Revision Military Sawfly Eyewear System

Posted in EQUIPMENT, Headwear on December 15th, 2005 by M M

The Sawfly Military Eyewear System from Revision Eyewear is designed specifically to meet the demands and features needed for military eye protection. Proper eye protection is an essential part of soldiers’ equipment, as they can be exposed to hazards on a daily basis that could result in injury to the eyes and a potential loss of sight. Civvie shooters or law enforcement officers will also benefit from wearing proper eye protection. Revison developed the Sawfly for the Canadian Military, and it’s now on the U.S. Army’s Authorized eyewear list. Visit Revision’s website for more details.

The Sawfly System consists of interchangeable protective shields that lock into a slim-line frame with adjustable head strap. It’s offered in four different kits:

1. The Basic Kit, which includes the black slim-line frame, adjustable arms and elastic head strap, and a clear shield with integrated nosepiece.
2. The Essential Kit, which is the Basic Kit, plus a tinted (solar) shield with integrated nosepiece and microfiber storage mitt
3. The Deluxe Kit, which is the Essential Kit, plus a yellow high-contrast shield with nosepiece, and a hard storage case with belt clip. It comes in two sizes: regular NSN 8465-20-001-1700 and large NSN 8465-20-001-1699
4. The USA Military kit is the same as the Deluxe kit, but without the yellow shield, and also comes in two sizes (regular NSN 4240-01-527-4051 and large NSN 4240-01-527-4018). The prescription insert nosepiece is included.


LIGER Gen II Gun Belt Buckle

Posted in 1st Line, EQUIPMENT on December 11th, 2005 by M M

LIGER PRODUCTS has introduced the Gen II version of their LIGER gun belt buckle, as shown below. The buckle has been smoothed/rounded out a bit, which results in a more ‘aerodynamic’ look, and more pleasing aesthetically than the Gen I version (which I thought looked fine as well). Curves have been put on the front and back vertical edges of the buckle, with the original corner radii kept the same (1/2″ in front, 1/8″ at the back). A 1/32″ chamfer has also been added all the way around on both the front and rear edges of the buckle, making it less sharp than the original.


KP Industries knee and elbow protection

Posted in EQUIPMENT, Protective on December 7th, 2005 by M M

KP Industries’s knee pads are familiar to those in the construction industry. KP now offers ‘Tactical’ versions of their knee protectors, which are essentially the same as the civilian ones, but molded in more ‘suitable’ colours (black, OD green and tan), and available from i-SHOT Shooting Sports.
I’ve used Hatch, Point Blank and Alta knee or elbow pads in the past (the Hatch elastic straps degraded after a short time), and they all had one thing in common: they weren’t very good at staying put. Most of the knee (or elbow pads) out there are essentially one-piece types, with two elastic straps holding the pads in place. However, I’ve never been completely satisfied with them, as the knee pads slip down, off the knee, or the elbow pads don’t stay centered on my elbow.