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Blue Force Gear Hammock

The Blue Force Gear Hammock is more than just an April Fools joke. Sure, they put a banana in it and the jokes wrote themselves but now they are rolling it out as a real product with real utility.

The Hammock is used to carry a tourniquet or similarly shaped object while taking up minimal space and providing solid coverage on the tourniquet. It works with the gear you already have thanks to its unique hanger that has laser cut slots. These slots allow the Hammock to be woven into the MOLLE mounting elements on the back of the pouch. There are instructions for how to attach the Hammock on the Blue Force Gear website.


Swampfox Optics

It looks like there is a new affordable optic company in town but this one is a little different than most. The market is full of affordable optics that are produced on an OEM basis in Asia to US based resellers’ specs. Swampfox Optics is different in that they are owned by an American that founded an OEM optics factory in China. Marketing director Mike Branson states that, “Swampfox is a separate business [from the optics factory], but has the advantages of a vertical operation, from design & manufacturing through to sales & distribution here in the US.”

The factory direct model is not the only difference. Typically, these OEM factories develop a new optic and shop it around with various resellers. If one passes or needs too many changes, they offer it to the next reseller. The factories themselves are the ones driving the engineering and design. Swampfox, however, has direct control over all of the processes and has a USA based design team that is committed to developing optics for the US market.

Their initial offerings include the Kingslayer and Liberator, an MRDS and red dot sight respectively, along with the Tomahawk series of low power variable magnification optics. The Tomahawk series includes a 1-4x, 1-6x, and 1-8x with Swampfox Optic’s seemingly well designed Guerilla series of reticles and illumination that is supposedly brighter than others in this market space.

There is also a line of precision optics planned for future release. That line will include first focal plane reticle options.

I know nothing of this company beyond what I have read online and have not been in contact with them. I do however find the honesty and transparency of their marketing manager refreshing to include being very candid about how their optics compare to others (and it isn’t always favorable) and their limitations. You can read some of what I am referring to here: Swampfox Optics thread on AR15.com


Tyrant Designs CNC Glock 43 & 43x Compensator

Following the success and prestige of its bigger brother, the G43/43x T-Comp is now available! Utilizing the same two piece design, the G43 T-comp installs in seconds with no set screws or loctite. Adding only .850” of an inch in length, the compensator allows for continued concealed carry. Tipping  the scales at almost 10% lighter than its competition the T-Comp houses two individual ports which dramatically reduce muzzle rise & recoil. Lastly, the  Glock 43 compensator is available in three different color options; Black|Black, Black|Gold, Black|Nickel.

Tyrant Designs G43 T-Comp

With the amazing success of our Gen3-Gen5 Compensator, we are very pleased to expand our comp lineup with the new G43 T-Comp! Using the same two-piece design the G43 T-Comp outperforms all other competition. We can not wait to get it in customers hands so that they can share the same enthusiasm!

Esstac KYWI Adapters for Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chest Rig – New from Wild Bill Tactical Nylon

The Spiritus Systems Micro Fight Chest rig has proven to be a versatile platform worthy of its own aftermarket. A number of other makers have developed items to expand the capabilities of the compact, modular chest rig. The most recent is Wild Bill Tactical Nylon.

Their upcoming KYWI Adapters are an extremely simple solution for mounting esstac KYWIs directly into the main pocket of the Micro Fight. The Velcro One-Wrap flaps can be placed between the KYWIs, locking them in place against the Micro Fights loop lined interior.

These adapters will be available soon. Visit the WBTactical website for more details.

Spirit of Blue – K9 Portrait Contest

Police K9 handlers and their partners have a special bond.  They’re workmates throughout each shift and family members when they head home.  These K9s work hard to provide capabilities humans don’t have, like drug and explosive detection, tracking, and apprehension skills.  To recognize and honor them, Spirit of Blue is celebrating the love between working dogs and their handlers by awarding one winner a custom, hand-drawn portrait of their K9 by artist Scott Vitolins (www.svitolinsart.com).

Enter here – www.spiritofblue.org/contest/

Perroz Designs Adds Mini Elastic Cummerbund Option

Perroz Designs’ new Mini Elastic Cummerbund strikes a balance between low profile minimalism and versatile load carriage options. It’s only 2″ wide but it boasts the ability to carry items like radios, spare magazines, and more in its 6 cells. Each cell is equipped with an adjustable bungee retainer.

The Mini Elastic Cummerbund works with Perroz Designs’ LPSPC, MSPC, Tweave, and Soft Armor carriers. It can also work with many other plate carriers on the market.


Chase Tactical LVPC-M1 Package

Chase Tactical is offering a new plate carrier package at a special price. The package is based around their Low Visibility Plate Carrier and its everything you need to get this carrier up and running (except the armor).

Grab the new LVPC-M1 COMBO. Use Coupon Code LVPCM1 at checkout for 10% OFF.

The LVPC-M1 is a combination of our Low-Vis Plate Carrier and our Triple 5.56 Velcro Mag Pouch. The LVPC-M1 is a low profile slick plate carrier and fully adjustable on the shoulders for size. The sides are made from double layer Mil-Spec elastic and each side has 2 integrated internal pouches which can hold mags, tourniquets and/or radio. The sides are fully adjustable for girth by way of Velcro closure.

Key Features:

  • Removable cummerbund with Double Layer Mil-Spec Velcro
  • Removable Triple Velcro 5.56 Mag Pouch
  • 2 Internal Pouches on each side of Cummerbund
  • Fully adjustable shoulder straps
  • Large Velcro area for placards
  • Made with Mil-Spec IR Treated 500D Cordura
  • Mil-Spec IR Treated Murdock Webbing
  • All our Fabrics, Webbing, and Plastic Hardware are treated at source to deliver the lowest I.R. Signature possible.


Introducing the 2019 Redesign of the Wndsn MIL/MOA Range Calculator

BERLIN, 2019-04-04 –

“Range Finding When the Lights Go Out: Creating Information Superiority in Volatile Situations.”

Wndsn XPD, maker of low-tech, high-utility tools and instruments introduces the updated version of our Mil/Moa Calculator for 2019. A scale redesign increased the precision by a factor of 10, also, this version has the capability to calculate yard distances from target sizes given in inches.

Further improvements went into materials and production; this version is laser-engraved in 1/8” acrylic, and hence more robust than the former, printed model.

The instrument is accompanied by a 28 pages digital manual, typeset as a high quality PDF.

Designed for professional and recreational use, the MIL/MOA Distance Calculator (MMC) allows the user to input the MIL or MOA from their reticle and return the distance to the target of known dimension, thereby taking out the guesswork of gauging distance, enabling accurate range estimation and eliminating mental calculation errors while under stress.

“How far is my 3.5 mil, 12 inch target again?”

The MMC scales are unitless, which means that the user can input MIL or MOA on the left side, and for the object size, if the value is in meters, input meters on the S-scale, and read the resulting distance meters on the D-scale. If the object size is in feet, feet is input and read as feet; to convert the result from feet to yards, the value is divided by 3. If the target size is in inches, the inner, left hand S-scale is used, which is graduated as 3 feet divided in 12 inches each. Inputting inches this way, the resulting value on the D-scale is in feet.

For sub-degree angular sizes (1° = 60 minutes or MOA), the MMC provides increased precision by allowing to directly input and calculate in MIL (milliradian) or MOA and thus can be used as a high distance/high precision companion to Wndsn Telemeters — it uses the same principles of calculating distance from angular size, only that with the MMC, the sighting and measurement isn’t done with the naked eye on the instrument but instead, the input values come from range finding reticles or similar devices.

The tool is available at:

Wndsn’s Applied Science Lab, based in Berlin, develops and manufactures that which can’t be improvised; measurement, navigation, and surveying instruments informed by the motto “Ex Mensura, Scientia” — knowledge from measurement.

Wndsn produces archival quality products that are designed with intent by combining techniques proven over centuries; arcane science meets cutting edge contemporary methods, resulting in iconic, timeless, high-utility designs.

In addition to custom-built instruments and tools, metrology & illumination solutions, Wndsn creates expedition mementos and morale patches to celebrate cross-disciplinary exploration in the spirit of the Renaissance. Wndsn morale patches are acutely designed — no line is left to randomness, no element is mere filler. They serve as infographics, how-tos for the Wndsn tools, magic sigils, as well as functional markers.

TangoDown® Magazine Floorplate Removal Tool for GLOCK® TangoDown® Part Number: GFRT-01

TangoDown® Inc. introduces the Magazine Floorplate Removal Tool for GLOCK® (GFRT-01).  Disassembling GLOCK® magazines isn’t always the most enjoyable task and the GFRT-01 was developed to make the process easier.  Despite the reliability of GLOCK® magazines, they still require maintenance to maintain their longevity. 

The GFRT-01 removes floorplates on GEN1 through GEN5 GLOCK® factory magazines.  The tool allows for proper leverage to remove the floorplate without damage.

To learn more about the TangoDown® GFRT-01, visit: TangoDown.com

**Does NOT work with G42/G43 OE finger rest floorplates.

Color Availability:  Black

MSRP:  $9.95Customer Questions:sales@tangodown.com

Sneak Peek: Hill People Gear Snubby Recon Kit Bag

Hill People Gear gave a sneak peek of their upcoming Snubby Recon Kit Bag.

Just in case you don’t speak Kit Bag… “Snubby” refers to Hill People Gear’s smaller pattern Kit Bags for more compact handguns (up to a Glock 19 or similar in size). The “Recon” moniker means that it has PALS webbing on the front for attaching additional pouches.

This particular iteration of the Kit Bag fits the Bino Pouch so well that it will likely serve as a popular base for building a bino harness.

The Snubby Recon Kit Bag will be available soon. Check out the rest of the Kit Bag line at HillPeopleGear.com in the mean time.

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