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TSI Armories Galil, part 2: magazines…

Posted on 18/01/2009 by Strike-Hold You may remember from my original review of the airsoft replica Galil SAR from TSI Armories that they cancelled their plans to produce replicas of the synthetic material 35-round style Galil magazines.  Instead, they plowed their investment capital into their upcoming Tavor TAR-21 project (more about...

SHOT Show Day 2: Ops-Core FAST helmet

Posted on 18/01/2009 by Strike-Hold Ops-Core showed variants of the Future Assault Shell Technology (FAST) bump and ballistic shelled helmets developed to support a recent military solicitation. The FAST helmets use a special variant of the Accessory Rail Connector (ARC) that follows the contour of the ear cut. Additionally, these...

US Spec Ops forces get “Hummingbird” UAV

Posted on 06/12/2008 by Strike-Hold The United States Special Operations Command (SOCOM) is in the process of deploying its first Boeing A160T Hummingbird unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The new UAV, developed by Boeing in conjunction with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) looks like a traditional helicopter but it...

Tactical Tailor 2-Piece Modular Assault Vest (MAV)

Posted on 06/12/2008 by Strike-Hold I have long been a fan of the front opening, adjustable chest rig – whether it was the Arktis Advanced Chest Rig, the Tac-Gear Specialist Chest Rig, or any of the other number similar designs on the market they are just about the best and...

“Normalizing Unconventional Warfare”

Posted on 06/12/2008 by Strike-Hold This is a good, thought-provoking piece I found a couple of days ago on the International Relations and Security Network website run by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich.  I liked it because the report the author is reviewing echoes my own views and...

Yet more interesting camo from Russia…

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold One of the firms that people suspected might have produced the M/05 replica, is a company called Modox.  But as you can see from this gallery of their stuff, the M/05 type isn’t among their offering.  Some other interesting and cool patterns though (click to...

More Russian camo… “Partizan” suit

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold The recent story, and subsequent photographs, of the mysterious alleged Russian copy of the Finnish M/05 camo pattern has also renewed interest in another unusual Russian pattern.  In the photograph of Russian Interior Ministry(?) special forces that I posted here, you can see...

More Russian camo…”Partizan”suit

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold The recent story, and subsequent photographs, of the mysterious alleged Russian copy of the Finnish M/05 camo pattern has also renewed interest in another unusual Russian pattern.  In the photograph of Russian Interior Ministry(?) special forces that I posted here, you can see...

New intel on the Russo-Finnish “Camo Cold War”…

Posted on December 2, 2008 by Strike-Hold Well, if you’ve been following the story about the “battle” between the Finns and the Russians over the latter’s alleged copying of Finland’s M/05 pattern camouflage, you might find the following to be of interest…   I found a discussion thread on a...

Hyde Definition PenCott™ camouflage suit in time for Christmas?

Posted on November 24, 2008 by Strike-Hold Yes, boys and girls – its looking likely… The latest news from Hyde Definition is that the fabric has been printed and is now being treated with “an advanced nano-technology treatment which gives it soil, stain and water repellence – without affecting the...