- Suunto Traverse Alpha
- Cammenga Compass (Backup)
- Ops Core Fast Helmet
- CORE Survival Helstar 6 Strobe
- Oakley SI Alpha Operator Kit (M-Frame, gasket and goggles) with Prizm TR45 and clear lenses.
- Streamlight TLR-1 HL Tan
- Princeton Tec Remix Pro MPLS
- Princeton Tec Charge
- S&S Precision V-Lites (Green and Red)
- Blackhawk Cyane Dynamic Pack (Multicam)
- Outdoor Research Tactical Infiltrator GORE-Tex Hard Shell
- Gerber MP1 (with BFG Mag Pouch)
- Gerber Strongarm Serrated Fixed Blade
- S&S Precision Manta Strobe
- Storacell with 4 x CR123A Batteries
- aLokSak (Multiple Sizes)
- Steiner T824 binocular
- Streamlight ProTac 2L-X
- Princeton Tec Remix (Backup)
- Blue Force Gear Trauma Kit Now!
- Niteize Lightsticks
Clean design and a subdued aesthetic conceal the adaptability and voluminous capacity of the Axiom X25. Multiple secure pockets around the perimeter of the bag allow convenient access without opening the main body of the pack. Internally, built-in organization and strategically placed Helix anchor points allow you to tailor the bag to your requirements.
Expandable to nearly twice its regular size, the X25 is adaptable to a diverse range of loadouts. Advanced materials keep the platform lightweight and resilient.
A formidable ally, the Axiom X25 balances capability with refined style.
Protected from the main compartment’s contents and padded for comfort against your back, an ambidextrous zippered pocket on the back panel protects flat equipment such as tablets or laptops up to 13”.
A generous front admin pocket offers multiple storage options, including an integrated admin panel, keeping everyday carry items organized and accessible.
An external zippered pocket opening from the bottom of the pack bellows upward into the body of the pack, providing segregated storage for dirty items, such as gym attire or shoes, or quick access items like bike locks and medical supplies.
Concealed pockets on either side of the padded hood support ready access for small tools such as knives and flashlights, or a protected location for your phone or wallet. Included anchor points allow items to be dummy-corded in place.
A zippered accessory pocket on the top of the pack provides convenient access to frequently used items, such as sunglasses or snacks.
A flat, centered welt pocket conceals 3 rows of single-column 1” webbing, compatible with small accessories such as Pharos Markers, bike lights, or even our S1 and S2 sheaths.
Inspired by the intermodal container system, the Helix (HX) attachment system provides a lightweight, modular solution for configuring storage platforms. Helix supports standardized, interconnecting modules which can be configured as fixed or railed storage, a multitude of compression and attachment options, and paneled storage configurations.
The main compartment includes two rows of Helix attachment points along the back panel and one row on the front for use with a wide range of organizing accessories, including Transport Cubes, Control Panels, and Transport Sleeves.
3 rows of 2 column PALS webbing on both sides of the padded hood’s interior provides convenient, indexable access to critical gear.
The expansion compartment includes 2 Helix attachment points at the top, while the front admin compartment includes 2 Helix attachment points.
Internal webbing anchor points at the bottom allow for the attachment of compression straps to secure items against the back panel.
A zipper along the periphery allows the Axiom X25 to expand to nearly twice its normal size.
When expanded, the load lifters can be reconfigured to ensure the same comfort and stability as in the compressed mode. Compression straps on either side of the expanded panel assist in controlling the load.
When expanded, an internal divider panel may be unzipped to create one cavernous compartment. Leaving the panel in place keeps the main compartment and the expanded compartment segregated. In this configuration, the expansion compartment is accessed through a zipper running along the top of the pack.
The Axiom X25 utilizes advanced materials to create a lightweight but resilient carry system. Originally developed as a high-performance sailcloth, the shell is a durable, weather-resistant rip-stop nylon hydro-statically laminated with a structurally reinforcing scrim.
For more information on the Triple Aught Design Axiom X25 Pack please visit: tripleaughtdesign.com/Axiom-X25-Pack
At SHOT Show 2017 Blue Force Gear has introduced the latest addition to their line of trauma/medical pouches. The Micro Trauma Kit Now! was developed for all applications in which a lower profile is a necessity while still carrying essential lifesaving supplies.
Like the bigger version (Urban Survivor Blog, review of the Trauma Kit Now!), the Micro Trauma Kit Now! consists of two components: the outer pouch and the removable inner supply carriage.
The Micro TKN was designed as an EDC trauma kit for law enforcement professionals, prepared citizens, or hunters. Deployment of critical first aid supplies can be done with one hand or a single finger from either the left or right side by pulling the BLIP featured pull tabs. The Micro TKN consists of two main components – the outer MOLLE or Belt mounted pouch utilizing the Ten-Speed technology, and a removable insert that keeps medical supplies organized.
The front outer pouch features a laser cut cross with several signal indicators – black insert, red, or highly reflective glow-in-the-dark insert. The end user can decide which indicator works best for their use or leave all the inserts out for a pattern matched front for maximum concealability.
The Micro Trauma Kit NOW!™ is available in several variations with or without medical supplies.
Utilizing the SafariLaminate™ thermal-molded construction, a protective covering is designed around the optic of the holstered gun. These holsters are also designed with a suede-lining to protect the weapon’s finish. To meet a variety of law enforcement needs, duty models offered include Level I, II and III Retention levels. Available are the Model 6280 SLS Level II Retention™ Mid-Ride Duty Holster, the popular 6360 ALS® Level III Retention™ Mid-Ride Duty Holster and the Model 6390 Open-Top Level I Retention™ duty holster. All are also available in hi-ride and low-ride versions. For concealed carry, the Model 6378 ALS Concealment holster rides close to the body.
Tactical rigs offered are the best-selling Model 6004/6005 SLS Tactical Holster featuring a double leg strap with silicone strips for nonslip traction; the Model 6304/6305 ALS®/SLS Tactical Holster featuring both locking systems for increased retention level, the Model 6354/6355 ALS Tactical Holster, an open-top design without SLS for quick retrieval of weapon; and the models 6384/6385 OMV Tactical Rigs, which are optimized for use also on a MOLLE vest, with lower center of gravity than most other Safariland duty and tactical holsters for less pulling on the vest and an open-top design offering quick retrieval of weapon.
Depending on the holster model selected, these red dot optic compatible holsters are available in all STX finishes and will be available in Cordura® Nylon, MultiCam®, Ranger Green, Coyote, Khaki, or Black and have an MSRP ranging from $200.00 – $350.00.
Gun fits offered are:
- Glock 17/22, 19/23, 34/35 with X300U and TLR-1 light
- Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm, .40 with X300U and TLR-1 light
- M&P C.O.R.E. with X300U and TLR-1 light
- Glock MOS 17/22, 19/23, 34/35 with X300U and TLR-1 light
For further details, please visit: Safariland.com
FROG.PRO produces some of the finest tactical products found today on the market. It is extremely rare to find a company with a comparable level of attention to detail: both in manufacturing processes and in materials. From the stitching to the innovative fabrics and hardware their products are a work of art designed truly to enhance the performance of the operator.
FROG.PRO has developed a new PALS system cut that enhances the mechanical properties, both strength and abrasion resistance, without compromising the overall weight of the package. This system revolves around the implementation of the LAHYCO® fabric, which consists of a composite of Hypalon® and 500D Cordura®.
The proprietary FROG.PRO LC (Laser Cut) is compatible with standard MOLLE attachments but performs at its best with the Whiskey Two Four (WTFix) straps.
Easy Access Backpack
The easy access backpack is designed to provide each operator the ability to access its own gear without dismounting the whole kit. For many years we have seen on the battlefields and on the ranges the use assault backpacks in conjunction with plate carriers and chest rigs. This method created inefficiency in the operator’s movement due to the overlap of the straps of each piece of kit. The industry then moved to a new standard, the fixed assault backpack mounted with MOLLE/PALS on the back panel of the plate carrier, this of course changed the dynamics since the operator was unable to reach and utilize the equipment mounted on his back.
The FROG.PRO Easy Access Backpack is designed to allow the operator to secure the pack without the overlap of straps (especially in the area in which the long weapon is shouldered).
The pack features a bungee cord internal retention system and a loop Velcro® panel deigned for securing mags, frags, flashbangs, or M18 smoke. The ingenious and innovative design of the zippers allow the operator to access to the content of the bag both from one side and the other. When the bag is deployed in the front of the operator the whole system is turned upside-down, hence the users need two opposite points of access.
This full-size plate carrier provides the comfort and modularity needed for longer missions. The laser cut PALS system delivers a mission-configurable package without compromising the lightweight of the plate carrier, two key features for prolonged use.
The straps are secured with hook and loop directly to the shoulder straps of the plate carrier so there is no extra padding needed, keeping a very low profile. It is then possible to customize the position of the pivoting point in any area along the shoulder strap of the plate carrier, providing an extremely high degree of customization, even in the field.
The versatile nature of the Easy Access Backpack allows the operator to utilize it an extra support of equipment during a mission or as a site exploitation bag.
For more info please visit: frogpro.it/product/easy-access-backpack/
LC-Hagakure Plate Carrier
The LC Hagakure full kit features:
- LC-Hagakure, front and back parts
- LC-QR Kangaroo Cummerbunds
- LC-Front Kangaroo Pouch
- EOT-Inserts, LC-Hakagure kit
- LC-MZBP (Modular Zippered BackPanel)
For more info please visit: frogpro.it/product/lc-hagakure/
LC-Hagakure Front and Back Panels
FROG.PRO also makes the front and back panels only so that the users is able to configure the cummerbund option tailored to its needs and requirements.
For more info please visit: frogpro.it/product/lc-hagakure-front-back-parts/
LC-AWPC stands for Laser Cut – Air Warrior Plate Carrier and it is designed mainly for low-profile applications. Made with the same materials (LAYHCO®) and manufacturing techniques and processes of the bigger plate carriers, it is designed to provide flexibility and to allow the user to adapt in a quick-changing environment while keeping a very light footprint. The ability to quickly attach a chest rig allows to change the mission profile from covert to overt in a metter of seconds.
For more info please visit: https://www.frogpro.it/product/lc-awpc/
Carrying a full size trauma kit in a highly populated urban environment is very challenging but the SFD-Responder is a very discreet solution for carrying medical equipment on a daily basis. Its placement on the ankle provides great versatility and takes advantage of an area of the body that is not usually utilized (except for ankle holster for backup pistols) and most times is easier to conceal.
For more info please visit: frogpro.it/product/sfd-responder/
COBRA Range Belt and LC-Kusazuri Sleeve
The COBRA Range Belt is designed to be a multi-functional belt system, it utilizes an Inner-belt to pass through the belt loops of the pants and attaches via hook and loop. The belt features a Cobra buckle with a D-Ring and can be used in conjunction with a lanyard for personal retention.
The newest version of the COBRA Range Belt features the option of the Laser Cut Loops embedded within the range belt itself. For a much more complete package of attachment options, FROG.PRO has designed the LC-Kusazuri Belt Cover, which features a much more stable option for MOLLE mounted pouches. The Kusazuri Belt Cover also features side openings for better integrating drop-leg systems or belt mounted holsters.
For more info on the belt system please visit:
Inner Belt: frogpro.it/product/trouser-inner-belt/
COBRA Range Belt: frogpro.it/product/cobra-range-belt/
Kusazuri Belt Cover: frogpro.it/product/lc-kusazuri-belt-cover-md/
Long Range/Sniper Pack
This pack is the emblem of a modern modular design. Everything on this pack is customizable and user-configurable. Due to the “double layer” design, there are two main areas in which it is possible to store and organize gear. The outer layer consists of two panels with a laser-cut PALS interface that are divided by a zipper, which allows to gain access to the inner (and more protected layer). Also the inner layer is user-configurable via laser-cut PALS webbing. In order to maximize the real estate of the system on top of the zipper is located a retention system designed to secure a tripod (or possibly a long gun).
LC-14CR-SF Sniper Chest Rig
The sniper chest rig is a larger size chest rig (14 columns of PALS attachment) that is designed with the sniper and marksman role in mind. The key features of the chest rig revolve around the unusual and uncomfortable positions in which operators with these roles find themselves in.
The front zipper allows to split-open the rig and therefore to get closer to the ground (and more comfortably) in the prone position.
The unique design with the PALS sections purposely misaligned and the contoured architecture allows the chest rig to fit the user anatomically, and therefore to comfortably carry heavier loads.
Since this chest rig is likely going to be utilized in RECCE/patrol applications (quite possibly in conjunction with large pack), the 14 columns of misaligned PALS allow to carry ammo, radios, med kits and range estimation/nav gear, without impeding the bio-mechanics of the operator, in a position in which are readily available.
The Blackhawk! Omnivore holster is designed to accommodate more than 150 types of handguns. What differentiates the Blackhawk! Omnivore from other multi-fit holsters on the market is the retention mechanism.
In the past we have seen various manufactures designing a multi-fit holster that was based on multiple handgun sizes and makes. This did not allow almost any of the firearms to have a good (and safe) level of retention because of the large tolerances that were needed in order to fit multiple models of pistols. This design, based on an engineering compromise could not ensure the consistency in the draw, the re-holstering and most importantly the retention; it was therefore not considered a valuable product by most consumers in the industry.
Blackhawk! has rethought the whole process and has designed the holster around the weapon mounted light and not around the weapon itself. This allows to have a very precise mechanism that retains and secures the weapon inside the holster. Since most modern pistols feature a rail attachment systems of some sort (below the fore-end of the barrel) this design is able to standardize the way that the holster gains the purchase on the weapon system. Blackhawk! has also designed the holster around those users that are not interested in utilizing a weapon mounted light.
The Omnivore Holster is available in three variants: for SureFire X300, for Streamlight TLR-1 and TLR-2, and for pistols without a light there is a very low-profile accessory that attaches to the rail.
The firearm is secured with a level 2 retention system that can be disengaged with a thumb activated mechanism. We have tried without any success to pull the gun out of the holster without pressing the thumb switch, even with rough force.
It is remarkable that Blackhawk! has designed an efficient and secure retention system that only locks on the weapon mounted light and not on the weapon’s frame itself. In the past we have witnessed some issues with other holster manufacturers that failed in retaining the weapon (and the holster was designed to utilize the whole frame of the gun for the retention).
The Omnivore holster also features a free-floating weapon design that was implemented mainly for avoiding any premature wear on the firearm caused by the friction of the draw and the re-holstering. We found this feature extremely useful when doing longer range sessions in which the firearm would heat-up and the free-floating design would help to cool it down faster. It is also useful for eliminating any issued with debris and dirt that may interfere with the weapon in rougher environments.
The thumb release is provided with three different sizes and it features a rubberized texture for a secure engagement under critical stress. With the thumb release mechanism adjusted to the correct size of the hand, the draw is very smooth and efficient; and with some practice it can deliver a very quick pistol presentation. The retention mechanism doesn’t disengage if the weapon is pulled at the same time, for added protection and security for all duty applications.
The holster comes with two different injection molded belt attachments, a standard curved belt loop and a paddle. Once the preferred attachment system is bolted to the holster, the whole system is very solid and does not bend or loosens under the weight of the sidearm.
We have mainly used the standard belt loop because it can accommodate both larger tactical belts (works also with a Cobra buckle) as well as smaller standard leather belts, for which Blackhawk! does provide an attachment that eliminates any unwanted movement.
It is also possible to attach the belt loop with various angles for better efficiency with the draw or for some specific requirements.
Blackhawk has kindly given us the chance to try and test this product, and after two months of hard use, the rugged and tough nature of the holster comes to the surface. The finish and the injection-molded frame still hold their shape and detail even after some bad falls and the retention system is as crisp and consistent as when it was new.
In a world of expensive and custom-made tactical products, we appreciate how Blackhawk has successfully designed what is, in our opinion, a high quality, affordable and effective standardized system that is capable of delivering great performance for most users of different segments of this industry.
You can find more information on the Blackhawk! Omnivore holster at: blackhawk.com/omnivore
Striker fired pistols are becoming an important segment worldwide for the Military & Law Enforcement sector. The Beretta APX, utilizing a removable, serialized chassis frame, can be easily modified with a replaceable grip frame housing and is simple to disassemble and maintain. The lightweight frame housing is made of fiberglass reinforced technopolymer.
The APX’s extremely low profile and snag free design make it easy to carry and draw from a holster. Ease of use was the key driver in the development of the APX. A slide catch lever is located on both sides of the frame. The operating/locking system is based on a tilt-barrel, locked breech. Beretta APX pistols have a unique feature that allows the user to deactivate the internal striker mechanism prior to disassembly. This means the pistol can be field stripped without pulling the trigger.
The Trigger Safety stops the trigger from traveling rearward through inertia, in the event the pistol is dropped. When the trigger is intentionally pulled, the Trigger Safety is instantly deactivated. Frame safety, magazine safety, and a loaded chamber indicator are available on request. To accommodate right or left-handed use, the APX’s magazine release button can be easily reversed.
The high-definition 3-dot sight system is designed for quick target acquisition. The new sight system, patented by Beretta, allows the user to adjust both front and rear sights. The sights can be removed for replacement with other types of sights. Thanks to a newly patented modular system, the pistol adapts to different hand sizes with interchangeable back-straps of different thickness and configuration for individualized performance. The pistol comes with a standard Picatinny rail (MIL STD 1913) under the barrel.
The APX should be officially announced for the US market at the NRA Show.
Info and Specs from Beretta Defense Technologies
Masterfire Holster System
The Masterfire is a holster systems that indexes off of the weapon light. The holster covers only the weapon mounted light and the trigger guard and therefore allows almost any size of handgun to be holstered. Since the muzzle of the gun does not intersect the holster, there isn’t any interference with accessories mounted on the gun. It is then possible to mount suppressors, RDS or other various accessories and mods.
- the XH 15 (with an entry level price of $150 and 350 Lumens)
- the XH 35 (with a Max-Vision beam)
- the XH 55 (with a Max-Vision beam and a Green Laser)
- the proprietary X400 Ultra (with red and green laser)
- the proprietary X300 Ultra H (with a Total Internal Reflection lens and 600 Lumens)
The key feature of the holster is the way it interacts with the weapon mounted light, and therefore the lack of interference with accessories mounted on the gun (or any after market mods). On the Masterfire is placed a switch that interacts with the weapon mounted light when the gun is presented from the holster. When the switch is in the ON position the light, laser or light+laser combination will be turned on if the weapon is presented and turned OFF when the weapon is reholstered.
The Masterfire interacts with the belt system with an adjustable belt loop.
For more info on the SureFire Masterfire please visit Surefire.com