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TangoDown®, Inc. 2019 Thanksgiving Promotions

The holiday season has officially arrived! Between November 27th and December 6th, TangoDown® customers can enjoy 10% off orders up to $125 and 15% off orders over $125. When placing your order during promotion periods, keep in mind our order system runs on Pacific time and must be placed by 11:59pm (Pacific) on December 30th for the order to qualify for the promotion. No offer code is needed, just shop and save. Avoid the crowds and shop from the comforts of home this Thanksgiving!

Like last year, there will also be promotions on various days advertised via our social media only. There will be a little something to please everyone who might be shopping for gifts…or even purchasing for themselves (we won’t tell!). Make sure to look for the date/time these social promotions are valid. The social media promotions are also valid with the 10-15% off discount listed above.

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The entire TangoDown® team wishes you and your loved ones a wonderful Thanksgiving!

**Please note, orders placed after 10:00am (PST) on 11/27/19 will NOT be processed/shipped until after the holiday weekend. Due to the holiday and sales volume processing times will be longer than normal.

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

  • 11/27/19: Offices close at Noon (local time in AZ & CA)
  • 11/28/19 & 11/29/19: Offices Closed

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Varusteleka Särmä M05 Snow Camo Linens

Varusteleka is now offering a line of Finnish M05 Snow Camo linens in their Särmä line. Why would you want M05 Snow Camo linens? Well, first of all, they are awesome. Second, you can dress up your home with some unique linens but also be ready to sew your duvet cover into hasty overwhites just in case society devolves into a full Red Dawn scenario. That’s a win-win.

The M05 Snow Camo line includes three items (purchased separately): a set of hand towels, a bath towel, and a duvet cover. The hand towels are cotton terry, 50 x 70 cm (19.5″ x 27.5″), and come in a set of 2. The cotton terry bath towel is 140 x 70 cm (55″ x 27.5″). The duvet cover set is sized for a twin bed includes the duvet cover and pillowcase.


Carbon Tactics Launches Ti Slice 2.0 on Kickstarter

Carbon Tactics has launched the Ti Slice 2.0, a gentleman’s EDC box-cutter, on Kickstarter. As is typical for them, it is already fully funded. They have been very successful in launching their products on the crowdfunding platform.

I own one of the original Ti Slices and it is an excellent. I use mine as a “public knife” (learn more about the public knife concept here). It is compact, lightweight, easy to carry, and very classy in appearance. The new Ti Slice 2.0 doesn’t reinvent the wheel or change anything that works. The only major difference is the availability of an aluminum version which SIGNIFICANTLY reduces the cost of the Ti Slice.

As usual, Carbon Tactics is offering some great perks for those who fund the project including some slick lanyard beads and a fire bead – a bead than can be scraped to create sparks for fire starting. The project has already been fully funded but the perks are still available.

Ti Slice 2.0 on Kickstarter


MarqTac HBL Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

The MarqTac HBL, which we previously profiled, has now been launched on the crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. The funding page has the most complete look we’ve seen so far of the HBL and how it functions. Learn more at


It Lives! KE Arms to Produce MK3 Polymer Receiver

Many of you know that I am a fan of the CAV Arms and later GWACS Armory MKII AR-15 Lowers. These are one of the only (maybe THE only) viable polymer receivers ever produced. The status of GWACS Armory, the last company to produce the MKII, is unclear at this point and that left the status of the receivers in limbo.

Russell Phagan, Sales and Marketing Director at KE Arms and one of those who has been a common thread in the development of all iterations of this receiver, has long said that as long as he is around, there will always be hope for the MKII (and now MKIII) receivers. As of this morning, it looks like there is more than just hope…

KE Arms sends the following:

KE Arms is pleased to announce development of the MK3 Polymer Receiver. Molds and tooling are currently in production and we anticipate to start shipping receivers in Quarter 2 2020.

The MK3 receiver is the heart of InRange TV’s What Would Stoner Do 2020 Rifle Project. WWSD2020 Rifles will be exclusively available at Brownell’s

The MK3 is an AR15 style receiver made from injection molded glass filled nylon incorporating the buttstock, buffer tube, pistol grip, and trigger into the receiver design as integral components. 

The MK3 Receiver draws inspiration and experience from earlier monolithic polymer receiver designs while incorporating modern manufacturing techniques and features for the current marketplace.

This manufacturing process offers several advantages

  • Lighter weight compared to similarly configured receivers
  • Lower cost to similarly configured receivers
  • Increased production speed and elimination of sub components through integration; especially important during high demand cycles in the market.

Features Include:

  • Compatibility with most common AR15 uppers and lower parts kits
  • Flared magwell to make reloads under stress easier to perform.
  • A1 Length 13” Length of Pull (LOP) Buttstock to fit a wide range of shooters
  • MLOK Slots at rear of stock for sling attachement points or run a strap through it for simple sling attachment
  • Holes at the front of the stock for QD socket inserts for more sling attachment options
  • Improved grip for comfortable use

“Winter” Trigger Guard

Product Link:

Updates on the MK3 receiver and WWSD2020 development can be found at,, and InRange Media Distribution Points.

InRange sends the following:

InRangeTV launched the What Would Stoner Do (WWSD) project in 2017 with the goal of revisiting the intentions of Eugene Stoner when he developed the AR10, ultimately scaled down to the AR15 with Jim Sullivan, wherein Stoner leveraged aerospace technologies, concepts and materials in regards to designing the world’s most modern rifle.    He succeeded in these goals but he was initially ahead of his time – an inline design composed of aluminum and fiberglass was something foreign & weird, certainly not a fighting man’s rifle, right?

Ultimately the AR15 became the world’s best, most reliable, handy and capable fighting rifle against all odds of existing bias and even sabotage.   However, over time, the AR15 has gradually be modified by “one good idea at a time” and the AR/M16 of today has dramatically deviated from the original vision of Eugene Stoner.     We aimed to bring the AR15 back to its roots, but with modern materials and concepts in 2017, and feel that we succeeded well beyond our expectations.  The 2017 WWSD rifle turned into a wonderfully well balanced, accurate and durable gun that did indeed capture the spirit of those goals from the late 1950’s.  

Unfortunately, the only good and viable polymer lower on the market become nearly inaccessible.  The company that manufactured them went dark and the remaining inventory of those on the market went up in value and became difficult to obtain.   This lower was one of the most quintessential elements of what made the WWSD rifle what it is. 

We are  *very* excited to announce today that we’re launching WWSD2020 in which we’re going to revisit all of what we did in 2017, but now with a brand new Mk3 Lower that is being manufactured by KE Arms, under the watchful eye of Russell Phagan (Sinistal Rifleman), who has a superb and institutional knowledge of the previous lowers and can incorporate lessons learned into the manufacture of this new MK3 and WWSD2020 rifle.

Ultimately this effort will culminate in not only having a truly improved Mk3 version of this polymer lower on the market, but with also with *complete WWSD rifles* available through a partnership with Brownells!

Brownells has provided a landing page for this project and we plan to provide videos all the nitty gritty of the revisit of WWSD in 2020 on that page, including content that can’t be published to YouTube. 

You can find more information here:


New Accessories From Mission Spec; WingIt™ and PackStraps™-Enhanced

Mission Spec, LLC (KS) is releasing two new accessory items meant for integration with other pieces of kit. 

Mission Spec WingIt™ adds additional PALS/MOLLE space to your chestrig of choice allowing for more essential equipment to be carried. The two (left and right) panels integrate with the users chestrig via the hook Velcro backing and the side strap buckles, for redundancy. Virtually no space is wasted between the WingIt panel and the chestrig itself (see video). Chem-light/glove hangers are also included with the design.

The WingIt is compatible with almost all current generation standard chestrigs.  Available in two sizes (small and large) customers should reference the overview video or information available at to make sure they are ordering the correct size for their chestrig.

Mission Spec PackStraps™-Enhanced were designed to integrate with industry packs that utilize a 1.5” webbing interface (see video, shown with HSP FlatPack) and to offer the user a comfortable padded shoulder strap that will help reduce fatigue over a period of long use.

This product can be used as backpack straps only or to integrate with industry standard chestrigs such as the Mission Spec MagRack5 line, HSP; D3CR-M, D3CR(x), D3CR-H, and Spiritus brand chest rigs (not a comprehensive list).

Both items are immediately available in the full standard line of Mission Spec colors and patterns. Custom colors and patterns can be obtained in small or large quantities. USA made with USA sourced components, berry compliant, and carry a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Both items have been built on a custom-level numerous times for customers. It was decided that Mission Spec would add them both to its list of regular offerings.  Dealer inquiries are welcome. Items come with proper UPC identification and retail packaging.

Aeroknox Field Pins

Aeroknox Field Pins are AR-15 takedown pins with typical Aeroknox flair and a handy feature. The pins have all the clean design and machined touches you expect from an Aeroknox product like a textured face and fluted barrels. However, they also boast a small groove machined into the head of the pins that mates with a cartridge rim so the user can pull the pins easily in the field.

The Aeroknox Field Pins are currently available for pre-order. They are expected to ship early in December.

Stickthison – The Office Patch

Do you like Boogaloo memes? Of course, you do… you’re on the internet. Do you like morale patches? Of course, you do… all your jackets and backpacks have loop Velcro fields that aren’t going to cover themselves. The newest patch from Stickthison features everyone’s favorite couple from Scranton, PA.

New from Crusader Gear – CZ Scorpion EVO 6-Magazine Pouch

Crusader Gear’s newest pouch allows users to carry up to 6 CZ Scorpion EVO magazines at once, each with its own bungee retainer. It will fit factory CZ magazines, Magpul’s PMAG 35 EV9 magazines, and Palmetto State Armory AK-V magazines.

The pouch is constructed from 1000D Cordura Nylon. It holds 6 magazines in two stacked rows of 3. They affix to any MOLLE compatible surface via 3 included MALICE Clips.

New from Baryonyx Knife Co. – The Grimalkin

The Grimalkin, from Baryonyx Knife Co., is a compact, skeletonized fixed blade knife. It is ground from 2.75mm thick 1095 steel and features a 2 7/8″ long, flat ground blade. The handle is designed to be comfortable and hand-filling whether it is wrapped or unwrapped. The Grimalkin comes with an HDPE sheath.

It is available with the same optional Special Grade treatment offered on most Baryonyx Knife Co. products. The treatment varies by product but in the case of the Grimalkin, it entails thinning and refining the cutting edge for more performance.


  • Blade Length: 2-7/8″
  • Overall Length: 5-13/16″
  • Thickness: 2.75mm
  • Steel: 1095 at 58RC
  • Weight: 1.2oz

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