New Lightweight Level IV Plates from ShotStop

Consider this an introduction to the new plates from ShotStop Ballistics. It’s a line of extremely light (“ultra-light” according to the ShotStop) lineup of individual armor upgrades.  The official name of this plate is the Level IV HA Armor Piercing Advanced Body Armor Plates. ShotStop, an Ohio-based ballistics company, has been described as the “future […]

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The History and Legacy of US Woodland Camo

Until the early years of the Global War on Terror, woodland camo (i.e. “M81 Woodland”) was by far the most commonly used camouflage pattern used by US military personnel during the Cold War.  Head on over to House Morningwood to learn the story behind this iconic camouflage pattern, that is still going strong…   […]

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Direct Action’s 2021 Catalog Has Dropped

For the past 5 years or so Direct Action has been showing the world that gear designed in Poland can keep up with the best of the West. Their system-oriented design approach, combined with a real understanding of the dynamics and ergonomics of the intersection of operator and equipment, they’re innovations in advanced materials, and […]

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Primary Arms Receives Another NTOA Recommendation!

Primary Arms Optics is proud to announce that their SLx® MD-25 Micro Red Dot with ACSS® CQB Reticle was recommended for duty-use following extensive testing with the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). The NTOA is one of America’s preeminent voices for Law Enforcement products and equipment, leveraging their network of expert evaluators with real-world trials […]

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NTOA Recommends Primary Arms Optics for Service

Primary Arms Optics is proud to announce that their new co-branded Holosun HS507C-X2 with ACSS Vulcan Reticle scored a silver rating following extensive testing with the National Tactical Officers Association (NTOA). The Holosun HS507C-X2-ACSS is a new generation of pistol red dot sight packed full of features like the multiple reticle system, solar failsafe, and […]

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Aimpoint ACRO P-2 Red Dot Sight

Aimpoint has launched their much anticipated ACRO P-2 red dot sight which incorporates an improved LED emitter coupled with a higher capacity CR2032 battery to provide five years (50,000 hours) of constant-on power! “Aimpoint engineers more than tripled the ACRO P-2’s battery life and managed to fit a larger battery into the sight while keeping […]

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UF PRO Striker ULT Combat Pants

UF PRO has announced its new Striker ULT Combat Pants – which the company says has similar characteristics to the U.S. Army Improved Hot Weather Uniform. Weighing less than a kilogram, Striker ULT offers excellent durability, breathability, and quick-drying characteristics – which makes it ideal for use in hot / tropical environments. “We built the […]

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Know Your Gear: Android Team Awareness Kit (ATAK)

The Android Team Awareness Kit (or Awesome Team Awareness Kit for non-Android versions), ATAK for short, is a software driven technology originally developed by Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) scientists and engineers. You’ve probably seen photos of military personnel using a chest-mounted tablet computer or smart phone and wondered what software or app they were […]

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