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Tacprogear recently announced that its new GEN 2 designs for the Spec-Ops Assault Pack (SAP) line are now available for purchase.

The redesigned SAP line comes in three sizes – SAP 1 (small), SAP 2 (medium) and SAP 3 (large).

The GEN 2 versions of these packs include several new features such as reinforced handle (SAP 1) or reinforced padded handle (SAP 2 and SAP 3), loop for ID patches and a new foam pad design in the back, according to a recent press release.

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Blue Force Gear has a belt-mounted version of its Ten-Speed magazine/multitool pouches that’s worth checking out.

“Whether worn at home on a duty belt, or under clothing for concealed carry, the Ten-Speed pouch securely holds single pistol magazine while allowing for immediate accessibility,” according to Blue Force Gear officials.

The pouch uses a hook and loop closure system to attach to belts or duty belts up to 2 inches in width.
The Ten-Speed pouch has no sharp edges or hard corners, making for comfortable all-day carry and allowing the pouch to lay flat when the mag is removed.

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Magpul’s Zhukov Handguard is designed to offer more options for AK shooters.

“The Zhukov Hand Guard casts aside traditional AK forearm shortcomings and offers an extended option for modern shooting techniques,” according to Magpul officials.

The Zhukov features an aluminum chassis for strength and heat dispersion, a comfortable injection molded exterior for superior ergonomics, and M-LOK slots for attaching accessories.

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Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn recently expressed his desire to lighten the soldier’s load during a visit to Program Executive Office Soldier, according to Army officials.

PEO Soldier officials showed Allyn how they are providing soldiers with more lethal weapons, better protective gear and more capable equipment while also looking for ways to lighten soldier load during his June 23 visit.

Brig. Gen. Brian P. Cummings, commander of PEO Soldier, and his project and product managers briefed new programs and developments taking place, according to a recent Army press release.

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U.S. Army photoThe Army and Air Force have worked on a new chemical suit that is lighter and cooler for soldiers and airmen to wear. The services are testing prototypes of the new suits at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland.

Engineers have worked on what they call “removing the thermal burden” of the suits. In other words, the engineers are developing cooler suits so soldiers and airmen are not sweating and losing water in combat.

The effort is called the Integrated Protective Fabric System program. It’s being led by the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, in Natick, Massachusetts, and the U.S. Air Force Civil Engineering Center. [click to continue…]

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The U.S. Army Special Operations Command is apparently pleased with its cheap new disposable cargo parachutes.

The chutes, some of which are made from the plastic polypropylene rather than cotton and polyester cloth, are designed for one-time use during airdrops, according to a press release from the service. They can presumably be left or destroyed in the field. [click to continue…]

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Tacprogear’s handy new Packable Shoulder Bag is now available.

In its full-size form, this shoulder-carried bag measures 16 inches long, 4 inches wide and 12 inches high. When not in use, it compresses down to 7.5 inches long, 2 inches wide and six inches high.

Weighing in at 3 ounces, the Packable Shoulder Bag “incorporates both practical organization and compartmentalization for the savvy traveler. Expanding quickly, this luxury packable delivers functionality when carrying a wide variety of “must haves” on the road,” according to a Tacprogear press release.

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