BlueForceGear has introduced a new verison of their padded VCAS (Vickers Combat Application Sling) utilizing printed camouflage webbing and a new acetal adjuster (AA – double ‘A’). It’s called the VCAS Padded Double A Model.
I’m proud to introduce my latest collaboration with EMDOM USA, the TNT (Tactical/Non-Tactical) Bag. This project started back in mid 2007, when I expressed my desire to Ken at EMDOM to design a bag that is practical enough for EDC (Every Day Carry) use, doesn’t look overtly ‘tactical’, but still has some gun-friendly/tactical features concealed internally. I have seen most of the ‘messenger/Spartan/tactical man-purse, patrol, tactical briefcase, bail-out bags’ out there; and there are some very good designs to fit a variety of needs. But, none of them were matched exactly what I had in mind, so I set about thinking and sketching up a design.
Zensah has developed recovery leg sleeves using a special knitting process and their stretchy fabric. From the Zensah site: “The Calf/Shin recovery sleeves are made with gradient compression which provides wide ribbing in the front for shin support, and tight ribbing in the back for calf support. The sleeves are made with Zensah FabricÂ® which has silver helping regulate skin temperature, and fight bacteria. The sleeves can be worn during training to increase oxygen blood flow to the muscles of the lower leg. The more oxygen the muscles receive the faster they recover allowing athletes to push the envelope in their training. The Zensah Calf/Shin sleeve is ideal for runners, cyclists and triathletes. It can be worn during training, recovery or for traveling after races.
The Spike’s Tactical ST-22 Upper is a complete drop-on .22LR upper receiver for any AR15-type rifle, converting it to shoot inexpensive .22LR ammunition. Whether it’s for fun, plinking or training, a conversion upper for an AR15 is quickly becoming a popular accessory for AR owners out there.
The ACOG RCO QD Mount is designed for Trijicon TA31RCO (Rifle Combat Optic) ACOG scope, which is essentially a TA31 with a special reticle designed for the USMC. There are different variants of the TA31RCO; one of them is for the M4A1 and another for the M16A4. One of the issues with the M16A4 in service with the USMC is the non-collapsible, full length A2 stock. The long length of this stock can cause issues when wearing body armour as the stock is too long to allow proper eye relief with magnified optics.
Adventure Tech’s APCU (Advanced Protective Combat Uniform) mirrors the PCU (Protective Combat Uniform) system with the seven garment layers. The Adventure Tech APCU Level I – SS (Short-Sleeved) Lightweight Baselayer Top (available from USCAV) is a stretchy, Level I base layer shirt with breathable panels and X-Static silver fiber.
One of the latest products from UK Gear is the PT-03 Desert running shoe, the Hot Environment version of the PT-03 featured above. UK Gear actually introduced two training shoes for extreme climates; the Desert and Winter Shoes. Both were designed and developed in association with the British Army Physical Training Corps (APTC) and were tested in the extreme heat of Afghanistan (for the Desert) and cold of Norway (for the Winter version).
The sand proof PT-03 Desert running shoe is specifically designed for hot and arid environments with an optimal temperature range of +77 to +122Â°F. It took over a year to develop with the APTC before going through final testing with the British Army in the harsh terrain of Afghanistan. One of the more unique features of the PT-03 Desert is that it accomodates optional detchable gaiters to keep the sand out and protect the foot.