Category Archives: Firearms and Gear

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System


Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System is a fully-integrated, full-coverage ballistic goggle system, with leading anti-fog performance and breathability, for operations in the most unforgiving, extreme cold environments on the planet. Kit Includes: Goggle Frame, Clear Thermal Lens, Solar Thermal Lens, Anti-Reflective Sleeve, Microfiber Lens Pocket, Storage Case and Reusable Anti-Fog Cloth.

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System


Anon’s MFI Technology – Anon’s Magnetic Facemask Integration (MFI) technology integrates the goggle and balaclava, forming a full-seal with no exposure to the elements
Breathable Balaclava – The magnetically integrated balaclava has mesh over the mouth and nose to direct breath away, and is made from moisture-wicking material, pulling perspiration to the exterior
Dual Pane Lens System – The thermal gasket lens has an insulated barrier between panes to keep the cold exterior from infiltrating
Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System

Revision SnowHawk Cold Weather Goggle System


Ocumax Anti-Fog Coating – Tested under EN 166 standards, Revision’s OcuMax Plus is proven to last longer than competing anti-fog solutions by a factor of 10-20 times, is chemical-resistant and prevents scratches, streaks and smears
High-Impact Protection – Built to exceed stringent U.S. and international ballistic impact requirements for use in military and tactical operations
Flawless Optics – Precision manufactured lenses for distortion-free vision

SIG Sauer SIGM400 TREAD

SIG SAUER, Inc


SIG Sauer world renowned firearms are the weapons of choice for many of the premier global military, law enforcement and commercial users. SIG Sauer is the brand name used by two sister companies involved in the design and manufacture of firearms. The original company, SIG Sauer GmbH, is a German company, formed in 1976 as a partnership between Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG) of Switzerland and J.P. Sauer & Sohn of Germany. SIG (now known as SIG Holding, AG) no longer has any firearms business. Their firearms subsidiary, SIG Arms AG, was sold to L&O Holding of Emsdetten, Germany and was renamed Swiss Arms. L&O Holding is currently the parent company of SIG Sauer GmbH. A separate company was founded in the US in 1985 with the name SIGARMS to import and distribute SIG Sauer firearms into the United States. This company was renamed SIG Sauer Inc. in 2007 and since 2000 has been organizationally separate from SIG Sauer GmbH.

SIG Sauer SIG MPX

SIG Sauer SIG MPX


In January 1985, SIG Sauer established a subsidiary, SIGARMS, in Tyson’s Corner, Virginia, to import the P220 and P230 models into the US. Two years later the firm moved to a larger facility in Herndon, Virginia and introduced models P225, P226, and P228.SIGARMS moved to Exeter, New Hampshire, in 1990 where production facilities had been established and production began on the P229 in 1992. SIGARMS and its European sister companies were bought by Michael Lüke and Thomas Ortmeier in October 2000.[17] In 2007 SIGARMS changed its name to SIG Sauer Inc. According to SIG Sauer, one-third of US police use SIG firearms. SIG Sauer operates a firearms training school in the US with courses taught by experienced instructors many of whom have military and/or police backgrounds. SIG Sauer Academy, in Epping, New Hampshire. Sig Sauer produces a wide range of accessories for the firearms and sporting goods industry. Headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001 certified company with over 1,200 employees. We are the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser, Gmbh. in Germany.
SIG Sauer SIG MCX VIRTUS PATROL

SIG Sauer SIG MCX VIRTUS PATROL


The US military has produced a requirement for a new handgun to replace the current M9 model (Beretta 92FS). In February 2016, bids were submitted by 12 companies to compete for this contract which was expected to result in purchases of more than 500,000 pieces. On 1 July 2016, SIG Sauer was reported to be one of three remaining competitors who were in consideration for this contract.[21] On 19 January 2017, SIG Sauer was awarded the contract for the P320. On July 12, 2018 SIG SAUER announced that the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS) has integrated the SIG SAUER P320 as its official service firearm throughout its divisions.
SIG Sauer SIG MPX COPPERHEAD

SIG Sauer SIG MPX COPPERHEAD

Kalashnikov or Schmeisser: who really designed the AK?

Kalashnikov or Schmeisser: who really designed the AK?


Anyone who read about the history of an AK, heard the theory of german involvement. Allegedly, german engineer Hugo Schmeiser, who worked in Izhevsk after WW2 really developed an AK and Kalashnikov had nothing to do with it. In this video, we are comparing the designs of AK and #STG 44 a trying to find some actual “relatives” of both weapons.
source https://en.kalashnikov.media

Kalashnikov or Schmeisser: who really designed the AK?

Kalashnikov or Schmeisser: who really designed the AK?

Knight's Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

Knight’s Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

Knight’s Armament Company was awarded a firm-fixed-price contract, worth $16.55 million, by the U.S. Army Contracting Command (ACC) for M110 Semi Automatic Sniper System (M110 SASS). No further details have been released. Work locations and funding will be determined with each order, with an estimated completion date of Nov. 20, 2024, said a statement from U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). The M110A1 Compact Semi-Auto Sniper System (CSASS) is due to undergo production qualification testing and should be approved for limited user testing in the early part of 2019.

Knight's Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

Knight’s Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle


The M110 Semi Automatic Sniper System (M110 SASS) is an American semi-automatic sniper rifle/designated marksman rifle that is chambered for the 7.62×51mm NATO round, developed by U.S. firearm manufacturer Knight’s Armament Company (KAC). The rifle has ambidextrous features such as a double-sided magazine release, safety selector switch, and bolt catch. The complete system also incorporates a Leupold 3.5–10× variable power daytime optic, Harris swivel bipod, AN/PVS-26 or AN/PVS-10 night sight and PALs magazine pouches. The M110 is to be replaced by the lighter and more compact Heckler & Koch G28.
Knight's Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

Knight’s Armament Company awarded $16 million U.S. Army Contract for M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle


The L5 is the world’s first functional 5-bore, single barrel rifle. The L5’s Electromagnetic / Transverse Camshaft action is efficient, safe, and reliable. The battery-powered action can fire upwards of 15,000 shots per battery charge. Complete with picatinny rails, the L5 can be easily accessorized with standard, commercially-available gear. Forward Defense Munitions, Co.s charge block ammo comes pre-loaded straight from the factory, which obviates the need to load individual rounds, saving vast amounts of time by passing that duty on to the manufacturer. This profoundly increases the effective sustained rate of fire for forces wielding the L5.

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle


To prevent overheating, each block is ejected after use, along with any heat that would otherwise be held in a chamber. The blocks are precisely guided into position, moving only 1/2-inch, minimizing the probability of jamming. The L5 Rifle, coupled with charge block ammunition, represents an entirely new firearm class and addresses the prevalent and dangerous problems of reloading, overheating and jamming, which are inherent to the design of currently deployed firearms.
FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle


Forward Defense Munitions, Co. was founded in 2016 with the goal of developing a superior firearm. To achieve this, the current firearm design had to be completely abandoned and reinvented from the ground up. The new design focuses on eliminating the most common firearm issues, such as jamming and overheating. The “L5” prototype is the world’s first functional multi-bore single barrel rifle, and utilizes FDM’s caseless ammunition.
FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle

FDM L5 5-bore single barrel rifle

U.S. Soldier Center tests new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes

U.S. Soldier Center tests new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes

The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Soldier Center at Natick is testing new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes at three different basic training and active duty installations over the next four months. The effort will gather Soldier feedback toward development of improved footwear. The current generation of Army Combat Boots has not undergone substantial technical or material changes since 2010. New material and technologies now exist that may improve physical performance and increase Soldier comfort.

The Army’s current inventory of boots includes seven different styles designed for different environments and climates. The boots issued initially to recruits are the Hot Weather and Temperate Weather Army Combat Boots. Requirements for these are managed by the Army Uniform Board as part of the recruit “Clothing Bag.” The Program Executive Office Soldier’s Project Manager Soldier Protection and Individual Equipment maintains and updates the specifications for both boots.

U.S. Soldier Center tests new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes

U.S. Soldier Center tests new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes


Surveys conducted by the Soldier Center report Soldier satisfaction with ACBs is lower than that with commercial-off-the-shelf, or COTS, boots, leading many Soldiers to purchase and wear COTS boots. The survey of over 14,000 Soldiers world-wide discovered that almost 50% choose to wear COTS combat boots instead of Army-issued boots, Many Soldiers reported choosing combat boots from the commercial market because the COTS boots are lighter, more flexible, require less break-in time, and feel more like athletic shoes than traditional combat boots or work boots. Unfortunately, these characteristics often come at the cost of durability and protection.”

The Soldier Center’s Footwear Performance team believes new technologies can bridge the gap between the lightweight, comfortable, COTS boots and the durable, protective, Army boots. Recent advancements in synthetic materials and rapid prototyping can produce a boot with potentially the same protection, support, and durability of current Army boots, but lighter and more comfortable out of the box. To reach this goal, the Soldier Center is evaluating new types of leather and even some man-made materials which are much more flexible than the heavy-duty, cattle hide leather used in the current boots.

U.S. Soldier Center tests new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes

U.S. Soldier Center tests new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes


When working with industry to develop the prototype boots for this effort, Adams and Perkins put an emphasis on cutting weight. The boots being tested are up to 1.5 pounds lighter per pair than the ACBs currently being issued. The test boots will be fitted and fielded to 800 basic trainees at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Fort Jackson, South Carolina, followed by 800 pairs going to infantry Soldiers at Fort Bliss, Texas. The Soldier Center team will be hand-fitting each pair of prototype boots throughout the month of January and then return in March and April to collect surveys and conduct focus groups to gather specific feedback.

Simultaneous to the field testing, lab testing will be conducted on the boots at the Soldier Center to quantify characteristics like flexibility, cushioning, cut/abrasion resistance, and breathability. The combination of lab testing and Soldier recommendations will identify Soldier-desired improvements to the boot prototypes and rank the state-of-the-art materials and designs for Soldier acceptance, durability, and safety. The Soldier Center will then provide recommendations to PM SPIE and the Army Uniform Board to drive the next generation of Army Combat Boots.

U.S. Soldier Center tests new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes

U.S. Soldier Center tests new Army Combat Boot (ACB) prototypes

Barrett MRAD Military Deployment Kit

Barrett MRAD Military Deployment Kit


The MRAD Military Deployment Kit is available for the commercial, military and law enforcement markets. It comes with a bolt action rifle that is fed from a ten round detachable box magazine and features a user-changeable barrel system, .338 Lapua Magnum stainless steel fluted barrel, .300 Winchester Magnum 24” stainless steel fluted barrel and .308 Winchester 17” stainless steel barrel.

Barrett MRAD Military Deployment Kit

Barrett MRAD Military Deployment Kit


Other features include the military folding stock with adjustable cheek piece and 5 position length of pull and a height adjustable butt plate by the push of a button, adjustable two stage match grade trigger, 22″ optics rail with 20 MOA taper, configurable forward receiver accessory rails, and ambidextrous thumb operated safety.
Barrett MRAD Military Deployment Kit

Barrett MRAD Military Deployment Kit


Each MRAD Military Deployment Kit includes a .300 WM and .308 Win barrel conversion, muzzle brake thread protectors, tool kit, cleaning kit, field spare parts kit, shooting sling, five caliber specific 10 round magazines, 2 sling loops, 3 accessory rails, Atlas bi-pod, Accu-Shot mono-pod, and hard carrying case. The system is available in Flat Dark Earth (FDE) only.