear, and compatible with standard hydration.

You can buy it on PredatorArmament.com 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crye Precision V. Duro Industries

We were quite curious about the exclusive agreement Crye Precision had with Duro Industries to print and distribute MultiCam Fabric. Then we started seeing this year that other companies would be printing the MultiCam camouflage pattern and the exclusive agreement with Duro was clearly no longer in effect. What we didn't know was that no agreement was made with Duro and Crye Precision would no longer be utilizing their services as of this year. Apparently, the two companies did not see eye to eye, however Crye Precision is accusing Duro Industries of continuing to utilize their pattern and saw fit to pursue a lawsuit to obtain damages.



What makes this all very interesting is the aspect that the U.S. Army is utilizing a new pattern now designated as OCP, which has been reported as being based on the Scorpion pattern originally developed by Crye Precision. This pattern is very similar to MultiCam and as word has it was previously designated as Scorpion W2 prior to its transformation to the Operational Camouflage Pattern. This brings to question if Duro Industries has taken it upon themselves to print the pattern for the U.S. Army either in combination with or in lieu to a continuation of printing the MultiCam Pattern for commercial use. 

Feel free to perceive this as mere speculation on our part, but the combination of degeneration in terms with Duro Industries as well as the U.S. Army by Crye Precison seem fairly intriguing. We dug around a bit to no avail for a definitive answer, but you can read the complaint provided below in its entirety and come up with your own determination as to what the situation could possibly be. However, if Duro is willing to ignore the need to license the pattern, why wouldn't they produce a similar pattern for the U.S. Army. 

Several facts are clear with several gleaned from the complaint provided below. First of all MultiCam is a better pattern than UCP, which we feel is rightly included if not merely to put the argument to rest. Perhaps a judge will make a ruling as such. Secondly, Crye Precision feels Duro Industries has been quite naughty in continuing to utilize their screens to print the MultiCam pattern as well as other intellectual property to market the camouflage despite requests to cease and desist. MultiCamFabric.com is still live and under direct control with Duro, so this is certainly no secret that they continue to market the popular camo. Obviously this is quite problematic if other companies are paying licensing fees to manufacture and market products with the MultiCam branding, while Duro is allegedly doing the same without any fees being paid to Crye. 

You may be asking where our aforementioned speculation is derived regarding the new OCP Pattern? A key part of the complaint states: in accordance with Section 3(d) of the Duro License Agreement, enjoining Duro from making any products that are similar to the MultiCam® camouflage pattern through color palette, pattern or arrangement or placement of any elements incorporated in the MultiCam® camouflage pattern; and(iii) in accordance with Section 3(p) of the Duro License Agreement, requiringDuro to return to Crye all print screens for the MultiCam® camouflage pattern or modifications,embellishments, derivative works or other changes of or to the MultiCam® camouflage pattern.


While this allegation could mean any number of things in regards to printing patterns that are similar to MultiCam including an exact copy, it is intriguing to think that Crye Precision may be concerned with Duro just facilitating the U.S. Army's work around with paying them the fees they are due for a pattern that is clearly their production from the beginning. Not to mention that Crye has been reported to have won the Phase IV of the U.S. Army Camouflage Improvement Effort, which was clearly all for naught at this point, aside from the Army just deciding they would go with a similar pattern to avoid paying up. We can imagine that Crye Precision would want its other printers to follow the same agreement in not producing products with a pattern similar to their MultiCam. Of course this would lead the Army to seek manufacturers outside the purview of such agreements.  

Crye Precision is not seeking a mere pittance for this alleged indiscretion. They want a Million in USD$ simply for counterfeiting the MultiCam Trademark. This is in addition to unpaid invoices, lost profits that Crye would have received from the illegal sell of MultiCam printed goods, punitive damages, legal fees, anything else the court wants to throw on, plus interest. This could be quite the bill if Crye is successful in being compensated for their complaint.  We thought the Complaint was interesting in its entirety and you can gain a bit of insight for inner dealings of these fairly secretive companies. Nothing too groundbreaking, but lawsuits do tend to open doors that folks would otherwise prefer were kept closed. 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Jay Leno: Because He Sucks. And He Hates You

The NSSF has issued the following statement regarding Jay Leno's recent cancellation to appear at SHOT Show in 2015. We can't say we are surprised by such a revelation, but are a bit curious as to why they chose him in the first place or why they are now disappointed. Clearly he was a crappy choice all around. They probably could have dug up Gallagher out of some dive bar and had him smash some watermelons with more pizzazz.
We are clearly disappointed by Jay Leno's decision not to perform at the 2015 SHOT Show State of the Industry Dinner. He unilaterally cancelled his promised appearance due to pressure from the anti-gun lobby, which included false statements about our industry and its commitment to genuine firearms safety, which we attempted to personally correct with him, but to no avail.  
We are not deterred by their publicity seeking nor are we unfamiliar with the bullying political tactics of the gun control groups that seem to have as little respect for the First Amendment as they continually demonstrate with regard to the Second Amendment.
We are proud of the many programs that we run that meaningfully contribute to public safety including our long standing Project ChildSafe and Don't Lie for the Other Guy initiatives in addition to our members everyday work in compliance with comprehensive federal and state laws. We will not allow the lawful commerce in firearms nor our industry to be demonized and we will continue to speak out for the Second Amendment rights of the millions of law-abiding citizens who are our customers. 
Despite Mr. Leno's cancellation, we look forward to having our biggest and best State of the Industry Dinner to date with a performer that respects the contributions of our industry and the customers it supports.

VERTX A-Range Bag

I like to keep things simple. Maybe I am just stubborn. Ok yes I am.

I have been shooting since a very young age. Now I am getting close to the big 5-0. Up until last year whenever I would go shooting I would grab one of my backpacks and toss everything in there. Good enough right? I thought so. 

Well the problem was when I got to my destination I pretty much always had to unpack everything.  I had stuff laying all over the place. Now that I think of it, that might explain why some things never made it home with me.

Last year at SHOT Show I was introduced to the VERTX A-Range Bag. After seeing the demonstration I was pretty impressed. It is well thought out and very well made. As soon as I returned to Phoenix I immediately ordered one. 

I have now been using the range bag for close to a year now. I love the bag. Why I never used a range bag before is beyond me. 

I like the garage deck design idea. In the top compartment you have space for loose items. I keep my eye and ear protection in there. If shooting pistols that is also where I keep them along with the magazines. It does come with a nice magazine pouch FYI. 

Ammo I usually toss in the 2 drawers in the bottom of the bag. Access to those is from the side which is very convenient. If you like to reload these drawers are perfect for spent brass.

In terms of transport it does not get much easier. The padded shoulder strap is comfortable and leaves both hands free to carry other important items such as a rifle. 

I highly recommend this bag. You can grab one at PredatorBDU

Here is a nice video overview of the range bag done by VERTX. He goes over the different features in-depth. This is a variation of the private demonstration I received last year at SHOT Show.




1947 LLC Partners with Texcel Industries for MultiCam Webbing

There is a new name in the industry bringing MultiCam Fabric to the manufacturers you love. 1947 LLC is now the key party responsible for furthering the MultiCam Fabric brand as well as the exclusive international seller of the popular camouflage. 1947 LLC has partnered with Texcel Industries to provide MultiCam printed webbing as well as dyed webbing for NIR compliance. You can find pricing, the lasted developments, and contact information at 1947llc.com