Being a lefty sometimes presents a challenge when it comes to sling mounting options on some weapons. One of these is the FAL PARA model. Here’s how I dealt with it.
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The LumaLoop Camera Sling from Luma-Labs is a strap that was designed for professional photographers that need a strap that keeps a second camera out of the way, but at the ready when carrying two DLSR or SLR cameras with different lenses. At it turns out, the LumaLoop works well for anyone using a single DSLR, as it helps distribute the load more comfortably than 1″ straps or regular camera loops.
The Enhanced Rigger’s Belt from 215Gear is an alternative to their Ultimate Rigger’s Belt for those who don’t need the quick-release Cobra buckle feature. What makes it unique among rigger’s belts is that it doesn’t have the standard parachute hardware that rusts, and the usual metal V-ring has been replaced by a sewn-in attachment point. This makes for a simpler, lighter design.
Vltor Weapons Systems is introducing a CASV handguard for FN FAL metric variants, called the CASV-FA. The CASV-FA is a light weight, drop-in handguard that requires no modification to the weapon, and allows users to install rails where they choose. At the time of this writing, the CASV-FA will debut at the 2010 SHOT Show and go into production some time after.
Magpul Industries’ new AFG (Angled Fore Grip) is a rail-mounted forward grip/index point designed to improve weapon ergonomics and increase shooter speed and efficiency. Rather than a vertical grip, the AFG features an angled gripping surface with interchangeable insert, that provides a more ergonomic interface when used with a particular grip/shooting style.
The Spectre Hoodie LRP MultiCam (now sold out) is Triple Aught Design’s (TAD Gear) ‘flagship’ U.S.-made softshell, with more pockets and volume than their Stealth Hoodie Reloaded. Designed as a robust softshell for protracted field use encountered in Long Range Patrol (hence the “LRP” designation); the Crye MultiCam version of the Spectre is a limited edition of one run only, and will not be available again. It’s TAD Gear’s first and last MultiCam softshell (as of this writing), due to the high cost of developing and manufacturing the soft shell fabric in MultiCam . The MultiCam Spectre differs from the solid colour Spectres by its material – it’s thicker and warmer, and suited for colder weather, or as a stand-alone jacket instead of a light shell + mid insulating layer. It is designed for aerobic activity with breathability taking precedence over water resistance.
The MilitaryMorons T-shirt by Andrew Bawidamann is now available in Black and Coyote, with sand graphics. Note that size SM and Med in Coyote are not available at this time, sorry. I don’t even have one.
The Crye Precision CAGE (Crye Assault GEar) Plate Carrier (CPC) is an alternative to the CAGE Armour Chassis for the user that may not need the amount of ballistic coverage that the CAGE Chassis provides, and can sacrifice some coverage for weight savings. One of the differences between the Armour Chassis and the CPC is that the CPC utilizes unarmoured flanks and an external cummerbund system, and is made from 500D Cordura instead of 1000D. Besides a host of new features, the CPC also incorporates Crye’s new Structural Kinetic Support System (StKSS) that transfers the weight of the CPC from the shoulders to the hips when worn with their new low profile belt.