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Vertx® Solves Common Concealed Carry Problem With New Line Of Innovative Shirts

Cincinnati, Ohio – Vertx® announces the launch of its new line of shirts designed to comfortably carry concealed weapons and gear. The collection includes the new Guardian button-down style shirt and the Assessor polo. Both shirts are part of the Vertx® VaporCore™ line, which includes garments powered by 37.5® Technology woven into their fabric, assisting to regulate the body’s core temperature. The WeaponGuard™ feature protects wearers from skin irritation caused by carrying concealed weapons without an undershirt.

“Abrasion to the skin is a real problem for concealed carriers and wearing additional layers is not always an option,” said Justin Roberts, Vertx Brand Manager. “Our line of WeaponGuard™ shirts was designed in collaboration with end-users to develop a solution to this common challenge.”

Guardian Shirt – The Guardian shirt features a semi-compression WeaponGuard™ layer that begins at the lower chest and continues to the waist. This under layer is designed to comfortably guard the skin from chafing caused by concealed weapons, without having to don additional layers. The Guardian shirt has a button-front, pullover design for effortless donning, which includes snap button closures at the bottom of the garment that provides easy access to concealed weapons. Hidden body-side front plackets provide the wearer additional on-body space for weights or loading essential escape and evasion tools. The Guardian shirt is available in two solid colors and two modern plaid patterns in both long and short sleeve.

Assessor Polo – The Assessor polo features a traditional polo design with an athletic fit. The polo also has a semi-compression under layer that is designed to remain tucked into the pant, protecting the wearer from skin irritation caused by concealed carry. The short-sleeve Assessor polo is available in three heathered colorways.

Both garments feature a WeaponGuard™ under layer that is constructed with VaporCore™, powered by 37.5® Technology, which responds to the wearer’s body heat to regulate relative humidity and core temperature within their microclimate. This interaction keeps the body at its ideal performance levels of 37.5˚C and 37.5% humidity. Each shirt features underarm gussets for freedom of movement and were specially designed for ease of clearing and drawing concealed firearms.
Both garments are now in stock and are available for purchase. For information regarding the Guardian shirt and Assessor polo, visit Vertx.com.

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Wndsn Telemeters: Official Manual

Maybe you’ve read about Wndsn XPD’s telemeters on these pages and thought they looked cool but wondered if you would ever be able to to figure out how to use one. I suspect that is a pretty common sentiment because Wndsn just released a new manual called Wndsn Telemeters: Official Manual.

The manual includes basic instruction on using a telemeter which is actually relatively simple. It also includes instruction for a number of more advanced uses of their telemeters.

  • Extending the Scales
  • Measuring Latitude for Celestial Navigation
  • Powers of 10 and Scale Jumps
  • Measuring Angular Size
  • Measuring Size Instead of Distance
  • Resection: Triangulation, Trilateration, Triangulateration
  • Resection Error Margins
  • Small-Angle Calculations
  • Accuracy Estimations
  • Calibrating Device Resolution

Even if you don’t have a telemeter, you may want to consider a book like this. You can even use the back cover as a telemeter!

Wndsn Telemeters: Official Manual

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Carbon Tactics Ti Slice

Carbon Tactics is a crowdfunding veteran at this point. They have already successfully funded 9 projects including a number of belts. Their latest project, their tenth, is a slick EDC utility knife called the Ti Slice.

The Ti Slice is a compact utility knife that is made from premium materials and with a smart, minimalist design. It has just three parts including the disposable utility blade. The body of the Ti Slice is machined from a single billet of titanium and the blade holder is machined from bronze. The blade holder simply slides inside the Ti housing and locks into place with either the blade exposed or completely contained. There isn’t a single screw or bearing in the design.

The titanium housing and Carbon Tactics’ in house production capabilities leads to variety of available machining and finishing options. The Ti Slice is available anodized in variety of colors and with a number of machined patterns. If they reach their $20K stretch goal, they will also offer multi-color anodizing.

The Ti Slice is barely longer and taller than the utility blade itself so pocket carry should be easy. It has a lanyard hole that can be used to attach it to a split ring for key chain carry or to further customize the Ti Slice with a lanyard.

Check out the Ti Slice on Kicktarter.

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Bastion Braza Bro

Bastion’s Braza folder has been one of their most successful designs to date. So much so, that they have created a much smaller, even more EDC friendly version called the Braza Bro.

The Braza Bro has all the sleek curves of its big brother but it is barely larger than a house key when folded. In spite of its small size, Bastion still managed to shoe horn in a ton of features that set this apart from most keychain knives. It is deployed via a flipper and the 2.12″ D2 steel blade rides on a ceramic ball bearing pivot. The Brazo Bro is held together with stainless steel Torx fasteners. It can be carried on a key chain via the included lanyard hole or in your pocket with the stainless steel pocket clip.

There just aren’t many knives this size with these kinds of features. Check out the Brazo Bro on Kickstarter.

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Wndsn Acrylic Telemeter Pendant

You’ve seen Wndsn’s incredible low tech calculation tools on these pages before. They have created a variety of tools that calculate distance based on trigonometry, convert between MOA and MILs, and more… all without the need for moving parts or batteries.

Their newest tool, the Acrylic Telemeter Pendant is based on a Viking design. It allows the wearer to determine distance based on sighting objects of a known size while holding the pendant a specific distance from their eye.

This is one of Wndsn’s first acrylic tools and it has a unique feature that takes advantage of this optically clear material. There is a slot in the Telemeter Pendant that is sized to accept miniature glow sticks. The glow stick illuminates the markings on the Telemeter Pendant, allowing it to be used in low light.

Wndsn Acrylic Telemeter Pendant at Wndsn.com

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RE Factor Tactical ASFAB Waiver Shirt

RE Factor Tactical on their newest shirt:

If you’re gonna be dumb, you better be tough. The all new ASVAB Waiver T-Shirt for all the rock eaters out there.

Check it out at REFactorTactical.com.

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The Hook from Spiritus Systems

It’s just an HK style snap hook attached to some hook and loop material but the Hook from Spiritus Systems might be the handiest piece of gear you’ll see all day. The hook allows you to quickly retain and retrieve gloves, hearing protection, chemlights, fuzzy dice, or anything else with a built in loop (or a loop that you add yourself).

If you are using the Hook with a Spiritus Systems chest rig, you simply affix it to the hook field on the back of the chest rig. This would also work with just about any chest rig that uses the SwiftClip method of docking on a plate carrier. Speaking of plate carriers, it could also be sandwiched into your plate carrier’s cummerbund. It could also be added to a loop field inside a backpack or any number of other places.

Check out the Hook at Spiritus Systems.

ESEE HM Series Kydex Sheaths

The HM series of knives from ESEE are similar to their staples like the ESEE3, 4, and 6 but with modified handles that allow greater control while using the knives. Previously, these knives were available only with leather pouch sheaths but ESEE has now introduced a kydex sheath option.

The new HM series kydex sheaths are currently available with the HM series knives. They may be available for purchase separately at a later date.

ESEEKnives.com

TD x RE Factor JedBurgh 2.0 Cover Shirt

Remember the slick Jedburgh Cover Shirt that Tactical Distributors and RE Factor Tactical collaborated on last summer? Well, it’s back and with several improvements over the original.

This cover shirt is designed with concealed carriers in mind. It features a weighted concealed pockets in the front bottom of the garment to help clear the shirt during the draw stroke. The cut of the shirt is athletic which, coupled with the stretch fabric used in the Jedburgh’s construction, allows for a full range of motion. This shirt also features pearl snaps instead of buttons so it can be opened quickly to gain access to your belt line.

Jedburgh Cover Shirt 2.0 at Tactical Distributors

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