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10 Years of Tactical Stitchery – OC Tactical

OC Tactical is 10 years old this year. That is saying something in an industry where anyone with an Instagram account and a sewing machine can call themselves a gear maker.

Congrats on 10 years OC Tactical and here’s to 10 more!

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Multicam PIG Glove Sale

SKD is offering 30% off their excellent Multicam PIG FDT Delta Utility Gloves when you buy two or more pairs today only. That is one of the better deals you will see on these gloves which are my favorite in the FDT Glove line.

SKDTAC.com

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Sneak Peek: RS Regulate AKOT

RS Regulate will release their newest AK optic mounting option later this week. The AKOT is a compact ACOG (TA50 and similar) upper optic mount for the RS Regulate AK-300 series mounts.

The image below (courtesy of Instagram AK guru hizzie_biscuits) shows the new AKOT in comparison with the AKOG upper mount which is intended for use with full size ACOGs. The AKOT is considerably more compact and weighs in at just 1 ounce.

RSRegulate.com

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Hard Point Equipment Releases Manticuda Trainer

Hard Point Equipment is now offering training drones for their Manicuda knives. These trainers are machined from steel to replicate the full weight of the Manticuda and are designed to fit your existing Manticuda sheath.

Check out FistKnife.com for more details.

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Spirit of Blue Foundation Receives $50,000 Gift From Law Enforcement United

ROCHESTER, NEW YORK – June 20, 2017 – The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to report that it has received a $50,000 cash donation from the National Board of Law Enforcement United (LEU).  The gift was presented to the Spirit of Blue at LEU’s 8th Annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride arrival ceremony held this year at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, DC on May 12, 2017.  Nearly 1,000 active duty and retired law enforcement officers, along with a number of surviving family members of officers who were lost in the line of duty, rode over 250 miles to honor the sacrifices that fallen officers have made in service to their communities and the families they leave behind.

“Law Enforcement United Is proud to support the Spirit of Blue for a second year in a row.  We are pleased with the efforts they are making in supporting the grants for equipment and training to departments that would otherwise not receive such funds,” commented Wallace “Chad” Chadwick, Executive Director of Law Enforcement United, who also serves as a Sergeant with the Chesapeake (VA) Police Department.  “The efforts that our combined charities are making in the law enforcement community are potentially saving lives with this invaluable equipment.  Law Enforcement United will continue to support Spirit of Blue and its programs as we truly believe in this cause as it is in line with our shared interest.”

Law Enforcement United consists of chapters in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey along with riders who join from a host of other states across the country.  Each rider raises $1,250 on their own to participate in the annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride, which covers the cost of their participation and generates the funds donated to select law enforcement causes.  A subset of riders also participate in Project Active Armor, where riders wear ballistic vests along the entire route of the ride to demonstrate that with today’s body armor it is not only possible to bike 250 miles in their vests, but that there shouldn’t be any reason law enforcement officers can’t wear their armor while on duty.   In addition to the gift made to Spirit of Blue, LEU also presented $100,000 to the Officer Down Memorial Page (ODMP) and $450,000 to the Concerns For Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) national organization.  In total, LEU has raised over $5,000,000 since it was founded in 2009.

“We are still early in our relationship with LEU, but already they have exceeded our expectations,” commented Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue.  “We will be able to do a lot with these funds through our Safety Grant Program, and each one of these dollars will be put to work protecting law enforcement officers across this country.  We have already earmarked $15,000 of this gift toward our annual Tourniquet Project, which will grant 500 tourniquets to law enforcement officers across the country.  That is something that we can all be proud of together.”

Since 2011, the Spirit of Blue Foundation has awarded 45 grants in 23 states valued at nearly $200,000.  The grants have varied from patrol rifles, body armor, riot control gear, AED’s, K9’s, forensic software, flashlights, Police/Youth Dialogue training, night vision optics, LED flares, ballistic helmets and self-contained breathing apparatus.  The Spirit of Blue Foundation deeply appreciates the generosity and support of the national LEU organization, its Board of Directors, their regional divisions and the riders who participate in the Road to Hope Memorial Ride each year.

Law Enforcement United (LEU) awarded the Spirit of Blue Foundation $50,000 at their 8th Annual Road to Hope Memorial Ride arrival ceremony. Presenting the donation from LEU was (left to right) Asst. Executive Director Steve Callow, Director of Outreach Mark Faust, and Executive Director Wallace “Chad” Chadwick. Receiving the donation was Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue Foundation.

About The Spirit of Blue Foundation

The Spirit of Blue Foundation, based in Rochester, NY, is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to the enhancement of officer safety and vitality throughout the law enforcement community by promoting public awareness for their protection and fulfilling safety equipment and training needs.  The Spirit of Blue Foundation develops and executes fundraising campaigns nationally with the support of partner non-profits, national retailers and safety equipment manufacturers.  Fundraising proceeds are distributed in the form of Safety Equipment and Training Grants to law enforcement agencies across the country from local to federal levels.  Since 2011 the Foundation has awarded 45 grants in 23 states valued at nearly $200,000.

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V7 Ultralight Buffer Kit

V7 is now offering many of their ultralight AR-15 recoil and buffer tube parts as a kit for one price. The Ultralight Buffer Kit includes:

  • V7 Lightweight Castle Nut
  • V7 Ultralight QD End Plate
  • V7 Titanium Buffer Retainer (and spring)
  • Your choice of V7 Buffer Tubes
  • Recoil Spring
  • H1 Buffer

Check out the V7 Ultralight Buffer Kit at V7 Weapon Systems

 

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Introducing the Wndsn Shot-Grouping-to-Moa Converter

Wndsn continues to round out their line of shooting calculation tools that require no batteries, minimal parts, and no electronics of any kind. Their latest tool is their Wndsn Shot-Grouping-to-Moa Converter.

From shot groupings to moa in one piece-of string operation with the Wndsn MOA Converter, making time at the range more effective.

Wndsn XPD, maker of low-tech, high-utility tools and instruments, proudly introduces the Wndsn MOA Converter designed to meet the needs of military and law enforcement, as well as gun enthusiasts and athletes. A tool for training and practice, the Wndsn MOA Converter enables the shooter to take out the guess work of calculating shot grouping MOA, eliminating mental calculation errors and increasing your success.

“What does my 1.85 inch shot grouping translate to in MOA on my 75 yard range?”

The double-sided tool provides two scales for shooting ranges up to 100 and 600 yards respectively and features twin scales for measurements both in inches and in cm for the shot grouping as well as yards and meters for the range distance. Both convert to MOA on the center scale.

With the objective of providing or enhancing “that, which can’t be improvised” in “low-probability, high-impact scenarios”, the MOA Converter expands on the Wndsn v1 Distance Meter, which did all the work except for one single calculation. Now with the newly designed line of metrology tools, you won’t need any calculation nor utilize battery power whatsoever through the use of even more elegantly baked-in trigonometry. Simply measure the shot groupings with the provided scale, then use the attached string to align the result with the distance of your range and read the resulting MOA. For hunters, enthusiasts, professionals, and athletes alike, the MOA Converter makes calculations effortless, increasing efficiency and speed while greatly decreasing error potential.

Available At:

The new line of metrology tools is available at https://store.wndsn.com/
Product page: https://store.wndsn.com/products/moa_conv_pack_01

“Identify your shooting mistakes without the need for a smartphone or other electronic and data devices”

The Wndsn XPD mission encompasses arcane science and cross-disciplinary exploration in the spirit of the age of discovery. Wndsn XPD stands for adventure, overcoming natural and man-made challenges, promoting self-reliance and mindfulness. Wndsn XPD develops and /or manufactures custom-built navigation instruments, multi-purpose tools, metrology & illumination solutions, expedition mementos, and morale patches; applying existing empirical knowledge to develop essential tools and techniques to fully experience contemporary adventures. The Wndsn XPD design philosophy strives to create accurate and meaningful, non-arbitrary designs inspired by Bauhaus architecture, obsessive about achieving non-random, iconic, strong geometric compositions. The guiding principle is to define a distinct visual language with a diverse vocabulary and grammar, across materials, media, and tools embracing simplicity, precision, clarity, and boldness. Intended function and materials dictate shape and form.

Alexander Becker
Wndsn XPD
Hasenheide 47 SFI/R
D-10967 Berlin
Germany

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Newly Patented Shotgun Shell Holder Speeds Reloading of Shotguns – AmmoPAL

Newly Patented Shotgun Shell Holder Speeds Reloading of Shotguns

CHAMPLIN, MN. — Fractions of seconds can cost lives. This couldn’t be more true than when reaching for a shotgun shell under duress to load an empty shotgun. Accessibility, repeatability, and ease of use are key to enabling minimally trained shotgunners to stay focused on the target instead of fumbling for more shells.

That’s why the AmmoPAL shotgun shell holder is both revolutionary and simple. The product designed and created by Strike Hard Gear LLC has recently been granted US Patent No. 9,453,695 for its   Ammunition Dispensing Receptacle. The patent includes 14 claims regarding the retention and dispensing of ammunition in a manually operated spring loaded side-release dispenser.

Todd Luebke, inventor and owner of Strike Hard Gear LLC, said the newly issued patent will “serve as the foundation to our vision of providing a broad array of ammunition carry solutions for low capacity firearms.”

Not ones to rest on their laurels, Strike Hard Gear LLC continues to make improvements to the AmmoPAL to satisfy increasing customer demands. The company also recently expanded it’s color options to include Flat Dark Earth. A third color option — OD Green — is said to be in the offing later this summer. The original black option, of course, remains.

“Words cannot express my appreciation for the supportive feedback of our customers and the dedication of our engineering and production partners,” Luebke said. “They’re the ones who made this a robust and easy to use product for the rest of us.”

About Strike Hard Gear LLC
Strike Hard Gear LLC is best known for its unique line of tactical nylon gear for imported Soviet pattern rifles. As a response to better ammunition management solutions for non-magazine fed guns Strike Hard Gear LLC developed its side release magazine design. Initially introduced as a crowdfunded concept, the AmmoPAL has since progressed to a fully developed and manufactured product.

To order, or for more information, visit www.AmmoPAL.com.

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Scalarworks Aimpoint PRO Mount Prototype

Scalarworks is starting to nail down the details of their Low Drag Mount for the Aimpoint PRO and other 30mm red dot optics. They gave us a sneak peek of the upcoming mount which is expected to be released sometime near the end of July. The image below shows the interesting hinged ring design of the new mount. The mount, when finished, will weigh in at less than 2.5 ounces including the hardware.

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Chase Tactical Fathers Day Sale

Chase Tactical is celebrating dads by offering 20% off their entire site when you use the code DADROCKS (through 6/19). Check out ChaseTactical.com.

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