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Soldier Survivability: The KDH PC

The KDH Plate Carrier (PC) was flawed from inception. This system was fielded to us as part of the Rapid Fielding Initiative (RFI) prior to our 2011-2012 deployment to Afghanistan. Deficiencies noted include the following: 1. Gaps in armor coverage The KDH PC was the only armor system in the

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B.E. Meyers: GLARE RECOIL

B.E. Meyers Awarded Sole Source Contract by U.S. Marine Corps for Ocular Interruption System February 10, 2016 (Redmond, WA) – Marine Corps Systems Command has selected B.E. Meyers & Co. as their sole source for the Ocular Interruption Program. The GLARE® RECOIL employs a dazzling laser to hail and warn

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SHOT 2016: RCS Balor Mount

Raven Concealment Systems announced today their Balor mount. Designed as an alternative to traditional slide milling the Balor utilizes the rear dovetail and striker cover to mount an RMR or Aimpoint Micro while still allowing co-witness with standard height front sights. For more information visit the Raven Concealment Balor Product Announcement

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SHOT 2016: Blue Force Gear Sustainment Pack

  Pictured is a prototype of a new sustainment pack from Blue Force Gear. It appears to be a mid-sized pack designed to be integrated onto a Down East Industries 1606 pack frame. Stay tuned, as more information becomes available it will be posted here first.    

SHOT 2016: New From HSGI

High Speed Gear Inc. (HSGI) announces several new products at SHOT 2016.  These include several new variations of the popular TACO pouches as well as updated versions of their Slim-Grip and Sure-Grip padded belts. All are available as of this posting.  Press release and pictures are republished below: SWANSBORO, North

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What Rig Should I Get For Class?

I often get this question.. what rig should I get for Class? Considerations to be made before asking this are - 1) consult instructor for recommendations 2) consult prior attendees 3) what do you carry now? 4) how will this choice alter your current direction as a class rig for

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The Gimmick of Blood Type Patches

BY: Tore Haugli Blood type patches and why they are nothing more than gimmicks. I was asked to type out a short post detailing why these kinds of patches - blood types, NKDA etc - are totally useless for real world application. 1. No professional pre-hospital medical provider will look for,

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How To End The Endless Quest For Good Footwear

By: Michael Heuser A couple of things. Don't wear kicks that reflect the current trend just so you can step up your Instagram picture "likes"... Only fools and tools do that shit. Your foot volume, foot profile, and biomechanical issues are as unique to you as is your BZO or your

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“That Guy”: Gearing Up

Know your goal. Know your role. Slow your roll. We live in a world of appearances. It's unavoidable when most of the data we accumulate is visual. How we look is important and can play a large part in what social groups we to which we gain entry. If you

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