Magpul Industries has finally released their long awaited (at least for me, since SHOT 2008) MBUS (Magpul Back-Up Sight). What makes them different from other back-up iron sights? They’re made of polymer, not iron. They were designed as a low-cost alternative to more expensive steel/aluminum front and rear sights, and a set of both front and rear cost as much as a ‘iron’ rear sight would. Being made of polymer, they can be produced in any standard colour Magpul manufactures their other products in.
The Mil-Spec Monkey Util/Admin Pouch is a follow-on to their MCAP, which was another multi-purpose organizer that could be attached to a vest or pack. Rather than using the velcro flap closures as on the MCAP, the Stealth has zipper closures instead for quieter access; hence the name ‘Stealth’.
Combat Application Tools is a Wyoming-based company founded by an operator/instructor with military/LE experience and a competition shooter/gunsmith. Using this combination of military/LE experience in the field and gunsmithing skills, the duo have come up with a practical tool, the Combat Application Tools, Inc. C.A.T. M-4 Tool that is intended to make cleaning the bolt and carrier group of any M16/AR-15 a quick and easy process, whether it be out in the field, at the range or back in the comfort of your own home.
My goal at the range was to get an initial/general feel for the CAGE Chassis, overall comfort, mobility, etc and see what changes, if any, I had to make to my shooting style. I’m obviously not someone who uses this gear for a living, but I write from my limited point of view and experience in order to (hopefully) provide useful information to those who might. For this first range session with the CAGE Chassis, I also had the CAGE Shoulder Plates on hand, and the Ops-Core Bump Helmet.
Back at the 2008 SHOT Show (I missed the 2009 one), prototypes of Ops-Core’s new helmets were on display, along with their Head-Loc Retention System. The FAST (Future Assault Shell Technology) helmet prototypes caught everyone’s attention, as they incorporated a lot of new features and modularity no other helmet offered. Well, the FAST Helmets are finally available, and if I had to pick one word to describe them, it’d be ‘WOW!’. The FAST Helmets take helmet technology to whole different level and have set the bar at a new high.