After Snake Hound Machine released the press on their new SHM Standard Glock Package, I needed to know a little more. I wanted to know why they chose what they chose and the reasons behind the upgrades and additions. So I called up the owner of SHM, Owen Martin, to get full disclosure.
So I carpet-bombed Owen with a barrage of questions and then frantically tried to keep up as he extensively explained the details of the package. Here’s what I got:
At its very core, the SHM Standard Glock Package is meant for an entry-level user that wants quality parts that will improve the performance and function in a carry or range setup and not sacrifice safety or reliability. Essentially, it gives you everything you need and nothing you don’t. [click to continue…]
Echo Niner (you may have seen their justly well-loved beer patch) has M Holders back in stock. Echo Niner is a California-based company that leverages experience making tactical and military gear to construct rugged, high quality “outdoor adventure” gear such as camera straps and other photography equipment. The E9 M-Holder is an ID/Badge holder that can be carried vertically or horizontally and can be used for a number of things (including concealing a small EDC knife). They come in black, coyote brown and multicam, and feature:
2pcs of 3.5″ x 5″ Panels with 8 rivets on each
1 panel has a transparent ID pocket with hook material backing. This panel also has a pen holder.
1 panel has loop fabric on both sides with die cuts to accommodate holding a badge
EDIT: Here are a couple of shots of PLATEminus at BOOTH 501, Warrior West. Get by there and check it out.
Today at Warrior West Blue Force Gear will be unveiling their new PLATEminus loadbearing platform. It’s the fourth to date in their MOLLEminus series (fifth if you count CHAPSminus). The first pattern it will be offered in is Multicam, with Coyote Brown and Urban Wolf coming soon, and initial sizes available will be medium and large (unknown yet if or when they will offer other sizes), the PLATEminus is designed to fit any SAPI/ESPI style armor plate with or without backers. There’s an inner plate pocket constructed of color matched CORDURA® and Tweave to “…provide camouflage and signature reduction”; the wearer will not need special plates for said signature reduction. MOLLEminus gear utilizes laser cut slots and squares cut from one piece of ULTRAcomp™, a high performance laminate.
Extreme light weight (less than 3/4lb unladen)
Provides load bearing modularity while mitigating bulk (it’s less than half the thickness of a dime)
Adjustable shoulder straps with cable routing (one wrap)
Compatible with LMAC shoulder straps (they will continue to make the LMAC, which is arguably more comfortable but not as low profile)
Is equipped with two rows of MOLLE on the bottom of the front piece ideally situated for a Tourniquet NOW! Strap
Single 1″ side straps to either size in lieu of a cummerbund to maximize profile reduction
Durability (four times as abrasion resistant as air textured nylon)
Note: PLATEminus is compatible with all legacy issue MOLLE pouches and for the ultimate lightweight plate carrier combine PLATEminus with pouches featuring Blue Force Gear’s revolutionary Helium Whisper™ attachment system.
Today’s guest post is courtesy of Spawn of Shooter, who usually writes on Under the Radar.
I don’t get to the range as much as I like, mostly because ammunition costs now eat up my allowance way faster than they used to. I do try to watch videos my dad, uncles and uncles’ friends don’t make fun of (my Uncle P, a retired STA Marine, is now a training sergeant for our city SO – he has a pretty good collection I can borrow, sometimes I’m allowed to watch them on the range, and I’ve had the chance to watch guys on the range at Ft. Leonard Wood and some other places). I try to keep an eye on videos from 3-Gun Nation, Viking Tactics, etc. Yesterday I caught another uncle (a retired Stryker SNCO) watching these:
So I’m curious…MagPul has videos, Panteao has videos, 5.11 Tactical has videos and all of those come with an explained background. How does the readership on Kit Up choose which videos to watch and/or recommend to your dependents or friends? Are all of them here in the US or are there good pages to watch from the UK, IDF and others? There’s only about 6 more years before I can get my CCW and I want to outshoot all the old guys sooner than later!