Product Announcement

The Law Tactical AR FSA adds 1.375" and 11 oz. of stock folding goodness to any AR platform. It works with the AR10, as well.

Law Tactical’s Gen 2 AR Folding Stock Adapter was already a peerless solution for anyone looking to reduce the visual signature of an AR15 or AR10 rifle during transport. The single largest contributor to its success is the fact that it doesn’t change the operation of the AR or affect compatibility with existing AR parts.

Sure, the FSA adds a little weight and extends the length of pull by 1.375″, but when used normally, the part is nearly transparent to the rifle’s operation. We’re glad to see the new Gen3 update brings with it enhanced ergonomics, easier maintenance and greater durability without sacrificing any aspect of the FSA’s core capability.

The Law Tactical AR FSA adds 1.375" and 11 oz. of stock folding goodness to any AR platform. Here, it's installed on a 9" 300 AAC SBR. The rifle is just under 20.5" folded including the Surefire Brake.
Biggest Change:
Law Tactical addresses nearly all the criticisms of the Gen2 FSA with this Gen3 update. The big news; it can fire when folded. This doesn’t mean the gun can be operated normally with a folded stock. The manufacturer stills considers this abuse of the part, and perhaps of the rifle, but it means the Gen3 will allow the AR to continue to function if the rifle is fired with the stock folded.


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The new Grey Ghost Gear JED Bail Out Bag was designed with the help of JSOC veteran Jim Erwin, (JED = Jim Erwin Developed) and looks like it’ll server well as a vehicle bail out bag. It’s set up with interior mesh pockets, and elastic loops. A zipper that runs the full length of the bag allows access to everything inside. The outside of the bag has sections of loop material for attaching hook backed pouches

Grey Ghost designed the bag ” to be fought from, without getting hung up on unnecessary ‘cool’ features that aren’t so cool when they are getting in your way in a firefight.”

The bags are available in Kryptek Typhoon and Highlander for and introductory price of $129.

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Team Wendy, makers of standard-issue helmet pads and high-end bump helmets, has added a ballistic helmet to the company’s offerings.

The new EXFIL Ballistic helmet weighs in at between 2.6 and 2.75 pounds depending on size and offers improved suspension and rail systems similar to those used on their current helmets, but paired with life-saving protection.

The new helmet, which retails for $883, offers Level IIIA protection capable of stopping at least 9mm full metal jacket or .44 magnum hollow points at 1,400 feet per second. Additionally, it offers the same blunt force protection as the Army’s Advanced Combat Helmet and fragmentation protection capable of stopping penetration by 17 grain fragments traveling at 2,400 feet per second at least 50 percent of the time.

“We’ve taken the best features of our Carbon and LTP™ bump helmets, as well as our helmet liners and retention systems for standard ballistic helmets, and brought them together into one comprehensive ballistic helmet platform,” said Team Wendy CEO Jose Rizo-Patron in a company press release. “The result is a ballistic helmet that is lightweight, customizable and easy to adjust while providing exceptional protection.”

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I wrote about a problem I was having with my Leatherman MUT back in May. The pliers failed on not one, but two MUTs.

After light duty, the tool’s arm containing the blade and saw loosened up so that it would swing open freely rather than offer sufficient resistance to reliably open the pliers. This was a particular nuisance when using the tool one-handed. I thought the problem stemmed from the safety torx screw holding together the arm’s pivot joint.

It turns out that was not the problem.

One of our readers suffering the same issue  said it was the result of cracks in the tool’s frame. He was right.

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SureFire has a welcome addition to their Scout Light weaponlight lineup. The new M600P not only puts out 600 lumens but it also has a much wider beam pattern that comes from the Fury series head placed on the Scout Light body. Existing Scout Light heads used a tightly focused TIR lens to increase the range of the beam while the M600P provides a wider reflector-shaped beam that offers better situational awareness, especially when indoors.

The lights will come in two versions, the M600P ($349), above, that uses a simple thumbscrew to attach to Picatinny rail, and the M620P ($449) that uses a swing-lever clamp for secure, tool-less attachment to Picatinny rails.

• Virtually indestructible LED generates 600 lumens of light for 1.5 hours
• Surefire reflector provides a wider beam pattern, increasing situational awareness for close quarter operations
• Hard-anodized aluminum body, tempered window & O-ring seals make light rugged and durable
• Ergonomic tailcap and pressure-pad tape switching included
• M600P Thumbscrew mount attaches quickly & securely to in-spec MIL-STD-1913 rails
• M620P Self-­adjusting Swing-­Lever clamp fits MIL-STD-1913 rails and even if they are out of spec
• Powered by two 123A lithium batteries with 10-year shelf life
• Backed by SureFire’s No-Hassle Promise


  • WHITE-LIGHT MAX OUTPUT: 600 lumens
    *Runtime until output drops below 50 lumens
  • BEZEL DIAMETER: 1.37 inches (3.47 cm)
  • LENGTH: 5.7 inches (14.5 cm)
  • WEIGHT: 6.6 oz (187 g) with tailcap click switch, 7.8 oz (221 g) with pressure-pad tape switch
  • SWITCHING: Tailcap click switch, pressure-pad tape switch
  • MATERIAL: Aerospace aluminum, tempered window
  • FINISH: Mil-Spec Type III anodizing
  • COLOR: Black, Tan
  • BATTERY: Two lithium 123A (included)
  • ACCESSORIES: Diffuser (FM44), Red Filter (FM45), Blue Filter (FM46), Beam Cover (FM47)
  • MSRP: M600P $349, M620P $449
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SilencerCo today introduced what they are calling the first commercially viable shotgun silencer.  The Salvo 12 works with 12 gauge, pump-action, gas operated semi-automatic and inertia driven semi-automatic shotguns. It’s compatible with both shot and slugs and attaches to the host weapon using a choke adapter. The company is betting the huge, and untapped, hunting and clay shooting market is ready to embrace the benefits of quieter firearms.

“The Salvo 12 represents a revolution in silencers, not just an evolution,” asserts Joshua Waldron, Chief Executive Officer for SilencerCo. “There is a huge installed base of shotgun hunters and shooters that has been waiting for a product like this for a long time, and we are proud to deliver it.”

The Salvo brings shotguns down to hearing safe levels. The company reports a maximum sound reduction of 23.9 dB at the ear, taming a 7 1/2 shot, 2 3/4″ shell from an 18″ Remington 870 down to 132 dB. I say maximum because the Salvo 12 is configurable. In its stock configuration, the Salvo 12 measures 12 inches and weighs 34.5 ounces. Sections can be removed in 2 inches, 4.5 ounce increments; the smallest of the four configurations hitting 6.42 inches at 21 ounces. Depending on the combination of host weapon, shell and silencer configuration, SilencerCo says the Salvo 12 can make a shotgun quieter than an unsuppressed .22 caliber rifle.

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On July 4th, Combat Flip Flops set out to raise $15k via a crowdfunded VetLaunch campaign that will bring their cashmere product line to market while they continue to support stability in Afghanistan through economic means. They are almost halfway to their goal.

For the first time, our generation can have a direct impact on the future stability of a war torn country without having to join the military; we can speak with our local and national economy. On July 4th, Combat Flip Flops launched an ambitious crowdfunding campaign with VetLaunch to raise $15,000 to establish their cashmere apparel program—transforming cashmere wool from local Afghan goat farmers into fashion statement luxury scarves to be sold throughout the US and Internationally.

The DoD thinks Afghanistan cashmere potential is so great, they’ve assigned a special task force to organize the national industry and streamline exportation. CFF has been working directly with the DoD Cashmere Task Force to develop this program. This cashmere product is a direct government to commercial handoff as a result of the capacity building by the DoD. Who says the government doesn’t get anything done?

With Perks like first edition cashmere scarves, campaign t-shirts, one a kind CFF flip flops (including options for a “Lifetime supply”), social media shout outs just for you; supporting Combat Flip Flops’ ALL OR NOTHING campaign comes with its rewards.

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LanTac just released their new 7.62/.308 caliber Muzzle Brake and Drakon Brake for AK47 rifles.

The 7.62 Dragon is threaded for use on ARs while the Drakon is threaded for use on the 7.62 AK platform.

LanTac says The Dragon delivers hugely efficient recoil and muzzle rise control and offers proof in the form of this new video featuring three 7.62 rifles in 7.62X51mm (.308), 7.62X39mm (Russian Short) & 7.62X35mm (300 Blackout) calibers shot in semi and full auto.

No Rigs or Jigs were used in the filming of this video, the only thing holding the rifle was the shooter.

Ammunition used: 7.62X51mm (.308) PPU 145Gr FMJ 7.62X39 (Russian Short) PPU 123Gr FMJ 7.62X35mm (300 Blackout) Hornady 208Gr A-MAX (300 Whisper) Together with Handloaded 220Gr SMK, 9.8 Grains H110 powder.


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AB App

Applied Ballistics just released the iOS version of their mobile ballistic computing app Applied Ballistics Mobile.

The Applied Ballistics Mobile App runs a Point Mass ballistic solver; the state of the art ballistic solver calculates long-range rifle trajectories, and along with the library of ballistic coefficients provided by Bryan Litz, makes this the most accurate and complete ballistics app available.

The program integrates the equations of ballistic motion numerically, using a 4th-order Runge-Kutta method ; the standard way of solving dynamic equations of motion in aircraft and missile simulations.  Former missile design engineer, ballistician and President of Applied Ballistics, LLC, Bryan Litz wrote this solver, which is common among many of the Applied Ballistics devices – providing the same accuracy you expect.

The application also comes with G1 and G7 BC’s for over 1,300 bullets- allowing users to easily select their bullet and have its data loaded into each individual ammo profile automatically.

“Applied Ballistics is thrilled to announce the release of this highly-sought iOS version of the Applied Ballistics mobile app,” said Litz. 

The app has only been available on the Android platform for 2 years, and iOS shooters have been waiting patiently for an iPhone compatible version.

“We have worked extensively on this product with intense development to ensure we continue to offer our loyal customers with a solution to their ballistics computing.”

The new mobile app accounts for all major and minor trajectory variables that a shooter could encounter. The app displays single shot solutions in HUD view or reticle view, as well as multi-shot solutions in reticle view, table and graph.

Shooters can enter their observed drop-at range and the program will calibrate; incorporating muzzle velocity and drop-scaling over various segments of the trajectory to ‘true’ the predictions based on actual bullet impact.

A web-sync feature allows you to store your rifle and ammunition libraries online for quick retrieval, as users are able to backup all the profiles online or restore them to a device.

Available now through iTunes , the Applied Ballistics Mobile App costs $29.99, and requires iOS 7.0 or later for proper functionality. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, this app is optimized for iPhone 5.

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Bates Footwear, a division of Wolverine Worldwide launched the Recondo jungle boot, a low-absorption, quick drying, durable solution designed to provide secure footing in multi-terrain jungle regions. Named for the Reconnaissance and Commando Training Course developed in the 1950s at Fort Campbell, the Recondo meets the need for a Berry Compliant jungle/tropical combat boot for today’s warfighters and peacekeepers.

To meet the demands of today’s evolving asymmetrical threats, Bates partnered with the United States Army Special Forces Command (USASFC) to develop the Recondo. Bates received valuable performance feedback after the 75th Army Ranger Regiment tested the Recondo in Central America during the winter of 2014. As a result, the Recondo boot delivers a light weight, quick drying durable leather and textile upper and has been designed to provide the best breathability possible for the spectrum of jungle combat situations.

The Recondo boot is made with Wolverine Warrior Leather which is lightweight, durable, breathable, and is water, stain, and oil resistant. The MultiCam ripstop nylon fabric enhances performance as it is lightweight, abrasion resistant, and durable. The blended upper material is light, strong, comfortable and has near infrared properties (NIR) making the boot less visible in low light environments.

The Recondo utilizes a unique lacing system developed based on feedback from operators and incorporates Bates’ many years of experience with lace-to-toe styles. This assures that all users can easily utilize the speed lace system and achieve proper fit and closure.

The design of the solid rubber outsole is the Vibram Mutant, which has a deeper, more aggressive lug depth for off road traction, a multi-directional leading edge that enhances it’s slip-resistant properties, and a rounded heel. This sole design has also incorporated a customized rubber compound that is durable enough to withstand Special Operations Forces use in hot weather, temperate weather, and mountainous operational environments.

The Recondo boot is being officially launched at the ADS Warrior Expo East in Virginia Beach, VA, on July 10th and 11th. The Recondo will be available for purchase beginning Fall 2014. Visit for more information on the event.

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