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S&S Precision – LockOut Now Available

September 19th, 2014


The LockOut is now available from S&S Precision. The LockOut is a personal storage device with an external dimension of 2.5″ and an internal dimension of 2.1″. It is waterproof up to 120 ft.

FirstSpear Friday Focus – Multi-Access Radio Mission Pouch

September 19th, 2014


FirstSpear offers Multi-Access Radio Mission Pouches for the AN/PRC-152 as well as the -148 MBITR. It was designed with multiple access configurations. The user as the choice of mounting it so that he pouch can view and select radio functions or it can be mounted so a buddy can easily access and operate the radio’s functions. The radio is secured via shock cord retention and a speed tab.


The Multi-Access Radio Mission Pouch utilizes the FS 6/9 attachment system. Available in Black, Coyote, Ranger Green and MultiCam.


September 19th, 2014


Ameripack is a manufacturer and distributor of protective hard cases. Ameripack has customers worldwide in industries including the Military, Medical Diagnostics, Occupational Health & Safety, Oil and Gas Analytical Instrumentation, Avionics, and Government Agencies. Their injection molded and rotational molded cases are airtight, watertight, crushproof, dustproof, and meet or exceed ATA and Military specification.

Ameripack offers over 6000 stock cases, and is also capable of providing the following services:

• Custom foam inserts (in various colors, densities, and grades to properly protect your valuable equipment, laptops, tools, etc.)
• Divider systems and lid organizers customized to your specifications
• EMI/RFI shielding & case labeling
• Standard, silicon O-ring design which seals out water, salt, air, and dust, plus allow the cases to be easily locked
• 300+ sizes of Rotational Molded cases
• Panel mounting for fixed installations
• MIL-spec cases with customized features

Daniel Defense Makes The Inc. 500|5000 List For The Third Consecutive Year

September 18th, 2014

Black Creek, GA, September 17, 2014 – Daniel Defense, engineering and manufacturing the world’s finest weapons systems, precision rail systems and accessories, has been ranked Number 1568 by Inc. magazine on its 33rd annual Inc. 500/5000.

The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Daniel Defense, a Georgia-based company and leader in the firearms community, is honored to be included again for 2014. Companies such as Yelp, Pandora, Timberland, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, LinkedIn, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained early exposure as members of the Inc. 500|5000.

“Daniel Defense has again been recognized by Inc. 500|5000 as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the United States,” said Marty Daniel, President and CEO of Daniel Defense. “This is the third consecutive year we have been recognized with this prestigious distinction. I am particularly proud that we achieved this goal while installing the infrastructure for long term growth and because it is more difficult to grow at this pace as a mid-size company. Even more exciting than reaching this goal, is that now we have the infrastructure in place in our design, prototyping, manufacturing engineering, manufacturing, quality, MRP, accounting, marketing and sales. We are ready to execute our 5, 10 and 20 year growth plans.”

Platatac – Helium Whisper Backed Pouches

September 18th, 2014


Platatac has released a series of pouches with BFG Helium Whisper backers, offering a weight reduction of up to 60% versus traditional pouches. Currently, Platatac is offering magazine, medical, GPS pouches, and their popular KS pouch, with the Helium Whisper backers. Platatac plans to expand their HW line including radio, frag, and admin pouches in the near future.

Platatac pouches are made in Australia.

Raine Black Promos

September 18th, 2014

Raine Inc. is currently holding a couple of promos. First, if you register on the Raine Black website, you can receive a free embroidered Raine Black patch and a 20% off coupon code.

Additionally, they have revised their gun slings, and in honor of this they are running a 10% off sale for the slings. Use coupon code sling10 to apply the discount.

Happy 67th Anniversary US Air Force

September 18th, 2014

Established September 18th, 1947, the United States Air Force is today comprised of more than 680,000 Airmen, made up of active duty, reservists, guardsmen and civilians, who support more than 5,600 aircraft, 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles and 63 satellites.

Our Air Force is the world’s preeminent air, space and cyberspace force with an ability to rapidly adapt to uncertainty, ensuring future success.

Atom LT Hoody from Arc’teryx LEAF

September 18th, 2014

I was walking around an REI yesterday during a visit to Phoenix, AZ and couldn’t believe how many winter jackets were on the floor and then I realized we’re halfway through September and Winter will be here soon for many SSD readers.


Serendipity or not, Arc’teryx LEAF just released a video of the revised Atom LT hoody that they unveiled during January’s SHOT Show. The video gives you a great look a the features of this jacket.

I’ve owned an Atom LT for years. It’s remained my go to Insulation layer and I can wear it alone without a shell most of the time in my home area of the Tidewater of Virginia. It gets cold, wet and windy but the Atom LT keeps me very comfortable. I’ve long said that the Atom LT remains the best value for the Arc’teryx LEAF customer and if you can only afford one piece, this is the one to buy.


The Atom LT consists of three main materials. The 60g Coreloft insulation that keeps you toasty, Gossamera™ fabric softshell that is both comfortable and quiet and the Polartec® Power Stretch® underarm side panels that offer stretch and breathability while on the move. These components all work together to offer a jacket that’s not only comfortable but also looks great.


To sum up the updates to the Atom LT from earlier models:
-Two large hand pockets with media ports to allow for internal routing of communications cables; one internal chest pocket
-Vertically routed hem drawcord minimizes interference with duty belt

I prefer the hoody model but LEAF also offers a standard jacket version without a hood as well as the heavier SV model which incorporates 100g weight Coreloft for additional insulation.

Available in Black, Crocodile and Wolf sizes Small – XXLarge. Sizing is generous enough to layer.

Massif Acquired By Samtech, LLC

September 18th, 2014

This is an announcement from Massif Mountain Gear Company regarding their recent acquisition by Samtech, LLC. Their release can be found below.

Massif Mountain Gear Company L.L.C., is pleased to announce that it has officially been acquired by Samtech, LLC. Samtech is affiliated with Los Angeles-based Antex Knitting Mills/MatchMaster Dyeing & Finishing, Inc. Antex/MatchMaster has long been our largest supplier, providing circular knits for the Army Combat Shirt and FREE program for almost a decade. We’re excited about this partnership. The change will be relatively seamless for our customers and suppliers.

Our company name will be changed to Samtech, LLC dba Massif so you’ll see a change on our documentation, dropping the “Mountain Gear Company” portion of our name. We’ll just be Massif.

We will still be the same innovative company designing and producing garments to protect our troops.

‘Red Label’ from Beyond

September 18th, 2014

When you run across a Beyond product with a Red Label you know you’ve got something special. It’s reserved specifically for prototypes.


For example, this Action Shirt is made from a new fabric that relies on it’s hexagonal weave for breathability and added strength without the addition of a rips top yarn.