As always, every year at SHOT, it’s a pleasure to see what Matbock has been working on. The close relationship that this company has with the SOF community is outstanding and really shows in their problem-development-test-solution approach. I have never once heard that a new product was designed “because the market is going in this direction”. Many times they approach the design of a product starting from the task the user is intended to accomplish while wearing/using it.
The Sheath 2.0
The Sheath 2.0 is a belt intended for rigger and helo use but without compromising the tactical feature. In fact it is possibile to attach both pouches and holsters without losing the lanyard retention system. Keep in mind that this is only a prototype. They have incorporated a metal piece that ensures the maximum level of safety. In addition they have incorporated two female Cobra buckles to the belt, this allows the user to quickly attach two leg loops only when needed.
This a belt that will be greatly appreciated by any uses that deals with some sort of vertical variable.
Graverobber Medical System
Developed in conjunction with CRO Medical, the Graverobber medical system is a customizable mission specific medical kit that allows the medic to swiftly carry and easily manage the medical assets allocated to the team without excessive redundancy that may hinder the operation.
This is basically a modular and scalable system based around a different types of packpacks designed to be used individually or in a system. The Graverobber allows to carry a mountaineering-style ruck near the objective and, once in the proximity of the objective, to detach the assault medic bag for the more kinetic and dynamic part of the mission. All while the surgical ans/or sustainment pack remains with the element that has established an holding point from which further medical assistance can be provided.
Inside the sustainemnt pack the inserts can be detached and used individually to provide medical assistance to multiple casualties in multiple locations.
Matbock Multi-Caliber Pouches
Three models available: rifle, pistol and combo.
The rifle pouch provides great flexibility to the user since it allows to carry magazines for almost all full-auto/semi-auto platforms. A single pouch can hold two AR-15 style magazines (M4, HK416, Rattler…) or a single AR-10 style magazine (DMRs or assault rifles in 308, 7.62, 6,5CM or 6,8).
The Multicaliber Combo pouch overlaps a pistol pouch on top of a rifle pouch.
A product designed for all of those that are annoyed by the pack straps while wearing a plate carrier. This accessory clips on the pals webbing of the upper front portion of the plate carrier and keeps the straps of any assault pack or rucksack away from the pocket of the shoulder. It releaves a lot of the tension that is applied to the shoulder area from the pack and allows the user to shoulder a rifle much more freely and naturally. All without any sternum strap that could get in the way of the equipment worn on the plate carrier.
New K9 Leash
In many dynamic situations the K9 handler is not able to unbuckle the dog’s harness from the leash and often times the K9 is let go with the leash still attached. This of course can be of great hazard because the leash can be caught on object or even worse, team mates.
Matbock has developed a leash that can allows the K9 handler to deploy the K9 using one hand and without loosing eyecontact with the threat. A lot of effort was put into designing a leash that would not free the K9 accidentally.
New Jumpable Assult Pack
This is the prototype of a jumpable pack that allows the operator to quickly access his weapon as soon as his feet touch the ground. By simply pulling a wire the pack deploy the weapon that can be accessed and used right away. It is sized to be able to hold a 416 and a MK46.
ACQUIRE READ DEPLOY SIGHT
This device is intended for instantly providing a ballistic solution for grenade lauchers and other similar weapon platforms. The digital LCD screen outputs range of projectile based on the angle of the weapon. Although designed specifically for the 203, 320, and PGL6 weapon platforms, more weapons and rounds will be brought on-line and each sight can be updated with new software. The integrated buttons allow operator to set platform and ammunition for correct ballistic calculations.
The Cobra is the lightest and smallest hoistable evacuation stretcher that is easy to assemble and includes the following features.
- Total Weight – 8 lbs
- Carrying Capacity – 600 lbs
- Decontamination Ready – Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene Material, Kevlar Stitching, Kevlar Webbing
- All straps included and configured for both vertical and horizontal lift
The impressive Ghost fabric from Matbock provides a great balance between strength and lightweight. Made from Ultra High-Density Polyethylene, it will not absorb water, biological or chemical hazards and can handle decontamination in all standard chemicals without degradation in strength or abrasion resistance.
The upper portion of the hard material contours around the head of the patient aiding in immobilizing. Its curved shape reduces the risk of snagging on objects on the ground while dragging.
Two straps placed by the head of the patient allow for single-man or two-men pull.
Color coded straps/handles for efficiently securing the patient without risking strap misalignment that could potentially throw the Sled out of balance when lifted or hoisted.
ACQUIRE READ DEPLOY SIGHT
The ARDS is an aiming device designed for improving accuracy of grenade launchers during Day/Night operations.
Using a ballistic calculator with a pre-installed projectile and ammunition database it is able to calculate and advise the operator on angle, tilt and orientation for maximum effectiveness.
• Made from anodized aluminum
• Integrated picatinny rail mount
• Digital LCD Screen that outputs range of projectile based on angle of weapon
• Designed for the 203, 320, and PGL6 weapon platforms
• More weapons and rounds to be brought on-line and each sight can be updated with new software
• Integrated buttons allow operator to set platform and ammunition for correct ballistic calculation
TRAVEL BAG KIT
The new Travel Bags from Matbock are made of the same material used for professional medical items such as the Sled and other stretchers from Matbock. Although this textile technology was developed specifically for tactical medicine field, there are many features that can improve everyday travel and fitness life:
- Hydrophobic fabric provides water repellency and odorproofness, ideal for travel and fitness use.
- Great mechanical strength ensures longevity, especially when containing hard and pointy objects.
- Thin and lightweight fabrics are more suitable for bags and suitcases organization because they are able to adapt while keeping separation between clean and dirty clothes.
- Water resistant zippers are just the cherry on the cake
The new line of travel pouches can be purchased from Matbock as a kit for $ 200 or as single items.