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Monday, July 28, 2014

PenCott Camouflage Hits the Small Screen

The new X-BOX series Halo: Nightfall made its debut at this year's San Diego Comic Con. You can see in some of the first imagery that Hyde Definition's PenCott BadLands camouflage will be featured on several of the uniforms utilized namely the Combat Patrol Uniform (CPU) from Helikon-Tex. For full details on the series visit

Sunday, July 27, 2014

20$Bandit Brings the Kryptek Camo

The Mini Kit Mk-7 has now been released in a variety of Kryptek Camouflage Pattern. 20$Bandit has started producing their Made in the USA multi-purpose EDC organizer in the Typhon, Highlander, and Mandrake Patterns. 

Mini-Kit MK-7 in Kryptek Typhon
They have a lot of other great products in the works, so keep an eye out for some new variants on this design as well as completely new EDC gear at

Mini Kit MK-7 in Kryptek Patterns

Saturday, July 26, 2014

VICE PMC Profile

Good or Bad Private Military Companies are quite the controversial topic with many angles to the dangle. VICE has put together a decent video overview on the current state of the PMC industry. Some may consider the PMC to be a modern concept, but clearly mercenaries, soldier for hire, hired guns, soldiers of fortune, whatever you want to call them are as old as war itself. VICE may have its own agenda, but bringing interesting content such as this keeps us intrigued. Throw in Robert Young Pelton and Eric Prince definitely lends some validity to their coverage. 

Friday, July 25, 2014

SAAMO Smart Ammo from Everlokt

Safe Access Ammunition (SAAMO) is one of the latest proposed solutions to providing handgun owners a means to control who can fire their gun. An electronic system integrated into the specialized grip in tandem with specialized ammunition promises to offer individualized access to firing a gun. This innovation was spurred from the Sandy Hook Shooting and seeks a means to alter existing handguns, so that unauthorized use of your handguns would not be possible. 

While we don't want to be luddites or question the motives of Everlokt, it appears they may be far from perfecting the technology proposed. As we know, handguns can have inherent issues with operation in spite of electronic technology complicating the issue. Perhaps they are being vague on purpose to protect their technology, but as you can see in the video below, their message is big on end goal and a bit lacking in fully delivering confidence in it being a fail safe option for defense. Their own literature drives home this point in the statement below. 

Home safety and gun owner confidence in SAAMO™ can be enhanced though magazine seeding. Since SAAMO™ and ammo can individually or simultaneously operate in the same gun it is possible to first place ammo in the magazine followed lastly by SAAMO™. In normal operation the SAAMO™ seeded magazine provides a child safety shield while allowing for a quick firing response if needed. If at first the gun owner harbors SAAMO™ reliability concerns they can chose to eject SAAMO™ rounds in favor of ammo if time permits. “Choose to Use”.

I can understand where they are coming from, but it appears to be a quick means of retort to anyone stating the obvious concern with the complete system simply failing by the intended end user even if properly applying the correct means of operation. We have already seen the quick dismissal from many in the gun community for Smart Guns. It isn't too difficult to comprehend a technology that can allow single person access to a firearm, however this in itself may take the focus of true societal problems when seeking some quick fix. The illusion of safety or fear plays a large factor, however reality will play out to show that this is not an overnight solution. 

Perhaps this marketing "hope" below will come to fruition or more likely folks will see many of these promises as limiting in scope and stick with an easy lock & key option of many varieties that are already on the market: 

"Once the popularity of SAAMO™ spreads, “SAAMO™ SECURED” window stickers, similar to home security system signs visible at many home entrances today, will warn intruders there just might be a safety enhanced gun in this house not locked away because of child safety concerns. Dangerous home owner and criminal confrontations may be averted by this simple deterrent scheme."

MultiCam Tropic and MultiCam Arid Come to TRU-SPEC

We had the chance to see a TRU-SPEC uniform in MultiCam Tropic at SHOT Show this year with the TRU Uniform Shirt. Now they have announced that by the end of August they will be rolling out their uniforms in both MultiCam Tropic and MultiCam Arid. We are quite excited to see this major offering of the new MultiCam variants from one of the largest uniform manufacturers in the United States. We have provided the full TRU-SPec release below. 

Marietta, GA – July 24, 2014 – TRU-SPEC®, one of the leading suppliers of uniforms and personal equipment to the military, law enforcement and public safety markets, has added the MultiCam Tropic™ and MultiCam Arid™ patterns, developed by Crye Precision, to their popular Tactical Response Uniform selections, designed to meet the unique needs of Tactical Professionals, Law Enforcement and Special Operations personnel operating in high-risk environments.

The MultiCam Arid™ pattern was developed to effectively reduce the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating in desert environments, which predominantly consist of open sand and rock. This particular palette compliments and overlaps portions of the main MultiCam® pattern; so pairing the apparel results in a well coordinated, functional concealment system.

The MultiCam Tropic™ pattern was developed to reduce the visual and near-IR signature of a person operating in dense jungle environments; areas that predominantly consist of lush vegetation that remains relatively unaffected by seasonal changes. Much like that of the MultiCam Arid™, the pattern’s palette compliments and overlaps portions of the main MultiCam® pattern; allowing for overlapping and coordination.

“TRU-SPEC® is thrilled to once again partner with Crye Precision and INVISTA’s CORDURA® brand team to expand our offerings of MultiCam® through our TRU line of apparel,” stated TRU-SPEC® Vice President of Marketing, Darrell Jacks.  “We continue to offer all of our tier-one law enforcement, special operations and tactical professional units a line of trusted apparel that matches their performance in ensuring our safety.”

The MultiCam Tropic™ and MultiCam Arid™ patterns join TRU-SPEC®’s current offerings of MultiCam® and MultiCam Black™.  The new patterns will be available through selected TRU-SPEC® dealers at the end of August 2014.

You will be able to find the full line of TRU-SPEC uniforms and head wear in the new MultiCam Patterns at

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Derma Plate Carrier Profiled in A-TACS FG

Ares Armor Product Engineer, Jon Zum, designed the Derma Plate Carrier from first hand experience during multiple combat deployments with inferior issued armored carriers. The exclusive, custom Ares Armor – AustriAlpin COBRA™ Buckles allow for quick donning and removal of the carrier. The triple bungee cummerbund positions plates close to the body projecting a power profile appearance while increasing the amount of coverage provided by plates as compared to bulkier carriers. Lastly, the maritime release reduces the possibility of drowning with its 6-inch pull fall away feature.

The Derma Carrier is an adjustable, low profile, lightweight armor carrier that encompasses the virtue of simplicity. The Derma Plate Carrier will do the following: carry plates and work with Molle Mag Pouches on the side interior and exterior.

Features of the Derma include 1000 D Cordura Construction, custom Ares Armor AustriAlpin COBRA™ Buckle, Loop Velcro on both the front and back, moisture wicking spacer mesh internal, S/M to fit small through medium plates, L/XL to fit large through extra large plates. Available in A-TACS AU and A-TACS FG Camo patterns and made in the USA. Includes the Ares Armor Lifetime Warranty. Optional upgrades include: Shoulder Pads, Plate Carrier Silencers, Kydex and Kangaroo Mag Pouch.
Ares keeps nylon gear in-stock, but great numbers are made to order; therefore Ares Armor tactical nylon items are not listed as live inventory. All Ares Armor tactical gear is handcrafted to meet your tactical needs. To stay in-line with providing superior quality, please allow 2-8 weeks for delivery. For more information on this and other gear available from Ares Armor in A-TACS Camo, visit them online at You can find all Ares Armor products at

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Strike Industries Ambidextrous AK Bullet Button

Ahhh...Yes. California and other states of its ilk providing a market for parts that otherwise would not exist. In comes Strike Industries with a new Bullet Button specifically for the AK. Hopefully they can get some good sales prior to any other legislation passed down from those on high in Sacramento. See the full details on the new SI AK Ambidextrous Strike Lock below.

The Strike Industries Ambidextrous Bullet Button is the most proficient, low profile, ergonomic bullet button on the market. Our unique design ensures flawless operation unlike other bullet buttons on the market that can be quite challenging either by not being able to fully engage the mag release or the bullet slipping away.

The SI AKBB-AMBI installs in minutes with no alteration to rifle. Easy install  on the trigger guard and over the magazine release button of an AK-type rifle with no gunsmithing required it retains the magazine in the receiver to comply with CA. Code of Regulations §978.20(a). The Ambidextrous AK Bullet Button prevents rapid magazine removal. It’s constructed of heavy duty steel.
Package include
- Bullet Button
- Mounting hardware & instructions
- Ambidextrous operation
- Heavy duty steel construction
- Ergonomic low profile design
- Easy Installation

Available Now at

Arsenal Inc. SLR-107FR Rifle Is Now Available

Here is a follow up on the SLR107FR, as Arsenal Inc. brings it back to their line up of AK Variants. We have provided the full release below. 

Las Vegas, NV– Arsenal, Inc. is thrilled to announce the return of its flagship 7.62x39 caliber stamped receiver rifle. The SLR-107FR, Arsenal, Inc.’s best-selling and most popular rifle is back in stock. 


The 7.62x39 caliber SLR-107FR is a top notch, stamped receiver, semi-automatic modern sporting rifle manufactured in Las Vegas, Nevada, utilizing only the best and authentic Arsenal factory components. It is manufactured with a Bulgarian made Arsenal mil-spec 1mm stamped receiver and cold hammer forged and hard chrome lined barrel. The authentic US made components, such as the anti-slap double stage trigger group, mil-spec polymer stock set, left-side folding solid polymer buttstock, and a one-piece muzzle brake perfectly complete this rifle for unparalleled quality and accuracy.

SLR-107FR Desert Sand
Some of the other features of the SLR-107FR include: stainless steel heat shield, 800 meter rear sight leaf, trapdoor for cleaning kit compartment, accessory and bayonet lugs on gas and front sight blocks, 24x1.5mm right-hand threads, removable muzzle brake, and receiver side mounted scope rails for attaching any standard scope mount, including Arsenal, Inc.’s latest SM-13 scope mount. View full specs and additional images at:

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

SilencerCo Releases Salvo 12: First Commercial Shotgun Suppressor

West Valley City, UT - July 21, 2014 | Confirming its place as a trailblazer in the firearms industry, suppressor manufacturer SilencerCo has unveiled the first commercially-viable shotgun silencer ever produced. The company made the announcement today at an exclusive event near its Utah headquarters.

Every year, millions of sportsmen and women venture into the field to hunt. While advances in technology have spurred a record-breaking proliferation of rifle and handgun suppressors, shotgun owners have been without a real solution for sound protection. Some choose hearing protection in the form of earmuffs or plugs for relief in controlled environments, but most spurn their use in the field or in a home protection scenario, where the ability to detect other sounds is critical.

SilencerCo Salvo 12 Shotgun Suppressor

The new product, named the Salvo 12, provides a much needed option for shooting enthusiasts.

“The Salvo 12 represents a revolution in silencers, not just an evolution,” asserts Joshua Waldron, Chief Executive Officer for SilencerCo. “There is a huge installed base of shotgun hunters and shooters that has been waiting for a product like this for a long time, and we are proud to deliver it.”

In addition to its inherent novelty, the Salvo 12 is a modular design that allows the shooter to add or remove sections to balance length, weight and sound suppression needs. It arrives as a 12 inch suppressor, but can be reduced to 10, 8 and 6 inch configurations as needed. 

For SilencerCo, answering the call for new products is nothing new. Since its origins in a Utah garage in 2008, the company has earned a fiercely loyal customer base by pioneering much-needed advances such as this. Among many others, its first and best-selling product, the Sparrow 22, is the quietest and easiest-to-clean rimfire suppressor on the market. The Osprey pistol suppressor still holds the only eccentric design in existence, allowing the host gun to maintain a flat sight plane.

Adding value to the sale, the Salvo 12 will carry with it the same celebrated lifetime warranty as all other SilencerCo products. To learn more or to find out how to purchase a SilencerCo Salvo 12, visit