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The Ultimate Rit Dye Guide for Dyeing your Magpul PMAG – GunMag Warehouse Blog

Dying PMAGs is something of a national pastime. Even before Magpul rolled out their Sand polymer that takes dye exceptionally well, people were using Rit Dye on FDE and other colored PMAGS. There are long running and extensive posts on gun forums that pre-date the Sand polymer by a number of years. Now, with the availability of the PMAG Gen M3 Sand magazines, the popularity of dying these mags has only grown.

GunMag Warehouse recently posted what they call The Ultimate Rit Dye Guide for Dyeing your Magpul PMAG. The post shows the results from 25 different Rit Dye colors along with comments on some of the colors. It may also be worth your time to peruse the comments as there is some good information to be gleaned about the process of dying.

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SB Tactical – Now Shipping SBT5 and SBT5K for MP5/MP5K and Clones

SB Tactical is now shipping a pair of folding pistol braces – the SBT5 and SBT5K – for the MP5, MP5K, and clones. These new braces are modeled after the Brügger and Thomet side folding stocks that are nearly as iconic as the MP5 itself and have integral folding mechanisms.

The SBT5 fits MP5/MP5K Reverse Stretch Clones. The SBT5K fits MP5K Clones. Both braces come with everything necessary for installation.

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Zulu Bravo Paring Knife Sheaths

I recently posted an ode to Victorinox paring knives and mentioned that I used Victorinox BladeSafes to carry them in my pack. A reader asked if there was anyone making kydex sheaths for these useful little buggers. That sent me on a search which lead straight to Zulu Bravo Kydex.

I am familiar with Matt and his kydex bending skills from meeting him at the Indy 1500 Gun and Knife shows. His sheaths are excellent. He makes sheaths for both the straight and hooked versions of the paring knives in small batches that sell out quickly thanks in large part to the current popularity of these knives as affordable and plausibly deniable self-defense options.

The sheaths cost around $20 individually or $30 when supplied with a knife. He also makes training versions of these (and any other popular self-defense knives). They are made in batches so you will want to get on the books as soon as possible. You can visit the Zulu Bravo Facebook page or ZuluBravoKydex.com for contact information.

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TOPS Knives ICE Dagger

The ICE Dagger is another collaboration between InnerBark Outdoors Head Honcho Andy Tran and TOPS Knives. These two previously collaborated on the Tahoma Field Knife. Andy is a National Park Service Protection Officer and this law enforcement experience is baked into the design of the new knife.

The design features a double edged, spear point blade with a compound grind that creates an obtuse, reinforced tip with edges that still cut aggressively. The knife features textured G-10 scales that can removed and replaced with a cord warp if the user prefers a slimmer profile. It also features a ring at the base of the grip to provide a number of grip options.

The sheath for this knife is an exciting departure for TOPS Knives. All of their current kydex sheaths have been made with a fold-over design and a rotary belt clip. The sheath for the new ICE Dagger is closer to a pancake style sheath with soft loops that can be attached in a variety of ways. The sheath is well suited to the intended use of this knife as a defensive tool.

This knife is expected to be release before the upcoming SHOT Show. Stay tuned for details.

The following is a video from the 2016 SHOT Show where Andy describes the design in detail.

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New Weapon Friendly Crowd Funding Platform – Weapon Launcher

Most crowdfunding platforms aren’t exactly weapon friendly. If you have an idea for a self-defense oriented knife, a gun part, or something along those lines you are unlikely to be able to use the major platforms to secure the funding necessary to make it a reality. Weapon Launcher, a new weapon friendly crowdfunding platform, is seeking to fill that void.

It works like any other crowdfunding platform for the most part. You articulate your idea to the best of your ability. It is displayed on the Weapon Launcher website. You hustle to promote your idea. People decide if they would like to back your idea with their funds and the Weapon Launcher site provides a means to track all of the investments.

On their About Us page, Weapon Launcher says:

Weapon Launcher helps gunsmiths, knife makers, survivalists and innovators of the weapon world find the needed resources to bring their ideas to reality. If you’re prop master, movie maker or game developer then Weapon Launcher is the place for your idea to get launched. Every maker has the right to show the world their ideas. Weapon Launcher is the perfect crowdfunding platform to allow your innovations and inspirations to be judged by the consumer rather than the “corporate” guys. We have your back whether your project is for cosplay or the zombie apocalypse.

Check out WeaponLauncher.com to learn more.

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Arisaka Finger Stop Picatinny

It was tempting to think that Arisaka forgot about all of us who still use picatinny rails but don’t worry. They didn’t. They are bringing their excellent Finger Stop to a pic rail near you in 2017.

Check out the Finger Stop Picatinny at ArisakaDefense.com.

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Whiskey Two-Four ACRONYM Laminate Material

Whiskey Two-Four (WTF) has been developing their own lamination processes for some time now and their new laminate material is now ready for prime time.

From WTF:

WTF’s ACRONYM™ laminate fabric is in stock and available for immediate shipping.

ACRONYM (Advanced Composite Rugged Optimized NYlon Material) fabric is comprised of two layers of 500D textured nylon fabric joined back to back with a proprietary bonding process. ACRONYM is made specifically for laser cut applications. ACRONYM is made entirely in the USA from USA made materials and is Berry compliant.

No laser cutting capability? We do that. Do you seek finished, sewn parts? We do that too. Contact us.

Visit the ACRONYM product page at the Whiskey Two-Four website to learn more.

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.

 

Tahoma Field Knife – New Handle Option

The Tahoma Field Knife, a collaboration between Andy Tran of InnerBark Outdoors and TOPS Knives, is now available with black canvas micarta handle slabs. The new slabs have all the grip of the original tan canvas micarta with the color being the only difference.

Check out the Tahoma Field Knife at InnerBark Outdoors.

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