Let’s take a closer look at the new products from CORE Survival showcased at SHOT Show 2019.
With a very close relationship between the company and the Special Operations community CORE Survival is able to design products that solve specific issues operators face during MFF, night operations or other activities.
By carefully and accurately gathering feedback from operators these products are designed, brought to life and thoroughly tested.
HEL-STAR 6 Gen 3 | Lead Jumper Light
During HALO or MFF ops there are times in which it is necessary to mark the lead jumper to achieve a safer and overall more smooth jump.
Because of the highly dynamic environment and the amount of lights that are usually visible in the jumper’s sight it is very difficult to distinguish to follow the lead jumper.
Beacuse of this issue CORE Survival has created a variant of the ubiquitous Hel-Star 6 that features a distinct D-pattern morse code to designate a specific jumper, usually the lead jumper. This feature is applied both to the overt settings for training or high altitude (visible light) as well as to the covert setting with a D pattern morse code IR strobe for operative use.
As you can see from the images below the Lead Jumper variant features a unique colorway (Tan + Black) to immediately and easily differentiating the device.
The HEL-STAR 6 Lead Jumper variant is available with the following filed programmable modes:
A1 = Green (Flash)
A2 = Green + White (Bright Flash in morse D-pattern strobe)
B1 = IR Steady
B2 = IR Strobe in morse D-pattern
Agilite & CORE Survival Guardian
HEL-STAR 6 SWIR
The HEL-STAR 6 Gen 3 devices are now available in the IR Strobes in the SWIR spectrum, with the following filed programmable modes:
A1 = Green (Steady)
A2 = Green (Flash/Bright)
B1 = IR 1064nm (Flash/Bright)
B2 = IR 1550nm (Flash/Bright)
HEL-STAR 6 Law Enforcement Variant
The LE Tactical model comes with very specific features and modes that are designed for the growing tactical Law Enforcement community. With much more night vision devices fielded everyday to officers all over the world there is a growing need for IR/visible devices able to recognize and organize officers during a tactical operation, especially when aerial overhead assets are involved.
Red/Green flash: Label separate teams in open area team movement (woods, parks, etc.). Valuable for real-time TOC intelligence.
• Flashing red during warm zone triage care of personnel who cannot self-extricate but are stable – RTF Teams can easily ID on approach.
• Green flash on Initial containment to indicate command post location.
• IR – easy team tracking using NODS, sniper NV overwatch or overhead helicopter cameras. Substantial improvement over past options (IR reflective patches) due to its 360-degree visibility.
Field reprogramming option is available with the purchase of a Programming Interface Module (PIM).
The best solution for discretely everyday carrying a bulletproof panel in your backpack.
Angel Armor produces an extremely lightweight ballistic panel for backpack carry. The panel is flexible and contours to the body allowing to comfortably carry it all day.
The two key features of this panel are:
- Exceeds NIJ Level IIIA standards for multi-round handgun protection
- Compliant with TSA material regulations
The Angel Armor Ally One is available in four different sizes, allowing for a tailored solution for different size backpacks.
8″ x 11″, 9″ x 12″, 10″ x 13″, 11″ x 16″.
KAC is now manufacturing additional scope mount caps with a 45 degree mounting solution for Glock sights. The front sight is offered with two protecting surfaces on the sides to accomodate for fiber optic sights, which are inherently much more fragile.
A micro Red Dot plate will also be available to allow a tailored solution for every shooter’s needs.
This system is mounted on the new High-Rise 34 mm mount.Read More…
After the launch of the modular Switchback 22 can, SilencerCo has started to study an application of similar modularity to other silencers. This is the prototype of new modular 30 cal can from SilencerCo for center-fired firearms.
This silencer, with a bore for 30 Cal rounds will also be used with 9mm SMGs and pistol caliber carbines, making it extremely versatile. Being a modular design it will be possible to unscrew the end module and, removing the endcap, it will be possible to shorten the length of the silencer at the field level.
The 9mm short configuration will perform similarly to an Omega 9K while in the long configuration the decibel count will be similar to an Octane 9.
With the 30 Cal endcap it will be close to what the Omega does to 308, 300 BLK and 556.
The new silencer will be lighter and shorter than the Hybrid and it will have no barrel length restrictions, just like the Chimera. Full auto rated.
SHOT Show 2019 was a very busy show for the SureFire booth with many new products tailored to different customer. We have seen weapon mounted lights for both tactical/night vision use as well as for conceal carry. A lot of innovation.
300 mW IR Illuminator
<0.7 mW (850 nm) IR Laser
400 Lumens White Visible Light
<5 mW (520 nm) Green Visible Laser
Runtime: 15 hours
MSRP: 1349 USD
Streamlight has released a low-profile, weapon mounted tactical light with integrated IR LED Illuminator/Laser and visible White LED Illuminator.
One handed snap-on and tighten interface keeps hands away from muzzle when attaching/detaching.
Recessed three-position mode selector switch: IR Illumination/IR Laser, Safe OFF, Visible Illumination.
White LED delivers 5,000 candela; 300 lumens (with a runtime of 1.5 hours). The deep-dish parabolic reflector produces a concentrated beam with optimum peripheral illumination.
Infrared LED – 850 nm, 600mW/sr (min) radiant intensity provides optimum illumination when using night vision equipment.
Infrared Laser – 850 nm, Class 1, eye safe IR Laser with 3 mrad adjustment increment markings; output power less than .08mW IR Illuminator/IR Laser runs 12 hours.
Angel Armor has exhibited some very interesting ballistic protection solution for LE officers and for EDC needs for civilians.
NIJ Level III. The only patented Modular Plate System available on the market, with dual strike faces, ultra lightweight and multi-hit capability. As a result, Truth SNAP plate system integrates into the RISE soft armor vest to allow officers to comfortably be wearing rifle protection all day and never having to go to the trunk for rifle protection.
The Gerber Fastball is an EDC pocket-freindly folding knife, made in America in the Portland, OR facility.
Material-wise the blade is made of S30V steel and the handle is made of anodized aluminum.
The design of the Fastball is very aesthetically pleasing with a slick and minimalist look. The colors are very pleasing too, the stone wash finish is appropriate to the targeted user along with its other main features: stylish, minimalist, practical, efficient, USA made.
With the implementation of the B.O.S.S. Technology with two ball bearings, Gerber has rendered the Fastball a pleasure to open and operate.
the detent ball, has a very positive feedback. The best way to describe it, especially if you have attended SHOT 2019, is to compare it to the Geissele Posi-Lock safety mechanism. This means that the blade doesn’t remain halfway open and always end its travel ,engaging the locking mechanism, making this knife extremely safe for one hand use.
We hope to see this technology slowly being applied to other existing models of the Gerber line.
The size and the shape are great for both every day carry and use.
VIZZ Tactical MPLS
420 Lumens Maxbright Dimmable LED
1 Red Ultrabright LED
1 Blue Ultrabright LED
1 Green Ultrabright LED
1 IR Ultrabright LED
Order programmable color modes, durable body construction and an IPX7 waterproof rating make this a very complete and versatile helmet mounted light.