RE Factor Tactical recently released a video that highlights the features and functionality of their ASO Bag. I enjoy this style of video where the producer tries to relay the features of the bag in context rather than just talking about them.
Shellback Tactical has reduced the price on their Ranger Scalable Plate Carrier to $229.99 to $239.99 depending on the color. This is a great carrier that is well supported with accessories that allow you to scale up the level of protection. There is also a soft armor set available for it.
You’ll also want to check out their Labor Day Sale. Shellback Tactical always has great holiday sales and this one is no exception. They are offering $20 off purchases of $140 or more.
HSGI’s TACO magazine pouches are already pretty good. I use them on my MOLLE belt so I can switch easily between AKs and ARs without much fuss. These improvements are subtle but welcomed.
SWANSBORO, NC – 26AUG2014 – High Speed Gear is pleased to announce of an improvement to our TACO® line of pouches. All TACO® pouches that utilize an injected molded bracket will have the following improvements implemented.
- Each bracket is now 1/8th inch longer creating higher feed ramps for easier indexing and reinsertion of magazines.
- Increased the size of and beveled the eye hole for easier tension adjustment.
- Adjusted the proportion of all edges and corners
The bracket is one of the most crucial and unique parts of our TACO® pouches. It keeps the pouch open when empty and allows the user to index magazines for easy reinsertion. By improving the bracket, it will allow for improved performance. Implementation was made across the board and the polymer material utilized retains the same strength as previous versions.
Aero Precision has been venturing deeper and deeper into .30 caliber territory. They have now released their versions of all of the major components required to build an AR-10 rifle including the M5 upper and lower receivers, stainless and CMV barrels, and a new bolt carrier group. Hopefully, we can look forward to complete, .308 chambered Aero Precision rifles in the near future.
Malkoff Devices has upgraded their M91 Dropin for Surefire Lights (and others). It now features a new emitter, the Cree XP-L, which results in a tighter, farther throwing beam. The output is approximately 825 measured out-the-front lumens at the moment the light is turned on with fresh batteries and 700 lumens after warm up for 1 hour (on 3 CR123 batteries). After the regulated runtime, the light output gradually decreases over a long period of time.
The M91B is designed for an input voltage range of 5.5-12 volts which gives you some flexibility in terms of battery choices. Check out the new M91B at Malkoff Devices.
Battle Arms Development has rolled out the new weight saving titanium version of their Enhanced Pin Set! The new BAD-EPS-Ti are machined from grade 5 titanium, left with a natural finish and weight about half of what their steel counterparts weigh.
Whiskey Two-Four is now offering their laser cut Hypalon chest rigs in a variety of sizes. These fully MOLLE compatible rigs are light weight and durable thanks to their Hypalon construction. They also feature male top buckles at the correct spacing to allow mounting on compatible plate carriers. Each chest rig comes with a simple “X” style harness.
Check out all the available rigs at Whiskey Two-Four.
Slangvel is part gear maker and part historian. He makes hats and other gear in several interesting and obscure patterns plucked from the pages of history. He also tends to work in modern, historical, and unique camo patterns.
He has limited numbers of his M43 cap available in UCP-Delta! UCP-Delta was basically an attempt to improve the UCP pattern by adding brown. Soldier Systems had good coverage on the pattern if you want to know more.
UCP-Delta fabric is very scarce and Slangvel only has a few of these. They may even be gone already. Check out Slangvel’s Facebook page to get in touch.
The Mystery Ranch NICE Day Pack Lid is a pretty solid piece of gear. It adds 900 cu-in of additional capacity to your pack and makes a decent little stand-alone pack for when you don’t need your main pack. However, that functionality comes at the cost of weight. It weighs 1 pound, 3.2 ounces on its own. That is a lot of weight for something that spends most of its time as a lid.
Mystery Ranch just introduced the 9 ounce Alpine Lid to address that weight issue. The Alpine Lid has 700 cu-in of capacity split between 2 chambers (the Day Pack Lid has 900 cu-in). It can be carried as a stand-alone satchel style pack instead of the Day Pack Lid’s backpack style carry. Basically, the Alpine Lid provides similar functionality for considerably less weight.
Check out the Alpine Lid at Mystery Ranch.
Lancer’s new L7AWM 20rd Magazine for AR-10 style rifle that use SR25 pattern magazines is now available. Like previous Lancer magazines, the L7AWM uses both metal and polymer to create the body of the magazine. The top of the magazine, including the feed lips and magazine catch are made of steel while the lower portion is polymer to reduce weight. The L7AWM is available in a variety of colors including translucent.
If these are as good as Lancer’s L5AWM for the AR-15, it will be an excellent magazine and likely the one to beat for SR25 pattern mags. Check out the L7AWM at Lancer.