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Crusader Gear – 10/22 Take-Down Bag

10/22 Takedown owners take note. Crusader Gear just released the bag that your 10/22 Takedown should have come with in the first place!

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I am really glad to see this bag come to the market and I don’t even own a 10/22 Takedown (I will eventually). I contacted Crusader Gear months ago and asked if they ever considered making an improved bag for the 10/22 Takedown since they make so much 10/22 gear. Their response was “You mean like this?” It turns out they were already prototyping nearly exactly what I had in mind.

The bag has no external webbing, pockets, or Ruger billboard-sized logo so that it slides easily into another bag (like a hiking pack) and has a discreet appearance. It is lightly padded throughout to protect the rifle and optic… That’s right, it is sized to accept full sized optics if necessary. The back of the bag has provisions for attaching straps to created a backpack.

The bag is constructed from 400D Packcloth. All the internal seams are bound. The padding is thin closed cell foam and the flap style opening is secured with Velcro.

This looks to be huge improvement over the bag that ships with the 10/22 Takedown. Check out the 10/22 Take Down Bag at Crusader Gear.

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X Products Can Cannon Net Launcher

You may remember that X Products developed a grappling hook for their Can Cannon. When it was announced, I stated that it was as if they were getting all their cool ideas from 8 year old me.

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Now they have shown the prototype for their Net Launcher accessory for the Can Cannon. This basically confirms that X Products is either run by 8 year old boys or run by really cool guys who never forgot their 8 year old imagination.

I can’t even begin to imagine the trouble I could have found if I had a tangible net launcher instead of just an imaginary one.

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Badlander Survival Kit V2

BFE Labs has released their Badlander Survival Kit V2 for pre-order. This kit is built from quality components and designed to help someone with an already developed survival skillset through 72-96 hours.

BFE Badlander V2

The kit contains gear solutions to the most important survival problems of water, shelter, fire, signalling, basic first aid, and navigation. All of the contents fit in a compact Seal Line dry bag (except the Mora knife).

  • 1 Super HeatSheets 5’x8’ Heavy Duty Emergency Blanket (Subdued)
  • 2 Orion 5 Minute SAR Fire Starter/Signal Flares (Red)
  • 1 Pocket Water Kit, with 1 Liter Heavy-Duty Sterile Bag, and 3 days supply of AquaMira purification tabs (in Black Zip Pouch)
  • 1 AquaMira Frontier water filtration straw (in original packaging for sanitation)
  • 1 Pocket Survival Kit, with SparkLite fire starter, Tinder-Quik Tabs, 20mm brass SERE Compass, Folding Prep Razor, Folding
  • Escape Saw, Micro LED and 25’ of Technora 250lb-test Line (in Black Zip Pouch, with SOLAS Retroreflective Panel for signalling)
  • 1 Mini-Signalling Kit with 18×20” Heavy Duty Signal Panel and Mini-Signal Mirror, in Soft Pouch
  • 1 Military Lensatic Compass (Tan) -3 Cyalume 12-hour Green Lightsticks
  • 2 Cyalume 30-minute Yellow High Intensity Lightsticks (for Signalling)
  • 1 Mini Headlamp
  • 1 Small Repair/Tool Kit, with 1×18” Sealed-fold of Gorilla Tape, 8 assorted Safety Pins and 6 eye-screws.
  • 1 Minor First Aid Kit, with 2 Antibiotic and 1 Burn Cream sachets, 5 Butterfly Sutures, and Multiple BandAids
  • 25’ Feet of Mil-Spec Parachute Cord (Coyote Tan)
  • 1 Morakniv Heavy Duty Companion knife (with squared spine)

BFE Labs tests everything that they use in their kits. I have used most of the components listed and I’m impressed with the quality. This is not your typical big box store survival kit.

Head over to BFE Labs to read more about the design and use of this kit.

BFE Badlander V2 Contents


Skinner HTF “Tactical Garment Bag”

You may be familiar with Skinner Sights but did you know Skinner also makes some very slick scabbards for various rifles? I didn’t until I was browsing their site one day for 10/22 sights. That is when I came across the Skinner HTF Tactical Garment Bag.

The HTF is designed to look like a typical garment bag on the outside but inside it offers a ton of organization features for holding a rifle (up to 40″ OAL), 3 rifle magazine pouches, 8 pistol magazine/accessory pouches, and 2 handguns in removable holsters. It can be folded in half, secured with 2 side release buckles, and carried easily with build in handles.

The HTF could be a low-profile way to store some gear in your closet or even in a vehicle. It does look very much like a typical garment bag.

I hope you have heavy duty clothing rods in your closet!



Unity Tactical Monkey Bar

Unity Tactical just released the latest addition to its excellent Fusion line. The Monkey Bar is a replacement clamp for the Magpul MBUS Pro front sight that provides a forward cantilevered, Fusion compatible mounting location.


The Monkey Bar offers direct connect functionality for the Surefire Scout Weaponlights and can also accept various Fusion accessories like 1913 rail sections (Using the Offset Rail), 1” or Executive Series Ring Lights (Using the FUSION Ring Mounts) or Surefire ™ Millennium Series Lights (Using the Millennium Series Adapter).

It adds only .2 ounces to the overall weight of the MBUS Pro thanks to its 6061-T6 construction (with hard anodized finish). This light weight, coupled with the fact that it renders a stand alone light mount unnecessary makes this a very lightweight mounting solution.

The Monkey Bar is currently in production and will be available at the end of April.



Koch Tools Kulprit

Koch Tools makes some of the slickest pocket tools around. These cool little widgets typically offer a variety of tool functions, look innocuous, and manage to pack in some last ditch self-defense potential. Their latest design, the Kulprit will be available tonight at 6PM Eastern and, if you want one, you better set an alarm. These tools are made in limited batches and tend to sell out quickly.

This image was posted yesterday. The sale goes live tonight at 6PM EST.

This image was posted yesterday. The sale goes live tonight at 6PM EST.

The Kulprit’s main feature is its bottle opener. It also features a 1/4″ hex wrench that can be used with 1/4″ driver bits. The pocket clip allows it to be kept clipped in your pocket or function as a key hanger. In a pinch, the large finger loop allows it to function as a single finger knuck-like impact tool.

The Kulprit is water jet cut from .14″ titanium and given a stone washed finish. Check it out at Koch Tools.


Kinetic Development Group SAS – Scar Adaptable Stock System

SCAR owners must be ecstatic to see the arrival of Kinetic Development Group, a manufacturer devoted entirely to developing accessories for the FN SCAR (at least initially). Their latest piece of SCAR kit is the SAS or Scar Adaptable Stick System.


From Kinetic Development Group:

Just a few months ago, Kinetic Development Group launched its company with the promise to bring solutions to the small arms market for high quality firearms. They started with the FN SCAR as many SCARs are deployed with our Special Operations Forces.  They also recognize the 16S and 17S are increasingly popular with American shooters and law enforcement.

Their first products, the MREX (modular rail extensions) for the front end of the SCAR has been very popular.  The KDG front and rear sling points have also brought the SCAR into the year 2015 as far as QD sling solutions go.  Well, they have just addressed another common complaint about SCAR.  Some refer to it as the SCAR’s “UGG Boot” like stock system.  The KDG S.A.S (SCAR Adaptable Stock) is a serious improvement on the SCAR OEM stock system.

Form…. Why is this solution a near perfect marriage of a very well designed and reliable rifle and the excellent ergonomics of the Magpul ACR stock?   It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to compare the two stocks and decided which is more robust.  MagPul is famous for their reinforced polymers and most would argue nobody can beat them at their game.   There are many empirical reports from the field complaining about broken SCAR stocks.  To add to that strength is the KDG SAS coupling that is made of 6061 T6 aluminum billet that is black hard coat anodized.  That not only reinforces the stock, but also the open rear end of the SCAR’s thin extruded U-shaped receiver.  And to top it off, the KDG SAS assembled stock system weighs approx. ¼ pound less than the all polymer factory SCAR stock assembly!

Fit & Function… All SAS kits come standard with 7 positions of length adjustment, cheek weld height adjustment, an AMBI QD sling attachment point, a weatherproof battery compartment, and a side-folding feature. Like the factory stock, the weapon can be fired with the stock folded. KDG also added an optional set-screw to allow users the option to eliminate any play between the stock and receiver.

Aesthetics – There are many SCAR owners that are simply not fans of the factory SCAR stock. Its clunky feel and look take away from the amazing rifle they just purchased. The new SAS not only improves the function of the SCAR rifle, it looks a hell of a lot better as well.

Finally, the stock and adapter comes fully assembled from KDG. There are no tools required to install on your SCAR! The whole system retails for $299.00 and will be available for purchase at www.kineticdg.com or a dealer listed near you found on their website. www.kinetidg.com/dealers

For questions, please contact KDG at info@kineticdg.com.


Elite Tactical Systems Group Glock 19 Magazines

The announcement of Elite Tactical Systems Group’s (ETS) impending entry into the 9mm Glock magazine market didn’t come with as much fanfare as the similarly timed Magpul Glock 17 magazine announcement. That is a shame because the ETS offering has a lot of potential and the trump card of being nearly completely transparent.

Also lost in the shuffle was the fact that ETS will be bringing out Glock 19, Glock 26, and 33 round versions of their mags. They are already testing the Glock 19 version and showing images of the test mags so hopefully we can expect to see them on the market soon. I am looking forward to having lower cost alternatives to factory magazines!



New 13.7″ AR15 Barrel Option from Weapon Outfitters

Apparently Weapon Outfitters will not rest until I build an AR-15 with a 13.7″ barrel. As if it wasn’t already hard enough to resist the siren song of a short, light, and handy barrel that has basically no flash when coupled with a permanently attached BE Meyers 249F flash suppressor, now they have released one of their most affordable 13.7″ barrel options yet.


These are Faxon Firearms barrels (which I have had very good luck with in limited testing) that have been cut and threaded by Parallax Tactical. They have a midlength gas system, 5.56 chamber, 1 in 8″ twist, and government profile. The barrels are machined from 4150 steel and Melonite QPQ finished inside and out.

At just over $200, they look like a great place to start a build. Check out the new 13.7″ barrels at Weapon Outfitters.


RE Factor Tactical Deployable SSE Duffle Bag

RE Factor Tactical just introduced their new Deployable SSE Duffle Bag. This is a duffel bag that packs into a small package so that it can be kept tucked away until you need it.


The Deployable SSE Duffle Bag is available in 2 sizes: small and medium.

  • Duffle features one external zipping pocket.
  • Stuff sack doubles as internal pocket when bags are in use.
  • Stuff sack features a belt loop allowing it to be worn on belt or gear.
  • Weight: .62 lbs small, .68 lbs medium
  • Duffle Dimensions (Expanded):

Small – 16″L x 9″H x 9″W

Medium – 19″L x 10″H x 10″W

  • Stuff Sack Dimensions (Collapsed):

Small – 7”L x 7.5″H x 2”W

Medium – 7’L x 8″H x 2″W

  • 70D water-resistant nylon Ripstop exterior
  • 2” wide nylon webbing duffle straps
  • Made in the USA

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