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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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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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An interesting little gadget from knife maker Andre De Villiers.

The bronze anodized titanium Tac Tool features an “index finger hole which locks it into the hand and allows for a very sharp and effective non-lethal self-defense option,” according to knifecenter.com. “It’s got a variety of hex wrench sizes (1/2″, 3/8″, 1/4″, 3/16″) built into the handle, a keyring hole, a bottle opener and a pocketclip.”

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Surefire recently unveiled a new variant of the P2X Fury light equipped with auto-adjusting IntelliBeam technology.

“A first press or click activates its intelligent sensor and microprocessor- based system to continuously evaluate and seamlessly adjust light output based on your surroundings, so you always have the light output you need,” according to a Surefire press release.

“This cutting-edge technology also preserves dark-adapted vision by never activating on high in close quarters. If you need tactical light output, just press or click twice to lock in all 600 lumens.”

The P2X Fury with IntelliBeam retails for $229.

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Colt Defense LLC., today filed Chapter 11 in federal bankruptcy court to remain open during an accelerated sale of long-time gun maker’s business operations in the US and Canada.

The move is the latest attempt by the struggling company to survive in an extremely competitive small arm industry.

Colt, the original maker of the M4 Carbine, seemed to lose some of its standing when the U.S. Army acquired expanded licensing rights in 2009 that made it possible for the service to invite other gun companies compete for contracts to build the weapon.

Before that happened, Colt had been the sole maker of the M4 for about 15 years.

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The U.S. Army recently identified the major installations where the service’s new Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms will go on sale first.

The plan calls for three waves of distribution.

The first wave of uniforms will show up in July at Military Clothing Sales Stores at 19 installations including Fort Bragg, N.C., Fort Campbell, Ken., Fort Lewis, Wash., Fort Benning, Ga., Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Drum N.Y., Fort Carson, Col., and Korea.

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