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U.S. Army body armor officials have figured out a way to save a lot of money on IOTV Operation Camouflage Pattern conversion kits by recycling used body armor.

A team of product engineers, quality assurance representatives, logistics support experts and contracting personnel have developed a plan with the potential to save more than $150 million while providing soldiers with the best possible system, according to an Army press release.

Their efforts are now culminating in the first deliveries of more than 148,000 Generation III Improved Outer Tactical Vest body armor conversion kits that replace the outer, Universal Camouflage Pattern cover with a newer OCP cover at “at approximately half the cost of procuring new systems – $791 versus $413, the release states.

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SureFire’s potent new Titan key-chain light is now available.

This little task light throws out 125 lumens. It’s a little pricy, but I want one.

“The groundbreaking Titan is the world’s first professional-grade key-chain flashlight,” SureFire officials maintain. “This ultra-compact, dual-output feat of engineering boasts a proprietary faceted reflector that shapes the light from its high-performance LED into a broad, smooth MaxVision Beam at both 125 and 15 lumens—astounding levels for a finger-sized light.”

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Surefire M300 Mini Scout Light’s are now available. The compact weapon light runs on a single 123A lithium battery and delivers 300 lumens for your carbine or rifle.

“Its LED-generated white light is focused by our patented TIR lens to create a high-intensity, far-reaching beam crafted for close- to mid-range engagements,” according to a recent press release. “The Mini Scout just might have the perfect balance of size and power for your long gun.”

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Scary. But awesome at the same time.

The Ion Productions Team recently unveiled its new XM42 handheld flamethrower.

“We wanted to develop something fun that looked and performed awesome,” according to company’s website. “With the help of local machine shops, we were able to bring the design to reality with a quality working prototype.”

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Mil-Spec Monkey has a highly-adjustable Wrap Holster for worth checking out.

It’s made for EDC-style bags with loop/pile interior zones. This pouch was originally sized to fit combat pistols, but it also fits rifle magazines and “flat” electronics such as smartphones.

“After using many velcro backed holsters that always seemed to snag on the front sight during a draw, we came up with this one to offer clean draws even on full-sized pistols with suppressor sights and or tac-lights,” MSM officials say.

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Joe Florko — a former federal law-enforcement officer and wilderness ranger for the National Park Service for nearly 10 years – has started an emergency-preparedness company that assembles gear packages for first-responder and aid worker types.

As a gearhead, I love putting together my own emergency kits and sometimes spend a week or so organizing just the right combination of gear.

But I suppose there are some people out there who just need a good assortment of kit and need it fast. So for these lost souls, there’s Florko’s Zyon Systems.

“We offer professional-caliber, configured emergency kits,” he said in a recent email. “I’ve used my experience responding to emergency calls and hauling people out of the back-country to build completely turn-key emergency response packs.”

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TARGETVISION has a new range accessory for all you wealthy shooters out there.

The Portable Remote Target Changer is an aluminum, battery powered, wireless target changing system with AR500 armor plating. With the push of a button, a user can roll down a fresh, new target up to 600 yards away.

It uses a role of 74 24 inch by 24 inch paper targets and runs on Lithium Ion batteries.

It retails for $1,595.

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