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Hats Off to DDI – US Made AK Milestone


The image above may not look like much at first glance but it is actually pretty darn cool. You are looking at the very first AK that was built in America, by Americans, with a front trunnion, bolt, and bolt carrier that were all hammer forged here in the states. That is a whole lot of American and a whole lot of hammer forged goodness.

Kudos to DDI for pushing the boundaries of American made AKs.



The Adjutant Knife by Minuteman and Gingrich Tactical Innovations

Minuteman Watches and former Army Ranger Justin Gingrich of Gingrich Tactical Innovations have collaborated to produce a new knife called the Adjutant. Like all Minuteman products, 25% of the of profits of this knife goes to veterans charities.

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From Minuteman Watches:

To help boost our efforts to raise funds for charities that help veterans and their families. Minuteman has teamed up with former Army Ranger Justin Gingrich at Gingrich Tactical Innovations to offer you this high quality American made knife.

For those of you who don’t know Minuteman donates 25% of our annual net profits to charities like the Gary Sinise Foundation, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, and Fisher House. In fact for 2016 Fisher House is the charity we are trying to raise funds for.

We offering the knife in multiple versions with additional options such as the ability to add a pocket clip to the sheath.

As with our other Minuteman products a portion of the profits will go to charities that assist veterans and their families.

The Adjutant is a compact, EDC-able fixed blade with a 6″ overall length and a 2.5″ blade. It is ground from 1/8″ 154CM steel and has a bead blasted finish. It is available with either a skeletonized handle or black/white G10 handle slabs. Both versions come with a kydex sheath and there is an option steel clip available for IWB carry.

The Adjutant by Minuteman Watch Company


Tactical Dynamics LLC AR Pistol Cheek Rest

Tactical Dynamics LLC specializes in radically skeletonized aluminum accessories for the AR-15 and other rifles. Their latest item is a cheek rest meant for use with AR-15 pistols. It weighs just 8 ounces, fits a standard mil-spec receiver extension, and is available in a number of finish options.

Tactical Dynamics LLC Cheek Rest

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RMA Armament – 4.4 Pound ALPHA Armor Series Level IV Plate

At just 4.4 pounds, RMA Armament’s newest plate is a real lightweight. They claim the new ALPHA Armor Series Level IV Plate is the lightest on the market.


CENTERVILLE, IA – September 29, 2016 – RMA Armament is proud to announce the latest edition to its armor family, the ALPHA Armor Series Level IV (model #1199) hard armor plate. Weighing just 4.4 pounds, it is the now the world’s LIGHTEST plate in its class.

RMA’s latest product offering further displays it’s strength as the world’s best research and development team in the hard armor market. Having already developed the strongest armor plate in world, the R&D team at RMA now adds the lightest level IV hard armor solution to its resume in support of police and military personnel around the globe.

“To say that I’m excited about our latest level IV plate would be quite the understatement,” said RMA CEO Blake Waldrop. “Our primary goal with every new product is to provide the highest quality protection while balancing cost, weight, thickness, speed, and strength.

“Some members of our law enforcement and military communities require the strongest level IV plate in the world while others need the world’s lightest level IV plate, which gives them better mobility while still providing the highest level of protection. Now, you can get both from RMA. Our plates provide peace of mind to the officer or operator allowing them to do their job effectively and stay protected during any type of mission.”

In testing at the NIJ certified Oregon Ballistic Laboratory, RMA’s Alpha Armor Series Level IV (model #1199) defeated a single round of .30-06 armor piercing ammunition from 50 feet, registering a back-face signature of just 35.58 mm. For compliance to the NIJ 0101.06 level IV standard, a hard armor plate must defeat single .30-06 M2AP round with a BFD of less than 44 mm.

The model #1199 level IV plates are now available for pre-order at www.rmadefense.com as well as www.shellbacktactical.com.


  • NIJ Compliant 0101.06 (Defeats 7.62×63 M2AP rounds)
  • 10” x 12”, Single-Curve, Shooter’s Cut
  • 4.4 lbs. (1.9kg)
  • Silicon Carbide Composite
  • Patented Tile Array Design
  • Made in the USA

RMA Armament, Inc, is a privately held Veteran-owned small business that designs, manufactures and markets NIJ certified hard body armor plates at its production fortress in Centerville, IA. To learn more, visit our website at: www.rmadefense.com.


Chinese Cheater Bag from Armageddon Gear

Armageddon Gear just rolled out their latest shooting bag – the Chinese Cheater Bag. This barricade bag measures 8.5″ x 6.5″ x 4″ and has a number of straps. The perimeter webbing straps are used to adjust the firmness of the bag to suit the shooter’s preference. The elastic straps on top can be used to attach the bag to your rifle (or yourself).


I have found that barricade bags have application outside of precision shooting competition. A bag like the Chinese Cheater Bag can be attached to hunting rifle (so you don’t have to carry it separately) and goes a long way toward locking you into the rest on your tree stand or blind.

Check out the Chinese Cheater Bag at Armageddon Gear.


Dirt Cheap, Universal Flashlight Mount

Before there was KeyMod, M-LOK, and Picatinny rail, there were improvised ways of mounting flashlights on rifles like duct tape, hose clamps, and ranger bands. Abner Miranda recently released a video that shows how effective, and even advantageous, ranger bands (bicycle inner tube sections) can be as a light a mount.


Battle Arms Development Safety Selectors Sale

Battle Arms Develop just put all of their Safety Selectors on sale including the BAD-ASS, BAD-CASS, Short Throw models, and Cerakoat colors. Check out Battle Arms Development.



Hawk Hill Custom Harris Bipod Feet at Tactical Works


Tactical Works is now carrying Hawk Hill Custom’s spiked Harris bipod replacement feet. We have profiled these before on JTT. They are notable because of their quality and the installation tools that ship with them (see the video below). If you have ever swapped the feet on a Harris bipod, you know how difficult it can be. The tools included with these bipod feet go along way toward taking the pain out of the process.

Check out the Hawk Hill Custom Harris Bipod Feet at Tactical Works.


Sneaky Bags Fall Sale

Sneaky Bags is having a Fall Sale with markdowns on two of their most popular bags – the Sentinel Concepts collaboration Sentinel Backpack and three sizes of the S.U.B. Check out SneakyBags.com.



Light Control System – Cloud Defensive

Cloud Defensive’s Light Control System or LCS, seeks to correct two common problems with weapon light tape switch use: holding/locating the pressure pad and secure, snag-free cable routing. The rail mounted, machined 7075-T6 aluminum mount securely holds the pressure pad in a precisely sized pocket and secures the wire out of the way with a clamp that can be bolted to either side.


The LCS is designed to work with the Surefire ST07 tape switch which works across a variety of Surefire weapon lights including the Scout Series and X-Series when used with the XT tail cap assembly.

Check out the Light Control System at Cloud Defensive.



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