Under Armour Tactical Ops Training Boots
Under Armour Tactical Valsetz Venom Mid Boots
Streamlight’s new Stinger DS LED HL is one of the best all around lights to come out of the SHOT Show this year. Based on the already popular Streamlight Stinger DS LED, the Stinger DS LED HL features 640 lumens with 1 hour and 15 minutes of runtime on a NiMH rechargable battery that can be recharged up to 1000 times. It also features the dual switches of the original and is close the the same size (8.41″ vs 8.85″ for the HL) and weight (12.4oz vs 12.8oz for the HL). The Streamlight Stinger DS LED HL also features a wide beam to search large areas and boasts 297 meters of beam distance.
The Epoch has finally arrived (almost)! Due at the end of February, the first BlackHawk Level III Holster to fit weapons with lights other than the Xiphos Light, will be out. It will arrived first for the Glock 17/22/31, then the Glock 21, which will also fit the Smith & Wesson M&P Series weapons (look for this fit to come out in March). It will work almost the same as their current Level III Holster, but with no forefinger release along the side of the holster…leaving the thumb release only, which was surprisingly natural and easy from the very first time I unholstered the BlackHawk Grey Training Gun with a SureFire X300 light mounted on the rail. The hood purposefully stays forward to prevent accidental re-engaging when it may matter most, giving in only when the thumb release is depressed upon reholster. It also still secures the weapon with the all too comforting audible “click” upon holstering, so you can continue the task at hand, knowing that your weapon is secure until you can engage the hood lock.
Building on our track record of reliable holster performance, the new Epoch (pronounced “EPuhk”) Holster delivers three levels of weapon retention for our highest level of security. The patent-pending retention system engages the pistol’s ejection port when holstered and won’t let go until you release it. As an added safety measure, the Pivot Guard opens by thumb activation and is designed so it won’t close accidentally, locking you out of the holster. This unique design accommodates the most popular under-barrel lights on the market today, giving you all the versatility you’ve come to expect from BLACKHAWK!.
Reinforcing learned skills by focusing on proper grip is a signature of BLACKHAWK! holster design. The placement of the Epoch Auto Lock release and outboard index finger indent reinforce a full master grip by allowing the shooter to draw the firearm with the index finger and thumb in proper alignment.
Here are some pictures of the new Surefire lights we got when we visited their booth yesterday. The wristlight is impressive, and it looks like they improved on the original 2211 design by adding the watch. The Surefire Annihilator has an impressive 4000 lumens with a run time of 2 hours, while weighing in at only 1.9lbs.
The “Grip Break” Holster from BlackHawk is a modified Yaqui style that has a thumb release that is very natural, to which we’ve become accustomed from BlackHawk. Expected to be released at end of February along with the Epoch, and will fit the 17/22/31 first. Next up for a fit in the Grip Break will be the 1911 series, then the S&W M&P Series. One of the great things about this style of holster is that one fit allows it to fit virtually any barrel length, which makes your dollar go a lot farther. I have typically been pretty reserved about the Yaqui style holsters, mainly due to security reasons, but BlackHawk is making all the right moves to get my opinion changed with the Grip Break, offering effortless security with a versatile fit.
Featuring a patented automatic locking system, the GripBreak Nylon
Holster offers a unique retention experience in a sturdy nylon
package. The locking mechanism securely holds the firearm in place
while a simple thumb release lever helps you maintain a master grip
for a quick, smooth draw.
Here is a great item we heard about before the SHOT Show, but finally got to see when we visited the guys at Tactical Electronics. This company continues to come out with incredible products.
Mounted directly to the back of a dog, the K-9MC4 camera system is designed to transmit real-time video back to the handler. An internal DVR records audio and video directly to an SD card for post operation review and archiving. The K-9MC4 also features a light sensitive camera and high output IR illuminator to provide enhanced vision in low light environments.
Here is are some pics of the SIG Sauer P227 .45 we got at the 2013 SHOT Show. This was a great piece that fits hand perfect.
So we had our meeting with EOTech this morning, and their holographic sight with the Reaper Z pattern is officially known as the Zombie II. The sequel to last year’s Zombie Stopper, the Zombie II is stat for stat identical to the original Zombie Stopper. EOTech was estimating an April through June delivery for the Zombie II units. We plan on offering a preorder for the Zombie II once SHOT Show is over.
The Kryptec AR-15 Kit includes BattleLink Stock, Engage AR15/M16 Pistol Grip, BattleLink Adjustable Cheek Piece and Light Mount…available in brand new finishes Highlander (Tan), Typhon (Grey) and Aztec (Blurred).
We visited the Under Armour booth yesterday and saw some great items. Here are some of the pics and a recap of their key items.
Under Armour SOAS (Special Operations Assault Systems) STORM Hoody w/reach through pocket….great quality, STORM Technology, priced at $69.99 Midnight Navy, Red and Black all w/Subdued Logo
Coldblock Technology reflects IR Rays so dark colors don’t get as hot, keeping you cooler in the sun. $64.99 Red, Dark Navy, Black all w/Subdued Logo
Lightweight, durable softshell jacket, STORM system so wind resistant and repels water. Breathable, helmet compatible, dual handwarmer pockets, Custom UA IR Tactical Patch. $119.99-Black and Dark Navy all w/Subdued Logo
Cool new graphic tees for 2013
Here are the official tech specs and images for the new 630 lumen Streamlight TLR-1 HL and TLR-2 HL weapons lights at the 2013 SHOT Show. The TLR-1 HL and the TLR-2 HL have an MSRP of $234.00 and $523.00.
Maxpedition has come out with a great new item at the SHOT Show, the Discreet Active Shooters bag. It features a magnetic closure with triple mag pouches and is lined with loop velcro. We are expecting it to come out in mid to late summer.
Maxpedition is also coming out with a line of knives and tactical pens.
We have some more information on their HL Series lights and some of the other new products they are displaying at the 2013 SHOT Show. Streamlight is making an extremely strong showing at the SHOT Show and we are excited about their 2013 product line coming out. Here is what we have so far:
The Streamlight DS LED HL is an upgraded version of their DS LED which will feature the same dual-switch functionality of the standard version but with an upgraded light output of 640 lumens. It will also feature a standard sized head, unlike the oversized HP line.
Both weaponlights will feature a 630 lumen wide beam patter, with the TLR-2 also coming with a laser. Both will feature a standard sized head and will fit almost any weapon that the standard TLR series will fit. They will run off a standard lithium 123A battery and have around a 1.25 hour runtime (without the laser).
You guessed it…the G stands for Green! Now with a green laser for easy visibility during daylight conditions, 200 Lumens and unlike SureFire, we’re sure it’s actually going to come out!
The TLR-1 Game Spotter-based on the TLR-1 HP, but it now has a 150 Lumen Green LED Beam to see at a distance while preserving night vision and minimize the spooking of the outdoor critters.
Going along with the new HL line, they are going to be coming out with a 500 lumen Strion with a battery that is rechargeable up to 1000 times.
Streamlight DS LED HP – 3 modes: 350 lumens high, 175 lumens medium and 85 lumens low
Streamlight TLR-1 and TLR-2 Standard – Will be 300 lumens
Streamlight LED HP and the Stinger DS LED will also receive upgrades
With all of the new variations and upgrades, Streamlight will be coming out with a set of holders custom fit for their entire flashlight line.
We got some pics of the new Reaper Z and their .300 Blackout / Whisper Zero at the SHOT Show Range Day. The EOTech Reaper Z looks to be a rebranded version of the Zombie Stopper, at least from the look we got of it. The .300 Blackout / Whisper (XPS2-300) has a 2-dot ballistic drop reticle that allows the shooter to zero either subsonic or supersonic rounds. It is also the shortest and lightest of EOTech’s holographic sights to date.
We are meeting with EOTech tomorrow and will get some more of the technical information for both holographic sights.