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20DollarBandit – New Site and New Options

20DollarBandit, creator of the previously reviewed Mini Kit MK-7, has a new site and several new available options. The new options include new colors and several pre-stocked configurations of the Mini Kit for wilderness survival, first aid, and more.

Check out to see the new site and options. The A-TACS AU Mini Kit MK-7 shown in the linked review is available exclusively at PredatorBDU.

20$bandit new site

Mission Spec EOC Promo Video

Mission Spec put just as much care and detail into their new EOC Promo Video as they did the EOC itself. After you watch the video, you will realize how true that statement is.

Mission Spec EOC New COlors

The video covers a number of topics that prospective and current EOC owners will find extremely useful like how to use the EOC’s unique independently adjustable rear plate pocket and a trick to make your EOC play nicer with 2 point slings. It also covers design features and construction like the clever way Mission Spec designed the EOC to put the weight of the plates on the shoulder straps, bypassing the plate pockets.

Check out Mission Spec and their EOC promo video (below).

Knockoff HSP D3CRs

Be advised, there are several knockoff HSP D3CRs on the market. Extreme Gear Labs recently posted images of one of them and the materials and workmanship is extremely insufficient for this type of gear. The problems include mismatched buckles, undersized pockets and flaps, cheap materials with little structure or durability, and insufficient stitch count. If you are in the market for a D3CR, be wary and buy from an authorized dealer.

HSP D3CR Knockoff 1 HSP D3CR Knockoff 2 HSP D3CR Knockoff 4 HSP D3CR Knockoff 3

Wilde Built Tactical Custom Motorcyle PALS Panels

wilde built tactical motorcycle pals

I will keep banging the drum for small businesses in this industry as long as cool stuff like keeps happening… Wilde Built Tactical made these custom PALS panels for a motorcycle. It is always a challenge to carry and organizer gear on a motorcycle. Now the owner of the motorcycle has a handy platform for attaching various pouches and packs… and… uh…

Oh, sorry. I was just day dreaming about building an awesome bugout dual sport motorcycle that is covered in PALS panels and cool guy gear!

Support a small custom maker with your next project! Check out Wilde Built Tactical.

D-RMOR Gear Custom Spall Guards

Steel armor has a few pros and some cons that you better deal with if you are going to rely on it. Steel plate manufacturers have been trying to address one of those cons, a high chance of spalling from impact, for years. So far, the best anyone has come up with is coating the plate with spray in truck bed liner. Unfortunately, that can not take the place of true spall guards. Most of the people in the market for steel plates, are in the market for them because they are inexpensive and probably don’t want to pay extra for spall guards. Thankfully, spall guards don’t have to cost a fortune.

D-RMOR Spall Guard

D-RMOR has been making custom armor product for years. I remember talking to them about a set of plate backers several years ago. They manufacture custom spall guards that are designed to fit your specific plate. They have the most common plate patterns in stock and they can custom make just about anything.

Spall, for those unfamiliar, is small bits of a whole that are broken off during impact. In this case, that whole is the bullet itself. When a bullet strikes the steel plate it behaves almost like fluid, “splashing” into the plate, and sending bits of itself out in all directions at very high speed. These bits are often caught by the neck, chin, and face of the wearer.

D-RMOR’s solution is simple. They create a pocket from Kevlar 129 splash defeat material with a 1000D Cordura nylon shell. The plate is inserted into the pocket so that any and all potential spall is contained within the pocket. The Spall Guards also serve to pad the plate slightly increasing their comfort.

D-RMOR also makes side plate spall guards.

Check out D-RMOR’s Spall Guards.

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