The 2014 Special Operations Medical Association Scientific Assembly (SOMSA) conference has come to a close with big changes on the... View ArticleView Article
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–1746– Day 2 of the 2014 SHOT Show is done. Check back tomorrow for more of what’s out here and thanks for following along! ^MP
–1735– LWRC is branching out into DI guns and we got to see a prototype of one of them. ^MP
–1723– Watershed makes tough and durable waterproof bags right here in the USA. They have a variety of bags made for military and civilian use and even a few targeted for survival purposes. If you need to keep critical gear and equipment dry, check out Watershed. ^MP
–1717– The LWRC LR7 is currently an engineering prototype lower that holds 7 rounds and is NY compliant. Very interesting design. ^MP
–1450– Checking out the LWRC Six8-PDW ^MP
–1645– Great to meet up with our friends at A-TACS Camo. They have some really great looking designs and they continue to bring quality to market. ^MP
–1356– Last night, Brian Fellhoelter gave me this new TiBolt Pencil that he made. This is just like the TiBolt I use daily, but in a Titanium bolt action mechanical pencil form. An awesome and incredible one of a kind gift. No words on when it will be released for purchase but keep an eye on Brian’s site. ^BB
–1520– New Kershaw/Emerson knives retailing around $40-60. ^MP
–1434– Ran into Hill People Gear and got to checkout a prototype of a new bag, the Attache. Lightweight, compact and modular, this bag utilizes internal velcro pouches for organization. Can also dock to the back of their Umlindi. ^MP
–1430– This Arc’teryx LEAF Alpha LT Jacket and LT Pants setup is built for lightweight recon work. They cut extras like shoulder pockets and stuck to only what’s necessary. One of two new Gore kits from LEAF this year that are both fully waterproof and breathable. ^MP
–1428– Completely different in look and feel from the typical tactical pant, the new Arc’teryx Combat Pants seem to be a great way to carry everything you need for any adventure while still blending in to your surroundings. They feature 10 pockets and reinforced 2″ belt loops. Made from Tweave Durastretch soft shell material. Available in Croc and Wolf colors. ^MP
–1424– Arc’teryx LEAF has a lot of new gear coming out now for their Spring 2014 lineup. The Alpha Gen 2, Alpa LT Jacket and Pants, Atom Jacket and Combat Pants are just some of the latest. The Alpha Jacket Gen 2 features new internal cable routing and chemlight hooks on the sleeves. They were also able to drop 98 grams from the previous version thanks to new manufacturing techniques. Built for hard duty and long use. ^MP
–1305– Emerson Bulldog
–1305– Emerson Patriot
–1305– Emerson ETAK Model A
–1305– Emerson ETAK Model B
–1305– New from Emerson Knives this year (shown top to bottom) are the ETAK Model B, ETAK Model A, Patriot and Bulldog. Look for them on Emerson Knives. ^MP
–1254– Sitka Open country Blizzard Bib. Scientifically designed concealment for animals eye sight, not human vision.
–1200– The 30 round PMAG is now available in 7.62x39mm and designed for Kalashnikov pattern rifles. Features everything the standard PMAGs do in terms of durability and reliability. MSRP $13.95 ^MP
–1157– New from Magpul for 2014 are the MBUS Pro sights. Incredibly thin and super low profile. Just as easy to operate as the previous model. Front is $84.95 and rear is $104.95. ^MP
–1151– Magpul Field Case for iPhone and iPad Mini provide a semi-rigid cover designed to provide basic protection in the field. Lots of color options for guys and dolls retailing for $12.95-$16.95 depending on the iPhone case model and $26.95 for the iPad mini case. ^KB
–1147– The Magpul MS4 Dual QD Gen2 Sling is amazingly simple to operate for a quick disconnect system going from two point to single point. The MS1 slider makes adjusting super simple. MSRP $59.95 ^MP
–1144– Farm to Feet brings you durable, comfortable 100% American Merino Wool socks from American farmers and manufacturers. From the sheep who are raised and cared for in the U.S. to the workers who help manufacture and package the finished product Farm to Feet brings you a completely Made in the USA sock with a lifetime guarantee. Check out Farm to Feet for your next pair of wool socks. ^KB
–1139– Magpul still didn’t say where they’re moving to in Texas. I asked. ^MP
–1137– The Magpul MIAD Grip has been slightly redesigned for this year. Available for 5.56 and 7.62 with interchangeable front and rear straps for personalized fit. Also stores an included lube bottle. MSRP $35.95 ^MP
–1132– Another awesome ride parked at the Magpul booth. This custom truck was built from the ground up by Arciero Sports. ^MP
–1039– Had to stop by the Arsenal booth and check out their display for the Kalashnikov Foundation. The AK is an often under appreciated platform and was certainly a game changer when released. ^BB
–1026– SHOT Show is host to 1,600 exhibitors covering 630,000 square feet. While not open to general public, 62,000 industry professionals walk the show floor looking for what’s new and what’s cool. If you’ve never been, it can be a bit of an overload your first time. The sheer amount of product is incredible. ^MP
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@ITStactical what brand of AK is that?
Finally, a PMAG for the 7.62x39 AK platform. Most definitely interested. Salute to the late E.M. Kalashnikov. His rifles are some of the best when people don't assemble them haphazardly.
@ITStactical rather have easy access lube than 3 extra rounds. I like
@ITStactical for the bolt, right? RIGHT?!?
@ITStactical I saw a bar in one of your pictures... how much do the drinks cost?