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Special Forces Association Revokes “Dual Survival” Star Joe Teti’s Membership

October 2nd, 2014

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SSD received word earlier today that the Special Forces Association has revoked the membership of Joe Teti. The star of Discovery Channel’s “Dual Survival” served in the US Marine Corps as well as in the Army National Guard’s 19th SFG(A).

This isn’t something that is taken lightly. Revocation of membership has only happened 10 times in the Association’s history. It is our understanding that Teti’s membership was revoked pursuant to Paragraph VII.c. of the SFA’s constitution. His SFA membership cannot be reinstated.

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Mr Teti’s background has long been a point of contention. There are numerous websites that detail the inconsistencies surrounding his service record and public claims. We welcome SSD readers to provide relevant links in the comments.

“AK vs AR”: The Musical

October 1st, 2014

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Ok, so it’s not really a musical, but “AK vs AR” is a magazine. I’m not quite sure how well my favorite internet kerfuffle is going to translate unto the printed page. After all, where will you post your comments regarding your favorite platform? Who will be there to listen to you pontificate on your experience with you favored platform? Let’s face it, a magazine based on everyone’s Internet straw man doesn’t sound like much fun at all. But, there are some cool articles in this special interest publication including a head to head competition with the AK and AR conducted by some very righteous dudes.

What’s next, “9mm vs .45?”

U.S. Tactical Supply – HOG Saddle Kit Scabbard

October 1st, 2014

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U.S. Tactical Supply has released a scabbard for the HOG Saddle and Tripod combo. It will hold a full tripod with HOG Saddle directly attached, or tripod, head, and HOG Saddle. An included self-mounting strap and hook system allows the Scabbard to be attached to most MOLLE/PALS panels, and backpacks with compression/cinch straps.

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Available in Coyote Brown, Dry Earth, Military Green, and MultiCam.

ustacticalsupply.com/hogsaddlescabbard.aspx

Custom Carved Longboards from S&S Precision

October 1st, 2014

I know a lot of you guys ride skate boards.

This is what happens when quality craftsmanship meets meticulous design…

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They’re available for direct order through their web site right now, so hurry up and get your hands on one from S&S Precision.

Polish MultiCam “Inspired” Variants

October 1st, 2014

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According to an industry source, for the past few years Polish Special Forces have been utilizing a MultiCam knockoff pattern called “Suez”. “Suez” is very similar to MultiCam, and is missing only one color when compared to the original pattern. It consists of dark brown, olive green, light olive, beige, and tan on a sandy background. It is printed by the Polish fabric printing company Andropol, and has since also been introduced to other services such as the BOR – Polish Secret Service. Recently, at the MSPO trade show, Andropol introduced a green coloration as a proposal of a new pattern for the Polish Border Guard.

In the image above, you can see “Suez” on the left, printed on 50/50 PolyCotton fabric, with MultiCam on the right printed on 50/50 NyCo. The below image shows a swath of “Suez” printed on 50/50 PolyCotton.

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As you can see, “Suez” is very similar to commercial MultiCam in composition.

TYR Tactical NGW Bowl Details

October 1st, 2014

TYR Tactical has mission for you.. Starting today, tell TYR why you or a person in your life, who has or is currently serving in the US Military or Law Enforcement, should have this Once in a Lifetime Opportunity.

Upload it on YouTube using #NGWBowl and submit it on their Facebook page using the link below! On January 20th, TYR Tactical™ will be giving away an all-expenses paid trip for two to the Big Game in Glendale, AZ 02/01/2015.

US Residents Only, Must be 18 years or older. For full contest rules visit www.tyrtactical.com.

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Aimpoint Officially Launches New Micro T-2 Sight

October 1st, 2014

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New sight offers additional features and enhanced performance

Chantilly, VA – October 1, 2014 - Aimpoint, the originator and world leader in electronic red dot sighting technology, has announced the addition of the new Micro T-2 sight to the company’s professional product line. The Micro T-2 will be available for shipment in mid-October 2014, and will be offered alongside the company’s existing Micro T-1 product.

Since its introduction in 2007, the Aimpoint Micro sight has become the worldwide standard for compact reflex sights. Law enforcement and military end users have embraced this sight for its compact size, durability, and extremely long battery life. Feedback received from professional end users identified a series of desired product enhancements that have now been added to this new product. These changes include: a new sight housing which allows the addition of front and rear protective flip covers and anti-reflective devices, additional physical protection for the sight’s adjustment turrets, and increased ruggedness for the sight’s internal electronic components. The most important development in this new sight however, is enhanced optical performance. A newly designed front lens, incorporating an important breakthrough in reflective lens coatings, provides a noticeable increase in the clarity and performance properties of the Micro T-2. This ensures that no matter what angle or conditions the shot presents, the user is able to get on target quickly and accurately.

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“Instead of merely making improvements to an existing product, our development group started with a completely new design” said Brian Lisankie, President of Aimpoint Inc. “in terms of the optical components, the Micro T-2 takes the level of performance available from a compact sight to an entirely new level. It also provides features and performance formerly available only in much larger optics.”

The Micro T-2 can be mounted on nearly any individual weapon platform, and can be used with all existing mounts that fit the Micro T-1. This sight is compatible with all generations of night vision devices. The Micro T-2 is ideal for use with Aimpoint’s wide range of accessories including the 3X Magnifier, and Concealed Engagement Unit (CEU). The Micro T-2 can operate for up to five years of constant-on use, using just one CR-2032 battery, and is waterproof to 25 meters.

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The Micro T-2 will be available from Aimpoint dealers nationwide. For more information on Aimpoint or the company’s products, visit our webpage at www.aimpoint.com.

We spoke with Aimpoint last week and they said this was coming VERY soon. They weren’t kidding. Can’t wait to get our hands on one.

This Pack Found At Walmart Looks Very Familiar

October 1st, 2014

We received a message Friday about a new line of tactical at gear at Walmart. The SOG line appears to be from SOG Specialty Knives & Tools but they aren’t available through their website, only through Walmart. Although there are numerous clones in the line, we decided to concentrate on the SOG Squadron Pack which bears a striking resemblance to the 5.11 Tactical Rush 24 backpack.

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Essentially, both are about the same size and serve the same purpose as backpacks but we don’t believe that the 5.11 Tactical product is patented. Instead, we see something amiss that is going to start showing up a lot; Trade Dress. For those unfamiliar with the term, it’s a form of intellectual property. Trade dress is a legal term of art that generally refers to characteristics of the visual appearance of a product or its packaging that signify the source of the product to consumers.

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As you can see, aside from the overall look of the packs, there are several features in particular that are the same. What remains to be seen is if 5.11 Tactical has noticed (we are pretty sure they will after this story) and what, if anything they might do about it.

Pre-Order Your 2015 Hot Shots Calendar

October 1st, 2014

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You’re probably familiar with the annual Hot Shots Calendar. It’s used to raise morale as well as funds for UK and US-based military charities. In previous years the calendar was printed and distributed in the UK and only available here in America through partners. This year, Hot Shots has expanded with a new Printed in the US version that is available for wholesale throughout the US. If you’re interested In carrying it, contact pmd@edgarbrothers.com.

Pre-Orders start today with worldwide shipping commencing the 31st of October! In addition to the calendar, keep your eye out for T-Shirts, Mugs, Playing Cards and Posters.

Price is $14.99 plus shipping (in the US). See web for rest of world.

www.hotshotscalendar.com

Haley Strategic – Blackout Package

October 1st, 2014

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Haley Strategic is currently selling a Blackout Package. The package consists of a D3CR, Multi-Mission Hanger, Magazine Wedge, Handgun Wedge, and Troubleshooter Hat, all in black, along with a Limited Edition ‘Non-Permissive’ monochrome patch. This package is being offered in a special price, and is sure to be limited, so get yours while you can.

www.haleystrategic.com/blackout