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Molleganizers from Blade Tricks

I have covered Blade Tricks on Blade Bomb before. They make a bunch of very slick edged tools and related items but their most recent product is not a knife, tomahawk, or even an impact weapon. It is a thin plastic sheet with a ton of possibilities.


Molleganizers are thin plastic sheets with a series of slots and holes cut into them to create a MOLLE compatible grid. The slots allow you to mount any MOLLE compatible pouches. The holes allow you to mount items that typically mount via screws like Safariland 6004 compatible pouches or gear that would normally use a Tek-Lok to mount. The holes can even be used to mount sections of 1913 rail so you can mount rail-mounted items.

These could be used to organize a bag or create a stand-alone organizer. They come in a variety of sizes to fit different applications. There is no shortage of possibilities for something like this.

Check out Molleganizers at Blade Tricks.


Some of my favorite bags for hauling gear are the old surplus USGI Flyer’s Kit Bags. Their cube shape makes it possible to pack a ton of gear in an easy to pack, easy to handle package. I was quite happy with the surplus one that I have been using for years to go to and from the range until I saw the new JAVRAN Kit Bag…

JAVRAN Kit Bag Front

The Kit Bag from JAVRAN has obvious roots in the original surplus bags. You can see it in the cube shape and the wrap around handles. However, the JAVRAN version takes everything about the venerable old kit bag to the next level.

It features a 6 column x 4 row PALS webbing field on the front and back of the bag. The webbing used in the PALS field is 4 different colors to match the colors found in the Woodland camo material used in the construction of the bag. JAVRAN also incorporated loop Velcro fields in the same 4 color scheme.

JAVRAN Kit Bag End Pouches

The ends of the bag feature external pockets for organizing small gear. One end features a simple slip pocket and the other end has a slip pocket with a small zippered slash pocket.

The handles wrap all the way under the back like the handles found on the original bags. However, the JAVRAN handles are padded for comfort.

JAVRAN Kit Bag Interior

The interior of the JAVRAN Kit Bag boasts a ton of organization potential. The interior is fully lined with pack clothe for additional durability and water resistance. One side features a large loop Velcro field for adding Velcro backed pouches. The opposite side features an admin area with multiple small zippered pouches for organizing small items. Each end also features a mesh zippered pouch.

My old kit bag suddenly feels very inadequate!

Check out JAVRAN.

BFG Donates $10K to Spirit of Blue

A lot of companies say they “support law enforcement” and for most of them that seems to mean nothing more than they allow officers to buy their products. At Blue Force Gear, they put their money where there mouth is…


From Spirit of Blue:

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – March 11, 2014 — The Spirit of Blue Foundation is excited to announce that Blue Force Gear has increased its support in 2014 with a $10,000 donation. The donation was formally presented by Blue Force Gear in its booth at the NSSF’s annual SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 17th. The donation will be used to fund the Spirit of Blue Safety Grant Program, which awards grants to law enforcement agencies for the purchase of safety equipment or training in an ongoing effort to protect officers’ lives.

“Spirit of Blue’s vision coincides with our mission to support those who defend our safety and freedom,” said Ashley Burnsed, founder and CEO of Blue Force Gear. “It is our privilege and honor to play a role in their efforts to raise awareness and provide better equipment so that officers make it home safe.”

“For the past three years Blue Force Gear has proven to be one of our strongest supporters, providing for our work in a number of ways,” commented Ryan T. Smith, Executive Director of the Spirit of Blue Foundation. “Without their commitment we simply wouldn’t be where we are today.”

The Spirit of Blue Foundation actively encourages the public at large to honor and appreciate law enforcement officers who serve to protect our communities. By supporting the Spirit of Blue Foundation, the public can make an impact in the lives of law enforcement officers every day. To learn more about the Spirit of Blue, or make a donation, visit


About The Spirit of Blue Foundation
The Spirit of Blue Foundation, based out of Chicago, IL, is a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to the enhancement of officer safety and vitality throughout the law enforcement community by promoting public awareness for their protection and fulfilling safety equipment and training needs. The Spirit of Blue Foundation develops and executes fundraising campaigns nationally with the support of partner non-profits, national retailers and private equipment manufacturers. Fundraising proceeds are distributed in the form of Safety Equipment Grants to law enforcement agencies from local to federal levels.

Ryan T. Smith
Spirit of Blue Foundation
840 West Blackhawk #304
Chicago, IL 60642
(585) 662-9032(585) 662-9032

About Blue Force Gear, Inc.
Blue Force Gear® designs the best weapon slings and leads the lightweight equipment revolution with its Ten-Speed™ multi-use pouches. They also reinvented MOLLE to be the world’s lightest with their revolutionary MOLLEminus™ technology and Helium Whisper™ pouch attachment system. Unrivaled innovation and attention to detail set Blue Force Gear apart from others in the tactical equipment industry.

Blue Force Gear Press Contact:
Brittney DeVane
Blue Force Gear
(877) 430-2583(877) 430-2583

Blue Force Gear, Ten-Speed, MOLLEminus, and Helium Whisper are trademarks of Blue Force Gear, Inc. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

New Training Plates from Appalachian Training

Appalachian Training is the go to place for armor so it should come as no surprise that they just introduced what may be the best non-ballistic training plates that you can easily purchase. I say that it may be the best for one reason – weight.


These new plates are made from dense plastic. They replicate the shape, size, and curvature of a typical SAPI plate. Most importantly, they also replicate the weight of a standard plate. These weigh in at 6.5 pounds each which is heavier than most training plates on the market and very close to the weight of actual plates.

The new training plates are available in medium and large sizes. They are sold in pairs. Check them out at Appalachian Training.

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