SilencerCo Weapons Research is accepting pre-orders until Sept. 30 for its Radius rail-mounted rangefinder.

The Radius is “capable of ranging out to a mile on a reflective target and attaching to a Picatinny rail in any orientation,” SilencerCo officials maintain.

“When we first decided to create our own rail-mounted rangefinder, we wanted something that would allow us to range out to incredible distances reliably without having to come off of the gun and without breaking the bank – and that’s exactly what we’re delivering to you,” officials say.

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Raven Concealment Systems announced today that its new VanGuard 2 Holster – Advanced Kit is now available.

The VanGuard 2 Advanced Kit is an upgrade to the original VanGuard 2 minimalist inside-the-waistband holster, which eliminates the bulk of traditional IWB holsters.

“The VG2 Advanced Kit’s inclusion of the RCS CLAW takes this system’s concealability to the next level, by leveraging the grip of the pistol close to the body, while still allowing for a clean, repeatable draw,” according to a RCS press release.

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Benchmade knives has a nice design in its 757 Vicar. It was on display at Modern Day Marine 2015.

The Shane Sibert design is Benchmade’s first knife to feature stacked G10 handle scales, resulting in a very positive grip surface. It has a 3.86 inch CPM-S30V steel blade rated at 58-60 HRC.

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Tactical Medical Solutions had its multi-function OLAES Modular Bandage on the floor at Modern Day Marine 2015.

The OLAES bandage can be used for minor to trauma related injuries. It designed like a standard pressure dressing but has 3 meters of sterile gauze that can be pulled out and used for packing entry and exit wounds, said Brian McMahan, sales consultant for Tactical Medical Solutions.

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The Marine Corps is working on an ultra-light, smartphone-based targeting system to help JTACs call in close-air and other fire support faster than ever.

The Target Handoff System, Version 2 relies on an android operating system, radio and GPS to keep the weight just below five pounds. The fielded Version 1 system uses a 13 pound tablet and other accessories that jack the weight up to as much as 20 pounds, according to Marine Capt. Jesse Hume, project officer for Marine Corps Systems Command.

“Currently we are looking at a [slightly] larger tablet for our fire support officer doing multiple coordination and this smaller one for the guy on the ground,” Hume said at Modern Day Marine 2015.

The new system would give Joint Terminal Attack Controllers a digital map with a red crosshairs to identify targets. After that, the JTAC sends a sends a text message to call in fire.

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SureFire’s X300 Ultra-B model, equipped a stronger mounting mechanism, is now available.

SureFire had the new model at its booth at Modern Day Marine 2015. The Ultra-B model is the same as the standard X300 Ultra, except for a screw-down Rail Lock mount that gives you “a much more positive interface” with the weapon, said Chad Adams, who manages Military Accounts for SureFire.

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Operative Experience and North American Rescue showed off its extremely-realistic trauma casualty trainer at Modern Day Marine 2015.

The Combat Trauma Simulator is a 6-foot tall, 180 pound manikin designed to show a range of combat-wound scenarios such as gunshot wounds to appendage amputations from an improvised explosive device.

Each of the five training models breathes, bleeds, moves his head and has a carotid pulse.

The CTS system was designed to expose combat medics to a level of realism that they might experience on the battlefield, said Rick Hughes, director of Foreign Military Sales for North American Rescue.

“This is the high-end for trauma training; it gives you that ‘wow, I really feel like I’m treating a real patient,’” Hughes said, adding that the real-world experience that many combat medics have acquired in the past war is difficult translate when training newer medics.

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