Feb 27, 2010

Photo of the Month February 2010

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Historical cartridge found in a battlefield from Liberation of Chios island in 1912

Feb 26, 2010

Marine with Barrett 50 earns Bronze Star

Serving as a Platoon Sergeant in the First Marine Division in Iraq, Staff Sergeant Steve Reichert found himself and fellow Marines in a potentially dire situation. Deployed near the Karch Oil Depot in Lutafiyah, Reichert moved to an overwatch position on top of an oil tank to ensure the safety of one of the squads in the oil depot.
Reichert ascertained that a squad was being surrounded and attacked by large numbers of insurgents and quickly engaged the enemy with his Barrett .50 BMG rifle. Working at ranges of 900 to more than 1,600 meters, Reichert killed multiple insurgents in support of the squad.
During the firefight, two of the Marines in the squad became isolated from the rest of the group, nearly 100 meters away. Reichert held the converging enemy forces at bay with his Barrett until they were able to safely rejoin the rest of their squad.
In complete disregard of his own personal safety, Reichert remained on the line protecting these men even though he himself had become isolated from support by more than 2 kilometers. To make matters worse, Reichert was also receiving friendly fire from a disoriented friendly unit during the engagement.
Once all was said and done, Reichert had nine confirmed kills in addition to doubtless numerous other enemy killed or wounded. In recognition of his bravery and skill in effectively handling a very fluid and dangerous situation, Staff Sergeant Reichert was awarded the Bronze Star for his actions.
Steve Reichert has gone on to found Tier 1 Group (www.t1g.com) designed to offer members of the military community advanced training as well as High Caliber Training (www.hicaltraining.com), designed to offer training for the civilian and law enforcement markets.

McMillan Tac 50 Ammo

65 $ for 10 rounds
This round was designed for the McMillan Tac-50 but can be used in various other 50 caliber rifles. Cartridge specifications include factory sealed primer, sealed neck, 238 grains of Hodgdon US869 powder, weighed to the tenth of a grain. The projectile is a multi-band 746 grain monolithic solid with a rebated boat tail, CNC machined from UNSC36000 brass with a hardness of B78. This projectile has a calculated ballistic coefficient (BC) of 1.088 at 2700 FPS. Its average velocity is 2717 fps when using the Tac-50 as your shooting platform. Each round is built by hand and in final inspection inserted in a chamber gauge to insure flawless function in the field.

Feb 25, 2010

WE M4 GBBR Customs Intercepts

Customs officers seized 30 machine guns at the Port of Tacoma, a Customs & Border Protection news release announced today.
The weapons, copies of M-4 automatic rifles, arrived in a 40-foot container on Oct. 20, 2009, the news release said. The shipment, listed on the manifest as “Toys and Parts,” was valued at $10,000 and came from a manufacturer in Taiwan.
According to Customs & Border Protection, the rifles were of the same size, weight and look of the M-4 rifle, the weapon used by the United States military. The weapons bore no serial numbers and did not have an orange-blaze tip, which is required for all imports of toy guns, the Customs news release stated.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms responded to the Port of Tacoma warehouse where the shipment was unloaded for inspection. ATF agents took a sample rifle for evaluation.
On Jan. 25, the ATF submitted its report. It found “that in their imported condition the rifles were tooled to shoot plastic balls. However, replacement of internal components with original machine-gun components could be accomplished within a short period of time, thus rendering the rifles capable of firing live ammunition,” the Customs news release said.
The ATF also confirmed the shipment did not arrive with the proper permits to enter the United States. The guns were turned over to ATF agents and will be destroyed.
"These rifles could have had far-reaching and potentially devastating ramifications if they had gotten into the hands of individuals who wanted to do harm in the American population," said Customs and Border Protection area port director Rolando Suliveras Jr. "This was a good interception by our officers."

Oilfield Camouflage

Oilfield Camouflage
Work Hard Hunt Hard

Oilfield Camouflage was designed to give workers in the oil industry a sense of ownership in their own, unique pattern.  What started out as different tools and other recognizable items used in the oil industry has turned into one of the most effective camo patterns on the market today.  Whether you are after a big buck in a hardwood bottom, chasing ducks in the swamps of the south, or just want a relaxing afternoon with the family, oilfield camouflage has a unique item for you.

Feb 20, 2010

Crye Multicam for US Army in Afganistan

It is now official and final. Soldier-Systems first published the DoD decision to replace UCP combat uniforms with the well know Crye Multicam pattern for the forces in OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom) -Afghanistan. The replacement will start around July 2010.

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Feb 19, 2010

ACU Camouflage

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A nice motivational poster about the ACU camouflage the US Army is using.

Feb 17, 2010

Troy Industries Ax CQB Pistol Grip

Excellent ergonomics and the enduring strength of advanced, military grade polymer shape the new Troy Battle Ax Pistol Grip. This no-nonsense grip sets your hand close to the receiver and the fine tuned angling leads your arm and shoulder into a high-comfort, high-contour zone. In fact, the compact length assures you get a perfect grip every time.
Available soon at 19.95$
Colors: Black, Green and Flat Dark Earth

Feb 13, 2010

Recon Instruments - Zeal Optics. Transcend Goggle

From the home of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, Recon Instruments is passionately leading the innovation of customized solutions for direct-to-eye communications. Our patent-pending technologies integrate Head Mounted Display Systems with state of the art sensors, optics and GPS technology. We provide real time access to live navigation, communication and performance-based information.
Minimum interaction is required during use, sleek graphics and smart optics are completely non-obtrusive for front and peripheral vision making it the ultimate solution for use in fast-paced environments. Just like the dashboard of a sports car or the instruments of a fighter jet, our display provides performance-enhancing data, but only when you choose to view it. Safe, smart, fun...all wrapped up in the hottest goggle frame designs on the shelf.
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Feb 12, 2010

Bohica .50 cal Kaboom

 Bohica Mk-III is a cost effective upper receiver .50 BMG for AR 15 lower receiver

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Last month a man was seriously injured after a cartridge was fired out-of-battery in his BOHICA Arms AR-15 .510 DTC rifle upper.
Firing pin almost penetrated stock/buffer tube.
Part of the case can be seen at the back of the receiver (next to the bolt).

The bolt handle

Feb 11, 2010

Handheld US Tactical Computers. Algiz 7,8,10

Handheld US is a North American supplier of rugged PDAs and handheld computers. Handheld US and its partners deliver complete mobility solutions to businesses in industries such as logistics, forestry, public transportation, construction, military, and security.

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Algiz 7
The Algiz 7 represents the next generation of mobile PC performance. This rugged tablet PC is small, light and fast, with multiple connectivity options and a wide range of functionality. If you work with detailed maps or other visuals and need a larger display than a handheld, or if you need full Windows PC functionality, this Algiz tablet's 7-inch screen and Windows 7 platform make it a great solution. And it's tough enough to work in the most challenging environments.
Top performance starts with great power. The Algiz 7 features an impressive Intel Atom 1.6 GHz processor, with a massive 64 GB SSD and 2 GB of DDR2 RAM. It runs the state-of-the-art Windows 7 Professional operating system, the most powerful tool available for the field user. That means you'll be able to work in all the top PC applications, in the office and out in the field.
And it takes this level of performance to match up with all the mobile capabilities the Algiz 7 delivers. For example, GPS navigation functionality is fully built in. And when it comes to communicating with other devices the Algiz 7 gives you a wide range of options - use Bluetooth for short-range wireless connection to other equipment, or 802.11 WLAN if you have a local network you'd like to sync with. The fully integrated 3G antenna and modem provide high-speed GSM/UMTS/EVDO data transmission. Anytime-anywhere Internet access is the key to productivity in today's mobile workforce, and the Algiz 7 is ready for Gobi™ 2000 technology - which means that you'll be able to work on your choice of wireless frequency anywhere in the world.
To collect visual information in the field, the Algiz 7 features a built-in 2-megapixel camera with LED light. And you can extend your work capacity with an array of connectivity opportunities, including waterproof USB 2.0 and RS232 ports, and LAN ports.
The Algiz 7 packs all this performance into a small package. Weighing in at a mere 1.1 kg, this compact tablet features a 7-inch widescreen touch display with the new and unique MaxView™ technology, which provides spectacular brightness in outdoor conditions so you can see your work even in direct sunlight. And you can put in a full day's work, with a hot-swappable 2400 mAh dual battery pack that lets you change batteries without shutting down.
With 10 easy-to-use function buttons and an on-screen QWERTY soft keyboard, you can use the Algiz 7 efficiently in the office. But its heart is outdoors, where its versatility and built-in ruggedness make it stand out. It meets stringent MIL-STD-810G military standards for withstanding humidity, vibration, drops and extreme temperatures, and it keeps dust and water out as well. So use it in any kind of weather, let it rattle on the dashboard, rinse it off after a dirty day - the Algiz 7 is built for hard work.
The winning combination of ruggedness and portability makes the Algiz 7 perfect for industries such as homeland security, public safety, field service, GIS/mapping, logistics, railways, telecommunications, energy, law enforcement, military, warehousing - just about anything. If you want portable, professional performance out in the field, the Algiz 7 delivers what you need.
Specifications and Review: HERE

Algiz 8
Designed for harsh environments, the Algiz 8 delivers maximum performance to mobile workforces. Algiz 8 is a Tablet PC that meets rigorous military standard for drops, vibration, and condensation. With an IP65 rating it is protected against dust and water. It handles extreme temperatures, from -20°C to +50°C. Whatever the conditions are, - Algiz will do the job.
Algiz 8 features a 1,0 GHz ULV M Processor, 40 GB Hard drive and 512 MB to 1 GB RAM. Microsoft's Windows XP Professional operating system runs all the applications well known to PC users, including Calendar, E-mail, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
To provide reliable communication in the field, Algiz 8 features integrated Bluetooth that connects easily to other peripheral devices. The 802.11a/b/g wireless provides access to local area network, e-mail and the Internet. GPRS, as well as high sensitivity GPS are optional.
For the ultimate user experience Algiz is built compact and lightweight. To supply an ergonomic and secure grip Algiz 8 also features an integrated hand strap and several other carrying options. The 8.4” outdoor SVGA TFT resistive touch screen is sunlight viewable. A hot swappable battery lets you continue working all day without recharging.
Made of shock absorbing materials and rugged from the inside and out Algiz 8 is one of the most durable 8.4” Tablet PC’s on the market. It is perfect for areas such as geodesy, military, emergency services, security, service technicians, logistics and transportation among some.
Specifications and Review: HERE

Algiz 10
The Algiz 10 meets today's mobile computing needs with a winning combination: It's rugged enough to work anywhere, and it's compact enough to take it there.
This tablet PC with a generous 10.4-inch screen was developed especially for harsh environmental conditions and physical stress. With shock-absorbing bumpers and a sturdy magnesium housing, the Algiz 10 has an IP54 rating for protection against dust and water, and it meets rigorous MIL-STD-810F military standards for shock, vibration and moisture. It also handles extreme temperatures, from -20 to 60 °C.
The Algiz 10 delivers maximum mobile performance for on-the-go professionals. Its compact size, light weight and ergonomic design make it easy to handle, and it has multiple integrated wireless technologies to facilitate communication in the field. It has built-in 802.11 a/b/g, Class II Bluetooth and optional EDGE/GPRS, making it compatible with any wireless network, and it's designed to easily connect to peripheral devices.
This tablet's powerful performance comes from a 1.2 GHz Intel Core Duo Yonah ULV Processor, an 80 GB shock-mounted hard drive and 1 or 2 GB RAM. The Windows XP Tablet PC SP2 Edition operating system runs all the applications PC users rely on, including Calendar, E-mail, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. A nine-cell (7800 mAh) Li-ion battery runs up to seven hours.
The Algiz 10's rugged construction makes it possible to increase employee mobility and productivity beyond the office, and it works well even in highly demanding environments. These capabilities make it ideal for industries such as insurance, field service, logistics, railways, telecommunication, energy, public safety, law enforcement, military, homeland security and warehousing.
Specifications and Review: HERE

Video Demo for Algiz 8

Feb 10, 2010

Troy Industries Battle AX CQB Stock

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New stock from Troy industries with improved ergonomics and vital storage capacity. The stock collapses compactly and securely. The butt plate is solid metal and opens to reveal storage .
Available in Black, Green and Flat Dark Earth. Features Quick Disconnect swivel sockets at 9 - 6 - 3 o'clock. Includes heavy duty QD push button swivel.

Feb 9, 2010

Modify Tremors Installation Video

Compatible with M4 Retractable Stock.
TREMORS recoil system for M4 Carbine.

  • Includes Recoil Action, Recoil Spring with guide, Primary and Secondary Screw.
  • The recoil impact bolt is realistic.
  • Obviously only for M4 with battery in hand guard.

Feb 8, 2010


First videos from WETTI about the M14 GBBR. They demonstrate a M14 with transparent body. The M14 is ready and should start shipping at the end of March, early to mid April.

M14 GBBR First View

M14 SOCOM 16 Bolt Action View

M14 GBBR Proto 2

Feb 5, 2010

Danner Boots

Commercial videos of Danner and there high quality boots.

Feb 4, 2010

Stylish bullet proof clothes

Colombian company makes stylish bullet proof clothes. In the very interesting video about the Colombian company the reporter is taking a real shoot to prove that the clothes are there to save life. The live demonstration is at the end of the video.

Spy Coins

The technology of the hollow coins is not new, the data media is. The coins are specially machined to secure the Micro SD memory card, which has capacity of several giga bytes. These products are Made in USA from Dereu & Sons Mfg. Co. They are producing coins from all the major monetary. So, be careful to order the correct one, depending on which continent you travel.

Short History of Hollow Spy Coins

During the Cold War, spies from both the East and West used hollow coins to ferry secret messages, suicide poisons and microfilms undetected.
On May 1st 1960, U2 pilot Francis Gary Powers was shot down over the USSR and taken captive. In his possession was a hollow silver dollar, containing a poisoned needle that was to be used to take hia own life in such a circumstance. He did not use it and was held for 21 months by the Soviets. He was then exchanged for Soviet spy KGB Col. Vilyam Fisher at the Glienicke bridje, in Berlin Germany. Col Fisher was also no stranger to hollow coins. His capture by the US FBI directly related to a hollow nickel that was used to transport microfilm.

Airsoft Innovations Tornado Impact Grenade

The new AI Tornado explodes on impact, compared to the Timer grenade that offers set back times of 1.5 or 3 seconds. The Impact Tornado explodes immediately once it hits a hard surface – from as little as one inch away on concrete, but will hold – even with the pin pulled – when you shake it aggressively in your hand.
A very interesting new product from Airsoft Innovations.

Feb 2, 2010

Knight's Armament Gold plated Rail

 Knight's Armament had the 1 millionth rail gold plated. The rail was on display at SHOT Show 2010.
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