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Surefire G2X Saves the Day

This story was carried on my local news yesterday. If you aren’t carrying a flashlight daily, this might convince you. You never know how or when you’ll need your flashlight…

Early yesterday, a Washington man had a road wash out underneath his vehicle due to the flooding in the area. He was able to use his flashlight, a Surefire G2X, as he extricated himself from his vehicle and climbed back up onto the roadway in the dark. Once he was on the roadway, he was able to use the light to warn other drivers about the now dangerously washed out road surface. His simple act of preparedness, carrying a light, may have played a role in saving his life and potentially the lives of other motorists.

See the story at KHQ News (Spokane).

RMJ Tactical News: Death Dealer Battle Axe and Last of the Drop Forged Shrikes

There is a lot of news coming out of RMJ Tactical these days including a new axe inspired from an iconic work of art and an iconic tomahawk undergoing some changes.

The new Death Dealer Battle Axe should be instantly recognizable for those who are fans of artist Frank Frazetta. It is inspired directly from Frazetta’s well known painting, Death Dealer. This axe is a joint offering from RMJ Tactical and Frazetta Jr. Enterprises.

From RMJ Tactical’s product page:

Each of these axes is individually serial numbered on the neck with the Frazetta signature on the other side. The head of the axe features RMJ Tactical’s new Death Dealer Battle Ax Seal as well as the Frazetta Seal of Authenticity.

See the Death Dealer Battle Axe at RMJ Tactical.

From one icon to another… Frank Frazetta is an icon of fantasy art world and the RMJ Tactical Shrike and S13 are icons of the tactical tomahawk world. However, those iconic tomahawks are about to undergo some changes. RMJ Tactical is moving to a new shop and that new shop will come with new capabilities. The Shrike and S13 will no longer be drop forged. The next batch will be machined from billet like the rest of the RMJ Tactical line.

If you want a drop forged Shrike or S13, you better grab one from this current batch. See them at RMJ Tactical.

The Hidden Woodsman Laplander Saw MOLLE Sheath

What happens when you take classic bushcraft gear and craft it with mil-spec materials, construction methods, and color palette? Well, you end up with something like The Hidden Woodsman.

Their Laplander Saw MOLLE Sheath is designed around the dimensions of the popular and useful Bahco Laplander folding saw. The pouch will also fit other saws of similar size. As the name implies, the sheath is MOLLE compatible.The MOLLE backing can also be set up as a belt loop.

It is constructed with a 1000D (solid colors) or 500D Cordura (camo option) nylon outer layer and a 500D liner so it is going to take you a couple of lifetimes to wear it out. The sheath is closed via an adjustable side release buckle. It is very deep with a full coverage flap to retain the saw.

Check out the Laplander Saw MOLLE Sheath at The Hidden Woodsman.

Chase Tactical AR1000 Level III Stand Alone Rifle Plates

Chase Tactical just rolled out a new US made steel rifle plate.

The Chase Tactical AR1000 Rhino eXtreme is an all steel based Advanced Armox Steel / MIL46100 compliant product with an upgraded base coat spall liner (Rhino Extreme).  Unlike other AR500 Steel armor plates available on the market, the CT-AR1000 plate is the first to receive NIJ 0101.06 Certification and is also DEA Compliant so you can purchase with confidence.  It is designed to be a thin, low profile, economical armor solution for law enforcement and military personnel.

You can check out the spec sheet here: AR1000 Level III Stand Alone Rifle Plate Spec Sheet

Check out the plates at Chase Tactical.

 

Thanksgiving Sale at GunfightersINC

If you have a Kenai Chest Holster on your Christmas list, don’t miss this. GunfightersINC is offer 15% off all their holsters starting 11/23 and running through 11/29. If the holster is in stock, it will also receive free shipping. These deals are good at both their website and their Amazon store.

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Kenai Chest Holster GunfightersINC over shoft shell

RMJ Tactical Mini Jenny Pre-Ordering Opens Today

If you have been waiting to put your hands on RMJ Tactical’s newest tomahawk, the Mini Jenny, your wait is almost over. This one promises to be their lightest, most compact, and easiest to carry tomahawk yet.

RMJ Tactical will open pre-ordering today (in about 1 hour as of the time of this writing). There will also be a new Mini Jenny patch available.

Check out the Mini Jenny at RMJ Tactical

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Public Service Announcement: Beware Knock-Off/Fake Hemostatic Products

You have likely heard of the knock-off tourniquets that are coming into the country from China. Now there is a new knock-off hitting these shores – hemostatic products. These products are designed to look like established products but have ZERO vetting behind them to prove their function. This makes them extremely dangerous to anyone who adds them to their kit expecting them to be potentially life saving tools.

BFE Labs has done a great job of uncovering this story and finding specific examples of what the fake products look like. You should check out their article for more details: BFE Labs – Fake Hemostatic Products

Remember to source your medical products from reliable, original sources.

OP Tactical Berry Compliant Enhanced Poncho Liner

OP Tactical’s Berry Compliant Enhanced Poncho Liner is manufactured exclusively for them by Wild Things. It earns its “enhanced” moniker with a variety of improved materials versus the standard issue poncho liner.

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The Berry Compliant Enhanced Poncho Liner is constructed from soft 70 denier nylon which has been treated with NanoSphere DWR for water resistance. It is quilted with a 2 ounce Primaloft which should make it considerably warmer than the issue liners. The 90 x 65″ dimensions match the original poncho liners and it features multiple tie down points.

OP Tactical Notes:

THIS ITEM HAS BEEN COUCH TESTED EXTENSIVELY DURING NUMEROUS TV SHOW MARATHONS, AS WELL AS IN A FIELD ENVIRONMENT WITH A 100% PASS RATE ON THE INFANTRY FIELD AWESOMENESS PROTOCOL (I-FAP).

Check out the Berry Compliant Enhanced Poncho Liner exclusively at OP Tactical.

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Ultra Light Micro Ranger Beads

Standard paracord based ranger beads (pace counters) aren’t exactly heavy, but… They are heavier than they need to be. A long time friend of mine and US Army veteran developed the Ultra Light Micro Ranger Beads that weigh in as just 2.27 grams compared to about 5 grams for a regular ranger beads.

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These ranger beads makes use of smaller beads and lighter cord. They are small enough to make a difference but large enough to still be used with gloves. I have had two sets of these for almost 2 years. There have been zero issues with beads slipping or breaking. In fact, the beads grip this cord better than a lot of the full size ranger beads.

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These are small and light but easy to use and durable. They are also made by a veteran right here in the USA and affordable at $5.35 shipped each. There are several bead and cordage options and there may be discounts for bulk orders. These are only sold on Ebay at the moment.

Check out the original Ultra Light Micro Ranger Beads on Ebay.

Merkwater Casting Handlines

Handline fishing has been around forever and the rigs that people use to do it mostly all have one thing in common… They are much easier to pack than a fishing rod! The new Markwater Casting Handlines are barely larger than your outstretched hand making them a lightweight and compact way to add fishing gear to your backpacking or survival kit.

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The Merkwater Casting Handlines are from the same people behind the excellent Emberlit stoves. They are made from Baltic Birch plywood and then stained, sealed, and have a handle wrap applied by hand. 40 feet of 10 pound test line is supplied.

Check out the Merkwater Casting Handlines at Emberlit.com.

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