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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Velocity Systems Protective Under Clothing System

Some of the coolest products we happen upon by mere coincidence even if they may have not become a reality to the public eye. Such is the case with the Under Clothing Protective System by Velocity Systems, which just received a patent last month. The concept seems simple, but we are sure the actual application is much more complicated, which is backed up by their extensive description for the patent. Velocity Systems is essentially developing a wearable base layer body armor platform with a top (shirt) and bottom (short/pant) that complements other protective equipment by filling in gaps and offering added protection. 

Velocity Systems Protective Under Clothing System 

Two insert options are considered with ballistic panels sewn directly into the compression fabric utilized, which conforms to the body. The clothing integrates can also integrate a static fabric harness that holds the ballistic panels in place to avoid movement when active. It is also possible to offer standalone garments with pre-positioned pockets to insert the ballistic panels as needed and secure with different types of closures. 



Velocity Systems notes in their patent that the ballistic panels can consist of layered polyethylene material, aramid, or other high performance ballistic materials. They utilize Dyneema and Spectrashield as select examples for commercially available products. 



The final product will offer comfort with overlap from other armor protection and can be customized with various inserts and different locations of placement as needed. Velocity Systems notes similar products on the market, however they are seeking an overall improvement on placement, modularity, and functionality. Various materials with FR, Moisture Wicking, and Anti-Microbial properties can be utilized for the baselayer fabric. The garments could be offered with our without sleeves for the top and with a short or pant selection for the bottom. The patent does leave a lot of elements open to customization, so we are excited to see some of the final products that can come from this patent now that it has been secured. View the full patent at USPTO.gov
Velocity Systems Under Clothing System with Harness



Strike Industries SHOT Show 2015 Tease?

We have seen all types of bits and pieces coming from Strike Industries, but it appears they have now come full with a complete firearm, which they claim will be released in 2015.We will hold them to that. Perhaps, it isn't intended or will be ready for SHOT Show, but that will still leave another 11 months for them to play catch up to what appears to be an intriguing prospect with their first release. 

Strile Industries Rifle

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Aimpoint Launches Micro T-2 Sight

Chantilly, VA - October 1, 2014 - Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the addition of the new Micro T-2 sight to the company's professional product line. The Micro T-2 will be available for shipment in mid-October 2014, and will be offered alongside the company's existing Micro T-1 product.

Aimpoint Micro T-2
Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become the worldwide standard for compact reflex sights. Law enforcement and military end users have embraced this sight for its compact size, durability, and extremely long battery life. Feedback received from professional end users identified a series of desired product enhancements that have now been added to this new product. These changes include: a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti-reflective devices, additional physical protection for the sight's adjustment turrets, and increased ruggedness for the sight's internal electronic components.

The most important development in this new sight however, is enhanced optical performance. A newly designed front lens, incorporating an important breakthrough in reflective lens coatings, provides a noticeable increase in the clarity and performance properties of the Micro T-2. This ensures that no matter what angle or conditions the shot presents, the user is able to get on target quickly and accurately.

"Instead of merely making improvements to an existing product, our development group started with a completely new design" said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. "in terms of the optical components, the Micro T-2 takes the level of performance available from a compact sight to an entirely new level. It also provides features and performance formerly available only in much larger optics."

The Micro T-2 can be mounted on nearly any individual weapon platform, and can be used with all existing mounts that fit the Micro T-1. This sight is compatible with all generations of night vision devices. The Micro T-2 is ideal for use with Aimpoint's wide range of accessories including the 3X Magnifier, and Concealed Engagement Unit (CEU). The Micro T-2 can operate for up to five years of constant-on use, using just one CR-2032 battery, and is waterproof to 25 meters.

The Micro T-2 will be available from Aimpoint dealers nationwide. For more information on Aimpoint or the company's products, visit our webpage at www.aimpoint.com or contact:  

Ghost Gunner Miniature CNC Machine for 80% Lowers

You probably remember Cody Wilson and his Defense Distributed from the press tour he did showing off his first 3D printed gun called the Liberator. He has since gone on to create 3D printed AR-15 Receivers that can function to some extent. Defense Distributed has now released a miniature tabletop CNC Machine called the Ghost Gunner, which allows the end user to more easily finish the machining on 80%  Lower Receivers for AR-15 rifles.

Ghost Gunner 80% Lower Receiver CNC Machine

Defense Distributed states that no CNC experience is needed when utilizing design files in conjunction with the Ghost Gunner. The no experience aspect and the small footprint is intriguing. However, the price point may be a bit high unless you are accustomed to turning out large numbers of firearms for personal use or utilize the Ghost Gunner for other machining, which may be possible with the right files. The product information notes:
"Ghost Gunner automatically finds and aligns your 80% lower receiver to the machine, with simple installation instructions, point and click software and all required tools. Just follow a few simple instructions to mount your 80% lower receiver, tighten a couple screws (with simple tools we provide), and on day one, Ghost Gunner can help you legally manufacture unserialized firearms in the comfort of your own home. "

Ghost Gunner CNC Machine
You can see a preview of the machine in the artsy video below, which is available for pre-order at just under $1k and is promised to be available by Christmas. See full details and capabilities at GhostGunner.net


Ronin Motor Works Releases First 12 Bikes

The Denver based Ronin Motor Works has released 12 Silver and Black motorcycles based on the original concept bike put forth during the Magpul Ronin Project. There will be 47 bikes released in total with an initial price tag of $38,000 for the first production run models. Check out the full specs at The47.com










Direct Action is Live!

The Direct Action® website, Facebook page, Twitter account and YouTube Channel are now Live!  The full Direct Action line consists of a head-to-toe system of head-gear, garments, load-carrying equipment, gloves and boots - all available in a range of solid colors and camouflage patterns, including the PenCott™ family of camouflage patterns from Hyde Definition™.


You might have heard about or seen the first prototypes of the Direct Action® line of professional gear during the IWA trade fair in Nuremberg, Germany in March 2014.  Over the next months, interest in the Direct Action® line grew quickly – especially among special operations forces units.  Building on that interest, and the potential that new technologies offered, Helikon-Tex® quickly turned what had begun as a project into a fully-functioning independent brand with a dedicated team of design and production professionals. 


Leveraging the over 30 years of experience of Helikon-Tex®, over the next few months the Direct Action® team established a new R&D, built a strong professional team of designers, prototype makers and production specialists to create a range of products for the Direct Action® brand.  All of the gear they designed, after initial in-house testing, was then fielded to special operations units for end-user trials and evaluations. Their input and suggestions were critical and were incorporated into the final designs at a speed never seen before in the Polish defense industry.






The gear that’s been created under the Direct Action® brand combines the strengths of the team: knowledge of newest tactical gear trends and solutions, experience in clothing and gear design, and close ties to professional end-users.  As a result of this close cooperation with end-users, the Direct Action® team  immediately began to receive orders from Polish special operations units as soon as the final gear designs were ready.

The team’s depth and breadth of design and production experience also drove them to give the DA gear a distinctive “look-and-feel” – and to create a brand where each and every element of the system interfaces with the other components.  This combination has created an “individual-as-a-system” approach that is open and flexible with all necessary options, yet remains streamlined and avoids over-burdening.

When creating DIRECT ACTION® every detail was rigorously thought-out from this systemic perspective – no random choices, no compromises, no “same-old-stuff” design approach, no shying away from new technology – and all based on the firsthand, real world experience of elite special operations units.

The Direct Action® Team wanted to make sure that they would deliver the best gear possible.  They understand how gear is used, they understand the purpose it needs to serve, and how the quality of what they make is fundamental to the effectiveness and safety of the user.  To put it simply, Direct Action® is designed, tested and used by professionals.

Follow Direct Action® on Facebook for all the latest news and updates, watch their YouTube Channel for promotional and product-spotlight videos and check out their web site for full product and dealer info.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

AFT Jungle Custom SOG Knife Giveaway NSFW!

SOG Knives is teaming up with Action Figure Therapy? Well, I must say this ups their status in my book. Check out the full video below for a complete explanation from Jungle and learn how you can win some custom blades and Free Swag. Perhaps this is not safe for work, so you can also wait till you are home and get the full scoop. 


Monday, September 29, 2014

Ruger Introduces AR-556 Autoloading Rifle

Ruger certainly is not new to the AR-15 party, but their new AR-556 is about as down home and affordable as what you will see in competing rifles on the market with an MSRP of $750. The rifle weighs 6.5 pounds with a carbine length direct impingement gas system. It comes complete with an A2 Front Site that has a QD sling socket in base. They also include their own Ruger Rapid Deploy folding rear sight. The 16.1 inch medium contour barrel is cold hammer-forged with a 1 in 8 twist rifling and is chamberd in 5.56 NATO. Other features includes a six-position mil-spec stock, over-sized trigger guard, single stage trigger, flash hider, and pistol grip. The bolt carrier is chrome plated with a black oxide finish. They also throw in a 30 round PMAG. You can vie full specs at Ruger.com

Ruger AR-556 Autoloading Rifle

Afghanistan: September 27, 2014


U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Santos - 454th Engineer Company Route Clearance in Sayghani, Parwan Province, Afghanistan
Photo U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Luksan